result
2nd Test, Hamilton, Dec 8 - 12 2017, West Indies tour of New Zealand
373 & 291/8d
(63.5 ov, target 444)221 & 203
New Zealand won by 240 runs
player of the match
Ross Taylor
New Zealand

Righto. Strangely enough, there's no award for Man of the series. Who is your pick? Mine would be Neil Wagner. But my call doesn't really matter. Anyway, hope you've enjoyed the coverage. Hope to see you join us for the one-day series beginning December 20 in Whangerai. Until then, it's goodbye from me and my co-commentator Shashank Kishore. Cheers!

Kane Williamson, New Zealand's winning captain: "It was great to put two strong performances in this series. Credit to the way we stuck to our plans. "440 on the board going into the last innings where the wicket was getting variable, we wanted to pick a wicket or two last night," he says of the declaration. "This was a good Test wicket, there was little bit off the deck. We saw how it played out. Fortunate to be on the right side of the result and yet learn a lot. Not a huge amount of Test cricket this year, but in terms of how we wanted to execute, we were superb. Ross's ton was a special moment for him, he's a world class player. To get us to get us to a good score and set up a declaration, it was a considerable knock from a lot of angles."

Kraigg Brathwaite, West Indies' stand-in captain. "They did a great job. For us, we didn't really bat well, especially in the first innings. I thought the bowlers did a magnificent job, obviously it was tough on their bodies. Kemar Roach struggled a bit. I did enjoy the captaincy, it was a good experience. The guys gave me a lot of support, but Holder will be back and we're all looking forward to welcoming him back. This was a tough loss, we've to be better with our shot selection."

Ross Taylor is the Player of the Match for his 17th Test century. "It's been nice to get there, but the main thing is if you get a hundred and the team wins, there's nothing better than that. It was nice to have some throwdowns in the morning and change a couple of little things which worked. We came here wanting to win the series, West Indies put us under pressure at different times but we were able to ride that. With a lot of big names coming in for West Indies, the one-day series will be competitive.

So a little over two sessions is all West Indies could last. New Zealand's home summer begins with a 2-0 sweep. Neil Wagner the undisputed star of the final day. His bouncer-barrage is what set off this slide. It was some of the nastiest fast bowling we have seen in a while. What a series he has had. Career-best figures in the first Test and now again a significant role to play in this Test. Surely must be one of the contenders for Man of the Series. Stick with us to find out if he is.

63.5
W
Santner to Roach, OUT

and that's the end of it. Santner finishes it off with a double-strike. A comprehensive win for New Zealand. A sliding length ball on middle and leg. Roach is playing the line but does not account for the turn as the ball rips away and takes out the stumps

Kemar Roach b Santner 32 (57m 44b 4x4 1x6) SR: 72.73
63.4
W
Santner to Cummins, OUT

a similar shot and this time Boult takes it well. Tries to slog it big over deep midwicket and gets a leading edge. A thick one, off the outside of the bat and Boult just runs forward and settles under it. He seems unhappy, seems like he had the sun in his face again

Miguel Cummins c Boult b Santner 9 (33m 19b 0x4 1x6) SR: 47.37
63.3
Santner to Cummins, no run

flat and quick on the stumps, defended

63.2
2
Santner to Cummins, 2 runs

dropped. Very tough chance. It went miles in the air and he had the sun in his eyes. Boult the fielder at long-off. Runs across to his left and sticks the left hand out but does not get under the line of the ball. Tries to heave over the leg side and skews it off the outer of the bat

63.1
1
Santner to Roach, 1 run

fullish and sliding on leg side, tries to tuck and gets an inside edge to fine leg

Mitchell Santner comes in now

end of over 6315 runs
WI: 200/7CRR: 3.17 
Miguel Cummins7 (16)
Kemar Roach31 (42)
Tim Southee19-3-71-2
Neil Wagner15-5-42-3
62.6
6
Southee to Cummins, SIX runs

now that's a clean strike. A length ball that he haves over deep midwicket. Bang off the middle and timed very well

62.5
1
Southee to Roach, 1 run

this is got to be frustrating for Southee. He's dishing out these yorkers and the batsmen are just jamming their bat down without any technique whatsoever and managing to make contact. This one's an inside edge off the toe-end through fine leg

62.4
Southee to Roach, no run

another appeal for caught-behind. He backed away and jammed the bat down into the ground. That must have been the noise

62.3
Southee to Roach, no run

attempts his favoured walk-across-the-stumps-and-pull-over-fine-leg. Beaten

62.2
2
Southee to Roach, 2 runs

just over Raval at deep mid-on. Moves away and slaps it over with a flat bat.

62.1
6
Southee to Roach, SIX runs

this is another big hit. Lot more control on this one than the last. Heaves a pull to a short ball over deep midwicket

Joe: "Kemar channeling his inner-ABdV"