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  • ICC World Cup: Twitter skips a beat, New Zealand beat Australia 11 hours 4 minutes ago

    The pulse of Twitterati went up and down as the pendulum kept swinging in Auckland on Saturday, when the Cricket World Cup co-hosts played the most exciting match of the tournament in 15 days. New Zealand and Australia are two of the hot favourites to lift the trophy on March 29,...
  • World Cup 2015: Our batting was horrendous, says Michael Clarke 14 hours 42 minutes ago

    Auckland: Australia skipper Michael Clarke blamed their "horrendous" batting for their one-wicket loss to New Zealand in a World Cup Pool A game at the Eden Park on Saturday. Deciding to bat first, Australia were bowled out for 151 in 32.2 overs with Black Caps pacer Trent Boult (5/27) picking up...
  • ICC World Cup: Did not think will get a five-for, says Trent Boult 15 hours 34 minutes ago

    Auckland: New Zealand pacer Trent Boult, who was adjudged Man of the Match for his brilliant bowling performance against Australia in a World Cup Pool A game on Saturday, said he did not think he would be able to clinch a fifer. Boult, 25, clinched his first five-wicket haul in his...
  • World Cup: Martin Crowe inducted into ICC Hall of Fame 15 hours 50 minutes ago

    Auckland: New Zealand legend and player of the 1992 World Cup, Martin Crowe, was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on Saturday for his service to the game. Crowe became the third New Zealander, after Sir Richard Hadlee and Debbie Hockley, and the 79th overall to be inducted into the...
  • World Cup: Struggling Shane Watson plays on despite friend's death 19 hours 12 minutes ago

    Auckland: Struggling Australian allrounder Shane Watson goes into Saturday's World Cup clash against New Zealand mourning the death of one of his closest friends who lost his battle with cancer this week. Paul Hutchison, a former fast bowler for South Australia and Tasmania, died from cancer in Brisbane on Friday, aged...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Australia, World Cup, Match 20, Pool A 23 hours 49 minutes ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected,...
  • World Cup 2015: Clarke returns for Australia's test against New Zealand Yesterday

    Auckland: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected, each player forensically examined. One recurring question came up: would the...
  • World Cup: Clarke's return adds to Australia's might, McCullum admits Yesterday

    New Zealand were "in awe" of Michael Clarke's leadership during the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death and his inclusion for Saturday's World Cup blockbuster can only strengthen Australia, captain Brendon McCullum has said. Clarke makes his long-awaited return at Eden Park and will be under the microscope as he comes back...
  • ICC World Cup: Southee fit for Australia showdown, confirms McCullum Yesterday

    Auckland: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum on Friday quashed any fears over paceman Tim Southee's participation in Saturday's World Cup game against Australia, saying he is expected to play in an unchanged team. The 26-year-old suffered a nasty blow when struck by a throw from team-mate Adam Milne during fielding practice...
  • World Cup: Martin Crowe to be inducted in ICC Cricket Hall of Fame 2 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand great Martin Crowe will be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the World Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park on Saturday. Crowe, 52, who is bravely fighting a relapse of a rare blood cancer disease, will be the third cricketer after...
  • World Cup: Australia look to limit Brendon McCullum damage, says Josh Hazlewood 2 days ago

    Rookie Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood has singled out Brendon McCullum as the dangerman in Saturday's key Pool A match against New Zealand, saying the minimum damage he does the better. The game is being billed as a showcase for power hitters like McCullum, Martin Guptill and Corey Anderson from the home...
  • World Cup: Eden Park, witness to best and worst of New Zealand cricket 2 days ago

    Auckland: Eden Park, venue of Saturday's eagerly awaited Pool A clash between World Cup hosts Australia and New Zealand, has witnessed the best and worst of New Zealand cricket. New Zealand tumbled to their lowest Test score in an innings at the Auckland ground in 1955, 26 against England. A year later...
  • New Zealand better prepared than Australia in World Cup humdinger 2 days ago

    We're upon a much-anticipated match with Australia taking on New Zealand on Saturday, 28 February at Eden Park. The co-hosts have had a good start to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. New Zealand and Australia clashes in any sport always create lots of interest, especially in rugby and netball....
  • World Cup: Tim Southee and Trent Boult our best ever new-ball combination, says Richard Hadlee 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand cricket legend Richard Hadlee Wednesday declared the pair of Tim Southee and Trent Boult as the country's greatest ever new-ball combination. Hadlee who played three World Cups for the Black Caps, including a semi-final in 1983 said, "I think particularly with Southee and Boult, it's our best ever...
  • World Cup: New Zealand 'slight favourites' against Australia, says Steve Waugh 3 days ago

