West Indian cricket team in New Zealand in 1968–69

The West Indies cricket team toured New Zealand in February and March 1969 and played a three-match Test series against the New Zealand national cricket team. The series was drawn 1–1.

Test series summaryEdit

First TestEdit

27 February–3 March 1969
(4–day match)
Scorecard
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323 (73.4 overs)
BR Taylor 124
RM Edwards 3/58 (16 overs)
276 (79.7 overs)
MC Carew 109
BW Yuile 3/64 (15 overs)
297/8d (112.2 overs)
GT Dowling 71
DAJ Holford 3/56 (15 overs)
348/5 (69 overs)
SM Nurse 168
V Pollard 1/48 (12 overs)
West Indies won by 5 wickets
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: ECA Mackintosh and RWR Shortt
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
  • 2 March was taken as a rest day.
  • BF Hastings, BD Milburn and GM Turner (all NZ) made their Test debuts.

Second TestEdit

7–11 March 1969
(4–day match)
Scorecard
v
297 (65.4 overs)
JL Hendriks 54*
RC Motz 6/69 (18 overs)
282 (83.7 overs)
GM Turner 74
RM Edwards 5/84 (24.7 overs)
148 (37.4 overs)
BF Butcher 59
BW Yuile 3/25 (6.4 overs)
166/4 (48.5 overs)
BF Hastings 62*
RM Edwards 2/42 (11 overs)
New Zealand won by 6 wickets
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: ECA Mackintosh and RWR Shortt
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to field.
  • 9 March was taken as a rest day.

Third TestEdit

13–17 March 1969
(4–day match)
Scorecard
v
417 (101.4 overs)
SM Nurse 258
RC Motz 5/113 (27 overs)
217 (80.3 overs)
BR Taylor 43*
DAJ Holford 4/66 (20 overs)
367/6 (f/o) (118.4 overs)
BF Hastings 117
GS Sobers 3/70 (31 overs)
  • West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 16 March was taken as a rest day.

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