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New Zealand vs. West Indies, 3rd Test: Day 4 Scorecard and Report from Hamilton

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 22:  Kane Williamson of New Zealand misses the ball during day four of the Third Test match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Seddon Park on December 22, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
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Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorDecember 22, 2013

New Zealand beat the West Indies by eight wickets in the third Test in Hamilton, New Zealand to complete a 2-0 series victory.

Chasing 122 for victory on Day 4 after skittling the tourists for 103 on Saturday, the Black Caps reached their target shortly after lunch.

New Zealand 2nd Innings: 124-2 (40.4 Overs)
BatsmanDismissalRunsBalls
PG Fultonc & b Sammy1037
HD Rutherfordnot out48117
KS Williamson b Permaul5683
LRPL Taylornot out28
Extras(b 7, nb 1)8
BowlingOMRW
TL Best73220
SP Narine166390
DJG Sammy93211
V Permaul71291
N Deonarine1.4060
Cricinfo

The Kiwis began the day on six without loss, and the score had moved to 31 when Peter Fulton offered a return catch to West Indies skipper Darren Sammy after making 10.

New Zealand reached lunch without further loss with Hamish Rutherford and Kyle Williamson taking the score to 89.

Williamson brought up his 12th Test half century off 74 balls with eight boundaries before falling for 56—just six runs short of the victory targetafter being clean bowled by Veerasammy Permaul.

Rutherford was left to hit the winning four off Narsingh Deonarine, as he finished unbeaten on 48.

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 22:  Kane Williamson of New Zealand drives the ball away for four runs during day four of the Third Test match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Seddon Park on December 22, 2013 in Hamilton, New Zealand.  (Photo b
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The success was set up on Day 3 when the West Indies, who had a first-innings lead of 18, were bundled out for a feeble 103 in less than 32 overs.

The men from the Caribbean rescued a draw in the first Test in Dunedin after following on, but they were crushed by an innings and 73 runs in Wellington after losing 16 wickets on the third day.

West Indies entered the series in sixth position in the ICC Test rankings but now drop to seventh place behind Sri Lanka.

New Zealand stay in eighth place but have improved to 82 points ahead of a two-Test series in India in February.

It was New Zealand’s first Test series victory against a nation ranked in the ICC’s top eight since 2006.

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