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  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand win battle of co-hosts 1 hour 27 minutes 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 4 hours 50 minutes 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 6 hours 28 minutes 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 7 hours 58 minutes 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 8 hours 28 minutes 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 9 hours 19 minutes 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 9 hours 36 minutes 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 10 hours 13 minutes 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 11 hours 15 minutes 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 12 hours 58 minutes 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 17 hours 35 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • ICC World Cup: Southee fit for Australia showdown, confirms McCullum Yesterday

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Friday quashed any fears over paceman Tim Southee's participation in Saturday's World Cup game against Australia, saying he is expected to play in an unchanged team. The 26-year-old suffered a nasty blow when struck by a throw from team-mate Adam Milne during fielding practice...
  • World Cup 2015: Injury scare for New Zealand pacer Tim Southee 2 days ago

    Auckland: Star pacer Tim Southee on Thursday sent a scare through the New Zealand camp two days before their cricket World Cup showdown against Australia by hurting his right shoulder during training. Southee, who destroyed England last week with a career-best 7 for 33, was struck by a ball during fielding...
  • World Cup: Martin Crowe to be inducted in ICC Cricket Hall of Fame 2 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand great Martin Crowe will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park on Saturday. Crowe, 52, who is bravely fighting a relapse of a rare blood cancer disease, will be the third cricketer after...
  • World Cup: Australia look to limit Brendon McCullum damage, says Josh Hazlewood 2 days ago

    Rookie Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood has singled out Brendon McCullum as the dangerman in Saturday's key Pool A match against New Zealand, saying the minimum damage he does the better. The game is being billed as a showcase for power hitters like McCullum, Martin Guptill and Corey Anderson from the home...
  • World Cup: Eden Park, witness to best and worst of New Zealand cricket 2 days ago

    Auckland: Eden Park, venue of Saturday's eagerly awaited Pool A clash between World Cup hosts Australia and New Zealand, has witnessed the best and worst of New Zealand cricket. New Zealand tumbled to their lowest Test score in an innings at the Auckland ground in 1955, 26 against England. A year later...
  • New Zealand better prepared than Australia in World Cup humdinger 2 days ago

    We're upon a much-anticipated match with Australia taking on New Zealand on Saturday, 28 February at Eden Park. The co-hosts have had a good start to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. New Zealand and Australia clashes in any sport always create lots of interest, especially in rugby and netball....
  • World Cup: Richard Hadlee says Australia favourites against New Zealand 3 days ago

    Legendary New Zealand paceman Richard Hadlee believes Australia have a slight advantage heading into Saturday's World Cup showdown between the co-hosts because of their pack of power-hitters. This weekend's clash in Auckland, which some believe could be a dress rehearsal for the March 29 final, pits four-times World Cup champions Australia...
  • World Cup: Tim Southee and Trent Boult our best ever new-ball combination, says Richard Hadlee 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee Wednesday declared the pair of Tim Southee and Trent Boult as the country's greatest ever new-ball combination. Hadlee who played three World Cups for the Black Caps, including a semi-final in 1983 said, "I think particularly with Southee and Boult, it's our best ever...
  • World Cup: New Zealand 'slight favourites' against Australia, says Steve Waugh 3 days ago

    Auckland: Former World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh on Wednesday said New Zealand will be going into Saturday's World Cup Pool A encounter at the Eden Park here against Australia as "a slight favourites". Waugh, who was instrumental in helping Allan Border-led Australia win 1987 World Cup and captained his country to...
  • ICC World Cup: Mike Hesson plays down Australia-New Zealand hype 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson Wednesday played down the hype surrounding the explosive World Cup showdown between the co-hosts, saying it will be treated as just another round-robin encounter. But it will be easier said than done for both teams as come Saturday the intensity on and off the field...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia will relish hostile New Zealand crowd, says Shane Watson 3 days ago

    A hostile crowd buoyed by New Zealand's perfect start to the World Cup is set to turn Eden Park into a bear pit for visiting Australia on Saturday, but allrounder Shane Watson is "excited" by the prospect of a rancorous reception. Both countries' fans have eagerly awaited the fixture, the first...
  • World Cup: Rage in Eden, David Warner backs Aussies to feed on Kiwi fury 3 days ago

    Auckland: Combative Australian opener David Warner is looking forward to being insulted by New Zealand fans when the co-hosts meet in the World Cup, saying his team will feed on the fury. Saturday's match at Eden Park is being billed as "the final before the final" as the winner will top...
  • World Cup 2015: Chappell-Hadlee Trophy at stake in Saturday's clash 3 days ago

    The much-awaited World Cup clash between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand will be about more than just the race for quarter-final places with the cricket boards of both countries today confirming that the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy will be at stake. The trophy, named after two of Australia and New Zealand's greatest...
  • World Cup 2015: Corey Anderson expects sledging, heat from Australia 4 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson admits his players are braced for a verbal onslaught from Australia in their blockbuster World Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday. The Eden Park duel is likely to decide who tops Pool A and plays a relatively weaker team from Pool B in the quarter-finals. As...