Sunil Narine proved his potential as a spin bowler by creating all sorts of trouble for the New Zealand batsmen. The New Zealand batsmen failed to read his line and variation and their batsmen were left to guess. Narine picked up 3 for 34 on Saturday and returned on Sunday in the second match grabbing 4 wickets for 12 runs from 4 overs.
In the second Twenty20 played at the Fort Lauderdale ground in Florida at Central Broward Regional Park, the West Indies defeated New Zealand by 61 runs in the second Twenty20.
West Indies scored 177 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Chris Gayle scored 53 from 39 balls, Dwayne Bravo 35 from 11 balls and Johnson Charles 36 not out from 32 balls. Nathan McCullum picked up 2 for 19 from 3 overs.
New Zealand players were bowled out for 116 runs in 18.4 overs. Dwayne Bravo bowled 2.4 overs and picked up 2 for 23. Marlon Samuels 2 for 25 from 3 overs.
Sunil Narine was the pick of the West Indies bowlers taking 4 for 12 from 4 overs. Narine picked up the first two wickets to fall for New Zealand, Rob Nicol for 7 and Martin Guptil for 18. New Zealand struggled at 26 for 2 in the sixth over. Narine did the damage for the West Indies.
Windies Defeats New Zealand
Some fascinating batting from Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard boosted the West Indies to 209 runs for 2 wickets in their 20 overs against New Zealand. Gayle top-scored with 85 runs not out from 52 balls with 7 fours and 5 sixes while Kieron Pollard scored 63 not out from 29 balls with 5 fours and 5 sixes.
Gayle and Pollard shared in a partnership of 108 runs in 6.5 overs. Johnson Charles scored 24 from 29 balls.
New Zealand scored 153 runs with spinner Sunil Narine picking up 3 for 34. West Indies won by 56 runs.
One-Day International Series:
July 5: First Digicel ODI Sabina Park, Jamaica
July 7: Second Digicel ODI Sabina Park, Jamaica
July 11: Third Digicel ODI at Warner Park, St. Kitts
July 14: Fourth Digicel ODI at Warner Park, St. Kitts
July 16: Fifth Digicel ODI at Warner Park, St. Kitts
July 20-22: West Indies vs New Zealand at Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
Digicel Test Series:
July 25-29: First Digicel Test at Vivian Richards Cricket Ground
August 2-6: Second Digicel Test at Sabina Park, Jamaica
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