George Binoy

George Binoy is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

Brendon McCullum examines his arm after taking a hit

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Brendon braves the bump

Plays of the day from the Group A match between New Zealand and Australia in Auckland

Trent Boult ripped through the Australian batting

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Ice-cool Williamson wins New Zealand a thriller

This was the match the 2015 World Cup was crying out for, a competitive contest between two major sides, and the co-hosts played out a thriller in front of a packed and partisan Auckland crowd

Tim Southee acknowledges the crowd after his career-best figures

New Zealand v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

'Almost the perfect performance' - Southee

Tim Southee, who set up New Zealand's thumping, eight-wicket win over England in Wellington with a record 7 for 33, said it was "almost the perfect performance"

Brendon McCullum dives to stop the ball

New Zealand v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

The electrifying Brendon McCullum

The New Zealand captain ensured the Wellington crowd were entertained by swing bowling and fielding of a rare standard, and then he sated their desire for aggressive shots too

Trent Boult struck twice in his first over

New Zealand v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

Boult on fire keeps New Zealand in swing of things

A "humble young man" and "a pleasure to be around" are not the words that must be going around in the England players' heads, considering Trent Boult's recent form and craftsmanship with the new ball

Eoin Morgan accepts the Wero challenge during an official Maori welcome

New Zealand v England, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

McCullum has sympathy but no slack for mate Morgan

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum was genial when asked about the struggles of one of his "better mates," England counterpart Eoin Morgan, who has scored two runs in his last five innings leading up to Friday's clash in Wellington

Nathan Lyon celebrates his five-for

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Lyon and Warner leave India struggling

Australia had a near-perfect day in their endeavor to be in a position to push hard for victory on Saturday in Adelaide

Imran Khan celebrates the final wicket

Pakistan v New Zealand, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 5th day

Pakistan seal 248-run victory

Pakistan took a little more than an hour on the fifth morning to claim the last two New Zealand wickets to win the Abu Dhabi Test by 248 runs