WI vs NZ, 2nd T20I: New Zealand, maintaining their winning streak, defeated West Indies by a huge margin of 90 runs in the second T20 match. With the win, the visiting team took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series.
WI vs NZ, 2nd T20I: New Zealand, maintaining their winning streak, defeated West Indies by a huge margin of 90 runs in the second T20 match. With the win, the visiting team took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20I series. This is New Zealand’s ninth consecutive win in T20Is. Earlier this year he won three matches against Ireland, two matches each against Scotland and Netherlands and now has won two matches against West Indies as well.
Batting first, in the match played in Kingston on Friday, the Kiwis scored 215 runs for the loss of five wickets, thanks to a half-century from Glenn Phillips (76). After this, the spin pair of Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner together restricted West Indies to 125 in 20 overs.
Bracewell-Santner reined in West Indies’ batting
Chasing New Zealand’s huge target of 216, the Caribbean team had a very poor start and their opening pair returned to the pavilion on the score of 12 runs. Kyle Myers (4) and Shamar Brooks (7) were dismissed by Mitchell Santner within four balls to give big blows to the West Indies. After this, captain Nicholas Pooran and wicketkeeper Devon Thomas also went on scoring one run each. Both the players were made their victims by another spinner of the visiting team, Michael Bracewell. Shimron Hetmyer tried to put up some struggle but luck did not favor him and he was run out for 14 runs in 18 balls. After this, Bracewell also showed the way to the pavilion by dismissing Jason Holder.
38 runs unbeaten partnership for the last wicket
Six New Zealand players returned to the pavilion on the score of just 40. After this Rovman Powell (21 off 18 balls), Romario Shepherd (18 off 18 balls) played some quick shots but Ish Sodhi and Santner broke the West Indies’ hopes a bit by getting both out. After this Hayden Walsh (10 runs in 8 balls) and Obed McCoy (23 off 15 balls) put together an unbroken 38-run partnership for the last wicket but that was not enough to win and the West Indies team lost nine wickets in 20 overs. Could score only 125 runs.
Guptill-Williamson fail to play big innings
Earlier, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to bat and his openers proved it right. Martin Guptill (20) and Devon Conway (42) gave the team a quick start and shared a 21-ball 31-run partnership. Guptill, however, returned to the pavilion by catching Pooran on the third ball of the fourth over off McCoy. After this, McCoy also made captain Williamson (four runs in two balls) cheaply.
Glenn Phillips’ half-century, Darryl-Conway misses fifty
Conway and Glenn Phillips, however, carried the innings together and shared a 46-ball 71 for the third wicket. Odeon Smith broke the partnership by dismissing Conway. But then Darryl Mitchell forged a strong partnership with Phillips and ensured the team’s victory. Together they put on a stormy partnership of 83 runs in 34 balls for the fourth wicket. During this, Phillips completed his half-century and then got out after scoring 76 runs in 41 balls. On the other hand, Daryl Mitchell missed his half-century and returned to the pavilion after scoring 48 runs in 20 balls. After this, James Neesham (9) and Michael Bracewell (4) together took the team’s score to 215.