Across the water
The New Zealand cricket team continues to play the West Indies in a series of One Day Internationals (ODI) after two tests that suffered dreadfully from almost constant rain. Daniel Vettori, the new young New Zealand Captain compares well with Richard Hadlee and Chris Cairns as New Zealanders who have taken 200 wickets and scored well with the bat. His spin bowling shows he is a master of drift and he is now regarded as New Zealand’s most dangerous player.
Courtney Walsh scored 43 ducks in his Test cricket career yet he is more remembered for his 61 not outs and for being one of only four cricketers to have bowled more than 5,000 overs. How the West Indies must dream of their glory days when Garry Sobers knocked up 365 not out against Pakistan in the 1957/58 series in Jamaica – a record that stood for 36 years until his compatriot Brian Lara hit 375 against England in 1993/94.
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