Narine aims to give New Zealand 'jitters'

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Spinner Sunil Narine will take example from the New Zealand attack, as the West Indies chase victory on day four of the third and final Test at Seddon Park on Sunday.

Spinner Sunil Narine will take example from the New Zealand attack, as the West Indies chase victory on day four of the third and final Test at Seddon Park on Sunday.

Narine cherished a telling six-wicket haul as the hosts slipped to 349 all out on Saturday, after which the Windies' response wilted to 103 all out in the wake of fast bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee's seven key breakthroughs.

All-rounder Corey Anderson and left-armer Neil Wagner, meanwhile, snared three important wickets – before openers Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford removed six runs from a modest 122-run target.

The pitch at Seddon Park in Hamilton will continue to take turn on the weekend, affording Narine and fellow slow bowler Veerasammy Permaul the chance to orchestrate a series-levelling win.

"New Zealand went out there and showed us exactly how to bowl on that wicket. We had targeted around 250 to 300 but that changed," said Narine.

"You never know in the world of cricket what may happen. Wickets send jitters, hopefully, you never know, we can get a couple of wickets and go from there."

A five-match ODI series and three Twenty20 Internationals will follow the third Test. The first ODI will get underway at Eden Park in Auckland on 26 December.

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