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  • Australia become second team to win World Cup on home soil 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia on Sunday became only the second outfit to clinch the cricket World Cup trophy on home soil, and third ever to win as co-hosts. Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in the final to hold aloft the grand prize in front of a packed house at the historic...
  • Brendon McCullum keeps ODI retirement suspense alive 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    Melbourne: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Sunday kept everyone guessing about his retirement from ODI cricket as he didn't want the spotlight to be drawn away from Australia's convincing victory in the World Cup final. Asked if he would be following Michael Clarke in announcing ODI retirement, McCullum neither denied...
  • Reaction to Australia's fifth World Cup victory 5 hours 40 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Following are reactions to Australia's fifth World Cup triumph after they beat New Zealand in Sunday's final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia captain Michael Clarke: "I think obviously there's no such thing as fairy-tales in sport, but that's probably as close as it gets for me. Not only to win...
  • Peeved ICC President Mustafa Kamal leaves MCG before end of World Cup final 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Peeved at not being given the opportunity to hand out the World Cup trophy to the champions, International Cricket Council (ICC) President Mustafa Kamal on Sunday left the Melbourne Cricket Ground even before the final between Australia and New Zealand finished. It was ICC chairman N Srinivasan, who handed the...
  • Australia brought out 'A' game in World Cup final: James Faulkner 7 hours 18 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner, who etched his name in history by winning the Player of the Match award in the cricket World Cup final, said that his team brought out their 'A' game against New Zealand on Sunday. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets and with 101 balls to...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia thrash New Zealand to become champions 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Clarke hit 74 in his last ODI to lead Australia to their fifth World Cup title with a seven-wicket win over New Zealand in a disappointing final on Sunday. ...
  • Brendon McCullum proud of New Zealand despite losing World Cup final 8 hours 40 minutes ago

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said he had no regrets after his team were beaten by Australia in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Despite being bowled for a duck in the first over of the day then seeing his team beaten by seven wickets, a...
  • World Cup Final: James Faulkner named Man-of-the-Match 8 hours 49 minutes ago

    Fast-bowling all-rounder James Faulkner was named man-of-the-match for his devastating spell which helped set up a seven-wicket victory for Australia in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The 24-year-old struck on the first ball of the second powerplay in the 36th over...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup Final highlights 9 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Highlights of Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground: Captain crunched - Big-hitting New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum plays and misses his first two balls and then falls for a third-ball duck, clean-bowled in the first over from Mitchell Starc. Living on the edge - Martin...
  • N Srinivasan to give away World Cup trophy, Kamal sidelined: reports 10 hours 29 minutes ago

    International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman N Srinivasan may breach the global body's constitution on Sunday as reports suggest that he has decided to give away the World Cup trophy to the winning captain. According to the rules of ICC, the president Mustafa Kamal should do the honours, but unhappy with the...
  • Pakistan, Bangladesh fans dial BCCI, sing 'mauka mauka' to mock India's World Cup exit 11 hours 24 minutes ago

    Following India's semi-final exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, fans from Pakistan and Bangladesh reportedly called the Borad of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters in Mumbai to make fun of the team's loss by singing lines of a popular TV commercial. According to a report in The...
  • N Srinivasan defends 10-team World Cup in 2019 13 hours 55 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The Associate cricket nations might be fuming at the prospect of a 10-team World Cup in 2019, but ICC President N Srinivasan on Sunday said they had no reason to feel left out as the format gives them a good chance at qualifying for the mega-event. The ICC's decision to...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Time for the world to get a new champion Yesterday

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Being a Kiwi, it's a fantastic thing for New Zealand to reach the final. I sort...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Australia eye perfect homecoming Yesterday

    The theatre of dreams for cricket will be lit up on Sunday as the two best teams of the tournament will look to finish on a high. ...
  • World Cup: Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke's work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights. Clarke announced his retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket on the eve of the World Cup final against New Zealand. "The standards in...
  • World Cup: Australia lead the table by a huge margin, but New Zealand no pushover Yesterday

    As the clash of the titans is starting to buzz in Melbourne where the trans-Tasman rivals face off in the World Cup final, CricketNext team takes a trip down memory lane to re-ignite the grueling rivalry between Australia and New Zealand by looking at how both the teams fared while...
  • Team India members arrive home after World Cup campaign Yesterday

