there's the seventh! Breaks off stump and it's all over! Full and straight on off stump. West Indies all out for 121. Second-best bowling figures for New Zealand by Boult. Just misses the 7 for 33 achieved by Tim Southee.
Boult's seven-for seals New Zealand's series win
Boult's relentless accuracy and Lockie Ferguson's raw pace hit the high notes after Nicholls' enterprising 83 in a dominating win
5.35 pm There you have it, the series is settled, all courtesy fifties from Worker, Taylor and Nicholls, followed up by a fiery bowling spell from Boult and Ferguson. The gulf in quality between both sides was apparent today, and the visitors would like to finish the series on a positive note when we meet again: on Boxing Day, for the year's final ODI. That's all from us for now. It's goodbye from Shashank, Ranjith and myself. Enjoy your Christmas!
5.33 pm Here's Tom Latham, the stand-in captain. He says: "The way Nicholls and Todd (Astle) batted, it helped us come back after a poor start. And the way Trent bowled, remarkable. Captaining in front of my home crowd is something I can't describe. Looking forward to the Boxing Day ODI. We have guys who can bowl 150 kph downhill, and having them makes my life easy."
Jason Holder, the losing captain, says: "We didn't play good cricket today. We bowled reasonably well but let ourselves down in the last ten overs. Having said that, it was a chaseable total but we didn't bat well. Ahead of Boxing Day, we need to address our batting. We need to bat better, and think of game scenarios. Look to make amends in two days. We've got a quiet team lunch planned for Christmas."
5.30 pm No surprises, Trent Boult is the Man of the Match. He says: "Little bit of movement early on, but didn't expect seven wickets. The intensity in white-ball cricket is more than Tests because the batsmen want to take you on. Gotta be sharp on your feet. Used some short balls today. It's good to play the game, and that everyone coming in and doing their jobs. Lockie's done very well, has had a great domestic season."
Scott: "And Beaton remains unbeaten."
Karthick: "Only two of the NZ bowlers able to take wickets. poor bowing performance"
short on middle and this time Nurse chooses to pull. It's in the air, and taken at deep midwicket. Second six-for for Boult and the fifth fastest bowler to 100 ODI wickets
beautiful yorker on leg stump, Nurse does well to get his bat down and save his toes from being crushed
back of a length on middle stump, fended off the back foot towards mid off
back of a length on leg stump, gets big on Nurse. Defended once again
back of a length on middle, Beaton happy to get his head out of the way
half volley outside off and given the treatment it deserves! Driven back past the bowler and mid off can't cut it off
full on off stump and attacking the stumps, tries to defend but extra bounce makes the ball hit the bat-maker's sticker. Really tough for him to keep his top hand on the bat
back of a length outside off, could've pulled but chooses to pull out of the shot instead
good length on off stump, prods forward and fends off the front foot
full on off stump, turned off his body towards deep backward square
back of a length outside off and tries to cut this square, too close to his body and the ball flies over his blade
Victor: "In addition to being the 5th quickest to 100 ODI wickets, Boult will also be the third left-arm quick to claim multiple 6-fors in an ODI after Mitchell Starc and *drumroll* Ashish Nehra!" -- only if he gets his sixth today, Victor. You guys have been jinxing all day.
back of a length outside off, driven along the ground to mid off
slow yorker on off stump and very well defended by Beaton. Got his bat down in time
back of a length outside off, angling into Beaton's body. Defended
back of a length wide outside off, drags his pull behind square
back of a length outside off, fended off the front foot. Tame batting now
Dave: "When the ICC reduced the number of teams at the World Cup the possibility of WI missing out probably wasn't what they had in mind..."
back of a length on off stump, blocked off the back foot. And that's the halfway point. West Indies still need over 210 runs
good length outside off, gets behind the line of the ball and defends. Beaton looks like he's in pain, taking the right hand off his bat after playing every shot