New Zealand’s Matt Henry celebrates taking the wicket of England’s Joe Root on 98 during day one of the first Test at Lord’s.  Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA  .

Cricket days like this are heaven-sent. Sunlit Lord’s, chattering crowd, shirtsleeve order in the pavilion, flags hanging lifeless on the poles, and i(...)

Martin Guptill’s stunning unbeaten 237 inspired New Zealand to a World Cup quarter final win over the West Indies. Photograph: Getty

West Indies are on their way home from the World Cup, bruised and brutalized to a 143-run defeat in Wellington by a rampant Black Caps team, who now g(...)

 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(...)

New Zealand’s Trent Boult was named man of the match in their three wicket win over Scotland in Dunedin. (Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

The argument on behalf of the associates, so eloquently delivered by the Irish in Nelson, was not greatly enhanced by the Scots in Dunedin. Under a cl(...)

Brendon McCulum got New Zealand’s innings off to a blistering start in their opening World Cup victory over Sri Lanka. (Photograph:  REUTERS/Anthony Phelps)

New Zealand kicked off the World Cup with a 98-run defeat of Sri Lanka in their Pool A match in Christchurch.The Black Caps totalled an imposing 331 f(...)

 Kane Williamson of New Zealand: hit 31 not out against Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand claimed a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Christchurch on Monday. The Black Caps chased down the tar(...)

 Kane Williamson, Brendon McCullum and Hamish Rutherford of New Zealand celebrate the wicket of England captain Alastair Cook during day four of the third Test in Auckland. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

England were in a desperate position at the close of the fourth day of the final Test match dominated by a vibrant New Zealand team in Auckland(...)

England’s Stuart Broad (second right) celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand's Hamish Rutherford  during day three of the third Test match at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph:   Anthony Devlin/PA

Cricket round-up: England faltered to 204 all out, as Trent Boult recorded a maid(...)