3rd Test W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth 14 December 2017

Australia vs England

1st Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington, 01 December 2017

New Zealand vs Windies

Windies 3rd Inn:319/10 (106)

Shannon Gabriel* 4 (9);
Neil Wagner* 22-3-102-2; Trent Boult 23-5-87-2;

Last bat: Miguel Cummins

Result: New Zealand won by an innings and 67 runs.

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Windies 2nd Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite lbw Santner 91 221 8 1 41.18
Kieran Powell c & b Matt Henry 40 55 5 2 72.73
Shimron Hetmyer c Jeet Raval & b Matt Henry 66 89 8 2 74.16
Shai Hope c Williamson & b Boult 37 125 6 0 29.6
Roston Chase b Matt Henry 18 38 3 0 47.37
Sunil Ambris c Ross Taylor & b de Grandhomme 18 32 2 1 56.25
Shane Dowrich(wk) c Santner & b Wagner 3 24 0 0 12.5
Jason Holder(c) c Boult & b Wagner 7 17 1 0 41.18
Kemar Roach lbw de Grandhomme 7 10 1 0 70
Miguel Cummins b Boult 14 16 3 0 87.5
Shannon Gabriel not out 4 9 1 0 44.44
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 4, w - 6, nb - 0)14
Total(319 all out in 106 overs)319 (3.01 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/72 (Kieran Powell, 18.1 ov.) 2/166 (Shimron Hetmyer, 44.2 ov.) 3/231 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 77.5 ov.)
4/257 (Shai Hope, 86.2 ov.) 5/273 (Roston Chase, 89.3 ov.) 6/286 (Sunil Ambris, 97.1 ov.)
7/288 (Shane Dowrich, 98.1 ov.) 8/301 (Kemar Roach, 101.2 ov.) 9/301 (Jason Holder, 102.3 ov.)
10/319 (Miguel Cummins, 105.6 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Trent Boult 23 5 87 2 3.78  
Matt Henry 24 6 57 3 2.38 (1w)
Colin de Grandhomme 19 3 40 2 2.11  
Neil Wagner 22 3 102 2 4.64 (5w)
Mitchell Santner 17 7 25 1 1.47  
Kane Williamson (c) 1 1 0 0 0  
               

New Zealand 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Tom Latham c Roach & b Holder 37 87 5 0 42.53
Jeet Raval c Dowrich & b Roach 42 125 5 0 33.6
Kane Williamson(c) c Shai Hope & b Roach 1 10 0 0 10
Ross Taylor lbw Roach 93 160 10 0 58.13
Henry Nicholls c Gabriel & b M Cummins 67 156 8 0 42.95
Mitchell Santner b M Cummins 17 36 3 0 47.22
Colin de Grandhomme c K Powell & b Roston Chase 105 74 11 3 141.89
Tom Blundell(wk) not out 107 180 13 1 59.44
Neil Wagner b Roston Chase 3 13 0 0 23.08
Matt Henry c Dowrich & b Gabriel 4 6 1 0 66.67
Trent Boult not out 18 60 1 1 30
             
Extras(b - 4, lb - 6, w - 1, nb - 15)26
Total(520 for 9 in 148.4 overs)520 (3.5 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/65 (Tom Latham, 26.1 ov.) 2/68 (Kane Williamson, 29.3 ov.) 3/109 (Jeet Raval, 47.1 ov.)
4/236 (Ross Taylor, 83.1 ov.) 5/272 (Henry Nicholls, 93.2 ov.) 6/281 (Mitchell Santner, 95.2 ov.)
7/429 (Colin de Grandhomme, 119.6 ov.) 8/437 (Neil Wagner, 123.1 ov.) 9/442 (Matt Henry, 124.6 ov.)
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Shannon Gabriel 29 4 90 1 3.1  
Kemar Roach 22 6 85 3 3.86  
Miguel Cummins 27 7 92 2 3.41  
Jason Holder (c) 34 8 102 1 3 (1w)
Roston Chase 28 4 95 2 3.39  
Kraigg Brathwaite 8.4 0 46 0 5.31  
               

Windies 1st Innings

  R B 4s 6s SR
Kraigg Brathwaite c Henry Nicholls & b Wagner 24 70 0 1 34.29
Kieran Powell c Jeet Raval & b Boult 42 79 8 0 53.16
Shimron Hetmyer c Latham & b Wagner 13 15 3 0 86.67
Shai Hope c Tom Blundell & b Wagner 0 3 0 0 0
Roston Chase c Jeet Raval & b Wagner 5 16 1 0 31.25
Sunil Ambris hitwicket 0 1 0 0 0
Shane Dowrich(wk) runout (Santner) 18 22 3 0 81.82
Jason Holder(c) b Wagner 0 1 0 0 0
Kemar Roach not out 14 26 2 0 53.85
Miguel Cummins b Boult 1 6 0 0 16.67
Shannon Gabriel c Latham & b Wagner 10 35 2 0 28.57
             
Extras(b - 2, lb - 5, w - 0, nb - 0)7
Total(134 all out in 45.4 overs)134 (2.93 runs per over)
   

Fall of wickets

1/59 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 21.5 ov.) 2/75 (Kieran Powell, 26.4 ov.) 3/79 (Shimron Hetmyer, 27.4 ov.)
4/80 (Shai Hope, 27.6 ov.) 5/80 (Sunil Ambris, 29.1 ov.) 6/97 (Roston Chase, 33.3 ov.)
7/97 (Jason Holder, 33.4 ov.) 8/104 (Shane Dowrich, 35 ov.) 9/105 (Miguel Cummins, 36.3 ov.)
10/134 (Shannon Gabriel, 45.4 ov.)   
   

