CLT20 2014: Knights beat Cobras by 33 runs in rain-shortened match
CLT20 2014: Knights beat Cobras by 33 runs in rain-shortened match

Rains took some sheen off Kane Williamson's record batting display of scoring the fastest ever century in Champions League Twenty20 as New Zealand side Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras of South Africa by 33 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method here today.

Tim Southee, Trent Boult set the match for Northern Knights: Michael Hussey
Tim Southee, Trent Boult set the match for Northern Knights: Michael Hussey

Knocked out of the Champions League T20 after losing to Northern Knights in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians' ace batsman Michael Hussey said some tight bowling by pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee had led to his team's downfall.

NZ bowlers moving-up on ranking table, after historic win against West Indies

After a historic win against West Indies in Bridgetown, New Zealand bowlers are marching ahead on The Reliance ICC Rankings.

New Zealand beat West Indies for series win

New Zealand`s perseverance with their frontline bowlers paid off eventually as the visitors completed a 53-run victory over the West Indies in the last hour of the third and final Test match at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Monday.

Rain hits as West Indies struggle against New Zealand

New Zealand were pressing for a series-clinching victory with the West Indies struggling at 72 for three after being set a victory target of 308 when rain brought an early end to play before lunch on the last day of the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Monday.

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test - Preview

Thoroughly embarrassed in the ODI series, India would aim for a turnaround in fortunes when they take on a sprightly and confident New Zealand in the opening match of a two-Test series starting here from Thursday.

Need to put pressure on Indian batsmen: Trent Boult

New Zealand pacer Trent Boult on Tuesday sought to play mind games ahead of the first cricket Test against India, saying the visiting batsmen are too attacking and that sustained pressure can get them to commit errors.

Pay back India for their wicket ways, says NZ coach

New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson has called on the country`s curators to serve up green pitches when India tour for their two-test series in February.

Darren Sammy laments failure of bowlers against New Zealand

West Indies captain Darren Sammy has lamented the failure of his seamers to exploit favourable bowling conditions against New Zealand in the first and second test matches of their current three match series.

Boult takes 10 as New Zealand thrash Windies

Trent Boult led New Zealand to their first Test win in more than a year on Friday when he produced career best figures in a fiery bowling display that crushed the West Indies inside three days.

New Zealand have West Indies on the ropes

New Zealand took a firm grip on the second Test against the West Indies on Friday after forcing the tourists to follow on and reducing them to 135-5 at tea on day three.

New Zealand break stubborn West Indies stand

New Zealand snapped a stubborn fifth-wicket on West Indies partnership between Darren Bravo and Narsingh Deonarine just before the tea on Friday as they edged towards wrapping up the first Test in Dunedin.

Windies follow on after collapsing to 213 all out

West Indies were struggling to save the first test against New Zealand after lurching to 37 for one in their second innings, still 359 runs from making the hosts bat again, at tea on the third day in Dunedin on Thursday.

Watling says Kiwi partnership with Boult `necessity` on flat Bangladesh wicket

New Zealand cricketer BJ Watling said that his partnership with Trent Boult was a crucial necessity on the flat Chittagong wicket during the second day of the first Test between the two nations.

Consistency more important than pace, says Shane Bond

New Zealand bowling coach Shane Bond has said that players need to be consistent in their performances rather than striving to show their fast bowling talents.

Ex-Kiwi quick Morrison excited by Black Caps’ young pace battery

Former fast bowler Danny Morrison has said the future of New Zealand new ball attack is in safe hands with Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Doug Bracewell performing brilliantly of late.

Samaraweera leads Sri Lankan fightback against New Zealand on Day 3

Samaraweera leads Sri Lankan fightback against New Zealand on Day 3.

‘Ageing’ Martin still ‘rallying point’ for young Kiwi pace attack, says captain Taylor

New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has said veteran fast bowler Chris Martin, who has led the Kiwi pace attack for almost a decade, still has an important part to play in their current set up despite a number of young quicks making their mark.

Boult praises Indian youngsters for good, patient batting

New Zealand pacer Trent Boult was ecstatic at getting the prized wicket of Sachin Tendulkar but rued that they could not rein in the Indian youngsters, who steered the hosts to an assuring score on the opening day of the first Test, on Thursday.