4 Jun 2014

Jamaican wicket too dangerous for Black Caps

2:32 pm on 4 June 2014

The New Zealand cricketers will use a different wicket for the final day of their three-day match against a Jamaican Selection after the umpires decided the original one was too dangerous.

Fully 16 wickets fell on day two, with the Black Caps 65 for seven in their second innings at stumps, a lead of 145 runs.

The wicket in Trelawny was low in the morning session, but was all over the place in the afternoon with large cracks causing the ball to fly unpredictably.

Spinner Ish Sodhi took five for 35 in the Jamaican first innings of 122 for nine declared.

In their second innings, Peter Fulton made two, Tom Latham eight, Hamish Rutherford 10, Corey Anderson no score, Luke Ronchi 11, BJ Watling 12, Kane Williamson 11 with Ross Taylor on six and Mark Craig one.

The first Test starts at Sabina Park in Kingston next Monday.