West Indies rebounds with convincing win
(Sports Page) The foundation was laid by an impressive opening partnership between Kieran Powell and Johnson Charles. Powell not only returned to the team after his drop in the previous game but also returned to impressive form to slam his first fifty runs in just 28 balls. This included a maximum caught by a spectator named Michael Morton who won himself $100,000.00 compliments of a special promotion as he caught the ball one handed in the crowd.
Powell who dominated the opening stand then went leg before to Nathan Mc Cullum with the score on 85. He had scored 73 of those runs. Charles went not long after when he was unfortunately run out.
West Indies slowed up for a bit after that but Captain Dwayne Bravo and Kirt Edwards then proceeded to put together an enterprising partnership of 211 runs to take the West Indies to an imposing total of 363 for 4 in their 50 overs.
Captain Bravo in a surprise move, opened the bowling with Jason Holder and some early strikes put New Zealand under immediate pressure..
Record breaker from a previous match, Corey Anderson, threatened briefly before he holed out off the bowling of Andre Russell.
Nikita Miller was the main bowler with his four wicket haul and he was well supported by Russell and Holder who bagged two wickets each.
West Indies winning by a comprehensive 203 runs and salvaging some degree of pride by squaring the series 2-all.
Summarized scores: West Indies 363 for 4 from 50 overs: Kirt Edwards 123*; Dwayne Bravo 106; Kieran Powell 73; Johnson Charles 31
Nathan Mc Cullum; Anderson and Williamson-1 wicket each
New Zealand: 160 all out in 29.5 overs: Corey Anderson 29; Kyle Mills 26
Nikita Miller 4 for 45; Jason Holder 2 for 25; Andre Russell 2 for 31 and Dwayne Bravo 1 for 12
West Indies winning by 203 runs and Dwayne Bravo was adjudged the player of the match