KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies snapped a five-game shedding streak with a convincing eight-wicket victory over New Zealand, ending an in any other case depressing three-match collection on a excessive be aware, yesterday.
Chasing for the third straight time, West Indies had been this time confronted with a extra manageable goal of 146 and overhauled it with an over to spare, courtesy of contrasting half-centuries from Shamarh Brooks (56 not out) and Brandon King (53).
Man-of-the-Collection Glenn Phillips had earlier top-scored with 41 from 26 deliveries however New Zealand by no means actually discovered their finest gear after selecting to bat first at Sabina Park, and will solely muster 145 for seven from their 20 overs.
Quick bowling all-rounder Odean Smith once more led West Indies’ assault with three for 29 whereas left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein supported with two for 28, the Black Caps labouring to 64 for 3 on the half-way mark and managing solely 39 runs from the final 5 overs.
The victory got here on the again of defeats within the opening two Twenty20 Internationals and a whitewash within the three-match collection towards India final month. (CMC)
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