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Jun 26, 2014
With the series levelled at 1-1, West Indies take on New Zealand at Barbados in the third and deciding Test match of the series. Both teams will be looking for the win which will hand them the series. Catch the live scorecard of the match here.
The third and final Test match of the series begins on Thursday at Bridgetown, Barbados. Given the form that they are in, the Brendon McCullum-led New Zealand would fancy their first away series win against a top side since 2002. The West Indies managed to bounce back well in the second Test, but their inconsistency is one of the major factors for their mixed performances, and New Zealand would be confident of a good show. Catch the live blog of the match here.
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.
New Zealand are better placed than the West Indians when it comes to the batting department, as they have the three highest run-getters of the series in their camp. Tom Latham (274), Kane Williamson (209) and BJ Watling (177) have scored the most runs in the series so far, and New Zealand would be pleased with the performance produced by some of their batsmen. However, the poor show by almost all their batsmen in the second Test — which resulted in a heavy defeat — will definitely be on the minds of the tourists.
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