NZ vs WI 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights:
New Zealand ends with 294/6 (84 overs) at the Stumps on Day 1
Brief score: (Henry Nicholls 117*, Kyle Jamieson 1*, Gabriel 3/57, Holder 2/65)
The second Test being played between New Zealand and West Indies (NZ vs WI) at Basin Reserve, Wellington. The West Indies skipper Jason Holder, after having won the toss, invited New Zealand to bat first. The Kiwis starts steadily but losing wickets at the crucial juncture of the match. But Kiwis middle-order batsman Henry Nicholls holds one end and played superbly for his steller (117* off 207), studded with 15 fours and one maximum. With this, New Zealand ends with 294/6 after 84 overs at the Stumps on Day 1.
Henry Nicholls walks off to a standing ovation at the Stumps on Day 1 and he's been applauded by his mates in the dressing room. Meanwhile, he was dropped for two or three in between, make full use of them to re-establish his well-adjusted century which is his first century after March 2019.
That's it from the opening day at the @BasinReserve! Henry Nicholls 117* and Kyle Jamieson 1* take us to the close of play 294/6. Shannon Gabriel with 3 wickets leading the @windiescricket attack in his 50th Test. @irbishi calling the end of play on @sparknzsport #NZvWI pic.twitter.com/zGpFOdUPHA— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 11, 2020
Though it was Shannon Gabriel who is playing his 50th test, impressed among the Windies bowlers, Ajzari Joseph, and Chemar Holder stuck to his strengths and kept it tight at the other end. The two debutants in the likes of Chemar Holder and Joshua Da Silva was majestic with their skills in the Wellington Test.
Will Young and Daryl Mitchell stitched fifty-plus stands with Nicholls which allowed the latter to pace his knock accordingly and with the new ball just 2.5 over old, the hosts will be eyeing the 350-run mark at least from here. While the visitors will be keen to pick up some early wickets when the mighty Indies steps out to resume the match on Day 2.