Home > News >

West Indies well poised at 169/2 against New Zealand before rain halts play on Day 2, 3rd Test

Kirk-Edwards-of-the-West-Indies-bats-during-day-three-of-the-first-test-match-between-New
Kirk Edwards was looking good at the crease for West Indies © Getty Images (File Photo)

By R Vishal

Jun 28, 2014

West Indies was spearheaded by Kirk Edwards, who looked rock solid before heavy rain at Barbados provided an opportunity for visitors New Zealand to regroup and make a comeback into the Test match. The Windies dominated the morning session through their openers, Chris Gayle and Kraigg Brathwaite, who built on the good platform that they had set in the final exchanges of Day One.

Gayle had switched on his attacking gears and Brathwaite was finding the boundary ropes at will.  Pacer Tim Southee, in particular was dispatched with utmost glee by the right-hander. Mark Craig, who has been in the thick of everything good for New Zealand with the bat and ball in this series, outsmarted Gayle. The Jamaican stepped down the wicket but the delivery stopped on him and Hamish Rutherford took a safe catch after it spend an age in the skies.

Then Edwards made good use of the good batting surface with some confident strokes and Brathwaite had also brought up his half-century. With Trent Boult and Southee being ineffective in the first session, it was left-arm pacer Neil Wagner who struck for the Kiwis. It was a rather tired shot from the well-set Brathwaite and Southee took a commendable diving catch. Darren Bravo had just come to the wicket and beginning to get his eye in before a cloudburst halted play.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 293 (Ross Taylor 45, Jimmy Neesham 78, Mark Craig 46*; Sulieman Benn 5 for 93, Kemar Roach 4 for 61) lead West Indies 169 for 2 (Chris Gayle 42, Kraigg Brathwaite 68, Kirk Edwards 42*; Neil Wagner 1 for 11) by 124 runs.

Full Scorecard

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Nottingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 4, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014  at Dambulla

SL won by 7 wkts (D/L method)

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Basseterre, St Kitts

No result

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Cardiff

India won by 133 runs

Photos

Aaron Finch's record 156 vs England in T20I

Videos

Alastair Cook looks ahead to 3rd ODI at Nottingham

MS Dhoni records most stumpings in international cricket during India-England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

India vs England Live Cricket Score 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Ambati Rayudu gets fifty; India move closer

Give Virat Kohli a break, India

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Why India will miss Rohit Sharma

MS Dhoni’s statistics at No 5 and 6 in ODIs are phenomenal

Australia England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 South Africa Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

India vs England 2014, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Suresh Raina dismissed for 42

India vs England 2014, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Ambati Rayudu gets 3rd ODI half-century

India vs England, 3rd ODI: Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina lead India’s charge

India vs England, 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Suresh Raina on the charge for India

Usain Bolt to play with fans during maiden India visit

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 3rd ODI at Dambulla: Highlights

MS Dhoni records most stumpings in international cricket during India-England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge

Give Virat Kohli a break, India

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Why India will miss Rohit Sharma

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: India’s likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

667 Posts | 6 Fans

10 Most Unbeatable Records in Cricket

HTC to finally unveil two wearables, Desire 820 with 64-bit processor at IFA on September 4

Deepika Padukone wishes Ranbir Kapoor and his football club Mumbai City FC good luck!

This is the only Apple iPhone 6 leak video you should watch ahead of September 9 launch

India vs England 3rd ODI: India reach 138/3 in 30 overs; Need 90 more runs to win

Ebola infected monkeys said to be recovering with ZMapp

NGOs pursue education for all

Beware! sugary drinks may increase risk of cancer and heart disease

India vs England 3rd ODI: India reach 173/3 in 35 overs; Need 55 more runs to win

Bigg Boss 8 new promo video: Salman Khan asks viewers to watch out for his grand comeback-watch video!

India vs England, 3rd ODI: Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina lead India’s charge

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here