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New Zealand vs South Africa: Captain Dean Elgar banks on shaken Proteas bouncing back in must-win second Test
Elgar's men are in danger of becoming the first South Africa team to lose a series to New Zealand when the second and final Test begins Friday at Christchurch's Hagley Oval.
A draw in Christchurch would give New Zealand a historic first series win against South Africa in 17 attempts, while victory would not only complete a 2-0 series sweep but it would see them dislodge Australia at the top of the world rankings.
India vs New Zealand: 'Humbling experience', Twitter reacts to visitors' 2-0 series defeat as performance raises questions
New Zealand registered their sixth straight Test series win at home as they defeated World No 1 India by seven wickets in second Test to complete a series sweep
India vs New Zealand: 'We need to accept we were not good enough', concedes captain Virat Kohli after 2-0 Test series loss to Black Caps
Kohli said, 'We accept it upfront and if we have to win away from home, we have to do that. No excuses, just learning moving forward. In Tests, we weren't able to play the cricket we wanted to.'
India vs New Zealand: Kiwis win second Test by seven wickets as Virat Kohli's World No 1 side crashes to 2-0 series defeat
A solid 120 points took New Zealand's tally to 180 even as India stayed on top with 360 points courtesy their series wins against the lowly West Indies, depleted South Africa and a below-par Bangladesh.
India vs New Zealand: Jasprit Bumrah says team doesn't play 'blame game' after batting lets visitors down on Day 2
Bumrah said he has faith in Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari's ability to push the opposition hard on the third day even though it will be easier said than done
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test in Christchurch, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Blundell steer Kiwis to 63/0 at stumps
Latest Updates, 2nd Test, Day 1 India vs New Zealand: That's stumps on Day 1. And all the three sessions today belonged to the hosts. They bundled out visitors for 242 and then Latham and Blundell made sure Kiwis did not lose any wicket till the close of play. India would be very disappointed. Nothing went there way today starting from toss. Kiwis 63/0 in 23 overs in first innngs so far, trail by 179 runs.
India vs New Zealand: Trent Boult says Hagley Oval pitch will offer more assistance to seamers than Basin Reserve Track
Boult also gave indications that Kyle Jamieson, after his match-winning all-round performance at the Basin, will be preferred over left-arm orthodox bowler Ajaz Patel
India vs New Zealand: More substance, less flamboyance, BJ Watling's way to play five days of Test cricket
While batting in the lower middle-order, Watling's rearguard actions have bailed the Blackcaps out of a hole on many occasions
India vs New Zealand: Bouncer challenge awaits Indian batsmen as Neil Wagner joins Kiwi pace attack for Christchurch Test
Come Saturday, the Virat Kohlis, Cheteshwar Pujaras and Ajinkya Rahanes will face an even tougher test on a green top at the Hagley Oval where the Black Caps have won all but one Test.
India vs New Zealand: We will look to exploit sideways movement against Virat Kohli, says Tom Latham
Virat Kohli will be itching to bounce back in the second Test and the best chance for New Zealand will be to exploit the sideways movement which can spell trouble for the Indian captain, feels opener Tom Latham.
India vs New Zealand: Ajinkya Rahane's mantra for 2nd Test — show more intent and negate angles created by Kiwi pacers
Ajinkya Rahane wants to take on the New Zealand pace battery with more intent in the second Test and his foolproof strategy includes countering the awkward angles which became a nightmare for Indian batsmen during the first Test at the Basin Reserve.
India A vs New Zealand A: Visitors left with uphill task to save first 'Test' after hosts pile up mammoth first innings total on third day
At the close of play, India A's Priyank Panchal and Shubman Gill were batting on 67 and 33, respectively.
India A vs New Zealand A: Shubman Gill keeps visitors afloat as Kiwis grab opening day honours in first 'Test'
The 20-year-old Gill, seen as one with a bright future, found an able ally in skipper Hanuma Vihari (51), and the duo added 119 runs for the fourth wicket to steady the ship.
In Boult, world cricket has a gem that should be appreciated before he departs.
Centuries from Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls put New Zealand in line for a defining victory over Sri Lanka Friday in the second Test with a 659-run second innings lead and the tourists losing early wickets in their record chase.
Lakmal is a reward of Sri Lanka Cricket's policy of investing in outstation cricket. He is the first Test cricketer from Hambantota. From humble beginnings, he has gone onto lead his country and has emerged as the country's premier fast bowler.
Highlights, ICC U-19 World Cup 2018, Pakistan vs South Africa, Super League Quarter-Final Full Score: Pakistan seal semi-final spot
Live scores of the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018 Super League Quarter-Final between Pakistan and South Africa.
Corey Anderson said, "You go from playing domestic cricket to playing international cricket it's a big step but it's a step that is necessary."
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