NZ v WI, 2nd Test, Wellington, 3rd day December 13, 2013

Boult swings NZ to innings win

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New Zealand 441 (Taylor 129, Watling 65) beat West Indies 193 (Samuels 60, Edwards 55, Boult 6-40) and 175 (f/o) (Boult 4-40, Southee 3-24) by an innings and 73 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

West Indies succumbed to a third innings defeat in four Tests, collapsing twice to lose 16 wickets in a day to New Zealand's swing and pace. In the first innings, they lost their last six wickets in 35 deliveries to crumble to 193. In the second, they stumbled from 74 for 0 to be dismissed for 175 about an hour after tea. It was New Zealand's first win in 11 Tests in 2013 and also Brendon McCullum's first as captain.

Nine of the 16 wickets on the third day were taken by Trent Boult, who put on an exhibition of fast, accurate inswing bowling. McCullum enforced the follow-on again after the unsuccessful attempt in Dunedin, and Tim Southee rebounded from an average display in the morning to break the opening partnership and deliver three key wickets.

Starting the day on 158 for 4, West Indies lasted just 12.5 overs, unable to adjust their gung-ho approach to tackle Boult. Four of Boult's five victims in the morning were right-hand batsmen who insisted on driving at the original line despite the copious inswing. Boult ended with his best innings figures of 6 for 40, his final four wickets coming in just six balls.

Narsingh Deonarine started the meltdown after being worked over by Boult and prodded a straightening delivery to first slip. It was the beginning of a swift end. Marlon Samuels, who'd timed a couple of fours down the ground, kept on trying the off-drive without much foot movement, and succumbed as Boult's inswing induced a thick inside edge to the wicketkeeper.

The next three batsmen were all bowled, refusing to adapt to the swing and not even managing an inside edge on their attempted drives. Darren Sammy lasted two balls, leaving a gaping distance between bat and pad as he drove weakly. As did Shane Shillingford and Tino Best. In the space of five balls.

Southee completed the job in the next over, an outswinger hitting Shannon Gabriel's off stump. It was a perfect demolition of the lower order, the last four batsmen bowled for ducks.

The disappointment of Dunedin would have been on McCullum's mind, but the momentum Boult generated was too intense to be ignored, and West Indies were sent in for another trial by swing. McCullum would have had thoughts of Dunedin again when Kieran Powell and Kirk Edwards put on 74 for the first wicket.

Boult had been held back after a couple of overs, and Southee was brought back only after lunch. Though a wicket never looked far away, the openers survived against Corey Anderson and Neil Wagner. They were beaten numerous times, they fended off bouncers, but didn't try to hit their way out of the pressure. Edwards scored his first boundary off his 72nd delivery, and also successfully reviewed after he was given out caught at short leg off Kane Williamson, replays showing there was no bat involved.

Even as the deficit decreased steadily, Southee stepped up with a spell of 9-1-19-3 after lunch. Powell went for 36 in a manner similar to the first innings, missing a full one swinging into him. Wagner, who had charged in without too much consistency, produced a sharp lifter next over to have Dunedin double-centurion Darren Bravo caught behind off the glove for a duck.

The shots started to appear now from West Indies as the pressure increased. Edwards tried driving Southee, only to be snapped up superbly by Williamson at gully for 35. Southee also ended Samuels' desperate, uncertain attempts at hitting out, a feeble drive ending at third slip.

It had been all Boult in the morning, it was to be all Boult in the afternoon. Returning to bowl before tea, Boult made immediate impact as Deonarine rode the bounce on one only to chop it on. After the break, he leaped at backward point to snatch Denesh Ramdin's cut in his left hand. He then handed Sammy a pair, the West Indies captain lasting a collective eight balls in the match as he was trapped in front by an inswinger.

Fittingly, Boult swung one in through the gate to bowl last man Gabriel to finish with 10 for 80, his best return in a match.

Abhishek Purohit is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo

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  • Kiwi-Jake on December 14, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    A good performance from NZ who have really deserved a home victory after taking it to the Windies last match and England in NZ earlier this year. Boult/Southee have the makings of being one of the most effective swing bowling pairings in the world, and whilst Wagner didn't really steal the show, I'm really impressed by his spirit and attitude towards the game. I agree with the sentiment that you don't change a winning team so I expect the same XI for the next match.

    On another note, I think NZ's opening pairing is worth persevering with, people like to bash Fulton but he's been our 3rd best run scorer this year, averaging 40. Rutherford's on borrowed time but he's still averaging 33. In contrast to Guptill's dismal record against top sides in tests, this isn't too bad. Give them till the end of the Indian series and then we'll see if it's worth looking to Raval/Redmond/Latham or even giving Guppy another go.

  • on December 14, 2013, 5:42 GMT

    What a pathetic picture West Indies are...It seems that they aren't even trying. Looks like a psychiatrist should be on tour with them. They have decent talent, but they sure refuse to use it...bowling...batting...fielding...and keeping. Could they be dropped from test status?

  • Srini_Indian on December 14, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Excellent win for NZ. Its about time they win a match after coming ever so close against England and in last match. Looking at their team, one can't help but notice the genuine quality of the side. Southee, Boult, Wagner make a very good seam bowling unit and in NZ conditions with a little bit of swing and seam, they're dangerous. They've got a leg spinner too. Their batting might be a little shaky but the batting lineup of Williamson, Taylor, Ryder, McCullum is a good one. Indian series will be a cracker if India prepares adequately. Good going NZ!

  • hnlns on December 14, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    What is happening to WI - are they really a team capable of playing tests anymore ? losing all 10 for 101 runs in second, losing 6 wickets for just 30-odd runs in first innings ? Blown away twice at Windy Wellington, even if the Basin serves up a juicy pitch ? Well done Trent Boult, he has struck like a bolt from the blue, serving real thunderbolts to sniff out 10 wickets for less than 100 runs conceded. With this sort of challenge, would not NZ be tempted to dish out another rank green top at Seddon Park for the 3rd test ?

