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Day 2 of the first cricket test. New Zealand Black Caps v Sri Lanka. Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand. Sunday 16 December 2018 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Tom Latham brings up maiden double century for Black Caps in Sri Lanka Test

The huge knock has seen the hosts extend their first innings lead over the visitors.

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The Black Caps opener scored his seventh Test ton at the Basin Reserve.

Black Caps: Tom Latham passes 160 as NZ piles it on, on day 3 against Sri Lanka

New Zealand went to lunch 403/3 on day three in Wellington, 121 runs in front of the tourists.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson celebrates his century on Day 3 of the 3rd test match between New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa Proteas. International test match cricket. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Monday 27 March 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

'He's pretty good isn't he?' Tom Latham predicts Kane Williamson run-fest as cricket season begins

The Black Caps captain began the 2018/19 season with 91 from 93 balls against Sri Lanka yesterday, while Latham hit an unbeaten 121.

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Aaron Finch had to retire hurt after this shocker against India.

Aussie opener suffers gruesome finger injury after copping vicious blow to the hand

Aaron Finch had to retire hurt after this shocker against India.

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The Black Caps opener scored his seventh Test ton at the Basin Reserve.

Tom Latham's seventh Test century leaves Black Caps on top against Sri Lanka

New Zealand reached stumps at 311-2 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings of 282.

Kane Williamson batting.
Day 2 of the first cricket test. New Zealand Black Caps v Sri Lanka. Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand. 8 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Williamson and Latham put Black Caps in strong position at tea in first Sri Lanka test

Latham was 57 not out, Williamson 71 not out and New Zealand was 175-1 at the break.

Tom Latham ans Jeet Raval of the Black Caps  run a single during the 4th day of the second ANZ International Cricket Test match, New Zealand V Bangladesh, Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand, 23th January 2017.Copyright photo: John Davidson / www.photosport.nz

Jeet Raval falls last ball before lunch, Black Caps solid in reply to Sri Lanka's 282

New Zealand finished the morning session at 59/1, 223 runs behind the tourists in Wellington.

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The Indian skipper was 82 not out, as his side trail by 154 runs in the first innings.

Virat Kohli resists Australian charge as India fight back on day two in Perth

The Indian skipper was 82 not out, as his side trail by 154 runs in the first innings.

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Sri Lanka finished day one of the first Test with 275/9 after NZ opted to field after winning the toss.

Black Caps' Henry Nicholls makes stunning diving catch in day one of first Test against Sri Lanka

Tim Southee took 5-67 as New Zealand exploited an influential toss to contain Sri Lanka to 275-9 on day one of the first Test in Wellington.

New Zealand's bowler Tim Southee is congratulated on taking a wicket by teammate Henry Nicholls.  New Zealand Blackcaps v Bangladesh, International Cricket, Day 1 of the 1st test, Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand. Thursday, 12 January, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Sri Lanka fall apart after tea as Black Caps take control in Wellington

Sri Lanka finished day one of the first Test with 275-9 against the Black Caps at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.

The Black Caps celebrate a wicket against Sri Lanka

Black Caps made to work after lightning start against Sri Lanka

The tourists fought back to reach 73/3 at lunch on day one at the Basin Reserve.

Kane Williamson celebrates with team mates after taking a catch to dismiss Bairstow.
New Zealand Blackcaps v England. 1st day/night test match. Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Day 5, Monday 26 March 2018. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

'It's about playing our best and smart cricket' - Black Caps ignore favourites tag against Sri Lanka

NZ will play a two-Test home series against a Sri Lanka team in disarray.

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The New Zealand paceman has warned against selecting an all-pace attack for the first Test against Sri Lanka, saying the Basin Reserve surface can often be deceptive on day one.

Black Caps paceman Tim Southee warns against omitting spinner for first Test at the Basin Reserve

Including Ajaz Patel will give NZ the best chance of beating Sri Lanka.

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Tim Southee says sweeping Sri Lanka and moving up to second in the world rankings would be nice recognition, but the team is not speaking about it.

Black Caps not speaking about potential to be second in world Test rankings

Tim Southee admitted it would be nice recognition for team's form over a number of years.

Shane Watson celebrates his IPL century.

Shane Watson refuses to set retirement date ahead of Big Bash season

Watson is aware his time in the game is winding down and since his retirement from international cricket in 2016, he has eked out a living travelling the world as a T20 gun for hire.

Brendon McCullum bats for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League.

Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson headline Kiwis up for grabs in IPL auction

346 cricketers are shortlisted in this year's auction which takes place on Devember 18.

Akila Dananjaya appeals during the second Test against England at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

In-form Sri Lankan spinner banned for illegal bowling action, will miss Test series against Black Caps

Akila Dananjaya has been suspended by the ICC for exceeding the 15 degrees level of tolerance.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Henry Nicholls of the Sydney Thunder bats during the Big Bash League semi-final match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval on January 21, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Big Bash League scrapping coin toss, replacing it with 'hills or flats' bat flip

Kim McConnie, the head of the league, says the change "reflects what BBL is about."

Kane Williamson celebrates his century.
New Zealand Blackcaps v England. 1st day/night test match. Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Day 2, Friday 23 March 2018. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Kane Williamson moved to second in Test batting rankings, Henry Nicholls into top 10

The pair helped NZ to a series win over Pakistan last week.

India appeal against Australia's Peter Handscomb

Virtual Eye company hit back at Australian DRS criticism: 'It's bloody marginal'

Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon have fired shots at the Decision Review System after their 31-run loss to India.

Brendon McCullum of the Brisbane Heat

Brendon McCullum axed as captain at Big Bash League club

The Brisbane Heat have made the change as part of a master plan, coach Dan Vettori said.

Will Somerville celebrates a wicket against Pakistan

Will Somerville dropped, Will Young given maiden call-up as Black Caps name side to face Sri Lanka

Gary Stead named a 13-man squad for Saturday's first Test in Wellington.

Neil Wagner, New Zealand Black Caps v Pakistan, Second Test, Day 2, Dubai Cricket Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 24 November 2018, Copyright Image: Yasir Nisar / www.photosport.nz

Buoyant Black Caps could rocket to second in world Test rankings with home series win

The Black Caps will face Sri Lanka in two Tests in Wellington and Christchurch starting this weekend.

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Ajaz Patel and Will Somerville shone in their first international appearances against Pakistan.

Black Caps coach welcomes spinner selection headache ahead of home Test series with Sri Lanka

Will Somerville, Ajaz Patel and Ish Sodhi are vying to play in Wellington.

Australian players congratulate teammate's Nathan Lyon and Peter Handscomb after dismissing India's Rohit Sharma on day four during the first cricket test between Australia and India in Adelaide, Australia,Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/James Elsby)

India set Australia record chase to win opening Test

The hosts need 323 to take a 1-0 series lead in Adelaide.

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Gary Stead's first tour in charge of the Black Caps saw a famous win over Pakistan.

Black Caps coach hails NZ's 'never say die attitude' after meteoric first tour

Gary Stead's first tour in charge of the Black Caps saw a famous win over Pakistan.

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Ajaz Patel and Will Somerville shone in their first international appearances against Pakistan.

'It's a good place to be in' - Black Caps torn as spinner conundrum takes a turn

Gary Stead has five spin options to chose from when the Black Caps face Sri Lanka next week.

India appeal against Australia's Peter Handscomb

Virat Kohli booed by Aussie fans as India build on first Test lead in second innings

The tourists boasted a 166-run lead at stumps on Saturday, having reached 3-151 in their second innings.

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