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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, September 13, 2014
What an irony! Karl Nunes walked
out to captain the West Indies in
their First ever Test, played against
England in 1928---he was a wicket-
keeper/batsman and today Denesh
Ramdin the wicketkeeper/batsman,
will skipper the Caribbean side in
their 500th Test match.
When Ramdin tosses the coin
against Bangladesh today at the
Beausejour Cricket Stadium in St
Lucia, it will mark a very significant
milestone in the history of West
Ramdin will personally like to reg-
ister a victory on this occasion and
upstage Nunes who led the West
Indies to defeat in their first Test.
The West Indies have won 162
matches out of the 500 and a victory
in this one, will give them a series
whitewash, as they lead the 2-match
A win there would give them a one
point in the International Cricket
Council (ICC) Test rankings.
Ramdin and his boys go into this
one a confident bunch, after their
crushing ten-wicket victory in the
opening match at Arnos Vale in St
Speaking on the eve of the match
said, "It is very important that we
play competitive cricket but the
Bangladeshis are not going to lie
They have aggressive batters so
our bowlers need to be on par with
them. We have to take our chances
in the slip cordon, if we want to win
This match is a very signficant one
for the West Indies as we have
reached 500 matches and the players
would love nothing more than to give
the fans a victory."
The West Indies received a blow
before the match with the news that
big opener Chris Gayle, who scored
a half century in St Vincent, is out
due to personal reasons.
With Gayle out, it is unlikely that
West Indies will drop Kirk Edwards
despite his run of low scores during
Edwards could well open consid-
ering Leon Johnson has mostly played
at No 3 in first-class cricket. With
a 1-0 lead to fall back on, it is also
unlikely that they would pick a five-
man bowling attack by bringing in
either Jason Holder or Shane Shilling-
Bangladesh on the other hand also
has problems as they are without
The opener has a skin infection
and will most likely be replaced by
Anamul Haque, who scored a century
in the opening limited overs inter-
national in Grenada.
Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur
Rahim is not a happy man at the
"You cannot save a Test match by
scoring 70s or 80s. I made a hundred
in the first Test but that still didn't
matter in the end. The main target
should be to get set and ensure that
the innings should be 100 to 150. I
am hoping for that to happen."
Bangladesh's confidence has taken
a significant hit with a 3-0 defeat in
the ODIs before conceding the St
They batted better in the second
innings but still could only manage
a negligible target.
They are also unsure on using Al-
Amin Hossain because of the scrutiny
on his action. The obvious risk is
that the umpires may call him again
but Sohag Gazi played the third ODI
after he was reported.
The pitch at the Beausejour is
expected to assist the West Indies
quicks and pacer Shannon Gabriel
in particular has had great success
West Indies: Denesh Ramdin,
Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards,
Leon Johnson, Darren Bravo,
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Jermaine
Blackwood, Jerome Taylor, Kemar
Roach, Shannon Gabriel and
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim
(capt), Tamim Iqbal, Shamsur
Rahman, Anamul Haque, Mominul
Haque, Nasir Hossain,
Mahmudullah, Shuvagata Hom,
Robiul Islam, Al-Amin Hossain, Taijul
Islam and Rubel Hossain.
NEW ZEALAND WOMEN
*S Bates b Smartt
S Curtis b Taylor
S McGlashan lbw b Smartt
A Satterthwaite st Aguilleira
S Devine c Selman b Smartt
K Perkins lbw b Selman
+R Priest b Smartt
H Jensen c Quintyne b Daley
M Nielsen c and b Daley
L Tahuhu b Smartt
G Guy not out
Extras (b1, lb3, w11)
TOTAL (all out, 44.1 overs)
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-2, 3-44, 4-59, 5-129, 6-135, 7-140, 8-141, 9-142, 10-
Bowling: Smartt 10-3-24-5, Daley 10-0-32-2, Mohammed 8-2-21-1, Selman
2.1-0-10-1, Taylor 6-2-15-1, Dottin 5-0-20-0, Quintyne 3-0-16-0.
