Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JO Holder
52(79) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 0 3 0 0 3
JDS Neesham
78(91) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 1 1 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

SJ Benn
O26.2
M1
R93
W5
Eco3.53
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O16.0
M4
R28
W3
Eco1.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Commentary

Here's the presentation:

Williamson is the Man of the Match: "The game was in the balance, great to have some support. It was nice it all came together in this game.

Ramdin: "Credit to Brendon, lots of positives. We didn't put up the kind of fight we wanted to. The NZ lower order kept pushing us. In the first innings we could have pushed on but that's Test cricket and we could have pushed on. Hopefully we can get it right in the next couple of matches."

McCullum: "Played by two very good teams and I thought they put us under a lot of pressure, today was a testament to how good a series it has been. Tom Latham and Craig have really stood up and Neesham is very valuable to our side. Our fast bowlers have been great overseas, taking wickets on these pitches. You obviously want to score runs but you also enjoy other people's success. This series is ground-breaking for this group."

Williamson is the Man of the Series: "Anytime you get a chance to contribute it's pleasing. Craig McMillan has been a really good help. T20 is good fun and I think it is important to adapt to all formats."

They might as well have had one solid interview with Williamson. Man of few words but an amazing talent for New Zealand. Joel Garner hands the winning trophy to McCullum. Very subdued celebration but the guys must be thrilled. They were thrashed 2-0 here two years back.

Dan sums it up: "A lot to like about this NZ team now. From McCullum's captaincy, Williamson's solid reliability at first drop, a dynamic new-ball pairing, the contributions of Neesham and the revelation that has been Mark Craig, with of course Wagner's unfailing efforts as well. If they can solve the opening conundrum they will be a real force."

Thanks for joining us through this Test. Back to back T20s in Dominica to round off this tour on July 5 and 6. The games begin at 1800 GMT. Thanks for your company. On behalf of Alagappan, Raju, Thilak and Chandan, this is Kanishkaa signing off.

End of match, 4.50pm: New Zealand take the series 2-1 but not after they were run close by West Indies' lower order. West Indies were beaten but not disgraced in the end thanks to the resistance shown by Holder and Shillingford.

New Zealand will celebrate their second series win in the West Indies, their first was in 2002. For New Zealand this is significant because since then, they have won the odd Test abroad but never won a Test series away from him against sides other than Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Hobart and Colombo were special wins in their own right, but Barbados 2014 is an addition to that list. Caps a refreshing season of Tests for New Zealand, having beaten India 1-0 at home.

Just to clear the confusion - I was talking about series since that win in 2002. Not before.

West Indies will have to answer for their puzzling team combination. The 5 batsman-5 bowler theory will have to be revisited. They need an allrounder in there. Dwayne Bravo's fitness will be crucial to their plans, with Sammy retired.

82.2
W
Boult to Taylor, OUT, Given out lbw and Taylor wants to review it, it looked plumb! This was a fairly unplayable inswinging yorker from Boult, too good for Taylor, he played all around it and was struck on the base of the pad in front of middle stump, the review was a mere formality, it looked obvious in normal speed
82.1
1lb
Boult to Shillingford, 1 leg bye, had to hurry the single, this was tucked to the on side and he set off and the fielder picked up and had a shy at the stumps but missed

END OF OVER:
82 | (maiden) | WI: 253/9

  • JE Taylor12 (20b)
  • S Shillingford30 (100b)
  • TG Southee16-4-28-3
  • TA Boult16-1-48-2
81.6
0
Southee to Taylor, no run, very nearly had him there! This was pitched up and moving away and he poked at it, that's the line and length
81.5
0
Southee to Taylor, no run, Taylor pokes his bat out and the ball takes the edge and rolls quickly towards Williamson at gully, good save
81.4
0
Southee to Taylor, no run, this was fired on a yorker length and it really took off after pitching, well taken again by Watling!
81.3
0
Southee to Taylor, no run, and Taylor nearly gave it away by swinging at a full ball moving away, very close to the edge

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JO Holder
52(79) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 3 0 3 0 0 3
JDS Neesham
78(91) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %100%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 4 1 1 2 9

Best performances - Bowlers

SJ Benn
O26.2
M1
R93
W5
Eco3.53
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O16.0
M4
R28
W3
Eco1.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Getting better

6

No. of times New Zealand have won against West Indies in 15 Tests since 2001. Prior to that the count was six in 30 Tests.

The streak ends

265

No. of innings Shivnarine Chanderpaul has batted before the first time he was out stumped in Tests

Southee v Gayle

6

No. of times Tim Southee has now dismissed Chris Gayle in international cricket (from 19 innings) - thrice in this Test series

In theory...

291/9

WI's projected score at the end of the 98 allotted overs. Their mean 4th innings RPO is 2.97 and runs/wicket is 30.3.

Last man standing

10

No. of times Chris Gayle has remained not out at the end of the fourth innings, from 41 previous innings

Elite club

5

Kane Williamson becomes the fifth New Zealand player to score more than 400 runs in a Test series of three matches or under

Rare feat

25

No. of instances New Zealand batsmen have hit second-innings tons abroad

Old-fashioned player

22

No. of balls per boundary for BJ Watling since 2010 - the most (poorest) for any NZ player.

Run machine

9

No. of 40+ scores for Williamson in his last 12 innings, including 3 hundreds and 3 fifties.