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  • Australian keeper Brad Haddin apologises for radio comments March 31, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has said it was never his intention to offend anyone during a radio interview after Sunday's World Cup victory. Australia defeated New Zealand in the World Cup final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Haddin spoke with a Sydney radio station on Monday after...
  • N Srinivasan hails World Cup as most popular ever March 30, 2015

    Dubai: Hailing the just-concluded World Cup as the most popular in cricket's history, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan, on Monday, said the event's success has proved that the ODI format is in good health. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the summit clash on Sunday in front of over 93,000...
  • New Zealand react to World Cup loss: 'You've done us proud' March 30, 2015

    Wellington: The front-page headline of New Zealand's largest newspaper reads "You've done us proud," and that seems to sum up the nation's mood after the Black Caps thrilled and inspired during eight straight World Cup victories before losing to Australia in Sunday's final. The New Zealand Herald on Monday dedicated its...
  • Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win at the Federation Square March 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final. Captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy and, as the players mounted the stage in front of thousands of fans at open-air Federation...
  • Australia become second team to win World Cup on home soil March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia on Sunday became only the second outfit to clinch the cricket World Cup trophy on home soil, and third ever to win as co-hosts. Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final to hold aloft the grand prize in front of a packed house at the historic...
  • Scarred New Zealand go home winning hearts, Australia with the Cup March 29, 2015

    The greatest trick the devil ever played was to convince the world that it doesn't exist and New Zealand never really saw it coming as sometimes the old cliche of morning shows the day can be misleading to say the least. Brendon McCullum, the night before the World Cup would have...
  • World Cup: Mitchell Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: At a World Cup dominated by batsmen and huge scores, it was an old-fashioned fast bowler who ultimately played the biggest role in Australia's success. Mitchell Starc, whose devastating pace and movement troubled almost every batsmen who faced him, was named player of the tournament after Australia wrapped up their...
  • Srinivasan hands over World Cup trophy to Australia, Mustafa Kamal sidelined March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Former BCCI president and current ICC chairman N. Srinivasan handed over the cricket World Cup trophy to captain Michael Clarke on Sunday after Australia defeated New Zealand in a one-sided final by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Srinivasan did the trophy honours in a departure from the International...
  • World Cup triumph a career pinnacle for Michael Clarke March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Skipper Michael Clarke shrugged off fitness fears, talk of rifts with team-mates, coach and selectors to spearhead Australia to a fifth World Cup crown. It was a fitting finale for Clarke, who played his 245th and last one-day international to lead Australia to a comprehensive seven-wicket over New Zealand in...
  • World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar presents Player of the Match, Series awards March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: He doesn't enthrall with his willow anymore but Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar got one of the loudest cheers at the presentation ceremony of the ICC World Cup final as he shared the stage with administrative bigwigs. Tendulkar was the biggest name on dais during the presentations after Australia beat...
  • List of World Cup winners March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: A ruthless and clinical Australia steamrolled their trans-Tasman rival New Zealand to lift their fifth World Cup trophy without breaking into a sweat at the massive Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Cheered by a capacity crowd and determined to gift their retiring captain Michael Clarke a fairytale farewell, the...
  • World Cup 2015: Mitchell Starc named player of the tournament March 29, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc was named the player of the tournament after his team beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The 25-year-old left-arm quick finished with 22 wickets in the tournament, tied with New Zealand left-arm seamer...
  • World Cup Final: We saved our best until last, say Australia March 29, 2015

    Australia's players said they had saved their best performance until the end of the tournament after beating New Zealand by seven wickets with more than 16 overs to spare in the World Cup final on Sunday. After their pace attack ripped through the vaunted New Zealand batting to dismiss the co-hosts...
  • Record-setting MCG crowd on hand for World Cup final March 29, 2015

    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...
  • Australia or New Zealand - Who will win World Cup final? March 29, 2015

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses the World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG. ...
  • World Cup Final: Australia, New Zealand lock horns in battle of Oceania March 28, 2015

    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 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge March 28, 2015

    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....
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final March 28, 2015

    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...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup final: who to watch March 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Expect the World Cup final to have an entirely different complexion to the last encounter between Australia and New Zealand. The group-stage match involving the tournament co-hosts was a low-scoring thriller in Auckland, where New Zealand edged Australia by one wicket and later sealed top spot in Pool A. With...
  • World Cup 2015 final, Australia vs New Zealand: The key battles March 28, 2015

    After a couple of month's grueling cricket, 48 matches spread over 14 teams, the 11th edition of Cricket World Cup is ready for trans-Tasman showdown when the two hosts Australia and New Zealand meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While Australia will aim to add the fifth silverware to their...
  • World Cup: My legacy is what my team-mates think of me, says Michael Clarke March 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Set to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand, Michael Clarke said on Saturday that his legacy as Australia's ODI captain will be determined by what his team-mates thought of him and his conduct after team-mate Phillip Hughes passed away in November last. Clarke, who...
  • New Zealand 'fearless' ahead of World Cup final March 28, 2015

    New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's road to final March 28, 2015

    After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of the cricket World Cup boils down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The Australians have won the World Cup on every continent that exists on the cricket...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's road to final March 28, 2015

    The ICC cricket world cup - the game's global showpiece event, has come down to a local derby to decide the champion of the 11th edition. Hosts Australia and New Zealand welcomed 12 other countries to the World Cup but saved the final for themselves, ensuring Sunday's game at the...
  • World Cup final - what the experts think March 28, 2015

    Melbourne: How the pundits see Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand: "They are both very good teams, but if you just saw them on paper and if you try and see weaknesses in the Australian team, I am not sure where you find one. Their top-order batting is...
  • Winning World Cup will be NZ's finest moment in sport: Richard Hadlee March 27, 2015

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee on Friday said that the Black Caps winning on Sunday against Australia would be the country's finest moment in sport. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the World for the first time with a victory over South Africa in the semi-finals on Tuesday....
  • World Cup: My mind and heart is with Australia, says Kris Srikkanth March 27, 2015

    The New Zealand attack consisting of Boult and co will not be able to move the ball as much as they did in their own country, giving Australia the upper hand, feels Kris Srikkanth. ...
  • New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country. Co-hosts New Zealand have managed to attract the attention of masses like never...