Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor guided England Women to a series-levelling nine-wicket win over New Zealand Women in the fourth One-Day International after Kate Cross had earlier taken five wickets in Lincoln.
Cricket Australia (CA) chief, James Sutherland has confirmed on Tuesday, the return of the Chappell-Hadlee trophy in the World Cup clash between Australia and New Zealand to be played in Auckland on Saturday.
After registering a nervous win against Scotland at Dunedin earlier today, New Zealand pacer Trent Boult admitted that his team made a heavy weather of the small target by losing too many wickets towards the end.
Almost by right, a World Cup ought to have a team deemed clear favourites to lift the trophy. In 2011, co-hosts India and Sri Lanka were the anointed ones, and they did meet in the final, with the former clinching their second title. In both 2003 and 2007, Australia were the obvious choice and they didn’t disappoint.
With the World Cup now almost upon us, all the cricket pundits, analysts and the Cricket World team are telling us who they think will win the coveted trophy. Prithvijit Roy gives us his predictions in more detail.
New Zealand Women's captain Suzie Bates took advantage of being dropped early in her innings to score a match-winning century in the first One-Day International against England Women in Mount Maunganui.