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  1. Ten crucial factors for trans-Tasman Cricket World Cup final showdownRead the original story w/Photo

    26 min ago |

    ... difficult to score off at 150kmh, especially in contrast to Corey Anderson's half-trackers at 135kmh against South Africa. New Zealand need to find a way to score off him, and get their own death bowling right. Tim Southee averages 54 in ODIs ...


  2. Bundle of Black Cap joyRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago |

    ... their other favourite team India take on Australia. "I started having labour pains during the New Zealand and South Africa match, but it wasn't too bad and we were able to watch that game," Anusha said. They were kept updated about the match through ...


  3. Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum stays staunch - 'we're not intimidated'Read the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago |

    ... big pressure situations come into play." McCullum, who confirmed New Zealand would play the same 11 that beat South Africa in Tuesday's semifinal in Auckland, said Australia were the final opponent he always wanted. "It's been a great ride so far ...


  4. Special final between two evenly matched sides: Graeme SmithRead the original story

    34 min ago |

    Ahead of Sunday's high-voltage cricket World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand, former South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Saturday said both teams have powerful bowling line-ups and a plethora of destructive batsmen. "A closer look at the game shows two very evenly matched sides.


  5. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 breaking records and capturing hearts: StatisticsRead the original story

    1 hr ago |

    ... training facilities. The pick of the group stage matches from an attendance point of view was the India versus South Africa game on 22 February at the Melbourne Cricket Ground at which there were more than 86,000 people cheering on their respective ...


  6. SA sports minister feels 'very proud' of Proteas for not returning from WC as 'chokers'Read the original story

    3 hrs ago |

    South Africa sports minister Fikile Mbalula has lauded AB de Villiers and his squad after they returned home from the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, insisting that he is very proud of the boys who haven't returned as chokers. The South Africans bowed out of the World Cup at the semifinal stage, losing a tense match by four wickets to New Zealand in Auckland.


  7. De Villiers thanks 'supporting' fans for making Proteas feel like bunch of winners despite WC exitRead the original story

    3 hrs ago |

    South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has thanked fans for their support despite his squad's failure to bring the coveted World Cup trophy home, saying that their fans have made them feel like a bunch of winners. The South Africans bowed out of the tournament at the semifinal stage, losing a tense match by four wickets to World Cup co-hosts New Zealand.


  8. Botham: New Zealand can winRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sky Sports

    ... mistakes happen." Both sides are expected to be unchanged following their semi-final victories over India and South Africa with Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood set to be passed fit despite picking up a thumb injury. Australia have won their ...


  9. World Cup final: Australia takes on the Kiwis in Michael Clarke's one-day swansongRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Age

    ... should be so blessed. Comparatively, New Zealand are obscure (their team includes chancers from Australia and South Africa) and unassuming in disposition. It makes the finalists ill-matched on paper, and might easily prove so on the ground. ...


  10. Mumbo-Jumbo CricketRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Outlook

    ... day as Geoff Marsh and his son Mitchell Marsh both found out in 1988 and 2014 respectively. Neil Mackenzie of South Africa takes the cake though among recent players with his refusal to step on white lines (near impossible in this game), putting ...


  11. 'Ailing' Martin Crowe says CWC final likely to be 'the last game he watches'Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | Big News

    ... the tournament. New Zealand reached their first ever World Cup final following a thrilling four-wicket win over South Africa on Tuesday, and will be battling for their maiden title on Sunday. (ANI)


  12. Cricket Updates: Ghana's ICC campaign dealt a big blowRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | GhanaWeb

    Ghana's campaign in the ongoing ICC Africa Div one cricket tournament was dealt a blow following a defeat in their opening game against Namibia this morning in South Africa. The Black Batters lost by 90 runs following their inability to chase Namibia's 157 runs for 4wickets in 20overs in the second innings.


  13. Former Star Stile star in line for World Cup finalRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Halstead Gazette

    Halstead Cricket Club's members may well be keeping an avid eye on the ICC Cricket World Cup final on Sunday as one of their former players could be in the thick of the action in Melbourne. Matt Henry, who spent a summer playing for Halstead in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League in 2010, could well be involved for New Zealand after featuring for the Black Caps in their astonishing semi-final victory against South Africa earlier this week.


  14. We're not afraid of losing, says fearless McCullumRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago |

    New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the semi-finals and the same bold tactics that have served them so well during the tournament. Showing no signs of nerves or apprehension ahead of the biggest match in New Zealand cricket history, McCullum said his players had been told to go out and attack the Australians from the start.


  15. Dhoni calls for changes in current ODI playing conditionsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Central Chronicle

    Melbourne: A staunch critic of ICC's four-fielder theory which has led to regular run-riots in one-dayers, India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the current rule should be changed as it heavily favours batsmen. With lack of a seamer-all-rounder, Dhoni's struggle was evident on Friday when his fifth bowler - left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja - failed to check the flow of runs in the lost World Cup semifinal against South Africa.


  16. Fleming confident about KiwisRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Sky Sports

    ... then - and in 2009 the side finished as runners-up to Ricky Ponting's Australia when that event was held in South Africa. But with due respect to those achievements, this is something on an entirely different scale. You could compare it to the Rugby ...


  17. Breaking records and capturing heartsRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    ... Ajinkya Rahane (R) celebrates scoring his half-century during the Pool B 2015 Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on February 22, 2015. Photo from AFP The pick of the group stage matches from ...


  18. Windies-bound Simmons backs Associates for next World CupRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Big News

    ... We left saying we needed to win three games and that's what we did. We just didn't allow for Pakistan beating South Africa," Simmons explained. "The West Indies game was massive. We knew we had to win the first game because it was the catalyst for ...


  19. New Zealand 'start as underdogs'Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... if we play our best, we can beat them tomorrow." New Zealand are appearing in their first final having beaten South Africa in the last four after losing six previous semi-finals. Australia, champions in 1987, 1999, 2003 and 2007, are looking to ...


  20. Kevin Pietersen 'arrested' in Australia as he posts mock picture to his Instagram accountRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago |

    ... cricket initiative. "Going back to the times of Kerry Packer, players got banned. When they went to play in South Africa they got banned and they came back. "There are examples there of the ECB , or TCCB as it was, going back on decisions.Will they ...