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West Indies extend lead to 175 against New Zealand at lunch on Day 3 of 2nd Test

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was dismissed for 47 by Ish Sodhi © IANS (File Photo)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul was dismissed for 47 by Ish Sodhi © IANS (File Photo)

By Abhijit Banare

Jun 18, 2014

West Indies extended their lead to 175 at lunch on Day Three of the second Test against New Zealand at Port of Spain Trinidad. The session saw just two wickets including that of nightwatchman Kemar Roach. The hosts are on 396 for seven and well in a dominating position with more than two and half days to go.

West Indies resumed with the overnight score of 310 for five and nightwatchman Kemar Roach still managed to hang on for a while before he was done in by Trent Boult for six. The Kiwis would have hoped to at least strike from the other end while Shivnarine Chanderpaul was at his best. But debutant Jermaine Blackwood looked nervy but settled down after a couple of overs. Soon the Windies pair started to score briskly. Boult was hit by Blackwood for a six and a four in an over, while Chanderpaul repeated the same against Mark Craig.

It was vital for the Kiwis to capitalise on any inch of opportunity but they missed it when Tom Latham dropped Blackwood off Craig’s bowling when he was on 11. Blackwood tentatively played on the leg-side, and Latham wasn’t able to pluck that low catch. There was a repeat of the same when Blackwood was batting on 28. The Windies were steady with 45 scored in the first hour of play losing only Roach.

Despite a tough day, the spinners, Mark Craig and Ish Sodhi kept check on the batsmen. Craig was tossing the ball up and inviting the batsmen. Sodhi on the other hand was pitching at the right areas making it tough for Blackwood to score. The batsmen finally broke the shackles when he freed his arms in the 107th over to hammer Sodhi over his head for four. Chanderpaul on the other end was unmoved by any spinner. After scoring off Craig, he dominated Sodhi as well.

Blackwood grew in confidence and dealt with the spinners comfortably as the two looked set to go undefeated at lunch. But Sodhi managed to strike and got the big fish — Chanderpaul. It was a deja vu from the first Test where Chanderpaul offered no stroke and the review went against him. Ian Gould was in two minds and turned down the appeal, but the Kiwis desperate for a wicket opted to go upstair. The ball was crashing on to the stumps. Chanderpaul was bemused but the Kiwis had the big man.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 221 (Tom Latham 82, Kane Williamson 42, Ross Taylor 45*; Jerome Taylor 4 for 34, Sulieman Benn 3 for 73) trail West Indies 396 for 7 (Kraigg Brathwaite 129, Darren Bravo 109; Trent Boult 3 for 53) by 175 runs.

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(Abhijit Banare is a reporter at CricketCountry. He is an avid quizzer and loves to analyse and dig out interesting facts which allows him to learn something new every day. Apart from cricket he also likes to keep a sharp eye on Indian politics, and can be followed on Twitter and blog)

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