As it happened: West Indies strike late against Black Caps in second Test in Hamilton

Relive 1 NEWS NOW's live coverage of day one of the second Test between the Black Caps and the West Indies from Seddon Park, Hamilton.

6:30pm: 87 overs, NZ 286/7 - Blundell 12, Wagner 1

That's all folks for day one of the second Test in Hamilton. 

6:17pm: 84 overs, NZ 275/7 - De Grandhomme 58, Blundell 2

WICKET! Gabriel bowls to de Grandhomme and he's bowled him. Gabriel's delivery is full and fast. The ball sneaks through the gap between de Grandhomme's bat and pad and crashes into the stumps.

6pm: 80 overs, NZ 265/6 - Santner 24, De Grandhomme 51

WICKET! Gabriel bowls to Santner and he's bowled him. It's a length ball, comes on straight enough. Santner plays across the line to lose his middle stump.

5:48pm: 77.2 overs, NZ 263/5 - Santner 23, De Grandhomme 50

FIFTY! Brathwaite to de Grandhomme and the NZ batsman brings up his 50 with a sensational six.

5:35pm: 75 overs, NZ 253/5 - Santner 23, De Grandhomme 40

SIX! Chase bowls to Santner and he launches a huge six. The Black Caps are picking up some quick runs here as the NZ batsmen are hot on attack.

5:33pm: 74 overs, NZ 237/5 - Santner 11, De Grandhomme 36

SIX! De Grandhomme moves down the pitch and smashes it into the grassbanks at deep midwicket.

5:15pm: 71 overs, NZ 225/5 - Santner 10, De Grandhomme 25

SIX! Chase bowls to de Grandhomme and he smashes a huge six. He moves forward, goes right down to meet the pitch and smacks it over deep midwicket.

4:55pm: 65.1 overs, NZ 195/5 - Santner 4, De Grandhomme 1

Santner and De Grandhomme are building a slow but steady partnership after the dismissals of Taylor and Henry after the tea break.

4:35pm: 61.4 overs, NZ 189/5 - Nicholls 13, Santner 1

WICKET! The Black Caps are in real trouble now. Reifer bowls to Nicholls and the NZ batsman has been given out lbw.

4:19pm: 57 overs, NZ 186/4 - Taylor 18, Nicholls 11

WICKET! The West Indies get their man! Roach bowls to Taylor. A thick edge and Dowrich juggles it but makes the catch as the West Indies grab the crucial wicket of Taylor.

4:12pm: 56.4 overs, NZ 182/3 - Taylor 16, Nicholls 11

FOUR! The delivery is too short from Roach and Nicholls smashed this to the point boundary.

3:45pm: 55 overs, NZ 173/3 - Taylor 9, Nicholls 5

TEA BREAK!

3:31pm: 52.3 overs, NZ 159/3 - Raval 84, Taylor 2

WICKET! A great delivery from Gabriel to Raval and the NZ batsman edges it with Dowrich making a stunning catch. Jeet Raval falls 16 runs short of making a Test century. On a length, but the ball moves away sharply late with Raval having to play at it.

3:12pm: 49.3 overs, NZ 154/2 - Raval 83, Williamson 43

WICKET! Cummins bowls to Williamson, he edges it and the ball goes straight into the Windies keeper's gloves (Dowrich).

3:05pm: 48 overs, NZ 151/1 - Raval 83, Williamson 42

2:45pm: 43 overs, NZ 116/1 - Raval 62, Williamson 30

The half-century stand is up! Gabriel bowls to Williamson and he picks up two runs, he drives the ball into the gap between cover and point - a great touch from the NZ skipper.

2:25pm: 38.1 overs, NZ 109/1 - Raval 61, Williamson 24

Gabriel bowls to Raval and the NZ batsman gets a single, makes a clever drive down the ground.

1:51pm: 30.5 overs, NZ 94/1 - Raval 50*, Williamson 20*

Fifty for Raval! He cuts Reifer over third man to bring up his milestone, well batted from the opener - asked to do a tough job on a bowling friendly pitch.

1:42pm: 28 overs, NZ 88/1 - Raval 45*, Williamson 20*

Williamson and Raval make their way back out to the middle. The Windies are in position, Reifer will open up to Raval. First ball is pushed back past the bowler, a slight misfield allows a single for the first run after lunch.

Williamson plays out the rest of the over without scoring.

1:01pm: 28 overs, NZ 87/1 - Raval 44*, Williamson 20*

Lunch. A good session for New Zealand, losing only one wicket having been put in to bat on a green pitch. Raval leads the players off, unbeaten with 44, Williamson on 20. We'll be back in around 40 minutes for the afternoon session.

