New Zealand

West Indies
134 & 107/1



Good evening and welcome to more coverage of the New Zealand v West Indies Test. I'm Mel (@MissMelanie_H) and I will be here for the first two sessions again. In the final session last night, Colin de Grandhomme scored a century (105 from 74 balls). That meant that New Zealand lead by 313 with one 1 wicket left in the first innings. What will happen tonight?

I half expected New Zealand to declare overnight but Tom Blundell and Trent Boult are out to bat against Miguel Cummins.

NZ 457/9 (128) It is cloudy again at the Basin Reserve today but the weather is set reasonably fair. Blundell starts with a boundary. That brings up the 450. I didn't see all of the innings yesterday but he is on 61* and looks fairly confident with the bat. He adds a two later in the over. Another four follows but it was a poor leg side delivery.

NZ 457/9 (129) Kemar Roach takes the second over to Boult who plays out a maiden.

NZ 461/9 (130), Blundell 71*, Boult 2* Glorious crunched shot through the off-side for four.

NZ 469/9 (131) Boult get his first runs of the day - six of them lifted over the slips! He looks rather bemused when he realises how far it has gone. He ends the over with a two.

NZ 473/9 (132) Well stopped in the outfield to save runs. Blundell gets it past the fielder and over the rope - that was an edge and it rushed away.

Another update from NZ:

NZ 477/9 (133) Boult hits the ball into outfield but they only run one to get the number 11 of strike. Blundell then take a two. A single ends the over.

REVIEW! NZ 481/9 (134) Jason Holder takes over the bowling and is greeted with a pull shot from Blundell but they turn down the single. The next ball runs over the rope when the fielder cannot get enough hand on it to stop it. Blundell into the 80s... can Boult stay out there long enough for Blundell to get a century? The over ends with four byes but reviewed for LBW.