17 Jul 2012

Windies finish off ODI series as NZ struggle with the bat

10:00 am on 17 July 2012

The West Indies cricketers have won the final one day international at St Kitts by 20 runs to take the series with New Zealand 4-1.

The West Indies made 241 for nine in their 50 overs which looked an achievable target for the Black Caps, who got rid of dangerous opening batsman Chris Gayle for just five runs as their top order failed again.

Dwayne Bravo's half century was the only highlight with the bat for the hosts but the tourists lost their opener Rob Nicol off the second ball for just two and only Kane Williamson really got going with a 69.

When he departed in the 46th over, so did New Zealand's chances and they were all out on the final ball for 221.

Sunil Narine was the pick of the bowlers with five for 27.

The Black Caps have a three-day match against a West Indies selection in Antigua beginning on Saturday, with the first test in the two-match series starting on Thursday week.