West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Jamaica, 3rd day
Bowlers Alive New Zealand Hopes05-Aug-2012 04:58:00 GMT
Jamaica: The Blackcaps bowlers have kept their team in the match after another solid display with the ball on day three of the Test match against the West Indies in Jamaica.
Starting the day on 59 for two, the New Zealand batsmen struggled through to 154, giving them an overall lead of 205 runs.
The West Indies have grafted their way to 135 for four at stumps , leaving the home side 71 runs short of their target.
Trent Boult got the defence underway positively, again swinging the new ball prodigiously and soon had Chris Gayle trapped in front for eight in the third over.
Five balls later Tim Southee removed Kieron Powell the same way for six and things were looking rosy for the visitors.
The seamers continued to beat the bat but Assad Fudadin and Samuels managed to negotiate the difficult period, going to tea at 56 for two.
However, Samuels was fortunate to survive with BJ Watling shelling a catch off the bowling of Bracewell just three balls before the break.
A useful 74 runs partnership followed with Neil Wagner ending the third wicket stand when he bowled Fudadin for 27.
Bracewell then removed the key wicket of Samuels for 52, reducing the West Indies to 113 for four with Shivnarine Chanderpaul (20) and night-watchman Kemar Roach (10) resuming tomorrow.
Earlier, The West Indies bowling attack applied pressure from their first ball with the New Zealand batsmen unable to respond, losing five wickets for 50 runs in the first session.
Neil Wagner was the first to go with the night-watchman hurried by a Tino Best short ball, edging it in the air to the wicket-keeper.
Best soon had his second when Taylor nicked out for a duck and Brendon McCullum followed shortly after for 19 when he was caught bat-pad off the bowling of Narsingh Deonarine.
Their problems were compounded when Deonarine had Kane Williamson caught at first slip for eight while Kruger van Wyk lasted just 15 deliveries before he holed out to deep square leg for five to hand Sunil Narine his first
New Zealand went to tea at 109 for seven with just Brownlie and the bowlers left in the pavilion.
A 37 run partnership developed for the eighth wicket but the spin of Narine undid Bracewell who was caught at short-leg for 14.
Brownlie (35) tried to accelerate the run-rate by clearing the field only to find mid-off while Tim Southee was the last man out, caught on the boundary for seven.
New Zealand 260 (Guptill 71, Taylor 60, Roach 4-70) and 154 (Deonarine 4-37, Narine 3-19)
West Indies 209 (Samuels 123, Boult 3-58, Bracewell 3-46) and 135 for 4 (Samuels 52)
Status West Indies need 71 runs to win