Match Over - New Zealand won by 240 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
  • Referee: BC Broad
  • When: 09 Dec 2017, 00:00 SAST
  • Winner: New Zealand
  • Man of the Match: LRPL Taylor


  • Umpire1: RJ Tucker
  • Umpire2: BNJ Oxenford
  • Third Umpire: IJ Gould



Overs: 102.2 / 0.0

New Zealand



Overs: 66.5 / 0.0

West Indies

Righto. Strangely enough, there's no award for Man of the series. Who is your pick? Mine would be Neil Wagner. But my call doesn't really matter. Anyway, hope you've enjoyed the coverage. Hope to see you join us for the one-day series beginning December 20 in Whangerai. Until then, it's goodbye from me and my co-commentator Shashank Kishore. Cheers!

Kane Williamson, New Zealand's winning captain: "It was great to put two strong performances in this series. Credit to the way we stuck to our plans. "440 on the board going into the last innings where the wicket was getting variable, we wanted to pick a wicket or two last night," he says of the declaration. "This was a good Test wicket, there was little bit off the deck. We saw how it played out. Fortunate to be on the right side of the result and yet learn a lot. Not a huge amount of Test cricket this year, but in terms of how we wanted to execute, we were superb. Ross's ton was a special moment for him, he's a world class player. To get us to get us to a good score and set up a declaration, it was a considerable knock from a lot of angles."

Kraigg Brathwaite, West Indies' stand-in captain. "They did a great job. For us, we didn't really bat well, especially in the first innings. I thought the bowlers did a magnificent job, obviously it was tough on their bodies. Kemar Roach struggled a bit. I did enjoy the captaincy, it was a good experience. The guys gave me a lot of support, but Holder will be back and we're all looking forward to welcoming him back. This was a tough loss, we've to be better with our shot selection."

Ross Taylor is the Player of the Match for his 17th Test century. "It's been nice to get there, but the main thing is if you get a hundred and the team wins, there's nothing better than that. It was nice to have some throwdowns in the morning and change a couple of little things which worked. We came here wanting to win the series, West Indies put us under pressure at different times but we were able to ride that. With a lot of big names coming in for West Indies, the one-day series will be competitive.

So a little over two sessions is all West Indies could last. New Zealand's home summer begins with a 2-0 sweep. Neil Wagner the undisputed star of the final day. His bouncer-barrage is what set off this slide. It was some of the nastiest fast bowling we have seen in a while. What a series he has had. Career-best figures in the first Test and now again a significant role to play in this Test. Surely must be one of the contenders for Man of the Series. Stick with us to find out if he is.

63.5MJ Santner to KAJ Roach, OUT, No run, and that's the end of it. Santner finishes it off with a double-strike. A comprehensive win for New Zealand. A sliding length ball on middle and leg. Roach is playing the line but does not account for the turn as the ball rips away and takes out the stumps.
63.4MJ Santner to ML Cummins, OUT, No run, a similar shot and this time Boult takes it well. Tries to slog it big over deep midwicket and gets a leading edge. A thick one, off the outside of the bat and Boult just runs forward and settles under it. He seems unhappy, seems like he had the sun in his face again.
63.3MJ Santner to ML Cummins, No run, flat and quick on the stumps, defended.
63.2MJ Santner to ML Cummins, 2 runs, dropped. Very tough chance. It went miles in the air and he had the sun in his eyes. Boult the fielder at long-off. Runs across to his left and sticks the left hand out but does not get under the line of the ball. Tries to heave over the leg side and skews it off the outer of the bat.
63.1MJ Santner to KAJ Roach, 1 run, fullish and sliding on leg side, tries to tuck and gets an inside edge to fine leg.
End of over 63. 15 runs this over. 200/7 after 378 balls.
ML Cummins 7 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) TG Southee 19-3-71-2
KAJ Roach 31 (42b 4x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 62. 11 runs this over. 185/7 after 372 balls.
KAJ Roach 22 (37b 4x4 0x6 ) N Wagner 15-5-42-3
ML Cummins 1 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 61. 3 runs this over. 174/7 after 366 balls.
ML Cummins 1 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 18-3-56-2
KAJ Roach 11 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 60.  A maiden over! 171/7 after 360 balls.
ML Cummins 0 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) N Wagner 14-5-31-3
KAJ Roach 9 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 59. 4 runs this over. 171/7 after 354 balls.
KAJ Roach 9 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 17-3-53-2
ML Cummins 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 58. 1 runs this over. 167/7 after 348 balls.
ML Cummins 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) N Wagner 13-4-31-3
KAJ Roach 5 (22b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Badar: "How's the last day pitch behaving and what's the nature of Ambris' injury? Can he bat if required?" Plenty of pace, bounce and carry. And Ambris will not be batting. Out of the ODIs as well.

End of over 57.  A maiden over! 166/7 after 342 balls.
ML Cummins 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 16-3-49-2
KAJ Roach 5 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) more

sri: "During childhood have you ever struggled to spell your full name ? @Akshay Gopalakrishnan .... Is this your full name or still last name yet to mention?" This is my full name. And nah, never struggled to get my full name right, because those days I used to say G Akshay. Initial before the first name, like most Tamilians do. :)

End of over 56. 1 runs this over. 166/6 after 336 balls.
KAJ Roach 5 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) N Wagner 12-3-31-3
RA Reifer 29 (108b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 55. 6 runs this over. 165/6 after 330 balls.
KAJ Roach 5 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 15-2-49-1
RA Reifer 28 (105b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Joe: "Windies batting line-up in Tests seems to improved a lot recently, with Hope, Chase and Brathwaite really coming through; obvious answer to their problem position of 3 is almost the opposite of the incumbent i.e. Darren Bravo"

End of over 54.  A maiden over! 159/6 after 324 balls.
RA Reifer 27 (104b 5x4 0x6 ) N Wagner 11-3-30-3
KAJ Roach 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 53.  A maiden over! 159/6 after 318 balls.
KAJ Roach 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 14-2-44-1
RA Reifer 27 (98b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 52. 1 runs this over. 159/6 after 312 balls.
RA Reifer 27 (98b 5x4 0x6 ) N Wagner 10-2-30-3
KAJ Roach 1 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 51. 5 runs this over. 158/5 after 306 balls.
RA Reifer 27 (96b 5x4 0x6 ) TG Southee 13-1-44-1
RL Chase 64 (97b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 50. 2 runs this over. 153/5 after 299 balls.
RA Reifer 24 (92b 5x4 0x6 ) N Wagner 9-2-29-2
RL Chase 62 (94b 8x4 0x6 ) more

The first hour after lunch to West Indies. Both batsmen have shown the inclination to fight. Time to say hello to Akshay again till the tea interval. Cheers

End of over 49. 5 runs this over. 151/5 after 294 balls.
RA Reifer 24 (88b 5x4 0x6 ) C de Grandhomme 9-5-20-0
RL Chase 61 (93b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 48. 11 runs this over. 146/5 after 288 balls.
RL Chase 60 (92b 8x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 16-1-52-2
RA Reifer 20 (83b 4x4 0x6 )