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  • 1st ODI: Virat Kohli's ton in vain as India lose to NZ by 24 runs January 19, 2014

    Napier: Mitchell McClenaghan (4 for 68) starred with the ball with Corey Anderson clicking with both bat and ball as New Zealand defeated India by 24 runs here on Sunday to go 10 up in the fivematch ODI series. Chasing 293 to win, Virat Kohli (123) scored his 18th oneday century...
  • 1st ODI: India start on road to World Cup in New Zealand January 18, 2014

    Team India will be flagged off on the road to 2015 World Cup on Sunday with the first ODI on its tour of New Zealand that will give MS Dhoni and BCCI selectors an insight into the makeup of the side for the quadrennial event. Napier will host the opening game...
  • Brendon McCullum promises hostile bowling against India January 18, 2014

    Napier: India will have to contend with some hostile and aggressive fast bowling in the first onedayer, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum warned on Saturday. The hosts have an impressive attack, consisting of five fast bowlers Mitchell McClenaghan, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Adam Milne and James Neesham. "We are leaning towards...
  • Team India's No 1 ODI ranking at stake January 17, 2014

    Dubai: India must win the upcoming fivematch oneday series against New Zealand if they have to retain their number one status in the ICC team rankings. India are sitting atop the ICC team rankings table with 120 ratings points, and enter the series leading eighthranked New Zealand by 36 ratings points. If...
  • Full schedule: India's tour of New Zealand January 14, 2014

    After defeats in the ODI and Test series on their tour of South Africa, Team India will try to set the record straight with a successful outing in New Zealand when the tour commences on July 19. India will play two Tests and five onedayers against the Black Caps...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 2nd ODI December 29, 2013

    Napier: The second onedayer between New Zealand and West Indies has been delayed due to rain. After clinching a lowscoring contest in the first ODI, West Indies will look to go 20 up in the second ODI against New Zealand in Napier. West Indies closed the contest in Auckland with just two...
  • South Africa: Paedophiles not criminals, says cardinal March 16, 2013

    Johannesburg: A South African cardinal who helped elect Pope Francis this week has told the BBC paedophilia is an illness and not a crime. Cardinal Wilfrid Fox Napier, the Catholic Archbishop of Durban, told BBC Radio 5 on Saturday that paedophilia was a "disorder" that needed to be treated. "From my...
  • 2nd ODI: England beat New Zealand by 8 wickets; level series 11 February 20, 2013

    Napier: Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Jonathan Trott brought up confident half centuries as England beat New Zealand by eight wickets in the second limitedovers international Wednesday to level the threematch series at 11. New Zealand's former captain Ross Taylor made 100 and present captain Brendon McCullum 74 as the home...
  • 2nd ODI: New Zealand vs England: As it happened February 20, 2013

    Napier: Chasing a target of 269 to win the 2nd ODI at Napier against New Zealand, England overhauled the total in 47. 4 overs courtesy an unbeaten 121run stand between Jonathan Trott (65) and Joe Root (79), after Alastair Cook (78) and Ian Bell (44) had got them off to...
  • Rabindranath Tagore centre launched at Edinburgh May 9, 2012

    London: A centre dedicated to the life and work of Rabindranath Tagore has been launched in Edinburgh, said to be the first UK hub of its kind dedicated to the Nobel laureate. The centre has been launched at Napier University following an agreement with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations...
  • NZ in a mustwin situation against SA February 28, 2012

    Napier: New Zealand face a tough task against a highonconfidence South Africa in the second ODI here on Wednesday. The South Africans won the first onedayer by six wickets at Wellington on Saturday and another win here will give them an unassailable 20 lead in the threematch series. In the last...
  • 1st T20: NZ overpower Zim by 7 wickets February 11, 2012

    Auckland: Martin Guptill overcame a groin strain to slug an unbeaten 91 from 54 balls as New Zealand beat Zimbabwe by seven wickets in their opening Twenty20 international on Saturday, staying unbeaten against the tourists in all forms of the game. After losing both the oneoff Test and all three onedayers,...
  • Zimbabwe look for Twenty20 redemption February 10, 2012

    After sweeping the ODI series, New Zealand head into the first of two Twenty20 internationals at Mclean Park, Napier in high spirits and aiming to overwhelm Zimbabwe like they have all series. The key to New Zealand's batting would be their toporder batsmen, especially the openers Rob Nicol and Martin Guptill....
  • Zimbabwe ready for Kiwis in oneoff Test January 24, 2012

    Napier: Zimbabwe will approach their oneoff Test against New Zealand from Thursday keenly aware that every international match they play strengthens or loosens its foothold in world cricket after a long and sometimes bitter exile. The years that Zimbabwe spent on the sidelines of world cricket a consequence of failing...
  • Zimbabwe can challenge NZ, says coach January 18, 2012

    Harare: Alan Butcher, the Zimbabwe coach, believes his team can derive much confidence from their success against New Zealand in a oneoff Test match in Bulawayo back in November, as well as a record oneday chase of 329 in the same series. In the Test match, chasing a stiff target...
  • Character actor Charles Napier dies at 75 October 7, 2011

    Bakersfield, California: His granite jaw, toothy grin and steely stare were the tools that made Charles Napier one of the most recognisable actors movie and TV audiences never heard of. From the dimwitted country music star John Belushi flimflammed in 'The Blues Brothers' movie to the scheming military intelligence officer who...
  • India, Kiwis protest attack on SL cricketers March 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The Indian and New Zealand cricket teams showed their solidarity for the Sri Lankan cricket team who came under terrorist attack in Lahore on Tuesday morning. They came on to the field in the Napier Onedayer wearing black arm bands to mark their protest against the terrorist attack. India...