The Black Caps latest hero, Ajaz Patel, used to come off a much longer run-up.
The Volts stormed back into Dunedin this afternoon, literally, when their plane was struck by lightning on approach.
Cricket Australia's seven directors will meet in coming days to discuss cutting short the suspensions of disgraced players Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
Surprise, surprise - another disastrous batting collapse looks set to deny New Zealand a rare test victory on Asian soil.
Carisbrook-Dunedin has extended its winning streak to five games with a substantial 160-run win against Albion at Tonga Park on Saturday.
North Otago won the toss at the Ashburton Domain yesterday against Mid Canterbury, in the final 60-over warm-up game before Hawke Cup elimination games begin next weekend, when it will host Otago Country.
Otago secured a place in the Ford Trophy playoffs with a tense four-wicket win against Canterbury at Hagley Oval yesterday.
The South Otago T20 club cricket competition was thrown wide open by the latest round of matches. With one round remaining, five of the six teams are able to make the final.
The Union opening pair of Jeremiah Shield (117) and Sam Bastin (81) set a Union club record against Albion at King George Park on Saturday.
Maniototo pulled off a remarkable one-run victory over Blacks Hill at the Poolburn Domain, Queenstown Wakatipu eventually got up by two wickets over host Albion, and Cromwell secured a two-wicket win over Queenstown Ballarat.
Youngsters Hayden Hart and Blake Harper have teamed up to help Southland Boys’ High School (SBHS) rip through the usually powerful Marist batting line-up in Southland club cricket action on Saturday.
The White Ferns put the disappointment of elimination in the group stage to one side as they convincingly beat Pakistan by 54 runs at the ICC Women’s World T20 in Guyana.
Former Black Caps and Otago coach Mike Hesson will get to spend about $7 million in two days next month.