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New Zealand Vs West Indies LIVE SCORE (test)

New Zealand Vs West Indies At Seddon Park, Hamilton, 03 December, 2020

03 December, 2020
Starts 03:30 (IST)
Match Ended

519/7 (145.0 ov)

1st Test

138/10 (64.0 ov)

247/10 (58.5 ov)

New Zealand beat West Indies by an innings and 134 runs

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

Match Ended

New Zealand beat West Indies by an innings and 134 runs

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Kemar Roach not out 0 2 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Neil Wagner 13.5 0 66 4
Current Partnership Last Wicket 247/9 (58.5)

0 (0) R/R: 0

Shannon Gabriel 0(4) S.R (0)

b Neil Wagner

Highlights, New Zealand vs West Indies, Day 1, 1st Test at Hamilton, Full Cricket Score: Williamson puts hosts in commanding position

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • December 3rd, 2020
  • 12:09:27 IST

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Preview: The West Indies relished the freedom to be out-and-about in Covid-free New Zealand on the eve of the first Test in Hamilton on Wednesday, but said the pressure was on to be fully focused once the match starts.

It has been months since either side played red-ball cricket, leaving the potential for rust with New Zealand's last Test against India in February. The West Indies have played only three Tests, against England in July.

West Indies skipper Jason Holder said his Test squad for Thursday's opening match bore little resemblance to the Twenty20 side whipped 2-0 by New Zealand in the past week, and was much improved on the side crushed by 240 runs when they last played the longest format in Hamilton three years ago.

West Indies captain Jason Holder and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson with the Test series trophy. Image: Screen grab from @windiescricket's video

West Indies captain Jason Holder and New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson with the Test series trophy. Image: Screen grab from @windiescricket's video

"We've had some good success from then till now so I think the point for us is to just continue to build as a side," Holder said as the West Indies trained Tuesday about 15 metres from a very green Test wicket.

"We've got our plans, and it's just that we have to execute. Where we've fallen down in the past is execution."

The tourists have revelled in finally being able to escape the bubble life that has confined many of them for most of the past five months as they played in England and then Dubai, which hosted the Indian Premier League, in empty stadiums because of the pandemic.

"It's like a kid running into a playground for the first time," Holder said as he described being able to get out in New Zealand and play cricket before large crowds.

"It's refreshing. I got a chance to play some golf, I got a chance to sit in a restaurant which I haven't done for four or five months, so I'm a bit chilled and relaxed."

Unlucky Young to debut

New Zealand have a chance to play their way into the final of the World Test Championship if they sweep the two Tests against the West Indies and the following two against Pakistan.

But captain Kane Williamson he was not looking that far ahead as he wrestled with getting back into Test mode after a diet in recent months of Twenty20 cricket.

"You try and go back to past experiences and narrow things down with your game. Obviously, the red-ball game is quite different to the white-ball format and no doubt it has its challenges," he said.

"It's being able to remove that to a certain extent and focus on what it is that gives you the best chance to play competitive, and your best, Test cricket rather than getting ahead of yourself and thinking about where you might end up on ladders."

Neither side was prepared to name their starting 11 before seeing the state of the pitch on Thursday morning, but Williamson confirmed wicketkeeper BJ Watling would not play because of a hamstring strain.

He has been replaced by Will Young who will open the batting in his long-awaited Test debut with incumbent opener Tom Blundell moving down the order to take over the keeping duties.

The unlucky Young was named to make his debut against Bangladesh last year before the Test was called off following the Christchurch mosque attacks.

Three months later he missed out on the World Cup squad after suffering a shoulder injury during training camp.

Both teams confirmed on the eve of the Test they would continue to take the knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, as they did before the start of the Twenty20 matches in the past week.

New Zealand Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Ajaz Patel, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling, Will Young

West Indies squad: Jason Holder (captain), Jermaine Blackwood, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Shamarh Brooks, John Campbell, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Chemar Holder, Alzarri Joseph, Keemo Paul, Kemar Roach

With inputs from AFP.

Updated Date: December 03, 2020 12:09:27 IST

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