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WI defeat Kiwis

NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

WI defeat Kiwis

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KINGSTON – West Indies chasing 93 defeated New Zealand by ten wickets to win the second Test on the final day at Queen’s Park Oval on Friday.
New Zealand were dismissed for 331 at lunch.
The home side was forced to endure another frustrating session before finally dismissing the Kiwis 13 minutes after the scheduled lunch break, after the session was extended with nine wickets down.
New Zealand were once again outstanding courtesy of wicketkeeper BJ Watling who finished unbeaten on 66 while overnight partner Mark Craig scored a superb 67.
The pair put on 99 for the ninth wicket as the Black Caps, resuming the day on 257 for eight, added 74 runs in the session. They were helped by a short rain break and negative tactics by West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin who set the field deep from as early as the first over, allowing both batsmen to pick off singles and ease any pressure.
Chris Gayle slapped 80 not out in West Indies’ second innings.
West Indies 460 (Brathwaite 129, Bravo 109, Blackwood 63, Sodhi 4-96) and 95 for 0 (Gayle 80*) beat New Zealand 221 (Latham 82, Taylor 4-34) and 331 (Craig 67, Watling 66*, Williamson 52, Roach 4-74) by ten wickets. (Observer)