Bowling

O M R W Econ    
Trent Boult 16 8 36 2 2.25  
Matt Henry 11 1 39 0 3.55  
Colin de Grandhomme 4 1 13 0 3.25  
Neil Wagner 14.4 2 39 7 2.66  
               
All|Overs 1-50|Overs 51-100
4

Grandhomme to K Powell, FOUR, wow. A nice friendly overcook. Powell rocks forward, full arm swing and times the pants off it into the cover boundary

4

to K Powell, FOUR, the customary sucker ball to follow up. Full, on the stumps, just what Powell was waiting for. Offers the full bat face and creams it straight down

4

to K Powell, FOUR, further elegance. Continues driving, towards the cover boundary this time. continues with the full lines, looking for that non-existent swing. Finds it being timed, off a low bent knee

4

Grandhomme to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, too easy this. Strays onto the pads, yet again, clipped away with glee. He's releasing the pressure here built up by Boult

4

Henry to K Powell, FOUR, soft outside half of the bat. And that region for ugly runs - third man. Decent movement away to run away past the three slips

6

to K Powell, SIX, takes it on. Realizes the defence isn't helping, goes flat batted and pulls it, all the way too, over mid-wicket. All that with a swivel too. Ahh, beautiful

6

to K Powell, SIX, an easy bouncer down leg. Powell pulls, with a swivel, full-blooded in smoking it over fine leg

4

to K Powell, FOUR, keeps feeding the pads. Quite obviously without anybody in the slips. All Powell has to do is get some bat on, and he does it with a jumping tickle. Very fine

W

Henry to K Powell, out Caught&Bowled!! Soft, soft dismissal! Powell once again has got a start but fails to kick on. He'll be livid with himself. On a length and angling across him, all he does is to chip the drive back towards Henry who takes it well in his followthrough. First wicket to fall in the day, folks. NZ will hope to build on this further. K Powell c and b Henry 40(55) [4s-5 6s-2]

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, top edge over the keeper! Seems like the Windies have decided that they will target . A short ball and it's quite sharp as well, Hetmyer goes hard at the pull stroke. Fortunate in the end but no half measures from him

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, gets it away fine! There is a man at leg slip but Brathwaite gets it past him. Short of a length that's on the hips, easy to deal with and it's put away with a delicate leg glance

OT

Henry to Hetmyer, no run, Hetmyer was very confident and now we know why. A short ball that Hetmyer swiveled across to pull as it went through to Blundell. The appeal for caught behind was given quickly and Hetmyer was also quick to challenge the call. He was confident that he didn't hit it and it is confirmed by both Hot Spot and Snicko. Came off the arm

4

Henry to Hetmyer, FOUR, glorious stroke! Slightly fuller this time and Hetmyer leans into the drive nicely. Caresses it sweetly through extra cover with sublime timing. All class!

6

to Hetmyer, SIX, that's smoked into the stands! Hetmyer has had enough of sighters and goes big. Sees the flight on offer and with a clean bat swing, gets it over mid-wicket. Superb striking

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, way too full. Doesn't matter the break, Brathwaite doesn't let go of this. A powerful drill back through his partner's skipping legs

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, short again, almost a sitter here. The first innings pace completely absent too. Hetmyer goes tall, right up on the bounce to pull it away, in front of square

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, another short ball, another pull. Not eye-pleasing but controlled well enough to get it through mid-wicket, and nobody being there helps as well

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, waits. Waits. And waits some more. Lets the ball get right on parallel with his eyeline and dabs it away behind point

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, up in the air with the through-lined drive. Short cover dives..wasn't all that far from plucking it out

OT

Grandhomme to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, keeps slipping into the legs. Turned away fine this time. And it's in the gap as well. Fifty #15

4

Grandhomme to Hetmyer, FOUR, a flamingo-like whip. Picks up the length, one that is right in the slot, and goes uppish in sending it away through mid-wicket. One bounced

OT

Henry to Hetmyer, 1 run, there's the fifty. A gentle tuck off the pads to fine leg to get there, unlike the flair he's shown all through. The first of many to come

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, ah, the elegance of a straight drive. Gets an overcook and treats it with utter disdain. In a spank down the ground

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, surprises all around. goes for the sharp inswinging yorker, Hetmyer takes it in with all his muscle. Digs it out in a whip through mid-wicket. The fielder does try to make it look close with his dive..nah

6

to Hetmyer, SIX, wow. He's saving a Test match with sixes. The ball was in the slot, yes, but Hetmyer swings the full bat face, smoking it into the sightscreen. Oh the Calypso flavour, you've been missed

W

Henry to Hetmyer, out Caught by Jeet Raval!! Henry is the man again for NZ! The partnership is broken and the young Hetmyer has to depart. Back of a length delivery angling across him, not the line to play on the leg-side but he goes through with the stroke. The bounce does him in and forces a leading edge that is comfortably taken by Raval at mid-off. Like in the second session, it's Henry who has done the trick for the Kiwis by breaking a defiant partnership. WI need to rebuild all over again now. Hetmyer c Jeet Raval b Henry 66(89) [4s-8 6s-2]

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, that's been crunched! Dug in short but doesn't rise much at all, Hope rocks back to crack the pull over mid-wicket. Clean connection and that whistled away

4

Henry to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, easy pickings! A bit of width on offer, not all that short but Brathwaite rocks back to create further space. Cuts it elegantly through backward point. Races away

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, that's been creamed! This lad is a treat to watch when he drives, I tell you. Wide half-volley from and it's been put away with a gorgeous drive. Splits extra cover and mid-off to perfection

