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Babar Azam looks on during training.(Getty Images)

Pakistan captain Babar Azam ruled out of second New Zealand Test

Christchurch | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Pakistan national team captain Babar Azam will miss the second Test against New Zealand, which commences at the Hagley Oval from Sunday.
New Zealand's Kane Williamson(AP)
New Zealand's Kane Williamson(AP)

India vs New Zealand: Another 50 runs would have made chase more challenging - Kane Williamson

Christchurch | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Unlike the flat sub-continental tracks, the tracks for two Tests had an ideal balance between bat and ball where it was hard to score runs.
New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson appeals for a wicket(REUTERS)
New Zealand's Kyle Jamieson appeals for a wicket(REUTERS)

India vs New Zealand: ‘Pretty surreal couple of weeks’ - Kyle Jamieson after stunning maiden Test series

Christchurch | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2020 11:01 AM IST
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said Jamieson’s interventions with the bat had been particularly important in the series.
New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates after dismissing India's Cheteshwar Pujara(AP)
New Zealand's Trent Boult celebrates after dismissing India's Cheteshwar Pujara(AP)

India vs New Zealand: India’s batting fails again, extend slender lead as wickets tumble in Christchurch

Christchurch | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2020 01:10 PM IST
The match remained very much in the balance, however, after the Black Caps ran through the Indian top order to reduce the tourists to 90 for six at stumps on an extraordinary day when 16 wickets fell.
Christchurch: India's Hanuma Vihari plays at the ball while batting during play on day one of the second cricket test between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.(AP)
Christchurch: India's Hanuma Vihari plays at the ball while batting during play on day one of the second cricket test between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020.(AP)

‘Pitch didn’t do much, most dismissals due to batsmen’s errors’: Hanuma Vihari

Christchurch | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 04:59 PM IST
India vs New Zealand 2nd Test: Hanuma Vihari, who was very impressive in his 55 off 70 balls, said that most of the Indian batsmen were dismissed of their own errors.
India's Prithvi Shaw celebrates his half century(REUTERS)
India's Prithvi Shaw celebrates his half century(REUTERS)

India vs New Zealand: Prithvi Shaw achieves unique feat with half-century in Christchurch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 01:15 PM IST
IND vs NZ: Prithvi Shaw was one of the three half-centurions for India as they were dismissed for 242 in the first essay after Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field.
File image of India pacer Ishant Sharma.(AP)
File image of India pacer Ishant Sharma.(AP)

India vs New Zealand: Ishant Sharma likely to miss second Test in Christchurch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 12:17 PM IST
IND vs NZ: If confirmed, this will come as a big blow for India as Ishant was the pick of their bowlers in the first Test in Wellington, which India lost by 10 wickets.
Hagley Oval pitch(BCCI Twitter)
Hagley Oval pitch(BCCI Twitter)

India vs New Zealand: ‘Spot the pitch’ - BCCI posts first look of ‘green’ Christchurch pitch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Speaking with reporters ahead of the match, India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane spoke about the conditions and said that they were expecting similar conditions at the Hagley Oval.
New Zealand's Neil Wagner(AP)
New Zealand's Neil Wagner(AP)

India vs New Zealand: ‘Tough for India here with more pace and bounce’ - Neil Wagner

Christchurch | By PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2020 12:55 PM IST
Wagner, just like his coach Gary Stead, believes that Indians will be better but he expects the home side to be relentless in its endeavour to compound the agony for the visitors.
India A vs New Zealand A unofficial test(Screen grab)
India A vs New Zealand A unofficial test(Screen grab)

India A trail by 219 runs after New Zealand A’s 562

Christchurch | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2020 11:36 AM IST
In their second essay, India A were 127 for two when bad light ended play four overs early, having reduced the deficit to 219 runs.
Hanuma Vihari’s freak dismisssal(Twitter)
Hanuma Vihari’s freak dismisssal(Twitter)

