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Tuesday, June 28 2022
Daryl Mitchell continues record-breaking form, equals Sir Donald Bradman record

Black Caps batsman Daryl Mitchell has set a stunning cricketing record the world hasn't seen since Sir Donald Bradman — but he would not have been in the celebrating mood at stumps on Day 2.

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Tuesday, June 28 2022
Late wickets leave Black Caps in trouble in third test

The plot in the England-New Zealand test cricket series kept weaving like the beer snake extending across the majority of Headingley's Western Terrace.

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Tuesday, June 28 2022
 England put Black Caps in familiar danger on fourth day of third test at Headingley

The synonym jar is almost empty to describe the narrow margins in the cricket test series between England and New Zealand.

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Saturday, June 25 2022
 England take first day honours as Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell rescue scorecard once again

By Andrew Alderson at Headingley

A case of déjà vu for New Zealand on the opening day of the third dead-rubber cricket test against England at Headingley.

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Saturday, June 25 2022
Henry Nicholls suffers one of cricket's unluckiest dismissals

Stumps, first day, third test: NZ 225/5

Black Caps batsman Henry Nicholls has suffered one of the unluckiest dismissals in test cricket history.

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Thursday, June 23 2022
Otago all-rounder Michael Rippon selection a rare phenomena in New Zealand cricket

Otago all-rounder Michael Rippon has become the rarest of phenomena in New Zealand cricket with his naming for the limited overs series against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.

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Thursday, June 23 2022
 England captain Ben Stokes in doubt for third test against Black Caps

Concern whirls around whether England captain Ben Stokes will be fit for the third cricket test against New Zealand starting tomorrow night at Headingley.

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Thursday, June 23 2022
The Black Caps' challenges at Headingley

A tribute to Don Neely features this week, Jeremy goes in to bat for women's test matches, Michael Vaughan reminds us of the challenges of Headingley, Gavin Larsen explains the white ball selections and in 'Remember This' we go back to the 2019 World Cup.

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Monday, June 20 2022
How Brendon McCullum changed the culture of England cricket - in just two weeks

He is only two weeks into a four year contract but already Brendon McCullum has changed England's approach to Test cricket by saying very little and urging his players to enjoy themselves.

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Monday, June 20 2022
New Zealand cricket great Don Neely dies, aged 86

Former Black Caps selector and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) president Don Neely has passed away, aged 86, prompting an outpouring of tributes from the cricket world.

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Monday, June 20 2022
 England post record-breaking ODI demolition of the Netherlands

England broke their own world record for the highest total in one-day international cricket by smashing 498-4 to set up a 232-run win over the Netherlands.

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Friday, June 17 2022
IPL fetches staggering media rights for over $6 billion

US media giant Walt Disney and India's Reliance Industries have won the broadcasting rights for the Indian Premier League for more than US$6 billion (NZ$9.61b), making the Twenty20 cricket competition one of the most lucrative sports leagues in the world in terms of cost per game.

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Friday, June 17 2022
 Devon Conway joins Michael Bracewell in Covid-19 isolation

By Andrew Alderson on New Zealand's cricket tour of England

Devon Conway has contracted Covid-19 and will isolate for five days from his Black Caps teammates, as per team protocol.

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Friday, June 17 2022
Michael Vaughan on Black Caps' performance against England

While England celebrate a test victory at Trent Bridge and a series win, former England captain Michael Vaughan joins us in a post-mortem on New Zealands performance.

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Tuesday, June 14 2022
Daryl Mitchell and Tom Blundell lead Black Caps to massive total on day two

By Andrew Alderson at Trent Bridge

New Zealand delivered a blueprint of ruthless determination and a sense of unfinished business to reach 553 on the second day of the second cricket test against England at Nottingham.

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Tuesday, June 14 2022
Black Caps v England, second test, day three

All the action from day three of the second test between the Black Caps and England.

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Tuesday, June 14 2022
Joe Root and Ollie Pope lead England in fight back against Black Caps with impressive knock on day three

By Andrew Alderson at Trent Bridge

"Dah, dah-dah, dah-dah-dah-dah, dah-dah-dah-dah, Joe Roo-t."

 

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Saturday, June 11 2022
All you need to know ahead of the second Black Caps v England test - start time, odds, how to watch, live streaming

Schedule

New Zealand v England, from 10pm, Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

The series is still alive!

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Saturday, June 11 2022
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson ruled out of second England test due to Covid-19

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson will miss the second cricket test against England in Nottingham starting tonight, after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Thursday, June 09 2022
Black Caps all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme out for 10-12 weeks

By Andrew Alderson in London

There is a yes-no-wait scenario on the selection front for the New Zealand test cricket team ahead of the second match starting Friday night at Nottingham.

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Thursday, June 09 2022
 Brendon McCullum's simple approach that inspired England to comeback test win

England cricket great James Anderson says new coach Brendon McCullum's positivity helped the side win the first test over the Black Caps.

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Thursday, June 09 2022
Four debutants named as White Ferns look to youth for Commonwealth Games squad

The White Ferns have named four debutants in their Commonwealth Games squad, confirming the youth movement suggested when several senior players were last month axed from the contract list.

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Saturday, June 04 2022
Ben Stokes pays touching tribute to father, hospitalised legend Graham Thorpe

New England captain Ben Stokes opened his tenureship by showing his support for former England batsman and assistant coach Graham Thorpe who remains seriously ill.

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Saturday, June 04 2022
England spinner Jack Leach forced to withdraw from New Zealand test after suffering concussion

Jack Leach has withdrawn from England's first test match of the summer after displaying concussion symptoms following a dive to save the ball from the boundary.

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Thursday, June 02 2022
 Black Caps set for unique tour of Australia

The Black Caps will tour Australia in September for the first time with a spring ODI series in Cairns revealed today.

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Thursday, June 02 2022
Trent Boult ruled unlikely for Black Caps first test against England a Lord's

The Black Caps have confirmed a 15 -player squad to face England in the upcoming three-test series, with the addition of Michael Bracewell as 16th man for the first test starting at Lord's in London on Thursday.

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Thursday, June 02 2022
Red faces at Lord's as thousands snub Black Caps-England test

Lord's is facing the embarrassment of thousands of empty seats for its specially dedicated Queen's Platinum Jubilee Test between England and New Zealand.

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