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Day 5

2247dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Roach sets up crushing win for West Indies

Victory didn't seem so certain at the end of the fourth day, but West Indies delivered the knockout punch on the fifth, thanks to their seamers, to cruise to a nine-wicket win and take a 1-0 lead in the series

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'Today was my day' - Roach

Kemar Roach said he was pleased with his efforts after his 5 for 60 helped West Indies win the first Test against New Zealand at North Sound

2247dSubash Jayaraman in Antigua

Coach Gibson hails all-round performance

The West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said his side would cherish their victory over New Zealand, having not beaten them in a Test since 1996

Day 4

2248dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

New Zealand top order bridges gap

After playing catch-up for two days, New Zealand finally showed more control over a sustained period to entertain thoughts of saving the game, after West Indies held the initiative with a 171-run first-innings lead

2247dSubash Jayaraman in Antigua

West Indies' chances reduce on flat pitch

On a placid surface, the West Indian bowlers could not make deep inroads into the New Zealand batting line-up before the lead was wiped out

Day 3

2250dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Gayle, Powell tons give WI edge

Centuries by Chris Gayle and Kieran Powell, who put on 254 for the first wicket, put West Indies on the path to securing a sizeable first-innings lead, but a few late strikes after tea gave New Zealand an opening

2248dSubash Jayaraman in Antigua

Gayle returns in terrific style

Chris Gayle returned to the West Indies side with a century in his first innings, a performance that has put them ahead in the Antigua Test

2248dSubash Jayaraman in Antigua

New Zealand refuse to break

New Zealand found wickets hard to come by and at times struggled to control the run-flow. Their effort in the field did not flag though

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I'm more aware of my role - Kieran Powell

Kieran Powell, who reached his maiden Test century, on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand in Antigua, has said his focus was on playing the way he "knew it"

Day 2

2250dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Gayle and Powell deflate New Zealand

Chris Gayle didn't show any nerves or caution after slipping into Test whites for the first time in one and a half years, smashing an unbeaten 85 and sharing an unbeaten opening stand of 145 with Kieran Powell

2249dSubash Jayaraman in Antigua

Welcome back, Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle made a successful return to Test cricket after an 18-month absence, leading West Indies with a half-century in Antigua

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Gayle 'takes all the pressure off' - Powell

The opener Kieran Powell has said he needed to divorce himself from Chris Gayle's brisk scoring to ensure he did not throw his own wicket away on the second day in Antigua

2249dSubash Jayaraman in Antigua

Glimpses of a glorious past

Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach hustled the New Zealand batsmen with the second new ball, rekindling memories of great West Indian fast bowling

Day 1

2252dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Honours even after Narine strikes

It turned out to be a bittersweet first day in Antigua for New Zealand, for though they fought hard they gifted away four wickets

2250dSubash Jayaraman in Antigua

Guptill battles the Narine threat

Martin Guptill batted with lots of patience and application against Sunil Narine for most of the day, before giving it away three short of a hundred

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'We're on top' - Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor, the New Zealand captain, believes his team remains on top in the first Test against West Indies despite two late wickets from Sunil Narine

Others

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Boult and Watling out of first Test

The fast bowler Trent Boult and the wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling have been ruled out of the New Zealand side for the first Test against West Indies, starting in Antigua on Wednesday

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Gayle's Test return 'very exciting' - Sammy

The West Indies captain Darren Sammy is confident the return of Chris Gayle will be the top-order boost his side needs to post winning totals in the Test series against New Zealand

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Martin expects plenty of swing

The veteran fast bowler Chris Martin believes discipline will be the key for New Zealand's attack if they are to turn their tour around with victory in the first Test against West Indies in Antigua