Windies on the ropes after batting collapse

Sunday, December 22, 2013    

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HAMILTON, New Zealand (CMC) — West Indies are on the brink of another defeat after a batting collapse which gave New Zealand the advantage on the third day of the third and final Test here yesterday.

New Zealand are poised to win the match and the series, after bowling the West Indies out in their second innings in just one session on day three in Hamilton.

That's all but ended the West Indies' chances of drawing the three-match series, which New Zealand lead 1-0.

At stumps New Zealand were six without loss in their second innings, trailing by 116 runs with two days to go.

The Black Caps were dismissed for 349 in their first innings before tea and then their pace attack ripped through the West Indies for 103, including the final three wickets in one over from Tim Southee which have taken him to 101 for his career.

Trent Boult grabbed four wickets, Neil Wagner had two and Corey Anderson took the other.

Boult came out swinging, bowling opener Kraigg Braithwaite for seven, claiming Kieran Powell for a duck and Kirk Edwards for one, both to catches.

Then all-rounder Corey Anderson removed Marlon Samuels for eight before a spectacular backwards diving catch by Kane Williamson in the slips took the key wicket of Shivnarine Chanderpaul for 20, off Neil Wagner.

Anderson also removed Narsingh Deonarine for 13 and Boult snared Danesh Ramdin lbw for 18.

Earlier, Ross Taylor became just the second New Zealander after Mark Burgess to hit centuries in three consecutive Tests before he was out for 131.

Taylor opened up after hitting a powerful four to reach his 11th century -- he hit back-to-back sixes then a four in one over, before the 29-year-old was caught out at third man.

The West Indies then made quick inroads when Southee went lbw for 18 to spin bowler Sunil Narine, who also bowled Ish Sodhi for nine.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum, Anderson and BJ Watling were all caught out, McCullum first to go for 12, nicking one behind early on.

Anderson fell before lunch at deep square leg for 39, after putting on a 50-run partnership with Taylor.

Watling was caught behind for 20 after lunch, when the hosts were 249 for five, after resuming on 156 for three. Narine took six wickets for 91.

"I think even though you have a good performance you still want your team to be on top. But I think we were on top but I think New Zealand went out there and showed us how to bowl on the wicket," said Narine.

The West Indies trail 0-1 in the three-test series after rain forced a draw in the first match in Dunedin and the Caribbean side suffered an innings and 73 runs defeat in the second test in Wellington.





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