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  • Winning World Cup will be NZ's finest moment in sport: Richard Hadlee 9 hours 51 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee on Friday said that the Black Caps winning on Sunday against Australia would be the country's finest moment in sport. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the World for the first time with a victory over South Africa in the semi-finals on Tuesday....
  • New Zealand Diaries: From Tiger Shark to bungee jumping see it all 10 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Zealand have always been a great place to visit and while covering the World Cup our team brings you the best pictures all the way from New Zealand. ...
  • World Cup: New Zealand's form meets Australia's pedigree 11 hours 55 minutes ago

    There's been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday's title decider. After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five...
  • World Cup: My mind and heart is with Australia, says Kris Srikkanth 12 hours 6 minutes ago

    The New Zealand attack consisting of Boult and co will not be able to move the ball as much as they did in their own country, giving Australia the upper hand, feels Kris Srikkanth. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Restaurants in Melbourne still buzzing with Indians 13 hours 50 minutes ago

    Despite India's ouster from the World Cup 2015, restaurants in Melbourne - the city which will host the final on Sunday - are still buzzing with Indian fans. ...
  • Trent Boult, Mitchell Starc in battle to become World Cup's best bowler 15 hours 51 minutes ago

    Melbourne: As two teams fight it out for the coveted cricket World Cup trophy on Sunday, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult and Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc will be involved in another battle - to become the best bowler of the tournament. Boult, the left-arm New Zealand speedster, currently heads the...
  • New Zealand's World Cup showing has brought masses back to cricket: Geoff Allott 15 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott says the national team's performance in the World Cup has brought the "lost fans" back to the game, reinforcing cricket as the number one summer sport in the country. Co-hosts New Zealand have managed to attract the attention of masses like never...
  • The 'God' knew it, Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup prediction on semis spot on 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    Sydney: He isn't called the 'God of cricket' for nothing and Sachin Tendulkar lived up to the title by accurately predicting the cricket World Cup semi-finalists. Much before the tournament began, Tendulkar picked India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as the last four for the showpiece and the line-up turned...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Disappointed Indian fan sells tickets ahead of final 17 hours 34 minutes ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with and an Indian fan who has sold his ticket because India failed to reach the finals but on the other hand there was another fan who is looking forward to the game. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserving teams have reached the final, says Aussie fan 17 hours 37 minutes ago

    CricketNext deputy editor caught up with an Aussie fan outside the MCG, who feels that MCG effect might come to play and NZ can have a problem in the finals. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Deserted MCG box office ahead of Australia, New Zealand final 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    Melbourne Cricket Ground had a deserted look two days ahead of the most important game of this World Cup. ...
  • Penpix of the Australian squad for World Cup 2015 final 18 hours 17 minutes ago

    Penpix of the Australia squad that will play the cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Michael Clarke, 33, right-handed batsman. 244 matches, 7907 runs, wickets 57. Highest score: 130. Returning from a hamstring surgery, Clarke played his first match of the tournament in the...
  • Underarm incident still resonates before World Cup final 18 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Zealand's cricketing Gallipoli came on February 1, 1981 when Australia captain Greg Chappell instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of a one-day match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground along the ground. New Zealand, with an All Black at the crease in the form of Brian McKechnie, needed...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will have to dig deep against Australia, says Martin Crowe 19 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: With New Zealand at the cusp of World Cup glory, former captain Martin Crowe has said the Black Caps will have to dig deep into their resources if they have to beat Australia as it will be a "high emotion" title clash between the trans-Tasman rivals. New Zealand go...
  • Kumar Dharmasena, Richard Kettleborough named umpires for World Cup final 19 hours 46 minutes ago

    Dubai: Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough, on Friday, were appointed on-field umpires for the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand on Sunday in Melbourne. "Kumar Dharmasena and Richard Kettleborough will be the two on-field umpires," the ICC said in a statement. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle was named...
  • NZ ready for one more big push in World Cup final: Tim Southee 20 hours 56 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Fast bowler Tim Southee says that after reaching the Cricket World Cup final for the first time and with their most well-rounded limited-overs team ever assembled, New Zealand are ready for "one more big push" to beat Australia and to write a new chapter in their history. Southee said New...
  • World Cup: Kiwi fans hit back at Matthew Hayden MCG jibe 22 hours 22 minutes ago

