Cricket

Dominant Voges has sympathy

Yet another Adam Voges double century is marked in traditional fashion at the Basin Reserve.

Umpire Richard Illingworth produced another incorrect no-ball call on day three of the first test.

Black Caps plummet at Basin video

New Zealand's Tom Latham flicks the ball during day three of the first test against Australia at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

New Zealand lost regular wickets and require some remarkable batting to stave off defeat to Australia.

O'Donnell ton feature of dominant Aces batting effort

Canterbury seamer Kyle Jamieson celebrates his first five-wicket bag at first class level during their Plunket Shield cricket match against the Central Stags at Nelson's Saxton Oval.

A Robbie O'Donnell century had helped propel the Auckland Aces into a dominant position against the Wellington Firebirds.

Umpire's blunder flattens Caps video

Doug Bracewell was stunned by the no-ball call that knocked the stuffing out of the Black Caps.

Richard Illingworth's no-ball error evoked fresh memories of Nigel Llong for the luckless Black Caps.

Knights grab advantage over Volts

The Northern Knights gained a slight upper hand over Otago on the first innings of their Plunket Shield match.

Daniel Flynn and Daryl Mitchell helped the Northern Knights gain a slight upper hand.

Test coverage alerts firefighters video

The fire is visible from the Basin Reserve.

It was a fire that was beamed around the world, including to the local fire station.

Canterbury win women's T20 final

White Ferns star Amy Satterthwaite has led the Canterbury Magicians to the national T20 title after taking three wickets against the Central Hinds and topscoring with 49 runs.

It was the Amy Satterthwaite show as the Canterbury Magicians gave the national T20 final a decent shake at Rangiora.

RECAP: Black Caps v Australia video

Australia's Nathan Lyon celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Martin Guptill during day three of the first test match at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

Big blow for NZ's hopes as Brendon McCullum dismissed right on third day stumps.

'Don't blush baby': Gayle at it again

Chris Gayle has used his controversial line in a sideline interview for the second time.

Chris Gayle has pulled out his infamous line once again.

Hearts extinguish the Blaze

Tailender Amelia Kerr fought hard for the Wellington Blaze in the one-day final in Auckland, until bowled by Roz McNeill. Photo, supplied

Wellington Blaze went down to defending champions Auckland Hearts in the women's domestic one-day final, and it wasn't down in a blaze of glory with five batswomen failing to score.

Watch: Another no-ball howler video

Umpire makes wrong call.

The first one was bad enough, now umpire Richard Illingworth has had another no-ball blunder in Wellington.

Siddle unhurt after nasty blow video

Peter Siddle hits a 6. New Zealand Black Caps v Australia. Day 2, 1st test match, Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand. Saturday 13 February 2016. Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Australian tailender cops a nasty whack on the head as his team's first innings at the Basin Reserve stretched into a third day.

Fairytale eludes McCullum

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum gives his daughter Maya a kiss before his 100th test match at the Basin Reserve.

Two years ago a ground rose to Brendon McCullum, and on Friday they did it again.

Fulton, Wilson short of milestones

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Canterbury batsman Andy Ellis hammers a boundary on day one of their Plunket Shield cricket clash with the Central Stags at Nelson's Saxton Oval.

Peter Fulton and Brad Wilson have both fallen short of centuries in round five of the Plunket Shield domestic four-day cricket series.

Voges, Khawaja twist knife video

Trent Boult pulled in a one-handed screamer to dismiss Usman Khawaja.

Big centuries from Adam Voges and Usman Khawaja left the Black Caps with a familiar salvage job.

Taylor hopeful for second test

Ross Taylor receives attention after suffering a 10cm tear in his side, against Pakistan in Wellington on January 22.

After suffering a 10cm tear in his side on January 22, Ross Taylor hopes to be considered for the second test.

Blunder highlights no-ball farce

Doug Bracewell reacts after bowling Adam Voges of Australia off a no ball.

The no-ball blunder that cost the Black Caps a valuable wicket has highlighted a vexing problem.

Caps eye change of luck video

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum made a duck against Australia at the Basin Reserve, Wellington, in the first innings of his 100th test.

New Zealand need Basin Reserve history to repeat to claw this test back from Australia.

India bans Pakistani umpire

Umpire Asad Rauf has been banned from officiating matches in India for his involvement in a betting scandal during the 2013 Indian Premier League.

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf handed a five-year ban by the BCCI over involvement in illegal betting scandal.

Bizarre comeback for Craig

New Zealand's Mark Craig celebrates after taking the wicket of Steve Smith of Australia during day one of the first test at the Basin Reserve.

Mark Craig says he owes his team-mates 50 runs after costly drop, despite a good day with the bat.

Voges gets big reprieve video

Umpire Richard Illingworth signals a no-ball, much to the despair of Doug Bracewell.

Australia get the rub of the replay green at the Basin Reserve.

Snubbing an issue of fairness

Usman Khawaja of Australia celebrates after reaching a half century during game two of the one day international series between New Zealand and Australia at Westpac Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand.

OPINION: Australians need to celebrate Usman Khawaja.

Black Caps struggle at Basin video

David Warner celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Brendon McCullum.

Steve Smith rode his luck as he and Usman Khawaja helped Australia take control of the first test.

One survivor from Hinds' final

Central Hinds captain Kate Broadmore is the only survivor from the last time the Central Districts women were in a national final. They play Canterbury at Rangiora on Sunday.

The Central Hinds of today are vastly different from the last team that was in a final.

Canterbury Magicians cooking-up no fancy tricks for Twenty20 final

Thamsyn Newton celebrates hitting her 50 against Wellington earlier this season.

The Canterbury Magicians have streamed through the domestic Twenty20 season unbeaten. They will meet CD in the final.

North Otago bully Hawke Cup holders

Happier days: Buller's cricketers celebrate winning the Hawke Cup but their reign looks certain to be brief

Buller's grip on the Hawke Cup is loosened as North Otago rout holders for 60

Recap: Black Caps v Australia

Tim Southee of New Zealand celebrates after taking the wicket of Joe Burns of Australia during day one of the Test match between New Zealand and Australia at the Basin Reserve.

Australia finish the day on 144/3, trailing NZ by just 36 runs.

Bowes and Davidson in Canterbury team to play CD

Chad Bowes, a former South African under-19 captain, elected to move to New Zealand after making contact with former Black Caps skipper Stephen Fleming.

Ex-South African under-19 captain Chad Bowes and Michael Davidson named in Canterbury cricket team.

English indoor team bowled out for zero

Bapchild were all out for zero needing 121 for victory.

Cricket side all out without scoring in 20 balls, but they aren't the first team to not register a total.

Khawaja's juggling act

New Zealand were trying to fight their way back into contention late on day one of the first test against Australia at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.

Trent Boult's six-hitting exploits ended at the hands of a super catch from Usman Khawaja.

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