Samuels resists but Kiwis in control

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The West Indies reached stumps on day two of the second Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on 158 for four, still trailing by 283 runs but with Marlon Samuels still in the middle on a fifty.

The West Indies reached stumps on day two of the second Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve on 158 for four, still trailing by 283 runs but with Marlon Samuels still in the middle on a fifty.

The Black Caps were batting at the start of the day, on 307 for six, and advanced to 441 all out on the rain-interrupted day. BJ Watling, who began the day in single figures, recorded a nifty 65.

Tino Best ended with four wicket in the innings, removing tail enders Ish Sodhi and Neil Wagner, with the former adding a cameo 27 before the latter was out first ball. Best was unable to convert the hat-trick though.

The last gasp effort from the hosts saw Trent Boult, batting at 11, scoring an unbeaten 38 off 27 balls, including two sixes, looking to push the score as high as possible considering the poor weather.

The Windies got off to a decent start, with Kirk Edwards and Kieran Powell putting on 47 for the first wicket. Powell departed for 21, soon followed by Darren Bravo for four and Shiv Chanderpaul for six.

Edwards ended up making 55 before being caught by Hamish Rutherford off Corey Anderson, who had also removed Bravo. At stumps, Samuels was on 50, while Narsingh Deonarine was on 11 off 17 balls.

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