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Rain helps West Indies escape with draw against New Zealand in 1st Test at Dunedin

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Darren Sammy scored 80 as West Indies escaped with a draw in the first Test against New Zealand at Dunedin © Getty Images

 

Dunedin: Dec 7, 2013

 

The first Test between New Zealand and the West Indies ended in a draw on Saturday when rain washed out the final session of play. New Zealand were 79-4, 33 runs short of their 112-run target when the rain began falling at the tea break. The West Indies second innings ended at 507 just before lunch with Darren Bravo out for 218 and Darren Sammy making 80.

 

Earlier, New Zealand were an agonising 33 runs short of their first Test win in more than a year when rain halted play in the first Test against the West Indies in Dunedin.

 

In a match which New Zealand should have wrapped up much earlier, they faltered spectacularly at the start of their second innings. Set a meagre target of 112 to win, New Zealand slumped to be 44 for 4 before Ross Taylor and Corey Anderson mounted a rescue partnership.

 

When rain resulted in tea being taken five minutes early, New Zealand were 79 for 4 with Anderson on 20 and Taylor on 16. Shane Shillingford did the damage for the West Indies with the spinner taking all the wickets to have figures of four for 26 off 15 overs.

 

He struck first in the last over before lunch when wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin snapped up a deft catch down the leg side to remove Peter Fulton.

 

Umpire Paul Reiffel turned down the appeal, but captain Darren Sammy went for a review which showed the New Zealand opener had a faint touch on the ball and the decision was overturned.

 

After lunch, Aaron Redmond (six) turned Shillingford into the hands of Narsingh Deonarine at leg slip and Hamish Rutherford (20) pulled the ball straight to Shannon Gabriel waiting at long on.

 

Brendon McCullum was unable to produce his century-making first-innings heroics as he miscued a sweep shot and top edged the ball to Ramdin to be gone for nine.

 

It was a performance far removed from the determination shown in their first innings, when New Zealand amassed 609 for nine declared and then whittled the West Indies out for 213.

 

Forced to follow on on the third day, the West Indies found a rock in Darren Bravo, who made a career best 218 in guiding the tourists to 507 and ensuring New Zealand would bat again.

 

Neil Wagner returned the best bowling figures for New Zealand with three for 112 while Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Ish Sodhi took two wickets apiece.

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