West Indies v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Port-of-Spain, 5th day June 20, 2014

Hard-fought West Indies win levels series

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West Indies 460 (Brathwaite 129, Bravo 109, Blackwood 63, Sodhi 4-96) and 95 for 0 (Gayle 80*) beat New Zealand 221 (Latham 82, Taylor 4-34) and 331 (Craig 67, Watling 66*, Williamson 52, Roach 4-74) by ten wickets
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It's not easy to win a Test match. Just ask West Indies. Their victory drought in Tests seemed set to end yesterday evening itself, but Mark Craig and BJ Watling made them wait. And wait. The odd drizzle and some threatening rain clouds on the fifth morning only increased the anxiety for the home side. More than two hours into play on the fifth morning, they finally did get New Zealand all out, and though they faced a not-too-challenging target of 93, a downpour soon after the final wicket meant there was little relief for West Indies.

As the skies cleared, so too did the home side's troubles. West Indies fans got to see the sight that perhaps cheers them up the most: Chris Gayle batting in Twenty20 mode to demolish the bowling. The target was hunted down in just 13.2 overs, the long wait for a Test win was finally over, and the series was level.

The rough period may be over for Gayle but one man wasn't finding Test cricket that arduous. After beginning with a Man-of-the-Match performance on debut at Sabina Park, Craig frustrated West Indies with the fifth longest Test innings by a No. 10. He made light of a lack of footwork to stick around for more than three hours, surviving a bunch of chances, including two in the cordon off successive deliveries from Jerome Taylor in the 130th over.

He put on 99 in 43.1 overs with Watling before finally nicking a full ball to the keeper. Watling remained unruffled though, persevering past 200 deliveries as he enhanced his reputation as one of the finest wicketkeeper-batsmen in the world. There were just four fours from him in nearly six-and-a-half hours of defiance, and it came on the back of a splendid performance behind the stumps in Jamaica last week. As the partnership ate up more and more time, advice came even from the crowd, a woman wearing a West Indies jersey shouting for a short leg to be put in place and for the quicks to bang it short.

Even as Watling showed off tremendous powers of concentration, the No. 11 Trent Boult applied himself to hang around. The intermittent drizzle only gave West Indies more to worry about. When Shannon Gabriel finally got rid of Boult, there was almost no celebration from the home side - Gabriel walking back to the umpire, thankful the toil was over, with Chris Gayle and the rest of slip cordon shuffling towards the dressing room, keeping an eye on the weather.

When the rain relented after an hour and a half, Gayle got going. He flicked the first ball of the chase for four, and hit four more boundaries in the next four overs. Then he switched to smashing sixes, clubbing three in a Boult over including one to the roof of the stadium. He galloped to a 50 off 28 balls - the second quickest by a West Indian in Tests - as the chase was finished off in quick time. Gayle and Kraigg Brathwaite are at the opposite ends of the batting spectrum, and it was never more clear than in this partnership: Gayle made 80, Brathwaite 14. Gayle getting among the runs ahead of the deciding Test was the icing on the cake for West Indies.

New Zealand's run of eight Tests without defeat - their longest in over a decade - has been snapped, but they will be pleased they at least made West Indies toil for the win, especially after their limp batting on the first day. The Barbados match will be a test of how far Brendon McCullum's men have progressed.

Siddarth Ravindran is a senior sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • pt_pt on June 21, 2014, 5:14 GMT

    A lot of hard work to do for NZ, they have lost the advantage from wining the first test and selectors need to pick players that are in form, need to get the balance right. You cant keep on picking out of form players just because a team is wining. Surly need to bring in Anderson and Wagner for the last test and try with someone else to open.

  • NZCricketfan1 on June 20, 2014, 20:38 GMT

    Well done West Indies its great to see you re-establish some fight and get a win. Your fast bowling attack looked much better in this test Taylor is the goods and Roach is getting some form. Gabriel even showed some promise.

    As for my team another inconsistent performance pretty disappointing actually. Ross Taylor threw his wicket away which I thought he had over come that habit mentally. Sadly not. Watling and Kane showed their class but our first innings performance was a bit pathetic against a rejuvenated West Indies team

    So in the end congrats to my second favourite team!

  • howzat86 on June 21, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    This was a much better performance from the West Indies i thought Kraigg Brathwaite batted really well for his 129 runs and was very patient during his innings also Darren Bravo got a useful century and good half century for Jermaine Blackwood. New Zealand were pretty poor in this match but fought well in the 2nd innings to make this match interesting anyway looking forward towards the 3rd test as it is all to play for.

  • JoshFromJamRock on June 21, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    continued...

    As it relates to the 3rd seamer, its only fair to give Gabriel a chance to prove himself but in all honesty I see holder as a better option. Holder looks more like a new ball bowler and even with the old ball he would still get bounce and seam movement. Gabriel has improved in accuracy since last time but he's still bowling either too short or too full. His awkward bounce is due to his catapulting action but what use is the bounce if its not created from a good line and length?

    But still, Gabriel is definitely the 4th best seamer WI have behind Taylor, Roach and Holder therefore he should be always in a 15-man squad. Just look as those pace bowlers at Sagicor, see them bowl in videos, and you'll know that they are not yet ready for international cricket. Full of potential yes, but they still need some grooming. The upcoming CPL will give WI fans an idea ( definitely not the full picture) as to how they, the younger pacers, have gotten better since the last edition.

  • JoshFromJamRock on June 21, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    Its pleasing to know that WI put in a total team effort to get this win. The only two places in question are those of the specialist spinner and the third seamer.

    While many want Narine, Miller, Bishoo and Shillingford in the team, its important to give Benn his due as he worked his way back in the side by outperforming all of them in the regional competition. Narine as we know disqualified himself (although the WICB is to get some blame as well). Miller for Benn is redundant as Benn already provides the SLA variation and Miller lacks Benn's bounce. Bishoo took over 80% of his wicket in one match (meaning little or none in the other matches) plus being a legspinner (always a risk) he'll create indiscipline in an attack that has finally started bowling line and length. Shillingford definitely needs another variation or two before he should be considered again. He's got the best statistics of all WI spinners but since his suspension he's been equal if not less effective than Benn.

  • on June 21, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    A magnificent display of great cricket. After a horrifying drought of WI dominance and flamboyance,our top order batting has made a tremendous difference.Centuries from two of our young batsmen brought much relief to the team . However,the bowling still lacks the lethal penetration expected at test level.Shiv Chanderpaul's 47 and his fitness in the field has revealed that the 40 years old has lost none of his gloss, and is still a great asset to WI cricket.I hope the administrators and coach be careful in handling the welfare of the players. The dark clouds that haunted the relations of players and administrators must not be repeated.

  • tutorial on June 21, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    Job well done WI.!! As i was saying in most of my comments,top order needs to bat and so they did for one inning, now look at the result. On to the third test, Holder should replace Gabriel and because of the importance of this test i would play Narine,after all the objective is to win.

  • Antony_Lucas on June 21, 2014, 8:39 GMT

    Thanks black caps for showing us you that you havn't infact turned the corner. Normal progress resumes

  • on June 21, 2014, 8:20 GMT

    Congrats windies, I knew the t20 approach was going to be your strategy to hit off those 93 runs needed to win and Gayle was the perfect man to do so. I absolutely loved the fight from NZ that was awesome to see. These teams are evenly matched so the third and final test will show who's got the edge. Holder should play next match and McCullum is out of form but he's the captain.

  • weasel_zapper on June 21, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    Congrats WI. Should be a cracker 3rd test. Thankfully there is a 3rd too.

    Think they will still go with Rutherford for the decider if he is over whatever he had. Although probably wouldn't be the worst thing for our chances if he was ruled out and perhaps McCullum did open again. Certainly don't think that's the way forward for the team though. Or Rutherford could be ruled out and they could go for Fulton again...

    Wagner in for sure, but for who is a tricky one. Probably for Craig i'm guessing, as we still have an off spin option in Williamson.

