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Cricket: Ramdin rescues West Indies innings

A swashbuckling 55 from Denesh Ramdin lifted the West Indies to 159-5 against New Zealand in the second and final Twenty20 international on Wednesday. The West Indies, who won the toss and elected to bat first, appeared to have lost their way when reduced to 67-4 in the 11th over before Ramdin joined Andre Fletcher in the middle. They put on 70 for the fifth wicket which ended when Fletcher (40) opted to sacrifice himself after he and Ramdin ended up at the same end in a running mix up.

Cricket: West Indies to bat first against New Zealand

West Indies captain Dwayne Bravo won the toss and elected to bat against New Zealand in the second and final Twenty20 international Wednesday. New Zealand have made one change from the side that won the first match on Saturday by 81 runs. Mitch McClenaghan comes in for Tim Southee to partner Adam Milne with the new ball. The West Indies have made two changes with Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder coming in for Samuel Badree and Kieran Powell.

Cricket: West Indies 289-6 at stumps

The West Indies were 289-6 at stumps on day one of the third Test against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Denesh Ramdin made 107 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul was not out 94. Corey Anderson was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers, with three for 25 off 14 overs. cf/mp/jw

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: West Indies 135-5 at tea

The West Indies were 135-5 at tea on Friday, the third day of the second Test, requiring a further 113 to make New Zealand bat again Shivnarine Chanderpaul was not out 18 with Denesh Ramdin on 15. For New Zealand, Tim Southee has three for 24. cf/bp/mtp

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: West Indies squad to tour India

The West Indies Cricket Board on Thursday announced a 15-man Test squad for the tour of India, starting later this month. West Indies will play two Tests, from Nov 6-10 and Nov 14-18 as well as three one-dayers on Nov 21, 24 and 27 at venues to be announced. A spokesman for the West Indies Cricket Board said that the participation of left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell is subject to him being passed as fit by the WICB's medical panel. Squad

Cricket: India ask the West Indies to bat

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss in overcast conditions and sent the West Indies in to bat in a key Champions Trophy match at the Oval on Tuesday. With both teams having won their opening matches, the winner is almost certain to book one of the two semi-final spots from group B. India retained the same side that defeated South Africa in Cardiff last Thursday. The West Indies were without wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin, who was handed a two-match ban for claiming a dropped catch during his team's victory over Pakistan at the Oval on Friday.

Cricket: Windies' Ramdin banned for two matches

West Indies' wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin was on Monday suspended for two one-day matches and fined 100 percent of his match fee for wrongly claiming a catch in the Champions Trophy. Match referee Chris Broad charged Ramdin with violating the spirit of the game following a hearing in London after the wicket-keeper had pleaded not guilty to the offence. "This is regarded as a serious offence as it is the responsibility of all players to act in the spirit of the game," Broad said in a statement released by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Cricket: Ramdin penalised for claiming dropped catch

West Indies' wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin was on Monday suspended for two one-day matches and fined 100 percent of his match fees for wrongly claiming a catch in the Champions Trophy. Match referee Chris Broad charged Ramdin with violating the spirit of the game following a hearing in London after the wicket-keeper had pleaded not guilty to the offence. "This is regarded as a serious offence as it is the responsibility of all players to act in the spirit of the game," Broad said in a statement released by the International Cricket Council.
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