Williamson's 'nonchalantly brilliant' gully catch rivals best

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has pulled off a 'nonchalantly brilliant' catch in New Zealand's comfortable win over the West Indies in the second and final Test on Tuesday.

The skipper, fielding at gully, barely shifted his body as he stuck his left hand out to dismiss Raymon Reifer on day four at Seddon Park.

"Williamson does have the habit of pulling off some speckies and that's just another one into an impressive list," said West Indian commentator Ian Bishop.

Kiwi caller Mark Richardson was even more impressed.

"It's nondescript in its brilliance, I believe," he said.

"It was just so nonchalantly brilliant. Down on one knee, always dying."

The wicket reduced the tourists to 7-166 chasing an unlikely target of 444 runs before New Zealand claimed a series sweep with a 240-run win.

How did Williamson's catch compare to Shai Hope's diving stunner and Trent Boult's incredible caught and bowled?


The Windies lasted a little more than two sessions as the embattled tourists were bowled out for 203 in their second innings on day four at Seddon Park.

Mitchell Santner (2-13) took back-to-back wickets to close out the Test in Hamilton, West Indies falling well short of the 444 runs set for victory.

Neil Wagner was the pick of the Black Caps bowlers with 3-42, while Trent Boult (2-52) – who became the second fastest New Zealand bowler to reach 200 Test wickets – and Tim Southee (2-71) made significant contributions.

The Windies – crushed by an innings and 67 runs in the series opener in Wellington – returned to the crease at 30-2 on the penultimate day, after New Zealand declared on 291-8 late on Monday – a mammoth lead of 443 – thanks to Ross Taylor's record-equalling 17th Test century.

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Reifer walks off as the Kiwis celebrate. Pic: Getty

It was a matter of when and not if for New Zealand, who claimed the prized scalp of opener and stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite for 20 early on Tuesday.

From that point it was the Wagner show – the star of the first Test producing a barrage of bouncers to leave the Windies reeling and in discomfort.

After sending Shai Hope (21) back to the pavilion, Wagner than struck Sunil Ambris (5) on the wrist and while the Windies batsman remained on the field, he latter retired hurt and went to hospital, where he was diagnosed with a fracture.

With West Indies 80-4 after Ambris left the crease, Shane Dowrich (0) followed his team-mate off the ground two balls later when he played a Wagner delivery to Henry Nicholls at short-leg.

Roston Chase (64) and Reifer (29) managed to steady the ship, putting on 78 runs before the former became Wagner's third victim of the day after lunch.

Reifer was the next to depart five overs later, spelling the end for West Indies as Santner cleaned up Kemar Roach (32) and Miguel Cummins (9).

with Omnisport