West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Jamaica, 1st day
Roach Stars as Windies Dismiss Kiwis on 26003-Aug-2012 02:45:00 GMT
Jamaica: New Zealand folded up for 260 after Kemar Roach picked up 4 wickets. In reply, West Indies were 11/0 at the end of Day 1 at Jamaica.
The West Indies will feel they got the better of the first day having picked up wickets at crucial times to dismiss the visitors after 82.5 overs.
The home side then managed to see out the final five overs of the day without losing a wicket and will resume tomorrow at 11 for none.
The West Indies pace attack made the most of helpful conditions after winning the toss and inserting the New Zealand batsman.
New opener BJ Watling lasted 20 deliveries before he nicked a Kemar Roach delivery to first slip for two, while Tino Best had Brendon McCullum caught behind without scoring.
Ross Taylor strolled to the crease with his side teetering at 11 for two, but along with Martin Guptill, went about rebuilding the innings.
The pair safely took their team to 74 for two at lunch and went on to forge a 103 run stand for the third wicket.
The partnership was broken by Best who found the outside edge of Taylor’s bat, removing the New Zealand captain for 60.
Guptill continued to anchor the innings, helping guide the team to 152 for three at tea.
However, disaster struck early in the afternoon session with the BLACKCAPS losing Kane Williamson, Dean Brownlie and Guptill for nine runs to leave the visitors in deep trouble at 170 for six.
Williamson edged a Deonarine ball to first slip for 22 while Brownlie was caught behind off the bowling of Roach for a duck.
The biggest blow was Guptill who was called through for a quick single only to be run-out for 70. The in-form opener looking comfortable at the crease, striking his third half-century of the series, but had his promising innings cut short when Best threw down the stumps.
Kruger van Wyk and Doug Bracewell were the new batsmen at the crease and took New Zealand past the 200 mark, albeit with less wickets in hand than they would have liked.
When both batsmen fell in quick succession it looked like their side would be dismissed for little more than 200, but some late hitting added valuable runs for the BLACKCAPS.
Neil Wagner (23), Tim Southee (18) and Trent Boult (14*) frustrated the West Indies bowlers as they took the visitors to a total of 260 all out.
It’s certainly not the batting display New Zealand were after and they’ll now have to work hard with the ball to ensure West indies don’t come away with a big first innings lead.
New Zealand 260 (Guptill 71, Taylor 60, Roach 4-70)
West Indies 11 for 0
Status West Indies trail by 249 runs