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Trent Boult's 5 for 27 was almost outdone by Mitchell Starc, but New Zealand snuck home with one wicket in hand in a small chase at Eden Park
Trent Boult's 5 for 27 was almost outdone by Mitchell Starc, but New Zealand snuck home with one wicket in hand in a small chase at Eden Park © Getty Images


    New Zealand have more self-belief now

Ricky Ponting: They've drawn from their captain's aggressive style, and their crowds will get in Australia's face. Clarke and Co. have their work cut out

    Will New Zealand's momentum beat Australia?

Mark Nicholas: They only need to follow the example of their aggressive captain

When Greatbatch went gonzo

The Cricket Monthly: When, in 1992, a rugby country was gripped by cricket, thanks partly to a mustachioed pinch-hitter
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    Where women glow and men plunder

Diary: Down under, the sun is hot, the creepy-crawlies king-size, and the conversations convivial. By George Dobell

    Ross Taylor: hips don't lie

Christian Ryan: On the first morning of the World Cup: a most engrossing 14 runs

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'The New Zealand stadiums have nailed it'

The Beige Brigade dislike comparisons to the Australian "colosseums" and celebrate 200 episodes

New Zealand's frustrating decline in women's cricket

Raf Nicholson: Through the 1990s and 2000s, they were very competitive on the field and progressive off it, but lately they are lagging behind in both

Nothing volatile about this NZ dressing room

The Beige Brigade compare the 2011 and 2007 squads, discuss New Zealand's team unity and Phil Tufnell's personal life


Which World Cup team has the best batting line-up?
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Brendon McCullum on his "champion" friend Eoin Morgan

Say cheese: New Zealand pose with the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy
Brendon McCullum collects the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy
A shot that will go down in World Cup history: Kane Williamson finishes it off with a six
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Ecstasy and dejection: Kane Williamson and Pat Cummins display contrasting emotions
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Kane Williamson is congratulated by Trent Boult after sealing the nervy chase
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Kane Williamson punches through the off side
Country Fixtures Country Results
Northern D v Central D at Whangarei - Feb 27-Mar 2
Northern D 374 Central D 261/5
Otago v Wellington at Queenstown - Feb 28-Mar 3
Wellington 179/3
Auckland v Canterbury at Auckland
Mar 1-4, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
Wellington v Central D at New Plymouth
Mar 8-11, 2015 (10:30 local | 21:30 GMT -1d | 16:30 EST -1d | 15:30 CST -1d | 13:30 PST -1d)
31st Match, Pool A: New Zealand v Afghanistan at Napier
Mar 8, 2015 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT -1d | 17:00 EST -1d | 16:00 CST -1d | 14:00 PST -1d)
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