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Doug Bracewell to Adam Voges: The no-ball that wasn't
Doug Bracewell to Adam Voges: The no-ball that wasn't

Doug Bracewell reacts after bowling Adam Voges of Australia off a no-ballNew Zealand will feel robbed after a Doug Bracewell delivery which got Adam Voges bowled was adjudged to be a no-ball on day one of the first Test against Australia at Wellington on Friday. The incident occurred right at the end of day’s play, with Australia looking to be in control of the match.On the 4th delivery of the final over of the day, Voges misjudged an

Feb 12 2016
Trent Boult pained by McClenaghan injury but insists bouncers are part of the game
Trent Boult pained by McClenaghan injury but insists bouncers are part of the game

Boult described the injury suffered by McClenaghan as “stomach churning”New Zealand pacer Trent Boult has offered his sympathy to fellow pacer Mitchell McClenaghan who suffered a nasty injury after being struck above the eye during the 1st ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan but insisted that bouncers are part and parcel of the game. The players, as well as the crowd, were put in momentary shock as a slow ball from Pakistan

Jan 26 2016
ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson on top of the world
ICC Test Rankings: Kane Williamson on top of the world

Kane Williamson is now the top-ranked batsman in the ICC Test Rankings Kane Williamson has become the second New Zealand batsman after Glenn Turner (1973-75) to top the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after producing a man of the match performance in the Hamilton Test against Sri Lanka, which helped the home side win the match by five wickets and the series 2-0. Williamson scored 108 not out, his 13th cent

Dec 21 2015
DRS in the fray again, as Jayasundera dismissal causes another controversy
DRS in the fray again, as Jayasundera dismissal causes another controversy

Both Jayasundera and umpire Reiffel were surprised when the TV umpire overturned the decision. The merits and the viability of the Decision Review System (DRS) has been a topic of intriguing debates and viewpoints, and it was back in the limelight again, when a not-out decision given by umpire Paul Reiffel in the favour of the Sri Lanka batsman Udara Jayasundera was overturned by the TV umpire Richard Kettleborough despite having no

Dec 20 2015
Chameera's five-for hands Sri Lanka the advantage on Day 2
Chameera's five-for hands Sri Lanka the advantage on Day 2

Chameera’s five-wicket haul gave the visitors a possibility of a first innings lead Dushmantha Chameera’s maiden Test five-wicket haul left New Zealand still 60 runs behind Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 292, with just one wicket in hand, at the end of day two of the second Test at Hamilton. Starting the day on 264 for 7, Sri Lanka couldn’t get to 300, as the Kiwi bowlers wrapped up the tail inside the fi

New Zealand bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas praises Doug Bracewell
New Zealand bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas praises Doug Bracewell

Dimitri Mascarenhas (R) admits Doug Bracewell was unlucky in the First Test New Zealand’s bowling coach Dimitri Mascarenhas believes Doug Bracewell’s stats don’t do justice to his abilities. The hero of New Zealand’s last Test victory against Australia, back in 2011 in Hobart, Bracewell has been termed as ‘probably the best bowler’ in New Zealand’s ranks after the first Test against Sri Lanka

Dec 17 2015
Stats: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Dunedin Test Day 2 - Sri Lanka's opening woes in 2015
Stats: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, Dunedin Test Day 2 - Sri Lanka's opening woes in 2015

Dimuth Karunaratne is the higest scoring Sri Lankan opener in New Zealand Eighties from Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal helped Sri Lanka reduce the deficit almost by half after New Zealand scored 431 on day two of the first Test at Dunedin. Chandimal remained unbeaten on 83 at the end of the day as Sri Lanka finished on 197/4. Here are the statistical highlights from day two. 1 – Number of fifty plus opening stand for Sri L

Dec 11 2015
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day Two - Chandimal's knock keeps SL alive
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: 1st Test, Day Two - Chandimal's knock keeps SL alive

