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NEW ZEALAND V WEST INDIES ODIS

Boult powers NZ to ODI win over Windies

23 December 2017
MATCH REPORT

West Indies bowled out for 121 in pursuit of New Zealand's 325-run target after a stunning display from Trent Boult

New Zealand v West Indies ODIs, Second ODI

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Trent Boult's record 7-34 has powered New Zealand to a 204-run win over the West Indies in the second one-day international at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.

The comfortable win on Saturday secures the three-match series for the Black Caps after their first-up five-wicket win in Whangarei on Wednesday. The final ODI is in Christchurch on Boxing Day.

The Windies never looked like chasing down New Zealand's 325-run target. They were bowled out for 121 in 28 overs, with Boult the main destroyer in topping New Zealand's bowling figures against the West Indies.

Boult also ticked off 100 ODI wickets with his haul, having collected 94 going into the match.


He was low-key afterwards about his stellar 10-over effort.

"The intensity always gets up when the white ball comes out - batsmen target you, trying to get you off your length and you've got to think on your feet," he said.

"Today I tried to keep it as simple as possible, still remain aggressive and try to bowl a few short balls.

"To get a few wickets was very satisfying."

New Zealand's 6-325 was set up by a 130-run sixth-wicket stand between Henry Nicholls and Todd Astle.

Nicholls' unbeaten 83 off 62 balls led the way to his best-ever ODI tally, the 26-year-old left-hander belting seven fours and two sixes along the way.

Astle provided invaluable support in just his second ODI, falling one run short of his maiden 50 when he was clean bowled by seamer Sheldon Cottrell two balls into the final over.

The West Indies got off to a horror start, losing both openers in the first four overs.

Boult was responsible for both, clean bowling Kyle Hope for four then tempting Evin Lewis (10) into a mistimed pull shot, which was taken at fine leg by Doug Bracewell.

Lockie Ferguson (3-17) all but completed the Windies rout with back-to-back wickets in the 16th over - Jason Mohammed (18) then Rovman Powell for a golden duck.

Ashley Nurse (27) and Ronsford Beaton (12no) delayed the inevitable before Boult cleaned up the tail to complete his seven-wicket haul.

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