New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews rues dropped catches in second Test

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews could only reflect on the old cricketing adage that "catches win matches" as poor fielding let his side down in the second test against New Zealand.

Focus on team helped build partnership, says Kane Williamson
Focus on team helped build partnership, says Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson and BJ Watling were so much in the flow of their world record partnership, they appeared surprised to see captain Brendon McCullum waving them in as he declared to set Sri Lanka a target of 390 to win the second test at the Basin Reserve.

Record-breaking Kane Williamson is the next big thing for Test cricket
Record-breaking Kane Williamson is the next big thing for Test cricket

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson mastered Test cricket batting once again after being involved in a world record sixth-wicket partnership of 365 with BJ Watling, to slam the door on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Wellington on Tuesday.

New Zealand's Kane Williamson, BJ Watling record smashes Sri Lanka hopes
New Zealand's Kane Williamson, BJ Watling record smashes Sri Lanka hopes

A world record sixth-wicket partnership of 365 by Kane Williamson and BJ Watling, who both posted career bests, slammed the door on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Wellington today.

2nd Test, Day 4: Kane Williamson, BJ​ Watling punish Sri Lanka with 365-run stand
2nd Test, Day 4: Kane Williamson, BJ​ Watling punish Sri Lanka with 365-run stand

New Zealand`s Kane Williamson was within sight of his first test double century while BJ Watling scored his fourth test ton as the pair took the second test away from Sri Lanka, guiding their side to 445 for five at tea on the fourth day.

Gritty Kane Williamson fights to keep New Zealand alive
Gritty Kane Williamson fights to keep New Zealand alive

Kane Williamson and BJ Watling produced an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 94 to keep New Zealand alive on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Monday.

New Zealand face tough task but wicket getting easier: BJ Watling
New Zealand face tough task but wicket getting easier: BJ Watling

New Zealand will have a fight to ensure they get back into the second test against Sri Lanka on Monday but the wicket was aiding a recovery, according to wicket-keeper BJ Watling.

Corey Anderson stakes Test claims in warm-up game
Corey Anderson stakes Test claims in warm-up game

All-rounder Corey Anderson reminded New Zealand selectors of his credentials with a hard-hitting half-century in the three-day warm-up game against Pakistan `A` in Sharjah on Tuesday.

CLT20 Qualifiers: Northern Knights crush Lahore Lions to register second win
CLT20 Qualifiers: Northern Knights crush Lahore Lions to register second win

Northern Knights beat Lahore Lions by 72 runs to win their second consecutive match in the qualifying rounds of 2014 Champions League T20.

Ishant Sharma to skip Delhi`s first two Vijay Hazare Trophy matches

Axed from India`s limited overs squads, pace spearhead Ishant Sharma has excused himself from Delhi`s first two Vijay Hazare Trophy (North Zone one dayers) matches citing fatigue after having bowled a lot of overs during the recently concluded Test series in New Zealand.

Replace defensive MS Dhoni with aggressive Virat Kohli: Ian Chappell

Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell feels Virat Kohli should replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India`s Test captain as the incumbent is defensive and lets the game "meander along like an absent-minded professor strolling in the park".

Brendon McCullum stopped a nation: Hesson

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson today said skipper Brendon McCullum`s epic triple hundred in the drawn Test against India brought the whole country to a stop like never before.

Graeme Smith can draw inspiration from Brendon McCullum

He wasn`t in the best of form ahead of the Test series, but with those two brilliant knocks against India, Brendon McCullum has once again proved his worth as a world class cricketer.

McCullum`s dad proud of son`s innings in 2nd Test against India

Father of New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has hailed his son, saying that he is proud of the way the Test captain `went about the innings` in the second Test against India, which was a draw.

India retain second position in ICC Test team rankings

India have retained their second position in the ICC Test team rankings following a draw in the second and final Test today against New Zealand, which won the series 1-0.

2nd Test, Day 5: India vs New Zealand - As it happened...

Live updates of 2nd and last Test between India and New Zealand, Day 5

Repeat of Eden Gardens at Basin Reserve by Brendon McCullum

Team India`s bowling again looked helpless. New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum unleashed an attack that was too heavy for Indian seamers to cope with.

India vs New Zealand: 1st Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

Statistical highlights on day four of the second and final cricket Test between India and New Zealand at Basin Reserve here on Monday.

We will look to win tomorrow, says Shikhar Dhawan

At a loss of words to explain India`s poor performance, batsman Shikhar Dhawan today conceded that New Zealand have turned the tables on his side in the ongoing second cricket Test but insisted that the visitors still have a chance to not just save but win the match.

2nd Test: McCullum`s double ton changes course of the game

New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has scored a big double ton on day four of the second and last Test here at Basin Reserve.