Two late West Indies wickets saw New Zealand take the honours on a rain-hit Day 2 in the second Test in Wellington.
Starting from an overnight score of 307 for six, thanks largely to a second consecutive century from Ross Taylor, the Kiwis finished their first innings of 441 all out, with wicketkeeper BJ Watling (65) and No.11 Trent Boult (38) putting on a crucial 58-run partnership for the last wicket that frustrated the West Indies considerably.
"The runs seemed to flow quite nicely," Watling told Radio Sport. "It was good to have a couple of partnerships ... and put them under pressure.
"We always set a first innings target of 400 and have definitely got the tail to do it, Trent, Tim [Southee], Ish [Sodhi] and Neil [Wagner] can all bat and have good eyes."
Tino Best finished with West Indies' best figures of four for 110, but those wickets were a little flattering, with the pace bowler against struggling for line and length, as well as having an awful day in the field, missing two catches.
"Tino will always be his normal self," Windies assistant coach Stuart Williams told reporters of Best's mood. "He has a positive attitude and will forget about it very quickly. He gives you energy on and off the field. Having a bad spell won't deter him."
Williams wasn't too happy with the overall fielding performance though, with West Indies dropping five catches in total. "It's always frustrating when you drop catches," he added. "The difference between this game and last was at least we created more chances.
"Our fielding wasn't up to international standard but it's a work in progress and you'll have these days sometimes."
The Windies, in reply, began their innings in decent fashion, with openers putting on 46 before Kieran Powell was dismissed by Tim Southee.
Darren Bravo could not recreate his first Test match heroics, falling soon enough before Kirk Edwards and Marlon Samuels looked to see their side through to the end of the day's play.
However, two quick wickets of Edwards (55, 74b, 6x4) and Shivnarine Chanderpul, put West Indies firmly back behind the eight ball on 158 for four, with Samuels (50 n.o.) and Narsingh Deonarine at the crease.
"It was good to get past 400 and to take four poles tonight was good too," Watling added. "The boys will be pretty happy and come back fresh tomorrow.
"There's still some nice pace and bounce in the wicket. We have got six wickets to take and that is the most important thing."
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