West Indies vs. New Zealand, 3rd Test: Day 1 Video Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Chris TealeFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2014

West Indies bowler Kemar Roach, center, celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's Mark Craig who was caught behind by West Indies' Denesh Ramdin for 67 runs during the second innings on the last day of their second cricket Test match in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
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West Indies are already in a good position in the third Test against New Zealand at Bridgetown, Barbados after bowling out the visitors for 293.

Sulieman Benn took five wickets and Kemar Roach four as the home side once again looked in very good form with the ball.

Jason Holder came in for his Test debut for the home side, replacing Jermaine Blackwood and due to bat at No. 7.

Meanwhile, New Zealand replaced spinner Ish Sodhi with left-arm seamer Neil Wagner, and won the toss once again and chose to bat.

However, they made a bad start as opener Hamish Rutherford chipped a simple catch to Shivnarine Chanderpaul off Kemar Roach having scored just four.

Rutherford’s fellow opener Tom Latham looked in good touch initially as he stroked three boundaries, but Roach would catch him lbw for 14 to leave New Zealand on 28-2.

After the difficult start, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor steadied the ship and maintained a good run rate for the rest of the session.

Jerome Taylor in particular struggled to maintain his discipline, as the pair stroked a number of boundaries and took their side to 95-2 at the lunch break.

With Williamson on 40 not out and Ross Taylor unbeaten on 34, the Kiwis were hopeful that the pair were settling down for another big partnership.

However, it would not be the case, as both would be removed in quick succession after the break.

Williamson was the first to go, as Benn got some good turn and bounce and forced the New Zealand No. 3 to edge through to Darren Bravo at slip for 43.

Just minutes later, Taylor would depart for 45 as he tried to fend off a short delivery from Roach but saw Benn take a diving catch at gully.

That meant captain Brendon McCullum and Jimmy Neesham would come together and look to rebuild from 114-4.

West Indies vs. New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 Scorecard
New Zealand 1st Innings
BatsmanDismissalBowlerRunsMinsBalls
T. Lathamlbwb Roach144732
H. Rutherfordc Chanderpaulb Roach41812
K. Williamsonc Bravob Benn4311068
R. Taylorc Bennb Roach459771
B. McCullumc Bravob Benn315130
J. NeeshamRun OutBrathwaite/Shillingford7813691
B. Watlingc Gayleb Benn11314
T. Southeeb Benn62715
M. CraigNot Out4611593
N. Wagnerc Ramdinb Roach23426
T. Boultst Ramdinb Benn122021
Extras3nb 1w 5b 2lb11
Total293 all out78.2 overs
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
J. Taylor112550
K. Roach182614
J. Holder104240
S. Benn26.21935
S. Shillingford130530
West Indies 1st Innings
BatsmanDismissalBowlerRunsMinsBalls
C. GayleNot Out1823
K. BrathwaiteNot Out1132
Extras1nb 2lb3
Total32-09 overs
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
T. Boult4280
T. Southee31100
M. Craig10120
N. Wagner1100
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McCullum looked in good touch during his relatively brief stay and also was keen to be aggressive, particularly off Roach.

However, the Kiwi skipper would depart for 31 after a terrible pull shot off Benn ballooned up in the air and was held by Bravo at slip.

Neesham also looked positive but then saw two quick wickets fall at the other end, as New Zealand found themselves in trouble once more.

First, BJ Watling would be dismissed for just one as he edged through to Chris Gayle at slip off the impressive Benn.

Then, Benn would take another wicket as his quicker delivery fooled Tim Southee and bowled him for just six.

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It would be left to Mark Craig to see out the session alongside Neesham, who brought up his 50 just before tea but was fast running out of partners with the score on 217-7.

In the evening session, Craig would continue his good run with the bat and looked relatively comfortable, while at the other end Neesham continued.

The pair would take New Zealand past 250 and close to a respectable first-innings total, but then disaster struck.

With the score on 258, Neesham pushed the ball softly into the covers and set off for a run, but he hesitated slightly and was thrown out by Kraigg Brathwaite to be removed for 78.

The new man would be Wagner, but he did not last long before he edged through to Ramdin from a ball down the leg side having made just two.

Benn would then complete his five-wicket haul as Trent Boult gave him the charge, missed his shot and saw Ramdin complete an easy stumping.

With New Zealand all out for 293, West Indies were left with a tricky session to face at the end of the day.

However, West Indian openers Gayle and Brathwaite would come through unscathed on 32-0, behind by 261 but with all wickets in hand.

That meant captain Brendon McCullum and Jimmy Neesham would come together and look to rebuild from 114-4.