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Cricket: Fiery McCullum helps New Zealand thump Netherlands

Brendon McCullum hit a robust half-century to steer New Zealand to a comprehensive six-wicket win over the Netherlands in a World Twenty20 Super-10 game in Chittagong on Saturday. McCullum hit a punishing 45-ball 65 with three sixes and four boundaries to make easy work of a 152-run target which New Zealand chased down in 19 overs. McCullum also became the first man to reach 2,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket when he cleared 21 in his 67th match.

Cricket: New Zealand vs the Netherlands World Twenty20 scoreboard

Scoreboard of the World Twenty20 Super-10 Group one match between New Zealand and the Netherlands played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium on Saturday. The Netherlands S. Myburgh c Guptill b Boult 16 M. Swart st Ronchi b N. McCullum 26 W. Barresi c Ronchi b McClenaghan 4 P. Borren c Williamson b Mills 49 T. Cooper not out 40 B. Cooper not out 1 Extras: (b8, lb4, nb1, w2) 15

Cricket: New Zealand put the Netherlands into bat

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and decided to bowl in the World Twenty20 Super-10 Group One match against the Netherlands in Chittagong on Saturday. New Zealand brought in paceman Trent Boult and allrounder Jimmy Neesham for Colin Munro and Tim Southee in two changes from the side which beat England by the Duckworth-Lewis method. The Netherlands, who lost to South Africa on Thursday, remained unchanged for the third match in a row. South Africa, who have four points after three games, take on England in the next match later Saturday.

Cricket: New Zealand put England in to bat in World Twenty20

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum won the toss and sent England in to bat in their group one Super-10 stage World Twenty20 match in Chittagong on Saturday. England included spinner James Tradwell while New Zealand had Nathan McCullum as their frontline spinner. Sri Lanka beat South Africa by five runs in the group one opening match earlier Saturday. Top two teams from each of the two groups will qualify for the semi-finals. The final will be played in Dhaka on April 6. Teams:

Cricket: McCullum posts second double ton against India

An exhausted Brendon McCullum fought through pain in an epic record-breaking innings that rescued New Zealand from near-certain defeat Monday and set them up for a series-saving result against India. "It's been a great day," McCullum said as he walked off, unbeaten on 281 after posting a raft of records and steering New Zealand into a safe position in the second Test. "I'm a little bit tired, the body is a bit sore, but when you're scoring runs your body doesn't hurt so much."

Cricket: Double-ton McCullum leads New Zealand to safety

An epic double century by Brendon McCullum and a world record-breaking stand with BJ Watling carried New Zealand from the brink of defeat to the edge of a series-saving result against India on Monday. McCullum steered New Zealand to 571-6 at stumps on the fourth day of the second Test at Wellington's Basin Reserve, leading India by 325 with one day remaining of the two-Test series. The captain, battling back, leg and shoulder injuries and having been in the middle for nearly 12 hours, was unbeaten on 281 with Jimmy Neesham on 67.

Cricket: Kiwi records fall to put India under pressure

Records tumbled as century-makers Brendon McCullum and BJ Watling pursued a marathon partnership to have New Zealand 440-5 at tea on Monday, the fourth day of the second Test in Wellington. In a colossal 346-run stand, McCullum was not out 228 with Watling on 119, both career-best figures as the skipper became only the second New Zealander to post two double centuries in one series.

Cricket: Double-ton New Zealand command day one against India

Centuries for Brendon McCullum and Kane Williamson lifted New Zealand off the ropes and into a position of command on the opening day of the first Test against India. Captain McCullum posted his eighth Test hundred soon after tea on Thursday and Williamson followed two overs later with his fifth as New Zealand progressed to 329-4 at stumps. Williamson was eventually removed for 113 and at stumps McCullum was unbeaten on 143 with Corey Anderson on 42 in a 78-run stand for the fifth wicket.

Cricket: Williamson, McCullum hit back against India

Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum engineered a crucial fightback for New Zealand after a disastrous start to the first Test against India at Eden Park on Thursday. After coming together with New Zealand in serious trouble at 30-3, they put on 149 for the fourth wicket to lift New Zealand to 179-3 at tea with Williamson on 79 and McCullum on 71. After being sent into bat in ideal bowling conditions, New Zealand managed only 54 runs in a difficult first session of play where they lost both openers and their leading batsman Ross Taylor.

Cricket: India win toss and bowl against New Zealand

India won the toss and sent New Zealand into bat under heavily overcast skies in the first Test at Eden Park in Auckland on Thursday. With a green-top wicket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's decision to bowl was expected although the toss has not always worked in his favour. He won the toss for all matches in the just-concluded one-day series which New Zealand won 4-0. "We would have loved to have bowled first but all through the summer we have lost tosses but come out on the right side," New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said.
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