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Routine unravelling of batting costs Windies
HAMILTON— New Zealand was 89-1 against West Indies at lunch earlier this morning (last night TT time) on the fourth day of the third cricket Test, still needing 33 runs to win the match and take the three-Test series 2-0 at Seddon Park in New Zealand at press time.
Hamish Rutherford was 33 not out and Kane Williamson 39 not out in an unbroken partnership of 56.
New Zealand resumed at 6-0, chasing 122 to win the match after bowling out West Indies for 103 in the second innings in the last session on the third day, yesterday. The tourists held an 18-run first innings lead when they dismissed New Zealand for 349 in reply to their 367.
Opener Peter Fulton was the only New Zealand batsman dismissed before lunch, caught and bowled by West Indies captain Darren Sammy for ten when the home side was 33.
Yesterday, the Black Caps were dismissed for 349 in their first innings before tea and then their pace attack ripped through the West Indies for 103, including the final three wickets in one over from Tim Southee which have taken him to 101 for his career.
Trent Boult grabbed four wickets, Neil Wagner had two and Corey Anderson took the other.
Boult came out swinging, bowling opener Kraigg Braithwaite for seven, claiming Kieran Powell for a duck and Kirk Edwards for one, both to catches.
Then all-rounder Corey Anderson removed Marlon Samuels for eight—before a spectacular backwards diving catch by Kane Williamson in the slips took the key wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul for 20, off Neil Wagner.
Anderson also removed Narsingh Deonarine for 13 and Boult snared Danesh Ramdin lbw for 18.
Earlier, Ross Taylor became just the second New Zealander after Mark Burgess to hit centuries in three consecutive Tests before he was out for 131.
Taylor opened up after hitting a powerful four to reach his 11th century—he hit back-to-back sixes then a four in one over, before the 29-year-old was caught out at third man.
The West Indies then made quick inroads—Southee went lbw for 18 to spin bowler Sunil Narine, who also bowled Ish Sodhi for nine.
Captain Brendon McCullum, Anderson and BJ Watling were all caught out, McCullum first to go for 12, nicking one behind early on.
Anderson fell before lunch at deep square leg for 39, after putting on a 50-run partnership with Taylor.
Watling was caught behind for 20 after lunch, when the hosts were 249 for five, after resuming on 156 for three. Narine took six wickets for 91.
The West Indies trail 0-1 in the three-Test series after rain forced a draw in the first match in Dunedin and the Caribbean side suffered an innings and 73 runs defeat in the second test in Wellington.
West Indies 1st inns 367
New Zealand 1st inns 349
West Indies 2nd inns
K Brathwaite b Boult 7
K Edwards c Watling b Boult 1
K Powell c Southee b Boult 0
M Samuels c Watling b Anderson 8
S Chanderpaul c Williamson b Wagner 20
N Deonarine c Taylor b Wagner 13
D Ramdin lbw b Boult 18
D Sammy c Watling b Southee 24
S Narine not out 0
V Permaul lbw b Southee 0
T Best lbw b Southee 0
Extras: (lb12) 12
Total: (all out) 103
Fall of wickets 1-12 (Brathwaite, 4.1 ov), 2-12 (Powell, 4.6 ov), 3-13 (Edwards, 8.1 ov), 4-40 (Samuels, 16.3 ov), 5-46 (Chanderpaul, 17.5 ov), 6-75 (Deonarine, 25.2 ov), 7-91 (Ramdin, 28.5 ov), 8-103 (Sammy, 31.1 ov), 9-103 (Permaul, 31.3 ov), 10-103 (Best, 31.5 ov)
Bowling: T Boult 10-4-23-4; T Southee 8.5-5-12-3; C Anderson 6-0-22-1; N Wagner 7-1-34-2
New Zealand 2nd Inns
P Fulton c and b Sammy 10
H Rutherford not out 33
K Williamson not out 39
Extras: (6b, 1nb) 7
Total: (for 1 wicket) 89
Fall of wicket: 1-33.
Still to bat: Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, BJ Watling, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.
Bowling: Tino Best 4-2-9-0, Sunil Narine 16-6-39-0, Darren Sammy 9-3-21-1 (1nb), Veerasammy Permaul 3-1-14-0.
Toss: New Zealand.
Series: New Zealand leads the three-match series 1-0.
Umpires: Nigel Llong and Ian Gould, England
Third umpire: Paul Reiffel, Australia
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama, Sri Lanka
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