The West Indies made 241 for nine in the fifth and final one-day international against New Zealand at Basseterre, as they sought to wrap up a 4-1 series win.
Marlon Samuels (43) and Dwayne Bravo (53) rebuilt with a stand of 60 after Tim Southee (three for 37) had reduced the hosts to 37 for three.
Andre Russell then hammered a half-century to take his side, who had already clinched the series, to a competitive total. The Black Caps made 249 and 240 in the third and fourth games, also at Warner Park.
Johnson Charles hammered Kyle Mills for a colossal straight six but departed tamely for 15, popping Southee to Rob Nicol at point, while Chris Gayle (five) suffered his third successive failure. Dwayne Smith (nine) failed to overturn a leg-before decision on review as Southee's second wicket left the hosts in trouble.
Samuels was given an early helping hand with four overthrows as Nicol tried for a run-out but it was otherwise slow going for him and, in particular, Bravo. They took the total past 50, though, and then eased the pressure with a six and a four respectively in Nicol's second over.
A Samuels drive burst through bowler Daniel Flynn's hands on its way to the boundary and Andrew Ellis dropped a difficult return chance offered by Bravo before the 50 partnership came up when Samuels drove Kane Williamson for four.
Southee switched ends and had Samuels inside-edging to keeper Tom Latham on the bounce and non-striker Bravo completed a single without his bat after being hit by a drive from his partner.
Samuels gave his wicket away with a loose drive at Southee, though Martin Guptill's diving catch at short cover was superb and the same fielder accounted for Kieron Pollard (seven) off Williamson. Bravo struggled to 21 from 64 balls before heaving Nicol for six and then edging a four in the same over, only his second and third boundaries.
He lifted Mills for a one-bounce four to bring up a 50 stand with keeper Devon Thomas, who had contributed 18 from 28 balls but added only two more before Southee took a diving catch in the deep at the second attempt.
Captain Darren Sammy made just two, leaving his side 160 for seven, but Bravo completed an 89-ball half-century with a single off Southee. He brought up a 35-ball fifty with an over remaining and finished on 59 from 40 balls, his second-highest ODI score.