NZ vs WI 1st T20 Highlights: In the New Zealand vs West Indies 1st T20 match Caribbean captain Pollard played a stormy innings. New Zealand won the toss and decided to bowl first. After this, West Indies scored 180 for 7 wickets in 16 overs on the basis of their captain Pollard’s unbeaten half-century innings. The match was changed to 16-16 overs instead of 20 overs due to rain.
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NZ vs WI 1st T20 Match Summary
Batting first, the West Indies were not much better as 5 batsmen of this team were dismissed for 59, but then Captain Pollard changed gear and scored 75 not out off 37 balls with the help of 4 fours and 8 magnificent sixes. Playing the innings, the team’s score reached 180 runs. Pollard’s strike rate was 202.70 during this innings.
Apart from Pollard, West Indies opener Andre Fletcher also played a fast innings and scored 34 runs with the help of 3 fours and 3 sixes in 14 balls. So lower-order batsman Fabian Allen also contributed a good 30 runs off 24 balls. He hit four 4s and a six in his innings. For New Zealand, Lockie Ferguson bowled a stormy bowling spell by taking 5 wickets for 21 runs in 4 overs while Tim Southee got 2 wickets.
The Kiwi team had a target of 181 runs in this match to win, but NZ team achieved this score 179 runs for 5 wickets in 15.2 overs. After this, the game could not be played due to rain and New Zealand won by 5 wickets based on the Duckworth-Lewis rule. Apart from 41 runs for New Zealand, Deven Conway, James Neesham scored an unbeaten 48 runs and Mitchell Santner scored an unbeaten 31 runs and played a big role in the team’s victory. For the West Indies, Oshane Thomas took two, Sheldon Cortrell one and Pollard also took one wicket.