Yesterday, West Indies and New Zealand faced each other in the 2nd match of the three-match T20I series. Like the 1st match, the Kiwis batted first and put up a huge pile of runs in this match. But in pursuit of that goal, the Caribbean struggled. In the end, they fell behind by a huge run and had to leave the field with a loss. On the other hand, New Zealand won this match and took the series with them. Along with this, Glenn Phillips won the man of the match title by scoring the most runs for New Zealand.
West Indies once again paid the price for the failure of the top order. Due to the disappointing performance of the batters, the hosts have lost the series against New Zealand one match before. In the first match, West Indies reduced the margin of defeat to 13 runs due to the good performance of the last batsmen. But the Caribbean did not make it to the second match of the series on Friday.
First, New Zealand won the toss and sent West Indies to the bowling and they went to bat. Batting first, New Zealand put up a huge collection of 215 runs for 5 wickets. In reply, the West Indies managed to make just 125 for 9, with visiting New Zealand winning by 90 runs, the fourth-highest margin in their history.
The New Zealand batsmen created a storm in the first innings of the match at Sabina Park in Jamaica. Especially Glenn Phillips and Daryl Mitchell added 83 runs in just 5.2 overs for the fourth wicket. Phillips scored 76 runs off 41 balls with four fours and a six in the fifth fifty of his career.
Mitchell was dismissed in the last over of the innings. A tornado innings of 48 runs off 20 balls with two fours and four sixes came from his bat. Also, Martin Guptill scored 20 off 11 balls, which included 3 fours. Devon Conway played an innings of 42 runs from 34 balls with 2 fours and 3 sixes.
Besides, Captain Kane Williamson, James Neesham, and Michael Bracewell together scored 17 runs and with 12 extra runs, New Zealand got a safe collection of 215 runs.
Obed McCoy took 3 wickets for West Indies with 40 runs in 4 overs. Besides, Romario Shepherd who gave 26 runs in 3 overs, and Oden Smith who gave 30 runs in 3 overs got one wicket each.
The margin of defeat for the hosts could have been bigger. They lost 9 wickets for only 87 runs. From there, Hayden Walsh and Obed McCoy added 38 runs in an unbroken partnership for the tenth wicket. Which is West Indies’ 10th wicket’s highest partnership in this format.
Walsh remained unbeaten on 10 off 8 balls and McCoy remained unbeaten on 23 off 15 balls. Rovman Powell scored 21 and Romario Shepherd scored 18 runs. Chasing a huge target of 216 runs, West Indies lost four wickets for just 19 runs in six overs of the power play, six batsmen returned to the dressing room within ten overs. Kyle Mayers(4), Shamarh Brooks(7), Nicholas Pooran(1), Devon Thomas(1), Shimron Hetmyer(14), Jason Holder(11), Odean Smith(9).
After such a start, West Indies’ big defeat was certain. Which happened mainly in the spin of two spinners Mitchell Santner and Michael Bracewell. Both took three wickets each at the cost of 15 runs. But Bracewell got a maiden over, which Santner didn’t have.
WI vs NZ Scoreboard
West Indies – 125/9 (20.0)
New Zealand – 215/5 (20.0)
Result – New Zealand won by 90 runs
Player of the match – Glenn Phillips
WI vs NZ Playing XIs
|WI||Nicholas Pooran (c), Devon Thomas (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Jason Holder, Hayden Walsh, Odean Smith, Obed McCoy|
|NZ||Kane Williamson (c), Devon Conway (wk), Glenn Phillips, Martin Guptill, James Neesham, Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Michael Bracewell, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult|