Barbados: Making good use of the new ball and overcast conditions, Trent Boult and Tim Southee flummoxed West Indies’ top order to bolster New Zealand’s case for their second series win in the Caribbean.
Chasing 308 for victory, West Indies were wobbling at 161 for seven at tea, on the final day of the third Test against New Zealand, on Monday.
Tim Southee took three wickets to help the visitors inch closer to a series win. New Zealand won the first Test, while the West Indies were victorious in the second.
The hosts were struggling at 72 for three with Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Darren Bravo managing to halt the slide and assisted by a passing shower that prompted the umpires to take an early lunch.
Earlier, New Zealand declared their second innings on their overnight total of 331 for seven, with Kane Williamson notching up a match-turning 161 not out.
In pursuit of 308, Windies batsmen were completely unsure before Boult’s swinging deliveries. Boult took two wickets.