NZ v WI highlights today – First test day three from Basin Reserve, Wellington (New Zealand) Sunday 3rd December 2017. Till stumps day three West Indies trail by 172 runs with 8 wickets remaining. New Zealand scored 520 runs with 9 down in 148.4 overs and then they declared their first innings. TWM Latham scored 37 runs, JA Raval contributed 42 runs, Captain KS Williamson gone with just one score.
LRPL Taylor played good innings with 93 runs, when his wicket dismissed then it was 83.1 West Indies have reviewed an lbw decision. This nipped back in and struck him in front of the off stump on the back leg. There were two sounds. Plumb if there isn’t an inside edge on this. He was looking to drive with no feet…Snicko shows no spike. Tracking shows that’s hitting off stump. He’s gone. A loose shot to be honest. A lazy waft in front of the body, with the bat facing mid-wicket. Feet were rooted after he’d shuffled across. Roach pretty much bowls everything from wide of the crease and this one comes in with the natural angle 236/4.
New Zealand have won the toss and elected to bowl.
New Zealand team/playing XI
1 Tom Latham, 2 Jeet Raval, 3 Kane Williamson (capt.), 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Henry Nicholls, 6 Tom Blundell (wk), 7 Mitchell Santner, 8 Colin de Grandhomme, 9 Matt Henry, 10 Neil Wagner, 11 Trent Boult.
West Indies team/playing XI
1 Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Shai Hope, 4 Sunil Ambris, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Shimron Hetmyer, 7 Shane Dowrich (wk), 8 Jason Holder (capt.), 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Miguel Cummins, 11 Shannon Gabriel.
HM Nicholls scored 67 runs, MJ Santner 17. After six wickets down New Zealand score was 281. After that C de Grandhomme and TA Blundell † come to the ground and smashed all West Indians bowlers all around the park. C de Grandhomme faced 74 deliveries and smashed 105 runs. He completed his innings with eleven 4s and three maximums. TA Blundell † scored 107 runs off 180 balls and gone not out. KAJ Roach took three wickets, RL Chase took two, ST Gabriel and JO Holder took one wicket each of them.
Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
West Indies tour of New Zealand 1st Test Highlights
Umpires – Ian Gould, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Wayne Knights
Match number – Test no. 2284