New Zealand v Windies, 1st Test, Day 1, Wellington

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  • Along with Taylor, Jeet Raval was batting on 29 off a mammoth 101 balls as New Zealand ended the first day on 85 for 2, trailing by 49 runs.
  • Windies finished the opening day on a high, having taken the wicket of Williamson cheaply.
  • Trent Boult took the remaining two wickets with Mitchell Santner effecting the run-out of Shane Dowrich.
  • Tom Latham was prolific at the top with a score of 37 off 87 balls, including five boundaries.
  • Sunil Ambrise was handed his Windies cap by Joel Garner.
  • Ross Taylor helped the home team stay calm and remained unbeaten on 12 at stumps.
  • Neil Wagner was brilliant with his career-best seven wickets as Windies were bowled out for 134.
  • Miguel Cummins took good advantage of the Wellington pitch with bowling figures of 6 runs in eight overs, including five maidens.
  • Kieran Powell was the visitor's top scorer with 42 off 79 balls, including eight boundaries.
  • Kane Williamson's run of poor form continued on from the India series with the New Zealand captain edging one off Kemar Roach to Shai Hope.
  • It was a terror debut Test innings for Ambrise who got himself dismissed hit wicket off Wagner for a duck.