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  • ICC World Cup: Tim Southee backs New Zealand's bench men 10 hours 16 minutes ago

    Napier: New Zealand's Tim Southee backed the team's bench strength to deliver as the Black Caps ponder whether to play one or more of their four reserves in a World Cup game against Afghanistan in Napier on Sunday. Co-hosts New Zealand have won all four of their matches so far with...
  • Seeking unity in the party, AAP global supporters launch social media campaign #UnitedAAP Yesterday

    Washington: With the rift in AAP deepening, non-resident Indian supporters of the party have appealed to its leadership to stand united and resolve all their differences peacefully. NRI AAP chapters across the world have launched a social media campaign #UnitedAAP, appealing for "reconciliation and togetherness" among party leadership. "We are...
  • ICC World Cup: Brendon McCullum fit to play Afghanistan, says coach Yesterday

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum batted with freedom in the nets on Wednesday and should be fit to play Sunday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan despite taking a heavy blow to the arm against Australia. McCullum was hit high on the left forearm by a Mitchell Johnson delivery in Saturday's one-wicket...
  • World Cup: Australia were nervous against New Zealand, admits Mitchell Johnson 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Nerves got the better of Australia's batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said. New Zealand skittled Australia's batsmen for 151 runs in 32.2 overs before holding on for a...
  • World Cup: England's Sri Lanka loss worse than NZ crushing, says Atherton 2 days ago

    London: England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday's nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton. Tim Southee claimed 7-33 and skipper Brendon McCullum blasted the fastest half-century in tournament history...
  • ICC World Cup: Shane Watson critics crank up heat after latest false start 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australians might have been stunned by the collapse of their much-vaunted batting line-up in the face of brilliant New Zealand bowling at the weekend but the fall of one particular wicket was no surprise to anyone. Shane Watson, batting at number three, had scrapped his way to 23 runs off...
  • World Cup: Afghanistan no surprise for New Zealand coach 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson insisted on Monday that the high-flying Black Caps will pay Afghanistan the utmost respect having tracked the Asian minnows' astonishing progress at close range. Hesson briefly coached Kenya in 2011 and 2012 with the African side coming up against the Afghans in second-tier events. The 40-year-old...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia's Glenn Maxwell mocked for Kiwi 'choke' gesture 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australia's Glenn Maxwell was both mocked and praised on Monday after video emerged of him making a 'choking' gesture just moments before Kane Williamson launched the giant six that won Saturday's World Cup clash for New Zealand. Maxwell, a controversial batsman dubbed 'The Big Show' by Australian media, was fielding...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia's wake-up call came in New Zealand 3 days ago

    The mastermind plan of Brendon McCullum and Mike Hesson as it all went to script in the Australia versus New Zealand game. I am sure that the planning when the draw came out and the game was scheduled, the Blackcaps would have been licking their lips. It has been...
  • Watch: An Australia-New Zealand slugfest, easy for India, Day 15 at ICC World Cup 4 days ago

    It was a nail-biting one-wicket win for New Zealand over the arch rivals in Auckland, which ended in a KO by Kane Williamson, while India mowed down the UAE by 9 wickets. Watch highlights from Day 15 of the ICC World Cup 2015. ...
  • Daniel Vettori 'unsung hero' for New Zealand after World Cup win over Australia 4 days ago

    Auckland: Veteran slow-bowler Daniel Vettori was hailed on Sunday as the "unsung hero" of New Zealand's knife-edge one-wicket World Cup win over Australia for applying the brakes on the four-time champions just when they threatened a run rampage. The 36-year-old, who made his one-day international debut way back in 1997, broke...
  • World Cup: Williamson, Boult delighted to be last men standing for Black Caps 4 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand's last pair of Kane Williamson and Trent Boult said their edge-of-the-seat, one-wicket World Cup triumph over Australia on Saturday will live in the memory for a long time. Chasing a modest 152-run target, New Zealand were facing an improbable defeat at 146-9 with number 11 batsman Boult walking...
  • Brendon McCullum has grown in stature over the years 4 days ago

    How can you take someone who calls himself Baz seriously? Brendon McCullum has discovered, over the course of a decade-long career, that the best way to get respect is not ask for it. When he started off, no one quite understood exactly what this exotic animal was. A wicketkeeper who could...
  • ICC World Cup: A stick separated Australia and New Zealand 4 days ago

