Live updates: Blackcaps v West Indies, Second test, day four at Wellington

New Zealand win by an innings and 12 runs. Click here for a full wrap and highlights. 

Blackcaps 460 - Nicholls 174, Wagner 66, Young 43, Gabriel 3/93

West Indies 131 - Blackwood 69, Brooks 14, Southee 5/32, Jamieson 5/34, 

West Indies 317 - Campbell 68, J Holder 61, Wagner 3/54, 3/96

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80th over - Wagner to continue.

OUT - In his 50th test match, Wagner goes full and straight and knocks over Gabriel middle stump to end the test match. 

Gabriel b Wagner 0 (6)

79th over - Mitchell to continue. 

Mitchell goes full and Holder has smashes him down the ground for four. 

The next ball sees Hoder back away and smash Mitchell back down the ground for four more.

Off the fifth ball of the over, Holder pushes him out through the covers for a single. 

OUT - Mitchell goes full and straight. Gabriel tries to flick him away but doesn't make contact and it crashes into his pads. There is a big shout for LBW but given not out. New Zealand review but replays show the ball is going down the leg side. (WI 317/9)

78th over - Another change in the bowling with Neil Wagner coming into the attack.

OUT - Wagner goes full and straight and Da Silva tries to turn him down to fine leg. He misses it and it crashes into his pads and he has been given out. 

Da Silva LBW Wagner 57 (84)

Shannon gabriel is the next man in. 

Gabriel survives the final four balls of the over. (WI 307/9)

77th over - A change of bowling for New Zealand with Daryl Mitchell into the attack. 

Off Mitchell's first ball Da Silva dispatches Mitchell down the ground for four.

After a dot ball, Mitchell goes short and Da Silva cuts him away through the covers for two runs. 

The next balls sees Mitchell give Da Silva a full toss outside off-stump and he punches him away for a single through the covers.

Two dot balls to end the over. (WI 306/8)

76th over - Boult to continue to Da Silva who is one short of his maiden test 50.

After three dot balls, Da Silva edges one to fine leg to bring up his first test 50 on debut. What an innings from the young man. 

Two dot balls to end the over. (WI 299/8) 

75th over - Southee to continue to Chemar Holder who is facing his first ball. 

Holder edges one through the slips but finds the gap and races down to the third man boundary for four to get Holder off the mark. 

Off the fifth ball of the over, Holder loops one up but it falls just short of mid-on. 

Holder sees out the over. (WI 298/8)

74th over - Trent Boult to contiue to Da Silva

Da Silva flicks Boult away through fine leg but turns down the single to again protect his fallow batsman. 

After five dot balls, Da Silva can't find a single to keep the strike. (WI 294/8)

73rd over - Southee to continue. 

Southee starts with a short ball which Da Silva pulls away to deep sqaure leg but turns down the single to protect his fallow batsman.

The next ball sees Southee go short again and Da Silva pulls him away perfectly down to fine leg for four.

Off the last ball of the over, Da Silva drops the ball at his feet and Holder sprints through for a quick single. (WI 294/8)

72nd over - Boult to continue to Da Silva. 

After three dot balls, Boutl gives Da Silva a full toss and he drives him through the covers for two runs. 

The next ball sees Da Silva punch Boult away off the back foot through backward point for four runs. 

The last ball fo the over sees Da Silva pull Boult away for a single. (WI 289/8)

71st over - Southee to continue to Da Silva.

After two dot balls, Da Silva pulls Southee away through mid-wicket for a single. 

Southee goes short and Joseph has puled him away through square elg for another six. What a shot. 

OUT - Off the last ball of the over, South goes with a ball on a shortish length down the leg side and Joseph tries to flick it away but has edged it through to Watling who takes a low catch. 

Joseph c Watling b Southee 24 (12)

Chemar Holder is the next man in. (WI 282/8)

70th over - Boult to continue to Da Silva. 

Da Silva gets one on a shortish length and he drops it onto the off-side and scampers through for a quick single. 

After two dot balls, Joseph punches Boult off the back foot for four through the covers. 

Four more for Joseph. He tries to defend Boult but it catches the outside edge and races through gully for four. (WI 275/7)

69th over - Southee to continue to Da Silva 

Off the first ball of the over, Southee goes to straight and Da Silva turns him away through mid-wicket for two runs. 

Southee goes straight again and Da Silva turns him into square leg for a single. 

After two dot balls, Southee goes short and Joseph smashes him over fine leg for six. What a shot to get off the mark. 

Another great shot from Joseph. Southee goes full and Joseph drives him through straight down the ground for four. (WI 266/7)

68th over - Trent Boult to continue to Da Silva.

