The West Indians levelled the 3-match series at 1-1 in some style as they raced to a 10-wicket win over New Zealand on day 5 of the second test at Port-of-Spain, thus ending their win-less streak of since they beat the same opposition last year. Chris Gayle provided some late fireworks as he remained unbeaten on 80 from 46 balls as West Indies made light work of their target of 95.
New Zealand batsmen BJ Watling and Mark Craig walked out to bat in the morning session of the fifth and final day, in a bid to try and extend their resistance from the last day. The duo lasted 27.3 overs on day 5 to prevent the West Indies from registering an innings win as they took New Zealand into the lead. Rain interrupted play for a while but that did not hamper the concentration of the two batsmen as they further frustrated the West Indies with both bringing up their half centuries.