West Indies

  • Bravo, Gayle agree to accept WICB retainer contracts January 18, 2014

    Port of Spain: Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle have decided to accept retainer contracts with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after years of refusing it. The move by Gayle and Bravo represents a turnaround from their decision not to accept retainer contracts in 2010 while a third player who did...
  • 2nd T20: Ronchi guides New Zealand to series win January 15, 2014

    Wellington: Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi made an unbeaten 51 as New Zealand beat West Indies by four wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday to take the two-match series 2-0. Ronchi surpassed his unbeaten 48 in the first match at Auckland, which New Zealand won by 81 runs, reaching his first...
  • 2nd T20, NZ vs WI: as it happened January 15, 2014

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. TOSS: West Indies won the toss and decided to bat. TEAM NEWS: New Zealand have replaced Mitchell McClenaghan with Tim Southee. West Indies have made two changes: Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder have come in for Ravi Rampaul and Samuel Badree. PLAYING...
  • Depleted Windies aim to get it right in 2nd T20 against NZ January 14, 2014

    Auckland: Fast bowler Tino Best has conceded that the West Indies have suffered from the absence of their big hitters, due to injuries, following the team's heavy loss to New Zealand in the first T20 International. The latest assessment of the Windies poor run in New Zealand follows their crushing 81...
  • West Indies players feeling homesick in New Zealand January 12, 2014

    Auckland: Some West Indies players admitted that their minds were wandering elsewhere in the ongoing Twenty20 series against the New Zealand. The West Indies started their tour of New Zealand Nov 27 and have since played three Tests, five one-day internationals and one T20 international. Their last match of the series...
  • 1st T20: New Zealand beat West Indies by 81 runs January 11, 2014

    Auckland: Nathan McCullum took 4 for 24, removing the cream of the West Indies' batting lineup on Saturday, as New Zealand won the first of two Twenty20 cricket internationals by 81 runs to lead to two-match series 1-0. McCullum, playing his 50th T20 international, dismissed Andre Fletcher for 23, Kieran Powell...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st T20 January 11, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Result: New Zealand posted a huge total, thanks to the blazing innings from Brendon McCullum (60 off 45) and Luke Ronchi (48* off 25), and then defended it well with Nathan McCullum picking up four wickets. New Zealand won the toss...
  • 1st T20: A new-look West Indies out to challenge strong New Zealand January 10, 2014

    A huge win in the final match of the preceding ODI series has given West Indies the momentum going into the two-match Twenty20 series, starting in Auckland from Saturday. West Indies did well to level the series 2-2 with most of their specialist limited-overs players being out injured. They will...
  • Win over NZ is WI's biggest ever against a Test-playing nation January 8, 2014

    After being hammered in two of the three matches of the five-match series, it was not expected that West Indies will spring a surprise in the final match against New Zealand. But they not only won the contest in Hamilton by 203 runs to level the series 2-2, but also...
  • 5th ODI: West Indies hammer NZ by 203 runs to level series at 2-2 January 8, 2014

    Hamilton: Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo made centuries and Kieran Powell struck 73 from 44 balls as the West Indies crushed New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth one-day international on Wednesday, leveling the five-match series 2-2. Edwards made 123 not out and shared a 211-run fourth wicket partnership with...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 5th ODI January 8, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl. TEAM NEWS: The hosts are unchanged from the fourth ODI. West Indies have made two changes: Kieran Powell replaces Narsingh Deonarine and allrounder Andre Russell comes in for Tino Best. New...
  • Depleted Windies look to level ODI series against New Zealand January 7, 2014

    Nelson: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has blamed second string players for his side's poor results in recent times and accused them of not making use of the opportunities given to them. West Indies, suffering from the loss of seven players through injury, lost to New Zealand by 58 runs under...
  • NZ's selection consistency hints at World Cup squad January 7, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand's planning for next year's World Cup further crystallised on Tuesday with the decision to maintain 12 of their one-day side for their two Twenty20 matches against West Indies. Only pace bowler Kyle Mills and top-order batsman Kane Williamson were released from the 14-man one-day squad, who conclude...
  • 4th ODI: New Zealand beat West Indies by 58 runs (D/L method) January 4, 2014

    Nelson: Opener Martin Guptill struck early for New Zealand with an 81 to lead the hosts to victory over the West Indies by 58 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis Method in the fourth one-day cricket international on Saturday. New Zealand made 285-6 in 50 overs and the West Indies were 134-5 after...
  • New Zealand beat West Indies by 58 runs (D/L method) January 4, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum won the toss and opted to bat first. Teams: New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum(c), Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi(w), Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan West Indies: Johnson Charles, Lendl...
  • 4th ODI: Jittery West Indies set for must win encounter January 4, 2014

