ENGLAND V NEW ZEALAND 2013

  • New Zealand win T20 series after 2nd game rained off June 28, 2013

    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 11, England lost Michael Lumb to the second ball...
  • NZ win series after 2nd T20 gets abandoned due to rain June 27, 2013

    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 twomatch series with the hope of leveling the series. The hosts didn't do that bad either in the first...
  • Andrew Strauss hopes Kevin Pietersen saga is over June 27, 2013

    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 June 27, 2013

    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 Indians numbers and break every record that has been set. "For me hes the right man to lead England, hes doing a great job...
  • Ashes ambition behind Boyd Rankin's nationality switch June 27, 2013

    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 oneday international appearances for Ireland, changed allegiance last year and, having established himself with county side Warwickshire, the 6ft 8in...
  • 2nd T20: Pietersen to return as NZ look to seal series June 26, 2013

    London: England go into the second Twenty20 against New Zealand of the twomatch 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 where...
  • New Zealand skipper McCullum keen to face Pietersen June 26, 2013

    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...
  • McCullum hails Rutherford after T20 win over England June 26, 2013

    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 topscored with 68 but it was lefthanded opener Rutherford's dashing 62 that caught...
  • New Zealand beat England by 5 runs in first T20 June 26, 2013

    London: Brilliant halfcenturies by Hamish Rutherford and Brendon McCullum set New Zealand on their way to a fiverun 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 secondwicket stand of 114 to help the...
  • As it happened: NZ v England, 1st T20 June 25, 2013

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

    London: As the ICC Champions Trophy draws up to a close, England get ready for New Zealand challenge in a twomatch Twenty20 series starting Tuesday at The Oval. After finishing runnersup, England are most likely to field a new team with most players being rested. England will like to forget their...
  • New Zealand warmup for England T20 with 42run win June 23, 2013

    London: New Zealand eased to a 42run victory over Kent at Canterbury on Saturday as they warmedup 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 former Kent...
  • Achilles surgery keeps Vettori out of England T20s June 20, 2013

    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 34yearold leftarmer returned from nearly a year out of international action to play in all three of New...
  • Kevin Pietersen named in England Twenty20 squad June 20, 2013

    Kevin Pietersen has been named in England's 14man squad for a twomatch 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 oneday series against New Zealand as well as the Champions Trophy...
  • Captain Cook delighted with Buttler's progress June 6, 2013

    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 22yearold Somerset wicketkeeper/batsman was outscored by England teammates Ian Bell (82) and Eoin Morgan (49) in Wednesday's day/night clash. But it...
  • England grab moraleboosting win over New Zealand June 6, 2013

    England restored some belated respectability in their oneday 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 morale...
  • As it happened: England vs New Zealand, third ODI June 5, 2013

    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 the...
  • Vaughan slams Jonathan Trott's critics June 5, 2013

    London: Michael Vaughan believes all those who criticise England batsman Jonathan Trott for slow scoring are talking "nonsense". Trott topscored for England with 109 not out off 104 balls but could not prevent an 86run defeat against New Zealand at Southampton on Sunday that saw the tourists take an unbeatable...
  • Ian Bell buoyed by bowlers' return June 5, 2013

    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 oneday international against New Zealand at Trent Bridge. England, after crushing defeats at Lord's and Southampton, cannot...
  • England sweat on bowlers' fitness June 4, 2013

    London: England may have to rethink 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 oneday international against New Zealand at Trent Bridge, having missed the defeats at Lord's...
  • McCullum buoyed by England series win June 3, 2013

    Southampton: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said his side had showed how "good a team we can be" after wrapping up a oneday 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' total...
  • Guptill's 189 helps New Zealand thump England for series win June 2, 2013

    Southampton: Martin Guptill made the highest oneday international score by a New Zealand batsman as the Black Caps took an unbeatable 20 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 June 2, 2013

    Click Here for live updates from the second onedayer 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 England...
  • Expectant Bresnan maintains England focus June 2, 2013

    Southampton: England's Tim Bresnan has insisted the prospect of becoming a father for the first time is not proving a distraction during the oneday 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 to...
  • Elliott keen to learn from New Zealand history June 2, 2013

    Southampton: New Zealand batsman Grant Elliott hopes his side can learn from their recent history as they seek to win their oneday 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 June 1, 2013

    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 fivewicket win in the first ODI on Friday. The...
  • New Zealand win excites McCullum June 1, 2013

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum looked forward to next month's Champions Trophy in the UK with confidence after a fivewicket win in the first oneday international against England at Lord's on Friday. The Black Caps were whitewashed 20 by England in the preceding Test series, suffering several batting collapses including...