Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 13th 2013 Contents also delayed the start to the West Indies
first innings, as not a ball was bowled
between the re-scheduled lunch interval
and tea break.
Watling anchored the bottom half of the
Black Caps batting with a resolute 65.
Watling shared a record last-wicket stand
of 58 with Boult as inconsistent bowling
continued to haunt West Indies.
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West Indies were last night
forced to follow on after being
bowled out for 193 by the
Returning to the crease on
an overnight 158 for four, the
Windies lower order offered
little resistance as four players
failed to score.
At the end of the second day s
play on Wednesday, Kirk Edwards
and Marlon Samuels had scored
half centuries to lead a West Indies
fight back, but a top order slump
left New Zealand in control of the
second Test at Basin reserve.
Edwards hit 55, his second con-
secutive half-century of the series
and Samuels was unbeaten on 50,
his first in six innings as West
Indies, replying to the New
Zealanders first innings total of
441, reached 158 for four at the
Edwards followed up his 59 in
the second innings of the first Test
with another solid innings that
included a half-dozen boundaries
from 74 balls in close to two hours.
He was caught at cover off left-
arm medium-fast bowler Corey
Anderson from a leading edge,
leaving the Windies wobbling on
103 for three.
Samuels signaled a return to
form with nine fours from 57 balls
in an hour-and-a-half of solid
batting in which he took advantage
of some loose New Zealand bowl-
ing in the closing overs to add
some respectability to the innings.
Edwards and fellow opener
Kieran Powell endured a few test-
ing deliveries from new-ball pair
of Tim Southee and Trent Boult
to give West Indies a steady start
of 47 for the first wicket before
two wickets in quick succession
had the visitors scrambling.
Powell was trapped lbw by an
in-swinging delivery from Southee
for 21, which he challenged think-
ing he had gotten an inside edge,
only to be disappointed.
Bravo, a double century-maker
in the previous Test, never got
chance to settle before he edged
Anderson three overs later and
was caught at second slip for four.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul drove
loosely at a delivery outside the
off-stump from Boult and was
caught at cover for six, leaving
Samuels and Narsingh Deonarine,
not out on 11, to bat through until
stumps were drawn.
Earlier, West Indies were frus-
trated by the weather and stub-
born batting from the New
Zealanders lower order before dis-
missing their opponents just before
the rescheduled lunch.
Light to moderate showers
delayed the start of the day by 1
¼ hours and Persistent rain had
WELLINGTON---Assistant coach Stuart
Williams said the third day of the second
Test against New Zealand will be very
crucial for West Indies.
Kirk Edwards scored his second straight
half-century of the series and Marlon
Samuels his first in six innings, but another
top-order batting slump left the Windies
under a cloud after the rain-marred second
day at the Basin Reserve here.
Edwards, once more opening the batting,
hit 55 and Samuels was unbeaten on an
even 50, as the visitors, replying to the
New Zealanders first innings total of 441,
reached 158 for four at the close yesterday,
a day when 28 overs were lost due to the
"What we did in Dunedin gives us con-
fidence that we can turn this game around,"
said Williams. "Remember, we had a short
period to prepare for the series, after coming
from India, so we are still trying to get
acclimatise a bit.
"Playing New Zealand in New Zealand
was always going to be tough. They have
the bowling attack to suit the pitch con-
ditions, so we knew they were always going
to be a challenge. As the tour progresses
however, I think we will get better. We still
have another Test to play, we are in the
middle of this one and there are One-day
and Twenty20 Internationals to come."
On the performance of young batsmen
like Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo in the
series, Williams said: "Kirk has been around
in the game for a while, but he was out of
line-up. He lost his place during the tour
of England last year, but it is nice to see
that he has worked his way back into the
team and scored two half-centuries---bat-
ting at an unusual position.
"I think our young brigade of batsmen---
Kirk, Darren Bravo and Kieran Powell---is
looking good. Hopefully, they will keep
supporting and batting around the senior
guys like Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Chris
Gayle and Marlon. They are coming through
nicely. They are a work-in-progress. They
may not set the World on fire in one or
two games, but they are the guys for the
Williams, a former West Indies opener,
said: "We started slowly, but we picked up
towards the end of the day. We lost a couple
of wickets more than we wanted. The runs
we have on the board, we would take that
for two wickets down, but such is cricket
and we will have to live with it.
"We didn t bowl well at all. We were not
consistent enough, especially with the new
ball, and it has cost us by putting us in the
position in which we find ourselves. Hope-
fully, we can pull things back."
Inconsistent bowling and sloppy fielding
undermined the Windies during the New
Zealand first innings over the first two days.
The bowlers failed to make effective use
of a green-top pitch and they dropped cen-
tury-maker Ross Taylor before he had
scored, allowing him to set the stage for
a strong first innings for the Black Caps.
