New Zealand declared their first innings at 519 for seven in the first Test match with the West Indies at the Sedan Park ground here thanks to a brilliant double century by captain Kane Williamson (251). Kane faced 412 balls with 34 fours and 2 sixes. Kell Jameson returned unbeaten on 51 runs. Kane returned unbeaten on 97 on stumps on the first day. Ross Taylor was unbeaten on 31 with him.
Kane completed his century off 224 balls and then a double century off 369 balls. This is Ken’s highest personal total in Test matches. He has completed 22 centuries in his career.
The Kiwi team, playing 145 overs, scored 519 runs for seven wickets and declared their first innings. Jameson returned unbeaten on 64 balls with five fours and two sixes. Playing in response, the Windies team scored 49 runs without losing any wickets in their first innings facing 26 overs till the end of the day’s play. Craig Brathwaite returned unbeaten on 20 and John Campbell 22 runs. The Caribbean team is still 470 runs behind in the first innings.