Saurabh Saket
Saurabh Saket
Author ∙ Aug 13 2022, 8:42 AM

New Zealand run rampant as West Indies fall short by 90 runs


image-l6rmh7ioPhillips played a fiery knock of 76 runs in the first innings

The second T20I match between New Zealand and West Indies saw the visitors thrash the opponents on all fronts, as the side thumped their opposition by 90 runs to take a 2-0 lead into the series.

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New Zealand won the toss and opted to bat first, their openers gave them a quick start as Martin Guptill alongside Devon Conway added 31 runs for the first wicket, before Obed McCoy managed to sent the former packing at the score of 20.

Skipper Kane Williamson started off with a boundary but was dismissed on the very next delivery, leaving the visitors 36/2 at the end of the first four overs.

Glenn Phillips was the next in line, and the batter alongside Conway took the hosts to the cleaners smashing them all around the park to add another 61 runs for the third wicket. Conway fell 8 runs short of his half-century as he was found plumb in front of the stumps against Odean Smith.

Daryl Mitchell took the scoring rate to the next level as he played a stunning cameo of 48 runs off just 20 deliveries before being cleaned up Smith. Banking on the knocks from Phillips and Mitchell, the Black Caps posted 215 runs on the board at the end of the designated 20 overs.


Black Cap bowlers tear through the Caribbean batting

image-l6rmwb2gSantner cripped the West Indian batting order within the power play

Chasing the massive target in front of them, it never felt like the hosts were in the game. West Indies lost their four wickets within the power play with all the batters from their top order back at the dug out.

The team had already lost six wickets in the first 10 overs at the meagre score of 40. With Rovman Powell remaining as their last surviving batter, it was just a matter of when New Zealand were going to wrap up the innings.

However, McCoy and Hayden Walsh Jr managed to stitch an unbeaten 38 runs partnership for the last wicket that avoided them being bundled out against the visitors.


Brief Scores

New Zealand: 215/5 (20)

Glenn Phillips 76, Daryl Mitchell 48;
Obed McCoy 3/40, Romario Shephard 1/36

West Indies: 125/9 (20)

Obed McCoy 23, Rovman Powell 21;
Mitchell Santner 3/15, Michael Bracewell 3/15

New Zealand win by 90 runs


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