RESULT
1st Test, Hamilton, December 03 - 06, 2020, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(f/o) 138 & 247

New Zealand won by an innings and 134 runs

Player Of The Match
251
kane-williamson
New Zealand 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Details
New Zealand 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Tom Latham  b Roach8618426812146.73
Will Young lbw b Gabriel511211045.45
Kane Williamson (c)c Chase b Joseph25141262434260.92
Ross Taylor c †Brooks b Gabriel38681116055.88
Henry Nicholls c Holder b Roach733491021.21
Tom Blundell lbw b Gabriel1463912022.22
Daryl Mitchell c Holder b Roach937611024.32
Kyle Jamieson not out 5164765279.68
Tim Southee not out 11101201110.00
Extras(b 11, lb 23, nb 12, w 1)47
TOTAL145 Ov (RR: 3.57, 658 Mts)519/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Will Young, 3.6 ov), 2-168 (Tom Latham, 55.2 ov), 3-251 (Ross Taylor, 79.3 ov), 4-281 (Henry Nicholls, 89.3 ov), 5-353 (Tom Blundell, 111.4 ov), 6-409 (Daryl Mitchell, 125.6 ov), 7-503 (Kane Williamson, 141.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kemar Roach30711433.8014317103
55.2 to TWM Latham, through him. That was a good ball, Pitched on a fullish length from around the wicket, and it moves just a touch as Latham is coming forward to defend, nicks his inside edge and crashes into the stumps. Roach sinks to his knees and looks at the pitch, perhaps in remembrance of his father.. 168/2
89.3 to HM Nicholls, excellent rebound catch! Just as Nicholls was getting some confidence, he's gone. He's been sucked into the sucker ball. Full. Wide. So very inviting. The left-hander goes full throttle after it and gets a very thick edge. It flies to second slip. Holder's there, reaching both hands up and to the right of him. He doesn't get it on the first, but he's good with the second.. 281/4
125.6 to DJ Mitchell, caught at second slip. Roach deserved that wicket. He's bowled well without much reward. Pitches this on a length on off, Mitchell is sitting back, he's trying to Kane the ball - play with soft hands and play it late - but the movement that Roach gets away from the right-hander means it snaffles the edge and goes straight to Holder.. 409/6
Shannon Gabriel2568933.5612016008
3.6 to WA Young, gets him a ball later. Dowrich will be the happiest, marginally more than bowler Gabriel himself. Very full, swinging in and raps him on the back foot, right in front of the stumps. Young's first Test innings ends quickly. Gabriel is all smiles. He was frowning darkly a ball ago, but that's forgotten.. 14/1
79.3 to LRPL Taylor, appeal for caught behind and the umpires are going to check about whether it's carried. Chris Gaffaney goes for the review, with a soft signal of out. So it all starts with a very full ball - almost a yorker - shade outside the off stump. Taylor is drawn playing at it because of the length. But he doesn't move his feet forward. He gets a clear outside edge. It carries through to the keeper. It is not a bump ball. And West Indies have a wicket in the second over of the day, and equally importantly one over before the new ball becomes available.. 251/3
111.4 to TA Blundell, pins him lbw! But it looks like Blundell is going to review. This is a fast, straight, skiddy delivery. And the batsman, who has a penchant to want to hit everything into the leg side, is caught across his stumps, looking to hit across both his pads. He's beaten for pace. He's hit just in line with the knee-roll. HawkEye says it will clang into leg stump. Umpire Gaffaney's on-field decision stands.. 353/5
Jason Holder31126001.931607101
Alzarri Joseph3189913.1914413210
141.5 to KS Williamson, another pull shot but this one's taken at deep midwicket! Williamson is gone. But as he walks off, virtually every WI player comes up to congratulate him and the entire crowd is on their feet. This has been a monumental performance from a player who is so determined, so disciplined, so responsible and so so so great.. 503/7
Roston Chase25010904.36828200
Kraigg Brathwaite301404.6691000
West Indies 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite c †Blundell b Boult21921311022.82
John Campbell c Williamson b Southee26731172135.61
Shamarh Brooks c Taylor b Southee1780014.28
Darren Bravo  b Jamieson935500025.71
Roston Chase lbw b Wagner1129502037.93
Jermaine Blackwood c Latham b Southee2348733047.91
Jason Holder (c)not out 25731133034.24
Alzarri Joseph c Mitchell b Southee032000.00
Kemar Roach  b Jamieson218300011.11
Shannon Gabriel lbw b Wagner19110011.11
Shane Dowrich absent hurt------
Extras(b 8, lb 7, nb 3, w 1)19
TOTAL64 Ov (RR: 2.15, 295 Mts)138
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (John Campbell, 26.5 ov), 2-55 (Shamarh Brooks, 28.2 ov), 3-55 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 29.1 ov), 4-79 (Darren Bravo, 38.6 ov), 5-79 (Roston Chase, 39.1 ov), 6-119 (Jermaine Blackwood, 54.3 ov), 7-119 (Alzarri Joseph, 54.6 ov), 8-135 (Kemar Roach, 62.1 ov), 9-138 (Shannon Gabriel, 63.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Southee1973541.84963100
26.5 to JD Campbell, oh he's thrown it away! He left 40% of his deliveries. Ian Bishop of commentary suggested more of his West Indian team-mates should follow that template. Well, he himself has ripped it apart. He's thrust his hands at a virtual sucker ball, angled across him this time. It's a total mis-hit. And it's been caught by Williamson running back at extra cover. Excellent instincts from Southee, smothering Campbell with inswing and then darting one outside off to see if he fancied a go. He did. And now he's gone.. 53/1
