Jamaica Select XI v New Zealanders, 3rd day, Jamaica June 5, 2014

Craig stakes claim with four-wicket haul

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New Zealanders 203 for 9 dec (Williamson 47, Jacobs 4-69) and 132 for 9 dec (Taylor 55*, Green 5-41) beat Jamaica Select XI 122 for 9 dec (Lewis 30, Sodhi 5-35) and 90 (Palmer 52, Craig 4-8) by 123 runs
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New Zealanders bowled Jamaica Select XI out for 90 in just 32.5 overs to wrap up a 123-run win in their final warm-up game at the Trelawny Stadium. They must have wished, however, that the match had gone on longer than it did, considering the lengths they went to get in more practice for their bowlers ahead of the first Test, which starts on Sunday.

When Select XI lost their eighth wicket with their score at 43, their opening batsman Horace Miller walked in to bat for a second time in the innings. When they lost Miller 7.4 overs later, he was replaced by his opening partner John Campbell, also batting a second time. And after Select XI were bowled out, New Zealanders continued bowling to their batsmen, till the scheduled 5.00pm finish.

The day began with the umpires deciding that the pitch used for the first two days was too dangerous to continue playing on. The new pitch was too damp for play to begin immediately, however, and the start was delayed by 40 minutes.

Resuming on 65 for 7 in their second innings, New Zealanders went on to declare on a score of 132 for 9, with Ross Taylor, who batted at No. 8, unbeaten on 55 off 62 balls. Medium-pacer Derval Green took both the wickets that fell in the morning to finish with figures of five for 41.

Set 214 to win, Select XI got off to a disastrous start, with Trent Boult and Tim Southee reducing them to 3 for 3 inside seven overs. Offspinner Mark Craig then struck three times in the same over to have them 20 for 6. There was no recovery after that, even though Paul Palmer, Select XI's captain, went on to score 52 off 67 balls. Craig finished with four wickets in the innings and five in the match, to go with three in New Zealanders' one innings of bowling in the first tour game and stake a claim for a Test debut in Kingston.

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  • on June 12, 2014, 23:21 GMT

    No Neesham eh SameOld? 127 runs and a test victory later.... sigh..... You're a good comments man no doubt.. but everything is relative 8-) My team effectively was bang on! They just brought in Craig and Neesham BOTH once Anderson was injured.... so, in a sense, if Anderson was fit he may have played in YOURS and the NUMBER ONE Black Caps line-up instead of Neesham - but BOTH were in mine. So Neesham's match-winning knock and Craig's MOTM bowling would both have come to the fore and happened in MY test line-up. You left out Neesham and had one of Fulton/Rutherford instead... that you tried to add explanation to this shortsightedness, only made it funnier. And now they are trying to work out how to have both Neesham and Corey in the 1st XI, when I already answered the riddle. Open with Corey or Baz and you have your best XI for WI tour. In this sense, I am a whole test ahead of even Hesson. Ah well, you'll catch up too SameOld.. You'll be like kiwicricketnut and I one day still 8-) lolz

  • on June 7, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    Boult and Southee are our best quicks, no question about that, Craig and Sodhi have to play as our spinners, Fulton days are over, how many chances do you have to have? Stick with Rutherford he is young, we don't want to go down that track when his father played in the West Indies. My team for the 1st test, Rutherford, Latham, Williamsom, Taylor, McCullum, Waitling, Anderson, Craig, Ronchi, Southee and Boult. It's is so great to see that NZ cricket have let the Young players develop into the side.

  • westen2 on June 6, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    Even though bowling was great, I would still be disappointed at the NZ batting albeit Taylor's performance. However, I am not strongly optimistic about a series victory for the NZ given that there is a possibility of Sunil Narine to return. Apart from B McCullim, spin has been a cause of concern for all the batsmen in the. New Zealand cricket team. Granted, that the test championships are quite far away, both the teams need to qualify and improve their test ability. West Indies too has a rough time, apart from Chanderpaul,Bravo, Gayle and Narine, there is not anyone else who they would call a match winner. Now that Sammy is gone, Pollard not being a Test player; WI advantage of all rounders is waived and solely dependant on Bravo. Sarwan and Darren Bravo are to be in good form in order for them build up their middle order form Ramdin. Lastly, WI and NZ are the 2 teams who need to really pull up their socks in order for them to qualify for England. Likely candidates:- Aus, SA,Ind Eng

  • Jordanious77 on June 6, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    POST 2.

