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  • Australia become second team to win World Cup on home soil 2 hours 58 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 52 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...
  • Australia Tour Diary: MCG takes your breath away 4 hours 54 minutes ago

    Australia win. New Zealand lose. The World Cup is over, so is Cricketnext's biggest assignment till date. And only if you were in Melbourne on Sunday the 29th of March, 2015, could you understand why MCG is the perfect setting for cricket's biggest finale. To put it in as many words...
  • After MS Dhoni, Michael Clarke calls for changes in ODI field restrictions 5 hours 27 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian skipper Michael Clarke has said he would like to see five fielders outside the 30-yard circle instead of the current four during "powerplays" to allow bowlers more protection during field restrictions in One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Currently only four fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle during "powerplays"...
  • Reaction to Australia's fifth World Cup victory 5 hours 49 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...
  • World Cup: Mitchell Starc award defies trend in bat-dominated tournament 5 hours 51 minutes ago

    Melbourne: At a World Cup dominated by batsmen and huge scores, it was an old-fashioned fast bowler who ultimately played the biggest role in Australia's success. Mitchell Starc, whose devastating pace and movement troubled almost every batsmen who faced him, was named player of the tournament after Australia wrapped up their...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Brendon McCullum's wicket was turning point 6 hours 6 minutes ago

    (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) Honestly I didn't expect the defeat. I was so disappointed because they played so well...
  • Peeved ICC President Mustafa Kamal leaves MCG before end of World Cup final 6 hours 21 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...
  • Steven Smith burnishes captaincy credentials with final flourish 6 hours 45 minutes ago

    Steve Smith's pull to the Melbourne Cricket Ground fence to bring up the winning runs for Australia on Sunday was a fitting ending for a player who was instrumental in his team's campaign for a fifth World Cup triumph. Smith, heir apparent to captain Michael Clarke, shared a poignant 112-run stand...
  • Srinivasan hands over World Cup trophy to Australia, Mustafa Kamal sidelined 7 hours 17 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former BCCI president and current ICC chairman N. Srinivasan handed over the cricket World Cup trophy to captain Michael Clarke on Sunday after Australia defeated New Zealand in a one-sided final by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Srinivasan did the trophy honours in a departure from the International...
  • World Cup: New Zealand hold back retirements to allow Australia to bask 7 hours 18 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Some New Zealand players may have decided to call time on their one-day or international careers but there will be no immediate announcements to allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph, skipper Brendon McCullum said on Sunday. Australia skipper Michael Clarke announced his retirement from one-day internationals on...
  • Australia brought out 'A' game in World Cup final: James Faulkner 7 hours 28 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...
  • Mitchell Starc's perseverance pays off with World Cup honours 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Months after being labeled "soft" by one of Australia's cricket greats and being dropped from Australia's Test XI, Mitchell Starc has been deservedly voted the player of the World Cup. Starc's worth to the Australian team was never more evident than when he dismissed New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia thrash New Zealand to become champions 8 hours 22 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. ...
  • World Cup triumph a career pinnacle for Michael Clarke 8 hours 25 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Skipper Michael Clarke shrugged off fitness fears, talk of rifts with team-mates, coach and selectors to spearhead Australia to a fifth World Cup crown. It was a fitting finale for Clarke, who played his 245th and last one-day international to lead Australia to a comprehensive seven-wicket over New Zealand in...
  • World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar presents Player of the Match, Series awards 8 hours 27 minutes ago

    Melbourne: He doesn't enthrall with his willow anymore but Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar got one of the loudest cheers at the presentation ceremony of the ICC World Cup final as he shared the stage with administrative bigwigs. Tendulkar was the biggest name on dais during the presentations after Australia beat...
  • List of World Cup winners 8 hours 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: A ruthless and clinical Australia steamrolled their trans-Tasman rival New Zealand to lift their fifth World Cup trophy without breaking into a sweat at the massive Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Cheered by a capacity crowd and determined to gift their retiring captain Michael Clarke a fairytale farewell, the...
  • Brendon McCullum proud of New Zealand despite losing World Cup final 8 hours 50 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 2015: Mitchell Starc named player of the tournament 8 hours 53 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc was named the player of the tournament after his team beat New Zealand by seven wickets to win the World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The 25-year-old left-arm quick finished with 22 wickets in the tournament, tied with New Zealand left-arm seamer...
  • World Cup Final: James Faulkner named Man-of-the-Match 8 hours 59 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 18 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 39 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 34 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...
  • Record-setting MCG crowd on hand for World Cup final 11 hours 35 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The World Cup came to an end an amid a carnival atmosphere as supporters for co-hosts Australia and New Zealand made up a raucous, record crowd for the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The crowd figure eclipsed the Australian cricket one-day attendance record of 91,112 set at...
  • Kings of Cricket: Australia bowl out New Zealand for 183 in World Cup final 12 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Zealand succumbed against hostile Australia bowling to be shot out for 183 in the World Cup final in front of a record crowd of more than 91,000 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. ...
  • N Srinivasan defends 10-team World Cup in 2019 14 hours 5 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...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali: Punjab, Himachal qualify for Super League 14 hours 22 minutes ago

    Karnataka's poor run in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 2014-15 continued as they suffered yet another loss, this time at the hands of Hyderabad, on Saturday (March 28). Karnataka, who resuscitated their campaign with wins against Goa and Tamil Nadu, are now fifth on the South Zone table with two...
  • Australia or New Zealand - Who will win World Cup final? 15 hours 53 minutes ago

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses the World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG. ...
  • Ricky Ponting, Chris Harris play cricket with differently-abled people 16 hours 24 minutes ago

    Ricky Ponting and Chris Harris took time out and had fun with differently-abled people thanks to an initiative sponsored by Thumbs Up....