Wellington fast bowler Seth Rance has been confirmed as the replacement for injured Adam Milne in the New Zealand squad for the One-Day International and Twenty20 International series against West Indies.
Doug Bracewell made a splendid comeback with a four wicket haul while Todd Astle had an impressive debut with three wickets as New Zealand restricted West Indies to 248 and later chased down the target in 46 overs with five wickets in hand in the first One-Day International in Whangarei and claim a 1-0 lead in the series.
West Indies' ongoing campaign in New Zealand have taken another major blow as all-rounder Marlon Samuels and fast bowler Alzarri Joseph have been ruled out of the upcoming One-Day International series against New Zealand.
A collective effort from New Zealand bowlers saw them dismiss West Indies for 203 runs in the final innings on the fourth day to complete a massive 240 run victory in the second Test in Hamilton that completed a 2-0 series whitewash.
After Ross Taylor slammed his 17th century to help New Zealand set a target of 444 runs, West Indies lost two wickets before stumps on day three and were restricted to 30 for two in the second Test in Hamilton.
A combined bowling effort from the New Zealand pacers saw them restrict West Indies to 215 for eight at stumps on day two after the Black Caps went on to post 373 runs in their first innings riding on a 61 run stand for the final wicket in the second Test in Hamilton.
A collective effort from the New Zealand bowlers on day four saw them wrap up West Indies for 319 runs to seal an innings victory in the first Test in Wellington and claim a 1-0 unassailable lead in the two-match series.
Kraigg Brathwaite and Shimron Hetmyer led West Indies' fightback with half-centuries as the visitors posted 214 for two in the second innings at stumps on day three of the first Test against New Zealand in Wellington.