New Zealand vs. West Indies, 1st ODI: Scorecard and Report from Auckland

Lee WalkerUK Managing EditorDecember 26, 2013

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - DECEMBER 26:  Darren Sammy of the West Indies celebrates scoring six runs off the bowling of Mitchell McClenaghan of New Zealand during the first One Day International match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Eden Park on December 26, 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
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West Indies beat New Zealand by two wickets in the opening one-day international in Auckland.

Chasing 157 in a low-scoring affair at Eden Park, the tourists reached their target in just 27.3 overs.

1st ODI: New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland
New Zealand 156 (42.1 ov)
MJ Guptilllbw b Rampaul21617
JD Ryderc DM Bravo b Rampaul075
KS Williamsonc †Ramdin b Holder84422
LRPL Taylorrun out (Holder)31310
BB McCullum*lbw b DJ Bravo5111057
Corey J Andersonc Simmons b DJ Bravo132921
L Ronchi†c Charles b Narine787
JDS Neeshamc DM Bravo b DJ Bravo103028
NL McCullumc DM Bravo b Holder477564
KD Millsc Sammy b DJ Bravo3137
MJ McClenaghannot out34215
Extras(lb 6, w 3)9
JO Holder7.11212
R Rampaul90272
DJG Sammy60300
SP Narine102281
DJ Bravo100444
West Indies 157/8 (27.3 ov)
J Charles b McClenaghan92617
KOA Powell b McClenaghan485
DM Bravoc Williamson b McClenaghan142718
LMP Simmonsc Taylor b Mills347243
DJ Bravo*lbw b McClenaghan121914
N Deonarine b Mills65020
D Ramdin†c BB McCullum b McClenaghan22413
DJG Sammynot out434027
JO Holderc †Ronchi b Neesham10109
SP Narinenot out030
Extras(lb 8, w 14, nb 1)23
KD Mills81372
MJ McClenaghan9.30585
JDS Neesham60351
Corey J Anderson40190

Visiting captain Darren Sammy blasted an unbeaten 43 off 27 balls with five boundaries and three sixes after five wickets from Mitchell McClenaghan gave the hosts hope that they could defend their low total.

Only the McCullum brothers made a significant contribution in the Kiwis innings with captain Brendon making 51 and older brother Nathan, batting at nine, hitting 47.

Ravi Rampaul removed both openers in his first two overs and the run out of in-form Ross Taylor left New Zealand at 10-3.

Dwayne Bravo then picked up 4-44 as the Boxing Day crowd saw their side dismissed in only 42.1 overs.

The men from the Caribbean scored quickly in their run chase but steadily lost wickets with left-arm seamer McClenaghan picking up the first four wickets as they reached 60-4 in the 12th over.

Lendl Simmons made 34 but Kyle Mills claimed wickets in successive overs before McClenaghan took his fifth wicket, that of Dinesh Ramdin, to leave West Indies on 121-7.

However, some clean hitting from Sammy saw his side home. In the space of three balls, he hooked McClenaghan for six before smashing the bowler for four through mid-wicket to complete the victory.

The five-match series continues in Napier on Sunday before heading to Queenstown, Nelson and Hamilton after the Kiwis comprehensively won the Test series 2-0.