WI vs NZ, 1st T20I Match Report: Solid team efforts drive the Kiwis to victory
Neesham and Santner propel the team to a 13 run win
Kane Williamson during his 47 run knock
West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl at the 1st T20I. But failed to put any sort of pressure on the Kiwi batting lineup, openers Martin Guptill and Devon Conway gave a solid start of 62. While returning skipper Kane Williamson hit a solid 47 run knock, followed by all-rounder Jimmy Neesham propelling the score with an unbeaten 15 ball 33 run knock.
Blackcaps fireworks on display
New Zealand, returning with their regular T20 squad displayed absolute dominance in all departments. But the Kiwis especially lit up the field with their bowling performances, toppling over the Windies batting lineup at 172.
Mitchell Santner dismisses Shimron Hetmyer
Noteworthy Windies performances
Meanwhile for the Windies, Odean Smith took his career best T20 performance of 3 for 32. Sharmarh Brooks anchored with a 42 run knock and later Romario Shepherd (31* (16)) and Smith set a 23 ball 50 run partnership but their efforts went in vain.
New Zealand - 185/5 (20)
Kane Williamson 47(33), Devon Conway 43(29), Jimmy Neesham 33*(15)
Odean Smith - 3/32 (4)
West Indies - 172/7 (20)
Shamarh Brooks 42(43), Romario Shepherd 31*(16), Odean Smith 27*(12)
Mitchell Santner - 3/19 (4), Lockie Ferguson 1/33 (4)