Too easy for Black Caps as Windies collapse

The West Indies look like they're waiting for the plane to leave NZ.
The West Indies look like they're waiting for the plane to leave NZ.
Hamish Rutherford in action for New Zealand in Hamilton.
Hamish Rutherford in action for New Zealand in Hamilton.
Corey Anderson celebrates the wicket of Marlon Samuels.
Corey Anderson celebrates the wicket of Marlon Samuels.
Trent Boult gets congratulated on one of his four wickets in the West Indies' second innings.
Trent Boult gets congratulated on one of his four wickets in the West Indies' second innings.
Tim Southee and Neil Wagner high-five after New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 103 in their second innings.
Tim Southee and Neil Wagner high-five after New Zealand dismissed the West Indies for 103 in their second innings.
Tim Southee appeals successfully for the LBW decision against Tino Best.
Tim Southee appeals successfully for the LBW decision against Tino Best.
Trent Boult celebrates the wicket of Kirk Edwards.
Trent Boult celebrates the wicket of Kirk Edwards.
Umpire Nigel Llong picks out a new ball for the West Indies to bowl with.
Umpire Nigel Llong picks out a new ball for the West Indies to bowl with.
Darren Sammy celebrates after getting rid of BJ Watling.
Darren Sammy celebrates after getting rid of BJ Watling.
Ross Taylor savours the moment after scoring his third century in as many test matches.
Ross Taylor savours the moment after scoring his third century in as many test matches.
Brendon McCullum in action for the Black Caps in Hamilton.
Brendon McCullum in action for the Black Caps in Hamilton.
Kane Williamson plays an off drive during his innings of 58.
Kane Williamson plays an off drive during his innings of 58.
The West Indies slip cordon awaits another delivery.
The West Indies slip cordon awaits another delivery.
Ross Taylor slashes the ball away as he reached 56 not out at stumps on day two.
Ross Taylor slashes the ball away as he reached 56 not out at stumps on day two.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul leaps in the air to celebrate his century on day two of the third test.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul leaps in the air to celebrate his century on day two of the third test.
Trent Boult fields off his own bowling.
Trent Boult fields off his own bowling.
Tim Southee and the Black Caps slip cordon successfully appeal for the wicket of Darren Sammy.
Tim Southee and the Black Caps slip cordon successfully appeal for the wicket of Darren Sammy.
Ross Taylor asks for the ball during the afternoon session.
Ross Taylor asks for the ball during the afternoon session.
Denesh Ramdin waves his bat after scoring a century at Seddon Park.
Denesh Ramdin waves his bat after scoring a century at Seddon Park.
Black Caps players rush to Corey Anderson after he dismissed Marlon Samuels.
Black Caps players rush to Corey Anderson after he dismissed Marlon Samuels.
Dinesh Ramdin plays a cover drive.
Dinesh Ramdin plays a cover drive.
Kieran Powell hits the deck after being hit by a delivery, as New Zealanders look on.
Kieran Powell hits the deck after being hit by a delivery, as New Zealanders look on.
Tim Southee gets a high-five after removing Kirk Edwards.
Tim Southee gets a high-five after removing Kirk Edwards.
Corey Anderson celebrates after dismissing Marlon Samuels.
Corey Anderson celebrates after dismissing Marlon Samuels.

A dramatic last-session performance from New Zealand's bowlers has left their side on the verge of a test series triumph.

At stumps on day three of the third and final test against the West Indies in Hamilton today, the hosts were six without loss in their second innings after dismissing the tourists for an embarrassing 103 in 31.5 overs.

That left the Black Caps chasing another 116 runs for a second consecutive test victory and a 2-0 series win.

BLAZING BAT: Ross Taylor pulls the ball away for four runs.
BLAZING BAT: Ross Taylor pulls the ball away for four runs.

Among the carnage, paceman Tim Southee became the 12th New Zealander to reach 100 test wickets when he trapped Windies No 10 Veerasammy Permaul lbw.

The Black Caps began the session after tea knowing that a useful performance with the bat from the Windies would leave the home side with a testing final day batting on Monday.

However, the tourists made a hash of their opportunity, as poor shots and some sharp New Zealand catching behind the wicket saw wickets tumble alarmingly. Kane Williamson took a screamer diving low to his right at gully to dismiss Windies dangerman Shivnarine Chanderpaul while Southee snared a sharp chance at third slip to get Kieran Powell for a duck.

