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Windies beat N Zealand by 9 wickets in 1st test
(AFP) / 30 July 2012
Fast bowler Kemar Roach took 5-60 and opener Chris Gayle hit 64 not out to lead West Indies to a nine-wicket victory over New Zealand on Sunday in the first of two tests.
Roach’s probing spell helped New Zealand topple from 199-3 overnight to 272 only 75 minutes after lunch at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Offspinner Sunil Narine claimed 3-91 to finish with match figures of 8-223, while swing bowler Ravi Rampaul took 2-52.
Brendon McCullum hit 84 and Martin Gutpill 67 to provide the visitors’ only resistance on the fourth day.
West Indies raced to 102-1 off 19.3 overs, with Gayle following his 150 in the first innings by blasting eight fours and two sixes off 49 balls. Kieran Powell compiled 30 and shared an opening stand of 77.
New Zealand 1st Innings: 351= West Indies 1st Innings: 522= New Zealand 2nd Innings= (Overnight 199-3)=
Martin Guptill c Fudadin b Narine 67
Daniel Flynn lbw b Narine 20
Brendon McCullum b Roach 84
Ross Taylor lbw b Roach 21
Neil Wagner c Ramdin b Roach 13
Kane Williamson b Roach 0
Dean Brownlie c Gayle b Rampaul 5
Kruger van Wyk b Roach 30
Daniel Vettori c Ramdin b Rampaul 13
Doug Bracewell lbw b Narine 0
Chris Martin not out 0
Extras: (7b, 8lb, 4nb) 19
TOTAL: (all out) 272
Fall of wickets: 1-47, 2-170, 3-194, 4-217, 5-217, 6-225, 7-225, 8-251, 9-258.
Bowling: Ravi Rampaul 17-3-52-2, Kemar Roach 23.2-4-60-5 (4nb), Sunil Narine 42-13-91-3, Darren Sammy 16-6-25-0, Marlon Samuels 3-1-22-0, Narsingh Deonarine 4-2-7-0. West Indies 2nd Innings=
Chris Gayle not out 64
Kieran Powell c Brownlie b Bracewell 30
Assad Fudadin not out 7
Extras: (1w) 1
TOTAL: (for one wicket) 102
Did not bat: Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin, Darren Sammy, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Kemar Roach.
Bowling: Doug Bracewell 6-0-25-1, Chris Martin 4-0-12-0 (1w), Kane Williamson 3-1-30-0, Neil Wagner 5-0-32-0, Daniel Vettori 1.3-0-3-0.
Result: West Indies won by 9 wickets.
Series: West Indies leads 1-0 with one match left.
Toss: won by New Zealand.
Umpires: Richard Kettleborough, England, and Paul Reiffel, Australia.
TV umpire: Marais Erasmus, South Africa. Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle, Sri Lanka.
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