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Aussies eye rare series win in India

Steve Smith's leadership has developed immensely on this Indian tour.

Rubbished as the weakest Australian cricket team to tour India, Steve Smith's men could start a new era with a victory.

Jesse Ryder ton upsets Canty

Central Stags batsman Jesse Ryder smashes the ball through midwicket.

Former Black Cap serves up a reminder of his class as Central Stags score an upset win over Canterbury.

Balancing act for Black Caps

Neil Wagner will be the senior bowler in the New Zealand side for the third test against South Africa in Hamilton.

The absence of two key bowlers has hampered New Zealand's push to level the test series.

Kuggeleijn gets NZ call-up

Scott Kuggeleijn has been called into the Black Caps as cover for the third test side against South Africa in Hamilton.

The quick-bowling allrounder was found not guilty of rape in court last month.

South Africa's spin surpise

South Africa's Keshav Maharaj has taken 13 wickets in two tests against New Zealand in this series.

More action for the spin bowlers is predicted from South African skipper Faf du Plessis.

Historic win remembered

Victor Pollard and Bryan Yuile at Palmerston North Boys' High School in 2014, with rector Dave Bovey, himself a former ...

Spin twins recall beating the Australians 50 years ago.

Boult ruled out of SA finale

Trent Boult also missed the second test against South Africa in Wellington.

Top fast bowler Trent Boult is out of the third test, with Scott Kuggeleijn into the squad.

Kohli in doubt for fourth test

Virat Kohli may not be fit to play in the fourth and deciding test against Australia.

India fly in cover for skipper as he struggles to recover from shoulder injury.

Aces overpower Otago

Lockie Ferguson took three wickets in Otago's second innings as Auckland cruised to victory.

Auckland stay in contention for Plunket Shield with big win.

Game on in Nelson

Central Stags bowler Blair Tickner made early inroads into Canterbury's second innings.

Canterbury looking to set Central a final day target. 

Southee out of third test

A hamstring injury has put Tim Southee  out of the New Zealand side for the third test against South Africa.

New Zealand will be without key bowler Tim Southee for the final test in Hamilton.

De Kock's absence would lift NZ

South African wicketkeeper Quinton De Kock is in doubt with an injured finger.

A key performer in the second test win for South Africa may not play in Hamilton.

13 years too long for Martin

New Zealand's Chris Martin appeals for his 10th wicket against South Africa in their test at Eden Park 13 years ago, the ...

"It was probably one of the best test wins I've ever been involved in."

Too much for captain Kane?

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson talks to his troops prior to the Chappell-Hadlee series opener against Australia at ...

OPINION: Should Kane Williamson captain the NZ cricket team in all three formats? Clay Wilson and Liam Hyslop debate.

Kohli vows to go out swinging

Virat Kohli, pictured leaving the field after being dismissed in the third test, won't change his aggressive approach.

​ India captain backs himself to find form in final test beginning on Saturday.

Will Young in the runs again

Stags batsman Will Young plays defensively against Canterbury on day two of their Plunket Shield clash in Nelson.

Will Young hits his second century in as many games as Central Districts fight hard against Canterbury.

Pitch confounds expectations

Karl Johnson says the pitch for Saturday's third test definitely won't be a dustbowl.

Faf du Plessis had been predicting a 'dustbowl' for the third test in Hamilton, but that's not going to be the case.

Young fighting hard for Stags

Stags batsman Will Young plays defensively against Canterbury on day two of their Plunket Shield clash in Nelson.

Where there's a Will, there's a way for Stags. 

White Fern 'taken aback' at Aussie pay

White Fern, Amy Satterthwaite in bat during last year's ODI series in South Africa.

Will NZ Cricket cough up more for the White Ferns after their Aussie counterparts get a massive pay boost?

BJ Watling an example to follow

BJ Watling faced 215 balls during the second test in Wellington, more than nine of his teammates.

The Black Caps keeper has plenty of grit and determination. It's time for his team-mates to follow suit.

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