result
2nd Test, Wellington, Dec 10 - 13 2013, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(54.5 ov)(f/o) 193 & 175
New Zealand won by an innings and 73 runs
player of the match
Trent Boult
New Zealand
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• The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Boult swings NZ to innings win

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

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Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Alagappan Muthu
Scorecard summary
New Zealand441/10(115.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Ross Taylor129 (227)
BJ Watling65 (125)
Tino Best4/110(21)
Shannon Gabriel2/86(25.1)
West Indies193/10(49.5 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies175/10(54.5 overs)2nd INNINGS
Trent Boult4/40(12.5)
Tim Southee3/24(11)

That's all we have for you here, but do stick around for the report and Gnasher is at the ground to bring you all the latest from Wellington. A little way away in Perth Australia are trying to steady themselves after a couple of early strikes so do tune in and keep up with all the latest in the world of cricket right here on our site. From here though, this is Alagappan Muthu signing off on behalf of our scorer Sanjay Murari

4.39 pm Darren Sammy says well played to New Zealand, especially to Boult who got a 10-for. He adds that they had to learn a lot from the opposition. They got a big score and bowled really well to back it up. Looking at Boult's drop and the dollies that we dropped, we didn't bat well, we didn't bowl well. The wicket does a bit but you have to stay out there in the middle, we weren't able to do that. It isn't all doom and gloom. We were in a good mood after Dunedin. We''ll look to dust ourselves off and come back well in Hamilton.

"I'm delighted for these guys," says Brendon McCullum after his first win as captain. he says they had done well in Dunedin to be in a strong position. He says it was a psychological boost when the batters do well on a tough wicket. They had received some criticism over the past, which was deserved, he says, but the batters did very well in this Test match. He praised the bowlers for their effort, saying they were quite disciplined. Regarding the decision to enforce the follow-on, He was wary that the wicket could have flattened out and thought the conditions would be best for bowling today. He said they knew Boult and Southee could not bowl long spells, but the other bowlers were still fresh. Things had looked a little difficult at 70 for no loss, but the bowlers stuck to their task. The fielding was outstanding. "We were creating chance," he says. Winning is something to cherish and its the first one for some of the guys so we'll enjoy ourselves now and will regroup tomorrow afternoon.

Trent Boult, the Man of the Match said the win and his performance were pretty big higlights that he would not forget in a hurry. He called the pitch a decent wicket and said it was always enjoyable bowling in Wellington with the wind and the overcast conditions. He was pleased with the way he got to move the ball and once it started swinging he just bowled within himself and enjoyed his success. He chuckles at the mention of that catch he took to dismiss Denesh Ramdin in the second innings, saying he would be torn what to look for in the replays.

4.31 pm I fear to type out "comprehensive victory" because I'm almost certain that will end up being an understatement. New Zealand were put on on a green wicket and they put up a mammoth 441, courtesy Ross Taylor's second ton in as many Tests. And then the bowlers closed things out with ruthless precision. Trent Boult was the star by far, recording his career-best figures and picking up his first 10-for in the match as well and an absolutely eye-popping catch. Tim Southee and Neil Wagner were quite potent as well and a combination of seam movement, persistence and discpline (and lack thereof by West Indies) New Zealand relish a well-deserved victory. The visitors will have a lot of soul seaching to do, losing 16 wickets today alone. Batting collapses are becoming the norm. They did begin quite well in the second innings, but ever since the first wicket fell, they were broken. Stick around for the presentation, this should be a sweet one for New Zealand

"Lighting Boult strikes again! Predicting him to close out the match and get his 10 wicket bag." You make a good fortune teller, Another Ben

Trevor: "I have supported the West Indies for so long and I can't remember feeling so ashamed at the lack of pride this team has shown. Getting beaten by an innings in 3 days by a team ranked lower than them."

Frank Rizzo: "Let's not get carried away folks, our bowlers have bowled pretty well overall, very well in patches, but this test has seen some poor batting by the Windies."

54.5
W
Boult to Gabriel, OUT

thats ten wickets in the match for Trent Boult and it is New Zealand's first win in 2013 as the ball shatters into the stumps. Full and swinging in, Gabriel tries his best to keep it out, but it was too quick and it was moving too much for him as Boult picks up his ninth wicket of the day

Shannon Gabriel b Boult 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
54.4
Boult to Gabriel, no run

loud, beseeching cry for leg before but the umpire is unmoved. It was full, it was seaming in, but it had pitched outside leg stump, only just, before thudding into the pads

Shannon Gabriel is the last man standing between New Zealand and an innings win

Chris W: "I can see Trent Boult racking up 300 test wickets at this rate. Mr Southee might not be that far behind that either. Good signs for the future!"

