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  • Adorable photos of 8-month-old Prince George with mom Kate and dad Prince William on his first royal tour to New Zealand 08-04-2014 09:06 AM

    Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, arrived in New Zealand's capital to cheers from locals who braved windy, rainy weather to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in the fog-shrouded city of Wellington along with their baby son, George, to kick...
  • Man battling cancer steps in to save assault victim because he did not want to be guilty of the 'bystander effect' 25-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Wellington: A man battling cancer unwittingly saved the life of a badly bashed man in New Zealand because he did not want to be guilty of the "bystander effect". David Batchelor, who was diagnosed with cancer, was sitting in his car on Central Road in Kingsland, Auckland, in when he...
  • Dhoni must take a few risks to win abroad: Dravid 18-02-2014 11:37 PM

    Wellington: Former captain Rahul Dravid has backed the underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni to stay on as Test skipper for at least a year but added that he would need to take a "few risks" to win abroad. "I think he's got to realise this very quickly, that if he wants...
  • How India drew a Test they should have won in three days 18-02-2014 11:53 AM

    India let another opportunity of a Test win on foreign soil slip from their hands when New Zealand managed to erase a 246-run deficit to plunder 680 for 7 in their second innings and shut down India's chances of a series-levelling win. Here's how it happened over the course of...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 18-02-2014 02:33 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Brendon McCullum's historic triple century set India 435 to chase on Day 5, Virat Kohli struck his 6th Test hundred to earn India a draw. Day 4 round-up: Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets...
  • We need to fight back to deny India a win in the 2nd Test: Watling 15-02-2014 02:38 PM

    Wellington: New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling admitted that a long, hard battle lies ahead of their batsmen in the second Test against India after the visitors took a formidable 246-run first innings lead, riding on Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test ton on Saturday. "It was not really an ideal day for...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 15-02-2014 03:00 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Hurt from being axed from India's limited-overs squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a six-wicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with...
  • Back-in-form Ishant Sharma says he is ignored for important tours 14-02-2014 01:42 PM

    Ishant Sharma chose to learn his lessons the hard way, but the good thing is that he has started the process. And to show for it, the Delhi pacer has five-wicket hauls in back-to-back Tests in New Zealand. But hurt from being axed for the Asia Cup and World T20,...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 14-02-2014 02:36 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors...
  • India in danger of losing second spot in ICC Test rankings 13-02-2014 09:41 PM

    Dubai: India will be battling to salvage not just lost pride but also their second spot in the ICC Test rankings when they take on New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington from Friday. South Africa are guaranteed to retain the mace as well as collect a cash award...
  • Neesham, Latham in NZ's squad for second Test 11-02-2014 08:47 AM

    Wellington: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Tom Latham have been named in New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India after Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell were dropped for a late night drinking session in Auckland last week. Both replacements are uncapped at Test level and the 21-year-old Latham...
  • 5th ODI: India outplayed once again, lose series to NZ 4-0 31-01-2014 02:07 PM

    India's losing streak in 2014 saw them succumbing to another embarrassing defeat at Wellington on Friday, when hosts New Zealand outplayed the visitors yet again, winning the fifth ODI by 87 runs to take home the series 4-0. Set a daunting 304 to win, thanks to another disappointing performance by...
  • 5th ODI: Dead rubber a chance for India to tie loose ends in NZ 30-01-2014 01:33 PM

    The ODI Champions are yet to taste a win in 2014 after two overseas series and seven games, which certainly doesn't augur well for a team that will be defending its world cup trophy in a year from now. Pushed to No. 2 in the ICC ODI rankings after losing...
  • We want to win but no point panicking: Ravindra Jadeja 30-01-2014 11:46 AM

    Wellington: Eyeing a consolation win in the fifth and final one-dayer, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday said his team-mates need to avoid panicking to curb the "little errors" that have cost them the series against New Zealand. "It is just that we panic a bit and we have to...
  • Central New Zealand shaken by strong quake, no injuries 20-01-2014 04:01 PM

    Central New Zealand, including the capital Wellington, was shaken by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries, and damage was mostly superficial. The minute-long, rolling quake was centred in the mainly rural Wairarapa region about 120 kilometres north east of Wellington, at a depth...
  • 2nd T20, NZ vs WI: as it happened 15-01-2014 11:06 AM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. TOSS: West Indies won the toss and decided to bat. TEAM NEWS: New Zealand have replaced Mitchell McClenaghan with Tim Southee. West Indies have made two changes: Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder have come in for Ravi Rampaul and...
  • Won't do Team India any favours with pitch preparation: NZ coach Hesson 24-12-2013 09:53 AM

    New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson has called on the country's curators to serve up green pitches when India tour for their two-Test series in February. New Zealand were belted 2-0 on India's dry wickets last year and Hesson said it was only fair to prepare bouncy tracks for the...
  • West Indies keen to bowl first on green Basin pitch 10-12-2013 09:39 AM

    Wellington: West Indies captain Darren Sammy had little hesitation in asking Brendon McCullum to bat in the first Test in Dunedin and would waste even less time in inserting New Zealand if he wins the toss for the second Test at the Basin Reserve. "I thought it was like the...
  • NZ's Kane Williamson expected to return for 2nd Test against Windies 08-12-2013 03:28 PM

    Wellington: Injured batsman Kane Williamson is expected to return to New Zealand's lineup for the second Test against the West Indies starting Wednesday. Williamson missed the first Test at Dunedin, which ended in a draw on Saturday, because he thought he needed more time to recover from a broken thumb...
  • Jesse Ryder celebrates comeback with a ton 28-10-2013 08:39 AM

    Wellington: Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder on Monday completed a remarkable comeback from a serious assault by posting a century in his first game for more than seven months. He scored 117 off 164 balls playing for Otago away to his former side Wellington in a provincial championship match....
  • India's tour of New Zealand to start in Napier 10-09-2013 11:57 AM

    Wellington: India's tour of New Zealand in early 2014 will start at Napier's McLean Park and conclude with the second Test at Auckland. New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday announced the venues for the five ODIs and two Tests the hosts will play against MS Dhoni's team. Hamilton will host two...
  • New Zealand's Jesse Ryder banned for taking drugs 20-08-2013 08:30 AM

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been suspended for six months for failing a doping test for banned stimulants he claimed he took in a supplement to help him lose weight, the country's top sports tribunal said on Tuesday. Ryder returned a positive sample after being tested following a...
  • ICC to announce 2015 World Cup fixtures on July 30 29-07-2013 12:02 PM

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council will announce the fixtures of the 2015 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, simultaneously in Melbourne and Wellington on Tuesday. "The pools, venues and fixtures of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be announced simultaneously in Melbourne and Wellington...
  • Jesse Ryder keen to 'get back on horse' with Otago move 18-07-2013 07:00 PM

    Wellington, New Zealand: Former New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has recovered from a vicious assault and is eager to resume playing cricket, hoping that a move to Otago from Wellington will reinvigorate his international career, his manager said on Thursday. The burly left-hander was beaten up outside a Christchurch bar...