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Spectators lounge on the embankment at the Sri Lanka v New Zealand cicket match held at the University Oval on Sunday. Photo by ODT.

Cup organisers 'couldn't be happier' with venue

Sun, runs and happy campers - that about sums up the University Oval's dress rehearsal for next month's Cricket World Cup.

Cricket: Sparks come back to earth in one-day games

Cricket: Sparks come back to earth in one-day games

The Otago Sparks came down from the high of securing a home twenty20 final with back-to-back one-day defeats to Wellington this weekend.

How to score a ton in just 31 balls

How to score a ton in just 31 balls

AB De Villiers required just 31 balls for his genius to propel him to the fastest ever one-day international century, a matchless masterclass that left even Chris Gayle bowing in admiration as South Africa walloped West Indies.

Cricket: Opinion: Spotlight falls on the CWC five

Six more matches to go. The build-up to the Cricket World Cup is almost as fascinating as the tournament itself. The requirement to announce a team so far in advance has led to scrutiny of the make-up of the Black Caps rarely seen before.

Cricket: Opinion: Chill out and don't panic

It was a good hit-out yesterday for the Black Caps with plenty achieved even with the Auckland weather trying to play spoiler.

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