result
2nd ODI, Christchurch, Dec 22 2017, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(28/50 ov, target 326)121
New Zealand won by 204 runs
player of the match
Trent Boult
New Zealand
4:01
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

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Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
New Zealand325/6(50 overs)
West Indies121/10(28 overs)
end of over 28Wicket maiden
WI: 121/10CRR: 4.32 • RRR: 9.32 • Need 205 from 22 overs
Ronsford Beaton12 (25)
Trent Boult10-3-34-7
Matt Henry7-0-36-0

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"

27.6
W
Boult to Gabriel, OUT

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.

Shannon Gabriel b Boult 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
27.5
Boult to Gabriel, no run

full outside off and Gabriel misses the drive. Flies past his outside edge

List of fastest to 100 ODI wickets.

27.4
W
Boult to Nurse, OUT

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

Ashley Nurse c Worker b Boult 27 (51m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.82
27.3
Boult to Nurse, no run

beautiful yorker on leg stump, Nurse does well to get his bat down and save his toes from being crushed

27.2
Boult to Nurse, no run

back of a length on middle stump, fended off the back foot towards mid off

27.1
Boult to Nurse, no run

back of a length on leg stump, gets big on Nurse. Defended once again

end of over 275 runs
WI: 121/8CRR: 4.48 • RRR: 8.91 • Need 205 from 23 overs
Ronsford Beaton12 (25)
Ashley Nurse27 (29)
Matt Henry7-0-36-0
Trent Boult9-2-34-5
26.6
Henry to Beaton, no run

back of a length on middle, Beaton happy to get his head out of the way

26.5
4
Henry to Beaton, FOUR runs

half volley outside off and given the treatment it deserves! Driven back past the bowler and mid off can't cut it off

26.4
Henry to Beaton, no run

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

26.3
Henry to Beaton, no run

back of a length outside off, could've pulled but chooses to pull out of the shot instead

26.2
Henry to Beaton, no run

good length on off stump, prods forward and fends off the front foot

26.1
1
Henry to Nurse, 1 run

full on off stump, turned off his body towards deep backward square

end of over 261 run
WI: 116/8CRR: 4.46 • RRR: 8.75 • Need 210 from 24 overs
Ronsford Beaton8 (20)
Ashley Nurse26 (28)
Trent Boult9-2-34-5
Matt Henry6-0-31-0
25.6
Boult to Beaton, no run

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.

25.5
Boult to Beaton, no run

back of a length outside off, driven along the ground to mid off

25.4
Boult to Beaton, no run

slow yorker on off stump and very well defended by Beaton. Got his bat down in time

25.3
Boult to Beaton, no run

back of a length outside off, angling into Beaton's body. Defended

25.2
1
Boult to Nurse, 1 run

back of a length wide outside off, drags his pull behind square

25.1
Boult to Nurse, no run

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..."

end of over 255 runs
WI: 115/8CRR: 4.60 • RRR: 8.44 • Need 211 from 25 overs
Ronsford Beaton8 (16)
Ashley Nurse25 (26)
Matt Henry6-0-31-0
Trent Boult8-2-33-5
24.6
Henry to Beaton, no run

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

24.5
Henry to Beaton, no run

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

Best performances - batsmen
Henry Nicholls portrait
HM Nicholls
83 runs (62)
7 fours
2 sixes
Control94%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
1 four
1 six
1989282521
George Worker portrait
GH Worker
58 runs (53)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
pull
16 runs
2 fours
1 six
15315415402
Best performances - bowlers
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult
O
10
M
3
R
34
W
7
ECO
3.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W2W
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Lockie Ferguson portrait
LH Ferguson
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
4.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
Match details
Hagley Oval, Christchurch
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of New Zealand
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Trent Boult
Trent Boult
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 3944
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.10, Second Session 15.10-18.40
Match days23 December 2017 - day match (50-over match)
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
New Zealand Image
Wayne Knights
TV Umpire
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Chris Brown
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft