West Indies

  • New Zealand look to secure rare series win December 13, 2013

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum basked in a glow of satisfaction on Friday after his side claimed their first Test win under his captaincy and soothed the jangled nerves of New Zealand cricket fans who were beginning to ask: 'When is it going to come?' Victory by an innings and 73 runs over...
  • West Indies face tough time ahead of series decider December 13, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies will probably spend the weekend trying to get their bowling lengths right before they head to Hamilton to try and save their three-match series after New Zealand won the second Test by an innings and 73 runs inside three days on Friday. New Zealand's pace bowlers captured 16...
  • I agonised over follow-on, says McCullum December 13, 2013

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum had possibly the easiest day of his Test captaincy on Friday but still agonised over asking West Indies to follow-on in the wake of criticism of his decision to do so last week in the drawn first Test. New Zealand's bowlers captured 16 wickets in 67.4 overs on...
  • Boult stars as New Zealand crush West Indies in 2nd Test December 13, 2013

    Wellington: Seamer Trent Boult delivered career-best figures of 10 for 80 as New Zealand thrashed West Indies by an innings and 73 runs inside three days to complete their first Test victory in more than a year on Friday. The 24-year-old Boult had taken 6 for 40, including five wickets in...
  • Chris Gayle, Pollard out of ODI series against New Zealand December 13, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies opener Chris Gayle will miss the limited over series against New Zealand after failing to recover from a hamstring injury, the West Indies Cricket Board said on Friday. The aggressive batsman had already been ruled out of the ongoing Test matches but it was hoped he would be...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 2nd Test December 13, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Kirk Edwards and Marlon Samuels made half-centuries to guide the West Indies to 158 for 4 in reply to New Zealand first innings of 441 at stumps on Thursday. On a day when rain restricted play to 62...
  • 2nd Test: Wickets put New Zealand ahead on Day 2 December 12, 2013

    Wellington: Kirk Edwards and Marlon Samuels made half-centuries to guide the West Indies to 158 for 4 in reply to New Zealand first innings of 441 at stumps on Thursday on the second day of the second Test. On a day when rain restricted play to 62 overs, Edwards and Samuels...
  • 2nd Test Day 2, NZ vs WI: as it happened December 12, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Ross Taylor scored his 10th Test century and surpassed 4,000 career runs to anchor New Zealand's 307 for 6 at the close of play on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies at...
  • 2nd Test: Taylor century lifts New Zealand on Day 1 December 11, 2013

    Wellington: Ross Taylor scored his 10th Test century and surpassed 4,000 career runs to anchor New Zealand's 307 for 6 at the close of play on the first day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Basin Reserve on Wednesday. Taylor, who scored a career-best 217 not out...
  • 2nd Test Day 1, NZ vs WI: as it happened December 11, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand hope to go one better and get their first win in 11 matches under Hesson and captain Brendon McCullum in the second Test in Wellington. The Basin Reserve pitch is expected to be livelier than the strip at the...
  • ICC to use Snickometer for WI-New Zealand Tests December 10, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced that Real-Time Snickometer (RTS) will be part of the Decision Review System (DRS) in the remaining two Tests between New Zealand and the West Indies to be played in Wellington and Hamilton. The RTS has been included as part of the DRS following...
  • Bangladesh wants WI U-19 team to stay on despite bomb blast December 10, 2013

    Chittagong: The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) wants West Indies Under-19 team to reconsider its decision to pull out of the current tour. West Indies decision to withdraw was prompted by an explosion near the team hotel in Chittagong on Sunday as the country prepares for general election next month, reports...
  • Unease over pending results on Shillingford and Samuels bowling test December 10, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson says he does not believe the International Cricket Council (ICC) should reveal the results of bowling test conducted on Shane Shillingford and Marlon Samuels while the second Test against New Zealand is underway. The deadline for the report into their action passes midway through the...
  • Williamson back for under pressure NZ, says McCullum December 10, 2013

    Wellington: Top order batsman Kane Williamson will return to New Zealand's lineup for the second Test against West Indies on Wednesday after coming through fitness tests on his broken thumb, captain Brendon McCullum said on Tuesday. Williamson, who suffered the injury in Bangladesh in October, missed the drawn first Test in...
  • West Indies keen to bowl first on green Basin pitch December 10, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies captain Darren Sammy had little hesitation in asking Brendon McCullum to bat in the first Test in Dunedin and would waste even less time in inserting New Zealand if he wins the toss for the second Test at the Basin Reserve. "I thought it was like the indoors...
  • NZ look to find winning touch against Windies in second Test December 10, 2013

