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    4.5 Well done, Kemar! Wait a minute, was that a No-ball? Kept persisting outside off, bowled in that channel and got it on a good length, a hint of away movement and Watling, who was forward, poked and edged it to first slip. Gayle took it comfortably. Erasmus, after the replay, says it's out 10/1
    59.6 We may have a run-out, this is a big wicket if Guptill's short, he is short. They attempt another quick single but Tino Best is on to it quickly, and he's now flexing his muscles as the hosts celebrate, pushed in the direction of extra cover, he ran to his left, picked it up and threw down the stumps at the striker's end, Guptill went through a couple of stretching exercises in the middle of the over, not sure what the problem was, but he was made to stretch again as he tried to drag his bat in but it wasn't enough 170/6
    5.3 Best strikes, lovely bowling, this one was on the off stump and bowled with pace, McCullum moved back, it moved away just a little to take the outside edge as he tried to play it off the back foot, got a thin edge to the keeper, West Indies are on a roll 11/2
    37.1 "I'm the Best," says Tino, he's totally pumped up, bowled quick, short outside off, good bounce as well, Taylor's favoured the cut, even though it's been too close to do so and this ball's no different, gets a thick outside edge and Ramdin takes it comfortably 114/3
    56.3 Williamson has to go, was sucked into pushing at a tossed up delivery outside off stump, was bowled really slow and Williamson couldn't resist, got it to turn in a hint, was wide, reached forward and got an outside edge straight to Sammy 161/4
    57.4 Guptill's fine but Brownlie goes back for a duck, a definite edge there but was that a no-ball again? Nope, all clean, he had a part of his foot behind the line. In the channel outside off stump, this one held its line, didn't move as the previous one had done, but Brownlie poked at it a little inside the line, got an edge and Ramdin took it easily 162/5
    74.3 But does it really matter? van Wyk wasn't sure about what to do there, reached forward to that flighted delivery and was indecisive about whether or not to play it, just hung his bat half-heartedly as it turned in to knock back off stump, another blow for New Zealand 202/8
    73.3 Bracewell's bowled, tossed up outside off and it turned in, he had made his mind up, went for the sweep, and went hard at it, was aiming for square leg, missed and was bowled 202/7
    82.5 short, goes for the pull, gets a top edge and he's caught at mid-on by Tino Best 260/10
    78.1 edged and caught! Southee pushes at a short of a good length ball outside off, didn't do anything off the surface, was looking to punch it towards extra cover, got an outside edge and was caught by Sammy at second slip 225/9
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    14
    16
    2
    0
    87.50
    Extras
    20 (b 6, lb 2, nb 11, w 1)
    TOTAL
    260 all out (82.5 Overs, 350 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach17.527043.9204
    TL Best16.014022.5010
    DJG Sammy10.013103.1002
    SP Narine26.076612.5305
    MN Samuels1.00202.0000
    N Deonarine12.034323.5800
    Fall of wickets:1-10 (BJ Watling, 4.5 ov), 2-11 (BB McCullum, 5.3 ov), 3-114 (LRPL Taylor, 37.1 ov), 4-161 (KS Williamson, 56.3 ov), 5-162 (DG Brownlie, 57.4 ov), 6-170 (MJ Guptill, 59.6 ov), 7-202 (DAJ Bracewell, 73.3 ov), 8-202 (CFK van Wyk, 74.3 ov), 9-225 (TG Southee, 78.1 ov), 10-260 (N Wagner, 82.5 ov)
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    22.4 Gayle's gone, Wagner has made a huge breakthrough here, that one cramped up Gayle and reared up outside off, surprising Gayle, hits the top-edge, close to the handle, the ball loops towards point for a catch, Wagner celebrates exuberantly, Taylor and van Wyk be the as thrilled as Wagner after they put him down earlier in the innings 53/3
    8.3 terrific line from Boult, and there's reward, just outside off once more, Powell decides to push at that one, doesn't cover for the usual away movement that Boult generates, thick outside edge and that's through to third slip 11/1
