12 Jun 2014

Black Caps take early wickets to seize control of first test

8:44 am on 12 June 2014

The Black Caps paceman Tim Southee has taken two early wickets to help the tourists seize control of the first cricket test against the West Indies in Jamaica.

The hosts are 15 for 2 at tea on day four, needing another 388 runs for victory.

Seamer Southee claimed the prized scalps of Chris Gayle and fellow opener Kieran Powell cheaply, and will return from tea with the impressive figures of 2 wickets for just 1 run off his 3 overs so far.

New Zealand declared their second innings on 156 for 8 earlier this morning leaving the Windies needing 403 runs from the final day and a half to claim an unlikely win.