    I had my doubts about Watling as keeper for a start but he's been absolutely exceptional. Averages 48 as a keeper now. Plus he started off pretty tidy behind the stumps but seems to be going from strength to strength, has taken some really sharp chances off spin which is something NZ keepers aren't known for.

    A series loss would certainly be a step backwards after our home summer but I reckon we can come back stronger.

  • pt_pt on June 21, 2014, 5:14 GMT

    A lot of hard work to do for NZ, they have lost the advantage from wining the first test and selectors need to pick players that are in form, need to get the balance right. You cant keep on picking out of form players just because a team is wining. Surly need to bring in Anderson and Wagner for the last test and try with someone else to open.

  • NZCricketfan1 on June 20, 2014, 20:38 GMT

    Well done West Indies its great to see you re-establish some fight and get a win. Your fast bowling attack looked much better in this test Taylor is the goods and Roach is getting some form. Gabriel even showed some promise.

    As for my team another inconsistent performance pretty disappointing actually. Ross Taylor threw his wicket away which I thought he had over come that habit mentally. Sadly not. Watling and Kane showed their class but our first innings performance was a bit pathetic against a rejuvenated West Indies team

    So in the end congrats to my second favourite team!

  • howzat86 on June 21, 2014, 19:38 GMT

    This was a much better performance from the West Indies i thought Kraigg Brathwaite batted really well for his 129 runs and was very patient during his innings also Darren Bravo got a useful century and good half century for Jermaine Blackwood. New Zealand were pretty poor in this match but fought well in the 2nd innings to make this match interesting anyway looking forward towards the 3rd test as it is all to play for.

  • JoshFromJamRock on June 21, 2014, 16:55 GMT

    continued...

    As it relates to the 3rd seamer, its only fair to give Gabriel a chance to prove himself but in all honesty I see holder as a better option. Holder looks more like a new ball bowler and even with the old ball he would still get bounce and seam movement. Gabriel has improved in accuracy since last time but he's still bowling either too short or too full. His awkward bounce is due to his catapulting action but what use is the bounce if its not created from a good line and length?

    But still, Gabriel is definitely the 4th best seamer WI have behind Taylor, Roach and Holder therefore he should be always in a 15-man squad. Just look as those pace bowlers at Sagicor, see them bowl in videos, and you'll know that they are not yet ready for international cricket. Full of potential yes, but they still need some grooming. The upcoming CPL will give WI fans an idea ( definitely not the full picture) as to how they, the younger pacers, have gotten better since the last edition.

  • JoshFromJamRock on June 21, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    Its pleasing to know that WI put in a total team effort to get this win. The only two places in question are those of the specialist spinner and the third seamer.

    While many want Narine, Miller, Bishoo and Shillingford in the team, its important to give Benn his due as he worked his way back in the side by outperforming all of them in the regional competition. Narine as we know disqualified himself (although the WICB is to get some blame as well). Miller for Benn is redundant as Benn already provides the SLA variation and Miller lacks Benn's bounce. Bishoo took over 80% of his wicket in one match (meaning little or none in the other matches) plus being a legspinner (always a risk) he'll create indiscipline in an attack that has finally started bowling line and length. Shillingford definitely needs another variation or two before he should be considered again. He's got the best statistics of all WI spinners but since his suspension he's been equal if not less effective than Benn.

  • on June 21, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    A magnificent display of great cricket. After a horrifying drought of WI dominance and flamboyance,our top order batting has made a tremendous difference.Centuries from two of our young batsmen brought much relief to the team . However,the bowling still lacks the lethal penetration expected at test level.Shiv Chanderpaul's 47 and his fitness in the field has revealed that the 40 years old has lost none of his gloss, and is still a great asset to WI cricket.I hope the administrators and coach be careful in handling the welfare of the players. The dark clouds that haunted the relations of players and administrators must not be repeated.