    MY TEAM:

    Latham, Ronchi, Williamson, Taylor, McCullum, Anderson, Watling, Sodhi, Southee, Boult, Craig/Wagner

    Imo Rutherford and Fulton have been terrible to say the least. Ronchi has been one of the better batsman in the warm-up matches but Watling has been the best ;) SO the only place to fit him in is as opener.

    I respect the stance of putting Neesh up, but he has been in pretty bad batting form (compared to Ronchi) and i feel Ronchi has the experience to grind out and bat for time.

    I know ronchi failed opening in limited overs because (lets be honest) He couldn't see the ball swing. But Fulton is arguably worse and i can't see Rutherford scoring over 30.

    Neesham could be a better option, but i'd rather put my cash on Ronchi who was a standout in the ODI team, showed he is a somewhat mature batsman.

    So thanks for reading my posts :)

    GO NEW ZEALAND

  • Jordanious77 on June 6, 2014, 12:44 GMT

    Im torn.........

    I know I said Craig would only be there as a compliment to Sodhi but...

    IF there is another minefield like the 2 practice game's I'd almost think it a good idea to play with 5 specialist bowlers. But realistically it's a choice between Wagner, Craig and Neesham. I enjoy the talk of opening with Neesh but it's not going to happen, especially because he hasn't exactly blown us away with amazing scores over the 2 practice matches.

    Wagner is tireless and seems to pick up wickets at crucial times, BUT craig has shown he can be a massive threat on spinning tracks. BUT (2nd but) it has been proven the NZ attack can look gutless in the middle overs when we are playing with 2 spinners.

    For the guy who said dump Boult or Southee, no.. Just no.

    Has it been mentioned both boult and southee average in the 50's when bowling without the other, but low 20's together? They are a team and their bowling goes perfectly TOGETHER.

    My team will be in my next post ;)

  • SameOld on June 6, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    I think Fulton will probably get another chance, although I'd rather Latham. No way KW or Neesham will open, that's just crazy talk. More likely Baz will go back to the top (and that is NOT likely). Rutherford... Well, Rutherford will play, for better or worse, so no point speculating.

    My team would be: Rutherford, Latham, Williamson, Taylor, McCullum, Anderson, Watling, Southee, Sodhi, Wagner, Boult.

    I'd love to see Neesham in the side, but Wagner is bowling tons of overs, executing Baz's plans really well, and is a great foil for Tim & Trent (who can be great, but both blow a little hot and cold at times). Neesham isn't even close to being in the same league as a bowler. His best chance to play is a batsman or Anderson losing fitness or form. Until then, he waits.

    No room for Craig either, unless he's preferred over Sodhi (doubt it). I don't care if they're playing in sandpit, NZ has seamers for weeks right now. Playing two spinners makes no sense.

  • kiwicricketnut on June 6, 2014, 4:42 GMT

    @ sam_m234324, i like wagner, he's a hearty bowler really in the batsmans face with his aggression and never seems to tire but i think his skills with the old ball are a bit of a myth, people say he can reverse the old ball especially on abbrasive wickets like the ones in the windies but im yet to see him do this, he gets far less swing than boult or southee and i've never seen him reverse it once, another thing that dissapointed me was how quick everyone said he was but in reality is slower than all the other quicks even neesham is quicker and anderson would be on par with him, he's done a fine job as the third seamer but is still miles behind southee and boult so if craig plays its definately wagner who has to miss out and will be up to sohdi and craig to apply the pressure with the old ball.

  • on June 5, 2014, 21:10 GMT

    And @roadrunner440 - Only an idiot would drop Wagner or Neesham from the Indian series. What if you had 'sacrificed' Neesham versus India? We would have lost that test and Baz would never have got 300. Be careful what you wish for and spare us your 'knowledge'? It is a misnomer.

  • on June 5, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    @StevieS Oh please, it happens to be my real name and nowhere in my profile does it state I'm former Black cap. If you will please check it out, it'll be a relief for me. Thanks

    cricinfo please publish.

