New Zealand tour of West Indies, 3rd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014
New Zealand won by 53 runs
26,27,28,29,30 June 2014 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

It's sunny in Bridgetown. And Lisa gives us an update from the original venue: "Good thing the venue was changed. It's pouring here in Guyana right now."

Jeff Dujon looks at the pitch. Says it's drier than expected and looks quite bare.

McCullum reckons there will be enough bounce for Wagner to exploit. He prefers to bowl when his team is ahead in the game hence the decision to bat.

Martin S: "It seems a little ironic that, having got rid of Sammy for not providing the right balance, this WI team looks so unbalanced without him. You can't seriously hope to win a Test match when your tail begins at 7."

Owais: "Dropping shannon was understood but why drop jermaine blackwood...didn't he perform well on his debut??"

Matt : "I want NZ to win now just so WI learn a lesson about selecting a team. Terrible decision making. "

Steve the Bajan: "Long tail for Windies. Replacing Blackwood with Holder greatly weakens the batting. OTOH, we have five specialist bowlers who can each bowl 35 overs if NZ bat for all of the first two days. And then there probably won't be a second innings in which they'll have to bowl. "

Brandon: "Congrats to Holder on his first Test cap! That being said I really think West Indies is going to miss the extra batsman..."

Toss, 9.30am: New Zealand have won the toss and they are batting first. With all the talk of this pitch likely to aid the quicks more, NZ have decided to bat. Maybe it isn't that kind of surface.

Waiting on team news.

WI XI: C Gayle, K Brathwaite, K Edwards, DM Bravo, S Chanderpaul, D Ramdin, J Holder, K Roach, J Taylor, S Shillingford, S Benn

NZ XI: H Rutherford, T Latham, K Williamson, R Taylor, B McCullum, J Neesham, BJ Watling, T Southee, M Craig, N Wagner, T Boult

Two changes for West Indies. They have left out Jermaine Blackwood (he didn't do too badly did he?) and Gabriel. Shillingford returns and Jason Holder gets a game. Maybe this pitch will aid the spinners more.

So Holder makes his Test debut on his home ground.

Just one change for New Zealand and an expected one - Neil Wagner in for Ish Sodhi.

David: "I'd really love to see Jason Holder on a bouncy Kensington pitch. If WI bat first I'd be really interesting to see if Chris Gayle will look to knock the ball around or get going and force the NZ bowlers to be a bit defensive. But whatever Chris can do I'm sure McCullum will be thinking he can do the same. We're in for a very exciting contest, one would hope. Prediction: Plenty runs, plenty wickets, plenty excitement. Let's go WI!"

Dale: "New Zealand has Neil Wagner in the XI for this test, he can swing the bowl and also reverse swing even in conditions not conducive to it. Windies need to come at them hard and not get easily frustrated"

9.15am: Guyana's loss is Barbados' gain. This Test was supposed to be held at Providence but a disagreement between the WICB and the Guyana government led to the Test being shifted to Kensington Oval. Welcome to the coverage of the deciding Test of this series. It's also the Oval's 50th. I am Kanishkaa Balachandran, and will take you through the game.

Just saw a picture of the pitch on Twitter. Can't see any grass there. But it's known to produce more bounce and Ottis Gibson hopes this will be better than the ones for the two earlier Tests. The toss is on soon.

Joe writes in: "Just returned from five beautiful days at the Q P Oval - June cricket and no more than 90 min lost to rain. After watching the lst test on TV, hard to believe these were the same two teams at the Oval. NZ really only have two bowlers and once the WI see Southee and Bolt off, there is really no reason to score big. Will be interesting to see what happens this time."

0.1

Taylor to Latham, FOUR, runs straightaway and a boundary it is! A loosener from Taylor, this was a half volley wide outside off and Latham pushes it through cover, not too hard, the outfield is quick

0.2

Taylor to Latham, no run, this time Taylor hits the deck hard, can't bowl it too full, but this is wide outside off

0.3

Taylor to Latham, no run, this is much better, bangs it on the surface and gets Latham weaving away from it, good bounce

0.4

Taylor to Latham, no run, a good length ball on the off stump, he goes back and defends

0.5

Taylor to Latham, 1 no ball, he oversteps this time, loud call from the umpire, this was wide outside off

0.5

Taylor to Latham, no run, comes round the wicket this time, lands outside off and moves away before reaching the keeper

Sean: "New Zealand have played 5 matches at Kensington, won 1, lost 2 and drew 1. Having won the toss and deciding to bat first, they may be comforted by the fact that the average first inning score is 336."

0.6

Taylor to Latham, 2 runs, this was a bit too straight and he gets across and works it wide of midwicket, not hit hard enough to reach the boundary

End of over 1 (7 runs) New Zealand 7/0

    • TWM Latham 6 (7b 1x4)
    • HD Rutherford 0 (0b)
    • JE Taylor 1-0-7-0

Three slips

1.1

Roach to Rutherford, no run, quick one outside off and he moves across slightly and defends

Brandon: "@Owais - He only scored half as much as poor Andy Ganteaume. Don't bother trying to understand WI selectors; they barely understand anything themselves."

There's a short leg as well

1.2

Roach to Rutherford, no run, bowls a full one on the pads and gets away with it, the ball brushes the pad and rolls to the keeper

1.3

Roach to Rutherford, no run, he gets an outside edge and nearly pokes past the gap between third slip and gully, Benn dives

1.4

Roach to Rutherford, 2 runs, that was nicely timed off the back foot, angles across and he punches it past cover, Holder chases, dives and pulls it back just inches before the rope

1.5

Roach to Rutherford, no run, he strays wide down the leg side and no shot offered

1.6

Roach to Rutherford, no run, this was a nice angle, angles across and then straightens, not too far from the off stump

End of over 2 (2 runs) New Zealand 9/0

    • HD Rutherford 2 (6b)
    • TWM Latham 6 (7b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-2-0
    • JE Taylor 1-0-7-0
2.1

Taylor to Latham, no run, continues round the wicket, lands it outside off and he doesn't offer a shot

2.2

Taylor to Latham, no run, this was fired fuller outside off and Rutherford is happy to leave it alone

2.3

Taylor to Latham, no run, this was full as well and coming back in slightly, he shoulders arms again

2.4

Taylor to Latham, FOUR, Taylor gets his line wrong, on the pads and drifting down leg and he clips it to fine leg off the pad, it's been given runs however

2.5

Taylor to Latham, no run, Taylor decides to test him out with the bouncer this time and he bends back to evade it

2.6

Taylor to Latham, no run, same ball same result, he ducks a bit more and lets the bouncer sail over him

Raff: "Here's hoping for a nice 150- or 200-run opening partnership from NZ. Those have been few and far between, and the Mark Richardson cloning project has gotten held up. (Can't quite get the clones looking so good in the beige tracksuit.)"

