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New Zealand vs West Indies Streaming 1st Test -NZ vs WI 2013 | New Zealand would take on West Indies in the 1st Test Cricket Match Played at Dunedin on December 3 - 7, 2013. Here find the Match Details, Live Scorecard Update and Live Streaming Links online for NZ vs WI 1st Test match.Both teams are on the back of disappointing series in the sub-continent and will look to turn things around.
West India and New Zealand will begin the battle with first test played at Dunedin. The two teams will be looking for consistency when they take the fields. New Zealand being a home side will be the favourites for the series for a quality seam attack. West Indies will be missing Chris Gayle on the tour and with look to get the momentum back after loosing the series in India.
The sixth-ranked West Indies want to improve their standing on the Test ladder and a 3-0 series win would put them within two points of the fifth-placed Australians. New Zealand are ranked eighth.
The West Indies have entrusted the ageing Tino Best with spearheading their attack against New Zealand in the first Test starting in Dunedin on Tuesday as they look to boost confidence and modest rankings.
Historically, New Zealand has not been a happy hunting ground for the West Indies who have won just one series there in the past 50 years, when Courtney Walsh`s side led them to a 1-0 victory in a two-Test rubber 18 years ago.
In three subsequent trips, the West Indies were beaten 2-0 in 1999 and 2006, and drew 0-0 on their last visit five years ago.
Time: 10:30(local time),21:30(GMT),03:00(IST)
Day:3,4,5,6,7 December 2013 (5-day match)
Toss: Won West Indies, elected to field
Umpires: NJ LIong(England) and PR Reiffel(Australia)
TV umpire: IJ Gould(England)
Match referee: RS Mahanama( Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: CB Gaffaney
Pitch and Conditions: Having become unnerved by the brevity of some first-class matches at University Oval,the Test surfaces here have verged on the flat in recent encounters.This time there is a suggestion of more life in the pitch with a healthy covering of grass being left on,perhaps because of West Indies' spin bowling being a strength.West Indies will be pleased that the mercury is due to rise into the mid-20s with a very good forecast for the first four days of the match.
New Zealand squad
BB McCullum(c), Corey J Anderson, TA Boult, DAJ Bracewell, PG Fulton, AJ Redmond, HD Rutherford, IS Sodhi, TG Southee, LRPL Taylor, N Wagner, BJ Watling(wk), KS Williamson
West Indies squad
DJG Sammy(c), D Ramdin(wk), TL Best, KC Brathwaite, DM Bravo, S Chanderpaul, SS Cottrell, N Deonarine, KA Edwards, ST Gabriel, SP Narine, V Permaul, KOA Powell, MN Samuels, S Shillingford, CAK Walton
# Shivnarine Chanderpaul,who needs 37 runs to reach 11,000, has 150 Test caps,the rest of West Indies' squad has 260 between them.
# Chanderpaul will be one of three survivors from the 2008 Test between these sides at University Oval, along with Ross Taylor and Brendon
# Ish Sodhi, the New Zealand legspinner, has never a bowled at University Oval