    Sydney: New Zealand fans poked fun on Friday at Matthew Hayden after the former Australian batsman suggested the Black Caps would be overawed by the huge dimensions of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the World Cup final. New Zealand go into the championship match on a run of eight wins in...
  • World Cup: Australia confident Josh Hazlewood will be fit for final 22 hours 42 minutes ago

    Australia are confident pace bowler Josh Hazlewood will be fit to face New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final despite being forced to leave the pitch towards the end of the semi-final. The 25-year-old took 4-35 against Pakistan in Australia's quarter-final and backed that up with a strong display in Australia's...
  • World Cup 2015: Facts about Australia vs New Zealand final 23 hours 31 minutes ago

    When Australia meets New Zealand in Sunday's final of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Melbourne, it will be co-host vs co-host. New Zealand will be looking to win their first ever World Cup and on the other hand Australia will be hoping to make it five. New Zealand have...
  • Meek surrender by Team India, Australia to meet New Zealand in World Cup final Yesterday

    Michael Clarke's Australian side ended India's reign as World Cup champions with a 95-run victory to seal their berth in the finals. ...
  • World Cup: Crowd for MCG final could break record Yesterday

    Melbourne: Two of the key attendance milestones reached at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) could be trumped by Sunday's World Cup final. The 1992 World Cup in the Antipodes drew a crowd of 87,182 for the final between Pakistan and England which the former won. That was well in excess of...
  • World Cup: New Zealand will struggle with size of MCG, says Matthew Hayden Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden on Thursday said that New Zealand will struggle with the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Sunday's cricket World Cup final here. Co-hosts New Zealand entered the final of the mega event for the first time with a victory over South Africa...
  • Rio Mobile launches three new Android phones in India at Rs 3399 onwards Yesterday

    New Delhi: Rio Mobile, under its exclusive partnership with Snapdeal, has rolled out three affordable Android smartphones in India with prices starting Rs 3,399 onwards. These budget smartphones are inspired by and named after three globally renowned cities - New York, Paris and London, and do not come with pre-loaded app...
  • World Cup: Matt Henry the late thrives as New Zealand's boy from nowhere Yesterday

    Matt Henry was celebrating a cousin's engagement when he was summoned to play at the World Cup and the New Zealand fast bowler admitted he is still pinching himself. The 23-year-old was called into the squad when Adam Milne was forced to withdraw with a heel injury and he was pitched...
  • World Cup: Not a time to be daunted and scared, says Matt Henry Yesterday

    "We have played around the world, so nothing really changes," says Matt Henry. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Feels like a dream for me, says Stephen Fleming Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming said he is in a dream state after the Black Caps' win over South Africa to seal a berth in the cricket World Cup final. Chasing 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set the tone for the co-hosts by smacking 59...
  • New Zealand bad boy Jesse Ryder in trouble again Yesterday

    Wellington: Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder, once touted as the Black Caps' likely World Cup match-winner, is once again in hot water. The talented but polarising 30-year-old has been suspended from the final round of New Zealand's domestic competition after admitting a charge of serious dissent while playing for Otago...
  • 15 million passengers use Bengaluru airport: Reports 2 days ago

    Bengaluru: Kempegowda international airport in this tech hub registered a record 15 million passengers arriving and departing in this fiscal year (2014-15), making it the third busiest terminal after New Delhi and Mumbai. "The 15-millionth passenger landed at our airport on Sunday (March 15) evening, making our terminal the third busiest...
  • Ball that hit Phillip Hughes has been destroyed by Cricket NSW 2 days ago

    Sydney: Phillip Hughes' demise will haunt the cricket world for years and to get over the tragedy the New South Wales cricket association did something unique by destroying the ball that fatally struck the young Australian during a Sheffield Shield match at the SCG last year. The 25-year-old Hughes passed away...