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  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 June 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third Test. West...
  • Batting with Chris Gayle things get easier, says Kraigg Brathwaite June 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite said he was now playing with a renewed confidence following his maiden Test century last week. Friday, he top scored with an attractive 68 to follow up that 129 in Port-of-Spain, as West Indies reached 169 for two before rain ended the second day's play at 1:03...
  • 3rd Test: Rain restricts West Indies to 169/2 against New Zealand on Day 2 June 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third Test. West Indies, overnight 32 for 0, had powered to 169 for 2 at...
  • New Zealand schoolboy wins the right to keep his hair long June 27, 2014

    New Zealand: A judge ruled Friday that a New Zealand schoolboy need not cut his hair before returning to class and that his Catholic high school had been wrong to suspend him for having long locks. Sixteen-year-old Lucan Battison was suspended last month from St. John's College in the town of...
  • 3rd Test: West Indies on top after bowling New Zealand out for 293 June 27, 2014

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn took 5 for 93 and pacer Kemar Roach added 4 for 61 as the West Indies bowled out New Zealand for 293 on the opening day of the third cricket Test at Kensington Oval on Thursday. The home team replied positively to reach 32 without...
  • Taylor eyeing 100th Test wicket in Bridgetown June 25, 2014

    Bridgetown: Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who has been riding the wave of a triumphant return to international cricket, is eyeing a significant milestone when West Indies take on New Zealand in the third and deciding Test match on Thursday. Taylor, who enters the match at Kensington oval with 92 wickets,...
  • Ottis Gibson hopes Kensington Oval has some pace June 24, 2014

    Bridgetown: Head coach Ottis Gibson says he is hoping his three-pronged pace attack finds some pace in the Kensington Oval pitch, as the West Indies chase a series victory over New Zealand in the final Test which begins here on Thursday. The West Indies seamers found life difficult on a flat...
  • Kane Williamson 'miffed' over action being reported June 24, 2014

    Bridgetown: Part-time off-spinner Kane Williamson is said to be "miffed" at having his action reported to the International Cricket Council (ICC). The New Zealander was reported by umpires for having a suspected illegal action, following the second Test against West Indies in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, which the hosts won by ten wickets,...
  • One bad session cost us second Test, says McCullum June 22, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum believes one bad session cost his side the second Test against West Indies, and says they need to stick to their game plan if they are to win the third Test and the series. The Black Caps won the opening Test by 186 runs in...
  • New Zealand's Kane Williamson reported for suspect bowling action June 22, 2014

    New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been reported for a suspect bowling action, the International Cricket Council has said. The 23-year-old Williamson, who is an effective part-time offspinner for New Zealand, was reported by umpires Ian Gould, Richard Illingworth and Rod Tucker after the second Test against West Indies in Trinidad. The...
  • Pakistan add T20 with NZ to Australia itinerary June 21, 2014

    Pakistan on Friday announced revised schedules for cricket series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates, adding one Twenty20 match. Pakistan will play a Twenty20, three one-day internationals, and a four-day side game followed by two Tests against Australia from October 3 to November 3, a series which...
  • 2nd Test: Gayle powers West Indies to 10-wicket victory over New Zealand June 21, 2014

    Trinidad: Left-hander Chris Gayle hit six sixes in a whirlwind 80 off 46 balls Friday to power the West Indies to a 10-wicket victory over New Zealand midway through the fifth and final day of the second Test. Gayle added seven fours as the hosts raced to a victory target of...
  • 2nd Test: Bowlers put West Indies in sight of victory June 20, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: The West Indies bowlers produced a spirited performance to put a series-levelling victory in sight against New Zealand after four days of the second Test on Thursday. New Zealand, facing a first-innings deficit of 239, reached 257 for 8 in their second innings, leading by 18 with two wickets in...
  • Tim Southee fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct June 19, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has been fined 30 per cent of his match fee for having a confrontation with West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards during the second day's play in the ongoing second cricket Test between the two sides. "New Zealand pacer Tim Southee has been fined for a...
  • 2nd Test: New Zealand resist after West Indies' 460 June 19, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand battled back strongly after conceding a first innings lead of 239 in the second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday, reaching 73 for 1 in their second innings at close on the third day at the Queen's Park Oval. No. 3 Kane Williamson hit an unbeaten 38...
  • Curtly Ambrose inspired me to succeed: Jerome Taylor June 18, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor says encouragement from bowling legend Sir Curtly Ambrose has contributed to his recent success with the ball in the current Test series against New Zealand. Taylor, who has been among the leading wicket takers for West Indies, grabbed four for 34 on the opening day...
  • 2nd Test: Brathwaite, Bravo tons put West Indies on top June 18, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked a maiden century and left-hander Darren Bravo also notched three figures on Tuesday as the West Indies dominated day two of the second Test against New Zealand at the Queen's Park Oval. The hosts, replying to New Zealand's total of 221, motored to 310 for 5...
  • 2nd Test: Taylor, Benn spells restrict New Zealand to 221 June 17, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: Left-handed opener Tom Latham hit a resolute 82 on Monday but pacer Jerome Taylor took 4 for 34 as the West Indies hit back to bowl out New Zealand for 221 on day one of the second Test. The hosts were 6 for 1 in reply by stumps at Queen's...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 June 16, 2014

