West Indies 193 for five (Brooks 79) beat New Zealand 190 (Hosein 3-29, Joseph 3-36) by 5 wickets
Brooks reached his fourth ODI half century from 58 balls and had confronted 91 deliveries when he was out within the thirty fourth over with the West Indies closing on New Zealand’s insufficient complete of 190.
Jason Holder and Jermaine Blackwood had been on the crease when the house workforce reached its goal with 11 overs to spare.
“Watching the Kiwis bat I realized it was a bit tough going early for them,” Brooks mentioned in a tv interview. “I guess credit must go to our bowlers for reducing them to a score of 190. I was just focused on going out there, getting some partnerships and getting that total off.”
Rain breaks punctuated the West Indies innings however could not disturb the regular momentum set by Brooks. The first got here within the opening over of the innings and the second within the twenty ninth when West Indies had been solely 42 runs from victory. At that time they had been nicely forward of a successful complete below the DLS system.
Pooran was out for 28 instantly after the second rain break however Brooks retained a powerful guiding hand on the run chase.
New Zealand made a strong begin with a 41-run partnership between Martin Guptill and Finn Allen, who struck two sixes and a 4 from Holder’s bowling within the seventh over.
A brief rain break adopted on the finish of the eighth over and Allen was out for 25 4 balls after the resumption. From then on New Zealand misplaced wickets repeatedly and struggled to construct the partnerships that had been mandatory to succeed in a more difficult complete.
Allen was Hosein’s first wicket, caught by Pooran who needed to run again and maintain onto the ball because it got here throughout his shoulder. Guptill fell in Hosein’s subsequent over, caught by Kyle Mayers at slip for twenty-four when New Zealand had been 53 for two.
Williamson’s partnership with Daryl Mitchell held promise and the pair had added 28 for the fifth wicket earlier than each had been out to Joseph within the thirtieth over. Mitchell had made 20 from 32 balls when he was trapped lbw and Williamson adopted when he edged behind.
Allrounders Michael Bracewell and Mitchell Santner added 40 for the seventh wicket however weren’t in a position to tip the match again in New Zealand’s favour. Bracewell was trapped lbw to present Cariah for his first worldwide wicket because the Trinidadian wristspinner completed with 1 for 49 from 9 overs.
The New Zealand decrease order typically involves the rescue of the workforce however on this event there was no fightback. Santner was out for 25 with the whole 189 for 8 and the final two wickets fell rapidly.
“Obviously it was challenging out there to get some rhythm and some momentum,” Williamson mentioned. “Credit to the way the West Indies bowled. They got a lot out of that surface and executed their plans well and ultimately played a very good game of cricket.”
The second sport will probably be performed Friday on the similar venue.