West Indies got off to a shaky start after they were set a target of 206 to win the second Test against New Zealand in Kingston, Jamaica.
New Zealand's second innings came to an end on 154 after Doug Bracewell and Dean Brownlie resisted for a brief period after lunch on the third day with a stand of 37. The lead had already passed 200, but New Zealand couldn't stretch it much further as Tim Southee top edged Kemar Roach and was caught at the deep, bringing an end to the innings.
The Black Caps' bowlers started brightly. Trent Boult pitched one up and held its line to trap Chris Gayle in front of the off stump. Gayle immediately reviewed it, but it was a desperate call from the batsman. Kieran Powell played across the line to Southee and was also struck in line with the stumps, leaving West Indies at a worrying 20 for two in the fourth over.
Marlon Samuels restored order with some crunching drives off the front foot, but he too flirted with danger outside the off stump.
New Zealand ought to have sent back Samuels as well, when on 20 an uppish drive was spilled by BJ Watling at gully.
- Doug Bracewell
- Dean Brownlie
- New Zealand