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  • World Cup 2015: Facts about Australia vs New Zealand final March 27, 2015

    When Australia meets New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host vs co-host. New Zealand will be looking to win their first ever World Cup and on the other hand Australia will be hoping to make it five. New Zealand have...
  • Meek surrender by Team India, Australia to meet New Zealand in World Cup final March 26, 2015

    Michael Clarke's Australian side ended India's reign as World Cup champions with a 95-run victory to seal their berth in the finals. ...
  • World Cup: Crowd for MCG final could break record March 26, 2015

    Melbourne: Two of the key attendance milestones reached at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) could be trumped by Sunday's World Cup final. The 1992 World Cup in the Antipodes drew a crowd of 87,182 for the final between Pakistan and England which the former won. That was well in excess of...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will struggle with size of MCG, says Matthew Hayden March 26, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Thursday said that New Zealand will struggle with the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Sunday's cricket World Cup final here. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the mega event for the first time with a victory over South Africa...
  • World Cup: Matt Henry the late thrives as New Zealand's boy from nowhere March 26, 2015

    Matt Henry was celebrating a cousin's engagement when he was summoned to play at the World Cup and the New Zealand fast bowler admitted he is still pinching himself. The 23-year-old was called into the squad when Adam Milne was forced to withdraw with a heel injury and he was pitched...
  • World Cup: Not a time to be daunted and scared, says Matt Henry March 26, 2015

    "We have played around the world, so nothing really changes," says Matt Henry. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Feels like a dream for me, says Stephen Fleming March 26, 2015

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming said he is in a dream state after the Black Caps' win over South Africa to seal a berth in the cricket World Cup final. Chasing 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set the tone for the co-hosts by smacking 59...
  • New Zealand bad boy Jesse Ryder in trouble again March 26, 2015

    Wellington: Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder, once touted as the Black Caps' likely World Cup match-winner, is once again in hot water. The talented but polarising 30-year-old has been suspended from the final round of New Zealand's domestic competition after admitting a charge of serious dissent while playing for Otago...
  • World Cup: South Africa's comedy of errors is no laughing matter March 25, 2015

    Sydney: Another Cricket World Cup semi-final but another failure to get to the final has left many South Africa fans questioning what their side must do to reach one-day international cricket's showpiece match. Tuesday's dramatic four-wicket defeat by New Zealand in a rain-affected clash at Auckland's Eden Park was the fourth...
  • Daniel Vettori to play valedictory match in World Cup final March 25, 2015

    Auckland: Daniel Vettori says it's "pretty obvious" he'll play his last one-day international for New Zealand in Sunday's Cricket World Cup final. Vettori flew from to Melbourne with his team-mates on Wednesday to prepare for the final against the winner of Thursday's match between Australia and India. He will play his 295th...
  • AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum are two gentlemen of the game March 25, 2015

    "Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa will have to wait for four more years March 25, 2015

    When it was clear that Australia were about to defeat New Zealand in the 2003 rugby union World Cup semi-final, then Australian scrum-half, George Gregan, was caught on camera mouthing the words "four more years" to his All Black counterpart, Byron Kelleher. That semi-final defeat would condemn New Zealand to...
  • Black Caps want World Cup fairytale for Daniel Vettori March 25, 2015

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum on Wednesday conceded Daniel Vettori had probably played his last international innings on home soil, saying New Zealand were intent on giving the veteran a fairytale send-off in the World Cup final. Vettori was in the middle at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday night when the Black Caps...
  • Jubilant New Zealand daring to dream of World Cup glory March 25, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealanders hailed the Black Caps' cliffhanger World Cup semi-final win over South Africa as one of the country's top sporting moments on Wednesday and finally began dreaming of even greater glory in the tournament decider on Sunday. "One to go," trumpeted the front page of the New Zealand Herald,...
  • Watch: Elliott heroics helps New Zealand beat SA, ICC World Cup, Day 33 highlights March 25, 2015

    Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott's 84 not out, capped with a stunning six off the penultimate ball, saw New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliffhanger World Cup semi-final at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Well-deserved World Cup final for New Zealand: Sunil Gavaskar March 24, 2015

    Sydney: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar praised New Zealand for playing "outstanding" cricket throughout the World Cup, saying the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to be in the final after edging past South Africa in a battle of nerves at Auckland today. Playing in their seventh World Cup semi-final, New Zealand, who have...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: New Zealand should stick to what they have been doing March 24, 2015

    (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) The victory is fantastic. It seemed it was the recap of 1992. I was part of...
  • Rain, blemishes conspire to knock South Africa out, NZ reach maiden final March 24, 2015

    Cricket is a great leveler but you tell that to a South African in any corner of the world and you would notice that the eyes are getting red and the face turning pale, fuming with anger and frustration. A nation gripped with inflation, unemployment and crime rates going up at...
  • This is the best ever New Zealand team in a World Cup: Chris Harris March 24, 2015

    This is the best ever New Zealand team to have taken the field in a World Cup, given the kind of potential we have in our batting and bowling, feels Chris Harris. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar congratulates New Zealand March 24, 2015

    Auckland: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated New Zealand for making it to the World Cup final after the Black Caps beat South Africa by four wickets (Duckworth/Lewis) in the semi-final at the Eden Park here on Tuesday. "Big Congratulations to New Zealand for making the ICC World Cup finals and playing...
  • Elliott stars for New Zealand as they beat South Africa in a thriller March 24, 2015

    Grant Elliott scored a match-winning 84 off 73 to power New Zealand (299/6) to their first ever World Cup final, beating South Africa (281/5) by 4 wickets (D/L) in a cliffhanger. ...
  • South Africa, rains and the World Cup jinx March 24, 2015

    South Africa's tryst with rain God Zeus continued on Tuesday as it again played a cruel part in the outcome of the first semi-final of the World Cup 2015. New Zealand reached their first Cricket World Cup final when Grant Elliott struck a six from the penultimate ball to beat...
  • World Cup 2015: I cost South Africa the game, says AB de Villiers March 24, 2015

    At a news conference after his team's loss to New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final, as the emotions of the defeated captain were almost painfully raw, AB de Villiers' most revealing answer was of only one word. De Villiers' voice cracked as he fielded questions, and he paused at times...
  • Twitter hails New Zealand's historic entry into World Cup final March 24, 2015

    Grant Elliott struck a six off the penultimate to lift New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliff-hanging match on Tuesday which carried them into a World Cup final for the first time, ending their run of defeats in their six previous semi-finals. New Zealand went into...
  • World Cup: It is the greatest time of our lives, says Brendon McCullum March 24, 2015

    Auckland: A sensational win over South Africa in the heart-stopping semi-final has given New Zealand their maiden entry into the cricket World Cup final, a moment which victorious captain Brendon McCullum described as the "greatest time" of their lives. New Zealand recorded a historic four-wicket win over a fighting South Africa...
  • New Zealand create history, reach maiden World Cup final by beating South Africa March 24, 2015

    Grant Elliott scored a match-winning 84 off 73 to power New Zealand (299/6) to their first ever World Cup final, beating South Africa (281/5) by 4 wickets (D/L) in a cliffhanger heavily affected by rain. New Zealand, chasing a Duckworth-Lewis target of 298, reached 299 for 6 with a ball to...
  • Kings of Cricket: New Zealand chase 298 against South Africa March 24, 2015

    Faf du Plessis overcame an early test of nerve and patience to score 82, AB de Villiers made 65 not out and David Miller struck a vividly aggressive 49 to set New Zealand 298 runs (D/L) to win. ...