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Live Score, New Zealand vs West Indies, First Test Day 3, Highlights: As It Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: December 3, 2017, 2:12 PM IST

New Zealand vs West Indies Live Cricket Score, West Indies in New Zealand, 2 Test Series, 2017 1st Test, Basin Reserve, Wellington 01 - 05 December, 2018

Toss won by New Zealand (decided to bowl)

New Zealand beat West Indies by an innings and 67 runs

Man of the Match: Neil Wagner

Live Score, New Zealand vs West Indies, First Test Day 3, Highlights: As It Happened

New Zealand's Matt Henry (C) celebrates catching West Indies' Kieran Powell with teammate Colin de Grandhomme during day three of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 3, 2017. (Image: AFP)

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Commentary (West Indies innings)

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That is it from us for this game. The Kiwis have ran over the Windies. The tourists have a lot to think about. They will have to regroup and come out well prepared in the next game. The home side on the other hand, will look to inflict a whitewash. Will see a repeated story in the next game or will the Windies pull a rabbit out of the hat? All will be answered in the next game which will be played in Hamilton on the 9th of December 1100 local and (2200 GMT).

New Zealand skipper, Kane Williamson says it is a good effort. He feels It was a great test wicket. Credits the bowler for their lines and lengths. Praises Wagner for his bowling in his first innings. Appreciates his batsmen for their effort as that was needed for them to score big. Mentions Blundell was brilliant in his first Test. Admits the Windies did come out fighting and if they could have taken it deep into day 5 it would have been tricky. Finishes by saying adapting is important for the next game as the wicket will be different.

West Indian skipper, Jason Holder says they knew what is coming their way when Wagner was bowling. He feels they have to find a way to be a lot more positive now. He mentions they got better as the game went on. Credits the bowlers as they tried their hearts out. Ruens the no balls bowled and the chances dropped by them. Finishes by saying they need to come back hard in Hamilton.

Man of the Match, Neil Wagner says, the wicket got better and better. Feels it got more difficult. Further adds the bowlers bowled really well. Mentions there was no real swing on offer they had to change their plans and it all came off that day. Credits West Indies for their fight shown in the second innings. Admits they had to readjust their plans after yesterday. Opines the Basin is not an easy place to take 20 wickets and the players did really well to bowl the opposition out.

In the second innings it did seem like the West Indies had some fight left in them courtesy a 94-run stand between Brathwaite and Hetmyer, with both scoring half tons before the latter departed. They ended day 3 with only 2 wickets down but lost the plot on day 4 once Kraigg Brathwaite departed on 91. They were bundled out within a session and a half to give the home side a 1-0 lead in the series.

With nothing much on the board they needed early wickets. But that was not the case, as all the New Zealand batsman flourished on a wicket which got better for batting after each passing day. Also wickets on no balls and dropped catches did not help their cause. First it was the Taylor-Nicholls partnership with the former missing out on a ton by 7 runs and then the Gradhomme-Blundell stand with both registering tons. Both scoring their first with the latter doing it on debut took the game away from the visitors as they had taken a 386-run lead.

Earlier in the match, Kane Williamson won the toss on a green wicket and put the away side into bat. Brathwaite and Powell gave an ideal start to the Windies by stitching a 50-run stand but day 1 was all about Neil Wagner, after his introduction West indies went from 59/1 to 134 all out with the left arm pacer picking a 7-fer his career best figure.

A dominating performance from the Kiwis have seen them start off their summer on the right note. They made quick work of the West Indian batting line-up today. With every bowler chipping in at the wickets. Matt Henry was the star for them in this innings as he bagged three wickets, on a surface which was very good for batting. The West Indian batsman could not keep up the good work of yesterday and surrendered meekly.

105.6 Boult to M Cummins, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! It was just a matter of time. Cummins was swinging at everything and he finally misses one. Boult keeps it simple - full, straight and on the stumps. Miguel makes room and tries to slog it blindly. He misses and the ball hits timber. That is it then! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 67 RUNS! 319/10

105.5 T Boult to Cummins, FOUR! Through the leg side this time! Cummins his having a lot of fun out there. Full and on the pads, Cummins heaves it through backward square leg for another boundary. 319/9

105.4 T Boult to Cummins, Good length outside off, Cummins lets it be. 315/9

105.3 T Boult to Cummins, FOUR! They need a lot more here! Fuller in length outside off, Cummins times it through covers for a boundary. 315/9

105.2 T Boult to Cummins, Short on off, Cummins ducks under it. 311/9

105.1 T Boult to Cummins, The batsman goes for the pull but misses it completely. 311/9

104.6 N Wagner to Gabriel, Bangs it in on off, comes in with the angle. Gabriel is late to react and the ball hits him on the elbow guard. Lucky he was wearing a protective gear as that would have hurt. 311/9

104.5 N Wagner to Gabriel, The batsman goes after this one but misses the line completely. 311/9

104.4 N Wagner to Gabriel, Bowls a bumper, Gabriel defends it towards point. 311/9

104.3 N Wagner to Gabriel, Shorter in length but down the leg side. Gabriel sways out of the way. 311/9

104.2 N Wagner to Gabriel, Shorter in length outside off, the batsman misses the pull. 311/9

104.1 N Wagner to Gabriel, Length ball, Gabriel does well to defend it. 311/9

103.6 T Boult to Cummins, Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the wicketkeeper. 311/9

103.5 T Boult to Cummins, A yorker on leg stump. Cummins does well to keep it out. 311/9

103.4 T Boult to Cummins, FOUR! No need to run for those! Cummins moves his front leg out of the way and hits the full ball on off down the ground for a boundary. 311/9

103.3 T Boult to Cummins, Fuller outside off, Cummins slaps it through covers for a couple. 307/9

103.2 T Boult to Cummins, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 305/9

OUCH! Cummins is in a lot of pain here. The ball has hit him flush on his thigh and now the physio is out to see whether he is fine.

103.1 T Boult to Cummins, Cummins is down on the ground! Boult bowls an inswinger on middle. Cummins looks to flick but in doing so, the bat hits his pad and the ball then comes back in to ping him flush on the thigh. He immediately moves away, drops his bat and is down on the ground in agony. 305/9

Trent Boult is into the attack.

102.6 N Wagner to Gabriel, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 305/9

Trent Boult is seen warming up.

102.5 N Wagner to Gabriel, FOUR! Streaky! Length around off, Gabriel tries to defend but gets an outside edge through the slip cordon for a boundary. 305/9

102.4 N Wagner to Gabriel, Welcomes him with a short ball on middle. Gabriel ducks under it. 301/9

Shannon Gabriel is the last man in.

102.3 Wagner to J Holder, OUT! You can't keep this lad away from short balls, can you? It does the trick for him this time. He comes running in and bangs in a short ball outside off. Holder tries to drag his pull on the leg side but is undone by the bounce and gets a top edge instead. The ball lobs towards mid-wicket where Boult takes a couple of steps to his right, settles himself under it and takes it safely. Wagner is one short of 10 wickets in the match. New Zealand just a wicket away from going 1-0 up in the series. 301/9

102.2 N Wagner to J Holder, Short ball on middle, Holder pulls it to deep square leg and refuses to run. 301/8

102.1 N Wagner to Holder, Fuller in length on off, Holder drives it to mid off. 301/8

101.6 de Grandhomme to Cummins, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 301/8

101.5 de Grandhomme to Cummins, Full and wide outside off, Cummins opts not to fiddle with it. 301/8

101.4 de Grandhomme to Cummins, Outside off, the batsman lets it be. 301/8

101.3 de Grandhomme to Cummins, Wide outside off, the batsman need not play at it. 301/8

Miguel Cummins walks out at no. 10

101.2 de Grandhomme to Roach, OUT! That is plumb! Roach is the man walking back and he takes the review along with him. De Grandhomme lands it on a length around off, gets it to jag back in sharply. Roach tries to defend leaving a gap between bat and pad. He misses as the ball sneaks through, hits him on the back pad and goes to Taylor at first slip. The Kiwis appeal and the umpire raises his finger immediately. There were two noises. What was it? Roach takes the DRS immediately. Is there an inside edge? Even if there is, the ball has carried to Taylor at first slip. Replays roll in. Snicko shows there is no bat involved and also Hawk Eye shows it to be hitting the middle stump. Kemar is a dead duck! 301/8

Roach is a goner! He has been given LBW but he has reviewed it immediately. Only an inside edge can save him there.

101.1 de Grandhomme to Holder, Short of a length on middle, Holder punches it down to long on for a run. 301/7

100.6 N Wagner to Roach, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 300/7

100.5 N Wagner to Roach, Bumper on middle Roach does well to evade it. 300/7

100.4 N Wagner to K Roach, Just ahead of a length on off, Roach drives it uppishly but just short of the man at covers. 300/7

100.3 N Wagner to Roach, Driven through the covers by the batsman. A committed effort by the fielder to save runs for his team. 300/7

100.2 N Wagner to Roach, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it. 300/7

100.1 N Wagner to Roach, FOUR! Bad ball and dispatched! Roach did show he is no mug with the bat in the first innings. Wagner bowls a short one outside off, Roach cuts it through point for a boundary. 300/7

99.6 de Grandhomme to Holder, Works it with the angle to mid-wicket. 296/7

99.5 de Grandhomme to Holder, Full ball, driven to mid off. 296/7

99.4 de Grandhomme to Holder, Good length on off, defended off the front foot. 296/7

99.3 de Grandhomme to Holder, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 296/7

99.2 de Grandhomme to Holder, FOUR! The intent is clear from Holder! He makes room and lofts the full length delivery over the mid off fielder for a boundary. 296/7

99.1 de Grandhomme to Roach, Sprays on the pads, Roach fails to flick to get rapped on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side for a leg bye. 292/7

98.6 N Wagner to Holder, DROPPED! Raval drops a sitter. He took an exceptional one in the first innings and now he drops a very easy catch at covers. Cricket is such a great leveler. Jason Holder gets a reprieve. Wagner bowls a full ball outside off, Holder goes for the drive but fails to keep it down. It goes straight to Raval stationed there who fails to cling onto that one after juggling twice. How contrasting this is? Wagner creating chances on fuller deliveries? 291/7

98.5 N Wagner to Holder, Length around off, angling away. Holder tries to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge and along the ground to gully. 291/7

98.4 N Wagner to Holder, Bouncer! Holder ducks under it. 291/7

98.3 N Wagner to K Roach, Fuller in length Roach drives it uppishly through covers for a boundary, 291/7

98.2 N Wagner to Roach, Played to the point region by the batsman. 288/7

Kemar Roach strides out to the middle.

98.1 N Wagner to Dowrich, OUT! Got him! What have New Zealand had for lunch? Please can someone tell me? Neil Wagner is up and running! He gets his first after being made to wait for 109 balls. Who would have thought that after picking up a 7-fer, this could be the case with the pacer? Nevertheless, it is all happening very quickly after the break. He almost got Dowrich with a shorter one before the break, but it is the full ball this time which brings Shane's downfall. Description - Wagner bowls it full outside off, Dowrich drives it uppishly to point where Santner takes a dolly. New Zealand sensing an early victory? 288/7

Neil Wagner will bowl from the other end.

97.6 de Grandhomme to J Holder, Driven towards the mid on region. Successful first over after lunch! 288/6

97.5 de Grandhomme to Holder, Fuller in length outside off, Holder drives it through point for a couple. The captain opens his account. 288/6

97.4 de Grandhomme to Holder, Length outside off, Holder lets it be. 286/6

97.3 de Grandhomme to Holder, Fuller in length on off, Holder drives it to mid off. 286/6

97.2 de Grandhomme to Holder, Down the leg side, Holder misses the flick. 286/6

Jason Holder is the next man in. He bagged a golden duck in the first innings. Can the skipper dig in there?