Chandimal became the highest scoring Asian batsman in Tests in 2015 Fifties from Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal helped Sri Lanka consolidate after New Zealand posted 431 in their first innings at Dunedin on day two. The visitors, who ended the day on 197 for 4, still need 35 runs to avoid the follow-on. Resuming on 409 for 8, Doug Bracewell helped the Kiwis add another 22 runs before he was the last man to be dismissed, with the sc

Dec 11 2015
Stats: Bowlers taking hat-trick and scoring 50 in the same Test match
Stats: Bowlers taking hat-trick and scoring 50 in the same Test match

Stuard Broad had taken a hat-trick and scored a 50 against India once in his test career, in 2011 Cricket is a team game. All the players in the squad have a role to play in the side, even those who don’t make it to the playing eleven. It is the different skillset of the various individual players that combine together to form a team. The same logic goes for the bowling unit. The different kinds of bowlers in a team gel together to f

Dec 2 2015
5 less known facts about Kane Williamson
5 less known facts about Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson Kane Williamson, the new face of New Zealand cricket, is one of the greatest future prospects of the sport. With legends like Allan Border putting him ahead of the likes of AB De Villiers and Steve Smith, Williamson is leaving no stone unturned in his career to prove what he is made of. The 25-year-old prodigy recently scored a brilliant 166 against the Aussies in the second test match at the WACA. Williamson

Nov 16 2015
Warner and Bracewell concerned over quality of Kookaburra balls
Warner and Bracewell concerned over quality of Kookaburra balls

Warner critical of the Kookaburra balls used in the second Test With the pink ball constantly in the news over its visibility and changing colour, it was a big surprise to see David Warner and Doug Bracewell criticise the red Kookaburra. According to the pair, the balls in the last 12 months have been of poor quality, reports ESPNCricinfo. Warner was concerned about the quality of the ball after the second day of the WACA Test . It was not

Nov 15 2015
10 best images from the 1st day's play of 2nd Test between Australia and New Zealand
10 best images from the 1st day's play of 2nd Test between Australia and New Zealand

David Warner’s third-consecutive Test century meant it was another day to forget for New Zealand, as Australia ended day one at 416/2. Warner finished the day unbeaten on 244 and was ably supported by Usman Khawaja’s second Test hundred as the hosts made hay at the WACA after winning the toss. With Trent Boult continuing to look like a shadow of his former self and the rest of the pace attack doing little to trouble Warner and co., s

Nov 13 2015
Southee's availability makes no difference as Warner continues dominance over New Zealand
Southee's availability makes no difference as Warner continues dominance over New Zealand

David Warner jumps in delight after completing his century Australia continued to plunder runs at will against New Zealand as David Warner scored a double century while Usman Khawaja scored his second ton of the series to leave the hosts in a commanding position in the second Test that got underway at WACA today. Australia finished the day’s proceedings at 416/2 as Brendon McCullum tried in vain, even bringing on himself as well as Ma

Nov 13 2015
Bowling combination - The key to success for New Zealand at The Gabba
Bowling combination - The key to success for New Zealand at The Gabba

Doug Bracewell in action for New Zealand against Cricket Australia XI The Test series between Australia and New Zealand is going to be mouth-watering contest as both teams have displayed quality cricket in the recent past. Australia might have lost the Ashes series, but they are a fantastic team at home, and on the other hand, New Zealand have not lost a Test series over the last couple of years. This is set up for a humdinger contest b

Oct 29 2015
South Africa vs New Zealand: Summarizing the ODI series in photos
South Africa vs New Zealand: Summarizing the ODI series in photos

South Africa defeated New Zealand in the final match by 62 runs and won the three-match one-day international (ODI) series by 2-1 at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban. They are now ranked three in the ICC ODI rankings, behind Australia and India. The series was battled with equal power, both the team played well. After winning the first match comfortably, the Proteas were thrashed in the second match by 8 wickets. It all went down to the se

Aug 27 2015
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