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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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Is This Really Cricket? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Is This Really Cricket? –  By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Cricket, lovely cricket? Hardly. When the wickets are tumbling you can’t find anyone to hold up the side! If you happen to be a West Indian fan then heaven help you.

There is more confusion in West Indies cricket than ever before and most of it is beyond the pavilion. Test Cricket these days is being played in empty stadiums while the crowds turn up for the T20 variety. Gone are the days when this most genteel of games would cause the imagination to soar to unattainable peaks. Money, politics and big business have injected angst and personal venom in cricket. The game of gentleman and women has been lost in various forms of baiting, racial bashing and dressing room bullying.

One only has to read Kevin Pieterson’s autobiography to understand the level of cynicism that pervades world cricket. In the gloomy maze in which cricket finds itself one factor is common. The faithful and loyal cricket fans are being taken for a ride. Continue reading