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Cricket: Samuels, openers spark Windies to big win over Australia

Samuels, openers spark Windies to big win over Australia

Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels

A rollicking opening stand and a Marlon Samuels special lifted West Indies to their second victory of the triangular series over an uncharacteristically sloppy Australian side in St Kitts.From the strong platform of 139 for 1 after 27 overs the visitors’ innings lost momentum, and the target of 266 was vulnerable to an early assault on the short boundaries of Warner Park.

Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher duly hurled themselves at a bowling attack, which was missing Mitchell Starc, and were helped by a pair of dropped catches from Usman Khawaja.   Continue reading

West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua

West Indies draw first Test against England – in Antigua
Published on April 18, 2015
NORTH SOUND, Antigua — Jason Holder struck a superb maiden first-class and Test century to guide West Indies to a hard-fought draw in the first Test against England at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground on Friday.

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Jason Holder

The 23-year-old six-footer played a match-saving innings under great pressure to finish 103 not out off 149 balls with 15 fours in 3 1/2 hours. West Indies got support from a crowd of over 9,000 and batted close to 130 overs in their second innings to close on 350-7 after being set 438 to win.

Holder earned the Man-of-the-Match award and shared a resolute seventh-wicket stand of 105 with captain Denesh Ramdin, who made 57 off 141 balls. Continue reading

Cricket: Windies lose in exciting finale after winning series

Cricket: Windies go down in exciting finale

T20 cricketBarbados-born seamer Christopher Jordan proved to be England’s hero, snatching three for 39 from his four overs, including the crucial wicket of Ramdin in the penultimate over.

Barbados, Thursday March 13, 2014, CMC – West Indies failed in their bid to complete a clean sweep, as England held their nerve to record a consolation victory, in an exciting finale to their three-match Twenty20 International series here Thursday.

Set a challenging but achievable 166 to win, West Indies were propelled by Lendl Simmons who top scored with 69 and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin who got 33, as the finished five runs short of their target at Kensington Oval.  Continue reading

The rot in West Indies cricket – commentary

The rot in West Indies cricket

West Indies cricket team logoNOVEMBER 22, 2013 · By Stabroek News

The West Indies team were the most accommodating of guests in the two Test series in India to mark the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, by allowing their hosts to dominate them as never before, losing twice by an innings and within three days. Apart from their gracious guard of honour to welcome the great man to the wicket, in what turned out to be his last Test innings, their pathetic display was the rudest possible farewell gift they could have given to a fellow professional and legend of the game; it was, moreover, an embarrassment to all followers of West Indies cricket, even when held up against the many embarrassments of the past 15 years or so.

In the first Test at Kolkata, only two West Indians appeared to be playing Test cricket, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Shane Shillingford; at Mumbai, they were belatedly joined by Denesh Ramdin. But, it has to be said, even Chanderpaul could not quite live up to his own lofty standards.          Continue reading

T&T defeat Guyana – take third Caribbean Twenty20 title

T&T defeat Guyana – take third Caribbean Twenty20 title

Ramdin-TTPicture:  T&T captain Denesh Ramdin poses with the CT20 trophy. ( WICB Media)  

GROS ISLET, St Lucia, Monday January 21, 2013 – Mighty Trinidad and Tobago reduced the Caribbean Twenty20 final to a no-contest as they crushed out-of-sorts Guyana in a authoritative performance to march to their third consecutive title here Sunday night – January 20,2013.

The defending champions hardly put a foot wrong, limiting Guyana to an inadequate 116 for six off their 20 overs and then cruising to their target with over seven overs left at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium.   Continue reading