MARLON SAMUELS

  • As it happened: West Indies vs England, 1st Test, Day 5 4 days ago

    For LIVE commentary, scroll down to bottom of the page England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day. Set an improbable 438 for victory after the tourists declared their second innings at 333 for seven in the afternoon session, the...
  • 1st Test: England in control despite West Indies resistance on Day 4 4 days ago

    England worked themselves into a winning position despite strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday. Set an improbable 438 for victory after the tourists declared their second innings at 333 for seven...
  • World Cup 2015: Marlon Samuels escapes sanction over 'throat-slit' gesture February 26, 2015

    Sydney: West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels will not be sanctioned over a "throat-slitting" gesture he made in his team's World Cup win over Zimbabwe, a source told AFP on Thursday. Samuels appeared to run his thumb from one side of his throat to the other to mark his century in Tuesday's...
  • Cricket World Cup: Gayle, WI eye 300-plus against South Africa February 25, 2015

    Canberra: Record-breaking Chris Gayle says the West Indies will be looking to post their fourth total above 300 in Friday's crunch World Cup game with South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Gayle exploded back to form with a World Cup record 215 off 147 balls and put on a record...
  • World Cup 2015: Gayle takes Zimbabwe to cleaners with double ton in West Indies' 73-run win February 24, 2015

    The records didn't just tumble at the Manuka Oval on Tuesday (February 24), they were smashed out of the park. The highest partnership in ODI history (372), putting Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid (331) in the shade. The most balls a pair has batted together (298), again displacing the same...
  • Ireland warn World Cup opponents by upsetting West Indies February 16, 2015

    Nelson: The sun shone brightly on Saxton Oval and fearless Ireland on a day that will be remembered for years to come in the faraway pubs of Dublin and Belfast. Bowling with purpose, fielding with precision and batting with panache, Ireland chased down 305 against West Indies to infuse the...
  • World Cup 2015 Team Profile: Odds stacked against West Indies' revival February 8, 2015

    West Indies cricket, in the past few years, has suffered a lot due to the tussle between its players and board. The team that was once known for its all-round performance and invincible status has now turned into a unit that relies on a few star players to win matches. ...
  • South Africa submit to calypso music as Windies win series in world record T20 chase January 11, 2015

    Johannesburg: Chris Gayle powered the West Indies to the highest score by a team batting second in Twenty20 internationals on Sunday, sealing a 2-0 series win in South Africa. Gayle hammered 90 off 41 balls as West Indies made 236 for 6 in 19.2 overs to overhaul South Africa's 231 for...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 4 January 5, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Leon Johnson and Marlon Samuels dug in to keep the West Indies in touch after AB de Villiers' century gave South Africa the initiative. Johnson and Samuels put on an unbroken 61 for the third wicket to rescue...
  • 3rd Test: AB de Villiers ton gives South Africa edge vs West Indies January 4, 2015

    Cape Town: Leon Johnson and Marlon Samuels dug in to keep the West Indies in touch after AB de Villiers' century gave South Africa the initiative on day three of the third and final Test at Newlands on Sunday. Johnson and Samuels put on an unbroken 61 for the third wicket...
  • Clive Lloyd all praise for Kraigg Brathwaite, Marlon Samuels January 4, 2015

    Cape Town: Chief selector Clive Lloyd has praised Kraigg Brathwaite's maturity in the wake of the opener's third Test century and said that coupled with the presence of the experienced Marlon Samuels, the West Indies were now only two middle order batsmen short of being a quality Test side. Lloyd, the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 1 January 2, 2015

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: West Indies opt to bat against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Alviro Petersen, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers (wk), Stiaan van Zyl, Temba Bavuma, Simon Harmer, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel West Indies: Kraigg...
  • 2nd Test: South Africa in control after West Indies collapse December 29, 2014

    Port Elizabeth: A spectacular collapse has raised the prospect of a nervous finale for a brittle West Indies after they finished on 275 for nine on day four of the second Test against South Africa on Monday. Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels made first innings centuries but the tourists then lost...
  • 2nd Test: West Indies' Brathwaite, Samuels defy South Africa on Day 3 December 28, 2014

