Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

759dS Rajesh

Why net run rate doesn't work

The method of ranking teams which are level on points through NRR was designed to reward comprehensive wins, but it surely isn't working at the Champions Trophy

759dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Cardiff

Malinga battles past the critics

A flawed man no doubt, but Lasith Malinga is foremost a cricketer, and if his ego drives more spells like he delivered in Cardiff, Sri Lanka fans should not mind it so much

759dAndrew Fidel Fernando

NZ can be more than quietly confident

The phrase "quietly confident" captures New Zealand's approach to almost any international assignment but on the surface, this time there is perhaps no reason to be so quiet about it

759dAndrew Fidel Fernando in Cardiff

Sri Lanka openers reclaim '96 spirit

Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kusal Perera will attempt a breakneck start, but Sri Lanka have not compromised on finishing quality. It is difficult not to draw comparisons with their 1996 World Cup strategy

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
14L RonchiMJ Guptill
34MJ GuptillKS Williamson
1LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
0JEC FranklinMJ Guptill
21JEC FranklinBB McCullum
10DL VettoriBB McCullum
35BB McCullumNL McCullum
7NL McCullumTG Southee
12KD MillsTG Southee
5TG SoutheeMJ McClenaghan

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
ENG32140.308
SL3214-0.197
NZ31130.777
AUS3021-0.68
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
INDIA33060.938
SA31130.325
WI3113-0.075
PAK3030-1.035