Too easy for Black Caps as Windies collapse

IAN ANDERSON
Last updated 13:56 21/12/2013
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BLAZING BAT: Ross Taylor pulls the ball away for four runs.

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New Zealand wrapped up a test series victory over the West Indies shortly after lunch in Hamilton today.

Chasing just 122 for the win in their second innings of the third test at Seddon Park and a 2-0 series win in the three-test series, the hosts got there with eight wickets in hand and almost five sessions to spare.

Opener Hamish Rutherford battled through a testing examination from Windies off-spinner Sunil Narine to finish unbeaten on 48 while Ross Taylor was two not out.

Kane Williamson was bowled by Veerasammy Permaul for 56 when it appeared he was trying to win the match with one shot as New Zealand required six runs to win.

Opener Peter Fulton was dismissed for 10 when he was snapped up caught and bowled by visiting captain Darren Sammy.

Rutherford was given out caught behind off Narine by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin when on 24 and NZ 43-1 but Rutherford called for a referral and after an agonising wait was given a reprieve by third umpire Paul Reiffel after TV replays seemed to indicate there was no nick.

Williamson also offered a chance when he got an inside edge to a ball from left-arm slow bowler Veerasammy Permaul when on 14 that Kieran Powell couldn't clutch low to his right.

Williamson also made a half-century in the first innings and after missing the first test of the series while recovering from a broken thumb, looks to be a key figure for New Zealand when they meet the touring Indian side in two tests in February.

The first test of the series in Dunedin was drawn while New Zealand won the second test in Wellington by an innings and 73 runs.

SCOREBOARD

WEST INDIES First Innings 367

NEW ZEALAND First Innings 349

WEST INDIES Second Innings 103

NEW ZEALAND Second Innings 
PG Fulton c & b DJG Sammy 10
HD Rutherford not out 48
KS Williamson b V Permaul 56
LRPL Taylor not out 2
Extras (b 7, nb 1) 8
Total (for 2 wickets, 40.4 overs) 124

Fall: 1-33 (PG Fulton, 12.4), 2-116 (KS Williamson, 37.6)

Bowling: TL Best 7-3-22-0, SP Narine 16-6-39-0, DJG Sammy 9-3-21-1 (1nb), V Permaul 7-1-29-1, N Deonarine 1.4-0-6-0

New Zealand win the third test by eight wickets and the three-test series 2-0.

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