  • tutorial on June 21, 2014, 11:57 GMT

    Job well done WI.!! As i was saying in most of my comments,top order needs to bat and so they did for one inning, now look at the result. On to the third test, Holder should replace Gabriel and because of the importance of this test i would play Narine,after all the objective is to win.

  • Antony_Lucas on June 21, 2014, 8:39 GMT

    Thanks black caps for showing us you that you havn't infact turned the corner. Normal progress resumes

  • on June 21, 2014, 8:20 GMT

    Congrats windies, I knew the t20 approach was going to be your strategy to hit off those 93 runs needed to win and Gayle was the perfect man to do so. I absolutely loved the fight from NZ that was awesome to see. These teams are evenly matched so the third and final test will show who's got the edge. Holder should play next match and McCullum is out of form but he's the captain.

  • weasel_zapper on June 21, 2014, 7:22 GMT

    Congrats WI. Should be a cracker 3rd test. Thankfully there is a 3rd too.

    Think they will still go with Rutherford for the decider if he is over whatever he had. Although probably wouldn't be the worst thing for our chances if he was ruled out and perhaps McCullum did open again. Certainly don't think that's the way forward for the team though. Or Rutherford could be ruled out and they could go for Fulton again...

    Wagner in for sure, but for who is a tricky one. Probably for Craig i'm guessing, as we still have an off spin option in Williamson.

    I had my doubts about Watling as keeper for a start but he's been absolutely exceptional. Averages 48 as a keeper now. Plus he started off pretty tidy behind the stumps but seems to be going from strength to strength, has taken some really sharp chances off spin which is something NZ keepers aren't known for.

    A series loss would certainly be a step backwards after our home summer but I reckon we can come back stronger.

  • on June 21, 2014, 5:49 GMT

    I love kiwi fans, any other country would be calling to replace the entire team after a lose like that but for us it's chin up and better luck next time. best country in the world :)

  • Sinhaya on June 21, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    Great effort by Watling and full credit for that. Congratulations West Indies and hope the final test will be a thriller as the first and second were rather lop sided.

  • Rally_Windies on June 21, 2014, 5:20 GMT

    it was so simple ..

    3 pacers 1 spinner... and the spinner's job is to bowl cheaply ... the spinner absorbs overs and lets the pacers attack ....

    Nikita Miller would do an even better job than BENN ,,,, but this is who the WICB picks ...

    ces't la vie

    Also, Holder would have done a better job than Gabriel ... But also ces't la vie

  • entryholedia on June 21, 2014, 5:15 GMT

    what ridiculous reviews even after the NZ batsman is clearly caught of a clear nick !!!! The reaction of the kiwi batsman looking bewildered after being given out is all the more shocking notwithstanding the review

  • on June 21, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    Everyone is talking aboug barathwhite,benn and blackwood but no one is giving credit to chanderpaul who is the main fighter and hero amongst all... Man... He is so underrated.... But my favoutite

  • Ms.Cricket on June 21, 2014, 4:54 GMT

    NZ and McCullum are too defensive in their approach. Even in the First Test they batted the boredom into everyone on the first two days. If England played this way they would have been heavily criticised.

  • on June 21, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    I am happy at windies win....... And hoping for a srilankan win too

  • TAJY on June 21, 2014, 4:42 GMT

    It seems to me that West Indian players simply need good coaching to succeed. I really liked the bowling in this Test. It was tight. It brought back memories of Curtly Ambrose, who no doubt instructed the quicks accordingly (roach and Taylor are already good bowlers too). Many times, when I listen to cricket commentary, I often hear the commentators question the tactics of WI players, literally pointing out every mistake before the play even happens, foreshadowing imminent defeat. It shows that the WI players, though talented, lack true cricket wisdom and strategy. This is where good coaching is needed, to stair the players into the right direction. Hopefully, with the presence of the great Curtly Ambrose, our bowling will stay smart, and be successful just like this Test

  • Riddymon on June 21, 2014, 4:29 GMT

    @Samarian: Sammy was leading the west indies last time they destroyed new zealand in Windies..lol. This isn't proving anything....we'll see how the rest of the matches. It looks like the batting changes have made a difference. But once again i won't be quick call a turnaround...hoping Samuels and co will use this as a wake-up call though. once you've been replaced and the team starts winning, they won't be quick to bring you back into the side unless they get more failures. Even though Gabriel did OK...still not a believer that he's a better bowler than Holder. I'd swap him for holder. I'd stick with Benn for now or maybe give him a rest if shillingford is fit...but shilly needs to work on another variation now that his doosra can't be bowled. He doesn't look a complete bowler right now.

