Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Nicholls
HM Nicholls
174(280) 21x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 54 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
30 22 10 16 47 20 14 15
J Blackwood
J Blackwood
69(92) 11x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 15 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 0 10 13 10 12 8 8

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
TG Southee
O17.4
M6
R32
W5
Eco1.81
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
KA Jamieson
O13
M4
R34
W5
Eco2.61
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

New Zealand won the 2-match series 2-0

Match number

Season

Match days

11,12,13,14 December 2020 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

New Zealand 60, West Indies 0

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: @sreshthx

That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo as the team comes together for a group photo. Latham holds the trophy. Catch all the post-match roundup on the homepage soon, and see you soon for more cricket. Up next, NZ v Pakistan in four days.

Presentation

Tom Latham, NZ stand-in captain: "Looking at the Test championship, its nice to get the full points from this series. We stressed on one game at a time. World rankings are a byproduct of their effort. Pretty special for us to go joint-first. Focus will quickly move to the next Test series against Pakistan after the T20 series. So many guys put their hand up in the series. Henry's innings and Kane's in the first Test, and the effort of the bowlers to put WI back both times and keep coming. They never complain, just do their job. Long may it continue. The wickets in NZ have been pretty green traditionally. We find a way to play in these conditions. When you go around the world you have to adapt to different conditions. Haven't checked my phone but I'm sure Kane would've been watching the last few days.

Jason Holder, WI captain: "Disappointing, but the fight in the second innings was what we were looking for, should've done in in the first game. We created opportunities but let some of them off. Chemar and da Silva were good. We've showed time and time again we can do it, but we are inconsistent. Seems like I repeat this in every post-match. We need to see our technical and mental side of things. Impossible to make inroads when you give them 7 chances. No excuses, just need to find a way."

Kyle Jamieson (11 wickets) is Player of the Series for his allround show. "Cool to be part of this special group. Feel fortunate. Played a small part. Collective effort, not just me, whole bowling unit performed so well. Like to get the most out of myself. Excited to see how high I can go. Want to try and improve each day. At this stage, my bowling will come first but I certainly want to be an allrounder. That's the exciting thing, how to juggle both things. Going outside NZ and playing is exciting part of this. When overseas tours do happen, just try to learn and use my skillset in outside conditions."

Henry Nicholls is the Player of the Match for his highest Test score of 174. "Nice to contribute, and a PB (personal best). Nice to win the Test, the series, two innings victories. Lots of ebbs and flows and luck in the innings. Partnership with lower order was good, what Wagner did at No. 10 went a long way..Knew no Kane would be an absence, good to plug those gaps." He also donates 500 NZD to his local cricket club in Christchurch.

11.51am Two wins in two Tests, both with an innings margin, and that too after being asked to bat at the toss in each occasion. The absence of Kane Williamson wasn't felt either, Tom Latham doing an excellent job in KW's unavailability. West Indies added 73 today, and if Jason Holder did not fall so early in the day, they would've probably forced New Zealand to bat a second time. Joshua da Silva's effort on debut was promising. John Campbell was astute yesterday afternoon too. Those two and Holder got half-centuries in WI's second-innings effort of 317. Three wickets for Boult and Wagner, two each for Jamieson and Southee in this innings. Remember Jamieson and Southee shared five wickets each in the first innings, so all four bowlers had a good outing. Don't forget Wagner's rolling maiden fifty in his 50th Test on day two, and Henry Nicholls' 174.

79.1
W
Wagner to Gabriel, OUT, game over! Yorker on the stumps. Gabriel has a swing. Ball crashes into middle. New Zealand win by an innings

ST Gabriel b Wagner 0 (9m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

END OF OVER:
79 | 10 Runs | WI: 317/9

  • Shannon Gabriel0 (5b)
  • Chemar Holder13 (15b)
  • Daryl Mitchell4-0-20-0
  • Neil Wagner17-4-54-2

NZ have lost all three reviews now

78.6
1lb
Mitchell to Gabriel, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw turned down, and NZ review This was a full ball on middle and leg, hitting Gabriel flush on the boot in front leg stump. Was it swinging in too much? Yes...missing leg stump
78.5
1
Mitchell to CK Holder, 1 run, length ball on off, and he opens the bat's face to guide a shot to deep point
78.4
0
Mitchell to CK Holder, no run, short ball on middle, and he makes room to slap it leg side. Misses
78.3
0
Mitchell to CK Holder, no run, bouncer on middle, and he swiftly ducks. The keeper has a hard time taking the grab in one take
78.2
4
Mitchell to CK Holder, FOUR, full outside off, and he flat-bats a shot past the bowler's left, and mid off can't stop it either!

West Indies 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st37KC BrathwaiteJD Campbell
2nd4DM BravoJD Campbell
3rd89SSJ BrooksJD Campbell
4th1JD CampbellRL Chase
5th3JD CampbellJ Blackwood
6th36JO HolderJ Blackwood
7th82JO HolderJ Da Silva
8th30AS JosephJ Da Silva
9th25CK HolderJ Da Silva
10th10ST GabrielCK Holder