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England-New Zealand in battle for maiden World Cup title

LONDON: Jason Roy was humming a song and whistling in between tonking the ball to all corners of the net. The England opener looked relaxed and playful, giving the ball a solid whack whenever it was in his range. Roy will be playing the biggest match of his life on Sunday, the World Cup final against New Zealand at the ... Read More »

New Zealand stun India by 18 runs to reach World Cup final

MANCHESTER (England): New Zealand survived Ravindra Jadeja‘s late onslaught to stun India by 18 runs in a low-scoring thriller on Wednesday and reach the Cricket World Cup final for the second time in a row. Scorecard | World Cup Schedule Twice champions India were reeling at 24-4 in their chase for a modest victory target of 240 in what had ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: New Zealand sets 240 runs target for Team India

Jasprit Bumrah had spoken about the wickets slowing down as the 2019 World Cup moved towards the business end and it was evident during the first semi-final at the Old Trafford as the Indian bowlers made full use of the conditions after Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and decided to bat first. Ross Taylor was the only bright ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India-New Zealand semi-final to resume today

New Zealand will resume at their overnight score of 211 for 5 in 46.1 overs at Old Trafford in Manchester at 3 pm Indian timeon Wednesday. After more than four hours of rain, the umpires decided at 10.50 p.m. that even the minimum required 20 over play was not possible under the Duckworth Lewis method. The match was thus moved ... Read More »

ICC World Cup: India-New Zealand semifinal pushed to reserve day

MANCHESTER: The notorious Manchester weather pushed the first semifinal of the World Cup to the reserve day after dominant Indian bowlers excelled yet again to restrict New Zealand to a sub-par 211 for five on Tuesday. SCORECARD Rain forced players off the field after 46.1 overs and as per ICC’s playing conditions, the game will resume on Wednesday from where ... Read More »

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, 1st Semi-final India vs New Zealand 

Captain Kane Williamson’s fifty revived New Zealand’s innings in the World Cup semi final match against INdia at Old Trafford in Manchester. New Zealand started their innings on a slow note. Jasprit Bumrah dismissed opener Martin Guptill for just 1 run. Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Henry Nicholls for 28 to break crucial partnership. After that Ross Taylor and Williamson added 65 ... Read More »

World Cup 2019: India to take on New Zealand in the first Semi final

The match will begin at 3 PM Indian time. All-round performances and some individual batting prowess saw India top the World Cup 2019 league stage. India, whose league stage match against New Zealand was washed out, have suffered just one defeat at this World Cup so far, against England, and ended on top of the 10-team group stage, making them ... Read More »

India favourites as New Zealand bid for World Cup semifinal upset

MANCHESTER: Cricket’s powerhouse pitted against a team with a penchant for punching above its weight – the first semifinal of the World Cup between India and New Zealand presents an enchanting contrast. WORLD CUP SCHEDULE India go into the game as favourites given their form, recent record and quality of personnel. They have come here to win the World Cup ... Read More »

England reach World Cup semis with big win over New Zealand

Bairstow, who scored a match-winning 111 against India in Edgbaston on Sunday, cracked 106 off 99 balls (15×4, 1×6) as Jason Roy also struck his second fifty in a row by scoring 60 off 61 balls (8×4). England posted 305/8 in 50 overs after electing to bat first. Bairstow became the first-ever English player to score two back-to-back hundreds in ... Read More »

World Cup 2019: Pakistan beat New Zealand; India to face West Indies

Opting to bowl, Pakistan first restricted the Kiwis to 237 for 6. 19-year old paceman Shaheen Afridi bagged the maximum of three wickets. Then, with the bat, Pakistan overhauled the target with five balls to spare, riding on man of the match Babar Azam’s unbeaten 101, which was his maiden World Cup century and 10th in ODIs. Team India will ... Read More »

India-New Zealand washout: Where are the ground covers in England?

