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Craig Ervine ton sets up thrilling last-over victory for Zimbabwe in 1st ODI against New Zealand
Craig Ervine ton sets up thrilling last-over victory for Zimbabwe in 1st ODI against New Zealand

New Zealand debutant bowler Ish Sodhi walks as Zimbabwe's batsmen complete a run Craig Ervine’s maiden ODI hundred, 130 off 108 balls, brought a 50th over victory for Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI against New Zealand, by a margin of 7 wickets and 5 balls remaining. This was the first game in a series of three ODI matches between Zimbabwe and New Zealand at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe brought up their highest second innings sc

Aug 2 2015
Brendon McCullum: The catalyst behind New Zealand's Metamorphosis
Brendon McCullum: The catalyst behind New Zealand's Metamorphosis

McCullum has led New Zealand valiantly There are moments in cricketing history where the reaching of a climacteric point is almost palpable. Sanath Jayasuriya's (at the time) revolutionary, aggressive batting style, used now as the template for ODI batting, and Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup victory was a watershed moment in the history of Sri Lankan and world cricket. It paved the way for a younger generation

Jul 8 2015
India's most embarrassing moments in ODI Cricket
India's most embarrassing moments in ODI Cricket

If you are following India’s ODI expeditions in the last six months or so, you might have more grey hair than before. It feels like they have suddenly gotten onto a roller-coaster they are not quite sure how to get down from. They thrashed England 3-1 and then went on to lose all four games down under, two against Australia and two against England. From there, they went on an incredible seven-game winning streak to reach the World Cup semi-

Jun 29 2015
Eoin Morgan - A captain leading from the front
Eoin Morgan - A captain leading from the front

Eoin Morgan was back to his best in the home series against the Kiwis Eoin Morgan is known for his flamboyance, elegance, attacking prowess and ability to perform in crunch situations. But in the last one year or so, he was struggling for runs. His drought started last year in May in the series against Sri Lanka. Then England toured India, and the story was no different, as he scored only 84 runs at an average of 21.00. He was appointe

Jun 21 2015
England New Zealand ODI series set for a thrilling decider
England New Zealand ODI series set for a thrilling decider

England’s Jos Buttler takes a penalty kick during a training session on eve of the decider against New Zealand New Zealand is all set to face England in the last of the 5-match ODI series tomorrow. The series is well poised with each team winning 2 matches each, and the game is to decide the winner of the series, before the one-off T20 match on the 23rd. The match is to be played in Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, 3.00 PM

Eoin Morgan and Joe Root lead England to extraordinary win over New Zealand
Eoin Morgan and Joe Root lead England to extraordinary win over New Zealand

Eoin Morgan and Joe Root put on a stunning batting display on Wednesday A pair of brilliant hundreds from skipper Eoin Morgan and Joe Root led England to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Wednesday. Courtesy of their win, England have levelled the series 2-2 going into the fifth and final ODI at Chester-le-Street, Durham, on Saturday. It

Jun 18 2015
Captain Eoin Morgan calls for change in rules after Duckworth-Lewis denies England victory
Captain Eoin Morgan calls for change in rules after Duckworth-Lewis denies England victory

Chris Jordan of England and Eoin Morgan of England leave the pitch after their loss during the 2nd ODI against New Zealand   England were on course to bring up their highest ever successful run chase in ODIs in the second match of the ongoing series against New Zealand on Friday, till rain came down on the Oval and thwarted a famous victory. Chasing 399, England needed 54 runs off 37 balls to win when play was stopped. When the m

Jun 13 2015
Can New Zealand continue ascent to become best side in the world?
Can New Zealand continue ascent to become best side in the world?

New Zealand have enjoyed great success under Brendon McCullum’s captaincy Not very long ago, New Zealand were shot out for 45 in a Test match against South Africa in Cape Town - their lowest Test total since 1974. The chasm between the two sides was extremely wide and gave the impression of an utter mismatch. New Zealand seemed like they were going round and round in circles, not learning from their previous mistakes. They hu

Jun 11 2015
England failed to cope with New Zealand's aggressive cricket
England failed to cope with New Zealand's aggressive cricket

Alastair Cook and Brendon McCullum shared the trophy New Zealand secured the two-Test match series after a thumping victory England by 199-run at Headingley. England failed to bat on the last day of second Test and were dismissed on 255 with 19.1 overs remaining. After losing the first test even after being in the commanding position for more the 60 per cent, Kiwis knew that only a win can secure the series loss. They posted a humongo

Jun 3 2015
Black Caps in the CWC 2015 - A gritty, aggressive Campaign
Black Caps in the CWC 2015 - A gritty, aggressive Campaign

New Zealand reached the finals for the first time The Black Caps started as one of the favourites in the World Cup primarily due to the success they attained recently leading up to the tournament and the fact that the World Cup was played in their backyard. New Zealand always start as a very good side, but have never gone on to reach the pinnacle of success on the highest level. This time, it was however very different…..

May 20 2015
Confident New Zealand set to thwart confused England
Confident New Zealand set to thwart confused England

Doug Bracewell and John Henry of New Zealand run between the wickets during the Tour Match between Worcestershire and New Zealand at New Road on May 15, 2015 Over recent years England have typically played host to two teams during their summer season with the first, often - if perhaps unfairly - treated as a warm-up to the greater, and longer series that follows it. This time, however, things are different. New Zealand, bracketed as inferior

May 16 2015
5 T20 overseas stars who lit up the IPL, but briefly
5 T20 overseas stars who lit up the IPL, but briefly

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is the most celebrated T20 league in the world. The two month long cricket extravaganza offers plenty of entertainment for the crowd and a hefty pay for the tickets. Therefore, all the top players from across the world flock the IPL auction list to show their skills in front of packed stadiums. Most of these star players have performed outstandingly in the IPL. However, while some of them have sustained the perfor

May 15 2015
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL
5 players who have struggled after changing teams in the IPL

The Indian Premier League (IPL), for a handful number of players, might have been the platform that kickstarted their career. But on the other side of the coin, there are many who slowly started fading away after starting off impressively. Their IPL career started off on a high note but once the life of caravans got them, misfortune jumped in too. They started playing for different teams but their performances started growing antonymou

May 5 2015
6 longest sixes in IPL history
6 longest sixes in IPL history

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is mostly about big hitting and more importantly, hitting sixes. A six is what brings the crowds alive and sometimes, a shot which travels many-a-mile can break the opposition and can win matches for the batting team. Over the years, we have seen a lot of sixes hit every year, some powerful and some beautifully timed. We have seen behemothic sixes over cow corner, beautiful sixes hit insid

May 2 2015
Taylor's wicket turning point of World Cup final: Fleming
Taylor's wicket turning point of World Cup final: Fleming

Ross Taylor made a composed 40 in the World Cup final Melbourne, March 30 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming on Monday said the wicket of Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor was the turning point of the World Cup final between New Zealand and Australia. Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday to clinch their fifth World Cup title. "Taylor's wicket was the turning point

Mar 30 2015
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