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1st ODI: Mahela Jayawardene century lifts Sri Lanka to 218-9 against New Zealand
1st ODI: Mahela Jayawardene century lifts Sri Lanka to 218-9 against New Zealand

Mahela Jayawardene cashed in on a fielding howler to score 104 and steer Sri Lanka to 218 for nine against New Zealand in the opening one-day international in Christchurch Sunday.

Mahela Jayawardene scores 18th ODI century in Sri Lanka's 218-9
Mahela Jayawardene scores 18th ODI century in Sri Lanka's 218-9

Mahela Jayawardene effortlessly stroked his 18th one-day international century to anchor Sri Lanka`s 218 for nine against New Zealand in the first of seven one-day matches on Sunday.

Pakistan may cut Saeed Ajmal`s English county stint

Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal`s stint with English county Worcestershire may be set for a shorter duration to compensate for his country`s hastily-arranged Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka.

Worcestershire sign New Zealand duo

Worcestershire have signed New Zealand pair Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan for part of the 2014 season, the English county side announced on Tuesday.

New Zealand to exploit Indian `weakness`

New Zealand`s joy at exposing a weakness in the Indian armour and beating the top one-day team was tempered Tuesday with the loss of their new strike weapon for the rest of the series.

Consistent show against India will send message to top teams: Mitchell McClenaghan

Aggressive fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan said New Zealand will look to play attacking cricket in the five-ODI series and send a message to other powerful cricketing nations by some consistent performance against world champions India.

1st ODI: Virat Kohli's ton goes in vain as New Zealand win by 24 runs

Virat Kohli`s exhilarating hundred went in vain as New Zealand staged a dramatic turnaround to pull off a thrilling 24-run win in the first cricket one-dayer against India to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here Sunday.

1st ODI: India vs New Zealand – Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the first cricket one-dayer between India and New Zealand here on Sunday.

BrendonMcCullum promises hostile, aggressive bowling in first ODI

India will have to contend with some hostile and aggressive fast bowling in the first One-dayer, New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum warned Saturday.

Hesson wants to unleash pace on Indian batsmen

New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson on Friday called on his fast bowlers to welcome Indian batsmen with aggression when they clash with the visitors in the five-match ODI series starting here on Sunday.

NZ`s selection consistency hints at World Cup

New Zealand`s planning for next year`s World Cup further crystallised on Tuesday with the decision to maintain 12 of their one-day side for their two Twenty20 matches against West Indies.

McCullum says seamer Adam Milne may play in Napier ODI against Windies

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has said that the need for out-and-out pace could force young seam bowler Adam Milne into the team`s bowling battery for their second one-dayer against the West Indies in Napier.

Perera, Dilshan fire Sri Lanka to Twenty20 win against Black Caps

Kusal Perera and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit aggressive half-centuries as hosts Sri Lanka romped to an emphatic eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 international here on Thursday.

Champions Trophy: New Zealand clinch low-scoring thriller against Sri Lanka

New Zealand pulled off a nail-biting one-wicket victory in a low-scoring Group `A` thriller against Sri Lanka, who very nearly defended a score of 138, in the ICC Champions Trophy here on Sunday.