Published: Mon, December 25, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

New Zealand makes 325-6 in 2nd ODI vs. West Indies

New Zealand makes 325-6 in 2nd ODI vs. West Indies

A career best seven for 34 by Trent Boult destroyed the West Indies as New Zealand wrapped up their one-day worldwide series with a game to spare in Christchurch on Saturday. New Zealand have clinched the 3-match series with a game still to play.

It marked the first seven-wicket haul by a player in ODIs between New Zealand and West Indies, while Boult took his tally to 101 in the format.

While Boult will rightfully get most of plaudits, Lockie Ferguson dented the Windies middle order with three wickets in ten deliveries, including Jason Mohammed and Rovman Powell off successive balls.

The West Indies are playing without Chris Gayle, who has an unspecified illness, while New Zealand has rested regular captain Kane Williamson.

Earlier, Henry Nicholls and Todd Astle led New Zealand to a comprehensive 325 for six batting first.

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Worker made a career-high 58, beating his previous best of 57 which he made in the first ODI match at Whangarei on Wednesday, after sharing in a solid 50-run partnership with Colin Munro for the opening wicket at Hagley Oval.

Jason Holder (2-52) removed that duo as New Zealand were left at 186-5 after their bright start.

The pair put on 130 for the sixth wicket with Nicholls unbeaten on 83 while Astle, in only his second ODI, was out in the final over for 49.

Nicholls' 83 came off 62 balls and included two sixes and seven fours, while Astle faced 45 deliveries for his 49 but only reached the boundary three times.

Kyle Hope (4), Evin Lewis (10), Shimron Hetmyer (2) and Shai Hope (23) all fell to the New Zealand left-armer. As per ICC regulations, Beaton can continue bowl until the test results of his action arrive, which means he can participate in the third and final ODI in Christchurch on December 26.

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