4 Jan 2009

West Indies take second one-dayer

2:50 pm on 4 January 2009

The West Indies won a rain-affected second one-day cricket international against New Zealand by five wickets in Christchurch on Saturday.

New Zealand made 152 for eight from 28 overs and the West Indies reached the target with one ball remaining.

Ramnaresh Sarwan struck the winning run off Tim Southee to be unbeaten on 67 from 65 balls.

Sarwan and Denesh Ramdin put on a crucial 48-run stand from 33 balls as they reached 159 for five.

Earlier, opener Jesse Ryder top scored with 32 for New Zealand, while Grant Elliott (30 not out) and Jacob Oram (25) added some late impetus.

A four-hour rain delay reduced the contest to 28 overs per side, with the West Indies target revised slightly upwards under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

The series opener in Queenstown on New Year's Eve was abandoned after 35.4 overs due to bad weather.

The third match is scheduled for Wellington's Westpac Stadium on Wednesday. The New Zealand squad is unchanged for the match.