    On March 12, 2006, Michael Clarke spent the entire Australian innings sitting in the dressing-room at the Bullring that is the Wanderers with his pads on. He would not have had any reason to complain as his team, led by the peerless Ricky Ponting, muscled its way to 434. Not...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand win battle of co-hosts 4 days ago

    Starc's 6/28 went in vain as Williamson and NZ held their nerve to chase down a low total of 152 with one wicket to spare. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Twitter skips a beat, New Zealand beat Australia 5 days ago

    The pulse of Twitterati went up and down as the pendulum kept swinging in Auckland on Saturday, when the Cricket World Cup co-hosts played the most exciting match of the tournament in 15 days. New Zealand and Australia are two of the hot favourites to lift the trophy on March 29,...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum cleared of serious injury after forearm smack 5 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was cleared of serious injury after taking a nasty crack to the forearm from Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson during a cricket World Cup Pool A encounter on Saturday. McCullum looked in serious trouble when he copped a short delivery at 150kmh from Johnson in the...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum praises both Trent Boult and Mitchell Starc 5 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum Saturday praised the pace spearheads of both sides as the hosts scraped past Australia to win by one wicket in a Pool A World Cup encounter here at the Eden Park here. Left-armer Trent Boult was outstanding in the first half of the innings being...
  • World Cup 2015: Our batting was horrendous, says Michael Clarke 5 days ago

    Auckland: Australia skipper Michael Clarke blamed their "horrendous" batting for their one-wicket loss to New Zealand in a World Cup Pool A game at the Eden Park on Saturday. Deciding to bat first, Australia were bowled out for 151 in 32.2 overs with Black Caps pacer Trent Boult (5/27) picking up...
  • ICC World Cup: Did not think will get a five-for, says Trent Boult 5 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand pacer Trent Boult, who was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance against Australia in a World Cup Pool A game on Saturday, said he did not think he would be able to clinch a fifer. Boult, 25, clinched his first five-wicket haul in his...
  • World Cup: Martin Crowe inducted into ICC Hall of Fame 5 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand legend and player of the 1992 World Cup, Martin Crowe, was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on Saturday for his service to the game. Crowe became the third New Zealander, after Sir Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley, and the 79th overall to be inducted into the...
  • World Cup: New Zealand enter quarters after thrilling 1-wicket win over Australia 5 days ago

    Auckland: A pumped up, partisan crowd at Eden Park, bathed in glorious Auckland sunshine, were treated to a rousing display of limited-overs cricket from the home side on Saturday (February 28). When the bowling was not fast and furious, it was slow and cunning. When the fielding was not safe,...
  • World Cup: England out to exorcise Cake Tin demons against Sri Lanka 5 days ago

    Wellington: England are looking at their return to Wellington for Sunday's World Cup clash with Sri Lanka as a chance to put their last visit to the New Zealand capital behind them, all-rounder Chris Woakes said on Saturday. England were humiliated by co-hosts New Zealand in the Pool A encounter at...
  • World Cup: Struggling Shane Watson plays on despite friend's death 5 days ago

    Auckland: Struggling Australian allrounder Shane Watson goes into Saturday's World Cup clash against New Zealand mourning the death of one of his closest friends who lost his battle with cancer this week. Paul Hutchison, a former fast bowler for South Australia and Tasmania, died from cancer in Brisbane on Friday, aged...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Australia, World Cup, Match 20, Pool A 5 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected,...
  • ICC World Cup: Pool A supremacy on the line as New Zealand face Australia 6 days ago

    The match between the co-hosts promises to offer fans delicious viewing, with two power-packed favourites colliding. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Clarke returns for Australia's test against New Zealand 6 days ago

    Auckland: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected, each player forensically examined. One recurring question came up: would the...
  • Australia's Michael Clarke ready to return for World Cup 6 days ago

    Auckland: Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia team for Saturday's Cricket World Cup match against New Zealand, saying he's as fit and healthy as he's been in years. Clarke injured his right hamstring in a test against India in December and underwent immediate surgery to...
  • World Cup: Clarke's return adds to Australia's might, McCullum admits 6 days ago

    New Zealand were "in awe" of Michael Clarke's leadership during the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death and his inclusion for Saturday's World Cup blockbuster can only strengthen Australia, captain Brendon McCullum has said. Clarke makes his long-awaited return at Eden Park and will be under the microscope as he comes back...