  • on December 14, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    When a team drop its best second best Test Player like Sarwan. Then dont play Narsingh Deonarine in the first India test after he had a full ATeam tour of India days before this MADNESS HAPPENS. LONG LIVE WICB

  • on December 14, 2013, 2:11 GMT

    We should blaim the WI selector for having T20 player in a Test Team. Starting with the Cap

  • on December 14, 2013, 1:47 GMT

    Batting coach needs to be fired. Wrong instructions for WI batsmen. You cannot change the technique for the entire team in an overseas series. To suggest everyone, including Chanderpaul leave the ball outside off is wrong and it showed what can happen. Rather that teach the men how to leave the ball, I think the coaches should focus on how to play: 1.) balls on or about off stump that is good length and bouncing more than normal conditions. 2.) adjusting their batting stances and backlift to fit the fast and bouncy tracks. 3.) Avoid too many people talking to the batsmen and providing "advice" on this or that. Marlon Sammuels, Powell, Bravo, Deonarine, Best, Gabriel, Edwards, Sammy needs to have remedial training on the basics of batting. They must learn that batting has two types of strokes. A defensive shot and an offensive one. An examination of their dismissals suggests that these batsmen do not know what a proper defensive shot is. Finally Richie Richardson, should be fired.

  • kiwicricketnut on December 14, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    that was brilliant from the black caps, a very special test match for boult but the whole team was good. i look at our team and really the only weakness we have are our openers, guptill and latham are banging on the door pretty loudly with ravel lurking in the background so its not like their arn't any options we just arn't using them. i must admit when we enforced the follow on i thought not again but this time they were not to be denied. to all the west indies fan, being a black caps supporter

  • on December 14, 2013, 1:06 GMT

    I am a proud West Indian, well what can I say about my team. In the last four test matches we lost three within three days , I cannot recall any test team with that track record. As West Indians what are our choices for critical intervention is required and required fast. The poor performances of our team over the years is unpardonable . The change must start with the WI selectors, what has been their success rate. The under prepared tracks in the Caribbean does not help so the selectors cannot be allowed to use the WI record at home which was not impressive against top teams. I humbly suggest to the WICB to immediately remove the incompetent selectors., for as a Caribbean person I can only take so much.

  • on December 13, 2013, 23:25 GMT

    brendon is as agressive as always go brendon no body else in current team can lead nz side

  • Kiwi-Jake on December 14, 2013, 6:40 GMT

    A good performance from NZ who have really deserved a home victory after taking it to the Windies last match and England in NZ earlier this year. Boult/Southee have the makings of being one of the most effective swing bowling pairings in the world, and whilst Wagner didn't really steal the show, I'm really impressed by his spirit and attitude towards the game. I agree with the sentiment that you don't change a winning team so I expect the same XI for the next match.

    On another note, I think NZ's opening pairing is worth persevering with, people like to bash Fulton but he's been our 3rd best run scorer this year, averaging 40. Rutherford's on borrowed time but he's still averaging 33. In contrast to Guptill's dismal record against top sides in tests, this isn't too bad. Give them till the end of the Indian series and then we'll see if it's worth looking to Raval/Redmond/Latham or even giving Guppy another go.

  • on December 14, 2013, 5:42 GMT

    What a pathetic picture West Indies are...It seems that they aren't even trying. Looks like a psychiatrist should be on tour with them. They have decent talent, but they sure refuse to use it...bowling...batting...fielding...and keeping. Could they be dropped from test status?

  • Srini_Indian on December 14, 2013, 5:02 GMT

    Excellent win for NZ. Its about time they win a match after coming ever so close against England and in last match. Looking at their team, one can't help but notice the genuine quality of the side. Southee, Boult, Wagner make a very good seam bowling unit and in NZ conditions with a little bit of swing and seam, they're dangerous. They've got a leg spinner too. Their batting might be a little shaky but the batting lineup of Williamson, Taylor, Ryder, McCullum is a good one. Indian series will be a cracker if India prepares adequately. Good going NZ!

  • hnlns on December 14, 2013, 4:53 GMT

    What is happening to WI - are they really a team capable of playing tests anymore ? losing all 10 for 101 runs in second, losing 6 wickets for just 30-odd runs in first innings ? Blown away twice at Windy Wellington, even if the Basin serves up a juicy pitch ? Well done Trent Boult, he has struck like a bolt from the blue, serving real thunderbolts to sniff out 10 wickets for less than 100 runs conceded. With this sort of challenge, would not NZ be tempted to dish out another rank green top at Seddon Park for the 3rd test ?

  • on December 14, 2013, 2:26 GMT

    When a team drop its best second best Test Player like Sarwan. Then dont play Narsingh Deonarine in the first India test after he had a full ATeam tour of India days before this MADNESS HAPPENS. LONG LIVE WICB

  • on December 14, 2013, 2:11 GMT

    We should blaim the WI selector for having T20 player in a Test Team. Starting with the Cap

  • on December 14, 2013, 1:47 GMT

    Batting coach needs to be fired. Wrong instructions for WI batsmen. You cannot change the technique for the entire team in an overseas series. To suggest everyone, including Chanderpaul leave the ball outside off is wrong and it showed what can happen. Rather that teach the men how to leave the ball, I think the coaches should focus on how to play: 1.) balls on or about off stump that is good length and bouncing more than normal conditions. 2.) adjusting their batting stances and backlift to fit the fast and bouncy tracks. 3.) Avoid too many people talking to the batsmen and providing "advice" on this or that. Marlon Sammuels, Powell, Bravo, Deonarine, Best, Gabriel, Edwards, Sammy needs to have remedial training on the basics of batting. They must learn that batting has two types of strokes. A defensive shot and an offensive one. An examination of their dismissals suggests that these batsmen do not know what a proper defensive shot is. Finally Richie Richardson, should be fired.

  • kiwicricketnut on December 14, 2013, 1:07 GMT

    that was brilliant from the black caps, a very special test match for boult but the whole team was good. i look at our team and really the only weakness we have are our openers, guptill and latham are banging on the door pretty loudly with ravel lurking in the background so its not like their arn't any options we just arn't using them. i must admit when we enforced the follow on i thought not again but this time they were not to be denied. to all the west indies fan, being a black caps supporter

  • on December 14, 2013, 1:06 GMT

    I am a proud West Indian, well what can I say about my team. In the last four test matches we lost three within three days , I cannot recall any test team with that track record. As West Indians what are our choices for critical intervention is required and required fast. The poor performances of our team over the years is unpardonable . The change must start with the WI selectors, what has been their success rate. The under prepared tracks in the Caribbean does not help so the selectors cannot be allowed to use the WI record at home which was not impressive against top teams. I humbly suggest to the WICB to immediately remove the incompetent selectors., for as a Caribbean person I can only take so much.

