Sunday 22 December 2013 

New Zealand Win By Eight Wickets

Man of the Match Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor was named man of the match for his third century of the series
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New Zealand 349 & 124-2 (Williamson 56) beat
West Indies 367 & 103 (Boult 4-23) by 8 wickets
Third Test, Hamilton
Scorecard | Day One | Day Two | Day Three

New Zealand beat the West Indies by eight wickets to win their first three-Test series in nearly eight years.

Chasing 122 runs to win the match and the series 2-0, New Zealand reached their target for the loss of two wickets after the West Indies had crumbled to 103 all out on the previous day.

It is the first time New Zealand have achieved back-to-back Test victories against a top-eight side since March 2006 - also against the West Indies.

It was a remarkable turnaround for New Zealand after the West Indies felt they were in command. Hamish Rutherford finished on 48 not out, with man of the match Ross Taylor on two.

Earlier, Peter Fulton fell caught and bowled by Darren Sammy for 10 and Kane Williamson fell for 56, bowled by Veerasammy Permaul.

© Cricket World 2013

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3rd-7th December: 1st Test, Dunedin
NZL 609-9 dec. & 79-4 drew with WIN 213 & 507
11th-15th December: 2nd Test, Wellington
NZL 441 beat WIN 193 & 175 by an inns. & 73 runs
19th-23rd December: 3rd Test, Hamilton
NZL 349 & 124-2 beat WIN 367 & 104 by 8 wickets
26th December: 1st ODI, Auckland
WIN beat NZL by 2 wickets
29th December: 2nd ODI, Napier
Match abandoned - rain
1st January: 3rd ODI, Queenstown
NZL 283-4 beat WIN 124-5 by 159 runs
4th January: 4th ODI, Nelson
NZL 285-6 beat WIN 134-5 by 59 runs (D/L)
8th January: 5th ODI, Hamilton
WIN 363-4 beat NZL 160 by 203 runs
11th January: 1st T20I, Auckland
NZL 189-5 beat WIN 108-8 by 81 runs
15th January: 2nd T20I, Wellington
NZL 163-6 beat WIN 159-5 by 4 wickets