Freak dismissal cuts short Hanuma Vihari’s innings against New Zealand A - WATCH

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:11 AM IST
Hanuma Vihair hit a sweep shot but amazingly, it bounced off the shin pad of Rachin Ravindra, who was positioned at a slightly deep forward short-leg than usual and landed on the keeper’s hands.
Krunal Pandya(Twitter)
Krunal Pandya(Twitter)

Pandya’s lower-order blitz goes in vain, India A lose to NZ A by 29 runs in second unofficial ODI

Christchurch | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2020 12:20 PM IST
India A vs New Zealand A: New Zealand A relied on opener George Worker’s 135 and Cole McConchie’s brisk 56 to post 295 for seven in the stipulated 50.In reply, the visiting team was stopped at 266 for nine.
New Zealand's batsman Henry Nicholls (L) celebrates his century (100 runs) with a teammate Tom Latham during day three of the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval.(AFP)
New Zealand's batsman Henry Nicholls (L) celebrates his century (100 runs) with a teammate Tom Latham during day three of the second Test cricket match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval.(AFP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Tom Latham shines for dominant Kiwis as big win beckons

Christchurch | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 01:17 PM IST
The 26-year-old left-handed opener was dismissed for 176 in the final over before tea, having batted for more than 9-1/2 hours, faced 370 balls and guided his side to a second-innings lead in excess of 500.
New Zealand's batsman Tim Southee celebrates reaching his half century (50 runs) during day one of the second cricket Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch.(AFP)
New Zealand's batsman Tim Southee celebrates reaching his half century (50 runs) during day one of the second cricket Test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka at Hagley Park Oval in Christchurch.(AFP)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Southee rescues hosts with bat and ball after Lakmal show on Day 1

Christchurch | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 11:23 AM IST
Southee counter-attacked with wicket-keeper Watling to blast 68 from 65 balls and take New Zealand from the depths of despair on 64 for six after Lakmal had destroyed the top order.
File photo of Kane Williamson(REUTERS)
File photo of Kane Williamson(REUTERS)

New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Second test likely to be more bowler friendly - Kane Williamson

Wellington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 08:55 AM IST
The first test ended in a damp draw on Wednesday after rain restricted all but an hour of play on the fifth and final day, with Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews unbeaten at the end having saved their side by batting the entire fourth day.
Joe Root shakes hands with Ish Sodhi (R) on Day 5 of the second Test between England and New Zealand in Christchurch.(REUTERS)
Joe Root shakes hands with Ish Sodhi (R) on Day 5 of the second Test between England and New Zealand in Christchurch.(REUTERS)

Joe Root looks forward after England’s series losses vs New Zealand, Australia

Reuters, Christchurch | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2018 08:29 PM IST
Joe Root said that the England cricket team have realised what areas they need to work on after consecutive series defeats against New Zealand and Australia.
Bad light was England’s worst enemy as New Zealand were 42/0 at stumps on day four of the second Test in Christchurch, requiring another 340 runs to win.(REUTERS)
Bad light was England’s worst enemy as New Zealand were 42/0 at stumps on day four of the second Test in Christchurch, requiring another 340 runs to win.(REUTERS)

Bad light hinders England’s bid to level Test series against New Zealand

Reuters, Christchurch | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 11:11 AM IST
Bad light was England’s worst enemy as hosts New Zealand made it to 42/0 at stumps on the penultimate day of the second and final Test in Christchurch on Monday, still requiring another 340 runs for victory.
BJ Watling (77*) and Colin de Grandhomme (72) led New Zealand’s fightback on the day two of the second and final Test against England in Christchurch.(AP)
BJ Watling (77*) and Colin de Grandhomme (72) led New Zealand’s fightback on the day two of the second and final Test against England in Christchurch.(AP)

BJ Watling, Colin de Grandhomme revive New Zealand after Stuart Broad’s four-fer

Reuters, Christchurch | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 11:23 AM IST
BJ Watling and Colin de Grandhomme hauled New Zealand back into the second Test Saturday to trail England by 115 runs with four wickets in hand at stumps on day two in Christchurch.
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