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Wellington Test: Boult destroys Windies to innings defeat

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Trent Boult at a training session at the Adela...

Trent Boult (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hosts New Zealand demolished West Indies inside three days for an innings and 73 runs victory in the Second Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Left-arm seamer Trent Boult claimed a career best of 10 for 80 to give New Zealand a 1-0 lead in the 3-match Test Series. As we know, the First Test at Dunedin saw West Indies escape with a lucky draw.

Darren Sammy had won the toss and opted to field first after his team had a scary flight to Wellington from Dunedin. The tourists were taken for 441 in 115.1 overs by New Zealand in four sessions. Ross Taylor helped himself to a 10th Test century, scoring 129 from 227 balls with 15 fours. Wicket Keeper BJ Watling scored 65 while Kane Williamson, who returned from an injury scored 45. For West Indies, their fastest bowler Tino Best took four wickets but went for 110 runs at an economy rate of 5.23. Shannon Gabriel and Darren Sammy collected two wickets each.

New Zealand needed a little under four hours (49.5 overs) to wrap up the West Indian first innings. The visitors were bowled out for 193 with opener Kirk Edwards scoring 55 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul scoring 60. There were as many as four ducks from the West Indies, all coming from the lower order. The 24-year-old Trent Boult was the chief wrecker taking a career best of 6 for 40 in just 15 overs. Tim Southee and Corey J Anderson picked up a couple of wickets each to end the West Indies first innings in the morning session on Day 3.

With rain visiting the ground on all the three days, New Zealand rightly enforced the follow on and to everybody’s shock, West Indies shamelessly collapsed in just 54.5 overs in their second essay. The visitors were bundled out for 175 despite a promising opening stand of 74 from Kirk Edwards and Kieran Powell. This time the damages were shared by the Kiwi bowlers with Boult taking four wickets, Southee taking three, Neil Wagner taking two and Anderson taking one.

 

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