result
1st Test, Wellington, Nov 30 - Dec 4 2017, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(106 ov)134 & 319
New Zealand won by an innings and 67 runs
player of the match
Neil Wagner
New Zealand
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand inflict another collapse to seal innings victory

West Indies' resistance came undone on the fourth day as they lost eight wickets in under one-and-a-half sessions to lose by an innings

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Scorer: Thilak Ram
Commentator: Nikhil Kalro
Scorecard summary
West Indies134/10(45.4 overs)1st INNINGS
New Zealand520/9(148.4 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies319/10(106 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 1068 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 319/10CRR: 3.00 
Shannon Gabriel4 (9)
Trent Boult23-5-87-2
Neil Wagner22-3-102-2

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."

105.6
W
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 (23m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 87.5
105.5
4
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

105.4
Boult to Cummins, no run

shortish delivery outside off, Cummins avoid that again

105.3
4
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"

105.2
Boult to Cummins, no run

short delivery outside off, Cummins sways away

105.1
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 (9)
Miguel Cummins6 (10)
Neil Wagner22-3-102-2
Trent Boult22-5-79-1
104.6
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.

104.5
Wagner to Gabriel, no run

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

104.4
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

104.3
Wagner to Gabriel, no run

short down leg, Gabriel avoids this awkwardly

104.2
Wagner to Gabriel, no run

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

104.1
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 (10)
Shannon Gabriel4 (3)
Trent Boult22-5-79-1
Neil Wagner21-2-102-2
103.6
Boult to Cummins, no run

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

103.5
Boult to Cummins, no run

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

103.4
4
Boult to Cummins, FOUR runs

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

103.3
2
Boult to Cummins, 2 runs

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

103.2
Boult to Cummins, no run

good length outside off, misses his drive by a mile

103.1
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 (3)
Miguel Cummins0 (4)
Neil Wagner21-2-102-2
Colin de Grandhomme19-3-40-2
102.6
Wagner to Gabriel, no run

short outside off, played away

102.5
4
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

Best performances - batsmen
Tom Blundell portrait
TA Blundell
107 runs (180)
13 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
pull
23 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
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Colin de Grandhomme portrait
C de Grandhomme
105 runs (74)
11 fours
3 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
on drive
31 runs
3 fours
3 sixes
741582142323
Best performances - bowlers
Neil Wagner portrait
N Wagner
O
14.4
M
2
R
39
W
7
ECO
2.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W4W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Matt Henry portrait
MJ Henry
O
24
M
6
R
57
W
3
ECO
2.38
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of New Zealand
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Neil Wagner
Neil Wagner
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 match (5-day match)
Test debut
Sunil Ambris
Sunil Ambris
Tom Blundell
Tom Blundell
Umpires
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Ian Gould
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Wayne Knights
Match Referee
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Chris Broad