West Indies v New Zealand, Test series: Brendon McCullum savours series win
Last Updated: 30/06/14 11:01pm
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum labelled his side’s Test series win over West Indies as ‘groundbreaking’ and believes there is plenty more to come from the current group.
The Black Caps clinched a 2-1 series triumph, just their second-ever in the Caribbean, on the final day of the deciding Test in Barbados after dismissing their hosts for 254, chasing 308 to win.
Pace bowlers Tim Southee (3-28) and Trent Boult (3-48) shared six wickets and were ably supported by off-spinner Mark Craig, who completed a maiden Test series to savour with figures of 3-84.
Captain McCullum paid tribute to both his players and the opposition after leading his side to a third successive Test series win and their first away from home against a top eight nation for 12 years.
"We're really thrilled with how we've managed to come out of this series with a win," said McCullum. "This series is groundbreaking for this group. We're very proud of what we've been able to achieve and I can think of worse places than Barbados to be able to celebrate it.
"I thought they really put us under pressure today and the way the game unfolded has been testament to the way the series has been.
"We have achieved some special things over the last little while and we are starting to head in some decent places.”
New Zealand's tour of West Indies concludes with two Twenty20 internationals at Dominica on July 5-6.