  • on December 13, 2013, 23:25 GMT

    brendon is as agressive as always go brendon no body else in current team can lead nz side

  • NAP73 on December 13, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    Can we pleaser relegate WI to the Associates league now please. It is an embarrassment to have such one-sided contests, particularly when one side has been dreadful for years now. Why can't we have an EPL type system where there is promotion and relegation?

  • hurting_westindian on December 13, 2013, 20:59 GMT

    I can only assume that the WICB is waiting for the team to suffer innings defeats to Bangladesh and Zimbabwe before they even think about doing anything about WI cricket. Given the current state of the game in the region those are very real posilbilities. I hope Shiv sees this as a wake up call and finaly retires as he doesn't deserve to have his name be associated with this mess. It is total anarchy in WI cricket and no does anything. How much more do we have to take?!!

  • thejesusofcool on December 13, 2013, 18:58 GMT

    NZcricketfan#1

    Wasn't meaning to insult your team, either! Had it been Southee, well, no vast surprise, because he has a history of consistently troubling good batsmen and often dismissing them.

    Just staggered what I see as the support act seamer going through them twice in one day. Blimey, not even Dick Collinge did that too often at Wellington, even if Sir Richard did!!

    Thoroughly deserved win, regardless-pity our mob over in Aus don't learn how to bowl on a responsive pitch like yours can.

  • NostroGustro on December 13, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    @sa_scot, thanks for posting, nice thoughts. Agree on the openers, I would stick with Rutherford, he'll learn to pick his shots eventually. Fulton is keeping Lathams seat warm. Numbers 3 & 4 are sorted. Ryder at 5 is a must. I would place wattling at 6, then Anderson at 7. Sodhi must be preserved with and gets the 8 position. Vettori can no longer take wickets and is only good for ODIs. Southee, Boult and Wagner round out a very good tail. Note no McCullum in my team. Throw in Guptill and Milne/Bracewell as injury cover. A very strong team in the making. Not number one maybe but very close.

  • on December 13, 2013, 18:23 GMT

    WI is fast becoming a group of T20 mercenaries.They have no vision or direction with respect to tests or even ODIs.

  • NZCricketfan1 on December 13, 2013, 18:18 GMT

    @jesusofcool "When someone like Trent Boult takes 10 in a match, you know something is wrong big-time with the opposition"

    Not sure where you get that perspective from here is some reality to check these bowling averages:

    Broad 30.21 Anderson 30.39 Johnson 29.53 Boult 26.92 18 matches played so a reasonable sample (was around 30 before this game)

    Boult can swing the ball bowls up to 145km depending on conditions and has consistently troubled more or less all the best batsman in the world since coming on the scene. Him and Southee give NZ a bowling combination that are going to trouble a lot of batting sides when their is swing or movement. Boult is world class and his performance yesterday just verifies that. WI are poor I agree but he has been doing well for some time. Including this year vs England 5/57 at Leeds and 6/68 in Auckland.

    His bowling which I saw first hand this week was superb. Fast, nasty and movement . A real handful. We'll take this win goodness knows we need it.

  • on December 13, 2013, 18:04 GMT

    Please Chanderpaul retire.You dont deserve to be in this pathetic team.A legend like you should not be in such a bad team

  • on December 13, 2013, 18:00 GMT

    Blackcaps played well, WI badly. Result obvious after WI dropped so many match-turning catches - Taylor on 0, Boult on 3. The atmosphere within WI team can't be good; some will already know the axe is to fall on them. Sammy must go as captain even while he seems like a nice guy and speaks well. Harsh game cricket

  • DJRNZ on December 13, 2013, 17:20 GMT

    How sad for WI cricket.... I remember growing up and watching in awe guys like Ambrose, Walsh, Lara, Adams, Hooper and co. And before them their players were even better - Richards, Sobers, Marshall, Holding and many more. Look at them now - Hate to say it but the only word I can think of is pathetic, just look at their Captains stats and their performances in the last 2 tests. NZ were easily the better team and the only plus for the West Indies was the knock from Bravo. Best needs to get his head checked out - he is an embarrassment. When you start performing that is when you can start commanding a bit of respect on the field.

  • thejesusofcool on December 13, 2013, 17:04 GMT

    When someone like Trent Boult takes 10 in a match, you know something is wrong big-time with the opposition. Not that he didn't bowl damn well, mind you, but 16 wickets in a day??!!

    And don't get me started on the 1st day bowling & the captaincy. Good job I'm English...................oh wait!!

  • Lords4AFiver on December 13, 2013, 16:18 GMT

    2 words for WICB: "Consider baseball." But seriously, WIndies seem capable only of producing a few T20 hotshots but no longer cultivate the character, patience, and maturity needed for test cricket. A once-feared test side is now spanked and humiliated by... New Zealand? Dearie me.

  • calcu on December 13, 2013, 16:09 GMT

    As a NZ fan, I feel absolutely delighted. After a year, NZ has finally won a test . This match was an absolute dominance by Kiwis against the WI.

  • aclarity on December 13, 2013, 15:50 GMT

    The WICB is making a serious error picking Holder on the ODI team. Holder is a very good prospect but he lacks pace. He needs to spend more time in the gym and on road work. When Holder could consistently bowl at 138km then he would be fantastic. Putting him under Gibson who has made all his bowlers slower and more erratic is a very bad idea. And who is the assistant coach, Stuart Williams? He could not be the batting coach because during his test days he was happier fielding than batting. This guy should never be near a test team. Go back to the videos because the stats would not reflect it. Please get the Lara era players off the WI back.

