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West Indies wrap up victory, series triumph over New Zealand

West Indies wrap up victory, series triumph over New Zealand

Published on August 6, 2012 – Caribbean News Now

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Kemar Roach demonstrated the new level of confidence in the West Indies team as he played a fantastic innings to lead the team to victory in the second Digicel Test match on Sunday morning. Roach made a Test-best score of 41 off 60 balls as the West Indies sped to 206-5 to win by five wickets in the first session of the fourth day, and spark celebrations at Sabina Park.

It gave the West Indies a clean-sweep of the two-match Digicel Test Series as they showcased their dominance over the Black Caps. Roach added a priceless 70 runs for the fifth wicket with veteran Shiv Chanderpaul, who ended on 43 not out and had the honour of hitting the winning run.

The 24-year-old Roach won the Digicel Man-of-the-Series award – mainly for his bowling – which brought him 12 wickets at an impressive average of 18.25 runs per wicket. He is the joint leading bowler in Test cricket this year with 39 wickets in just seven matches at an average of 22.25 runs. Continue reading

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