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  • 2:46 AM IST

    The hosts, on the other hand, are just the three wickets and if we see Dowrich batting then 4 wickets away from claiming a 1-0 lead. They would be hoping to take the wickets quickly and finish the game. Will that be the case or the Windies still have some fight left in them? We will find out…

  • 2:45 AM IST

    The pair really fought back and have frustrated the Kiwis. Can they continue that though? Can they help the Windies avoid an innings defeat? They are still 185 runs away from that.

  • 2:45 AM IST

    Hello and welcome to the coverage of what could well be the last day or maybe even the last session of this Test. We saw 15 wickets falling on Day 3 and had it not been for the Joseph-Blackwood stand, the game would have probably ended yesterday itself.

  • 2:44 AM IST

    … Day 4, Session 1 …

  • 11:47 AM IST

    Right! New Zealand well and truly on top, in spite of that superb unbeaten 107-run stand between Blackwood and Joseph. They are still ahead by 185 runs and need just 3 wickets to win the game. They will get good rest and would look to come back and knock the remaining wickets to take the lead in this 2-game series. The visitors, on the other hand, would want these to bat and bat and bat. It will not be easy for them in the first hour of Day 4. Will the Kiwis be able to get those wickets quickly or will Blackwood and Joseph be able to tire them more? We will find out all the answers on Day 4. Join us for the same. For now, it is goodbye from our side. Cheers and take care!

  • 11:43 AM IST

    Williamson enforced the follow on and West Indies were off to a worst possible start as Boult struck in the 2nd over of the innings. Things got bad to worse for them as Wagner got two in the same over. The score soon read 5/53 before Holder and Blackwood resisted again, but for just a short while. Holder got out playing a rash stroke and it looked like we will have the result on Day 3 itself, in spite of a few rain interruptions. And then Blackwood met Joseph and that was the start of a terrific stand that troubled the Kiwis but they just failed to go past the association of Blackwood and Joseph. They threw everything they had at both of them but it just didn’t go their way at all. And it was a tough final session for the Kiwi bowlers.

  • 11:42 AM IST

    The day would still belong to the Kiwis as they have taken 15 wickets in this game. 9 in the first innings and 6 here. It was Southee show in the morning as New Zealand rolled over West Indies in the first innings. He got good support from the other bowlers as well. Apart from skipper Holder and Blackwood, none of the Windies batters could offer any sort of resistance. It was a sorry batting display from them.

  • 11:42 AM IST

    Terrific counter-attack from Blackwood and Joseph and they have taken the game into Day 4. At one point, it looked like the Kiwis will be able to wrap up the things well before Stumps but these two had different ideas. They just went from strength to strength and kept on piling the runs. A few missed chances didn’t help New Zealand’s cause. 

  • 11:39 AM IST

    41.6 Trent Boult to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Outside off, Joseph offers no shot to this one. STUMPS ON DAY 3!

  • 11:38 AM IST

    41.5 Trent Boult to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Back of a length on off, Joseph defends it off the back foot.

  • 11:38 AM IST

    41.4 Trent Boult to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Full on off, Joseph plays it to point.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    41.3 Trent Boult to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Bouncer on middle, Joseph does well to duck under it.

  • 11:37 AM IST

    41.2 Trent Boult to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Length delivery outside off, Joseph offers no shot to this one.

  • 11:36 AM IST

    41.1 Trent Boult to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Yorker on middle, Joseph digs it out and it goes towards mid-wicket.

  • 11:35 AM IST

    40.6 Kyle Jamieson to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Bouncer on middle, Blackwood does well to duck under it.

  • 11:34 AM IST

    40.5 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, 1 run, Length delivery on off, Joseph pushes it towards point for a single.

  • 11:34 AM IST

    40.4 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Back of a length on off, Joseph defends it off the back foot.

  • 11:33 AM IST

    40.3 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Bouncer on middle, Joseph does well to duck under it.

  • 11:33 AM IST

    40.2 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Good length ball on off, Joseph keeps it out.

  • 11:32 AM IST

    40.1 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, FOUR, FOUR! Good shot! Length delivery on leg, Joseph flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.

  • 11:31 AM IST

    39.6 Trent Boult to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, BEATEN! Length delivery outside off, Blackwood looks to drive but misses it.

  • 11:30 AM IST

    39.5 Trent Boult to Jermaine Blackwood, FOUR, EDGY FOUR! And brings up 100-run stand between the two. What a stand this is turning out to be for the Windies. Full and wide outside off, Blackwood throws the bat at it. He gets a thick outside edge that flies over the slip cordon and into the thrid man fence.

  • 11:29 AM IST

    39.4 Trent Boult to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Good length ball on off, Jermaine defends it off the back foot.

  • 11:29 AM IST

    39.3 Trent Boult to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, BEATEN! Full and outside off, Blackwood looks to drive but misses it.

  • 11:28 AM IST

    39.2 Trent Boult to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Back of a length on off, Joseph keeps it out.

  • 11:27 AM IST

    39.1 Trent Boult to Jermaine Blackwood, no run, Good length delivery on middle, Blackwood defends it off the back foot. 

  • 11:26 AM IST

    38.6 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Back of a length on off, Alzarri keeps it out.

  • 11:26 AM IST

    38.5 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Good length delivery on off, Joseph defends it off the back foot.

  • 11:25 AM IST

    38.4 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Bouncer again on middle, Joseph ducks under it again.

  • 11:25 AM IST

    38.3 Kyle Jamieson to Alzarri Joseph, no run, Bumper on middle, Joseph ducks under it.

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