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West Indies crumble to Boult
Published on December 14, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- West Indies crumbled to an innings and 73-run defeat, after Trent Boult undermined their batting twice in a single day with destructive left-arm swing bowling, handing New Zealand their first Test victory for the year in the second Test on Friday here.

Resuming from their overnight total of 158 for four, replying to the New Zealanders’ first innings total of 441, the Windies were bowled out for 193 about an hour after the rescheduled start on the third day at the Basin Reserve – and were forced to follow on for the second straight Test.

After a solid start from openers Kirk Edwards and Kieran Powell, the visitors were again dismissed in dramatic fashion for 175 in their second innings about an hour before the scheduled close.

In both instances, Boult was the chief destroyer, finishing with impressive match figures of 10-80.

The West Indies batsmen had no proper response to the New Zealand bowlers, as Boult, in particular, using favourable overhead and ground conditions effectively, gained appreciable movement through the air and off the pitch to grab 6-40 from 15 overs in the first innings and 4-40 from 12.5 overs in the second innings.

To add insult to injury, Denesh Ramdin was spectacularly caught right-handed by a diving Boult at backward point for 19 off Neil Wagner, as the Windies crumbled in the second innings, leaving the adjudicators no choice but to identify the ambidextrous New Zealander as the Man-of-the-Match.

The defeat meant that West Indies now trail 0-1 in the three-match series, following a draw in the first Test which ended last Saturday at University Oval in Dunedin.

They have a chance for redemption when the final Test opens this coming Thursday at Seddon Park in the riverside city of Hamilton on the north island of this two-island state.

The result also meant that the Windies have lost three of their last four Tests inside three days, following similar setbacks in the preceding two-Test, farewell series for retired Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar in India.

The visitors have now also lost their last three Tests at this venue – but the Black Caps have broken the drought they have endured in their capital city – after failing to win on the previous seven occasions dating back to third Test of their 2008-9 home series against India.

When West Indies resumed, there was nothing to suggest what was about to unfold, but Boult changed the complexion of the match, when he had left-hander Narsingh Deonarine caught behind for 22.

Marlon Samuels, whose 60 included 11 fours from 81 balls in just over two hours, had batted untroubled until he was also caught behind off Boult from an inside edge at a full length delivery, leaving the Windies 182 for six.

The next four wickets for the Caribbean side all perished for ducks – skipper Darren Sammy, key off-spinner Shane Shillingford and fast bowler Tino Best to Boult, Shannon Gabriel to Tim Southee to complete the demolition, as West Indies lost their last six wickets for 18 in 35 balls.

Kirk Edwards and Kieran Powell then carried the Windies to 45 without loss in their second innings at lunch and shared 74 for the first wicket after the interval.

Powell was bowled off the inside edge for the top score of 36, becoming the first of 3-24 from 11 overs for Southee, before left-arm fast-medium bowler Neil Wagner had Darren Bravo caught behind for a second-ball duck, leaving West Indies 75 for two.

Edwards was soon caught at gully off Southee for 35 and Samuels was caught at third slip off the same bowler for 12, sinking West Indies to 94 for four.

They reached 135 for five, after Narsingh Deonarine was bowled for 12, when he dragged a delivery from Boult into his stumps.

After the break, there was token resistance from the remainder of the batting. Only Tino Best with a typical tail-ender’s flourish reached 20 before Boult brought the curtain down when he bowled Gabriel for a second-ball duck, leaving Shivnarine Chanderpaul not out on 31.

SCOREBOARD

NEW ZEALAND 1st Innings 441
(R. Taylor 129; T. Best 4-110)

WEST INDIES 1st Innings
(overnight 158 for four)

K. Edwards c Rutherford b Anderson 55
K. Powell lbw b Southee 21
D.M. Bravo c Fulton b Anderson 4
M. Samuels c wkpr Watling b Boult 60
S. Chanderpaul c Anderson b Boult 6
N. Deonarine c Taylor b Boult 22
+D. Ramdin not out 12
*D. Sammy b Boult 0
S. Shillingford b Boult 0
T. Best b Boult 0
S. Gabriel b Southee 0
Extras (lb8, w1, nb4) 13
TOTAL (all out) 193

Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Powell), 2-67 (Bravo), 3-103 (Edwards), 4-119 (Chanderpaul), 5-175 (Deonarine), 6-182 (Samuels), 7-182 (*Sammy), 8-188 (Shillingford), 9-188 (Best)

Bowling: Boult 15-5-40-6; Southee 15.5-2-58-2 (w1); Wagner 7-1-37-0 (nb4); Anderson 7-1-20-2; Sodhi 3-1-18-0; Williamson 2-0-12-0

Overs: 49.5

WEST INDIES 2nd Innings (following on)

K. Edwards c Williamson b Southee 35
K. Powell b Southee 36
D.M. Bravo c wkpr Watling b Wagner 0
M. Samuels c Anderson b Southee 12
S. Chanderpaul not out 31
N. Deonarine b Boult 12
+D. Ramdin c Boult b Anderson 19
*D. Sammy lbw b Boult 0
S. Shillingford c Taylor b Wagner 1
T. Best c Fulton b Boult 21
S. Gabriel b Boult 0
Extras (lb6, w1, nb1) 8
TOTAL (all out) 175

Fall of wickets: 1-74 (Powell), 2-75 (Bravo), 3-85 (Edwards), 4-94 (Samuels), 5-117 (Deonarine), 6-146 (+Ramdin), 7-147 (*Sammy), 8-148 (Shillingford), 9-175 (Best)

Bowling: Boult 12.5-2-40-4; Southee 11-2-24-3; Wagner 17-2-67-2 (nb1); Anderson 11-1-29-1 (w1); Williamson 3-1-9-0

Overs: 54.5

Result: New Zealand won by an innings and 73 runs
Series: New Zealand lead three-match series 1-0

Man-of-the-Match: T. Boult (New Zealand)

Umpires: I. Gould (England), P. Reiffel (Australia)
TV umpire: N. Llong (England)
Match referee: R. Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire: G. Baxter (New Zealand)
 
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Comments:

IJah Man:

Another let down by a bunch of guys who don't seem to know how to play test cricket. SACK the whole team with the exception of Shane Shillingford, Darren Bravo and Shiv Chanderpaul, and lets start fresh in 2014.

Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Michael Holding, Curtley Ambrose and Courtney Walsh as advisors/ training staff


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