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West Indies win by 61 runs

W Indies vs New Zealand

Windies wrap up series

Black Caps crushed for second time in two days

Sunil Narine: figures of 4-12

Chris Gayle: back-to-back half centuries

A superb bowling performance from Sunil Narine helped West Indies beat New Zealand by 61 runs in the second Twenty20 international in Florida, wrapping up a 2-0 series win.

Narine took 4-12, including two wickets with consecutive deliveries, to turn the game emphatically in the Windies' favour.

Chris Gayle had earlier hammered 53 while a late cameo from Dwayne Bravo (35 not out) took West Indies' total up to 177-5, which proved more than enough after New Zealand were all out for 116 in the 19th over.

Gayle was man of the match in the opener after making an unbeaten 85 and was just as destructive today after a cautious start.

The Windies did get off to a flyer after winning the toss but it was not Gayle who initially came to the fore. Kyle Mills conceded 14 off his first over, with Dwayne Smith striking two sixes in three balls.

The opener was dismissed in the next over when he skied a return catch to Doug Bracewell, who then saw his next two deliveries hammered for successive fours by Johnson Charles.

At the other end, Gayle saw out a maiden off Mills' second over before exploding into action in the eighth over, hammering Bracewell for a six and a four.

Just as it looked like the Windies were starting to control proceedings, Charles departed for 36 after paddling a short Rob Nicol ball to Tim Southee at fine-leg.

Successive sixes

Gayle continued unabashed, thumping two successive sixes and a four off the under-fire Bracewell to bring up his half-century.

The left-hander was eventually bowled by Nathan McCullum, who also had Lendl Simmons caught at backward square-leg for 18 four balls later.

Bravo hammered his first ball for six over long-off and clubbed another three maximums and a four to take his score to 35 not out off just 11 balls.

Martin Guptill helped the Black Caps make a promising start, striking two fours and a six but he holed out to Fidel Edwards at deep cover to give Narine his first success.

Fellow opener Nicol perished off the next ball, stumped after being dragged out of his crease, and New Zealand's challenge never recovered.

Kane Williamson and Southee departed cheaply before Dean Brownlie was bowled by Narine attempting to push through the covers.

Daniel Flynn (22) struck two sixes in a rare highlight for Williamson's side but he miscued to Gayle at point off Marlon Samuels, who then bowled Tom Latham in his next over.

Narine had his fourth wicket when Andrew Ellis skied high down the ground and was caught by Bravo, who took the final two wickets to seal an emphatic victory for the Windies.

Match Details

1st Jul 2012
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground
P J Nero and J S Wilson

new zealand BATTING CARD

Batsman R
R.J. Nicol st Ramdin b Narine 7
Guptill c Edwards b Narine 18
Southee c J. Charles b Badree 3
Williamson run out 6
Flynn c Gayle b Samuels 22
Brownlie b Narine 1
T.W.M. Latham b Samuels 19
McCullum c&b Bravo 14
Ellis c Bravo b Narine 1
Bracewell c Smith b Bravo 20
Mills not out 1
Extras 2w, 2lb 4
Total All Out, 18.4 Overs 116
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Edwards 3 0 20 0
Badree 4 0 20 1
Narine 4 0 12 4
Sammy 2 0 14 0
Bravo 2.4 0 23 2
Samuels 3 0 25 2
Full Bowling Card