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Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-New Zealand’s ride of a lifetime ends in defeat

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – The 2015 World Cup was, skipper Brendon McCullum said, the ride of a lifetime for New Zealand and even if Australia brought it to a shuddering halt in Sunday’s final, their brilliant campaign will not quickly fade from the memory.

For six weeks, the Black Caps rode to the pinnacle of international cricket on the back of an aggressive brand of the game which earned them eight successive victories and the admiration of millions.

Mar 29, 2015

Early McCullum exit a huge blow for New Zealand

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – This was not how the script was supposed to run for Brendon McCullum, the personification of the aggressive cricket that had taken New Zealand to their first World Cup final.

With 328 runs, an extraordinary strike rate of more than 191, 44 fours and 17 sixes, the Black Caps captain had led by fearless example as the co-hosts took the tournament by storm.

Mar 29, 2015

Cricket-Early McCullum exit a huge blow for New Zealand

MELBOURNE, March 29 (Reuters) – This was not how the script was supposed to run for Brendon McCullum, the personification of the aggressive cricket that had taken New Zealand to their first World Cup final.

With 328 runs, an extraordinary strike rate of more than 191, 44 fours and 17 sixes, the Black Caps captain had led by fearless example as the co-hosts took the tournament by storm.

Mar 27, 2015

Preview – Form meets pedigree in Australasian World Cup final

SYDNEY (Reuters) – There’s been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday’s title decider.

After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of cricket’s showpiece tournament comes down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mar 27, 2015

Form meets pedigree in Australasian World Cup final

SYDNEY (Reuters) – There’s been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday’s title decider.

After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of cricket’s showpiece tournament comes down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mar 27, 2015

Cricket-Form meets pedigree in Australasian World Cup final

SYDNEY, March 27 (Reuters) – There’s been no place like home for Australia and New Zealand on their respective paths to the World Cup final but just one of the co-hosts will enjoy that particular advantage when they meet in Sunday’s title decider.

After 48 one-day internationals played out over six weeks between teams from five continents, the 11th version of cricket’s showpiece tournament comes down to a trans-Tasman tussle at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Mar 26, 2015

Defeat to New Zealand galvanised Australia – Clarke

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Losing to New Zealand in the World Cup pool stage was the kick up the backside Australia needed and the subsequent improvement was on show in their semi-final victory over India on Thursday, captain Michael Clarke said.

Australia have a chance to gain revenge on their neighbours for the one-wicket defeat in an Eden Park bearpit last month when they meet the unbeaten Black Caps at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-Defeat to New Zealand galvanised Australia – Clarke

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – Losing to New Zealand in the World Cup pool stage was the kick up the backside Australia needed and the subsequent improvement was on show in their semi-final victory over India on Thursday, captain Michael Clarke said.

Australia have a chance to gain revenge on their neighbours for the one-wicket defeat in an Eden Park bearpit last month when they meet the unbeaten Black Caps at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2015

Australia haven’t peaked yet, says skipper Clarke

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final against neighbours New Zealand by beating reigning champions India on Thursday.

Steve Smith scored 105 to fire Australia to 328 for seven on their way to dethroning India with a 95-run victory at Sydney Cricket Ground, giving the co-hosts a shot at a fifth title in Melbourne on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2015

Cricket-Australia haven’t peaked yet, says skipper Clarke

SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters) – Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final against neighbours New Zealand by beating reigning champions India on Thursday.

Steve Smith scored 105 to fire Australia to 328 for seven on their way to dethroning India with a 95-run victory at Sydney Cricket Ground, giving the co-hosts a shot at a fifth title in Melbourne on Sunday.

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