New Zealand

  • Fresh objects seen in new Malaysia jet search area March 29, 2014

    Perth/Kuala Lumpur: Fresh objects spotted by planes searching for a missing Malaysian passenger jet in a new area of the southern Indian Ocean have again raised hopes of unravelling the three-week old mystery. Australian authorities coordinating the operation dramatically moved the air and sea search 1,100 km (685 miles) north on...
  • South Africa fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand March 25, 2014

    Chittagong: South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis fined 40 percent of his match fee while his teammates copped a 20 percent fine each for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Twenty20 match against New Zealand on Monday. ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath imposed the fines after Plessis side was ruled...
  • Du Plessis hails Steyn after last-ball heroics March 25, 2014

    South African captain Faf du Plessis praised Dale Steyn as the world's best bowler after the ice-cool pacer kept his nerve to deny New Zealand victory in a last-ball thriller at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The Black Caps, chasing a target of 171 runs on Monday, needed just seven...
  • World T20: Steyn's last-over heroics help South Africa beat New Zealand March 24, 2014

    Chittagong: JP Duminy blasted an unbeaten 86 and Dale Steyn bowled a sensational last over as South Africa pulled of a dramatic two-run win over New Zealand to bring their ICC World Twenty20 campaign back on track, here on Monday. Riding on Duminy's blistering knock, South Africa collected 70 runs in...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs New Zealand, World Twenty20 March 24, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS & TEAM NEWS: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis returned fit to play in place of Behardien. New Zealand went in with an unchanged side. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Kane...
  • World T20: South Africa look to bounce back with win over New Zealand March 24, 2014

    In the Monday double-header of World Twenty20, South Africa take on New Zealand in an almost must-win match. South Africa lost their opening game against Sri Lanka by a narrow five runs while New Zealand were lucky to slip in a win against England through D/L method. The absence of their...
  • South Africa captain Du Plessis to undergo fitness test March 24, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will undergo a fitness test before Monday's World Twenty20 match against New Zealand after missing the opening game with a hamstring injury, Cricket South Africa said on Sunday. He continues to make "positive progress" after sitting out Saturday's loss to Sri Lanka and...
  • Gayle set to play 100th Test in June against NZ at home March 23, 2014

    Port of Spain: Swashbuckling batsman Chris Gayle is set to play his 100th Test at his home ground in Jamaica when New Zealand tour the Caribbean in June, the West Indies Cricket Board said. The WICB has announced a three-match Test series and two Twenty20 Internationals between the two teams. West Indies...
  • We discussed taking players off due to lightning: Broad March 23, 2014

    England cricket captain Stuart Broad said he and New Zealand counterpart Brendon McCullum considered taking their players off the field due to fears they could be struck by lightning in their World Twenty20 clash on Saturday. Heavy rain forced the players off after 5.2 overs of New Zealand's innings, with McCullum's...
  • Delighted to to start with a win: McCullum March 23, 2014

    Chittagong: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was "delighted" to start their ICC World Twenty20 campaign on a winning note but said a lot will depend on "luck" for all the teams to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament. "During our innings it was wet and the top surface was...
  • New Zealand beat England by nine runs via D/L method in World Twenty20 March 22, 2014

    Chittagong: New Zealand started their World Twenty20 campaign on a positive note after beating England by nine runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a Group 1 league match that was called off following heavy rain and thunder storm at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium here on Saturday. After restricting England to 172...
  • As it happened: World T20, New Zealand vs England March 22, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss: New Zealand won the toss and will bowl first. New Zealand and England lost both their warm-up matches in the World Twenty20 and would like make a good start in the Super10. Teams: England: MJ Lumb, AD Hales, MM Ali, EJG Morgan,...
  • World Twenty20: Serious business begins with the Super10 stage March 21, 2014

    As the 2014 World Twenty20 moves into the business end in Bangladesh, ten top teams will sweat it out for the coveted trophy in round two called the Super10, with Asian rivals India and Pakistan playing the opener at Mirpur's Shere Bangla National Stadium on Friday. The expanded 16-nation tournament saw...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs SL, World Twenty20 warm-up March 19, 2014

