West Indies

  • 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...
  • 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...