    10.4 massive lbw appeal, umpire isn't interested, he says not out, New Zealand have a short discussion, we have a referral, pitching short of a length ball pitching outside off and going along with the angle, not moving away this one, Fudadin was looking to work it to the leg side, he's stuck on the crease, he's struck low on the pads, that was crashing into middle and leg. no doubt about that, the only doubt was about an inside-edge, replays show there wasn't one, Boult has his second of the morning 17/2
    64.3 New Zealand take a 51-run lead as Samuels holes out to deep point, an outstanding catch from Wagner, Samuels powered that one and it swirled towards the deep fielder, Wagner had to jump to pouch that one on the boundary, he does and leans back to control it, Samuels' superb innings is over, West Indies fold for 209 209/10
    35.5 and New Zealand get another wicket, Chanders is gone and New Zealand are now ahead in this Test, Taylor takes a low catch to his right to collect that, making up for the Gayle drop earlier in the day, it was a back of a length ball outside off that Chander edged, West Indies are a long way behind New Zealand's score, 178 more to parity 82/4
    36.6 Boult gets another one, his third of the day, New Zealand on top, back of a length ball just outside off, Deonarine was still moving forward as he nicked that one through to the keeper, West Indies 83/5 83/5
    44.6 and immediate reward for Wagner, bangs it in short, Ramdin closes the face as he looks to play that to the short leg, an edge and the ball flies to gully, extra bounce does the trick there for Wagner 113/6
    53.4 big appeal for lbw, the umpire turned it down, review, the only doubt there seemed to be whether he was struck in line, it was a low full toss that hit Sammy on the boot, Sammy is a goner, that was going on to hit middle, Sammy playing across the line to that line, misses and pays the price 162/7
    60.3 Bracewell gets his first wicket of the innings, he has bowled well today with no reward, Narine looks to drive on the up, without any footwork, a thick edge and a regulation catch to Guptill at slip 177/8
    62.5 well now can Samuels get his century? Roach was softened up by two bouncers and he had to deal with another short one, comes back in and he fails to fend this away, tame dismissal to second slip 183/9
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    6 (lb 4, w 2)
    TOTAL
    209 all out (64.3 Overs, 308 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult17.025833.4100
    DAJ Bracewell15.334632.9610
    TG Southee19.057023.6810
    N Wagner10.032422.4000
    KS Williamson3.00702.3300
    Fall of wickets:1-11 (KOA Powell, 8.3 ov), 2-17 (AB Fudadin, 10.4 ov), 3-53 (CH Gayle, 22.4 ov), 4-82 (S Chanderpaul, 35.5 ov), 5-83 (N Deonarine, 36.6 ov), 6-113 (D Ramdin, 44.6 ov), 7-162 (DJG Sammy, 53.4 ov), 8-177 (SP Narine, 60.3 ov), 9-183 (KAJ Roach, 62.5 ov), 10-209 (MN Samuels, 64.3 ov)
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    20.1 and one more wicket for Deonarine, once again it was a batsman shuffling across and looking to work the ball to the leg side off the back foot, he misses and is struck on the pad, that was plumb, heading to middle and leg, second lbw for Deonarine in two overs, and Guptill misses out on his fourth successive Test half-century 56/2
    18.2 and he's struck second ball! just as West Indies seemed jaded and playing for stumps, a change in the bowling has done the job, that pitched outside off on a length, Watling moves across the stumps and looks to play it to the leg side, it spins past the bat and on to the pad,he was playing that from deep in the crease, replays show that was going on to hit leg stump, West Indies have made a breakthrough 55/1
    31.2 Best has got the first breakthrough this morning, bangs it in short from round the wicket, too good for Wagner to negotiate, he has little time to fend that off to the leg side, the ball lobs off his glove and an easy take for Ramdin pedalling backwards 80/3
    38.4 caught at bat-pad! McCullum pushed forward to defend the offbreak with bat and pad close together, he got an inside edge and the ball lobbed to Fudadin at short leg off the pad. A fairly straightforward catch for that position 85/5
    31.4 double-strike by Best and he charges off and his team-mates can't catch up! Almost identical to Taylor's dismissal in the first innings, tries to cut a short one, too quick for the batsman, thick edge to the keeper, poor shot and foot movement wasn't there either 80/4
