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ST JOHN’S – A confident West Indies will chase their first series win against New Zealand in over a decade when the first Test begins today at the Vivian Richards Cricket?Ground.
The hosts have not won a series against the Black Caps since 1996, but on the evidence of the preceding Twenty20 and One-Day Internationals results, believe they are on the brink of changing that record.
West Indies swept the Twenty20 double-header in Florida before whipping the Kiwis 4-1 in the five-match One-Day series, in a convincing display with both bat and ball.
Veteran left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul, a member of the last team to beat New Zealand in a Test rubber, said yesterday winning this series would be the ideal way to cap off what had been a good run for the Windies in recent weeks. (CMC)