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NZ vs WI Cricket Scorecard (test)

1st Test test, Seddon Park, Hamilton, 4th Day, 1st Session

New Zealand

1st INN

519/7

(145.0) RR 3.58

New Zealand Kane Williamson (C)
New Zealand beat West Indies by an innings and 134 runs
West Indies Jason Holder (C)

West Indies

1st INN

138/10

(64.0) RR 2.16

2nd INN

247/10

(58.5) 4.2

New Zealand vs West Indies 2020, 1st Test, Day 3 at Hamilton: Jermaine Blackwood, Alzarri Joseph Take WI to 196/6 (f/o), Trail NZ by 185 Runs

New Zealand vs West Indies 2020, Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Day 3 Today’s Match: Trent Boult to Jermaine Blackwood: FOUR! FIFTY FOR BLACKWOOD! He is the only positive for the Windies with the bat. He has done really well for these runs.

New Zealand vs West Indies 2020, 1st Test, Day 3 at Hamilton: Jermaine Blackwood, Alzarri Joseph Take WI to 196/6 (f/o), Trail NZ by 185 Runs

Right! New Zealand well and truly on top, in spite of that superb unbeaten 107-run stand between Blackwood and Joseph. They are still ahead by 185 runs and need just 3 wickets to win the game. They will get good rest and would look to come back and knock the remaining wickets to take the lead in this 2-game series. The visitors, on the other hand, would want these to bat and bat and bat. It will not be easy for them in the first hour of Day 4. Will the Kiwis be able to get those wickets quickly or will Blackwood and Joseph be able to tire them more? We will find out all the answers on Day 4. Join us for the same. For now, it is goodbye from our side. Cheers and take care!

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Williamson enforced the follow on and West Indies were off to a worst possible start as Boult struck in the 2nd over of the innings. Things got bad to worse for them as Wagner got two in the same over. The score soon read 5/53 before Holder and Blackwood resisted again, but for just a short while. Holder got out playing a rash stroke and it looked like we will have the result on Day 3 itself, in spite of a few rain interruptions. And then Blackwood met Joseph and that was the start of a terrific stand that troubled the Kiwis but they just failed to go past the association of Blackwood and Joseph. They threw everything they had at both of them but it just didn’t go their way at all. And it was a tough final session for the Kiwi bowlers.

The day would still belong to the Kiwis as they have taken 15 wickets in this game. 9 in the first innings and 6 here. It was Southee show in the morning as New Zealand rolled over West Indies in the first innings. He got good support from the other bowlers as well. Apart from skipper Holder and Blackwood, none of the Windies batters could offer any sort of resistance. It was a sorry batting display from them.

Terrific counter-attack from Blackwood and Joseph and they have taken the game into Day 4. At one point, it looked like the Kiwis will be able to wrap up the things well before Stumps but these two had different ideas. They just went from strength to strength and kept on piling the runs. A few missed chances didn’t help New Zealand’s cause.

Kyle Jamieson to Roston Chase: OUT! LBW! Yes, there is no bat and it is hitting the wicket too. Chase has been removed with an absolute ripper of a delivery from Jamieson. It is the inswinging yorker from him and Chase is all over the place as he tries to keep it out. He misses to get hit on the pad. A loud appeal follows and the umpire agrees. Chase opts to challenge the onfield call. But it won’t really help him because Ultra Edge shows no bat and the Ball Tracker shows it to be crashing on the middle pole. Chase has to go. 53/5

So, as the drizzle continues, the umpires have called for an early Tea. Smart move. However, the moves from the Windies batters haven’t been smart so far. Campbell got out playing an out of character shot while his opening partner did the same. Bravo and Brooks didn’t last long either and West Indies are staring down the barrel at the moment. They are still 351 runs behind and have just 6 wickets remaining. They are reeling at 30/4 at the moment.

Day 2 Report: Skipper Kane Williamson scored a brilliant double hundred as New Zealand dominated the proceedings on Day Two of the ongoing first Test against West Indies at the Seddon Park. On Friday, Williamson made his highest Test score of 251, surpassing his previous best of an unbeaten 242 against Sri Lanka at the Basin Reserve in January 2015.

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Starting the day at 243/2, the hosts lost Ross Taylor early as he went back to the pavillion after adding seven runs to his overnight score of 31. However, the dismissal didn’t have any impact on Williamson who went on to score his 22nd Test hundred.

The New Zealand skipper batted with all the composure and elegance, occupying the crease for more than a day’s play, facing 412 balls and hitting 34 fours and two sixes before his innings came to an end in the final session of the day, soon after which the host declared their innings at 519/7.

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Apart from Williamson, Tom Latham and Kyle Jamieson made notable contributions of 86 and 51* respectively. For the visitors, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel took three wickets each while Alzarri Joseph picked the remaining seventh wicket. At stumps, West Indies were 49/0 as openers Kraigg Brathwaite and John Campbell remained unbeaten at the crease on 20 and 22 respectively and the visitors still trail by 470 runs.

Brief scores: New Zealand 1st innings 519/7 declared (Kane Williamson 251, Tom Latham 86; Shannon Gabriel 3/89) West Indies 1st innings: 49/0 (Kraigg Brathwaite 20*, John Campbell 22*)



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