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Top 5 run-scorers in Tests between New Zealand and West Indies

Ram Kumar
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Gayle Chanderpaul
Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul have relished the prospect of batting against New Zealand

New Zealand are set to return to action in Tests after a sabbatical spanning eight months. With West Indies visiting their shores for a two-match series, a fascinating and competitive affair is in the offing. The first Test is slated to begin on December 1 at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Following the conclusion of the opening game, the attention will then shift to Seddon Park in Hamilton for the final match of the series.

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Over the course of time, New Zealand and West Indies have enjoyed a riveting rivalry. Thus far, each team has won 13 Tests apiece even as 19 matches have ended in stalemate. Let us take a look at the five leading run-scorers in Test matches held between the two entertaining outfits.

#5 Glenn Turner - 855 runs

Glenn Turner
Turner's impeccable technique and steadfast perseverance turned him into a reliable batsman

One of New Zealand's all-time greats, Glenn Turner amassed nearly 3000 runs in his productive Test career. Upon perfecting his trade in the County circuit for Worcestershire, the opener relied on his impenetrable defence and unflappable resolve to enter the pantheon of eminent openers during the tough era of 1970s. Interestingly, the right-hander made his Test debut against West Indies at Auckland in 1969.

Turner played eight of his 41 Tests against West Indies. He scored 855 runs at an average of 65.76 with two centuries and three fifties. After contributing an invaluable first-innings 74 in Wellington to help New Zealand draw level in the 1969 series, the opening batsman topped the run charts in the 1972 series in the Caribbean. However, all five of those matches ended in stalemate.

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