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  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup Final highlights 17 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Highlights of Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground: Captain crunched - Big-hitting New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum plays and misses his first two balls and then falls for a third-ball duck, clean-bowled in the first over from Mitchell Starc. Living on the edge - Martin...
  • N Srinivasan to give away World Cup trophy, Kamal sidelined: reports 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan may breach the global body's constitution on Sunday as reports suggest that he has decided to give away the World Cup trophy to the winning captain. According to the rules of ICC, the president Mustafa Kamal should do the honours, but unhappy with the...
  • Pakistan, Bangladesh fans dial BCCI, sing 'mauka mauka' to mock India's World Cup exit 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    Following India's semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, fans from Pakistan and Bangladesh reportedly called the Borad of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai to make fun of the team's loss by singing lines of a popular TV commercial. According to a report in The...
  • Record-setting MCG crowd on hand for World Cup final 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The World Cup came to an end an amid a carnival atmosphere as supporters for co-hosts Australia and New Zealand made up a raucous, record crowd for the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The crowd figure eclipsed the Australian cricket one-day attendance record of 91,112 set at...
  • Kings of Cricket: Australia bowl out New Zealand for 183 in World Cup final 3 hours 4 minutes ago

    New Zealand succumbed against hostile Australia bowling to be shot out for 183 in the World Cup final in front of a record crowd of more than 91,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ...
  • N Srinivasan defends 10-team World Cup in 2019 5 hours 4 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The Associate cricket nations might be fuming at the prospect of a 10-team World Cup in 2019, but ICC President N Srinivasan on Sunday said they had no reason to feel left out as the format gives them a good chance at qualifying for the mega-event. The ICC's decision to...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali: Punjab, Himachal qualify for Super League 5 hours 22 minutes ago

    Karnataka's poor run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 2014-15 continued as they suffered yet another loss, this time at the hands of Hyderabad, on Saturday (March 28). Karnataka, who resuscitated their campaign with wins against Goa and Tamil Nadu, are now fifth on the South Zone table with two...
  • Australia or New Zealand - Who will win World Cup final? 6 hours 53 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses the World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG. ...
  • Ricky Ponting, Chris Harris play cricket with differently-abled people 7 hours 23 minutes ago

    Ricky Ponting and Chris Harris took time out and had fun with differently-abled people thanks to an initiative sponsored by Thumbs Up....
  • World Cup Final: Aussie fans take on Kiwi fans ahead of final 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Australia and New Zealand fans were seen supporting their respective teams ahead of the big World Cup final at Melbourne Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup Final: Batman, Superman show their support to Australia 8 hours 26 minutes ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with fans who were dressed as Batman and Superman and were at MCG showing their support to Australia. ...
  • Exclusive: Fans pour in at the MCG for World Cup final 8 hours 40 minutes ago

    A huge number of fans started pouring into the Melbourne Cricket Ground hours ahead of the summit clash as Australia take on New Zealand for the World Cup trophy on Sunday. On Sunday morning, fans started pouring in at huge number at the MCG arena to show their support to...
  • As it happened: Australia vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2015 Final 8 hours 47 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) After two of months of grueling cricket, we have got our two finalists; Australia and New Zealand as they battle it out for the coveted trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia have had a brilliant tournament so far with all their...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Time for the world to get a new champion 18 hours 14 minutes ago

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Being a Kiwi, it's a fantastic thing for New Zealand to reach the final. I sort...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Australia eye perfect homecoming 19 hours 6 minutes ago

    The theatre of dreams for cricket will be lit up on Sunday as the two best teams of the tournament will look to finish on a high. ...
  • World Cup: Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke 19 hours 47 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke's work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights. Clarke announced his retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket on the eve of the World Cup final against New Zealand. "The standards in...
  • World Cup Final: Australia, New Zealand lock horns in battle of Oceania 23 hours 5 minutes ago

    The World Cup 2015 has been the most watched tournament surpassing all previous records and that is enough to call it a success. In terms of cricket it has been an exciting tournament if you love seeing boundaries hit but it has disturbed the balance between bat and ball to...
  • World Cup: Australia lead the table by a huge margin, but New Zealand no pushover 23 hours 53 minutes ago

    As the clash of the titans is starting to buzz in Melbourne where the trans-Tasman rivals face off in the World Cup final, CricketNext team takes a trip down memory lane to re-ignite the grueling rivalry between Australia and New Zealand by looking at how both the teams fared while...
  • Team India members arrive home after World Cup campaign Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli, along with his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma, and five players besides Team...
  • World Cup: Australia and NZ have been the stand out performers Yesterday

    After just short of six weeks of competition, it all comes down to Sunday's battle between the two host nations. I can't believe anyone can have too many complaints about the make-up of the game, as both Australia and New Zealand have been the stand out performers throughout this World...
  • Yes, New Zealand can win the World Cup Yesterday

    Can New Zealand win on Sunday, and will they? They seem to be the only two questions anyone is asking right now, from the tip of the North Island to the foot of the South Island. Yes, Brendon McCullum's men can win, but as to whether they will, that is...
  • Australia favourite against New Zealand in World Cup final Yesterday

    Halfway through the league phase, Australia were in an unfamiliar position. In the bottom half of Group A - played three, won one, lost one, one no-result. There was never any danger of the multiple-time world champions not making it through to the knockout stage. They had matches against Afghanistan and...
  • New Zealand's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) Yesterday

    New Zealand's historical four-wicket win over South Africa on 24th March 2015, which took them to the final of the World Cup, was their best result ever in the history of the most coveted tournament of the game. The Kiwis had played six semi-finals before their last-four clash against the Proteas,...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) Yesterday

    Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge Yesterday

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • 2015 edition most followed cricket World Cup: ICC Yesterday

    Melbourne: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday said that the 2015 World Cup has been the most followed and attended event in cricketing history. "This World Cup has been the most followed and best attended cricket event in history. All over the world, hundreds of millions of fans have been...
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final Yesterday

    Melbourne: Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team's first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne. Fans gathered around the nets outside the vast Melbourne Cricket Ground arena to get a glimpse of their heroes...