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By CricketCountry Staff
Antigua: Jul 26, 2012
On the opening day, New Zealand were 232 for four at the close as Martin Guptill spurned the chance of a century.
Guptill missed out on his century against a side other than Bangladesh or Zimbabwe, slogged Sunil Narine to Narsingh Deonarine just three overs before the end of the session, falling for 97.
Narine claimed three wickets to peg back the Kiwis, who took control with a good batting performance at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium after Kiwi captain Ross Taylor had won the toss.
Guptill had already had a scare when a review got him out of jail when he appeared to have been trapped lbw. Taylor made 45 but was bowled by Narine, who ended the day with three for 73.
But it was the demise of Guptill which hit the tourists as he was replaced by Kane Williamson, who had made two at the close with debutant and nightwatchman Neil Wagner on four.
The match saw top-order batsman Chris Gayle return to the West Indies Test line-up for the first time since December 2010.
Brief Scores: New Zealand 232 for 4 (Martin Guptill 97, Daniel Flynn 45; Sunil Narine 3 for 73) vs West Indies
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