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Tag Archives: New Zealand

Williamson fit, New Zealand call up Ferguson for England Tests

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has been declared fit for the first Test against England while white-ball speedster Lockie Ferguson earned his maiden Test call-up on Friday. The talismanic Williamson, the world s third-ranked Test batsman, sat out the recent Twenty20 series because of a nagging hip injury. New ...

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England snatch T20 series in dramatic fashion

AUCKLAND: England snatched the Twenty20 series against New Zealand in dramatic fashion in Auckland on Sunday, with a super over required to break the deadlock in scenes reminiscent of the World Cup final four months ago. A Chris Jordan boundary on the last ball of the England innings brought the ...

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Kane Williamson’s bowling action given all clear

WELLINGTON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson’s bowling action was given the all-clear after he was reported during the first Test against Sri Lanka in August. The right-handed batsman and occasional off-spinner came under scrutiny in Galle during a Test that Sri Lanka won by six wickets. He subsequently underwent a ...

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Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content

CHRISTCHURCH: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch. The attack on March 15 that killed 51 Muslim worshippers was livestreamed on Facebook, and ...

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New Zealand plans further restrictions to gun ownership

WELLINGTON: Six months after a gunman killed 51 people at two Christchurch mosques, New Zealand’s government is planning further restrictions to gun ownership. A bill introduced to Parliament on Friday would create a register to track all the guns in the country and require gun owners to renew their gun ...

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‘Best and worst day’ now in past, focus on World T20: Guptill

COLOMBO:  New Zealand’s Martin Guptill went through “the best and worst day” of his career during last month’s Cricket World Cup final against England but the opening batsman’s focus has now firmly shifted to the World Twenty20 in Australia next year. Guptill was heavily involved in two pieces of action ...

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Sri Lanka script record chase at Galle after Karunaratne’s ton

GALLE: Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s ninth Test hundred underpinned the highest successful chase ever at the Galle International Stadium, as Sri Lanka ushered into the World Test Championship era with a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first Test. Never before had a team successfully chased a three-figure score at ...

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Taylor keeps New Zealand in fight after Dananjaya’s five-for

GALLE: Ross Taylor’s counter-punching innings kept New Zealand alive at the end of a strange day for the visitors, who seemed in control for the most part, except the periods immediately preceding the breaks. Offspinner Akila Dananjaya was responsible for that, taking all five of New Zealand’s wickets to fall ...

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Brendon McCullum announces retirement

TORONTO: Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum will retire from all forms of cricket when the Global T20 Canada league finishes this weekend, bringing the curtain down on a 20-year professional career, the 37-year-old said on Monday. The explosive batsman, whose decision comes three years after his retirement from international ...

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Trent Boult ready to ‘crack on’ with Test cricket

WELLINGTON: After the heartbreak of losing the World Cup final to hosts England at Lord’s earlier this month, New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult is excited to get back to playing again – in a different format. The Black Caps will get back on the field for the first time ...

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