Friday 13 December 2013 

Boult Bowls New Zealand To Innings Victory

Trent Boult
Trent Boult finished with match figures of 10 for 80 as New Zealand completed a huge victory
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New Zealand 441 (Taylor 129, Watling 65) beat
West Indies 193 & 175 by an innings & 73 runs
Second Test, Wellington
Scorecard | Day One | Day Two

Trent Boult completed figures of six for 40 in the West Indies' first innings and then four for 40 in their second to bowl New Zealand to an innings-and-73-run win in the second Test in Wellington.

Replying to the home side's score of 441 all out, the West Indies were dismissed for 193 in their first innings and managed just 175 after being asked to follow on.

Left-armer Boult took five of the six wickets to fall as the West Indies failed to build on their overnight score of 158 for four.

He then played the leading role as their second innings lasted just 54.5 overs allowing New Zealand to complete victory inside three days, which included the entire middle session of day two being washed out.

Resuming in the morning, much rested on Marlon Samuels (60) and Narsingh Deonarine (22) for the tourists but once Samuels was caught behind off Boult and Deonarine was caught by Ross Taylor, their innings fell away rapidly.

As Denesh Ramdin was left stranded at one end, unbeaten on 12, Boult bowled Darren Sammy, Shane Shillingford and Tino Best for ducks and Tim Southee did the same to Shannon Gabriel and the West Indies had lost their last six wickets for just 18 runs.

The reverse swing Boult was able to produce was too much for the West Indians as he took three wickets in four balls to return a new career-best performance.

New Zealand had no hesitation in asking New Zeland to bat again but unlike Dunedin, where they launched a stirring fightback, this time they limped to a crushing defeat.

They started well enough as openers Kieron Powell (36) and Kirk Edwards (35) put on 74 together, successfully negotiating the new ball before things began to unravel dramatically once again.

Southee removed Powell's off stump, Neil Wagner had Dunedin hero Darren Bravo caught behind off a lifting delivery and Kane Williamson brilliantly caught Edwards at gulley off Southee to reduce them to 85 for three.

When Samuels went for 12 it was 94 for four, Deonarine lost his wicket for the same score at 117 for five and there was no way back.

Boult bowled Deonarine, trapped Sammy in front for a second duck, had Best caught by Peter Fulton and ended the game by bowling Gabriel for his haul of four for 40.

Southee finished with three for 24, Wagner two for 67 and Corey Anderson one for 29 as New Zealand completed their first Test win of 2013.

They get a chance to try for their second when the third Test begins in Hamilton on 19th December.

© Cricket World 2013

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Fixtures & Results

3rd-7th December: 1st Test, Dunedin
NZL 609-9 dec. & 79-4 drew with WIN 213 & 507
11th-15th December: 2nd Test, Wellington
NZL 441 beat WIN 193 & 175 by an inns. & 73 runs
19th-23rd December: 3rd Test, Hamilton
NZL 349 & 124-2 beat WIN 367 & 104 by 8 wickets
26th December: 1st ODI, Auckland
WIN beat NZL by 2 wickets
29th December: 2nd ODI, Napier
Match abandoned - rain
1st January: 3rd ODI, Queenstown
NZL 283-4 beat WIN 124-5 by 159 runs
4th January: 4th ODI, Nelson
NZL 285-6 beat WIN 134-5 by 59 runs (D/L)
8th January: 5th ODI, Hamilton
WIN 363-4 beat NZL 160 by 203 runs
11th January: 1st T20I, Auckland
NZL 189-5 beat WIN 108-8 by 81 runs
15th January: 2nd T20I, Wellington
NZL 163-6 beat WIN 159-5 by 4 wickets