Anderson: We got ahead of ourselves

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All-rounder Corey Anderson lamented New Zealand's inability to capitalise on a promising start, after the West Indies recovered on day one of the third and final Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday.

All-rounder Corey Anderson lamented New Zealand's inability to capitalise on a promising start, after the West Indies recovered on day one of the third and final Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Thursday.

Captain Brendon McCullum's decision to bowl first after winning the toss brought early reward, as seamers Neil Wagner, Tim Southee and Anderson reduced the opposition to 86 for five.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin and the veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul, however, moved to 107 and 94 not out respectively during a rearguard 200-run stand.

"I think we might have been just been a little ahead of ourselves. Obviously we thought for a wee while there, when they were 90 for five, that things might happen as fast as they did in Wellington, but they didn't and we've got to peg it back a bit," said Anderson.

"We're still in a good position and it's a good cricket wicket. We won the toss and knew we had to bowl in good areas, and we got a bit lost during that middle session and they capitalised.

"They batted well, Chanderpaul and Ramdin are both classy players so it was nice to break that partnership then come back tomorrow and hopefully roll through them."

Right-armer Anderson, who completed figures of three for 25, looked forward to an intriguing duel with the 39-year-old Chanderpaul on Friday.

"I watched him when I was younger so that's quite exciting to get to the top of your mark and run in, and have a chance to get him out," he concluded.

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