  • on December 13, 2013, 15:21 GMT

    Since I've been watching cricket at the tender age of 7 years old , West Indies has been turning the corner. Well I'm 28 now and the corner has yet 2 be turned. We fail 2 realise dat we're a mere shadow of our former selves. And yet the administrators keep on making the same mistakes over and over. When will we learn ,I think we should be relegated from Test cricket and play limited overs cricket only. Because let's face the facts dats how we play Test matches anyway. With regards to our captain Darren Sammy in my view he has no place in the Test team . He keeps a genuine bowler or batsman out . The Coach waste of time he never was a good player himself much less to teach. If we want to any good again we need 2 restructure everyting from primary school all the way up 2 the international level

  • on December 13, 2013, 15:14 GMT

    One of the main problems hampering the future of West Indies cricket is the fact that the majority of the current players learned to play cricket before they learned to think. And some of them even before they learned to speak. If you don't believe me, or think that I am being ridiculous then simply listen to post match interviews given by them especially those by Dyane Bravo, Pollard, Ramdhin etc. They all use the same words in the same sentences, with the same tone of voice. We are going nowhere.

  • on December 13, 2013, 15:08 GMT

    We need to get Jason, Ravil & Sunil to NZland as quickly asap for the 3rd test so we could rest Sammy & Best for the Odi series. Sammy already had an injury scare on tour while averaging a whopping 24 overs an inning & Tino has been putting out a lot of effort in the test matches so far averaging 21 overs an innings. That way Sammy & Tino will be a bit fresher when the ODI series starts & Jason & Ravi should get a proper work out in kiwi conditions to help prep for the ODI series as well. Maybe if they bowl well in the 3rd Test that could play on the minds of the kiwi batsmen going into the 1st odi @ Aukland. Gabriel has also been working hard averaging almost 20 overs an innings he needs a rest as well. If the conditions in Hamilton favor spin bowling then Narine could be brought in to support Shillingford giving him some miles in the legs before the Odi series begins on boxing day. If not Then the left arm pacer Sheldon would add variety to the bowling @ Hamilton

  • on December 13, 2013, 14:55 GMT

    Bring in Darren Ganga and Sarwan

  • Silva-Surfa on December 13, 2013, 14:38 GMT

    A fresh start from the top downwards is required, plus wholesale changes in the team/squad. A new Captain in test matches, Sammy to remain in ODIs and 20-20.

    My chosen eleven for the next Test Match at home in 2014 = Powell, Kirk Edwards (cpt), Darren Bravo, Samuels, Chanderpaul, Simmons, Ramdin/Walton (wk), Holder, Shillingford, Rampaul, Roach.

    A new look i know, but they can't do any worse surely (and don't call me shirley!!)

  • on December 13, 2013, 14:31 GMT

    What a shame...Sammy should not be in the side for any format of the game.Can't even make proper comments.Need a new captain and coach.Get an overseas coach with cricket and administrative experience.Sarwan,Gale,Bishoo,Fidel Edwards should be among the players..

    Aslim Khan ,New York

  • on December 13, 2013, 14:23 GMT

    Just when i thought we might have turned a corner with the match-saving efforts from the first test (plus help from the weather) we've gone right back to square one with all the flaws being exposed in their ability to deal with spin, seam or swing bowling. I said beforehand that alot of changes need to be made, if they failed to perform well in NZ. Can't pin all the blame on the players simply because they're only playing to their limitations, the buck stops with the Board and Selectors and who they pick to perform under certain conditions on tour. Sammy should remain Captain in the ODIs and T20s, but his contribution in Test cricket is definately on burrowed time. Gayle, Bravo (Dwayne) and Pollard should only be picked for T20s, as that is the only regular cricket that they're performing well at. Try Kirk Edwards as Test Captain and for him to bat at six. Bring in Holder to back up Roach, Rampaul (when fit), Shilly and Narine. And what has happened to Adrian Barath?...

  • on December 13, 2013, 14:07 GMT

    Sammy has to go, he did a decent job in ODIs and T20s but was never up to it as a test player. Bring back Sarwan and make him captain, Rampaul, Roach and Edwards together with Narine or Bishoo would be a good attack. Gayle, K Edwards. Darren Bravo, Sarwan*, Chanderpaul, Samuels, Ramdin+, Rampaul, Bishoo, Roach, F Edwards.

  • gudolerhum on December 13, 2013, 13:36 GMT

    Please do not try to understand WI cricket policy - it is a conundrum, if there is one at all. Sammy definitely is on his last breath and no matter what he does in the next Test it must be his last. Samuels must have eye problems or his confidence is gone because of the question about his bowling. He should stop bowling, end of story, he can't change his action. Shiv is also past his date, playing to hold his avg above 50 is what he is doing. Selectors must go; coach too. Lacking new ideas. Sorry mess and not doing the Caribbean any good with these performances.

  • on December 13, 2013, 13:22 GMT

    The problem is not with Sammy and the team :the problem is the Board. Thy have allowed a team of selectors (who were below average in Test cricket) to remain too long on the job. Only the WICB do not know that Butts was a barely average bowler; Browne a wicketkeeper who could hardly hold his place in Tests and the other one no test match experience. We need to fire the entire management team.We need to get rid of Gayle; Samuels, Gabriel, Tino Bes,t Permaul and Powell.

    As for the captain, any one can be except Sammy and Dwayne Bravo.

  • lazytrini on December 13, 2013, 12:31 GMT

    Say what you like about West Indies Cricket, they've provided us with one of the great enigmas of the game - a batting tail that starts at 6, in a team with only 1.5 bowlers...

  • on December 13, 2013, 11:56 GMT

    west indies need to select better players when going on tour our bowling line up are in a mess. Tino Best is a waste and well as the others fast and wild. spin attack with Shane not bad but we still have the best spin bowler in the world who is not selected to go on tours which shows that apart from poor coaching systems the team selectors and board members are not fit for their job, fire them all.

  • balks91 on December 13, 2013, 11:38 GMT

    as a WI supporter.....I must say the better team (by far) won. With no rain to save us this time; NZ really deserved to win. They should be 2-0 up with a series victory. A first innings capitulation seems like a trend now...and we couldn't even come good in the 2nd innings. But great performance by Boult and the other bowlers. Taylor also seems to be in some really good form.

  • PANVALBOY on December 13, 2013, 11:35 GMT

    Thereis gotta be a Major Major Shake up with this West Indies Team. The 1st to go must be Otis Gibson. He has outlived His usefullness H cannot correct the faults of the batsmen or advice the Bowlers. Our Bowlers cannot bowl out any team all the good teams we play always declare in their 1st Innings. This is the worst Cricket Team we ever had, besides Aging Chanderpaul and Young Bravo there are no other batsmen who are up to Test Cricket Standards. We also need a fast bowling Coach or we are doomed to be at the Bottom of the Test Cricket World. To do these things Gibson Must go.