97.1 de Grandhomme to S Ambris, OUT! Straight to Ross Taylor! Another one bites the dust! You could not have asked for a better start after the break if you are a New Zealand fan. A wicket right off the first ball. De Grandhomme lands it on a length outside off, gets it to shape away a touch. Ambris feels for it away from his body. He gets an outside edge to Taylor at widish first slip who pouches it easily. Excellent captaincy by Williamson as he had just one slip in place and it went exactly to him. Colin gets his first of the game. New Zealand just 4 wickets away from victory. 286/6

We're back for what could be the last session of the match. Ambris and Dowrich will continue their innings. Colin de Grandhomme will continue his spell. He has a widish slip and a gully in place.

...Day 4, Session 2...

The Windies will be kicking themselves to have thrown it away. Not that this wasn't on the cards but the way they batted yesterday seemed like they will make the hosts toil on the field. With not much batting to come, the question here arises is will they be able to wipe off the deficit at least? If they do so, it will definitely lift their morale going into the next game. Don't go anywhere and do come back soon to find out if this turns out to be the last session of the match...

This session - 31 overs, 71 runs and 3 wickets. Patience has paid off for New Zealand. They remained calm and bowled well throughout the first session. It was Santner's brilliance through which they got rid of a solid-looking Brathwaite. From there, the pace bowlers came to the party. Boult and Henry made the most of the second new ball and picked one each in the first session, thereby denting all the momentum the visitors had. With Wagner looking to get back into rhythm, one would feel this could be wrapped up today itself.

96.6 N Wagner to Dowrich, Plays out the last ball! Bowls a bumper on middle, Dowrich defends it off the back foot. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 4! 286/5

96.5 N Wagner to Dowrich, SNORTER! And it nearly removes Dowrich. Bangs it in on middle, bends his back on that one as he gets some extra bounce. Shane has no clue as to what to do on that one. He tries to fend it by taking his eyes off the ball. The ball hits the handle of the bat and lobs towards the slip cordon. Latham at second slip moves quickly to his right, dives forward but the ball lands just short of him. It then rolls off his fingers behind and the batsmen take two. The DEFICIT IS EXACTLY 100 NOW! 286/5

96.4 N Wagner to Dowrich, Shorter in length, outside off. Dowrich first thinks of playing it and at the very last moment pulls his bat out of the way. 284/5

96.3 N Wagner to Dowrich, Length ball outside off, Shane defends it towards point. 284/5

96.2 N Wagner to Dowrich, Just ahead of a length angling across, defended solidly. 284/5

96.1 N Wagner to Dowrich, Wagner concentrating more on line and length. He lands it around off, on a length. Dowrich defends it off the back foot. 284/5

95.6 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Fuller in length again around middle and off, SA defends it by lunging forward. 284/5

95.5 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Corrects his line, lands it outside off, safely defended off the front foot. 284/5

95.4 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Fuller again and on the pads, worked towards the leg side. 284/5

95.3 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Nudges it with the angle through backward square leg for a brace. 284/5

95.2 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Fuller in length and angling in, worked towards mid-wicket. 282/5

95.1 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Keeps it on a fuller length outside off, Ambris lifts his bat to make an easy leave. 282/5

94.6 N Wagner to Dowrich, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 282/5

94.5 N Wagner to Dowrich, Hits the length on off. Dowrich defends it solidly. 282/5

94.4 N Wagner to Dowrich, Interestingly no short stuff from Wagner today! He again bowls it on a length on middle. The batsman blocks it by pressing forward. 282/5

94.3 N Wagner to Dowrich, Good length on off, Dowrich defends it off the back foot. 282/5

94.2 N Wagner to Dowrich, Back of a length on off, defended to point. 282/5

94.1 N Wagner to S Dowrich, Fuller in length around off, driven to mid off. 282/5

93.6 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Better! Lands it on a length around middle, worked to mid-wicket. 282/5

93.5 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Three ball in a row now! He once again sprays it down the leg side. Ambris goes for the flick but misses. 282/5

93.4 de Grandhomme to Ambris, He once again bowls it down the leg side. He is maybe trying to bowl the dream delivery which swings in from the leg stump and hits the top of off. There is no swing on offer though and it goes through to the keeper. 282/5

93.3 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Fires it down the leg side, Ambris lets it go to the keeper. 282/5

93.2 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Fullish ball outside off, swings away further. Ambris first thinks of playing at it but then pulls his bat out of the way. 282/5

93.1 de Grandhomme to Ambris, Fuller in length on middle, Ambris flicks it to mid-wicket. 282/5

Colin de Grandhomme is back into the attack.

92.6 N Wagner to Dowrich, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 282/5

92.5 N Wagner to Dowrich, Lands it on a length around off, Dowrich guides it to point. 282/5

92.4 N Wagner to Dowrich, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. 282/5

92.3 N Wagner to Dowrich, Just ahead of a length on off, Dowrich mistimes his drive to covers. 282/5

92.2 N Wagner to Dowrich, Length on off, Dowrich keeps it out off the back foot. 282/5

92.1 N Wagner to Dowrich, Fullish ball outside off, Dowrich defends it. 282/5

Neil Wagner is brought into the attack for the first time this morning. He was very expensive yesterday. Would be interesting to see how he hits the deck today.

91.6 M Henry to Ambris, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 282/5

91.5 M Henry to Ambris, Fuller in length, driven to mid off. 282/5

91.4 M Henry to S Ambris, FOUR! That is hit away with disdain! Short and on middle, Ambris pulls it through square leg for a boundary. He has belted that one. 282/5

91.3 M Henry to S Ambris, Edged but does not carry! Henry bowls it on a length on off, gets it to shape away. Ambris tries to defend but it goes off the edge and on the bounce to the man at second slip. 278/5

91.2 M Henry to S Dowrich, Just ahead of a length on middle, gets it to shape back in. Dowrich tries to push at it with minimal foot movement but gets an inside edge through backward square leg for a run. 278/5

91.1 M Henry to Dowrich, Length on off, Dowrich defends it off the front foot. 277/5

90.6 T Boult to Ambris, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 277/5

90.5 T Boult to Ambris, Back of a length on off, the batsman pushes it to point. 277/5

90.4 T Boult to Ambris, BEATEN! Boult lands it on a length around off, gets it to shape away. Ambris tries to defend but gets beaten. 277/5

90.3 T Boult to S Ambris, Good length on middle, angling away. Ambris tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes on the bounce to gully. 277/5

90.2 T Boult to Ambris, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 277/5

90.1 T Boult to Ambris, FOUR! Fuller in length on off, Ambris times it through mid off for a boundary. 277/5

89.6 M Henry to Dowrich, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 273/5

89.5 M Henry to Dowrich, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 273/5

89.4 M Henry to Dowrich, Length on off, Dowrich tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. 273/5

Shane Dowrich walks out to the middle.

89.3 M Henry to Chase, OUT! Drags it on! All the hard work done yesterday will count for nothing! New Zealand have made the most of the second new ball. To be honest, this was needless from Chase. Henry bowls it just short of a length outside off. Roston goes chasing after it as he tries to cut it through the off side. He could have left it alone as it was not short enough or not wide enough to get going with the shot. The ball takes the inside edge and ricochets onto the stumps. The batsman is down on his haunches in disbelief before making his way back. Matt gets his third and he is all pumped up. The Windies are throwing it away. 273/5

89.2 M Henry to Chase, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 273/4

89.1 M Henry to Chase, Good length outside off, Chase lets it be. 273/4

88.6 T Boult to Chase, Fullish outside off, Chase leans into it and drives it through covers, past the diving fielder. The ball does not have enough to reach the boundary and hence the batsmen take three. 273/4

88.5 T Boult to Chase, FOUR! Top shot! Nice presentation of the bat face there by Chase. Boult bowls it very full on off, Chase plants his front foot forward and drives it through mid off for a boundary. 270/4

88.4 T Boult to Chase, Back of a length on off, pushed to covers. 266/4

88.3 T Boult to Ambris, Shorter in length on middle, helped on its way to fine leg for a run. 266/4

88.2 T Boult to Ambris, Length on middle, worked away to mid on. 265/4

88.1 T Boult to Ambris, Very full, almost a yorker on off. Ambris pushes it towards a mid off. He thinks about a run but then opts against it. 265/4

87.6 M Henry to Chase, Wide outside off, Chase opts not to play at it. 265/4

87.5 M Henry to Chase, Fuller in length on off, driven to mid off. 265/4

87.4 M Henry to Ambris, Be careful about your back foot, Ambris! Henry bangs it in a touch short on leg stump. Sunil once again like he did in his first innings, goes deep inside the crease and nudges it towards square leg for a run. 265/4

87.3 M Henry to Ambris, Fuller in length, driven back to the bowler. 264/4

87.2 M Henry to Chase, Flicks it with the angle through the leg side for a run. 264/4

87.1 M Henry to Chase, Length outside off, the batsman lets it be. 263/4

86.6 T Boult to Ambris, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 263/4

86.5 T Boult to Ambris, SIX! Hit Wicket on the first ball of his career and opens his account in the form of a maximum, that's some way to get going. Not convincing though, but he won't mind. Boult bangs it in on middle, Ambris goes for the pull but gets a top edge which flies over the fine leg fence. 263/4

86.4 T Boult to Ambris, Length outside off, the batsman lets it be. 257/4

86.3 T Boult to Ambris, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 257/4

Sunil Ambris walks out to the middle. He was dismissed in an unfortunate manner in the first innings of his career. Can he make amends now?

86.2 T Boult to S Hope, OUT! Edged and taken! Both the overnight batsmen are back in the hut! This should give Boult a lot of confidence. He comes steaming in from over the wicket, bends his back on this one, hits the deck hard and gets it to shape away from middle. Hope is put into a tangle as he tentatively pokes at it. But much to his dismay, there is a bit of extra bounce which takes the shoulder of the bat and flies to Williamson at gully who gobbles it comfortably. West Indies crumbling now as they still trail by another 129 runs. 257/4

86.1 T Boult to Hope, Lands it on a length, angling across the batsman. Hope does not fiddle with it. 257/3

85.6 M Henry to Chase, Full and on the pads, Chase flicks it stylishly through mid-wicket. The ball seems like it is going to reach the boundary but stops as the outfield is slow. Santner from square leg gives it a chase and does well to keep it down to two. 257/3

85.5 M Henry to Chase, Lands it on a length outside off, Chase watchfully makes a leave. 255/3

85.4 M Henry to Chase, A quick bouncer on middle, Chase watches it early and sways away. 255/3

85.3 M Henry to Chase, Tight lines by Henry! He bowls it around off on a length. Chase covers the line and defends it. 255/3

85.2 M Henry to Chase, Back of a length on off, Chase defends it off the back foot. 255/3

85.1 M Henry to Hope, Fuller in length, driven towards mid off for a run. 255/3

84.6 T Boult to Chase, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 254/3

84.5 T Boult to Chase, Changes his angle and comes over the wicket. Bowls it on a length on off, Chase defends it solidly. 254/3

84.4 T Boult to Chase, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. This one off the back foot. Shorter in length outside off, Chase cashes in on the width offered. He cuts it through point for a boundary. 254/3

84.3 T Boult to Chase, FOUR! Caressed! Full and wide outside off by Boult. Trying to swing the ball but fails to do so. Ends up serving a half-volley to which Chase leans into and drives it through covers for a boundary. 250/3

84.2 T Boult to Chase, Fuller in length outside off, Chase lets it be. 246/3

84.1 T Boult to Chase, Bowls a scrambled seam delivery outside off. Chase lets it be. 246/3

83.6 M Henry to S Hope, FOUR! Excellently played! There were two fielders back there and he pierced the gap brilliantly. Henry bowls a bumper which bounces at a comfortable height for the batsman. Hope swivels in the crease and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. 246/3

83.5 M Henry to Hope, Lands it outside off, Hope lets it be. 242/3

83.4 M Henry to Hope, Bowls it outside off, Hope guides it to gully. 242/3

83.3 M Henry to Hope, Attacks the stumps this time on middle, Hope wacthfully defends it. Excellent seam position by the bowler there. 242/3

83.2 M Henry to S Hope, Fuller in length, looking for some swing but there is none on offer. Hope times his drive to mid off. 242/3

83.1 M Henry to Hope, Length ball in the zone outside off, Hope, off the back foot defends it solidly. 242/3

Drinks are on the field!

