March 9 - 13, 2006

New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Auckland

New Zealand 275 (Styris 103*, Astle 51) and 272 (McCullum 74, Gayle 4-71) beat West Indies 257 (Sarwan 62, Bravo 59) and 263 (Gayle 82, Ganga 95, Bond 5-69) by 27 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

5th day
Bulletin - Bond five-for seals New Zealand win
News - A six to rue
Gallery - New Zealand complete fightback

4th day
Bulletin - Pacy Bond sets up tantalising finish
Gallery - Windies cruise before Bond bust

3rd day
Bulletin - West Indies start well in quest of 291
Gallery - Windies stand counted

2nd day
Bulletin - West Indies hit back with crucial wickets
Gallery - Test hangs in the balance

1st day
Bulletin - Allrounder Styris inspires NZ
Gallery - Styris brightens up a gloomy day

Preview package
Tony Cozier - Lara: 'This three-Test series could be the turning point'
Fazeer Mohammed - Lara wants runs from Chanderpaul
Fazeer Mohammed - Lara tired of being at the centre of the storm
Tony Cozier - West Indies mull over the Bravo puzzle