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, to make matters for NZ, he punishes this. Short and wide, Brathwaite stays back and cuts it away through backward point. Executed it really well

6

to Kraigg Brathwaite, SIX, mowed over deep mid-wicket! had been tossing them up a lot and Brathwaite felt it was time to unsettle the spinner. Dances down the track and swings it across the line merrily. Right off the middle

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, this has been spanked! Dug in short and Hope climbs onto it with a ferocious pull over mid-wicket with a swivel. 's short balls have been dispatched with disdain this innings, a stark contrast to day 1. The track easing out has helped WI of course

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, shot! Overpitched outside off, Brathwaite stands tall and thumps it past the bowler. Not exactly off the middle but still generated enough power to beat mid-off to his right

4

to Shai Hope, FOUR, just past a diving leg gully! Raval was there exactly for this but even with a dive, he cannot get to it. Shortish around middle, Hope gets across tuck it but cannot quite keep it down. Luckily for him, it doesn't go to hand

4

to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, gets it away fine! errs by slipping this down the leg-side, Brathwaite gets on the back foot and shuffles a touch to tickle it fine. Into the 90s now

W

to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Lbw!! Excellent use of technology by the Kiwis and they have broken through. Brathwaite wasn't quite comfortable against in the last few minutes for some reason. Misjudged the length on this slider as he went for the back foot to force it through the off-side. Got a bit of bat-pad as the ball went to the off-side. was confident it was pad first and egged Williamson into the review. Replays confirmed that the left-arm spinner was right and thereafter, it was just a formality as Brathwaite was trapped right in front. Hitting middle stump. A fine knock comes to an end, he'll be gutted at not kicking on to a bigger score. Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b 91(221) [4s-8 6s-1]

4

to Shai Hope, byes, FOUR, that's gone through everyone! Flatter outside off, shot through low as Hope misses the cut. Gets through the legs of Tom Blundell

4

Henry to Shai Hope, FOUR, that's been swatted! Dug in short around middle, didn't rise much as Hope swivels to pull it away through backward square leg

4

Henry to Shai Hope, FOUR, short. Up on the bounce, flashing the hands in a powerful swat behind square

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, right to the pitch of it, and then a powerful drill. Strongly sent through the covers

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, stays late. Hands later and stabs it behind point. Rolls the wrists on the width to ensure that it beats the fielder

W

to Shai Hope, out Caught by Williamson!! Perfect. That length in no-man's-land, has Hope hopping on his back foot. And add to that the slanting across angle right close to the body. Has Hope jabbing, very meekly, very uncharacteristically, by angling up his bat face and closing it as well. Hard hands not helping matters too. A fat outside edge in return and flies down gully's throat. Shai Hope c Williamson b 37(125) [4s-6]

6

to Sunil Ambris, SIX, first Test runs with a six. Wow. A hit-wicket trivia and now add this to that. Quite compulsive in the hook, the short ball getting big on him as the top-edge flies over fine leg

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, 133.9kph, elegance, oh and amplified. One right in the slot for a drive. Forget the lack of room, Chase was always going straight down

W

Henry to Roston Chase, out Bowled!! Chopped on. After all the leaves and all the drives, Chase gets over-greedy. Too close to the line with his shuffle, but cannot resist a cut. Very awkward angle-batted attempt too in it. The result - an inside edge onto his stumps. So, after all the good work yesterday, a mini-collpase here is set to ruin it all. Roston Chase b Henry 18(38) [4s-3]

4

to Sunil Ambris, FOUR, 136.5kph, comes down hard. Stays put in the crease, realizes the length is right there for him and hammers the straight drive

4

Henry to Sunil Ambris, FOUR, takes on the bouncer. Head-on. A good height, and flat-batted, off the meat to get it behind square. The key being the eyes stalking the ball all through

D

to Dowrich, 2 runs, that's the splice. So very uncomfortable. So very awkward. Quick, into his face and what does Dowrich do? Looks elsewhere and sticks the bat hanging in front of his face. And the edge lobs up, just short of second slip

W

Grandhomme to Sunil Ambris, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Edged and gone! What a start for NZ! A nothing shot from the butant and this completes a forgettable first outing for him. On a good length around the off stump channel, no real movement but Ambris plays with an angled bat away from his body. Probably the freshness of the new ball caused extra zip off the track and forced the edge that was easily taken at first slip by Taylor. Grandhomme is pumped and why not! Sunil Ambris c Ross Taylor b Grandhomme 18(32) [4s-2 6s-1]

W

to Dowrich, out Caught by Santner!! Oh Mr.Dowrich, what have you done? Bizarre, bizarre dismissal and it seems like the Windies have come out after lunch, determined to gift wrap the victory to NZ. Fuller length outside off, Dowrich is probably expecting a bouncer and is stuck on the crease. Eventually looks to drive but with hard hands. Ends up offering a lollipop catch to Santner at point. Won't see softer dismissals than this. Dowrich c Santner b 3(24)

D

to Holder, no run, dropped at Raval! That's a dolly put down. Fuller balls working for , that's an irony isn't it compared to his natural length. Holder cannot keep the drive down and is lucky that the straightforward chance is spilled

4

Grandhomme to Holr, FOUR, up and over! Intent from the WI skipper. Sees it full outsi off and with the field up, cis to launch it over mid-off. Clean strike

4

to Roach, FOUR, slapped away! Cracking shot from Roach, sees the length short and has the chance to free his arms with the width available. Hammers it off the back foot through cover

