Gayle makes it 10-wicket win for West Indies

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad): West Indies defeated New Zealand by 10 wickets on the final day of the second cricket Test against West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval here Friday.

Needing 93 for victory, Chris Gayle made sure he didn’t waste much time getting the runs with his whirlwind 80 as West Indies chased down the target in 13.2 overs.

Explosive Gayle, who got to his fifty off 28 balls, hit seven fours and six sixes in his 46-ball knock. Kraigg Brathwaite watched from the other giving strike to Gayle making 14.

West Indies tail defied the West Indies attack the entire first session before the last wicket fell well into the extra half hour before the luncheon break.

Mark Craigg top-scored with 67 and wicketkeeper-batsman Bradley-John Watling remaining unbeaten with 66.

Brief Scores:

New Zealand: 221 (Tom Latham 82, Ross Taylor 45 not out, Kane Williamson 42; Jerome Taylor 4/34, Sulieman Benn 3/73, Shannon Gabriel 2/43) and 331 (Mark Craig 67, BradleyJohn Watling 66 not out, Kane Williamson 52, Tom Latham 36, Ross Taylor 36; Kemar Roach 4/74, Shannon Gabriel 2/66, Jerome Taylor 2/73, Sulieman Benn 2/78)

West Indies: 460 (Kraigg Brathwaite 129, Darren Bravo 109, Jermaine Blackwood 63, Kirk Edwards 55, Shiv Chanderpaul 47, Denesh Ramdin 32; Ish Sodhi 4/96, Trent Boult 3/75) and 95 without loss (Chris Gayle 80 not out).

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