Neil Wagner featured for New Zealand as he grabbed seven wickets to bowl out West Indies for 134 on Day 1 of the primary Test being played at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Friday.
Neil Wagner was twice on a cap trap to take profession best figures of 7-39 Friday, helping New Zealand expel the West Indies for 134 on the principal day of the primary cricket test.
The West Indies came to 59-0 preceding losing each of the 10 wickets for 75 keeps running notwithstanding Wagner’s attack of precise, short-pitched rocking the bowling alley. A last wicket association of 29 between Kemar Roach (14 not out) and Shannon Gabriel (10) made the fall less serious.
New Zealand was 9-0 at tea with Tom Latham 6 and Jeet Raval 3.
In the wake of losing the hurl and being made a request to bat on a green pitch at the Basin Reserve, West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite (24) and Kieran Powell (42) had looked totally agreeable in their hour and a half association for the main wicket of 59.
Be that as it may, Wagner evacuated Brathwaite with a bouncer for his first wicket, which was a model for the vast majority of the rest, and that started a crumple which was just broken by the meal break.
The West Indies lost three wickets in the half hour before lunch and two more to progressive conveyances from Wagner instantly after the break. That included Sunil Ambris who endured the outrage of being out hit wicket for a brilliant duck to the main chunk of his test profession.
Wagner went ahead to expel West Indies chief Jason Holder for a first ball duck, one conveyance after he had evacuated Roston Chase. He twice had the shot of a hattrick however wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich survived the main hattrick ball and Kemar Roach the second.
Trent Boult contributed 2-36 — the wickets of Powell and Miguel Cummins — and Mitchell Santner affected the come up short on Dowritch whose 18 was the best exertion by a West Indies batsman after the openers.
Wagner has connected the leg hypothesis with staggering achievement in the last piece of his test vocation. By consistently delving short-pitched conveyances into the ribs of the batsmen, incidentally astonishing them with a more full conveyance or one that ascents more pointedly than the rest, he has discovered a strategy which adversaries think that its hard to counter.
In spite of the fact that all around grassed, the pitch gave little help to the bowlers on Friday. It didn’t crease, its pace was uniform and the ricochet wasn’t remarkable. Disregarding warm conditions, the ball didn’t swing and without that help, Wagner’s flood of short-pitched conveyances turned into the best strategy.
Brathwaite, his first casualty, was gotten surround the leg side by Henry Nicholls when he battled a ball off his ribs to the short-leg fieldsman.
Powell’s noteworthy innings, which highlighted a progression of well-struck straight drives, was finished by Boult who astounded the batsman with a shorter conveyance outside off which he needed to play and could just edge to Raval at third slip.
Wagner evacuated Shimron Hetmeyr with the last ball before lunch, extricating steep bob which constrained the batsman to fight at the ball protectively as he attempted to influence away. It took the bat and conveyed to Tom Latham at second slip.
Shai Hope tumbled to the second ball knocked down some pins by Wagner after lunch, as he finished his 6th over. Expectation played at a ball which was short outside the leg stump and gloved a catch to Tom Blundell, giving the appearing wicketkeeper the principal catch of his test vocation.
Ambris’ rejection to the main bundle of Wagner’s next finished was most awful for a batsman on make a big appearance. He had made a stride inside his wrinkle, expecting a short ball from Wagner and moved back further on playing his shot, venturing on the base of the stumps and dislodging the safeguards.
Wagner at that point expelled Chase and Holder with progressive conveyances to uncover the West Indies tail and to finish his fifth five-wicket pack in tests.
After the come up short on Dowrich and the evacuation of Cummins by Boult, Wagner finished the resolved last-wicket organization amongst Roach and Gabriel for his seventh wicket of the innings.