Windies win by five wickets, wrap up 2-0 series win


West Indies won the second Test on Sunday to wrap up a 2-0 series win over New Zealand, beating the Black Caps in Kington by five wickets.
The hosts reached 206 for five having started the day just 71 runs short of victory, as Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit the winning run to add to last month’s nine-wicket success at North Sound.
Earlier at the close of the play yesterday, West Indies had victory tantalisingly in sight at the close Saturday as they stood 71 runs short of victory with six wickets remaining against New Zealand.
With bowler Narsingh Deonarine on a hot streak, the hosts bowled out the Black Caps for just 154 – leaving the West Indies requiring only 206 and by the close in Kingston they had made 134 for four as they looked to seal a 2-0 series win. Despite cheaply losing the wickets of Kieran Powell – trapped lbw by Tim Southee for six – and Chris Gayle – lbw to Trent Boult for just eight – they were well on their way as Assad Fudadin and first innings centurion Martin Samuels took them to 56 for 2 before Neil Wagner bowled Fudadin for 27 with the score on 94. Doug Bracewell then forced an edge from Samuels, who departed for 52 having been spilled by BJ Watling when on 20.
Overnight, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Kemar Roach were still there on 20 and 10 respectively as the winning target began to swim into view.
But it was an onslaught of spin in the morning session which left the Kiwis reeling after they had set up a 51-run lead after the first innings.
Deonarine posted figures of four for 37 as he and Tino Best conspired to rip the Kiwi middle order after the tourists had been 110 ahead overnight at 59 for 2.
By lunch that had become 109 for 7, as part time offspinner Deonarine – posting pre-lunch innings figures of 4/24 – and Best went to town.