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New Zealand defeated the visiting West Indies by an innings and 12 runs in the second Test to win the two-Test series 2–0. With this, New Zealand reached number one in the ICC World Test rankings for the first time. New Zealand held the number 2 position before the second Test. Australia stood at number one and Team India at number 3.
New Zealand had scored 460 runs in the first innings and bundled out the West Indies for 131, leading them to 329 runs and decided to follow. Before the start of the fourth day’s play, the West Indies team’s score was 244 for 6 wickets with Jason Holder and Joshua de Silva at the crease. De Silva only added 8 runs that team Southee bowled Holder (61).
Alzari then came to Joseph for batting. A 30-run partnership for the eighth wicket between De Silva and Alzari. Alzari was dismissed by Southee for 24 runs. The West Indies managed only 317 runs in the second innings.
Neil Wegner and Trent Boult took three wickets each in the second innings for New Zealand. While Southee took two wickets. Henry Nicholls, who scored 174 runs in the first innings, was named Man of the Match and Kyle Jamieson was named Player of the Series. Jamieson took 11 wickets and scored 71 runs in the two-match series.
In the first Test, he defeated West Indies by an innings and 134 runs.
New Zealand defeated West Indies by an innings and 134 runs in the first Test. New Zealand had declared innings of 519 for seven in the first innings. At the same time, the West Indies team was piled on 247 runs. At the same time, only 138 runs were scored in the second innings.
Host New Zealand had also beaten the visiting team West Indies 2–0 in the three T20 matches before the two-Test series. The third T20 match could not be held due to rain.