result
260 & 154
(63.2 ov, target 206)209 & 206/5
West Indies won by 5 wickets
Player Of The Match
123 & 52
marlon-samuels
Player Of The Series
12 wkts • 47 runs
kemar-roach
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• The Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Dominant West Indies seal series

The end came sooner than the clouds. West Indies began the day needing 71 with six wickets in hand, but there were no twists as the hosts knocked off the required runs in just over an hour and secured a 2-0 series win

Match centre 
Scores: S Balasubramanian
Comms: Siddarth Ravindran
Scorecard summary
New Zealand260/10(82.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Ross Taylor60 (100)
Kemar Roach4/70(17.5)
Tino Best2/40(16)
West Indies209/10(64.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Marlon Samuels123 (169)
Daren Sammy32 (29)
Doug Bracewell3/46(15.3)
Trent Boult3/58(17)
New Zealand154/10(65.2 overs)2nd INNINGS
West Indies206/5(63.2 overs)2nd INNINGS

Sammy and Taylor shake hands and have a short chat, Best (as always) has a huge grin, Gayle (as usual) isn't smiling.

The last day of John Wright's spell as New Zealand coach, not the way he would have wanted this to end. A forgettable tour for Ross Taylor and his boys, outclassed in all three formats, just one ODI win all tour.

Tim: "Big moment for West Indies and especially Darren Sammy" Seconded.

Also, that not out score means Chanderpaul's Test average is up above 50 again, 50.20.

Post-match presentation:

Ross Taylor: "It's been a disappointing tour all round, we have had our chances in this match, in several matches this tour. The batting needs to take a good hard look at ourselves. There are some positives, the bowlers bowled well on a tough wicket. We needed to set them 270-300 on what was a fourth-day wicket. I think (our batsmen) shouldn't be satisfied with 50-60s, we are a young team, we are getting better every now and then."

Darren Sammy: "It's a feeling we are getting used to, and it feels quite good. The way Marlon held the innings together in both innings, that spell from Narsingh yesterday, the performances are coming from different players at different time, that's the hallmark of a good team. We have bowled them out every time we have played them this series, the efforts of Tino yesterday morning set the tone for us. The next assignment is the World T20, we have gotten the feeling of what it is like to win, but we have to continue to work hard. Last year or two has been tough for us, we are going to celebrate this day, but it is about continuous hard work." Sammy diplomatically avoids a prediction on who win will gold in the 100m.

Man of the Match is Marlon Samuels: "Most definitely, this is for Jamaica, the die-hard fans. Nothing difficult right now because I have two years of runs put down."

Man of the Series is Kemar Roach, who was among the wickets in both Tests, and eased West Indies towards victory today: "Of course as a fast bowler I'd like faster, bouncier wickets. I have a couple of weeks off, will spend it with the coach (working on the no-ball problems)."

The West Indies players and coaching staff collect their winners' medals. A beaming Darren Sammy steps forward to collect the series trophy.

Here's Kanishkaa's report of today's play. We'll have more analysis over the day.

See you again soon, enjoy the Olympics.

63.2
1
Williamson to Chanderpaul, 1 run

there is the win, Chanders guides it towards third man, Sammy has his arms aloft, Chandes isn't thrilled at all, he makes it look like just another day in the office, it's been a 16-year wait for a series win over New Zealand, they have it, and 2-0 it is

63.1
2
Williamson to Chanderpaul, 2 runs

the scores are level as Chanders tucks a full toss towards midwicket, scrambles back for two

end of over 63Maiden
WI: 203/5CRR: 3.22 
Narsingh Deonarine15 (27)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul40 (99)
Tim Southee 14-4-30-1
Kane Williamson 7-1-15-1
62.6
Southee to Deonarine, no run

length ball on leg stump, defended towards mid-off to end the over

Lakshman: "Also remember that match for that epic run out miss by Pakistan when Jimmy Adams and Walsh were stranded at the same end"

62.5
Southee to Deonarine, no run

another short ball, Deonarine was charging down the track, was in no position to pull that one, bends under that

62.4
Southee to Deonarine, no run

length ball on off stump, defended towards cover off the front foot

62.3
Southee to Deonarine, no run

short ball over the stumps, batsman ducks

62.2
Southee to Deonarine, no run
62.1
Southee to Deonarine, no run

length ball outside off, defended towards cover

end of over 623 runs
WI: 203/5CRR: 3.27 
Narsingh Deonarine15 (21)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul40 (99)
Kane Williamson 7-1-15-1
Martin Guptill 4-0-21-0
61.6
1
Williamson to Deonarine, 1 run

one more, Deonarine looked to finish the game there with a blast towards midwicket, edged towards fine leg for one

61.5
1
Williamson to Chanderpaul, 1 run

inside-edged towards square leg for a single

61.4
Williamson to Chanderpaul, no run

make that four in a row, Chanders is in no rush

61.3
Williamson to Chanderpaul, no run

a hat-trick of leaves outside off

61.2
Williamson to Chanderpaul, no run
61.1
Williamson to Chanderpaul, no run

closer to off this time, left alone

61.1
1w
Williamson to Chanderpaul, 1 wide

way outside off, called wide

Chanderpaul to finish it in style with a big six? Unlikely

end of over 615 runs
WI: 200/5CRR: 3.27 
Narsingh Deonarine14 (20)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul39 (94)
Martin Guptill 4-0-21-0
Kane Williamson 6-1-12-1
60.6
Guptill to Deonarine, no run

defended to the leg side

60.5
4
Guptill to Deonarine, FOUR runs

full ball outside off is carved past cover for four, stepping forward behind unleashing that hit, West Indies reach 200, six away now

60.4
1
Guptill to Chanderpaul, 1 run

full ball on the pads, tapped towards mid-on for a quick single, direct hit but Chanders is home

60.3
Guptill to Chanderpaul, no run

slapped off the back foot towards cover

60.2
Guptill to Chanderpaul, no run

defended off the front foot, towards the off side

Best performances - batters
Marlon Samuels
MN Samuels WI
123 runs (169)
15 fours
4 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
34 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Martin Guptill portrait
MJ Guptill NZ
71 runs (174)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
1 four
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Narsingh Deonarine portrait
N Deonarine WI
O
22
M
7
R
37
W
4
ECO
1.68
Kemar Roach player portrait
KAJ Roach WI
O
17.5
M
2
R
70
W
4
ECO
3.92
Match details
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesNew Zealand tour of United States of America and West Indies
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels
Player Of The Series
Kemar Roach
Kemar Roach
Series resultWest Indies won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2052
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days2,3,4,5 August 2012 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
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Marais Erasmus
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Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
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Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
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Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
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