Trent Boult captured three early wickets to put Sri Lanka on the back foot at lunch on the second day of the first test at Hagley Oval in Christchurch with the visitors 38 for three after they had earlier bowled New Zealand out for 441.
A bar manager from New Zealand on Friday told a Myanmar court he had "no intention" of insulting religion when he used a mocked-up image of the Buddha wearing headphones to promote a cheap drinks night.
If there is one player to dial for runs and big scores at the moment it is Brendon McCullum. The New Zealand skipper continued his prime form this year as he showed powerful brutality against visiting Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the first Test match in Christchurch on Friday.
Captain Brendon McCullum became the first New Zealand batsman to score 1,000 test runs in a calendar year as he guided the hosts to 215 for four at tea on the first day of the first test against Sri Lanka at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Friday.
New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan has said there is intense competition among the quick bowlers in the squad for a place in the final 11 and whoever misses out playing the first Test against Sri Lanka here will be unlucky.
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has said its decision to approve a recommendation for rookie fast bowler Jason Holder to be appointed new One-Day International (ODI) captain was unanimous.
This is truly the end of an era in Indian cricket. After finding themselves out of India's 30-man 2015 World Cup probables list, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir joined the likes of Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who lost central contract.
Pakistan coach and pace legend Waqar Younis has said his side needs to revamp its fielding standards and batting against short-pitched deliveries to be competitive enough at the impending 2015 One-Day International (ODI) World Cup in February-March 2015.