Kiwis prevail after rain arrives in Nelson

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New Zealand won the fourth ODI against the West Indies by 58 runs as rain once again influenced the situation, arriving during the Windies' chase and never leaving, putting them well short of the Duckworth-Lewis target.

New Zealand won the fourth ODI against the West Indies by 58 runs as rain once again influenced the situation, arriving during the Windies' chase and never leaving, putting them well short of the Duckworth-Lewis target.

The Black Caps scored 285 for six in their 50 overs. The Windies then lost early wickets and made their way to 134 for five in 33.4 overs. When the rain arrived in Nelson, they should have been on 193 to win.

The Kiwis won the toss and chose to bat first, with the series sitting at one all. Their top order did the job superbly, with Jesse Ryder adding 47 off 49 balls to the century he made in the third match.

He was out to Dwayne Bravo in the 15th over, leaving Martin Guptill to continue alongside Kane Williamson. They took the score to 144 before Williamson departed, also for 47, caught behind off Tino Best.

Guptill went on to make the top score of the game, a nifty 81, as he and Ross Taylor took the score past 200. Guptill was eventually out in the 42nd over, caught by Bravo off Jason Holder, having struck two sixes and four boundaries.

Taylor fell one run short of his fifty, finding himself short of his ground thanks to good work from Sunil Narine in the field. Brendon McCullum fell for 14 to Narine, while Luke Ronchi was bowled by Bravo for nine.

Corey Anderson, hero of the third game, was on 17 not out at the end of the knock, while Nathan McCullum was on nine.

The Windies got off to a dire start, losing both openers for ducks. Chadwick Walton was run out by Williamson, while Johnson Charles was caught by Tim Southee off Mitchell McClenaghan.

This left Kirk Edwards, Lendl Simmons and Bravo to rescue the knock, and the latter two made 43 apiece, while Edwards added 24. The wickets fell to regularly though, leaving the visitors well messed by D/L with one game to go.

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