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West Indies defeated

Another abject batting performance by the West Indies condemned them to a 186-run defeat on the fourth day of the first Test against New Zealand at Sabina Park, Jamaica, this evening.

Chasing a victory target of 403 after the Kiwis declared their second innings at 156 for 8 today, West Indies capitulated meekly for 216 by the 48th over,

The hosts were 76 for 6 at one stage before carefree batting by the tailenders boosted the score to its final tally. Number 11 batsman Shane Shillingford smashed his maiden Test 50, while Sulieman Benn bashed a quick-fire 25 as the two added 82 runs for the last wicket at more than a run a ball. Shillingford’s 25-ball was the second fastest half-century in Test cricket history.

But it was all just a case of sound and fury signifying nothing as the regional side slumped to another Test loss.

Debutant off-spinner Mark Craig was named Man-of-the-Match for his match figures of 8 for 188, including the wicket of Marlon Samuels who bagged a pair in the game.

The second of the three-match series starts on June 16 in Trinidad and Tobago.

2 Responses to West Indies defeated

  1. Frederick Walcott
    Frederick Walcott June 11, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    ….. after their first innings tonguing, a WI bowlster cried “batting pitch” so the WI batsters went out and promptly converted it to a “bowling pitch”. Steupse!

  2. sammy June 11, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    what has Darren Sammy got to do with this dismal performance


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