Mixed day in the field
FIERY?FAST?BOWLER Tino Best had mixed fortunes in the pre-lunch session on the opening day of the second cricket?Test against New Zealand on a green, hard Basin Reserve pitch in Wellington yesterday.
Best was denied a wicket with the first ball of the match when Peter Fulton successfully had a leg-before-wicket decision which was given against him overturned after asking for a television review.
But after captain Darren Sammy got the first wicket, having Fulton caught by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin for six, Best struck when he came back for a second spell, inducing Hamish Rutherford (11) to give Ramdin his second catch.
Best was also unlucky as Kirk Edwards dropped a head-high chance offered by Ross Taylor before he scored off his bowling.
Taylor and Kane Williamson took New Zealand to 79 for two off 25 overs at lunch without further alarms. West Indies are fielding the same team which drew the first Test. (EZS)