Black Caps dispose of weak Windies

New Zealand

The West Indies collapsed to an 81-run defeat in Auckland on Saturday, losing the first T20 against New Zealand without much of a fight after the McCullum brothers and Luke Ronchi did the damage.

The West Indies collapsed to an 81-run defeat in Auckland on Saturday, losing the first T20 against New Zealand without much of a fight after the McCullum brothers and Luke Ronchi did the damage.

The Kiwis won the toss and chose to bat, and put on 189 for five in their 20 overs. Brendon McCullum and Ronchi did the bulk of the damage with an 85-runs stand. The Windies were then 108 for eight in their reply.

The hosts got off to a very quickly start as openers Martin Guptill and Jesse Ryder put on 38 runs in less than four overs. But that stand was broken by Tino best, who took Guptill's wicket and then Colin Munro (22) and Corey Anderson (0) too.

Nikita Miller was the man to bag Ryder, caught by Johnson Charles, while Ross Taylor was removed cheaply by the spinner too. This left McCullum and Ronchi to blast the score towards invincibility, adding their 85 runs in seven overs.

The Windies' chase never got off the ground as they lost regular wickets from the start, and only Andre Fletcher scoring more than 20. Nathan MCullum was the one to do the damage this time, taking four wickets in his four overs.

The last wicket fell in the 14th over, with Jimmy Neesham bagging three, but the remaining batsmen, Miller and Samuel Badree, made no effort to get the runs and the match petered out for a home win.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Adam Milne, Colin Munro, Jimmy Neesham

West Indies: Johnson Charles, Kieran Powell, Andre Fletcher, Dwayne Bravo, Chadwick Walton, Lendl Simmons, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Nikita Miller, Samuel Badree, Tino Best

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