West Indies has defeated New Zealand in the second test match at Jamaica by five wickets. On the fourth day of the match, West Indies needed 71 runs for victory. Shivnarine Chanderpaul and the night watchman, Kemar Roach, started the day pretty well. Roach showed a lot of guts and wasn’t rattled by the fast bowlers of New Zealand. He played like a regular batsman and scored valuable 41 runs off 60 balls. He along with Shivnarine Chanderpaul added 70 runs for the fifth wicket and took West Indies close to victory.

When the score was 183, Roach got out off the bowling of part time off spinner Kane Williamson. Williamson bowled a fuller length delivery outside the off stump. Roach tried to play it over cover, but, he wasn’t able to time the ball well. The ball took the outside edge and went straight into the hands of Tim Southee who was standing at backward point. After the fall of Roach’s wicket, Narsingh Deonarine came to bat and he took West Indies to victory along with Chanderpaul. With this victory, West Indies won the series by 2-0. The aggressive middle order batsman of West Indies, Marloun Samuels, was named as the man of the match. He batted brilliantly in both the innings. He scored a superb hundred in the first innings. In the second innings, when the team was struggling after losing two early wickets, it was Samuels who came and released the pressure by hitting some fantastic shots. He scored 52 runs in the second innings.

This West Indies tour proved to be a nightmare for the New Zealand team. New Zealand lost both the T20 games and also lost the one day series by 4-1. New Zealand has to play against India after a few days and the players would have to work hard to perform well under the Indian conditions.