New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test Day 2 Highlights 2nd December 2017

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PAK vs WI 1st Test Day 2 Highlights – 2 December 2017

NZ v WI highlights today – First test day three from Basin Reserve, Wellington (New Zealand) Sunday 3rd December 2017. Till stumps day three West Indies trail by 172 runs with 8 wickets remaining. New Zealand scored 520 runs with 9 down in 148.4 overs and then they declared their first innings. TWM Latham scored 37 runs, JA Raval contributed 42 runs, Captain KS Williamson gone with just one score, LRPL Taylor played good innings with 93 runs, when his wicket dismissed then it was 83.1 West Indies have reviewed an lbw decision.

New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bowl.

This nipped back in and struck him in front of off stump on the back leg. There were two sounds. Plumb if there isn’t an inside edge on this. He was looking to drive with no feet….Snicko shows no spike. Tracking shows that’s hitting off stump. He’s gone. A loose shot to be honest. A lazy waft in front of the body, with the bat facing mid-wicket. Feet were rooted after he’d shuffled across. Roach pretty much bowls everything from wide of the crease and this one comes in with the natural angle 236/4.

Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

HM Nicholls scored 67 runs, MJ Santner 17. After six wickets down New Zealand score was 281. After that C de Grandhomme and TA Blundell † come to the ground and smashed all West Indians bowlers all around the park. C de Grandhomme faced 74 deliveries and smashed 105 runs. He completed his innings with eleven 4s and three maximums. TA Blundell † scored 107 runs off 180 balls and gone not out. KAJ Roach took three wickets, RL Chase took two, ST Gabriel and JO Holder took one wicket each of them.

Umpires – Ian Gould, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Wayne Knights
Match number – Test no. 2284

West Indies tour of New Zealand 1st Test Highlights

New Zealand hurtled to a profoundly commanding position in the first seven sessions of the Wellington Test, but the opposition began to resist on the third day. West Indies were still a long way back – 172 in arrears with two second-innings wickets already spent. But thanks to Kraigg Brathwaite’s fortitude, a spark from Kieran Powell, and a little flash from Shimron Hetmyer, their hopes of making something out of this match are not yet extinguished. Brathwaite remained at the crease on 79, with Shai Hope for company. But perhaps this was always going to be a batting day – the Basin Reserve pitch tends to flatten dramatically as matches wear on. In the morning, Tom Blundell had progressed from an overnight 57 not out to triple figures, becoming the first wicketkeeper-batsman to make a debut Test century since Matt Prior in 2007.

What was remarkable was that he scored 52 of his eventual 107 not out in the company of Trent Boult – the pair putting on an unbeaten stand of 78 for the last wicket. Soon after Blundell reached his century, New Zealand declared on 520 for 9, taking a 386-run advantage into the second innings. Few might have expected West Indies to claim momentum as dramatically as they did after lunch, however. If one aspect of play epitomised the vigour they brought to those sessions, it was their bristling confidence when facing their tormentor from the first dig: Neil Wagner. On day one, Wagner had collected 7 for 39 in 14 overs, as batsmen almost raced each other back to the pavilion.

Like for Powell, it was a misjudgement of Henry’s pace that brought his wicket, after the tea break. Attempting to turn Henry towards the leg side, Hetmyer succeeded only in sending a leading edge to extra cover. Hope and Brathwaite ensured there were no further wickets before the end of the day by showing a little reticence as stumps drew near, but the bad balls were still punished. All up, day three saw 287 runs scored for the fall of just two wickets. New Zealand will hope to get early breakthroughs on day four, to ensure the match does not progress to the fifth day, but if West Indies bat as they have so far in the innings, victory will have to be hard-won, for New Zealand.

New Zealand team/playing XI

1 Tom Latham, 2 Jeet Raval, 3 Kane Williamson (capt.), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Tom Blundell (wk), 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Colin de Grandhomme, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Trent Boult.

West Indies team/playing XI

1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Shai Hope, 4 Sunil Ambris, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt.), 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Miguel Cummins, 11 Shannon Gabriel.