    West Indies will be looking to comeback to winning ways in the fourth ODI at Saxton Oval on Saturday after suffering a thrashing at the hands of Corey Anderson at Queenstown. New Zealand and West Indies are level 1-1 in the five-match ODI series after the swashbuckling Anderson smashed the fastest...
  • Shahid Afridi hails new ODI century record holder Corey Anderson January 1, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi on Wednesday hailed New Zealand batsman Corey Anderson, who broke his long-standing record for the fastest one-day century - but admitted he had never heard of him before. Anderson bettered Afridi's 17-year-old record by one ball, reaching the three-figure mark off just 36 balls against the...
  • 3rd ODI: Record-breaking Corey Anderson powers New Zealand to big win January 4, 2014

    New Zealand's Corey Anderson clubbed the fastest century in the history of one-day internationals - from 36 balls - as the hosts cruised to a 159-run win over the West Indies in Wednesday's rain-shortened third one-dayer. New Zealand reached 283 for 4 from only 21 overs, with the West Indies only...
  • Fastest ODI hundreds in cricket history January 1, 2014

    New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson scored the fastest one-day international century ever on Wednesday, taking just 36 balls against West Indies at Queenstown to break the record held by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi. List of the 10 fastest centuries in one-day internationals: 36 balls- Corey Anderson New Zealand vs West Indies in 2014 37...
  • Could New Zealand have scored 674 in 50 overs? January 1, 2014

    Corey Anderson and Jesse Ryder, the two New Zealand batsmen who welcomed the 2014 for New Zealand in style, by setting the Queenstown cricket ground on fire with their ballistic knocks. The Kiwi allrounder, Anderson smashed the fastest century in ODI history, racing to 101 off just 36 balls on...
  • New Zealand's Corey Anderson hits fastest-ever ODI century January 1, 2014

    Queenstown: New Zealand's Corey Anderson clubbed the fastest century in the history of one-day international cricket - from 36 balls - as the hosts reached 283 for 4 from only 21 overs in Wednesday's rain-shortened third one-dayer against the West Indies. The young allrounder hit 12 sixes and four fours in...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd ODI January 1, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Upbeat with a 1-0 lead after winning the first one-day international, West Indies eye another win against New Zealand in the third ODI at Queenstown Events Centre on Wednesday. The second match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due...
  • 3rd ODI: New Zealand eye revenge against West Indies December 31, 2013

    Upbeat with a 1-0 lead after winning the first one-day international, West Indies will eye another win when they take on New Zealand in the third ODI at Queenstown Events Centre on Wednesday. The second match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain in Napier. The batting is...
  • 2nd ODI between New Zealand and West Indies abandoned due to rain December 29, 2013

    Napier: The second one-day cricket international between New Zealand and the West Indies was abandoned because of rain on Sunday without a ball being bowled. Heavy rain was falling at McLean Park at the scheduled local start time of 2pm (0100 GMT) and, though it abated after about three hours, the...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 2nd ODI December 29, 2013

    Napier: The second one-dayer between New Zealand and West Indies has been delayed due to rain. After clinching a low-scoring contest in the first ODI, West Indies will look to go 2-0 up in the second ODI against New Zealand in Napier. West Indies closed the contest in Auckland with just two...
  • 2nd ODI: West Indies eye another win over hosts New Zealand December 28, 2013

    After clinching a low-scoring contest in the first ODI, West Indies will look to go 2-0 up in the 2nd ODI against the host New Zealand in Napier on Sunday. West Indies closed the contest in Auckland with just two wickets to spare, with Darren Sammy playing a cameo, smashing 43...
  • Darren Bravo out of Windies' tour to New Zealand December 28, 2013

    Wellington: Leading batsman Darren Bravo has been forced to return home from the West Indies' cricket tour to New Zealand for undisclosed personal reasons. A team spokesman said 23-year-old Bravo, 23, remained in Auckland after playing in the tourists' two-wicket win in the first one-day game on Thursday and had now...
  • 1st ODI: West Indies edge New Zealand in low-scoring game December 26, 2013

    Auckland: Darren Sammy made an unbeaten 43 from 27 balls to help the West Indies to a two-wicket win over New Zealand in the series-opening limited-overs international on Thursday, helping the tourists rebound from their 2-0 Test series defeat. The win, completed in only 27.3 overs when the West Indies reached...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st ODI December 26, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary of this match, scroll to the bottom of the page) Toss: West Indies won the toss and opted to field. The West Indies have rejected any suggestion of a Test hangover going into the opening one-day international against a New Zealand side bolstered by the return of Jesse Ryder. Gayle...
  • West Indies ODI captain Bravo laments loss of key players December 25, 2013

    Auckland: West Indies One-Day international (ODI) captain Dwayne Bravo is lamenting the absence of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Marlon Samuels from the side as it prepares to battle against New Zealand in an ODI series starting on Boxing Day. The three players have been injured and will be unavailable for...