20 Feb 2015

Cricket World Cup heats up in Wellington

1:12 pm on 20 February 2015

Wellington's city centre is filling up with fans heading for this afternoon's Cricket World Cup match in the capital.

Wellington Cricket World CUp

One of the many fans who has had their pictures taken next to the giant cricket ball in Civic Square. Photo: RNZ / Kim Savage

The Black Caps face England at a sold-out Westpac Stadium in their third match of the tournament.

Wellington's turned on the sunshine with only a little cloud and light winds.

The focus of pre-game entertainment is Civic Square where a mini cricket pitch has been set up.

Two dozen matchgoers in their country's colours have been testing out their batting and bowling, warming up for the day ahead.

A brass band was leading fans on a parade along the waterfront to the stadium before the match started at 2pm.

Cricket World Cup in Wellington

Photo: RNZ / Kim Savage

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