WI vs NZ 1st T20 Highlights – NewZealand Wins by 13 RUNS: The visiting NewZealand survived some late hitting by Romario Shepherd…
WI vs NZ 1st T20 Highlights – NewZealand Wins by 13 RUNS: The visiting NewZealand survived some late hitting by Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith to win the 1st T20 by 13 RUNS. West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and opted to bowl first. The Kiwi team aided by 15 ball 33 form Jimmy Neesham gave 186 runs challenge to the host. In reply WI could only score 172/7 in 20 overs. Follow WestIndies NewZealand 1st T20 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN.
Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith Partnership: The home team at one stage were 114/7 in 16th over and match was all but over. Shepherd 31* (16) and Smith 27* (12) hit some lusty blows to give WI outside chance to win the match from complete messy situation.
Mitchell Santner is the Player of the Match:
“There was a bit of spin that was surprising. The lengths are key against these guys, they can hit you pretty far. Back of a length worked well. (CPL experience helped?) We saw their fireworks even though they were seven down. (Williamson’s reintroduction) It is massive. He is an outstanding player and captain. The way he controlled the innings was outstanding, along with Neesham who finished it off. We’ve had a few big guys come back, which is nice.”
WestIndies Batting Scorecard – 172/7 in 20 OVERS (Lost by 13 Runs)
NewZealand Batting Scorecard – 185/5 in 20 overs
New Zealand Playing XI: Martin Guptill, Devon Conway(w), Kane Williamson(c), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
West Indies Playing XI: Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Devon Thomas(w), Nicholas Pooran(c), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Jason Holder, Romario Shepherd, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh
WI vs NZ LIVE Score: Nicholas Pooran wins toss, New Zealand to bat first in 1st T20 – Follow WestIndies vs NewZealand 1st T20 LIVE Updates
- India recently defeated WestIndies in just conluded T20 Series by 4-1 margin
- WestIndies now plays NewZealand in 3 Match T20 Series
- 1st Match of the series will be played at Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday at 11:55pm
- The WI vs NZ T20 Series will be streamed LIVE on FANCODE
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