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
West Indies 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Flow
West Indies 1st Innings 
c Nicholls b Wagner2470900134.28
c Raval b Boult42791118053.16
c Latham b Wagner1315273086.66
c †Blundell b Wagner038000.00
c Raval b Wagner516271031.25
hit wicket b Wagner015000.00
run out (Santner)1822273081.81
b Wagner011000.00
not out 1426552053.84
b Boult1660016.66
c Latham b Wagner1035412028.57
Extras(b 2, lb 5)7
TOTAL45.4 Ov (RR: 2.93, 203 Mins)134
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 21.5 ov), 2-75 (Kieran Powell, 26.4 ov), 3-79 (Shimron Hetmyer, 27.4 ov), 4-80 (Shai Hope, 27.6 ov), 5-80 (Sunil Ambris, 29.1 ov), 6-97 (Roston Chase, 33.3 ov), 7-97 (Jason Holder, 33.4 ov), 8-104 (Shane Dowrich, 34.6 ov), 9-105 (Miguel Cummins, 36.3 ov), 10-134 (Shannon Gabriel, 45.4 ov)
26.4 to KOA Powell, lobs towards third slip and he lunges forward to take it in front of second. Powell's been leaving for line outside off, but this one surprises him as it climbs in the corridor. Fends at it and gets glove as he appears to withdraw from the shot. Raval goes to his right, with both hands, and latches onto this. A solid innings comes to an end. 75/2
36.3 to ML Cummins, hits off stump this time. Playing for the angle again, and preemtpively evading the line of any potential short stuff. It's a length ball at off. He defends inside the line. 105/9
21.5 to KC Brathwaite, got him! A flamengo fend? A nervous push? An ugly jab? All of the above. Brathwaite was in no position against this short ball. It's at his rib cage. His weight is going backwards and he's going down after being aerial for a bit - perfect recipe for a lob to short leg. Wagner plays to his strengths after two overs of experimenting and makes the breakthrough. 59/1
27.4 to SO Hetmyer, another one with the short ball! A steep one, rising quickly at his throat. He doesn't look to get on top of the bounce. Instead, he's halfway between swaying away and defending. The bat is pointed upwards, the body is arching back and the feet are rooted. Guides it into the slip cordon and it's an easy take. 79/3
27.6 to SD Hope, has he got a a feather on that? Yes he has! Glove, it sounds like. And Hope walks back in the direction of the dressing room. A loose ball, really. Short and leg stump, by no means a bouncer. It's the kind of ball you tuck off your hips. Hope goes for the pull shot instead and he's late on it. It takes glove and flies over leg stump, straight to Blundell. 80/4
29.1 to SW Ambris, hit wicket first ball in Test cricket. Oh the sound came straight away after he played a decent shot. The crushing sound of despair for the debutant. Put down another wicket to the short ball. This climbs at his chest. He's deep in the crease and then shuffles back further. Leaps up to tuck this to fine leg off this hips but his back heel lands on the stumps. Fine leg is the first to spot it. Points at the stumps as he runs in to field. The batsman knew straight away. Wagner is amused, can't believe his luck. 80/5
33.3 to RL Chase, glances it straight to leg slip. That's a loose shot from Chase. This is short and down leg side. His weight moves into the off side, he's moving away from the ball and he pokes out at it. Straightforward catch. 97/6
33.4 to JO Holder, bowled him! A yorker, an actual yorker from Wagner! Gets some shape in and breaches Holder's defence to break off stump. He's setting up batsmen even before they've come out to bat. He's on a hat-trick again. 97/7
45.4 to ST Gabriel, taken at second slip and that's a new career-best for Neil Wagner. He's terrorised the batsmen today. Another one sits on the back foot and pays the price. This is short, angled across off. He's backing away a touch and sticks the bat out away from hso body. Thick edge, taken cleanly with a squat and a reverse cup. 134/10
New Zealand 1st Innings 
c Roach b Holder37871205042.52
c †Dowrich b Roach421252205033.60
c Hope b Roach110160010.00
lbw b Roach9316024710058.12
c Gabriel b Cummins671562098042.94
b Cummins1736573047.22
c Powell b Chase10574107113141.89
not out 10718022813159.44
b Chase313150023.07
c †Dowrich b Gabriel4681066.66
not out 18601061130.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 15, w 1)26
