WI brave Taylor ton to bag series

 New Zealand skipper Ross Taylor smashed a fine century but it was not enough to prevent West Indies from wrapping up the one-day series with a 24-run win in the fourth match here on Saturday.


Taylor made 110 off 115 balls. But as his team chased a 267 target, he was outshone by West Indies seamer Tino Best, who marked his recall to the team with 4-46.

Earlier, Kieron Pollard hit a patient half-century as West Indies recovered from 105-5 to make 264 all out. Pollard top-scored with 56, Marlon Samuels made 46 while Devon Thomas hit a useful 37.

score board

WEST INDIES
Charles c Williamson b Bracewell    1
Gayle lbw Southee    16
Smith c Taylor b Southee    0
Samuels lbw b N McCullum    46
Bravo c Boult b Oram    18
Pollard c B McCullum b Oram    56
Thomas c Taylor b Nicol    37
Sammy c Guptill b Boult    26
Russell c Guptill b Oram    29
Narine (not out)    6
Best b Southee    3
Extras (LB-5, W-20, NB-1)    26
Total (all out, 49.5 overs)    264
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-19, 3-20, 4-59, 5-105, 6-190, 7-202, 8-234, 9-258.
Bowling: Doug Bracewell 10-2-58-1, Trent Boult 10-2-47-1, Tim Southee 9.5-1-53-3, Jacob Oram 10-1-42-3, Nathan McCullum 4-0-34-1, Rob Nicol 6-1-25-1.
NEW ZEALAND
Nicol c Bravo b Sammy    35
Guptill lbw Best    0
B McCullum c Sammy b Russell    10
Taylor c Sammy b Best    110
Williamson lbw Narine    3
Latham c Thomas b Samuels    32
N McCullum c Sammy b Best    11
Oram b Best    6
Bracewell c Pollard b Narine    5
Southee (run out)    3
Boult (not out)    1
Extras (B-5, LB-10, W-8, NB-1)    24
Total (all out, 49.3 overs)    240
Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-50, 3-63, 4-75, 5-146, 6-170, 7-219, 8-234, 9-237.
Bowling: Tino Best 10-1-46-4, Andre Russell 6-0-49-1, Darren Sammy 10-1-41-1, Sunil Narine 10-1-20-2, Marlon Samuels 10-0-50-1, Dwayne Bravo 3.3-0-19-0.

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