After a day of peaks and valleys yesterday, Otago's Plunket Shield match against Northern Districts in Whangarei is evenly poised.
North East Valley 110 lost toAlbion 115 for two by eight wickets
Teenage pace bowler Nathan Smith has got Otago in the battle with his maiden first-class five-wicket bag.
A tremendous century from Amy Satterthwaite has put the White Ferns in a prime position to break a 18-year ODI series drought against Australia.
Martin Guptill is set to make a timely return for the fourth one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa at Hamilton on Wednesday.
The Black Caps are staring down the prospect of their first home ODI series defeat since 2014 as they prepare for the fourth match against South Africa.
Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe picked up 12 wickets as Australia thrashed India by 333 runs in the opening test in Pune.
South Africa have eased to a 159-run victory over New Zealand in the third one-day international.
Otago has been decimated by injuries and will take on Northern Districts in Whangarei today with nothing to lose.
Australia are in command of the first test against India after 15 wickets fell on a bowler-dominated second day.
Jacob Duffy is back from bowling boot camp and makes a welcome return to the Otago side.
Former Black Cap Mathew Sinclair allowed himself to be defined by his cricket ability for 20 years. When he retired in 2013 he suddenly had to reinvent himself and it was a deeply humbling experience.
Matt Renshaw showed an unprecedented level of subcontinent experience beyond his years in Pune, where Australia reached 256 for nine at stumps on day one of their first test against India.
Australia's cricket captain Steve Smith has admitted his inexperienced side will be the underdogs when they face the world's top-ranked side India on their home turf.
South African captain AB de Villiers fully backed the approach of young allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo in the curious final over of the second ODI at Hagley Oval yesterday.
The White Ferns have clinched victory in their T20 series against Australia.
New Zealand are back in business after a thrilling six-run win over South Africa in the second ODI at Hagley Oval today.
Dean Brownlie is trying to make the most of his odd position in the New Zealand one-day international team.
As long as Leigh Kasperek does not try to catch the ball any time soon, she should be good to go for the World Cup later this year.
If you have tried to buy a ticket for day five of the test between the Black Caps and South Africa in Dunedin next month, then you would have been out of luck.