New Zealand vs West Indies 1st Test Day 3 Highlights Today 3 Dec 2017

Watch West Indies vs New Zealand cricket highlights today on 3-12-2017. WI vs NZ first Test day 3 highlights. This Test match has been played at Wellington. West Indies once again failed to show some spine and make an impact.


Kieran Powell lost concentration after motoring to 40, but while Kraigg Brathwaite remained at the crease, West Indies’ hopes of making something out of the Test on remain alive. Brathwaite was 34 not out at tea, with a sprightly Shimron Hetmyer having moved to 27 off 44 balls in his company. Although they batted nicely in the session to move the score to 107 for 1, they still remained a monumental 279 in arrears.


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Matt Henry was the man to break the opening partnership, and although the Basin Reserve pitch appears to have settled – as it tends to do – the remaining New Zealand quicks had their moments. Twice catches dropped just short of fielders. At no stage did run-making appear straightforward.

Powell had survived a close lbw shout off Trent Boult on seven – a decision that would have been overturned had New Zealand reviewed – but warmed to his innings soon enough, driving Boult for consecutive boundaries in the ninth over of the innings. Later, having squeezed Matt Henry for four past gully, he tonked Neil Wagner over the leg side for two sixes and a four, off consecutive Wagner deliveries.

It was possible, however, that Powell’s loss of concentration soon after was the result of a break in play. Soon after a long drinks break, Powell misjudged the pace of a Henry delivery, and tamely chipped the ball back to the bowler. Though an avoidable demise, he had helped West Indies set a platform for the innings – they were 72 before the first wicket fell.