Boult strikes to down Windies

New Zealand crushed West Indies by an innings and 73 runs in the second Test in Wellington to take a 1-0 in the lead in the series.

The Black Caps owed a lot to the bowling of Trent Boult, who took 10 wickets in the match.

The 24-year-old left-armer claimed six in the West Indies' first innings, which could only reach 193 in reply to New Zealand's 441. And Boult then took 4-40 in the second innings as the tourists were once again bowled out cheaply, this time falling for 175.

With one Test remaining and after the opener ended in a draw in Dunedin victory in Wellington put New Zealand in a strong position to take the series.

Boult and Tim Southee were the chief destroyers on the third day.

The tourists had resumed in the morning on 158-4 but failed to add significantly to their total.

Boult started the rot when he removed Narsingh Deonarine for 22 with the total on 175 - and the Windies went on to lose their last five wickets for the addition of just 18 runs.

Boult took the wickets of Darren Sammy, Shane Shillingford and Tino Best, all for ducks, before Southee removed Shannon Gabriel, who also failed to trouble the scorers.

That left the tourists on 193 all out and when they were asked to follow on things looked a little better by the lunch interval.

They reached the interval on 45 without loss thanks to openers Kirk Edwards and Kieran Powell.

But when Powell was bowled by Southee for 36, with the total on 74, a familiar pattern had started to form.

Southee (3-24) removed Edwards and Marlon Samuels, while Boult bowled Deonarine and Neil Wagner had Bravo caught behind as the West Indies struggled to 135-5 at tea - still 113 runs short of making New Zealand bat again.

The tourists were left looking to the experience of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Denesh Ramdin if they were to have any chance of making New Zealand bat again.

Chanderpaul proved to be the pick of the West Indies batsmen as he finished the innings on 31 not out, while a forceful 21 late on from Best helped to add a small modicum of respectability to the total.

Boult had a hand in four of the five wickets to fall in the evening session - holding the catch to remove Ramdin off Corey Anderson, while he had Sammy trapped leg before, ended Best's late cameo and then bowled Gabriel, who finished with a pair. Wagner got the other wicket to fall, that of Shillingford.