Twitter Reactions: New Zealand's havoc crushes West Indies on Day 2

Twitter Reactions: New Zealand’s havoc crushes West Indies on Day 2

Resuming their day after being 294 for 6, the Kiwis continued to punish the West Indians as they consolidated their position further.

Kyle Jamieson
Kyle Jamieson. (Photo by MARTY MELVILLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Twice in two Test matches has the West Indies team manage to show the track to be entirely different when they come to bat. On the second day, they made a terrible start with the bat as they lost their entire top-order within 15 overs of their response. Tim Southee and Kyle Jamieson were spitting venom with the ball, and they just made the game obey their command. Southee struck in the very second over as his perfect length ball proved to be too good for opener Kraigg Braithwaite.

What followed was a sensational spell of swing bowling from the duo as they bamboozled the batsmen with all their might. Southee soon got rid of Darren Bravo as his inswinger caught the batsman off guard, who lobbed it straight back to him. West Indies slipped to 29 for 3 after Jamieson’s fuller delivery took Campbell’s outside edge to land straight to Latham at the second slip.

Jamieson spits fire

Without adding another run to his or the team’s tally, Roston Chase was undone by Jamieson for a golden duck as New Zealand rushed into the middle-order of the opponents in no time. Carrying his good nick of form ahead, Jermaine Blackwood stood up for the cause of his team as a lone warrior and he maneuvered both the pacers with some resolute intent. His stint lasted 145 minutes on the crease during which he hit 11 boundaries for his 69 from 92.

Although, his defense was ended by Southee, whose slightly wide delivery outside the off-stump took the outside edge and flew to Latham in the slips. By the end of the day, the West Indies lost Holder and Alzarri Joseph to find themselves reeling at 124 for 8, courtesy of Jamieson’s fierce 5-for.

Wagner’s entertaining punch

Resuming their day after being 294 for 6, the Kiwis continued to punish the West Indians as they consolidated their position further. Though Alazarri Joseph struck early as he dismissed Kyle Jamieson. Henry Nicholls extended overnight score and took it to a memorable 174. However, the highlight for the Black Caps was a rogue unbeaten half-century from Neil Wagner, who slammed 66 from just 42. Wagner’s counterattacking punch included 4 sixes and 8 fours, and his innings extended the New Zealanders’ lead to 460.

Here is how Twitter reacted to New Zealand’s stellar show: