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Tuesday, November 30 2021
Rachin Ravindra lives out childhood dream as Black Caps hold on for thrilling draw against India

When Rachin Ravindra had, after 91 balls, finally seen off the fearsome Indian attack and steered the Black Caps to a famous draw, it dawned on him that he had just lived out a childhood dream.

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Tuesday, November 30 2021

Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin says his team have "no complaints" after falling one wicket short of victory against the Black Caps in a thrilling first test in Kanpur.

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Monday, November 29 2021
Captain Kane Williamson hails Black Caps' fight after gutsy draw in first test against India

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson has hailed "the beauty of test cricket" after his side held on for a nailbiting draw on the final day of the first test against India in Kanpur.

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Monday, November 29 2021
Black Caps cling on for stunning draw against India in first test

Under the cover of a dimly lit Kanpur sky, the Black Caps pulled off one of New Zealand cricket's greatest heists.

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Sunday, November 28 2021
Black Caps face fearsome challenge to beat India on final day of first test

Oh to be a touring cricket team in India, where you can play exceptionally well for four days yet still need to produce something special on the fifth to claim victory.

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Saturday, November 27 2021
Black Caps collapse as India show class on day three of first test

It took until the third day but New Zealand were finally sent into a spin in the first test against India.

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Saturday, November 27 2021
Australian cricket legends blast appointment of Steve Smith as test vice-captain

Cricket Australia may have forgiven Steve Smith's role in the Cape Town ball tampering scandal but several Aussie cricket legends have shown the tough path he still has to travel.

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Saturday, November 27 2021

Polarising India star Ravichandran Ashwin has debuted a bizarre new tactic during India's Test clash with New Zealand.

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Thursday, November 25 2021
Kyle Jamieson shines but Black Caps struggle as India control opening day of first test

If there were any lingering doubts about Kyle Jamieson being a flat-track bully, consider them quashed.

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Wednesday, November 24 2021
Barmy Army fries Tim Paine in X-rated chant for Brisbane Test

The Barmy Army is coming for Tim Paine this summer. The cricketer made the decision to stand down from the Australian captaincy last week as a result of a bombshell lewd texting scandal being exposed.

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Wednesday, November 24 2021
Dressing room fury leaves Cricket Australia fighting wildfire

Cricket Australia is reportedly fighting a fire on multiple fronts as it continues to reel following the shock resignation of former test captain Tim Paine.

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Wednesday, November 24 2021
What happens next in the Aussie cricket soap opera?

Welcome to the BYC. A celebration of sorts today as we celebrate the passing of a million downloads for our podcast.

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Wednesday, November 24 2021
New-look Black Caps set to face toughest test against India

The Black Caps' second World Test Championship campaign begins this afternoon, and with it comes the dawn of a new era behind the stumps.

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Tuesday, November 23 2021
Ross Taylor returns as Black Caps face tough start to World Test Championship title defence against India

Five months ago, Ross Taylor completed one of the greatest accomplishments in his cricket career, hitting the winning runs as New Zealand won the World Test Championship.

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Monday, November 22 2021
Tim Paine's brother-in-law sent explicit messages to same woman

The principal of a South Australian school where Tim Paine's brother-in-law works says he had no idea of his alleged involvement in a sexting scandal when he was hired.

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Sunday, November 21 2021
Former Australian cricket captain Tim Paine drops bomb about coach in explosive tell-all

Tim Paine has revealed Australian men's cricket coach Justin Langer tried to convince him to remain captain, despite news of the wicketkeeper's lewd text message scandal about to emerge.

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Sunday, November 21 2021
100 days out - How the teams are tracking

The 2022 Cricket World Cup is 100 days away from the best female players in the world embarking on New Zealand shores next March.

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Saturday, November 20 2021
Cricket Australia's damning new Tim Paine revelation

Cricket Australia has admitted it made a mistake to not disclose Tim Paine's sexting scandal earlier and if it happened today, Paine would not have been elevated to the captaincy in the first place.

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Saturday, November 20 2021
Australian cricket is a global laughing stock

The world's media is mercilessly feeding off Tim Paine's sexting scandal as Australian cricket continues to spiral following Friday's bombshell.

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Saturday, November 20 2021

Black Caps captain Tim Southee has admitted the team's hectic schedule has impacted the side's ability to train and better adapt to trying conditions in India after it suffered a T20 series loss this morning.

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Friday, November 19 2021

First the World Cup was lost, now the consolation prize. The Black Caps this morning slumped to a seven-wicket defeat by India in Ranchi, dropping the series with a game to spare.

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Friday, November 19 2021
Cricket Tasmania reveals theft charges after Tim Paine sexting scandal

Cricket Tasmania has revealed the former employee at the centre of a sexting scandal involving Australian wicketkeeper Tim Paine had charges of theft laid against her in 2018 and had her position with the organisation terminated.

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Friday, November 19 2021

Tim Paine has stood down as Australian Test captain after it emerged he had been investigated by Cricket Australia following a sexting scandal.

