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Cricket: India in control at Basin

Cricket: India in control at Basin

India have a firm grip on the second test after a day on which they shut the door on New Zealand's hopes of victory at the Basin Reserve.

Cricket: Century makers turn tide for NZ

Cricket: Century makers turn tide for NZ

Having been sent in and had their top order swept away, New Zealand scrapped hard and by stumps had decisively won back the honours from India at Eden Park yesterday.

Cricket: India make good start against NZ

Cricket: India make good start against NZ

India's pace bowlers have exploited their captain's streak of winning tosses to reduce New Zealand to 54 for three at lunch on the first day of the first test at Eden Park.

Cricket: Big targets for 'Chief' Taylor

Cricket: Big targets for 'Chief' Taylor

As New Zealand's best batsman this summer, first in the tests against the West Indies then in the one-day internationals against India, Ross Taylor deserves a title.

Cricket: Anderson riding game's highs and lows

Cricket: Anderson riding game's highs and lows

If there's a lesson to be learned from the New Zealand-India series it's to be wary of the hero-to-zero mantra spawned by knee-jerk reactions to success and failure.

Cricket: Hesson due credit for NZ's progress

Cricket: Hesson due credit for NZ's progress

Will the brickbats ever turn into bouquets for New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson?

Cricket: Tearaway quick may have to cut pace

Cricket: Tearaway quick may have to cut pace

The support of past players has flowed in for Adam Milne almost as quickly as the injured pace bowler's 150kmh-plus deliveries.

Cricket: Plans pay off for Black Caps bowlers

Cricket: Plans pay off for Black Caps bowlers

Few things are more satisfying for sports teams than when meticulous planning pays dividends.

Cricket: Milne in doubt for rest of series

Cricket: Milne in doubt for rest of series

Adam Milne is unlikely to play again in the Indian series if his side strain is as bad as first feared.

Cricket: NZ take honours in opening ODI

Cricket: NZ take honours in opening ODI

The wait has been worth it. An exciting series looms after New Zealand steeled their nerves last night to triumph over India, the world's No 1 ranked side in their opening one-day international.

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