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  • N Srinivasan hails World Cup as most popular ever March 30, 2015

    Dubai: Hailing the just-concluded World Cup as the most popular in cricket's history, ICC Chairman N Srinivasan, on Monday, said the event's success has proved that the ODI format is in good health. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the summit clash on Sunday in front of over 93,000...
  • Australia lauded for World Cup win March 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia lauded its World Cup winning team on Monday for a "fairytale" victory on home soil over New Zealand, with praise heaped on retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke after a dream farewell. Clarke hit 74 as Australia cruised home by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a...
  • New Zealand react to World Cup loss: 'You've done us proud' March 30, 2015

    Wellington: The front-page headline of New Zealand's largest newspaper reads "You've done us proud," and that seems to sum up the nation's mood after the Black Caps thrilled and inspired during eight straight World Cup victories before losing to Australia in Sunday's final. The New Zealand Herald on Monday dedicated its...
  • World Cup: Ending was anti-climactic but NZ walk away with their heads held high March 30, 2015

    Melbourne: New Zealand whetted the appetite of the world for an underdog victory at the Cricket World Cup but couldn't conjure the last and longed-for victory, losing Sunday's final by seven wickets to Australia. The story of New Zealand's unbeaten progress through the tournament to reach their first final enriched the...
  • Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win at the Federation Square March 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final. Captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy and, as the players mounted the stage in front of thousands of fans at open-air Federation...
  • World Cup: The Aussie pace trio's names will be etched into history forever March 30, 2015

    Today was a cricketer's dream and the players will remember this for the rest of their lives! James Faulkner's magical over and the pace of the two Mitchells - Starc and Johnson - enabled Australia to dismantle the Kiwi batting order for a mere 183. Their names will be etched...
  • Five overs that cost New Zealand the World Cup March 30, 2015

    For me, it all came down to five overs that cost New Zealand the chance of glory in the ICC Cricket World Cup final. Yes, the start was terrible, and when you are 39-3 against a side as good as Australia then you are always up against it. But Ross Taylor and...
  • Australia Tour Diary: MCG takes your breath away March 29, 2015

    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...
  • World Cup: Sachin Tendulkar presents Player of the Match, Series awards March 29, 2015

    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...
  • Brendon McCullum proud of New Zealand despite losing World Cup final March 29, 2015

    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 March 29, 2015

    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 March 29, 2015

    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...
  • Record-setting MCG crowd on hand for World Cup final March 29, 2015

    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...
  • Australia or New Zealand - Who will win World Cup final? March 29, 2015

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discusses the World Cup final match between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG. ...
  • As it happened: Australia vs New Zealand, ICC World Cup 2015 Final March 29, 2015

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) After two of months of grueling cricket, we have got our two finalists; Australia and New Zealand as they battle it out for the coveted trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia have had a brilliant tournament so far with all their...
  • New Zealand's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) March 28, 2015

    New Zealand's historical four-wicket win over South Africa on 24th March 2015, which took them to the final of the World Cup, was their best result ever in the history of the most coveted tournament of the game. The Kiwis had played six semi-finals before their last-four clash against the Proteas,...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) March 28, 2015

    Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum all set for Australian challenge March 28, 2015

    Melbourne: In 2009, when he was appointed the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 2 in South Africa, Brendon McCullum wore a smile at every interaction with the media - at the post-match presentation, and at the pre and post-match press conferences. It wasn't an easy time for McCullum....
  • Kiwis descend on MCG to cheer on Black Caps in World Cup final March 28, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    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 2015 final, Australia vs New Zealand: The key battles March 28, 2015

    After a couple of month's grueling cricket, 48 matches spread over 14 teams, the 11th edition of Cricket World Cup is ready for trans-Tasman showdown when the two hosts Australia and New Zealand meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. While Australia will aim to add the fifth silverware to their...
  • World Cup: Skill, not emotion, wins World Cups, says Michael Clarke March 28, 2015

    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...
  • World Cup: My legacy is what my team-mates think of me, says Michael Clarke March 28, 2015

    Melbourne: Set to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand, Michael Clarke said on Saturday that his legacy as Australia's ODI captain will be determined by what his team-mates thought of him and his conduct after team-mate Phillip Hughes passed away in November last. Clarke, who...
  • New Zealand 'fearless' ahead of World Cup final March 28, 2015

    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: Australia's road to final March 28, 2015

    After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of the cricket World Cup boils down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. The Australians have won the World Cup on every continent that exists on the cricket...
  • World Cup 2015: New Zealand's road to final March 28, 2015

    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 final: Factbox of Australia and New Zealand March 28, 2015

    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 March 28, 2015

    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...
  • World Cup final - what the experts think March 28, 2015

    Melbourne: How the pundits see Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand: "They are both very good teams, but if you just saw them on paper and if you try and see weaknesses in the Australian team, I am not sure where you find one. Their top-order batting is...