New Zealand v West Indies 1st Test: Ken Williamson honors first day as 3 short-term NZ of 100

New Zealand v West Indies 1st Test: Ken Williamson honors first day as 3 short-term NZ of 100

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is just 3 runs short of his 22nd Test century and has a 154-run second-wicket partnership with opener Tom Latham.

NZ captain Ken Williamson is just 3 runs short of his 22nd Test century. (AP photo)

Highlights

  • New Zealand finished the first day of the Hamilton Test at 243/2 in 78 overs
  • The first session of the day was washed out due to continuous rain
  • Will Young made his debut for New Zealand in the first Test against the West Indies

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson led the way for the West Indies to bat in the first Test at Hamilton on Thursday and ended the unbeaten day at 97. It is just 3 runs short of his 22nd Test century.

Williamson and opener Tom Latham shared a 154-run second-wicket partnership that put New Zealand in a strong position on the stumps on Thursday.

At the end of the day’s play, the Black Caps had a score of 243/2 with Williamson and Ross Taylor batting at the crease in 97 97 and on1, respectively.

The first session of the day was washed out due to continuous rain and the game started after the scheduled afternoon time. Only 78 overs were bowled in the rain-affected day.

West Indies started the day well, the new ball was swinging and Shannon Gabriel was the bowler of choice for the visitors. He put Will Young, who made his swing debut, in trouble and eventually pinned him against the stumps in the 4th over of the match. But that proved to be the only progress for the tourists in the next overs0 overs.

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Williamson and Lath led the ship with a 154-run partnership until Kemar Roach cleared the opener in the 56th over of the match by scoring 86 runs from the club.

Brief Scores: New Zealand 243/2 after 78 overs (Ken Williamson 97 *, Tom Latham 86; Kemar Roach 1/53)

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