The West Indies completed an emphatic nine-wicket victory at North Sound to take a 1-0 lead in this two-test series against New Zealand. The tourists were unable to fulfill the promise of their laudable fourth day performance and fell for 272, leaving the hosts the straightforward task of scoring 102 for victory.
Express fast bowler Kemar Roach has been ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing West Indies Tour of England because of a shin injury. Roach will fly back to his home country Barbados to begin his injury rehabilitation.
And so, it was another close Test but another defeat for West Indies. After running Australia close at home, the Caribbeans also competed against England. However, like against the Aussies, their efforts fell short.
Rain allowed only 30.4 overs on today’s fourth day of the Queen’s Park Oval Test in Trinidad. Australia only required 4 balls to dispose of the West Indies’ remaining wicket, and by the time play was stopped they were 73/3 and led by 127. With only one day to go the chances of victory for either side are slim, though Michael Clarke may feel that his side could still pull it off.