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Friday, November 19 2021

Mark Chapman couldn't remember when he last played a competitive cricket match. The memory lapse was understandable - it was April 1, the third T20 international against Bangladesh at Eden Park, when Chapman made 0 not out without facing a ball.

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Thursday, November 18 2021
Mark Chapman ends 230-day wait in style in Black Caps' loss to India

Mark Chapman couldn't remember when he last played a competitive cricket match. The memory lapse was understandable - it was April 1, the third T20 international against Bangladesh at Eden Park, when Chapman made 0 not out without facing a ball.

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Thursday, November 18 2021
Black Caps' T20 series with India exposes cricketing farce

There's no time for recuperation for New Zealand's cricketers.

Less than three days after Monday morning's loss to Australia in the T20 World Cup final, the Black Caps have suffered a five-wicket defeat to India in a 20-over contest at Jaipur.

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Wednesday, November 17 2021
Black Caps v India, first T20

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will miss this week's three-game T20 series against India as he prioritises preparing for the test series starting on November 25 in Kanpur.

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Wednesday, November 17 2021
Misery loves company

Welcome to the BYC Podcast. The most comprehensive, in-depth, and informed discussion you will find in the great game of cricket.

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Wednesday, November 17 2021
England dressing room routinely called non-white players 'Kevin', claims Azeem Rafiq

Azeem Rafiq has publicly accused ex-England stars Gary Ballance and Alex Hales of using the name "Kevin" in a racist way during his bombshell evidence to MPs.

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Wednesday, November 17 2021
India take tight finish as Black Caps fail to shake off hangover

Three days after being thumped in a World Cup final by their biggest rivals, this loss will sting a little less for the Black Caps.

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Tuesday, November 16 2021
Kane Williamson to miss Black Caps' T20 series against India

Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will miss this week's three-game T20 series against India as he prioritises preparing for the test series starting on November 25 in Kanpur.

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Monday, November 15 2021

Four members of the Black Caps Twenty20 World Cup squad are set to earn nearly six figures despite not playing a game at the tournament.

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Monday, November 15 2021

Black Caps coach Gary Stead has highlighted two factors which contributed to his side's Twenty20 World Cup final defeat to Australia.

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Monday, November 15 2021
Black Caps miss out on a million but still add to bumper 2021 earnings

The Black Caps squad may have won over a million dollars in prize money from their performances at the T20 World Cup in Dubai, but missed out on a million more with their loss this morning.

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Saturday, November 13 2021
Australia's David Warner accused of bad sportsmanship at T20 World Cup

Indian cricket legend Gautam Gambhir has been roundly slammed after he accused David Warner of a "shameful" act against the spirit of the game during Australia's semi-final win over Pakistan at the T20 World Cup.

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Friday, November 12 2021
How New Zealand shed plucky losers tag to become best all-round team in cricket

"Job finished? I don't think so."

Jimmy Neesham's response to a picture of New Zealand's winning moment in the semi-final against England was revealing. In the photo, Neesham is rooted in his chair.

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Friday, November 12 2021

The Black Caps and White Ferns cricket teams have finalised a summer schedule which sees both sides face off against some of their fiercest rivals.

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Friday, November 12 2021
BYC Podcast - It's time for the Black Caps to stand up to the bully at T20 World Cup

Today on the BYC Podcast, the guys review all of the action-packed semifinals at the T20 World Cup in Dubai. The team also preview the highly anticipated final between the Black Caps and old foe Australia and whether it's time to finally stand up to the big bully across the ditch.

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Friday, November 12 2021
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan was in intensive care hours before World Cup semifinal

A photo of Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan lying in a hospital bed has emerged following Thursday's thrilling T20 World Cup semi-final loss to Australia.

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Thursday, November 11 2021
Black Caps batsman Devon Conway ruled out of World Cup final with broken hand

Star Black Caps batsman Devon Conway has been ruled out of Monday's T20 World Cup final after sustaining a broken hand during his side's semifinal victory over England.

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Thursday, November 11 2021
Australia beat Pakistan to book place in T20 World Cup final against New Zealand

Australia has pulled off a miracle run chase to qualify for the final of the T20 World Cup against the Black Caps thanks to some heroic hitting at the death.

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Thursday, November 11 2021
England captain Eoin Morgan reveals what went wrong in semifinal defeat to Black Caps

England captain Eoin Morgan has pinpointed the 17th over as where his side lost their way against the Black Caps. The Black Caps claimed a five-wicket victory over England in their Twenty20 World Cup semifinal in Abu Dhabi, but they needed a brilliant comeback to do so.

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Wednesday, November 10 2021
Black Caps v England, semifinal

Another final, another thrilling way to reach it. The Black Caps surged late to beat England with an over to spare and advance to their first Twenty20 World Cup final.

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Wednesday, November 10 2021
The Black Caps are actually really good?

Today on the BYC Podcast, the guys preview the upcoming semifinals in the T20 World Cup. The team discusses their thoughts on New Zealand actually being a bloody good team and their angst towards the Australian outfit.

