Black Cap spinners Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi, young pace
bowlers Matt Henry and Adam Milne, all-rounder James Neesham
and wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi have all been offered New
Zealand cricket contracts for the first time this year.
Maria Sharapova's quest for a second Australian Open title
was halted in the fourth round today when the third-seeded
Russian ran out of steam against an inspired Dominika
Cibulkova, who emerged with a 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory on Rod