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New Zealand v South Africa, 1st semi-final, Auckland

Eden Park's moment of catharsis

Mar 24, 2015: New Zealand's rise as a cricketing force has generated an upsurge of support, and on the day of their biggest World Cup triumph yet, Eden Park became a living, breathing, 41,000-strong cardiogram

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Auckland

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

'Hope they're all dreaming as much as we are' - McCullum

Mar 24, 2015: Describing New Zealand's run to their first ever World Cup final as an "incredible ride," Brendon McCullum has said his players are having the best time of their lives

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand v South Africa, 1st semi-final, Auckland

New Zealand hold nerve to leave SA heartbroken

Mar 24, 2015: Amid scenes of rare passion, of the like New Zealand has never seen for a cricket match, Grant Elliott played the innings of his life to carry his adopted country into the World Cup final against the land of his birth

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland

The final words before the final frontier

Mar 23, 2015: Before AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum attempt to bat their opposition away, literally, before they have to set a field or decide on a bowling change, even before they toss the coin, they will have to perform another, and perhaps more important job

Firdose Moonda in Auckland

And then there were three

Mar 23, 2015: The final knockouts of the World Cup have the potential to be cricket classics

Mark Nicholas

New Zealand v West Indies, World Cup 2015, 4th quarter-final, Wellington

McCullum promises attack-first mentality

Mar 20, 2015: New Zealand have won eight ODIs in a row. Extend that to 11 and they will have etched a spot in New Zealand's sporting history normally reserved for the All Blacks

Andrew McGlashan in Wellington

How aggression pays off for McCullum

Mar 20, 2015: As a batsman, he's bent on taking the fight to the opposition, and it's much the same with his captaincy

Aakash Chopra

New Zealand v Bangladesh, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hamilton

New Zealand read off very different script

Mar 13, 2015: A changed XI was not the only difference for New Zealand as they closed out the group stage under rather difficult circumstances

Andrew McGlashan in Hamilton

New Zealand v Bangladesh, Group A, Hamilton

Bangladesh 7, New Zealand 3

Mar 12, 2015: Though Bangladesh have a favourable recent record against New Zealand, they are still to win an ODI against them outside Bangladesh

Shiva Jayaraman

New Zealand v Bangladesh, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hamilton

NZ target emphatic finish to dream first phase

Mar 12, 2015: A sickness bug in the camp and the odd niggle is about as troublesome as the World Cup campaign has been for New Zealand so far. Their final match against Bangladesh is about putting a convincing full stop on the long group stage of the tournament

Andrew McGlashan in Hamilton

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

Never played under captain like Brendon - Hadlee

Mar 10, 2015: Sir Richard Hadlee has said that he never played under a captain as aggressive as Brendon McCullum

Andrew McGlashan

New Zealand v Afghanistan, World Cup 2015, Group A, Napier

Comfortable New Zealand target batting form

Mar 7, 2015: New Zealand will field an unchanged XI for the fifth time in the World Cup, and will hope their middle order gets a good workout

Andrew McGlashan in Napier

Brendon McCullum, honorary Aussie

Mar 7, 2015: The New Zealand captain's attitude and approach have rubbed off on his team-mates, and they are now firm favourites for the title

Ashley Mallett

World Cup 2015

NZ in need of a steadier outing

Mar 2, 2015: After two whirlwind fixtures, New Zealand's batting line up would benefit from a calmer workout with Ross Taylor the most in need of a substantial score before the quarter-finals

Andrew McGlashan

World Cup 2015: New Zealand

McCullum's Popeye arm not a worry - Hesson

Feb 28, 2015: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson joked that Brendon McCullum's arm looked a bit like Popeye's following a fearsome blow by Mitchell Johnson

Andrew McGlashan

NZ v Aus, Group A, Auckland

McCullum patched up after Johnson blow

Feb 28, 2015: A nation held its breath for a moment when Brendon McCullum was struck on the arm by Mitchell Johnson at Eden Park, but the prognosis for the New Zealand captain is positive with no initial signs of serious injury

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

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

Australia batting 'extremely poor', concedes Clarke

Feb 28, 2015: Michael Clarke has conceded that Australia have focused too much on power hitting and not enough on negotiating the swinging ball during their preparation for this World Cup

Brydon Coverdale in Auckland

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

Ice-cool Williamson wins New Zealand a thriller

Feb 28, 2015: 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

The Report by George Binoy

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

New Zealand embrace expectation and attention

Feb 27, 2015: This World Cup has already been an unprecedented experience for New Zealand. It is not about to calm down as they face Australia at Eden Park

Andrew McGlashan in Auckland

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

Different styles, but deep respect between New Zealand and Australia

Feb 27, 2015: Much is made of the trans-Tasman rivalry - and both Australia and New Zealand will go hard at each other in perhaps contrasting ways at Eden Park - but their players get on well with each other

Brydon Coverdale in Auckland
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