England V New Zealand 2013

  • New Zealand win T20 series after 2nd game rained off 28-06-2013 01:57 AM

    London: New Zealand clinched the Twenty20 series against England after the second and final match between the teams was abandoned Thursday because of persistent rain, with just two balls having been bowled. Needing to win at The Oval to square the series 1-1, England lost Michael Lumb to the second...
  • NZ win series after 2nd T20 gets abandoned due to rain 27-06-2013 10:16 PM

    CLICK HERE for live updates from the second T20 between England and New Zealand being played at the Kennington Oval, London. England go into the second Twenty20 against New Zealand of the two-match series with the hope of leveling the series. The hosts didn't do that bad either in the...
  • Andrew Strauss hopes Kevin Pietersen saga is over 27-06-2013 02:15 PM

    Andrew Strauss hopes England's Ashes campaign will not suffer any ongoing disruption from the extraordinary chain of events that saw star batsman Kevin Pietersen briefly dropped from the side last season. Pietersen was axed from the England side when, after having made a brilliant hundred against his native South Africa...
  • Cook on target to go for Tendulkar's numbers: Pietersen 27-06-2013 01:47 PM

    London: Alastair Cook is over 8,000 runs behind Sachin Tendulkar in Test cricket but Kevin Pietersen believes his England captain is on target to challenge the veteran Indian`s numbers and break every record that has been set. "For me he`s the right man to lead England, he`s doing a great...
  • Ashes ambition behind Boyd Rankin's nationality switch 27-06-2013 09:08 AM

    London: Former Ireland fast bowler Boyd Rankin says the chance to play Test cricket lay behind his decision to switch nationalities and play for England. Rankin, who made 52 one-day international appearances for Ireland, changed allegiance last year and, having established himself with county side Warwickshire, the 6ft 8in fast...
  • 2nd T20: Pietersen to return as NZ look to seal series 26-06-2013 11:05 PM

    London: England go into the second Twenty20 against New Zealand of the two-match series with the hope of leveling the series at The Oval on Thursday after being defeated by five runs in the first at the same venue. The hosts didn't do that bad either in the first match...
  • New Zealand skipper McCullum keen to face Pietersen 26-06-2013 10:38 AM

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum insists he is relishing the prospect of going up against Kevin Pietersen in the second Twenty20 international at The Oval on Thursday, saying the "game's better" when the star batsman is involved. Pietersen hasn't played for England since leaving the tour of New Zealand in...
  • McCullum hails Rutherford after T20 win over England 26-06-2013 10:34 AM

    London: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum praised Hamish Rutherford for an "outstanding" innings as the Black Caps beat England by just five runs to win the first Twenty20 international at The Oval on Tuesday. McCullum may have top-scored with 68 but it was left-handed opener Rutherford's dashing 62 that caught...
  • New Zealand beat England by 5 runs in first T20 26-06-2013 03:04 AM

    London: Brilliant half-centuries by Hamish Rutherford and Brendon McCullum set New Zealand on their way to a five-run victory over England on Tuesday in the first of two Twenty20 internationals at The Oval. Rutherford (62 off 35 balls) and McCullum (68) put on a second-wicket stand of 114 to help...
  • As it happened: NZ v England, 1st T20 25-06-2013 10:33 PM

    CLICK HERE for live updates from the first T20I between England and New Zealand being played at Kennington Oval, London After finishing runners-up, England are most likely to field a new team with most players being rested. England will like to forget their five-run loss to India on Sunday and...
  • 1st T20: New Zealand look to compound England's woes 24-06-2013 10:09 PM

    London: As the ICC Champions Trophy draws up to a close, England get ready for New Zealand challenge in a two-match Twenty20 series starting Tuesday at The Oval. After finishing runners-up, England are most likely to field a new team with most players being rested. England will like to forget...
  • New Zealand warm-up for England T20 with 42-run win 23-06-2013 07:31 AM

    London: New Zealand eased to a 42-run victory over Kent at Canterbury on Saturday as they warmed-up for their two Twenty20 internationals against England. Chasing 185 for seven, Kent were already behind the asking rate at the midway point. But there was still time for Fabian Cowdrey, the grandson of...
  • Achilles surgery keeps Vettori out of England T20s 20-06-2013 05:26 PM

    London: New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori has had an operation on his left Achilles tendon in a bid to prolong his career, team management in England announced in a statement on Thursday. The 34-year-old left-armer returned from nearly a year out of international action to play in all three of...
  • Kevin Pietersen named in England Twenty20 squad 20-06-2013 02:59 PM

    Kevin Pietersen has been named in England's 14-man squad for a two-match Twenty20 series against New Zealand after returning from a knee injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Thursday. Pietersen, England's most explosive batsman, missed their one-day series against New Zealand as well as the Champions...
  • Captain Cook delighted with Buttler's progress 06-06-2013 10:21 AM