End of over 3 (4 runs) New Zealand 13/0

    • TWM Latham 10 (13b 2x4)
    • HD Rutherford 2 (6b)
    • JE Taylor 2-0-11-0
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-2-0
3.1

Roach to Rutherford, 2 runs, half volley wide outside off and an invitation to drive past cover, the ball slows down

3.2

Roach to Rutherford, no run, bowls it shorter this time and it angles across him, doesn't bother playing at it

3.3

Roach to Rutherford, no run, this was much fuller and he was looking to swing it, came in a bit and he gets an inside edge to the boot

3.4

Roach to Rutherford, no run, that's the angle, he gets it to shape back in and pitches it up, Rutherford is watchful

3.5

Roach to Rutherford, 2 leg byes, he drifts on the pads and the ball clips the pad and rolls away

3.6

Roach to Rutherford, OUT, he chips it to mid-on! Roach tempts him to play on the up by pitching it up on middle and leg, he was looking for the on drive and it lobbed towards Chanderpaul who took it comfortably at mid-on

HD Rutherford c Chanderpaul b Roach 4 (18m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Hamish's dad Ken Rutherford had a torrid time in the West Indies back in 1985, on his first tour. So far Hamish hasn't had the best time here either

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 17/1

    • TWM Latham 10 (13b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-4-1
    • JE Taylor 2-0-11-0
4.1

Taylor to Latham, no run, angles it outside off and he leaves it alone

Chanderpaul goes off the field after taking the catch. He landed on his knee and was limping afterwards

4.2

Taylor to Latham, no run, this was full and on the stumps and he defends

4.3

Taylor to Latham, no run, full again and he defends down the track

Blackwood's in for Chanderpaul

4.4

Taylor to Latham, no run, nice angle across the left-hander, cramped for room slightly as he left it alone

4.5

Taylor to Latham, no run, pitches it up outside off and he drives on the up towards point

4.6

Taylor to Latham, no run, he bowls it shorter outside off and he sees it through to the keeper

Raff: "About that big opening partnership? Never mind. I'll just tell the scientists to step up the pace and not to worry about perfectly cloning Richardson's flowing locks while he's in full gallop."

End of over 5 (maiden) New Zealand 17/1

    • TWM Latham 10 (19b 2x4)
    • KS Williamson 0 (0b)
    • JE Taylor 3-1-11-0
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-4-1
5.1

Roach to Williamson, no run, bowls to the right-hander for a change and it's a bouncer, Williamson ducks under it

5.2

Roach to Williamson, no run, this was on a good length at the stumps, straightens and he stays back and defends

5.3

Roach to Williamson, no run, plays it a bit late and with soft hands, gently guides it down to gully

5.4

Roach to Williamson, FOUR, punishes the poor line by Roach, down the leg side and drifting on the pads, easily flicked down to fine leg

5.5

Roach to Williamson, no run, good length outside the off stump and he watchfully sees it to the keeper

5.6

Roach to Williamson, no run, aiming for the yorker and Williamson drills it towards mid-on

End of over 6 (4 runs) New Zealand 21/1

    • KS Williamson 4 (6b 1x4)
    • TWM Latham 10 (19b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 3-0-8-1
    • JE Taylor 3-1-11-0

Holder to bowl on debut

6.1

Holder to Latham, no run, and his first ball in Test cricket is angled wide across the left-hander, moves away sharply

6.2

Holder to Latham, no run, this was on target, short of a length and he is forced to defend high on the bat

James: "Didn't Ken Rutherford score just 12 runs in 7 innings on that 1985 tour? Had particular problems with Malcolm Marshall, I think. Not the only one."

6.3

Holder to Latham, no run, nearly gets an edge this time! Good length on middle and an awkward angle for the left-hander, doesn't shape away much and nearly takes the edge

6.4

Holder to Latham, no run, he gets on the back foot and defends to the off side

6.5

Holder to Latham, no run, wide outside off but the ball moved away sharply only after beating the batsman

6.6

Holder to Latham, no run, and almost gets an edge again, this was fuller and moving away and Latham was tempted to drive and it nearly shaved the bat

End of over 7 (maiden) New Zealand 21/1

    • TWM Latham 10 (25b 2x4)
    • KS Williamson 4 (6b 1x4)
    • JO Holder 1-1-0-0
    • KAJ Roach 3-0-8-1
7.1

Roach to Williamson, no run, good length on the middle stump and he stays back and defends

7.2

Roach to Williamson, no run, this was fired full outside off and it swings away and he shoulders arms

7.3

Roach to Williamson, 2 runs, bowls it a bit too straight, on the pads and he shuffles and whips it wide of square leg

7.4

Roach to Williamson, 1 run, this was short and really wide outside off and he really has to reach out to cut, chops it towards point

7.5

Roach to Latham, no run, good length outside the off stump, straightens and he shoulders arms

7.6

Roach to Latham, no run, He has been given out lbw and Latham wants to review it. There was a hint of inswing from over the wicket, pitching just a shade outside the leg stump, hit on the front pad as he looked to whip it away, could have hit the stumps anyway but the pitch map showed that it pitched just outside leg, good review

Roach has taken it in his stride as he smiles

End of over 8 (3 runs) New Zealand 24/1

    • TWM Latham 10 (27b 2x4)
    • KS Williamson 7 (10b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 4-0-11-1
    • JO Holder 1-1-0-0
8.1

Holder to Williamson, no run, Holder pitches this up just outside the off stump and Williamson leaves it alone

8.2

Holder to Williamson, no run, looked to bowl the yorker and it is dug out to the off side

Nick: "Absolute pearler from Roach there. Not a bad decision, was mightily close. Good review, top cricket all round!"

8.3

Holder to Williamson, no run, good length outside off and he gets forward and across and watches it through to the keeper

8.4

Holder to Williamson, no run, swings it back in and he gets nicely forward to defend

8.5

Holder to Williamson, no run, this one nipped back in after pitching and Williamson leaves it alone

8.6

Holder to Williamson, no run, this one drifted back in but straightened after pitching, Williamson did well to stay behind and defend with a straight bat

James Ince : "There has been allot of criticism on the fact that Blackwood has been dropped, and two bowlers have been put into the side. I think that the selectors have given Jason Holder the chance to prove him self as a bowling all rounder. I play with Jason at wanderers, and he is a very good batsmen, growing up he was always known as a genuine all rounder. This is a good opportunity for Jason to take wickets and possibly make runs, and secure himself in the test side. Good luck Jason! "

End of over 9 (maiden) New Zealand 24/1

    • KS Williamson 7 (16b 1x4)
    • TWM Latham 10 (27b 2x4)
    • JO Holder 2-2-0-0
    • KAJ Roach 4-0-11-1
9.1

Roach to Latham, no run, fires that wide outside the off stump and he doesn't offer a shot

9.2

Roach to Latham, no run, much better, straighter and on the stumps, Latham does well to stay back and defend

