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Wish granted for lucky couple
Wish granted for lucky couple

Aucklander Paddy Singe and his wife, Anne, will be among the 100,000-strong crowd at the MCG for today's Cup final - a last-minute…

Welcome to our friendly ground for the Big Boys
Welcome to our friendly ground for the Big Boys

Dearest Kiwi neighbours - sincere congratulations on the wonderful success of your all-conquering cricket…

G mate, our cups are over-flowing
G mate, our cups are over-flowing

Kia Ora - just to avoid confusion, that's a common greeting on this side of the Tasman.

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Cricket Herald: Black Caps and Aussie 'ready to go' video Cricket Herald: Black Caps and Aussie 'ready to go'

The last two teams standing in the 2015 Cricket World…

Cricket: Black Caps '100,000 people in Australia's backyard' video Cricket: Black Caps '100,000 people in Australia's backyard'

New Zealand have the World Cup final opponent they…

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Black Caps not afraid of losing
Black Caps not afraid of losing

Among the pile of questions, odd and cerebral, thrown at Brendon McCullum yesterday was whether he'd rein his style in given…

Last World Cup ODI won't be emotional
Last World Cup ODI won't be emotional

Having confirmed his retirement from one-day cricket, Australian skipper Michael Clarke then poo-poohed any notion that…

'We’re playing for you, NZ'
'We’re playing for you, NZ'

Brendon McCullum writes: Our team has received incredible support and it’s this sense of belonging that we take into the…

Just don't call it a victory parade ...
Just don't call it a victory parade ...

The Auckland Council is planning a World Cup homecoming for the Black Caps - just don't call it a victory parade.

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A brilliant leader in his field
A brilliant leader in his field

A quick google of the words 'Brendon McCullum' yesterday unveiled a gem.

Black Caps to win more trophy matches

More regular Chappel-Hadlee Trophy cricket against Australia is in the pipeline.

Excited Black Caps fans surge back

This New Zealand cricket team is our GOAT, the Greatest Of All Time.

When will I be a Kiwi?

Heather du Plessis-Allan wonders: At what abstract point do we decide an immigrant has earned the right to call him or herself…

Win or lose, I'll still be proud
Win or lose, I'll still be proud

Grandma was on the floor with that smiling-but-slightly-bewildered expression. And still wearing the…

The thrill of bat meeting ball

I fell in love with cricket when I was 6. Weirdly, I remember the exact place it happened - Melbourne, February 13, 1983…

More public transport services for cricket fans

Increased public transport services are planned to cater for cricket fans heading to the Takutai Square fanzone in downtown…

McCullum: Australia the perfect opponent

New Zealand have the World Cup final opponent they wanted in co-hosts Australia, according to skipper Brendon McCullum.

'The two sons I never had'
'The two sons I never had'

Ailing cricket legend Martin Crowe has set a heart-wrenching scene for the Cricket World Cup final…

Black Caps dominate BBC World Cup first XI

A panel of BBC cricket experts has selected five Black Caps in its World Cup tournament team. The selection committee…

Cricket 'Super Fans' armor up

The Beige Brigade are today making emergency deliveries of Black Cap gear to under-dressed Kiwi supporters in Melbourne…

Seven keys to the World Cup final

Here are seven key issues that are likely to play a role in the outcome of the Cricket World Cup final.

Coping with MCG's vastness key

The Melbourne Cricket Ground, with its large empty green acres, can be an intimidating place to play cricket.

Fitting farewell for Vettori
Fitting farewell for Vettori

A cricket career which has inspired millions is set to culminate in one of sport's grandest cathedrals…

No tin too big: MCG nerves set in

Brendon McCullum’s unbeaten team have started a new history chapter for New Zealand cricket.

Let's stay with the magic, Black Caps

They may question the size of our ground-hood. They may call us bludgers. But we will not let it get under our skin. Because…

Black Caps' WAGS ready to roll

For a certain tight-knit club of fans, the call to back the Black Caps won't be just a patriotic duty - it will be a domestic…

Black Caps need Taylor despite poor form

For all the high achievements of individual New Zealand players in the World Cup, there's one senior who will be hoping…

Rekindled paceman would fire NZ attack
Rekindled paceman would fire NZ attack

Bacon and eggs, gin and tonic, Southee and Boult: it's not quite right having one without the other.

CWC: It's the Final Countdown

David Leggat rates each of the Black Caps' performances in the tournament so far as they head into the World Cup final.

video Cricket World Cup: Black Caps prepare for final

Tim Southee speaks to media ahead of Sunday's Cricket World Cup final in Melbourne.

Fielding the focus at MCG

Fielding has been a focus for the New Zealand cricketers at training today as they cope with the approximately two hectares…

Record-breaking Black Caps under Hesson

The Black Caps reaching the Cricket World Cup final for the first shouldn't come as a surprise to New Zealand fans going…

Boult: 'I want to be the best'
Boult: 'I want to be the best'

This article appeared in the New Zealand Herald on March 1, 2007. He's just 17 but Tauranga schoolboy…

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