Home > News >

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

James-Neesham © Getty Images
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

Catch all the latest from New Zealand’s 2014 tour of West Indies here

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 19, 2014  at Raipur

NK won by 33 runs (D/L method)

World T20 League 2014

Sep 18, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 5 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 17, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wkts

Photos

KXIP vs Hobart Hurricanes, Match 2 CLT20 2014

Videos

Anderson plays golf with Jaguar competition winners

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014: David Miller helps KXIP register 4-wicket victory

Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers CLT20 2014 Match 4: Highlights

Don Bradman plays his final innings in England

Pananmal Punjabi: A nonagenarian Test opener

Chris Cairns cleaning bus shelters? Why?

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 CSK vs KKR Hobart Hurricanes India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Northern Knights

CLT20 2014: Glenn Maxwell thrilled with two close games at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014: David Miller helps KXIP register 4-wicket victory

George Bailey dismissed for 7; Kings XI Punjab 127 for 5

Virender Sehwag out leg-before; Kings XI Punjab 111 for 4

Sachin Tendulkar donates toward flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir

Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers CLT20 2014 Match 4: Highlights

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Barbados Tridents CLT20 2014 Match 5: Barbados Tridents’ likely XI

Don Bradman plays his final innings in England

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Dolphins vs Perth Scorchers, Match 4, CLT20 2014 — Key battles

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

669 Posts | 6 Fans

Video Highlights: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HH) CLT20 2014

Latest Cancer Research: Biosensors to detect risk of developing cancer

Kings XI Punjab vs Barbados Tridents, Match 5, CLT20 2014: David Miller helps KXIP register 4-wicket victory

World Alzheimer’s Day 2014: Book to spread awareness about dementia

Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate to air on October 5

George Bailey dismissed for 7; Kings XI Punjab 127 for 5

Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 winner Ashish Sharma: I have had thoughts of quitting the show several times

Wickedleak Wammy Desire 3 tablet with 7-inch display and Android KitKat launched for Rs 5,999

From Coke Zero to Mahindra Scorpio, the changing face of Indian e-commerce

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here