Hostile Neil Wagner Destroys West Indies As New Zealand Sweep Collection

A brutal spell from Neil Wagner, together with three wickets and a damaged arm, led New Zealand to a complete victory over the West Indies in Hamilton on Tuesday. The vacationers, set a goal of 444, folded to be 9 for 203 at tea on day 4 with Sunil Ambris retired damage and unable to proceed batting. The 240-run victory noticed a dominant New Zealand wrap up the series 2-Zero after profitable the primary Take a look at by an innings.

The hostile Wagner accounted for a lot of the injury within the second innings in Hamilton along with his short-ball barrage focusing on the physique.

Ambris was taken to hospital after a vicious blow to the forearm.

He tried to wrestle on and reached 5 earlier than trudging from the sector. It ended a troublesome Take a look at baptism for Ambris who was twice dismissed in his first three innings by treading on his stumps.

Shai Hope, on 23, additionally required on-field medical consideration after being hit on the forearm by a rising Wagner supply.

When play resumed he tried an formidable hook at one other quick supply and was caught by Colin de Grandhomme at lengthy leg.

Shane Dowrich lasted two balls after Ambris left when he fended a Wagner bouncer to Henry Nicholls at quick leg.

Roston Chase and Raymon Reifer manufactured a stable 78-run partnership till halfway between the lunch and tea breaks when Chase, on 64, went in comparable vogue to Hope, pulling a Wagner bouncer to the secure palms of de Grandhomme.

Reifer was out quickly after for 29, edging an excellent ball from Tim Southee to offer Williamson his second sensible catch at gully, earlier than Mitchell Santner cleaned up the final two wickets.

When the West Indies resumed the day at 30 for 2 they wanted opener and captain Kraigg Brathwaite to knuckle down for an extended innings.

However he was gone within the sixth over for 20, caught at gully off Trent Boult, giving the left-armer his 200th Take a look at wicket.

The collection now strikes to 3 one-day internationals and three Twenty20s with the vacationers to be bolstered with the inclusion of Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels for all six matches whereas Andre Fletcher, Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard will play the Twenty20s.

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