West Indies Comfortably Clinch 2-0 Series Win

West Indies Comfortably Clinch 2-0 Series Win
West Indies Comfortably Clinch 2-0 Series Win
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West Indies 209 (Samuels 123) & 206-5 beat
New Zealand 260 & 154 by five wickets
Second Test, Kingston, Jamaica

For the first time since 2000, the West Indies clinched back-to-back Test victories at home with a five-wicket win over New Zealand in Kingston, Jamaica.

In a low-scoring game, the West Indies progressed from their overnight score of 135 for four to close on 206 for five, comfortably reaching their target to claim the series 2-0.

The only wicket they lost on the final day was that of nightwatchman Kemar Roach, who made a very handy 41 in 60 balls, putting on a 70-run partnership with Shivnarine Chanderpaul for the fifth wicket.

The ever-reliable and unflappable Chanderpaul saw it through to the end with an unbeaten 43 in 101 balls - an innings that contained just one boundary.

Unbeaten at the other end was Narsingh Deonarine, who scored 15 in 27 balls.

He had earlier been an unlikely hero for the West Indies with the ball, taking four for 37 and outbowling Sunil Narine as New Zealand were bowled out for 154 in their second innings.

The West Indies had replied to the Black Caps' 260 all out with a score of 209, underpinned massively by Marlon Samuels' career-best score of 123 - also his first Test century at home.

© Cricket World 2012

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