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RESULT
2nd Test, Hamilton, December 09 - 12, 2017, West Indies tour of New Zealand
373 & 291/8d
(T:444) 221 & 203

New Zealand won by 240 runs

Player Of The Match
107*
ross-taylor
New Zealand 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Details
New Zealand 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jeet Raval c †Dowrich b Gabriel8415723115053.50
Tom Latham c †Dowrich b Cummins2256854039.28
Kane Williamson (c)c †Dowrich b Cummins43961265044.79
Ross Taylor c †Dowrich b Roach1630432053.33
Henry Nicholls lbw b Reifer1326441050.00
Mitchell Santner  b Gabriel24731012132.87
Colin de Grandhomme  b Gabriel58631015492.06
Tom Blundell  b Gabriel2848684058.33
Neil Wagner c Hope b Roach11114009.09
Tim Southee c & b Roach3139751279.48
Trent Boult not out 37274152137.03
Extras(lb 1, nb 12, w 3)16
TOTAL102.2 Ov (RR: 3.64, 469 Mts)373
Fall of wickets: 1-65 (Tom Latham, 19.6 ov), 2-154 (Kane Williamson, 49.2 ov), 3-159 (Jeet Raval, 52.3 ov), 4-186 (Ross Taylor, 57.2 ov), 5-189 (Henry Nicholls, 61.4 ov), 6-265 (Mitchell Santner, 80.2 ov), 7-275 (Colin de Grandhomme, 84.1 ov), 8-286 (Neil Wagner, 87.3 ov), 9-312 (Tom Blundell, 94.1 ov), 10-373 (Tim Southee, 102.2 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shannon Gabriel25411944.7610914217
52.3 to JA Raval, oh, what a beauty! That's a brute of a delivery from Gabriel. Yet again Raval falls short of a hundred, but jeez, really gotta wonder if there's anything he could have done about this. On a length, rips away as Raval is forced to play at it. Presented a straight bat but the movement is so subtle and so late that it takes the outside edge to leave him completely off-guard. 159/3
80.2 to MJ Santner, bowled him. Gabriel strikes immediately after the new ball is taken. Santner plays all over this one. It's a length ball, comes on straight enough and Santner plays haphazardly across the line to lose his middle stump. Crucial blow for West Indies. Gives them an opening back into this Test again. 265/6
84.1 to C de Grandhomme, right through his defence. This is full, fast and angles back in at length to skid through and beat de Grandhomme's feeble push as this sneaks through the gap between bat and pad after a thin inside edge to crash into the stumps.. 275/7
94.1 to TA Blundell, are they checking for a no-ball? Gabriel has picked his fourth with a beauty that jags back in a long way to roll back onto the stumps off the bottom edge. He hopped back to defend but this delivery kept a touch low. Blundell's played a handy knock.. 312/9
Kemar Roach23.285832.481139001
57.2 to LRPL Taylor, too close for the cut. Taylor got away with it in the previous over, not this time. Once again, no feet movement, also got cramped for room. This was banged in short so there's just that little bit of extra bounce for Roach. The healthy edge is pouched on the second attempt by Dowrich as West Indies continue to rise here in Hamilton even as the clouds gather.. 186/4
87.3 to N Wagner, wow, this is simply stunning at gully. This flew off the blade of the bat as Wagner looked to work this through the on side, but the ball swung away late to take a thick edge as Hope threw himself full stretch to his left to pull off a one-handed stunner. You wouldn't have been mistaken into looking towards the third man boundary because the ball had already passed him as he stretched to complete it. What a start for West Indies.. 286/8
102.2 to TG Southee, has that carried? Oh, yes, it has. Good, sharp catch as Roach makes up for the earlier lapse. Southee drags a short of a length delivery back with a flat bat towards Roach who gets down in time and tries to grab it with both hands. The ball just kind of sticks in his right hand. 373/10
Miguel Cummins2045722.85945124
19.6 to TWM Latham, Latham perishes to the short ball. This is what West Indies need to do. More of this: bang it in at pace and don't give the batsmen room. Shapes up for a pull but can't really free his arms. Ekes out a top-edge to the wicketkeeper. 65/1
49.2 to KS Williamson, has he got an edge there? Yes he has. But Rod Tucker isn't sure if it carried. Eventually gives it out. Williamson out to a poor ball. Another leg-sidish ball that he tries to tuck away but gets strangled down that line and gets a clear edge that is taken by Dowrich. 154/2
