Shammer Brooks took the West Indies to top-ranked New Zealand by five wickets in a low-scoring opening day one-day international at Kensington Oval, Barbados, on the opening day and night of a three-match series. Perfectly played the role of seat anchor in leading to victory. on wednesday.
Brooks’ nine fours and one six on 91 ball 79s put his team in five of 39 overs after the home team’s bowling combination pace and spin dismissed the visitors in the first batting for 190 off 45.2 overs. It provided much-needed firmness to make the 193 off. reply.
His 72-run, 4-wicket partnership with captain Nicolas Poulin (28) stabilized the chase and prevented a repeat of the collapse that has become a very common feature of their game in recent years. did.
After receiving the “Man of the Match” award, Brooks said, “This wasn’t an easy pitch to hit, so it was important to get off to a good start.
“It was especially nice to have a good partnership with the captain and to see how he really sat down, which is not his nature.”
The result not only marked New Zealand’s first ODI defeat of the year, but also ended the Caribbean team’s worst streak of nine straight losses in 50-over formats per side.
More importantly, he earned 10 vital points to qualify for next year’s World Cup in India.
Left-handed spinner Akeel Hossein and fast bowler Arzali Joseph took three wickets each as the Black Caps, winners of the leading T20 International series in Jamaica. .
“We have to roll up our sleeves and learn to adapt to different situations because it was definitely not easy batting outside,” said the New Zealand captain as he assessed his team’s innings.
“It’s all part of the learning process and we have to move on from here.”
On a sunny afternoon, New Zealand appeared to be establishing a formidable total platform via opening stands of 41 between Finn Allen (25) and Martin Guptil (24).
Hossein changed the face of the innings in the first three wickets, but Joseph’s double strike in 30 overs was the sharpest. First Darryl he caught Mitchell with his front foot before triggering his edge outside from Williamson’s bat to wicket-keeper Shai his Hope. .
A 40-run seven-wicket stand between Michael Bracewell (31) and Mitchell Santner (25) gave New Zealand hopes of over 200, but Jason Holder claimed two wickets on two balls and Joseph Trent vault closed out the innings with 46 overs. I played.