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Black Caps thrash West Indies by 204 runs to take ODI series

Trent A. Boult's record breaking 7 for 34 against West Indies help New Zealand secure a 204-run victory and seal the series in Christchurch on December 23, 2017. Photo: espncricinfo
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand- Hosts New Zealand wrapped up a comprehensive ODI series victory with a game to spare against the West Indies at Hagley Oval today, December 23, 2017.

Having reached 325 for six, after being sent in, New Zealand dismissed the tourists for 121 in 28 overs – the Windies' lowest ODI score against New Zealand - to go 2-0 up in the rubber.

The 204-run thrashing is also New Zealand's biggest ODI win over the West Indies.

Left-arm swingman Trent A. Boult finished with career-best figures of seven for 34, his third haul of five or more wickets in an ODI. His sixth wicket gave him 100 ODI wickets, the 16th New Zealand bowler to the milestone.

Only Tim G. Southee, with seven for 33 in the World Cup win over England in Wellington two years ago, has better ODI figures than Boult.

He tore through the top of the West Indian innings, with wickets in his first, second, third and fifth overs to have the tourists reeling at 52 for four.

Kyle A. Hope, Evin Lewis, Shai D. Hope and Shimron O. Hetmyer fell in different ways to Boult – bowled, caught hooking, caught off a skier behind the stumps and caught at slip - who had a spell with figures of 6-1-29-4.

Speester Lockie Ferguson followed that with two wickets in consecutive balls, Jason Mohammed unable to control a sharp lifter and popping a return catch, and Rovman Powell losing his off stump.

Boult then finished the innings with the wickets of Ashley Nurse who top scored with 27, and last man Shannon Gabriel, whom he dismissed with his final ball of the innings.

Ferguson took three for 17 off his four overs.

The final game of the series, at the same venue on Boxing Day is now academic in terms of the three-game rubber and today's result leaves the Windies winless on the tour.

2 Responses to “Black Caps thrash West Indies by 204 runs to take ODI series”

  • ... (23/12/2017, 07:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Poor windies one day!
  • ....... (23/12/2017, 09:05) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why bring this news of a team tht don't care about winning thts shameful to be representing our Caribbean nation tht way

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