Records crumble as Kiwis level series
 

By CMC.

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand - New Zealand outclassed West Indies by 159 runs to win a lopsided and rain shortened third One Day International (ODI), powered by the fastest international century from Corey Anderson at the Queenstown Events Centre on Wednesday.

Anderson reached his 100 in a one-day match against West Indies in Queenstown from 36 balls, breaking the record of 37 set by Pakistan's Shahid Afridi in 1996 as  New Zealand reached 283 for four from 21 overs.

In reply, West Indies, who chose to field after winning the toss, limped to 124 for five as New Zealand tied the series one game each with two matches remaining.

Anderson finished with 131 from 47 balls with his ton including 14 sixes and six fours.

He was supported by Jesse Ryder, whose 104 was itself the sixth fastest ton in ODIs in only his second match since being left in an induced coma after being attacked outside a nightclub last March.

The pair, who put on 191 for the fourth wicket, came together at 84 for three in the seventh over.

The pick of the West Indian bowling was Jason Holder with two for 48 from four overs.

Sunil Narine and Ravi Rampaul bore the brunt of Anderson’s carnage conceding four sixes in an over each with Rampaul’s three overs costing 64 runs.

The Caribbean side surrendered their series lead and made no serious effort to embark on a winning run chase.

They stumbled to 54 for four by the 11th over and never recovered from the top order collapse.

Captain Dwayne Bravo was undefeated on 56 including three fours and three sixes while Narsingh Deonarine scored 29.

The only other batsmen contributing double digit scores were Chadwick Walton with 17 and Lendl Simmons 17.

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Summary Scores:

New Zealand Innings: 283/4 (21 Overs). Corey Anderson 131*, Jesse Ryder 104, Brendan McCullum 33, Ross Taylor 9; Jason Holder 4-0-48-2, N Miller 4-0-44-1, Sunil Narine 4-0-50-1, Dwayne Bravo 4-0-48-0.

West Indies Innings: 124/5 (21 Overs). Dwayne Bravo , Narsingh Deonarine 29, Chadwick Walton 17, Lendl Simmons 13; McClenaghan 2-0-7-2, Ryder 4-0-13-1, Neesham 4-0-21-1, Mills 2-0-11-1.

New Zealand won by 159 runs (Series: NZ 1-1 WI)

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New Zealand

M Guptill c Ramdin b Holder 1

J Ryder c Miller b Holder 104

B McCullum* c Simmons b Narine 33

R Taylor c Powell b Miller 9

C Anderson not out 131

L Ronchi+ not out 3

Extras: (2WD) 2

Total: 283/4 (21 Overs)

Did Not Bat: A Milne, J Neesham, Nathan McCullum, K Mills, M McClenaghan

Fall of Wickets: 1-5 (Guptill), 2-56 (Brendan McCullum), 3-84 (Taylor), 4-275 (Ryder)

West Indies Bowling: Narine 4-0-50-1, Holder 4-0-48-2, Rampaul 3-0-64-0, Miller 4-0-44-1, Dwayne Bravo 4-0-48-0, Simmons 2-0-29-0.

West Indies (Target; 284)

J Charles c Neesham b Mills 0

L Simmons c Milne b McClenaghan 13

C Walton c Milne b Ryder 17

K Powell c Neesham b McClenaghan 1

Dwayne Bravo* not out 56

N Deonarine c Milne b Neesham 29

D Ramdin+ not out 1         

Extras: (5LB, 2WD) 7

Total: 124/5 (21 Overs)

Did Not Bat: N Miller, S Narine, J Holder, R Rampaul

Fall of Wickets: 1-0 (Charles), 2-17 (Simmons), 3-19 (Powell), 4-56 (Walton), 5-112 (Deonarine).

New Zealand Bowling: Mills 2-0-11-1, McClenaghan 2-0-7-2, McCullum 5-0-27-0, Ryder 4-0-13-1, Neesham 4-0-21-1, Guptill 2-0-13-0, Milne 2-0-27-0.

Toss: West Indies won the toss and elected to field

Series: New Zealand 1-1 West Indies

Man of the Match: Corey Anderson (New Zealand)

Umpires: C Gaffaney & R Martinesz (Sri Lanka)

TV Umpire: I Gould (England)

Match Referee: C Broad (England)

Reserve Umpire: D Walker

By CMC.

Date: 
Tue, 12/31/2013 - 12:16