    Nottingham: Alastair Cook forecast Jos Buttler's decisive innings against New Zealand at Trent Bridge would be the first of many occasions the talented shotmaker swung a match England's way. The 22-year-old Somerset wicketkeeper/batsman was outscored by England team-mates Ian Bell (82) and Eoin Morgan (49) in Wednesday's day/night clash. But...
  • England grab morale-boosting win over New Zealand 06-06-2013 02:19 AM

    England restored some belated respectability in their one-day series against New Zealand by winning the third and final match by 34 runs at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Wednesday. Although New Zealand had clinched the series with victories at Lord's and the Rose Bowl, the win was a boost for England's...
  • As it happened: England vs New Zealand, third ODI 05-06-2013 06:08 PM

    CLICK HERE for live updates from the third ODI between England and New Zealand being played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. New Zealand have already secured the trophy by winning the first two ODIs and now eye a rare whitewash even as England welcome Stuart Broad and Steven Finn back into...
  • Vaughan slams Jonathan Trott's critics 05-06-2013 08:15 AM

    London: Michael Vaughan believes all those who criticise England batsman Jonathan Trott for slow scoring are talking "nonsense". Trott top-scored for England with 109 not out off 104 balls but could not prevent an 86-run defeat against New Zealand at Southampton on Sunday that saw the tourists take an unbeatable...
  • Ian Bell buoyed by bowlers' return 05-06-2013 08:06 AM

    Nottingham: Ian Bell was pleased to see England seamers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn back bowling in the nets but backed county colleague Boyd Rankin to impress if given a chance in Wednesday's third one-day international against New Zealand at Trent Bridge. England, after crushing defeats at Lord's and Southampton,...
  • England sweat on bowlers' fitness 04-06-2013 07:59 AM

    London: England may have to re-think their Champions Trophy plans if they find themselves without injured pace bowlers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn. The duo have yet to be ruled out of Wednesday's third and final one-day international against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, having missed the defeats at Lord's...
  • McCullum buoyed by England series win 03-06-2013 09:30 AM

    Southampton: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said his side had showed how "good a team we can be" after wrapping up a one-day series win over England. Martin Guptill's New Zealand record 189 not out - the opener's second successive unbeaten hundred - was the cornerstone of the Black Caps'...
  • Guptill's 189 helps New Zealand thump England for series win 02-06-2013 11:18 PM

    Southampton: Martin Guptill made the highest one-day international score by a New Zealand batsman as the Black Caps took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in their series with England on Sunday. Guptill's 189 not out was the cornerstone of New Zealand's 359 for 3 at Southampton - the largest total England...
  • As it happened: England vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI 02-06-2013 02:46 PM

    Click Here for live updates from the second one-dayer between England and New Zealand played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. Toss and team news: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and opted to bat. In a surprising move, New Zealand have replaced Tim Southee with Doug Bracewell while...
  • Expectant Bresnan maintains England focus 02-06-2013 10:18 AM

    Southampton: England's Tim Bresnan has insisted the prospect of becoming a father for the first time is not proving a distraction during the one-day series with New Zealand. Bresnan's wife is due to give birth to the couple's first child in Halifax, northern England, on Monday. Yorkshire paceman Bresnan returned...
  • Elliott keen to learn from New Zealand history 02-06-2013 10:13 AM

    Southampton: New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott hopes his side can learn from their recent history as they seek to win their one-day series against England. As happened in South Africa earlier this year, the Black Caps have the chance to follow a Test campaign loss with a limited overs series...
  • 2nd ODI: New Zealand eye series win against England 01-06-2013 07:31 PM

    Southampton: New Zealand are one win away from an ODI series triumph against England when they take the field in the second match here on Sunday. The Black Caps went into the series as rank outsiders but surprised the hosts with a five-wicket win in the first ODI on Friday....
  • New Zealand win excites McCullum 01-06-2013 09:37 AM

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum looked forward to next month's Champions Trophy in the UK with confidence after a five-wicket win in the first one-day international against England at Lord's on Friday. The Black Caps were whitewashed 2-0 by England in the preceding Test series, suffering several batting collapses including...
  • Cook worried about injured Broad and Finn 01-06-2013 09:28 AM

    London: England captain Alastair Cook said the absence of seamers Stuart Broad and Steven Finn was "more than precautionary" after New Zealand's five-wicket win in the first one-day international at Lord's. Before play started on Friday both Broad (knee) and Finn (shin) were ruled out of the opening two fixtures...
  • Guptill hits ton as New Zealand lead ODI series 1-0 31-05-2013 11:28 PM

    London: Opener Martin Guptill led New Zealand to a five-wicket victory over England in their opening one-day international with an unbeaten century on Friday. Guptill hit eight fours and four sixes in his 123-ball innings of 103 not out. His last boundary won the match at Lord's against an insipid...
  • Ireland's Boyd Rankin gets England call-up 31-05-2013 11:14 PM

    London: Former Ireland seamer Boyd Rankin was called up on Friday into England's one-day squad for the remaining two matches of their series with New Zealand. The 28-year-old, who plays county cricket for Warwickshire, was brought in after pacemen Stuart Broad (knee) and Steven Finn (shin) were ruled out of...