West Indies

  • 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...
  • West Indies seek ODI revenge against New Zealand December 25, 2013

    Wellington: 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. "We're more comfortable in the shorter forms of the game," captain Dwayne Bravo said on the eve of Thursday's first of...
  • Careers on the line after embarrassing performances: Sammy December 24, 2013

    Hamilton: West Indies cricketers could lose their place in the regional side following the team's dismal performances on tours to India and New Zealand, captain Darren Sammy has conceded. Sammy has also admitted that his own position as captain is on the line after their humiliating two-nil series defeat to New...
  • Marlon Samuels out of West Indies ODI squad December 24, 2013

    Wellington: An injured wrist has ruled batsman Marlon Samuels out of the West Indies one-day squad to face New Zealand, with Chadwick Walton called in as cover, team officials said Tuesday. West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson said Samuels would return home to see if surgery was required on his right...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand beat West Indies to win series December 22, 2013

    Kane Williamson completed his second half-century of the match to take New Zealand to an eight-wicket victory in the third and final Test against West Indies and seal the series 2-0 after lunch on the fourth day on Sunday in Hamilton. Williamson, who had resumed after the break at Seddon Park...
  • 3rd Test Day 4, NZ vs WI: as it happened December 22, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day three roundup: Ross Taylor's third century in consecutive Tests and a devastating spell by Trent Boult have given New Zealand the upper hand after the third day of the third Test against the West Indies, with it the chance...
  • Dwayne Smith pulls out of Big Bash December 21, 2013

    Bridgetown: West Indies cricketer Dwayne Smith has pulled out of the Big Bash League (BBL), Australia's premier T20 tournament, the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) has confirmed. No reason has yet been given for Smith's decision to withdraw and speculation has heightened in Barbados over the sudden move after he played in...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand on top after bowling out WI for 103 December 21, 2013

    Hamilton: Ross Taylor's third century in consecutive Tests and a devastating spell by Trent Boult have given New Zealand the upper hand after the third day of the third Test against the West Indies, with it the chance to secure a rare series win. In the face of Boult's aggression, the...
  • 3rd Test Day 3, NZ vs WI: as it happened December 21, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 2 Round-up: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56...
  • 3rd Test: Advantage WI despite Taylor's fifty on Day 2 December 20, 2013

    Hamilton: New Zealand's Ross Taylor continued his impressive series with an unbeaten half-century on Friday, guiding the hosts to 156 for 3 after day two of the third Test in response to the West Indies' 367. Taylor was 56 not out at stumps and has now scored 416 runs in the...
  • Chanderpaul passes Border on run-scorers list December 20, 2013

    Hamilton: Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul on Friday overtook Australian Allan Border as the sixth highest all-time run scorer in Test cricket. Chanderpaul moved to 11,175 runs from his 153 Tests when he reached 98 not out on the second day of the third Test against New Zealand, with...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd Test, Day 2 December 20, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Day 1 Round-up A gutsy 200-run partnership between Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a perilous position on Thursday as the tourists battled to 289 for 6 on the first day of the third Test against...
  • 3rd Test: Ramdin, Chanderpaul lift WI on Day 1 December 19, 2013

    Hamilton: A gutsy 200-run partnership between Denesh Ramdin and Shivnarine Chanderpaul rescued the West Indies from a perilous position on Thursday as the tourists battled to 289 for 6 on the first day of the third Test against New Zealand. Ramdin was dismissed just before the close for 107 to end...
  • Ryder recalled to New Zealand one-day side after long absence December 19, 2013

    Wellington: Aggressive batsman Jesse Ryder has returned to the New Zealand side after a doping suspension and an absence of nearly two years when he was included on Thursday in the limited overs squad for matches against West Indies later this month. The 29-year-old last played for the national team in...
  • 3rd Test, Day 1, NZ vs WI: as it happened December 19, 2013

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bowl. The hosts kept the same side that beat the visitors by an innings in the second Test. "We will bowl first. It looks like a good wicket and there is a bit...
  • Shillingford faces uphill struggle to revive career December 18, 2013

    Port of Spain: Two former West Indies cricketers, Bryan Davis and Tony Gray, believe it will be an uphill struggle for suspended offspinner Shane Shillingford to rekindle his international cricket career. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Monday that Shillingford was suspended from bowling in international matches after his actions...
  • Anderson passed fit, NZ take same side into decider December 18, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand allrounder Corey Anderson was confirmed in his team's playing side for their series-deciding third and final Test against West Indies in Hamilton starting on Thursday. The 23-year-old Anderson had been troubled by a shin injury that prompted coach Mike Hesson to call Jimmy Neesham into the squad...
  • Taylor's wicket key for Windies in final NZ Test: Gibson December 18, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies must capture the wicket of key batsman Ross Taylor early if they are to prevent New Zealand from clinching the Test series when the third and final match begins at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday, according to coach Ottis Gibson. New Zealand hold a 1-0 lead in...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand aim for series win against West Indies December 18, 2013

    Hamilton: New Zealand's breakthrough win in the second Test against the West Indies has given it a taste for victory which it hopes to experience again in the third Test that starts at Hamilton on Thursday. The win at Wellington's Basin Reserve, by an innings and 73 runs, was New Zealand's...
  • West Indies' Shane Shillingford 'gutted' over ban: coach December 17, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies spinner Shane Shillingford is "gutted" at being banned for using an illegal bowling action but hopes to return to international cricket soon, national coach Ottis Gibson said in New Zealand Tuesday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced late Monday that Shillingford had been banned indefinitely after an independent...
  • ICC suspends Shane Shillingford for illegal bowling action December 16, 2013

    Dubai: In a major blow to the West Indies cricket team, off-spinner Shane Shillingford was on Monday suspended by the ICC for having an illegal bowling action, while another tweaker Marlon Samuels' quicker deliveries were also ruled illegitimate. "...an independent biomechanical analysis has found the bowling action of West Indies' off-spinner...
  • Darren Sammy laments bowler's failure December 14, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies captain Darren Sammy has lamented the failure of his seamers to exploit favourable bowling conditions against New Zealand in the first and second Test matches of their current three match series. Sammy has expressed disappointment in his bowlers after his side suffered a crushing innings and 73 runs...
  • McCullum unlikely to play wicketkeeper again: NZ coach December 14, 2013

    Wellington: Captain Brendon McCullum is unlikely to pull on the wicketkeeping gloves again for New Zealand, coach Mike Hesson said on Saturday. The 32-year-old is battling a long-term back injury and has already given up the gruelling role in Test matches, with BJ Watling taking the gloves in the longest...
  • WI coach Gibson slams his side after Test defeat to NZ December 14, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson pulled no punches in the dressing room after his team capitulated to New Zealand inside three days in the second Test at the Basin Reserve. "Embarrassed was mentioned. Lack of fight was mentioned," Gibson told reporters after a training session on Saturday, which was...
  • 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...