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  • New Zealand: Indian-origin man sentenced to life for killing his estranged wife June 5, 2014

    Wellington : An Indian-origin man in New Zealand has been sentenced to life for killing his estranged wife while he was on bail, The New Zealand Herald reported on Thursday. The High Court at Wellington Thursday sentenced Rajeshwar Singh, 47, to a mandatory life sentence with a minimum non-parole period of...
  • Adorable photos of 8-month-old Prince George with mom Kate and dad Prince William on his first royal tour to New Zealand April 8, 2014

    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...
  • Man battling cancer steps in to save assault victim because he did not want to be guilty of the 'bystander effect' March 25, 2014

    Wellington: A man battling cancer unwittingly saved the life of a badly bashed man in New Zealand because he did not want to be guilty of the "bystander effect". David Batchelor, who was diagnosed with cancer, was sitting in his car on Central Road in Kingsland, Auckland, in when he witnessed...
  • Dhoni must take a few risks to win abroad: Dravid February 19, 2014

    Wellington: Former captain Rahul Dravid has backed the underfire Mahendra Singh Dhoni to stay on as Test skipper for at least a year but added that he would need to take a "few risks" to win abroad. "I think he's got to realise this very quickly, that if he wants to...
  • How India drew a Test they should have won in three days February 18, 2014

    India let another opportunity of a Test win on foreign soil slip from their hands when New Zealand managed to erase a 246-run deficit to plunder 680 for 7 in their second innings and shut down India's chances of a series-levelling win. Here's how it happened over the course of...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 February 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After Brendon McCullum's historic triple century set India 435 to chase on Day 5, Virat Kohli struck his 6th Test hundred to earn India a draw. Day 4 round-up: Bowlers win you Test matches because you need 20 wickets to win...
  • We need to fight back to deny India a win in the 2nd Test: Watling February 15, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling admitted that a long, hard battle lies ahead of their batsmen in the second Test against India after the visitors took a formidable 246-run first innings lead, riding on Ajinkya Rahane's maiden Test ton on Saturday. "It was not really an ideal day for us....
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs India, 2nd Test, Day 2 February 15, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 round-up: Hurt from being axed from India's limited-overs squad, Ishant Sharma once again breathed fire in New Zealand with a six-wicket haul that destroyed the visitors on the opening day of the second Test, which ended with India...
  • Back-in-form Ishant Sharma says he is ignored for important tours February 14, 2014

    Ishant Sharma chose to learn his lessons the hard way, but the good thing is that he has started the process. And to show for it, the Delhi pacer has five-wicket hauls in back-to-back Tests in New Zealand. But hurt from being axed for the Asia Cup and World T20,...
  • As it happened: India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 February 14, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Their morale dented after losing the opener, India would be desperate to end their disastrous tour on a positive note when they take on a sprightly New Zealand in the second and final Test starting on Friday. The visitors lost...
  • India in danger of losing second spot in ICC Test rankings February 14, 2014

    Dubai: India will be battling to salvage not just lost pride but also their second spot in the ICC Test rankings when they take on New Zealand in the second Test in Wellington from Friday. South Africa are guaranteed to retain the mace as well as collect a cash award of...
  • Neesham, Latham in NZ's squad for second Test February 11, 2014

    Wellington: Allrounder Jimmy Neesham and batsman Tom Latham have been named in New Zealand's squad for the second Test against India after Jesse Ryder and Doug Bracewell were dropped for a late night drinking session in Auckland last week. Both replacements are uncapped at Test level and the 21-year-old Latham comes...
  • 5th ODI: India outplayed once again, lose series to NZ 4-0 January 31, 2014

    India's losing streak in 2014 saw them succumbing to another embarrassing defeat at Wellington on Friday, when hosts New Zealand outplayed the visitors yet again, winning the fifth ODI by 87 runs to take home the series 4-0. Set a daunting 304 to win, thanks to another disappointing performance by their...
  • 5th ODI: Dead rubber a chance for India to tie loose ends in NZ January 30, 2014

    The ODI Champions are yet to taste a win in 2014 after two overseas series and seven games, which certainly doesn't augur well for a team that will be defending its world cup trophy in a year from now. Pushed to No. 2 in the ICC ODI rankings after losing the...
  • We want to win but no point panicking: Ravindra Jadeja January 30, 2014

    Wellington: Eyeing a consolation win in the fifth and final one-dayer, Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday said his team-mates need to avoid panicking to curb the "little errors" that have cost them the series against New Zealand. "It is just that we panic a bit and we have to reduce...
  • Central New Zealand shaken by strong quake, no injuries January 20, 2014

    Central New Zealand, including the capital Wellington, was shaken by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries, and damage was mostly superficial. The minute-long, rolling quake was centred in the mainly rural Wairarapa region about 120 kilometres north east of Wellington, at a depth of...
  • 2nd T20, NZ vs WI: as it happened January 15, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. TOSS: West Indies won the toss and decided to bat. TEAM NEWS: New Zealand have replaced Mitchell McClenaghan with Tim Southee. West Indies have made two changes: Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder have come in for Ravi Rampaul and Samuel Badree. PLAYING...
  • Won't do Team India any favours with pitch preparation: NZ coach Hesson December 24, 2013

    New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson has called on the country's curators to serve up green pitches when India tour for their two-Test series in February. New Zealand were belted 2-0 on India's dry wickets last year and Hesson said it was only fair to prepare bouncy tracks for the Auckland...
  • West Indies keen to bowl first on green Basin pitch December 10, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies captain Darren Sammy had little hesitation in asking Brendon McCullum to bat in the first Test in Dunedin and would waste even less time in inserting New Zealand if he wins the toss for the second Test at the Basin Reserve. "I thought it was like the indoors...
  • NZ's Kane Williamson expected to return for 2nd Test against Windies December 8, 2013

    Wellington: Injured batsman Kane Williamson is expected to return to New Zealand's lineup for the second Test against the West Indies starting Wednesday. Williamson missed the first Test at Dunedin, which ended in a draw on Saturday, because he thought he needed more time to recover from a broken thumb that...
  • Jesse Ryder celebrates comeback with a ton October 28, 2013

    Wellington: Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder on Monday completed a remarkable comeback from a serious assault by posting a century in his first game for more than seven months. He scored 117 off 164 balls playing for Otago away to his former side Wellington in a provincial championship match. It...
  • India's tour of New Zealand to start in Napier September 10, 2013

    Wellington: India's tour of New Zealand in early 2014 will start at Napier's McLean Park and conclude with the second Test at Auckland. New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday announced the venues for the five ODIs and two Tests the hosts will play against MS Dhoni's team. Hamilton will host two...
  • New Zealand's Jesse Ryder banned for taking drugs August 20, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder has been suspended for six months for failing a doping test for banned stimulants he claimed he took in a supplement to help him lose weight, the country's top sports tribunal said on Tuesday. Ryder returned a positive sample after being tested following a match...
  • ICC to announce 2015 World Cup fixtures on July 30 July 29, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council will announce the fixtures of the 2015 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, simultaneously in Melbourne and Wellington on Tuesday. "The pools, venues and fixtures of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 will be announced simultaneously in Melbourne and Wellington at...