    Auckland: Former World Cup-winning captain Steve Waugh on Wednesday said New Zealand will be going into Saturday's World Cup Pool A encounter at the Eden Park here against Australia as "a slight favourites". Waugh, who was instrumental in helping Allan Border-led Australia win 1987 World Cup and captained his country to...
  • ICC World Cup: Mike Hesson plays down Australia-New Zealand hype 3 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson Wednesday played down the hype surrounding the explosive World Cup showdown between the co-hosts, saying it will be treated as just another round-robin encounter. But it will be easier said than done for both teams as come Saturday the intensity on and off the field...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia will relish hostile New Zealand crowd, says Shane Watson 3 days ago

    A hostile crowd buoyed by New Zealand's perfect start to the World Cup is set to turn Eden Park into a bear pit for visiting Australia on Saturday, but allrounder Shane Watson is "excited" by the prospect of a rancorous reception. Both countries' fans have eagerly awaited the fixture, the first...
  • World Cup: Rage in Eden, David Warner backs Aussies to feed on Kiwi fury 3 days ago

    Auckland: Combative Australian opener David Warner is looking forward to being insulted by New Zealand fans when the co-hosts meet in the World Cup, saying his team will feed on the fury. Saturday's match at Eden Park is being billed as "the final before the final" as the winner will top...
  • World Cup 2015: Chappell-Hadlee Trophy at stake in Saturday's clash 3 days ago

    The much-awaited World Cup clash between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand will be about more than just the race for quarter-final places with the cricket boards of both countries today confirming that the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy will be at stake. The trophy, named after two of Australia and New Zealand's greatest...
  • A new app that predicts where parking spaces can be found using real-time data from mobile phones 4 days ago

    When it comes to helping drivers, there's no shortage of in-car technology from GPS navigation to collision-warning systems. But now start-ups are tackling a perennial source of frustration - finding a parking space. With the parking industry worth $25 billion a year in the United States and more than twice that...
  • Australia tour diary: A date with snakes and crocodiles 4 days ago

    CNN-IBN took some time out from the World Cup to visit wildlife parks and meet reptiles like snakes and crocodiles. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Corey Anderson expects sledging, heat from Australia 4 days ago

    Auckland: New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson admits his players are braced for a verbal onslaught from Australia in their blockbuster World Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday. The Eden Park duel is likely to decide who tops Pool A and plays a relatively weaker team from Pool B in the quarter-finals. As...
  • Delhi: Man slips on metro tracks; survives 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A 28-year-old man had a narrow escape on Monday when he lost balance and slipped on to the tracks in front of an approaching train at West Delhi's Ashoka Park metro station. The victim, identified as Sunil, however, managed to jump across to the other tracks in time. "He...
  • World Cup: Brendon McCullum a 'threat' to us, says Aaron Finch 5 days ago

    Auckland: Ahead of their Pool A World Cup game on Feb 28, Australian opener Aaron Finch on Monday spoke of the threat posed by New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, terming him to be "brutal" with the willow. In their last match, the 33-year-old took the England bowling apart single-handedly, clobbering his...
  • World Cup: Aaron Finch backs rusty Australia to shine in New Zealand 5 days ago

    In-form opener Aaron Finch shrugged off concerns that a rusty Australia will be caught cold by high-flying trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand on Saturday in what will be their first World Cup match in two weeks. The Black Caps have won three games while Australia, who started their campaign with a thumping...
  • World Cup: Steve Smith backs Aussie coach Darren Lehmann in Shane Warne row 6 days ago

    Brisbane: Australia's Steve Smith has firmly backed national coach Darren Lehmann following some harsh criticism from leg-spinning great Shane Warne. Warne attacked former team-mate Lehmann on Sydney radio on Saturday, saying the Australian coach had too much say over onfield matters. He even suggested Lehmann had decided when Australia declared against India...
  • Ramsey out to become QPR's dream manager by avoiding drop February 19, 2015

    Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey is under no illusions that he is the club's "dream" candidate to lead the team but said he could become just that if he keeps the Premier League strugglers in the top flight. The 52-year-old was promoted from coach to caretaker manager following Harry Redknapp's...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Zimbabwe, World Cup 2015, Pool B, Match 3 February 15, 2015

    (For Live blog and updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) South Africa will look to justify their status as one of the favourites to win the World Cup with a potentially tricky Pool B opener against minnows Zimbabwe in Hamilton. Led by the swashbuckling AB de Villiers, South...
  • Ramsey gets permanent QPR job until end of season February 14, 2015

    Queens Park Rangers have appointed caretaker boss Chris Ramsey as manager until the end of the season, the Premier League strugglers said on Friday. The 52-year-old has limited coaching experience but has impressed the squad since taking over from Harry Redknapp who resigned last week. He steered QPR to their...