WELLINGTON (Sporting Alert) — Another sorry batting display from the West Indies saw them crashing for just 193 all out in their first inning of the 2nd Test match against New Zealand after losing six-wickets for 35 runs on day three.
Resuming on the bedtime score of 158 for 4, the Windies offered no resistance to the New Zealand bowlers, as Shannon Gabriel, Darren Sammy, Shane Shillingford and Tino Best all fell for ducks.
Marlon Samuels top scored for the West Indies with 60, with opener Kirk Edwards hitting 55.
The Caribbean side, still trailing by 248, has been asked to follow on and will need a better batting performance if it is to avoid suffering an embarrassing heavy defeat before the fifth day.
Medium pacer Trent Boult picked up six wickets for 40 runs.
In fact, he removed five of the West Indies’ batsmen with just 15 balls.
New Zealand first innings (441) and West Indies first innings (overnight 158-4)
K. Edwards c Rutherford b Anderson 55
K. Powell lbw b Southee 21
D. Bravo c Fulton b Anderson 4
M. Samuels c Watling b Boult 60
S. Chanderpaul c Anderson b Boult 6
N. Deonarine c Taylor b Boult 22
D. Ramdin not out 12
D. Sammy b Boult 0
S. Shillingford b Boult 0
T. Best b Boult 0
S. Gabriel b Southee 0
Extras: lb-8, w-1, nb-4 13
Total: (all out, 49.5 overs) 193
Fall of wickets: 1-46 2-67 3-103 4-119 5-175 6-182 7-182
8-188 9-188 10-193
Bowling (to date): Boult 15-5-40-6, Southee 15.5-2-58-2
(w-1), Wagner 7-1-37-0 (nb-4), Anderson 7-1-20-2, Sodhi
3-1-18-0, Williamson 2-0-12-0