Cricket

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Cricket has new a new shot – a  half sweep, half slog, much to the delight of the commentary team.

Video: Commentators lose it as Steve Smith invents new cricket shot called the 'swog' in IPL

It's a half sweep, half slog and it was much to the delight of this commentary team.

IPL clash between Royal Challengers and Sunrisers rained out

Both teams shared one point each after match officials decided to abandon the game with rain continuing to fall.

Watch: Sportsmanship! Neil Wagner withdraws run-out appeal after tackling English county batsman

The Black Caps bowler is being praised for showing the spirit of cricket.

Injury prone trio return as Black Caps name Champions Trophy squad

Mitchell McClenaghan, Adam Milne and Corey Anderson all return to the ODI side for June's tournament in England.

Watch: Blazing Colin de Grandhomme obliterates Royal Challengers' tail end for record IPL collapse

The Kiwi all-rounder snagged three wickets for just four runs as Bangalore were all out for 49 against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Watch: Brendon McCullum ignites Gujarat Lions' winning chase with fiery opening IPL stanza

The former Black Caps captain smoked 33 runs off just 17 balls as his side went about chasing down Kolkata’s target of 187.

Watch: 'BANG!' Kane Williamson destroys Delhi bowlers with sixes galore in first IPL outing for 2017

Williamson guided Sunrisers Hyderabad to a 15 run win over the Daredevils with a masterful knock of 89 off 51 balls.

Watch: 'That's big even by his standards!' Chris Gayle obliterates IPL ball out of the park with monster 104m six

The big-hitting West Indies slogger brought up 50 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore with the boundary.

Watch: Bazza goes bonkers with barnstorming IPL opening stand filled with high-flying sixes

Brendon McCullum continued his scintillating form for the Gujarat Lions with 72 runs off just 44 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Manish Pandey bats during their Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai, India, Sunday, April 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Kolkata Knight Riders cruise past Kings XI to lead IPL

The Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab for the eighth straight time and spoiled the record of the last unbeaten team in the IPL today.

Video: 'Oh bowled him!' Mitchell McClenaghan celebrates big after delivering sublime full toss

The Kiwi bowler took 1-42 as Mumbai beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 4-wickets in the IPL.

Watch: Daredevils' Sanju Samson unleashes havoc on Supergiants, slugging his way to maiden T20 ton

Samson scored his maiden T20 century to help his side record their biggest victory in the IPL today.

Video: Kings XI skipper Glenn Maxwell cuts loose, smashes multiple sixes, steering Punjab to victory

Skipper Glenn Maxwell piloted the Kings XI to 150-2 in just 14.3 overs.

Video: Aussie skipper Steve Smith smashes two massive sixes to steer Pune to victory over Mumbai

Smith hit an unbeaten 84 off 54 balls as the Supergiants chased down the Mumbai Indians for a seven-wicket win.

Blackcaps opener Tom Latham in action during the Chappell-Hadlee Series 2017, Blackcaps vs Australia 30-January-2017, Eden Park , Monday 30th January 2017. Copyright Photo: Raghavan Venugopal / www.photosport.nz

Tom Latham named to captain Black Caps ODI team for Ireland tri-series

Central Districts fast bowler Seth Rance and Northern Districts allrounder Scott Kuggeleijn are a step closer to representing NZ for the first time.

Watch: Yuvraj Singh on fire, smashes classy half ton as Sunrisers crush Royal Challengers

Bangalore were bowled out for 172 with two balls to spare and never looked like coming close after losing power-hitter Chris Gayle.

Former Black Caps batsman Peter Fulton retires from first class cricket

The 38-year-old made his Canterbury first-class debut in the last match of the 2000-01 summer and has since played 16 full seasons.

Kapiti cricket bowler slammed with two year suspension for handling illegal substances

Adam King was in possession of prohibited substances since 2014.

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The hard-hitting Black Caps allrounder replaced Andre Russell at the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Colin de Grandhomme earns first IPL contract with Kolkata Knight Riders

De Grandhomme, 30, replaces West Indies allrounder Andre Russell, who is serving a one-year ban for a doping-code violation.

Video: Kane Williamson takes out top honours at NZ Cricket awards for second year running

The NZ skipper has done it again winning the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal award for the second year running after an exceptional 2016/2017 season across all formats of the game.

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The 2017 awards is being held at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland with Kane Williamson tipped to take tonight's big award after winning it last year.

Watch: Black Caps stars and their partners dazzle on red carpet at NZ Cricket Awards

The 2017 awards is being held at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland with Kane Williamson tipped to take tonight's big award after winning it last year.

Former Aussie batsman Brad Hodge apologises to Virat Kohli after backlash

After copping a fierce backlash, Hodge took to social media to back away from conjecture about Kohli's injury-enforced withdrawal from the deciding fourth Test against Australia.

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Williamson's masterful innings ended moments later for 176, his third highest Test score.

'NZ are very fortunate to have him' - South African skipper purrs over Kane Williamson

Faf du Plessis rates the New Zealand captain among the best he's played against.

'We've been saved by the rain' - Faf du Plessis says South Africa fortunate to avoid defeat in Hamilton

The Proteas won the test series 1-0, but were somewhat fortunate to do so.

Pesky rain washes out Black Caps' chance of famous win against South Africa in Hamilton

The rain has taken away what was set to be a thrilling match for NZ who were on the verge of claiming a famous win against a struggling South Africa.

Chiefs re-sign locking duo through to 2018

Dominic Bird and Michael Allardice have put pen to paper on new deals with the Waikato side.

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)

Canterbury cricket boss lands top Big Bash League job

Lee Germon has been appointed as the new general manager of the Sydney Thunder.

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