Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Match Day

573dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Styris and Oram lead New Zealand home

A fine allround display from Scott Styris, and an unbeaten stand of 138 with Jacob Oram, handed New Zealand the bragging rights, and more importantly, the points from the main clash in Group C

573dAndrew Miller

Flintoff's sobering experience

All too often, the press and public in England are guilty of what is known as "tall-poppy syndrome". They build a star up, particularly if he is a sportsman, and then hack him down with a vengeance the moment he oversteps the mark

573dCricinfo staff

Fletcher remains optimistic

Duncan Fletcher, the England coach, insists all is not lost for England, despite losing comprehensively to New Zealand in their opening match on Friday

573dCricinfo staff

'I knew the heat was on me' - Styris

Scott Styris, the New Zealand allrounder, has said that the pressure to retain his place in the squad motivated him to raise his performance and guide his side home

573dS Rajesh and HR Gopalakrishna

Oram plunders England ... again

The 138-run stand between Scott Styris and Jacob Oram ensured that New Zealand edged ahead 28-27 in their head-to-head against England

573dCricinfo staff

Vaughan vows no let-up against Canada

Michael Vaughan insists he isn't about to give someone a game for the sake of getting practice as England turn their focus to Canada in their second Group C match on March 18 in St. Lucia

573dS Rajesh

Lose the toss, win the match

New Zealand and England have both won exactly 27 ODIs against each other, while winning the toss has been a curse for both teams

Preview

241dThe Preview by Andrew McGlashan

Injuries add to tension ahead of vital clash

Both England and New Zealand know all about being hit by injuries and key players from either side have been struck down in the build-up to their vital World Cup opener in St Lucia

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1SP FlemingL Vincent
2nd2SP FlemingLRPL Taylor
3rd16SP FlemingSB Styris
4th53CD McMillanSB Styris
5th138SB StyrisJDP Oram

World Cup

Super Eights
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS770142.4
SL752101.483
NZ752100.253
SA74380.313
ENG7346-0.394
WI7254-0.566
BDESH7162-1.514
IRE7162-1.73
Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
AUS33063.433
SA32142.403
NL3122-2.527
SCOT3030-3.793
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
SL33063.493
BDESH3214-1.523
INDIA31221.206
BMUDA3030-4.345
Group C
TeamMWLPTNRR
NZ33062.138
ENG32140.418
KENYA3122-1.194
CAN3030-1.389
Group D
TeamMWLPTNRR
WI33060.764
IRE3113-0.092
PAK31220.089
ZIM3021-0.886