82.6 T Boult to Chase, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 242/3

82.5 T Boult to R Chase, Beaten! Boult bowls an excellent delivery, he angles it across the right-hander, it's on a fuller length. Chase doesn't hold back. He goes fishing at it only to be beaten all ends up. That nearly took the outside edge. 242/3

82.4 T Boult to Chase, Comes over the wicket, hurls it full on the fourth stump line, Chase with a stride forward drives it to mid off. 242/3

82.3 T Boult to Chase, Bangs in a short delivery, angling down leg, Roston quickly ducks under it. 242/3

82.2 T Boult to Chase, Ahead of a length outside off, Chase makes room and drives it towards the fielder at extra cover. 242/3

82.1 T Boult to Chase, Angles it in from around the wicket, Chase stands in the crease and turns it straight towards the man at short mid-wicket. 242/3

81.6 M Henry to Hope, FOUR! CRUNCHED! Tries to tuck the batsman up with a short one. Hope reads it early and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. They trail by 144 now. 242/3

81.5 M Henry to Hope, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 238/3

81.4 M Henry to Hope, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 238/3

81.3 M Henry to Hope, Clips it with the angle to mid-wicket. 238/3

81.2 M Henry to Hope, Length outside off, the batsman lets it be. 238/3

81.1 M Henry to Hope, Angles it on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket. 238/3

80.6 T Boult to Chase, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 238/3

80.5 T Boult to Chase, Comes around the wicket and angles it into the batsman. Roston defends it off the back foot. 238/3

80.4 T Boult to Chase, Fires it outside off, wanting the ball to shape back in. It keeps angling away and the batsman does not fiddle with it. 238/3

80.3 T Boult to R Chase, Fuller in length swinging into the batsman. Chase flicks it towards mid on. The fielder there dives full stretch to his right and makes a good stop. 238/3

80.2 T Boult to Chase, Angles it across the batsman. Chase need not play at it. 238/3

80.1 T Boult to Chase, Good length outside off, Chase does not play at it. 238/3

The new ball is now available and it has been taken immediately. Also, Trent Boult is introduced into the attack.

79.6 M Santner to Hope, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 238/3

79.5 M Santner to Hope, FOUR BYES! Slower through the air outside off, stays low. The batsman leaves it. The keeper too is foxed by the low bounce as he fails to collect it. It goes past him and down towards the fence for a boundary. 238/3

79.4 M Santner to Hope, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 234/3

79.3 M Santner to S Hope, Driven through the covers by the batsman. 234/3

79.2 M Santner to Hope, Flatter down the leg side, Hope tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. 234/3

79.1 M Santner to Hope, The batsman guides it to point. 234/3

78.6 de Grandhomme to Chase, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 234/3

78.5 de Grandhomme to Chase, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 234/3

78.4 de Grandhomme to Chase, Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 234/3

78.3 de Grandhomme to Chase, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 234/3

78.2 de Grandhomme to Hope, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 234/3

78.1 de Grandhomme to S Hope, It's been driven superbly through the covers. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 233/3

77.6 M Santner to R Chase, Full around off, pushed into the cover region. 231/3

Roston Chase is the new man in!

77.5 Santner to Brathwaite, OUT! It's pad first and Brathwaite has to walk back. What an excellent use of technology by New Zealand. A lot of credit has to go to Santner here as he was the one who looked really confident. They are all smiles! Mitchell bowls it flat and quick on the stumps, Brathwaite stays deep in the crease to counter this but it skids off the deck as the batsman looks to defend with his bat and pad together. Santner keeps appealing but umpire Ian Gould shakes his head. The spinner convinces his skipper that it's pad first and asks him to take the review. Snicko shows it has hit the pad first before touching the bat and then Hawk Eye shows Three Reds! Game over for Kraigg! He misses out on a deserving ton. New Zealand strike this morning. West Indies still trail by 155 runs. 231/3

Has Brathwaite been dismissed in the 90s? New Zealand have reviewed for an LBW as they feel it is pad first. They seem to be very confident about it. If it's pad first, Brathwaite is a goner, I reckon.

77.4 M Santner to Brathwaite, FOUR! First boundary of the day! Santner darts it around the pads, Brathwaite gets some bat on it as the ball races away to the fine leg fence for a boundary. 231/2

77.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 226/2

77.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter on off, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot. 227/2

77.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 227/2

76.6 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. 227/2

76.5 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 226/2

76.4 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 226/2

76.3 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Back of a length on off, defended off the back foot. 226/2

76.2 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 226/2

76.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Fuller in length driven to mid off. 226/2

75.6 M Santner to Hope, How has that missed the off pole? A lapse in concentration for Hope maybe. Mitchell floats it up on off, gets it to drift in and then turns away ever so slightly. Hope first thinks of playing it and then all of a sudden lets it go. The ball goes agonizingly past the off pole. The turn there saved him. Santner can't believe it. 226/2

75.5 M Santner to Hope, Fires it on off, Hope pushes it to covers. 226/2

75.4 M Santner to Hope, Tosses it up on off, Hope defends it with authority. 226/2

75.3 M Santner to Hope, The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. 226/2

75.2 M Santner to Hope, Quicker a little fuller this time than the previous one. Hope continues defending it on the back foot. He should have played ahead to this delivery. 226/2

75.1 M Santner to Hope, Flatter on off, Hope camps back and defends it. 226/2

74.6 de Grandhomme to Hope, Don't bowl short at that pace! He bangs it in on middle, Hope has a lot of time as he rocks back and pulls it off the middle but straight to the fielder in the deep on the leg side for a run. 226/2

74.5 de Grandhomme to Hope, Another length ball on off, gets some inward movement. Hope defends it stoutly. 225/2

74.4 de Grandhomme to Hope, Lands it on a length on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot. 225/2

74.3 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 225/2

74.2 de Grandhomme to K Brathwaite, Persists with a fuller length on middle, at a gentle pace. Brathwaite with ease strokes it to mid on. 224/2

74.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Just ahead of a length on middle, KB flicks it to mid on. 224/2

73.6 M Santner to Hope, Floats it on middle, it goes straight on with the arm. Hope presses forward and defends it. 224/2

73.5 M Santner to Hope, Stays low! Santner drags his length back on off, the ball stays low, a touch low. Hope mistimes his flick to square leg. There have been signs of variable bounce but not very threatening. 224/2

73.4 M Santner to Hope, The batsman has driven it through mid on. 224/2

73.3 M Santner to Hope, Another loopy ball on middle, looking for some turn but it is to full for that. Hope easily drives it to the man at mid off. 224/2

73.2 M Santner to Hope, Floats it up on middle, Hope takes a long stride forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to covers. 224/2

73.1 M Santner to Hope, Shorter in length outside off, SH cuts it to the man at point. 224/2

72.6 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Goes back to bowling length on off, KB defends it solidly. 224/2

72.5 de Grandhomme to S Hope, Fullish length on the stumps this time, Hope plants his front foot across and flicks it towards wide mid on for a run. The fielder fumbles but no extra run conceded. 224/2

72.4 de Grandhomme to Hope, Fuller in length outside off, Hope drives it to covers. 223/2

72.3 de Grandhomme to Hope, Driven beautifully but straight to the fielder! De Gradhomme dishes out a full ball outside off, a half-volley. Hope leans into it and times it but straight to the cover fielder. 223/2

72.2 de Grandhomme to Hope, Very full outside off, Hope mistimes his drive to mid off. 223/2

72.1 de Grandhomme to Hope, Starts off with a length ball on off, Hope defends it onto the ground. 223/2

It will be Colin de Grandhomme, the first change of the morning to have a go now.

71.6 M Santner to Brathwaite, Fires this one on middle. Kraigg shows the full face of the bat and keeps it out. 223/2

71.5 M Santner to Brathwaite, TURN! Very little though. Santner slows it up and gives it air on off, the ball turns away. KB has a lot of time to adjust and keep it out. 223/2

Wagner is seen warming up at mid on.

71.4 M Santner to Brathwaite, Tosses it up on off, no spin on offer from the wicket. It goes straight on with the arm. Too easy for the batsman as he lunges forward and blocks it. 223/2

71.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, Works it against the spin to mid-wicket. 223/2

71.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 223/2

71.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter on off, Kraigg defends it solidly. 223/2

70.6 M Henry to Hope, Length ball outside off, gets some inward movement. Hope presses forward and defends it. 223/2

70.5 M Henry to Hope, That was risky there! Henry is persisting with the line on middle. Hope this time walks across and flicks it to mid-wicket. Had he missed there he was a dead duck. Never a good idea to play across the line. 223/2

70.4 M Henry to Brathwaite, Fuller on the pads, too easy for Brathwaite as he uses his wrists and flicks it through square leg for an easy run. 223/2

70.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, Goes wide of the crease and angles it on off, Kraigg covers the line and defends it. 222/2

70.2 M Henry to Brathwaite, Angles it on the pads, Kraigg flicks it through square leg and bags a brace. 222/2

70.1 M Henry to Brathwaite, Bangs it in, aiming it on the body of the batsman. He sprays it down the leg side in the pursuit of doing so and the batsman lets it be. 220/2

69.6 M Santner to Hope, Shorter in length on middle, Hope flicks it to mid-wicket. 220/2

69.5 M Santner to S Hope, Floats it up on off, Hope drives it to covers. 220/2

69.4 M Santner to Brathwaite, Very full on middle, KB drives it to the right of the bowler. Santner tries to stop it but couldn't get there. A single taken to long on by the batsmen. 220/2

69.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, Fires it on middle, goes on with the arm. Kraigg defends it onto the ground. 219/2

69.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, Bowls it slower through the air and a bit fuller on off wanting the batsman to drive. He does so but carefully to covers. 219/2

69.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter around off, gets it to drift into the batsman who pushes it to covers. 219/2

68.6 M Henry to Hope, Back of a length on off, Hope defends it. 219/2

68.5 M Henry to Hope, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 219/2

68.4 M Henry to Brathwaite, A loopy, slower ball ends up being a full toss on off. Brathwaite is a little surprised by it, he adjusts well and pushes it through cover-point for a run. 219/2

68.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, Length ball around off, Brathwaite who is rock solid in defense keeps it out. 218/2

68.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, WIDE! Bowls a bumper on middle, which bounces way above the batsman's head who ducks under it. The umpire signals a wide. 218/2

68.2 M Henry to Brathwaite, Bowls it fuller to Brathwaite around off. Kraigg camps back and defends it onto the ground. 217/2

68.1 M Henry to Hope, Shorter in length but down the leg side. Hope helps it on its way towards fine leg to rotate strike. 217/2

67.6 M Santner to Brathwaite, Similar line and length. Brathwaite defends it solidly. 216/2

67.5 M Santner to Brathwaite, Floats it on middle, Kraigg keeps it out. 216/2

67.4 M Santner to Hope, Drags his length back on middle, the ball skids off the surface. Hope rocks back and mistimes his flick through square leg for a run. Brings up the 50-run stand as well. 216/2

67.3 M Santner to Hope, Fires it on off, no turn on offer for the spinner. Hope covers the line and keeps it out. 215/2

67.2 M Santner to Hope, Flatter on off, goes on with the arm. Hope prods forward and blocks it. 215/2

With the two batsmen starting all over again, Kane Williamson has a spread field. He has kept a long off and long on which will only help the visitors' cause. Early in the morning, you got to attack. Keep that field up, dry up the runs to enforce a false stroke, reckons Scott Styris.

