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Windies routed for 193
WELLINGTON—LATEST: The West Indies were last night forced to follow on after being bowled out for 193 by the home side.
Returning to the crease on an overnight 158 for four, the Windies lower order offered little resistance as four players failed to score.
At the end of the second day’s play on Wednesday, Kirk Edwards and Marlon Samuels had scored half centuries to lead a West Indies fight back, but a top order slump left New Zealand in control of the second Test at Basin reserve.
Edwards hit 55, his second consecutive half-century of the series and Samuels was unbeaten on 50, his first in six innings as West Indies, replying to the New Zealanders’ first innings total of 441, reached 158 for four at the close.
Edwards followed up his 59 in the second innings of the first Test with another solid innings that included a half-dozen boundaries from 74 balls in close to two hours.
He was caught at cover off left-arm medium-fast bowler Corey Anderson from a leading edge, leaving the Windies wobbling on 103 for three.
Samuels signaled a return to form with nine fours from 57 balls in an hour-and-a-half of solid batting in which he took advantage of some loose New Zealand bowling in the closing overs to add some respectability to the innings.
Edwards and fellow opener Kieran Powell endured a few testing deliveries from new-ball pair of Tim Southee and Trent Boult to give West Indies a steady start of 47 for the first wicket before two wickets in quick succession had the visitors scrambling.
Powell was trapped lbw by an in-swinging delivery from Southee for 21, which he challenged thinking he had gotten an inside edge, only to be disappointed.
Bravo, a double century-maker in the previous Test, never got chance to settle before he edged Anderson three overs later and was caught at second slip for four.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul drove loosely at a delivery outside the off-stump from Boult and was caught at cover for six, leaving Samuels and Narsingh Deonarine, not out on 11, to bat through until stumps were drawn.
Earlier, West Indies were frustrated by the weather and stubborn batting from the New Zealanders’ lower order before dismissing their opponents just before the rescheduled lunch.
Light to moderate showers delayed the start of the day by 1 ¼ hours and Persistent rain had also delayed the start to the West Indies’ first innings, as not a ball was bowled between the re-scheduled lunch interval and tea break.
Wicketkeeper/batsman Bradley-John Watling anchored the bottom half of the Black Caps’ batting with a resolute 65.
Watling shared a record last-wicket stand of 58 with Boult as inconsistent bowling continued to haunt West Indies.
NEW ZEALAND 1st Inns (o/n 307 for six)
P Fulton c wkpr Ramdin b Sammy 6
H Rutherford c wkpr Ramdin b Best 11
K Williamson c *Sammy b Best 45
R Taylor c Shillingford b Gabriel 129
B McCullum c Edwards b Deonarine 37
Corey Anderson c Powell b Shillingford 38
B Watling b Gabriel 65
T Southee c Bravo b Sammy 21
I Sodhi c wkpr Ramdin b Best 27
N Wagner c *Sammy b Best 0
T Boult not out 38
Extras: (b16, lb6, nb2) 24
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Fulton), 2-24 (Rutherford), 3-112 (Williamson), 4-189 ( McCullum), 5-257 (Anderson), 6-296 (Taylor), 7-334 (Southee), 8-383 (Sodhi), 9-383 (Wagner)
Bowling: Best 21-1-110-4; Gabriel 25.1-5-86-2 (nb1); Sammy 25-3-92-2; Shillingford 28-4-92-1 (nb1); Deonarine 16-2-39-1
WEST INDIES 1st Inns
K Edwards c Rutherford b Anderson 55
K Powell lbw b Southee 21
DM Bravo c Fulton b Anderson 4
M Samuels not out 50
S Chanderpaul c Anderson b Boult 6
N Deonarine not out 11
Extras: (lb6, w1, nb4) 11
TOTAL: (4 wkts) 158
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Powell), 2-67 (Bravo), 3-103 (Edwards), 4-119 (Chanderpaul)
Bowling: Boult 9-3-25-1; Southee 9-1-40-1 (w1); Wagner 7-1-37-0 (nb4); Anderson 7-1-20-2; Sodhi 3-1-18-0; Williamson 2-0-12-0
Position: West Indies trail by 283 with six first innings wickets standing
Umpires: I Gould (England), P Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire: N Llong (England)
Match referee: R Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
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