9.3

Roach to Latham, FOUR, nicely controlled past the slips, good length and didn't have too much width outside the off stump but he kept it down and guided it wide of gully

9.4

Roach to Latham, no run, full and moving away and Latham shoulders arms

9.5

Roach to Latham, OUT, no doubts about this one! Roach did well to pitch this in line with the stumps, the ball straightened, skidded through and struck him in front of the stumps, Latham was not quick enough to get his bat behind the line and an easy decision

TWM Latham lbw b Roach 14 (47m 32b 3x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

Ross Taylor's in. He needs runs

9.6

Roach to Taylor, no run, nervy start for Taylor as he gets a bouncer and just about manages to duck under it

Shan: "Ugh! I'm 1/2 hr late. I wanted to bring this topic before the game. They should have played Corey in stead of Rutherford. Latham & Baz opens the batting. With Corey- You have an extra bowling option, which means it would given Sodhi another chance. Baz is out of form and he should have gained some form by opening the batting because he is an opener material. "

End of over 10 (4 runs) New Zealand 28/2

    • LRPL Taylor 0 (1b)
    • KS Williamson 7 (16b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 5-0-15-2
    • JO Holder 2-2-0-0
10.1

Holder to Williamson, no run, good length on the stumps and he softly pushes it down to mid-on

10.2

Holder to Williamson, no run, lands outside the off stump and moves it away, he doesn't offer a shot

10.3

Holder to Williamson, no run, pitches it outside off and moves away, happy to leave this alone as well

10.4

Holder to Williamson, no run, much like the previous ball, gets across and leaves it alone

10.5

Holder to Williamson, no run, makes him play by bringing it back in, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

10.6

Holder to Williamson, no run, sticks to the fuller length outside the off stump, gets across and leaves it alone

Chanderpaul's back on the field

Saurab: "Not sure what Roach ate for breakfast but he's bowling with lots of passion today. It seems like he's bowling to get wicket every ball. Good on ya roach. Carry on the good work fella!"

End of over 11 (maiden) New Zealand 28/2

    • KS Williamson 7 (22b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 0 (1b)
    • JO Holder 3-3-0-0
    • KAJ Roach 5-0-15-2
11.1

Roach to Taylor, 2 runs, every once in a while he strays too straight, down leg and clipped to fine leg

11.2

Roach to Taylor, 1 run, fires that full on the pads and he shuffles and clips him towards fine leg

11.3

Roach to Williamson, no run, testing delivery just outside the off stump, moves away and he leaves it alone

11.4

Roach to Williamson, no run, holds the length back slightly, bowling from slightly wide of the crease, shoulders arms again

11.5

Roach to Williamson, no run, he brings this one closer to the stumps, stays back and pushes it to the off side

11.6

Roach to Williamson, no run, good length outside the off stump and he pushes it to the off side

End of over 12 (3 runs) New Zealand 31/2

    • KS Williamson 7 (26b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 3 (3b)
    • KAJ Roach 6-0-18-2
    • JO Holder 3-3-0-0
12.1

Holder to Taylor, no run, this was played on the up towards mid-on, pitched up on middle and leg and he softly played it

12.2

Holder to Taylor, 1 run

12.3

Holder to Williamson, no run, confusion in the calling, Taylor pushes it wide of cover and he is ball watching as he completes the first run, sets off for the second and is sent back but Jerome taylor not sharp enough with the pick up and throw

12.4

Holder to Williamson, no run, lands it outside off and he defends it

12.5

Holder to Williamson, FOUR, this was a bit too straight, full on the stumps and he shuffles and clips it in the air down to the vacant spaces at deep square leg

12.6

Holder to Williamson, no run, lands it outside off and he leaves it alone

Drinks now

canjecricketer: "Say what you will about Marlon Samuels, but his absence definitely leaves a hole in the team. When he was in the side, there wasn't much need for a second specialist spinner outside the subcontinent. But without his faster ball, he's not quite as effective as he used to be. So I guess we have to go with the youngsters. "

Allan Alexander: "@SAURAB: My guess is that Roach probably ate flying fish for breakfast which Barbados is famous for. In fact, Barbados is known as the Land of the Flying Fish."

End of over 13 (5 runs) New Zealand 36/2

    • KS Williamson 11 (30b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 4 (5b)
    • JO Holder 4-3-5-0
    • KAJ Roach 6-0-18-2

I wonder how many times Rod Latham and Ken Rutherford batted together in a Test

13.1

Taylor to Taylor, no run, good length on the stumps and he stays back to defend

13.2

Taylor to Taylor, FOUR, that was effortless, this was full on the off stump and he just showed the full face of the bat and pushed it wide of mid-off, mid-off was forward, pure timing

13.3

Taylor to Taylor, no run, holds the length back slightly and Taylor stays back and defends

13.4

Taylor to Taylor, no run, this was a good length ball outside off and Taylor was quick to shoulder arms

13.5

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, a bit too straight and he clips it down to fine leg

13.6

Taylor to Williamson, 2 runs, too straight again and he works it behind square

Werth does the research on Latham/Rutherford seniors: "Whoops, every single match he played was with big Ruth. Twice, to answer your question, Mr. Commentator." Thank you

End of over 14 (7 runs) New Zealand 43/2

    • KS Williamson 13 (31b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 9 (10b 1x4)
    • JE Taylor 4-1-18-0
    • JO Holder 4-3-5-0
14.1

Holder to Taylor, 1 run, tries to bowl the yorker and it's worked away to square leg

14.2

Holder to Williamson, no run, good length on the stumps and pushed down the track

14.3

Holder to Williamson, no run, gets forward and across this time and he pushes it to cover

14.4

Holder to Williamson, no run, he bangs it in short and he ducks under the bouncer

14.5

Holder to Williamson, no run, Williamson was forward but the ball kicked up more to his liking, struck him awkwardly on the hip

14.6

Holder to Williamson, no run, lands it outside the off stump and he doesn't offer a shot

Omkar: "Please let Fazeer Mohamed the Tv commentator know that there was a West Indian batsman by the name of Rohan Kanhai who batted consistently at number 3 with great flair"

End of over 15 (1 run) New Zealand 44/2

    • KS Williamson 13 (36b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 10 (11b 1x4)
    • JO Holder 5-3-6-0
    • JE Taylor 4-1-18-0
15.1

Taylor to Taylor, FOUR, the right kind of ball Ross Taylor needs to get some form back, this was short and wide outside off and asking to be slapped, wide of cover

15.2

Taylor to Taylor, no run, gives him width again but not as wide as the previous ball, chops it towards backward point

15.3

Taylor to Taylor, no run, he strays wide down the leg side and too wide to clip it away

15.4

Taylor to Taylor, no run, Taylor didn't see that one at all, it was short and Taylor was expecting it to sail over his head but instead it struck him flush on the arm, takes his eyes off the ball

15.5

Taylor to Taylor, no run, boundary opportunity there as Jerome strays down the leg side, pacy delivery and he doesn't play at it

15.6

Taylor to Taylor, no run, this one too was banged in short and Taylor was better with his judgement this time, lets it sail over his back

End of over 16 (4 runs) New Zealand 48/2

    • LRPL Taylor 14 (17b 2x4)
    • KS Williamson 13 (36b 2x4)
    • JE Taylor 5-1-22-0
    • JO Holder 5-3-6-0
16.1

Holder to Williamson, 1 run, short down the leg side and nudged away to fine leg

16.2

Holder to Taylor, 2 runs, gets forward and across and he gets an inside edge to the pad down to the vacant area at square leg, a short leg would have been handy

Ben: "I'm predicting a 150+ run partnership between these two and at least one of them going on to get a ton. You heard it here first."

