HAMILTON - A 130-run onslaught by Jesse Ryder and Brendon McCullum led New Zealand to a 36-run victory over the West Indies in their Twenty20 match here Sunday.
Man-of-the-match Ryder posted 62 and McCullum 59 in a record Twenty20 stand for New Zealand.
It came at a shade under 12 runs an over and ensured a formidable target as New Zealand reached 191 for nine, despite a meltdown after the opening partnership ended.
When the West Indies looked to their talisman Chris Gayle to save the day - after he had dismissed both Ryder and McCullum - they found his usually dependable batting talents absent.
This was the first decisive result in the West Indies tour of New Zealand after the two Tests earlier in the month were drawn and the first Twenty20 went to a one-over tiebreaker, won by the West Indies. - Sapa-AFP