NZ vs WI 1st Test Match, Day 1 Highlights: Williamson and Latham set the tone as Kiwis finishes on high

NZ vs WI 1st Test Match, Day 1: New Zealand is taking on West Indies in the first Test of the two-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson and Latham consolidate the pace of the inning and build a solid foundation for the hosts. NZL finishes Day 1 on 243/2 after 78 overs.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Dec 03, 2020 12:15 IST
NZ vs WI 1st Test Match, Day 1 Highlights: Williamson and Latham set the tone as Kiwis finishes on high
NZ vs WI 1st Test Match, Day 1 Highlights

NZ vs WI 1st Test Match, Day 1 Highlights:

Brief Score: New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test

NZ - 243/2 after 78 overs (Kane Williamson 97*, Ross Taylor 31*)

Session timings: 2nd session: 1 PM - 3:50 PM. Post tea session: 4:10 PM - 7 PM (30+ minutes). 85 overs scheduled for the day as session 1 washed out due to rain

New Zealand is taking on West Indies (NZ vs WI) in the first Test of the two-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Both Kane Williamson and Trent Boult, who was rested for the T20Is, will return in the Black Caps. Meanwhile, The home team will be high on confidence after winning the three-match T20I series by 2-0. As Williamson and Taylor walking off the ground due to the thunderstorm roaring around, and with it, here are the Stumps - Day 1 at Seddon Park. The Kiwis have well in front against the West Indies.

The Black Caps finish their 1st Day on 243/2 in 78 overs. Skipper Kane Williamson unbeaten on 97 while Ross Taylor is on 31 not out. Meanwhile, the home team resumes the second day tomorrow at 3:30 AM according to IST.

NZ vs WI Day 1 Highlights:

Williamson-Latham strong together
Williamson-Latham strong together

After losing the first wicket cheaply in form of debutant Will Young in the 4th over. Both Lathan and Williamson played with solidity and neutralize the West Indies pace threat on a green wicket of Seddon Park. That, however, was the last of the success for the visitors in the second session. After that, the Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson along with Latham consolidate the pace of the inning and build a solid foundation for the hosts. The duo stitched the partnership up to 154 runs for the second wicket when Latham gets out off Kemar Roach after battling for over three hours.

Then West Indies break their (Latham-Williamson) partnership as West Indies pacer Kemar Roach strikes in the 56th over when the New Zealand score was reading 168/2. Though the left-hander, who is playing handsomely up till now, played a lazy stroke off Roach in-swinging delivery as the bowl keeps coming in with the angle and he misses completely and gets out bowled.

Also Read: West Indies Tour of New Zealand 2020-21: Full Schedule and Fixtures

Earlier in the day, rain and the subsequent wet outfield had delayed the toss by two hours and washed off the opening session of play. BJ Watling missed the Test due to a niggle as both teams fielded a four-man pace attack.

NZ vs WI 1st Test Match details:

New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test (NZ vs WI)

Date: December 3-7 2020

Time: 3:30 AM IST

Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton