Edwards, Bravo shoot WI to drawn series
 

By CMC.

HAMILTON, New Zealand - Kirk Edwards hit his maiden One Day international (ODI) hundred and Dwayne Bravo his second as West Indies crushed New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth and final ODI to draw the series two games each.

Edwards  was undefeated on 123 while Bravo scored 106  highlighting  a superior all round performance by the Caribbean side to climax the series on a high at Seddon Park in Hamilton here on Wednesday.

Opener Kieran Powell set the Windies off to a flying start by racing to a 44 ball 73, and setting the tone for their total of 363 for four, their highest ODI total but the Black Caps had no answer to an outfit on fire and imploded for 160 in 29.5 overs.

Powell hit 12 fours and two sixes to dominate an opening stand of 95 with Johnson Charles in 12 overs.

His knock included a six which was caught by a fan, who won $100,000 offered by a beer company for a one-handed catch.

Edwards and Bravo came together at 143-3 to consolidate then accelerate after Powell fell leg-before to spinner Nathan McCullum and the run rate slowed after his departure.

They added 211 for the fourth wicket, West Indies' third-highest stand in one-day internationals, surpassing the previous best of 360 set against Sri Lanka in 1987.

Edwards’ 108 ball knock included 12 fours and four sixes while Bravo’s entertaining innings featured 12 fours and three sixes.

New Zealand never built momentum in their run chase as the five frontline batsmen were dismissed with the score on 65.

The big-hitting Corey Anderson was caught on 29 as the Black Caps tumbled to 94-6 while Kyle Mills led some lower-order resistance before he was run out for 26.

Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller finished with 4-45, while Bravo followed up his century with a miserly 1-12 off five overs to be named man of the match.

Jason Holder and Andre Russell each picked up two wickets.

West Indies’ overwhelming display, following poor performances in the two previous ODIs, resulted in New Zealand’s second heaviest ODI defeat.

The two teams now play a two-match Twenty 20 series starting in Auckland on Saturday.

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Summary Scores:

West Indies Innings: 363/4 (50 Overs). Kirk Edwards 123*, Dwayne Bravo* 106, Kieran Powell 73, Johnson Charles 31; Kane Williamson 4-0-30-1, Nathan McCullum 10-0-64-1, Corey Anderson 10-1-77-1, Tim Southee 10-0-64-0.

New Zealand Innings: 160 All Out (29.5 Overs). Corey Anderson 29, Kyle Mills 26, Nathan McCullum 18, Jesse Ryder 17; Nikita Miller 10-1-45-4, Jason Holder 5-0-35-2, Andre Russell 4-0-31-2, Dwayne Bravo 5-0-12-1.

Series (New Zealand 2-2 West Indies)

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West Indies

K Powell LBW Nathan McCullum 73

J Charles run out Nathan McCullum 31

K Edwards not out 123*

L Simmons c Williamson b Anderson 9

Dwayne Bravo c Nathan McCullum b Williamson 106

A Russell not out 6

Total: 363/4 (50 Overs)

Extras: (4LB, 11WD) 15

Fall of Wickets: 1-95 (Powell, 12.1 ov), 2-116 (Charles, 18.3 ov), 3-143 (Simmons, 23.6 ov), 4-354 (Bravo, 48.6 ov).

Did not Bat: Chadwick Walton, Denesh Ramdin+, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller.

New Zealand Bowling: Tim Southee 10-0-64-0, Mitchell McClenaghan 8-0-64-0, Nathan McCullum 10-0-64-1, Corey Anderson 10-1-77-1, Kyle Mills 8-0-60-0, Kane Williamson 4-0-30-1.

New Zealand (Target; 364)

M Guptill b Dwayne Bravo 6

J Ryder c Simmons b Holder 17

K Williamson LBW Holder 16

R Taylor c Ramdin b Miller 9

Brendan McCullum c Charles b Miller 6

C Anderson c Bravo b Russell 29

L Ronchi hit wicket b Miller 15

Nathan McCullum c Ramdin b Russell 18

K Mills run out Holder 26

T Southee c Dwayne Bravo b Miller 9

M McClenaghan not out 0

Total: 160/4 (29.5 Overs)

Extras: (6LB, 3WD) 9

Fall of Wickets: 1-21 (Guptill, 3.1 ov), 2-37 (Ryder, 6.6 ov), 3-45 (Williamson, 8.6 ov), 4-50 (Taylor, 10.3 ov), 5-65 (BB McCullum, 14.2 ov), 6-94 (Anderson, 19.2 ov), 7-123 (NL McCullum, 23.1 ov), 8-125 (Ronchi, 24.6 ov), 9-151 (Southee, 28.2), 10-160 (Mills, 29.5).

West Indies Bowling: Jason Holder 5-0-35-2, Dwayne Bravo 5-0-12-1, Nikita Miller 10-1-45-4, Sunil Narine 5.5-0-31-0, Andre Russell 4-0-31-2.

Result: West Indies won by 203 runs

Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to field

Series: New Zealand 2-2 West Indies

Man of the Match: Dwayne Bravo

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney & Ranmore Martinesz

TV Umpire: Ian Gould

Match Referee: Chris Broad

Reserve Umpire: Gary Baxter

By CMC.

Date: 
Wed, 01/08/2014 - 04:27