Kraigg Brathwaite © AFP (File Photo)
Kraigg Brathwaite © AFP (File Photo)


Jun 27, 2014


Sulieman Benn’s five-wicket haul gave the West Indies the initiative as New Zealand were dismissed for 293 on the opening day of the third Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Thursday. With the series locked at 1-1 ahead of this potential decider, the home side closed the day at 32 without loss in reply.


Continuing to carry a heavy bowling workload during this series, the tall left-arm spinner finished with figures of five for 93 off 26.2 overs 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, reported AFP.


All-rounder Jimmy Neesham topscored with 78 but his dismissal via the run out 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.


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