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West Indies vs New Zealand

Match info: West Indies v New Zealand Twenty20 Series 2014 at Windsor Park, Dominica - 2nd Twenty20

Date: 6th Jul 2014 Umpires: G O Brathwaite and J S Wilson

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

West Indies

165/6 (20.0 Overs)

Result

New Zealand

126 All out (19.1 Overs)

West Indies win by 39 runs

  • Last Updated: July 6 2014, 23:05 BST

Andre Fletcher scored his second half-century in successive days as the West Indies claimed a 39-run Twenty20 International victory over New Zealand to draw the series at 1-1.

Andre Fletcher: Hit a second successive half-century
Andre Fletcher: Hit a second successive half-century

The home side dominated with bat and ball at Dominica as they finished 165 for six before Sheldon Cottrell claimed three for 28 to force a Black Caps collapse.

New Zealand, who were bowled out for 126, were unchanged following Saturday's rain-affected first match in which they claimed a 12-run victory under the Duckworth-Lewis method, while the West Indies brought in Cottrell for Krishmar Santokie who was suffering from slight stiffness.

Dwayne Smith hit two fours in the first over but was bowled via his thigh for nine by Tim Southee, bringing Fletcher to the crease.

A second-wicket stand of 66 from Lendl Simmons and Fletcher helped the West Indies build up a respectable score, with Simmons (36) hitting three fours and two sixes before he was out by way of a well-judged Corey Anderson catch off Ish Sodhi.

Anderson caught the ball on the boundary and threw it back into the air as his momentum carried him over, jumping back onto the pitch to claim the catch to leave the home side 72 for two just after the halfway mark.

New batsman Darren Bravo survived a scare when he was dropped by Jimmy Neesham, but he did not last much longer as Williamson bowled him in the next over for 14, three balls before his side reached 100.

Kieron Pollard lasted just 12 balls before he fell in similar fashion to Simmons.

This time Pollard hit the ball to the mid-wicket boundary where Trent Boult took the ball left-handed, again threw it up as he stepped over the rope, and then dived full-length back onto the field to complete a brilliant catch.

Fletcher had added 62 to Saturday's 52 when he became Boult's first victim, bowled off his pads and knocked off balance in the process.

Darren Sammy had hit Anderson for four and six but the New Zealander got his revenge with a catch at long-on off Boult, before Andre Russell (14) and Denesh Ramdin (two) saw the total to 165.

In reply, the Black Caps began slowly and lost Neesham for seven early on, caught by Bravo at point off Cottrell.

His replacement Brendon McCullum (21), who enjoyed a run of four, six, four in the fourth over, joined him when he hit the ball straight to Simmons at cover off Samuel Badree.

Acting captain Williamson and Ross Taylor began to mount a fightback and ran up a third-wicket partnership of 42 before the former was bowled by Pollard for his side's top score of 37.

And Taylor (21) joined him in the next over as Sunil Narine knocked back his off stump.

The wickets continued to tumble for the tourists and they lost Luke Ronchi for 12 after he sliced Narine to Russell at long-off, while BJ Watling was run out cheaply four balls later to leave them on 116 for six.

Anderson (14) fell to a diving catch from Sammy off Cottrell and Tom Latham, Southee and Boult all fell cheaply as West Indies wrapped up their victory with five balls to spare.


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