Facing an extremely hostile attack, New Zealand were in deep trouble trailing South Africa by 478 at stumps on day two in Port Elizabeth.
South Africa have coasted to a six-wicket, series-clinching win over New Zealand in their second one-day international.
Australia's Ricky Ponting led his team to a comeback with an unbeaten 67 on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand.
Brendon McCullum smashed a rapidfire 47 to power Kochi Tuskers Kerala to a seven-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings in an IPL match on Monday.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Brendon McCullum was severely reprimanded on Sunday for showing dissent during an IPL defeat by the Deccan Chargers.
Brendon McCullum hit a single off the last ball to lead New Zealand to a five-wicket win over India in the second T20 international on Friday.
Kevin Pietersen's inventive 110 not out, which included two unorthodox left-handed sixes, helped steer England to a 114-run win over New Zealand.
New Zealand face some awkward choices even before the third and final Test starts at Nottingham on Thursday as they look to square the series against England at 1-1.
Andrew Strauss struck his 12th Test century on Monday to help England complete a remarkable six-wicket victory over New Zealand on the fourth day of the second Test at Old Trafford. England, who trailed New Zealand by 179 runs on the first innings, reached their victory target of 294 in the final over before tea with four wickets to spare.
Monty Panesar took a Test best 6-37 to lead an astonishing England fightback on the third day of the second Test against New Zealand at Old Trafford on Sunday. After dismissing the Kiwis for just 114 in their second innings, England were 76-1 in their second innings, needing a further 218 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series.
New Zealand all-rounder Jacob Oram chose the right occasion and the perfect venue to score his first Test century against England on Monday with a match-saving innings in the first Test at Lord's. New Zealand held an overall lead of only 78 with four wickets down when wicketkeeper Brendon McCullum retired hurt and was taken to hospital after a blow to his left forearm.
Ryan Sidebottom turned in a miserly spell of four wickets for five runs in 10.1 overs on Friday as New Zealand were bowled out for 277 on the second day of the first Test at Lord's in London. Openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook then built on Sidebottom's good work and England, at stumps, were 68 without loss.
Brendon McCullum led a New Zealand fightback against England with a run-a-ball 97 to help his side to 208-6 when bad light ended the first day's play of the first Test at Lord's on Thursday. But three runs short of what would have been the wicket-keeper's third Test hundred, McCullum was bowled by a quicker delivery from left-arm spinner Monty Panesar.
Monty Panesar returned Test-best figures of six for 126 as England beat New Zealand by 121 runs in the third cricket Test on Wednesday and clinched the three-match series 2-1. Off-spinner Panesar completed his seventh five-wicket haul in Tests, claiming three of the five wickets to fall on the final day, hastening New Zealand's dismissal for 431 as it chased 553 for victory.
Monty Panesar took England to the brink of a series victory as New Zealand slumped to 222-5, 330 runs in arrears at stumps on the fourth day of the third cricket Test on Tuesday. With New Zealand set a record target of 553 to win, Stephen Fleming and Matthew Bell provided stout resistance for the second wicket before Panesar removed both batsmen.
New Zealand's momentum, picked up from a convincing one-day series victory and first Test win in Hamilton, came to a screeching halt on Monday with a crushing 126-run defeat to England in the second Test. Chasing 438 to win the match, New Zealand flirted with pulling off the impossible when they reached 242 for five late on the fourth day.
New Zealand thrashed England by 189 runs in the first cricket Test on Sunday when England's second innings disintegrated after Kyle Mills ripped through the top order. Set a tempting target of 300 to win in 81 overs, England were all out for 110 with 26 overs and a full session of play remaining.
A sensational hat-trick by Ryan Sidebottom shattered New Zealand's run charge and ignited an England fightback on day four of the first cricket Test on Saturday. New Zealand, who had been in control and rapidly building a challenging target, lost five wickets in 29 balls to be left struggling at 147-8 in their second innings.
England slipped to 87-2 in reply to New Zealand's 470 all out at the close of play on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. Michael Vaughan was 44 not out with Andrew Strauss on one after Chris Martin took two late wickets. England were 383 runs behind on the first innings.
The prized wicket of New Zealand's big-hitting Brendon McCullum just before stumps gave England a slight edge on the opening day of the first cricket Test on Wednesday. New Zealand ended the day at 282-6 after an 86-run partnership between McCullum and Ross Taylor had lifted them out of a middle-order hole.