Sulieman Benn took five wickets on Day 1 © Getty Images
Sulieman Benn took five wickets on Day 1 © Getty Images (File photo)


Jun 27, 2014


West Indies resume play on the second day of the third and final Test match against New Zealand at 32 for no loss, trailing by a further 261 runs at the Kensington Oval on Friday. Chris Gayle was batting on 18 while Kraigg Brathwaite was on 11 not out.  Catch LIVE SCORECARD here.


On the first day of the Test, West Indies spinner Sulieman Benn’s five-wicket haul gave his side the command as the tourists were bowled out for 293. With the series locked at 1-1 ahead of this potential decider, the home side closed the day at 32 without loss in reply, reported AFP.


Benn returned with the figures of 93 for five from the 26.2 overs that he sent down to restrict the Black Caps on a pitch that seems set to produce an outright result. On the opening day of the 50th Test match to be played at the iconic venue, Benn got excellent support from fellow Barbadian Kemar Roach, the fast bowler claiming four for 61.


New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham top-scored with 78 but his dismissal typified another day for the tourists when  they failed to make the most of encouraging positions. Key batsmen Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor, together with Mark Craig lower down the order all got into the 40′s but were unable to build the sort of innings that would have made Brendon McCullum more comfortable with his decision to bat first on winning the toss, the report added.


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