West Indies still ahead on Day Two
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 11:28p.m.
By Huw Beynon
With all the fun in London it's easy to forget the BlackCaps are playing the second test in the West Indies.
And they'll want to forget the 1st day themselves as West Indies are in control yet again.
Putting the BlackCaps into bat on a glorious Jamaican day seemed a strange decision from the West Indies.
The choice to bowl first almost as inspired as the late inclusion of Tino Best who produced a stunner to dismiss Brendon McCullum for a duck.
11-2 for and the ship needed steadying step up Martin Guptil.
Guptil, along with Ross Taylor powered the BlackCaps to three figures both raising their bats along the way, before Tino bested Taylor for 60.
As Guptil charged on, Kane Williamson and Dean Brownlee came and went.
A respectable 161 for 3 became a disastrous 170 for 6 when Guptil took best on in the field.
The TMO seconded that statement and Guptil had failed to capitalise on a good start, out for 71.
Doug Bracewell and Kruger van Wyk helped New Zealand crawl over the 200 mark, before both fell to silly shots.
Tim Southee provided a typical cameo and his big hitting again added some much needed respectability to the score BlackCaps 260 all out and the West Indies will resume day two at 11 without loss.
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