New Zealand vs. West Indies, 1st Test: Scorecard, Report and More from Dunedin

Lee Walker@@Lee_BleacherRUK Managing EditorDecember 3, 2013

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 03:  Brendon McCullum of New Zealand bats during day one of the first test match between New Zealand and the West Indies at University Oval on December 3, 2013 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)
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Centuries from Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor saw New Zealand make a strong start on the opening day of the First Test against West Indies at Dunedin.

The pair both made unbeaten tons in a 182-run partnership for the fourth wicket as the Kiwis reached 367 for three at the end of a high scoring day at University Oval.

Home skipper McCullum will resume on 109 after crashing 14 boundaries and three sixes in his rapid century.

Former captain Taylor reached three figures for the ninth time in Test cricket off 150 balls with 13 boundaries.

West Indies won the toss and elected to field but only had the wicket of Hamish Rutherford to show for their morning efforts.

The left-handed opener made a fluent 62 with 10 boundaries and a six before Narsingh Deonarine took a stunning one-handed catch at long-on to remove him off the bowling of Shane Shillingford.

1st Test: New Zealand v West Indies at Dunedin
New Zealand 1st Inns: 367-3 (90 overs)
PG Fultonc Edwards b Sammy61228145
HD Rutherfordc Deonarine b Shillingford6211483
AJ Redmondc Samuels b Best204134
LRPL Taylornot out103157
BB McCullum*not out109122
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 1)12
TL Best214871
ST Gabriel173980
DJG Sammy183681
S Shillingford285881
N Deonarine60150

Aaron Redmond's first Test innings in five years saw him make 20 before a leading edge off Tino Best was pouched by Marlon Samuels in the gully.

Peter Fulton made a patient half-century off 118 balls but like his opening partner Rutherford fell shortly before an adjournment as he edged visiting captain Darren Sammy to Kirk Edwards at second slip for 61.

The Black Caps took their lunch score of 100 for one to 194 for three at tea and then Taylor and McCullum scored 173 in the 35-over final session as New Zealand look to regain form in five-day cricket.

This is the first match in the series between the hosts, ranked eighth in the world, and the men from the Caribbean who are rated sixth.