The New Zealand police has warned cricket players of ‘honey traps’ that could be used to lure players ahead of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in February next year.
The Group A ICC Champions Trophy match between Australia and New Zealand was on Wednesday called off because of wet ground conditions after a heavy downpour.
Australia recorded a comfortable seven-wicket victory over New Zealand after opener Meg Lanning smashed her way to a 104-ball 112 in their ICC Women`s World Cup match here today.
Ross Taylor was quick to dedicate New Zealand`s first Test victory on Australian soil since 1985 as a Christmas gift to fans.
Openers David Warner and Phillip Hughes gave Australia a strong platform for victory over New Zealand before rain ended play early on the third day of the second Test on Sunday.
Australia, chasing 241 for victory in their second innings, reached 72 without loss on the third day of the second Test.
Ricky Ponting failed on his home ground as Australia were bundled out for 136 runs on Saturday in their chase of New Zealand`s first-innings total of 150 in the second Test.
James Pattinson took his second five-wicket haul in an as many innings to help dismiss New Zealand for 150.
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that it "would be nice" to break his run of 29 innings without a century at the Bellerive Oval, his home ground.
Captain Michael Clarke has resisted the temptation to play allrounder Dan Christian in naming an unchanged Australian team for Friday`s second Test against New Zealand in Hobart.
Ricky Ponting says he has no regrets about quitting the Australian captaincy and welcomes having fewer responsibilities.
James Pattinson shattered New Zealand to emerge as Australia`s latest fast bowling sensation.
Australia crushed New Zealand by nine wickets to win the first Test before tea on the fourth day at the Gabba on Sunday.
Michael Clarke rode his luck to score 139 and help steer Australia to a 132-run first innings lead over New Zealand with a total of 427 on the third day of the first Test on Saturday.
Ricky Ponting, searching for an elusive century to save his Test career, led an Australian fightback on the second day of the first Test against New Zealand at the Gabba on Friday.
Taylor said New Zealand were confident of winning their first Test in Australia for 26 years.
Skipper Michael Clarke hinted on Wednesday he is likely to play spinner Nathan Lyon and leave out one of Australia`s three fast bowling newcomers against New Zealand at the Gabba.
New Zealand hasn`t won a Test anywhere in Australia since 1985, when Wright was part of the Richard Hadlee-inspired squad which won a series 2-1.
Factbox ahead of the two-Test series between New Zealand and Australia.
The first match in their two-Test series begins on Thursday at the Gabba with Ross Taylor`s team brimming with confidence.
Day in Pics: 25th December
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