12
Tuesday
December 2017
7:34 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Sports News
Wagner bags career-best seven wickets as Windies crumble
 
(Wellington, Dec 1, 2017): New Zealand's Neil Wagner took a career-best seven-wicket haul to orchestrate a stunning collapse as West Indies slumped to 134 all out on day one of the first Test in Wellington today.

Twice in the innings Wagner took two wickets in successive balls, and the renowned short-ball specialist showed there was more in his armoury when he bowled West Indies captain Jason Holder with a genuine yorker.

His figures of seven for 39 off 14.4 overs eclipsed his previous best six for 41 against Zimbabwe last year as he brought the West Indies' first innings to an end midway through the second session of play.

At tea, New Zealand were nine without loss in reply with Tom Latham on six and Jeet Raval on three.

The West Indies went into the Test riding a wave of confidence after a series win over Zimbabwe and taking a Test off England in recent months.

Even after losing the toss and being sent in to bat on a green wicket, openers Kieran Powell and Kraigg Brathwaite looked solid against the New Zealand quicks.

The pitch was green but with cloudless skies and little wind there was no seam or swing movement for Trent Boult and Matt Henry.

It allowed Powell and Brathwaite to see off the new ball and steer the score to 59 without loss when the innings turned dramatically in Wagner's third over.

A menacing delivery targeting Brathwaite's rib cage was fended straight to Henry Nicholls at short leg and the opener was gone for 24.

Boult came back for his second spell and removed Powell, the tourists' top scorer with 42, before Wagner hit a purple patch as he ripped through the West Indies' new generation of specialist batsmen in the space of four balls.

Shimron Hetmyer went for 13 in the last ball before lunch, Shai Hope went on Wagner's second ball after play resumed and debutant Sunil Ambris stepped back on his stumps with the first ball he faced in Test cricket.

Hope, the hero of the West Indies triumph over England with a century in each innings at Headingley in August, provided the first Test dismissal for Tom Blundell, on debut for New Zealand, when he feathered a short ball to the wicketkeeper.

The West Indies had slumped to 80 for five and their hopes that Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich could lead a revival were short-lived.

The pair added 17 before Wagner was back in the action again with rising delivery to Chase (five) that was steered to Jeet Raval at leg slip.

With Wagner's first five wickets all from short deliveries, new batsman Holder stood tall for the first ball he faced, only for Wagner to switch to a yorker which bowled him, and 59 without loss had become 97 for seven.

Dowrich was run out at the non-strikers end for 18 and Boult bowled Miguel Cummins for one.

Kemar Roach (not out 14) put on 29 for the last wicket with Shannon Gabriel (10) before Wagner had Gabriel caught in slips to wrap up the innings.(AFP)


Hurt and embarrassed, India seek revenge in Mohali
Anushka Sharma, Virat Kohli get married in Italy
Sachin Tendulkar to PM Narendra Modi: Include international medallists in CGHS scheme
India to host 2023 World Cup, Champions Trophy in 2021
HWL finals: Australia’s reign continues; India wins bronze
Sri Lanka thrash India in first ODI
Corominas hat-trick sinks Kerala Blasters in enthralling game
Ad world waits to make the most of Virat-Anushka wedding
Hockey World League Final: India go down fighting 0-1 to Argentina in semi-final
Ranji Trophy: Vidarbha strike twice after being all out for 246
Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or award
5 medals for India on day 1 of Asian Airgun C'ships
Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or award
Vinay Kumar runs through Mumbai line-up with a hat-trick
Tendulkar launches gaming platform featuring him
Youngsters guide Sri Lanka to draw, India claim series
Starc, Hazlewood lead Australia to second Ashes Test win
India close in on win as SL totter at 31/3 in pursuit of 410
India declare second innings on 246/5
Basil Thampi makes it to India T20 squad
KERALA NEWS
Dead pigs brought for sale in Vaikom
 (Kottayam, Dec 12, 2017, DG): Locals seized dead pigs which were brought for sale from Tamil  
Cyclone Ockhi: 2 more dead bodies found
Committed no crime, want another investigation: Ameerul
Pope enquires about victims of Ockhi cyclone
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
NY attack: Trump says urgent need to fix 'lax' immigration
 (Washington, Dec 12, 2017): US President Donald Trump has asked Congress to end the "chain m
Putin, on visit, orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria
Netanyahu says he expects Europe to follow US on Jerusalem
Mallya's defence questions impartiality of Indian judicial
NATIONAL NEWS
Man arrested for trying to climb Buckingham Palace wall
 (London, Dec 12, 2017): London police said today they have arrested a man for allegedly tryin
Violence is not the way: Aamir on 'Padmavati'
Rahul slams PM Modi for attacking Manmohan Singh
Didn't instruct lawyer to use bad word agnst Jaitley: CM to HC
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.