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  • England vs New Zealand Christchurch Test: England need four NZ wickets to level series

    Christchurch: England removed a stubborn Tom Latham to close in on victory in the second Test at Christchurch today, with New Zealand 191 for six at tea on the final day. However, they are racing the elements with clouds building on the horizon. Stuart Broad took two wickets with the first two balls of the day to start a flow of dismissals, leaving New Zealand to pin their hopes on a stubborn

  • England vs New Zealand Christchurch Test: Latham, Raval in safe start as New Zealand chase 382

    Christchurch: Tom Latham and Jeet Raval edged New Zealand to 42 without loss at the start of a formidable run chase when bad light brought an early end to the penultimate day of the second Test on Monday. Latham was not out 25 with Raval on 17 and New Zealand requiring a further 340 to reach their 382-run target. If successful, it would be the seventh-highest winning run chase in Test history.

  • England vs New Zealand Christchurch Test: Latham leads steady NZ start chasing 382

    Christchurch: New Zealand made a steady start to be 34 without loss at tea on day four, chasing 382 to win the second Test against England in Christchurch on Monday. Tom Latham was not out 21 and Jeet Raval, who suffered a painful blow to the ribs from Stuart Broad, was on 13. The New Zealand innings began with a minimum of 137 overs to reach the target at an average of

  • England vs New Zealand Christchurch Test: Boult, Southee strike, England two down in first session

     Christchurch: Tim Southee and Trent Boult engineered another England meltdown today to have the tourists 150 for five at tea on day one of the second Test here. Jonny Bairstow was not out 30 with Ben Stokes, continuing the cautiousness shown on the final day of the first Test, not out 25. After New Zealand’s strike pair had early success to have England at 38 for two, Joe Root and Mark Stoneman

  • NZ captain Kane Williamson defends Warner as ‘not a bad guy’

    Christchurch: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson defended David Warner Thursday, describing the Australian at the heart of the ball-tampering scandal as “not a bad guy”. With New Zealand’s build-up to the second Test against England, starting in Christchurch on Friday, overshadowed by international reaction to the cheating affair in South Africa, Williamson said he has been in touch with Warner. “It’s a shame. The act is not condoned in any team,” Williamson

  • England skipper Joe Root hails New Zealand cricket culture

    Christchurch: New Zealand’s cricket ethos drew praise today from England captain Joe Root as he weighed up the difference between playing the Blacks Caps and Australia over the past four months. On the eve of their second Test against New Zealand in Christchurch, the last match of an arduous tour, Root cited a different atmosphere between the two sides. While the Ashes series in Australia was fraught with acrimony, the relationship between