West Indies 145 for 3 (Edwards 26*, Bravo 1*) v New Zealand
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Kieran Powell handed West Indies a drifting start during Seddon Park with a peppery 73 off 44 balls to give a visitors a position from where to build a clever sum as they aim to turn a array nonetheless they were in risk of wasting his efforts.
Powell strike 12 fours and dual sixes before being given lbw to Nathan McCullum, after winning an opening mount of 95 in 12 overs with Johnson Charles, nonetheless he was detrimental with replays display a round would have slid past leg branch though a batsman declined to use a accessible review. The gait slowed after his departure; Charles was run out by Nathan McCullum and Lendl Simmons was taken during indicate shortly before a mid symbol of a innings withdrawal West Indies wanting to rebuild.
Powell dominated a early exchanges after Brendon McCullum had extrinsic West Indies, assured in his team’s ability to follow down a target. That faith could now be tested, nonetheless conditions are ideal for batting with an easy-paced aspect and fast outfield.
Powell set a tinge in a opening over when he collected uninterrupted bounds off Tim Southee and in a paceman’s subsequent over another lift carried for six. His innings kicked into an even aloft rigging during a sixth over of a innings, from Mitchell McClenaghan, that cost 19 runs embody 3 fours and another 6 – this time it was caught, one-handed, by a believer in a throng that warranted a propitious male a esteem of NZ$100,000.
In an try to change a tempo, Brendon McCullum introduced his brother, Nathan, for a seventh over nonetheless after a parsimonious initial over from a offspinner a runs kept entrance during a good clip. Powell’s fifty came from 28 balls and he was eyeing a fast hundred when we went to brush McCullum and was taken on a boot.
The breakthrough authorised New Zealand to recover some control. Charles was moulding to try and bat by a innings, though misjudged a singular into a off side and Nathan McCullum’s approach strike from cover found him good short.
West Indies’ using continued to be capricious – there were dual serve opportunities for approach hits – and in a 13 overs following Powell’s wicket there usually 3 serve bounds as Anderson and Kyle Mills put vigour on a batsmen.
New Zealand 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Jesse Ryder, 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 Brendon McCullum (capt), 6 Corey Anderson, 7 Luke Ronchi (wk), 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Kyle Mills, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan
West Indies 1 Johnson Charles, 2 Kieran Powell, 3 Kirk Edwards, 4 Lendl Simmons, 5 Dwayne Bravo (capt), 6 Chadwick Walton, 7 Denesh Ramdin (wk), 8 Andre Russell, 9 Sunil Narine, 10 Jason Holder, 11 Nikita Miller