WEST INDIES WOMEN
K Knight c McGlashan b Guy
N McLean lbw b Jensen
S Taylor c S McGlashan b Guy
D Dottin c Devine b Bates
S Campbelle not out
*+M Aguilleira lbw b Bates
S Daley not out
TOTAL (5 wkts, 40.1 overs)
Did not bat: S Quintyne, A Mohammed, S Selman, T Smartt.
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-36, 3-94, 4-126, 5-126.
Bowling: Tahuhu 5-0-26-0, Nielsen 8-1-30-0, Jensen 6-0-22-1, Devine 9-1-
24-0, Guy 8.1-3-26-2, Bates 4-0-17-2.
Result: West Indies Women won by five wickets.
Series: West Indies Women lead four-match series 1-0.
Player-of-the-Match: Tremayne Smartt.
To s s : New Zealand Women.
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson.
Smartt s five-wicket haul and
Deandra Dottin s attacking half-
century fired West Indies Women
to a five-wicket victory and to a
crucial 1-0 lead in the four-match
One-Day International series
against New Zealand in St Kitts.
Chasing a paltry 143 for victory,
West Indies waltzed to their target
off 40.1 overs at Warner Park, with
Dottin hammering an attractive
60 off 77 deliveries.
She shared two essential part-
nerships after West Indies slipped
to 36 for two in the 12th over. She
put on 58 for the third wicket with
Stafanie Taylor who hit 21 before
adding a further 36 for the fourth
wicket with Shemaine Campbelle,
who was not out on 18 at the end.
Seamer Suzie Bates took two for
17 while 20-year-old off-spinner
Georgia Guy picked up two for 17.
Earlier, medium pacer Smartt
snatched five for 24 to rock New
Zealand after the visitors won the
toss and opted to bat first.
Sophie Devine and Katie Perkins
top scored with 36 while Amy Sat-
terthwaite got 33, as left-armer
Shanel Daley picked two for 32.
New Zealand had a nightmare
start when captain Bates was
bowled by Smartt off the fourth
ball of the day without scoring,
playing across a straight delivery
and Smartt was on target in her
next over when she trapped Sara
McGlashan lbw for one, playing
back and across.
Struggling on two for two, New
Zealand were then rescued by two
partnerships. Firstly, Sam Curtis
(12) and Satterthwaite put on 42
for the third wicket before Devine
and Perkins added another 70 for
the fifth wicket.
Well placed to launch a late
assault at 129 for four, New
Zealand spectacularly lost their
last six wickets for just 13 runs, as
the innings plunged into terminal
West Indies lost Natasha
McLean for five in the seventh over
with the score on 20 and Kycia
Knight looked good for 21 off 44
balls before driving Guy to Bates
at cover. Dottin and Taylor then
took charge for West Indies in a
partnership that put the them back
on course for victory.
The right-handed Dotting
cracked seven fours and a six while
Taylor counted three fours off 54
balls. Taylor eventually gave
McGlashan a catch at cover off
Guy but Dottin carried to put the
Windies in sight of victory, before
departing in the 38th over. CMC
Smartt, Dottin give Windies series lead
Player-of-the-Match Tremayne Smartt with her award during the first
One-day International between West Indies Women and New Zealand
Women in the ICC Women's Championship yesterday at Warner Park in
Basseterre in St Kitts. Smartt claimed 5-24 to help the regional side win
by five wickets. PHOTO: WINDIESCRICKET.COM
The T&T National Games are
predicted to kick off by June next
year, for the latest.
This, according to the Minister
of Sports, Dr Rupert Griffith.
He was speaking to G-Sport
yesterday, while at the Diplomatic
Reception Launch of the Parlia-
ment in Port-of-Spain.
Griffith said the games will be
based on seven different disci-
plines culminating into a big
national final. The sports include
football, cricket, basketball, netball,
track and field, swimming and
"Now that we have the approval
we have to pull teams together.
We would have to go to the various
governing bodies of the various
Griffith predicted the National
Games to kick off around
May/June next year.
Finance Minister Larry Howai,
on Monday, announced Govern-
ment's commitment to sporting
elite athletes, developing football
at the grass root level, as well as
the proposed introduction of the
T&T National Games.
Howai assured that within the
general framework, government
will continue to fund elite athletes
so that they can attain excellence
at the highest levels of competi-
National Games set for June
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