TOTAL148.4 Ov (RR: 3.49, 667 Mins)520/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Tom Latham, 26.1 ov), 2-68 (Kane Williamson, 29.3 ov), 3-109 (Jeet Raval, 47.1 ov), 4-236 (Ross Taylor, 83.1 ov), 5-272 (Henry Nicholls, 93.2 ov), 6-281 (Mitchell Santner, 95.2 ov), 7-429 (Colin de Grandhomme, 119.6 ov), 8-437 (Neil Wagner, 123.1 ov), 9-442 (Matt Henry, 124.6 ov)
124.6 to MJ Henry, a loud, healthy edge through to the keeper. Back of a length ball angled in at the corridor, slight straightening. Henry looks like he has contemplated running into the leg side but is reluctantly standing his ground as he plays this. Pokes away from the body. Gabriel has his first wicket. 442/9
29.3 to KS Williamson, chopped straight to gully! They had two gullies for him. Was that planned? Back of a length in the corridor, probably cuts out some of his room with the shuffle but that was delivered from wide of the crease as well. Gets under the cut and it's straight to the fielder. 68/2
47.1 to JA Raval, gets him first up with a length ball that tickles the outside edge and carries through nicely to the keeper. This is just close enough to off stump to draw him towards the corridor to try and defend it. But it goes on with the angle and he gets slightly inside the line of it. That's enough for the thin edge. 109/3
83.1 to LRPL Taylor, West Indies have reviewed an lbw decision. This nipped back in and struck him in front of off stump on the back leg. There were two sounds. Plumb if there isn't an inside edge on this. He was looking to drive with no feet....Snicko shows no spike. Tracking shows that's hitting off stump. He's gone. A loose shot to be honest. A lazy waft in front of the body, with the bat facing midwicket. Feet were rooted after he'd shuffled across. Roach pretty much bowls everything from wide of the crease and this one comes in with the natural angle. 236/4
93.2 to HM Nicholls, taken at fine leg. Nicholls top-edged one early in his innings - the first ball, I think - looking to pull from outside off, and got it to fine leg's right. This time, he gets under it again as he looks to whip against the angle. It carries to fine leg who fumbles and takes it on the second attempt. Doesn't survive early on in this session. 272/5
95.2 to MJ Santner, breaches the defence and smashes the top of off. Santner is tentative on the defence. No feet. Late on this as it skids off a length. He was playing for the angle, is beaten on the inside edge. 281/6
26.1 to TWM Latham, the belated reward for Holder. At long last, he gets the wicket. Latham was getting adventurous and this time it has led to a mistimed hook that's straight to wide mid-on. Got under that bouncer and couldn't control it. 65/1
119.6 to C de Grandhomme, looks to clear long-on but he's beaten by flight. This is tossed up slow outside off and dips on him as he gives charge. Looks to pick it up on the rise but there isn't enough pace on the ball for that shot. A chip in the end and a comfortable take at long-on. 429/7
123.1 to N Wagner, beats the inside edge and tonks off stump. Draws him forward, skids it on like he has been all day and does him in. Revenge? Probably not. This drifts in a long way. 437/8
West Indies 2nd Innings 
lbw b Santner912213178141.17
c & b Henry4055825272.72
c Raval b Henry66891128274.15
c Williamson b Boult371251586029.60
b Henry1838513047.36
c Taylor b de Grandhomme1832462156.25
c Santner b Wagner324360012.50
c Boult b Wagner717241041.17
lbw b de Grandhomme710131070.00
b Boult1416233087.50
not out 49171044.44
Extras(b 4, lb 4, w 6)14
TOTAL106 Ov (RR: 3.00, 444 Mins)319
Fall of wickets: 1-72 (Kieran Powell, 18.1 ov), 2-166 (Shimron Hetmyer, 44.2 ov), 3-231 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 77.5 ov), 4-257 (Shai Hope, 86.2 ov), 5-273 (Roston Chase, 89.3 ov), 6-286 (Sunil Ambris, 97.1 ov), 7-288 (Shane Dowrich, 98.1 ov), 8-301 (Kemar Roach, 101.2 ov), 9-301 (Jason Holder, 102.3 ov), 10-319 (Miguel Cummins, 105.6 ov)
86.2 to SD Hope, got him at gully. Gets this to lift up at Hope from a length. It's angled across the channel again but is a lot closer to his body. Forces him to try and defend off the back foot. He doesn't do much wrong. Is just late on it because of the extra bounce. The edge loops in front of gully who takes a simple catch. 257/4
105.6 to ML Cummins, 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.. 319/10
