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Best performances - Batsmen

TA Blundell
107(180) 13x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
19 21 15 8 9 0 19 16
C de Grandhomme
105(74) 11x4 - 3x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 31 runs
  • 3x4 - 3x6
7 4 15 8 21 4 23 23

Best performances - Bowlers

N Wagner
O14.4
M2
R39
W7
Eco2.65
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W4W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
MJ Henry
O24
M6
R57
W3
Eco2.37
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00

Match days

1,2,3,4 December 2017 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Thilak Ram | Commentator: Nikhil Kalro

END OF OVER:
106 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | WI: 319/10

  • ST Gabriel4 (9b)
  • TA Boult23-5-87-2
  • N Wagner22-3-102-2

That's it we have from the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Thank you for your feedback and time, plenty of other Test cricket today, so stay tuned. Bye.

2.29pm Neil Wagner takes nine wickets in the first game of the home summer, leading his side off the field in what has been a clinical display from New Zealand right through this Wellington Test. Wagner sparked this game to life on the first morning with an incisive display of short-ball bowling.

New Zealand were never going to squander that advantage thereafter, declaring with a first-innings lead of 386. West Indies battled their way through their second innings, showing some fight and resolve on the third day, but they seemed lost today, and eventually crumbled to an innings defeat.

Neil Wagner is the Man of the Match: "A tough graft, the wicket got better as the Test match went on. we bowled well in partnerships. Conditions were tough, a stiff breeze. We had to adapt our plans. Credit to their batsmen, when we got stuck into them again, they took it on, they are a quality team. We had to readjust our plans."

<>Jason Holder: "We didn't help ourselves with the way we batted, very indecisive with the way we batted. We knew what to expect, but just didn't handle it. We got better as the game went on, some soft dismissals which didn't help our cause. Just need to find ways to pick ourselves up."

Kane Williamson: "A superb effort all around, a great Test wicket, pace and bounce for the seamers. Got a lot from that back of a length, not our plan, we tried to swing and seam it. We've seen West Indies through the last few series they have played, they've got better, so we'll expect them to come back."

105.6
W
Boult to Cummins, OUT, that's the end of the Test. New Zealand win by an innings and 67 runs to take a 1-0 lead. Full and straight from Boult, only a matter of time before Cummins missed one, he missed this. The ball rattles into middle and off stumps.

ML Cummins b Boult 14 (23m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

105.5
4
Boult to Cummins, FOUR, four more. Full down leg, Cummins backs away but the ball skews off the inside half and races away to the backward square leg boundary
105.4
0
Boult to Cummins, no run, shortish delivery outside off, Cummins avoid that again
105.3
4
Boult to Cummins, FOUR, nicely hit. Overpitched outside off from Boult, Cummins leans into a drive and finds the gap through cover, for four

Ripley: "Windies have just been utterly disappointing today but credit have to be given to the kiwis for some good bowling"

105.2
0
Boult to Cummins, no run, short delivery outside off, Cummins sways away
105.1
0
Boult to Cummins, no run, another short delivery on off, Cummins backs away and swings, but misses it by quite some distance. The wicket not too far away

NZ ahead

14-13

The Head-to-head record between NZ and WI after this Test. This is the first time NZ have moved ahead of WI in terms of wins in their bilateral history.

Superb seven

12.5

Neil Wagner's strike rate in his figures of 7 for 39, is the second-best in 17 seven-wkt hauls by NZ bowlers in Tests. Only better is Hadlee's 7/23 in 8.3 overs v India in Wellington in 1976.

Middle-order low for WI

22

Runs added by West Indies for their 3rd to 7th wickets in this inns - the third least they have added for these wickets in any Test inns overall and their least in the last 30 years.