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Friday, December 31 2021
Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo determined to give Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor a 'miserable' farewell

If your New Year's party is marred by a pesky guest who seems determined to spoil the fun, Bangladesh coach Russell Domingo can relate.

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Friday, December 31 2021
Ashes rocked as Australian batsman Travis Head contracts Covid-19

Australian cricket star Travis Head will miss the next Ashes test match in Sydney after contracting Covid-19.

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Friday, December 31 2021
South Africa's Quinton de Kock quits test cricket at age 29

South Africa wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock retired from test cricket today in a shock move announced just a few hours after he played in the defeat to India in the first test in Centurion.

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Thursday, December 30 2021
Ashes gone, can a 5-0 England series loss be far away?

England has been beaten 5-0 in an Ashes series only three times. On the evidence of Tuesday's innings defeat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, captain Joe Root's side could soon become the fourth.

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Wednesday, December 29 2021
Which cricketer would you have around for Christmas?

In this bonus episode of the BYC Podcast, the guys recap their best and worst moments of the cricketing year, discuss which cricketers they would have around for Christmas and the guys go over correspondence.

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Tuesday, December 28 2021
Black Caps batsman Devon Conway fails to fire on return from broken hand

Devon Conway's preparation for the first test against Bangladesh hasn't quite gone according to plan.

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Tuesday, December 28 2021
Australia's new Indigenous star Scott Boland makes history to win Ashes

Australia's Ashes-clinching hero Scott Boland was so nervous on his test cricket debut that he forgot to breathe.

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Tuesday, December 28 2021
Australia clinch Ashes with devastating victory in Melbourne

Australia retained the Ashes when James Anderson was bowled to bring down the curtain on a pathetic England batting performance that summed up this sorry tour.

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Sunday, December 26 2021
Awful England battered by Australia in lopsided day one of Boxing Day test at the MCG

Invited to bat first on a seaming pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, under-siege England slumped to 182 all out as Australia set sail to retain the Ashes.

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Sunday, December 26 2021
Former England cricket captain Ray Illingworth dies aged 89

Ray Illingworth, the last man to lead England to an unbeaten Ashes series win on Australian soil, has died. He was 89.

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Saturday, December 25 2021
England panics with multiple changes to team

England's Test line-up has been rocked by no fewer than four changes for the Boxing Day match in Melbourne tomorrow as the tourists desperately try to keep the Ashes series alive.

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Thursday, December 23 2021
I'm going to fight the fight' - Ajaz Patel puts rosy spin on future with Black Caps

Ajaz Patel has vowed to never concede the spin-bowling battle in New Zealand - even if it must feel like he's fighting a losing cause.

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Wednesday, December 22 2021
Black Caps drop Ajaz Patel from test squad to play Bangladesh

If you want to watch 10-wicket test hero Ajaz Patel play in New Zealand this summer, you might have to head out to a Central Districts domestic match.

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Tuesday, December 21 2021
England side cop fierce criticism from pundits following second Ashes defeat to Australia

The pain is only getting worse for England cricket captain Joe Root, after his side slumped to a second straight defeat in the Ashes series.

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Monday, December 20 2021
Australia breaks Buttler's stand as England's Ashes hopes burn

Australia moved one step closer to a series victory over England tonight when Jhye Richardson's five-wicket effort had the tourists clutching in the dark as twilight fell in the Adelaide day-night test.

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Monday, December 20 2021
Black Caps to tour Pakistan in 2022 and 2023

The Black Caps will tour Pakistan twice next season, the Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket have announced.

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Monday, December 20 2021
Darfield go top of Canterbury Country premier cricket over Christmas break

Sodden ground conditions meant only one game of country cricket was possible at the weekend, but Darfield took the opportunity to secure top spot over the Christmas break.

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Saturday, December 18 2021
Australia v England - The Ashes, second test, day three

Live updates from day three of the second Ashes test between Australia and England from Adelaide.

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Friday, December 17 2021
England limps to 17-2 after Australia declares at 473-9

Marnus Labuschagne became the first player to hit three centuries in day-night test matches while captain Steve Smith missed out on a ton as Australia strangled England with a powerful total of 473-9 declared in the second Ashes test on Friday.

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Thursday, December 16 2021
Australia dominate opening day of second Ashes test

Australia shrugged off the late withdrawal of new skipper Pat Cummins because of coronavirus concerns to dominate England on the opening day of the second Ashes test 

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Thursday, December 16 2021
Covid-19 rules Australian captain Pat Cummins out of second Ashes test

Pat Cummins has officially been ruled out of the second Ashes Test after he was identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.