67.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Tosses it up on middle, Brathwaite strokes it down to long on for an easy single. Poor by new Zealand, they should not be giving such easy runs at the start of the day. 215/2

Spin being introduced early today. Mitchell Santner to bowl from the other end.

66.6 M Henry to Hope, Fuller in length again, looking for some shape but there ain't any. Hope drives it back to the bowler. 214/2

66.5 M Henry to Hope, A slower ball on off, Hope reads it early and defends it towards cover. 214/2

66.4 M Henry to Hope, Bowls it wider outside off, wanting the batsman to go for a loose shot early. He resists and lets it through to the keeper who fumbles but does not concede a run. 214/2

66.3 M Henry to Hope, Probing line, on a length around off. Hope strides forward and blocks it. 214/2

66.2 M Henry to Hope, Pulls his length back around off. Hope lunges forward and defends it. 214/2

66.1 M Henry to Hope, He starts off with a full length ball on off, no swing on offer. Hope drives it back towards the bowler who crouches down and makes a half stop. No runs conceded though. 214/2

We are all set to get underway. A sunny morning is what welcomes us here in Wellington. The New Zealand side are seen in a huddle near the boundary rope. They now walk out to the middle with the umpires. Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope will want to continue from where they left off yesterday. Matt Henry who has taken both the wickets to fall until now will start the proceedings for the hosts. Can he take another? Here we go...

New Zealand, on the other hand, will try and make early inroads as they know a wicket early can expose the fragile middle order. The pitch has shown signs of slowing down a little but there are still runs on it, if you apply yourself. Santner did manage to get a little bit of turn towards the end yesterday and this will keep him interested. Will we see a resilient Windies today or will they be blown away by the home side? We will find out in what is expected to be another exciting day of cricket. Stay tuned...

Hello and welcome to the fourth day of the first Test between New Zealand and West Indies in Wellington. Heading into day 4 is a surprise to many considering the way the tourists collapsed on the very first day of the match. However, they have put that behind and have shown grit and character to battle out although they are still a long way behind in the game. Their first target will be to wipe off the 172 runs deficit. They still have 8 wickets in hand but a lot will depend on the current pair (Brathwaite and Hope) this morning as to how they approach.

...Day 4, Session 1...

So, this Test match has come back to life. West Indies have shown that they ain't going down without a fight. They still trail by 172 runs with 8 wickets in hand. And with a lot of time left in the game, they would know that the job isn't done yet. The hosts still remain well on top and it would be interesting to see if they manage to wrap things up early tomorrow. What's next? We shall find out when we meet at 1100 local (2200 GMT) for the penultimate day. Before we leave you can switch tabs to the ongoing - Ashes 2nd Test and India vs Sri Lanka (3rd Test). Till then, goodbye and take care! Cheers!

Can't blame New Zealand here. The pitch has flattened out completely and batting on it has become relatively easy. Matt Henry took both the wickets to fall while Boult was good with his lines and lengths. Wagner and his short ball ploy didn't work this time around and to add to it, he has been taken for aplenty already. Agreed, he troubled the batsmen but didn't seem to be as penetrative as he was in the first innings.

It seemed like they have given the Kiwis an opening but mind you, Shimron Hetmyer just didn't let that happen. He looked determined and took things forward with Brathwaite. Both scored their respective fifties but yet again a wicket fell when the partnership started to bloom. It was then the turn of the man inform, Shai Hope who kept the hosts further at bay. The current pair looked a bit in discomfort but would be happy of the fact that they managed to see off the day without anymore hiccup.

A day full of action comes to an end! West Indies have arrived, yes they have! After a dismal batting performance in the first innings, they have just shocked everyone. With a deficit of 386 runs, they had their backs on the wall. But the way their batsmen approached is something that will ooze their confidence. It all started with the opening pair of Powell and Brathwaite. The duo provided yet another blazing start before Powell threw it away.

65.6 M Santner to Brathwaite, Negotiates the last ball well. He has been rock solid today. Santner gives it air on middle, looking for some turn. It does spin away a little but Brathwaite blocks it easily. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3, WI TRAIL BY 172! 214/2

65.5 M Santner to Brathwaite, Slower through the air on off, KB is solid in defense. 214/2

65.4 M Santner to Brathwaite, Gives it air on off, Brathwaite is very watchful as he carefully drives it back to the bowler. 214/2

65.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, Fires it on middle, worked to mid-wicket. 214/2

65.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, Tosses it up on off, driven back to the bowler. 214/2

65.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter on off, defended off the front foot. 214/2

64.6 K Williamson to Hope, Plays it with the spin to mid-wicket. 214/2

64.5 K Williamson to Hope, Pushes it through on off, turning back in. Hope plays it off the back foot. Risky there, he should have played it off the front foot. 214/2

64.4 K Williamson to Hope, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 214/2

64.3 K Williamson to Hope, Flatter on the stumps, Hope defends it off the back foot. 214/2

64.2 K Williamson to Hope, Very full on off, Hope drives it to covers. 214/2

64.1 K Williamson to Hope, Tosses it up on off, driven to covers. 214/2

It's pretty dark and hence, Kane Williamson brings himself into the attack. The umpires must have told him that his pacers can't bowl as the light is fading...

63.6 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter on off, defended off the back foot. 214/2

63.5 M Santner to Brathwaite, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 214/2

63.4 M Santner to Hope, Flicks it against the turn, on the leg side for a run. 214/2

63.3 M Santner to Hope, Pushes it through on off, pushed to covers. 213/2

63.2 M Santner to Hope, Flatter, but on the shorter side, turning away. Hope rocks back and works it to mid-wicket. 213/2

63.1 M Santner to Hope, Slower through the air on off, defended off the front foot. 213/2

62.6 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Bangs it in on middle, Kraigg ducks under it. 213/2

62.5 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Back of a length on off, defended off the back foot. 213/2

62.4 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Bumper down the leg side. Brathwaite lets it be. 213/2

62.3 N Wagner to Brathwaite, In the air... but safe! A brilliant short ball, a very well-directed one. Gets big on Brathwaite. He hops and tries to defend but it hits the top of the bat and dies down just besides the pitch. 213/2

62.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. 213/2

62.1 Wagner to S Hope, Shorter in length outside off, Hope tries to drag his pull but he gets a top edge which goes straight over the bowler's head for a run. 213/2

The umpires come together to have a word. It maybe about the light as it has gotten very gloomy out there. But they still feel it is good enough for the play to continue.

61.6 M Santner to Brathwaite, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 212/2

61.5 M Santner to Brathwaite, Pushes it through on off, goes on with the arm. Brathwaite camps back and defends it. Solid batting here from the opener. He is playing the ball on merit. 212/2

61.4 M Santner to Brathwaite, Drags his length back outside off, spinning away. Kraigg cuts it to point. 212/2

61.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flicks it against the spin to mid-wicket. 212/2

61.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, Tosses it up on middle, defended off the front foot. 212/2

61.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter on off, bounces a touch more. Brathwaite guides it towards point. 212/2

60.6 N Wagner to Hope, Errs in line and bowls it down the leg side. Hope lets it be. 212/2

60.5 N Wagner to Hope, The batsman gets up on his toes to play that one. 212/2

60.4 N Wagner to Hope, A bumper on middle, Hope jumps and defends it onto the ground. 212/2

60.3 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Cuts the short ball towards third man for a run. 212/2

60.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Back of a length on off, Kraigg punches it to covers. 211/2

60.1 N Wagner to K Brathwaite, Good length on off, defended by Brathwaite. 211/2

59.6 M Santner to Hope, Flighted ball on middle, looking for some turn but there isn't any. Hope lunges forward and blocks it. 211/2

59.5 M Santner to Hope, Full ball, driven straight back to the bowler. 211/2

59.4 M Santner to Hope, Floats it on off, Hope defends it off the front foot. 211/2

59.3 M Santner to Hope, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 211/2

59.2 M Santner to Hope, BEATEN! Santner tosses it up on off, gets it to drift into the batsman and then turns away sharply. Hope tries to defend but is beaten by the away turn. The keeper quickly takes the bails off and starts appealing but then pulls out of it. 211/2

59.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Driven down to long on for a run. 211/2

58.6 N Wagner to Hope, FOUR! Just wide! Shorter in length on leg stump, Hope flicks it fine, uppishly past the diving leg gully fielder for a boundary. 210/2

58.5 N Wagner to Hope, SNORTER! But very well played by the batsman. A sharp bouncer, right on the body of Hope. He dose really well to jump and play it by taking his bottom hand off. That is what helped him keep the ball down. 206/2

58.4 N Wagner to Hope, Good length outside off, the batsman leaves it. 206/2

58.3 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Lands it on a length on off, Kraigg guides it towards cover-point for a run. Very good batting. They have brought down the deficit down to 180. 206/2

58.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Good length on off, guided to point. 205/2

58.1 N Wagner to Brathwaite, FOUR! How many times has Wagner conceded a boundary on his first ball today? Once again he bowls it fuller outside off, Brathwaite lunges forward and drives it through mid off for a boundary. 205/2

57.6 M Santner to Hope, Floats it on off, Santner defends it off the front foot. 201/2

57.5 M Santner to Hope, Quicker outside off, guided to point. 201/2

57.4 M Santner to Hope, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 201/2

57.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, Uppish but in the gap! Santner bowls it slower through the air on middle, the ball straightens a touch. Brathwaite works it through mid-wicket uppishly but in the gap for a run. 201/2

57.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter on off, Brathwaite defends it off the back foot. 200/2

57.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Works it against the spin to mid-wicket. 200/2

56.6 N Wagner to Hope, Similar length delivery on off, Hope camps back and blocks it. 200/2

56.5 N Wagner to Hope, Back of a length on off, Hope defends it stoutly. 200/2

56.4 N Wagner to Hope, FOUR! It's hit hard and through to the fence! Pounds another short ball on middle, Hope gets right on top of it, swivels and off the meat of the bat he pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Onto it in a flash! 200 up for WI! 200/2

56.3 N Wagner to Hope, Back of a length and angling across Hope, he doesn't play at it as he shoulders his arms. 196/2

56.2 N Wagner to Hope, Fuller in length and on the stumps, nudged towards mid on. 196/2

56.1 N Wagner to Hope, Back of a length outside off, kept out comfortably off the back foot. 196/2

Neil Wagner is back on. He has gone for 74 runs already. Can he redeem himself today?

