NZ v WI 1st Test Day 2: Colin de Grandhomme's ton leaves West Indies reeling
New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme cracked his maiden Test century off just 71 balls to leave the West Indies reeling at stumps on Day Two of the first Test on Saturday
New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme cracked his maiden Test century off just 71 balls to leave the West Indies reeling at stumps on Day Two of the first Test on Saturday. It was the ninth fastest Test century of all time. At stumps New Zealand were 447 for nine, holding a 313-run lead after the West Indies were rolled for 134 in their first innings. De Grandhomme was out for 105 after a rollicking innings that included three sixes and 11 fours.
New Zealand's Tom Blunder celebrates 50 runs during day two of the first Test cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 2, 2017. Pic/ AFP
Senior batsman Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls set the stage for an all-out attack with their 127-run stand for the fourth wicket which led to de Grandhomme and Tom Blundell adding 148 for the seventh. There was no sign of nerves from the debutant Blundell, who was unbeaten on 57, at stumps to go with Taylor's 93 and 66 for Nicholls on a day in which NZ scored 362 runs, lost seven wickets.
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