Roston Chase1319006.924710500
Raymon Reifer1783612.11886000
61.4 to HM Nicholls, first Test wicket for Reifer and it is well deserved. Kept plugging away and has been rewarded for his accuracy. Gets this length ball to nip back in off the seam to beat Nicholls' tentative forward push. He's hit on the knee roll. The only reason why the batsman would've reviewed that was to check if it may have been a tad too high, but ball tracking confirms that would've hit middle and leg as it comes back to Rod Tucker's as umpire's call. Big moment. His head was well outside the line of the ball as he tried to defend that. 189/5
Kraigg Brathwaite401203.00180100
West Indies 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite (c)c Southee b de Grandhomme661161749156.89
Kieran Powell c †Blundell b Southee033000.00
Shimron Hetmyer c & b Boult2842494166.66
Shai Hope c Taylor b Southee1528442153.57
Roston Chase  b de Grandhomme1221303057.14
Sunil Ambris hit wicket b Boult210160020.00
Shane Dowrich c & b Wagner3545697077.77
Raymon Reifer not out 23891191125.84
Kemar Roach c Boult b Wagner1727413062.96
Miguel Cummins  b Boult1519343078.94
Shannon Gabriel  b Boult011000.00
Extras(b 1, w 7)8
TOTAL66.5 Ov (RR: 3.30, 294 Mts)221
Fall of wickets: 1-5 (Kieran Powell, 0.6 ov), 2-46 (Shimron Hetmyer, 13.3 ov), 3-90 (Shai Hope, 23.4 ov), 4-112 (Roston Chase, 30.4 ov), 5-117 (Sunil Ambris, 33.5 ov), 6-135 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 40.1 ov), 7-169 (Shane Dowrich, 50.1 ov), 8-204 (Kemar Roach, 59.3 ov), 9-221 (Miguel Cummins, 66.4 ov), 10-221 (Shannon Gabriel, 66.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Southee1993421.78985010
0.6 to KOA Powell, is that an inside edge? Yes, a clear one. That's a ripper from Southee. Now he gets one to move the other way. This is also a loose shot from Powell. He really shouldn't have been poking at that one. It's a length ball, pitches outside off and he hangs the bat out. But it moves inwards pretty late and gets an inside edge. 5/1
23.4 to SD Hope, this time the edge carries to first slip. Angled in at middle and leg and Hope is playing the angle. But the ball straightens and takes the outside edge to give Ross Taylor a straightforward catch. 90/3
Trent Boult20.557343.5010011120
13.3 to SO Hetmyer, athleticism and reflexes right out of the top drawer. Boult has pulled off the catch of New Zealand's summer so far. 'So what if you can't take it at slip? I'll do it myself.' This was a length ball that bounced just a touch more to take the top part of Hetmyer's bat. That's only part one. This lobbed back towards Boult, who was nowhere near the line of this delivery because his followthrough was taking him away. But the moment he saw the ball lobbed high, he quickly changed tracks and transferred momentum to his left before diving full length to his left to pluck that one-handed stunner. Wow, words can't do justice to this. Outstanding from Boult. A gentle smile to soak in the wicket. What a guy, what an entertainer.. 46/2
33.5 to SW Ambris, Oh, dear. Ambris is out hit wicket again. Was out that way on debut too. He can't believe what he's done. Boult bangs a short ball in towards his ribcage, and while he does well to get on top of the bounce, he was too far back inside the crease as he clipped the stumps with his right shoe. Unfortunate, but you've got to be more aware than that. West Indies sliding.. 117/5
66.4 to ML Cummins, oh, what a jaffer! That's a brute from Boult. Top delivery. Good length ball, curves in towards his middle stump and Cummins plays down that line as he backs away slightly. But the ball swings away late and ends up making him look clueless as he's sticking his bat out loosely and takes out the off-stump. 221/9
66.5 to ST Gabriel, and that's another one. Make that two in two. Another length ball, this time the movement is the opposite but it changes direction almost identically. Slanted across his off-stump and Gabriel takes his foot towards the line of the delivery. But it jags in off the seam and flattens his middle stump. Two top deliveries to wrap up the innings. 221/10
