West Indies go down to heavy defeat
T20 International Series
2nd T20I – West Indies v New Zealand
Venue: Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Toss: New Zealand won and batted
Result: New Zealand won by 90 runs
Man of the Match: Glenn Phillips
KINGSTON, Jamaica – West Indies were outplayed in all departments and fell to a heavy defeat as New Zealand took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, on Friday. Chasing a massive 216, the home side were never in the hunt once they plunged to 28-5 in the eighth over and could only reach 125-9 in the end.
Tailender Obed McCoy top-scored with an unbeaten 23 while Rovman Powell got 21 but they were the only two to pass 20 as off-spinner Michael Bracewell (3-15) and Mitchell Santner (3-15) cut through the innings.
Man-of-the-Match Glenn Phillips had earlier lashed 76 from 41 balls with four fours and half-dozen sixes, with support from Daryl Mitchell who got a 20-ball 48 and opener Devon Conway, who punched a measured 42 from 34 deliveries.
Left-arm seamer McCoy finished with 3-40 but the Black Caps smashed 64 from the last five overs to post 215-5– the highest-ever T20I total at Sabina Park and their third highest against West Indies.
The final match will be played on Sunday at the same venue as West Indies look to avoid a series whitewash. First ball is 1:30pm (2:30pm Eastern Caribbean Time).
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