Benn: The worst I have bowled this series

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Spinner Sulieman Benn benefited from conditions intriguingly conducive to turn and carry, as the West Indies took command of day one of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Barbados on Thursday.

Spinner Sulieman Benn benefited from conditions intriguingly conducive to turn and carry, as the West Indies took command of day one of the third and final Test against New Zealand in Barbados on Thursday.

Benn delivered a telling five-wicket haul to reduce the tourists' decision to bat first after winning the toss to a mere 293 all out. Openers Chris Gayle and Kraigg Brathwaite later reduced the deficit to 261 runs in a promising score of 32 without loss.

"I know on the first day in Barbados you always get a bit of assistance, because of the moisture in the pitch. It spun in the evening as well. Normally it does a bit first day, and rest of the days it flattens out," said Benn.

"You get a little bit, obviously when the balls get older it tends to be good for batting. Kensington Oval always has bounce for spinners. So you want to get the ball into good areas. A little bit of turn also, so that was good."

The lanky Benn's haul included the key dismissals of the in-form Kane Williamson, skipper Brendon McCullum and wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling. Fast bowler Kemar Roach, meanwhile, complemented with figures of four for 61.

"I think this is the worst I have bowled for this series. "In saying that, I worked hard through the series, so probably the results came today. If someone had said we would bowl them out for 280 or 290 and be batting on the first day, you would take that," added Benn.

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