Rain washes out second T20I after Munro blitz
New Zealand 102-4 (Munro 66) v West Indies
Second Twenty20 International in Mount Maunganui
New Zealand's chances of winning the series in the second Twenty20 International against West Indies went in vain as heavy and incessant rain in Mount Maunganui led to a washout.
The game had just nine overs of play possible after rain arrived by 20:10 local time. Even though it did stop at 21:30 giving hopes of a resumption, another burst 15 minutes later meant the officials were forced to call off the game by 22:00 local time.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first. Even though Martin Guptill (2) fell in the fourth delivery of the innings, Colin Munro (66) took the attack to the opposition with a blistering 23 ball knock.
Munro's 50 came off just 18 deliveries - the second fastest for a New Zealander and overall had smashed 11 boundaries and three sixes to lay a solid platform.
Kesrick Williams (1-24) conceded 24 runs in the only over he bowled but did manage to dismiss Munro just at the end of the powerplay.
West Indies made a brief comeback through their spinners with the wickets of Glenn Phillips (10) Tom Bruce (3) while Kane Williamson (17 not out) remained unbeaten as New Zealand reached 102 for four in nine overs before rain intervened.
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