NORTH SOUND  - West Indies defeated New Zealand by nine wickets on Sunday to win the first Test at North Sound.

After dismissing the tourists for 272, the hosts raced to their target of a measly 102 for the loss of just Kieran Powell as Assad Fudadin hit the winning single to put the West Indies 1-0 up in the two-match series.

Kemar Roach took five wickets for 60 runs in second innings to set-up the platform for West Indies victory, which was otherwise heading towards a draw.

Sunil Narine was declared man-of-the match who finshed with eight wickets in the match.