And here they come now, Gayle and Powell. Can the big man play a superlative innings in his 100th Test, on his home ground, with a dodgy back? First up is Boult, who troubled him with his away swing in the first innings.

Woodrow: "How many batsman have scored a six on their first ever ball in test cricket?" I'm pretty sure no one's done it before Craig, but there is a tiny chance I'm wrong.

Dhabih: "With 403 to get in 130 overs (at 3.1 RPO), there is no saving this test match. If WI bat that long (unlikely), they win."

The run-rate for batsmen from both sides, in this match so far, has been approximately 2.9 runs an over. It's only going to become harder to score runs now. And if West Indies begin to threaten getting close, there's nothing to stop New Zealand from setting extremely defensive fields, bowling wide outside off, or whatever. So they'll have to bat out of their skins to win.

0.1
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, and he gets that shape immediately, but it starts from wide of off stump, and Gayle leaves watchfully
0.2
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, slightly closer to off stump, but not close enough to tempt Gayle. Encouraging shape, though
0.3
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, straighter now, hugging off stump and curling away, but it's a touch short and Gayle waits on it to defend towards point
0.4
4
Boult to Gayle, FOUR, that's too straight, and Gayle flicks it off his pads to go to 7001 Test runs
0.5
4
Boult to Gayle, FOUR, swinging from a full length, outside off, and he drives hard at it and slices it uppishly over point
0.6
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, short ball, and Gayle pulls his bat out of the way as it swings away from him

END OF OVER:
1 | 8 Runs | WI: 8/0

  • CH Gayle8 (6b)
  • KOA Powell0 (0b)
  • TA Boult1-0-8-0

three slips and two gullies for Southee

1.1
0
Southee to Powell, no run, gets it to straighten into Powell a bit, towards off, and he stays in the crease and plays late to defend towards midwicket
1.2
0
Southee to Powell, no run, that's full, swinging towards off, and he drives back to the bowler, on the bounce, and he gets a hand out and deflects it towards cover

Bharath Seervi: "Mark Craig becomes the first player to hit his first ball in Test Cricket for a SIX! And second player after Sohail Tanvir to hit a six off the first ball in International Cricket. Salil Ankola hit a six off the first ball he faced in ODIs."

1.3
0
Southee to Powell, no run, angles this across, nice and full but a touch wide, and Powell leaves
1.4
W
Southee to Powell, OUT, got him! McCullum had Latham in at short midwicket, and he tumbles to his right to take a smart catch after Powell flicks this in the air after it swung into him from middle-and-off

KOA Powell c Latham b Southee 0 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Kirk Edwards is in now

1.5
0
Southee to Edwards, no run, swings away from wide outside off, and Edwards lets it go
1.6
0
Southee to Edwards, no run, full outswinger, and he comes forward to defend towards cover

END OF OVER:
2 | (wicket maiden) | WI: 8/1

  • KA Edwards0 (2b)
  • CH Gayle8 (6b)
  • TG Southee1-1-0-1
  • TA Boult1-0-8-0

Garvin: "Easy pickings for the WI: if each batsman makes 36 runs they win easily (assuming a few extras). 10 of the 11 players in the team have highest scores above that (only Shillingford has never made more than 31). Watch out Kiwis!!"

2.1
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, shortish ball, and it leaves Gayle from off stump, but he pulls his bat safely inside the line
2.2
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, away-swing again, but it starts from well wide of off stump, and Gayle leaves
2.3
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, closer to off this time, but Gayle leaves again, trusting that it will swing, and it does
2.4
2
Boult to Gayle, 2 runs, this is fuller, and Gayle drives it well even though it swung away and even though he didn't move his feet all that much, but McCullum dives to his right at mid-off to cut it off and throws to the bowler's end and misses the stumps to give away an overthrow
2.5
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, length ball, fairly wide outside off, and Gayle leaves once more
2.6
0
Boult to Gayle, no run, good ball, fuller, closer to off, swinging away, but Gayle plays inside the line to let it go

END OF OVER:
3 | 2 Runs | WI: 10/1

  • CH Gayle10 (12b)
  • KA Edwards0 (2b)
  • TA Boult2-0-10-0
  • TG Southee1-1-0-1
3.1
0
Southee to Edwards, no run, angled in, and swings a good deal away. Starts a bit early so Edwards doesn't have to think too hard before leaving it
3.2
1
Southee to Edwards, 1 run, ooh. This one slides in with the angle, and Edwards gets his front pad in the way before bringing his bat down to clip it towards deep backward square leg
3.3
W
Southee to Gayle, OUT, Southee's got Gayle twice in two innings! Once again, it's the one that's angled across him. It was full, it was close to off, and he had to play, but you'd argue he should have been on the front foot. As it is, he pokes from the crease and gets a healthy edge to the keeper

CH Gayle c †Watling b Southee 10 (15m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 76.92

Darren Bravo now

3.4
0
Southee to Bravo, no run, ooh, angled across once more, and Bravo pokes from the crease just like Gayle, but gets a thicker edge and it bounces down in front of gully
3.5
0
Southee to Bravo, no run, swings into the pads this time, and he flicks it behind square to get off the pair. Oh, wait, they didn't run...
3.6
0
Southee to Bravo, no run, full, swinging in towards the base of off stump, and he brings his bat down just in time to dig it out back to the bowler

END OF OVER:
4 | 1 Run 1 Wkt | WI: 11/2

  • DM Bravo0 (3b)
  • KA Edwards1 (4b)
  • TG Southee2-1-1-2
  • TA Boult2-0-10-0

Gayle's the eighth West Indian batsman to get to 7000 in Tests

4.1
0
Boult to Edwards, no run, swing from outside off and Edwards gets a good stride in to defend

NZ's Test wins in WI

1

New Zealand's only win in 16 Tests in the Caribbean was in Barbados in 2002, before today

Fifty in quick time

25

No. of balls Shillingford took for his fifty, the second quickest in Tests in terms of balls faced. Kallis did it in 24

Happy hunting ground

23

No. of Tests West Indies have won at Sabina Park - more than at any other venue. This one looks difficult though

A sizeable chunk

30%

Percentage of WI’s wickets post-2005 taken by the four regular bowlers playing this Test. WI used 48 bowlers in this period

Golden ducks

3

Number of times Ross Taylor has been dismissed for a first-ball duck in Test cricket. This was his 100th innings

A big promotion

0

No. of times Ish Sodhi batted above No.7 in 37 previous first-class innings