  • JoshFromJamRock on June 5, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    If NZ wanted to practice the Sagicor High Performance Team would have been a way better challenge. Their middle order is quite formidable with 4 players (Blackwood, Ambris, Johnson and Carter) destined to make the WI team in the very new future and their bowling also has maturing bowlers in Cotterell, Cummings, Brathwaite, Bishoo and Nurse.

  • on June 12, 2014, 23:21 GMT

    No Neesham eh SameOld? 127 runs and a test victory later.... sigh..... You're a good comments man no doubt.. but everything is relative 8-) My team effectively was bang on! They just brought in Craig and Neesham BOTH once Anderson was injured.... so, in a sense, if Anderson was fit he may have played in YOURS and the NUMBER ONE Black Caps line-up instead of Neesham - but BOTH were in mine. So Neesham's match-winning knock and Craig's MOTM bowling would both have come to the fore and happened in MY test line-up. You left out Neesham and had one of Fulton/Rutherford instead... that you tried to add explanation to this shortsightedness, only made it funnier. And now they are trying to work out how to have both Neesham and Corey in the 1st XI, when I already answered the riddle. Open with Corey or Baz and you have your best XI for WI tour. In this sense, I am a whole test ahead of even Hesson. Ah well, you'll catch up too SameOld.. You'll be like kiwicricketnut and I one day still 8-) lolz

  • on June 7, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    Boult and Southee are our best quicks, no question about that, Craig and Sodhi have to play as our spinners, Fulton days are over, how many chances do you have to have? Stick with Rutherford he is young, we don't want to go down that track when his father played in the West Indies. My team for the 1st test, Rutherford, Latham, Williamsom, Taylor, McCullum, Waitling, Anderson, Craig, Ronchi, Southee and Boult. It's is so great to see that NZ cricket have let the Young players develop into the side.

  • westen2 on June 6, 2014, 18:35 GMT

    Even though bowling was great, I would still be disappointed at the NZ batting albeit Taylor's performance. However, I am not strongly optimistic about a series victory for the NZ given that there is a possibility of Sunil Narine to return. Apart from B McCullim, spin has been a cause of concern for all the batsmen in the. New Zealand cricket team. Granted, that the test championships are quite far away, both the teams need to qualify and improve their test ability. West Indies too has a rough time, apart from Chanderpaul,Bravo, Gayle and Narine, there is not anyone else who they would call a match winner. Now that Sammy is gone, Pollard not being a Test player; WI advantage of all rounders is waived and solely dependant on Bravo. Sarwan and Darren Bravo are to be in good form in order for them build up their middle order form Ramdin. Lastly, WI and NZ are the 2 teams who need to really pull up their socks in order for them to qualify for England. Likely candidates:- Aus, SA,Ind Eng

  • Jordanious77 on June 6, 2014, 12:51 GMT

    POST 2.

    MY TEAM:

    Latham, Ronchi, Williamson, Taylor, McCullum, Anderson, Watling, Sodhi, Southee, Boult, Craig/Wagner

    Imo Rutherford and Fulton have been terrible to say the least. Ronchi has been one of the better batsman in the warm-up matches but Watling has been the best ;) SO the only place to fit him in is as opener.

    I respect the stance of putting Neesh up, but he has been in pretty bad batting form (compared to Ronchi) and i feel Ronchi has the experience to grind out and bat for time.

    I know ronchi failed opening in limited overs because (lets be honest) He couldn't see the ball swing. But Fulton is arguably worse and i can't see Rutherford scoring over 30.

    Neesham could be a better option, but i'd rather put my cash on Ronchi who was a standout in the ODI team, showed he is a somewhat mature batsman.

    So thanks for reading my posts :)

    GO NEW ZEALAND

  • Jordanious77 on June 6, 2014, 12:44 GMT

    Im torn.........

    I know I said Craig would only be there as a compliment to Sodhi but...

    IF there is another minefield like the 2 practice game's I'd almost think it a good idea to play with 5 specialist bowlers. But realistically it's a choice between Wagner, Craig and Neesham. I enjoy the talk of opening with Neesh but it's not going to happen, especially because he hasn't exactly blown us away with amazing scores over the 2 practice matches.

