Windies better but still face mountain of work

13:52, Dec 05 2013
Black Caps v West Indies - first test
Ross Taylor slashes a shot through point.
Black Caps v West Indies - first test
Tino Best appeals for the wicket of Peter Fulton.
Black Caps v West Indies - first test
Hamish Rutherford scored a free-flowing half century in the opening session.
Black Caps v West Indies - first test
Team captains Brendon McCullum and Darren Sammy shakes hands at the toss.
Black Caps v West Indies - first test
Peter Fulton plays a shot into the offside.
Black Caps v West Indies - first test
Brendon McCullum plays a shot through the offside.
Black Caps v West Indies - first test
Brendon McCullum acknowledges the crowd after scoring a test century for the Black Caps.
Black Caps vs West Indies - first test
Ross Taylor takes the plaudits of the crowd after scoring his double century.
Black Caps vs West Indies - first test
Ross Taylor flicks the ball away on his way to a double century.
Trent Boult
Trent Boult
Trent Boult
Fans on the bank during Day 2.
Trent Boult
Black Cap Tim Southee celebrates the wicket of Kieran Powell.
Trent Boult
West Indies' Shane Shillingford bowls.
Trent Boult
Black Cap Ross Taylor bats.
Trent Boult
Black Cap Brendon McCullum fields.
Tim Southee gallery
Tim Southee appeals unsuccessfully for a LBW decision on Narsingh Deonarine.
Tim Southee gallery
Shivnarine Chanderpaul looks to the sky after his half century.
Darren Bravo gallery
Darren Bravo celebrates his century.
Darren Bravo gallery
Darren Bravo walks off after being dismissed by Trent Boult on day five.
Darren Bravo gallery
Shane Shillingford drives the ball away for four runs.
Darren Bravo gallery
And Bravo's out.
Darren Bravo gallery
Peter Fulton dismissed.
Darren Bravo gallery
Darren Sammy of the West Indies celebrates taking the wicket of Peter Fulton.
Darren Bravo gallery
Fulton works the ball away for four runs.
University Oval
The covers dominate at a wet University Oval.
Mike Hesson
A dejected Black Caps coach Mike Hesson looks skyward in the hopes the rain will stop.
Brendon McCullum
Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum was left ruing a test win that got away from his side in Dunedin.

The West Indies had easily their best session of the first test, this afternoon in Dunedin, but are still very much in survival mode.

The tourists, following on after New Zealand scored 609-9 declared and were skittled on day three for just 213, reached 168-2 at stumps at the University Oval, still 228 short of making New Zealand bat again.

It was New Zealand's day still, but the West Indies showed some fight in the post-tea session losing just the wicket of Kirk Edwards to the bowling of Ish Sodhi for 59.

Tim Southee
SOUTHEE STRIKES: The Black Caps have made an excellent start to the third day of the first test against the West Indies.

The tourists need to bat the entire day tomorrow and a chunk of Saturday if they are to save the match, though their confidence from today should be up.

Today they played with more patience and purpose and more fight than in the first innings.

The New Zealand bowling unit probed away well, but with less help from the wicket and less help from the West Indian batsmen than in the first innings.


Sodhi looks to be developing well and will be better for a long spell.

He had Marlon Samuels in trouble late in the day who survived a DRS challenge and a good appeal the next ball.

Samuels will resume tomorrow on 17 with Darren Bravo looking assured on his way to 72.

Earlier New Zealand bowled the West Indies out for 213 to record a lead of 396.

It is New Zealand's second highest first innings lead, behind the 444 they led by against Zimbabwe in January last year.

Tim Southee took 4-54 for New Zealand, Trent Boult 3-40 and Sodhi grabbed his first two test wickets at home, taking 2-63.

Chanderpaul was the visitor's top scorer with 76 while Bravo scored 40.




First innings 609


First Innings

K Edwards c Fulton b Boult 0
K Powell c Watling b Southee 7
D Bravo c McCullum b Southee 40
M Samuels c Taylor b Southee 14
S Chanderpaul lbw Boult 76
N Deonarine c Taylor b Southee 15
D Ramdin c Watling b Boult 12
D Sammy not out 27
S Shillingford b Sodhi 9
T Best run out (Redmond/Southee) 0
S Gabriel b Sodhi 0

Extras (11lb, 1wd, 1nb) 13

Total (all out, 62.1 overs) 213

Fall of wickets: 4, 24, 70, 73, 106, 174, 183, 202, 205, 213

Bowling: T Boult 18-5-40-3, T Southee 16-2-54-4, N Wagner 13-2-47-0 (1nb, 1wd), I Sodhi 15.1-2-63-2.

Second innings

K Edwards lbw Sodhi 59
K Powell c Southee b Boult 14
D Bravo not out 72
M Samuels not out 17

Extras (4b, 1lb) 5

Total (for two wickets, 49 overs) 168

Fall of wickets: 18, 135

Bowling: T Southee 10-1-36-0, T Boult 9-2-26-1, N Wagner 9-1-35-0, C Anderson 6-1-8-0, I Sodhi 13-1-51-1, A Redmond 2-1-6-0

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