  • Capricorn60 on December 13, 2013, 11:34 GMT

    Really sad to see how WI teams & their performances these days are such a far cry from the giants of yesteryear. The batting these days is so inconsistent & brittle while they no longer have the pack of 3/4 world-class & hostile fast bowlers that was part & parcel of their bowling armoury. If all this is down to there being not enough monies within their domestic circuit in attracting young talent to play cricket, it makes it all the more despairing. Even though I am a Indian fan, find it outrageous that the already rich BCCI are demanding a bigger share of the game's income when monies should instead be channelled in strengthening the sport in the WI & other parts of the world.

  • Mitty2 on December 13, 2013, 11:12 GMT

    Congrats NZ. Well deserved after Dunedin. Developing a really good, young team with a whole lot of potential. Two really good swing bowlers in Southee and Boult who both combine well, and the workhorse bowling off Wagner makes for a potent bowling line up that seriously challenged the English batting line up. Boult is particularly good to watch - his action and run up is very smooth and really fluent. The part of the day I watched (an hour after lunch) Southee was particularly impressive - mixing his pace and length well and getting his quality swing.

    Their batting line up is going to be very good soon as well. Taylor's world class; Williamson's a great young bat and so too is Rutherford and Mcullum's a great hitter and Watling adds stability. Next NZ v Aus tests is exciting - whenever that is.

  • on December 13, 2013, 11:08 GMT

    The West Indies batsmen shot selections were very poor. Marlon Samules, Kirk Edwards and Powell need to realize that when they have a good start that they need to continue on. Too many loose shots are being pkayed by these top order batsmen. Marlon Samules is playing shots so far away from his body, you wonder if he is seeing the ball. Is something wrong with Samuel's bottom hand. It's leaving the bat a lot. The WI players have a problem handling swing and bounce. They need to be taught basic rules to handle these deliveries.

    Well done Shiv.

  • on December 13, 2013, 10:56 GMT

    NZ has a great young bowling attack. For me they are behind aus and RSA regarding pace bowling stock. top ten pace bowling attack: Aus,RSA,NZ,ENG,IND,ZIM,WI,IRE,PAK,SL

  • LewisDuckworth on December 13, 2013, 10:52 GMT

    Great effort by the kiwis, and equally poor performance from the Windies who need to make some serious changes to the make up of their XI.

    Sammy has to go as he doesn't offer enough with ball or bat to justify his spot in the team. I wouldn't bother about trying Chris Gayle again as he and Pollard are more interested in lining their pockets with T20 money then the state of test cricket. Best is another who has to go as he simply isn't good enough and how Gabriel is getting a game ahead of Cottrell I don't know?

    Sarwan should return as captain batting at no 4 and Dw Bravo also to provide a bit of x factor. I'd also replace Ramdin and tell Lendl Simmons that if he can tiddy his glove work up the keepers role is his, as Ramdin's been around long enough that he should do more with the bat now.

    A better Windies XI this test would have been:

    K Edwards Powell Da Bravo Sarwan Chanderpaul Dw Bravo Simmons Cottrell Shillingford Bishoo F Edwards

    But that's just me...

  • on December 13, 2013, 10:32 GMT

    a well desrved win for NZ. they lost to rains in last match but ensured empathic win in second. Its sad to see WI struggling. They dont have batsmen who can score big. Chanderpaul is struggling. Dont understand their selector's thought process. Why Rampaul and Narine are not playing?

  • cricketlover111 on December 13, 2013, 9:19 GMT

    SA_Scot, agree Ryder has to come back, scoring lot of runs domestically. Our problem is we have a couple of very good young all-rounders, Neesham and Anderson who need to be kept in the mix. If McCullum can't keep, he needs to open. I would keep Rutherford because he is a very good talent. Fulton is solid but too old, I thought he had retired when he was brought back. My 11, McCullum, Rutherford, Williamson, Taylor, Ryder, Anderson/Neesham, Whatling, Southee, Boult, Wagner/Milne, Sodhi. Still not certain Wagner is fast enough and Vettori too many injuries.

  • on December 13, 2013, 9:06 GMT

    @SA-Scot - certainly at 34 Fulton isn't going to be around forever. Rutherford may have what it takes, though some say he's out of his depth, and he probably needs to detox from a tendency to default to T20 aggression. Tom Latham is there to join Rutherford in time, though he may suffer from the same over-aggression. Vettori - how long can he keep pleading injury? Not sure he's the future, great servant of the game though he has been.

  • on December 13, 2013, 8:41 GMT

    What a miserable performance by the WI. Maybe the dust will finally clear from the eyes of the powers that be and they'll finally realize Gibson and MUST GO.

  • on December 13, 2013, 8:34 GMT

    Really shocking to see the scores. At 158-4 overnight, i thought they would be still batting today.

  • SA_Scot on December 13, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    @everyone. I haven't read all the comments, but I just wanted to add my voice to the congratulations for this NZ victory and developing team. I am an avid SA supporter, but for 2 years now I have seen the potential for an extremely impressive and tough NZ team. The openers aside, which I *think* still needs a little attention I can see an excellent team already there or nearly there. In my opinion, from numbers 3 downwards, this team could look awesome very soon:

    3) Williamson 4) Taylor 5) Ryder 6 )Mcullum 7) Watling 8) Vettori 9) Southee 10) Wagner 11) Boult

    There is lots of depth in batting, but the middle order from 3-7 is full of class and potency anyway. I LIKE Wagner a lot, because he is a real workhorse and at a decent speed. You need someone like him in MOST countries. But, if you need some extra gas, then maybe swap him for someone with more pace (If there is someone). But, I think those 3 seamers will serve you well most places.

    Am I right about the openers?

  • cricketlover111 on December 13, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    Great day for NZ cricket. Let's celebrate the win, the WI are ranked higher than us and its good to see us using our conditions. It will be interesting to see what sort of wickets are prepared when the Indians get here! Let's hope we keep the home advantage and try to improve our ranking not be intimidated by the money in cricket. We have to play on lifeless spinner friendly wickets all around the world but great to see swing bowling isn't dead!!

