Twitter Reactions: Grandhomme's quickfire century keeps New Zealand in commanding position

Twitter Reactions: Grandhomme’s quickfire century keeps New Zealand in commanding position

While Colin De Grandhomme was hailed by the people, the Windies bowling got trolled.

Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand
Colin de Grandhomme of New Zealand bats. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Resuming from their overnight score of 85/2, the Kiwis lost Jeet Raval early. From there on, Ross Taylor and Henry Nicholls combined for a splendour 127 run partnership for the fourth wicket. Both went on to register splendid half centuries as NZ overcame the deficit in the morning.

Ross Taylor missed out on a hundred as he was dismissed LBW by Kemar Roach. Henry Nicholls and Mitchell Santner were also dismissed in quick succession by Miguel Cummins. The Kiwis were reduced to 281/6 as the Caribbeans looked forward to restricting them.

However, what followed was a sensational century by Colin de Grandhomme. Taking just 71 balls for his hundred, he scored the second fastest century by a New Zealander. In an innings of 105(74), the right hander struck eleven boundaries and 3 sixes.

Wicketkeeper Tom Blundell who was making his debut went on to score a ravishing fifty. Both batsmen put up a scintillating 147 run partnership for the seventh wicket. While the Kiwis did lose some quick wickets in the final session, Blundell and Trent Boult managed to stay at the crease till stumps.

The hosts were comfortably placed at 447/9 with a lead of 313 runs. As for the West Indies, they had another bad day on the field with Grandhomme taking the bowler for the cleaners. Kemar Roachwas the pick amongst the bowlers with three wickets while Miguel Cummins also got a couple of wickets. Roston Chase got two wickets as well including the dismissal of Grandhomme. Skipper Jason Holder and Shannon Gabriel got a wicket each.

Twitterati had some stupendous reactions for the game. While Colin De Grandhomme was hailed by the people, the Windies bowling got trolled. Ross Taylor was praised for completing 10000 first class runs as well.

Here are some of the best tweets from Day 2 between New Zealand and Windies.