West Indies chased down West Indies’ target of 301 runs in 47.1 overs and won the ODI series 2-1 in the day-night match between West Indies and New Zealand at the Bridgetown Stadium. New Zealand made history by winning the first ODI series on West Indian soil.
With this win, New Zealand have won 11 out of 12 matches in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup league table and are 4th with 110 points and a net run rate of 1.263. West Indies, on the other hand, have won just 9 out of 24 matches and lost 15, finishing 7th with 90 points at a net run rate of minus 0.738.
Martin Guptill (51), Devon Conway (56), Tom Latham (69) and Daryl Mitchell (63) all scored fifties as New Zealand chased down the target, but left-arm aggressor James Neesham came in at the end to score 34 runs off 11 balls with 1 four and 4 sixes. . West Indies spinner Yannick Garia scored 77 runs in 9 overs but took 2 wickets. Alzari Joseph 9 overs 61 runs 1 wicket.
Elsewhere in West Indies Jason Holder 7 over 37 runs 2 wickets. New spinner Kevin Sinclair was frugal with 45 runs in 10 overs. During the New Zealand batting, Daryl Mitchell was dismissed with a score of 248 in the 42nd over and Tom Latham with a score of 259 in the 44th over. But James Neesham stepped in, smacking spinner Kariya for 18 in the 45th over. In the end, Nicholas Pooran sent the ball for a six with 17 balls to spare to give New Zealand the win.
Earlier in the West Indies team Shay Hope (51), Kyle Meyers (105, 110 balls, 12 fours, 3 sixes) and Nicholas Pooran (91, 55 balls, 4 fours, 9 sixes) fell in a row and finally Alzari Joseph scored 20 runs for the West Indies. Reaching 301 runs, the New Zealand side was bowled by fast bowler Ferguson Shema Sathu. He hit 6 fours and 6 sixes in 10 overs, and Ferguson got the better of Nicholas Pooran. But Trent Boult took 3 wickets and even at this step, Sandner was amazing with 38 runs and 2 wickets in 10 overs. Tim Southee also tied for 47 off 10.
But in the end, New Zealand could not prevent the victory. Man of the Match Tom Latham, Man of the Series Mitchell Sandner.