The West Indies garnered some valuable Super League points on Wednesday at the Kensington Oval in Barbados with a win over New Zealand in the first One Day International of their three-match series.
Once again the bowlers are in the spotlight as Akeal Hosein and Alzarri Joseph set up the victory with some fine bowling after the West Indies won the toss and invited the visitors to bat first.
New Zealand got off to a solid start, putting on 41 for the first wicket but by the 11th over, Hosein had both openers back in the Pavilion. They eventually closed for 190 all out in 45.2 overs, Captain Kane Williamson top scoring with 34. Hosein took 3 wickets for 28 runs while Joseph got his 3 at the cost of 36.
The West Indies’ reply got off to a shaky start but a crucial 75-run partnership between Shamar Brooks and Captain Nicholas Pooran took the home team to a 5-wicket victory despite some rain delays.