New Zealand took a 1-0 lead over West Indies in their Test series after a 186-run win in Jamaica after bowling out their hosts for 216.
A final victory target of 403 proved to be far beyond the West Indians, who saw their batting fold again.
New Zealand started the day on 14-2 with a lead of 260 but immediately found themselves under pressure, as Jerome Taylor took two wickets in his first over.
Taylor first accounted for nightwatchman Ish Sodhi, who was LBW for four, then he dismissed Ross Taylor with his next delivery by the same method.
That brought captain Brendon McCullum to the crease to join Tom Latham, with the away side wobbling on 14-4 and forced to defend.
McCullum was uncharacteristically defensive, as he hit just one boundary, and at drinks New Zealand were 50-4 and having recovered somewhat.
However, in the second over after the break, McCullum perished as Shane Shillingford bowled him through the gate for 17 to leave the Black Caps on 55-5.
Jimmy Neesham was next, and he looked to continue his good form, hitting a six off Shillingford from just the 12th ball of his innings.
Latham continued to bat well also, as he brought up his fifty just before lunch to take his side to 96-5, ahead by 342 runs.
Neesham did not last long after the break, as he was caught at midwicket by substitute Kraigg Brathwaite off Shillingford for 20.
That brought BJ Watling to the crease to join Latham.
Unfortunately for the Black Caps, their opener would be the next man to go for 73, as Chris Gayle took a good low catch off the bowling of Kemar Roach.
Tim Southee entered and swung hard, but after he was caught by Darren Bravo off Sulieman Benn for three and Mark Craig hit his first ball in Tests for six, New Zealand declared on 156-8, setting the hosts 403 to win.
|West Indies vs. New Zealand, 1st Test, Day 4 Scorecard|
|New Zealand 2nd Innings||(West Indies 1st Innings 262 all out)||(New Zealand 1st Innings 508-7 dec.)|
|P. Fulton||c Ramdin||b Taylor||0||1||2|
|T. Latham||c Gayle||b Roach||73||242||181|
|K. Williamson||b Roach||2||35||30|
|I. Sodhi||lbw||b Taylor||4||27||23|
|R. Taylor||lbw||b Taylor||0||3||1|
|B. McCullum||b Shillingford||17||63||47|
|J. Neesham||c sub (Brathwaite)||b Shillingford||20||86||45|
|B. Watling||Not Out||22||37||31|
|T. Southee||c Bravo||b Benn||3||5||3|
|M. Craig||Not Out||7||4||2|
|T. Boult||Did Not Bat|
|West Indies 2nd Innings|
|C. Gayle||c Watling||b Southee||10||15||13|
|K. Powell||c Latham||b Southee||0||6||4|
|K. Edwards||c Neesham||b Craig||14||44||26|
|D. Bravo||c Watling||b Craig||12||61||42|
|S. Chanderpaul||lbw||b Sodhi||24||58||35|
|M. Samuels||c Latham||b Craig||0||3||2|
|D. Ramdin||b Sodhi||34||82||62|
|K. Roach||c Watling||b Craig||19||46||33|
|J. Taylor||c Watling||b Sodhi||18||13||13|
|S. Benn||c Watling||b Williamson||25||46||27|
|S. Shillingford||Not Out||53||38||29|
|Extras||1w 4b 2lb||7|
|Total||All Out||216||47.4 overs|
The West Indians immediately lost a wicket when Latham took a smart catch off Southee to remove Kieran Powell for zero.
In his next over, Southee was successful again, as he forced Gayle to nick through to Watling, who took it easily to reduce the home side to 11-2.
Having got ducks in the first innings, Kirk Edwards and Darren Bravo battled hard for a partnership of 19.
However, Edwards was removed for 14 as Neesham took a catch at leg slip off the impressive Craig.
Shivnarine Chanderpaul arrived at the crease with his side again in trouble, and he helped take the West Indians past 50 before seeing his partner fall.
With the score on 54, Bravo got a thick edge behind and saw Watling take a good high catch off Craig, with the left-hander gone for 12.
Just two balls later, Craig did it again, as Marlon Samuels perished for another duck as Latham took a superb catch at short leg.
That brought Denesh Ramdin to the crease, and with Chanderpaul the pair once again looked to rebuild.
However, the left-hander would be the next to go with the score only on 76, as Sodhi caught him LBW for 24.
The tail wagged significantly, as Roach and Ramdin put on 39 before Craig forced the former to glove a catch to Watling after scoring 19.
In the following over, Ramdin would depart for 34 when bowled by Sodhi, with West Indies 121-8 and facing defeat.
Jerome Taylor did not hang around, as he swiped 18 from 13 balls before also falling to Sodhi, a dismissal that brought last man Shillingford to the crease at 134-9.
What followed was extraordinary, as the off-spinner threw caution to the wind and slogged an unbeaten 53 from 29 balls.
Shillingford’s innings included three fours and five enormous sixes and dragged his side past 200.
However, it would not last, as Williamson forced Benn to take a wild swing on 25 and Watling took a sharp catch.
The home side were bowled out for 216, giving New Zealand the victory by 186 runs and a 1-0 lead in the series, with the next game in Trinidad starting on Monday.
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