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Cricket: History: Rohan Kanhai-gifted, and talented, led the Guyanese march into the West Indies XI + video


Rohan Kanhai -1975

He was gifted with eagle-like eyes’ and he had the speed of a hare and the concentration of a man on fire.
Those qualities abounded in him, a testimony that can be retold by opposing bowlers from England, India, Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand.

Of course we speak of Kanhai when that dapper figure dons his whites and marches to the middle with bat in hand at the start of an innings in test matches, in first class games or what have you.

Hitherto unknown excepting for those who were fortunate to dwell in the areas of Port Mourant in Berbice, this new found West Indian cricketer blazed the trail of West Indies cricket, bringing joy to many who, among other things, defied the elements of the weather, inclement or otherwise, to see him pepper the most fearsome of bowlers in his quest of blasting for runs.            Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies versus Australia – First Test – updates

West Indies versus Australia – First Test – April 2012 – Barbados

WI v Australia, 1st Test, Bridgetown, 5th day

Adelaide ’06 heist inspired Clarke

Barbados ‘as special a win as I’ve had in my career’ | Scorecard | Report | Brettig: Courage in the gloaming | Sammy’s glimpse of paradise |      Clarke’s brave captaincy gave belief | Plays | Gallery | Stats – A unique victory

West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Bridgetown, 4th day

Australia turn tables on wobbly West Indies

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

April 10, 2012

West Indies 449 for 9 dec and 71 for 5 (Hilfenhaus 3-17) lead Australia 406 for 9 dec (Clarke 73, Harris 68*, Roach 3-72) by 114 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

WI v Australia, 1st Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day

Bowlers keep West Indies on top

Scorecard | Report – Clarke fights with half-century | Brettig: No. 3 not so elementary for Watson | Plays – Watson’s reputation grows | Gallery

Get more info on this and other matches at this website: espncricinfo.com

Chanderpaul puts West Indies out front – scores century

Published on April 9, 2012
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Shivnarine Chanderpaulcollected a milestone 25th Test hundred, putting West Indies in a favourable position in the first Digicel Test against Australia on Sunday.The durable left-hander was undefeated on 103, leading West Indies to 449 for nine declared in their first innings on the second day at Kensington Oval.West Indies however, failed to make a breakthrough before the close, as David Warner, not out 27, and Ed Cowan, not out 13, batted with aplomb, as Australia reached 44 without loss before bad light stopped play 6.1 overs early.Chanderpaul held centre stage, however. He is now third on the list of century-makers for West Indies, behind Brian Lara (34) and Garfield Sobers (26) and in front of Vivian Richards (24).He also eclipsed Lara’s record of 1,339 for most runs at Kensington Oval. He now has 1,374 at 52.84 from 28 innings in 16 appearances.Chanderpaul reached the landmark from 235 balls, when he pulled Ben Hilfenhaus through square leg for two, typically anchoring a determined West Indies batting effort.Several other batsmen got starts, but failed to follow Chanderpaul’s lead, as every West Indies batsmen reached double figures for the first time in history – Darren Bravo scored 51, Darren Sammy made 41, Carlton Baugh Jr got 22 and Narsingh Deonarine added 21.  Continue reading

Calypso Cricket video … Sobers, Worrell, Richards etc

Calypso Cricket video …. Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Vivian Richards etc.

This is a video filmed in Barbados that features mostly cricket as played in Barbados and some of the great cricketers that came out of that island.  It also features a number of memorable cricket moments by the great West Indian teams of the past, like Sir Gary`s six sixes in an over.  Some of the cricket greats mentioned are Garfield Sobers, Frank Worrell, Viv Richards with Clive Lloyd, Brian Lara and Andy Roberts..   Other cricket videos follow this video. Continue reading

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