New Zealand beat Windies in the first ODI of three-match ODI series that was played at Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei on Wednesday.
New Zealand decided to field first after winning the toss. Windies managed to put 248/9 on the board at the end of 50 overs.
In reply, the hosts New Zealand chased down the target successfully in 46 overs after losing five wickets.
New Zealand won this match by five wickets and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Brief Scores: Windies – 248/9 in 50 overs (Evin Lewis 76, Rovman Powell 59, Doug Bracewell 4/55)
New Zealand – 249/5 in 46 overs (George Worker 57, Ross Taylor 49*, Jason Holder 2/52)
Result – New Zealand won by five wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- Windies wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope scored a golden duck in this match. He became the third Windies’ wicketkeeper-batsman to score an ODI duck on the New Zealand soil. Here is the detail list:
Windies’ wicketkeeper-batsman to score an ODI duck on the New Zealand soil
|Player||Runs scored (Balls faced)||Opposition||Venue||Date|
|David Williams||0 (3)||South Africa||Christchurch||5th March 1992|
|Dinesh Ramdin||0 (4)||New Zealand||Wellington||21st March 2015|
|Shai Hope||0 (1)||New Zealand||Whangarei||20th December 2017|
- Windies’ no.7 batsman Rovman Powell scored 59 runs in this match. It is the second highest ODI knock by a no.7 or lower Windies’ batsman on the New Zealand soil. The record holder is Darren Sammy (no.7 batsman) with 89 runs knock against Ireland at Nelson on 16th February 2015.
- New Zealand right-handed pacer Doug Bracewell bowled very well as his bowling figure was 8-0-55-4. It is the third best ODI bowling figure by a right-handed New Zealand bowler against Windies. Here is the detail list:
Top ODI bowling figures by the right-handed New Zealand bowlers against Windies
|Scott Styris||7-0-25-6||Port of Spain||12th June 2002|
|Andre Adams||9.4-1-44-4||Port Elizabeth||13th February 2003|
|Doug Bracewell||8-0-55-4||Whangarei||20th December 2017|
- New Zealand leg-spinner Todd Astle bowled well in this match as his bowling figure was 10-1-33-3. It is the second best ODI bowling figure by a New Zealand right-handed spinner on the home soil. The record holder is Kane Williamson with the figure of 5-0-22-3 against Bangladesh at Nelson on 29th December 2016.
- New Zealand openers George Worker and Colin Munro put a brilliant 108 runs partnership for the opening wicket. It is the third highest ODI opening partnership for New Zealand against Windies. Here is the detail list:
Top ODI opening partnerships for New Zealand against Windies
|Partners’ names||Partnership runs scored||Venue||Date|
|Nathan Astle and Jamie How||136||Wellington||18th February 2006|
|Nathan Astle and Stephen Fleming||120||Lord’s||10th July 2004|
|George Worker and Colin Munro||108||Whangarei||20th December 2017|