New Zealand XI v West Indians, Lincoln November 29, 2013

Chanderpaul, Rutherford hit fifties in drawn game

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New Zealand XI 227 for 8 dec (Rutherford 61) and 168 for 3 dec (Rutherford 72) drew with West Indians 230 for 6 dec (Chanderpaul 89, Craig 4-78) and 121 for 2 (Walton 61*)

Hamish Rutherford and Shivnarine Chanderpaul shone with fifties in a drawn three-day tour match between New Zealand XI and West Indians in Lincoln. The tourists took a lead of three runs in the first innings, and were set a target of 166 on the last day, but their innings ended on 121 for 2 with a fifty from Chadwick Walton after the two teams decided to end the match mutually.

None of the New Zealand batsmen, barring Rutherford, could convert starts into big scores after they opted to bat. Rutherford scored 61 but the team was in trouble at 129 for 6 after Tom Latham and Brendon McCullum were dismissed in twenties. However, Mark Craig (24), Todd Astle (30) and Anurag Verma (31*) stretched the score as the hosts declared on 227 for 8.

Kirk Edwards fell cheaply in the West Indians's response, in which they were helped by New Zealand batsmen Jeet Raval and Aaron Redmond, who played for the tourists in the absence of their full squad. Chanderpaul, however, scored 89 to lead them to 230. Offspinner Craig struck with four wickets in his 20 overs.

New Zealand put on a strong opening stand of 142 in the second innings as Peter Fulton (53) and Rutherford (72) retired out after their fifties. They declared on 168 for 3, soon after Brendon McCullum was dismissed for 10, with a lead of 165. The West Indians' reply was led by a fifty from Chadwick Walton and they were on track to chase 166 but the match was drawn before tea when they were 45 away from the target.

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  • Amit on November 30, 2013, 9:09 GMT

    All the WI need is one more Chanderpaul and they will never get out twice in a match.

  • Fuzail on November 29, 2013, 9:33 GMT

    I love both the teams . They are my 2nd Fav teams after india . May the better team win . i also hope that the pitches are not flat and we see more results than draws . even though the last game against England went down to the last over of the Test Match but still 0-0 scoreline after 3 Test is just not good enough for Test Cricket . I think NZ should go back to Green Tops because thats what they`re good at . they even have india coming for the test so producing a green top would`nt be a bad idea .

  • Android on November 29, 2013, 8:35 GMT

    @Sevugapandian Oh yeahhh. But we still can win matches outside our country (not being offensive), like yours. If you remember we won series against Saffas in south africa and poms in England. As fluke as it seems, we drew odi's in Sri Lanka as well. And you call us minnows?

  • ISNE on November 29, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    West Indies is going to win series against kiwis that is sure, kiwis already lost the confidence by lost with Bangladesh series, it is very weak in both departments, I think kiwis can look this seriously in future, now UAE, Nepal,Afganistan in the position to win kiwis in their own soil, that is going to happen, it is going to be big disaster for kiwis, they should play ore and more domestic matches in order to find more match winning all rounders, they should learn this from South Africa, already they got replacement for Kallis/AB/Smith like Mclaren/de Kock/Ingram.

  • Android on November 29, 2013, 6:42 GMT

    @HTC-Android WI are playimg an ODI series in India and they came here yesterday. So Jeet Raval, Aaron Redmond and others played for them. Chanders, Gabriel, Cotterel were here.

  • associate cricket fan on November 29, 2013, 5:20 GMT

    How come NZ players like Redmond, Raval, O donnel are in the WI playing XI?

  • Lindsay on November 29, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    Sooooo, McCullum. How 'bout them runs you needed, eh?

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