28.2 to SSJ Brooks, he is so so good! Southee is just so so good when he hits rhythm like this. Remember when I kept banging on about how you had to hit the same spot over and over again and be patient? It's not about balls hitting the stumps. Its about being consistent and asking the same questions and waiting for the batsman to run out of answers. Well Brooks has run out of answers. A gorgeous delivery, full in length, close to off stump, demanding that he plays, then snagging the outside edge with ferocious outswing. This is class bowling. 55/2
54.3 to J Blackwood, . Blackwood is a sublime hitter over the off side... in conditions where the ball doesn't move laterally. It's a strength. It's a bulwark of his game. It's how he gets his runs. So the second he sees a full and wide delivery outside off, he throws his hands at it, and only gets a thick outside edge to second slip. Poor decision making.. 119/6
54.6 to AS Joseph, taken at third slip this time! The wide of the crease trick works. It does more often than not with Southee, who has been unplayable today. If you're a right-hander, you're just waiting to be put out of your misery. Joseph here, as well as he tried to avoid the trap, can't help but get sucked into it. Why? Because the ball is straight. He knows he has to play it. But the ball is also swinging and it takes his outside edge and goes low to Mitchell, who picks up a fine catch. 119/7
Trent Boult1753011.76864010
29.1 to KC Brathwaite, they've got rid of the glue in this WI line-up. This is unrelenting bowling. This is ever ball being an event. This one is relatively simple. It is good length - an in-between length, not short or full, which is perfect against a batsman who always camps back. It pitches on leg stump and moves across the right-hander. But Brathwaite, knowing Boult is able to nip those back into him, is drawn into a shot and edges through to the keeper. Slightly tame end to a batsman with a lot more to offer. 55/3
Kyle Jamieson1332521.92641000
38.6 to DM Bravo, absolute ripper. Jamieson is a ridiculous bowler to face. Especially when you've already been knocked on the glove. The very obviously extra bounce threat plays on the batsman's mind. It tailors his game. It colours his game. And Jamieson always exploits it. He is 6'8' tall and he bowls one of the most devastating fuller deliveries in this New Zealand attack. Here's another one. Bravo does not expect it. He does not see it coming. He's late on the shot. He's panicking. He's lost his shape. He's falling over. And the inswing allows the ball, pitching on off stump, to straighten just enough to hit target. New Zealand relentless, but they do have to stop for drinks. 79/4
62.1 to KAJ Roach, the Jamieson fuller ball strikes again! No one seems ready for it. Roach is stuck in the crease. He should be coming forward when the ball is in that 4m area. But since he isn't, his hands are leading the body, which creates a gap between bat and pad and then poof goes the off stump. 135/8
Neil Wagner1533322.20713003
39.1 to RL Chase, huge appeal and it's denied but Kane is going up for a review. Wagner seemed bemused that wasn't given, short discussion between Williamson and him on whether the batsman hit that. They decide he hasn't, so want to review. And it looks like pad first. This could be mighty close. And it's out. Good length on middle and it straightens into Chase, who is playing outside the line. Hits the front pad first, and that is dead in line. Bat was close to pad, which might have made the umpire think it was bat first.. 79/5
63.6 to ST Gabriel, traps him lbw but Gabriel, after consulting with Holder, has decided to review. This is very full. It pings the back pad in line with off stump. Gabriel, on the drive, doesn't get any bat on it and HawkEye says it's umpire's call on hitting. So umpire Gaffaney's on-field call stands and West Indies are done. Dowrich will not bat because of his hand injury. 138/9
West Indies 2nd Innings (Following on) 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite c †Blundell b Southee1023401043.47
John Campbell c Latham b Boult2390066.66
Darren Bravo c Southee b Wagner1219253063.15
Shamarh Brooks c sub (DP Conway) b Wagner2440050.00
Roston Chase lbw b Jamieson619351031.57
Jermaine Blackwood c Southee b Wagner10414123911273.75
Jason Holder (c)lbw b Mitchell815321053.33
Alzarri Joseph c sub (MJ Santner) b Jamieson861251679368.80
Kemar Roach not out 029000.00
Shannon Gabriel  b Wagner043000.00
Shane Dowrich absent hurt------
Extras(lb 7, nb 2, w 8)17
TOTAL58.5 Ov (RR: 4.19, 283 Mts)247
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (John Campbell, 1.3 ov), 2-25 (Darren Bravo, 7.2 ov), 3-27 (Shamarh Brooks, 7.6 ov), 4-27 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 8.1 ov), 5-53 (Roston Chase, 14.6 ov), 6-89 (Jason Holder, 21.3 ov), 7-244 (Alzarri Joseph, 57.2 ov), 8-247 (Jermaine Blackwood, 58.1 ov), 9-247 (Shannon Gabriel, 58.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Southee1526214.13626210
8.1 to KC Brathwaite, and another one goes. This is carnage. Brathwaite has lost his concentration with the rush of wickets. Short ball outside off, rising up and he tried an uncharacteristic ramp/slash at it. Gets the top edge for an easy catch to the keeper.. 27/4