    Wagner is tireless and seems to pick up wickets at crucial times, BUT craig has shown he can be a massive threat on spinning tracks. BUT (2nd but) it has been proven the NZ attack can look gutless in the middle overs when we are playing with 2 spinners.

    For the guy who said dump Boult or Southee, no.. Just no.

    Has it been mentioned both boult and southee average in the 50's when bowling without the other, but low 20's together? They are a team and their bowling goes perfectly TOGETHER.

    My team will be in my next post ;)

  • SameOld on June 6, 2014, 7:00 GMT

    I think Fulton will probably get another chance, although I'd rather Latham. No way KW or Neesham will open, that's just crazy talk. More likely Baz will go back to the top (and that is NOT likely). Rutherford... Well, Rutherford will play, for better or worse, so no point speculating.

    My team would be: Rutherford, Latham, Williamson, Taylor, McCullum, Anderson, Watling, Southee, Sodhi, Wagner, Boult.

    I'd love to see Neesham in the side, but Wagner is bowling tons of overs, executing Baz's plans really well, and is a great foil for Tim & Trent (who can be great, but both blow a little hot and cold at times). Neesham isn't even close to being in the same league as a bowler. His best chance to play is a batsman or Anderson losing fitness or form. Until then, he waits.

    No room for Craig either, unless he's preferred over Sodhi (doubt it). I don't care if they're playing in sandpit, NZ has seamers for weeks right now. Playing two spinners makes no sense.

  • kiwicricketnut on June 6, 2014, 4:42 GMT

    @ sam_m234324, i like wagner, he's a hearty bowler really in the batsmans face with his aggression and never seems to tire but i think his skills with the old ball are a bit of a myth, people say he can reverse the old ball especially on abbrasive wickets like the ones in the windies but im yet to see him do this, he gets far less swing than boult or southee and i've never seen him reverse it once, another thing that dissapointed me was how quick everyone said he was but in reality is slower than all the other quicks even neesham is quicker and anderson would be on par with him, he's done a fine job as the third seamer but is still miles behind southee and boult so if craig plays its definately wagner who has to miss out and will be up to sohdi and craig to apply the pressure with the old ball.

  • on June 5, 2014, 21:10 GMT

    And @roadrunner440 - Only an idiot would drop Wagner or Neesham from the Indian series. What if you had 'sacrificed' Neesham versus India? We would have lost that test and Baz would never have got 300. Be careful what you wish for and spare us your 'knowledge'? It is a misnomer.

  • on June 5, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    @StevieS Oh please, it happens to be my real name and nowhere in my profile does it state I'm former Black cap. If you will please check it out, it'll be a relief for me. Thanks

    cricinfo please publish.

  • JoshFromJamRock on June 5, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    If NZ wanted to practice the Sagicor High Performance Team would have been a way better challenge. Their middle order is quite formidable with 4 players (Blackwood, Ambris, Johnson and Carter) destined to make the WI team in the very new future and their bowling also has maturing bowlers in Cotterell, Cummings, Brathwaite, Bishoo and Nurse.

  • StevieS on June 5, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    kiwicricketnut he did bowl in the 2nd innings and got a 2 for. I watch some of the ccoverage and from what I saw he was turning it square when he got it to land in the rough, so anything that happened in this game means diddly squat.

  • StevieS on June 5, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    And WI fans wonder why they have no decent pace bowlers. What VivGilchrist was getting at Shane Bond (please use your real name) was that WI bowlers aint as good as people may think as the wickets they play on are absolute minefields and not so much as to why Craigs average is so high.

  • Sam_M234324 on June 5, 2014, 12:11 GMT

    @kiwicricketnut I agree about at least experimenting with neesham opening. What do we have to lose. Rutherford possibly showed some application against spin but kept getting himself out trying to slog randomly. I'm not looking forward to Fulton prodding around against spinners as it's one of the ugliest sights in world cricket and he'll face them early if he's in for a few overs I reckon. As for bowlers I have an inkling wagner will be very effective as he usually is on slower pitches. We all know boult and southee are a great combination for first 10-12 overs then between overs 80-90 with second new ball but as hard a call as it would be I'd rather drop one and have wagner there for overs 12-80 to offer some penetration when nothing is happening on the pitch. Anderson and Neesham can cover the rest. I dunno I just don't see how you leave out Wagner who I believe is our get out of jail man when nothing's happening for other seamers. Thoughts?

