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Feb 28, 2015

Williamson cool under pressure to see NZ home

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Kane Williamson, well on course to become New Zealand’s finest ever batsman, demonstrated again his extraordinary composure under pressure by hitting a six to win Saturday’s WorldCup Pool A match against Australia.

With Mitchell Starc swinging the ball at high pace to scythe through the New Zealand batting and last man Trent Boult at the crease, Williamson decided to take matters into his own hands.

Feb 28, 2015

Cricket-Williamson cool under pressure to see NZ home

AUCKLAND, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Kane Williamson, well on course to become New Zealand’s finest ever batsman, demonstrated again his extraordinary composure under pressure by hitting a six to win Saturday’s World Cup Pool A match against Australia.

With Mitchell Starc swinging the ball at high pace to scythe through the New Zealand batting and last man Trent Boult at the crease, Williamson decided to take matters into his own hands.

Feb 28, 2015

Clarke blames poor shot selection for narrow NZ loss

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke attributed an over-emphasis on attack as the reason behind his team’s poor batting performance in the one-wicket loss to New Zealand in the World Cup Pool A match at Eden Park on Saturday.

The world number one side managed only 151 all out from 32.2 overs and, as brilliantly as Mitchell Starc later bowled, it was not quite enough to prevent the New Zealanders recording a fourth consecutive win in the tournament.

Feb 28, 2015

Cricket-Clarke blames poor shot selection for narrow NZ loss

AUCKLAND, Feb 28 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke attributed an over-emphasis on attack as the reason behind his team’s poor batting performance in the one-wicket loss to New Zealand in the World Cup Pool A match at Eden Park on Saturday.

The world number one side managed only 151 all out from 32.2 overs and, as brilliantly as Mitchell Starc later bowled, it was not quite enough to prevent the New Zealanders recording a fourth consecutive win in the tournament.

Feb 28, 2015

Boult destroys powerful Australia batting lineup

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult destroyed a powerful Australia batting lineup with an astonishing display of left-arm swing bowling in the cricket World Cup Pool A match at EdenPark on Saturday. Boult captured five wickets for one run during his second spell to help reduce Australia to 151 all out from 32.2 overs before a noisy capacity crowd of 40,000 on a glorious summer’s day.

He finished his 10 overs with five for 27, his first five-wicket haul in a one-day international, with three maidens. There was no hint of what was to follow when Tim Southee conceded 15 runs off the first over of the day after Michael Clarke, returning from injury, had won the toss and opted to bat.

Feb 28, 2015

Cricket-Boult destroys powerful Australia batting lineup

AUCKLAND, Feb 27 (Reuters) – New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult destroyed a powerful Australia batting lineup with an astonishing display of left-arm swing bowling in the cricket World Cup Pool A match at Eden Park on Saturday.

Boult captured five wickets for one run during his second spell to help reduce Australia to 151 all out from 32.2 overs before a noisy capacity crowd of 40,000 on a glorious summer’s day.

Feb 28, 2015

Clarke wins toss on return after injury layoff

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke, returning to lead his country again after an injury layoff, had no hesitation in opting to bat after winning the toss in the World Cup match against New Zealand on Saturday.

Fast bowler Pat Cummins replaced Josh Hazelwood in the Australian side to further strengthen their impressive pace attack while their tournament co-hosts New Zealand named an unchanged side. The Australians, who have won 11 of their 16 one-day matches against New Zealand at Eden Park, trail the home side in the Pool A standings after their game against Bangladesh was rained off following a decisive victory over England.

Feb 28, 2015

Cricket-Clarke wins toss on return after injury layoff

AUCKLAND, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke, returning to lead his country again after an injury layoff, had no hesitation in opting to bat after winning the toss in the World Cup match against New Zealand on Saturday.

Fast bowler Pat Cummins replaced Josh Hazelwood in the Australian side to further strengthen their impressive pace attack while their tournament co-hosts New Zealand named an unchanged side.

Feb 26, 2015

Eden Park, witness to best and worst of NZ cricket

AUCKLAND (Reuters) – Eden Park, venue of Saturday’s eagerly awaited Pool A clash between World Cup hosts Australia and New Zealand, has witnessed the best and worst of New Zealand cricket.

New Zealand tumbled to their lowest test score in an innings at the Auckland ground in 1955, 26 against England.

Feb 26, 2015

Cricket-Eden Park, witness to best and worst of NZ cricket

AUCKLAND, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Eden Park, venue of Saturday’s eagerly awaited Pool A clash between World Cup hosts Australia and New Zealand, has witnessed the best and worst of New Zealand cricket.

New Zealand tumbled to their lowest test score in an innings at the Auckland ground in 1955, 26 against England.

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