With the help of five wickets of Kyle Jamieson, New Zealand took eight wickets of West Indies for just 124 runs and pushed it to the verge of follow on the second day of the second cricket Test on Saturday. New Zealand had scored 460 runs in the first innings. West Indies still have 136 more to avoid a follow-on.
In the five Tests played so far, Jamieson has taken five wickets for the second time. In addition, he has scored a half-century and more than 40 runs twice. He took two West Indies wickets for two consecutive balls in the first over but missed out on a hat-trick when the lbw’s strong appeal on the next ball was dismissed by the umpire.
Jamieson also broke a 68-run fifth-wicket partnership between Jermaine Blackwood and Shamara Brooks. After this, West Indies captain Jason Holder (nine) and Alzari Joseph were dismissed and completed their five wickets. Blackwood, who scored a century in the first Test, did not allow Jamieson’s hat-trick. He again scored 69 runs, batting brilliantly.
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Earlier, Tim Southee did not allow the West Indies to start well with the wickets of Craig Braithwaite and Darren Bravo in the top order. West Indies’ score was 29 for three in 16 overs yesterday.
Earlier, Henry Nicholls and Neil Wegner shared a 95-run partnership for the ninth wicket to take New Zealand from 294 for 460 to six wickets. Nicholls was dismissed for 174, his highest test score. Earlier, he scored 162 against Sri Lanka. Wagner was out for 66 and this is his first Test half-century. In his innings he hit eight fours and four sixes. Nishols partnered 70 with Will Young, 55 with BJ Watling, 83 with Daryl Mitchell and 50 with Jamieson.