W

Grandhomme to Roach, out Lbw!! Another one bites the dust! WI are imploding like a pack of cards here. A gentle indipper from Grandhomme and it nips back in from a good length to ping Roach on the pads. It kept perhaps a touch low than he expected as the ball flew straight into the hands of first slip. The LBW call was given instantly and it looked plumb although there seemed to be two noises. Roach certainly felt he hit it although even then, he would have been out caught. Gambles with the DRS and replays confirm no bat involved. Hawk Eye shows it to be hitting middle stump. Roach lbw b Grandhomme 7(10) [4s-1]

W

to Holder, out Caught by Boult!! The short ball works for ! A throwback to the Windies first innings dismissals, this one. Except that there was a shot attempted at least. Sharp bouncer, well-directed and Holder goes for another pull stroke. Not in control and all he manages is a top edge that skies towards mid-wicket where Boult does the rest. NZ just one wicket away now. It's escalated rather quickly after lunch. Holder c Boult b 7(17) [4s-1]

4

to Gabriel, FOUR, nearly did it! Back of a length around off, climbs a bit as Gabriel hangs his bat at it. Off the outside edge and it splits the slip cordon and gully

4

to Miguel Cummins, FOUR, bang! Typical tailender slog, backs away a bit to expose the sticks and blasts this full ball straight back past the bowler

4

to Miguel Cummins, FOUR, shot! Half-volley outside off, leans into the drive and cracks the drive through extra cover

4

to Miguel Cummins, FOUR, heaved away! Cummins is having some fun here. Backs away and merrily heaves this away through backward square leg

W

to Miguel Cummins, out Bowled!! has the last laugh! And that wraps things up for the Kiwis. This was always on the cards with the way Cummins was playing. Backs away again to play the slog but this is fired fuller and straighter. 'You miss, I hit' type and strikes timber. NZ win by an innings and 67 runs. Miguel Cummins b 14(16) [4s-3]

4

to Latham, FOUR, short, wide and four, width on offer from and Latham was all over it. Got on top of the bounce and cracked it behind square on the off-side. The fielder at backward point dived, but he didn't get anywhere near the ball

4

to Latham, FOUR, up and over! It was in the air alright but he was well in control. The short ball and Latham swivels to pull easily over a leaping backward square leg fielder. Couple of bounces into the fence

4

to Jeet Raval, FOUR, cracking stroke! Dug in short outside off, Raval stays on the back foot and fetches the pull through mid-wicket. Smacked it right off the middle and that whistled away

4

to Latham, FOUR, poor from ! Follows up the gem with a freebie. Overpitched and width on offer as well, Latham strokes the drive through cover-point. Timed well enough to find the fence

4

to Latham, FOUR, slightly uppish but found the gap! Short and angling across Latham who found some width on the offering. Went for the cut and delayed it enough to beat backward point. Didn't matter that he didn't look to keep it along the ground as he had placed it well

4

to Latham, FOUR, another flashy stroke from Latham but clearly intentional. Short and outside off, rises on his toes as he slashes it hard. Slices to comfortably over the slip cordon

4

to Jeet Raval, FOUR, fortune for Raval! Both batsmen surviving a tense moment in the over. Full and wide outside off, tempting Raval to play at it and he drives with no footwork. Luckily for him, the edge bisects the slip cordon and gully perfectly. Brings up the 50-run stand as well

4

Cummins to Latham, byes, FOUR, that's taken off! Dug in short by Cummins and it flies over Latham who fails to connect the pull. Sails over a leaping Dowrich to the fence

4

Chase to Jeet Raval, FOUR, and the sweep comes good. Premeditated yet again, sitting down way before the ball came down, uses the pace of the ball this time in paddling it very fine

W

to Latham, out Caught by Roach!! Another short ball, another lazy stroke and this time it is a Kiwi batsman's turn to perish. After toiling around, drawing edges and beating the bat, finally has something to show for in the last column. A half decent ball, climbing up off the shorter side but wide enough for Latham to let it go. Doesn't. Tries pulling, very poorly at that, and miscues it to mid-on. The feet got stuck onto the crease and the arms didn't stretch either. And that never helps. Latham c Roach b 37(87) [4s-5]

W

to Williamson, out Caught by Shai Hope!! Walks into the trap. Two gullies set and a wide-short line to tempt. Williamson couldn't resist. Cramps himself firstly with his walk across the stumps and cuts it straight to the finer of the two. A massive blow. Colossal rather. Just what the Windies needed to keep the game in the equation. Williamson c Shai Hope b 1(10)

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, a nothing sitter. Delicious width too. Taylor waits, learns from KW's mistake and rolls his wrists on the cut to get it behind point. Is also helped by both being gullies elsewhere

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, tries another in-cutter, just that this one holds its line. Such a fine line. The cut comes good, right off the meat of the middle, slapping it through point

4

to Jeet Raval, FOUR, another overpitch. This time it is Raval with the drive, straight down. A lovely lean and just an extension of the arms

4

Cummins to Jeet Raval, FOUR, gets his pull under control. Stands up, on the front foot, taking out the steam out of this short pepper with a fierce swat. Through mid-wicket it is

W

to Jeet Raval, out Caught by Dowrich!! A bowling change and instant results. doesn't believe in warm ups, the very first ball he bowls is a peach. That absolute perfect length, drawing Raval forward, making him ditch his defence as he pokes away from his body. Nips away just enough to ensure that the faintest of tickles is found. A 125-ball marathon comes to an end. Jeet Raval c Dowrich b 42(125) [4s-5]

4

to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, starts with a top-edge. Very expansive. Goes for half a pull, one leg up, and isn't quite in control as he drags it up off his hips. Quite wide of the man behind square

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, staple. With 's pace, the gentle half volley couldn't get easier. Drilled wide of mid-off, in utmost style

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, lures him out with another juicy overcook. And Taylor gets it through extra cover this time. The spanking drive remains the same

