Asian cricket giants need to perform better in Australia and New Zealand
Asian cricket giants need to perform better in Australia and New Zealand

After Sri Lanka and India bit the dust in their respective ODI series recently in New Zealand and Australia, another Asian powerhouse Pakistan too suffered a jolt. The Misbah-ul-Haq led side lost the first ODI match against New Zealand at Wellington on Saturday.

Ranji Trophy: Harshal Patel bowls Haryana to innings victory over Rajasthan
Ranji Trophy: Harshal Patel bowls Haryana to innings victory over Rajasthan

Medium-pacer Harshal Patel finished with 11-wicket match haul, including five in the second innings, to steer Haryana to a comprehensive innings-and-119-run win over Rajasthan and earn a bonus point in their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Saturday.

Not surprised at India's ouster: George Bailey
Not surprised at India's ouster: George Bailey

Australian captain George Bailey is not surprised that India did not qualify for the tri-series final and said that concentrating on Test cricket before heading into the ODI event might have been the reason for their below-par showing.

New Zealand coast to seven-wicket win over Pakistan in first ODI
New Zealand coast to seven-wicket win over Pakistan in first ODI

 New Zealand cruised to a seven-wicket win over an underdone Pakistan in the first of their two one-day internationals in Wellington on Saturday.

Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler
Pleased with the direction team is going in: Jos Buttler

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is pleased with the way his team has shaped up for the World Cup after beating India twice in the tri-series but said they are desperate to test their skills against a much-fancied Australia in the finals, here on Sunday.

Australia vs England; tri-series final - Preview
Australia vs England; tri-series final - Preview

In what seems to be a dress rehearsal of their opening game in the World Cup, an unbeaten Australia take on England in the cricket tri-series final, here on Sunday.

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke registers 50 in comeback match
Aussie skipper Michael Clarke registers 50 in comeback match

Australia's ICC Cricket World Cup skipper Michael Clarke has registered a half-century in his comeback match in Sydney Grade cricket.

Pakistan lean heavily on Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq
Pakistan lean heavily on Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq

Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq lifted an underdone Pakistan to 210 after being sent into bat first against New Zealand in their opening one-day international in Wellington on Saturday.

Michael Clarke denies rift with Australian teammates
Michael Clarke denies rift with Australian teammates

Australian captain Michael Clarke on Saturday rejected speculation about a rift with teammates as he battles for fitness ahead of the World Cup.

Saxton Oval (Nelson)

Saxton Oval, also called Saxton Field, is located in Nelson. This purpose-built cricket oval was established in 2010.