Double Milestone

The Black Caps’ tour of Bangladesh was a resounding success, with NZ winning both the Test and ODI series by comfortable margins. During the second Test captain Stephen Fleming overtook Martin Crowe as NZ’s highest Test run scorer. The match also marked his 87th Test outing, beating Richard Hadlee’s previous record of 86. After going down 2-0 in the Test series against Australia, the Black Caps came back with a nail-biting four wicket victory in the inaugural ODI match. The win marked the end of a three year ODI drought against Australia.


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How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation

How the All Blacks Handle Public Expectation

Every sports team has an expectation to succeed, but few do like the All Blacks, CNN reports. The burden of public opinion – as well as the high standards set by the…