NZ VS WI MATCH REPORT : NZ dominates West Indies as the youngsters step up to the occasion for NZ

New Zealand have gave the West Indies a huge target of 239 to chase in the second innings after losing the toss in the 2nd T20I. West Indies won the toss and elected to field in the 2nd T20I  after the loss in the first one. This decision was proved right by the bowlers as the NZ openers struggled to hit the ball well and that got the West Indies to get their first breakthrough in the match in form of the wicket keeper batsman Tim Seifert. Oshane Thomas knocked the stumps and got the wicket of Seifert. While Guptill was getting dangerous, Fabien Allen got him caught out.

Things were looking good for West Indies at one stage as they had got both the openers in quick time. But today was the day when youngsters of the team took onto themselves to set a huge total for the team. Devon Conway who impressed many people including the West Indies captain inn the first T20I was joined by right handed Glenn Phillips in the middle when the team was in some trouble at score of 53 at the start of 7th over.


The duo didn’t take much time to set as they began their hitting soon after coming to bat. Glenn Phillips scored a quick fire 50 in just 22 deliveries which set the match to get to high total. Devon Conway didn’t stay much behind as he scored a quick 50 in just 31 deliveries. Glenn Phillips took on to every West Indies bowler as he went on to score his maiden T20 century. He completed this feat in just 45 deliveries at a strike rate of 224. He became the fastest centurion for the team in T20’s. He achieved this record inn just 45 deliveries. Previous holder of this record was Colin Munro.

Devon Conway in his second outing at international level showed his power as he finished his innings after scoring 65 off just 37 deliveries which had 4 maximums and 4 boundaries. Glenn Phillips got out in the final over after an impressive knock of 108 in just 51 deliveries. He smacked 8 sixes and 10 fours in his maiden century in T20 internationals for NZ. The NZ ended their innings on 238 for loss of 3 wickets.

For West Indies there was not much to celebrate as every bowler was smashed all around the park. Keemo Paul was the most expensive pick in the bowlers as he gave 64 runs in his 4 over quota without getting any wicket.

The WI batters had a huge task ahead of them as they came out to bat in the second innings. The batsmen didn’t try to put much fight in the innings as they lost one of their openers in the second over of the innings for a duck. Few notable contributions came from Andre Fletcher, Pollard, Mayers and Hetmyer. Rest of the team didn’t show much fight as they got out quickly. West Indies were able to score only 166/9 in their 20 overs as the West Indies lost 2 T20 by 72 runs and gave the lead to the hosts in three match series . The series is now at 2-0 in favour of New Zealand.

For NZ, every bowler had a decent outing as every bowler who bowled got a wicket in their bowling quota. Kyle Jamieson had great day with ball as he picked 2 wickets and gave 15 runs in his 4 over quota.