The only thing harder than getting to the top is staying there.
Patience is a virtue and it is also the key for the New Zealand seam attack to improve on its first-up effort against the West Indies.
Former Pakistani international cricketer and commentator Billy Ibadulla slammed the standard of seam bowling during the test in Dunedin, labelling it little better than a first-class attack.
Silver Fern and Southern Steel defender Katrina Grant took a brief break from training yesterday to lead a coaching session at Mornington School.
Otago middle-order batsman Shaun Haig joined the Eden Park Outer Oval fan club when he became the 10th batsman in three first-class matches to post a century at the venue this season.
The University Oval will be considered for future tests but New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan has expressed reservations about the pitch and the ground's drainage.
West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor carved out a new identity yesterday - that of century-maker and dashing all-rounder.
The first cricket test between New Zealand and the West Indies has ended in a draw at University Oval today after showers forced play to be abandoned on the final day without a ball being bowled.
Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan is surprised by the fuss caused by the national side's new-look uniform.
West Indies skipper Chris Gayle waded into the debate about the umpiring referral system yesterday by saying he was not a fan.
Otago Cricket Association chief executive Ross Dykes has rejected a published commentary which suggested the University Oval was "hopelessly ill-prepared to host test cricket".
Twenty-eight years ago, West Indies great Michael Holding kicked down the stumps in disgust when his appeal for caught behind off John Parker was turned down by umpire John Hastie.
Tony Cozier is at his best when he is talking about cricket. For more than 40 years the veteran broadcaster has been the voice of West Indies cricket.
Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum have New Zealand's immediate prospects in their hands but long-term, the bowlers hold the key to victory after day two of the first test was abandoned yesterday without a ball being bowled.
The patchy rain forecast for Dunedin never arrived yesterday and neither did the patchy cricket.
"Hey Mon." The West Indies breezed into Dunedin yesterday looking conspicuous with their wraparound shades, shiny necklaces, deep booming voices and dreadlocked hair.
The Black Caps might be entering a new era with coaching and management changes, but Daniel Vettori has been a fixture in the side for the past decade and is the glue that holds the team together.
Kern Tyson is like any other sports broadcaster, except for one important difference - he is blind.
The saying is in like Flynn but Daniel Flynn put his own twist on the expression when his dismissal made history yesterday.
West Indies skipper Chris Gayle struck for the tourist shortly after the break, removing debutant opener Tim McIntosh for 34 with his gentle offspin.