18.1 to KOA Powell, chipped back to the bowler. And Henry strikes for New Zealand. I have no doubt that the momentum loss from that long break contributed to this. Maybe he was just not feeling right in his new helmet, maybe he lost concentration, maybe he just played with hard hands because that's what he has been doing for the last few overs. But Powell sees the full delivery early enough, and drives back with hard hands. Henry sticks out his right hand and hangs on. 72/1
44.2 to SO Hetmyer, top edge lobs up for extra cover, and he runs backwards to his left to take a simple on with the reverse-cup. That persistent angle and length from Henry has worked. This is going away from off stump at a length. He looks to whip it wide of mid-on but closes the face too early. End of an exciting innings, but the chance was always around with his approach. 166/2
89.3 to RL Chase, chops it on. Chases a wide ball outside off, doesn't get very close to it. It's short but skids through lower than he expects as he pulls out the cut shot. Gets it off the inside edge and it all looks very average as the ball tonks the base of middle stump. Chase is on his knees, exasperated. 273/5
97.1 to SW Ambris, 120 kph, an awful stroke to start after the break. De Grandhomme just hangs it out there, on a length and wide outside off. Ambris pokes his bat at the ball, a wafty nothing. The ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Taylor at wide slip. A very leave-able delivery, should have been left. 286/6
101.2 to KAJ Roach, given! Is there bat on that? Given out lbw. It did not carry to first slip. On a length around middle and off, the ball moves back juuust enough to beat the inside edge and strike Roach in front of middle. No bat. Three reds on HawkEye and West Indies are eight down. De Grandhomme's gentle seamers does it again, not scything through but generating sufficient lateral movement. 301/8
98.1 to SO Dowrich, tame. West Indies falling apart now. It's a full delivery outside off, Dowrich's front foot comes close to the pitch belatedly, all a result of his short deliveries prior to lunch. His hands are quick, but his feet slow, which means his balance is terrible. All it does is help him skew a catch to point off the outside half.. 288/7
102.3 to JO Holder, Wagner strikes, nine for the match! Another short delivery, but angled across the right-hander. That meant Holder was never going to be in control of the pull, he gets a thick leading edge which lobs up for square leg to take. NZ on the verge of a series lead. 301/9
77.5 to KC Brathwaite, pad or bat first? If it's pad, that's probably out. New Zealand take the risk and review. Flat and straight, keeps sliding on. Brathwaite goes back, gets his bat down on it too late, the ball goes on to kiss the back pad before hitting the bat. Three reds on HawkEye and the decision is overturned. Brathwaite was fooled slightly by the length, because it was short and quick, he went back. But should have played it with a straighter bat. 231/3
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Fri, 01 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 85/2 (Jeet Raval 29*, Ross Taylor 12*, 38 ov)
Sat, 02 Dec - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 447/9 (Tom Blundell 57*, Trent Boult 2*, 127 ov)
Sun, 03 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 214/2 (Kraigg Brathwaite 79*, Shai Hope 21*, 66 ov)
Mon, 04 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 319 (106 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 140 balls (KC Brathwaite 28, SD Hope 22, Ex 0)
  • Over 77.5: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - KC Brathwaite (Upheld)
  • New ball taken after 80 overs
  • Drinks: West Indies - 242/3 in 83.0 overs (SD Hope 32, RL Chase 0)
  • West Indies: 250 runs in 84.3 overs (507 balls), Extras 13
  • Lunch: West Indies - 286/5 in 97.0 overs (SW Ambris 18, SO Dowrich 3)
  • West Indies: 300 runs in 100.1 overs (601 balls), Extras 14
  • Over 101.2: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - KAJ Roach (Struck down)
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Series resultNew Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2284
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days1,2,3,4 December 2017 - day (5-day match)
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