Fletcher eager to capitalise in Dominica

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Batsman Andre Fletcher is eager to continue a rich stretch of form, when the West Indies and New Zealand clash for the second and final Twenty20 International in Dominica on Sunday.

Batsman Andre Fletcher is eager to continue a rich stretch of form, when the West Indies and New Zealand clash for the second and final Twenty20 International in Dominica on Sunday.

Fletcher, who scored a telling 39, 57 and 44 not out for the Sagicor High Performance Centre against Bangladesh A last month, struck a fine 52 in Saturday's first T20I.

The Man of the Match vigil and three key wickets from seamer Darren Sammy, however, were not enough to prevent the Windies from slipping to a rain-affected 12-run defeat.

"At first we decided not to panic. After the rain, we decided in the first three to see if we can get up to 50 runs and, after that, take it up to eight runs an over and see if we can get some big overs," said Fletcher.

"It worked out and we just hope that on Sunday, we are not in a position when too many wickets fall early but if I do get a bat then I can continue the great form."

The Black Caps, meanwhile, are likely to retain the same XI. Seamers Trent Boult and Tim Southee and batsmen Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor were particularly impressive in the series opener.

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