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CRICKET: Sammy says it will be hard for WI to beat New Zealand

Published:Friday | December 13, 2013 | 2:58 PM

West Indies captain Darren Sammy says it will be very hard for the regional side to beat New Zealand following the innings defeat on Day 3 of the second Test in Wellington today.

With the victory, New Zealand have taken a 1-0 lead going into the third and final Test which will be held on December 19 in Hamilton.

However, Sammy says it will take a big effort for West Indies to level the series.

Seamer Trent Boult delivered career-best figures of 10 for 80 to set up the innings and 73 runs victory for his team.

The 24-year-old Boult had taken 6 for 40, including five wickets in 15 balls, to help bowl the West Indies out for 193 on Day 3, 248 runs behind New Zealand’s first innings total of 441.

West Indies were asked to follow-on and were bowled out for 175 with Boult taking four for 40.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was left on 31 not out.

Kieran Powell topscored for the West Indies in the second innings with 36 following an opening stand of 74 with Kirk Edwards, who hit 35.

Darren Bravo, who saved West Indies in the opening drawn Test with a double hundred, was dismissed without scoring.

The victory was the first for New Zealand since Brendon McCullum took over as captain late last year.


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