- New Zealand beat West Indies by 50 runs (DLS) in 2nd ODI
- The three-match ODI series now leveled at 1-1
- The last and deciding match will be played on August 21
WI vs NZ 2nd ODI: The second ODI of the series was played between West Indies and New Zealand at Bridgetown. Caribbean team won the toss and decided to bowl first. Playing first, New Zealand’s team was reduced to 212 runs. The West Indies bowlers performed brilliantly and needed a simple target of just 213 runs to win the series with this match. The home team had a chance to win the series but the batsmen could not do much and they spoiled the hard work of the bowlers.
Chasing a target of 213 runs, the hosts were bundled out for just 161 runs in a rain-hit match. In front of the killer bowling of Tim Southee and Trent Boult, the batsmen of the Caribbean team seemed to fail completely. In this way, the Kiwi team won this match by 50 runs (DLS). Windies won the first match of the series by 5 wickets. That is, after today’s match, the series has now come to a 1-1 draw. The third and deciding match will now be played on August 21 at the same ground.
7 players of Kiwi team could not touch the double figure
Where the New Zealand team lost the first match due to poor batting and the entire team was reduced to 190 runs there. Something similar happened here in the second match as well. Apart from Finn Allen’s 96-run knock and crucial contributions from Darryl Mitchell (41) and Mitchell Santner (26 not out), seven players could not even touch the double figure. Regular captain Kane Williamson was not playing in this match but stand-in captain Tom Latham also could not do anything and was dismissed without opening an account. For West Indies, Kevin Sinclair took 4, Jason Holder 3, Akil Hossain 2 and Alzarri Joseph took one wicket.
Bad start for West Indies
West Indies had a simple target of 213 runs but New Zealand bowlers Trent Boult and Tim Southee made it difficult for the hosts with the first ball. Kyle Myers became a victim of Boult in the first over itself. After this, 6 Caribbean players returned to the pavilion for 27 runs. At one point the score did not even seem to reach 50. But Yanik Karia played a half-century innings of 52 runs and once again kept the thrill in the match till the end. Alzarri Joseph also scored 49 runs but both of them could not win their team.
This rain-affected match was halted for a long time in the middle. This was followed by a match of 41 overs and the target was reduced to 212 by one run. Karia and Joseph batted brilliantly after the break. Both added 85 runs for the 9th wicket and raised New Zealand’s concern. But Santner dismissed Caria and Southee dismissed Josef to end the Windies’ hopes to win the match and level the series 1-1.