BJ Watling was unbeaten on 38 at the end of Day Four © Getty Images
Jun 20, 2014
New Zealand defied a purposeful West Indies bowling attack, forcing the second Test into fifth and final day at Queens Park Oval. At the close of Thursday’s penultimate day, New Zealand were 257 for eight – only 18 runs ahead – and with little hope of preventing West Indies from completing a series-levelling victory. Catch Live Scorecard of the fifth day’s play between West Indies and New Zealand here.
In-form Kane Williamson top scored with 52, his 13th Test half-century, BJ Watling hit an unbeaten 38, while opener Tom Latham and stroke-maker Ross Taylor both chipped in with 36. Mark Craig, in his second Test, was unbeaten on a defiant 29, and was involved in a vexing 45-run, ninth-wicket partnership with Watling, which kept West Indies at bay for the last 100 minutes of the day.
Watling buckled down in an innings that has so far consumed 150 balls, lasted four hours and 14 minutes, and included two fours. He found an ally in Craig who has faced 102 deliveries in 104 minutes, and counted three fours. Catch the Live Blog of the fifth day’s play between West Indies and New Zealand here.
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.