Samuels stand firm as Black Caps dominate
New Zealand hold the upper hand and lead by 110 runs in the second Test with the West Indies, despite Marlon Samuels' superb century.
The Kiwis were dismissed for just 260 in their first innings but kept themselves in the game with an excellent bowling display on day two.
The four-prong pace attack of Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner tore into the men from the Caribbean and would have secured a much bigger lead but for the heroics of the in-form Samuels.
He hit 123 from just 169 deliveries and held the innings together with wickets tumbling at the other end.
Skipper Darren Sammy's 32 was the next highest score, with only two other batsmen making double figures on an excellent day for the Black Caps.
Chris Gayle managed only eight while fellow opener Kieran Powell went for 10 and, with Shivnarine Chanderpaul falling for nine, the Windies looked like being dismissed for an embarrassingly low score.
But Samuels scored his second ton in his last five Tests and, with three half-centuries in that period as well, he is clearly the batsmen that Ross Taylor's men need to get rid of.
Boult took 3-58 and Bracewell returned the best figures with 3-46, while Southee with 2-70 and Wagner with 2-24 also played their part.
Martin Guptill made a rapid 42 when New Zealand batted for a second time but fell towards the close of play while BJ Watling also lost his wicket for 11.
Wagner and Brendon McCullum will continue on Saturday and the tourists will look to build as big a lead as possible with three days still to go in a Test they must win to square the two-match series.