Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Must-win for Windies*

Caribbean team looking to keep T20 series alive

'GOT YUH': West Indies batsman Andre Fletcher is stumped by New Zealand wicketkeeper Glenn Phillips during the first T20 international at Saxton Oval in Nelson, New Zealand, last Friday. The hosts won the match by 47 runs. --Photo: AFP

New Zealand take on the West Indies in the second of three T20 international matches at the Bay Oval, bowling off at 2 a.m. (T&T time), targeting a win that would see them secure a series win with a game to spare. The Black Caps head into the match having comfortably won the series opener last Friday in Nelson by 47 runs, thanks to half-centuries from Colin Munro and Glenn Phillips and debutant Seth Rance's fifures of three-for-29. The result ended a run of five consecutive victories in the T20 format for the Carlos Brathwaite-led Windies and the captain is hoping for a swift return to winning ways. 

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