New Zealand won T20I series against West Indies

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 | 0

Finally New Zealand beat West Indies in the 3rd T20I match. So, New Zealand won T20I series against West Indies. Earlier, they also played two T20I matches against the same opponent and in the first match, they won and second match finished with no result. So, by winning the 3rd match, the T20I series is won by New Zealand by 2 – 0.

New Zealand won T20I series against West Indies

The match was started in 3rd January, 2018 and Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui was the host venue. In the match, New Zealand won the toss and decided to bat first. For West Indies, Rayad Emrit made his T20I debut against New Zealand. Came to bat, New Zealand scored 243 runs in selected twenty overs by losing five wickets. Colin Munro scored a brilliant century in the match. So, he has become the first played to score three centuries in T20I competitions. Besides, it was the biggest scored for New Zealand in T20I competition. However, they did able to present a huge target in front of West Indies and came to chase West Indies lost all wickets in 16.3 overs. In the meantime, they scored 124 runs totally. So, West Indies was defeated by 119 runs so far.

Like before, Guptill and Munro started the innings for Black Caps. But today both of them made a good start. Their partnership last till 136 runs when Guptill was gone by scoring 63 runs. He faced just 38 balls and made several shots out there. Later, Bruce came and joined with Munro but he did not make it longer but scored just 23 runs. Rest players could not do much better but Munro made an amazing century. He scored 104 runs in 53 balls. He colored his innings with three 4’s and ten 6’s. So, in selected 20 overs, Black Caps scored 243 runs. Brathwaite took highest two wickets for Windies.

On the other hand, Windies started to lose wicket before opening the run account. In 1 run, they lost two openers. Later in 3rd wicket partnership, they added few runs. The partnership were between Fletcher and Powell. Fletcher scored highest 46 runs for the team. Rest players just visited the crease it seems and they did not do better in the innings. So, scoring 124 runs, Windies lost their all wickets. Southee took three wickets highest where Boult and Sodhi took two wickets each. So, by defeating them in 3rd match, New Zealand won the T20I series against West Indies. Earlier, they also won Test and ODI series as well against the same team.

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