Monday, January 22, 2018

Sorry Windies crumble to defeat in opener*


BADREE STRIKES: New Zealand’s Glenn Phillips is bowled by Windies leg-spinner Samuel Badree while wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton looks on, during the first Twenty20 International at Saxton Oval in Nelson, yesterday. New Zealand won by 47 runs. —Photo: AFP

West Indies were once again well below par as they crashed to a 47-run defeat to New Zealand in the opening Twenty20 International at the Saxton Oval in Nelson, yesterday, to extend their wretched losing streak on the current tour.
Chasing a challenging 188 at Saxton Oval, the Caribbean side’s batting crumbled yet again, and they could only muster 140 all out with six balls remaining.
Andre Fletcher top-scored with 27, captain Carlos Brathwaite struck 21 and Ashley Nurse, 20 not out, but the Windies never came to terms with a demanding run chase and lost wickets regularly. 

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