  • wirus on December 13, 2013, 8:03 GMT

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Just look at the picture of the score card or the picture of how most of these WI players batted or bowled and you have a library of words. Really, what more can be said?

  • RobTay14 on December 13, 2013, 7:55 GMT

    Great win, by New Zealand. It's exciting to see this young team starting to live up the potential they have. I think the current crop of players is definitely a team for the future. As the years go on, they are going to be very tough to beat at home, and will challenge countries in overseas matches.

  • on December 13, 2013, 7:14 GMT

    Can't see anymore close to win draws from NZs... finally the did it..

  • on December 13, 2013, 7:11 GMT

    also, is Shannon Gabriel the new Chris Martin? he averages 2.00 in tests, with 5 ducks in 9 innings and 2 nought not outs, and in first class cricket he averages just 3.84 after 50 innings

  • on December 13, 2013, 7:05 GMT

    WI really are poor, 3 scores of 213,193 and 175 from 4 innings shows there is a real weakness as a batting, as a NZ fan over this test series so far we see the top 5 being the crucial wickets and that from 6-11 those wickets can be taken relatively easy, which has been proved twice today alone, WI have a number 6( deonarine) with an average in the 20's? even down at 9 ish sodhi has an average of 35 or so and southee , boult and wagner all average mid to high teens, WI have 1 batsmen with a 50+ and 1 40+ while there is only 3 batsmen averaging 30+, compared to nz who has 1 40+ average and then 7 averaging in the 30's which shows greater depth in nz batting, hence the reason why WI repeatedly crumble after losing their top 3/4 wickets

  • Mob_King on December 13, 2013, 7:03 GMT

    The West Indies may have Usain Bolt, but we've got Trent 'Lightning' Boult!

  • on December 13, 2013, 6:54 GMT

    Clive Lloyd's "drunk on T20" comment now seems like an understatement. These blokes are DUI, in the slammer.

  • Newlandsfaithful on December 13, 2013, 6:32 GMT

    Great result for NZ and well played. But truly it shows that WI are the whipping boys of world cricket at the moment. One has to wonder what the future holds for WI cricket. Sadly it puts into perspective how shambloc the whole WI / India tour was and how little confidence the Indian Cricket authorities had in letting Tendulkar face up to real opposition. I really think this tarnished Sachin's reputation.

  • on December 13, 2013, 6:27 GMT

    West Indies got hit by lightning --Boult from the blue! (Or, from south of down under). MIA includes Gayle, Pollard, Roach, Dwayne Smith, et al.

  • gottalovetheraindance on December 13, 2013, 5:57 GMT

    this team seriously needs a shake up but there doesnt seem to be any hope of it coming. Our batting is horribly fragile but its not like we have anybody screaming for our attention by making significant scores in 1st class cricket. Gayle is out of form & his eyesight, hand-eye co-ordination & reflexes are going with age making him even more vulnerable cause he's not a technically correct player. After the way Gibson & co treated Sarwan & Nash i'm not so sure they would be up to a return to Test Cricket under his regime. Brathwaite & Bharat couldnt average 20 vs an average Australian bowling attack @ home so i dont see them making any serious contributions against this pretty good Kiwi pace attack. Devon Smith plays spin like Chris Martin bats. & we have not seen anything from Fudadin & Lendll Simmons in ages, while Bravo, Russel, Pollard & Smith are only globe trotting from 1 hit & giggle club tournament to another all year long. this is really sad.

  • BRUTALANALYST on December 13, 2013, 5:51 GMT

    "Sammy challenges NZ to play better"

    Andrew McGlashan in Wellington December 10, 2013 . . .

    http://www.espncricinfo.com/new-zealand-v-west-indies-2013-14/content/story/699011.html

  • on December 13, 2013, 5:42 GMT

    Well well--Flash in the pan Bravo--I think the Board should be ashamed of themselves--2 series-and the opposition only bat once in each of te defeat--shame on you guys. What a captain double duck --I think Otis Gibson has to go along with Sammy--useless as a coach--You have got to bring back Rampaul, Roach and Edwards--because the three fast bowlers on the team are useless and bring back Sarawan because I am sure he can do a lot better than Bravo and Samuels--Bravo just can't play consistently, and a number 3 has to be consistent. Samuels just can't play , as we can see on the tour to India he can't play spin.

    The people in te Carribbean should stop going to the games because of the team the board is putting on te field is a sham.

  • weasel_zapper on December 13, 2013, 5:42 GMT

    Fantastic stuff Boult, and well backed up by the other bowlers. Although still not sure about Wagner, bloke is a real competitor and never gives in but can be a bit erratic and there is just a hint of sameness about the attack with him there.

    Now the challenge is to take this momentum to Hamilton and hopefully win our first test series against a top 8 nation in a long time. Could've been a completely different game if they had held onto Taylor when he was on 0 though.

    So Sammy, apparently Dunedin wasn't the best the BC's could play...

  • davidsobers on December 13, 2013, 5:40 GMT

    what a shambolic performance i am totally embarrassed by this team the bowling attack is toothless and the so called talented batsmen are clueless but what to expect of a team coached by otis gibson ans stuart williams who were mediocre test oplayers themselves we need changes now give cotterel a chance play jason holder drop best gabriel and ramdhin

  • Mayfield on December 13, 2013, 5:34 GMT

    I am a West Indian and I am glad that the WI team got bowled out in three days. Why? Its time to stop this masqerade, this madness. You have a team being led by a guy that as Holding said is a cheerleader. WI must be the laughing stock with a captain that does very little and really cannot command a place in the team. Best is a waste, who bowls 4/6 balls in an over short. Ramdin needs to go. Samuels is reverting back to his old self. Simply put, this team needs to be dismantled. You cannot continue with the same old players doing the same old thing. I am tired of hearing the same old nonsense from Sammy. Time to go.

  • VisBal on December 13, 2013, 5:31 GMT

    The West Indies have a serious problem with their batting. Firstly, there is little confidence. Secondly, most of the players do not have sufficient technique to play at this level. Cue Marlon Samuels and Deonarine. Thirdly, they get bogged down too easily and try to hit their way out of pressure. So a collapse is always only a few maiden overs away.

    The other major problem is playing Sammy leaves the Windies a bowler and a batsman short.

