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Jun 30, 2014
Kane Williamson‘s highest Test score put New Zealand in control at 331 for seven in their second innings against West Indies, a lead of 307 runs, on a rain-shortened fourth day of the third and final Test at Kensington Oval on Sunday. His unbeaten 161 in over six hours at the crease was the highlight of a determined Black Caps effort that tilted the balance of an intriguing match.
When heavy rain swept across the ground in mid-afternoon, the tourists were poised to build on what was already a challenging target at 314 for six, ahead by 290. Only 20 more minutes of play was possible on the resumption, with one more wicket being lost for the addition of another 17 runs, before more rain rolled in.
That left New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to contemplate his options for a declaration going into Monday’s final day, weather permitting. A key factor in his consideration will be that the highest winning fourth innings total in a Test match at the venue is 311 by the Brian Lara-led West Indies against Australia in 1999, read an APF report.
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