    Kraigg Brathwaite and Marlon Samuels hit half-centuries as the West Indies fought back on the third day of the second Test against South Africa at St George's Park on Sunday. Brathwaite made 65 not out and Samuels was unbeaten on 60 as the West Indies reached 144 for two in reply...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 December 20, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 Round-up: Vernon Philander took five wickets as South Africa closed in on victory having reduced West Indies to 76 for two in their follow-on innings. West Indies require 275 runs to make South Africa bat again and with the...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five at SuperSport Park. Amla declared half an hour before...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 2 December 18, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Round-up: AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla plundered centuries for South Africa as the West Indies made poor use of favorable bowling conditions on day one. After winning the toss and electing to bowl on the back of some...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 1 December 17, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: West Indies opted to field against South Africa. Playing XIs: South Africa: Dean Elgar, Alviro Petersen, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla (capt), AB de Villiers, Stiaan van Zyl, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kyle Abbott West Indies:...
  • Marlon Samuels eager to take new found confidence into Test series December 12, 2014

    Benoni (South Africa): West Indies middle-order batsman Marlon Samuels says he has found renewed confidence approaching the start of the first Test match against South Africa that begins Wednesday. Samuels powered his way to a double century to lift the West Indies to a mammoth 508 in their first innings against...
  • Marlon Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of pullout from India tour October 28, 2014

    Jamaica: All is not well between West Indies ODI captain Dwayne Bravo and Marlon Samuels with the middle order batsman yet again insisting that he was not a part of the decision to abandon the tour of India, and said he was in favour of solving the problem after finishing...
  • Dwayne Bravo hits back, says Marlon Samuels an 'interested party' October 25, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo has hit back at Marlon Samuels for claiming that he was not part of the ODI team's plan to abandon the troubled tour of India, saying that his team-mate was an "interested party" and spoke "vigorously" during the meetings he attended. Samuels had said that...
  • West Indies players retain legal counsel in pay dispute, Samuels opts out October 25, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies players, who controversially abandoned the tour of India last week, have retained legal counsel as they prepare to tackle the contentious Collective Bargaining Agreement signed by their union, West Indies Players' Association (WIPA), but batsman Marlon Samuels has opted not to pursue this course of...
  • Never wanted to abandon India tour: Marlon Samuels October 24, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies stroke-maker Marlon Samuels said he never wanted to be part of the one-day team's plan to abandon the tour of India, and revealed he stayed away from most of the players' meetings during the troubled tour. Samuels is the first player to speak out about the controversial decision...
  • India need to rework strategy for World Cup defence October 24, 2014

    All those who believe that India's best suit in cricket are the shorter formats, may have been shell-shocked watching the World Champions lose the first of their five One-Day Internationals (ODI) against the West Indies, that too in their backyard. Before going into the match nothing suggested that India could be...
  • Stat Attack: Kohli's poor run and Jadeja's marathon delivery in ODIs October 9, 2014

    India's 124-run defeat to West Indies came as a surprise to those who thought a 5-0 drubbing for the visitors was a given. Instead, it turned out to be a wake-up call for those day-dreamers while throwing the series wide open - at least until the fourth ODI now. Chasing a...
  • Chat with Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards gave me confidence: Marlon Samuels October 9, 2014

    Kochi: All-rounder Marlon Samuels, who smashed a match-winning century against India in the first ODI, said a chat with legendary Clive Lloyd and Viv Richards a day before the match gave him confidence and helped him to score his career-best equalling unbeaten 126-run knock here. The Caribbeans, who were on the...
  • Wake-up call for rusty India after big loss in series opener October 8, 2014

    The five-match ODI series against West Indies before its start was considered as India's first step towards World Cup preparation, but the humiliating defeat of 124 runs in the Kochi opener is a wake-up call for the hosts. After putting West Indies in to bat, India did well till the middle...
  • Dhoni rues batting failure on good pitch, says 322-run target was gettable October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday rued his team's batting failure on a good wicket to lose the first one-dayer against the West Indies by 124 runs but said that the visiting side were a tough team to beat. Dhoni said that a target of 322 for a win...
  • 1st ODI: All-round Marlon Samuels takes West Indies to a thumping victory over India October 8, 2014

    Kochi: Riding on Marlon Samuels all-round performance, West Indies thrashed India by 124 runs in the first one-dayer to lead the five-match series 1-0. Chasing 322, India were all out for 197 in 41 overs with Shikhar Dhawan being the top-scorer for the hosts with 68 runs, while Ravi Rampaul, Dwayne...