Windies romp to series levelling victory

Hamilton, New Zealand - West Indies put in a commanding performance in the 5th ODI to square the series as the regional side score an impressive 203-run victory over New Zealand.

Jamaican spinner, Nikita Miller, led the destruction taking 4-45 to dismantle the host's batting line-up. Jason Holder was also crucial up top, taking two quick wickets after captain Dwayne Bravo got the breakthrough of Martin Guptill.

Andre Russell, who came into the side today, came on during the middle overs and nabbed two wickets as the Windies cruised to a series levelling victory in Hamilton.

Captain Dwayne Bravo and Kirk Edwards both hit tons as West Indies amassed 363/4 from their 50 overs in the 5th and final ODI against New Zealand.

Openers Kieran Powell and Johnson Charles laid the platform with an opening stand of 95 runs before the Windies lost their way a little bit. However, Edwards and Bravo combined in a 211 run partnership for the 5th wicket.

The partnership lasted 25 overs long. All of New Zealand's bowlers, except Kane Williamson, went for over 50 runs in their spells.

New Zealand won the toss in the 5th and final One Day International against the West Indies and elected to first first.

The West Indies are walking wounded after Darren Sammy followed Marlon Samuels out of the series with a strained hamstring. Andre Russell replaces Tino Best in the team while Kieran Powell comes in for Narsingh Deonarine.

Available for selection today will be the three call-ups for the two-match Twenty20 series in Andre Fletcher, Andre Russell and Samuel Badree.

New Zealand lead the 5-match ODI series 2-1 after the second match was rained out in Napier. The hosts enjoyed another winning display in the 4th ODI, winning by 58 runs on Duckworth Lewis.

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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)


New Zealand Team: Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendan McCullum*, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi+, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.

West Indies Team: Johnson Charles, Kieran Powell, Chadwick Walton, Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Dwayne Bravo*, Denesh Ramdin+, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller.

Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to field

Umpires: Chris Gaffaney & Ranmore Martinesz

TV Umpire: Ian Gould

Match Referee: Chris Broad

Reserve Umpire: Gary Baxter

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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

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 16:05