New Zealand will aim to restrict the West Indies © Getty Images
New Zealand will aim to restrict the West Indies © Getty Images (File photo)


Jun 18, 2014


West Indies will aim to extend their first-innings lead when they resume at 310 for five in their first innings of the second Test match against New Zealand at Port of Spain on Wednesday. After bundling out the Kiwis for 221, the Caribbean side has taken a crucial first-innings lead of 89 runs.


On the second day of the second Test, opener Kraigg Brathwaite has hit his maiden Test hundred and Darren Bravo his sixth, as West Indies dominated the second day of the second cricket Test against New Zealand.  Brathwaite fell late in the day for 129 while Bravo scored a characteristically shot-filled 109, his first century on the Caribbean soil and appropriately coming before his home crowd.


The pair put on 182 for the second wicket, a partnership that deflated the Black Caps and forced them to toil without success throughout most of the evening sessions on another flat surface. Brathwaite, who replaced the out-of-form Kieran Powell for this Test, faced 258 deliveries in an innings lasting six hours and 11 minutes, and which included 13 fours.


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 310 for 5 (Kraigg Brathwaite 129, Darren Bravo 109; Trent Boult 2 for 30) by 89 runs.


Catch live scores and ball-by-ball commentary of the third day’s play here