Luke Ronchi blasted a half-century as New Zealand beat West Indies by four wickets in Hamilton to complete a 2-0 T20 series victory.
Chasing 160 to win, the Kiwis made their target with six balls to spare as Ronchi hit an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls.
The West Indies made 159-5 in their 20 overs with wicket keeper Denesh Ramdin top scoring with an unbeaten 55.
Denesh Ramdin (55*) at Wellington first West Indian keeper to score a 50+ in T20Is #NZvWI— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 15, 2014
After the loss of Johnson Charles in the fourth over for just seven runs, fellow opener Lendl Simmons gave the innings some impetus with 29 off 19 balls before falling in the sixth over with the score on 37.
Captain Dwayne Bravo (12) and Chadwick Walton (third-ball duck) went in quick succession, but Andre Fletcher and Ramdin put on 70 for the fifth wicket.
Fletcher made 40 from 36 balls before being run out in the 18th over, while Ramdin struck three fours and three maximums in his maiden T20 International half-century.
|Simmons||c Neesham||b McClenaghan||29||25||19|
|Charles||c Guptill||b Milne||7||16||12|
|Fletcher||run out (Milne)||40||59||36|
|Dwayne Bravo||b N McCullum||12||15||12|
|Walton||c Ronchi||b Milne||0||2||3|
|Extras||0nb 4w 0b 2lb||6|
Ramdin then caught Martin Guptill off Jason Holder in the opening over of the Black Caps' reply, with the seamer removing fellow opener Jesse Ryder in his next over after a whirlwind 23 off nine balls.
Sunil Narine had Brendon McCullum trapped lbw for 17, and Andre Russell then accounted for Colin Munro and Corey Anderson to leave the hosts five down in the 11th over.
Ross Taylor was anchoring the innings and was happy to watch former Australian international Ronchi tee off at the other end.
|Guptill||c Ramdin||b Holder||1||3||4|
|Ryder||c Simmons||b Holder||23||14||9|
|B McCullum||lbw||b Narine||17||21||11|
|Taylor||c Walton||b Narine||39||66||41|
|Munro||c Miller||b Russell||5||13||6|
|Anderson||c Charles||b Russell||6||9||9|
|Extras||0nb 4w 0b 3lb||7|
The target had been reduced from 54 off six overs to 15 off three before Taylor was caught at mid-wicket by Walton off Narine after a 41-ball 39.
Ronchi had hit four boundaries and two sixes and was happy to watch James Neesham hit Tino Best for two fours and a six in the penultimate over to clinch the victory on a ground where the hosts have suffered before.
10 - New Zealand's last T20I at the Westpac Stadium saw them suffer their only 10-wicket defeat in the format (vs England, Feb 2013). Crash.— OptaJim (@OptaJim) January 14, 2014
New Zealand won the Test series 2-0 with the one-day international series level at 2-2.