Substitute chief Tom Latham top-scored with 69 to lead New Zealand to a series-securing five-wicket triumph over the West Indies in the third and last one-day global series in Barbados on Sunday.
Substitute chief Tom Latham top-scored with 69 to lead New Zealand to a series-securing five-wicket triumph over the West Indies in the third and last one-day worldwide series in Barbados on Sunday. Kyle Mayers’ second one-day century and a rankling 91 by commander Nicholas Pooran took the hosts to 301 for eight in their 50 overs. Yet, the Black Caps downplayed a monumental objective as four of the initial five in their batting request scored half-hundreds of years to reach 307 for five off 47.1 overs and underline their status as the highest level country in the 50-over design.
New Zealand’s dug out from a deficit 2-1 win over the three matches was their most memorable ODI series progress in the Caribbean. It followed their 2-1 Twenty20 series win the earlier week in Jamaica.
Without harmed customary commander Kane Williamson, Latham drove the New Zealand exertion and partook in a 120-run fourth-wicket organization with Daryl Mitchell, who made 63, which shifted the challenge for the visiting side.
It’s good to come here, where different groups have battled before, and get the series win, said player-of-the match Latham.
It was a superior wicket today and we knew the objective. I’m only glad to have the option to make a commitment.
Opener Martin Guptill with 57 and Devon Conway, who looted 56, likewise assumed key parts in the pursuit.
The West Indies cause was not helped by weighty dew on the outfield after nightfall which expected the ball to be changed multiple times during New Zealand’s innings and made it challenging for the home bowlers.
For the West Indies, Mayers’ 105 off 110 balls with 12 fours and three sixes ruled an initial stand of 173 with Shai Hope, who made 51.
However, it was Pooran’s hazardous 55-ball commitment, with nine sixes and four fours, that empowered the hosts to get past the 300-run mark.
We botched our opportunity to take the series in that subsequent game and followed through on the cost here, said a downbeat Pooran.
We have an extraordinary bundle of folks here and I accept we will improve.
New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner, who was named player of the series, guaranteed two for 38 in a containing 10-over spell while left-arm swing bowler Trent Boult was the main wicket-taker with three for 53.
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Jason Holder was the pick of the West Indies bowlers with two for 37 out of seven overs.
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