New Zealand beat West Indies by 81 runs
New Zealand beat the West Indies by 81 runs in the opening game of their five-match limited overs series on Saturday.
New Zealand, batting first, made 288 for nine and in reply the West Indies were all out for 207 in the 48th over.
For New Zealand Nathan Astle top scored with 90, while Jamie How made 66 and Stephen Fleming 55.
Bowling for the West Indies, Chris Gayle took two for 42 and Dwayne Smith two for 50.
Ramnaresh Sarwan made 56 for the West Indies and Daren Ganga 54 while for New Zealand Daniel Vettori took two for 29 off his 10 overs.
New Zealand: Jamie How b Gayle 66, Nathan Astle c Bradshaw b Smith 90, Stephen Fleming c Chanderpaul b Smith 55, Scott Styris lbw b Edwards 36, Brendan McCullum c Ramdin b Lewis 2, Peter Fulton c Smith b Gayle 7, James Franklin c Lewis b Bradshaw 2, Hamish Marshall run out 7, Daniel Vettori run out 0, Shane Bond not out 0, Extras (b-4, lb-7, w-8, nb-4) 23, Total: (for nine wkts in 50 overs) 288.
Fall of wkts: 1-136, 2-224, 3-234, 4-240, 5-255, 6-259, 7-278, 8-288, 9-288.
Did not bat: Michael Mason, Jeetan Patel (super sub).
Bowling: Fidel Edwards 10-0-65-1 (3w, 2nb), Ian Bradshaw 10-0-53-1 (2w), Jerome Taylor 5-0-34-0, Dwayne Smith 10-0-50-2, Chris Gayle 10-1-42-2 (1w, 1nb), Rawl Lewis 5-0-33-1 (2w, 1nb).
West Indies: Chris Gayle c Vettori b Bond 6, Daren Ganga c Astle b Styris 54, Runako Morton b Franklin 0, Ramnaresh Sarwan c sub (Vincent) b Vettori 56, Shivnarine Chanderpaul b Patel 18, Wavell Hinds c Franklin b Vettori 3, Dwayne Smith c Patel b Mason 38, Denesh Ramdin c Styris b Mason 5, Rawl Lewis run out 5, Ian Bradshaw not out 10, Fidel Edwards c Franklin b Patel 3, Extras (b-1, lb-1, w-6, nb-1) 9, Total: (all out in 47.3 overs) 207.
Fall of wkts: 1-10, 2-14, 3-102, 4-137, 5-142, 6-153, 7-184, 8-191, 9-191.
Did not bat: Jerome Taylor (subbed).
Bowling: James Franklin 7-1-32-1 (1w), Shane Bond 9-1-41-1 (2w), Michael Mason 9-0-36-2 (1w, 1nb), Scott Styris 3-0-21-1 (1w), Daniel Vettori 10-0-29-2, Jeetan Patel 9.3-1-46-2 (1w).
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen (South Africa) and Tony Hill (New Zealand). Match referee: Mike Procter (South Africa). TV Umpire: Evan Watkin (New Zealand).