West Indies have given it all ever since arriving in New Zealand but still, they lacked the teeth to defeat the hosts so far. The three-match T20I series ended in favour of the Black Caps with Kane Williamson & Co winning the series by 2-0. The third and final T20I was abandoned due to rain. The cricketing action shifted to the Test series.
New Zealand once again continued their winning formula by dominating the visitors in the longest format of the game. The Kiwis won the first Test by an innings and 134 runs. Skipper Kane Williamson was the star of the show as he scored a scintillating 251. The hosts batted just once in the first match and Caribbeans batted twice before succumbing to a terrible defeat.
The second and final Test match is currently being hosted at the Seddon Park in Hamilton. West Indies won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first. New Zealand scored 294/6 at the end of Day 1. Henry Nicholls scored a terrific century while Will Young and Daryl Mitchell scored 43 and 42 respectively.
Shanon Gabriel uses an offensive word
Fast bowlers have a tough time bowling, especially in Test cricket. They will have to bowl so many overs and that too with full commitment. They often come up with plenty of bowling variations in an attempt to deceive the batsmen. However, things don’t go according to their plan even if any of the players make a silly mistake.
At times, bowlers express their anger on their teammates for their sub-standard fielding work and the same happened during the game between New Zealand and West Indies in the second game. Shanon Gabriel ensured to keep Henry Nicholls in check by bowling a good delivery. Nicholls tried to play and ended up getting an edge.
In the process, the ball went to the first slip where Darren Bravo was positioned. However, instead of taking an easy catch, he dropped a sitter. As soon as Darren Bravo messed it up, Gabriel was caught using a swear word at Bravo.
This isn’t the first time that Henry was dropped. He was dropped thrice and the lucky man made use of his opportunity to good effect and scored 117* with the help of 15 fours and a six. Kiwis are in complete control of the game.