    44.2 Williamson's been caught at slip again! But the umpire has asked for a replay to check if it was a bump ball. It wasn't a bump ball. He came forward to drive a full and flighted ball through cover and edged to slip, where Sammy caught the ball at chest height 98/6
    64.1 down the track and caught! He seemed to have got to the pitch of the ball alright but did not get it off the middle of the bat and it looped up for the mid-off fielder to slide back and take an easy catch 151/9
    49.1 he's holed out to deep square leg! The umpire is checking if Narine had overstepped; he had not. Van Wyk tried to play the slog sweep but was never in control of the shot. The ball bounced, took the top edge and lobbed over the infield at square leg. Chanderpaul came running in from the deep and caught it easily 105/7
    60.1 gone this time, caught at short-leg, there was bounce, and there was some turn too, the batsman tried to defend it by plonking his foot forward but the spin defeated the middle of the bat, got an inside edge on to the pads and the short-leg fielder had no real problems grabbing that one. 142/8
    65.2 hooked and caught at fine-leg! It was a quick, short ball and Southee went for a hook, it was over the middle-stump too and that meant that Southee failed to get it off the middle of the bat, top-edge carries to the fine-leg fielder, who pouches it with much ease. 154/10
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    7 (lb 1, nb 5, w 1)
    TOTAL
    154 all out (65.2 Overs, 261 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KAJ Roach12.233412.7503
    TL Best13.024423.3811
    DJG Sammy6.021903.1601
    SP Narine12.011931.5800
    N Deonarine22.073741.6800
    Fall of wickets:1-55 (BJ Watling, 18.2 ov), 2-56 (MJ Guptill, 20.1 ov), 3-80 (N Wagner, 31.2 ov), 4-80 (LRPL Taylor, 31.4 ov), 5-85 (BB McCullum, 38.4 ov), 6-98 (KS Williamson, 44.2 ov), 7-105 (CFK van Wyk, 49.1 ov), 8-142 (DAJ Bracewell, 60.1 ov), 9-151 (DG Brownlie, 64.1 ov), 10-154 (TG Southee, 65.2 ov)
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    2.2 gone, gone, Gayle's gone lbw, and he has gone for the review! Legal delivery alright, pitched on middle, swinging slightly away and clips the off stump, Gayle's gone lbw and West Indies have lost a review as well, New Zealand needed that! 20/1
    3.1 out, lbw, swinging in and the batsman has been ruled out! It was pitched right up to the batsman, and he was caught on the back-foot, the ball swung into the bat, he missed and the umpire did not have to think too much to uphold that appeal. The batsman was contemplating a review but thankfully for his side, he did not, that looked out to the third umpire too. 20/2
    28.4 bowled 'em, gone off an inside-edge! It was a delivery to be left alone as Fudadin had done through most part of the innings, instead, he goes for a cut, the bat comes down at an angle and chips the inside of the bat before striking the bails, respite for the Kiwis 94/3
    37.2 edged and gone! This was outside the off stump and Samuels fidgeted at it, tried to cut it away, gets an outside edge through to Taylor in the slips, who dives to his left to hold on to that one. Curtly Ambrose on commentary calls it a "Brrrriliant catch!" and it certainly is! 113/4
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    55.2 New Zealand gets their first wicket of the day, too late surely, Roach will be disappointed at missing out on a half-century, it was a full ball outside off, Roach looked to hammer it over cover, thick outside edge towards backward point, Southee snaffles it, Roach has done his bit though 183/5
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    27
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    55.55
    Extras
    14 (b 4, lb 2, w 8)
    TOTAL
    206/5 (63.2 Overs, 280 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult12.014613.8310
    DAJ Bracewell13.003812.9210
    TG Southee14.043012.1400
    N Wagner12.034113.4100
    KS Williamson7.211812.4510
    MJ Guptill4.002105.2500
    DG Brownlie1.00606.0010
    Fall of wickets:1-20 (CH Gayle, 2.2 ov), 2-20 (KOA Powell, 3.1 ov), 3-94 (AB Fudadin, 28.4 ov), 4-113 (MN Samuels, 37.2 ov), 5-183 (KAJ Roach, 55.2 ov)

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