Trent Boult1516314.20668210
1.3 to JD Campbell, caught at second slip but there's some doubt about it being clean. Soft signal is out. beauty of a delivery, over the wicket angling into him, forces him to play. Pitches and moves away to take the edge. It's touch and go whether Tom Latham at second slip has caught it. But given that the soft signal is out, you'd think the benefit goes to the bowler. He seems to have his hands clasped around the ball with fingers splayed out, but the images make it impossible to judge whether the ball was grounded or not. Plus there's the danger of viewing 3D images in 2D screens, they don't always render well. And the third umpire concludes he doesn't have enough to overturn the decision, so New Zealand have their first wicket.. 4/1
Neil Wagner13.506644.77557101
7.2 to DM Bravo, edged to second slip Probably didn't need to play at that, but Bravo has been looking to be more positive in this innings. Length ball in the channel, poked at it but with feet not moving. Southee at second slip moves to his left and tumbles while holding on to a smart catch.. 25/2
7.6 to SSJ Brooks, caught at square leg. He's not going to be happy with that dismissal. Full ball on the pads, and he goes back to flick it off his pads with good timing. Didn't bother to keep it down though and Conway - subbing for Boult - at square leg, jumps up and holds it with both hands. Brooks won't be wanting to watch that on the replay. Double-wicket over for Wagner.. 27/3
58.1 to J Blackwood, taken at square leg! The Wagner short ball finally takes down the man it was after for all innings. It's too close to his body. It doesn't give him the room to free the arms and add power into the pull shot. It also hits the bat very high and as a result Blackwood only picks out backward square leg. Still, a beautiful counterattacking hundred and Hamilton stands up to applaud his effort.. 247/8
58.5 to ST Gabriel, middle stump out of the ground. New Zealand win by an innings and 134 runs. Gabriel loads up a big swing down the ground. He misses. Wagner hits. 247/9
Kyle Jamieson1224223.50555020
14.6 to RL Chase, huuuuge appeal for lbw and it's been given but Chase wants to review. Ferocious inswing from Jamieson. The broadcast said he had developed this ball only this season. How is he able to get so much movement then?! It starts way outside off stump. Chase is prepared to drive it through mid-off until the ball careens into his pads. He is trying to get them out of the way so he can bring the bat down on it. He knows this is a killer delivery. But try as he might, he just can't stop it from pinging him in front of the wicket. Jamieson has been outstanding in this Test match. 53/5
57.2 to AS Joseph, taken at deep point! His strokeplay has been stunning. His drives fluent. His pulls downright dominant. But here he goes after a full and wide delivery and gets pretty much the bottom of the bat on it. Santner runs up off the boundary and takes a simple catch. That's the end of a special innings and a partnership that will give West Indies momentum going into the next Test. 244/7
Daryl Mitchell30712.33150001
21.3 to JO Holder, has he got him? Well we have to wait for the review. Holder goes for it straight away after trying to loft a good length ball on off stump over midwicket. It's the kind of shot you only play against the change bowler. You don't care it's good length. You don't care it's in line with the stumps. You just slog. Replays show he does not get any bat on it. Ball-tracking says umpire's call on hitting the stumps. Holder is gone, after getting two no-ball reprieves and being dropped twice in two balls. Mitchell's first Test wicket as well.. 89/6
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MATCH DETAILS
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Kane Williamson
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2394
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days3,4,5,6 December 2020 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Will Young
Will Young
Umpires
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
New Zealand
Wayne Knights
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Brown
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Ashley Mehrotra
Match Referee
New Zealand
Jeff Crowe
PointsNew Zealand 60, West Indies 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 03 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 243/2 (Kane Williamson 97*, Ross Taylor 31*, 78 ov)
Fri, 04 Dec - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 49/0 (Kraigg Brathwaite 20*, John Campbell 22*, 26 ov)
Sat, 05 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 196/6 (Jermaine Blackwood 80*, Alzarri Joseph 59*, 42 ov)
Sun, 06 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 247 (58.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 44.3 overs (269 balls), Extras 17
  • J Blackwood: 100 off 135 balls (11 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • 7th Wicket: 150 runs in 206 balls (J Blackwood 60, AS Joseph 82, Ex 8)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 239/6 in 56.0 overs (J Blackwood 100, AS Joseph 82)
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ICC World Test Championship
TEAMMWLDPTRPWR
IND1712415201.577
ENG2111734421.12
NZ117404201.281
AUS148423321.392
PAK124532860.822
SA135802640.787
SL122642000.729
WI133821940.661
BAN7061200.601