Dec 22, 2013
New Zealand finished Day Three of the third Test match against West Indies at Seddon Park, at six for no loss, batting in the second innings. They need another 116 runs to win the Test match and also the series. Earlier in the day, West Indies were blown away in a signle session for 103 as Trent Boult ran through the top order. Kane Williamson pulled off an absolute one-handed blinder in the slips to send Shivnarine Chanderpaul walking back to the pavillion. Boult ended the innings with four scalps.
West Indies had lost 16 wickets on the third day in the last Test to lose by an innings. They simply outdid themselves on Saturday. Post tea, Boult and co. ran riot through the West Indian ranks, and ended their innings so quickly that their opening batsmen had to guard up to face a couple of overs at the fag end of the day.
Ross Taylor and Brendon McCullum took over from where they left on the second day, with Taylor going on to score his third ton of the series. Sunil Narine spun a web for the New Zealand batsmen, which lasted for a long spell of 36 overs, to add for four more to his overnight tally of two wickets, and get the Kiwis bundled out for 349, giving the visitors a miniscule lead of 16 runs.
Coming into the bat for the second time in the match, none of the West Indian batsmen looked settled. They were sent packing before they could breathe. Going into day four, New Zealand batsmen will be looking to finish off things in a hurry and start the celebrations.
West Indies 367 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 127, Denesh Ramdin 107; Tim Southee 4 for 79, Corey Anderson 3 for 47) and 103 (Darren Sammy 24; Trent Boult 4 for 23, Tim Southee 3 for 12) lead New Zealand 349 (Kane Williamson 58, Ross Taylor 131; Sunil Narine 6 for 91) and 6 for 0 by 115 runs.
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