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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.

Feb 23, 2015

Ali century sets up comfortable England win

CHRISTCHURCH, (Reuters) – England completed a clinical 119-run victory over Scotland in their cricket World Cup Pool A match at Hagley Oval on Monday to record their first win in the tournament.

After they were crushed in their opening games by co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, England posted 303 for eight after being asked to bat then dismissed Scotland for 184 from 47.2 overs on a day which began under dark clouds and concluded in bright sunshine.

Feb 23, 2015

All round performance emphasis Ali’s importance

CHRISTCHURCH, (Reuters) – England all-rounder Moeen Ali emphasised his importance to his side’s cause when he followed up a match-winning century with two wickets in a 10-over spell against Scotland on Monday.

Ali’s elevation to opening batsman has given England the momentum they so badly need at the top of the order and on Monday he scored at better than a run a ball to reach 128 with five sixes.

Feb 23, 2015

Morgan happy with team and his own form

CHRISTCHURCH, (Reuters) – England captain Eoin Morgan finally found something to celebrate on Monday after a harrowing week for his team and himself.

Morgan had barely been able to scrape a run together during two crushing defeats to Australia and New Zealand and his future, as well as that of coach Peter Moores and managing director Paul Downton, has been openly questioned in the British media.

Feb 23, 2015

Cricket-Morgan happy with team and his own form

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 23 (Reuters) – England captain Eoin Morgan finally found something to celebrate on Monday after a harrowing week for his team and himself.

Morgan had barely been able to scrape a run together during two crushing defeats to Australia and New Zealand and his future, as well as that of coach Peter Moores and managing director Paul Downton, has been openly questioned in the British media.

Feb 23, 2015

Cricket-All round performance emphasis Ali’s importance

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 23 (Reuters) – England all-rounder Moeen Ali emphasised his importance to his side’s cause when he followed up a match-winning century with two wickets in a 10-over spell against Scotland on Monday.

Ali’s elevation to opening batsman has given England the momentum they so badly need at the top of the order and on Monday he scored at better than a run a ball to reach 128 with five sixes.

Feb 23, 2015

Ali scores century as England pass 300 against Scots

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – England opener Moeen Ali produced a stream of delightful drives to reach his second one-day international century in the cricket World Cup Pool A match against Scotland at Hagley Oval on Monday.

After England had lost their opening matches to hosts Australia and New Zealand, Ali (128) and opening partner Ian Bell (54) relished a bland pitch and unthreatening bowling to post an opening stand of 172.

Feb 23, 2015

Cricket-Ali scores century as England pass 300 against Scots

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 23 (Reuters) – England opener Moeen Ali produced a stream of delightful drives to reach his second one-day international century in the cricket World Cup Pool A match against Scotland at Hagley Oval on Monday.

After England had lost their opening matches to hosts Australia and New Zealand, Ali (128) and opening partner Ian Bell (54) relished a bland pitch and unthreatening bowling to post an opening stand of 172.

Feb 22, 2015

England name unchanged side despite New Zealand humiliation

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – England placed their faith in the side who were humiliated by co-hosts New Zealand last Friday by naming an unchanged side to play Scotland in their Pool A match at Hagley Oval on Monday.

Steven Finn, whose two overs against New Zealand cost 49 runs, was retained along with batsman Gary Ballance who struggled to hit the ball off the square in Wellington.

Feb 22, 2015

Cricket-England name unchanged side despite NZ humiliation

CHRISTCHURCH, Feb 23 (Reuters) – England placed their faith in the side who were humiliated by co-hosts New Zealand last Friday by naming an unchanged side to play Scotland in their Pool A match at Hagley Oval on Monday.

Steven Finn, whose two overs against New Zealand cost 49 runs, was retained along with batsman Gary Ballance who struggled to hit the ball off the square in Wellington.

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