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Cricket: Best effort to lift Windies confidence

The West Indies have entrusted the ageing Tino Best with spearheading their attack against New Zealand in the first Test starting in Dunedin on Tuesday as they look to boost confidence and modest rankings. The pride of the Calypso cricketers took a battering with the way they were trounced in two Tests by India ahead of the New Zealand tour and captain Darren Sammy said they need to put that behind them quickly. "People might say India did not go well for us, but this is a new challenge, a new chance to focus and finish the year on a high," he said.

Cricket: Pakistan wrap up Twenty20 triumph over Windies

Pakistan defeated the West Indies by 11 runs to sweep the Twenty20 series 2-0 at Arnos Vale on Sunday. Pakistan made 135 for seven off their 20 overs before the home side, the world champions in the format, were restricted to 124 for nine in reply. Pakistan had won the first match by two wickets on Saturday at the same venue. dj

Cricket: Pakistan beat West Indies by two wickets

Zulfiqar Babar hit a six off the final ball to give Pakistan a two-wicket win over West Indies in the first Twenty20 international at Arnos Vale Stadium on Saturday. Pakistan finished on 158 for eight in replay to world champions West Indies' 152 for 7. The second and final match is at the same venue on Sunday. dj

Cricket: Pakistan beat West Indies in fourth one-dayer

Pakistan defeated the West Indies by six wickets on the Duckworth/Lewis method in the fourth one-day international at the Beausejour Stadium on Sunday. Set a revised target of 189 off 31 overs after the West Indies had totalled 261 for seven off 49 overs, the Pakistanis reached 189 for four with six balls to spare with Mohammad Hafeez top-scoring on 59. They lead 2-1 in the series with one match tied ahead of the fifth and final game in St Lucia on Wednesday.

Cricket: Samuels ton steers Windies to 261-7 against Pakistan

Marlon Samuels smashed an undefeated 106 as West Indies made 261-7 in the fourth one-day international against Pakistan at Beausejour stadium on Sunday. With the series poised at 1-1 following a tie in the third match on Friday, Pakistan won the toss and put the West Indies in to bat in a match reduced to 49 overs per side because of rain. dj

Cricket: Windies-Pakistan ODI due to start after rain delay

Play was set to get underway at 10.15am local time (1415 GMT) following the loss of 75 minutes of playing time due to a sharp morning shower ahead of the start of the fourth One-Day International between the West Indies and Pakistan at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday. With the series poised at 1-1 following a tie in the third match on Friday, Pakistan won the toss and put the West Indies in to bat in a match now reduced to 49 overs per side. str-bc

Cricket: Rain halts fourth Windies-Pakistan ODI

Rain has delayed the start of play in the fourth One-Day International of the five-match series between the West Indies and Pakistan at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia on Sunday. With the series poised at 1-1 following a tie in the third match on Friday, Pakistan have won the toss and put the West Indies in to bat first. str-bc

Cricket: Sri Lanka hit 219-8 against Windies

Sri Lanka totalled 219 for eight batting first the fifth match of the Tri-Nation Series against the West Indies at Queen's Park Oval on Monday. In a match reduced to 41 overs-per-side by showers that forced it into a reserve day, the West Indies have been set a victory target of 230 on the Duckworth/Lewis Scoring Method. str/lp

Cricket: Rain postpones Windies-Sri Lanka to Monday

Torrential showers forced the abandonment of play after 19 overs of the fifth match of the Tri-Nation Series between the West Indies and Sri Lanka at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday. Weather permitting, the match will continue on the reserve day, Monday, with the Sri Lankans at 60 for three and seeking to recover from a wobbly opening after they were put in to bat by West Indies stand-in captain Kieron Pollard.

Cricket: Windies, India resume ODI after rain delay

Play has resumed at Queen's Park Oval after a 90-minute interruption for rain during the fourth match of the Tri-Nation Series between the West Indies and India on Friday. Due to the loss of playing time, the West Indies have been set a revised target of 274 off 39 overs after India totalled 311 for seven batting first. Latest score: West Indies 69 for five off 14 overs. str/mw
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