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West Indies beats New Zealand by 203, level ODI series by 2-2

HAMILTON: West Indies defeated New Zealand by the overwhelming margin of 203 runs in the fifth ODI at Seddon Park, Hamilton and leveled the series by 2-2, ARY News reported.

Kiwi’s invited the visitors to bat first. West Indies perfectly responded the invitation of batting first  and posted the overall total of 363 for 4 surpassed a mark from back in 1987 when West Indies scored 360 against Sri Lanka.

Kirk Edwards and captain of West Indies Dwayne Bravo formed a 211-run stand for the fourth wicket in West Indies' highest ever one-day international total. Edwards scored maiden ODI century 123 off 108 ball hitting 12 fours and four sixes while Bravo's was just his second in a 154-match career.

It is worth mentioning that Kieran Powell, the tall left-hander opener, set the tone at the start of the match. He played aggressively with the strike rate of 165.90 scoring 73 off just 44 balls.

Chasing the huge target of 364 runs, New Zealand remained fumbled from the start of the game, no batsmen of Kiwi’s scored even half century. The top scorer was Corey J Anderson with 29 runs.

New Zealand were all out at 160 in 30th over.

Nikita Miller took 4 wickets while Jason Holder and Andre Russell dismissed two batsmen each.

The first T-20 off 2-match series will be played on January 11(Saturday).

 

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