NZ vs WI: Kiwis dominate the first day as the West Indies struggles to stop Williamson

New Zealand was completely dominant on the first day of the first test match against the West Indies bowling lineup.The bowlers had no chance of making a strong comeback in the entire day. 

The game was affected by rain, due to this the toss was delayed by 2 hours. After winning the toss West Indies captain decided to bowl first as the rain was a key factor and the grass on entire pitch was also another factor for it. Both the team played four pacers from their side as the wicket looked to be in favour of the pacers. For West Indies it wass Kemar Roach, Shanon Gabriel, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph. For New Zealand it was Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner and Trent Boult.


The start West Indies got was good as they got the wicket of Will Young cheaply. He was trapped in front on Gabriel’s bowling. Williamson joined Latham at the crease when the team score was at 14.

The pair went on to make a 154 run stand before Latham was sent back to the pavilion by Roach. It was a emotional day for Roach as he lost his father a couple of days back. Kane Williamson consoled him before the match which was a great gesture by the Kiwi captain. Latham was sent back on 86 off 184 deliveries.

Kane Williamson showed no mercy as he just kept playing and kept rotating the strike. He was well complimented by the experienced Ross Taylor at the other end. The duo remained not out till the end of the day as the team scored 243/2. Williamson remained not out on 97 while Taylor ended on 31. 

For West Indies, there was nothing much to celebrate as they were able to get only 2 wickets in the entire day. 1 each for Roach and Gabriel.