Williams said his side should not begin
to panic. He felt the remaining batsmen
had a job to do, taking things session by
session and giving the side the best chance
of being competitive for the rest of the
Williams was a member of the last West
Indies side to win a Test---and a series---
in New Zealand almost two decades ago
at the Basin Reserve under Courtney Walsh.
WELLINGTON---The West Indies Cricket
Board advised that its selection panel has
chosen a 15-member squad for a series of
five One-day Internationals against New
Zealand, starting later this month.
The players in the ODI squad not currently
taking part in the Test series in New Zealand
have assembled in Barbados for a week-long
training camp that ends next Sunday at the
Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre
on the Cave Hill campus of the West Indies.
The camp will include a series of training
matches against players drawn from Barbados
and the Sagicor WIHPC.
Lendl Simmons will arrive a couple days
late for the camp due to personal reasons.
Neither Chris Gayle nor Kieron Pollard was
considered for selection due to injury.
Gayle was sidelined following a hamstring
injury sustained during the tour of India last
month and Pollard is recovering from a knee
The joining ODI players are due to arrive
in New Zealand on December 21.
A squad for the two Twenty20 Internationals
at the back-end of the tour will be announced
Kirk Edwards celebrates his half century in the second Test
against New Zealand on Wednesday. AP PHOTO.
Dwayne Bravo (Captain), Tino Best,
Darren Bravo, Johnson Charles, Narsingh
Deonarine, Kirk Edwards, Jason Holder,
Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Kieron Powell,
Denesh Ramdin, Ravi Rampaul, Darren
Sammy, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons.
West Indies announce ODI squad
KINGSTON---Former West Indies fast bowler
Jerome Taylor is seeking a return to the inter-
national stage following his inclusion in a
44-member Jamaica squad to start prepa-
ration for the upcoming regional Four-day
and Super 50 tournaments.
Taylor, who last represented the West Indies
in June 2010 against South Africa in Trinidad
and Tobago, is making a return to the national
set-up after a two-year absence.
He has been plagued by a recurring back
injury and last played for Jamaica against
Trinidad in March 2011 in a Four-day
Taylor s last internationally recognised match
was in August last year where he turned out
for the Ruhuna Royals in the Bangladesh Pre-
mier League T20.
He has also participated in national tour-
naments, including the just-concluded Jamaica
Premier League T20, where he represented
In 29 Test matches, Taylor has taken 82
wickets at an average of 35.64, and in 66 one-
dayers he has captured 98 wickets at 26.82
Current West Indies players Marlon Samuels,
Sheldon Cotterrell, Chadwick Walton and
Nikita Miller headline the list of other regional
representatives in the training squad.
Also included are the five Jamaican players
who were a part of the West Indies Under-
19 team, which recently withdrew from their
tour of Bangladesh- Ramaal Lewis, Brandon
King, Tristan Coleman, Marquino Mindley
and Fabian Allen. (CMC)
Taylor seeking return to international stage
Windies routed for 193
NEW ZEALAND 1st Inns (o/n 307 for six)
PFultoncwkprRamdinbSammy. . . . . . .6
H Rutherford c wkpr Ramdin b Best . . . .11
KWilliamsonc*SammybBest . . . . . . . .45
RTaylorcShillingfordbGabriel. . . . . . .129
B McCullum c Edwards b Deonarine . . . .37
Corey Anderson c Powell b Shillingford 38
TSoutheecBravobSammy. . . . . . . . . . .21
ISodhicwkprRamdinbBest . . . . . . . . . .27
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (Fulton), 2-24
(Rutherford), 3-112 (Williamson), 4-189 (
McCullum), 5-257 (Anderson), 6-296
(Taylor), 7-334 (Southee), 8-383 (Sodhi), 9-
Bowling: Best 21-1-110-4; Gabriel 25.1-5-86-
2 (nb1); Sammy 25-3-92-2; Shillingford 28-
4-92-1 (nb1); Deonarine 16-2-39-1
WEST INDIES 1st Inns
K Edwards c Rutherford b Anderson . . .55
DMBravocFultonbAnderson . . . . . . . . . .4
S Chanderpaul c Anderson b Boult . . . . . .6
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Powell), 2-67 (Bravo),
3-103 (Edwards), 4-119 (Chanderpaul)
Bowling: Boult 9-3-25-1; Southee 9-1-40-1
(w1); Wagner 7-1-37-0 (nb4); Anderson 7-1-
20-2; Sodhi 3-1-18-0; Williamson 2-0-12-0
Position: West Indies trail by 283 with six
first innings wickets standing
Umpires: I Gould (England), P Reiffel
TV umpire: N Llong (England)
Match referee: R Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Crucial day ahead
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