That ends the presentation ceremony and a very good game of Test cricket. We hope you have enjoyed following the action with us. Do join us on the 2nd of August for the next Test match, until then thank you and good bye.
Narine: It was a hard wicket and it was a batting paradise so you just had to bowl over and over again to try and make something happen. I think we have about three days before the next game so there is some time to recover. I saw that the wicket wasn't helping me much so I just kept trying different variations with the seam.
Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match
Sammy: I think the team is playing really well. The way we came out in this Test match was very nice, we played well on a hard wicket. The quality of bowling has been good on a difficult wicket. We stuck to our plans and in the end we were victorious. Credit must go to Chris and Powell, they put us in a good position with the way they batted. I keep asking Narine if he is alright with bowling so many overs but I guess he is just like Ravi and he wants to keep bowling. Ravi has a slight groin strain, but he was really fired up and he asked for one more over just when I was going to change the bowling and I had to extend his spell. It was good because it yielded a wicket for us.
Taylor: I thought we were in the game for parts of it but we didn't bat as well as we should have and we didn't take 20 wickets. Credit to West Indies they played really well. I think the middle order struggled, we need to step up in the next game. We didn't look like creating enough pressure and we let them score freely at over 5 an over. The pitch obviously was a good deck, you could tell by the amount of runs scored. We need to be smarter about the way we play and we will have to bowl in better areas.
Gayle once again came to the party as he notched up his 34th Test fifty as West Indies romped home to a victory by nine wickets. Stay tuned for the presentations.
The Kiwis came out with much more confidence in the second innings. Guptill once again played a superb knock and Brendon McCullum chipped in with a blazing half century. However, Roach sent back McCullum just before the close on day 4 while Guptill was snapped up by Narine again. Wagner played with utmost patience but the introduction of the second new ball changed the course of the match. Roach and Rampaul ushered in a batting collapse after lunch today and NZ were bowled out quickly. Roach continued his fantastic form in Tests by snapping up his fifth five wicket haul.
There were wonderful contributions from the West Indian batsmen and bowlers. The return of Chris Gayle in the batting line-up has galvanized the West Indies. His superb 150 in the first innings knocked the sails out of the New Zealand team. Backed up by a maiden Test hundred from Kieran Powell, the opening partnership put WI firmly on course. Fudadin and Deonarine chipped in with fifties as West Indies built a sizeable lead of 171.
New Zealand had opted to bat on a flat pitch and in the early going, it looked like their decision was vindicated. Martin Guptill was the star of the show by scoring a patient 97. However, in one moment of madness, he threw it away and he missed out on a well-deserving ton. Narine picked up his first five wicket haul and has silenced his critics for the time being regarding his Test credentials.
West Indies have beaten New Zealand in a Test after a period of 16 years! They last defeated the Kiwis in 1996 at Barbados and the victory margin on that occasion was by 10 wickets. West Indies continue their improvement and Sammy will be a mighty pleased man.
Vettori to Assad Fudadin, 1 run, pushed through on middle and leg, Assad Fudadin whips it away to square leg for a single. That completes the win!
Vettori to Assad Fudadin, no run, flatter outside off, Assad Fudadin gets behind the line and defends it back to the bowler
Vettori to Assad Fudadin, no run, drifting in to middle and leg, Assad Fudadin tucks it away towards the man at forward short leg
Wagner to Assad Fudadin, 1 run, fuller length delivery on middle and leg, Assad Fudadin pushes it to mid on and scampers through for a single. The scores are now level!
Wagner to Gayle, 1 run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Gayle tucks it away to deep square leg for a single
Wagner to Gayle, 2 runs, length delivery outside off, Gayle opens the face of the bat and guides the ball down to third man for a couple
Wagner to Gayle, FOUR, easy pickings! Length delivery on the pads, Gayle gets on top of it and employs a wristy pull to send the ball down to the fine leg fence
Wagner to Gayle, no run, good length delivery on the off stump, Gayle defends it watchfully
Wagner to Gayle, FOUR, cheeky! Slightly short on the off stump, comes back in to the left hander. Gayle backs away a little, opens the face of the bat and just guides the ball over the finger tips of Taylor at 1st slip, the ball runs along to the third man fence
Vettori to Assad Fudadin, no run, flighted on the off stump, Assad Fudadin gets onto the front foot and defends it off the front foot
Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, tossed up on middle, Gayle whips it across the line to long on for a single
Vettori to Assad Fudadin, 1 run, drifting in to the off stump, Assad Fudadin leans onto the back foot and punches it to cover for a quick single
Vettori to Assad Fudadin, no run, tossed up on the off stump, Assad Fudadin defends it off the front foot towards cover
Vettori to Assad Fudadin, no run, flatter on the off stump, Assad Fudadin gets across his stumps and punches it to the man at forward short leg
Vettori to Assad Fudadin, no run, pushed through on the off stump, Assad Fudadin defends it back to the bowler