Thursday 5 December 2013 

West Indies Rally After Following On

Darren Bravo
Darren Bravo's unbeaten half-century helped the West Indies fight back late on day three
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New Zealand 609-9 dec. (Taylor 217no) v
West Indies 213 & 168-2 (Bravo 72no)
First Test, Dunedin, day three
Scorecard | Day One | Day Two

West Indies reached 168 for two in their second innings on day three of the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin having earlier been forced to follow on.

They were bowled out for a dismal 213 in reply to New Zealand's 609 for nine declared having started the day on 67 for two.

Thanks to half-centuries from Darren Bravo (72 not out) and Kirk Edwards (59) they were in a much better position in their second innings, although still trailing by 228 runs.

The day did not begin well for the tourists and it didn't get much better until the final session.

Tim Southee (4-52) struck early to remove Bravo (40) and Marlon Samuels (14) before Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit 76 in 87 balls to offer some resistance.

However, with Narsingh Deonarine (15) and Denesh Ramdin (12) failing, Chanderpaul batted aggressively, hitting 10 fours before he was trapped in front by Trent Boult.

With Shane Shillingford hitting nine and both Tino Best and Shannon Gabriel failing to score, captain Darren Sammy was left unbeaten on 27 in 22 balls.

Boult returned three for 40 and Ish Sodhi two for 63 and with the West Indies batting for only 62.1 overs, there was little hesitation from New Zealand in inviting them to try again.

This time they were much improved. Although Kieron Powell was caught by Southee off Boult for 14, Edwards and Bravo put no 117 together for the second wicket, the former hitting 59 in 110 balls and the latter remaining unbeaten on 72 in 130.

After Edwards was trapped in front by Sodhi, Samuels joined Bravo, and just as at the close of day two, was not out alongside him; this time on 17.

Ross Taylor's maiden double-century laid the foundations for New Zealand's first-innings score while Brendon McCullum also hit 113.

© 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