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Jun 20, 2014 at 03:40am IST

WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 4: as it happened

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Day 3 round-up: New Zealand battled back strongly after conceding a first innings lead of 239 in the second Test against the West Indies on Wednesday, reaching 73 for 1 in their second innings at close on the third day at the Queen's Park Oval.

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No. 3 Kane Williamson hit an unbeaten 38 and shared a determined, unbroken second wicket stand of 64 with opener Tom Latham, who struck 30 not out.

WI vs NZ, 2nd Test Day 4: as it happened

West Indies bowler Jerome Taylor celebrates after taking the wicket of New Zealand's captain Brendon McCullum. (AP Photo)

Pacer Jerome Taylor removed stand-in opener Brendon McCullum, the Kiwi skipper, and finished with 1 for 15.

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Commentary (West Indies 2nd Innings)

KRAIGG BRATHWAITE has been named the Man Of The Match for his fine century in the first innings. That is all we have for you from Trinidad. Off now to Bridgetown, Barbados for the final Test starting from the 26th of June, 2014 at 1400 GMT (1930 IST). West Indies have the momentum but do not write off a Kiwi bounce back. Do join us then. Adios! Take Care!

Plenty of positives for the Windies with the biggest one coming in the form of Gayle's aggressive return to form. New Zealand could not quite replicate their form at Jamaica but still, they would be proud of the way Sodhi bowled in the first innings and Watling's consistency in the middle order.

There was a bit of drama late on Day 4 with Watling and Craig offering a fight and with rain forecast today, it seemed as if New Zealand would pull off an improbable draw. But the home side ensured that they stuck to their job and eventually ended up winning the game comprehensively.

A fine game for the Windies. At Lunch on Day 1, it seemed as if it was all deja vu Jamaica but the bowlers bounced back and did well to dismiss the Kiwis for 221. The batting had a wobble but counter-attacked to get a lead of 239 before the bowlers responded again.

13.2 K Williamson to C Gayle, FOUR! Those are the winning runs! Short and outside off, Gayle rocks back and cuts it through point for the winning boundary! WEST INDIES WIN BY 10 WICKETS! 95/0

13.1 K Williamson to Gayle, Short outside off, cut straight to cover. 91/0

12.6 M Craig to Brathwaite, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 91/0

12.5 M Craig to Brathwaite, Short outside off, punched through the covers for a couple. 91/0

12.4 M Craig to Brathwaite, Full outside off, watchfully played out. 89/0

12.3 M Craig to Gayle, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total. 89/0

12.2 M Craig to Brathwaite, Pushes this down to long on for a single. 88/0

12.1 M Craig to Brathwaite, Outside off, well defended. 87/0

11.6 K Williamson to K Brathwaite, On middle and off, punched down to long on for a run. 87/0

11.5 K Williamson to Brathwaite, Down the leg side, left alone. 86/0

11.4 K Williamson to Brathwaite, Landed outside off, dabbed past backward point for a couple. 86/0

11.3 K Williamson to Brathwaite, Full on middle, well defended in front of short leg. 84/0

11.2 K Williamson to Brathwaite, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 84/0

11.1 K Williamson to Gayle, Short outside off, punched straight to sweeper cover for a single. 84/0

10.6 M Craig to Gayle, On middle, played through mid-wicket for a single. 83/0

10.5 M Craig to Gayle, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 82/0

10.4 M Craig to Gayle, Outside off, well defended. 82/0

10.3 M Craig to Gayle, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 82/0

10.2 M Craig to Gayle, On middle, well defended. 82/0

10.1 M Craig to Gayle, FOUR! Full on middle and leg, Gayle comes forward and whips it wide of mid-wicket for a boundary! 82/0

9.6 Ish Sodhi to Brathwaite, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. 78/0

9.5 Ish Sodhi to Brathwaite, Short outside off, punched straight to short extra cover. 78/0

9.4 Ish Sodhi to Brathwaite, Full and outside off, watchfully defended. 78/0

9.3 Ish Sodhi to Brathwaite, FOUR! Finally Brathwaite gets one away. Full and wide outside off, Kraigg leans and drives this through the covers for a boundary. 78/0

