2nd test: Day 3 New Zealand restricts West indies for 460

Port of Spain: West Indies were bowled for 460 in their 1st innings, 2nd test match at Queen’s Park Oval. The west Indies, replying to New Zealand’s first innings of 221, had earlier stretched their overnight score 310 for 5 to 460 runs only and whole team was all out before tea.

Newcomer Jermaine Blackwood hit 63 off 110 balls with six fours and two sixes in his innings. He, together with veteran Shivnairne Chanderpaul made a partnership of 47 runs and also 76 runs stand with Captain Denesh Ramdin on day two of the second test match. The 22-year-old Jamaican celebrated his half-century on debut to put West Indies in control of the second test against New Zealand in Trinidad on Wednesday. “It was a pretty wonderful feeling going out there,” Blackwood said. “In the first over I felt a bit nervous but then I started to play a bit (more freely).”To come into this set up at the age of 22, to make my debut, and to play with some good players… I could just play own game.”

Chanderpaul struck five fours and a six in his 47 runs while Captain Denesh Ramdin hit four boundaries in 32 off 67 balls. New Zealand removed nightwatchman Kemar Roach and Chanderpaul in the morning session, But Blackwood and Ramdin helps his to get the commendable total .West Indies were bowled for 460 just before the tea and got the lead of 239 in first innings of the second test match at Queen’s Park Oval. Sodhi ended the West Indies batting when Jerome Taylor caught to long off. The leg spinner earned career best figures of 4 for 96 while left arm seamer Boult took 3 for 75. “I think it comes down to how we bat in this innings to sort of determine how we are poised in this test match,” Sodhi said. “They actually batted really well; they had a different approach to what they had in the last game. They played a little bit more aggressively and it worked out for them.”

At the end of the day New Zealand chasing the lead of 239 was at 73 for 1. Earlier Kiwi Skipper McCullum opens the innings instead of the ill Hamish Rutherford, because off an upset stomach. West Indies pacer Jerome Taylor gave his team an earlier breakthrough of skipper Brendon McCullum. After this no.3 Kane Williamson hit an unbeaten 38 and shared an unbroken second wicket stand of 64 with opener Tom Latham, who struck 30 not out. This pair, which has already shared two century, stands in this series scores in defensive way.


New Zealand    221 & 73/1*                                           West Indies    460


16-20 June 2014                                          At Queen’s Park Oval, Port- Of-Spain


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