Jacobs four-for keeps New Zealanders to 203
New Zealanders 203 for 9 dec (Williamson 47, Jacobs 4-69) v Jamaica Select XI
Damion Jacobs, the Jamaica Select XI legspinner, enforced a rocky start to New Zealanders by claiming 4 for 69 on the first day of the second tour match in Greenfields. Kane Williamson posed the only sustained resistance with 47 off 77 balls, but his exit followed by the middle-order's failure contributed to the tourists declaring at 203 for 9.
Early wickets buoyed Jamaica Select XI as pacer Christopher Powell dismissed both openers. Williamson fixed the wobble and his fluency promised much. Six fours were part of his innings and his partnership with captain Ross Taylor for the third wicket was a shade away from 50 when he nicked off. Jacobs assisted in claiming three further wickets for 19 runs as New Zealanders crashed to 125 for 6.
BJ Watling and James Neesham attempted a lower-order rally. They gained useful support from No.11 Ish Sodhi, who struck three fours and a six in a 27-ball 21, but it was only enough to nudge the score past 200, after which Taylor signaled the declaration.