West Indies vs New Zealand: NZ Near T20 World Cup Exit After WI Loss

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West Indies vs New Zealand: NZ Near T20 World Cup Exit After WI Loss
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In match no 26 of ICC World Cup 2023 between West Indies vs New Zealand, the host nation West Indies beat Blackcaps by 13 runs at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad,

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In the West Indies vs New Zealand, the first innings were played by the West Indies where they posted a total of 150 runs with a loss of 9 wickets. New Zealand didn’t chase the target in the given overs they were on 136 runs with the loss of 9 wickets.

This defeat takes the Blackcaps one step closer to ending their T20 World Cup 2024 journey. This was their second defeat in the group matches. Earlier, they faced a defeat against Afghanistan.

After three straight victories, the West Indies have advanced to the Super 8. They had already defeated Papua New Guinea and Uganda.

Glenn Phillips was the top run-scorer for New Zealand during the run-chase, with 40 runs in 33 balls. But the Black Caps lost wickets at regular intervals and found it difficult to build momentum during the innings.


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Alzarri Joseph ended with a 4-19 score, while Gurdakesh Motie secured a 3-25 score.

West Indies scored 149-9 in their 20 overs while batting first. The home team was down to 7-76 in the 13th over, and at one point it looked like they would score far less.

But Sherfane Rutherford helped the Windies to a competitive total with an incredible unbroken innings of 68 runs in 39 balls. Six maximums and two fours were part of his innings.

“I want to thank God for the opportunity. I am going to keep 68 close to my heart. I was in the IPL for two months, so I was preparing, even though I was not playing. I did a lot of work and did my planning. Keeping it simple and backing my skill – I think that was the key. I was just telling myself to take it deep. Me and Sammy had a talk and I knew if we got momentum, I could make it up in the end.”

West Indies took full advantage of the fact that New Zealand’s principal bowlers had already finished their overs, scoring 37 runs in the final two overs. In the penultimate over, Mitchell Santner went for 18 runs, while Daryl Mitchell gave up 19 runs.

Trent Boult impressed with figures of 3-16 in four overs, making him the most effective bowler for New Zealand. During his stay, the left arm also delivered a maiden over.

Additionally, Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson each claimed two wickets.

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In their first game against Afghanistan, New Zealand lost badly, which hurt their net run rate. They must now win both of their remaining games handily to advance, and they must also pray that other outcomes go their way.

West Indies vs New Zealand Lineups

New Zealand XI:

Finn Allen, Devon Conway (wk), Kane Williamson, Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Rachin Ravindra, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.

West Indies XI:

Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie.

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