Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Mark Craig inspires New Zealand?s historic win over West Indies  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 13/06/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The off-spinner claimed four second innings wickets to finish with eight in the match as the home side crumbled to 216 all out after being set the daunting target of 403.

new zealand's cricket players celebrate on the pitch at the end of their first cricket test match against west indies in kingston jamaica.- ap

mark craig’s dream debut culminated in a 186-run victory for new zealand in the first test against the west indies at sabina park in jamaica on thursday.

the off-spinner claimed four second innings wickets to finish with eight in the match as the home side crumbled to 216 all out after being set the daunting target of 403.

there was an unexpected late flourish by the west indies last-wicket pair as last man shane shillingford belted the fastest-ever half-century by a caribbean cricketer in tests and dominated a record tenth-wicket partnership against new zealand of 82.

yet it only delayed the inevitable with new zealand captain brendon mccullum summoning kane williamson for the last over of the day.

he duly obliged by having benn caught at the wicket to trigger celebrations among the black caps at only their second victory in 16 test matches in the west indies going back to their first tour here in 1972.

craig’s haul of four for 97 complimented the very important early double-strike by tim southee after mccullum declared his team’s second innings at 156 for eight an effort highlighted by opening batsman tom latham’s battling 73 his second half-century of the match.

fresh from an excellent effort in the first innings when he claimed four for 19 southee removed openers kieran powell and chris gayle in quick succession.

powell fell without scoring while gayle who went past 7000 runs in test cricket in getting off the mark with a boundary departed in the seamer’s next over caught at the wicket in a manner similar to his first innings dismissal off the same bowler.

for the few fans gathered at sabina park hoping for a monumental effort from their hero in his 100th test match his swift demise was as much of a huge let-down for them as it was a considerable boost to new zealand.

craig then got into his own on the wearing pitch with the wickets of kirk edwards darren bravo marlon samuels and kemar roach.

leg-spinner ish sodhi chimed in with the all-important wicket of shivnarine chanderpaul before adding the scalps of beleaguered captain denesh ramdin and tailender jerome taylor.

“this is a dream come true. it surely doesn’t get any better than this” was craig’s reaction on receiving the man of the match award.

“it think it all went wrong for us in the first innings when three of our top six didn’t get a score” said ramdin in reflecting on the defeat. “we just need to spend more time at the crease.”

“this was a brilliant test match for us. to get 500 on that wicket was a special effort” said mccullum in relishing the victory.

“the bowlers were also outstanding because it’s tough to get 20 wickets on this pitch.”


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 29 2015 - HH the Emir Receives Phone Call from Ban Ki-moonQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Thursday received a phone call from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, during which he thanked HH the Emir on the ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Consumer spends on pharma products to increase to Dh5.03b by 2020Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai € Consumer expenditure on pharmaceutical products, medical appliances and equipment in the UAE has experienced a strong increase and is forecast to be valued around ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE- Time to put cyber security on top priorityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Kaspersky lab solutions block millions of attacks across the globe, which clearly indicates that cyber criminals are smart, but not smarter than security providers.This was ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Indian business council honours Emirati businessmenKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai - The Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) hosted a reception on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day of India at the Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay, on Sunday. ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE, Canada discuss ways to boost tradeKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi - Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade, received a Canadian delegation led by Martin Zablocki, CEO of the Canadian ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Emirates NBD facilitates Stanbic in $85 million loan facilityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait and Standard Chartered Bank joined the transaction as mandated lead arrangers while Al Khalij Commercial Bank and The Commercial Bank of Qatar ...

 Jan 29 2015 - NBAD profit jumps 28% in 2014Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi - A strong growth in incomes from interest and non-interest based revenues bolstered the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) profits to Dh1.372 billion in the quarter ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE pharma spend to hit Dh5 billion by 2020Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) It is also forecasted to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 9.78 per cent from 2014 to 2020 as, by then, the value of consumer expenditure on ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Parents happy with children's educationKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi: A survey by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has revealed that parents across the emirate are satisfied with their children's schools. The education ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Customers continue winning at Malabar Gold 1amp Diamonds FestivalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Customers continue to win at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' ongoing gold and diamond festival.The jewelry retailer's 4th edition of Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival in the GCC ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help