NOTTINGHAM: The India-New Zealand game at Trent Bridge on Thursday became the third match to be washed out without a ball being bowled in this World Cup (one more ended with barely 8 overs being bowled). That just two matches had been complete washouts in all previous Cups put together highlights the lack of preparation on the part of the ... Read More »

World Cup 2019: India to play against New Zealand today

There is a forecast of light showers throughout the day. Nottingham has been witnessing incessant rain for the last three-four days. All India Radio will broadcast live commentary on the match. It can be heard on Rajdhani and FM Rainbow Network and DTH (Hindi) from 2:30 pm onwards. Both India and New Zealand have maintained the winning streak in the ... Read More »

World Cup: New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

Set a meagre 137 to win, New Zealand hardly broke a sweat in pursuit of the target, losing no wickets and finishing off the game in 16.1 overs as both Colin Munro and Martin Guptill made half-centuries. The two brought up their 50-run stand in the 7th over and crossed the 100-run mark in the 13th over before finishing the ... Read More »

WC: New Zealand thump Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

FULL SCORECARD | BLOGMatt Henry, Man of the Match: “It was good to get a green surface and Trent (Boult) made the most of it. We don’t get many one day wickets like that, but it’s nice when you get one. It is just important you go through your processes and try a few things. Not try and fitter too ... Read More »

New Zealand outplay India in ICC World Cup Warm Up Match

Indian batting line-up’s soft underbelly lay exposed in slightly favourable bowling conditions as New Zealand gave a rude wake-up call to the Men In Blue. Trent Boult’s incisive swing bowling was a test of technique for the top-order batsmen. Indian batsman lost their wickets at a regular intervals and were  bowled out for 179 in 39.2 overs. While it was ... Read More »

Injury scare for Vijay Shankar ahead of India vs New Zealand warm-up

NEW DELHI: India all-rounder Vijay Shankar has reportedly suffered an injury on the eve of his team’s ICC World Cup 2019 warm-up match against New Zealand at Kennington Oval in London on Saturday. ICC World Cup 2019: Full Schedule According to media reports, Shankar, during a net session, was hit on his right hand while attempting a pull shot off ... Read More »

New Zealand, France announce bid to end violent extremism online

The meeting will take place in Paris on May 15, and will be co-chaired by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron. Ardern said the March 15 terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, in which 50 Muslim worshippers were killed, saw social media used “in an unprecedented way as a tool to promote an act ... Read More »

New Zealand parliament votes for change in gun laws

Post the deadly shooting attack on the two Christchurch mosques that killed 50 people, New Zealand Parliament on Wednesday voted to change gun laws. The gun reform bill was passed by the parliament with a majority of 119 to 1. It is expected to become law within the next few days after receiving royal assent from the governor general. It ... Read More »

Christchurch shootings: 49 killed in one of “New Zealand’s darkest days”

4 suspects, 3 men and one woman, one of them Australian arrested. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also confirmed that one of those arrested is Australian. PM Scott Morrison described the shoot out as a racist hate crime. He offered condolences to those impacted. All schools in the city had been placed in lockdown in response to “a serious ongoing firearms incident”. ... Read More »

Christchurch shootings: 40 killed in one of “New Zealand’s darkest days”

The South Island city was placed in lockdown as police hunted for an “active shooter”. Bangladesh cricket team, who were at the mosque for Friday prayer when the shooting started, escaped unscathed. “A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter,” police said in a statement.   Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on the mosque shootings were one ... Read More »

Multiple people dead in shooting at Christchurch mosque in New Zealand

Local media reported up to six people were dead, and the South Island city was placed in lockdown as police hunted for an “active shooter”. Bangladesh cricket team, who were at the mosque for Friday prayer when the shooting started, escaped unscathed. “A serious and evolving situation is occurring in Christchurch with an active shooter,” police said in a statement.  Read More »

3rd T20: New Zealand claim series 2-1; beat India by 4 runs

India lost the final Twenty20 International of the three-match series against New Zealand on Sunday by 4 runs, ending the tour with a 1-2 series loss. Put in to bat first after India won the toss , openers Tim Seifert and Colin Munro gave New Zealand innings a flying start. Seifert and Colin Munro added 80 runs for the first ... Read More »

2nd T20: India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets

Earlier, all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme’s brilliant half-century and Ross Taylor’s disciplined innings helped New Zealand post 158/8 against India in the second Twenty20 International match here on Friday.  Losing four wickets for just 50 runs in 7.5 overs, Taylor and Grandhomme forged a crucial 77-run partnership for the sixth wicket and helped their team post a good total.  Opting to bat, New ... Read More »

2nd T20: New Zealand sets Team India 159 runs target

Both India and New Zealand are unchanged for the match. Teams: India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Vijay Shankar, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed. New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Colin Munro, Tim Seifert (wk), Ross Taylor, Daryl Mitchell, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Scott Kuggeleijn, Tim Southee, Ish ... Read More »