  • on June 5, 2014, 11:40 GMT

    Those first two games against a 2nd grade team does not look like proper preparation for the tests and puts the whole business on thin ice. Why can't NZ ever start a tour against a good regional team? Llook at the preparatory games that SL played early in the present tour of England against County teams.! Is this just another mess up by management

  • kiwicricketnut on June 5, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    anyone out there know why williamson hasn't bowled in the warm up game? admitadly i havn't seen craig bowl much and he looks to be making a good fist of it but i would think williamson would be just as good but with him not bowling i think the writing is on the wall and craig will debut but if its at the cost of neesham i will be hugely dissapointed, he showed his class in wellington with a very important century and deserves his spot, williamson must stay at 3 till the day he retires and would be my second spinner, fulton and rutherford arn't doing the bussiness and have to go, latham and neesham should open, not ideal but the least disruption to the team and if craig is to play its probably at the expense of wagner which is pretty harsh on him but is the most logical. if fulton and rutherford don't play we will be a big chance to upset the windies at home because our best xi players will be on the park.

  • roadrunner440 on June 5, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    No way, don't even think about tinkering with Kane Williamson, he is number 3. The obvious choice is Rutherford to open with Latham, he clearly has talent and should be given another 8 tests or so to prove himself. Fulton has a problem playing across the line and hanging the bat out. So that solves the opening problem and everyone moves one down.

    Now I believe in horses for courses and would definately sacrifice a seamer for a specialist offie to compliment the leggie plus Williamson. So the sacrifice is Neesham and Wagner to field what I feel will be our best balanced side to win on the pitches we are likely to encounter:

    1/ Rutherford 2/ Latham 3/ Williamson 4/ Taylor 5/ McCullum 6/ Anderson 7/ Watling 8/ Sodhi 9/ Southee 10/ Boult 11/ Craig

    This gives us batting 1-7, three seamers and three spinners. The only justification I could find for Neesham over Craig in the conditions if we were playing on a seaming greentop.

  • on June 5, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    @Vivgilchrist You can't form an opinion of any spinner on pitches of New Zealand. Either flat (sadly) or Green.

  • VivGilchrist on June 5, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    This just highlights how poor WI pitches are and how inflated WI spin bowling records are. Craig has taken 8/38 on tour yet averages in the high 40's in NZ.

  • on June 5, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    I disagree with stats from these games - at last bowling stats - paving way for selection in the first Test. The Black Caps should play their best team and their best spinner. With a five-for and runs too, I think Ish Sodhi has held the spinner spot and I do not think we should squander our lower-order batting depth (our trump card in this series) to play Craig as well. The pitches were a bit crazy really, but we sort of asked for it (literally) so it was still good to see Williamson, Watling, Taylor, Neesham and others get runs, especially those who got them on the first two days of game two.

    The strongest team for Test one involves dropping the openers from tests prior (Fulton and Rutherford) and letting everyone come up one slot to join Latham and slotting in Sodhi at eight.. as below:

    1/ Latham 2/ Williamson 3/ Taylor 4/ McCullum (c) 5/ Anderson 6/ Watling (wk) 7/ Neesham 8/ Sodhi 9/ Southee 10/ Wagner 11/ Boult

    The line-up with Craig instead of Neesham is weaker IMHO.

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  • on June 5, 2014, 8:42 GMT

    I disagree with stats from these games - at last bowling stats - paving way for selection in the first Test. The Black Caps should play their best team and their best spinner. With a five-for and runs too, I think Ish Sodhi has held the spinner spot and I do not think we should squander our lower-order batting depth (our trump card in this series) to play Craig as well. The pitches were a bit crazy really, but we sort of asked for it (literally) so it was still good to see Williamson, Watling, Taylor, Neesham and others get runs, especially those who got them on the first two days of game two.

    The strongest team for Test one involves dropping the openers from tests prior (Fulton and Rutherford) and letting everyone come up one slot to join Latham and slotting in Sodhi at eight.. as below:

    1/ Latham 2/ Williamson 3/ Taylor 4/ McCullum (c) 5/ Anderson 6/ Watling (wk) 7/ Neesham 8/ Sodhi 9/ Southee 10/ Wagner 11/ Boult

    The line-up with Craig instead of Neesham is weaker IMHO.

