Nightwatchman Kemar Roach surprised New Zealand with a classy batting performance as West Indies won the second Test by five wickets to secure a 2-0 series win in Kingston.
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West Indies began the day needing 71 runs with six wickets in hand but New Zealand would have fancied their chances amid fears that a tropical storm could wash away the final two days of the second Test and given the hosts' propensity to collapse.
The Black Caps set out an attacking field but it was the home team that started brightly, as Roach got the chase under way with a fierce straight drive off Tim Southee and later in the over smacked a short delivery over point.
Roach's aggression took the pressure off Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who dropped anchor at the other end.
The writing was on the wall for New Zealand when Roach slapped a short delivery from Neil Wagner past cover to bring up the 50 stand.
Roach missed out on a half-century, though, when he was dismissed for 41 after driving hard at Kane Williamson and getting a thick outside edge to Southee at point.
Narsingh Deonarine, who had earlier given New Zealand headaches with his off-spin, unleashed a couple of boundaries to take West Indies closer to victory just as the clouds started to appear.
The final honours went to Chanderpaul, who ended the innings on 43 not out when he dabbed Williamson to third man to secure a five-wicket victory for the West Indies.
It was the hosts' first series win against a team other than Bangladesh or Zimbabwe in the last three years, their first against New Zealand since 1996, and their first clean sweep since the 2002 series in Bangladesh.
New Zealand, though, failed to give their outgoing coach John Wright a winning farewell. Defeat rounded off a difficult tour, in which they lost the T20s 2-0 and the one-dayers 4-1.