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New Zealand trail West Indies by 59 runs with 4 wickets in hand at tea on Day 4 of 2nd Test

BJ Watling is New Zealand's main hope © Getty Images (File Photo)
BJ Watling is New Zealand’s main hope © Getty Images (File Photo)

By Shrikant Shankar

Jun 20, 2014

New Zealand are in a bit of bother as they entered tea on Day Four of the second Test against West Indies. They are at 180 for six trailing West Indies by 59 runs in their second innings. While New Zealand only lost two wickets in the afternoon session, they stare at an impending loss unless their batsmen bail them out.

All hopes will be on wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling, who is batting on 17. He has Ish Sodhi on three for company. New Zealand lost the wickets of Ross Taylor (36) and Hamish Rutherford (13) after the lunch break at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spin, Trinidad.

The post-lunch session began with New Zealand at 129 for four. The Kiwis made a comparatively better start to the second session on Day Four than the previous one. A couple of boundaries were scored early one as they showed some positive intent.

There was some worry around the ground as some grey clouds started circling the stadium. Shannon Gabriel got the breakthrough dismissing Ross Taylor. The batsman played a needless shot outside his off-stump to a length delivery and got a thick edge. Captain Denesh Ramdin took the catch with glee. In an odd decision, Taylor reviewed the call, but to no avail.

Jerome Taylor angled one down the leg side and Watling tried to play at it. There was some noise as the ball passed Watling. The West Indies players appealed, but the umpire was not interested. They reviewed the decision, but it came to nothing.

Rutherford then edged one from Taylor, but the ball went in-between second slip and gully for a four. Taylor bowled a good length delivery from round the wicket. Rutherford offered no shot and the ball hit the pads. The West Indies players appealed and the umpire raised his finger. Rutherford asked for the review, but Hawk-Eye showed that the ball would hit off-stump. Watling and Sodhi then played on till the tea break with New Zealand in trouble.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 221 (Tom Latham 82, Kane Williamson 42, Ross Taylor 45*; Jerome Taylor 4 for 34, Sulieman Benn 3 for 73) & 180 for 6 (Kane Williamson 52, Ross Taylor 36; Jerome Taylor 2 for 31) trail West Indies 460 (Kraigg Brathwaite 129, Darren Bravo 109; Ish Sodhi 4 for 96, Trent Boult 3 for 75) by 59 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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