The Test series in New Zealand has so far been a forgettable one for the West Indies. They were completely outplayed in the first Test and no big changes are seen in the second Test as well. At a time when nothing was going through their way, Windies bowler Shannon Gabriel bowled a superb delivery that almost took the wicket of New Zealand batsman Henry Nichols. But for his bad luck, the slip fielder Darren Bravo dropped an easy catch and threw away his chances for a fourth-wicket in that innings. Gabriel was not at all satisfied with Bravo’s fielding efforts and was caught on camera cursing Darren Bravo with a ‘F**K YOU’.
The second Test between West Indies and New Zealand saw an unusual incident where the West Indian fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was seen cursing his teammate Darren bravo with a cuss word (F**K YOU) as he dropped a simple catch at slips. The batsman who got life was Henry Nichols. He was dropped three times in total in that innings and he made most of those dropped catches by making a well-placed century. He ended up scoring 174 runs and helped his team reach a fairly good total of 460.
Courtesy of some fine batting from Nichols and Jamieson, New Zealand reached an above par score of 460. In the bowling front, they attacked from ball one and the duo of Kyle Jamieson and Tim Southee ran through the West Indies batting lineup to put themselves in a fairly good position to win this match.
Jamieson picked up five wickets and led the bowling charts for New Zealand. Southee too picked up three wickets and helped in restricting West Indies for 124-8 at the end of Day two’s play.