Usman Khawaja batted bravely for nearly nine hours to make 141 and help Australia salvage a draw in the first test against Pakistan in Dubai.
A new-look Australian side was plagued by the same old problems in Dubai as another calamitous batting collapse proved costly in the first test against Pakistan.
The Otago Sparks will have to make do without the services of former White Ferns captain Suzie Bates for most of the summer.
Some people are happy to tuck in behind and contribute what they can from the middle of the pack. New Otago captain Mark Craig is not one of them.
Australia's new-look batting line-up is set for a major examination after Pakistan built an imposing first-innings total in the first test in Dubai.
Otago's injury concerns have been laid to rest as the first Plunket Shield match of the season looms.
Otago back-up keeper Max Chu made a brilliant start to the summer and spoiled University-Grange’s return with a century at the top of the Carisbrook-Dunedin order.
Otago completed an impressive warm-up for the Plunket Shield with an eight-wicket win against Canterbury in Alexandra yesterday.
Otago opener Hamish Rutherford shapes as a key player for the Volts this season. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi caught up with the experienced left-hander and asked if he was feeling any additional...
Otago showed some fight with the bat on day two of its warm-up match against Canterbury in Alexandra yesterday.
Canterbury captain and opener Chad Bowes dominated the first day of the warm-up match between his side and Otago in Alexandra.
Otago has made an encouraging start to its season with a Hamish Rutherford century guiding it to a commanding eight-wicket win over Canterbury in a warm-up game in Alexandra yesterday.