Thursday, January 18, 2018

Always challenging*

TOP-SCORED IN 1ST INNINGS: West Indies middle-order batsman Sunil Ambris at practice during a recent training session at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval in Lincoln, New Zealand. –Photo courtesy CWI/PHILIP SPOONER

What is it about New Zealand that makes them such difficult opponents for the West Indies to overcome in Test cricket?
Ahead of the two-match series getting underway in Wellington Thursday evening our time, the tourists have impressed in the lone warm-up fixture against the hosts’ “A” squad, belting 451 off 90 overs with hundreds for Shai Hope and Sunil Ambris and then taking a 267-run advantage with eight second innings wickets in hand going into the last day of the three-day fixture overnight in Lincoln.

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