New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 wickets in 1st T20I (DLS Method)
In a rain affected 1st T20I, New Zealand came out on top against the West Indies, winning by 5 wickets, at Eden Park, Auckland today.
New Zealand 179 - 5
West Indies 180 - 7
Result - New Zealand win by 5 wickets (DLS Method)
Batting first the West Indies scored 180 – 7, thanks to a brilliant knock by skipper Kieron Pollard who hit 75* after coming in at 59-5. Lockie Ferguson 5fer was the star with the ball for the Kiwis.
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Andre Fletcher - 3.2 ov), 2-58 (Shimron Hetmyer - 3.6 ov), 3-58 (Brandon King - 4.2 ov), 4-58 (Rovman Powell - 4.5 ov), 5-59 (Nicholas Pooran - 5.1 ov), 6-143 (Fabian Allen - 13.3 ov), 7-146 (Keemo Paul - 13.5 ov)
In reply, the Blackcaps got home with 4 balls to spare thanks to Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner.
New Zealand - Martin Guptill, Tim Seifert(wk), Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips, Ross Taylor, Jimmy Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee(c), Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Hamish Bennett
West Indies - Brandon King, Andre Fletcher, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran(wk), Rovman Powell, Kieron Pollard(c), Fabian Allen, Keemo Paul, Sheldon Cottrell, Kesrick Williams, Oshane Thomas
Start Time: 06:00
Toss: New Zealand won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Eden Park, Auckland
Officials: Christopher Brown, Wayne Knights, Shaun Haig, John Dempsey, Jeffrey Crowe
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