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Steve Smith's staggering record

Steve Smith, pictured celebrating his first-test century, averages 88 with the bat against India.

Skipper has the highest average in tests between Australia and India.

Watling, Bruce in fine form

BJ Watling has come back to first-class cricket in excellent touch for Northern Districts ahead of New Zealand's test ...

BJ Watling strikes crucial 96 as Matt Henry and Tom Bruce make case for test selection.

Kuggeleijn a Black Caps contender

Northern Districts cricketer Scott Kuggeleijn was supported by father Chris, left, when a jury acquitted him of a rape ...

No obstacle to Scott Kuggeleijn being selected for NZ following his acquittal on a rape charge.

Starc world's 4th best allrounder

Mitchell Starc contributed 91 runs by hitting out on a rank-turner in Pune.

Aussie quick's Indian batting heroics catapult him into bizarre place in ICC rankings.

Bruce scores ton to rescue CD

Batsman Tom Bruce scored a ton for Central Districts in their Plunket Shield match against Auckland on Monday.

Auckland are on top in the Plunket Shield after three days against CD.

Verma resurgent against Canterbury

Anurag Verma is in resurgent form for Wellington after a tough 2016.

Anurag Verma continued his resurgent run of form with four wickets for the Wellington Firebirds on Monday.

Caps bowling 'reasonably well' to AB

Mitchell Santner has been the most economical of the Black Caps bowlers against AB de Villiers.

AB de Villiers may have played a big part in the Proteas' two wins, but he hasn't yet got out of hand.

Black Caps spinning a yarn

Ish Sodhi has seen plenty of game time as part of spin-heavy attacks in this series.

NZ's bowling attacks so far against the Proteas have been unusually spin-heavy, and that's set to continue.

When not to get a batsman out

Tom Latham has been struggling for form in the ODI series between New Zealand and South Africa.

Is getting a struggling batsman out always the best move in limited-overs cricket?

Satterthwaite ton gets Ferns home

Century maker Amy Satterthwaite celebrates hitting the winning runs for New Zealand against Australia at Auckland on Sunday.

The White Ferns draw first blood over Australia, but not without controversy.

Munro returns with a vengeance

Auckland batsman Colin Munro punished the Central Districts bowlers in their Plunket Shield match in Auckland on Sunday.

Runs were flowing at Colin Maiden Park.

Henry finds form for Canterbury

Matt Henry was on fire for Canterbury against Wellington.

Matt Henry showed he's fighting for a return to the Black Caps fold with four wickets under a Canterbury cap on Sunday.

De Villiers near unstoppable

South Africa's captain AB de Villiers reached 9000 ODI runs in his 205th innings in Wellington on Saturday, 23 innings ...

Black Caps in awe of South Africa's record-breaking skipper.

Kiwi keeper's catch up for grabs video

Black Ferns wicketkeeper Rachel Priest takes one of her four catches during the Australian innings at Eden Park's Outer Oval.

Was the Aussie batter out, or did the ball bounce in front of the keeper?

Streaker lights up charity match

John Ryan of the town team takes a swing.

Fundraising cricket game full of surprise twists: rain, a third team and a streaker.

Wagner ready for Dunedin test

After suffering a broken finger on February 1, Neil Wagner is on track to return five weeks later in the first test ...

Successful comeback from broken finger has Wagner on track for first test.

'Even a part-timer can get four wickets'

Steve Smith salutes after scoring his century in Pune.

Steve Smith notes the anger of Virat Kohli as he enjoys Australia's thumping test victory.

Latham benched as Guptill returns

After missing nearly a month of cricket due to a hamstring strain, Martin Guptill returns for Wednesday's fourth ODI ...

Ronchi to take over gloves from Latham, as Guptill makes welcome return.

Black Caps' stunning collapse video

Kane Williamson shows his disappointment after being bowled.

Awful New Zealand batting performance helps South Africa to big win.

Australia humiliate India

Australian players celebrate after Nathan Lyon took the final wicket to win the first test against India by 333 runs.

​Left-arm spinner picks up 12 wickets to guide Australia to a 333-run thrashing of India.

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