New Zealand Vs West Indies CWC19 Match 29 Result
West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first in the 29th match of World Cup 2019.
Kane Williamson’s last World Cup masterclass proved just enough to defeat Carlos Brathwaite’s magnificent century as New Zealand beat the West Indies by five runs on Saturday in the World Cup thriller. The West Indies were defeated at 164-7, continuing their victory at 292 after Black Caps captain Williamson rallied 7-2 with a career-high 148 to lead New Zealand to 291-8.
Brathwaite’s remarkable hundred almost saw the West Indies achieve incredible success at Old Trafford. But with six runs out of seven balls, Brathwaite threw Jimmy Neesham for what he hoped would be the winning success, but only for Trent Boult to take a superbly judged catch inside the long frontier. Brathwaite dropped to his knees, desperate, after scoring 101 runs on 82 balls, including five six and nine fours.
Victory saw New Zealand return to the top of the standings and secure their place in the semi-finals. The heartbreaking defeat that left the West Indies on the brink of elimination. Chris Gayle threatened to make New Zealand pay a high price for knocking him down three times. But he finally managed to hide during a collapse that saw five wickets lost for 22 runs in 28 balls.
After being injured for most of the New Zealand round, Evin Lewis failed to team up with Hope. He played against Boult for only one goal – the first wicket of an excellent 4-30 out of 10. Overs for rhythm melon Gayle was dropped for the first time on the 15th when Boult missed a desperately difficult opportunity against Matt Henry as the ball fell on his shoulder. Gayle responded by hitting Henry’s next two balls for six.
He was then recovered at 58 when Henry lost a routine opportunity to the square leg off Mitchell Santner. The spin-off again denied Gayle’s wicket while Colin Munro was unable to hold on to the deep midwicket. Gayle’s luck ran out when he hoisted Colin de Grandhomme to the long border where Boult managed to catch the target. Shimron Hetmyer turned 54 but couldn’t continue and when Kemar Roach beat Henry to wicket Tom Latham, the West Indies had a 211-8 score.
But then there was a spectacular exchange. The game is turned around by a superb 48th against Henry, who gave 25 runs. Brathwaite beat flat a straight six and the next ball was hit by an extraordinary six to one hand. The ball flew over the back point and the batsman broke his stick at the same time. But armed with a new bat, Brathwaite broke the ball for six minutes, then a four before scoring a goal to keep the shot. Brathwaite then hit Neesham at two to finish a century.
Earlier, New Zealand was 7-2 in the first after Sheldon Cottrell eliminated openers Martin Guptill and Munro against golden ducks. But Williamson’s second consecutive World Cup 100 which did not face South Africa on Wednesday. Brought New Zealand to a competitive total.
Man of the Match Award
Kane Williamson was awarded as man of the match award for his amazing 148 runs.