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, pierces the cordon. Does well to keep the chop down, deflecting it between second slip and gully

4

to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, swishy hands, and timing galore. Loses his line getting it down leg and Nicholls pounces on it, wristing the glance through square leg. Scores level

4

Chase to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, ah that's a horror ball and it's banished to the fence. Juicy full toss, probably slipped out of Chase's hands and Nicholls took full toll of it. Thrashed it through the covers

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, that's an adventurous shot! Taylor decides to take on the short ball ploy which has been in operation to him for sometime now. Taylor swivels on the pull stroke and although he wasn't totally in control, he knew what he was doing. There was a man at deep square leg but he couldn't get across to his right in time despite putting in a dive. 28th Test fifty for the veteran, he's been in good touch. Also brings up the 50-run stand that has come in quick time

4

Cummins to Ross Taylor, FOUR, top-edge but safe! The shorter length deliveries aren't easy to control and this is another one gone awry for the batsman. Taylor will get a boundary though. Tries to pull but is nowhere on top of the bounce. Goes very fine down the leg-side to the fence. On another day, that could have gone straight down fine leg's throat

4

Chase to Ross Taylor, FOUR, finds the edge but it's well wide of slip! Floated fuller outside off, induces the flashy drive from Taylor but luckily for him, it's in the gap. Races away to the third man fence

4

Chase to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, dances down, yorks himself, squeezes it into the turf and the bounces takes over. Takes it over too, and straight down the ground

4

Chase to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, an overcorrect. Drags the length back, and Nicholls transfers his weight onto the back foot, rocks back and cuts it in front of point

OT

Chase to Henry Nicholls, 1 run, the 100-run stand with an all-to-easy slap off the back foot through the covers

4

Chase to Ross Taylor, FOUR, oh those hands. Gets the late cut right, quickly rolling them on the ball to stab it through the slip cordon

4

to Ross Taylor, FOUR, the edge sneaks through! On a shortish length around off, holds its line a bit after pitching as Taylor is tentative on the back foot. Ekes out an edge that splits the slip cordon and gully. Into the 90s now with this streaky boundary

4

to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, reaches his 5th Test fifty in style! The short ball that is only waist high, he swivels across to crack the pull through mid-wicket. Firmly in control of the stroke and it races away. Barring that big slice of luck, it's been a fairly composed knock from the young man

W

to Ross Taylor, out Lbw!! Excellent use of the technology from the Windies. A full inswinger and Taylor played all round it to be rapped on the front pad. There were two noises which suggested an inside edge but was adamant on it being only pad. As it turned out, Hot Spot and Snicko proved that he was right and ball tracking showed the Three Reds. Superb call to opt for the review and Taylor falls short of the century. Still a good knock though. Ross Taylor lbw b 93(160) [4s-10]

4

to Santner, FOUR, that's been dispatched! Short and pretty wide as well, Santner stays back and cuts it nicely behind point

4

to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, shot of the day so far! Overpitched from and Nicholls drives it exquisitely straight back past who did perhaps get a hand on it. Very well-timed though and hence, the momentum isn't affected as it races down the ground. It was struck as straight as an arrow

4

to Santner, FOUR, nicely done by Santner! Pitched up and outside off, he opens the bat face and plays it with soft hands. Threads the gap between the slip cordon and gully with precision

4

Cummins to Henry Nicholls, FOUR, pure class! No shortage of control on this shot. Hangs back on the shorter length and the line is on leg stump which helps his cause but the execution of the flick stroke was sweet. It raced away

4

to Santner, FOUR, flirts, that angle forcing him to play and gets a thick outside edge in the process but wide of the three slips in place. Once again, no feet, compensates it with soft hands

W

Cummins to Henry Nicholls, out Caught by Gabriel!! The trend continues. Another break, another short ball down leg and another mis-pull. The only difference being the bolwer's foot staying behind the line this time around. Quite an awkward flat bat to be honest, without even keeping it down. Flies in the air, picking out Gabriel at the fence behind square. And he wobbles, juggles and keeps it in. Henry Nicholls c Gabriel b Cummins 67(156) [4s-8]

4

Cummins to de Grandhomme, FOUR, tries the short one. But Grandhomme takes it on, off the front foot, smoking the pull into the fence, one bounced into fine leg

4

Cummins to de Grandhomme, FOUR, and again. A rank drag down this though, merely as high as the tummy. Natraj-like in the pull and once again finds the fence behind square

W

Cummins to Santner, out Bowled!! Through the gate. Through the defence. That top-of-off line turns out into another jaffa. Santner, staying put in his crease hardly gets forward, tries to defend with the angle. Misses all ends up, bringing the bat down at an angle, with the ball holding its line and dislodging that off-bail. Santner b Cummins 17(36) [4s-3]

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Cummins to Tom Blundell, FOUR, first career runs. Perhaps not the way he'd have dreamt of but he'd take it nevertheless. Goes behind the line in defence, the nip comes into play, taking the outside edge and running away through the cordon

4

to de Grandhomme, FOUR, nice waiting clip. Hangs back for the fullish length to drift into him and puts all his energies into timing this whip wide of mid-on

4

to de Grandhomme, FOUR, that's been whacked! de Grandhomme generates tremendous power with his strokes and it's on display here. gets the bouncer wrong as it's down the leg-side, a slight swivel before clubbing the pull very fine. The man at fine leg had no chance

4

to de Grandhomme, FOUR, top shot! Overpitched around middle, de Grandhomme shuffles a touch and brings his strong bottom hand into play. Whips it with nonchalance wide of mid-on and it races away

4

to de Grandhomme, FOUR, powered away! That strong bottom hand once again. Fullish ball around middle and off, de Grandhomme wrists it powerfully past the bowler. Got it dead straight as it rocketed to the fence

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Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, SIX, nails it this time! Lovely pick up stroke from de Grandhomme, advances down the track to get to the pitch of this and propels it over deep mid-wicket. All the way!