  • on June 21, 2014, 4:26 GMT

    drop rutherford and bring in anderson....mccullum should open the batting.....nz playing eleven should be for 3rd test 1.mccullum 2.latham 3.williamson 4.taylor 5.neesham 6.watling 7.anderson 8.southee 9.wagner 10.sodhi 11.boult...........thats a best eleven go for it

  • on June 21, 2014, 4:18 GMT

    Darren bravo,kraigg brathwaite and Blackwood are the future of West Indies

  • on June 21, 2014, 4:15 GMT

    West Indies is going to be no.1 in all three formats in future.if you see the way that West Indies players Darren bravo,Blackwood and brathwaite has played each and every person will tell the same thing.

  • on June 21, 2014, 3:58 GMT

    good fightback by NZ. We all thought the game will be ended by day 4. So to take it to the second session of day 5 shows very good courage. And well played WI. U deserved to win. Credit to bravo and brathwaite.

  • entryholedia on June 21, 2014, 3:47 GMT

    This is the first time in may years that Caribbean attack looked potent . With 'New Bird' Curtly Ambrose patrolling the boundary line and coaxing Gabriel to bowl quick which the bowler with physique of a la Charlie Griffith & Wayne Daniel is 100% capable , the attack to support Taylor & Roach looked very encouraging . Suleiman Benn with those deliveries from 8 feet height getting the 'kick' superbly supported the fast attack . Then the The imminent 'Gayle Storm' finally blew away the kiwis seam attack of Boult , southee (albeit initial pushing & prodding) & the spin threat of M/s Craig & Sodhi

  • Divinetouch on June 21, 2014, 3:44 GMT

    ESPN, Please explain why such little coverage of the West Indies vs New Zealand test compared to the superfluous coverage of the England vs Sri Lanka test.

  • on June 21, 2014, 2:33 GMT

    well done Gayle and west indies

  • on June 21, 2014, 1:50 GMT

    Congrats to the WI on a fine win. You were not to be denied. When you put your collective heads down and play serious cricket rather than play de fool, positive results follow. Hoping you go from strength to strength by establishing winning ways. Your next test and Test is in the land of my birth, Barbados. If the Lord wills, I shall be there in support. So keep the WI flag flying high, gentlemen, and bring home the proverbial bacon with a 2-1 Series win.

  • jackthelad on June 21, 2014, 1:37 GMT

    There is an interesting point that Gayle scored arguably the largest percentage of a winning score in Tests. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

  • on June 21, 2014, 1:18 GMT

    a good hard fought win from the west indies

  • on June 21, 2014, 0:03 GMT

    Sid, you said: "The Barbados match will be a test of how far Brendon McCullum's men have progressed.".

    But it will also be a test of how far Ramdin's West Indies have progressed.

  • Lermy on June 20, 2014, 23:55 GMT

    Very poor batting by Taylor, McCullum, and Rutherford, it has to be said. Taylor in particular looks completely out of form and lucky to get the few runs he does. Rutherford looks more like a middle order player to me, and I think you could just about swap his batting position with Watling. Better still, drop Rutherford and bring in Anderson. McCullum to open as sacrificial lamb, hell, he might even stick around and score a double hundy, he's overdue.

    In general I don't think the Windies pace bowlers are getting as much movement as the kiwis, they are just being made to look a lot better than they are!

  • on June 20, 2014, 23:39 GMT

    Well play west indies. I am always proud of my team. Heads up boy.

