After losing the T-20l series by 2-0 to New Zealand. West Indies have lock horns with New Zealand for the 2-Test Matches series. The first test match of the series is going at the Seldon Park, Hamilton. Although the home team is the favorite to win the test series too after the T-20l series.
In the rain-affected match, West Indies has won the toss and decided to bowl first. For New Zealand, Will Young make his test debut as an opener. New Zealand got the worst start when they lost their first wicket in the form of Will Young who was caught in the front of the wicket on the ball of Gabriel at the score of 14.
Kane Williamson scored a career-best double hundred in Test vs WI
After that, it was Kane Williamson who has played the role of a dependable batsman to register his career-best score of 251 which included 34 fours and 2 sixes.
This was his 3rd double century in test cricket. With this, he is also just one double hundred behind Brendon McCullum (4) to equal his record of most double hundred for New Zealand
From New Zealand Tom Latham (86) and Kyle Jamieson (51) also played the handy knocks to help New Zealand to add massive runs on the board. New Zealand declared at the score of 519 for the loss of 7 wickets. After this double hundred from Kane Williamson, many former players have appraised his knocks while saying.
Ian Bishop said –
“The technical skill of Kane Williamson’s batting is otherworldly,”
Former Indian opening batsman Wasim Jaffer said –
“Pitch was green enough For goats to graze, A GOAT did come, And boy did it grace! #KaneWilliamson #NZvWI.”
Although the home team was looking for 700 runs before Gabriel (3) and Roach (3) shared 6 Wickets in the first session of day two put the restriction on the opposition plan.
West Indies come into the bat and scored 49 runs without any loss of wicket at day two stumps. Tim Southee, Trent Boult, and Neil Wagner will be looking to wrap this West Indies inning on day three to enforce the follow on the tourist to put into the shambles without having to bat after scoring 519 in the first innings.
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