Yahoo – Singapore – New Zealand’s Tom Blundell bats during day three of their first Test cricket match against West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 3, 2017

Tom Blundell celebrated his call up to the New Zealand Test team with a century on debut as the Black Caps built a 386-run lead over the West Indies in Wellington on Sunday.

Summary

  • New Zealand’s Tom Blundell bats during day three of their first Test cricket match against West Indies at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on December 3, 2017Tom Blundell celebrated his call up to the New Zealand Test team with a century on debut as the Black Caps built a 386-run lead over the West Indies in Wellington on Sunday.
  • Playing on his home ground, Blundell was unbeaten on 107 when New Zealand declared their first innings at 520 for nine shortly before lunch on day three.
  • Blundell’s century, along with 105 for Colin de Grandhomme and 93 by Ross Taylor, put New Zealand firmly in charge after the West Indies managed only 134 in their first knock.
  • When Blundell was on 82, the West Indies unsuccessfully reviewed a rejected lbw appeal after a Jason Holder ball flicked off the pads for four byes.
  • He faced nine scoreless deliveries on 99 before an inside edge off Roston Chase went past square leg for two and he then marked the milestone with a six two balls later before New Zealand declared.


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