23rd December 2013
When the Sawdust Settles – match reviews
3rd Test Match: New Zealand v West Indies at Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand
New Zealand 349 (Taylor 131, Narine 6-91) & 124-2 beat West Indies 367 (Chanderpaul 122no, Ramdin 107) & 103 by 8 wickets
Back in October, when West Indies confirmed the timing of their ad hoc ‘Tendulkar tour’ in the Asian sub-continent, immediately ahead of their visit down under, I emailed the following to Roland:
“The success of the tour of India will be measured by the quality of cricket WI play, not the result. The opposite is true when they go to New Zealand.” He didn’t disagree.
After taking a basting in India and getting a stuffing in New Zealand the turkeys have now flown home for Christmas. When the WICB, selectors and coaching staff all sit down to reflect on 2013 and make their New Year resolutions, how many chickens and truths will come home to roost? Continue reading