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by Manuj Sharma Tuesday 12 December 2017
New Zealand 373 & 291-8 (Taylor 107no) beatWest Indies 221 & 203 (Chase 64) by 240 runsSecond Test, Hamilton, day fourScorecard
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.
West Indies started the day with a score of 30 for two, needing an improbable 414 more to win the game.
It was Trent Boult (2-52), who provided the early dismissal on the fourth day when he had Kraigg Brathwaite (20) caught at gully. It was also his 200th wicket in Tests.
Neil Wagner (3-42) soon joined the wicket-taking act as he snared Shai Hope (23) and Shane Dowrich (0) in the first three overs of his spell while also hitting Sunil Ambris (5 retired out) on the ribs that forced him to leave the field. He did not come to bat later as well and was ruled out of the One-Day International series against New Zealand.
Raymon Reifer (29) was handed a reprieve when Boult dropped him on the follow through but Roston Chase (64) played a solid knock and West Indies ended the session with a score of 106 for five.
Chase and Reifer started the second session well adding 52 runs in the first 17 overs as the New Zealand bowlers struggled to find the breakthrough with the former even completing another half-century.
It was Wagner once again, who broke the 78 run resistance for the sixth wicket with the wicket of Chase and despite Kemar Roach's (32) 44-ball knock down the order, West Indies were bowled out for 203 with Mitchell Santner (2-13) picking the final two wickets.
New Zealand have gone on to win the series 2-0 following the 240 run win in Hamilton with Ross Taylor winning the man of the match award.
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