Russell & Narine stars as Windies beat New Zealand to win ODi series 4-1
The West Indies have secured a comprehensive 4-1 series win over their touring New Zealand counterparts.
The Windies achieved the feat after beating the Black Caps by 20 runs in the 5th and final match of the series which was played at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
The hosts after winning the toss and deciding to bat, recovered from an early slump to post 241 for 9 from their 50 overs
This thanks to a late cameo by Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell who hit an unbeaten 59 from just 40 balls.
Russell’s whose his knock included 6-fours and 3-sixes, was assisted by Dwayne Bravo who made 53, and Marlon Samuels (43).
Kyle Mills and Tim Southee did the most damage taking 3 wickets each.
New Zealand in reply were bowled out for 221.
Kane Williamson led the batting with 69 against Narine who bagged a career best 5 for 27 and Tino Best and Dwayne Bravo who took 2 wickets each.
Narine as well as being named Man of The Match was also named Man of The Series.
The hosts following today’s result claimed the series 4-1 and now look forward to two-match test series which starts on July 25 in at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, in Antigua.