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New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Hamilton

McCullum rues New Zealand's running meltdown

Jan 15, 2015: New Zealand were guilty of cracking under the pressure created by the Sri Lanka fielders, Brendon McCullum said, after four run-outs in New Zealand's innings prevented his side from posting a competitive total

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Hamilton

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Hamilton

Dilshan, spinners, run outs foil NZ

Jan 15, 2015: Sri Lanka sauntered to their first victory of the New Zealand tour, after Tillakaratne Dilshan hit a breezy 116 on a fine batting surface at Seddon Park

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day

Williamson could be our greatest ever batter - McCullum

Jan 7, 2015: A double-century from Kane Williamson helped turn the Wellington Test and his focus has impressed captain Brendon McCullum

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Wellington

Better defence aiding McCullum's aggression

Jan 2, 2015: Brendon McCullum has said a better-rounded defence has allowed him to unlock his potential as an attacking batsman

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Wellington

A prolific year for batting captains

Jan 2, 2015: A year in which New Zealand shone, Test cricket produced results, and India's bowlers struggled

S Rajesh

Back in black

Jan 1, 2015: Away Test wins, rescue acts, ODI series victories against top teams and a captain leading by example: New Zealand have reasons to feel bullish

Andrew Alderson

NZ v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 4th day

McCullum's pride at New Zealand's record revival

Dec 29, 2014: In a sports ecosystem often dominated by the All Blacks, the New Zealand cricket team has begun to generate considerable buzz among the public ahead of their long home summer

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Hagley Oval

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum, the most destructive NZ batsman - McMillan

Dec 26, 2014: On a day when Brendon McCullum shattered New Zealand batting records, coach Craig McMillan has described him as the most destructive batsman to have played for his country

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Hagley Oval

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum takes flight once again

Dec 26, 2014: Brendon McCullum batted the only way he knows, giving full expression to his attacking instincts, and it came off like it often has in 2014

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Hagley Oval

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 1st day

33 sixes in a year, 26 runs in an over

Dec 26, 2014: Stats highlights from a frenetic day in Christchurch, where New Zealand scored at a run rate of 5.32 per over

S Rajesh

New Zealand v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Christchurch, 1st day

McCullum 195 flays Sri Lanka

Dec 26, 2014: Brendon McCullum KO-ed Sri Lanka on Boxing Day with the fastest century in New Zealand Test history

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

New Zealand news

McCullum mulls opener's role for World Cup

Dec 16, 2014: New Zealand's regular captain Brendon McCullum has suggested that he could play as an opener during the 2015 World Cup, even as the side look for a settled combination before the tournament in February-March

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricket's men of the year

Dec 10, 2014: Two courageous cricketers who, when faced with extreme tragedy, understood that the show must go on

Rob Steen

Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 4th day

New Zealand continue to build Test reputation

Nov 30, 2014: The win in Sharjah continues a terrific 2014 for New Zealand, which included home-and-away wins over West Indies and a home victory against India

Chandresh Narayanan

Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 3rd day

Williamson and McCullum build massive lead

Nov 29, 2014: New Zealand batted Pakistan out of the third and final Test in Sharjah, looting 388 runs on the third day for a lead of 286

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sharjah, 2nd day

Belligerent McCullum century flattens Pakistan

Nov 28, 2014: A typically belligerent century from Brendon McCullum broke the monotony of a sombre day and helped wipe off 164 runs after Mark Craig's seven wickets had pulled back Pakistan

The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Pakistan v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Sharjah

McCullum plays down Vettori risk

Nov 25, 2014: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is confident recalled left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori can handle the rigours of Test cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai, 5th day

'Wanted to keep Pakistan interested' - McCullum

Nov 21, 2014: Brendon McCullum was happy setting Pakistan 261 in 72 overs, in the hope that temptation might get the better of Misbah-ul-Haq's previously impervious side

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Dubai

'We can bounce back with small adjustments' - McCullum

Nov 16, 2014: New Zealand are looking to their series win in the West Indies for inspiration to bounce back from their heavy defeat in the first Test against Pakistan

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pakistan v NZ, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

McCullum eyes Pakistan blueprint

Nov 13, 2014: Brendon McCullum, the New Zealand captain, acknowledged that Pakistan played "the perfect Test" in Abu Dhabi but said that his team will "cop it on the chin"

ESPNcricinfo staff
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