Ross Taylor's quest to equal Martin Crowe's New Zealand record of 17 test centuries fell 23 runs short before tea on the second day of the second test against Bangladesh.
Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell has replaced the injured Luke Ronchi in New Zealand's one-day squad for their Chappell-Hadlee series against Australia.
Black Cap Neil Broom has been in fine form of late and some of that has rubbed off on young Dunedin cricketer Xavier Chisholm.
A couple of key games will be played in zone four of the Hawke Cup this weekend.
New Otago captain Jimmy Neesham says it has not been too big a switch in taking over the captaincy of the side.
The search for a spinner to join Otago has landed a Dutchman out of South Africa, coming from Dubai.
New Zealand claimed the advantage on the opening day of the second test at Christchurch, despite a series of fielding calamities and a shot of Bangladeshi batting grit.
The injury curse is continuing to hurt Otago.
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This week's 'Kane Williamson statistic' has the New Zealand captain entering the realm of Sir Donald Bradman.
Ish Sodhi didn't sleep much last night; no surprise there, you don't get six for 11 in a T20 match every day.
The Otago Volts have let another one slip away.
He had a green bat for a green night, but Carlos Brathwaite and the Thunder only saw red after their BBL title defence came to an embarrassing end on Wednesday night at Sydney's Spotless Stadium.
The Otago Volts have lost their second Ford Trophy game to the Auckland Aces at Eden Park Outer Oval.
The Otago Volts know things will eventually turn but it needs to be at the speed of a race car rather than an ocean liner.
Former New Zealand coach Warren Lees has called for changes around short-pitched bowling and says umpires need to get tougher.
Key Otago all-rounder Jimmy Neesham should be right to take the field against Auckland tomorrow but may not roll his arm over.
Otago Country captain Fraser Wilson has never had so much comment and feedback about an innings - one that will do nothing for his average.
New Zealand won the test, but Bangladesh earned plenty of compliments from the rival captain last night.
Amy Satterthwaite claimed the first hat-trick of the WBBL season to lift Hobart into the top four with a dominant six-wicket win over the Sydney Thunder last night.