Starc scored 30 from 41 balls and then took four New Zealand wickets on day twoFirst Test, Perth (day two of five)Australia 416 all out (146.2 overs): Labuschagne 143, Head 56, Warner 43, Smith 43; Wagner 4-92, Southee 4-93New Zealand: 109-5 (32 overs): Taylor 66no; Starc 4-31ScorecardMitchell Starc took 4-31 to put Australia in control…

Australia captain Sam Kerr – seen here scoring a header against New Zealand – is one of the best women’s footballers in the worldAustralia and New Zealand have launched a joint bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023.The bid is backed by both governments and football associations and, if successful, it would see…

Labuschagne reached his century in 166 ballsFirst Test, Perth (day one of five)Australia 248-4 (90 overs): Labuschagne 110no, Warner 43, Smith 43; Wagner 2-52New Zealand: Yet to batScorecardAustralia batsman Marnus Labuschagne hit a third successive Test century as the hosts posted 248-4 on day one of the first Test against New Zealand.Labuschagne has the most…

New Zealand have only won three Test against AustraliaAustralia v New Zealand: first TestVenue: Optus Stadium, Perth Date: 12-16 December Time: 05:00 GMTCoverage: Ball-by-ball commentary provided by ABC Grandstand on BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra and BBC Sport website & appThe extreme temperatures forecast in Perth will give Australia “a real advantage” in the…

On Monday, at 2:11 p.m. local time, an explosive eruption rocked White Island, a small volcanic isle in New Zealand’s Bay of Plenty. A series of violent blasts rang out, flinging ash 12,000 feet into the sky and showering the volcano’s floor with hot debris, before everything fell silent a handful of minutes later. It…

The series was England’s first under new coach Chris SilverwoodIt was supposed to be a new era. Instead, it was another overseas Test series defeat for England.There were promising signs in the second Test in Hamilton but Joe Root’s side were thwarted on the final day as New Zealand held out for a draw to…

Joe Root made 226 – his first double hundred as England captain – in the second Test against New ZealandCaptain Joe Root says he is proud of the way England “learned lessons quickly” in their Test series defeat in New Zealand.Beaten by an innings and 65 runs in the first Test, England established a first-innings…

England captain Joe Root (left) and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson both made centuries in HamiltonSecond Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day five of five):New Zealand 375 (Latham 105) & 241-2 (Williamson 104*, Taylor 105*)England 476 (Root 226, Burns 101; Wagner 5-124)Match drawn; New Zealand won series 1-0ScorecardNew Zealand sealed a 1-0 series win over England…

England captain Joe Root batted for 10 and a half hours over two daysSecond Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day four of five):New Zealand 375 (Latham 105) & 96-2England 476 (Root 226, Burns 101, Pope 75; Wagner 5-124)New Zealand trail by 5 runsScorecardCaptain Joe Root made a double century on day four of the second Test…

Root’s century was his slowest in Test cricketSecond Test, Seddon Park, Hamilton (day three of five):New Zealand 375: Latham 105, Mitchell 73; Broad 4-73England 269-5: Root 114*, Burns 101England trail by 106 runsScorecardJoe Root returned to form as he and Rory Burns hit centuries for England on day three, but the second Test against New…