New Zealand

England Beat New Zealand In Final Super Six Game

England Women beat New Zealand Women by 15 runs in the final Super Six match of the Women's World Cup in a match that was a repeat of the final four years ago. Events elsewhere in Mumbai, where the West Indies beat Australia, confirmed that neither of this sides can go any further in the tournament, but that didn't stop them producing an entertaining game.
13 February 2013

McCullum Leads New Zealand To Comfortable Win

A brilliant innings of 74 from New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum helped his side level the Twenty20 series against England at Hamilton's Seddon Park. McCullum stopped the Black Caps innings from being derailed by a cluster of wickets and smashed 38 off the final two overs. Three sixes came off the penultimate over from England skipper Stuart Broad, with Jade Dernbach's final over yielding 16 runs as James Franklin slapped the last ball for four.
12 February 2013

West Indies Beat New Zealand To Stay In World Cup Hunt

West Indies are as close to a Women's World Cup final as they have ever been thanks to a 48-run win over New Zealand in their penultimate Super Six game in Mumbai. Their destiny now lies in their own hands after they defended a score of 207 for nine by dismissing New Zealand for 159 in 44.3 overs.
11 February 2013

Record-Breaking England Ease To 40-Run Win

England made the most of perfect batting conditions to pile up their highest ever T20 total on the way to victory over New Zealand in the opening T20 International at Eden Park. On a drop-in pitch which Eoin Morgan described as the best he had ever played on and at a ground with ridiculously short straight boundaries, big scores were always likely. England didn't disappoint and racked up 214 for seven despite none of their batsmen passing 50 and then restricted the Black Caps to 174 for nine.
9 February 2013

New Zealand Seamers Give Side Easy Win

Following their wins over England and India, Sri Lanka Women were brought back down to earth with a thrashing at the hands of New Zealand Women in their first super six match. The White Ferns seam attack of Sian Ruck and Lea Tahuhu did the bulk of the damage as they were bundled out for just 103, with openers Frances Mackay and Suzie Bates then adding 71 to put New Zealand well on the way to victory.
8 February 2013

Buttler And Morgan Hit Fifties In England Defeat

New Zealand XI held their nerve to beat England off the final ball of the final warm-up match ahead of the first Twenty20 International on Saturday. Tom Latham led the home side's run chase with 64 off only 38 balls, but a clatter of wickets threatened to derail their run chase. However, Matt Henry hit the required single from the last delivery bowled by Jade Dernbach to complete a thrilling win.
6 February 2013

Broad Hat-Trick, Buttler Heroics As England Win

Stuart Broad took a hat-trick and Jos Buttler struck an unbeaten 57 in just 24 balls as England opened their tour of New Zealand with a 46-run win in their rescheduled opening Twenty20 warm-up game. Playing a New Zealand XI, they racked up 186 for three with Eoin Morgan (48) and Luke Wright (44) also making contributions before Broad's three for 22 saw the home side dismissed for 140 in reply.
5 February 2013

Darren Gough And Paul Nixon Back Grassroots Cricket Campaign

Cricket whites across the UK and Ireland are set to get even whiter as AEG prepares to be bowled over by entries to its 2013 Grassroots cricket campaign, where teams can win new kits, washing machines, and the chance to train at Lord's with their sporting heroes.
4 February 2013

England To Try Again After Warm-Up Washout

England's opening warm-up game on their tour of New Zealand was abandoned after less than 10 overs and will be replayed tomorrow (5th February). New Zealand XI had raced to 70 for one in 9.1 overs before the rain arrived and no further play was possible.
4 February 2013

Bates Stars Again In Another Big New Zealand Win

New Zealand Women booked their place in the Super Sixes of the Women's World Cup with a comprehensive seven-wicket win over Pakistan Women in Cuttack. After Pakistan were dismissed for just 104, New Zealand raced to 108 for three, completing victory with Suzie Bates unbeaten on 65.
3 February 2013

Taylor And Ellis Return For England Visit

New Zealand have kept faith with the limited-overs squads that provided a modicum of success on their otherwise disappointing tour of South Africa. Largely the same groups of players will do battle in three Twenty20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals against England, which begin on 9th February in Auckland.
1 February 2013

Sri Lanka Stun England, Wins For Australia, New Zealand

World Cup upsets don't come much bigger than this. Tournament outsiders Sri Lanka should have been no match for reigning champions England but won a thriller in Mumbai by one wicket, wicket-keeper Dilani Manodara hitting the last ball for six. There were also wins for Australia over Pakistan and New Zealand over South Africa.
1 February 2013

ICC Confirms TAPP Funding For New Zealand

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has been awarded US$ 1.8 million, spread over three years, by the International Cricket Council (ICC) through its Targeted Assistance and Performance Programme (TAPP). NZC plans to use the money to develop a programme of 'A' team cricket and the development of coaching and sports science expertise.
31 January 2013

Women's World Cup Preview - New Zealand

Although this New Zealand side bears plenty of resemblance to the one that finished as runners-up to England four years ago, their progress since then has been disappointing. The team that won the trophy in 2000 has won just 13 ODIs since the 2009 tournament, where they beat England en route to the final, which they lost by four wickets.
30 January 2013

New Zealand Hold On To Beat Reigning Champions

The last time England met New Zealand in a Women's World Cup match, the 2009 final was won by England batting second, but in this warm-up for the 2013 event, New Zealand held on to win by 13 runs. Half-centuries from Sara McGlashan and Lucy Doolan helped the White Ferns made 223 and despite Danielle Hazell taking five wickets and Lydia Greenway scoring 51, England were defeated when they were bowled out for 210.
29 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - New Zealand 1982

The 1982 competition, held in New Zealand, saw Australia successfully defend the title that they won in 1978 with another victory over England in the final in Christchurch. The tournament once again featured an International XI along with India and the other three Test-playing nations, with the five teams playing each other three times in a round-robin format in 60-over aside matches.
28 January 2013

Women's World Cup History - New Zealand 2000

The first year of the new millennium saw hosts New Zealand join England and Australia as winners of the Women's World cup as they triumphed over their Tasman rivals in a thrilling final.
28 January 2013

McLaren Takes South Africa Home In Thriller

Ryan McLaren hit the last ball of the match for six to help South Africa avoid their first ever ODI series whitewash at home. The Proteas' run chase had followed an all too familiar pattern, with a solid start, followed by a mid-innings wobble; only this time McLaren was on hand to ensure that it didn't end in defeat.
25 January 2013

Woakes In For Bresnan As England Name Squads

England have added Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes to their 15-man Test squad to tour New Zealand as Tim Bresnan is to undergo further treatment on his injured elbow. Joe Root has been added to the One-Day International squad, meaning James Taylor will captain the England Lions in Australia while both Craig Kieswetter and Jade Dernbach have been dropped from the One-Day International squad.
24 January 2013

Bates Makes History As New Zealand Take Series

New Zealand Women gave themselves a boost ahead of the World Cup with a seven-wicket win in the decisive third Twenty20 International against Australia Women in St Kilda. Captain Suzie Bates continued her outstanding form with an innings of 67 as the White Ferns chased down a target of 135 with 11 balls to spare, claiming a 2-1 series victory in the process.
24 January 2013


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