55.6 M Santner to Brathwaite, Once again comes down the track to go big but gets it off the toe-end of the bat to deepish mid on. 196/2

55.5 M Santner to Brathwaite, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 196/2

55.4 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter one on the stumps, defended down. 196/2

55.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, And as expected, after being hit for a biggie, Santner quickens his pace on this one. Kraigg works it towards mid-wicket. 196/2

55.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, SIX! Down the track and bang! Santner slows it through the air and lands it around middle and off, Brathwaite advances down the track and heaves it powerfully over deep mid-wicket for a maximum. 196/2

55.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Fuller and around middle and leg, worked back to the bowler. 190/2

54.6 T Boult to Hope, Dug in short on middle and leg, Shai sits under it. 190/2

54.5 T Boult to Hope, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 190/2

54.4 T Boult to Brathwaite, Shortish in length and outside off, slapped through backward point for a single. 190/2

54.3 T Boult to Brathwaite, A bumper but angling down leg, the batsman ducks to let that sail over him to the keeper. 189/2

54.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Fuller on off, defended off the front foot with a lunge forward. 189/2

54.1 T Boult to Brathwaite, Fuller in length and at a good pace, but what's the use when you bowl it wide outside off? Brathwaite does what he should have done. Leaves it alone. 189/2

53.6 M Santner to Hope, Loopy ball outside off, driven into the cover region. 189/2

53.5 M Santner to Hope, Defended off the front foot gently. 189/2

53.4 M Santner to Hope, Flatter again on middle, skidding a bit, punched towards the point fielder. 189/2

53.3 M Santner to Hope, Flicked towards the man at short mid-wicket. 189/2

53.2 M Santner to Hope, Flatter outside off, punched towards cover-point. 189/2

53.1 M Santner to Hope, Slower through the air outside off, Hope comes forward to defend but gets an outside edge which rolls safely towards backward point. 189/2

52.6 T Boult to Brathwaite, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 189/2

52.5 T Boult to K Brathwaite, FOUR! That's a quality shot! Short and width on offer, Kraigg cracks it square of the wicket on the off side for a boundary. 189/2

52.4 T Boult to Hope, In the air... lands down safely! Shai Hope survives a scare here! New Zealand almost get another one. Boult bangs in a short ball on middle, it's a well-directed one. Hope looks to go after it but is in no control of the shot. Gets a big top edge which flies up in the air. The man from short mid-wicket and the man at mid on are interested. Colin de Grandhomme from mid on runs to his right, dives but the ball lands well short of him. A single taken. 185/2

52.3 T Boult to Hope, Fuller in length on off, driven nicely but finds the man at cover. 184/2

52.2 T Boult to Hope, Angles it in on middle, the batsman covers the line and defends it with a straight bat to mid on. 184/2

52.1 T Boult to Hope, Back of a length from around the wicket, stabbed off the front foot with an open face bat to gully. 184/2

51.6 M Santner to Brathwaite, Slower through the air on middle, straightens a touch. Brathwaite camps back and tries to work it on the leg side. He misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. 184/2

51.5 M Santner to Hope, Floats it full on leg stump, Hope flicks it towards wide mid on for a run. 184/2

51.4 M Santner to Hope, Fires it on middle, Hope camps back and works it to mid-wicket. 183/2

51.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, Works it against the spin through mid-wicket for a run. 183/2

51.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, Tosses it up on off, Brathwaite drives it to covers. 182/2

51.1 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter on off, Kraigg defends it. 182/2

Time for some spin! Mitchell Santner is into the atack.

50.6 T Boult to Hope, Shortish in length, angling away from the batsman from off. The ball also stays low. Hope tries to pull but gets beaten. 182/2

50.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, Works it off his pads through square leg for a run. 182/2

50.4 T Boult to Brathwaite, Shorter in length on middle, Kraigg pulls it but straight to mid-wicket. 181/2

50.3 T Boult to Brathwaite, Back of a length on middle, defended off the back foot. 181/2

50.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 181/2

50.1 T Boult to Brathwaite, Length outside off, pushed to covers. 181/2

Trent Boult is back into the attack.

49.6 N Wagner to Hope, FOUR! Caressed! Full and outside off, Brathwaite plants his front foot ahead and drives it through covers for a boundary. That was very delightful. Wagner is frustrated here, he kicks the ground in disgust as he walks back towards the umpire. 181/2

49.5 N Wagner to Hope, Fuller in length on off, eased to mid off. 177/2

49.4 N Wagner to Hope, Length ball on middle, Hope works it to mid-wicket. 177/2

49.3 N Wagner to Hope, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 177/2

49.2 N Wagner to Hope, Fuller in length on middle, Hope drives it to mid on. 177/2

49.1 N Wagner to Hope, Length outside off, Hope offers no shot to it. 177/2

48.6 M Henry to Brathwaite, Fuller in length on middle, driven to mid on. 177/2

48.5 M Henry to Brathwaite, The batsman has played it to the point region. 177/2

48.4 M Henry to Brathwaite, Back of a length on off, Brathwaite defends it towards point. 177/2

48.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, Works it with the angle to mid-wicket. 177/2

48.2 M Henry to Brathwaite, Bouncer! The batsman evades it. 177/2

48.1 M Henry to Brathwaite, FOUR! Bad ball and dispatched! Henry bowls it short and wide outside off, Brathwaite cashes in on the width offered. He cuts it through backward point, beating the Santner who was giving it a chase. 177/2

47.6 N Wagner to Hope, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 173/2

47.5 N Wagner to Hope, Back of a length on off, Hope covers the line and blocks it. 173/2

47.4 N Wagner to Hope, Length ball on off,defended solidly. 173/2

47.3 N Wagner to Hope, Length ball on off, angling away. The batsman need not play at those. 173/2

47.2 N Wagner to Hope, Lands it on a length on off, Wagner defends it off the front foot. 173/2

47.1 N Wagner to Hope, FOUR! Starts off with a short ball around off, Hope is ready for it, he remains on the back foot and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary. The short ball ploy is just not working for Wagner in this innings. 173/2

Drinks are on the field. Meanwhile, Neil Wagner is called back into the attack. Good move from Williamson as there is a new man at the crease now...

46.6 M Henry to K Brathwaite, Fuller and angling in, Brathwaite leans forward and drives it towards mid off for nothing. 169/2

46.5 M Henry to Brathwaite, Back of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot towards cover. 169/2

46.4 M Henry to Hope, Angles in a short ball on middle, Shai Hope tucks it towards short mid-wicket and scampers through for a single. 169/2

46.3 M Henry to Hope, Fuller in length on off, driven back to Matt. 168/2

46.2 M Henry to Hope, Short of a length delivery outside off, Hope gets on top of it to punch it. He does so but Santner at cover-point makes a diving stop to deny them any run. 168/2

46.1 M Henry to Hope, Fuller in length and just around the off stump line, Shai makes a good leave. 168/2

45.6 T Boult to Brathwaite, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 168/2

45.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, Is deep in the crease to this back of a length delivery and defends it down safely. 168/2

45.4 T Boult to Brathwaite, Sprays it wider on off, not playing at it, says Kraigg. 168/2

45.3 T Boult to Brathwaite, Outside off, it's left alone. 168/2

45.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Another similar ball but this time Kraigg punches it through cover-point to pick up a couple. 168/2

45.1 T Boult to Brathwaite, Slightly short and outside off, Kraig cuts it towards gully where Raval leaps to save a certain boundary. 166/2

44.6 M Henry to Hope, Goes short on middle, Hope pulls it but straight to the man at square leg. A wicket maiden for Henry! 166/2

44.5 M Henry to Hope, Fuller and angling in on off, jammed out with an open face to point. 166/2

44.4 M Henry to Hope, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 166/2

44.3 M Henry to Hope, Good length delivery on off, Hope makes a leave. 166/2

Shai Hope is the next man in. A lot depends on this man now. He has been in tremendous form and his side needs him at the moment.

44.2 M Henry to Hetmyer, OUT! Matt Henry strikes again! New Zealand have gotten the breakthrough they were waiting for. Henry from over the wicket, angles it away on a length outside off. Hetmyer stays back and tries to tuck it away on the leg side but there is a bit of extra bounce which does him in. Takes the leading edge as the ball balloons high up in the air towards cover. Jeet Raval calls for it, he takes a couple of steps to his left and pouches it safely. Once again when the partnership was blooming, NZ find a way to put an end to it. Shimron slowly trudges back to the dressing room after playing a valiant knock. West Indies trail by 220 runs! Is this the opening the Kiwis wanted? 166/2

44.1 M Henry to Hetmyer, Short of a length delivery on middle, Hetmyer stands tall to keep it out. 166/1

43.6 T Boult to Brathwaite, Back of a length on middle, worked off the back foot towards mid-wicket. 166/1

43.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 166/1

43.4 T Boult to Brathwaite, Shorter in length and skidding a bit off the deck, Brathwaite gets back to defend but he does so by taking his bottom hand off. 166/1

43.3 T Boult to Brathwaite, Goes around the wicket and drops it on a length outside off, KB watches it carefully before making a leave. 166/1

43.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Presses forward to a full ball and blocks it out gently. 166/1

43.1 T Boult to Hetmyer, Back of a length on middle, tucked down the leg side for a single. 166/1

42.6 M Henry to Hetmyer, Drives it sweetly through the gap at cover to retain strike. 165/1

42.5 M Henry to Hetmyer, Fuller on off, SH leans to drive but finds the man at mid off. 164/1

42.4 M Henry to Brathwaite, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 164/1

42.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, Bumper on middle, no real venom behind it. Kraigg tires to pull but fails to get going. 163/1

42.2 M Henry to Brathwaite, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. 163/1

42.1 M Henry to Brathwaite, Length ball on middle, offered a straight bat. 163/1

41.6 T Boult to Hetmyer, Clipped with the angle towards mid-wicket. 14 from the over! 163/1

41.5 T Boult to Hetmyer, SIX! What a shot that is! As straight as it can get! Delightful to watch! It's on a length on middle, in the slot for Hetmyer who stays in the crease and just lifts it down the ground. All timing behind it as the ball sails over the fence with ease. He poses for the photographers as well. 163/1

41.4 T Boult to Hetmyer, FOUR! Flicked away with finesse! Boult spears it full on middle and leg, Hetmyer moves leg side and flicks it past the diving short mid-wicket fielder to get another boundary to his name. 157/1

41.3 T Boult to Hetmyer, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 153/1

41.2 T Boult to Hetmyer, Is right behind the line to defend this one. 153/1

41.1 T Boult to Hetmyer, FOUR! Bunted past the bowler! There was a chance too but a very, very difficult indeed! I will explain you why! So, Boult comes from over the wicket, angles it in on middle and off. Hetmyer leans ahead and drives it back towards the bowler. It's aerial and Trent in his followthrough crouches low to take it but it went in a flash through him for a boundary down the ground. 153/1

Trent Boult is back into the attack.