Colin de Grandhomme1214023.33547000
30.4 to RL Chase, one ball after that stunning shot de Grandhomme produces a beauty. A length ball and Chase presents the full face of his bat looking for another punchy drive. But the ball straightens and Chase's foot is planted down the wrong line, close to leg stump. The big gap between bat and pad means he can't cover for the late movement and loses his stumps. 112/4
40.1 to KC Brathwaite, stunning catch on the second attempt at short cover. Brilliant second grab because the ball bobbled out of his hands as he leapt high, this was destined to be dropped but he had excellent awareness to recover and then dive to complete the catch just as it was about to hit the ground with one hand. The leading edge from Brathwaite flew to the man there because he went at it with hard hands.. 135/6
Neil Wagner1527324.86649300
50.1 to SO Dowrich, ill-advised pull shot. Gets too big on him. Reiffer at the other end was getting under them so well. Should have just followed that template. Instead tries to fetch one from outside off and gets a healthy top-edge. Wagner shifts a few steps to his right and settles under it. 169/7
59.3 to KAJ Roach, rash cricket. Not sure what he was trying to do. Sure you can look for boundaries, but this was bordering on the irresponsible. Backs away to slash but this short ball gets big on him, doesn't have the room as well but goes through with the stroke and ends up top-edging this to third man.. 204/8
New Zealand 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Jeet Raval c & b Cummins424350016.66
Tom Latham lbw b Reifer2246773047.82
Kane Williamson (c) b Cummins5464988084.37
Ross Taylor not out 10719827311054.04
Henry Nicholls c †Dowrich b Cummins58121062.50
Mitchell Santner c Ambris b Chase2640674165.00
Colin de Grandhomme lbw b Gabriel2231462170.96
Tom Blundell c Powell b Gabriel11117009.09
Neil Wagner c Hope b Chase836361022.22
Tim Southee not out 22203340110.00
Extras(b 4, lb 2, nb 12, w 2)20
TOTAL77.4 Ov (RR: 3.74, 351 Mts)291/8d
Did not bat: Trent Boult 
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (Jeet Raval, 7.1 ov), 2-42 (Tom Latham, 15.6 ov), 3-100 (Kane Williamson, 28.1 ov), 4-111 (Henry Nicholls, 30.6 ov), 5-161 (Mitchell Santner, 45.2 ov), 6-212 (Colin de Grandhomme, 56.4 ov), 7-235 (Tom Blundell, 60.3 ov), 8-257 (Neil Wagner, 69.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shannon Gabriel1505223.46686008
56.4 to C de Grandhomme, he's rooted to the crease and plays outside the line as this length ball angles in to beat the inside edge and hit him on the back pad. Distance wise, it didn't have a long way to travel. Bizarre turn of events. Third umpire Ian Gould first goes back to Rod Tucker to say 'not out' because he didn't have any conclusive evidence of an inside edge, but he forgot to check for ball tracking. Then after a minute's confusion, he takes a look at the tracker which shows the ball would've smashed into the stumps. Tucker, who was about to raise his finger, is asked to wait before he makes the final decision. Plenty of confusion, but that is only because Gould forgot to check ball tracking in the first place. No problems, though. In the end, the right decision was made.. 212/6
60.3 to TA Blundell, nicked and right into the bucket hands of Powell at slip. The bounce did the trick. Blundell pushes at this with an angled bat when he could've perhaps let this go. The zip off the pitch meant this flew off the edge. 235/7
Kemar Roach612804.66255001
Miguel Cummins1716934.057210012
7.1 to JA Raval, oh, dear! What a loose shot. Raval really throws it away. Cummins strikes first ball. A shortish ball that's really a bit too wide for Raval who tries to fetch a pull. And it's not short enough either so he all he can do is manage a drag back into the hands of Cummins who takes a sharp return catch. Horrid stroke, honestly. 11/1
28.1 to KS Williamson, oh, what a scorcher! Tell you what, that was too good for even Williamson. An absolutely unplayable delivery. This, in fact, would be too good for anyone. He has managed to get past the oft-impregnable defences of the New Zealand captain. A flawless yorker that rips in from outside off. Williamson jams the bat down but nothing he can do about it. Doesn't manage any sort of contact and loses his stumps. If ever there was a textbook display of a yorker, this was it. Ball of the match so far, methinks. 100/3