    My prescription would be to drop Darren Bravo to 4 and bring in a genuine number 3 (replacing Samuels). Drop Sammy for a real bowler. Shannon Gabriel does not know where the stumps are; maybe he should play FC to find them. Any of Roach, Edwards, Rampaul, Taylor (if he is fit again) can take that spot. Narine or a solid batsman can replace Sammy. Hand the reins over to Chanders to groom the next generation of batsmen. And send the best u-19 bowlers to play in England and develop their skills.

  • on December 13, 2013, 5:30 GMT

    This west indies team is very pathetic yet they keep on playing series after series....i bet even Ireland will make them run for their money...

  • hokeypokey on December 13, 2013, 5:28 GMT

    Weldone trent bolt, I think hes taking over as our go to pace bowler..guttsy with the ball and bat..and well played again ross taylor, leading with the bat and is truely our worldclass player.. West indies tour like the blackcaps..I feel for their supporters cause we no what its like...

  • 22many on December 13, 2013, 5:18 GMT

    the future of test cricket must be at big risk of disappearing after what we saw today. This display by the WI was nothing short of disgraceful. How can anyone take anything out of that , and why would anyone bother parting with money to turn up at the next test. All around the world touring teams,(other than a couple of teams) fail to front and it is almost a given that the home team wins...and normally by big margins. I look to the next tour of NZ by India. Already they look totally dis interested in SA . They then tour NZ straight after SA and this tour has already been cut back in playing days. I can see it now, they turn up here in NZ tired and disinterested, and we run through them. Cricket fans around the world deserve better...IF NOT, THEN Test Cricket in the second tier is finished. If I wanted to watch club cricket, I would....but then, at least you know they are trying their best. Well played NZ

  • on December 13, 2013, 5:15 GMT

    When will it end? WI cricket have done irreparable damage to cricket and the fans of the sport who support WI all over the world. It is time for the ICC to take a stand and have two division in test format and two or three in ODI and T20 cricket. SA, AU ENG, IND,PAK first tier and second tier SL, NZ,WI,BAN ZIM. third tier IRE AFG etc etc so on. two years increment teams playing each other with lowest point drop and vice versa. Much rather see a competitive match than a three day massacre. WI cricket is a big deal in the international cricket arena, the past decade have become stomping grounds for all while the present cricket board and players may not be aware of the history of WI cricket it is time to take a stand. Enough is Enough.

  • on December 13, 2013, 5:12 GMT

    Absolutely the worse display possible. Fire everyone and start over. We the fans have got to start standing up for our cricket! Stop supporting this team, until something is done to change. We can't keep getting beat up by everyone like this. Not after so many greats of the past. I refuse to watch this current WI team again!

  • german1 on December 13, 2013, 5:07 GMT

    Sammy sounds like a broken record at the post match presentation. What a disgrace WI are. Seems like every team wants to play WI to boost their confidence and stats!

  • alesana85 on December 13, 2013, 5:05 GMT

    Finally a win, congratulations NZ great all round performance. Awesome individual performances by Taylor & Boult. Boult's brilliant catch will surely be a multiple choice selection in one of those classic catch competitions in years to come. Finally McCullum's broken the drought, first win as test captain. About time.

  • on December 13, 2013, 4:59 GMT

    What can we say,so much was said about Bravo and Sammy performances from thr last test and whoa their performance now. Changes for the last test match on the 19th are Ramdin replaces Sammy as captain include Narine as a genuine fourth blower,replace Best with Cotrell.replace Deonarine with Braithwaite.Walton wicket keeping is not on par with Ramdin's and certainly Ramdin is a better batsman compare their first class records and both are 28 years of age.This team will be hore balance and i predict a win for West Indies.The board.coach and selectors MUST step down NOW for the betterment and development of our cricket.

  • TAJY on December 13, 2013, 4:50 GMT

    Embarrassed..................so embarrassed. As a West Indian I am completely embarrassed I am lost for words

  • on December 13, 2013, 4:31 GMT

    NZ have always had a good team but finally we got the chance to show them how good we can be i can see there being a revival in NZ test cricket. Just look at the talent of the amazing TRENT BOULT he is really the new shane bond and i can see him being the future of NZ's Fast bowling group possibly an allrounder

  • rayinto on December 13, 2013, 4:29 GMT

    SOS to Santa: bring back Roach & Rampaul; I ask on blended knees. Sarwan too please! That's all I want for Christmas. Find Nash and Fidel along the way. All I want for Christmas is a West Indies team that can make 1 run more that the opposition, or take 20 wickets in a game.

  • BRUTALANALYST on December 13, 2013, 4:26 GMT

    What do you expect ? after having put NZ in and them scoring 600 W.I were saved by rain and freak solo innings from 3 innings defeats in a row and Sammy was acting like it was a victory. They don't change the 11 and repeat happens the only sole positive form W.I point of view is that Kirk Edwrads shown he is quite a solid batsman and should be one of first names in Test/Odi side. I said before this tour it should be Ramdin Sammy Samuels last chance to show they deserve to be in the 11 and all 3 seniors have been the biggest let downs, they don't even deserve to play the last Test. Sammy isn't even fit and was irresponsible to play next Test Brathwaite should replace Samuels who has looked like Courtney Walsh with the bat all year, Cotrell deserves a go on a green top ahead of Sammy and Walton should replace Ramdin I'd also like to see Narine instead of Deonarine, you cannot have a part time off spinner bowling so much in NZ and if that's the plan you should just play a real spinner

  • nicevans on December 13, 2013, 4:25 GMT

    Great team effort from NZ Well set up by taylors century, excellent captaincy from maccullum, and finished off exceptionally well by boult. Well done Black Caps, you deserve a lot of praise for that effort!

  • brisCricFan on December 13, 2013, 4:20 GMT

    Credit where credit is due, NZ have always performed way above expectations (and I say that kindly - esp as an Aus)... for such a small nation that doesn't have the best cricket setup, they produce some fine cricketers with plenty of guts and determination to succeed...

    On the flip side, its sad to see the deterioration of West Indian cricket. The boards there really need to have a serious look at themselves...

  • on December 13, 2013, 4:10 GMT

    En bien bon! Is this our present state of play? I'm calling for heads but will start with the President and Board. Sin they came on we have been on the decline. Then I will call for some shaking up the high performance Centre, because they can't make a positive difference to the approach of the players.

