NZ beat Windies by 107 runs

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori took career-best ODI figures of five for 30 as New Zealand beat the West Indies by 107 runs in the NatWest Series final.

NZ beat Windies by 107 runs

London:

Left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori took career-best one-day international figures of five for 30 as New Zealand beat the West Indies by 107 runs in the NatWest Series final at Lord's on Saturday. Man-of-the-match Vettori also effected two direct hit run-outs as the West Indies, chasing 267 to win, collapsed to 159 all out. Tino Best was one not out after Shivnarine Chanderpaul (31) holed out to Craig McMillan off Vettori with more than eight overs left. Vettori's figures were the best in a limited overs international at Lord's and helped New Zealand to a ninth straight win at this level. It was the first time in the series a match had been won by the team batting first. Earlier, West Indies held New Zealand to 266 all out as the Black Caps threw away a promising position after losing the toss. New Zealand, who had been 217 for three at one stage, lost their last seven wickets for just 49 runs in 58 balls. Leg-spinner Ramnaresh Sarwan took career-best one-day figures of three for 31 while medium-pacer Dwayne Bravo dismissed top scorers Stephen Fleming (67) and fellow opener Nathan Astle (57) in an innings twice interrupted by rain. McMillan (52) and Hamish Marshall (44) also made handy contributions. New Zealand captain Fleming, dropped on seven by first slip Chris Gayle off fast bowler Best, cashed in with several boundaries. (PTI)



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