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New Zealand vs West Indies, 3rd Test, West Indies tour of New Zealand 2013-14

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New Zealand won by 8 wkts | New Zealand Vs West Indies Live Score, 3rd Test

That ends our coverage of the Test series. The first ODI starts on Boxing day. Join us for all the action. Until then, Take Care! Bye! Merry Christmas!!
West Indies have to go back to their drawing boards and have to come up with better plans quickly. Bravo's double hundred with rain defied loss at Dunedin but poor batting efforts in Wellington and Hamilton will be a cause for concern. Most of them got starts before throwing it away and no one apart from Chanderpaul applied themselves. Samuels seems to be an awful form as he scored only one fifty in six innings. He was one of the reasons why they won six Tests in a row. The team composition did not seem right throughout the series. Sammy playing as the third seamer didn't work out for them. They have to sort their plans out quickly and be ready for the ODI series.
McCullum: 'It has been an excellent series. It was a hard fought series and it feels good to have won it. Ross showed how good he is and will be one of the greats of New Zealand circket. Some of the fast bowling we have seen from Boult, Southee and Wagner has been exciting. We have had some pretty tough time of late but we have put up some good consistent performances. These are a good bunch of guys who like playing with each other, so I am happy to be leading them.'
Taylor: 'I guess my mindset was the biggest change this series. Obviously, to win the series is more important. The bowlers worked hard and gave us a victory on the fourth day. I had some luck but scoring hundreds is always pleasing. We know that West Indies will come hard in the ODI series, so we need to be prepared. Merry Christmas to everyone.'
Ross Taylor is the Man of the Match for his knock of 131 in the first innings.
Sammy: 'Congratulations to Brendon and his team. Once again we have been thought a lesson in Test cricket. Its the same story all over again. When you are competing some one will contribute, Bravo's double hundred, Shiv and Ramin's hundred here, but we need to be more consistent. Hopefully, we can bring some energy in the ODI series and give New Zealand some tough competition.'
The hosts will have to thank Ross Taylor for the series win, who scored 495 runs in the four innings which included a double hundred and two hundreds. He broke many records on the way in this series but the most satisfying thing would be the time he spent in the middle. Taylor faced 879 balls and was at the crease for more than 1200 minutes. He looked in a completely different zone and most certainly carried the batting responsibility on his own shoulders. This series should give him the confidence to do well in the upcoming series against India.
New Zealand have won the series. This is their first series win since Jan 2012 when they last won a one-match series against Zimbabwe. They have been the far better side and have done extremely well in all the departments. They should have won it 3-0 but they would take 2-0 any day. Rain ruined their chances in Dunedin where they were well on the way to victory but nothing could deny them the win at Wellington. Boult was hero in that match as he took career best figures of 10 for 80 and took 9 wickets in a day to hand the visitors an innings defeat. Over here at Hamilton, being behind after the first innings, the pacers came back well to bowl West Indies out in under a session to set up the win.
There are handshakes all around. The New Zealand players are out there enjoying the moment. McCullum is with his kids now spending some time with them.
40.4 Narsingh Deonarine to Hamish Rutherford 4
FOUR, Rutherford finishes it off in style, overpitched outside off, he leans forward and drives it between extra cover and mid-off for a boundary
40.3 Narsingh Deonarine to Hamish Rutherford 0
no run, floated on off, Rutherford drives it to long on and refuses to take the single
40.2 Narsingh Deonarine to Hamish Rutherford 0
no run, Rutherford squeezes the drive to cover
40.1 Narsingh Deonarine to Hamish Rutherford 0
no run, flighted delivery on off, Rutherford tries to go big but mistimes it to mid wicket
End of over 40, 2 runs (. 1 1 . . . )
NZ: 120/2
Ross Taylor - 2(8) This over: 1 runs
Hamish Rutherford - 44(116) This over: 1 runs
Veerasammy Permaul
(7.0 - 1 - 29 - 1)
39.6 Veerasammy Permaul to Ross Taylor 0
no run, Taylor comes on the front foot and drives it to the right of Permaul, he wanted the single but goes back as he sees Permaul stopping that
39.5 Veerasammy Permaul to Ross Taylor 0
no run, another one that is worked to mid wicket off the front foot

Match details

Toss : New Zealand won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Ian Gould (England) and Nigel Llong (England)

TV umpire : Paul Reiffel (Australia)

Match referee : Roshan Mahanama (Sri Lanka)

Teams

New Zealand : Hamish Rutherford, Peter Fulton, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum(c), Corey Anderson, BJ Watling(wk), Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Neil Wagner, Trent Boult.

West Indies : Kieran Powell, Kraigg Brathwaite, Kirk Edwards, Marlon Samuels, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Denesh Ramdin(wk), Darren Sammy(c), Sunil Narine, Tino Best, Veerasammy Permaul.

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