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Cricket: West Indies defeat England in 3rd Test – draw series 1-1

West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Barbados, 3rd day

Windies defeat England, draw series 1-1

Darren Bravo

Darren Bravo

BRIDGETOWN, (Reuters) – A century partnership between Darren Bravo and Jermaine helped West Indies to win the third and final test against England at Barbados’ Kensington Oval by five wickets today to draw the series 1-1.

Set a target of 192 to win on the third day, after bowling England out for 123, the home side knocked off the total thanks mainly to a 108 run fifth wicket partnership between Bravo (82) and Blackwood (47 not out). Continue reading

Cricket World Cup 2015: Gayle’s 215 is first WC double century; 372 with Samuels breaks records

Chris Gayle 215 vs Zimbabwe- WC 2015

Chris Gayle 215 vs Zimbabwe- WC 2015

Gayle scores 215- fastest ODI double century – 16 sixes equals ODI record

After scoring the fastest ODI double-hundred, against Zimbabwe on Tuesday, Chris Gayle admitted he had been under pressure to score runs following a lean run of form recently. Gayle’s 215, which came off 147 balls, was the fifth double-hundred in ODIs and the first in a World Cup, and his record 372-run stand with Marlon Samuels the highest in ODIs – propelled West Indies to a formidable 372 for 2 in Canberra.

Gayle said that people had been expecting him to score a double-hundred for a while now and was happy to deliver. “There has been a lot of pressure. The runs haven’t been coming,” Gayle said. “It’s the first time in my career that so many people wanted me to score runs. The messages kept coming in – on Twitter. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen that so many people wanted me to perform. I’m glad I gave them something to cheer about.  Continue reading

West Indies win second T20 against South Africa to take series

West Indies win second T20 against South Africa to take series
Published on January 12, 2015 – Caribbean News Now
Chris Gayle - Man of the Match

Chris Gayle – Man of the Match

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — An amazing batting display by West Indies saw them break several records as they beat South Africa by four wickets to win the second T20 International at the Wanderers, on Sunday evening.

 The Windies were set 232 for victory after the Proteas posted 231-7 off their 20 overs. The visitors reached the target with four balls to spare – the highest run chase in T20 cricket. The win gave the Windies an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series – following their victory by four wickets in Cape Town last Friday night (January 9, 2015)
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Cricket: Windies defeat England in first Twenty20 match in Barbados

Windies defeat England in first Twenty20 cricket match in Barbados

Samuel cutsSamuels cuts during the 1st T20I   West Indies v England at Kensington Oval, on Sunday March 9, 2014.   (Credit: WICB Media)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday March 9, 2014, CMC – West Indies beat England by 27 runs in the first Twenty20 International cricket match at Kensington Oval here on Sunday March 9, 2014.

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Cricket: Windies sweep series against Zimbabwe

Windies sweep series against Zimbabwe

MARCH 23, 2013 – ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Rampant West Indies were propelled by another five-wicket haul from off-spinner Shane Shillingford as they routed Zimbabwe by an innings and 65 runs here yesterday, to complete an emphatic clean sweep of the two-Test series.

Shillingford captured five for 34 to send Zimbabwe crashing to 141 all out, half-hour before tea on the third day, surrendering meekly in the second Test at Windsor Park.

Classy opener Vusi Sibanda resisted with a polished 35 while Graeme Cremer and  Malcolm Waller both got 20, but no other batsman showed enough mettle to stand up to the Windies attack.

Part-time off-spinner Marlon Samuels weighed in with three for 35 to follow up a similar first innings effort, and finish the series with ten wickets following his four-wicket haul in the first Test at Bridgetown last week.
Shillingford, meanwhile, snared ten for 93 in the game to take Man-of-the-Match honours and finished with 19 wickets in the series to nail the Man-of-the-Series award.    Continue reading

Cricket: West Indies win Twenty20 Final against Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka v West Indies, Final, World Twenty20, Colombo

Samuels, Sammy give West Indies first world title since 1979

The Report by Sidharth Monga – October 7, 2012  Comments: 80 | size: A | A

West Indies 137 for 6 (Samuels 78, Sammy 26, Mendis 4-12) beat Sri Lanka 101 (Jayawardene 31, Kulasekara 26, Narine 3-9, Sammy 2-6) by 36 runs
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Marlon Samuels smashed 78 off 56 balls, Sri Lanka v West Indies, final, World Twenty20, Colombo, October 7, 2012

Marlon Samuels played a blinder to turn an embarrassment into a party © Associated Press
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Flair. Calypso. Frontrunners. Millionaires. Gold chains. Chris Gayle. No, no, no, no, no and no. West Indies’ first World Twenty20 win was more digging in, refusing to give up, running and fielding like their life depended on this match, stunning the home crowd, and pulling off one of the most amazing turnarounds in Twenty20 history, especially given the stage. Flair came from one the most eye-pleasing batsmen going around.

There’s no need to add “one of the” here, because Marlon Samuels played simply the best Twenty20 international innings ever seen when West Indies were down and the count had reached about eight. A feedbacker to Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary asked if Samuels’ 78 was the 281 of Twenty20 cricket. Continue reading

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