Kane Williamson and Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrate victory in  the  Cricket World Cup match against  Australia  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the cricket World Cu(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan was dismissed by Mitchell Marsh for yet another duck as Australia cruised to victory in their World Cup opener. (Photogaph: REUTERS/Hamish Blair)

England suffered a crushing 111-run defeat to Australia to begin their World Cup campaign in Melbourne.England were made to pay for dropping centurion(...)

A small number of fans wait in hope for the rain to stop and play to begin during the One Day International cricket match between Australia and India in Sydney. Photograph: Craig Golding/Getty Images

India’s hopes of reaching the final of the Tri-Series remain alive after their one-day international against Australia was abandoned after just 16 ove(...)

England one-day international cricket captain Eoin Morgan who has been targeted in a blackmail plot, according to the sport’s governing body. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

Eoin Morgan found himself at the centre of a foiled blackmail plot on the eve of the three-wicket defeat to Australia in Hobart on Friday, but England(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan rescued his side’s innings with a century but Australia still cruised to a three wicket victory at the SCG. (Photograph: REUTERS/Steve Christo)

Eoin Morgan’s determined century spared England embarrassment but could not prevent defeat as David Warner eased Australia to a three-wicket victory i(...)

Australia captain Steve Smith broke Sir Donald Dradman’s record as he finished the series against India on 769 runs following hos 71 on day four of the final test at the SCG.

Skipper Steve Smith led the way with another torrent of runs as Australia raced to 251 for six and a lead of 348 over India before rain stopped play (...)

Australia’s captain Steven Smith celebrates reaching his century during the second day’s play in the fourth test against India at the SCG (Photograph: REUTERS/David Gray)

Australia’s domination of India at the SCG reached unprecedented levels before the visitors rallied to be 71-1 at stumps on day two of the fourth Test(...)

Australia’s David Warner kisses the spot at the SCG where teammate Phillip Hughes was felled by a bouncer after reaching 63 runs, the score Hughes was on when he was hit. (Photograph: REUTERS/David Gray)

A poignant century from David Warner put Australia in complete control of the fourth Test against India, with the hosts 348-2 at stumps on day one.War(...)

Mitchell Johnson hits out during a brief cameo as Australia reached stumps on day four of the third test at Melbourne on 261-7, giving them a lead of 326

India will face a steep run chase to stay alive in their Test series with Australia after the hosts piled on the runs in Melbourne.After conceding a f(...)

 Australian captain Steve Smith plays a stroke on the first day of the third Test against India at the MCG in Melbourne. Photograph:  Australia, 26 December 2014. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP/EPA

Cricket round-up: Young captain Steven Smith compiled a watchful half-century to guide Australia to 259 for five at stumps and leave the third Test ag(...)