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  • New Zealand confirm Auckland Aces matches under scrutiny May 15, 2014

    New Zealand Cricket has confirmed matches played by an Auckland Twenty20 team at the 2012 Champions Trophy in South Africa are the subject of an International Cricket Council investigation into matchfixing. Chief executive David White told a news conference in Auckland on Thursday that New Zealand had been informed by the...
  • 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...
  • Losing wickets of second new ball proved crucial: Dhoni February 9, 2014

    Auckland: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that losing wickets of the second new ball including a poor umpiring decision, proved to be a decisive factor, as the visitors lost by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first cricket Test here on Sunday. India lost Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma...
  • Team India learning, but for how long without winning? February 9, 2014

    India once again found themselves slipping in New Zealand, when the hosts placed another banana peel under the visitors' feet to win the first Test by 40 runs; this, after Ishant Sharma's matchhaul of nine wickets and Shikhar Dhawan's returntoform century raised hopes of a comeback win. India were down in...
  • Kris Srikkanth bats for DRS after Auckland defeat February 9, 2014

    Two controversial decisions cost India the first Test as they were defeated by New Zealand by 40 runs. ...
  • MS Dhoni rues unlucky dismissals in second innings February 9, 2014

    Auckland: India skipper MS Dhoni had high praise for his bowling attack for bringing them into the game but rued few unlucky dismissals in the second innings as the visitors went down by 40 runs against New Zealand in the first cricket Test on Sunday. "The bowlers bowled fantastically well to...
  • Ind vs NZ, 1st Test Day 4: as it happened February 9, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Roundup: A remarkable fightback from Team India saw them end Day 3 at 87 for 1, needing 320 more runs to win the first Test against New Zealand, who suffered a dramatic batting collapse in the second innings...
  • India players 'happy' and 'satisfied' in a winless run overseas February 6, 2014

    Wonder if it's okay for the players to comment they are 'happy' or 'satisfied' with their performances when the end result is a steady decline in the team's performance. Team India is in the exact position winless in Tests on foreign soil since June 2011 but still players are happy...
  • The pitch eased out after lunch: Williamson February 6, 2014

    Auckland: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson credited his team's fantastic turnaround on the opening day of the first Test against India to the pitch, saying that it eased out considerably after a "tough" opening session here on Thursday. The Kiwis recovered from 54 for 3 at lunch to be 329 for...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 1st Test, Day 1 February 6, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After being thrashed 40 against all odds in the ODI series by hosts New Zealand, Team India will hope to make amends in the first Test of the twoTest series starting today at the Eden Park in Auckland. India have not...
  • 3rd ODI: India tie Auckland thriller January 25, 2014

    Jadeja's unbeaten 66 off 45 balls and 17 off the last over helped India match NZ's 314 to tie the Auckland ODI and keep the fivematch series alive. ...
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar confident of winning the doordie 3rd ODI January 24, 2014

    Auckland: India medium pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Friday said that his team was completely focussed ahead of its doordie match against New Zealand and confident of reversing the 02 deficit in the fiveODI series. "There is no extraordinary pressure on us. We are confident of doing well. To win this match,...
  • John Isner wins his second Auckland Open title January 11, 2014

    Sydney: John Isner claimed his second Auckland Open title with a 76(4) 76(7) victory over an inspired Lu YenHsun in a tight final at the Australian Open warmup event on Saturday. The tall American, ranked 14th in the world, crashed down 23 aces but it was always going to take more...
  • Ana Ivanovic beats Venus Williams to claim Auckland title January 4, 2014

    Wellington: Ana Ivanovic claimed her first WTA Tour title in more than two years when she completed a 62, 57, 64 victory over fellow former world number one Venus Williams to clinch the Auckland Classic on Saturday. The 26yearold Serbian had not won a title since she completed a 63 60...
  • Venus Williams feeling fit, healthy for new season December 27, 2013

    Auckland: Venus Williams says she's as fit and healthy as she has been in years and hopes to turn a dream into reality when she starts her season at the Auckland WTA tournament from Monday. The seventime grand slam winner arrived in Auckland from Los Angeles on Friday and said her...
  • Won't do Team India any favours with pitch preparation: NZ coach Hesson December 24, 2013

    New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson has called on the country's curators to serve up green pitches when India tour for their twoTest series in February. New Zealand were belted 20 on India's dry wickets last year and Hesson said it was only fair to prepare bouncy tracks for the Auckland...
  • Raja score late to beat Auckland at Club World Cup December 12, 2013