16.3

Holder to Taylor, no run, this was fuller on middle and leg and he pushes it towards short mid-on where Shillingford is for the chipped drive

16.4

Holder to Taylor, FOUR, effortless! This was a half volley on middle and leg and a simple defensive push was enough to take it down to long-on, solid timing

16.5

Holder to Taylor, no run, good length outside off and he leaves it alone

16.6

Holder to Taylor, no run, nicely defended down the track, Taylor shedding the early tentativeness

James: "Ben, that looks suspiciously like the Cricinfo jinx to me."

End of over 17 (7 runs) New Zealand 55/2

    • LRPL Taylor 20 (22b 3x4)
    • KS Williamson 14 (37b 2x4)
    • JO Holder 6-3-13-0
    • JE Taylor 5-1-22-0
17.1

Taylor to Williamson, no run, he ought to have put that one away, half volley down the leg side and he tried to flick but missed

17.2

Taylor to Williamson, no run, full ball on the stumps and he punches it to mid-on

17.3

Taylor to Williamson, FOUR, that sped away to deep midwicket, poor ball, half volley swinging on the pads and Williamson easily whips it between mid-on and midwicket

17.4

Taylor to Williamson, FOUR, back to back boundaries, this was shorter and wide outside off, Williamson stood tall and punched it down the big open spaces at cover

17.5

Taylor to Williamson, no run, fuller and on the stumps and he defends

17.6

Taylor to Williamson, no run, this was fuller and he gets behind the line to defend

Saurab: "Was quite positive about Ish Sodhi before this series started. But after seeing him bowl in the previous two matches, I'm come to the fact that he's nothing more than a kiwi Imran Tahir." Isn't it a bit too early for Sodhi?

End of over 18 (8 runs) New Zealand 63/2

    • KS Williamson 22 (43b 4x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 20 (22b 3x4)
    • JE Taylor 6-1-30-0
    • JO Holder 6-3-13-0

A break from pace. Here's Benn

18.1

Benn to Taylor, no run, drills a low full toss down to mid-off

18.2

Benn to Taylor, no run, turn and bounce beats him, Benn should have got him, sneaked past the edge and stumps

18.3

Benn to Taylor, no run, gets forward and pushes it to the off side

18.4

Benn to Taylor, FOUR, bounce and width and he cuts him down to gully where Edwards dives but makes a mess of it, that was only headed to third man after that

18.5

Benn to Taylor, no run, fuller on the stumps and pushed to mid-off

18.6

Benn to Taylor, no run, and again Taylor was squared up by turn and bounce! Good stuff from Benn, this was quicker outside the off stump

End of over 19 (4 runs) New Zealand 67/2

    • LRPL Taylor 24 (28b 4x4)
    • KS Williamson 22 (43b 4x4)
    • SJ Benn 1-0-4-0
    • JE Taylor 6-1-30-0
19.1

Taylor to Williamson, 1 run, a bit too straight and he works it to midwicket

Parmanand Singh: "Watching Williamson bat is like watching a hybrid of Dravid, Steve Waugh, and a right-handed Sangakarra. Good to know that we still have players whose technique is referred to a 'classical'. That's why I love this game."

19.2

Taylor to Taylor, no run, good length just a shade outside off and Taylor defends that a bit awkwardly

19.3

Taylor to Taylor, no run, fullish in length outside the off stump and he doesn't offer a shot

19.4

Taylor to Taylor, no run, works up a nice angle just outside the off stump and Taylor is happy to leave it alone

19.5

Taylor to Taylor, no run, on a good length outside off and moves away slightly before reaching the keeper

19.6

Taylor to Taylor, no run, this was a bit straight and Taylor was looking to whip him away but was struck on the pads

kb: "Lots of rain in Guyana.. maybe the WICB also predicted the weather..."

End of over 20 (1 run) New Zealand 68/2

    • LRPL Taylor 24 (33b 4x4)
    • KS Williamson 23 (44b 4x4)
    • JE Taylor 7-1-31-0
    • SJ Benn 1-0-4-0
20.1

Benn to Williamson, 1 run, spins away from him and he punches it towards cover

20.2

Benn to Taylor, no run, tosses it up and he comes forward and pushes it to the off side

20.3

Benn to Taylor, no run, tossed up and this turns slightly before reaching the keeper

20.4

Benn to Taylor, no run, tossed up and he gets forward to defend

20.5

Benn to Taylor, no run, turn and bounce again and he is squared up on the back foot and the ball hits his waist and lobs to slip

20.6

Benn to Taylor, no run, he stays on the back foot and defends this time

End of over 21 (1 run) New Zealand 69/2

    • LRPL Taylor 24 (38b 4x4)
    • KS Williamson 24 (45b 4x4)
    • SJ Benn 2-0-5-0
    • JE Taylor 7-1-31-0

Spin from both ends and it's Shillingford to bowl

21.1

Shillingford to Williamson, 1 run, loosener on the pads and he works it away towards square leg

21.2

Shillingford to Taylor, 1 run, fuller and gets some turn and he works it between forward short leg's legs

21.3

Shillingford to Williamson, 1 run, down the track, sees the turn and checks his shot to the leg side

More around the bat. Slip, forward short leg and backward short leg

21.4

Shillingford to Taylor, FOUR, he fires it full on the off stump and it's easily done by Taylor as he drives it wide of point, hardly anyone there to cut it off

21.5

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, quicker and fuller and knocked back to the bowler

21.6

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, down leg and gets some turn, he shoulders arms

End of over 22 (7 runs) New Zealand 76/2

    • LRPL Taylor 29 (42b 5x4)
    • KS Williamson 26 (47b 4x4)
    • S Shillingford 1-0-7-0
    • SJ Benn 2-0-5-0
22.1

Benn to Williamson, 2 runs, squared up by turn and bounce again and luckily for him the outside edge drops wide of second slip

22.2

Benn to Williamson, FOUR, poor ball by Benn, this was dropped short and Williamson was waiting for it, rocked back and bashed it wide of midwicket

22.3

Benn to Williamson, no run, keeps them guessing with the turn and bounce, lobs off the body to slip

22.4

Benn to Williamson, no run

22.5

Benn to Williamson, FOUR, puts away a half volley, a quicker one and he stood behind the line and pushed it hard wide of mid-on

22.6

Benn to Williamson, no run, gets forward and drives to the off side

Nahush: "Seems like roach has eaten Jerome taylor's breakfast also. One is bowling atleast 1-2 peach every over and other is gifting atleast 1-2 half volleys or half-trackers. I believe this inconsistency of taylor has never got his bowling average below 35."

