result
2nd Test, Hamilton, Dec 9 - Dec 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
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Wagner, Boult seal 2-0 sweep

Trent Boult and Tim Southee shot out the top order, Neil Wagner bruised the batsmen in the middle, and Mitchell Santner cleaned up the tail, as New Zealand cruised to a 240-run victory at Seddon Park

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Scorer: Thilak Gowda
Commentator: Akshay Gopalakrishnan
Scorecard summary
New Zealand373/10(102.2 overs)1st INNINGS
West Indies221/10(66.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Trent Boult4/73(20.5)
Tim Southee2/34(19)
New Zealand291/8(77.4 overs)2nd INNINGS
Ross Taylor*107 (198)
Roston Chase2/51(17.4)
West Indies203/9(63.5 overs)2nd INNINGS

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"

end of over 6211 runs
WI: 185/7CRR: 2.98 
Kemar Roach22 (37)
Miguel Cummins1 (15)
Neil Wagner15-5-42-3
Tim Southee18-3-56-2
61.6
1
Wagner to Roach, 1 run

slower full ball on the stumps, clipped to square leg

61.5
4
Wagner to Roach, FOUR runs

oh, is that against the run of play or what? Again backs away and hammers a shortish ball. Gets no room and whacks it off the toe end straight over

61.4
2
Wagner to Roach, 2 runs

dipping full toss on middle and leg, clipped to square leg

61.3
Wagner to Roach, no run

short, this time Wagner follows him expecting him to back away and he wears it on the stomach

61.2
Wagner to Roach, no run

moves away a long way down the leg side and the bowler drags his length back. Reaches out and makes no contact

61.1
4
Wagner to Roach, FOUR runs

oh my god, backs away a mile down the leg side. Exposes all his stumps. If there was another set of stumps, he would have probably exposed the whole of that as well. Crashed through the covers

end of over 613 runs
WI: 174/7CRR: 2.85 
Miguel Cummins1 (15)
Kemar Roach11 (31)
Tim Southee18-3-56-2
Neil Wagner14-5-31-3
60.6
Southee to Cummins, no run

back of a length, down the leg side, looks to tuck and misses

60.5
Southee to Cummins, no run

short and slanted across, gets out of the way

60.4
1
Southee to Roach, 1 run

looks to close the face of his bat and gets a leading edge towards third man

Best performances - batsmen
Ross Taylor portrait
LRPL Taylor
107 runs (198)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
pull
30 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
1491913159325
Jeet Raval portrait
JA Raval
84 runs (157)
15 fours
0 sixes
Control92%
Productive shot
cut shot
17 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Trent Boult portrait
TA Boult
O
20.5
M
5
R
73
W
4
ECO
3.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Shannon Gabriel
ST Gabriel
O
25
M
4
R
119
W
4
ECO
4.76
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W1W
Match details
Seddon Park, Hamilton
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of New Zealand
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor
Series resultNew Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTEST No. 2287
Hours of play (local time)11:00 start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days9,10,11,12 December 2017 - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Raymon Reifer
Raymon Reifer
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Ian Gould
Reserve Umpire
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Chris Brown
Match Referee
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Chris Broad