Law outlines the improvements Windies needs to make

Stuart Law has spoken about the issues his team must rectify ahead of the second Test against New Zealand in Hamilton.

Stuart Law has called for improvements in pretty much every area.   -  Getty Images

West Indies must improve all aspects of its game if it is to level the Test series with New Zealand in Hamilton, according to head coach Stuart Law.

The tourist slumped to an innings and 67-run defeat in the first Test in Wellington, with the batting letting down the team in both the innings.

Having been put in to bat Law's side was skittled for 134 in the first innings. It lost all 10 wickets for 75 runs having been 59-0, Neil Wagner (7-39) ripping through the line-up with an inspired spell of pace bowling.

Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme and Tom Blundell put the visitor to the sword in New Zealand's reply, and in the second innings also, the Windies came up short.

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It made a solid start with Kraigg Brathwaite's 91 at the top of the order giving the ideal platform to potentially fashion a recover. However, akin to the first-innings collapse, it lost 88/8 after having been 231/2.

"When we do happen to lose wickets, we tend to lose them in clumps," Law said ahead of the second and final Test getting under way at Seddon Park on Saturday.

"We talk about it quite often. We don't want to do that, obviously. We can get to 40s and 60s, but they don't win you games – 140s and 160s is where you want to be."

It was not just West Indies' batting display that disappointed Law in Wellington. The bowling - which will be without the suspended captain Jason Holder in Hamilton - also lacked the hostility the Australian wanted.

"I'd like to see us being a little more aggressive," he added. "We've got some good pace, we've got some quality swing and seam bowling. We've got to match their intensity, their passion and desire.

"If we can do that, and I am sure we can, we can give a great account of ourselves."

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