End of over 23 (10 runs) New Zealand 86/2

    • KS Williamson 36 (53b 6x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 29 (42b 5x4)
    • SJ Benn 3-0-15-0
    • S Shillingford 1-0-7-0
23.1

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, turns and he works it to the on side

23.2

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, stays on the back foot and he tucks it to the on side

23.3

Shillingford to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor goes over the infield, tossed up and he takes a few paces forward to the pitch of it and lofts over midwicket

23.4

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, gets away with a low full toss as he works it straight to short midwicket

23.5

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, flatter delivery and he defends with soft hands to forward short leg

23.6

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, gives it more air this time and he defends

Karthik: "RR around 3.7 on first day first session of a test match is a crime by WI. That too on a pitch which has some assistance for their bowlers "

End of over 24 (4 runs) New Zealand 90/2

    • LRPL Taylor 33 (48b 6x4)
    • KS Williamson 36 (53b 6x4)
    • S Shillingford 2-0-11-0
    • SJ Benn 3-0-15-0
24.1

Benn to Williamson, no run, tossed up and he gets across and defends

24.2

Benn to Williamson, no run, stays back and tucks it down to forward short leg

24.3

Benn to Williamson, no run, shoulders arms and no turn this time

24.4

Benn to Williamson, no run, and every now and then he bowls a peach, lands on middle and off and turns, very close to the edge

24.5

Benn to Williamson, FOUR, a bit too straight and full and Williamson gets on his knee early to sweep, picks his spot easily at fine leg

24.6

Benn to Williamson, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and defends

End of over 25 (4 runs) New Zealand 94/2

    • KS Williamson 40 (59b 7x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 33 (48b 6x4)
    • SJ Benn 4-0-19-0
    • S Shillingford 2-0-11-0
25.1

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, tossed up and he stays on the back foot and defends

should be the last before lunch

25.2

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, stays on the back foot and defends

25.3

Shillingford to Taylor, no run, shuffles across, the ball turns and he defends it

25.4

Shillingford to Taylor, 1 run, wanted to flight it more but it was a full toss drilled down to long-on, there's a fielder there, Taylor now is the highest NZ run scorer in Tests v West Indies

25.5

Shillingford to Williamson, no run, full outside off and pushed to mid-off

25.6

Shillingford to Williamson, no run, down leg and he shoulders arms and that will be lunch

12pm: An even session. Roach picked up both the left-handed openers but Taylor and Williamson have dug in well. A funny old session for the West Indies bowlers. They've conceded 16 boundaries but there have been a few rippers in between, especially from Benn. Contrary to predictions this pitch is not a bad one for batting. It's bare and flat. NZ have done well to not lose more than two. Join us at 12.40pm.

End of over 26 (1 run) New Zealand 95/2

    • KS Williamson 40 (61b 7x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 34 (52b 6x4)
    • S Shillingford 3-0-12-0
    • SJ Benn 4-0-19-0

Welcome back. Waiting for play to resume. There seems to be some glitch in the live pictures. The session should have started by now

Joshua W: "I heard that the serving of lunch was delayed. " If that's true, that would be rather embarrassing.

Fazeer Mohammed just confirmed it! Lunch arrived late. Wow, we've seen everything

26.1

Benn to Taylor, no run, tossed up outside off and he cuts him to point

26.2

Benn to Taylor, no run, turn and bounce and he leaves it alone

26.3

Benn to Taylor, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and drives to mid-off

26.4

Benn to Taylor, no run, looks to cut and he's beaten and there was a loud appeal from the slips but Ramdin knew he missed it by a whisker, good bounce late

26.5

Benn to Taylor, 3 runs, tossed up and he drives him wide of cover, the fielder just manages to pull it back before the rope

26.6

Benn to Williamson, no run, he comes forward and defends

Raff: "Did the caterers go to Guyana instead?" Even if they did, they made it to Barbados in record time

End of over 27 (3 runs) New Zealand 98/2

    • KS Williamson 40 (62b 7x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 37 (57b 6x4)
    • SJ Benn 5-0-22-0
    • S Shillingford 3-0-12-0
27.1

Roach to Taylor, 1 run, this was short and wide outside off and he pushes it to the off side and they hurry a single

27.2

Roach to Williamson, no run, fullish in length and he comes forward and pushes it to the off side

27.3

Roach to Williamson, no run, chance for a run out! Williamson tucked it towards midwicket where Brathwaite did well to dive but parried the ball away, Williamson set off and was sent back

27.4

Roach to Williamson, no run

27.5

Roach to Williamson, 1 run, angled on the pads and he tucks it to fine leg

27.6

Roach to Taylor, no run, lands it outside off and he leaves it alone

Just heard that because of this bizarre lunch delay, tea will be taken 10 minutes later than the scheduled time and the close will be extended by ten minutes too. Overall, 12 minutes was lost

End of over 28 (2 runs) New Zealand 100/2

    • LRPL Taylor 38 (59b 6x4)
    • KS Williamson 41 (66b 7x4)
    • KAJ Roach 7-0-20-2
    • SJ Benn 5-0-22-0
28.1

Benn to Williamson, 2 runs, short and he rides the bounce and does well to guides it to third man

28.2

Benn to Williamson, OUT, the slip comes into play finally for Benn, reward for turn and bounce, Williamson was forced on the back foot to fend that off, he had to play at it, edge went to Bravo at first slip and he takes it easily

KS Williamson c Bravo b Benn 43 (110m 68b 7x4 0x6) SR: 63.23

Qkabachaa: "caterer was watching US vs Germany, world up :) "

Another man in need of runs joins Taylor. Baz it is

28.3

Benn to McCullum, 1 run, and he responds with a forceful sweep, fetches that from outside off and he finds deep square leg

28.4

Benn to Taylor, no run

When McCullum came in there was a silly point and a second slip too

28.5

Benn to Taylor, no run, drives on the up wide of silly point

28.6

Benn to Taylor, no run, tossed up and he gets forward to defend

(On a more serious note) - Sean: "Delaying the start of a session because lunch arrived late is completely ridiculous. In an era where Test cricket is fighting for survival, some discretion and common sense would be appreciated. With poor over rates and sometimes too frequent drink breaks already robbing the paying public, there's absolutely no need for a late start. Let's hope tea or one of the drink breaks are curtailed to make up for lost time."

