Kiwis nearing series win after dramatic Windies collapse in 2nd day of third Test

Sydney, Dec 21 : New Zealand is nearing a victory in their Test series against West Indies after their pace attack ran through the visitors' top-order batsmen to dismiss them for 103 in the second day of the third and final Test at Hamilton.

After conceding an 18-run first innings lead, New Zealand's Trent Boult grabbed three quick wickets to knock the top off the West Indies order and ended with 4-23, while Tim Southee wrapped up the tail to claim three wickets in an over.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, facing a target of 122, New Zealand openers Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford negotiated the two overs before the close to reduce the deficit by six runs.

The report mentioned that the batting collapse came after a third century of the series to Ross Taylor, who made 131, his 11th Test ton, as the home side reached 349 in reply to the visitors' 367.

Meanwhile, Sunil Narine claimed career-best figures of 6-91 to take his Test wicket tally to 21, with 18 of those victims New Zealanders, the report added.

--ANI (Posted on 21-12-2013)

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