Knocked out of the Champions League T20 after losing to Northern Knights in the qualifying round, Mumbai Indians' ace batsman Michael Hussey said some tight bowling by pacers Trent Boult and Tim Southee had led to his team's downfall.
New Zealand`s perseverance with their frontline bowlers paid off eventually as the visitors completed a 53-run victory over the West Indies in the last hour of the third and final Test match at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Monday.
New Zealand were pressing for a series-clinching victory with the West Indies struggling at 72 for three after being set a victory target of 308 when rain brought an early end to play before lunch on the last day of the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Monday.
New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for having a confrontation with West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards during the second day`s play in the ongoing second cricket Test between the two sides.
A bunch of quality international cricketers today went unsold on the first day of the IPL 7 players` auction here, but what surprised former India captain Rahul Dravid the most was that hard-hitting Kiwi batsman Ross Taylor and Australia`s Cameron White did not find a buyer.
Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin managed to remain the best-placed Indians by keeping their place inside the top-10 of the batting and bowling charts respectively but slipped a rung each in the latest ICC rankings issued on Monday.
New Zealand`s bowling spearhead Tim Southee on Friday warned India of short bowling in the third one-dayer, given that the boundaries here at the Eden Park are short and the pitch expected to be quick.
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.
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.
New Zealand on Wednesday named a virtually unchanged squad for the upcoming ODI series against India with the selectors keeping faith in players who drew the recent five-match home assignment against the West Indies.