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Match Day

712dThe Bulletin by Sriram Veera

All-round Australia seal easy win

Australia's fast men had New Zealand gasping for breath at 73 for 6 but Nathan McCullum and Daniel Vettori dug in to push them to 206

712dESPNcricinfo staff

Wright defends playing extra batsman

John Wright, the New Zealand coach, defended the team's decision to pick Jamie How ahead of allrounder Jacob Oram and Kyle Mills against Australia

712dTim Scoular

Old rivalry, new ground

An Aussie fan watches the trans-Tasman game, but only after one man and a laptop arrive via rickshaw

712dNagraj Gollapudi in Nagpur

New Zealand's top seven woes

Of all the full-member teams, New Zealand's top seven batsmen have the poorest average in the last two years

712dBrydon Coverdale at the VCA Stadium

Sticking to strengths brings Johnson Indian success

In India, Johnson is not expected to swing the ball, so he is free to bowl in his natural style, angling the ball across with slight variations in movement off the pitch, and getting the occasional one to lift into the ribs.

712dNagraj Gollapudi in Nagpur

New Zealand aim to rise above tragedy

Friday's World Cup clash against Australia will be more than just a game for New Zealand: it will be their chance to bring cheer to a nation in mourning

Australia 2nd innings Partnerships

133BJ HaddinSR Watson
3RT PontingSR Watson
31RT PontingMJ Clarke
40MJ ClarkeCL White