    Wellington: Coach Mike Hesson says New Zealand's performance in the first Test against the West Indies was "close to perfect" even though the team had to settle for a draw. New Zealand hope to go one better and get their first win in 11 matches under Hesson and captain Brendon...
  • Bangladesh says World T20 safe after Windies pull out December 9, 2013

    Dhaka: Bangladesh cricket authorities played down security fears on Monday after a bomb explosion outside the hotel of a West Indian touring team sparked jitters ahead of the World Twenty20 next March. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Sunday withdrew their Under-19 national cricket team from a seven-match series underway...
  • Tuffey to co-operate with ICC fixing probe, Cairns furious December 9, 2013

    Wellington: Former Test fast bowler Daryl Tuffey says he doesn't believe he is the focus of an International Cricket Council probe into possible match-fixing by past New Zealand players and has pledged to fully co-operate with investigators. In a statement issued through his lawyers, Tuffey said he "intends to fully co-operate...
  • NZ's Kane Williamson expected to return for 2nd Test against Windies December 8, 2013

    Wellington: Injured batsman Kane Williamson is expected to return to New Zealand's lineup for the second Test against the West Indies starting Wednesday. Williamson missed the first Test at Dunedin, which ended in a draw on Saturday, because he thought he needed more time to recover from a broken thumb that...
  • West Indies refuse to play in Bangladesh, citing security concerns December 8, 2013

    Dhaka: Citing security concerns, the West Indies Under-19 cricket team Sunday declined to play Bangladesh U-19 in Chittagong, 242 km southeast of capital Dhaka. The visitors expressed their reluctance after a bomb blast Saturday night in front of their hotel in the seaport city Chittagong, where the West Indies team...
  • 1st Test: West Indies earn dramatic draw against New Zealand December 7, 2013

    Dunedin: The first Test between New Zealand and the West Indies ended in a draw on Saturday, with rain washing out the final session and preventing a potentially exciting climax. New Zealand were 79 for 4, chasing 112 to win when rain set in just before tea, providing the last twist...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 5 December 7, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 round-up: Darren Bravo provided stubborn resistance to New Zealand's bowlers bringing up his maiden Test double century to ensure West Indies made the hosts bat again and sent the first Test at University Oval into a fifth...
  • 1st Test: Darren Bravo's double hundred thwarts New Zealand on Day 4 December 6, 2013

    Dunedin: Darren Bravo provided stubborn resistance to New Zealand's bowlers bringing up his maiden Test double century to ensure West Indies made the hosts bat again and sent the first Test at University Oval here into a fifth and final day. Bravo, whose previous highest Test score was 195 against Bangladesh...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 4 December 6, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day three roundup: Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo made half centuries in a 117-run second-wicket partnership which helped the West Indies to 168 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on Thursday. Tim Southee and Trent Boult shared seven...
  • Ross Taylor fought off his demons with double ton December 5, 2013

    Dunedin: A maiden double century to put New Zealand in firm command of the first Test against the West Indies proved the sweetest way Ross Taylor could find to "fight off those demons". Taylor was unbeaten on 217 when New Zealand declared at 609 for 9 in the final session...
  • 1st Test: WI 168/2 following on, trail NZ by 228 on Day 3 December 5, 2013

    Dunedin: Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo made half centuries in a 117-run second-wicket partnership which helped the West Indies to 168 for 2 in their second innings at stumps on Thursday after they followed on 396 runs behind New Zealand on the third day of the first Test. Tim Southee and...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st Test, Day 3 December 5, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Ross Taylor's first Test double century helped New Zealand to 609 for 9 declared before his bowlers reduced West Indies to 67 for 2 as the hosts took firm control on day two of the first Test...
  • 1st Test: Taylor's double century puts NZ on top December 4, 2013

    Dunedin: Ross Taylor's first Test double century helped New Zealand to 609 for 9 declared before his bowlers reduced West Indies to 67 for 2 as the hosts took firm control on day two of the first Test in Dunedin on Wednesday. Taylor produced a controlled 217 not out and combined...
  • NZ vs WI, 1st Test Day 2: as it happened December 4, 2013

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor capped a dominant day's play for New Zealand with centuries as the hosts reached 367 for three at the close of the first day of the first Test against West Indies at...
  • 1st Test: McCullum, Taylor centuries grind WI on Day 1 December 3, 2013

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor capped a dominant day's play for New Zealand with centuries as the hosts reached 367 for three at the close of the first day of the first Test against West Indies at University Oval in Dunedin on Tuesday. New Zealand captain McCullum was on 109,...