A journey that started with Brendon McCullum and continued with Kane Williamson has ended with New Zealand on top of the world.
NZ claimed a handy first-innings lead and restricted India to 64-2 to maintain their slight advantage after an absorbing fifth day's play in the final of the World Test Championship.
Day one belonged to the weather and day two was edged by India, but New Zealand's dominance of day three has put them in with a chance of winning the World Test Championship.
India have named spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin in a five-man bowling attack for the inaugural world test championship final against New Zealand.
An upbeat New Zealand will take on an undercooked India aiming to become test cricket's first official world champions in Southampton from Friday.
There is still no clue as to whether New Zealand will go in with four seamers and a spinner and ditch the all-rounder yet.
Matt Henry, Neil Wagner and Ajaz Patel have bowled New Zealand to the brink of a stunning test series win over England.
Will Young made a late run for inclusion in the World Test Championship final next week, before giving his only plausible rival for a top order spot a massive hand up as he fought his way back into...
England finished day two of the first test at Lord's on 111-2 and trail New Zealand by 267 runs in the first innings after Devon Conway's double ton took the game away.
The mangled steel frame wicket tray, chopped in two by excavating equipment, looks nondescript as it languishes on the old south ground at Lancaster Park.
One of the first steps towards building the brand new Sir Richard Hadlee Sports Centre in Hagley Park is under way - and the cricket great himself was on hand to see it.
Black Caps hero Devon Conway has revealed that he asked captain Kane Williamson how it feels to have your name on the Lord's honours board just a few days before the England test began. Now he knows.
Black Caps bowler Trent Boult will only be considered for the World Test Championship final against India later this month.
Canterbury all-rounder Daryl Mitchell has been offered a national cricket contract for the first time following an impressive season for the Black Caps.
Black Caps batsman Tim Seifert has been forced to remain in India after testing positive to Covid-19 just hours before he was due to leave the virus-ravaged country.
New Zealand cricketers in Covid-19 ravaged India will be able to get out of the country on a charter flight on Friday after the Indian Premier League was postponed.
Australian police have arrested four men in dawn raids in connection with the alleged kidnap and assault of former test cricketer Stuart MacGill, local media have reported.