Jamaica pacers spark Black Caps collapse

TRELAWNY, Jamaica, Jun 3, CMC – A trio of Jamaican pacers tore their way through New Zealand’s second innings to send them tumbling in a spectacular late afternoon batting collapse here on Tuesday.

Christopher Powell, Derval Green and Nicholson Gordon grabbed  seven wickets  approaching stumps  as  the visitors plunged to 65 on the second day of their three-day tour game against  Jamaica select X1 at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Complex here Tuesday.

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Green grabbed three for 10, Powell two for 17 and Gordon  two for 23 in the final session of play adding to New Zealand’s woes following a tough opening day in which they struggled to 203 for nine.

However the bright spot for the black Caps was the   bowling of leg spinner Ish Sodhi whose consistent spell engineered the destruction of Jamaica Select X1’s first innings.

Sodhi took four quick wickets after lunch to finish with figures of five for 35 from 11.5 overs as the Jamaicans declared on 122 for nine, replying to the visitors’ 203 for nine declared.

Opener Kennar Lewis top scored for Jamaica with 30,   Cassius Burton contributed 27 while John Campbell whipped in with 24.

The homeside was off to a poor start after Trent Boult made an instant breakthrough by removing opener Horace Miller LBW in his first over without scoring.

Play started half an hour earlier than the scheduled 10am start due to yesterday’s last session being lost to rain.


Summary Scores:

New Zealand 1st Innings: 203/9 Declared (64 Overs). Kane Williamson 47, Bradley-John Watling 30, James Neesham 28*, Ross Taylor* 23; Damion Jacobs 22-6-69-4, Derval Green 13-6-26-2, Christopher Powell 6-0-21-2, Nicholson Gordon 7-0-24-0.

Jamaica Select XI 1st Innings: 122/9 Declared. Kennar Lewis 30, Cassius Burton 27, John Campbell 24, Andre McCarthy 8; Ish Sodhi 12-2-35-5, Trent Boult 8-5-8-2, Mark Craig 9-4-15-1, Craig Anderson 4-1-7-1.

New Zealand 2nd Innings: 65/7 (25 Overs). Bradley-John Watling+ 12, Luke Ronchi 11, Kane Williamson 11, Hamish Rutherford 10; Derval Green 4-0-10-3, Christopher Powell 8-4-17-2, Nicholson Gordon 9-3-23-2, Damion Jacobs 1-0-3-0.

Stumps, Day 2

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Tue, 06/03/2014 - 19:54