Wednesday 28 October, 2020

Windies crash to 47-run defeat against New Zealand in opening T20I

New Zealand batsman Glenn Phillips.

New Zealand batsman Glenn Phillips.

West Indies lost their sixth match in a row in New Zealand on Friday as the Caribbean side suffered a 47-run defeat in the opening Twenty20 International in Nelson.

Glenn Phillips was named man-of-the-match after guiding New Zealand to the victory.

Phillips celebrated a 50 and Colin Munro also scored a half-century as the Black Caps heaped further misery on the touring Windies.

Young gun Phillips racked up 55, while Munro hit 53 to lead New Zealand to 187-7 from their 20-over allotment against the reigning T20 world champions who were bowled out in the 19th over for 140.

The Windies' bowling attack leaked runs, with Jerome Taylor (2-41), Carlos Brathwaite (2-38), Kesrick Williams (1-52), Ashley Nurse (1-31) and Samuel Badree (1-22) proving expensive after the visitors won the toss and opted to field first.

Phillips then starred in the field, involved in four dismissals as New Zealand – without rested captain Kane Williamson and Trent Boult – made it six successive wins over the Windies across all formats following Test and One-Day International success.

The 21-year-old helped send dangerous opener Chris Gayle (12), Andre Fletcher (27), Rovman Powell (6) and Williams (3) back to the pavilion as Seth Rance (3-30) and Tim Southee (3-36) finished with three-wicket hauls. 

Doug Bracewell (2-10), Mitchell Santner (1-21) and Ish Sodhi (1-30) were also in the thick of the action – the Windies all out in the 19th over for 140.


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