2nd Test, Port of Spain, Jun 16-20 2014, New Zealand tour of West Indies
221 & 331
(13.2 ov, target 93)
460 & 95/0
West Indies won by 10 wickets
Player Of The Match
WI 2nd Innings
Full commentary

So we now move to Barbados for the third Test, with all to play for. Thanks for your comments and feedback. Ciao ciao.

"I thought we were pretty good for most of the Test match but that first innings, getting out for 220-odd was not good," says Brendon McCullum. "West indies deserved to win. We were 160 for 3 and we were in a very good position then, we could have gone on to record 400, but there were no partnerships. Credit to West Indies for coming back after we had them back for the first two sessions of the Test. We will cop that on the chin, we were second best, but we need to make sure we come back strongly in the next Test."

"It was a fantastic win. The conditions were tough for the bowlers," says Denesh Ramdin. "The pitch was placid, it was one in which you had to keep working well. Sulieman Benn put on a marathon spell. We were a bit lazy in the field. We hope we don't take it lightly against the lower order next time. Hopefully we can get a good pitch in Barbados, where batsmen can score runs and fast bowlers can take wickets. "

Kragg Brathwaite is the Man of the Match for his maiden Test century. He says, "I was looking forward to it (to the hundred). I have been doing a lot of work,especially against spin. I put in a lot of hard work, stayed positive and it worked well. It was not easy (staying away from the team)."

2.43 pm West Indies looked set to win this by an innings, were made to stretch, but they have still managed the next best thing - they win this by 10 wickets. There was a lengthy break before the innings started and West Indies might have had their eyes up towards the skies - it looked like the world was conspiring against them - but Gayle was not letting this one go and used his T20 avatar to bring the match to a quick finish. Take out New Zealand's fight over the last 24 hours, courtesy of BJ Watling and Mark Craig, and there was not much West Indies did wrong. They restricted New Zealand to a below avergae total in the first innings, took a massive lead with Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo scoring hundreds, then toiling hard over two days - that last bit just made it sweeter. West Indies go to Barbados 1-1 in the series.

Bharath Seervi: "Last time West Indies won a test by 10 wickets against top 8 teams (except Ban & Zim) was vs India at Bridgetown in May 2002."

Don: "Best T20 innings by Gayle so far this year."

Williamson to Gayle, FOUR runs
short and wide, this is through the infield.. cuts it hard through point to bring home the win
Williamson to Gayle, no run
short and wide outside off, he throws his bat but can't beat cover

Two runs needed.

end of over 134 runs
WI: 91/0CRR: 7 
Kraigg Brathwaite14 (34)
Chris Gayle76 (44)
Mark Craig3-0-17-0
Kane Williamson1-0-4-0
Craig to Brathwaite, no run
flatter and quicker, the batsman defends it off the back foot
Craig to Brathwaite, 2 runs
he goes back, rides the bounce and punches it through cover for a couple. Could have run three, but wouldn't matter at this point
Craig to Brathwaite, no run
lots of flight, the batsman comes forward and defends