NZ vs WI 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights: Day 2: Stumps - West Indies trail by 336 runs
Brief score: WI - 124/8 (Joshua da Silva 2*, Chemar Holder 5*, Jamieson 5/34, Southee 3/29)
NZ - 460/10 (Henry Nicholls 174, Neil Wagner 66, Gabriel 3/93, Joseph 3/109)
The second Test being played between New Zealand and West Indies at Basin Reserve, Wellington. In reply to New Zealand's 460, another familiar top-order collapse from Windies before a brave fight put up by the two B's (Brooks and Blackwood) helped them to recover to the extent towards the slog-end of the day. Henry Nicholls and Kyle Jamieson put the Kiwis on Top on Day 2. Jamieson was the star performer for the Black Caps today and gets a roaring welcome at the end of the day when he was heading towards the dressing room after scalping a five-wicket haul, his second in Tests.
The visitors ended on the brink of another 'Follow-on' as they struggled to reach 124/8, still trailing by 336 runs at the Stumps on Day 2. Jermaine Blackwood provided any serious resistance but he fell late in the day for his steller 69. Now, the two debutants da Silva and Holder are at the crease and West Indies still have a lot of catching up on Day 3, join us early as we bid goodbye up till now.
Earlier, the host team added 166 runs in the morning to finish their respective inning at 460. The Kiwis middle-order Henry Nicholls further added 57 runs from his overnight score of 117 while Neil Wagner notched his maiden half-century in the 50th test, remains unbeaten on 66.
The Kiwi Pace-quartet - Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, and Kyle Jamieson immediately extracted life from the wicket here in the seeming conditions, especially on their home soil.
The brave fight exhibited by the double B's but unfortunately for the Windies that both got out in the last hour of the day, thanks to some terrific bowling display by Jamieson and Southee. The duo put on 68 for the fifth wicket before falling in quick succession. Brooks faced 92 deliveries for a sticky knock of 14 before getting out to Jamieson's good length delivery that nicked into the stumps. NZ threatening pacer Kyle Jamieson finished with the figures of 5/34 and equally supported by Tim Southee, who bagged also a couple.