Brathwaite, the opener, led his side with a half-century or better for the fifth time in his last eight test innings dating to November.
The hard-hitting West Indian allrounder was talking of England's decision to wait until the final over of Day 5 to concede a draw in the First Test between the two teams.
From 231-2, the Windies batting could add only 88 runs more. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite top scored with a 91-run knock.
New Zealand Vs West Indies first Test: Brathwaite, Hetmyer take visitors to 214-2 at stumps on day three
The tourists began their second innings 386 runs behind New Zealand, which declared its first innings at 520-9, and finished in a better position but still 172 runs behind.
New Zealand led by 386 runs when skipper Kane Williamson declared its first innings at 520-9 in reply to the West Indies' paltry 134.