The BLACKCAPS again proved too strong for the West Indies, charging to a 67-run (DLS) victory in the rain-affected Boxing Day One-Dayer at Hagley Oval.
Chasing 166 to win the third and final ODI in 23-overs, the visitor’s lost their first five wickets for just nine runs, the equal third fewest in ODI history.
The West Indies bowlers made early in-roads but failed to
Resuming after a
As they did in the second ODI, the BLACKCAPS bowlers came out and more than backed up the batsmen. Matt Henry and Trent Boult did the early damage as the ball swung around and the Windies had few answers. The ball that got Jason Mohammed for a duck was a CORKER-YORKER!
Astle and Santner
Spinners Todd Astle and Mitchell Santner came on with the game all but done. They did more than close the game out. They bowled smartly and sneakily at times to help subdue the Windies tail. A great return to the
VICTORY.— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2017
West Indies bowled out for 99 in the final over of their 23-over chase of 166. BLACKCAPS claim the GJ Gardner Homes ODI series 3-0.
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Matt Henry strikes in his first over!— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2017
Big wicket of dangerman Chris Gayle. Great running catch by Colin Munro running back from point. Windies 4-1, chasing 166 from 23 overs #nzvwi pic.twitter.com/cKmaCssoOg
A final flourish from Taylor (47*) and Nicholls (18* off 9) gets the BLACKCAPS up to 131 from 23 overs. 48 added in 4 overs after rain.— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2017
REVISED target for Windies will be 166 #nzvwi
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Rain continues to spit down so the wait goes on. In the meantime Chris Gayle has come out to sign some autographs pic.twitter.com/9gL5xGUeqd— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2017
How's that!?— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2017
A big early appeal against the @nzpolice opener during an impromptu game of bank-cricket, as we await a restart in the 3rd ODI at Hagley Oval. Rain has stopped, ground is drying, covers still on but shrotend game on the cards 👍 #nzvwi pic.twitter.com/rxOm2nWwfH
☔️ Heavy rain now at Hagley Oval where the BLACKCAPS innings has been halted at 83-3 after 19 overs.— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 26, 2017
Wait and see for the Christchurch folk at the Boxing Day ODI 😁 pic.twitter.com/vD2wbiteUU
The rain has come and the players are off after 19 overs.— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 25, 2017
Taylor & Latham have weathered the other early storm, of the West Indies, to be 83-3. Heavy drizzle across the oval. Covers on!
Underway in Christchurch for the Boxing Day ODI.— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) December 25, 2017
Banks filling up fast and some great scenes!
BLACKCAPS batting, 10-1 in the third over #NZvWI
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