Andrew Poynter top-scored with 57 in Ireland’s defeat to Canterbury in Lincoln, Christchurch. Photograph: Barry Chambers

Ireland slumped to an emphatic 117-run loss against Canterbury in the penultimate game of their World Cup acclimatisation tour at Lincoln in New Zeala(...)

 Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum and Hamish Rutherford of New Zealand celebrate the wicket of England captain Alastair Cook during day four of the third Test in Auckland. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

England were in a desperate position at the close of the fourth day of the final Test match dominated by a vibrant New Zealand team in Auckland(...)