West Indies has score to settle against Kiwis in Tests

Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2002, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore: New Zealand will commence its first of the two-Test series against West Indies on the June 21 at Bridgetown. This will be followed up by the second Test at St George, Grenada on June 28.

In the 10 Test series that have taken place between the two teams, West Indies has an upper hand having won five, lost two and drawn three. It has also an unenviable record of not losing a single series or a Test at home. Its two series losses have all come only in away series in 1979-80 and in 1999-00 - the latter under the captaincy of Brian Lara when West Indies had lost almost all its glamour of past stalwarts. West Indies after a comfortable 2-1 victory in the recently concluded series against India is looking forward to face New Zealand, albeit the One-day series loss against India. And in the recently concluded One-dayers against New Zealand, it has regained composure by clinching the series 3-1 margin. However it has a score to settle against New Zealand in the Test series as it suffered a humiliating series defeat in New Zealand in 1999-00 when it lost both the Tests. New Zealand has a very poor record in West Indies as it has not registered a victory on Caribbean soil in 50 years - to be exact dating back from February 8, 1952 when the first ever Test between the two countries took place. Added to this it has to overcome the loss against Pakistan at Lahore in the recent two-Test series, which was abandoned due to bomb blast. New Zealand's only happiest memory in West Indies has been way back in 1971-72 in its first ever away series when it managed to draw all the five Tests. So an interesting duel is on the cards from June 21 provided the rain God does not intervene. Given below are some of the stats confining to New Zealand-West Indies Test series:

Test wise results: PlayedWonLostDrawnWin %
West Indies301061433.33
New Zealand306101420

Series wise results:
Year Series won byTests Venue Captains;
1951/52WI1-0*2NZJD Goddard (WI)/B Sutcliffe NZ)
1952/53 WI3-144NZDS Atkinson (WI)/HB Cave (1)/JRReid (3) (NZ)
1968/69 Drawn 1-13NZGS Sobers (WI)/GT Dowling (NZ)
1971/72 Drawn 0-055WIGS Sobers (WI)/GT Dowling (2) /BE Congdon (3) (NZ)
1979/80NZ1-0*3NZCH Lloyd (WI)/GP Howarth (NZ)
1984/85WI2-04WIIVA Richards (WI)/GP Howarth (NZ)
1986/87 Drawn 1-13NZIVA Richards (WI)/JV Coney (NZ)
1994/95WI1-02NZCA Walsh (WI)/KR Rutherford (NZ)
1995/96WI1-02WICA Walsh (WI)/LK Germon (NZ)
1999/00NZ2-02NZBC Lara (WI)/SP Fleming (NZ)
Highest Total 
WI660/5 dWellington1994/95 
NZ543/3 dGeorgetown1971/72 
Lowest Innings Total:
Highest Individual Score:
WI258SM NurseChristchurch1968/69
NZ259GM TurnerGeorgetown1971/72
Best Match Bowling: 
13/155CA Walsh (WI)Wellington1994/95 
11/102RJ Hadlee (NZ)Dunedin1979/80 
Best Innings Bowling: 
7/27CL Cairns (NZ)Hamilton1999/00 
7/37CA Walsh (WI)Wellington1994/95 
Double Centuries
259GM TurnerNZGeorgetown1971/72
258SM NurseWIC'church1968/69
223*GM TurnerWIKingston1971/72
214MS SinclairNZWellington1999/00
214LG RoweWIKingston1971/72
213CG GreenidgeWIAuckland1986/87
208*JC AdamsWISt John's1995/96
209SL CampbellWIBridgetown1995/96
Total No.of Centuries scored (incl double centuries: WI-33, NZ-21=54)
Century on Debut:
100*AI Kallicharan WIGeorgetown1971/72
214LG Rowe WIKingston1971/72
100*LG Rowe WIKingston1971/72
214MS Sinclair NZWellington1999/00
Nervous Nineties:
WI99AF RaeAuckland1951/52
 97CG GreenidgeC'church1979/80
 95SM NurseAuckland1968/69
 91CG GreenidgeC'church1979/80
 91MC CarewC'church1968/69
 90DL HaynesGeorgetown1984/85
 90CA DavisPort of Spain1971/72
NZ95GM TurnerPort of Spain1971/72
 93NJ AstleWellington1999/00
Best Partnership for each wicket:
West Indies:
1st wkt276SL Campebell/AFG Griffith Hamilton1999/00
2nd wkt269RC Fredericks/LG Rowe Kingston1971/72
3rd wkt221JC Adams/BC Lara Wellington1994/95
4th wkt162OG Smith/ED Weekes Dunedin1955/56
 162C Greenidge/AI Kallicharan C'church1979/80
5th wkt189CL Walcott/FM Worrell Auckland1951/52
6th wkt254CA Davis/GS Sobers Bridgetown1971/72
7th wkt143DS Atkinson/JDC Goddard C'church1955/56
8th wkt83MD Marshall/IVA Richards Bridgetown1984/85
9th wkt70J Garner/MD Marshall Bridgetown1984/85
10th wkt31TM Findlay/GC Shillingford Bridgetown1971/72
New Zealand:
1st wkt387TW Jarvis/GM Turner Georgetown1971/72
2nd wkt210JJ Crowe/GP Howarth Kingston1984/85
3rd wkt241MD Crowe/JG Wright Wellington1986/87
4th wkt189NJ Astle/MS Sinclair Wellington1999/00
5th wkt144NJ Astle/JTC Vaughan Bridgetown1995/96
6th wkt220GM Turner/KJ Wadsworth Kingston1971/72
7th wkt143MD Crowe/IDS Smith Georgetown1984/85
8th wkt136BE Congdon/RS Cunis Port of Spain1971/72
9th wkt62*RS Cunis/V Pollard Auckland1968/69
10th wkt45RJ Kennedy/DK Morrison Bridgetown1995/96
10 or more wickets in a match
13/55CA WalshWIWellington1994/95
11/102RJ HadleeNZDunedin1979/80
11/120MD MarshallWIBridgetown1984/85
10/100CL CairnsNZHamilton1999/00
10/124EJ ChatfieldNZPort of Spain1984/85
101/66GB TroupNZAuckland1979/80
7 or more wickets in an innings:
7/27CL CairnsNZHamilton1999/00
7/37CA WalshWIWellington1994/95
7/53D AtkinsonWIAuckland1955/56
7/80MD MarshallWIBridgetown1984/85
7/74BR TaylorNZGeorgetown1971/72
Total instances of 5 or more wkts in an ings: (WI-17, NZ-17=34)
Wicket Keeping          
6 dismissals in a match:       
6AC ParoreNZHamilton1999/00      
6AC ParoreNZWellington1999/00      
6PJL DujonWIAuckland1986/87      
6CO BrowneWISt John's1995/96      
4 dismissals in an innings       
5CO BrowneWISt John's1995/96      
4KJ Wadsworth WIBridgetown1971/72      
4TM Findlay WIPort of Spain1971/72      
4PJL DujonWIAuckland1986/87      
 CO BrowneWIBridgetown1995/96      
Overall Performance of teams in Tests:
West IndiesNew Zealand
Eng 126523143-Eng8573840
Total3861421091341 29750119128
Captaincy Record:
 PWLDToss Won/Lost     
SP Fleming4516151421/24    
CL Hooper1748512/05    

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