9.2 Ish Sodhi to Brathwaite, Short outside off, cut straight to Brendon McCullum at short extra cover. 74/0

9.1 Ish Sodhi to Brathwaite, Tossed up outside off, well defended. 74/0

8.6 M Craig to Gayle, Full and just on off, well defended. 74/0

8.5 M Craig to Gayle, SIX! He is unstoppable today. Gayle charges down the track and Craig drops it short. No problems for Gayle as he launches this over extra cover! 74/0

8.4 M Craig to Gayle, Landed outside off, cut straight to point. 68/0

8.3 M Craig to Brathwaite, This is full and wide outside off, driven through the covers for a run. 68/0

8.2 M Craig to Brathwaite, Landed outside off, well defended. 67/0

8.1 M Craig to Gayle, Full on middle, pushed down to long off for a single. 67/0

MARK CRAIG to bowl now.

7.6 Ish Sodhi to Brathwaite, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 66/0

7.5 Ish Sodhi to Gayle, The batsman has played the paddle sweep. That's an excellent chase by the fielder. One run added to the total. 66/0

7.4 Ish Sodhi to Gayle, Reverse sweep played by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 65/0

7.3 Ish Sodhi to Gayle, SIX! He goes again! Another full toss outside off, Gayle launches this over mid-wicket now! 63/0

7.2 Ish Sodhi to Gayle, Goes for the reverse sweep and gets it from the bottom half of the bat towards third man. Two runs taken. 57/0

36th Test Fifty for Gayle, joint fastest by a West Indian in Tests!

7.1 Ish Sodhi to Gayle, SIX! That is a full toss on middle, Gayle dispatches it over long on! 55/0

ISH SODHI into the attack now.

6.6 Tim Southee to Brathwaite, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 49/0

6.5 Tim Southee to Brathwaite, This is closer to the off stump, Brathwaite drives this uppishly towards cover. The ball lands short. 49/0

6.4 Tim Southee to Brathwaite, Fuller and even wider outside off, 134 kph, Brathwaite cannot reach that one. 49/0

6.3 Tim Southee to Brathwaite, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 49/0

6.2 Tim Southee to Brathwaite, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 49/0

6.1 Tim Southee to Brathwaite, Full and wide outside off, played straight to point. 49/0

5.6 T Boult to Gayle, SIX! And again! Landed outside off, Gayle smashes the mickey out of this and creams this over wide long off! 49/0

5.5 T Boult to Gayle, SIX! Landed outside off, Gayle backs away and slaps it over extra cover! 43/0

5.4 T Boult to Gayle, This one cuts back into the batsman, Gayle is squared up and the ball goes right beneath his bat to the keeper. 37/0

5.3 T Boult to Gayle, SIX! That is monstrous! A length ball outside off, Gayle charges down the track and sends the ball over long on! 37/0

5.2 T Boult to Gayle, The batsman has played it to the point region. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 31/0

5.1 T Boult to Gayle, Fuller outside off, swings away, Gayle lets it go through. 29/0

4.6 Tim Southee to Brathwaite, On the pads, Brathwaite clips it through mid-wicket. The ball stops near the fence and the batsmen take a couple. They need 64 more runs to win this Test! 29/0

4.5 Tim Southee to Gayle, That's really desperate stuff! Shorter again on the body, Gayle walks across and fends it to the on side for a single. He almost slipped in the process. 27/0

4.4 Tim Southee to Gayle, Gayle comes down to hit out but Southee spots him and bangs it short on the body. Gayle ducks out on his way. 26/0

4.3 Tim Southee to Gayle, Another left alone outside off. 26/0

4.2 Tim Southee to Gayle, FOUR! Gayle flashes and flashes hard! Fuller outside off, Gayle comes down the wicket and goes hard at it. The ball takes the outside edge down to the third man region for a boundary. 26/0

4.1 Tim Southee to Gayle, Fuller outside off, Gayle pushes at it and is beaten as the ball swings past him. Southee seems to have his number for now! 22/0

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