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  • Gayle rested, Pollard recalled to T20 squad against New Zealand June 30, 2014

    Bridgetown: Flamboyant opener Chris Gayle has been rested and Kieron Pollard is back in the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the twomatch series against New Zealand next weekend in Dominica. The 34yearold Gayle has struggled with injury in recent months but still managed to score two halfcenturies in the ongoing threematch...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand in control against West Indies on Day 4 June 30, 2014

    Barbados: Kane Williamson hit a careerbest 161 not out to guide New Zealand to a lead of 307 over West Indies on Sunday but the tourists were stalled by heavy rain, which wiped out half the fourth day of the third and final Test. The Black Caps, trailing by 24 after...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 4 June 29, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day3 Roundup: Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for 3, a lead of 99, at stumps on the third day. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their second innings...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand edge ahead of West Indies in Barbados June 29, 2014

    Bridgetown: Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for three, a lead of 99, at stumps on the third day of the third and final Test against West Indies at Kensington Oval on Saturday. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 June 28, 2014

    (For ballbyball 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 PortofSpain, 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...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 2 June 27, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Leftarm 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 Test at Kensington...
  • 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. Sixteenyearold 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: Leftarm 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...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 June 26, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Toss and team news: New Zealand won the toss and opt to bat first. Just one change for New Zealand, Neil Wagner in for Ish Sodhi. While West Indies include Shillingford and Jason Holder. Teams: West Indies: Gayle, Brathwaite, Edwards, Bravo, Chanderpaul,...
  • 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 threepronged 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: Parttime offspinner 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 PortofSpain, Trinidad, which the hosts won by ten wickets,...
  • One bad session cost us second Test, says McCullum June 22, 2014

    PortofSpain: 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 23yearold Williamson, who is an effective parttime 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 oneday internationals, and a fourday side game followed by two Tests against Australia from October 3 to November 3, a series which...
  • 2nd Test: Gayle powers West Indies to 10wicket victory over New Zealand June 21, 2014

    Trinidad: Lefthander Chris Gayle hit six sixes in a whirlwind 80 off 46 balls Friday to power the West Indies to a 10wicket 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...
  • As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 5 June 20, 2014

    (Scroll down for ballbyball commentary) Day 4 Roundup: The West Indies bowlers produced a spirited performance to put a serieslevelling victory in sight against New Zealand after four days of the second Test. New Zealand, facing a firstinnings deficit of 239, reached 257 for 8 in their second innings, leading by 18...
  • 2nd Test: Bowlers put West Indies in sight of victory June 20, 2014

    PortofSpain: The West Indies bowlers produced a spirited performance to put a serieslevelling victory in sight against New Zealand after four days of the second Test on Thursday. New Zealand, facing a firstinnings deficit of 239, reached 257 for 8 in their second innings, leading by 18 with two wickets in...
  • WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 4: as it happened June 19, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 3 roundup: 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...
  • 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

    PortofSpain: 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...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: as it happened June 18, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked a maiden century and lefthander 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...
  • Curtly Ambrose inspired me to succeed: Jerome Taylor June 18, 2014

    PortofSpain: 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

    PortofSpain: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked a maiden century and lefthander 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...
  • WI v NZ 2nd Test, Day 2: as it happened June 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Lefthanded 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...
  • 2nd Test: Taylor, Benn spells restrict New Zealand to 221 June 17, 2014

    PortofSpain: Lefthanded 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...
  • WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 1: as it happened 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 ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) The West Indies are likely to go with a threepronged pace attack in the second Test as they...
  • 2nd Test: West Indies look to pace to even series against New Zealand June 16, 2014

    PortofSpain: The West Indies are likely to go with a threepronged 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...