End of over 29 (3 runs) New Zealand 103/3

    • LRPL Taylor 38 (62b 6x4)
    • BB McCullum 1 (1b)
    • SJ Benn 6-0-25-1
    • KAJ Roach 7-0-20-2
29.1

Roach to McCullum, no run, awkward bounce there, he was forward when he should have been back, fended it off

29.2

Roach to McCullum, no run

29.3

Roach to McCullum, no run, good length outside off and he safely leaves it alone

29.4

Roach to McCullum, no run, keeps it fuller in length and McCullum gets forward and pushes it to the off side

29.5

Roach to McCullum, no run, this one drifts back in and he knocks it to the on side

29.6

Roach to McCullum, FOUR, did that fall short of Gayle at first slip? Outside edge went low and he couldn't stop that from deflecting to the boundary

End of over 30 (4 runs) New Zealand 107/3

    • BB McCullum 5 (7b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 38 (62b 6x4)
    • KAJ Roach 8-0-24-2
    • SJ Benn 6-0-25-1
30.1

Benn to Taylor, no run, tossed up and he gets forward and defends

30.2

Benn to Taylor, no run, tossed up and he stays back and chops it towards point

30.3

Benn to Taylor, FOUR, short and wide, poor ball, this one spins away and Taylor rides the spin and bounce and cuts wide of backward point

30.4

Benn to Taylor, 2 runs, chance but a mighty touch one! Taylor was looking to cut far too close to the body and he got a outside edge to second slip, it went in a flash to Bravo and the ball rebounded off Bravo's knee and lobbed up high over Brathwaite at forward short leg who made a brave attempt at catching it behind him, that really traveled quickly off the knee and that indicates how hard he hit it

30.5

Benn to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up outside off and driven wide of cover

30.6

Benn to McCullum, no run

End of over 31 (7 runs) New Zealand 114/3

    • BB McCullum 5 (8b 1x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 45 (67b 7x4)
    • SJ Benn 7-0-32-1
    • KAJ Roach 8-0-24-2
31.1

Roach to Taylor, no run, stays back and defends a length ball down the track

31.2

Roach to Taylor, no run, a touch wide outside off and he safely leaves it alone

31.3

Roach to Taylor, no run, fires that full on middle and leg and he works it to midwicket

31.4

Roach to Taylor, OUT, Big Benn shows he can dive...again! Roach strikes again, this time he squares up Taylor with extra bounce, it was gaining on Taylor's midriff and he was forced to fend it off, lobbed up off the top of the bat and Benn had to move quickly to his right at gully, timed his dive to perfection and plucked it one-handed

LRPL Taylor c Benn b Roach 45 (97m 71b 7x4 0x6) SR: 63.38

31.5

Roach to Neesham, no run, this one angles across him and he doesn't offer a shot

31.6

Roach to Neesham, no run, this one was slightly outside off and he leaves it alone

Dinesh: "You cannot blame Cook for everything. He cannot be the reason for lunch delay. He is in UK."

End of over 32 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 114/4

    • JDS Neesham 0 (2b)
    • BB McCullum 5 (8b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 9-1-24-3
    • SJ Benn 7-0-32-1
32.1

Benn to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum is not afraid to fetch that from outside off to sweep

32.2

Benn to Neesham, no run, tossed up and he comes forward to defend

32.3

Benn to Neesham, no run, waits for the turn and then defends

32.4

Benn to Neesham, FOUR, streaky boundary, tossed up outside off and he looks to drive but gets an outside edge wide of slip

32.5

Benn to Neesham, no run, slower through the air and defends with soft hands

32.6

Benn to Neesham, no run, quicker through the air and he lunges forward to defend

End of over 33 (5 runs) New Zealand 119/4

    • JDS Neesham 4 (7b 1x4)
    • BB McCullum 6 (9b 1x4)
    • SJ Benn 8-0-37-1
    • KAJ Roach 9-1-24-3
33.1

Roach to McCullum, FOUR, dismissed that through the gap, this was short and wide and no movement, McCullum went forward and across and slaps it wide of point

33.2

Roach to McCullum, no run, skids through and it clips his pads and rolls away

33.3

Roach to McCullum, 2 runs, a bit too straight from Roach, half volley on the stumps and easily whipped to fine leg had to hurry the second

33.4

Roach to McCullum, FOUR, that reached the rope before you could blink, Roach punished again for bowling short and wide, gets beside the line and slaps it wide of point

33.5

Roach to McCullum, FOUR, Roach's poor line is feeding boundaries to McCullum, this was too straight and he shuffled and clipped it wide of midwicket, fielder in the deep gives up

33.6

Roach to McCullum, no run, good length outside off and McCullum decides late to leave it alone

End of over 34 (14 runs) New Zealand 133/4

    • BB McCullum 20 (15b 4x4)
    • JDS Neesham 4 (7b 1x4)
    • KAJ Roach 10-1-38-3
    • SJ Benn 8-0-37-1
34.1

Benn to Neesham, 1 run, he clips it with the turn behind backward short leg

34.2

Benn to McCullum, 1 run, he continues to sweep from outside off, this was in the air down to deep square leg

34.3

Benn to Neesham, no run, quicker and flatter and he gets forward to defend

34.4

Benn to Neesham, no run, another quicker one and he lunges forward to defend

34.5

Benn to Neesham, no run, shorter and he stays back and pushes it to the off side

34.6

Benn to Neesham, no run, waits for the turn and then defends

End of over 35 (2 runs) New Zealand 135/4

    • JDS Neesham 5 (12b 1x4)
    • BB McCullum 21 (16b 4x4)
    • SJ Benn 9-0-39-1
    • KAJ Roach 10-1-38-3
35.1

Roach to McCullum, 1 run, stays back at the crease and chops it to the off side

35.2

Roach to Neesham, no run, good length on middle and off and he stays back and defends solidly

35.3

Roach to Neesham, no run, fuller and he is draw forward this time to defend

35.4

Roach to Neesham, no run, on a good length and angling across and he gets across to leave it alone

35.5

Roach to Neesham, FOUR, this was a bit too straight, full on the stumps and Neesham did well to flick it away across the line wide of midwicket

35.6

Roach to Neesham, 2 runs, good length outside the off and he punches it wide of point

End of over 36 (7 runs) New Zealand 142/4

    • JDS Neesham 11 (17b 2x4)
    • BB McCullum 22 (17b 4x4)
    • KAJ Roach 11-1-45-3
    • SJ Benn 9-0-39-1
36.1

Benn to McCullum, no run, tossed up and McCullum for a change decides not to sweep but defends

36.2

Benn to McCullum, no run, and once again he looks to sweep but the ball strikes his body

36.3

Benn to McCullum, no run, loud appeal for an lbw off an attempted sweep but he was struck well outside the line of the off stump

36.4

Benn to McCullum, 1 run, not afraid to sweep again and he mistimes it

36.5

Benn to Neesham, 1 run, comes forward and pushes a full delivery to cover

36.6

Benn to McCullum, no run, tossed up and he gets forward to defend

End of over 37 (2 runs) New Zealand 144/4

    • BB McCullum 23 (22b 4x4)
    • JDS Neesham 12 (18b 2x4)
    • SJ Benn 10-0-41-1
    • KAJ Roach 11-1-45-3
37.1

