Cricket News sort by Timothy Grant Southee

Bangladesh suffered a heavy defeat of 59 runs at Pallekele against the Black Caps. It was just too much for the Bangladeshis to chase the target of 192 courtesy of Brendon McCullum century.

Ross Taylor-led New Zealand weren’t expected to win the two-Test series against India by any stretch of the imagination. India were always expected to sail home, but genuine cricket fans must have hoped for New Zealand to put up a tough fight, so that the short series doesn’t end up being boring.

India are the favourties to clinch a 2-0 cleansweep tomorrow at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore but would need the batsmen to come good for one last time in the series.

It has been seen time and time again that in conditions where the ball moves around, even if they are on home pitches, the Indian batsmen struggle. The second day of the Bangalore Test reiterated this theory to great effect.

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni saw India through the second day’s play without any further inroads as the hosts are trailing behind by 82 runs with 5 wickets in hand.

West Indies won the fifth and final ODI at St Kitts by 20 runs to complete the ODI Series with a crushing margin of 4-1. New Zealand were once again bamboozled by the spin of Sunil Narine, who claimed a 2nd consecutive Man of the Match award and also the Player of the Series award.

West Indies won the 4th ODI at St Kitts by dash runs and with that capture the 5-match series 3-1. This was despite a heroic century from New Zealand Skipper Ross Taylor, who made 110 from just 115 balls.

Match Report of New Zealand Vs South Africa, 1st T20I at Westpac Stadium, Wellington