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Mitchell Marsh's controversial dismissal : Hamilton crowd boos Steven Smith
Mitchell Marsh's controversial dismissal : Hamilton crowd boos Steven Smith

Mitchell Marsh’s strange dismissal saga. New Zealand beat Australia in the third ODI in Hamilton to seal the Chappell-Hadlee ODI Trophy. In the series decider, the Blackcaps defeated the Aussies by 55 runs in their captain Brendon McCullum’s final ODI. But this match also set fire to a controversy over a decision by umpire Ian Gould. In the post-match press conference, Australian captain Steven Smith was booed by the Seddon Park

Feb 8 2016
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes
Stats: Brendon McCullum becomes only the fourth batsman to hit 200 ODI sixes

Brendon McCullum finished his ODI career with a record and a winAfter Brendon McCullum gave New Zealand a blistering start in the final ODI against Australia, like he usually does, his side gave him the perfect send-off as they defended 246 and won the Chappell-Hadlee trophy.During his whirlwind 47, McCullum also managed to achieve something that only three players had done before him. Hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket.Playing in his final ODI, McCull

Feb 8 2016
New Zealand seal Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in McCullum's final ODI
New Zealand seal Chappell-Hadlee Trophy in McCullum's final ODI

McCullum signed off from limited-overs cricket in some style, as NZ won the Chappell-Hadlee series 2-1.The third match of the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy was played at the Seddon Park, Hamilton. Both the sides were tied with one win each in the three-match series going into the decider.After being whitewashed by India and losing the first match comprehensively to the home side, Australia made a spirited comeback in the second match. The Hami

Feb 8 2016
Brendon McCullum dismissed for a 27-ball 47 in final ODI innings
Brendon McCullum dismissed for a 27-ball 47 in final ODI innings

McCullum walked out to bat for the last time in ODIs, in Hamilton.Brendon McCullum's final ODI innings ended as spectacularly as it began when the New Zealand captain was dismissed for 47 in the series finale against Australia in Hamilton on Monday.McCullum, who had hit six fours and three sixes in his 27-ball innings, was well caught by John Hastings at mid-off after charging down the wicket at fast bowling all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on

Feb 8 2016
Mitchell Santner doubtful for final ODI against Australia
Mitchell Santner doubtful for final ODI against Australia

The final call on the all-rounder’s fitness would be taken just before the final ODI.New Zealand all-rounder Mitchell Santner is in doubt for the final one-day international against Australia in Hamilton on Monday after complaining of a sore right foot following the second game in Wellington.The 24-year-old Santner was New Zealand's best player in Australia's four-wicket victory, that levelled the three-match series, scoring 45 not

IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI
IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI

Of the 351 players that were in the pool for the IPL Auction 2016, only 94 were sold. As the vast majority of the players went unsold, it should come as no surprise if they are plenty of unhappy players. While some of the players, like the uncapped players wouldn't have expected to be picked, there were plenty of internationals, who were unlucky to miss out. Shane Watson was the most expensive player but not all Australians had a good time a

Feb 7 2016
Jimmy Neesham and Ravichandran Ashwin having Twitter fun during IPL Auction 2016
Jimmy Neesham and Ravichandran Ashwin having Twitter fun during IPL Auction 2016

Ashwin and NeeshamThere is little doubt that when it comes to athletes on Twitter, there are few better than New Zealand's Jimmy Neesham. The New Zealand all-rounder is one of the most entertaining athletes, whether he is playing for his country or not. And during the IPL Auction 2016, he was involved in a conversation with Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.Also Read: IPL Auction 2016: Shane Watson, Pawan Negi, Yuvraj Singh fetch huge p

Feb 6 2016
Australia defeat New Zealand after near-collapse to even ODI series
Australia defeat New Zealand after near-collapse to even ODI series

Australia avoid a collapse to defeat New ZealandAustralia defeated New Zealand by 4 wickets with 21 balls remaining in the 2nd ODI as they successfully chased a score of 281/9 by scoring 283/6 by the 46th over. With this win, the three-match series between the two teams is tied at one a piece.New Zealand had won the toss and elected to bat first. Their openers Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum combined for 59 runs in total. Guptill ma

