England’s Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand’s Mark Craig during the fifth day of the first Test match between at Lord’s . Photograph: Getty Images

Ben Stokes was in the thick of the action again as England completed a once highly improbable victory in the first c Test by bowling New Zealand out i(...)

England bowler Stuart Broad  celebrates as wicketkeeper Jos Buttler catches New Zealand batsman  Ross Taylor down the legside during day three of the first Test at Lord’s. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England are battling to stay in contention at Lord’s, and avoid a false start to their Ashes summer, after conceding a 134-run first-innings advantage(...)

Grant Elliott hit Dale Steyn for six off the penultimate ball of the game to send New Zealand to their maiden World Cup final. Photograph: Afp

The Black Caps’ dream lives on after they won what must rate as one of the most memorable of all world cup games by four wickets. Grant Elliott, perce(...)

Daniel Vettori took 4-18 in New Zealand’s comfotrable World Cup Pool A win over Afghanistan, passing 300 one-day wickets in the process. Photograph: AFP

New Zealand maintained their perfect record at the 2015 Cricket World Cup after securing a six-wicket win against Afghanistan in Napier.Afghanistan, o(...)

 Kane Williamson and Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrate victory in  the  Cricket World Cup match against  Australia  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the cricket World Cu(...)

New Zealand’s Trent Boult was named man of the match in their three wicket win over Scotland in Dunedin. (Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

The argument on behalf of the associates, so eloquently delivered by the Irish in Nelson, was not greatly enhanced by the Scots in Dunedin. Under a cl(...)

Brendon McCulum got New Zealand’s innings off to a blistering start in their opening World Cup victory over Sri Lanka. (Photograph:  REUTERS/Anthony Phelps)

New Zealand kicked off the World Cup with a 98-run defeat of Sri Lanka in their Pool A match in Christchurch.The Black Caps totalled an imposing 331 f(...)

South Africa captain AB de Villiers launches one of his 16 sixes on his way to the fastest ODI century in history during the second ODI against the West Indies  at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.  Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Skipper AB de Villiers took 31 balls to smash the fastest century in one-day internationals on Sunday as South Africa posted 439 for two, their highe(...)

New Zealand’s  Corey Anderson set a new ODI record by hitting a century off just 36 balls against West Indies in Queenstown, New Zealand. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Corey Anderson earned a place in cricket’s record books on Wednesday but knew nothing of it at the time.The New Zealand batsman cracked a fastest-ever(...)