14 Dec 2013

Year-long winless streak ends for Black Caps

12:27 pm on 14 December 2013

An innings and 73 run win over the West Indies has ended the New Zealand cricket team's year-long winless streak, as they routed the tourists inside three days in the second test in Wellington.

Seamer Trent Boult paved the way for the win with career-best figures of 10 for 80.

Resuming at 158 for four in their first innings the West Indies lost their last six wickets for just 35 runs to be all out for 193 in reply to the Black Caps first innings total of 441.

Forced to follow on, the tourists capitulated in their second innings for 175.

The win is Brendon McCullum's first since taking over the captaincy last year and says forcing the follow on wasn't a straight forward decision.

New Zealand now lead the three match series one nil with the third test starting in Hamilton on Thursday next week.