Brilliant Boult leads West Indies' demolition

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The West Indies collapsed to an innings and 73-run defeat on day three of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington, losing a massive 16 wickets in one day at the Basin Reserve.

The West Indies collapsed to an innings and 73-run defeat on day three of the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington, losing a massive 16 wickets in one day at the Basin Reserve.

The main reason for that dramatic collapse was Kiwi fast bowler Trent Boult, who took nine wickets on the day and recorded his maiden 10-wicket haul in Test cricket. He took six in the first innings and four in the second.

The Windies began the day still in their first knock, with Marlon Samuels in the middle on a half century and Narsingh Deonarine beside him. They were on 158 for four, but were soon all out for 193.

Samuels added 10 runs to his overnight 50, before being removed by Boult, caught behind by BJ Watling for 60 off 81 balls. Boult then also bagged Deonarine for 22, before recording three ducks in a row.

Tim Southee got the final say though, bagging Shannon Gabriel's wicket to enforce the follow on. The Windies actually put on a good opening stand in the second innings, making 74 off 24.5 overs.

Southee then came on again and removed both Kirk Edwards and Kieran Powell, for 35 and 36 respectively, while Darren Bravo was out for a duck to Neil Wagner, unable to save his side like he did in the first Test.

From that point on, the fast bowlers rattled through the Windies order, with Boult's four wickets complimented by Southee's three, Wagner's two and Corey Anderson's one. The Windies were all out for 175, with Powell's 36 the top score.

This match will be one to remember for Boult, as in his 18 Tests prior he'd only recorded two five-fers. While he didn't record best innings figured, with was his best match effort by some distance.

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