Once again New Zealand showed their rise in class and supremacy after punishing Pakistan in the second and final ODI of the two-match series in Napier on Tuesday. New Zealand rode their way through star sensation Kane Williamson and senior player Ross Taylor as the duo helped the team to post a mammoth total of 369/5 in 50 overs.
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.
Daniel Vettori, who played his 280th ODI Sunday against Sri Lanka to become New Zealand's most capped player, Monday said he was feeling confident and fit ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup that bowls off in Australia and New Zealand Feb 14.
New Zealand star sensation Kane Williamson's success with the bat has been monumental and most of it all it has elevated the 24-year-old to a higher level in modern day cricket. Williamson scored 97 in the fifth ODI match against Sri Lanka to help New Zealand pocket the game and the series.
South African batsman Jean-Paul Duminy does not believe a whitewash of the West Indies in the ongoing One-Day International (ODI) series will have much resonance for the team when the ICC World Cup bowls off next month.
Tempers flared once again during the second one-dayer of the ongoing cricket tri-series when Indian opener Rohit Sharma and Australian batsman David Warner got involved in a verbal exchange at the MCG, here.
Veteran New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori has set short goals for himself, focussing on the ongoing series against Sri Lanka which will be followed by Pakistan, and insists on keeping World Cup discussions at bay.