WI vs NZ: King and Brooks wash Kiwi bowlers fiercely, win West Indies after 8 years


Barbados. West Indies finally got their first win in the T20 series (WI vs NZ). The team defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the third match. However, the Kiwi team managed to win the series 2-1. Earlier, West Indies had also lost 1-4 in the T20 series against India. Playing first in the match, New Zealand scored 145 runs for 7 wickets. Glenn Phillips scored the highest 41 runs. In reply, West Indies won the match by scoring 150 for 2 in 19 overs with the help of half-centuries from Brendan King and Shemrah Brooks. Books remained unbeaten on 56. Rovman Powell also played an aggressive innings of 27 runs. The team has defeated the New Zealand team in T20 International after 8 years.

Chasing the target, the West Indies team started fast. Brendan King and Shemrah Brooks made a century partnership for the first wicket to ensure victory. He added 102 runs in 13.1 overs. King was dismissed for 53 runs off 35 balls. Hit 4 fours and 3 sixes. At the same time, Brooks scored an unbeaten 56 off 59 balls. Hit 3 fours and 2 sixes. Devon Thomas, who landed at number-3, could only score 5 runs.

Powell played an aggressive innings
Rovman Powell, who landed at number four, showed a great style. He remained unbeaten on 27 off 15 balls. Scored runs at a strike rate of 180. Hit 2 fours and 2 sixes. For New Zealand, fast bowler Tim Southee took one wicket for 37 runs in 4 overs. At the same time, leg-spinner Ish Sodhi got one wicket for 36 runs. The other 4 bowlers could not take a single wicket. Left-arm spinner Mitchell Santler conceded 30 runs in 4 overs.

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Earlier, New Zealand had not started well. The team had lost 3 big wickets for 57 runs. Martin Guptill scored 15, Devon Conway made 21 and Santner scored 13. Captain Kane Williamson tried to handle the team, but he too could only score 24 runs. Glenn Phillips scored 41 runs off 26 balls to take the score close to 150 runs. He hit 4 fours and 2 sixes. Fast bowler Odeon Smith got 3 wickets for West Indies. Apart from this, left-arm spinner Akil Hussain also took 2 wickets.

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