    Catch live action from the first day at Port of Spain Test as West Indies try to draw level in the series. (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies are likely to go with a three-pronged pace attack in the second Test as they...
  • 2nd Test: West Indies look to pace to even series against New Zealand June 16, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: The West Indies are likely to go with a three-pronged pace attack in the second Test against New Zealand as they seek to rebound from last week's heavy defeat and level the series. The West Indies were hammered by 186 runs inside four days in the first Test at Sabina...
  • West Indies spirits high despite heavy defeat: Kemar Roach June 15, 2014

    Fast bowler Kemar Roach says the heavy loss to New Zealand in the first Test has not disrupted the mood in the West Indies camp. The Caribbean side suffered a 186-run loss to the Black Caps inside four days at Sabina Park on Wednesday, to fall behind 0-1 in the three-match...
  • Pitch and selection headaches for Black Caps June 15, 2014

    Port-of-Spain: New Zealand are mulling over the Queen's Park Oval pitch as they contemplate their final XI for the second Test against West Indies, starting on Monday. The tourists fielded two seamers and two spinners in the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica last week, coming away with an emphatic...
  • West Indies call up uncapped pair for second Test against New Zealand June 14, 2014

    Port of Spain: West Indies have made two changes to their batting line-up ahead of the second Test against New Zealand, beginning on Monday at Queen's Park Oval. Following the batting failures which contributed to a 186-run defeat inside four days in last week's first Test in Jamaica, the selectors...
  • Coach Gibson blasts batsmen for Kingston Test defeat June 13, 2014

    Kingston: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has blamed the side's batsmen for their 186-run defeat to New Zealand in the first Test match which ended in Kingston on Wednesday. Gibson has blasted the regional side's batting in the two innings as" bitterly disappointing" after they scored 262 and 216 with only...
  • 1st Test: Debutant Mark Craig stars as New Zealand defeat West Indies by 186 runs June 12, 2014

    Kingston: Debutant offspinner Mark Craig took 4 for 97 and legspinner Ish Sodhi added 3 for 42 as New Zealand completed victory against the West Indies by 186 runs late on day four Wednesday of the opening cricket Test. The West Indies, set an improbable 403 to win, were bowled out...
  • Jerome Taylor feels honoured to return to Windies setup June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor feels honoured to have been recalled to the West Indies squad after an absence of nearly five years. Taylor, whose career has been plagued by a series of back-related injuries over the years, was recalled for the ongoing three Test series against New Zealand at...
  • 1st Test: New Zealand in command in Kingston against West Indies June 11, 2014

    Kingston: Experienced seamer Tim Southee and debutant offspinner Mark Craig shared the bowling honours as New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 262 to take a potentially match-winning 246-run first innings lead late on the third day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Tuesday. By the...
  • 1st Test, WI vs NZ: Neesham, Watling put NZ on top on Day 2 June 10, 2014

    Allrounder Jimmy Neesham became the first New Zealander, and just the eighth player overall, to score centuries in each of his first two Tests as the tourists ended the second day of the first Test against West Indies with a huge first innings lead. Neesham, who scored 137 not out on...
  • Herschelle Gibbs declines offer to play in Pakistan after airport attack June 9, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan cricket has been dealt another blow after former Test players Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa and Jacob Oram of New Zealand declined an invitation to play in a T20 tournament in Karachi in the wake of terrorist attack at the Karachi airport on Sunday. The attack and siege lasted...
  • 1st Test: Williamson ton puts NZ on top against West Indies June 9, 2014

    Kingston, Jamaica: Kane Williamson scored his sixth Test century Sunday to lead New Zealand to a satisfying 240-2 against the West Indies at the close of day one at Sabina Park. The Kiwi No. 3 cracked an undefeated 105 at Sabina Park in the first Test, spiced with 11 boundaries...