1st T20: India lose to New Zealand by 80 runs

Tim Seifert took the Indian bowling attack to cleaners with a scintillating 84 off 43 balls as New Zealand scored a commanding 219 for 6 in the first T20 International. Seifert, whose previous best score in T20 Internationals happens to be 14, was promoted to open alongside Colin Munro and they added 86 runs in only 8.2 overs in a ... Read More »

India to take on hosts New Zealand in T20 Series opener

Having clinched the five-match ODI series 4-1, the Indian cricket team will also look to dominate the T20I series against New Zealand. For the record, New Zealand have been India’s bogey team in the 20-over format; no team has a better record against India than the Kiwis. India have played two T20Is in New Zealand previously, and they are yet ... Read More »

India to take on hosts New Zealand in T20 Series opener tomorrow  

Having clinched the five-match ODI series 4-1, the Indian cricket team will also look to dominate the T20I series against New Zealand. For the record, New Zealand have been India’s bogey team in the 20-over format; no team has a better record against India than the Kiwis. India have played two T20Is in New Zealand previously, and they are yet ... Read More »

5th ODI: India beat New Zealand by 35 run to win series 4-1

Spinner Yuzvendra Chahal claimed three wickets as India bundled out New Zealand for 217 in 44.1 overs. James Neesham top-scored for the hosts with 44 runs off 32 balls. Mohammed Shami is chosen the Man of the Series. Ambati Rayudu is adjudged the Man of the Match. Earlier, riding on Ambati Rayudu’s 90 and a quickfire 45 off just 22 ... Read More »

5th ODI: India set 253-run victory target for New Zealand at Wellington

The middle-order, comprising Ambati Rayudu, Hardik Pandya and Vijay Shankar, then delivered under pressure powering Team India to a fighting 252. Rayudu scored 90, while Shankar and Pandya made 45 each. Pacer Matt Henry was the standout bowler for the Kiwis. He scalped four wickets, while another seamer Trent Boult bagged three. New Zealand were 20 for 1 in 4 overs, ... Read More »

IND vs NZ,4th ODI: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets

With India put to bat, paceman Boult, bowling his 10 overs at a stretch, troubled the Indian batsmen with his swing to return with impressive figures of 5 for 21.         Boult was ably supported by Grandhomme who took 3 wickets, as the duo made perfect use of the new ball and swung the ball both ways to ... Read More »

India to take on New Zealand in 4th ODI in Hamilton on Thursday

The match starts at 7.30 a.m. Indian Standard Time. Virat Kohli will not be a part of the Indian team till the end of New Zealand tour as BCCI has decided to rest him ahead of the home series against Australia. Rohit Sharma, who will captain the Indian team in the absence of Kohli, will make his 200th appearance in ... Read More »

India eves win second ODI and clinch series vs New Zealand

Smriti Mandhan continued her red-hot form in limited-overs cricket as she single-handedly powered India Women’s Cricket team to a scintillating eight-wicket victory against New Zealand in the second ODI in Oval.  Mandhana played an unbeaten match-winning knock of 90* to extend her impressive run for women in blue. She was well supported by captain Mithali Raj, who scored 63* and knitted ... Read More »

Indian eves beat New Zealand by 8 wickets; clinch series

Smriti Mandhan continued her red-hot form in limited-overs cricket as she single-handedly powered India Women’s Cricket team to a scintillating eight-wicket victory against New Zealand in the second ODI in Oval.   Mandhana played an unbeaten match-winning knock of 90* to extend her impressive run for women in blue. She was well supported by captain Mithali Raj, who scored 63* and ... Read More »

2nd ODI: India thrashes New Zealand by 90 runs

Following an impressive show by openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, India bowlers displayed tremendous grit to bundle out New Zealand for 234 in 40.2 overs, 90 runs short of the target, in the second One Day International at Bay Oval to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series. Spinner Kuldeep Yadav, who had claimed four wickets in India’s ... Read More »

1st ODI:  India beat New Zealand by 8 wickets

Opting to bat, the hosts had the worst possible start as Mohammed Shami struck early sending back both the openers — Martin Guptill and Colin Munro, cheaply. Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor then tried to rescue their side from the early damage, taking New Zealand past the 50-run mark in 13.3 overs. However, Taylor’s stay was cut short by Chahal ... Read More »

New Zealand set 158 run target for India in 1st ODI

The hosts had won the toss and opted to bat. Kuldeep Yadav scalped 4 wickets, while Mohammed Shami bagged 3 as the Black Caps were bundled out in just 38 overs. In the process, Shami became the fastest Indian to bag 100 ODI wickets. Kiwi Skipper Kane Williamson provided the only resistance. He made 64. Read More »