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Cricket: Ton-up Ramdin, Chanderpaul rescue West Indies

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 six on the first day of the third Test against New Zealand. Ramdin was dismissed just before the close for 107 to end a sixth-wicket stand that lifted the score to respectability after another Calypso collapse had seen the team slump to 86-5 soon after lunch.

Cricket: New Zealand aim to ram home advantage

New Zealand will field an unchanged side for the final Test against the West Indies starting in Hamilton on Thursday as they chase back-to-back victories for the first time in nearly six years. The home team are hot favourites to seal the three-match series after snapping a year-long win drought by wrapping up the second Test inside three days against a struggling West Indies side who will now be missing suspended legspinner Shane Shillingford.

Cricket: Boult takes 10 as New Zealand thrash Windies

Trent Boult led New Zealand to their first Test win in more than a year Friday when he produced career best figures in a fiery bowling display that crushed the West Indies inside three days. The West Indies lost 16 wickets on the third day as they handed New Zealand a comprehensive victory by an innings and 73 runs. It was the Black Caps first win in 11 Tests under Brendon McCullum who replaced Ross Taylor after their last success in Sri Lanka nearly 13 months ago. The West Indies resumed Friday at 158-4 in the first innings in reply to New Zealand's 441.

Cricket: Boult takes 10 as New Zealand thrash Windies

Trent Boult led New Zealand to their first Test win in more than a year Friday when he produced career best figures in a fiery bowling display that crushed the West Indies inside three days. The West Indies lost 16 wickets on the third day as they handed New Zealand a comprehensive victory by an innings and 73 runs. It was the Black Caps first win in 11 Tests under Brendon McCullum who replaced Ross Taylor after their last success in Sri Lanka nearly 13 months ago. "Everyone's obviously very happy," McCullum said.

Cricket: Lightning Boult strikes West Indies

New Zealand seamer Trent Boult took five wickets in a fiery burst Friday to destroy the West Indies first innings and force them to follow on for the second time in two Tests. The tourists, who resumed the day at 158-4, lasted only 35 deliveries before being all out for 193 with left-armer Boult producing career-best figures of six for 40. His last four wickets came in the space of six fast, inswinging deliveries that left the West Indies 248 runs short of New Zealand's 441 and captain Brendon McCullum did not hesitate to enforce the follow on.

Cricket: Bravo to lead Windies ODI squad against New Zealand

All-rounder Dwayne Bravo will lead the West Indies limited overs squad named Friday for a series of five one-day internationals against New Zealand starting later this month. However big-hitting opener Chris Gayle, who has missed the current Test series against New Zealand following a hamstring injury, remains unavailable, as does all-rounder Kieron Pollard who has a knee injury. The lineup includes nine members of the squad currently in the middle of a three-Test series against New Zealand. The squad for two Twenty20 matches next month will be named later.

Cricket: Taylor ton torments West Indies

New Zealand's Ross Taylor tormented the West Indies' bowlers Wednesday, making the most of an early let-off to score a century on the first day of the second Test as the home side reached 307 for six. The former skipper, who scored an unbeaten double century in the series opener, was dismissed shortly before close of play at Wellington's Basin Reserve for 129 when Shane Shillingford pulled off a diving catch. In-form Taylor arrived at the crease with the home side in deep trouble at 24-2 on a green wicket and was dropped before he got off the mark.

Cricket: Prolific Taylor steadies New Zealand after early wickets

In-form Ross Taylor steadied New Zealand's innings after a perilous start to the second Test against the West Indies at Wellington's Basin Reserve on Wednesday, scoring an unbeaten 70 as the Black Caps reached 186 for three at tea. The home side were in trouble early on, losing two quick wickets after being sent in to bat on a green wicket under overcast skies before Taylor led the recovery. Brendon McCullum was unbeaten on 37 at the break.

Cricket: N. Zealand's Taylor, Williamson steady ship after early wickets

Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson steadied the ship for New Zealand after they lost two quick wickets Wednesday on the first morning of the second Test against the West Indies. New Zealand slumped to 24 for two after being sent in to bat on a green wicket at the Basin Reserve in Wellington before recovering to reach 79 without further loss by lunch. First Test double-century maker Taylor, who was dropped before he scored, had progressed to 32, with Williamson not out 21.

Cricket: Windies target worn-out N. Zealand attack

The West Indies are hoping to take advantage of an exhausted New Zealand attack in the second Test starting Wednesday after the home side's bowlers sent down more than 200 overs without a break in the series opener. The visitors -- helped by wet weather -- battled to a draw in the first Test in Dunedin on Saturday after being forced to follow-on 396 runs behind but Darren Bravo mounted a stubborn rearguard action, top-scoring in West Indies' second innings with 218.
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