 After five dot balls, Boult has one angling in to the pads of Da Silva who tries to pull him away but only comes off the pads and the batsman come through for a leg bye. (WI 253/7)

67th over - Tim Southee to bowl the second over of the day. 

After a dot ball to start the over, Holder flicks Southee away throug square leg for a single. 

The next ball sees Da Silva nudge Southee into midwicket for two runs. 

Da Silva keeps the scoreboard ticking over with a single down to fine leg. 

OUT - Off the last ball over Holder looks to defend but the ball swings away and crashes into off stump. 

J Holder b Southee 61 (93) 

Alzarri Joseph is the next man in with the Blackcaps only needing three more wickets for victory. (WI 252/7)

66th over - Trent Boult will finish the 66th over that was stopped due to bad last night. Da Silva will face the first ball of the day. 

After a dot ball to start the over, Da Silva pulls Boult away through square leg for four. (WI 248/6) 

10:51am - Jason Holder and Joshua Da Silva are making their way out onto the field for the West Indies and Tom Latham leads the Blackcaps out. 

10:47am: Play will start at 10:50am with the rain having passsed. 

10:43am - The covers are coming off the pitch and the ground staff are working to get the ground prepared. 

10:33am - Play is currently delayed due to light rain and the covers still on the pitch with no comfirmed start time. 

10:12am - Gloomy conditions in the capital for day four. There is currently light rain falling at the Basin and turf staff are preparing to put bigger covers over the pitch. 


Kia ora, good morning and welcome to Newshub's live coverage of the second cricket test between New Zealand and West Indies at Wellington's Basin Reserve.

Entering the fourth day, the Blackcaps are well in command, scoring 460 runs in their first innings and now needing only four wickets for a victory that would elevate them to No.1 in world test rankings. 

The visitors are staggering at 244/6 in their second innings, after being asked to follow on. They were bowled out for 131 early on day three and still need another 85 runs to make the hosts bat again. 

Tim Southee only needed three overs to wrap up the West Indies' first innings and grab a five-wicket bag. He and Kyle Jamieson claimed five wickets apiece - just the third time Kiwi bowlers have achieved this and the first since Richard Hadlee and Ewen Chatfield in 1984 against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

The second innings looked like being another straightforward bowling performance for the home side, with Trent Boult picking up two wickets in four balls to have their rivals 41/2. A partnership of 89 between Sharmarh Brooks and John Campbell stifled the Kiwis' attack, before three quick had normal service resume. 

The Windies will resume their innings, with wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva and captain Jason Holder at the wicket, continuing their 74-run partnership and trying to stave off another innings defeat. 

New Zealand: Tom Latham (c), Tom Blundell, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, BJ Watling, Daryl Mitchell, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult

West Indies: Kraigg Braithwaite, John Campbell, Darren Bravo, Shamrah Brooks, Roston Chase, Jermaine Blackwood, Jason Holder (c), Joshua da Silva, Alzarri Joseph, Chemar Holder, Shannon Gabriel

TAB: NZ $1.001, Draw $151, West Indies $251

Pakistan captain out of Blackcaps T20 series with broken thumb

Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam has been ruled out of his team's T20 series against New Zealand with a broken thumb.

The world's second-ranked T20 batsman suffered a broken thumb at training in Queenstown on Sunday and will not be able to bat for at least 12 days, sidelining him for the series opener at Auckland on Friday, and subsequent matches at Hamilton (December 20) and Napier (December 22). 

Babar joins teammate Imam-ul-Haq, who broke his left thumb at training on Saturday. Imam was not part of the limited-overs squad, but must now sit out the four-day match against NZ A, part of the build-up towards the first test.

Vice-captain Shadab Khan is also doubtful for the T20 opener with a groin niggle.

"Injuries are part and parcel of professional sport," says Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq.

"While it is hugely disappointing to lose a player of Babar Azam's calibre for the T20s, this opens up opportunities for the other highly talented and exciting players to step up, understand their responsibilities and try to prove that the Pakistan side is a complete package."

I have spoken with Babar and he is sad to miss the T20 series, as he was fully focused and keenly looking forward to the T20s. We have a long season of cricket ahead and we now hope that he regains complete fitness as early as possible, so that he can return to competitive cricket."   

Misbah insists his medical team will not risk Shadab, if they feel he won't be 100 percent fit for the Auckland match.

The Pakistanis have already endured a tough build-up to their series against the Blackcaps,  with several of their party testing positive for COVID-19 on arrival and struggling to adapt to New Zealand's quarantine protocols.

Pakistan squad for New Zealand T20s

Shadab Khan (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Musa Khan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir and Wahab Riaz