  • 22many on December 13, 2013, 4:06 GMT

    Just in time so we can now watch some real cricket from Perth. .well done.

  • Dhanno on December 13, 2013, 3:59 GMT

    whoa..is india going to find a petty reason to curtail their trip to nzl as well??

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:55 GMT

    16 wickets in 5 hours. It does not happen even in street cricket often. WI needs to burn their bats to "Ashes". As a WI supporter (fav #2 after India) since 60s I feel extremely sad and even angry. It does not matter if they lose more Tests but all the old guard need to be replaced and fresh beginning to Test cricket made.

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:55 GMT

    An extremely poor overall display of cricket by WI.They were beaten in every area and more resemble a village team somewhere in Guyana or Trinidad. Their bowling was at its lowest ebb. NZ on the same pitch exhibited such superiority that almost every delivery seemed to be a wicket taker.WI have lost to India in around three days in both test, and today has been no different.This is extremely poor cricket by a test side.I am not taking anything away from NZ,they have proven their superiority in every facet of the game. My heartiest congratulations to them.

  • nicevans on December 13, 2013, 3:53 GMT

    Great team effort from NZ Well set up by taylors century, excellent captaincy from maccullum, and finished off exceptionally well by boult. Well done Black Caps, you deserve a lot of praise for that effort!

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:52 GMT

    Pumped. Long few weeks ahead for windies.

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:51 GMT

    "Darren Sammy" is he bowler batsman all rounder or just playing as Captain ?

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:48 GMT

    west indies having worst thing is "Darren Sammy " who doesn't even deserve place as player in Test team and he is captain . Its better to replace Sammy either with genuine bowler or a batsman then windies can progress better in test cricket.

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:44 GMT

    Windies got trounced again.This time to a side lower them in rankigs.Well done NZ.

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:44 GMT

    Well done. Complete performance.

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:39 GMT

    Please for the love of the West Indies game drop Sammy. Bring back those who have so much left to give- Sarwan, Jerome Taylor, Fidel, seriously it's so tough being a windies supporter when you lose that badly to an average NZ team.

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:12 GMT

    Surprise surprise lightning never strikes the same place twice.WI have a team with no openers and all the bowlers in this game are woefully inept. This series is a waste of time

  • sandy_bangalore on December 13, 2013, 2:56 GMT

    Fantastic from boult, who is so underrated compared to the jimmy andersons and stuart broad, despite being as good as them! India have been given a warning

  • 22many on December 13, 2013, 1:57 GMT

    Looking forward to watching some real cricket starting soon in Perth. Well bowled Bolt.

  • TryHarder on December 13, 2013, 0:06 GMT

    WICB, PLEASE WAKE UP!!! How much more shame are you willing to endure? Is this the best team you can offer?! Mr. Cameron, when will your Board make some meaningful changes? The situation cries out for serious changes beginning with the head coach, Mr. Gibson. Instruct the selectors to pick the best players regardless of nationality or seniority or any other unfounded reason. Other national Boards do not hesitate to make necessary and meaningful changes to their teams. We need to do the same; if not, we will continue this downward sprial. If you won't consider making any serious changes, then perhaps West Indies should consider taking a two-year hiatus from international cricket. We, the fans, can't take it any longer! Thank you for considering my sincere concerns.

  • on December 13, 2013, 0:03 GMT

    Great bowling Trent Boult. well done.

  • left_arm_unorthodox on December 12, 2013, 22:57 GMT

    It's hard to tell how good the NZ seamers are when WI bat so badly...Maybe WI are second innings specialists now... Go NZ!

  • on December 12, 2013, 22:55 GMT

    i can't see west indien team struggling where ever they go and poor wicb.so I think icc should stop all there future fixture because there is no value for record against them. west indies star players will play more domestic t20 s.

  • iceaxe on December 12, 2013, 22:53 GMT

    Impressive Boult. Lets hope the same continues after lunch, and that rain doesn't turn up (again).

  • on December 12, 2013, 22:42 GMT

    My God, there we go again!

  • on December 12, 2013, 22:25 GMT

    Anthing new?Pathetic?All been said.Sammy =Clown

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  • on December 12, 2013, 22:25 GMT

    Anthing new?Pathetic?All been said.Sammy =Clown

  • on December 12, 2013, 22:42 GMT

    My God, there we go again!

  • iceaxe on December 12, 2013, 22:53 GMT

    Impressive Boult. Lets hope the same continues after lunch, and that rain doesn't turn up (again).

  • on December 12, 2013, 22:55 GMT

    i can't see west indien team struggling where ever they go and poor wicb.so I think icc should stop all there future fixture because there is no value for record against them. west indies star players will play more domestic t20 s.

  • left_arm_unorthodox on December 12, 2013, 22:57 GMT

    It's hard to tell how good the NZ seamers are when WI bat so badly...Maybe WI are second innings specialists now... Go NZ!

  • on December 13, 2013, 0:03 GMT

    Great bowling Trent Boult. well done.

  • TryHarder on December 13, 2013, 0:06 GMT

    WICB, PLEASE WAKE UP!!! How much more shame are you willing to endure? Is this the best team you can offer?! Mr. Cameron, when will your Board make some meaningful changes? The situation cries out for serious changes beginning with the head coach, Mr. Gibson. Instruct the selectors to pick the best players regardless of nationality or seniority or any other unfounded reason. Other national Boards do not hesitate to make necessary and meaningful changes to their teams. We need to do the same; if not, we will continue this downward sprial. If you won't consider making any serious changes, then perhaps West Indies should consider taking a two-year hiatus from international cricket. We, the fans, can't take it any longer! Thank you for considering my sincere concerns.

  • 22many on December 13, 2013, 1:57 GMT

    Looking forward to watching some real cricket starting soon in Perth. Well bowled Bolt.

  • sandy_bangalore on December 13, 2013, 2:56 GMT

    Fantastic from boult, who is so underrated compared to the jimmy andersons and stuart broad, despite being as good as them! India have been given a warning

  • on December 13, 2013, 3:12 GMT

    Surprise surprise lightning never strikes the same place twice.WI have a team with no openers and all the bowlers in this game are woefully inept. This series is a waste of time