Windies follow on after collapsing to 213 all out

Last Updated: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:24

Wellington: West Indies were struggling to save the first test against New Zealand after lurching to 37 for one in their second innings, still 359 runs from making the hosts bat again, at tea on the third day in Dunedin on Thursday.

Kirk Edwards was on 12, while Darren Bravo had made 10 after Trent Boult captured the wicket of Kieran Powell, well caught by pace bowler Tim Southee at third slip for 14.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum had enforced the follow on after the tourists were dismissed for 213 as they chased the 609 for nine declared the hosts posted on the back of Ross Taylor`s 217 not out.

The day`s play had begun under a cloud with the news that the International Cricket Council was investigating three former New Zealand players for match-fixing, although the current crop of players failed to allow that to distract them.

Boult produced a fiery spell after lunch to capture wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for 12 and then Shivnarine Chanderpaul for 76 in his next over.

Captain Darren Sammy produced a rearguard 27 not out despite being severely hampered by a hamstring injury he sustained while bowling.

Chanderpaul was the key to the innings and he passed 11,000 career runs before lunch when he belted Neil Wagner to the boundary to reach 37.

The 39-year-old left-hander, however, offered no shot to a Boult delivery that straightened on him and was given out leg before by umpire Paul Reiffel.

Chanderpaul reviewed the decision but tracking technology showed the ball would have clipped the top of the stumps and he had to trudge off.

Leg spinner Ish Sodhi, who had been punished by Chanderpaul, then foxed Shane Shillingford with a wrong `un and bowled the big West Indian spinner for nine.

Tino Best was then run out attempting a second run when Sammy was hobbling down the pitch before Sodhi hit Shannon Gabriel on the foot and was given the lbw decision.

The visitors had resumed after lunch on 159 for five after Southee had captured the wickets of Bravo (40), Marlon Samuels (14) and Narsingh Deonarine (15) in the morning session.

Reuters

First Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 10:24

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