6 Aug 2012

Wright's spell in charge of Black Caps ends in disappoinment

11:17 am on 6 August 2012

John Wright's spell in charge of the Black Caps has ended in disappointment after the West Indies secured an impressive 2-nil test series victory this morning with a five-wicket win in the second test in Jamaica.

The West Indies knocked off 71 runs required at the start of the fourth day, thanks to a calm knock by Shivnarine Chanderpaul who finished unbeaten on 43 runs.

The Black Caps picked up just the one wicket this morning, that of night watchman Kemar Roach.

The test series defeat, coming after losing the one day series in the Caribbean, leaves plenty of questions for Wright's successor Mike Hesson to deal with.

The tour included two Twenty20 games, five one day internationals as well as the two tests and all the Black Caps could manage was a solitary win in the one-day series.

The skipper Ross Taylor says it's been a disappointing tour all round and says the side had its chances and says the batters need to look at themselves.

Narsingh Deonarine, whose bowling spell of 4-37 turned the game to West Indies favour as New Zealand managed just 154 in their second innings, joined Chanderpaul to see Darren Sammy's team to their target.

The Black Caps will have little time for contemplation as they head to a tour of India later this month.