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New Zealand thrash West Indies

January 07, 2009 14:12 IST

New Zealand crushed West Indies by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Wellington on Wednesday.

The Kiwis cruised past the West Indian total of 128 with almost 30 overs to spare to level the five-game series at 1-1 with two games to go after the second match was washed out.

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New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori was named man of the match after capturing four wickets as the West Indian batting crumbled.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul top scored with 45 but only two other players made double figures.

New Zealand had no real problems reaching their victory target of 129 with Ross Taylor helping himself to a half-century with an unbeaten 51 off 50 balls.

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