WI vs NZ Live Cricket Score, West Indies in New Zealand, 3 Test Series, 2013 Commentry

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That's it from us then. Been a pretty good Test match which saw some dominant cricket followed up by a fighting spirit where eventually rain had the last laugh. Join us again for the second Test which starts from 11th December. Until then, good bye and take care.

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Ross Taylor is the Man of the Match for his brilliant double ton.

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New Zealand were left chasing 112 runs and it seemed a walk in the park. West Indies managed to pick up four early wickets, all by Shillingford which caused some excitement. But still, the home side was well in front. However, with just 33 runs required, the heavens opened up and the umpires were forced to call off the match. The Kiwis would be gutted after such a great performance. So near, yet so far! West Indies will not mind it though.

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After getting so close to their first Test win in 2013, rain has destroyed the Kiwi's chances. Although they got in a bit of trouble while chasing a low target but Taylor and Anderson were guiding them through. The Kiwis posted a huge first innings total first up, thanks to the double ton from Ross Taylor and a century from the skipper McCullum. Then Southee and Boult ripped off West Indies' batting as they enforced a follow-on. But the Caribbean side came back nicely, a fighting knock from Darren Bravo of 218 runs giving some respect to the Caribbean total.

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How unlucky can you get? Ultimately rain plays the spoilsport as the first Test match between New Zealand and West Indies is DRAWN. Sigh...

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West Indies have surprised one and all and so have the Kiwis in this session. Their batsmen have literally gifted wickets to the Windies. Rutherford perished in similar fashion to the way he did in the first innings. The disappointment came from skipper McCullum who played a needless shot. Since then, Taylor and Anderson have calmed the chase down a bit. There is some rain around but the Kiwis need just 33 runs to win. Be back for the final session in a few minutes.

29.6
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Shane Shillingford to Ross Taylor

Tossed up on middle and leg, dropped away to short leg. The umpires see the rain and decide to take Tea.

29.5
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Shane Shillingford to Ross Taylor

The straight one! Flighted outside off, Taylor goes back to defend with the spin but the ball goes straight on and beats his bat by some distance.

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The rain has got heavier now.

29.4
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Shane Shillingford to Ross Taylor

Flighted slowly on middle and off, Taylor turns the ball softly to short leg.

29.3
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Shane Shillingford to Ross Taylor

Full, slightly quicker on off, defended to silly point off the front foot.

29.2
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Shane Shillingford to Ross Taylor

Tossed up just outside off, Taylor shuffles to the off stump, comes forward and defends.

29.1
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Shane Shillingford to Ross Taylor

Flighted outside off, turns in as Taylor goes back and across and fends the ball down.

28.6
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Tino Best to Corey Anderson

Shortish and angled outside off, Anderson rocks back and pulls very hard but the ball goes straight to mid on.

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Rain has made its way to the ground now. It's light at the moment.

28.5
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Tino Best to Ross Taylor

Fullish on middle, Best was going for the yorker and got some reverse into the batsman. Taylor took his front leg away at the last moment and inside edged the ball to the mid-wicket region for a single.

28.4
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Tino Best to Ross Taylor

Banged in on middle, Taylor jumps and pushes the ball to mid on.

28.3
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Tino Best to Ross Taylor

Short of a length on middle, Taylor hops but the ball stays a bit low. Luckily he gets the bottom half of the bat on the ball.

28.2
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Tino Best to Ross Taylor

Back of a length and outside off, comes in a bit. Taylor did think of cutting this one but changed his mind at the last moment as he punched the ball to the off side. He had to take the bottom hand off the bat, it came pretty quickly on to him.

28.1
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Tino Best to Ross Taylor

Good length delivery just outside off, Taylor stays back and punches the ball to extra cover.

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