New Zealand vs. West Indies, 1st Test: Scorecard, Report from Dunedin Day 2

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New Zealand vs. West Indies, 1st Test: Scorecard, Report from Dunedin Day 2
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Ross Taylor's first Test double-century cemented New Zealand's position of strength as they dominated Day 2 of the First Test against the West Indies in Dunedin.

His unbeaten 217 was at the heart of the Black Cap's 609 for nine wickets declared—a score which allowed them to put the West Indies in for 24 overs before stumps.

They struck early as well to leave the tourists 67 for two at the end of the day.

The plaudits will go to Taylor, however. 

Taylor's score far eclipsed his previous Test best of 154 not out, and it represented his ninth century in his 51st Test.

Having batted so well with Brendon McCullum on Day 1, he lost his captain early on the second morning when McCullum missed one from Sammy, and Corey Anderson fell soon afterwards for a duck.

But he found support from the lower order, mainly through wicket keeper BJ Watling, who compiled 41, and the last two batsmen called upon, Ish Sodhi (35) and Neil Wagner (37). Together it made for a historical score against the Caribbean side.

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Having spent five sessions in the field the West Indies openers made a dreadful start to the response.

Kirk Edwards lasted seven balls without scoring before he nicked off to the slips off the bowling of Trent Boult. Kieran Powell fared little better, a tentative prod to Tim Southee costing him his wicket.

It was left to Darren Bravo (37) and Marlon Samuels (14) to see the tourists safely through to stumps. That they managed, but there will be far more to do in the remaining three days if they are to deny New Zealand victory.

1st Test: New Zealand v West Indies at Dunedin
NZ 1st Inns: 609-9 dec (153.1 overs)
Batsman Dismissal Runs Minutes Balls
PG Fulton c Edwards b Sammy 61 226 145
HD Rutherford c Deonarine b Shillingford 62 114 83
AJ Redmond c Samuels b Best 20 41 34
LRPL Taylor not out 217 491 319
BB McCullum* b Sammy 113 176 134
CJ Anderson c †Ramdin b Best 0 17 14
BJ Watling† c Edwards b Best 41 105 84
TG Southee c Bravo b Deonarine 2 4 4
IS Sodhi c & b Deonarine 35 72 63
N Wagner run out (Bravo/Best) 37 46 40
Extras (b 10, lb 10, nb 1) 21
Bowling O M R W
TL Best 34.1 5 148 3
ST Gabriel 27.5 4 148 0
DJG Sammy 23.1 4 79 2
S Shillingford 46 7 138 1
N Deonarine 22 0 76 2
WI 1st Inns: 67-2 (24 overs)
Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls
KA Edwards c Fulton b Boult 0 7
KOA Powell c †Watling b Southee 7 30
DM Bravo not out 37 64
MN Samuels not out 14 44
Extras (lb 8, nb 1) 9
Bowling O M R W
TA Boult 8 5 7 1
TG Southee 7 1 15 1
N Wagner 6 2 27 0
IS Sodhi 3 0 10 0

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