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New Zealand hold all aces against West Indies at end of Day 2, 1st Test

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James Neesham scored his second hundred in debut Tests © Getty Images

June 10, 2014

New Zealand were on the drivers seat at the end of day two of the first Test against West Indies through well constructed centuries from Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham and patient knocks of 83 and 89 by Tom Latham and BJ Watling. The visitors declared on 508 for seven and West Indies finished the end of of the day’s play at 19 for no loss.

Being sent into bat at the close of the day’s play, Keiron Powell played some cracking shots to get their innings under way. Tim Southee then induced an edge of Powell’s bat and Peter Fulton’s match went from bad to worse when he dropped a regulation catch at slip.

AfterWilliamson and Latham blunt the hosts’ bowling attack at the end of day one, Shane Shillingford got West Indies back in the game with quick breakthroughs. Jimmy Neesham and BJ Watling then dropped anchor to weather the storm during a difficult phase. Shillingford was getting quite a bit of bite from the wicket and the ball was turning. There were a couple of half-chances, but it rather difficult for Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin.

After Tea, Neesham went on the attack and went after the bowling. He used his feet well and slammed two straight sixes off the dangerous Shillingford. Watling bought his time at the crease and was in no hurry to give anything away to the bowlers. His technique against the spinners was excellent and brought up his seventh half-century. Neesham was in a punishing mood and continued to get on top of the bowlers at will.

Neesham soon raced away to his second hundred in as many Tests. There was a dry phase in the middle when New Zealand would have liked quick runs. Neesham waited patiently to reach his hundred and as it turned out, Watling ran out of time to score his hundred. The duo though played excellent cricket throughout and the partnership crossed 200. Neesham departed soon after scoring his ton. The southpaw played a forward defence off Suliemann Benn and the ball took a thick edge. Denesh Ramdin took a safe catch and to the fielders bemusement, umpire Richard Illingworth didn’t raise his finger. West Indies used their review and Neesham had to walk back. Tim Southee played a whirlwind cameo towards to propel New Zealand past the 500 mark. Watling then departed trying to get quick runs and was caught at deep-mid wicket. Debutant spinner Mark Craig looked good and will have an important role to play for the black caps on Day three.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand 508 for 7 decl.(Kane Williamson 113 James Neesham 107; Suliemann Benn 3 for 142, Shane Shillingford 3 for 145) lead West Indies 19 for no loss (Kieran Powell 11, Chris Gayle 8) by 489 runs

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