Kyle Jamieson bagged 5 wickets in a masterclass of swing bowling as New Zealand struck laborious and quick to have the West Indies on the ropes on day two of the second Test in Wellington on Saturday. The vacationers ended the day on the point of one other observe on as they struggled to 124 for eight, nonetheless 336 behind New Zealand’s 460.
Only Jermaine Blackwood offered any severe resistance however he fell late within the day for 69 as Jamieson and Tim Southee ran by the West Indies batting line-up.
The Basin Reserve strip continued to offer all of the elements on a quick bowler’s want checklist — tempo, bounce and motion — and New Zealand exploited this completely.
The West Indies, although had issues permitting Henry Nicholls and Neil Wagner to plunder runs when the New Zealand innings resumed on Saturday morning.
Both scored private bests, untroubled whether or not the West Indies bowled full or quick, as Nicholls superior from his in a single day 117 to 174 whereas Wagner completed unbeaten on 66.
The New Zealand fast quartet — Southee, Trent Boult, Neil Wagner and Jamieson — instantly extracted life from the wicket.
They moved the ball in and away and it took the vacationers 4 overs to get their first runs on the board, by which stage Southee had already dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite caught at first slip by Ross Taylor.
After Southee caught and bowled Darren Bravo for seven, Jamieson stepped up with the back-to-back wickets of John Campbell 14 and Roston Chase to have the West Indies at 4 for 29.
It was acquainted territory for Blackwood whose century within the second innings of the primary Test began with the West Indies at 4 for 27.
He survived Jamieson’s hat-trick ball, and the one after, which slammed each into the pads however vociferous appeals had been turned down and replays confirmed the deliveries swinging away down the leg aspect.
When Jamieson boasted figures of three overs, two maidens and two for 4, Blackwood mounted a counter assault with three boundaries within the tall right-armer’s subsequent over.
As the pair engaged in a personal battle, Jamieson readjusted his line and bowled two consecutive maidens to Blackwood though the one alternative to say the wicket turned a spilled caught-and-bowled probability.
Southee tied up Shamarh Brooks on the different finish and the West Indies confronted 27 dot balls earlier than Blackwood broke the drought with a single.
The pair placed on 68 for the fifth wicket earlier than falling in fast succession.
Brooks confronted 92 deliveries for a cussed 14 earlier than he shouldered arms to size Jamieson ball that jagged again into the stumps.
Southee then accounted for Blackwood with a sharply rising supply that was fended to Latham within the slips
Jamieson closed the day with the wickets of Jason Holder for 9 and Alzarri Joseph with out scoring to have figures of 5 for 34.
Southee has taken three for 29.
Unlike the West Indies, New Zealand didn’t battle for runs and their remaining 4 wickets added 166 runs in 30 overs.
Joseph eliminated Jamieson for 20 and Southee for 11 earlier than Wagner joined Nicholls in a rollicking 95-run stand.
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