Samuels, Edwards Lead West Indies Reply

Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels scored a quickfire unbeaten half-century towards the end of the day
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New Zealand 441 (Taylor 129, Watling 65) v
West Indies 158-4 (Samuels 55no, Edwards 50)
Second Test, Wellington, day two
Scorecard | Day One

Marlon Samuels and Kirk Edwards hit half-centuries as the West Indies reached 158 for four in reply to New Zealand's 441 on day two of the second Test in Wellington.

BJ Watling had earlier made 65 as New Zealand went from their overnight score of 307 for six to be bowled out with Tino Best taking four for 110.

Edwards then hit 55 and Samuels is unbeaten on 50 as the West Indies began their reply but with key players Darren Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul already out, just as in Dunedin, they have plenty of work ahead of them.

The West Indies began the day well enough and managed to take the final four New Zealand wickets for 134 runs with Watling making 65 in 125 balls.

Best finished things off by removing Ish Sodhi (27) and Neil Wagner (0) in consecutive deliveries before Watling finally fell when he was bowled by Shannon Gabriel.

West Indies struggled early on as Kieron Powell was trapped in front by Tim Southee for 21 and Bravo was caught by Peter Fulton off Corey Anderson for four.

Edwards, who made 55 in 74 balls, added 37 with Samuels for the third wicket to take his side past the 100-mark and when he was caught by Hamish Rutherford as Anderson struck again, New Zealand were back on top, and even more so when Chanderpaul (11) was caught at point by Anderson off Trent Boult.

Samuels looked in good touch, striking nine fours, in just 57 balls with Narsingh Deonarine unbeaten alongside him on 11 at stumps.

© Cricket World 2013

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