Ronchi Seals T20 Series For New Zealand

Luke Ronchi keeping wicket
Luke Ronchi's 28-ball 51 helped get New Zealand over the line against the West Indies in Wellington
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New Zealand 163-6 (Ronchi 51no) beat
West Indies 159-5 (Ramdin 55no) by four wickets
Second Twenty20 International, Wellington

Luke Ronchi hit an unbeaten 51 in 28 balls to guide New Zealand to a four-wicket win in the second and final Twenty20 International against the West Indies in Wellington.

Both he and West Indian batsman Denesh Ramdin were responsible for resurrecting their sides' innings before the match almost went down to the final over.

Ramdin struck 55 not out in 31 balls as the West Indies posted 159 for five while Ronchi's unbeaten 51 in 28 deliveries saw New Zealand over the line after they had been reduced to 79 for five.

After comprehensively winning the first match by 81 runs, New Zealand claimed the series 2-0.

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Fixtures & Results

3rd-7th December: 1st Test, Dunedin
NZL 609-9 dec. & 79-4 drew with WIN 213 & 507
11th-15th December: 2nd Test, Wellington
NZL 441 beat WIN 193 & 175 by an inns. & 73 runs
19th-23rd December: 3rd Test, Hamilton
NZL 349 & 124-2 beat WIN 367 & 104 by 8 wickets
26th December: 1st ODI, Auckland
WIN beat NZL by 2 wickets
29th December: 2nd ODI, Napier
Match abandoned - rain
1st January: 3rd ODI, Queenstown
NZL 283-4 beat WIN 124-5 by 159 runs
4th January: 4th ODI, Nelson
NZL 285-6 beat WIN 134-5 by 59 runs (D/L)
8th January: 5th ODI, Hamilton
WIN 363-4 beat NZL 160 by 203 runs
11th January: 1st T20I, Auckland
NZL 189-5 beat WIN 108-8 by 81 runs
15th January: 2nd T20I, Wellington
NZL 163-6 beat WIN 159-5 by 4 wickets