  • VivGilchrist on June 5, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    This just highlights how poor WI pitches are and how inflated WI spin bowling records are. Craig has taken 8/38 on tour yet averages in the high 40's in NZ.

  • on June 5, 2014, 9:39 GMT

    @Vivgilchrist You can't form an opinion of any spinner on pitches of New Zealand. Either flat (sadly) or Green.

  • roadrunner440 on June 5, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    No way, don't even think about tinkering with Kane Williamson, he is number 3. The obvious choice is Rutherford to open with Latham, he clearly has talent and should be given another 8 tests or so to prove himself. Fulton has a problem playing across the line and hanging the bat out. So that solves the opening problem and everyone moves one down.

    Now I believe in horses for courses and would definately sacrifice a seamer for a specialist offie to compliment the leggie plus Williamson. So the sacrifice is Neesham and Wagner to field what I feel will be our best balanced side to win on the pitches we are likely to encounter:

    1/ Rutherford 2/ Latham 3/ Williamson 4/ Taylor 5/ McCullum 6/ Anderson 7/ Watling 8/ Sodhi 9/ Southee 10/ Boult 11/ Craig

    This gives us batting 1-7, three seamers and three spinners. The only justification I could find for Neesham over Craig in the conditions if we were playing on a seaming greentop.

  • kiwicricketnut on June 5, 2014, 11:10 GMT

    anyone out there know why williamson hasn't bowled in the warm up game? admitadly i havn't seen craig bowl much and he looks to be making a good fist of it but i would think williamson would be just as good but with him not bowling i think the writing is on the wall and craig will debut but if its at the cost of neesham i will be hugely dissapointed, he showed his class in wellington with a very important century and deserves his spot, williamson must stay at 3 till the day he retires and would be my second spinner, fulton and rutherford arn't doing the bussiness and have to go, latham and neesham should open, not ideal but the least disruption to the team and if craig is to play its probably at the expense of wagner which is pretty harsh on him but is the most logical. if fulton and rutherford don't play we will be a big chance to upset the windies at home because our best xi players will be on the park.

  • on June 5, 2014, 11:40 GMT

    Those first two games against a 2nd grade team does not look like proper preparation for the tests and puts the whole business on thin ice. Why can't NZ ever start a tour against a good regional team? Llook at the preparatory games that SL played early in the present tour of England against County teams.! Is this just another mess up by management

  • Sam_M234324 on June 5, 2014, 12:11 GMT

    @kiwicricketnut I agree about at least experimenting with neesham opening. What do we have to lose. Rutherford possibly showed some application against spin but kept getting himself out trying to slog randomly. I'm not looking forward to Fulton prodding around against spinners as it's one of the ugliest sights in world cricket and he'll face them early if he's in for a few overs I reckon. As for bowlers I have an inkling wagner will be very effective as he usually is on slower pitches. We all know boult and southee are a great combination for first 10-12 overs then between overs 80-90 with second new ball but as hard a call as it would be I'd rather drop one and have wagner there for overs 12-80 to offer some penetration when nothing is happening on the pitch. Anderson and Neesham can cover the rest. I dunno I just don't see how you leave out Wagner who I believe is our get out of jail man when nothing's happening for other seamers. Thoughts?

  • StevieS on June 5, 2014, 13:14 GMT

    And WI fans wonder why they have no decent pace bowlers. What VivGilchrist was getting at Shane Bond (please use your real name) was that WI bowlers aint as good as people may think as the wickets they play on are absolute minefields and not so much as to why Craigs average is so high.

  • StevieS on June 5, 2014, 13:17 GMT

    kiwicricketnut he did bowl in the 2nd innings and got a 2 for. I watch some of the ccoverage and from what I saw he was turning it square when he got it to land in the rough, so anything that happened in this game means diddly squat.

  • JoshFromJamRock on June 5, 2014, 14:02 GMT

    If NZ wanted to practice the Sagicor High Performance Team would have been a way better challenge. Their middle order is quite formidable with 4 players (Blackwood, Ambris, Johnson and Carter) destined to make the WI team in the very new future and their bowling also has maturing bowlers in Cotterell, Cummings, Brathwaite, Bishoo and Nurse.