History of cricket in the West Indies from 1990–91 to 2000

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This article describes the history of West Indies cricket from 1991 to 2000.

Outstanding players during this period were Brian Lara, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose and Jimmy Adams.

Domestic cricket 1990–91 to 2000[edit]

Shell Shield winners[edit]

International tours 1990–91 to 2000[edit]

Australia 1990–91[edit]

South Africa 1991–92[edit]

Pakistan 1992–93[edit]

England 1993–94[edit]

Australia 1994–95[edit]

The West Indians went into the series having not lost a series in 15 years.

  • 1st Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados – Australia won by 10 wickets. The tourists' underdog status was amplified by pre-Test injuries to fast bowlers Craig McDermott and Damien Fleming. "Still, we somehow managed to catch them on the hop", wrote Paul Reiffel.[1] Victory was secured within 3 days.
  • 2nd Test at Antigua Recreation Ground, St John's – match drawn.
  • 3rd Test at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad – West Indies won by 9 wickets. Having endured substantial criticism from an enraged fourth estate for their lustreless display in the First Test, Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh, the Caribbean's last great fast-bowling pair, lifted the ante and biffed the Australians with a barrage of short-pitched bowling. It was, wrote Reiffel, "one of the greenest wickets I ever saw".[1] Steve Waugh knocked up a courageous 63 in the first innings, priming him for his legendary effort in Jamaica.[1]
  • 4th Test at Sabina Park, Kingston – Australia won by an innings and 53 runs. The final Test arrived with the scoreline one-all, and the crowd came out in force. "They were noisy, knew their cricket, and could be intimidating if you gave them room", Reiffel recalled. "[T]he bowl was resounding in anticipation [...]."[1] The Australian strategy was to occupy the crease and compile as large a total as possible, fearing the fourth-innings pitch. Steve Waugh, coming in at 73 for three, joined his brother Mark, "batted magnificently and built a fortress strong enough to keep West Indies at bay. Mark nonchalantly scored a beautiful century before getting out, but by then he had helped Steve build a solid platform."[1] Inspired by Waugh's intrepid double century and the West Indies' depleted psychological funds, Reiffel picked up three quick wickets on the second-last evening. By the reckoning of Reiffel, it was this match — and, more specifically, Waugh's century, "one of the greatest feats of batting I ever witnessed"[1] — which signified the transition of cricketing supremacy from the West Indies to Australia. It also secured the Frank Worrell Trophy.

New Zealand 1995–96[edit]

India 1996–97[edit]

Sri Lanka 1996–97[edit]

England 1997–98[edit]

Australia 1998–99 CI Link[edit]

Zimbabwe 1999–2000[edit]

Pakistan 1999–2000[edit]

See also[edit]


External sources[edit]