30.6 to HM Nicholls, first there was the yorker and now the short ball. They are both supreme deliveries. This one's angled across just enough to force Nicholls to play at it. He shifts back and jumps, but can't get on top of the bounce entirely and nicks off a catch to the wicketkeeper. 111/4
Raymon Reifer1315214.00535111
15.6 to TWM Latham, reward for being deadly accurate. Latham plays all around a length ball and is a dead duck. Spontaneous decision from umpire Rod Tucker. He angled this back in to the stumps, Latham looks to play this towards square leg/midwicket when he was better off playing towards mid-on. The only thing that could've saved him was an inside edge but here there was none. What's worse is he reviewed it in consultation with his captain. Waste of a review. This is one of the easier decisions Tucker would've made in his career. New Zealand lose a review. 42/2
Kraigg Brathwaite903303.66321100
Roston Chase17.415122.88807000
45.2 to MJ Santner, rush of blood for Santner, and he's holed out to long-on. Excellent catch from Ambris, this was swirling in the air for a long, long time. He called for it, ran in a few paces, settled himself underneath this and pouched it cleanly. Santner was looking to smash this over the commentary box, but didn't get to the pitch of the ball as Chase cleverly held his length back. That meant he only managed to hit this off the top part of the bat and skew it straight up in the air for someone to take it.. 161/5
69.6 to N Wagner, he can't believe he's just slapped this straight to point. This was short, had enough width and he's ended up slicing this to the fielder. Soft dismissal.. 257/8
West Indies 2nd Innings (T: 444 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite (c)c Williamson b Boult2037582054.05
Kieran Powell c Southee b Boult036000.00
Shimron Hetmyer c Wagner b Southee15152230100.00
Shai Hope c de Grandhomme b Wagner2350654046.00
Roston Chase c de Grandhomme b Wagner64981728065.30
Sunil Ambris retired hurt not o 56191083.33
Shane Dowrich c Nicholls b Wagner021000.00
Raymon Reifer c Williamson b Southee291091355026.60
Kemar Roach  b Santner3244574172.72
Miguel Cummins c Boult b Santner919330147.36
Shannon Gabriel not out 00100-
Extras(lb 5, w 1)6
TOTAL63.5 Ov (RR: 3.18, 289 Mts)203
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Kieran Powell, 1.3 ov), 2-27 (Shimron Hetmyer, 6.3 ov), 3-43 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 13.1 ov), 4-68 (Shai Hope, 19.6 ov), 4-80* (Sunil Ambris, retired hurt not o), 5-80 (Shane Dowrich, 23.3 ov), 6-158 (Roston Chase, 51.1 ov), 7-166 (Raymon Reifer, 56.1 ov), 8-203 (Miguel Cummins, 63.4 ov), 9-203 (Kemar Roach, 63.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Tim Southee1937123.73797200
6.3 to SO Hetmyer, oh, what a terrible shot to play! With five minutes left in the day. Oh, dear! He's just caught in between on neither foot. Hetmyer just drills it with hard hands and straight into the hands of mid-off. It moved away slightly and he found the outside part of his bat. 27/2
56.1 to RA Reifer, brilliant catch at gully. Williamson with a stunner. He just makes it seem so simple. Not prodigiously swinging or anything. Reifer just pays the price for going after a wide delivery and gets an outside edge. Williamson gets down to his left in a jiffy and sticks the left hand out to take a stunning catch. 166/7
Trent Boult1615223.25748000
1.3 to KOA Powell, a ripper from Boult. Two deliveries after the hat-trick ball he has struck. They're checking if the ball has carried. Soft signal is out. Short of a length, angling in on middle and leg and straightening. Powell is squared up and gets an outside edge that is taken low by third slip. Seems alright there but the umpire wants to have a zoomed in look. Remember that soft signal is out, so need substantial evidence to overturn. Actually, no need of that because it has clearly carried. Pair for Powell and West Indies lose their first. 4/1