54.3
W
Boult to Best, OUT

catching practice for Peter Fulton and West Indies are nine down. It was shortish and on that off stump corridor. Best wasn't sure whether he wanted to play or leave and in the end the outside edge goes at a good height to second slip who makes no mistake

Tino Best c Fulton b Boult 21 (24m 18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

Ali Ahmed: "i think WI cricket is going nowhere .they can win ODIs but not test matches by these players. Bravo should be in the team instead of Sammy as an allrounder"

54.2
1
Boult to Chanderpaul, 1 run

shuffles across to work the shortish ball on middle to deep fine leg and takes the single this time

54.1
Boult to Chanderpaul, no run

there was a single on offer after Chanderpaul bunted the shortish ball outside off stump towards point, but he does not take it

end of over 54Maiden
WI: 174/8CRR: 3.22 
Tino Best21 (17)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul30 (73)
Neil Wagner17-2-67-2
Trent Boult12-2-39-2
53.6
Wagner to Best, no run

and that was the extent of his patience. He sees one in his arc and goes for a full blooded swing down the ground, but Wagner manages to make this one swing away after pitching to beat the bat

53.5
Wagner to Best, no run

fullish and just outside off stump and Best exhibits another lovely little leave

53.4
Wagner to Best, no run

back of a length ball, which seams away after pitching and Best who was drawn into playing a back foot defensive, watches it sneak past his outside edge

53.3
Wagner to Best, no run

gets the radar right this time and Best does well to curb his instincts and duck underneath

53.2
Wagner to Best, no run

short ball to follow (surprise, surprise) but this one was a little too far outside off and Best is not bothered

53.1
Wagner to Best, no run

134 kph, another ripped of a short ball which has another West Indian batsman in a tangle. Best was hopping about as he tried to fend this one, which was right over off stump, away, but in the end manages not to glove it. Wagner stares him down but Best asks him to return to his mark, not quite so politely

end of over 532 runs
WI: 174/8CRR: 3.28 
Shivnarine Chanderpaul30 (73)
Tino Best21 (11)
Trent Boult12-2-39-2
Neil Wagner16-1-67-2
52.6
Boult to Chanderpaul, no run

short ball outside off stump and Chanderpaul pushes it towards cover off the back foot

52.5
2
Boult to Chanderpaul, 2 runs

good running and West Indies pick up a couple as he picks this one off his pads and nudges it away to fine leg

52.4
Boult to Chanderpaul, no run

well directed bouncer but Chanderpaul simply ducks underneath

52.3
Boult to Chanderpaul, no run

keeps it full on off stump and draws Chanderpaul forward as he blocks

Scott: "As a young black caps fan I this is the most dominant performance I've seen in a long time! Best thing is this bowling attack is so young that hopefully we have plenty more years of this to come"

52.2
Boult to Chanderpaul, no run

sneaks down the leg side and Chanderpaul is not able to get bat to ball with his flick shot

52.1
Boult to Chanderpaul, no run

full and just a little wide of off as Chanderpaul presents a safe, dead bat

end of over 5215 runs
WI: 172/8CRR: 3.30 
Tino Best21 (11)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul28 (67)
Neil Wagner16-1-67-2
Trent Boult11-2-37-2
51.6
6
Wagner to Best, SIX runs

there's another boundary, the unintentional kind as Best skips down the ground and goes for a wild swing. It takes the top edge and it was thick enough to clear the boundary at third man. Time for some hit and giggle cricket it seems

51.5
Wagner to Best, no run

another wild hit from Best as Wagner bowls this full and wide outside off. Miles of daylight between bat and ball

51.4
4
Wagner to Best, FOUR runs

he's creamed that! It was full, just shy of a half-volley, and Best unleashes a powerful strike down the ground and picks up another boundary

Best performances - batters
Ross Taylor portrait
LRPL Taylor
129 runs (227)
15 fours
0 six
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
48 runs
4 fours
0 six
12891616172427
BJ Watling
BJ Watling
65 runs (125)
5 fours
0 six
Control86%
Productive shot
leg glance
23 runs
1 four
0 six
52121392517
Best performances - bowlers
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult
O
15
M
5
R
40
W
6
ECO
2.66
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult
O
12.5
M
2
R
40
W
4
ECO
3.11
Match details
Basin Reserve, Wellington
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of New Zealand
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Trent Boult
Trent Boult
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2106
Hours of play (local time)10.00am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days11,12,13 December 2013 - day(5-day match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire
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Nigel Llong
Reserve Umpire
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Gary Baxter
Match Referee
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Roshan Mahanama