Roach to Neesham, no run, he comes round the wicket, lands it outside off and he defends

37.2

Roach to Neesham, no run, kicked up on him a little bit and he did well to fend it away with soft hands

37.3

Roach to Neesham, 4 byes, you can't blame anyone for that, this ball swerved back in so sharply after going past Neesham that Ramdin could do nothing to dive and get a glove to it, pace and movement

37.4

Roach to Neesham, FOUR, easily whipped away, Neesham fetches this from outside off and whips it over square leg, fine leg cannot stop it

37.5

Roach to Neesham, no run, outside off and he doesn't offer a shot

37.6

Roach to Neesham, no run, this was fuller and gets him to drive down the track, Roach jumps and stops it

Brian : "Great run-rate from NZ but will they bat the 50 overs! "

End of over 38 (8 runs) New Zealand 152/4

    • JDS Neesham 16 (24b 3x4)
    • BB McCullum 23 (22b 4x4)
    • KAJ Roach 12-1-49-3
    • SJ Benn 10-0-41-1
38.1

Benn to McCullum, no run, McCullum is watchful there with the turn and bounce, leaves it alone

38.2

Benn to McCullum, no run, he watches it through to the keeper once again

38.3

Benn to McCullum, no run, tossed up and he doesn't offer a shot again

38.4

Benn to McCullum, 2 runs, turn and bounce and he gets an outside edge on the cut that lobs towards third man, Edwards chases

38.5

Benn to McCullum, FOUR, tossed up on the pads and he gets on his knee and sweeps to fine leg, nobody there to stop it

38.6

Benn to McCullum, 1 run, fuller one on the pads and he clips it to midwicket

End of over 39 (7 runs) New Zealand 159/4

    • BB McCullum 30 (28b 5x4)
    • JDS Neesham 16 (24b 3x4)
    • SJ Benn 11-0-48-1
    • KAJ Roach 12-1-49-3

New spell for Taylor

39.1

Taylor to McCullum, 1 run, no room to play but he punches it in front of cover and then quickly sets off

39.2

Taylor to Neesham, FOUR, controlled glide to third man, he was forward and across to one moving away, off the edge and beats the gap between third slip and gully

39.3

Taylor to Neesham, no run, good length outside the off stump and he stays back and defends

39.4

Taylor to Neesham, no run, fullish in length outside the off stump and he defends

39.5

Taylor to Neesham, FOUR, possibly the shot of the day so far, it was a half volley outside off and Neesham went forward and played the neatest of off drives, maintains his balance and remains still till the ball reaches the rope, hold the pose Jimmy

39.6

Taylor to Neesham, no run

End of over 40 (9 runs) New Zealand 168/4

    • JDS Neesham 24 (29b 5x4)
    • BB McCullum 31 (29b 5x4)
    • JE Taylor 8-1-40-0
    • SJ Benn 11-0-48-1
40.1

Benn to McCullum, OUT, on of the more comical dismissals of the series surely! Benn's extra bounce has been a handful at times today, McCullum's choice of shot was strange to say the least, he was looking to fetch that from outside off and flick it to the leg side, bounced more and he got a top edge that swirled and was taken by first slip, it went so high up in the air that Bravo really had to wait for paint to dry before that settled on his palms

BB McCullum c Bravo b Benn 31 (51m 30b 5x4 0x6) SR: 103.33

40.2

Benn to Watling, no run, tossed up and he gets forward to defend

40.3

Benn to Watling, no run, he stays back and defends to the off side

40.4

Benn to Watling, no run, quicker and fuller and he lunges forward to defend

40.5

Benn to Watling, 1 run, tossed up and he pushes this wide of cover

5 down but the batting to come isn't the worst. New Zealand need to bat sensibly since they have been scoring at a good clip

40.6

Benn to Neesham, 2 runs, tossed up and he clips it wide of short leg

Dominic: "It seems that McCullum has realised that he made the wrong call at the toss and is trying to hurry the game along in order to get a bowl while the pitch is still fresh..."

End of over 41 (3 runs) New Zealand 171/5

    • JDS Neesham 26 (30b 5x4)
    • BJ Watling 1 (4b)
    • SJ Benn 12-0-51-2
    • JE Taylor 8-1-40-0
41.1

Taylor to Watling, no run, gets a nice angle moving away late and on the off stump, Watling gets forward and defends

41.2

Taylor to Watling, no run, stifled appeal for an lbw but it was a good ball, nipped back in and he was staying back at the crease, struck him too high

41.3

Taylor to Watling, no run, holds the length back a bit and the ball moves away after pitching

41.4

Taylor to Watling, no run, this was much fuller and he shows the full face and pushes it to mid-off

41.5

Taylor to Watling, no run, fuller in length and he clips it away towards midwicket

41.6

Taylor to Watling, no run, fuller and draws him forward to drive and he gets an inside edge to the on side

Don: "The way NZ came in aggressive today was almost like what WI did in the last test match. However, unlike WI it seems NZ went at it too hard and couldn't seem to find a Brathwaite in their side to hold up one end while the other naturally aggressive batsmen went at it. I'm guessing NZ are now gonna try and clamp up, as they lost far too many wickets, and take this Innings as deep as they can. Hopefully for West Indies, their bowlers have learned from the last match and aren't gonna allow the NZ tail to wag. "

End of over 42 (maiden) New Zealand 171/5

    • BJ Watling 1 (10b)
    • JDS Neesham 26 (30b 5x4)
    • JE Taylor 9-2-40-0
    • SJ Benn 12-0-51-2
42.1

Benn to Neesham, 1 run, stays back, waits for the turn and pushes it towards gully

42.2

Benn to Watling, no run, gives him a bit of width and he punches it to Edwards at point

42.3

Benn to Watling, no run, chance to drive again but he finds cover

42.4

Benn to Watling, no run, Watling risks playing the sweep but not the right length for that, shorter and it strikes the visor

42.5

Benn to Watling, OUT, this has been Benn's session! Benn didn't have to rely on bounce for this one, he tossed it up and was fuller, relied on turn and he drew Watling forward and the outside edge went off the shoulder of the bat and went low and slowly to Gayle at first slip

BJ Watling c Gayle b Benn 1 (13m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 7.14

42.6

Benn to Southee, no run, fuller and he pushes it to the off side

End of over 43 (1 run) New Zealand 172/6

    • TG Southee 0 (1b)
    • JDS Neesham 27 (31b 5x4)
    • SJ Benn 13-0-52-3
    • JE Taylor 9-2-40-0
43.1

Taylor to Neesham, no run, fullish outside the off stump and he gets forward to defend

