Williamson and Latham shines vs West Indies on the 1st day of the 1st Test

Last Updated: Thursday, 3 December 2020 (16:54 IST)
Hamilton: The hosts made an impressive start in the first test against at Seddon Park in Hamilton. West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first in the seaming condition to get the maximum purchase out of the deck.
An unbroken 75-run partnership between and Ross Taylor helped New Zealand survive a good spell of bowling late in the day from West Indies. Williamson remained unbeaten three short of a century.
and Williamson had laid the foundation for New Zealand's big batting day as the duo stitched together a 154-run partnership for the second wicket. Latham was dismissed on 86 by Kemar Roach before Williamson and Taylor took centre stage.
 
Earlier in the day, a drizzle delayed the toss and reduced the game to two extended sessions. With all the rain around, Jason Holder opted to bowl first after winning the toss on a green pitch. Nine balls in, Shannon Gabriel rapped debutant opener Will Young on the pads and confidently went for a review only to find the impact being outside off-stump.

New Zealand finished Day 1 of the first Test against West Indies at 243/2 with skipper Kane Williamson unbeaten on 97 in Hamilton (UNI)