New Zealand Cricket fan banned for two years after admitting to racial abuse of England's Jofra Archer
NZC filed a complaint with the police after failing to conclusively identify a spectator who, as Archer explained on social media, had racially abused him during play on the final day of the first test at the Bay Oval in November
New Zealand vs England: Rain brings early end to second Test with two sessions washed out, hosts win series
Williamson and Taylor's unbroken 213-run partnership — New Zealand's best for the third wicket against England — had steered them 140 runs ahead before rain interrupted play after the lunch break.
New Zealand vs England, Highlights, 2nd Test Day 5 at Hamilton, Full Cricket Score: Hosts clinch series after rain forces draw
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New Zealand vs England: Visitors in strong position on Day 4 as New Zealand reach 96/2 in second Test
Williamson was on 37, while Taylor was 31 as New Zealand head into the final day still facing a five-run deficit after England were dismissed in their first innings for 476, with Joe Root breaking out of a prolonged slump with a majestic 226.
New Zealand vs England: Joe Root, Rory Burns score tons, take visitors to striking distance of Kiwis' total
Joe Root, who had not scored a Test century since early February and was averaging just 27.10 this year prior to his current innings, was on 114 at stumps with Ollie Pope and England trailing by 106 runs to New Zealand’s 375.
New Zealand vs England: Kiwis take control of second Test with two qucik wickets after posting 375 on Day 2
Tim Southee and Matt Henry took a wicket each as New Zealand reduced the tourists to 39-2 and took control of the second Test by the close of play on the second day at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Saturday.
New Zealand vs England: Tom Latham's century puts visitors on back foot on rain-shortened opening day of second Test
New Zealand had been 37-2 after the dismissal of captain Kane Williamson (4) just before the first drinks break. Latham and Taylor repaired the innings with a century partnership from 184 balls, adding 87 runs for the loss of only Taylor's wicket during the second session.
Jofra Archer, who was born in Barbados and represents England, tweeted that he had found it 'a bit disturbing' to hear racial insults coming from one person in the crowd while he was batting.
New Zealand vs England: Visiting coach Chris Silverwood to head home early due to family bereavement
The ongoing tour of New Zealand is Chris Silverwood’s first in charge of the England team since taking over from Trevor Bayliss after the drawn Ashes series.
New Zealand vs England: Hosts suffer double injury blow as Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme are ruled out of second Test
Trent Boult suffered a rib strain during the first Test at Mount Maunganui which New Zealand won by an innings and 65 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. He bowled only one over in the second innings before leaving the field.
New Zealand vs England: Joe Root feels captaincy has no adverse effect on his batting, needs to find rhythm back
Root underwhelmed with the bat in England’s defeat by New Zealand in the first test at Mount Maunganui on Monday, scoring two runs in the first innings and 11 in the second as the tourists were trounced by an innings and 65 runs.
New Zealand vs England: Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson apologises to Jofra Archer after being racially abused in first Test
Archer has alleged that one spectator hurled racial insults at him at the end of the first Test, which England lost by an innings and 65 runs on Monday. His assertion prompted New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to offer an apology and start an investigation.
New Zealand vs England: Ashley Giles says England teammates will rally around Jofra Archer after speedster's racial abuse claims
Jofra Archer’s England team mates will rally round the fast bowler after he reported being racially abused by a spectator during a Test match against New Zealand, team director Ashley Giles said on Tuesday.
New Zealand vs England: Application, patience sealed Test win for the hosts, says captain Kane Williamson
The main difference between New Zealand and England appeared to be patience and decision-making, with Kiwis' middle order prepared to wait for the right ball to put away and build their innings.
New Zealand vs England: Jofra Archer 'disgusted' by racial abuse directed at him during final day of first Test; NZC tenders apology
England cricketer Jofra Archer has claimed that he was racially abused during the final day of the first Test against New Zealand at the Bay Oval cricket ground in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.
New Zealand vs England: Neil Wagner claims five-wicket haul as Black Caps tame visitors to clinch innings victory in first Test
Wagner took three wickets in 17 balls for one run as England collapsed from 132-5 to 138-8 before tea, then broke a 59-run ninth-wicket partnership between Jofra Archer and Sam Curran after they had threatened to thwart the hosts.
New Zealand vs England: Jos Buttler praises BJ Watling and Mitchell Santner, says Black Caps showed value of playing a 'very patient game'
England batter Jos Buttler said that New Zealand played a very patient game with the bat.
New Zealand vs England: BJ Watling, Mitchell Santner put up dominant display to leave visitors on shaky ground in first Test
Watling became the first New Zealand wicket-keeper to score a Test double century and batted longer than any Kiwi gloveman before him. All-rounder Mitchell Santner added a maiden century and the pair shared a record 261-run seventh wicket partnership which allowed New Zealand to declare after tea at 615-9, 262 ahead on the first innings.
Highlights, New Zealand vs England, 1st Test, Day 4 at Mount Maunganui, Full cricket score: Watling, Santner give hosts upper hand
Follow the score and updates from the fourth day of the first Test between New Zealand and England at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui.
New Zealand vs England: Joe Root and Co can take pride in their hard work, great attitude, feels coach Chris Silverwood
England head coach Chris Silverwood has said that his team showed a 'great attitude' and put a lot of efforts on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand.