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Aussies nervous one-day wonders
Cricket Australia won't be swept away by the growing Twenty20 fad but it remains open to hosting an international clash to spice up the next home summer


MacGill advocates Twenty20 double delight
Test leg spinner Stuart MacGill says the introduction of double headers should be the next stage in the development of international Twenty20 cricket matches


Purist wishes forgotten
The purists won't like it, but Twenty20 cricket is here to stay, the new fad needed the stamp of approval at international level and it received that and more last night with a blistering show at Eden Park


Twenty20 vision with some 1980s hindsight
Cricket's annals will note that the first Twenty20 international was turned by Ricky Ponting's unbeaten innings of 98, which led Australia to a 44-run victory over New Zealand


Australia flirt with danger
Amongst all the chaos and fun that was the Twenty20 International between the beige-wearing Black Caps and Australia in Auckland on Thursday night, a piece of New Zealand sporting folklore came to attention once more


Twenty20 is the right vision: Ponting
Ricky Ponting did the bashing and Michael Kasprowicz the crashing as Australia welcomed Twenty20 cricket into the international arena


New game - same Aussie dominance
Australia is the world's best at Test and one-day cricket and it can playfully boast to being the world's top Twenty20 team after torching New Zealand at Eden Park last night


Twenty20 fun is here to stay
A fantastic night for the world's first Twenty20 Cricket International Mens Test was held on a beautiful summer's evening at Eden park in the heart of Auckland City


King of sideshow alley
The fashions and faces were decidedly yesteryear, but Australia's 44-run win in the game's first Twenty20 international at Eden Park last night made an emphatic statement about the future direction of the game


Embrace or abandon: time here for ICC to act
Beyond the furious batting, the retro uniforms and the general fanfare of last night's inaugural Twenty20 international, a more serious issue surfaced at Auckland's Eden Park


Thumbs up for Twenty20 from all and sundry
Ricky Ponting and Stephen Fleming have both given their support to Twenty20 cricket after Australia's convincing 44-run victory over the Kiwis in the inaugral international at Eden Park in Auckland


Beige Caps win Twenty20 fashion stakes
Australia may have been the winner on the scoreboard but New Zealand smashed them in the retro fashion stakes


Kiwis feel Ponting's force
Ricky Ponting led by example scoring 98 runns as Australia trounced New Zealand to win the first-ever Twenty20 international in Auckland


Australia win historic Twenty20 match
An unbeaten innings of 98 from Australian captain Ricky Ponting has helped the tourists to a 44-run victory over New Zealand in the first ever international Twenty20 match at Eden Park in Auckland


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