New Zealand

  • Arvind Bhat loses in semi-finals of New Zealand Open badminton 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    New Delhi: German Open champion, Arvind Bhat of India on Friday crashed out of the New Zealand Open after suffering a straight-game defeat to top seed Jen Hao Hsu of Chinese Taipei in the semi-finals of the USD 50,000 Grand Prix event in Auckland. The fifth seeded Indian, went down...
  • Photos: Prince George wears a romper that looks like a girl's dress, sparks nostalgic recollection about dad William 18-04-2014 01:48 PM

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Sydney on April 16, 2014. William and Kate, and their 8-month-old son George are on a three-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, the first official trip overseas with their son, Prince George. So far Kate has...
  • Shuttler Arvind Bhat advances to New Zealand Open semis 17-04-2014 11:55 PM

    Auckland: Recently crowned German Open Grand Prix Gold winner Arvind Bhat came out with another fantastic performance to enter the men's singles semifinal of the New Zealand Badminton Open Grand Prix here on Thursday. The fifth seeded Bhat beat Malaysian third seed Chun Seang Tan in 56 minutes to win...
  • Shuttlers Sourabh, Arvind progress in New Zealand Open 15-04-2014 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Sourabh Verma and Arvind Bhat entered the second round of the men's singles event at the SkyCity New Zealand Open with contrasting wins over their respective rivals in Auckland on Tuesday. While second seeded Sourabh got the better of local lad James Eunson in straight games,...
  • Cricket in 3-inch heels, racing her husband: 11 photos of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, that charmed people of New Zealand 15-04-2014 05:29 PM

    Britain's Duchess of Cambridge has twice beaten her husband Prince William during friendly racing in America's Cup sailing boats on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Both had some high-powered teammates - Kate was paired with Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker while William raced with Grant Dalton, the team's manager and a...
  • New Zealand pick rookie duo for West Indies tour 15-04-2014 09:24 AM

    New Zealand selectors included two new caps in a 15-man Test squad named on Tuesday to tour the West Indies, with injury-hit spinner Daniel Vettori's future under a cloud. Otago slow bowler Mark Craig was plucked from obscurity in anticipation of spin-friendly wickets on the three-Test tour, alongside fellow rookie...
  • Kate Middleton meets ailing children at a hospital in New Zealand 13-04-2014 05:14 PM

    London: Kate Middleton paid a visit to ailing kids at Rainbow Place Children's Hospice. The Duchess of Cambridge is on a three-week tour to New Zealand and Australia with her husband and Britain's Prince William and son Prince George. Dressed in emerald coat by Erdem, the Duchess of Cambridge Saturday...
  • Jimmy Neesham reckons Corey Anderson is a 'Big Money' player 12-04-2014 03:46 PM

    New Delhi: They have the same skill-sets and both are integral part of the New Zealand team but allrounder Jimmy Neesham knows that his friend Corey Anderson is already in the big league even as he tries to carve his own niche in international cricket. Asked about a rivalry with...
  • Former NZ wicketkeeper Hopkins calls it a day 11-04-2014 04:35 PM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand wicketkeeper Gareth Hopkins has announced his retirement from competitive cricket after a career spanning over 17 years. The 37-year-old Hopkins played four Tests, 25 one-dayers and 10 Twenty20 internationals with his last Test and ODI appearance coming against India back in 2010. In domestic cricket, Hopkins...
  • Photos: Prepare for a cuteness overload. Prince George has a play date in New Zealand with mom Kate and other kids 09-04-2014 04:38 PM

    Britain's Prince George plays during a visit to Plunket nurse and parents group at Government House in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Plunket is a national not-for-profit organization that provides care for children and families in New Zealand. Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge...
  • Worcestershire sign New Zealand duo Munro and McClenaghan 08-04-2014 03:40 PM

    Worcestershire have signed New Zealand pair Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan for part of the 2014 season, the English county side announced on Tuesday. Batsman Munro will be Worcestershire's second overseas player for this season's domestic Twenty20 competition, alongside Pakistan spin bowler Saeed Ajmal. McClenaghan will replace Ajmal for a...
  • Top seven moments of 2014 World Twenty20 08-04-2014 12:25 PM

    It's over, but memories will stay. The 2014 ICC World Twenty20 delivered unbridled joy and also distressing heartbreaks that will shape up into bedtime stories the players will narrate to their grandchildren one day. Whether it was Hong Kong's win over Bangladesh, Dale Steyn's last over against New Zealand or...
  • Adorable photos of 8-month-old Prince George with mom Kate and dad Prince William on his first royal tour to New Zealand 08-04-2014 09:06 AM

    Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, arrived in New Zealand's capital to cheers from locals who braved windy, rainy weather to catch a glimpse of the royal couple. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in the fog-shrouded city of Wellington along with their baby son, George, to kick...
  • Charlotte Edwards to lead World T20 XI for second time 07-04-2014 02:20 PM