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to Tom Blundell, FOUR, poor ball and punished. Runs bleeding now. Fuller ball straying onto the pads, Blundell shuffles a bit and glances it very fine down the leg-side. Easy pickings and the 50-run stand is up in no time

4

to Tom Blundell, FOUR, the debutant is joining in the fun. Short ball that doesn't rise much at all. Sits up nicely for Blundell who swivels to control the pull through backward square leg. Struck it well and left fine leg with no chance of cutting it off

OT

to de Grandhomme, 1 run, dug in short outside off, drags the pull through mid-wicket for a run. Brings up his 2nd Test fifty and it's been a thoroughly entertaining one

4

to Tom Blundell, FOUR, smacked away! Dug in short outside off, rocks back does Blundell and pulls it away with aplomb after a swivel. Went well in front of square on the leg-side and that rocketed away

4

Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, FOUR, straight as an arrow! 'Catch it' was the call but this was hit dead straight and so the long-on fielder had no chance. de Grandhomme uses his feet and lofts it down the ground. Couple of bounces into the fence

6

Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, SIX, this is huge! de Grandhomme is enjoying himself here. Walks down the track on seeing the flight and mows this straight back over Brathwaite's head. Clean bat swing and clears the ropes with ease

4

to de Grandhomme, FOUR, booming drive! Half-volley from who is too tired seemingly and it's put away. de Grandhomme reaches out to crack the drive through the covers. Nobody moved

4

to de Grandhomme, FOUR, kaboom! Nobody budged. Slower ball perhaps and it's quite full, in the slot and Grandhomme bludgeons the drive through extra cover. Raced away to the fence. The 100-run stand is up

4

Cummins to de Grandhomme, FOUR, sheer power! This lad does pack a punch, doesn't he? There is a man at deep point but he couldn't hard move to his right as the ball raced away to the fence in no time. Another half-tracker outside off, he slapped the cut stroke and ensured that he placed it well in front of square

4

Cummins to Tom Blundell, FOUR, that's been dismantled! What a cracking sound that it made off the bat. Dug in short but it sits up nicely for Blundell who throws everything he has into this pull stroke. Finds the deep mid-wicket fence and also brings up 400 for NZ

6

Chase to de Grandhomme, SIX, straight, uppish, hard. Picks it right off the pitch of it, taking the invite to the fullest with a move down the ground and smashes it into the sightscreen. Into the 90s

4

Cummins to de Grandhomme, FOUR, 99 it is. A stinking short-wide combo, CDG goes flashy, throwing his bat on the cut. Forget the top-edge, it was always flying over the cordon

OT

Cummins to de Grandhomme, 3 runs, there it is. There are few moments in your career that get bigger than this. A century of extravaganza this - 71 balls. The second fastest for a Kiwi. All that with a later dab behind point. He can afford a smile now

OT

Chase to Tom Blundell, 1 run, a skipping tuck, through mid-wicket. Adjusts to the flight, half way down the track, and the crowds errupt. A fifty on debut. Joins Baz and Ronchi to become only the third Kiwi keeper to get a fifty on debut

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Chase to de Grandhomme, out Caught by K Powell!! It's curtains. Tries clearing the ground once again with his massive tonks, just that the flight does him in on this occasion. Doesn't quite account for the sharp dip as he charges out, doesn't get close enough but doesn't hold back. Swings looking to clear long-on, mistimed and chips it out to Powell at the edge of the rope. But take nothing away from this innings, it's been a breeze. de Grandhomme c K Powell b Chase 105(74) [4s-11 6s-3]

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to Tom Blundell, FOUR, handy. And demoralizing in equal measure. Blundell chases a pull, with the ball just not short enough, skids low and the inside edge just about avoids the stumps

W

Chase to Wagner, out Bowled!! All drift. Chase has the Wellington breeze to thank for this one. Lovely shape through the air, coming in sharply. Hits a fullish length, beats Wagner's push way outside the line to sneak through the massive bat-pad gap and make a mess of the off-pole. Wagner b Chase 3(13)

4

Chase to Matt Henry, FOUR, charges down, and with elegance that would make a top-order batsman proud, smashes it straight back. Meets it right at the pitch with a full bat swing and holds the pose as well

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to Matt Henry, out Caught by Dowrich!! Sheer pace. Henry doesn't want to get in the way, gets away from the line, and jabs the bat out away from the body. The result - a faint tickle to the keeper. Yeah, the foot is fine. After 25 overs of toil, has a wicket to show for his efforts. Matt Henry c Dowrich b 4(6) [4s-1]

4

Cummins to Tom Blundell, FOUR, underway for the morning. And underway with a whippy flick. Cummins tries the yorker, misses it by a cool few inches and Blundell is quick to camp deep in the crease and drill it wide of mid-on

4

Cummins to Tom Blundell, FOUR, way too easy. Too leg-sidish and tickled away, softly. 10 free runs this morning already. Oh my

4

Cummins to Tom Blundell, FOUR, now the connection. Juicy width yet again, but fuller for him to go driving. Long arms, through the lines and off the middle through cover

6

to Boult, SIX, 129.2kph, add another shot to his list. Takes on the bouncer, waits on it instead to help it on its way with an upper cut. With the pace, with the breeze

4

Cummins to Tom Blundell, FOUR, advances. And he's hit it off the back of his bat. Drills out the yorker and the bat face turns in his hand. Never mind, it goes in the gap behind point

