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New Zealand vs West Indies T20I abandoned after Colin Munro New Year fireworks

Colin Munro blasted 66 off 23 balls but the second Twenty20 International between New Zealand and West Indies at the Bay Oval was abandoned due to rain.

cricket Updated: Jan 01, 2018 14:57 IST
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Colin Munro’s 66 off 23 balls lit up the Bay Oval in the Twenty20 International against West Indies but the match was rendered a damp squib due to persistent rain.(AFP)

The second Twenty20 between New Zealand and the West Indies ended as a no-result washout at Mount Maunganui on Monday. (NEW ZEALAND vs WEST INDIES 2ND T20I)

After a 20-minute rain delay at the start, only nine overs were possible before the rain returned and the umpires took the players from the field with New Zealand 102 for four.

Colin Munro blasted a whirlwind 66 off 23 deliveries after the West Indies won the toss and put New Zealand into bat. Munro equalled his own New Zealand record when he reached his half-century off 18 deliveries.

His rollicking knock included 11 fours, three sixes, and just two singles and a two. However, following the wicket of Munro, West Indies struck back with quick wickets before the rain descended and ensured no further play was possible.

New Zealand lead 1-0 in the series with the third and final match at Mount Maunganui on Wednesday.

First Published: Jan 01, 2018 14:56 IST