New Zealand took the lead in the series of two games by beating the West Indies with an innings and 134 runs in the Hamilton Test.
On Sunday, the fourth day of the Test, the West Indies were eliminated for 246 in its second innings. They only got 136 in the first innings. New Zealand declared the innings with 519 runs in one innings.
The Blackwood and Joseph pair crossed the hundred the day before. On this day they also spent the first hour. Blackwood, who started the day with 60 runs, got his life in the hands of Ross Taylor.
Blackwood touched three figures with 135 balls. Five and a half years after the first Test century, the batsman met a new century.
155 couples of the two broke Joseph’s farewell. The pacemaker led the first Test fifty to a century. Jamison stopped him with 6 runs. His fight ended with 9 fours and 3 sixes.
Blackwood also stopped losing his partner. Neil Wagner took 104 runs in 11 fours and 2 sixes. Shannon Gabriel was out there. The Caribbean innings ended with 3 wickets for no runs.
Goalkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich was unable to hit in the second innings as he did in the first innings due to an injury. His game in the second Test starting next Friday is also uncertain.
New Zealand captain Ken Williamson was the man of the game for his 251-run innings.
New Zealand 1st innings: 519/6 (d.)
West Indies 1st innings: ১৩৮
West Indies 2nd Innings: (After sequel) 246 in 56.5 overs (1986 in previous day) (Blackwood 104, Joseph 6, Roach 0, Gabriel 0, Daurich (injured missing); 73-1, Wagner 13.5-0-6-4, Jamison 12-2-42-2, Mitchell 3-0-6-1).
Result: New Zealand won with an innings and 134 runs
Series: New Zealand leads 1-0 in 2 match series
Man of the match: Why Williamson