Andrew Symonds struck 79 on Sunday to revive Australia but the West Indies remained well in contention in the opening cricket Test at Sabina Park at the close of day four. The home team, after bowling out Australia for 167, was 46 for one in pursuit of 287 when bad light halted play an hour early.
Persistent rain stopped the third and final one-day cricket international between West Indies and Sri Lanka with the match evenly poised on Tuesday. The home team were on 81 for two off 18.2 overs, chasing Sri Lanka's 257 for eight off 50, when showers swept across Beausejour Stadium and caused the abandonment of the match and a no-result.
Ramnaresh Sarwan stroked a fluent 102 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul added an unbeaten 86 to pilot the West Indies to a series-levelling six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the second Test on Sunday. Sarwan and Chanderpaul added a record 157 for the fourth wicket to spur the home team to the victory target of 254 for four.
Jamaican batsman Brenton Parchment was the only player without Test experience named in the 15-man West Indies squad for three Tests and five one-day internationals in South Africa from next month. A slim right-handed opener, Parchment is a former West Indies under-19 captain and A team representative.
Dwayne Smith claimed three for 36 to follow up an explosive 32 off 15 balls as the West Indies launched the 2007 Cricket World Cup with a 54-run victory over Pakistan on Tuesday. Pakistan, chasing the West Indies' total of 241 for nine off 50 overs, slumped to 187 all out off 47.2 overs.
All-rounder Dwayne Bravo continued his golden run in taking four for 37 as the West Indies reduced India to 235 for nine on the opening day on Friday of the cricket Test at Antigua Recreation Ground. The 22-year-old Bravo was one of the stars of the West Indies' 4-1 success in the one-day series.
Ramnaresh Sarwan stroked an unbeaten 115 on Tuesday to spur the West Indies to a four-wicket win over India with one ball to spare in the third one-day cricket international at Warner Park. The 25-year-old celebrated his 100th match with a match-winning innings that led the home team to their winning target of 248 for six off 49,5 overs.
Indian captain Rahul Dravid stroked a 105 on Thursday to steer India to a five-wicket win over the West Indies with one ball to spare in the opening one-day international at Sabina Park. Dravid's innings, which spanned 102 deliveries, trumped Chris Gayle's earlier effort of 123 that led the West Indies' 251 for six off 45 overs.
Opener Chris Gayle slammed 124, but West Indies lost a record ninth consecutive one-day cricket international and Pakistan's 22-run victory wrapped up a 3-0 series sweep on Sunday. Pakistan had already clinched their first triumph in any Caribbean series on Saturday.