|New Zealand||West Indies|
|519/7 (145.0 ov) - R/R 3.58||138/10 (64.0 ov) - R/R 2.16|
|247/10 (58.5 ov) - R/R 4.2|
|Kemar Roach||not out||0||2||0||0|
|Current Partnership||Last Wicket 247/9 (58.5)|
0 (0) R/R: 0
Shannon Gabriel 0(4)
Kemar Roach 0(0)
Shannon Gabriel 0(4) S.R (0)
b Neil Wagner
So that is it from this game. The hosts as expected have taken a 1-0 lead. One more Test to go though and that will be played on December 11, 2020 in Wellington. Join us for that at 1100 local (2200 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!
Jason Holder, West Indies skipper, says that he is disappointed with his team's batting. Adds that they will look to improve on their batting. Mentions they would look to improve their bowling and would look to work on the areas they need to bowl on. Holder also says that they need to start delivering and understand that they need to fight harder and find a way to bat well. Credits Blackwood and Joseph for batting well and putting up a fight. Informs Dowrich is doubtful for the next Test as he is still complaining about pain. Ends by saying the support staff has been excellent and now they need to come back strong in the next Test.
Kane Williamson, New Zealand skipper, is named the Player of the Match. He starts off by saying that it has been a brilliant victory for them. Adds that his knock was special and crucial for the team. Mentions it was great to spend time in the middle and build some partnerships. Credits Tom Latham for his excellent batting. Williamson says it was a collective effort from their batsmen to post a huge score in the first innings. Adds it was important for their bowlers to be patient and continue to hit the right lengths. Ends by saying it was a really good win but they need to focus on the second Test now.
Blackwood got to his ton. Joseph was eyeing one too. They frustrated the Kiwis. This stand is probably the only positive the Windies could take from this game. However, it was just a matter of one wicket and once the Kiwis got Joseph, they got the other two quickly. A comprehensive win for the hosts.
They were bundled out for 138. The Kiwis enforced the follow-on and it seemed they would get all the 20 wickets on Day 3 itself but then came a fight back. Joseph and Blackwood amassed a 100-plus run stand. They took the game in Day 4.
Windies did start off their innings well as their openers put up a fifty run stand but it all went wrong for them on Day 3. 16 wickets is what they lost.
It was all New Zealand in this game. First they put up a massive first innings total courtesy a double ton by their skipper.
So just over an hour is what it took for the Kiwis to take the remaining three wickets however, it was not before Blackwood score his ton. Joseph also continued to show fight on Day 4 but once he fell, the other two wickets fell in no time.
OUT! BOWLED! Full on middle, Gabriel looks to swing at it but misses it and gets bowled. Wagner gets his fourth wicket! NEW ZEALAND WIN BY AN INNINGS AND 134 RUNS!
Length ball on middle, Gabriel looks to pull but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side.
Bouncer on middle, Gabriel ducks under it.
Full on middle, Gabriel flicks it to mid-wicket.
Shannon Gabriel is the last man in.
OUT! Gone! Blackwood departs after a superb ton. New Zealand’s frustration finally comes to an end. Wagner is the man who has done the job. Can they now take the remaining wickets quickly? Short delivery on leg, Blackwood looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards square leg where Southee takes a comfortable catch.
Outside off, Roach leaves it alone. 247/7
Full and outside off, Roach looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third slip where it falls short of Southee.
Full on middle, Blackwood punches it through mid on for a single.
Length delivery on off, Blackwood punches it through point for a couple.
Kemar Roach is the new batsman in.
OUT! CAUGHT! The partnership is finally broken. Joseph is a goner. Would have loved to see him get a ton here though, he has batted brilliantly. End of a very fluent knock by the pacer. Full delivery on off, Joseph lofts it over point but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the fielder where substitute Mitchell Santner takes a good catch.
DROPPED! Williamson is the culprit! Full on off, Joseph lofts it over mid off but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the fielder where Williamson runs and tries to take it but fails to hold on. The batsmen get two runs.
Wagner bowls a short of a length delivery on leg, Joseph fends it uppishly towards square leg for a single. 242/6
Short down the leg side, Joseph lets it go.
Short ball on leg, Blackwood pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
Bouncer on leg, Blackwood ducks under it.