40.6 M Henry to Hetmyer, Maiden Test fifty for Hetmyer! He has put his hand and has shown a glimpse of battling it out. His mates clap for him and he gets a pat on the back from his partner at the other end. Good length delivery, angling in, clipped with the angle through backward square leg for a single. 149/1

40.5 M Henry to Brathwaite, Sprays on the pads, misses the clip as the ball brushes his pads and rolls towards the on side. A leg bye results. 148/1

40.4 M Henry to Brathwaite, The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. 147/1

40.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, Lands it on a length outside off, Brathwaite thinks of playing at it but this one holds its line, leaving the batsman alone. 147/1

40.2 M Henry to Hetmyer, Back of a length on middle, tucked through the same region for one. 147/1

40.1 M Henry to Brathwaite, Gets across by hopping a bit and with his soft hands nudges it behind square on the leg side for a single. 146/1

39.6 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, The batsman was beaten and missed the line of the delivery. 145/1

39.5 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, FOUR! Beauty! That's a classic pick up shot! Looks even better when a southpaw plays it. Reminds me of Yuvraj Singh who is so strong with those shots. Hetmyer reads the length early, shuffles a bit and nails his flick over mid-wicket. No one in the deep and he gets a boundary. He's inching closer to his half ton as well. 145/1

39.4 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, 15th Test fifty for Kraigg! Well played! Can he get a big one? Well, his side would be hoping for that. Length ball on the pads, helped down to fine leg for a single. 141/1

39.3 de Grandhomme to K Brathwaite, Driven towards the man at mid on. 140/1

39.2 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Fuller on the stumps, the batsman brings his bat down in time to jam it out. 140/1

39.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, On a length and moving away a bit outside off, Kraigg makes an easy leave. 140/1

38.6 M Henry to Hetmyer, A bit shorter in length on middle and off, the southpaw shapes for a pull but the ball isn't at that height. Sneaks under his bat and almost dies in front of the keeper. 140/1

38.5 M Henry to Hetmyer, Good length delivery on the stumps, gets forward and blocks. 140/1

38.4 M Henry to S Hetmyer, Fires it on the stumps, Shimron goes hard at it. Ekes out an inside edge which rolls towards mid-wicket. 140/1

38.3 M Henry to Hetmyer, Leans into this and pushes it towards mid off. 140/1

38.2 M Henry to Hetmyer, Back of a length outside off, Hetmyer here is in two minds as to what to do? Leave or play? Before he can think, the ball takes the outer part of the bat and goes on the bounce to the gully fielder. 140/1

38.1 M Henry to S Hetmyer, Spears in a fuller length delivery outside off, driven towards the fielder at mid off. 140/1

Matt Henry is brought back into the attack.

37.6 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Fuller in length on middle, eases it down to mid on. A maiden by Colin. Brathwaite remains on 49. 140/1

37.5 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 140/1

37.4 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Back of a length on middle, he bends his back on this one, gets it to bounce extra. Brathwaite adjusts well and tucks it towards mid-wicket. He takes one hand off as he plays that. 140/1

37.3 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Just ahead of a length outside off, the batsman makes a watchful leave. 140/1

37.2 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Length on off, defended it off the back foot. 140/1

37.1 de Grandhomme to K Brathwaite, Short of a length outside off, Brathwaite pushes it to covers. 140/1

36.6 N Wagner to Hetmyer, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. 140/1

36.5 N Wagner to S Hetmyer, Overpitches it outside off, drilled through covers for a couple more. 140/1

36.4 N Wagner to Hetmyer, Gets forward and drives it to mid on. 138/1

36.3 N Wagner to Hetmyer, Fuller in length and angling in, clipped towards the leg side. 138/1

36.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Angles it in on the pads, clipped behind square on the leg side for a single. 138/1

36.1 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Back of a length on middle, stands back and punches it back to the bowler. 137/1

35.6 de Grandhomme to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Fuller in length outside off, driven elegantly through the cover region. Collects another couple. 137/1

35.5 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, Length delivery outside off, SH tries to drive it away but gets beaten. 135/1

35.4 de Grandhomme to S Hetmyer, Fullish on off, stroked towards mid off for nothing. 135/1

35.3 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 135/1

35.2 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Angles it in on the pads, stays a bit low. Kraigg tries clipping it away but is undone by the lack of bounce. The ball kisses the gloves and rolls towards fine leg. A leg bye taken. 135/1

35.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Back of a length outside off, left alone. 134/1

34.6 N Wagner to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Uppish but safe! But how about that effort from Jeet Raval? On a length and bowled on off, Hetmyer lunges to drive but does so in the air. The ball flies towards short extra cover where Raval dives to his left to take it with his right hand but it was a bit wide of him. Would have been a stunner had he plucked it. The ball races away to the fence. 134/1

34.5 N Wagner to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Good hit! Short and outside off, Hetmyer gets on top of the bounce and dabs it behind point for a boundary. 130/1

34.4 N Wagner to Hetmyer, Beaten! On a length and just outside off, Shimron tries to cut but is cramped for room. 126/1

34.3 N Wagner to Hetmyer, This one nips back in a touch. Hetmyer knows where his off stump is as he makes a leave. 126/1

34.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Back of a length on the hips, tucked behind square on the leg side for a single. 126/1

34.1 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Shortish length delivery outside off, the batsman with an angled bat places it towards backward point. 125/1

33.6 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. 125/1

33.5 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, Once again prods ahead, drives it sweetly but cannot get it past the man at extra cover. 125/1

33.4 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, Fuller on off, driven straight to the man at extra cover. 125/1

33.3 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, Outside off, left alone. 125/1

33.2 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, Back of a length outside off, guided on the bounce to the gully fielder. 125/1

33.1 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, Fuller in length on middle, defended off the front foot. 125/1

32.6 N Wagner to Brathwaite, FOUR! The ploy to take on the short ball is working for the Windies! Brathwaite gets on top of this and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary to end the over. Wagner is going over 7 runs per over. 125/1

32.5 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Short on leg, KB pulls it but the man at leg slip cuts it off on the bounce. 121/1

32.4 N Wagner to Hetmyer, That just went like a rocket past short leg! The short ball not rising much, Hetmyer pulls it off the meat. Nicholls at short leg takes evasive action but the ball wasn't far from him. A single taken. 121/1

32.3 N Wagner to K Brathwaite, Gets across to this short ball does Brathwaite, lifts the front leg and pulls it down to fine leg for a single. 120/1

32.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Shortish again, this time Kraigg decides to duck. 119/1

32.1 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Just lobs over the leg slip fielder! Another well-directed short ball from Wagner, Brathwaite moves inside the line to pull but it gets big on him. Kisses the gloves and much to his delight it sails over the man at leg slip. The ball rolls towards fine leg and they take a couple. 119/1

31.6 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, Just ahead of a length on off, driven to covers. 117/1

31.5 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, Good length on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot 117/1

31.4 de Grandhomme to Hetmyer, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 117/1

31.3 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Angles it on the pads, Kraigg flicks it towards square leg for a run. 117/1

31.2 de Grandhomme to K Brathwaite, Fuller in length on middle, Brathwaite drives it to mid on. 116/1

31.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Length ball on off, defended off the front foot. 116/1

Colin de Grandhomme will bowl from the other end.

30.6 N Wagner to Hetmyer, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 9 runs from the over. 116/1

30.5 N Wagner to Hetmyer, FOUR! CRUNCHED! That has been hit really hard. Wagner has been really expensive today. He once again bangs it short on middle, Hetmyer may have been expecting the short one, he gets into position early and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 116/1

30.4 N Wagner to Brathwaite, A bumper on middle, pulled to deep square leg for a run. 112/1

30.3 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Shorter in length on leg stump. Brathwaite flicks it to leg slip. 111/1

30.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Back of a length on off, Kraigg defends it off the back foot. 111/1

30.1 N Wagner to Brathwaite, FOUR! A solid way to start the session! Wagner bowls a full ball outside off, a loosener. Brathwaite presses forward and drives it through mid off for a boundary. 111/1

The players and the umpires walk out to the middle for the final session. Brathwaite and Hetmyer will continue their innings. Wagner will bowl the first over after the break. Will he persist with the short ball ploy or will he have a different approach?

...Day 3, Session 3...

All the Windies dressing room would hope that these two continue the good work. The trail is still a big one but their first task will be to see off the day without losing much wickets. New Zealand bowlers were a bit wayward. There isn't much assistance off the deck and hence we saw them getting back to short stuff. Wagner has been lethal but has gone for runs already. Santner is asked to bowl and it would be interesting to see if he can get some sort of purchase. Will the Windies continue their attacking approach? Or will New Zealand pick wickets in the final session? Don't go anywhere. Join us back shortly to catch all the action...

A good session for West Indies! Yes, you read it right. The talks were about if they can survive and show determination but boy, they have been really aggressive. In the 26 overs, they have scored 98 runs with the loss of Powell. The opening pair once again provided a great start but Powell once again just threw it away after getting a start. Brathwaite has looked solid while Hetmyer 's too has gotten his eye in.

29.6 T Boult to Hetmyer, Good length delivery outside off, a back foot punch from Hetmyer towards cover to see the session off. TEA ON DAY 3! 107/1

29.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, Sprays it on the pads, a tickle by shuffling across towards fine leg gives Kraigg a single. 107/1

29.4 T Boult to S Hetmyer, Shortish delivery on middle, the southpaw swivels and pulls it through mid-wicket for a single. 106/1

29.3 T Boult to Hetmyer, Fuller on the stumps, Hetmyer drives it off the front foot towards mid on. 105/1

29.2 T Boult to Hetmyer, Fuller and angling in, pushed off the front foot towards point. 105/1

29.1 T Boult to Hetmyer, Bowls it on a back of a length and angles it in, Hetmyer stays back to the defend but gets an inside edge on the back leg as the ball rolls back to the bowler. 105/1

28.6 M Santner to Brathwaite, Flatter one around middle, defended off the back foot. 105/1

28.5 M Santner to Brathwaite, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 105/1

28.4 M Santner to Brathwaite, Pushes it through the air around off, blocked off the front foot and into the ground. 105/1

28.3 M Santner to Brathwaite, Drifting in on middle and leg, with a lunge forward Brathwaite works it towards short mid-wicket. 105/1

28.2 M Santner to Brathwaite, Quicker through the air outside off, KB allows it through. 105/1

28.1 M Santner to Hetmyer, Floats it up on the pads, worked through mid-wicket for a single. 105/1

27.6 T Boult to Brathwaite, Comes from around the wicket for the last ball of the over and drops it short on middle. Brathwaite gets behind the line and shows a straight blade. 104/1

27.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, On a shorter length, served around the fourth stump channel, KB once again allows it through. 104/1

27.4 T Boult to Brathwaite, Sees the angle taking it wide outside off, the batsman offers no shot. 104/1

27.3 T Boult to Brathwaite, Goes fuller this time, sprayed with a widish angle outside off, Kraigg leaves it alone. 104/1

27.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Shortish in length and outside off, a soft hand push towards cover-point. 104/1

27.1 T Boult to Brathwaite, Length delivery, angling away, Brathwaite doesn't go after it. 104/1

26.6 M Santner to Hetmyer, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 104/1

26.5 M Santner to Hetmyer, Good line. Quicker one around middle and off, blocked into the ground. 104/1

26.4 M Santner to Hetmyer, SIX! Down the track and it has been dispatched! Get new balls because this has been lost. Hetmyer and is power is just mind blowing. Sees the loop on offer, Shimron dances down the track and wallops it over mid-wicket for a maximum. The 4th umpire immediately comes out with a new set of balls but he is sent back as the original one has been found. 104/1

26.3 M Santner to Hetmyer, Floats it up outside off, blocked off the front foot gently. 98/1

26.2 M Santner to Hetmyer, Loopy around middle and off, blocked off the front foot. 98/1

26.1 M Santner to Hetmyer, Full and around off, watchfully defended. 98/1

MITCHELL SANTNER to bowl from the other end. Another 12 minutes left for the break. He is bowling for the first time in this game.

