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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

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New Zealand Cricket Players: Andre Adams | Bradley Scott | Brendon McCulam | Chric Cairns | Chris Martin | Craig Cumming | Craig McMillan | Daniel Vettori | Daryl Tuffey | Gareth Hopkins | Hamish Marshall | Jacob Oram | James Franklin | Jamie How | Jeetan Patel | Kyle Mills | Lou Vicent | Mark Gillespie | Mathew Sinclair | Michael Mason | Michael Papps | Nathan Astle | Peter Fulton | Ross Taylor | Scott Styris | Shane Bond | Stephen Fleming

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Shane Bond

A breath of fresh air since his introduction to Test cricket on the Australian tour of 2001-02, Shane Bond has given New Zealand a rare fast-bowling option. He is among the fastest bowlers in the world, and with his arrival the potency of the attack has increased. The quickest New Zealander to reach 50 one-day international wickets, including a national best of 6 for 22 against Australia in the 2003 World Cup, his potential is only limited by his susceptibility to injury, having suffered crippling stress-fractures in his feet and back. These injuries forced him to miss out on all cricket from May 2003, including a proposed stint with Warwickshire in the English County Championship that year. However, after passing a fitness test, he was picked for the tour of England in 2004, but flew home during the second Test after failing to recover from his back injury. His fast, inswinging yorker commands the respect of the best batsmen in the game - but only when he's fit. He took 13 wickets at 9.23 against Zimbabwe in 2005, including 10 for 99 in the second Test at Bulawayo - his first ten-wicket haul - and in the process became the quickest among all New Zealand bowlers to get to 50 Test wickets, achieving the mark in only his 12th match.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.