WORLD CUP WARM-UP: West Indies beat New Zealand in run-fest

SUMMARY: West Indies 421 all out in 49.2 overs (Hope 101, Russell 54, Holder 47, Gayle 36, Hetmyer 27, Bravo 25, Brathwaite 24, Nurse 21*, Boult 4-50, Henry 2-107) beat New Zealand 330 all out in 47.2 overs (Blundell 106, Williamson 89, Sodhi 39, Brathwaite 3-75, Allen 2-47) by 91 runs.


West Indies defeated New Zealand by 91 runs after piling up 421 in a World Cup warm-up fixture at Bristol on Tuesday. New Zealand won the toss and elected to field first, a decision that backfired badly as the Caribbean side took advantage of the small boundaries.

Shai Hope continued his rich form with 101 off 86 balls (9x4s, 4x6s), before Andre Russell blazed 54 off 25 balls (7x4s, 3x6s). Evin Lewis stroked an even fifty, while Jason Holder cracked 47 off 32 and Chris Gayle walloped 36 off 22.

Trent Boult took 4-50 and Matt Henry 2-107.

Black Caps had an early wobble, slipping to 33-3, but recovered well to post 330 all out with Tom Blundell, yet to play an ODI, making 106 off 89 balls.

Kane Williamson made 89 and Ish Sodhi 39. Bowling for West Indies, Carlos Brathwaite took 3-75 and Fabian Allen 2-47.

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