Rain friendly match
Christchurch: New Zealand defeated West Indies by 66 runs on the basis of the Duckworth-Lewis method in the rain-affected third and final one-day international match here today to clean sweep 3-0 in the series.
Due to the rain the match was reduced to 23 overs. Earlier, batting first, New Zealand scored 131 runs for four wickets, making the West Indies a revised target of 166 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.
In reply, the West Indies had lost five wickets on nine runs, and the team could score only 99 runs in nine overs. Although at one time Zimbabwe’s one-day internationals were at risk of falling short on the score of 35 runs in the team.
Captain Jason Holder scored 34 off 21 balls for West Indies, Trent Bolt and Mitchell Sintner from 18th and 15th respectively, three and three respectively, while Matt Henry picked up two wickets for New Zealand.
Earlier, New Zealand decided to bat first before winning the toss. When the team scored 83 runs in 19 overs in 19 overs then the game had to be stopped due to rain. On the start of the game, New Zealand won four more overs in which the team added 48 runs.
Ross Taylor was unbeaten on 47, while Tom Latham was 37 not out, the West Indies had to face 2-0 in the Test series earlier, with the three T20 matches between the two teams from Friday in Nelson Will be played