New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson cracked the fastest century in one-day international cricket history on Wednesday as New Zealand thrashed the West Indies by 159 runs in a rain-shortened third ODI.
West Indies One-Day international (ODI) captain Dwayne Bravo is lamenting the absence of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and Marlon Samuels from the side as it prepares to battle against New Zealand in an ODI series starting on Boxing Day.
Ross Taylor scored his third century in three matches to all but erase West Indies` first inning lead as off-spinner Sunil Narine took six wickets to help bowl the hosts out for 349 before tea on the third day of the third test on Saturday.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin rebuilt West Indies` first innings with a 200-run partnership to guide their side to 289 for six at the close of play on the first day of the third and final test against New Zealand on Thursday.
The West Indies made a cautious start to the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton on Thursday, putting the onus on occupying the crease rather than scoring quickly as they look to level the series.
West Indies must capture the wicket of key batsman Ross Taylor early if they are to prevent New Zealand from clinching the test series when the third and final match begins at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday, according to coach Ottis Gibson.