The BLACKCAPS sealed the GJ Gardner Homes ODI series with an emphatic 204-run victory over the West Indies in front of a strong crowd at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
Trent Boult claimed 7-34 to reach 100 ODI wickets as the visitors were bowled out for 121 to suffer their heaviest ever ODI defeat to New Zealand.
A record sixth-wicket partnership (135) between local boys Henry Nicholls (83*) and Todd Astle (49) anchored the BLACKCAPS 325 run total, while there were solid contributions from George Worker (58), Colin Munro (30) and Ross Taylor (57).
With the series wrapped up 2-0, the side’s return to Hagley Oval for what’s expected to be a sold out third and final ODI on Boxing Day.
As they did in Whangarei, openers George Worker and Colin Munro got the BLACKCAPS off to a flyer. The 50 was up in the sixth over when Munro departed for 30 off 25.
After losing the big wickets of Ross Taylor and Tom Latham in the space of two overs, Nicholls and Astle came together at 169-4 and work to do. On their home ground, the Cantabrian pair put on a clinic in middle over batting. They
An absolute class act yet again. The lethal left-
The Auckland Aces nasty-
Tom Latham's first game in charge of the BLACKCAPS on home soil could barely have gone better. A thoroughly professional performance which resulted in a resounding result to extend the BLACKCAPS winning streak at Hagley to seven games. Kane Who? Just joking! The skip will be back soon :)
Number 3 for Fireball Ferguson!— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 23, 2017
The short ball doing the trick again as Lockie gets the top edge of Jason Holder trying to hook.
Windies 86-7, Halgey crowd enjoying some quality bowling! #NZvWI pic.twitter.com/vRUE1JpNLz
50 for Ross Taylor off 60 balls 🙌 pic.twitter.com/5s5jFgoJ4q— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 23, 2017