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Calcutta / Port of Spain: Chris Gayle blasted one of the fastest half-centuries in Test cricket history to steer West Indies to an emphatic 10-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Test, at the Queen’s Park Oval, here, on Friday.

Set 93 to win after New Zealand finished at 331 in their second innings, West Indies raced their way to victory off just 13.2 overs before tea on the final day of the Test.

Gayle smashed seven fours and six sixes to finish unbeaten on 80 off only 46 balls as West Indies levelled the three-match series at 1-1. Kraigg Brathwaite was named Man of the Match.

“It was a fantastic win. The conditions were tough for the bowlers,” said West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin.

Meanwhile, West Indies have retained the same 14 players for the third and final Test.