'There's no need to panic' - Windies target Hamilton win after first Test embarrassment

West Indies captain Jason Holder is urging his side to come together in the wake of their innings and 67 run defeat to the Black Caps in Wellington, as the series heads to Hamilton for the second and final Test of the series.

Batting first at the Basin Reserve, the Windies were skittled for just 134 runs, before New Zealand made 520/9 in reply. The tourists were then bowled out for 319 to give the Black Caps an emphatic victory.

Speaking to media after the match, Holder said that his side aren't out of the series.

"I think we've done reasonably well in the year," he said.

"We did some really good things in this Test match as well, there's no need to panic."

"There's a chance to put things right in the second Test match."

Jason Holder is looking to pick his side up after the innings loss to the Black Caps. Source: 1 NEWS

'He was brilliant throughout' – Kane Williamson raves over debutant hero Tom Blundell

Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson has sung the praises of debutant Tom Blundell, after the wicketkeeper made a century on Test debut in the innings and 67-run win over the West Indies in Wellington.

Batting at number eight, Blundell, 27, reached three figures in his first Test match innings, having been called up as a replacement for regular wicketkeeper BJ Watling.

Speaking to media after the win, Williamson said that he was happy with the performance of Blundell.

"He was brilliant throughout," Williamson said.

"To come out and play a knock like he did, in some ways unique in terms of the situation that we were in... it required a lot of hard work."

"He's a mature guy, he's played a lot of cricket, it was great having him in the group - he did really, really well."

Blundell cracked a breathtaking century on debut against the Windies. Source: 1 NEWS


Video: Kane Williamson chuffed with Black Caps dominant win – 'It was a brilliant all-round performance'

Kane Williamson has sung the Black Caps' praises, after a dominant innings and 67-run win over the West Indies in the first Test in Wellington today.

New Zealand were always in control of the opening Test of the summer, bowling the Windies out for just 134 on day one, before scoring a whopping 520/9 in reply.

The Windies could never keep up with the huge deficit, bowled out on day four for 319 to lose by an innings.

Speaking after the win, Williamson said that he was happy with his side's effort to win inside four days.

"It was a brilliant all-round performance," he said.

"To really put the runs on the board when we had the opportunity with the bat, to get a long way ahead of the game with 500 plus, with a number of contributions from all players in the order is always a great thing going into the next game."

New Zealand stormed to an innings and 67 run victory against the West Indies in Wellington. Source: 1 NEWS