ICC CWC 2019: Warm Ups: WI score in excess of 400 and register a…

first_imgAdvertisement Image Courtesy: Times NowAdvertisementWest Indies notch up a mammoth 423 on board and make easy work of their opponents New Zealand in their the warm up game.Image Courtesy: Times NowWest Indies displayed their A game as the side that is comprised of power hitters took advantage of a flat Bristol wicket at stake to notch up a score in excess of 400.New Zealand looked to repeat what they inflicted to India a few days back by electing to bowl first. But less did they know that a West Indian hurricane was arriving in their direction. Gayle and Lewis got the side off to a flyer, scoring at a rate in excess of 8. While Gayle was dismissed by Boult for 36, Lewis scored a half century before handing away his wicket. Shai Hope steadied the innings and with vital contributions from Bravo and Hetmyer, Hope notched up his century in no time. After the wicket of Hope, the side was stationed at 267-5 with another solid 15 overs to play for. Holder joined hands with Russell and began to wreak havoc. Russell scored 54 in just 25 balls that comprised of 7 fours and 3 sixes. With both losing their wickets around the 370 run mark, Carlos Brathwaite and Ashley Nurse chipped in with some boundaries to take the total in excess of 400.While New Zealand tested their bowling strength in their first game, now it was a real test for their batsmen to see whether they could guide their side to a famous victory. But at the end of the day it looked a bit too much to ask for as New Zealand surrendered to a 91 run defeat. Only Tom Blundell and Kane Williamson hung on with the former notching up a century. The asking rate kept going out of reach and eventually led the incoming batsmen to commit suicide. Carlos Brathwaite profited with 3 wickets. Brief Scores: West Indies 421 (Hope 101, Russell 54) beat New Zealand 330 (Blundell 106, Williamson 85, Brathwaite 3-75) by 91 runs.Also Read:ICC CWC 2019: Warm Ups: Dhoni and Rahul tons guide India to a comfortable victorylast_img

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