A cricket fan in Dunedin has today entered the running to win a share of a prize pool which could reach $1 million by catching a six with one hand.
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India announced themselves as genuine contenders to defend their World Cup title on Sunday by humbling South Africa's vaunted pace attack before bowling out the Proteas for an emphatic 130-run victory at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Expect Australia to fight fire with fire when it comes to tackling the bristling Brendon McCullum in next weekend's bumper World Cup showdown at Eden Park.
Thirty more runs may have made the world of difference for Afghanistan.
Afghanistan bowled with venom but a lack of batting firepower ultimately cost the World Cup debutants an upset victory against Sri Lanka in their Pool A game in Dunedin today.
On a tide of national goodwill, Brendon McCullum delivered the catalyst for New Zealand's victory against Sri Lanka at Hagley Park on Saturday.
Australia captain Michael Clarke will have to wait another week before he can join the World Cup party after steady rain washed out the hosts' Pool A match against Bangladesh at the Gabba today.
Twice world champions West Indies temporarily revived memories of their glory days when their opening bowlers swept aside the Pakistan top order to set up a 150-run victory in the World Cup Pool B match in Christchurch.
New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has rated yesterday's eight-wicket Cricket World Cup win over England the best he has seen at one-day international level in his tenure.
A freakish wrist position, the raucous barracking of an almost capacity Wellington crowd and reciprocal faith between captain and bowler combined to earn Tim Southee the record of New Zealand's best figures in a one-day international against England yesterday.
Tim Southee produced a brilliant spell of swing bowling for career-best figures of 7-33 before Brendon McCullum plundered an 18-ball half-century as New Zealand destroyed England by eight wickets in their World Cup Pool A match today.
It may be coincidence or perhaps sub-conscious, but Corey Anderson's form has surged since he was dethroned as record holder for the fastest one-day international century.
Sean Williams ensured Zimbabwe would not become the first top tier side to lose to United Arab Emirates when his counter-attacking half century secured a four-wicket victory in their World Cup clash in Nelson today.
New Zealand will name the same XI to play against England in their World Cup match tomorrow in Wellington.
If the Bangladesh celebrations after their comprehensive win over World Cup debutants Afghanistan in Canberra looked slightly over the top it was not without reason.
New Zealand were coy about revealing their favoured first XI in the leadup to the World Cup.
New Zealand are rolling along nicely; England are all over the shop right now.
"Job done" was New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson's succinct assessment of their three-wicket victory over Scotland yesterday which, because they reached the target in 24.5 overs, left them with a handy profit on net run rate relative to their pool opponents.
The crowd summed it up best.
It was not pretty, but the Black Caps scraped past Scotland by three wickets yesterday in the first of three Cricket World Cup matches in Dunedin.