The Telegraph: Kane Williamson is the anchorman supreme

It started with a bang, but not as we thought. In a tournament in which runs were touted, 500 even, it was the bowlers who first made their mark.

West Indies bumped out Pakistan for 105 and New Zealand’s quicks skittled Sri Lanka for not many more the following day. It was exciting, it was unexpected and it lay the foundations for an exhilarating tournament to come.

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The Telegraph: Bangladesh cast off outdated image and start to believe

“You are meaning that that was an upset?” There was frustration, and a hint of anger, in captain Mashrafe Mortaza’s voice as he rebuffed the idea that Bangladesh’s defeat of South Africa should be anything other than expected.

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The Telegraph: New Zealand begin World Cup campaign with ruthless 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka

New Zealand (137/0) beat Sri Lanka (136) by 10 wickets

There is a moment, before any sporting contest, where hope and opportunity triumph over all else. As Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Thirimanne deftly guided the first New Zealand delivery to the fine-leg boundary, those thoughts blossomed.

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BBC Test Match Special: ICC Women’s World Cup – England v New Zealand, 12 July 2017

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra – Test Match Special: ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
England v New Zealand
12 July 2017
Gloucestershire County Ground, Bristol

BBC Test Match Special: ICC Women’s World Cup – Australia v New Zealand, 2 July 2017

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra – Test Match Special/ABC Grandstand: ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
Australia v New Zealand
2 July 2017
Gloucestershire County Ground, Bristol