Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 1st 2014 Contents The West Indies tail seemed up for
the fight but the top-order collapsed
in typical fashion as New Zealand won
the final Test by 53 runs at Kensington
Oval on the fifth evening, to walk away
with a 2-1 series win, their second in
The Kiwis declared at their overnight
position of 331 for seven and set the
home team a sporting 308 for victory.
The locals finally fell for 254 with 13
overs and four balls to go in the match.
It looked like an early finish when
Darren Bravo (40) left in early afternoon
with the score at 144 for seven. However
new boy Jason Holder and Shane
Shillingford had other ideas and batted
for two hours in taking the score to 221
but their efforts were not enough in the
Holder on debut scored 52 before he
played back to Mark Craig, with him
went the final hopes. He batted for 122
minutes, faced 79 balls and struck four
fours and sweetly driven six.
Shillingford remained unbeaten on 30
in 131 minutes off 101 balls with two
fours, when Jerome Taylor fell leg before
to Trent Boult to spark off the Kiwi cel-
West Indies were hampered early in
their chase by the loss of the usually
dogged Kraigg Brathwaite. The Barbadian
padded up to one that pitched in line
with the stumps and he was expecting
to move away with the angle. He lifted
his bat and the ball came back in,
brushed his pad and knocked back the
off stump. As Trent Boult and his team-
mates celebrated, he was walking back
for six with the score at seven.
Kirk Edwards joined an unsure Gayle
and they played and missed on several
occasions before Boult ended Edwards
misery with a delivery angled across
him, which took part of his bat on the
way to Ross Taylor at slip.
The next scalp was the big one, as
Gayle playing out of his zone got an
inside edge and was bowled by Tim
Southee for 11 with the score at 31. The
Jamaican faced 33 balls for his 11 runs
and just did not look the part. It was
the sixth time that Southee has gotten
the Royal Challengers Bangalore player
in 19 innings and third time in this series.
Chanderpaul and Bravo then batted
with great care and was together at
11.23am when the heavens opened. The
score at this point was 72 for three with
Chanderpaul on 23 and Bravo on 22
and an early lunch was taken.
After the resumption the visitors
struck big in the form of Mark Craig
who got the scalp of Chanderpaul. The
Guyanese was stumped for 25 made
off 70 balls with two fours. It repre-
sented the first time the left hander
was stumped in a Test match after
playing 265 innings. Which meant he
faced 26,291 balls before he got
All the while Bravo was a study in
concentration, playing balls as late as
possible and showing great care for his
wicket. Skipper Denesh Ramdin joined
him and they took the score past 100
without further alarm.
The rain then made an intervention
and after a very short break, Southee
bowling a nagging line just outside the
off-stump was able to send back
Ramdin for 29.
Bravo soon followed getting out to
yet another loose shot outside the off-
stump. He flayed at one that ended
into the safe hands of Kane Williamson
at third slip. He looked irritated at his
dismissal because balls like those he
was not playing at during this innings.
The Kiwis were patient and he finally
went after one and left for 40 made
off 98 balls with six fours.
At the end West Indies captain
Denesh Ramdin said that although his
team lost there are a lot of positives
that they can take from the series.
"Credit to Brendon, lots of positives
we can still take from this series. We
didn t put up the kind of fight we want-
ed to. The New Zealand lower order
kept pushing us and in the end it
worked against us. In the first innings
we could have pushed on but that s
Test cricket and hopefully we can get
it right in the next couple of match-
es."Kiwi skipper Brendon McCullum
said: "It was a good series played by
two very good teams and I thought
they put us under a lot of pressure.
Today was a testament to how good a
series it has been. Tom Latham and
Mark Craig have really stood up and
Jimmy Neesham is very valuable to our
side. Our fast bowlers have been great
overseas, taking wickets on these pitch-
es. You obviously want to score runs
but you also enjoy other people s suc-
cess. This series is ground-breaking for
The bandwagon now shifts to
Dominica where the two-match T20
series will be played on the weekend.
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in Antigua, on
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the second half.
To be honest,
to go through."
his view on Brazil's
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Kiwis clinch series
The Waterloo Institute of Soccer Play-
ers will create history as the first team
from the English-speaking Caribbean to
participate at the Barcelona Summer
Cup in Spain, which begins today.
The institute will be represented by
players of of its Under-10 team and play-
ers from various programme across T&T.
A contingent of 24, including players,
parents and officials left T&T on Sunday
en route to Spain, where the team will
compete in a seven-versus-seven format
for the Under-10 division until Sunday.
They footballers include Abdulah Noel
and Sherner Gray (Laventille United);
Real Gill, Josiah Wilson and Jaheim Mar-
shall (Trendsetter Hawks); Jkwon Bailey
(Fyzabad United FC); Jessiah Hercules,
Omari Charles, Jaron Pascall, Roshun
Williams and Tyreke Harding (Waterloo
During the trip, the executive of Wa-
terloo Institute will meet with the FC
Barcelona Foundation for discussions re-
lating to a FutbolNet Programme in T&T.
FutbolNet is a programme based in
Catalonia which seeks to promote
human and social development using
sport- particularly football as a tool.
The Waterloo Institute has extended
its appreciation to the T&T Football As-
sociation, the Ministry of Sport, the MP
for Couva North, the participating clubs,
other government agencies, NGOs, cor-
porate citizens and those who helped
raise funds for the team's trip.
Waterloo players leave for Barcelona Cup
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is stumped for 25 by wicketkeeper Walting during the fifth and final day of
the third and final Test match between West Indies and New Zealand at Kensington Oval, yesterday.
WEST INDIES VS NEW ZEALAND
N Zealand 1st Inns 293
Windies 1st Inns 317
N Zealand 2nd Inns
(overnight 331/7 dec)
Windies 2nd inns
KEdwardscTaylorbBoult . . . . .10
S Chanderpaul st Watling b Craig . .
D Bravo c Williamson b Southee40
D Ramdin c Taylor b Southee . . .29
KRoachcLathambCraig . . . . . . .7
SBenn cSoutheebWagner. . . .10
Extrasb4,lb15,w1,nb2. . . . . . . .22
Fall of wkts: 7, 23, 31, 81, 122, 129,
144, 221, 232,
Bowling: T Boult 16.2-1-48-3, T
Southee 16-4-28-3, M Craig 28-7-
84-3, N Wagner 16-3-50-1, J
Neesham 3-1-9-0, K Williamson 3-0-
Result: New Zealand won by 53
Man-of-match: Kane Williamson.
Man of the series: Kane
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