25.6 T Boult to Brathwaite, The batsman fails to put bat on ball. 98/1

25.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, A length ball on middle, punched towards mid on. 98/1

25.4 T Boult to Hetmyer, Banged in short outside off, Shimron punches it through point but the timing is not that great. The ball stops near the fence and three runs are taken. 98/1

25.3 T Boult to Hetmyer, Full and outside off, pushed through the covers for a couple. 95/1

25.2 T Boult to Hetmyer, The length is much fuller, driven straight to mid on. 93/1

25.1 T Boult to Hetmyer, Starts off with a length around middle and off, Hetmyer defends it watchfully. 93/1

Trent Boult is back on. 15 minutes left for the Tea break. This is the first time he is bowling from the Southern End in this match.

24.6 M Henry to Brathwaite, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 93/1

24.5 M Henry to Hetmyer, Down the leg side, flicked away for three. 93/1

24.4 M Henry to Hetmyer, A predictable bouncer now, SH ducks. 90/1

24.3 M Henry to Hetmyer, FOUR! Beauty! Pleasing to the eye. Half volley it is and Hetmyer is ready, even though the previous balls were short. Normally after a short barricade, batsmen usually stick in the crease. But not this guy. Is prepared, comes forward and drives it on the up through the covers for a boundary. What a poise. 90/1

24.2 M Henry to Hetmyer, This time he stays in his crease and defends. 86/1

24.1 Henry to Hetmyer, NOT OUT! Terrific review. A planned short ball, coming in from around the wicket, Hetmyer looks to pull but is cramped for room. He misses and there is a noise as the ball goes past through to the keeper. Umpire Tucker raises his finger on the appeal but without even consulting his partner. Well, there is something on the Hot Spot, as spotted by our colleague Mandy but we quickly realize that it is not the edge, but just the heat. Nothing on the Snicko. The ball has hit the left arm. The decision is reversed. Nervous moment... 86/1

Got him! Caught behind! Well, Hetmyer has been given out caught behind and there was a noise. Seemed out. However, he has taken the review!

23.6 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Stays back in his crease and blocks. 86/1

23.5 N Wagner to Hetmyer, SAVE YOURSELF! Wow, that was close. Short leg was in big action there. Banged in short, around off and outside, Shimron pulls it with brute disdain and short leg completely takes his eyes off. He ducks and luckily for him, the ball goes right over head towards square leg. Lucky escape. A single taken. 86/1

23.4 N Wagner to Hetmyer, Defends it back to the bowler. 85/1

23.3 N Wagner to Hetmyer, A bounce now, Hetmyer ducks. 85/1

23.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, This is down the leg side, clipped away for a single. 85/1

23.1 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Bumper on middle, Brathwaite ducks under it. 84/1

22.6 M Henry to Hetmyer, Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him. 84/1

22.5 M Henry to Hetmyer, The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. 84/1

22.4 M Henry to Hetmyer, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 84/1

22.3 M Henry to Hetmyer, The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 84/1

22.2 M Henry to Hetmyer, BEATEN! Henry has his tail up in this spell! He bowls a back of a length ball outside off, gets it to bounce extra. Hetmyer tries to force it through the off side but gets beaten. 84/1

22.1 M Henry to Hetmyer, Sprays it down the leg side. Hetmyer leaves it alone. 84/1

21.6 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 84/1

21.5 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Short again, Kraigg ducks under it. 84/1

21.4 N Wagner to Brathwaite, FOUR! The runs are coming for the Windies! He errs in line and bowls it on leg stump. Brathwaite won't miss out there, he flicks it fine down the leg side. 84/1

21.3 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it. 80/1

21.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, A quick bouncer on middle, Brathwaite plays it really well by moving out of the way. 80/1

21.1 N Wagner to S Hetmyer, Shorter in length, did not bounce that much. Comfortable height for the batsman to pull through square leg for a run. 80/1

20.6 M Henry to Brathwaite, PEACH! Henry goes wide of the crease and angles it on off, gets it to straighten after pitching. Brathwaite tries to defend but gets beaten. 79/1

20.5 M Henry to Hetmyer, Back of a length on off, guided towards cover for a run. 79/1

20.4 M Henry to Hetmyer, Good length on off, pushed to covers. 78/1

20.3 M Henry to Hetmyer, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 78/1

20.2 M Henry to Hetmyer, Short on middle, Hetmyer, without keeping his eyes on the ball goes for the pull but gets beaten. He looks very uncomfortable against the short ball. 78/1

20.1 M Henry to Hetmyer, Lands it on a length around off, the batsman defends it off the front foot. 78/1

19.6 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Bumper on middle, Brathwaite works it to short leg. 78/1

19.5 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Sprays it down the leg side, kraigg lets it be. 78/1

This time it's Hetmyer who cops a blow on the helmet. He calls for a new one after showing it to the umpire.

19.4 N Wagner to Hetmyer, SNORTER! This is nasty bowling from Wagner! Hetmyer who is not shy of pulling, once again attempts it on a short ball by Wagner. The ball is too quick though and he is hit on the helmet as he is beaten for pace. The ball this time lobs over gully and the batsmen run a leg bye. 78/1

19.3 N Wagner to Hetmyer, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 77/1

19.2 N Wagner to Hetmyer, FOUR! Streaky! The intent is right here from the Windies! Wagner bowls it short on middle, Hetmyer goes for the pull but gets a top edge over the keeper for a boundary. 77/1

19.1 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Flicks it with the angle to mid-wicket for a run. 73/1

18.6 M Henry to Hetmyer, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. 72/1

18.5 M Henry to Hetmyer, Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 72/1

18.4 M Henry to Hetmyer, Back of a length on off, guided to point. 72/1

18.3 M Henry to Hetmyer, Bouncer again! Hetmyer ducks under it. 72/1

18.2 M Henry to Hetmyer, Welcome Hetmyer! A nasty delivery to get first up. Henry comes running in and bangs it on middle, the ball bounces a touch more. Hetmyer tries to defend but is hit hard on the gloves as the ball falls onto the ground. 72/1

Shimron Hetmyer walks in next.

18.1 Henry to Powell, OUT! Ho ho ho! That has stuck! Oh my word... some way to break this quickfire stand. Windies were going at around 4 an over and this will come as a setback. Henry gets his first of the match. The break has done the trick for New Zealand. Henry dishes out a full ball on middle, Powell once again drives it uppishly towards the bowler. Matt sticks out his right hand as a reflex action and voila! The ball stays! Well, ummmmm.... these are those sort of catches which either stick or they don't. So... Henry has done well but what a lazy shot by the left-hander. He was dealing with the short balls really well but the blow on his helmet must have shaken him up. Also, he has been guilty of driving the ball uppishly quite a few times in this innings and this time it has brought his downfall. Nevertheless, an entertaining knock by him comes to an end. The 72-run stand has been broken. Remember, they lost the plot from a similar position in the first innings, where they were 59/0. Will we see the same? WI trail by another 312 runs. 72/1

17.6 N Wagner to Powell, Make that 16! A single to finish. Powell works the ball on his hips around the corner for a run. 72/0

17.6 N Wagner to Powell, FIVE WIDES! Wagner is now maybe over doing it! He bangs it in down the leg side, the ball bounces way over the batsman's head and also beats the keeper. It rolls down to the fine leg fence. 15 runs from the over so far. 71/0

Drinks taken midway. Powell has been hit on the grill of the helmet and for the obvious reason, the physio comes running in to check him. That blow must have shaken Powell a bit as he went into the dressing room during the drinks break and has still not come out. The umpires have had enough and they are walking towards the dressing room. As they do that, Powell is seen rushing out with a new helmet. It seems like he was finding it difficult to get a new helmet for himself. This has been an 8-minute long drinks break which has not amused the umpires.

17.5 N Wagner to Powell, Hit on the helmet! Powell is not backing off playing the pull shot! Wagner persists with the short stuff. Powell once again goes for the pull but is late on it. The ball hits him flush on the helmet and lands in no man's land between gully and flying slip. A moral victory for the bowler but Powell is winning the battle against Wagner untill now. 66/0

17.4 N Wagner to Powell, Another short one on leg stump. Powell goes for the pull but misses. Blundell behind the stumps makes a good diving stop to his right. 66/0

17.3 N Wagner to Powell, BOUNCER! The batsman ducks under it. 66/0

17.2 N Wagner to Powell, FOUR! 16 off the last 3 balls bowled by Wagner! He digs it in short again, aimed at the rib cage of the batsman. Powell works it fine between the keeper and the leg gully for a boundary. 66/0

17.1 N Wagner to Powell, SIX! Powell intends to fight fire with fire! He has now hit Wagner for two maximums in two balls. Wagner bangs it short on leg stump from around the wicket. Powell times his pull to perfection, over the fine leg fence for a maximum. 62/0

No slips in place, only a flying slip. A strange new ball field.

16.6 M Henry to Brathwaite, Flicks it with the angle through mid-wicket for two. 56/0

16.5 M Henry to Brathwaite, Angles it on the pads, KB tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. 54/0

16.4 M Henry to Brathwaite, Bouncer, a quick one outside off. Brathwaite tries to drag his pull on the leg side but gets beaten. A risky shot that. 54/0

16.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, Good length on off, Kraigg defends it stoutly. 54/0

16.2 M Henry to Powell, Back of a length on off, Powell first intends to duck, but then sees the ball does not bounce that much. He taps it towards cover and sets off for a run. The bowler is quick to the ball and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. A run added. Good rotating of strike here by the two batsmen. This should frustrate the bowler. 54/0

16.1 M Henry to Brathwaite, Fuller outside off, Brathwaite drives it through covers for three. 53/0

15.6 N Wagner to Powell, SIX! BOOM! No yorker, he bangs it in again and is dispatched for a biggie. I think Powell was expecting this. He swivels and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. Wagner won't mind this as he has two men out there in the deep for this shot. Back-to-back 50-run stand between the Windies openers. 50/0

15.5 N Wagner to Powell, NASTY! Wagner comes running and bangs in a short one which gets big on the batsman. Powell awkwardly defends it by taking his eyes off the ball. Luckily for him it falls onto the ground and does not lob up. An excellent short ball. Follow it up with a yorker? 44/0

15.4 N Wagner to Powell, Bumper on middle, Powell sees it early and ducks under it. 44/0

15.3 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Short and Kraigg takes on the challenge of pulling it. He does not do it convincingly but hits it well enough to fetch himself three. 44/0

15.2 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Bangs it in on middle. Brathwaite ducks under it. 41/0

15.1 N Wagner to Brathwaite, Starts off with a length ball on middle. Defended to mid off. 41/0

14.6 M Henry to Powell, FOUR! Edgy but Powell won't mind! The last ball spoils the over. Henry bowls a scrambled seam delivery on off. The batsman tries to defend but gets an outside edge through backward point for a boundary. 41/0

Neil Wanger is introduced the attack. He was lethal in the first innings. Have the Windies found an answer to his short stuff? A bat-pad, two slips and a leg slip in place...

