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Black Caps recover, extend lead

Kingston: Despite enjoying a huge first innings lead, New Zealand had a terrible start to the fourth day, losing two wickets before they had added to their overnight score of 14 for two.

However, the visitors recovered somewhat to build on their lead as they reached 96 for five at lunch. New Zealand, therefore, enjoyed a 342-run lead.

By lunch, on Wednesday, Tom Latham (batting 51) and Jimmy Neesham (batting 14) had ensured West Indies would have to score the second highest fourth-innings total at Sabina Park, and they were not done setting the target yet.

Earlier in the day, Jerome Taylor gave the hosts a dream start. In the second over of the day, Taylor hit back pads of Ish Sodhi and Ross Taylor with consecutive deliveries. Both were leg before.

Taylor and Kemar Roach, who began his spell with three consecutive maidens, bowled wicket-to-wicket.