4

to Tom Blundell, FOUR, pierces the gap. Lovely position to get up on the bounce and stabs it through point. Both fielders converging dive, get their fingertips, alas that's not enough

4

to Tom Blundell, leg byes, FOUR, the Windies review. Very, very desperate this .. more in hope. The appeal wasn't all that strong in the first place, but seems to have been tempted with leg byes signalled. Blundell shuffles across, looking to flick it away, plays all around it and is struck very high on his thigh pad. He's in front of middle, yes, but the height is always going to be dodgy, especially with extracting that bounce. Okay here's the Hawkeye - umpire's call with the ball clipping the top of the middle-bail. And what's more - the ball's rolled away into the boundary

4

to Tom Blundell, FOUR, shot. Marches closer to his century, this time with an absolutely dismissive straight drive. And amplified with him holding his pose in admiration

4

to Tom Blundell, FOUR, takes on the short one. Head-on. Decent height but is top-edged away over the keeper as Blundell goes desperate on the pull. This is now the highest score for a Kiwi keeper on debut - goes past Luke Ronchi

4

to Boult, FOUR, fab stroke! Boult has no problems getting runs. The field is up and he gets a half-volley, just times the drive to beat mid-off. For a moment, he thought he could get three but it was timed too well

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to Boult, no run, was that a chance? Yes, it's a dropped catch but only technically as these are very tough. Fuller ball around middle, Boult cannot keep the flick down and the short leg who is a touch deep got a hand to it but didn't stick

OT

to Boult, no run, funny review from , never close. A yorker attempted that turns into a full toss, pings Boult on the pads but the impact was outside leg. went for the review probably to kill time and Ball Tracking showed the inevitable

OT

Chase to Tom Blundell, 2 runs, there it is! Blundell steps out to heave it away but ekes out a thick inside edge through backward square leg. Will get a brace and that's a century on Test debut, what a moment for the young man! He's thrilled and celebrates it. Only the 4th wicket-keeper batsman in Test history to achieve this feat

6

Chase to Tom Blundell, SIX, that's huge! Blundell dances down the track and gets to the pitch of the flighted delivery, launches it into the stands at long-on

4

Henry to K Powell, FOUR, nicely timed! There were a series of half-volleys that Powell wasn't able to put away. He doesn't fail this time. Gets forward to this overcooked delivery and eases the drive straight back past Henry who did get a hand on it but that didn't halt the momentum much. Mid-on gave a chase but in vain

4

Grandhomme to K Powell, FOUR, that's been dispatched. Bad ball and gets the treatment. Fuller ball on the pads, easy pickings for Powell who whips it aerially through the gap at mid-wicket. Races away

4

Henry to K Powell, FOUR, creamed! Too full from Henry and Powell takes full toll of it. Just times the straight drive past a diving Wagner at mid-off. Classy stuff!

4

Henry to K Powell, FOUR, and again! This is an even better stroke. Another overcook from Henry and Powell drills the drive much straighter this time past the bowler. Wagner wasn't going to get anywhere close

4

Henry to K Powell, FOUR, allows the drive. Tempts rather. Obliged. Leans in, takes the half volley with a puncy drive, timing the pants off it through extra cover

OT

to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, 133.1kph, a checked single, takes on Boult at mid-off, and a direct hit had Powell a long way out . Wasn't to be

4

to K Powell, FOUR, oh elegance. 139.4kph of an overcook in the zone and is merely stroked straight down the pitch. Holds the pose to make it all the more beautiful

6

Henry to Kraigg Brathwaite, SIX, a desperate pull. Eyes looking towards square leg and the bat thrown up horizontally, violently, gets the fat top edge..and makes Henry feel worse with the win taking the ball all the way too

4

to K Powell, FOUR, takes it on. And gets the glove. Piles on the angle this short one was on and pulls it away, very fine. The Kiwis wouldn't mind this

W

to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Caught by Henry Nicholls!! The short ploy does the trick. And so does the advent of short leg. Brathwaite was never comfortable, fending, top-edging and hopping around. He does a bit of everything in this one - goes onto the back foot, hops up looking to fend it away and the ball gets big on him to get the glove rebound popping up to short leg. The decision to bowl first gives the reward after more than 90 minutes..and the summer has its first breakthrough. Kraigg Brathwaite c Henry Nicholls b 24(70) [6s-1]

4

to K Powell, FOUR, style. ample does of it. Gets nice and forward to the pitch of the ball, doesn't quite get the straight drive off the middle of his bat, with the handle rolling, but has enough elegance to take it to the boundary past the bowler

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, the surprise sucker gone wrong. An obvious follow up to the bouncer with the fullish ball, and it ends up right in the slot in the form of a half volley. Drilled straight down, high elbowed and into the fence

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, brings out the Caribbean flavour. A swishy flick, with 's surprise fuller delivery not surprising enough for some swagger to be unleashed with a dispatch through mid-wicket

W

to K Powell, out Caught by Jeet Raval!! A poke, a pad-rap and now the edge. With doubts planted in his head earlier in the over, goes to that ribbing short length. Powell meanwhile neither plays, nor leaves. Merely sticks the bat out on the back foot. The outcome - a meek lob off the bat handle for third slip to dive in front of second to make it look all the more elegant. K Powell c Jeet Raval b 42(79) [4s-8]

4

to Hetmyer, FOUR, a bit of width and Hetmyer snatches out a mile. Rolls his wrists on the cut, guiding it firmly behind point

