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New Zealand 73/1 trail West Indies by 166 runs at stumps on Day 3 of 2nd Test

Kane Williamson was batting on 38 for New Zealand at stumps on Day Three © Getty Images (File Photo)
Kane Williamson was batting on 38 for New Zealand at stumps on Day Three © Getty Images (File Photo)

By Shrikant Shankar

Jun 19, 2014

New Zealand trail West Indies by 166 runs as they entered stumps on Day Three of the second Test at 73 for one in their second innings. Tom Latham and Kane Williamson were quite cautious for the whole of the post-tea session at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. New Zealand only lost one wicket, that of captain Brendon McCullum for three in the session.

Jerome Taylor took the wicket of McCullum soon after tea on Day Three. West Indies were earlier bowled out for 460 in their first innings. That gave them a 239-run lead as New Zealand were bundled out for 221 in their first innings. Latham was batting on 30 and Williamson was on 38 at the close of play. The current partnership is worth 64 runs for the second wicket.

The post-tea session started with New Zealand at four for no loss. Kemar Roach bowled the first over after tea. Latham pushed a full delivery for a four towards straight long-on. Jerome Taylor bowled a full delivery and the ball hit McCullum’s pads. The players appealed and the umpire raised his finger. McCullum asked for the review, but the decision remained as replays showed that McCullm was out. The New Zealand captain departed for three runs.

The next three overs after McCullum’s wicket resulted in two maidens and two runs. Taylor then bowled a wide delivery and Williamson cut the ball past gully for a four. Taylor and Roach bowled till the end of the 13th over as captain Denesh Ramdin wanted to make the full use of the new ball.

Shannon Gabriel replaced Roach for the 14th over. Sulieman Benn then bowled the 15th over. His first delivery was driven by Williamson for a four through deep extra-cover. But the run-scoring in the resulting period of play was slow. After many overs, Latham came forward and pushed one from Benn through extra-cover for a four. That was a much needed boundary to get the score moving.

Chris Gayle was brought into the attack to try and get a breakthrough. Williamson whipped one from the burly Gayle past mid-wicket for a four. That brought up New Zealand’s 50. Latham then drove a length delivery towards deep cover for a four. After those two boundaries in the 27th over, both Latham and Williamson played out three maiden overs on the trot.

It was evident that the New Zealand batsmen were playing for stumps now. But they did get the odd boundary every now and again as Williamson hit a slow low full-toss from Taylor down the ground for a four. Gayle and Benn were then bowling in tandem towards the close of play. Gayle managed to find the outside edge off Latham’s bat, but the ball fell short of the big Benn at first slip. Stumps were finally taken on Day Three as New Zealand trailed West Indies by 166 runs.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 221 (Tom Latham 82, Kane Williamson 42, Ross Taylor 45*; Jerome Taylor 4 for 34, Sulieman Benn 3 for 73) & 73 for 1 (Tom Latham 30*, Kane Williamson 38*) trail West Indies 460 (Kraigg Brathwaite 129, Darren Bravo 109; Ish Sodhi 4 for 96, Trent Boult 3 for 75) by 166 runs.

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(Shrikant Shankar is a writer/reporter at CricketCountry.com. Previously he has done audio commentary for various matches involving India, Indian Premier League and Champions League Twenty20 for ESPNSTAR.com. You can follow him on Twitter @Shrikant_23)

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