Live Cricket Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, fifth ODI at St Kitts

West Indies won the toss and elected to bat © AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

 

St Kitts: Jul 16, 2012

 

West Indies have sealed the series with the win in the fourth One-Day Internatioanl against New Zealand by taking an unbeatable lead of 3-1.

 

In the earlier match, New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor smashed a fine century but it was not enough to prevent West Indies wrapping up the one-day series with a 24-run win in Saturday’s fourth match.

 

Taylor, playing in his first match of the series after injuring his shoulder in an earlier Twenty20 international between the two sides in Florida last month, made 110 off 115 balls.

 

It was an innings which included six boundaries and five sixes for his sixth one-day century.

 

But as his team chased a 267 target, he was outshone by West Indies seamer Tino Best who marked his recall to the team with 4-46, a performance which included the wickets of Taylor and the dangerous Jacob Oram.

 

Teams

 

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Dwayne Smith, Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Devon Thomas(wk), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tino Best

 

New Zealand: Rob Nicol, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor (c), Daniel Flynn, Tom Latham (wk), Brendon McCullum, Tim Southee, Andrew Ellis, Trent Boult, Kyle Mills

 

Click to view the live score & ball-by-ball commentary of the fifth ODI here