Nevisian cricket fans disappointed on Runako Morton day
ZIZ News…July 12 2012 — Hundreds of Nevisian cricket fans loaded the several boats which were journeying between St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday 11th July, in order to witness the third one day match between New Zealand and the West Indies.
The West Indies cricketers had already dedicate the match in honour of the former West Indies batting star and the cricket loving public on Nevis, needed no further invitation.
The proceedings commenced with a minute of silence in honour of the late cricketing hero but they were however set to witness a below par performance from the Windies team—firstly in the field and later with the bat.
Windies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to send the opposition in to take first knock.
The West Indies bowlers were mostly steady on what appeared to be a dry, hard track. The pick of the bowlers however were Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Sammy himself. The Black caps managed a reasonable 249 all out.
West Indies in response started shakily, with Chris Gayle, never getting the chance to settle. After he went caught at slip off Southee, wickets fell regularly, including a couple of needless run out by the maroon caps and combined with the excellent fielding skills of the KIWIS.
Andre Russell came back to hit a cameo at the end but that was not enough.
New Zealand 249 for 9 (Nicol 59, N McCullum 50, Russell 4-57; Narine 2 for 28; Sammy 1 for 22) West Indies 161 (Russell 42*) Oram, Mc McCullum and Boult 2 wickets each. New Zealand winning by 88 runs.