New Zealand beat WI in first Test: Records broken
New Zealand hammered West Indies in the first Test after concluding the proceedings on Day four. The hosts, who had declared at 519/7 in the first innings, bowled the Windies out for 138 and 247. Kane Williamson's side won by an innings and 134 runs to take a crucial 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Here are the records broken.
Williamson's 251 was the main reason why New Zealand posted a mammoth total in the first innings. Tom Latham (86) and Kyle Jamieson (51*) also chipped in with the runs. Windies looked lacklustre with the ball. In reply, the Kiwi pacers made perfect use of the conditions and bowled with precision to bowl their opponents out twice for low scores.
Williamson slammed his third double-century in Test cricket. He scored one in 2019, having smashed an unbeaten 200 against Bangladesh on the same venue. Meanwhile, his first double-ton came against Sri Lanka in 2015, an unbeaten 242 off 438 balls at Basin Reserve. Interestingly, Williamson has now registered his highest score in the Test format.
Playing his 81st Test, Williamson raced to 6,727 runs at an average of 52.55. He now has 22 Test tons under his belt. Williamson now has the most number of centuries by a number three batsman since January 2010. He tops the list with 20 tons, and is followed by Hashim Amla (19), Cheteshwar Pujara (17) and Kumar Sangakkara (17).
New Zealand senior pacer Tim Southee claimed five wickets in the match. He has raced to 289 career Test scalps at 28.83. Neil Wagner was amongst the wickets and claimed a total of six. He now has 212 Test scalps, overcoming Shakib Al Hasan's tally of 210. Kemar Roach (3/114) surpassed Sir Andy Roberts (202) in terms of career Test scalps (204).
Jermaine Blackwood showed resistance for West Indies in the second innings. The middle order batsman played a fine knock, scoring 104 from 141 deliveries. He notched his second Test ton. Meanwhile, pacer Alzarri Joseph scored registered his maiden Test fifty. He scored a 125-ball 87 to share a valiant 155-run stand alongside Blackwood.