WI blown away again

Kingston – Beleaguered West Indies produced yet another comical batting display and slumped to a depressing 90-run defeat in the second Twenty20 International against New Zealand yesterday in Jamaica.

Chasing a massive 216 at Sabina Park, the Windies were never in the hunt once they plunged to 28 for five in the eighth over, and they declined to 125 for nine in the end.

No. 11 Obed McCoy top scored with 23 not out, while Rovman Powell got 21, but they were the only two to pass 20 as off-spinner Michael Bracewell and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner both bagged 3-15 and scythed through the innings.

Player of the Match Glenn Phillips had earlier lashed 76 from 41 balls with four fours and half-dozen sixes, with support from Daryl Mitchell, who got a 20-ball 48, and opener Devon Conway, who punched a measured 42 from 34 deliveries.

Left-arm pacer McCoy finished with 3-40 for the Caribbean side, but the Black Caps plundered 64 from the last five overs to post 215 for five – the highest-ever T20I total at Sabina Park and their third highest against West Indies. (CMC)

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