Kane Williamson © Getty Images
Kane Williamson © Getty Images

 

Jun 29, 2014

 

Kane Williamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for three, a lead of 99, at stumps on Day Three of the third and final Test against West Indies at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their second innings but an unbroken fourth-wicket partnership of 55 between Williamson and McCullum steadied the ship.

 

Both batsmen had their moments of good fortune but Williamson’s unbeaten 58 and the captain’s 23 not out have given their team a fighting chance going into the fourth day on Sunday of posting a competitive target in this series decider. Trailing by 24 runs after the West Indies were dismissed for 317 in their first innings, the Black Caps’ top-order wobbled against the threat posed by two home-grown fast bowlers, reported AFP.

 

Kemar Roach removed both opening batsmen — Tom Latham and Hamish Rutherford — to lift his career tally of Test wickets to 98. Jason Holder, the debutant who went wicket-less in the New Zealand first innings, put the seal on a good day with the wicket of Ross Taylor with his first ball, the experienced middle-order batsman giving a straightforward catch to Darren Bravo at second slip.

 

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