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New Zealand v West Indies 2008-09

Jun 1, 2009: Wisden's review of New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, 2008-09

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin

Gayle calls for tailenders to step up

Dec 16, 2008: While Jerome Taylor's century has pleased West Indies captain Chris Gayle, he expected the other bowlers to improve their batting skills as well. Gayle marked out fast bowler Daren Powell for criticism

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin

Gayle not a referrals man

Dec 16, 2008: Chris Gayle, the West Indies, captain has not given his stamp of approval for the new umpire referrals system for he felt it was the standing umpires' job to make the decisions

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Jerome Taylor century transforms game

Dec 15, 2008: It has taken some time for Jerome Taylor to prove his all-round credentials but it was indisputably provided with an innings as exhilarating and critical as any by a West Indian of late

Tony Cozier in Dunedin

West Indies in New Zealand 2008-09

Use referrals for 'obvious' calls - Vettori

Dec 15, 2008: Daniel Vettori has expressed concern that the new umpire referrals system could dilute the powers of the on-field officials

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New Zealand v W Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 5th day

Questions over facilities after washout

Dec 15, 2008: What could have been an interesting final day at Dunedin's University Oval turned out to be a damp squib

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Thrilled Taylor thanks Chanderpaul

Dec 14, 2008: After making an unexpected maiden Test century to rescue West Indies in the first Test against New Zealand, West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor thanked his batting partner Shivnarine Chanderpaul for advising him during their 153-run stand

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Big score is an innings away - How

Dec 14, 2008: Jamie How, the New Zealand opener, has said criticism over his selection for the Test series against West Indies did not bother him and despite low scores in Dunedin he felt he was in good form

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

Seamers do the job for West Indies

Dec 14, 2008: It wasn't perfect but it was certainly more like what John Dyson was seeking from his bowlers on the abridged third day of the first Test at shivering University Oval in Dunedin

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New Zealand v W Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 4th day

Taylor ton turns the tables on NZ

Dec 14, 2008: Jerome Taylor was the unlikely hero with the bat as his frenetic century at No. 8 altered the course of the match and upset New Zealand's plans after they held the edge in the morning

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

Ryder 'pretty angry' on missing maiden ton

Dec 13, 2008: Jesse Ryder, the New Zealand batsman, was furious with himself for missing out on a maiden Test century

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

West Indies bowlers worry Dyson

Dec 13, 2008: John Dyson said West Indies bowlers struggled to take wickets on "flat, international standard pitches"

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New Zealand v W Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 3rd day

NZ dismissed for 365 on rain-hit day

Dec 13, 2008: The weekend crowd at the University Oval finally got some cricket after a day and a session was lost due to rain and New Zealand, under overcast skies, steered to a position of safety by making 365 with two days remaining

The Bulletin by Kanishkaa Balachandran

New Zealand v W Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 2nd day

Rain washes out second day

Dec 12, 2008: Heavy overnight rain topped up with a series of daytime showers meant that there was no play possible on the second day of the opening Test at Dunedin's University Oval

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

Wayward seamers hurt West Indies

Dec 11, 2008: The signs on the opening day of the series weren't encouraging for West Indies

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

Flynn happy with maiden No. 3 outing

Dec 11, 2008: A smart call from Chris Gayle to review a not-out lbw verdict denied Daniel Flynn his first Test century, but the New Zealand batsman was pleased with his maiden effort at No. 3

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West Indies in New Zealand 2008-09

Different backgrounds, common debut

Dec 11, 2008: Brendan Nash and Lionel Baker were chosen for their debuts in the first Test of the series against New Zealand, after being picked for the ODIs in Toronto and Abu Dhabi. This shows that regardless of the sudden allure of the Twenty20 format, Test cricket

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin, 1st day

Flynn shores up shaky top order

Dec 11, 2008: The changes made by New Zealand's new coach, Andy Moles, in the wake of the batting disasters in Australia ensured the team held the edge over West Indies on a truncated opening day at the University Oval

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New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Dunedin

Edwards looks for 100 wickets

Dec 10, 2008: Fidel Edwards, the West Indies fast bowler, is eager to reach the 100-wicket landmark during the first Test against New Zealand starting in Dunedin on Thursday

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