  • on June 20, 2014, 23:18 GMT

    Gayle built confidence after he realizes WI has a new breed of batsmen who are young and dependable which makes him go out there and be his natural self.

    Good booster win. Hoping for a more convincing one in the third.

  • on June 20, 2014, 23:00 GMT

    West Indies were lucky to have won the match after fielding so pathetically. I was watching the match in TV. At one time I thought the Kiwis will play out the day somehow.

  • on June 20, 2014, 22:10 GMT

    Has there been a strike rate as high as this one in the second innings of a test before? Christopher Gayle has finally decided to bat as he can. New Zealand will find it very difficult in Barbados.

  • Rj_Kiwi on June 20, 2014, 22:10 GMT

    Does anyone know Watlings average with the gloves on? Priors on the downslide surely Watling's up there with Hadden now. Sure they are different but must be close in terms of performance.

  • on June 20, 2014, 21:40 GMT

    Brathwaite Ton puts pressure on Powell and other openers for Test spot. Suggest 50 overs be used to groom Gayle successor for Tests Powell, Charles & Barath along with Simmons and Smith should be monitored

  • WIFL on June 20, 2014, 21:34 GMT

    Well Done W.I. Congrats to Denesh on his 1st of many more wins as Captain and MOM Kraigg, hope he continues to produce many more runs as his predecessors Greenidge and Haynes. My Hat goes off to King Curtly for sticking with his bowlers through Thick and Thin. Congrats to Ben and his marathon spell.

    Well done again Guys, let's make it a series WIN in Barbados

  • on June 20, 2014, 21:31 GMT

    Jason Holder for Benn in Barbados please 4 quicks and allow Benn proper recovery time after 150 plus overs in 2 matches

  • on June 20, 2014, 21:26 GMT

    Noted coaches comments about fatigue would suggest Benn be rested for Third test with Narine or Holder in the final 11, we need to manage our talent better, after bowling so many overs in successive matches he could easily become jaded

  • on June 20, 2014, 20:56 GMT

    All the Southee lovers are pretty quiet at the moment?

  • Samarian on June 20, 2014, 20:22 GMT

    The West Indies have finally won a Test Match thus vindicating the decision to sack Sammy. Clearly, that decision has inspired the batsmen to score runs and the bowlers to bowl a better line. Hell, even Chris Gale is beginning to use his feet! Well done! On to Bardados for the clincher, and then the World!

  • InamKhattak60 on June 20, 2014, 20:12 GMT

    Congratulations Windies :)

  • FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on June 20, 2014, 19:56 GMT

    Gayle's two half centuries, Brathwaite's 129, Kirk Edwards with 55, Lil' Bravo's hundred, Chanderpaul with 84 not out + 47, debutant Blackwood's 63 and captain Ramdin has chipped in each innings he has played in the series thus far too. Add to that Taylor's ten wickets at 17 a-piece, Roach's second test performance and Benn's nine wkts so far and the majority of the Windies team are finally starting to show up as a unit. The pace bowlers have done a fine job - let's hope the selectors see fit and draft Holder in for Gabriel to make his debut on home turf next Thursday. West Indians can enjoy this one - but don't relax too much, the real test comes next week. Be ready, focus and work hard in every session and they could well come away with a series victory.

  • on June 20, 2014, 19:54 GMT

    Congrats to Dinesh Ramdin and the West Indies;we did it;hope we strike again for the third test!!

  • RAYKAY on June 20, 2014, 19:34 GMT

    Congratulation to WI.on their victory, welll done Ramdin, hope you could continue as a winning captain, six catches in the match well done, keep the good comeback spirit Taylor and Brathwaite, Gayle hope that quickfire 80 boost you for the next match, all the rest of guys,keep your heads high.

  • FRpunk on June 20, 2014, 19:25 GMT

    Great Test Match . Kudos to the Both the Teams and congrats to the West Indies . The Pitch Was Fantastic as well . It Had everything . Always a Pleasure Watching Chris Gayle in that Mode .