    Dhaka: Finalists England and Australia contributed a total of six players to the ICC World T20 2014 women's team of the tournament, which was announced here on Monday, with England's Charlotte Edwards named captain for the second consecutive time. Chosen by a select group of experts, the team was selected...
  • Snapshot: Prince George joins William-Kate for their tour of Australia and New Zealand 07-04-2014 10:56 AM

    Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and their son Prince George disembark from their plane after arriving in Wellington. The royal party was greeted by strong winds and rain, the AFP reported. The Prince and his wife Kate are undertaking a 19-day official visit to New Zealand...
  • Herath was outstanding, we played mindless cricket: Brendon McCullum 31-03-2014 11:15 PM

    Chittagong: Rangana Herath's extraordinary spin bowling was termed as unbelievable and outstanding by the captains of Sri Lanka and New Zealand as the left-arm spinner took five wickets at the expense of just three runs to script his team's stunning win, here on Monday. Herath bowled 21 balls and among...
  • WT20: Sri Lanka storm into the semis as Herath's five-for demolishes New Zealand 31-03-2014 10:19 PM

    Chittagong: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath produced a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka recorded a crushing 59-run victory over New Zealand in a dramatic Super 10 match to qualify for the semi-finals of the World Twenty20. Herath turned the virtual knock-out match on its...
  • As it happened: Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, WT20 31-03-2014 06:13 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Herath bowled a dream spell of five wickets for just three runs as Sri Lanka bowled out New Zealand for 60 while defending 119 to win by 59 runs. TOSS: New Zealand opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: Sri Lanka:...
  • WT20: Sri Lanka take on New Zealand for a semi-final spot 30-03-2014 03:39 PM

    Chittagong: A semi-final spot at stake, Sri Lanka and New Zealand take on each other in a virtual knock-out match of the ICC World Twenty20 here on Monday. Sri Lanka and New Zealand are on four points each from three games and the winner of Monday's's Super 10 match at...
  • World T20: McCullum's fifty propels New Zealand to victory over Netherlands 29-03-2014 06:54 PM

    Chittagong: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum smashed 65 to guide his side to a six-wicket win over Netherlands in the World Twenty20 on Saturday. Riding on McCullum's attacking knock, New Zealand had an over to spare, scoring 152 for 4 in response to Netherlands 151 for 4. McCullum, who hit...
  • As it happened: World T20, New Zealand vs Netherlands 29-03-2014 01:57 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page Toss and team news: New Zealand win toss and opt to bowl. Tim Southee and Colin Munro miss out with Trent Boult and Jimmy Neesham coming in for them. While, Netherlands have decided to go with an unchanged side....
  • World T20: Netherlands aim to play party poopers for New Zealand 29-03-2014 09:06 AM

    Netherlands almost had their moment against South Africa in their previous encounter and with that defeat their race for semis is already over but the Dutch side can play potential party poopers to New Zealand when the two teams face each other in Group 1 encounter at Chittagong on Saturday....
  • Fresh objects seen in new Malaysia jet search area 29-03-2014 07:06 AM

    Perth/Kuala Lumpur: Fresh objects spotted by planes searching for a missing Malaysian passenger jet in a new area of the southern Indian Ocean have again raised hopes of unravelling the three-week old mystery. Australian authorities coordinating the operation dramatically moved the air and sea search 1,100 km (685 miles) north...
  • South Africa fined for slow over-rate against New Zealand 25-03-2014 03:34 PM

    Chittagong: South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis fined 40 percent of his match fee while his teammates copped a 20 percent fine each for maintaining a slow over-rate during their World Twenty20 match against New Zealand on Monday. ICC Match Referee Javagal Srinath imposed the fines after Plessis side was...
  • Du Plessis hails Steyn after last-ball heroics 25-03-2014 12:16 PM

    South African captain Faf du Plessis praised Dale Steyn as the world's best bowler after the ice-cool pacer kept his nerve to deny New Zealand victory in a last-ball thriller at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. The Black Caps, chasing a target of 171 runs on Monday, needed just seven...
  • World T20: Steyn's last-over heroics help South Africa beat New Zealand 24-03-2014 07:03 PM

    Chittagong: JP Duminy blasted an unbeaten 86 and Dale Steyn bowled a sensational last over as South Africa pulled of a dramatic two-run win over New Zealand to bring their ICC World Twenty20 campaign back on track, here on Monday. Riding on Duminy's blistering knock, South Africa collected 70 runs...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs New Zealand, World Twenty20 24-03-2014 02:04 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS & TEAM NEWS: New Zealand won the toss and opted to bowl. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis returned fit to play in place of Behardien. New Zealand went in with an unchanged side. Playing XIs: New Zealand:...