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Sunday, 9 June, 2002, 01:17 GMT 02:17 UK
West Indies secure series lead
Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming helped his side to a respectable total
Second one-day international, St Lucia: West Indies 250-4 (49.1 overs) beat New Zealand 248-7 (50 overs) by six wickets

A Shivnarine Chanderpaul century secured a six-wicket victory for the West Indies in the second one-day international against New Zealand.

Brian Lara struck the winning runs for the home side, to give them a 1-0 lead in the series, with five balls remaining.

Chanderpaul, promoted to open the batting, hit eight fours and a six off 135 deliveries for his 108 in a West Indies total of 250 for four.

Pedro Collins celebrates with Ridley Jacobs
Pedro Collins dismisses Craig McMillan
Earlier, New Zealand totalled 248 for seven off their 50 overs.

Chanderpaul was dropped in the second over by wicket-keeper Chris Nevin but never looked back as the home team solidly launched their reply.

The Guyanese added 55 for the first wicket with Chris Gayle (30), then put on 86 with Ramnaresh Sarwan (44) and 84 with captain Carl Hooper (47).

Lara, down the order at six, compiled an unbeaten nine off five balls, including the winning boundary over mid-off.

Paul Hitchcock led the Kiwi attack with three for 43 off 10 overs in his first bowl in one-day internationals.

In the New Zealand innings, Stephen Fleming fell 11 runs short of his first one-day international hundred as the visitors made 248 for seven.

Fleming and Scott Styris, who struck 85 from 83 balls, rescued the innings after Pedro Collins had taken three wickets.

Collins reduced New Zealand to 55 for four after dismissing first Chris Nevin, and then Craig McMillan and Chris Harris in the same over.

Vital blow

Fleming steadied his side with a responsible innings teaming up with Lou Vincent to add 57 for the fourth wicket.

Styris hit seven fours and three sixes as he passed 50 for the first time in one-day international cricket.

Fleming, meanwhile, had struck eight fours on his way to 89 before becoming the sixth wicket of the innings when Chris Gayle struck a vital blow for the West Indies.

West Indies captain Carl Hooper had earlier won the toss in the first one-day international to be played in St Lucia for 18 years.

West Indies: C Hooper (capt), S Chanderpaul, P Collins, C Cuffy, M Dillon, C Gayle, R Hinds, W Hinds, R Jacobs (wkt), B Lara, R Sarwan.

New Zealand: S Fleming (capt), N Astle, C McMillan, C Nevin (wkt), L Vincent, C Harris, S Styris, D Vettori, P Hitchcock, D Tuffey, S Bond.

New Zealand in the West Indies

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One-day series

Mark Richardson


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