43.2

Taylor to Neesham, 1 run, bangs it in short and Neesham fetches that in front of his face and pulls to deep midwicket, there's protection

43.3

Taylor to Southee, no run, keeps Southee on the back foot as he defends

43.4

Taylor to Southee, no run, Southee's been given out caught behind by Illingworth but Ian Gould at square leg wasn't sure and they are referring it to see if it carried to Ramdin, this was fuller and swinging in and Southee was looking to drive and got an inside edge, Ramdin moved to his left and looked to pluck it inches off the turf, Southee was given out but replays showed that the ball was grassed, Ramdin took it on the half volley. Ramdin himself wasn't too sure and he gestured to the umpire, good sportsmanship

43.5

Taylor to Southee, 1 run, on the pads and he flicks it to fine leg

43.6

Taylor to Neesham, SIX, Neesham's decided to have some fun, this came out of the blue, picks a length ball from outside off and nonchalantly flicks it and sends it several rows over deep midwicket

End of over 44 (8 runs) New Zealand 180/6

    • JDS Neesham 34 (34b 5x4 1x6)
    • TG Southee 1 (4b)
    • JE Taylor 10-2-48-0
    • SJ Benn 13-0-52-3
44.1

Benn to Southee, no run, tossed up and he lunges forward to defend

44.2

Benn to Southee, no run, flatter one and he pushes it to the off side

44.3

Benn to Southee, 1 run, turn and bounce and he gets an edge wide of second slip

44.4

Benn to Neesham, no run, clips it with the turn to the on side

44.5

Benn to Neesham, no run, comes forward and checks his shot and drives back to Benn

44.6

Benn to Neesham, 1 run, gets an outside edge to short third man

Raff: "Surely there's a mistake in your comms: you expect us to believe that Neesham, not Southee, hit that six?"

End of over 45 (2 runs) New Zealand 182/6

    • JDS Neesham 35 (37b 5x4 1x6)
    • TG Southee 2 (7b)
    • SJ Benn 14-0-54-3
    • JE Taylor 10-2-48-0
45.1

Taylor to Neesham, 1 run, bangs it in short and he controls the pull to the leg side

45.2

Taylor to Southee, 1 run, another short one and this was on the pads, pulls him to fine leg

45.3

Taylor to Neesham, no run, defends with soft hands to the off side and tells his partner to wait

Slaphead: "There's nothing better than watching your team undo all their hard work and patience of the past 6-7 months by trying to hit themselves out of trouble, rather than knuckling down."

45.4

Taylor to Neesham, FOUR, another streaky boundary but well placed though, full and angling across and Neesham chased that to drive but it went past the gap between second slip and gully

45.5

Taylor to Neesham, no run, good length on middle and off and he drives firmly down the track

45.6

Taylor to Neesham, 1 run, the off cutter and Neesham checks his drive to mid-off and sets off, Roach moves quickly to his left, dives and takes aim but can't prevent a run

End of over 46 (7 runs) New Zealand 189/6

    • JDS Neesham 41 (42b 6x4 1x6)
    • TG Southee 3 (8b)
    • JE Taylor 11-2-55-0
    • SJ Benn 14-0-54-3
46.1

Benn to Neesham, no run, tossed up and he stays back to defend

46.2

Benn to Neesham, no run, defends with soft hands close to the pad

46.3

Benn to Neesham, 1 run, drills a low full toss down towards long-on

46.4

Benn to Southee, 1 run, gets some turn and he stays back and punches it to cover

46.5

Benn to Neesham, no run, close call for Neesham as he stays back and gets an outside edge that drops short of Gayle at first slip

46.6

Benn to Neesham, no run, drives firmly down the ground

Don: "Hope Shillingford is back into the attack soon, the pitch seems to really assist the spinners and a player of Shillingfords caliber could run through the NZ tail. I remember during that tour of India Shillingford was the only WI's player that caused the Indians any trouble at all."

End of over 47 (2 runs) New Zealand 191/6

    • JDS Neesham 42 (47b 6x4 1x6)
    • TG Southee 4 (9b)
    • SJ Benn 15-0-56-3
    • JE Taylor 11-2-55-0

You called it right. Shillingford it is

47.1

Shillingford to Southee, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and he clips it away wide of square leg

47.2

Shillingford to Neesham, 1 run, drops it short and gets it to turn and he easily punches it to long-on

47.3

Shillingford to Southee, no run, turns and lobs off the pad to short leg

47.4

Shillingford to Southee, 1 run, makes room and punches against the turn to the off side

47.5

Shillingford to Neesham, no run, drops it flatter and shorter and he stays back to defend

47.6

Shillingford to Neesham, no run, gets a bit of turn and he stays back and defends

Anon06: "Southee still ahead of Craig. Why?"

Wagner's not too bad with the bat as well. He can hang around

End of over 48 (3 runs) New Zealand 194/6

    • JDS Neesham 43 (50b 6x4 1x6)
    • TG Southee 6 (12b)
    • S Shillingford 4-0-15-0
    • SJ Benn 15-0-56-3
48.1

Benn to Southee, no run, makes room and pokes at it and gets an outside edge that drops short of Gayle at first slip

48.2

Benn to Southee, no run, fuller and he comes forward to defend

48.3

Benn to Southee, OUT, fires that much quicker and strikes the base of the stumps, that was too quick for Southee who tried to dig it out but the ball squeezed through

TG Southee b Benn 6 (27m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Can Craig play another stubborn knock?

48.4

Benn to Craig, no run, he stays right back and defends down the track

48.5

Benn to Craig, no run, he comes forward and defends this one

48.6

Benn to Craig, no run, Appeal for an lbw and he has been given not out but Ramdin wants it reviewed, pitched outside off and spun back in and Craig was struck on the thigh pad, height was the obvious doubt, no indication of an inside edge and Hawkeye shows that clearing the stumps

End of over 49 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 194/7

    • MD Craig 0 (3b)
    • JDS Neesham 43 (50b 6x4 1x6)
    • SJ Benn 16-1-56-4
    • S Shillingford 4-0-15-0
49.1

Shillingford to Neesham, no run, tossed up and he comes forward to defend

49.2

Shillingford to Neesham, 1 run, pushes a low full toss to long-on

49.3

Shillingford to Craig, FOUR, easily put away, a full ball on the pads and Craig easily whips it to the deep on the on side

49.4

Shillingford to Craig, no run, another full delivery but driven to the off side

49.5

Shillingford to Craig, no run, full on the pads and defended on the front foot

49.6

Shillingford to Craig, no run, the closest Shillingford's got to taking a wicket today, brave leave by Craig, turned and nearly took the off stump

End of over 50 (5 runs) New Zealand 199/7

    • MD Craig 4 (7b 1x4)
    • JDS Neesham 44 (52b 6x4 1x6)
    • S Shillingford 5-0-20-0
    • SJ Benn 16-1-56-4
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
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WATCHESPN: 3rd Test: West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Jun 26-30, 2014
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