New Zealand scored 373 runs in 1st innings

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 | 0

Team West Indies is currently travelling New Zealand where they are scheduled to play a Test, a ODI and a T20 series against the Black Caps. Their competition has started with long format match. The first Test between them has finished and now the 2nd test is going on. In first Test, New Zealand won by innings and 67 runs against Windies. So, they went ahead by 1 – 0 against Windies. Now, in the second match, New Zealand scored 373 runs in 1st innings.

New Zealand scored 373 runs in 1st innings

The Test series consists of two matches and so, to win the series Black Caps needs to make a draw in the second test though they won the first match. And West Indies has only way to make a draw by winning the 2nd match because they lost the first Test.

In the second match, New Zealand lost the toss and came to bat first. They played complete first day and few times of 2nd day. They scored 373 runs and lost their all wickets. For the Black Caps, Jeet Raval scored highest 84 runs. They totally played 102.2 overs and now according to the last news West Indies are in bat. Shannon Gabriel took highest four wickets for Windies team.

However, team New Zealand made a good start with their two top rated opener Raval and Latham. They added 65 runs with their opening partnership. By then Latham was gone with individual 22 runs. Later, skipper Williamson came and joined with Raval. They added more than 70 runs and captain was out by scoring 43 runs. Middle orders could not do their jobs well though they had Taylor, Nicholls and Santner were in the squad. They scored 16, 13 and 24 runs respectively. But finally Grandhomme stood a bit while with Blundell. He scored 58 runs. Two bowlers Southee and Boult also added few runs. Southee scored 31 and Boult scored 37 runs so far.

In return, West Indies also stumbled at the beginning. The opening partnership between Brathwaite and Powell. Powell was gone with 0 run. Later in 2nd wicket partnership, they added few runs. Brathwaite is the captain of West Indies team and scored highest 66 runs. Top orders of Windies did not able to make their job well but hardly make two figure runs. According to the last news, they have lost eight wickets and Reifer and Cummins are in the bat. They are trail by 158 runs in 1st innings.

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