W

to Hetmyer, out Caught by Latham!! It's turning into gifts. From a near perfect start the Windies are in a dreadful tangle. Another ugly half-leave turns fatal, this one with the ball nipping back in. For some reason Hetmyer neither drops his wrists, nor sways out of the line as he looks to evade, ending up with another tame glove to second slip. The feet refusing to move only complicates matters. Hetmyer c Latham b 13(15) [4s-3]

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to Shai Hope, out Caught by Tom Blundell!! GONEEEEEE! Boy, the Windies just seem clueless against the short stuff at the moment. has his third and I must say that even he would be surprised at getting a wicket off this delivery. It was shortish alright but the line was down the leg-side, Hope went for a half-hearted pull and could only get a really tiny feather through. Maiden dismissal for Tom Blundell as the Windies slip further. They have lost their in-form batsman. Shai Hope c Tom Blundell b 0(3)

W

to Sunil Ambris, out Hit Wkt!! Oh dear! What a disaster for Ambris, he finds a new way to get out first-ball on his Test debut, he's OUT hit-wicket, that's a bad bad way to get your first international innings underway. He looks shell-shocked but has to go. This was short and angling across the right-hander, Ambris went deep into his crease as he nudged the ball towards the on-side, the momentum took him a little further backwards and he ended up trodding back onto the stumps, one bail falls and the batsmen who was getting across for his first run, heard a sound, turned around and walked away despondently. Ambris also becomes the first batsman in Test cricket to get out hit-wicket for a golden duck on his debut. Sunil Ambris hit wkt b 0(1)

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, classy, banged in short and on Dowrich's hips, he gets inside the line, his front-leg is in the air as he swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it past square leg, no chance for the fielder in the deep

4

to Roston Chase, FOUR, nicely played, that's one way to deal with , banged in short and around chest high, Chase swivels across, rolls his wrists and pulls it in front of square on the on-side, beats mid-wicket and rolls away to the fence

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, cracking shot, Dowrich will not let bad balls go unpunished, this was short and wide of off, Dowrich reached out and cracked it square behind point, went low of the bat, but it was all along the carpet, beat the diving fielder and rolled away to the fence

W

to Roston Chase, out Caught by Jeet Raval!! West Indies are crumbling against 's short-ball ploy, excellent catch from Raval and has five. This was written according to the script, banged in short and around Chase's ribs. He was looking to ride the bounce, it just got too big on him, ended up getting an inside edge onto the flick. The ball was dying onto Raval, but he dived forward, got both hands underneath and scooped a neat low catch at leg slip. Roston Chase c Jeet Raval b 5(16) [4s-1]

W

to Holder, out Bowled!! has six and Holder falls for a duck. This is simply sensational from the left-arm seamer, Holder was standing upright, can't blame him though, was perhaps expecting another short ball. has been too good today, he slips in the perfect yorker at the base of off-stump, Holder was way too late in bringing his bat down, heard the sound of timber and simply walked away. Horrible sight for the visiting fans, 75/1 has now turned into 97/7. is on a hat-trick. Holder b 0(1)

4

to Dowrich, FOUR, short, wide and four, width on offer from and Dowrich dealt with it, got on top of the bounce and cuts it in the air, went to the right of the flying backward point fielder and into the fence. Would have been a stunner had the fielder taken that

W

to Roach, out Dowrich Run Out!! Oh dear! Things are going from bad to worse for the visitors. Another unneccessary dismissal and the last remaining batsman has been dismissed. This is poor cricket from West Indies, sure Stuart Law will be livid at some of these dismissals. This was a length delivery that was driven stylishly towards cover-point. Roach took a stride or two, that was enough for Dowrich to run down the pitch. Santner got across to his right at point, got a good bounce, had all the three stumps to aim at and throws down the stumps at the bowler's end. Having been sent back, Dowrich was nowhere in the frame. Dowrich run out (Santner) 18(22) [4s-3]

W

to Miguel Cummins, out Bowled!! Lovely from , this was coming, he kept the batsmen deep in the crease with his variations and has now delivered the sucker punch, fraction fuller then the previous delivery, had Cummins poking from the crease, the feet didn't go anywhere near the pitch of the ball, ended up playing inside the line and misses, the ball crashes into the off-stump. Miguel Cummins b 1(6)

4

to Roach, FOUR, edged and four, handy runs for Roach, back of a length and angling across the right-hander, Roach wasn't forward as he pushed tentatively, the edge is found, it dies on its way past second slip and rolls away to the fence

4

to Roach, FOUR, lovely shot, much better from Roach, on a good length and well wide of off, he gets a big stride forward, gets close to the ball and drives it in front of cover, beats the fielder and rolls away to the fence

4

Henry to Gabriel, FOUR, edged and four, Henry shortens his length and gets it to hold its line outside off, drew Gabriel poking at that, the edge is found and it rolls away in the gap between slips and gully

4

Henry to Gabriel, FOUR, cracking shot, on a length and well wide of off, Gabriel gets forward and drives it through the line, hit on the up and back over the bowler's head, couple of bounces and well over the ropes

4

to Gabriel, leg byes, FOUR, this is turning out to be a frustrating little partnership for New Zealand. loses his line and sprays this one on Gabriel's pads, he was looking to flick and missed, the ball clips the pads and beats the keeper to the fence

W

to Gabriel, out Caught by Latham!! That's the end of Gabriel's resistance and finishes with seven. Another soft dismissal from the Windies point of view, but not much blame can be put on Gabriel. This was short and going away with the angle, Gabriel wasn't getting behind the line of those, tamely pokes at that, gets a healthy edge which is well caught by Latham at second slip. He went reverse cup and gobbled it up, gets a big hug from his mates as he leads the team to the pavilion. The visitors have been bowled out for just 134. Gabriel c Latham b 10(35) [4s-2]

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