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Australia beat New Zealand in T20 tri-series final

Trans-Tasman T20 tri-series final, Eden Park, Auckland New Zealand 150-9: Taylor 43*, Agar 3-27 Australia 121-3 (14.4 overs): Short 50 Australia won by 19 runs (DLS method) Scorecard Australia won the Trans-Tasman Twenty20 tri-series with a 19-run victory against New Zealand in Auckland. After a brief flurry from openers Martin Guptill and Colin Munro, left-arm spinner Ashton Agar’s 3-27 helped restrict the Black Caps to 150-9. Ross Taylor’s 43 not out from 38 balls was New Zealand’s only score over 30. David Warner and D’Arcy Short (50) took Australia to…

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New Zealand v England: England beaten by Black Caps

Twenty20 tri-series, Wellington: New Zealand 196-5 (20 overs): Guptill 65, Williamson 72 England 184-9 (20 overs): Hales 47, Malan 59, Santner 2-29 New Zealand won by 12 runs Scorecard England suffered a third Twenty20 defeat in a row as they were beaten by New Zealand in the tri-series which also involves Australia. The Black Caps made 196-5 after being put into bat, with Martin Guptill (65) and Kane Williamson (72) putting on 82. Alex Hales (47) got England off to a quick start but they lost James Vince, Jos Buttler…

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Ben Stokes could make England return in New Zealand one-day series

The all-rounder has not featured for his country since September Thursday, February 1, 2018 Ben Stokes could make his England return in the one-day series against New Zealand after being included in a 15-man squad “subject to any court obligations”. Stokes has not featured for his country since September, when he was arrested on a night out in Bristol, and is due to appear at magistrates’ court on February 13 charged with affray. That date clashed with the 26-year-old all-rounder’s planned comeback in a Twenty20 against the Black Caps and,…

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Kim Dotcom sues New Zealand government for damages

Kim Dotcom, the founder of file-sharing site Megaupload, is suing the New Zealand government for billions of dollars in damages over his arrest in 2012. The internet entrepreneur is fighting extradition to the US to stand trial for copyright infringement and fraud. Mr Dotcom says an invalid arrest warrant negated all charges against him. He is seeking damages for destruction to his business and loss of reputation. Accountants calculate that the Megaupload group of companies would be worth $ 10bn (£7.2bn) today, had it not been shut down during the…

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Oh my god: a pregnant Prime Minister. How will New Zealand survive?

Here is the answer to the most important question of the entire New Zealand election campaign. “Is it okay for a PM to take maternity leave while in office?” New Zealand’s Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern. Photo: AP And the answer is yes, yes, a glorious yes. Plus, we’ve organised playgroup* for baby Ardern. (Clarke, you can have the middle name.) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is about to do something women do every day. Have a baby. Work. Do 90 things at once. Stress. Feel guilty. She’s even going to…

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Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is pregnant. Ms Ardern said she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, were expecting their child in June, after which she planned to take a six-week break. “And we thought 2017 was a big year!” she wrote on Instagram. Ms Ardern, 37, became New Zealand’s youngest prime minister since 1856 when she formed a centre-left coalition in October. She was flooded with support after making the announcement on her social media profiles on Friday. Ms Ardern’s Labour Party came second in…

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'Famous' beetroot goes on tour of New Zealand after selling for $110

What started as a tongue-in-cheek last-minute Christmas gift has become an international sensation. Graeme Woller and wife Juliet initially agreed not to buy each other presents because they had bought an expensive tent recently. Graeme and Juliet Woller with the beetroot.  Photo: Graeme Woller However, Juliet saw a book which she knew Graeme would like and bought it as a Christmas present for him. She told him on Friday – three days before Christmas. He then decided to buy Juliet a present but he got sidetracked visiting people until remembering…

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