Trent Boult was again New Zealand's new-ball spearhead as he ripped through the West Indies top order.

The left-arm swing bowler reduced the Windies to 13-3 after they had gained an 18-run advantage at the end of New Zealand's first innings. He finished the day with 4-23 from 10 overs, while Southee took three wickets in the last over of the innings to end with 3-12.

Boult has now taken 20 wickets in the series at an average of 15.40 to share the stardom with teammate Ross Taylor.

New Zealand's premier batsman made his third ton in as many tests - including a double-century - to help guide a patchy batting effort as the hosts were bowled out for 349 in reply to the Windies' tally of 367.

Taylor was eventually dismissed for 131, made from 264 balls and featuring 16 fours and two sixes, as the visitors gained a first innings lead in a test that seemed to be wonderfully poised at tea on day three.

That backed up Taylor's previous scores this series of 217 not out and 16 not out in the opening test in Dunedin, and 129 in the second test in Wellington.

Taylor's 11th test century saw him become just the second New Zealand player to score centuries in three consecutive tests after Mark Burgess did the same over the extended period of 1969 to 1972.

Corey Anderson made 39 off 62 balls, featuring seven fours, but the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals as the visitors toiled away, chiefly through the guile of off-spiner Sunil Narine.

He finished the innings with the test-career best figures of 6-91 off 42.3 overs in which he gave testing examinations to all the NZ batsmen.

Scoreboard at stumps on day three of the third test between New Zealand and the West Indies at Seddon Park, Hamilton:

NEW ZEALAND

First Innings

P Fulton c D Sammy b S Narine 11
H Rutherford c & b D Sammy 10
K Williamson lbw b S Narine 58
R Taylor c M Samuels b T Best 131
B McCullum c D Sammy b S Narine 12
C Anderson c N Deonarine b V Permaul 39
BJ Watling c D Ramdin b D Sammy 20
T Southee lbw b S Narine 18
I Sodhi b S Narine 9
N Wagner c K Edwards b S Narine 22
T Boult not out 1

Extras (b 6, lb 8, nb 4) 18

Total (for 10 wickets, 117.3 overs) 349

Fall: 1-18 (H Rutherford, 5.2), 2-43 (P Fulton, 21.3), 3-138 (K Williamson, 55.3), 4-174 (B McCullum, 71.1), 5-224 (C Anderson, 88.2), 6-269 (BJ Watling, 100.6), 7-306 (R Taylor, 108.2), 8-317 (T Southee, 109.3), 9-332 (I Sodhi, 113.2), 10-349 (N Wagner, 117.3)

Bowling: T Best 14-1-63-1 (1nb), D Sammy 23-8-69-2 (2nb), V Permaul 35-6-103-1, S Narine 42.3-17-91-6 (1nb), N Deonarine 3-0-9-0

WEST INDIES

Second Innings

K Brathwaite b T Boult 7
K Edwards c BJ Watling b T Boult 1
K Powell c T Southee b T Boult 0
M Samuels c BJ Watling b C Anderson 8
S Chanderpaul c K Williamson b N Wagner 20
N Deonarine c R Taylor b N Wagner 13
D Ramdin lbw b T Boult 18
D Sammy c BJ Watling b T Southee 24
S Narine not out 0
V Permaul lbw b T Southee 0
T Best lbw b T Southee 0

Extras (lb 12, nb 0) 12

Total (for 10 wickets, 31.5 overs) 103

Fall: 1-12 (K Brathwaite, 4.1), 2-12 (K Powell, 4.6), 3-13 (K Edwards, 8.1), 4-40 (M Samuels, 16.3), 5-46 (S Chanderpaul, 17.5), 6-75 (N Deonarine, 25.2), 7-91 (D Ramdin, 28.5), 8-103 (D Sammy, 31.1), 9-103 (V Permaul, 31.3), 10-103 (T Best, 31.5)

Bowling: T Boult 10-4-23-4, T Southee 8.5-5-12-3, C Anderson 6-0-22-1, N Wagner 7-1-34-2

NEW ZEALAND

Second Innings

P Fulton not out 4
H Rutherford not out 0

Extras (b 2, nb 0) 2

Total (for 0 wickets, 2.0 overs) 6

Bowling: T Best 1-0-4-0, S Narine 1-1-0-0

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