Chris Gayle, the West Indies captain, has said his team will look to score at least another 50 runs on the fifth day of the deciding Test at McLean Park to extend their advantage. Gayle ended his three-year century drought with an unbeaten 146 and steered his team to a lead of 214 with three second-innings wickets in hand.
"I will be looking to come back tomorrow and push on to see how many more I can get," Gayle said. "We still have three wickets in hand so I will be looking for as many as possible.
"We would probably look for another 50 runs and build from that. The pitch is still good for batting so we won't be taking anything for granted."
Gayle shared a stand of 124 with Brendan Nash after the pair came together with West Indies in a spot of bother at 106 for 4. He began his innings aggressively but later dropped anchor to ensure his team to safety till stumps. He spent 40 balls in the 90s before finally reaching his ton, off 189 balls. He has occupied the crease for 434 minutes and this innings is so far the slowest of his eight Test centuries.
"I had to make the adjustment from my natural attacking game," he said. "The team required it. One thing I am delighted about is that I played the patient role, making them [New Zealand] come to me as much as possible."
Out of seven Tests in Napier, only two have produced decisive results. West Indies haven't won a Test in New Zealand since 1995.