    Agadir, (Morocco): Raja Casablanca scored late into stoppage time to beat Auckland City 21 in the opening match of the annual Club World Cup in Morocco on Wednesday. Abdelilah Hafidi tapped home the winner in the 2nd minute of added time to ensure the host club a winning start at the...
  • Indianorigin trainee teacher dies after attack in New Zealand November 4, 2013

    Melbourne: A 25yearold Indianorigin trainee teacher in New Zealand died on Monday after being punched outside a fast food outlet in central Auckland. Tarun Asthana, who was on life support in hospital since he was assaulted on Saturday morning, died in Auckland City Hospital on Monday, police said. He was surrounded by...
  • Venus Williams to open season in Auckland November 1, 2013

    Auckland: Venus Williams will open her season at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. The seventime Grand Slam singles champion, now ranked 49th, last played in the September semifinals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The 33yearold Williams has been fighting a back injury while also contending with the autoimmune...
  • McCullum heartbroken having failed to upset England March 26, 2013

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum shrugged his shoulders and tutted slightly as he sat down to face the media after the final day of the Test series against England on Tuesday. McCullum's underrated side had come within one wicket of upsetting the world's secondranked Test team to claim the series...
  • As it happened: 3rd Test, NZ vs England, Day 3 March 24, 2013

    Live updates from the day two of the third Test between New Zealand and England played at at Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand 2nd innings: End of over 23: 33 for 3 (stumps) What a day in terms of competitive cricket. New Zealand made just 25 runs in the last 15 overs...
  • 3rd Test: Boult strikes put New Zealand in the driver's seat March 23, 2013

    Auckland: Steve Finn claimed six dismissals, Matt Prior took five catches and New Zealand snapped up the wickets of Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott before stumps Saturday as fortunes in the deciding match of the threeTest cricket series swayed wildly on its second day. Finn (6 for 125) ran through the...
  • One good spell will bring England back in Auckland Test: Finn March 22, 2013

    Auckland: England are just one "crazy spell" away from getting right back in the series-deciding third Test against New Zealand on an otherwise placid Eden Park pitch, fast bowler Steven Finn said on Friday. New Zealand's batsmen, led by a maiden century from Peter Fulton, finished the first day of...
  • New Zealand and England hope rain relents in Auckland March 18, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand and England head into the final match of their three-Test series on Friday more evenly matched than many observers felt they were at the start after the second game ended in a damp draw on Monday. Bad weather has played a significant part with around 100 overs...
  • England thrash New Zealand by 40 runs in T20 opener February 9, 2013

    Auckland:Luke Wright shone with bat and ball while captain Stuart Broad took four wickets as England eased to a 40run victory over New Zealand in their first Twenty20 international in Auckland on Saturday. Allrounder Wright's 20ball innings of 42 included three fours and four sixes as England's powerpacked batting lineup scored...
  • 1st T20, Eng vs NZ: As it happened February 9, 2013

    Auckland: Luke Wright hit a 20ball 42 and took 2 for 29 as England bossed New Zealand at Eden Park. England's 214 for 7 was their highest total in Twenty20 internationals. The tourists lead the series 10 after this 40run win. Read on for updates of the match: New Zealand 174...
  • Ferrer into Auckland final, del Potro wins at Kooyong January 11, 2013

    Sydney: David Ferrer underlined his Australian Open threat by thrashing Gael Monfils 61, 62 to reach the final of the Auckland Open on Friday and remain on course for a fourth title at the tournament. Undoubtedly aided by a leg injury suffered by Monfils early in the first set, Ferrer...
  • Querrey, Ferrer march into Heineken Open semis January 10, 2013

    Auckland: Sam Querrey's booming serve carried him past longtime rival Jesse Levine 64, 76 (5) on Thursday and into the semifinals of the Heineken Open. Fourthseeded Querrey served 16 aces, to go with the 19 he served in his secondround match against Olivier Rochus, to earn a semifinal place opposite...
  • Auckland lose to Perth, both out of CLT20 October 23, 2012

    Centurion: Delhi Daredevils made it to the Champions League Twenty20 semifinal after other contender Auckland Aces were beaten by 16 runs in their last group league game by Perth Scorchers on Tuesday. The Scorchers victory means that Auckland Aces with six points were ousted as Delhi with 10 points and Nashua...