WI batting collapse ensures NZ win first Test by an innings

Dec 05, 2017, 06:05 IST | AFP

A dramatic West Indies batting collapse gave New Zealand victory by an innings and 67 runs in the first Test on Day Four yesterday

A dramatic West Indies batting collapse gave New Zealand victory by an innings and 67 runs in the first Test on Day Four yesterday. The West Indies lost their last five wickets for just 33 runs in nine overs after lunch to give New Zealand victory with more than a day to spare. The domination was set up by New Zealand winning the crucial toss and rolling the tourists for 134 on a green wicket before replying with 520 for nine declared as the pitch flattened out.

New Zealand's Neil Wagner (front L) with teammate Tom Blundell (front R) walk from the field after New Zealand's win during day four of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 4, 2017. Pic/AFP
New Zealand's Neil Wagner (front L) with teammate Tom Blundell (front R) walk from the field after New Zealand's win during day four of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 4, 2017. Pic/AFP

The West Indies resumed yesterday at 214 for two in their second innings, looking to knock off their 386-run deficit with minimal damage. But the resistance ended with the loss of Kraigg Brathwaite for 91 inside the first hour as three wickets fell before lunch. Matt Henry finished with three for 57.

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