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New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st Test at Wellington, , Dec 01 2017 - Ball by Ball Commentary

1st Test, Wellington, December 01 - 04, 2017, West Indies tour of New Zealand
134 & 319

New Zealand won by an innings and 67 runs

Player Of The Match
7/39 & 2/102
WI 2nd Innings
Full commentary
end of over 1068 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 319/10CRR: 3.00 
Shannon Gabriel4 (9b 1x4)
Trent Boult 23-5-87-2
Neil Wagner 22-3-102-2

That's it we have from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Thank you for your feedback and time, plenty of other Test cricket today, so stay tuned. Bye.

2.29pm Neil Wagner takes nine wickets in the first game of the home summer, leading his side off the field in what has been a clinical display from New Zealand right through this Wellington Test. Wagner sparked this game to life on the first morning with an incisive display of short-ball bowling.

New Zealand were never going to squander that advantage thereafter, declaring with a first-innings lead of 386. West Indies battled their way through their second innings, showing some fight and resolve on the third day, but they seemed lost today, and eventually crumbled to an innings defeat.

Neil Wagner is the Man of the Match: "A tough graft, the wicket got better as the Test match went on. we bowled well in partnerships. Conditions were tough, a stiff breeze. We had to adapt our plans. Credit to their batsmen, when we got stuck into them again, they took it on, they are a quality team. We had to readjust our plans."

<>Jason Holder: "We didn't help ourselves with the way we batted, very indecisive with the way we batted. We knew what to expect, but just didn't handle it. We got better as the game went on, some soft dismissals which didn't help our cause. Just need to find ways to pick ourselves up."

Kane Williamson: "A superb effort all around, a great Test wicket, pace and bounce for the seamers. Got a lot from that back of a length, not our plan, we tried to swing and seam it. We've seen West Indies through the last few series they have played, they've got better, so we'll expect them to come back."

Boult to Cummins, OUT

that's the end of the Test. New Zealand win by an innings and 67 runs to take a 1-0 lead. Full and straight from Boult, only a matter of time before Cummins missed one, he missed this. The ball rattles into middle and off stumps.

Miguel Cummins b Boult 14 (16b 3x4 0x6 23m) SR: 87.5
Boult to Cummins, FOUR runs

four more. Full down leg, Cummins backs away but the ball skews off the inside half and races away to the backward square leg boundary

Boult to Cummins, no run

shortish delivery outside off, Cummins avoid that again

Boult to Cummins, FOUR runs

nicely hit. Overpitched outside off from Boult, Cummins leans into a drive and finds the gap through cover, for four

Ripley: "Windies have just been utterly disappointing today but credit have to be given to the kiwis for some good bowling"

Boult to Cummins, no run

short delivery outside off, Cummins sways away

Boult to Cummins, no run

another short delivery on off, Cummins backs away and swings, but misses it by quite some distance. The wicket not too far away

end of over 105Maiden
WI: 311/9CRR: 2.96 
Shannon Gabriel4 (9b 1x4)
Miguel Cummins6 (10b 1x4)
Neil Wagner 22-3-102-2
Trent Boult 22-5-79-1
Wagner to Gabriel, no run

hits him on the body this time. Angles this into his ribs from around the wicket, Gabriel struggles to get out of the way, wears the blow.

Wagner to Gabriel, no run

shortish delivery outside off, Gabriel goes after it, no contact

Wagner to Gabriel, no run

somehow falls into no-man's land. Another short delivery around off, off the shoulder of the bat towards gully. Terrific bowling

Wagner to Gabriel, no run

short down leg, Gabriel avoids this awkwardly

Wagner to Gabriel, no run

goes short, a bouncer outside off, goes over Gabriel's late pull

Wagner to Gabriel, no run

good length outside off, blocked into the off side. The yorker not too far away?

Jacob: "Ugh those knee impacts are terrible. Sometimes it feels like you'll never walk again, then after a couple minutes you're mostly fine." Just like cramps.

end of over 1046 runs
WI: 311/9CRR: 2.99 
Miguel Cummins6 (10b 1x4)
Shannon Gabriel4 (3b 1x4)
Trent Boult 22-5-79-1
Neil Wagner 21-2-102-2
Boult to Cummins, no run

bouncer outside off, Cummins sways out of the line. Not pretty, but effective

Boult to Cummins, no run

a nice yorker on leg, skewed away into the leg side

Boult to Cummins, FOUR runs

nailed. Full and straight, Cummins backs away and shovels a drive back past his partner. Four through mid-on

Boult to Cummins, 2 runs

full outside off, Cummins backs away and muscles a mis-timed drive through cover

Boult to Cummins, no run

good length outside off, misses his drive by a mile

Boult to Cummins, no run

yikes, what has happened there? Goes through Cummins' flick to hit him right on the front knee, no protection there. Cummins got his bat down so awkwardly that the bat brushed the pad away, exposing his knee. And he goes down writhing in pain.

Boult comes back to finish this

end of over 1034 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 305/9CRR: 2.96 
Shannon Gabriel4 (3b 1x4)
Miguel Cummins0 (4b)
Neil Wagner 21-2-102-2
Colin de Grandhomme 19-3-40-2
Wagner to Gabriel, no run

short outside off, played away

Wagner to Gabriel, FOUR runs

through the gully region for four. Short and wide, Gabriel uses his height to ride the bounce, but in no control whatsoever

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