World’s Fastest Win

The Black Caps have won their three-match home series against Bangladesh in record-breaking style. NZ reached Bangladesh’s total of 93 all out with 44 overs and ten wickets to spare, replacing India’s 2001 thrashing of Kenya as the fastest victory in cricket history. Brendon McCullum smashed 80 runs off just 28 balls, netting the fastest limited overs half century by a New Zealander along the way. “My last words to him were ‘don’t get out’,” said Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori. “It was just one of the most destructive innings you’ll ever see.” NZ won the series against Bangladesh 3-0.


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NXT Star Dakota Kai Reinvents Herself Post-Injury

NXT Star Dakota Kai Reinvents Herself Post-Injury

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