  • on June 20, 2014, 19:20 GMT

    poor fielding from both the sides going to barbados pitch is not going to be easy for batsman and bowlers track friendly means advantage new zealand and finally what a effort from watling man!

  • on June 20, 2014, 19:08 GMT

    nz playing eleven should be for 3rd test.......i like to see bm open. 1.bm 2.latham 3.williamson 4.taylor 5.neesham 6.watling 7.anderson 8.southee 9.sodhi 10.wagner 11.boult

  • on June 20, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Give Jack his jacket WI played well and they won!!!!

  • entryholedia on June 20, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    At last Gayle storm Blew out the kiwi attack !!! What magnificent bludgeoning of Mr Boult, some new Off spinner and a leg spinner !!!

  • FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on June 20, 2014, 18:46 GMT

    Well done Windies! Now finish the job in Barbados - bring Holder in for a home debut at the expense of Gabriel. Nice to see Gayle testing the structure of the stands again :-)

  • Rally_Windies on June 20, 2014, 18:44 GMT

    Gibson is a terrible coach ... his bowlers get worse the longer they stay with him... the batsmen also get worse ...

    all WI players are best , when they take a break form Gibson and come back ... but as soon as Gibson get them..... they cant catch, they cant bat, they cant bowl,, and they pick up injuries,,,,

  • on June 20, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    Is this the first time in Tests that two night watchmen were used on successive days in the same innings. I remember WI losing two night watchmen in the same evening, they both got out and Lara had to come in.

  • on June 20, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    Ben dropped catch show WI still struggling with catches. Gibson seems to spend more time with the team in the Gym than in the feild. WI dropped the most catches in the last 3 yrs. Mussels dont win games but skills

  • on June 20, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    Ben dropped catch show WI still struggling with catches. Gibson seems to spend more time with the team in the Gym than in the feild. WI dropped the most catches in the last 3 yrs. Mussels dont win games but skills

  • on June 20, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    Is this the first time in Tests that two night watchmen were used on successive days in the same innings. I remember WI losing two night watchmen in the same evening, they both got out and Lara had to come in.

  • Rally_Windies on June 20, 2014, 18:44 GMT

    Gibson is a terrible coach ... his bowlers get worse the longer they stay with him... the batsmen also get worse ...

    all WI players are best , when they take a break form Gibson and come back ... but as soon as Gibson get them..... they cant catch, they cant bat, they cant bowl,, and they pick up injuries,,,,

  • FOUR-REAL-QUICKS on June 20, 2014, 18:46 GMT

    Well done Windies! Now finish the job in Barbados - bring Holder in for a home debut at the expense of Gabriel. Nice to see Gayle testing the structure of the stands again :-)

  • entryholedia on June 20, 2014, 18:59 GMT

    At last Gayle storm Blew out the kiwi attack !!! What magnificent bludgeoning of Mr Boult, some new Off spinner and a leg spinner !!!

  • on June 20, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Give Jack his jacket WI played well and they won!!!!

  • on June 20, 2014, 19:08 GMT

    nz playing eleven should be for 3rd test.......i like to see bm open. 1.bm 2.latham 3.williamson 4.taylor 5.neesham 6.watling 7.anderson 8.southee 9.sodhi 10.wagner 11.boult

  • on June 20, 2014, 19:20 GMT

    poor fielding from both the sides going to barbados pitch is not going to be easy for batsman and bowlers track friendly means advantage new zealand and finally what a effort from watling man!

  • FRpunk on June 20, 2014, 19:25 GMT

    Great Test Match . Kudos to the Both the Teams and congrats to the West Indies . The Pitch Was Fantastic as well . It Had everything . Always a Pleasure Watching Chris Gayle in that Mode .

  • RAYKAY on June 20, 2014, 19:34 GMT

    Congratulation to WI.on their victory, welll done Ramdin, hope you could continue as a winning captain, six catches in the match well done, keep the good comeback spirit Taylor and Brathwaite, Gayle hope that quickfire 80 boost you for the next match, all the rest of guys,keep your heads high.