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All-round West Indies levels T20I series

Andre Fletcher slams another half-century before bowlers choke the New Zealand lower order

All-round West Indies levels T20I series - Cricket News
New Zealand lost its last six wickets for 13 runs to hand West Indies a 39-run victory in the second T20I.
New Zealand's batting collapsed under the pressure of a big asking rate as West Indies claimed a 39-run victory in the second and final Twenty20 International in Dominica on Sunday (July 6).
 
Replying to West Indies’ 165 for 6, New Zealand was in a decent position at 113 for 4 before it lost the last six wickets for 13 runs to be dismissed for 126 in 19.1 overs. As a result, the series finished 1-1.
 
Kane Williamson, New Zealand's captain for the match, top scored with 37 at the top of the order, but it was his dismissal to Kieron Pollard and the wicket of Ross Taylor (21) off Sunil Narine that spelt the end.
 
The eight overs bowled by Narine and Samuel Badree cost only 39 runs and accounted for three wickets.
 
Sheldon Cottrell, who replaced Krishmar Santokie in the playing XI, finished with 3 for 28 as New Zealand's lower order hit out desperately towards the end.
 
Earlier, Andre Fletcher's second half-century in as many matches put West Indies on its way towards a competitive total. Fletcher smashed three sixes and three fours off 49 deliveries in another entertaining innings after West Indies was put in to bat.
Dwayne Smith fell cheaply again at the start of the innings, but Fletcher joined Lendl Simmons (36) in putting on 66 for the second wicket before Simmons was caught by Corey Anderson on the long-on boundary off Ish Sodhi.
 
Trent Boult took a spectacular boundary catch in the late rush for runs to account for Pollard off Anderson, who proved the most expensive bowler, conceding 51 runs off his four overs. In contrast, Boult was a model of economy, conceding 22 runs and taking the wickets of Fletcher and Darren Sammy.
 
At the end though, his efforts with the ball and in the field made no difference, Darren Bravo running him out at the non-striker's end with a direct hit from cover point to seal the result.

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