Feb 6 2016
5 best ODI performances by Brendon McCullum in a Black Caps jersey
5 best ODI performances by Brendon McCullum in a Black Caps jersey

“Afridi with brains” describes Brendon McCullum perfectly. Throughout his career, the Kiwi captain has found the balance between unfettered aggression and calculated restraint, making him one of his country’s finest cricketers in all three formats. Hence, with the World Twenty20 just around the corner and McCullum still so spritely in the field and so devastating with the bat, it came as a shock when he announced in December th

Feb 6 2016
George Bailey shifts blame onto David Warner for their on-field misunderstanding
George Bailey shifts blame onto David Warner for their on-field misunderstanding

David Warner and George Bailey discuss whether they should decide to opt for the reviewGeorge Bailey has spoken out to Australian radio channels regarding his misunderstanding with David Warner in the ODI against New Zealand on Wednesday, saying that the opener did not take his advice. Pushing blame off himself, he hit back at accusatory reports, and said that Warner had been himself to blame.He also revealed an argument that the two players

Feb 5 2016
New Zealand, South Africa enter Plate semi-finals of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016
New Zealand, South Africa enter Plate semi-finals of the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup 2016

Liam Smith played an important innings of 49 for South Africa Under 19.New Zealand and South Africa put aside the disappointment of not qualifying for the Super League of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup by making winning starts in the Plate Championship which decides the 9-16 positions.New Zealand bounced back from its defeats to India and Nepal in Group D to brush aside Scotland by seven wickets in Cox's Bazar on Thursday.South

Feb 4 2016
Stats: New Zealand v Australia, 1st ODI - New Zealand demolish Australia to hand them a record loss
Stats: New Zealand v Australia, 1st ODI - New Zealand demolish Australia to hand them a record loss

Australia collapsed to a 159-run loss in the first ODI of the Chappell-Hadlee TrophyBrendon McCullum's last ever cricket series started off in fine fashion as the Kiwis demolished their trans-Tasman rivals by 159 runs in the first of the three ODIs at Eden Park, Auckland.Steven Smith, who elected to field first after having won the toss first, might still be regretting that decision after New Zealand put on a huge score of 307/8 in 50 overs.

Feb 3 2016
Jimmy Neesham posts series of hilarious and insightful tweets on the Mankad controversy
Jimmy Neesham posts series of hilarious and insightful tweets on the Mankad controversy

Neesham took to Twitter to express his opinion on the Mankad controversyWest Indies went through to the quarter-finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in controversial circumstances as they won by two runs by Mankading the final Zimbabwe batsmen. Whenever something big happens, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham is always on hand to deliver his verdict on Twitter.So it was no surprise to see him tweet about the incident and respond to queries an

Feb 3 2016
New Zealand demolish Australia with all-round show in the first ODI
New Zealand demolish Australia with all-round show in the first ODI

McCullum celebrates with teammate Guptill (left) and Boult (right) at Eden ParkAfter conceding a whitewash against India at their own backyard, Australia were looking to regain momentum in first ODI against New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland. Australia’s tour of their neighbors will bring out their fierce rivalry like always.This was Blackcaps captain Brendon McCullum’s last match at Eden Park and a very emotional atmosphere was creat

Feb 3 2016
Ravichandran Ashwin engages in banter on Twitter; makes fun of bowlers in age of 400+ par scores
Ravichandran Ashwin engages in banter on Twitter; makes fun of bowlers in age of 400+ par scores

Ravichandran AshwinRavichandran Ashwin had an interesting exchange with a journalist on Wednesday, which ended with him making a self-deprecating joke on bowlers who had chosen their craft in an unfortunate time of high scores.Ashwin, who is a keen student of the game and a follower of cricket matches everywhere, was disappointed not to be able to watch the ongoing New Zealand vs Australia ODI, where Martin Guptill had launched on a typical carna

Feb 3 2016
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