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Daily Summaries

Day 1(Monday)

The Umpires are ready . . .

Sri Lanka score first ever win in a World Cup match.

Local flavour in Indian team

New Zealand Women open their campaign with a spirited performance against Australia

New Zealand Men open campaign with a solid win against England.

Sri Lankan Women
come up against high-scoring Australians. Result

Australia Men draw first blood against India. Result

Day 2 (Tuesday)

Indoor Cricket World Cup history made in Australian Women vs Sri Lanka game
For the first time in Indoor Cricket World Cup history, the umpire and scorer were women.
The Umpires

New Zealand Men have a huge win over India.

Sri Lankan Men restrict Australia to 23 runs from 8 overs.
More. . . .

Sri Lanka Women take a skin from New Zealand

Sri Lanka Men just fail to take their chance against New Zealand

England Men win a skin against Australia

Day 3 (Wednesday)

India Women finally arrive in Wellington

Sri Lanka Men beat England in a thriller
Scores and full match report here

Huge crowd packs in to watch New Zealand Men take on Australia
Full Match Report and Results here

Day 4 (Thursday)

Australia Men finish at top of table
Result and full report of last night's game
Men's final standings

India Women play their first ever games in a World Cup
First game's result and match report
Second game's result, match report

Day 5 (Friday)

New Zealand Men destroy the Australian batting line-up.

New Zealand defeat Australia!!!
Final scores

Indian Women continue to show improvement
Result vs Australia
Result vs Sri Lanka

New Zealand Men contain Sri Lankan 3rd pair, go on to win match (ongoing match report, final scores here)

Day 6 (Saturday)

New Zealand vs Australia in the Women's Grand Final

It's a New Zealand v Australia Mens Grand Final
Australia came back strongly after last night's historic defeat, soudly beating England. So tomorrow's Grand Final is a replay of last night's magnificent game between these two sides.
Result Australia v England

New Zealand put on strong batting display against rapidly improving Sri Lankan Women (Semi-final).

The first LBW decision ever in an Indoor Cricket World Cup match
New Zealand umpire Nepia Stewart adjudged Asela (Sri Lanka Men) out LBW against New Zealand yesterday--and I just happened to have my camera pointing at the action (photo included in both the New Zealand Men and Sri Lanka Men's photoCDs). It is believed to be the first ever LBW decision given in any Indoor Cricket World Cup match. The bowler was Guy Coleman.

Third partnership of 44 rescues Sri Lankan Men against England. . . but it's still not decided until the last ball (again)
Progressive scores . . .

Day 7 (Sunday)

Final Score. . .

The Australian Women took out the Women's Grand Final this afternoon, making it a double for the Australians. The Australian Women were undefeated throught the competition, whereas the Australian Men suffered their first ever loss in a World Cup match
Final Score. . .

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