The three match Frank Worrell Trophy again ended up being a disappointingly one-sided affair. West Indies went to Australia as the underdogs and performed as a side that was no match for the world champions
West Indies held their nerve to clinch a 2-wicket win over Pakistan at The Oval. The World T20 Champions had to battle it out against a strong Pakistani bowling attack which comprised of three left-arm quicks bowling over 140 kmph with disconcerting bounce along with the guile of offie Saeed Ajmal.
It wasn’t that New Zealand were totally outplayed during their two Test-match series against West Indies, as the 2-0 result may suggest. It was just that every time West Indies found themselves on the back foot or the Kiwis began to look threatening, someone or the other from the Caribbean camp stepped up to hand West Indies the upper hand.
The West Indies romped to victory by five wickets on today’s fourth day at Sabina Park. Night-watchman Kemar Roach scored an aggressive 41, and had a 70-run fifth wicket partnership with Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who finished unbeaten on 43.
Sent in to bat by the West Indies, and sitting comfortably at 151/3 at tea, New Zealand recklessly crumbled to 260 all out. The hosts then played out the required five overs to be 11 for no loss at stumps.