DUNEDIN, New Zealand (CMC):
Shivnarine Chander-paul became the seventh player to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket as West Indies face an uphill struggle to avoid defeat against New Zealand on day three of their first Test match at the University Oval yesterday.
The veteran 39-year-old left-hander hit the top score of 76 to join the esteemed company of the recently retired Sachin Tendulkar of India, Ricky Ponting of Australia, Rahul Dravid of India, South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, former teammate Brian Lara, and Australian legend Allan Border.
However, his half century was the highlight of a West Indies first innings batting collapse in which they were dismissed for 213 after resuming from an overnight 67 for two.
Forced to follow on, the Caribbean side batted with more purpose in their second innings to reach 168 for two at stumps.
Trent Boult struck early when he had Kieran Powell caught at second slip by Tim Southee to leave the West Indies 18 for one.
But Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo steadied the innings, putting on 117 for the second wicket before the leg spin of Ish Sodhi trapped Edwards in front after a well-crafted 59.
At stumps, Bravo, who had taken the attack to the Black Caps, was not out 72, with Marlon Samuels on 17.
New Zealand first innings (609-9 declared)
West Indies first innings
D. Bravo c McCullum b Southee 40
M. Samuels c Taylor b Southee 14
S. Chanderpaul lbw b Boult 76
N. Deonarine c Taylor b Southee 15
D. Ramdin c wk Watling b Boult 12
D. Sammy not out 27
S. Shillingford b Sodhi 9
T. Best run out 0
S. Gabriel lbw b Sodhi 0
Extras: lb-11, nb-1, w-1 13
Total: (all out, 62.1 overs) 213
Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-24, 3-70, 4-73, 5-106, 6-174, 7-183, 8-202, 9-205, 10-213
Bowling: Boult 18-5-40-3, Southee 16-1-52-4, Wagner 13-2-47-0 (nb-1, w-1), Sodhi 15.1-2-63-2
West Indies 2nd innings
K. Edwards lbw b Sodhi 59
K. Powell c Southee b Boult 14
D. Bravo not out 72
M. Samuels not out 17
Extras: lb-2, b-4 6
Total: (for 2 wickets, 49 overs) 168
Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-135
Bowling: Southee 10-0-36-0, Boult 9-2-26-1, Wagner 9-1-35-0, Anderson 6-1-8-0, Sodhi 13-1-51-1, Redmond 2-1-6-0