Kiwis rally late to win by 4 wickets

Wellington, New Zealand - New Zealand came from behind to win the 2nd and final Twenty20 International against the West Indies and take the series 2-0.

It was a close match heading into the final stages, after the West Indies made 159/5 from their 20 overs. Denesh Ramdn top scored for the Windies with 55 not out while Andre Fletcher made 40. Both batsmen put on 70 runs for the 5th wicket.

New Zealand lost early wickets in their chase. But just like Ramdin and Fletcher, the hosts found a good partnership when they needed one. Ross Taylor and Luke Ronchi combined in a 68 runs stand to put the Kiwis back on track.

Taylor hit 39 but Ronchi was the star of the show, blazing an unbeatn 51 from 28 balls as New Zealand won by 4 wickets.

The West Indies won the toss in the second and final Twenty20 International and elected t bat first against the Kiwis.

There were a few changes around with Mitchell McClenaghan back in the squad in place of Tim Southee for the hosts while Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder come in for Kieran Powell and Samuel Badree for the regional side.

West Indies are currently 1-0 down in the series and need a win to end their Kiwi tour on a high.

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West Indies Innings: 159/5 (20 Overs). Denesh Ramdin 55*, Andre Fletcher 40, Lendl Simmons 29, Dwayne Bravo 12; Adam Milne 4-0-22-2, Nathan McCullum 4-0-17-1, Mitchell McClenaghan 4-0-29-1, James Neesham 4-0-39-0.

New Zealand Innings: 163/6 (19 Overs). Luke Ronchi 51, Ross Taylor 39, Jesse Ryder 23, Brendon McCullum 17; Sunil Narine 4-0-18-2, Andre Russell 3-0-16-2, Jason Holder 3-0-34-2, Nikita Miller 3-0-24-0.

Series (New Zealand 2-0 West Indies)


West Indies: Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo*, Chadwick Walton, Denesh Ramdin+, Andre Russell, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Sunil Narine, Tino Best.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum*, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi+, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, James Neesham, Mitchell McClenaghan.

West Indies

L Simmons c Neesham b McClenaghan 29

J Charles c Guptill b Milne 7

A Fletcher run out (Munro/Milne/+Ronchi) 40

Dwayne Bravo b Nathan McCullum 12

C Walton c Ronchi b Milne 0

D Ramdin not out 55

A Russell not out 10

Total: 159/5 (20 Overs)

Extras: (2LB, 4WD) 6

Did not Bat: J Holder, N Miller, S Narine, T Best

Fall of Wickets: 1-22 (Charles, 3.6 ov), 2-37 (Simmons, 5.5 ov), 3-66 (Bravo, 9.4 ov), 4-67 (Walton, 10.3 ov), 5-137 (Fletcher, 17.4 ov).

New Zealand Bowling: M McClenaghan 4-0-29-1, A Milne 4-0-22-2, J Neesham 4-0-39-0, C Anderson 4-0-50-0, Nathan McCullum 4-0-17-1.

New Zealand (Target; 160)

M Guptill c Ramdin b Holder 1

J Ryder c Simmons b Holder 23

Brendon McCullum LBW Narine 17

R Taylor c Walton b Narine 39

C Munro c Miller b Russell 5

C Anderson c Charles b Russell 6

L Ronchi not out 51

J Neesham not out 14

Total: 163/6 (19 Overs)

Extras: (3LB, 4WD) 7

Did not Bat: Nathan McCullum, A Milne, M McClenaghan

Fall of Wickets: 1-8 (Guptill, 0.6 ov), 2-36 (Ryder, 2.5 ov), 3-49 (BB McCullum, 5.2 ov), 4-69 (Munro, 8.1 ov), 5-79 (Anderson, 10.3 ov), 6-147 (Taylor, 17.4 ov).

West Indies Bowling: J Holder 3-0-34-2, T Best 3-0-37-0, Dwayne Bravo 3-0-31-0, S Narine 4-0-18-2, N Miller 3-0-24-0, A Russell 3-0-16-2.

Result: New Zealand won by 4 wickets (Series: NZ 2-0 WI)

Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to bat

Man of the Match: Luke Ronchi

T20 International Debut: Jason Holder (West Indies)

Umpires: Gary Baxter & Chris Gaffaney

TV Umpire: Derek Walker

Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)

Reserve Umpire: Wayne Knights

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 21:24