Boult took seven for 34 as the West Indies folded at Hagley Oval for 121 in reply to New Zealand's substantial 325 for six. But Latham credited the swashbuckling 130-run stand for the sixth wicket by Henry Nicholls (83 not out) and Todd Astle (49) for setting up the victory. "When they came together under a little bit of pressure with quite a long time to bat, and the way they ticked it over at the start and then put their foot down at the end was outstanding," said Latham. "Then when (Trent) comes in to get seven for 34, I guess you'd say the game was won then. It was an outstanding effort by Trent. "Obviously one more game on Boxing Day and hopefully we can put in another dominant performance."
Career best figures of 7/34 from Trent Boult helps New Zealand bowl the West Indies out for 121 to give them a massive win by 204 runs!— ICC (@ICC) December 23, 2017
Scorecard: https://t.co/AU6fq9P6qd #NZvWI pic.twitter.com/szYte0D5XQ
Ross Taylor posted 58 and with his departure New Zealand were five for 186 leaving Nicholls and Astle to build the formidable target. Nicholls' 83 came off 62 balls and included two sixes and seven fours, while Astle faced 45 deliveries for his 49 but only reached the boundary three times. For the West Indies, Cottrell took three for 62. The West Indies struggled throughout their reply with Shai Hope's 23 their best performance with the bat.
#NZvWI, 2nd ODI: Trent Boult takes his career best figures of 7/34 as New Zealand defeat West Indies by a whopping margin of 204 runs in the second ODI— Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) December 23, 2017
NZ 325/6 (Nicholls 83*, Worker 58) beat West Indies 121 (Boult 7/34, Ferguson 3/17) by 204 runs pic.twitter.com/hyUNJJbq1n
RESULT: New Zealand won by 204 runs— ESPNcricinfo scores (@ESPNscorecard) December 23, 2017
West Indies 121/10 (28/50 ov, target: 326) v New Zealandhttps://t.co/uBg9dzRtWr