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Wednesday, November 10 2021
Top-flight bowling and fielding on a big ground - New Zealand are a threat

England are favourites to progress to World Cup final but may need to tweak their game plan against the Black Caps, writes Tim Wigmore of the Telegraph who looks at the key areas ahead of Thursday morning's Twenty20 semifinal.

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Tuesday, November 09 2021
Jason Roy's injury gives England unorthodox opportunity to strengthen their bowling resources against Black Caps

Jason Roy's injury does not merely deprive England of an outstanding opening batsman. It also deprives them of a player who is the standard-bearer for England's entire philosophy as a team.

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Tuesday, November 09 2021
What happens if tie-breaking history repeats for Black Caps and England?

If, like me, you've been grappling with nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety and insomnia ever since the Black Caps booked a T20 World Cup semifinal against England on Monday, I have good news for you - cricket laws have changed since the 14th of July, 2019.

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Monday, November 08 2021
NZME secures audio rights for Black Caps' tour of Australia

New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME) has secured audio rights for coverage of the Black Caps' tour to Australia. NZME's Gold AM network will run live commentary led by New Zealand's voice of cricket Bryan Waddle and his co-commentator Jeremy Coney.

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Monday, November 08 2021
Back Caps make the final four once again

Welcome to another special T20 World Cup edition of the BYC. It's been a big weekend for the Black Caps. This morning they confirmed their place in the semifinals, but before we get there let's rewind to Friday night where they eased past the might of Namibia.

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Monday, November 08 2021
Abu Dhabi curator Mohan Singh found dead ahead of T20 World Cup match

The head curator of Sheikh Zayed Stadium in the United Arab Emirates died hours before New Zealand's T20 World Cup match against Afghanistan at the Abu Dhabi venue on Sunday night (NZT).

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Friday, November 05 2021
Black Caps one win away from semifinals after win over Namibia

A late batting blitz has put the Black Caps within a game of the Twenty20 World Cup semifinals. Forced to bat first in Sharjah after losing the toss, the Black Caps looked in a spot of bother against lowly Namibia, having trudged their way through to 96-4 after 16 overs.

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Friday, November 05 2021
T20's greatest ever batsman Chris Gayle departs stage after West Indies elimination

It was the end of West Indies in this World Cup - the defending champions have been the biggest disappointment of it - when they lost by 21 runs to Sri Lanka, and no doubt the end of Chris Gayle, the greatest T20 batsman, at least so far as his international career is concerned.

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Thursday, November 04 2021
How exhausted Martin Guptill led Black Caps to victory over Scotland

Don't expect to see Martin Guptill doing any voluntary training ahead of the Black Caps' next game at the Twenty20 World Cup. Guptill was New Zealand's match-winner in their 16-run win over Scotland, a victory which puts them two wins away from progressing into the semifinals.

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Thursday, November 04 2021
Black Caps name Test squad for upcoming India series

The Black Caps will begin the defence of their ICC World Test Championship title without the services of two of its best players, after Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme ruled themselves out of the upcoming series against India.

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Wednesday, November 03 2021
Martin Guptill shines as Black Caps take down Scotland

Hunched over in sheer exhaustion, head down, leaning on his bat to steady his wobbly legs, Martin Guptill picked himself up and wearily prepared for the next ball.

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Wednesday, November 03 2021
BYC podcast - Can anyone stop England?

Welcome to the 50th episode of this iteration of The BYC. As it's the only time Paul Ford has cracked 50 in any form of cricket, he'll no doubt be cracking open a few outrageously priced Wellington craft beers in the clubrooms tonight and regaling his teammates with some of his best lines from the show.

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Monday, November 01 2021
Is Kane Williamson living rent free in Virat Kohli's head?

On this episode of the BYC Podcast, the guys discuss New Zealand's emphatic win against India in the T20 World Cup. Comprehensive. What a time to be alive. Virat Kohli must be sick of the damn sight of New Zealanders.

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Monday, November 01 2021
Darfield and Cheviot dominant in latest round of country cricket

Strong wins for Darfield and Cheviot cemented their places at the top of country cricket at the weekend, while Oxford-Rangiora and Lincoln remained rooted at the bottom.

At Mainpower Oval, the young and talented Cheviot Magpies dominated the winless Oxford-Rangiora in round five of the CRV Ambreed Country Premier One Day 2021/22 competition on Saturday.

On a batsman-friendly first-class track, Cheviot made the most of winning the toss, racking up 237/4 in their allotted 45 overs.

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Monday, November 01 2021
World reacts to Black Caps' World Cup group stage victory over India

The Black Caps have stunned the cricketing world once again, this time after inflicting a second-straight Twenty20 World Cup defeat on India, leaving the side on the verge of elimination.

Fast bowler Trent Boult and leg-spinner Ish Sodhi shared five wickets to restrict India to 110/7 after being invited to bat first in the Super 12 clash in Dubai.

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