Aussies coast home

A brilliant display by Australia's middle order has set up a comprehensive 116-run victory over Sri Lanka in the opening match of the VB Series at Telstra Dome on Friday.

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Ponting eyes World Cup

Australian captain Ricky Ponting has one eye looking towards the VB Series opener against Sri Lanka at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne

Canterbury return to form

A century partnership by State Canterbury Magicians openers Maria Fahey and Mandi Godliman put the State League champions back onto winning ways in Hamilton.

Warne warns Murali

Champion Australian bowler Shane Warne had said that Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan needs to be prepared to face a barrage of mocking and possible abuse from the Australian crowds during the VB Series.

Sri Lankan woes continue

An unbeaten 77-run partnership between Michael Klinger and Andrew McDonald has given Victoria a seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Drumm knock beats Magicians

Emily Drumm¦s unbeaten half-century State Northern Spirit completed their first State League victory over title-holding State Canterbury Magicians in Hamilton.

Sri Lanka has turned corner - Moody

Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody believes his team has turned the corner after some poor results in India and New Zealand and is ready for a testing VB Series with Australia and South Africa.

Proteas have great warm-up

South Africa has knocked over Queensland for just 111 in response to the Proteas' modest target of 205-8 to easily win its tour match at the Gabba.

Auckland edges classic encounter

Suzie Bates hit a State League record 183 not out for State Otago Sparks in Auckland v but ended up on the losing side of a remarkable game at Melville Park.

Martyn fires Aussie win

Australia has recorded a comfortable 95-run victory in the inaugural Twenty20 International against South Africa at the Gabba.

BLACKCAPS cement fourth place

The BLACKCAPS have cemented fourth place in the International Cricket Council's world One-Day International rankings after their 4-1 National Bank series win over Sri Lanka.

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