12:46pm: 24 overs, NZ 82/1 - Raval 42*, Williamson 17*

Coming up to lunch, and Williamson is showing his class already. He's 17 from 17, with two perfect straight drives off Gabriel. At the other end, Raval is happy to defend and get through to the break.

12:27pm: 20 overs, NZ 65/1 - Raval 42*, Williamson 0*

WICKET! Latham falls and the Windies have their breakthrough! Cummins bangs one in short and Latham goes to pull, the ball's onto him quicker than expected, gloving a simple catch to Dowrich behind the stumps.

Latham departs for 22, Kane Williamson the new man.

12:14pm: 17 overs, NZ 53/0 - Raval 34*, Latham 18*

Fifty partnership! Raval brings up the milestone, lightly dapping Chase down to third man for a boundary. These two have looked solid so far this morning.

11:58am: 13 overs,NZ 39/0 - Raval 21*, Latham 17*

Roach drops one in short to Raval, who swivels back for a textbook pull shot all the way to the boundary. NZ's openers not looking troubled by this pitch so far. Brathwaite could have made a real mistake sending the Black Caps into bat first...

11:37am: 8 overs, NZ 29/0 - Raval 16*, Latham 13*

After leaking runs the first three overs, the Windies' bowlers have pulled it back in the last 20 minutes. Roach has found a nice line and length, conceding just one run in his last three overs. 

11:16am: 3 overs, NZ 22/0 - Raval 9*, Latham 13*

Latham gets his first runs of the morning now. Gabriel again overpitches, Latham happily pushes an off drive down the ground for a boundary. The next ball is a tad shorter, Latham pushes at it and it's aerial! The ball goes just past the fielder for another boundary, the Windies are leaking runs so far this morning.

The fifth ball of the over is a half volley on leg stump. Latham doesn't quite get the timing, but comes back for three. Fourteen runs from the first five balls of the over, Raval defends the final ball.

11:10am: 2 overs, NZ 8/0 - Raval 8*, Latham 0*

Kemar Roach to take the new ball from the other end, Latham on strike. First ball is wide, Latham leaves. Roach keeps his wide approach to Latham, who happily leaves the ball alone to play out a maiden.

11:06am: 1 over, NZ 8/0 - Raval 8*, Latham 0*

First ball of the match is full on off stump, Raval defends out to cover. Slight delay to the first over, Gabriel is having issues with his landing. Third ball is full on middle, Raval defends to mid on. Fourth ball is too full again and Raval smacks Gabriel through the covers! The outfield is fast, the boundary is short and the ball goes for four, first runs of the match to Raval.

The final ball again is too full and Raval punches it back past Gabriel for another boundary. Good start for the Black Caps.

11:00am

Here we go! Raval will face up first, Shannon Gabriel with the new ball.

10:58am

The Windies in their final huddle before play, Brathwaite leads them onto the field. Latham and Raval make their way out to the middle now. They'll face a difficult opening burst from the Windies this morning.

10:54am

Both teams out on the field for the anthems. The Windies are up first, followed by New Zealand.

10:34am

The Windies make just one change, Reymon Reifer coming in for the suspended Jason Holder. For the Black Caps, Tim Southee returns in place of Matt Henry.

Conditions a bit cloudy overhead, the pitch has a slight tinge of green on top, but should be good to bat on once the sun comes out.

10:31am

We're all good to go in Hamilton! The two captains are out in the middle for the toss. Kraigg Brathwaite calls correctly and sends the Black Caps in. New Zealand will be batting first. Final teams to be confirmed shortly.

PRE MATCH:

Following a convincing win inside four days in the opening Test of the summer in Wellington last week, the Black Caps can seal a 2-0 series win with a good performance in Hamilton.

Tim Southee returns to the side after missing the season opener for the birth of his child, with Matt Henry dropping out to make way for the pace spearhead.

Wellington debutant Tom Blundell holds onto his spot as wicketkeeper, with BJ Watling still sidelined with a hip injury.

For the visitors, their job will be made a lot harder, with captain Jason Holder suspended for a slow over rate in the innings and 67-run defeat in Wellington.

Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite will lead the Windies in his skipper's absence.

TEAMS:

NZ: 1. Jeet Raval, 2. Tom Latham, 3. Kane Williamson (c), 4. Ross Taylor, 5. Henry Nicholls, 6. Mitchell Santner, 7. Colin de Grandhomme, 8. Tom Blundell (wk), 9. Tim Southee, 10. Neil Wagner, 11. Trent Boult.

