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New Zealand beat West Indies by five wickets in first ODI

WHANGAREI: New Zealand cruised to a five-wicket win over the West Indies in the first one-day international in Whangarei on Wednesday. The tourists reached 248-9 after losing the toss and being sent in to bat, a target the Black Caps overhauled with four overs remaining. Opening batsmen George Worker and Colin Munro laid the foundation for the hosts' chase with a 108-run partnership. New Zealand paceman Doug Bracewell was named man of the match after taking four for 55 with the ball, while spinner Todd Astle took…

Bairstow hits ton to complete England’s 4-0 win over Windies

SOUTHAMPTON:¬†Jonny Bairstow hit an unbeaten century to lead England to a thumping nine-wicket victory over the West Indies in Southampton on Friday, in a low-key fifth and final one-day international overshadowed by the Ben Stokes scandal. Bairstow struck 141 not out as the hosts sealed the win with 12 overs to spare to complete a 4-0 series victory. The tourists, seeking to end a long sequence of defeats against England, posted 288 for six despite becoming bogged down after a thrilling Chris Gayle cameo, but it…

Pakistan beat West Indies in third ODI to clinch series 2-1

Shoaib Malik scored an unbeaten century as Pakistan beat West Indies by six wickets to clinch victory in their one day international series in Guyana on Tuesday. Malik sealed the win -- and his ton -- in spectacular fashion, smashing a six off West Indies captain Jason Holder to wrap up victory with nearly seven overs to spare. Malik's 101, which included two sixes and ten fours, was matched by an assured 81 from Mohammad Hafeez as Pakistan finished on 236 for four in reply to the home side's 233 for nine. "I…

Record Taylor ton sees New Zealand to South Africa win

CHRISTCHURCH: A record-breaking century from Ross Taylor steered New Zealand to a gripping six-run win over South Africa in the second one-day international in Christchurch on Wednesday. Taylor scored an unbeaten 102 as New Zealand batted first and set a target of 290, with South Africa coming close thanks to a late 26-ball half-century from Dwaine Pretorius. The result snaps a 12-match ODI winning streak for South Africa and levels the five-match series in New Zealand at 1-1. Taylor completed his ton in dramatic…