• West Indies’ first innings was reduced to just 131 runs.
  • In the second innings too, the team has lost 6 wickets for just 244 runs.

In the Wellington Test match, the West Indies team is again in danger of losing the innings. The Caribbean innings was reduced to just 131 runs in the first innings. The team has lost 6 wickets for just 244 runs in the second innings while playing follow-on. On the third day, at the time of stumps, captain Jason Holder scored 60 and Joshua de Silva scored 25 runs. The West Indies team is still 85 runs behind the hosts on the basis of the first innings.

Earlier, West Indies’ first innings was reduced to just 131 runs. Jermaine Blackwood scored the highest score of 69 runs. New Zealand asked the West Indies to play Follow. In the second innings also, the Caribbean team lost wickets in regular intervals.

Opener Craig Brathwaite hit 24 and John Campbell hit 68. Shammah Brooks scored 36 runs. At one time, the West Indies team had lost only 2 wickets till 129 runs but quickly lost their wickets thereafter. The team scores 134/5 from 130/1. Shammah Brooks scored 36 in the middle order but could not convert it into big innings. Jermaine Blackwood struck out 20 runs.

Jason Holder and Joshua De Silva handle the Caribbean innings

Captain Jason Holder and Joshua de Silva handled the innings after the sixth wicket fell at 170. So far, 74 runs have been shared between the two batsmen for the seventh wicket. Certainly, both these players would like to prolong this partnership so that the threat of an innings defeat over the West Indies is averted. His first goal would be to end the 85-run lead.

Short score

New Zealand first innings: 460/10

West Indies first innings: 131/10 and second innings 244/6