WI (possible): 1. Kraigg Brathwaite (C), 2. Kieron Powell, 3. Shimron Hetmyer, 4. Shai Hope, 5. Roston Chase, 6. Sunil Ambris, 7. Shane Dowrich (wk), 8. Reymon Reifer, 9. Kemar Roach, 10. Miguel Cummins, 11. Shannon Gabriel.

Gabriel to Williamson, 2 runs, driven into the gap between cover and point, nice touch. This was hit on the up but at least there was intent and he didn't go half-heartedly at the ball.  The half-century stand is up
Gabriel to Williamson, 2 runs, driven into the gap between cover and point, nice touch. This was hit on the up but at least there was intent and he didn't go half-heartedly at the ball.  The half-century stand is up
Gabriel to Williamson, 2 runs, driven into the gap between cover and point, nice touch. This was hit on the up but at least there was intent and he didn't go half-heartedly at the ball.  The half-century stand is up
Gabriel to Williamson, 2 runs, driven into the gap between cover and point, nice touch. This was hit on the up but at least there was intent and he didn't go half-heartedly at the ball.  The half-century stand is up
4:12pm: 56.4 overs, NZ 182/3 - Taylor 16, Nicholls 11
5:15pm: 71 overs, NZ 225/5 - Santner 10, De Grandhomme 25

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Spinners galore as White Ferns name side for T20 series against Australia

New Zealand will take a spin-heavy bowling attack into their three-match women's Twenty20 series against Australia.

Five players are proven international slow bowlers and should get plenty of overs during the series starting at North Sydney Oval on September 29.

Coach Haidee Tiffen has based selection on her belief slow bowling will be important at the women's World T20 in the West Indies in November.

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New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr. International womens cricket, White Ferns v Australia, Blake Park, Tauranga, New Zealand. Sunday, 5 March, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz
New Zealand bowler Amelia Kerr. Source: Photosport


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'You can always capitalise at the end' - Colin Munro reflects on record-breaking CPL season

Colin Munro has revealed the mindset he's maintained in a record-breaking campaign for the Trinbago Knight Riders which he capped off with a man-of-the-match performance today.

Along with winning the final against the Guyana Amazon Warriors today, the left-hander was also named in the tournament team and became the first batsman in tournament history to break the 500 run mark in a single CPL season.

Munro finished with 567 runs from 13 innings at an average of 51.54 while generating a strike rate of 140.

He finished 110 runs clear of the second best run producer - fellow Black Cap Glenn Phillips - by 110 runs.

The 31-year-old said after the match he's had a constant approach to the tournament which helped him generate the record numbers.

"On these surfaces you can't just go from ball one as I've done in the past.

"I just tried to get myself under way before I took too many risks, get myself set for 20-30 balls and you can always capitalise at the end."

Munro finished the CPL in Hollywood fashion, knocking the game-winning runs for Trinbago to backward point before getting swamped by his teammates.

He even took a moment to stand and appreciate the standing ovation from fans at Brian Lara Stadium who attended the final.

"There's a few more supporters out here for me than there is back home I reckon," he said.

Munro was selected in Black Caps' T20 and ODI squads to face Pakistan in the United Atab Emirates in November before a full summer at home.


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New Zealand combo Colin Munro and Brendon McCullum have played starring roles in helping the Trinbago Knight Riders win their third CPL title in six years this afternoon.

Both Munro and McCullum starred with the bat at Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad and Tobago, much to the dismay of fellow Kiwi Luke Ronchi who also had a strong showing for Guyana Amazon Warriors.

After Trinbago won the toss and elected to field, Guyana scored a total of 147 runs despite Ronchi's opening score of 44 off 35 deliveries.

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Munro drove a four to deep point to win the match with eight wickets and 15 balls to spare.

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The 31-year-old made the announcement in Lincoln this afternoon at a press conference at New Zealand Cricket's high performance centre.

Satterthwaite will take over as captain for the New Zealand women's T20 series against Australia on September 29 in Sydney.

Bates said it was tough telling her teammates before the press conference.

Suzie Bates, Captain of New Zealand bats during Women's ICC World Twenty20 India 2016 Source: Getty

"It was difficult telling the team before, it's never easy to let go of something that I have really loved," said Bates, who was in charge for six years.

"It has been a long stint and probably the last 12 months I have struggled with dealing with the captaincy and playing.

"And perhaps the performances as a group haven't gone as well as I would have liked."

Bates believes not having the responsibility as captain will help her focus more on her own game.

"Now that the decision has been made, it makes sense for my own game to be able to concentrate on that at the end of my career," she said.

"And put as much into performing as well as I can without the captaincy."

Bates has played 115 one day internationals and 101 T20 internationals, debuting for New Zealand in 2006.

She has also scored 7000 runs for New Zealand.

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