14.5 M Henry to Powell, Shorter in length by Henry on off, Powell defends it off the back foot. 37/0

14.4 M Henry to Powell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 37/0

14.3 M Henry to Powell, Back of a length on off, Powell guides it to point. 37/0

14.2 M Henry to Powell, A surprise bouncer on middle. Powell watches it early and ducks under it. 37/0

14.1 M Henry to K Powell, Fuller in length on middle, eased to mid on. 37/0

13.6 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 37/0

13.5 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Length outside off, Kraigg lets it be. 37/0

13.4 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Good length on off, defended by the batsman. 37/0

13.3 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Driven uppishly... but does not carry! Shades of the wicket getting slow? De Grandhomme bowls it a touch fuller outside off, the ball sticks on the surface. Brathwaite leans into it to drive but fails to keep it down. The ball falls just short of the Raval at short cover. 37/0

13.2 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Another brace! These two are going along well here. Colin bowls it shorter in length outside off. Brathwaite guides it through point for a couple. 37/0

13.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Length on off, defended to mid off. 35/0

12.6 M Henry to Powell, A bouncer! The batsman ducks under it. 35/0

12.5 M Henry to Brathwaite, Taps the length delivery towards covers for a quick run. 35/0

12.4 M Henry to Brathwaite, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 34/0

12.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, Good length outside off, Brathwaite lets it be. 34/0

12.2 M Henry to Brathwaite, Fuller in length on middle, eased to mid on. 34/0

12.1 M Henry to Powell, Just ahead of a length on off, comes slowly off the surface. Powell strokes it on the up towards mid off and sets off for a run. The fielder there makes a good stop to his left and also scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the batsman has made his ground. 34/0

Matt Henry comes back into the attack. Change of ends for him actually.

11.6 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Length ball around off, shapes in and also stays low. Kraigg covers his off stump and makes a good leave in the end. 33/0

11.5 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Back of a length on middle, defended off the back foot. 33/0

11.4 de Grandhomme to Powell, Bowls it on middle, Powell works it down the leg side for a run. 33/0

11.3 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Powell was struggling in what should have been an easy run! Brathwaite flicks it with the angle towards square leg and sets off for a run. Santner at mid-wicket, runs to his right, picks the ball up and fires a throw to the keeper but Powell makes his ground by then. Replays show that Powell was slow in taking off and he is also not keen on taking a start. Poor by the Windies opener. 32/0

11.2 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 31/0

11.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, FOUR! Too easy! De Grandhomme at a gentle pace, drifts it on the pads. Brathwaite who loves it there, flicks it through fine leg and fetches himself a boundary. 31/0

10.6 T Boult to Powell, Back to attacking the stumps! He lands it on middle, Powell defends it solidly. 27/0

10.5 T Boult to Powell, Good length on off, shaping back in. Powell makes a watchful leave trusting the bounce. This is a wicket on which the bounce can be trusted but in this innings we have already seen a few staying low. So, Powell needs to be careful. 27/0

10.4 T Boult to Powell, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 27/0

10.3 T Boult to Powell, Back of a length on off, Powell punches it to mid off. 27/0

10.2 T Boult to Powell, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 27/0

10.1 T Boult to Powell, Good length on off, Powell defends it off the back foot. 27/0

9.6 de Grandhomme to K Powell, Induces the edge but does not carry! De Gradhomme lands it on a length around off, angling away from the batsman. Powell tries to defend but gets an outside edge which falls short of Taylor at first slip. Latham at second slip made an half-hearted attempt there. He should have dived for that, just like Raval did in the first innings to dismiss the southpaw. Also, Latham being a wicketkeeper should have gone for it naturally. In the meantime, the batsmen take a run. 27/0

9.5 de Grandhomme to Powell, No run. 26/0

Matt Henry is seen warming up.

9.4 de Grandhomme to Powell, Very full outside off, Powell shoulders his arms to it. 26/0

9.3 de Grandhomme to Powell, Good length on off, Powell blocks it. 26/0

9.2 de Grandhomme to Powell, Wide outside off, Powell shoulders his arms to it. 26/0

9.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Angles it on the pads, Brathwaite flicks it down to fine leg for a run. 26/0

8.6 T Boult to Powell, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 25/0

8.5 T Boult to Powell, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! Boult is over doing it here in search of some swing. He serves a very full ball outside off, a half-volley. Powell leans into it and drives it through covers. It races away to the fence. 25/0

8.4 T Boult to Powell, FOUR! He just feeds on the full deliveries, doesn't he? Boult dishes out a very full ball on off, Powell times his drive through mid off for a boundary. 21/0

8.3 T Boult to Powell, Bangs it in on middle, Powell, at the very last moment sways away from the delivery. 17/0

8.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Lands it on middle, Kraigg flicks it through square leg for a run. 17/0

8.1 T Boult to Brathwaite, Good length on off, Brathwaite defends it stoutly. 16/0

7.6 de Grandhomme to Powell, Wide outside off, Powell is not interested in playing at those. 16/0

7.5 de Grandhomme to Powell, Bowls it on a length on the stumps. Defended by the batsman. 16/0

The commentators on air have a huge discussion regarding what happened in the previous over. Kieran Powell was rapped on the pads and the ball lobbed to Tom Latham in the slip cordon. The Kiwis were thinking to go for the review but for some reason they decide against it. Scott Styris says if you are sure just go for it. Anyway, the catch was cleanly taken so even if the batsman didn't nick it, the LBW would have been checked. Had it been umpire's call, NZ wouldn't have lost a review either. Kane Williamson needs to be really good with the DRS calls as he has been really poor of late.

7.4 de Grandhomme to Powell, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 16/0

7.3 de Grandhomme to Powell, Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 16/0

7.2 de Grandhomme to Powell, Length outside off, Powell lets it be. 16/0

7.1 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Works it with the angle down the leg side for a run. 16/0

6.6 T Boult to Powell, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 15/0

6.5 T Boult to Powell, Very loose by Powell! Lapse in concentration maybe. Shorter in length by Boult outside off, Powell tries cut but gets beaten. That was very needless by Powell, he need not play at those deliveries. 15/0

6.4 T Boult to Powell, Back of a length on off, Powell defends it off the back foot. 15/0

6.3 T Boult to Powell, HUGE APPEAL! Boult comes steaming in and bowls an inswinger on middle, Powell tries to flick but falls over while doing so and misses. There are two noises as the ball hits the pad and goes towards second slip where Latham claims a catch. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. After a long chat with his teammates, Williamson decides not to review. Replays first show there was no bat involved and the noise was of the bat hitting the pad. But hang on... Hawk Eye later on shows, had New Zealand reviewed, it would have been out as it shows three reds. Powell escapes! 15/0

6.2 T Boult to Powell, Good length on off, Powell defends it solidly. 15/0

6.1 T Boult to Powell, BEATEN! Full and outside off, wanting the batsman to go for a loose shot. Powell does so, he goes for an expansive drive away from his body but gets beaten. 15/0

5.6 de Grandhomme to Brathwaite, Good length on middle, defended off the back foot. 15/0

5.5 de Grandhomme to Powell, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. 15/0

5.4 de Grandhomme to Powell, In the air.. but just out of Colin's reach! De Grandhomme bowls it just ahead of a length on middle, Powell goes for the drive but he plays it just ahead of himself and hence, it goes uppishly but just out of the reach of Grandhomme who sticks his left hand up. The ball goes on the bounce to mid on. 14/0

5.3 de Grandhomme to K Powell, Fuller in length on off, Powell drives it to mid off. 14/0

5.2 de Grandhomme to Powell, De Grandhomme bowls it on middle, Powell flicks it to mid-wicket. 14/0

5.1 de Grandhomme to Powell, FOUR! Colin has been welcomed with a boundary! He serves a juicy half-volley outside off. Powell presses forward and drives it through covers for a boundary. 14/0

An early introduction of Colin de Grandhomme. He is fresh of a 100, can he replicate his form with the ball?

4.6 T Boult to Brathwaite, Length ball outside off, Brathwaite lets it be. 10/0

4.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, Again goes full outside off, looking for some swing but there ain't any. Brathwaite opts not to play at it. 10/0

4.4 T Boult to Brathwaite, Very full on middle, driven back towards the bowler. 10/0

4.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Good length on off, Kraigg defends it off front foot. 10/0

4.1 T Boult to Powell, He comes running in and angles it on the pads. Powell flicks it with the angle through mid-wicket for a single. 10/0

We are back and so are the umpires and the players. Brathwaite and Powell will resume their innings on a wicket which has seemed to be flattened out. Trent Boult will continue his spell. Can he strike early? He will hope for some assistance from the wicket. He has three slips and a gully in place.

... Day 3, Session 2 ...

Earlier in the session, Tom Blundell and Trent Boult frustrated the away side to an extent which saw the former getting to his maiden Test ton. They finally declared with a lead of 386 runs, leaving the visitors with a mammoth task. So, how will the tourists respond? Take it session by session? Or will they just throw it away? We shall find out once the post-lunch session gets underway...

The first objective is ticked for the West Indies. They get into lunch without losing any wicket. They can feel happy about the fact but the serious task begins now. There was no real assistance from the surface for Boult and Henry except for the odd ball staying low.

3.6 M Henry to Brathwaite, Henry keeps it full and wide outside off, Brathwaite ignores. LUNCH ON DAY 3! 9/0

3.5 M Henry to Brathwaite, Edge but does not carry! This one stayed low again! Henry bowls it on a length around off, stays low and also straightens up just a touch. Brathwaite tries to defend but gets an outside edge which lands well short of second slip. Signs of variable bounce? 9/0

3.4 M Henry to Brathwaite, Lands it on a length around off, Brathwaite defends it. 9/0

3.3 M Henry to Powell, On a length around middle, Powell tries to clip it but gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a run. 9/0

3.2 M Henry to Powell, Good length on off, Powell defends it off the front foot. 8/0

3.1 M Henry to Brathwaite, Shorter in length on middle, Kraigg tucks it uppishly through backward square leg for a single. 8/0

2.6 T Boult to Brathwaite, Comes around the wicket and bowls it on a length outside off. Brathwaite cuts it through point. The ball does not have enough to reach the boundary. The fielder gives it a chase but the batsmen take three by the time. 7/0

2.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, Sprays it down the leg side, Brathwaite misses the flick. 4/0

2.4 T Boult to Brathwaite, A bumper on leg stump, the batsman ducks under it. 4/0

2.3 T Boult to Brathwaite, Errs in line and angles it on the pads, Kraigg flicks it through square leg for a brace. 4/0

2.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Back of a length on off, Brathwaite pushes it to mid off. 2/0

2.1 T Boult to Brathwaite, Just ahead of a length outside off, the batsman lets it be. 2/0

1.6 M Henry to K Brathwaite, Bowls it on a length around middle, gets it to straighten a touch. Brathwaite is square up as he tries to defend. The ball takes the edge and goes through backward point for a run. 2/0

1.5 M Henry to Brathwaite, Good length outside off, the batsman lets it be. 1/0

1.4 M Henry to K Brathwaite, Short outside off, cut to point. 1/0

1.3 M Henry to Brathwaite, Shorter in length on off, pushed to mid off. 1/0

1.2 M Henry to Brathwaite, Back of a length on middle, Brathwaite defends it off the back foot. 1/0

1.1 M Henry to Brathwaite, That has stayed low! Henry comes running in and lands it on a length around off, the ball stays a touch low. Brathwaite does well to adjust and get his bat down in time to keep the ball out. 1/0

Matt Henry will bowl from the other end.

0.6 T Boult to Powell, Length delivery outside off, the batsman lets it be. A good first over from Boult. 1/0

0.5 T Boult to Brathwaite, Fuller in length on middle, a little swing into the batsman. Brathwaite flicks it through square leg for a run to get the Windies going. 1/0

0.4 T Boult to Brathwaite, Back of a length on off, Kraigg pushes it to mid off. 0/0

0.3 T Boult to Brathwaite, A good bouncer on middle, Brathwaite ducks under it. 0/0

0.2 T Boult to Brathwaite, Good length on middle, Kraigg blocks it. 0/0

0.1 T Boult to Brathwaite, Boult starts off with a length ball outside off, no swing on offer for him. Brathwaite watchfully makes a leave. 0/0

First Published: December 3, 2017, 9:30 AM IST

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