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West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Antigua, 5th day

Coach Gibson hails all-round performance

Jul 29, 2012: 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

Subash Jayaraman in Antigua

West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Antigua, 5th day

Roach sets up crushing win for West Indies

Jul 29, 2012: 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

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

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

Guptill confident of New Zealand saving Test

Jul 29, 2012: Martin Guptill has said that with players like Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson to come New Zealand were confident of saving the Test

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

West Indies' chances reduce on flat pitch

Jul 29, 2012: 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

Subash Jayaraman in Antigua

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

New Zealand top order bridges gap

Jul 28, 2012: 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

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

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

New Zealand refuse to break

Jul 28, 2012: 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

Subash Jayaraman in Antigua

WI v NZ, 1st Test, Antigua, 3rd day

I'm more aware of my role - Kieran Powell

Jul 28, 2012: 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"

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

Gayle returns in terrific style

Jul 28, 2012: 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

Subash Jayaraman in Antigua

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

Gayle, Powell tons give WI edge

Jul 27, 2012: 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

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

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

Welcome back, Chris Gayle

Jul 27, 2012: Chris Gayle made a successful return to Test cricket after an 18-month absence, leading West Indies with a half-century in Antigua

Subash Jayaraman in Antigua

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

Glimpses of a glorious past

Jul 27, 2012: Ravi Rampaul and Kemar Roach hustled the New Zealand batsmen with the second new ball, rekindling memories of great West Indian fast bowling

Subash Jayaraman in Antigua

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

Gayle 'takes all the pressure off' - Powell

Jul 26, 2012: 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

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

Gayle and Powell deflate New Zealand

Jul 26, 2012: 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

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

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

Guptill battles the Narine threat

Jul 26, 2012: 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

Subash Jayaraman in Antigua

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

'We're on top' - Ross Taylor

Jul 25, 2012: 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

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

Honours even after Narine strikes

Jul 25, 2012: It turned out to be a bittersweet first day in Antigua for New Zealand, for though they fought hard they gifted away four wickets

The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Antigua

Martin expects plenty of swing

Jul 24, 2012: 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

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West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Antigua

Test lightweights scrap for rare success

Jul 24, 2012: The preview of the first Test between West Indies and New Zealand in Antigua

The Preview by Siddarth Ravindran

West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Antigua

Boult and Watling out of first Test

Jul 24, 2012: 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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West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Antigua

Gayle's Test return 'very exciting' - Sammy

Jul 24, 2012: 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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