Windies on brink of defeat in Dunedin

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The West Indies found themselves following on and trailing by a long way at stumps on day three of the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin, behind by 228 runs and with eight wickets in hand.

The West Indies found themselves following on and trailing by a long way at stumps on day three of the first Test against New Zealand in Dunedin, behind by 228 runs and with eight wickets in hand.

After starting the day on 67 for two in their first innings, the Windies were all out for 213 in their chase of 610, and thus had to follow on. They advanced to 168 for two at stumps, thanks to Darren Bravo's unbeaten half ton.

When the day began, Bravo was in the middle overnight and sat on 37, while Marlon Samuels was on 14. Bravo could only add three runs to that though, before Tim Southee claimed his wicket, caught by Brendon McCullum.

Samuels followed a few runs later, also to Southee, caught by Ross Taylor without adding a run to his score. This left Shivnarine Chanderpaul to try and steady the knock, and his half century was the best of the innings.

He made 76 as Ish Sodhi and Tent Boult continued to take wickets at the other end, though Darren Sammy added a valiant 27 not out to the score. Chanderpaul was out to Boult, trapped LBW, while Shannon Gabriel's wicket ended the innings.

The follow-on began poorly as Kieran Powell was out for 14, caught by Southee off Boult, but then Bravo and Kirk Edwards put on a century stand to steady the ship. Edwards made 59 before being removed by Sodhi late in the day.

Bravo was on 72 at the close, while Samuels was again his overnight companion, on 17 off 36 balls.

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