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Kiwis lead Windies by 98 runs

New Zealand are leading the West Indies by 98 runs at the end of the third day of the third Test at Kensington Oval today.

Jason Holder on the attack during his important innings today.

Jason Holder on the attack during his important innings today.

The Kiwis are 123 for 3 with the not out batsmen Kane Williamson on 58 and captain Brendon McCullum on 23.

Kemar Roach, who needs another two to claim 100 Test wickets, has so far taken 2 for 30 from 7 overs and debutant Jason Holder took his first Test wicket when he had Ross Taylor caught by Darren Bravo at slip for 6.

The West Indies were earlier dismissed for 317 for a lead of 24 runs. 

Kirk Edwards resumed this morning on 42 and his overnight partner Darren Bravo on 8.

Bravo was the first to go today for 27. He was followed by Kirk Edwards who, after scoring his first Test 50 in his homeland, was dismissed for 58.

Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul was out for 15 on the stroke of lunch. Captain Denesh Ramdin played attractively for 45 before he was out LBW to Trent Boult and Holder demonstrated his batting ability with a composed 38.

Left-arm medium pacer Neil Wagner took 4 wickets for 64 runs from 27 overs. Fellow pacer Tim Southee chipped in with two wickets and medium-pacer Jimmy Neesham took 2 wickets for 12 runs from 6.1 overs.

The match started at 9.30 am under clear blue skies to make up the time lost when rain curtailed play at 1.03 pm yesterday.

Play will resume at 9.30 am tomorrow.


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