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Wednesday, December 15 2021
Chris Cairns takes next rehab step

Former Black Caps all-rounder Chris Cairns has enjoyed his "best day of rehab yet" as he continues to recover from the life-threatening injuries he suffered four months ago.

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Wednesday, December 15 2021
Former Australian cricket star Michael Slater arrested by police, charged with breaching apprehended violence order

Former Australian test cricketer Michael Slater will appear in court today after allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order.

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Saturday, December 11 2021
England's cricketers fined 100 per cent of their match fee after Gabba defeat

England's cricketers have been fined 100 per cent of their match fees and penalised five World Test Championship points for slow over-rates during the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.

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Saturday, December 11 2021
Australia hold Ashes edge after another England collapse

Australia have taken a 1-0 series lead in the Ashes after England's batting order crumbled again on Saturday at the Gabba.

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Friday, December 10 2021
Resolute Joe Root leads England fightback against Australia in Ashes

England captain Joe Root and No 3 batter Dawid Malan have resurrected the first Ashes test, with the pair combining for an unbeaten 159-run partnership on day three.

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Thursday, December 09 2021
Australia v England - first Ashes test, day two

The South Australian batter brought up the third century of his Test career in 85 deliveries, pummelling England's hapless bowlers as the sun set over the Brisbane skyline.

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Wednesday, December 08 2021
England utterly embarrassed in Ashes carnage

England captain Joe Root won the toss, opted to bat and lost opener Rory Burns on the very first delivery of the Ashes series, a late swinging yorker from Australia paceman Mitchell Starc.

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Wednesday, December 08 2021
Brett Lee reveals girlfriend sledge is the best he's ever heard

Australian cricket great Brett Lee has revealed the "best sledge (he) ever heard" as he opened up on the role of banter in the game.

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Tuesday, December 07 2021
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson likely to miss two months with elbow injury

Kane Williamson has been ruled out of January's two tests against Bangladesh – and the Black Caps could also be without their skipper for their showdowns with Australia and South Africa.

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Tuesday, December 07 2021
 England fast bowler Jimmy Anderson to miss first Ashes test

England have made the big call to leave veteran fast bowler Jimmy Anderson out of the first Test in Brisbane.

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Tuesday, December 07 2021
India's heartwarming gift to Black Caps record-breaker Ajaz Patel

Ajaz Patel was left with "chills" down his spine after receiving a special souvenir from the Indian team following the Black Cap's historic innings last week.

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Monday, December 06 2021
Black Caps slump to record-breaking defeat in second test against India

Less than 48 hours after making history in Mumbai, the Black Caps are back in the record books.

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Sunday, December 05 2021
Australia confirm side for first Ashes test

New Australia captain Pat Cummins has confirmed batsman Travis Head and fast bowler Mitchell Starc will play in the first Ashes cricket test.

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Sunday, December 05 2021
Black Caps set for heavy defeat to India despite Ajaz Patel's 14 wickets

Another historic day for Ajaz Patel was not enough to prevent India from edging closer to a crushing second-test victory in Mumbai.

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Saturday, December 04 2021
Black Caps spinner Ajaz Patel makes cricket immortality with 10 wickets in innings against India

After picking up four wickets on the first day of the second test against India, Ajaz Patel said: "This is what dreams are made of."

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Saturday, December 04 2021
Black Caps embarrassed in record collapse after Ajaz Patel takes 10 wickets against India

The Black Caps completely wasted Ajaz Patel's historic 10-wicket performance in Mumbai, immediately slumping to their sixth-lowest test total – and the lowest ever recorded by any team in India

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Friday, December 03 2021
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson facing stint on sidelines after being ruled out of India test

A "devastated" Kane Williamson is facing a sustained period on the sidelines after a persistent elbow injury ruled him out of the second test against India.

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Thursday, December 02 2021
Eden Park will host Super Bash cricket over Auckland Anniversary weekend

There might be a distinct lack of international cricket at New Zealand's national stadium this summer but that hasn't stopped The Alternative Commentary Collective (ACC) team and Eden Park from devising a world first that will see hundreds (and potentially thousands) of balls disappear into the stands, but not at the hands of heroes such as the Dead Shark Eyes of Martin Guptill and The Little Lamb Jimmy Neesham but from everyday cricket sloggers.

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