Chris Gayle looked in murderous touch during the fourth innings of the second Test © Getty Images
Chris Gayle looked in murderous touch during the fourth innings of the second Test © Getty Images

Jun 26, 2014

West Indies take on New Zealand in the third and final Test of the series at Kensington Oval at Barbados on Thursday with the series tied at 1-1. This Test was supposed to be held at Providence but a disagreement between the WICB and the Guyana government led to the Test being shifted to the Kensington Oval. Catch the live blog of the match here.

West Indies will have their tail up, coming into this match on the back of a Test win after a long time. On the other hand, New Zealand will look to get back to winning ways and hope that their bowlers can have a better outing this time round. It was in 2002 when the Kiwis won their last overseas Test series, and that win was against the Caribbean side itself. They will aim to make amends and bounce back after the disappointing 10-wicket thrashing that they received last week. Kane Williamson, who was the star in the Kiwis’ win in the first Test with a superb hundred, would be determined to make a strong mark after he was reported for a suspect bowling action after the second Test. Catch the ball-by-ball live scorecard of the match here.

On the other hand, the West Indies may not have found any batsman who has been among runs (barring veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul with 155 in two Tests), their bowlers have come to the fore with impressive shows. Jerome Taylor with 10 wickets and comeback man Suleiman Benn with nine scalps have been the key bowlers for the West Indies.

Catch all details of New Zealand’s tour of West Indies here