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NZ take final ODI against West Indies

New Zealand beat the West Indies in a rain-disrupted fifth and final one-day cricket international by nine runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system in Napier.

cricket Updated: Jan 13, 2009 12:49 IST

New Zealand beat the West Indies in a rain-disrupted fifth and final one-day cricket international by nine runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system in Napier on Tuesday to claim the series 2-1.

Set a target of 294, New Zealand were 211 for five after 35 overs when rain forced the players from the field.

Under the Duckworth-Lewis adjustment the par score was 202.

Scores: West Indies 293; Chris Gayle 135, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 94.

New Zealand: 211-5; Ross Taylor 48 not out, Martin Guptill 43.