New Year’s T20I rained off


New Zealand and the West Indies were unable to achieve a result in the second T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui due to rain.

The West Indies won the toss and elected to field first with Shimron Hetmyer making his debut for the tourists.

Colin Munro got the Kiwis off to a flyer though smashing his way through the powerplay in devastating fashion.

Munro lost opening partner Martin Guptill (2) early nicking off to Sheldon Cottrell.

Kane Williamson provided the perfect foil for Munro who contributed 66 runs to their 75 run second wicket stand.

But with two balls left in the powerplay Munro (66) took on long on off the bowling of Kesrick Williams and was caught in the deep, his innings included 11 fours and three sixes and would prove to be the only real highlight of a rain ruined game.

New Zealand lost a few quick wickets after Munro’s departure with Glenn Phillips (10) and Tom Bruce being undone by the spin of Samuel Badree and Ashley Nurse respectively.

The rain settled in in the ninth over of the Black Caps innings and put and end to the contest.

New Zealand lead the three match series 1-0 after winning the first match on Friday.

The series concludes with another match at the Bay Oval on January 3.