    (Australia beat New Zealand by three runs. Also, Sri Lanka lost to the defending champions West Indies by 33 runs at Dhaka. ) 6:05 p.m. ALL OVER! WEST INDIES BEAT SRI LANKA BY 33 RUNS. Dwayne Bravo takes the last wicket of Senanayake to earn a comprehensive win for his side. 6...
  • World T20: Indian women lose warm-up tie against NZ by 17 runs March 18, 2014

    Savar: Skipper Mithali Raj made a strokeful half-century but could not save India from a 17-run defeat in their first warm-up match against New Zealand in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Championship here on Tuesday. Put into bat, New Zealand rode on Katie Perkins' 40 off 36 balls to compile 138...
  • World T20 warm-up: Kamran, Hafeez take Pakistan to a nervy-win over New Zealand March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Kamran Akmal and Mohammad Hafeez made the difference with stroke-filled half-centuries to guide Pakistan to a nervy six-wicket win that came in the penultimate ball over New Zealand in their first ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Monday. Kamran (52 in 45 balls) and Hafeez (55...
  • Sachin Tendulkar better than Viv Richards, says Martin Crowe March 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has rated batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar higher than the West Indies legend Vivian Richards, saying that he admired the Indian veteran's footwork and his ability to keep things simple. "Viv was the best batsman I saw in my 14 years of playing Test cricket,...
  • New Zealand: Kiwis hope to come out of the shadow at World Twenty20 March 15, 2014

    New Zealand have always been there pushing the teams taller than them, but never have the Black Caps come out of the shadow of there or thereabouts to claim the trophies that they always threatened to win but never lay hands on. Like the 1992 ICC World Cup, the 2007 World...
  • New Zealand man gets 99-character name after losing drunken bet March 13, 2014

    Melbourne: A 22-year-old man in New Zealand has changed his name to a 99-character tongue twister after he lost a drunken bet in a poker game. The man from Dunedin is now officially known as 'Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With...
  • World Twenty20 2014: Format and points system explained March 11, 2014

    The fifth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will for the first time see sixteen teams in the fray, with the competition divided into two rounds. FORMAT: The first round will see two groups (A and B) of four teams each divided according to their seeding. Each team will play the other...
  • Pakistan to play ODI series in New Zealand before 2015 World Cup March 10, 2014

    Karachi: With an eye to prepare the team in the best possible way ahead of next year's ICC World Cup, Pakistan will play a short three-match away ODI series against New Zealand. A senior official of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told PTI that they got confirmation from New Zealand Cricket...
  • Pandove questions Srinivasan at BCCI Working Committee meet on India's overseas defeats February 28, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Former BCCI treasurer and Punjab Cricket Association secretary MP Pandove on Friday was the only member in the BCCI working committee to raise questions about India's disastrous performance in the recently concluded series in South Africa and New Zealand. India lost both Test and ODI series in both countries. Mahendra Singh...
  • New Zealand's Lou Vincent pleads guilty in fixing investigation February 27, 2014

    Wellington: Former New Zealand Test cricketer Lou Vincent has pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to report an approach from an illegal bookmaker while playing in the Bangladesh Premier League. The opening batsman was one of nine players investigated by anti-corruption officials in Bangladesh and was one of three to...
  • Is it time to show Duncan Fletcher the door? February 23, 2014

    The concept of coaching has changed over the years as the coaches are no more considered background staff and in every way are responsible for a team's success and failure. India in the past had never been tolerant with the coaches, Greg Chappell's sacking comes to mind after India's early exit...
  • PCB in talks with New Zealand board for ODI series ahead of WC February 21, 2014

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) are in talks with New Zealand Cricket to host its team for a five match one-day series prior to the ICC World Cup next year. A senior PCB official said that a proposal had been sent to the New Zealand board as it would help...
  • BCCI likely to take stock of India's overseas performance February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The BCCI is likely to summon under-fire captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher for a meeting to take stock of the Indian cricket team's disastrous overseas record in the last three years. Top BCCI sources said that the top brass wants to review the performance of the...