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Cricket: Amla guides Sth Africa with ton against NZ

Cricket: Amla guides Sth Africa with ton against NZ

South Africa set New Zealand an imposing target of 283 in their second ODI at Bay Oval today.

Cricket: McCullum dares to dream of World Cup win

Cricket: McCullum dares to dream of World Cup win

You wouldn't call Brendon McCullum the sort prone to flights of fancy. Southern man, a tough school down that way. Practical types. Bouts of dreaming of wondrous days? Not their thing, right?

Cricket: 'Lack of craft' blamed for Black Caps' slow death

Cricket: 'Lack of craft' blamed for Black Caps' slow death

Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum's expression summed up the first ODI of a long summer about right: South Africa killed New Zealand softly at Bay Oval in Mt Maunganui yesterday.

Cricket: South Africa claims six-wicket win

Cricket: South Africa claims six-wicket win

South Africa took the early initiative in their three-game ODI series against New Zealand with a six-wicket win in Mt Maunganui today.

Cricket: Neesham to open against Sth Africa

Cricket: Neesham to open against Sth Africa

All-rounder Jimmy Neesham has been given the first opportunity to settle questions at the top of New Zealand's order ahead of next year's cricket World Cup when he opens the batting with Martin Guptill against South Africa tomorrow.

Cricket: Four with plenty to prove in NZ squad

Cricket: Four with plenty to prove in NZ squad

A quartet of players with something to prove highlight the New Zealand squad named yesterday to tackle South Africa.

Cricket: Bracewell rewarded for good NZ A tour

Cricket: Bracewell rewarded for good NZ A tour

The Black Caps have named a predictable squad for the test series against Pakistan with one notable exception.

Cricket: Quick runs preferred over big runs

Cricket: Quick runs preferred over big runs

The prestige of New Zealand cricketers raising their bats when they reach a one-day international century risks losing its lustre if they dawdle this summer.

Cricket: McMillan locked in as NZ batting coach

Cricket: McMillan locked in as NZ batting coach

Locking Craig McMillan in as batting coach suggests stability is settling in to the New Zealand team.

Cricket: Six new players get NZ contracts

Cricket: Six new players get NZ contracts

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.

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