West Indies wicketkeeper/ batsman Joshua Da Silva registered a half-century against New Zealand on his Test debut on Monday (Sunday evening TT time). Da Silva's knock came on the fourth day of the second and final Test at Basin Reserve, Wellington.
The 22-year-old TT player was drafted into the team after first-choice wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich returned home after the first Test because of personal reasons. Da Silva reached his maiden fifty off 77 balls with five boundaries.
When Da Silva reached his landmark, the West Indies were on 299 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their second innings, requiring a further 30 runs to make New Zealand bat again.
Da Silva, who scored three in the first innings, was the third West Indian batsman to reach fifty in the second innings. after John Campbell (68) and captain Jason Holder (61).