New Zealand has wrapped up a comprehensive One Day International victory with a game to spare against the West Indies after winning the second match with 204 runs at Hagley Oval.
Having reached 325 for six after being sent in to bat, New Zealand dismissed the tourists for 121 in 28 overs to go 2-0 up in the three-match series.
West Indies won the toss and chose to field. New Zealand openers, George Worker and Colin Munroe, had a decent start taking the hosts to fifty before the West Indies struck.
Sheldon Cotterell got West Indies the breakthrough bowling out Munroe for 30 with Jason Mohammed taking the catch.
Neil Broom was next to departing his partnership with Worker taking the hosts to 66 before Cotterell dismissed him for six.
The third wicket stand between Worker and Ross Taylor rebuilt the hosts’ innings adding 58 runs to take them to 124.
West Indies struck with Ronsford Beaton bowling out Worker for 58 to leave the hosts on 124 for three.
It seemed West Indies had a chance to fight for a win after getting the wickets of Tom Latham for 20 and Taylor for 57 with New Zealand having 186 runs.
However, the 130 run partnership between Henry Nicholls and Todd Astle took the hosts to 316 before Cotterell got his third wicket dismissing the latter.
New Zealand reached 325 in their 50 overs with Nicholls top scoring with 86 runs.
In reply, West Indies didn’t have the start they were hoping for. Trent Boult got the hosts an early wicket dismissing Kyle Hope for four.
Boult followed that up with the wicket of Evin Lewis dismissing him for ten to leave the tourist in trouble on 15 for two.
The tourists were all-out for 121 in 28 overs with New Zealand securing a 204-run win and taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three ODI series.