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  • World Cup: England's Sri Lanka loss worse than NZ crushing, says Atherton Yesterday

    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...
  • Extra bowler will help Sri Lanka in future World Cup matches, says Muralitharan 2 days ago

    One thing is clear after Sri Lanka's great run-chase against England in Wellington: the make-up of the side needs a re-think. Because although the batting is top-class and is clicking superbly well, the bowling is very obviously proving a big weakness and a major headache for captain Angelo Mathews, especially...
  • World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath doubtful for Australia clash 3 days ago

    Wellington: Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath is doubtful for next weekend's World Cup Pool A clash against Australia after hurting his spinning hand while bowling against England at Wellington Regional Stadium on Sunday. The left-arm spinner required four stitches on his left index finger after suffering the injury while attempting a...
  • World Cup 2015: Openers gave us perfect start, says Kumar Sangakkara 3 days ago

    Wellington: Veteran Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara praised his team's openers for their 100-run stand which led to the target being easily chased down against England in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Westpac Stadium on Sunday. Chasing a total of 310 for victory, the 1996 World Cup champions...
  • World Cup: Not surprised to see Sri Lanka hammering England, says Ponting 3 days ago

    The legendary Australia captain says SL, who chased 310 to win by 9 wickets, have much better batsmen than England, but their bowling is a bit questionable. ...
  • World Cup 2015: England seek form reversal against Sri Lanka at Wellington 4 days ago

    Wellington: England hope they can vanquish memories of their last disastrous encounter in Wellington when they play Sri Lanka on Sunday in a Pool A match that's become important to the Cricket World Cup quarter-final chances of both teams. A week ago, England lost at the so-called "Cake Tin" stadium in...
  • World Cup: New Zealand almost perfect in demolition of England, says Tim Southee February 20, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand had produced 'almost the perfect performance' to destroy England in a World Cup match that lasted less than 50 overs on Friday. Southee took a New Zealand best 7-33 that bowled England out for 123 in 33.2 overs in their Pool A clash at Wellington Regional Stadium, before...
  • World Cup: No way back for England after NZ thrashing, says Ponting February 20, 2015

    The legendary former Australia skipper told CNN-IBN that the embarrassing defeat against the Kiwis will dent England psyche. ...
  • Eoin Morgan: No panic in England squad after 2 World Cup defeats February 20, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan says there won't be any panic and probably no recriminations in his squad after its humiliating eight-wicket loss to New Zealand at the Cricket World Cup on Friday. England has had heavy defeats in its opening games against the tournament co-hosts after its 111-run loss to...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum blitz drives England into further despair February 20, 2015

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's buccaneering spirit was at its ruthless best on Friday as he not only plundered the fastest World Cup half century but drove another stake into the heart of the demoralised England cricket team. The 33-year-old McCullum, who lost the toss to Eoin Morgan, overshadowed a superb bowling performance...
  • Brendon McCullum registers World Cup's fastest fifty February 20, 2015

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Friday smashed his way into the record books after posting the World Cup's fastest half century, off a mere 18 balls, in a Pool A match of the ongoing mega-event against England. McCullum's whirlwind half-century featured seven fours and four sixes and overall, he...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs England, World Cup, Pool A, Match 9 February 20, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Quick Preview: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in today's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some...
  • England face critical test in World Cup match against New Zealand February 19, 2015

    Wellington: The reckoning has come early for England at the Cricket World Cup. Out of form and down on confidence, Eoin Morgan's England squad needs a strong showing in Friday's Pool A match against New Zealand to restore some belief in their campaign. A 111-run loss to Australia in their opening...
  • Eoin Morgan can handle World Cup pressure: Mark Ramprakash February 19, 2015

    Wellington: England batting coach Mark Ramprakash on Thursday said Eoin Morgan's strength of character will see the captain come good at the ongoing World Cup. England face New Zealand on Friday, having lost their opening match against Australia by 111 runs. Morgan's captaincy was criticised and his form came under scrutiny following...
  • World Cup: Struggling England captain Eoin Morgan wants to be match-winner February 18, 2015

    Wellington: England captain Eoin Morgan said on Wednesday that he was aiming to end a run of poor form with a match-winning performance when his side face New Zealand in their next World Cup game. The 28-year-old left hander is battling to overcome a wretched run of form after getting out...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely January 25, 2015

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Form guide of 2015 World Cup participants January 14, 2015

    Sydney: The 2015 World Cup takes place in Australia and New Zealand from February 14 to March 29 where India will be the defending champions in the 14-nation tournament. One month out from the start, AFP Sports updates the current form and prospects of the competing teams: Pool A Afghanistan - Afghanistan's main...
  • 2nd Test: Gritty Williamson fights to keep New Zealand alive against Sri Lanka January 5, 2015

    Wellington: Kane Williamson and BJ Watling produced an unbroken sixth wicket stand of 94 to keep New Zealand alive on the third day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Wellington on Monday. New Zealand were 253 for 5 at stumps, a 118-run advantage with five wickets in hand, after...
  • 2nd Test: Kumar Sangakkara's 203 guides Sri Lanka to 113-run lead January 4, 2015

    Wellington: Kumar Sangakkara posted a majestic 203 - his 11th Test double century - to guide a resurgent Sri Lanka to a 113-run lead over New Zealand at stumps on the second day of the second Test at the Basin Reserve on Sunday. Sangakkara's double century brought him within one of...
  • 2nd Test: Sri Lanka reeling on bowlers' day in Wellington January 3, 2015

    Wellington: Recalled fast bowler Nuwan Pradeep took 4 for 63 as Sri Lanka dismissed New Zealand for 221 on the opening day of the second Test on Saturday as they seek to reassert themself in the two-match series. Sri Lanka claimed New Zealand's last eight wickets for 81 runs after winning...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Day 1 in Wellington January 3, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Sri Lanka opted to field against New Zealand. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Tom Latham, Hamish Rutherford, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum (capt), James Neesham, BJ Watling (wk), Mark Craig, Tim Southee, Doug Bracewell, Trent Boult Sri Lanka: Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne,...
  • Zimbabwe select three Masakadza brothers for Bangladesh Tests October 16, 2014

    Zimbabwe have named three new caps, including a third Masakadza brother, in their 17-man Test squad to tour Bangladesh later this month. The selection means that batsman Hamilton, seamer Shingirai and left-arm orthodox spinner Wellington Masakadza could all appear in the same side when Zimbabwe play three Tests against their...
  • New Zealand: Indianorigin man sentenced to life for killing his estranged wife June 5, 2014

    Wellington : An Indianorigin man in New Zealand has been sentenced to life for killing his estranged wife while he was on bail, The New Zealand Herald reported on Thursday. The High Court at Wellington Thursday sentenced Rajeshwar Singh, 47, to a mandatory life sentence with a minimum nonparole period of...
  • Adorable photos of 8-month-old Prince George with mom Kate and dad Prince William on his first royal tour to New Zealand April 8, 2014

    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' March 25, 2014

    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 witnessed...
  • Dhoni must take a few risks to win abroad: Dravid February 18, 2014

    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 to...
  • How India drew a Test they should have won in three days February 18, 2014

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

    (For ballbyball 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 roundup: Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets to win...