result
3rd ODI, Christchurch, Dec 25 2017, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(23/23 ov, target 166)99/9
New Zealand won by 66 runs (D/L method)
player of the match
Ross Taylor
New Zealand
end of over 232 runs
WI: 99/9CRR: 4.30 
Shannon Gabriel12 (20)
Nikita Miller20 (41)
Todd Astle4-0-24-1
Matt Henry5-1-18-2

Alright then. That brings an end to our coverage of the ODI series. New Zealand have been thoroughly dominant. Swept the Tests 2-0 and now swept the ODIs 3-0. But they won't rest easy. West Indies are World T20 champions, and it just could be a different game when the two teams walk out to the field at Nelson on Friday. Join us then. Or you could switch tabs and head over to the Ashes, where Steven Smith's terrific holiday season has extended into another half-century. This entire Ashes series has been an extended Christmas gift for the Australia captain. England's bowlers keep on giving. Nothing more from us, though. Goodbye from myself, Nikhil Kalro and Chandan. Have a terrific holiday season y'all. Our best wishes and greetings for the holidays and the new year. Ciao!

"Outstanding performance. It was to nice get back out after the rain delay," says Tom Latham. "It was about taking it as deep as possible and putting on a partnership with Ross. Scrapping hard and getting some boundaries late in the innings was good. You keep coming on and off, but it's one of the things you get used to. Exciting for the rest of the summer that a lot of the guys are stepping up."

"We lost wickets upfront and couldn't recover," says Jason Holder. It's not easy to get going from the word go in these conditions."

Trent Boult is Man of the Series. "It's a lovely ground. Good to get some cricket later in the afternoon and pleasing to get a result,: he says. "I've had my success at Hagley. Nice cross-wind. With one guy getting the ball to move away and me getting the ball to move back in, felt good to perform and pick wickets."

Ross Taylor is Man of the Match "It was nice to get a total given the situation and the bowlers did really well," he says. "I had three coffees. It was a strange day all around with four rain breaks, but it is what it is. I felt good, have trained hard for the last couple of months."

7.30pmNew Zealand end a damp Boxing Day, and 2017 in ODIs, with a 3-0 sweep. West Indies haven't come close to challenging New Zealand on this tour, and nothing changes on that front. The return of Chris Gayle did almost nothing to help West Indies. All they have to look forward to is the T20I series now. They are the world champions in that format. Can they bring the fight to New Zealand at least there? That will help them salvage something from what has been a tough and forgettable tour so far. Stay tuned for the presentations.

22.6
Astle to Gabriel, no run

loopy fuller ball on leg. Gabriel tries to clip it into the leg side and gets hit on the pad. Appeal for leg before, not given. Doesn't matter that this was the last delivery and that New Zealand have comprehensively won this one. Latham wants the review. No bat involved. Ball-tracking says pitched outside leg

22.5
Astle to Gabriel, no run

another googly, spins in from a back of a length, walks across and knocks it into the leg side

22.4
Astle to Gabriel, no run

flat googly that spins in and hits the front pad. Would have gone down leg

22.3
1
Astle to Miller, 1 run

loops up a fuller ball on leg stump which is pushed down to wide long-on

22.2
Astle to Miller, no run

finds minimal room on the cut and chops it towards point

22.1
1
Astle to Gabriel, 1 run

full toss on middle and leg, whips it uppishly through the midwicket region

end of over 22Maiden
WI: 97/9CRR: 4.40 RRR: 69.00 • Need 69 runs from 6b
Nikita Miller19 (39)
Shannon Gabriel11 (16)
Matt Henry5-1-18-2
Lockie Ferguson4-0-24-0
21.6
Henry to Miller, no run

low full toss outside off, knocked back to the bowler

21.5
Henry to Miller, no run

backs away but the bowler follows him with a short ball and he can't put it away

21.4
Henry to Miller, no run

short of good length, keeps the bat down as the ball drifts away from him

21.3
Henry to Miller, no run

good length, angling in on middle and off, defended

21.2
Henry to Miller, no run

short and wide, now he beats him with pace. Can't put bat to ball as he attempts a cut

21.1
Henry to Miller, no run

dipping full toss outside off, not much pace on it, pushed back

end of over 2112 runs
WI: 97/9CRR: 4.61 RRR: 34.50 • Need 69 runs from 12b
Shannon Gabriel11 (16)
Nikita Miller19 (33)
Lockie Ferguson4-0-24-0
Matt Henry4-0-18-2
20.6
4
Ferguson to Gabriel, FOUR runs

driven past the bowler. That was uppish and Ferguson stuck his left hand out. But the ball sneaks past that. Superb timing and just a full presentation of the face of the bat

20.5
2
Ferguson to Gabriel, 2 runs

full and angling in,clipped through midwicket for a brace. Again not great timing

20.4
1
Ferguson to Miller, 1 run

very full outside off, jams the bat down with an open face and squeezes it towards point

20.4
5w
Ferguson to Miller, 5 wide

short ball, gets over the arched back of the batsman and gets well over the keeper.This is shoddy bowling. One wicket to go and he sends a leg-side bouncer that serves no purpose

20.3
Ferguson to Miller, no run

tries to make some room for a cut but cannot find the room he needs and knocks it to covers

20.2
Ferguson to Miller, no run

back of a length, slower ball at 115.8 kmph, kept out on the off side

20.1
Ferguson to Miller, no run

short of a length around off, stabs it to point