13.1 to KC Brathwaite, Wicket No. 200 for Boult in Tests! Sixth New Zealander to do so. This is a poor stroke from the West Indies captain. Short of length outside off, he's lured by the width as he looks to steer this behind point, but the ball gets big on him as he looks to force it and flies to the right of gully where Kane Williamson comes up with a fine grab. Under the circumstances, you have to question the shot selection there, especially when trying to grind the bowlers down was the need of the hour.. 43/3
Neil Wagner1554232.80717010
19.6 to SD Hope, that's another poor shot. Wagner strikes in his first over on the fourth day. And it's another decently-set batsman who has got out here. The inanity of these shots is just magnified so much because of the situation. In a chase of 400 when you are battling for survival he goes for an ambitious hook to a short ball and gets a top-edge for his troubles. Held at deep backward square leg. 68/4
23.3 to SO Dowrich, Dowrich bounced out second ball. He had done well the previous delivery to keep it down but that was angled across him. Now it's a more attacking line, comes in around his middle and leg line and he is forced to play at it. Does his best to get on top of the bounce but cannot keep it down. Knocked into the hands of forward short leg. 80/5
51.1 to RL Chase, and finally the partnership has been broken. Another short ball does the job. Wagner bangs it in and Chase cannot control his pull. Gets a top-edge that is snaffled by de Grandhomme running in from deep backward square leg. West Indies effectively seven down. 158/6
Colin de Grandhomme952002.22464000
Mitchell Santner4.501322.68201000
63.4 to ML Cummins, a similar shot and this time Boult takes it well. Tries to slog it big over deep midwicket and gets a leading edge. A thick one, off the outside of the bat and Boult just runs forward and settles under it. He seems unhappy, seems like he had the sun in his face again. 203/8
63.5 to KAJ Roach, and that's the end of it. Santner finishes it off with a double-strike. A comprehensive win for New Zealand. A sliding length ball on middle and leg. Roach is playing the line but does not account for the turn as the ball rips away and takes out the stumps. 203/9
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MATCH DETAILS
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Series
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
New Zealand
Ross Taylor
Series resultNew Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2287
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days9,10,11,12 December 2017 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Raymon Reifer
Raymon Reifer
Umpires
Australia
Bruce Oxenford
Australia
Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
England
Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Chris Brown
Match Referee
England
Chris Broad
CLOSE OF PLAY
Sat, 09 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 286/7 (Tom Blundell 12*, Neil Wagner 1*, 87 ov)
Sun, 10 Dec - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 215/8 (Raymon Reifer 22*, Miguel Cummins 10*, 64 ov)
Mon, 11 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 30/2 (Kraigg Brathwaite 13*, Shai Hope 1*, 8 ov)
Tue, 12 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 203 (63.5 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 15.6 overs (96 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: West Indies - 68/3 in 19.5 overs (SD Hope 23, RL Chase 9)
  • SW Ambris retired hurt at 80/4 (5, 23.1 overs)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 33.3 overs (201 balls), Extras 2
  • Lunch: West Indies - 106/5 in 34.0 overs (RL Chase 32, RA Reifer 9)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 133 balls (RL Chase 32, RA Reifer 16, Ex 2)
  • RL Chase: 50 off 89 balls (7 x 4)
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 48.6 overs (294 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: West Indies - 153/5 in 50.0 overs (RL Chase 62, RA Reifer 24)
  • Over 58.4: Review by New Zealand (Bowling), Umpire - BNJ Oxenford, Batsman - KAJ Roach (Struck down)
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 62.6 overs (378 balls), Extras 6
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