NZ v WI highlights today – Second test day two from Seddon Park, Hamilton (New Zealand) Sunday 10th December 2017. New Zealand scored 373 runs in their first innings by facing 102.2 overs. ST Gabriel took four wickets in 25 overs with 119 runs, KAJ Roach took three wickets in 23.2 overs with 58 runs, ML Cummins took two and remaining one wicket was taken by RA Reifer.
The opener of the New Zealand team JA Raval scored most runs, his wicket dismissed when he was at 84, 52.3 oh, what a beauty! That’s a brute of a delivery from Gabriel. Yet again Raval falls short of a hundred, but jeez, really gotta wonder if there’s anything he could have done about this. On a length, rips away as Raval is forced to play at it. Presented a straight bat but the movement is so subtle and so late that it takes the outside edge to leave him completely off-guard 159/3. C de Grandhomme seventh number batsmen scored 58 runs, Captain KS Williamson scored 43, TA Blundell † 28, TA Boult 37, TG Southee 31, MJ Santner 24, TWM Latham 22.
West Indies won the toss and elected to field.
From West Indies innings they scored 215 runs till stumps day 2 with loss of eight wickets in 64 overs. KOA Powell has gone with duck, SO Hetmyer 28, SD Hope 15, RL Chase 12, SO Dowrich † 35, KAJ Roach 17. All of the New Zealand bowlers took two wickets each of them. Almost the same story revised by West Indies because, their opener and also captain KC Brathwaite scored the most runs, he scored 66 runs.
When his wicket dismissed then it was 40.1 stunning catch on the second attempt at the short cover. Brilliant second grab because the ball bobbled out of his hands as he leaped high, this was destined to be dropped but he had the excellent awareness to recover and then dive to complete the catch just as it was about to hit the ground with one hand. The leading edge from Brathwaite flew to the man there because he went at it with hard hands. 135/6.
New Zealand team/playing XI
TWM Latham, JA Raval, KS Williamson (c), LRPL Taylor, HM Nicholls, MJ Santner, C de Grandhomme, TA Blundell †, N Wagner, TG Southee, TA Boult.
West Indies team/playing XI
KC Brathwaite (c), KOA Powell, SO Hetmyer, SD Hope, RL Chase, SW Ambris, SO Dowrich †, RA Reifer, KAJ Roach, ML Cummins, ST Gabriel.
Match Timings: 11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
West Indies tour of New Zealand 2nd Test Highlights
Umpires – Bruce Oxenford, Rod Tucker
TV Umpires – Ian Gould
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Chris Brown
Match number – Test no. 2287