Home > News >

Ottis Gibson expects West Indies to complete victory against New Zealand on Day 5

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson
Coach Ottis Gibson is happy with the way West Indies have played against New Zealand © Getty Images

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad): Jun 20, 2014

Head coach Ottis Gibson expects the West Indies to complete an easy victory over New Zealand on final day, and set up a grand finale in the Barbados Test starting next week.

New Zealand finished the fourth day of the second Test at Queen’s Park Oval on 257 for eight, just 18 runs ahead, leaving the West Indies posed for a comprehensive win, reports CMC.

“We had to toil hard and we knew we would have to toil hard but I’m proud of the way we have played in this match…the way we fought back after going 1-0 down in the first match at Sabina Park,” said Gibson.

“Overall we had a good day and we will look to come back on Saturday and finish the job.”

When New Zealand were reduced to 212 for eight after tea, still 27 runs adrift of avoiding an innings defeat, it appeared West Indies would complete a four-day victory.

However, wicketkeeper BJ Watling occupied the crease for 4-1/4 hours in scoring an unbeaten 38 while tailender Mark Craig has so far batted 1-3/4 hours for his 29 not out to frustrate the West Indies with a ninth-wicket stand of 45 runs.

Kemar Roach has so far taken three for 53 while fellow seamer Jerome Taylor (2-46) and combative left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn (2-62) bowled well.

“This is what Test cricket is all about … it tests your character, fitness levels and skills but we will come back and we will get the job done,” Gibson pointed out.

“We have played four really good days of cricket and we are confident. Throughout the days everyone stepped up when they were called upon and but we stayed strong for most of the day.”

In the first Test last week, West Indies produced a limp performance to slump to a 186-run defeat inside four days at Sabina Park, to fall behind 1-0 in the three-Test series.

Gibson said his troops had hit back well with this performance.

“We needed a response and the guys have responded very well … credit to the players for the way they bounced back after Jamaica and we just have to make sure we get a win here and go to Barbados 1-1 and look to clinch the series there.”

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014  at Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

Photos

KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 2 CLT20 2014

Videos

Kane, Devcich praise each others knock

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Key Battles

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: CSK’s likely XI

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Dolphins’ likely XI

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kuldeep Yadav’s dramatic debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shows he is one for the future

Cape Cobras vs Hobart Hurricanes CLT20 2014 — Highlights

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins Hobart Hurricanes Incheon Asian Games India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Lahore Lions

Gautam Gambhir is a very good captain: Ryan ten Doeschate

Former England, South Africa cricketers part of team to play world’s highest game

CLT20 2014: In-form Northern Knights face upbeat Hobart Hurricanes

CLT20 2014: KKR look to do well in atleast two departments, says Suryakumar Yadav

Michael Clarke dismisses suggestions of quitting one-day cricket

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Key Battles

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: CSK’s likely XI

Jalaluddin takes first ODI hat-trick

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Dolphins, Match 8, CLT20 2014: Dolphins’ likely XI

Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014: Kuldeep Yadav’s dramatic debut for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) shows he is one for the future

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

670 Posts | 6 Fans

CLT20 2014: Kings Xi Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, final over

From champions of the Asian Games to doping cheats — a quick history of athletes convicted of doping at Asian Games

Mars Orbiter Mission: Importance of ISRO’s short test

3 signs that told us why Tanishaa Mukerji and Armaan Kohli’s relationship wasn’t meant to be!

Hrithik Roshan has a dozen Hollywood scripts waiting in the pipeline!

Reliance Jio signs tower sharing deal with Indus Towers

Smartphones to account for two third of worlds market by 2020

EPL 2014: 3 reasons why Chelsea should buy-back Frank Lampard

How sugar affects your beauty

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here