New Zealand v West Indies Tests

Black Caps wrap up crushing victory

New Zealand bowlers dismantle West Indies once again to wrap up a 2-0 series win


12 December 2017, 08:26 AM AEST

New Zealand have recorded a convincing 240-run win over the West Indies to wrap up their two-match Test series 2-0.

Spinner Mitchell Santner picked up the final two wickets of Miguel Cummins (nine) and Kemar Roach (32) in two balls in an extended post-lunch session to dismiss the tourists for 203 late on day four.

The Windies had been chasing 444 for victory but were never in the hunt thanks to tight bowling by the New Zealanders.

It is the second-heaviest defeat New Zealand have inflicted on a side chasing in the fourth innings after the 254-run win over Zimbabwe in Bulawayo last year.

Neil Wagner was the best of the bowlers with 3-42.

Tim Southee returned figures of 2-71, Trent Boult 2-52 and Mitchell Santner, with his late brace, 2-13.

Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor was named man of the match for his 107 not out in the second innings.

The West Indies started the day at 2-30 but lost wickets regularly.

Sunil Ambris (five) was forced to retire hurt after a Neil Wagner delivery fractured a bone in his left forearm.

Their top scorer was Roston Chase with 64 and there were handy lower-order contributions from Raymon Reifer (29 from 109 balls) and Roach.

The Kiwis made 373 in their first innings after being asked to bat by the Windies, who replied with 221.

The hosts declared their second innings at 8-291 to set the Windies what would would have been a world record run chase if they achieved it.

New Zealand won the first Test by an innings and 67 runs in Wellington.