Consolation win for the West Indies
West Indies beat Newzeland by 8 wickets in the third T20 but lose the series 2-1. West Indies bowlers restricted Newzeland to 145/7 in 20 overs and chased it down in 19 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
Glenn Phillips 41(26) , Kane Willamson 24(27) and Devon Conway’s 21(17) helped Newzeland to score 145/7 in 20 overs. Odean Smith (3/29) bowls beautifully for Windies. Akeal Hosein (2/28) , Hayden Walsh (1/16) and Dominic Drakes (1/19) are the wicket takers for Windies.
M Guptil who scored 15(13) in this match surpassed Rohit Sharma to become highest run scorer in Men’s T20I’s. Rohit Sharma so far scored 3487 runs from 132 T20I and m Guptil scored 3497 runs from 121 T20I
West Indies openers Brandon King 53(35) and Shamarh Brooks 56*(59) century run partnership made the chase easy for the host. Rovman Powell’s 27*(15) finishing touch with 2 fours and 2 sixes give Windies consolation win. Ish Sodhi (1/36) and Tim Southee (1/37) are the wicket takers for Newzeland.
Brandon King named player of the match.
ODI series will begin from August 17th onwards.