New Zealand consolidate grip

New Zealand consolidate grip

New Zealand Consolidate Grip, New Zealand on the Third day of the First Test. Chanderpaul was out leg before while offering no shot to a ball from...

Dunedin: Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo made half centuries in a 117-run second wicket partnership which helped the West Indies to 168-2 in their second innings at stumps on Thursday after they followed on 396 runs behind New Zealand on the third day of the first test.

Tim Southee and Trent Boult shared seven wickets as New Zealand dismissed the tourists for 213 in reply to its first innings of 609-9 declared and Boult made an early breakthrough in the second innings after captain Brendon McCullum enforced the follow on. After losing an early wicket, Edwards (59) and Bravo (40) stayed together through most of the final session, in a much-needed partnership but the West Indies are still need 228 runs to make New Zealand bat again.
The tourists resumed Thursday at 67-2, and Southee (4-52) took three wickets before lunch to stop the West Indies’ top order from mounting a serious bid for the follow on target. Bravo (40) set in motion the decline when he was out in only the fourth over of the day. He flashed at a ball from Southee well wide of off stump, an almost epidemic failing of the West Indies’ batsman, and he was caught by McCullum, diving low and to his right at gully.Shivnarine Chanderpaul provided almost single-handed resistance with a 76, posting his 62nd half century in his 151st test and surpassing 11,000 test runs.
Chanderpaul was out leg before while offering no shot to a ball from Boult which pitched outside off and cut back, striking him high on the pad. He challenged the decision but the technology showed the ball would have hit the bails.
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