Black Caps fighting back at tea
Jul 28 2012 - 20:47:01
New Zealand were 92 for one in their second innings at tea on day four of the first Test against West Indies at North Sound as they look to erase a 171-run first-innings deficit.
Opener Martin Guptill was 42 not out and Brendon McCullum 26 not out as the tourists narrowed the gap to 79 runs after the hosts had added 80 in the morning session before being bowled out for 522, led by Chris Gayle's rampaging 150.
West Indies spinner Sunil Narine, who pulled out a maiden five-wicket Test haul in the first innings, made the breakthrough after trapping Daniel Flynn lbw for 20 in an early blow for the Kiwis.
Windies' skipper Darren Sammy was instrumental in helping his compatriots to pass the 500 mark for the first time since Mumbai last year, helping himself to a six over deep midwicket to bring up his third Test half-century before falling next ball to Daniel Vettori.
They reached the mark when Narine hit a boundary off Vettori before getting himself run out two balls later.
It then fell to Doug Bracewell to end the West Indies' first innings as he trapped Ravi Rampaul lbw for one before Guptill, who scored 97 in the first innings for the New Zealanders, and Flynn padded up to start chasing down the target.