Indies Battle for Runs Against Kiwis

Published June 22nd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

West Indies had to battle for runs against New Zealand on the opening day of their first-class tour match in Chelmsford, England on Wednesday. 

The Indies were bowled out for a modest 232 to which the Kiwis replied with 90 for 2 at the close. 

Wavell Hinds emerged top scorer with 61, an effort which contained 10 boundaries before he was caught behind off fast bowler Daryl Tuffey. 

The dismissal of Hinds signaled a massive decline in the West Indies' innings, seven wickets going down in the space of 18 overs while 51 were added. 

Among them was captain Jimmy Adams who made only two before providing the Tuffey-Croy combination with their second success. 

Tuffey, Sulzberger and Bruce Martin each finished with two wickets. But it was medium-pacer Styris who emerged as New Zealand's most successful bowler with three for 45 from 15.4 overs. 

When the tourists replied they lost James Marshall without a run on the board to an LBW decision won by Reon King. 

But Mark Richardson and Michael Papps were to share in a partnership of 85 before the latter fell to leg-spinner Mahendra Nagamootoo just before the close for 42, and Richardson was 38 not out - (AFP) 

 

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