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
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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.

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