    Mumbai: The Indian World Cup team members, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and star batsman Virat Kohli, arrived home from Australia in batches and left for their respective destinations, Cricket Board sources said. While Dhoni landed in Delhi, Kohli, along with his actress girlfriend Anushka Sharma, and five players besides Team...
  • Yes, New Zealand can win the World Cup Yesterday

    Can New Zealand win on Sunday, and will they? They seem to be the only two questions anyone is asking right now, from the tip of the North Island to the foot of the South Island. Yes, Brendon McCullum's men can win, but as to whether they will, that is...
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final Yesterday

    Melbourne: Kiwi fans daubed in black came out in droves on Saturday to support New Zealand on the eve of their team's first World Cup final, against fierce rivals Australia in Melbourne. Fans gathered around the nets outside the vast Melbourne Cricket Ground arena to get a glimpse of their heroes...
  • Australia vs New Zealand World Cup final: who to watch Yesterday

    Melbourne: Expect the World Cup final to have an entirely different complexion to the last encounter between Australia and New Zealand. The group-stage match involving the tournament co-hosts was a low-scoring thriller in Auckland, where New Zealand edged Australia by one wicket and later sealed top spot in Pool A. With...
  • World Cup: Skill, not emotion, wins World Cups, says Michael Clarke Yesterday

    Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put "skill over emotion" in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment. Clarke announced his retirement from the one-day game on the eve of...
  • New Zealand 'fearless' ahead of World Cup final Yesterday

    New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's road to final Yesterday

    The ICC cricket world cup - the game's global showpiece event, has come down to a local derby to decide the champion of the 11th edition. Hosts Australia and New Zealand welcomed 12 other countries to the World Cup but saved the final for themselves, ensuring Sunday's game at the...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum, New Zealand's multi-talented, muscular leader Yesterday

    Melbourne: When Brendon McCullum took over as captain of New Zealand in December 2014, the team was engulfed by dressing-room strife. Now, just over two years later, the Black Caps are in their first World Cup final and the muscular, multi-skilled McCullum is being feted as a national hero. The 33-year-old opener...
  • World Cup final: Factbox of Australia and New Zealand Yesterday

    Factbox on the Australia and New Zealand team who go one on one in the World Cup final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia: World Cup record 1975 - finalist; 1979 - pool phase; 1983 - pool phase; 1987 - winners; 1992 - pool phase; 1996 - finalist; 1999 - winners; 2003 -...
  • Australia vs New Zealand: Here is the history of previous World Cup finals Yesterday

    When Australia meet New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host versus co-host, mate versus bro and probably the biggest One Day International ever seen in Australia. A look back at the previous Cricket World Cup finals. 1975: WEST INDIES BEAT AUSTRALIA...
  • Kevin Pietersen return could 'tear apart' England: John Buchanan 2 days ago

    Recalling sacked Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team because the batsman is like a child who wants to get his own way, according to former Australia coach John Buchanan. Pietersen, sacked in February 2014 following England's 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, joined Surrey on Wednesday in...
  • Jagmohan Dalmiya lauds India's 'outstanding' WC performance 2 days ago

    The disappointment of a semi-final exit notwithstanding, BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya on Friday congratulated the Indian cricket team for its "stupendous" World Cup performance, saying that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men put up an outstanding show. India, the defending champions, were knocked out of the World Cup following a 95-run semifinal loss...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Karnataka thrash Tamil Nadu, Delhi lose to Haryana 2 days ago

    Karnataka bowlers produced a clinical show to bowl Tamil Nadu out for just 61 to set up an easy eight-wicket victory for their team in a South Zone leg match of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 Trophy on Friday. Seamer Ronit More produced a spell of 3-2-1-2 as he reduced Tamil...
  • Injuries, fielding hurt Lanka's chances in World Cup: Angelo Mathews 2 days ago

    Colombo: A combination of poor fielding and regularly losing players through injuries has hurt Sri Lanka's chances in the cricket World Cup, captain Angelo Mathews said on Friday. "Our fielding levels dropped," Mathews said, adding that losing as many as five players from the original squad of 15 left the team...