The visiting New Zealanders made their first impact while beating Derbyshire on day three with a huge margin that will boost their confidence against England.
The English pacer, Stuart Broad, delivered a lethal bowling spell against New Zealand and crippled their batting that resulted in a follow on in the 2nd Test.
The exciting wicketkeeper batsman of New Zealand XI, BJ Watling let down England XI by his excellent batting in the four day tour match prior to the 1st Test.
The determined Black Caps dismissed the strong South Africans cheaply and the New Zealand batsmen kept on fighting until they clinched an important victory.
The bleak form of the New Zealand batsmen continued in the second Test vs. South Africa when they lost a consistent match by a huge margin of over an innings.
The deadly bowling of South Africa continued on the third day when New Zealand was forced to follow on and the visitors lost four wickets in the second innings.
The lethal bowling from the South African bowlers continued in the 2nd Test when they grabbed six wickets of New Zealand cheaply after tons from three home batsmen.
Tillakaratne Dilshan thrashed his maiden ODI ton against New Zealand and with the assistance of Angelo Mathews guided Sri Lanka to a comfortable victory.
Sri Lanka made use of the wet conditions and beat the visiting New Zealand as Duckworth/Lewis method was applied in the rain affected encounter of the series.
West Indies scrambled after the cheap dismissal of their ace opener, Chris Gayle while the young Black Caps never looked back and clinched the third ODI easily.