The Caribbeans squeezed the Black Caps – 5th ODI

West Indies 4-363 (Kirk Edwards 123*, Dwayne Bravo 106, Kieran Powell 73, Kane Williamson 1-30) beat New Zealand 160 (Corey Anderson 29, Kyle Miller 26, Nikita Miller 4-45) by 203 runs.

The Windies batsmen struck against the Kiwis as Kirk Edwards along with his skipper, Dwayne Bravo, smashed tons and their bowlers won the game for the visitors.

The tourists hammered 363 for the loss of four mere wickets in 50 overs and the home side was bowled out for 160 runs with 20.1 overs to spare.

Dwayne Bravo (West Indies) was declared ‘Player of the match’ for his all round performance in the game.

The fifth and final One Day International was played on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

Earlier, Brendon McCullum, won the toss for New Zealand and invited the Windies to bat first. Kieran Powell and Johnson Charles provided them a rising start by scoring 56 runs in six overs. The first was the most attacking of the two and rushed to his sixth ODI fifty with a four on the 28th ball. Powell was gone at 95 for 73 and Charles followed him 21 runs later for 31. The Caribbeans lost their third wicket at 143 in 23.6 overs when Dwayne Bravo joined in with Kirk Edwards.

Dwayne Bravo - Led his side from the front with a ton
Dwayne Bravo – Led his side from the front with a ton

The duo took the score to 190 in 33 overs and the latter went past his maiden ODI half century in the next one. Bravo followed him eight overs later while Kirk Edwards smashed his first ODI century in the process. The first powered his second ODI hundred in the 49th over and went back to the pavilion for 106. Edwards remained unbeaten for 123 as the Caribbeans piled up 4-363 after 50 overs.

Nathan McCullum, Corey Anderson and Kane Williamson were the only successful bowlers with one wicket each.

The openers of the home side were dismissed for 37 and the visiting bowlers never looked back from there. The Black Caps were reeling at 5-65 when Corey Anderson and Nathan McCullum gave some resistance. They were just able to enhance the score to 94 as the first surrendered for 29 and his partner became the next victim at 123 for 18. Kayle Mills was the only other batsman who scored few runs by getting 26 as the entire Kiwis innings was folded back for 160 in 29.5 overs.

Nikita Miller was the star performer with four wickets, Jason Holder and Andre Russell shared two each whereas Dwayne Bravo held one wicket.

West Indies grabbed the fifth One Day International by a hefty margin of 203 runs and the series was levelled at 2-2.


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