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West Indies v New Zealand, 2014

Wisden's review of the first Twenty20 International, West Indies v New Zealand, 2014

15-Apr-2015
At Roseau, Dominica, July 5, 2014. First Twenty20 international: New Zealand won by 12 runs. T20I debut: I. S.
Sodhi (New Zealand). West Indies retained only two players from the Test series. Chris Gayle was given the Twenty20s off, and Darren Sammy returned as captain. New Zealand, meanwhile, bucked the modern trend and stuck with the original Test squad; Corey Anderson and Luke Ronchi were brought in for their first serious cricket of the tour. West Indies were 22-2 when rain first halted play after five overs, and lopped four off the match. On resumption, the Grenadian Andre Fletcher carried on his limited-overs form from the A-team series against Bangladesh, powering four sixes. He and Darren Bravo put on 88 in ten overs, before Fletcher provided Ish Sodhi with his first Twenty20 wicket. New Zealand's target remained 133. They were boosted by Brendon McCullum, who smacked Krishmar Santokie for six, four and four in the fifth over, and Ross Taylor, who biffed six, six and four off Andre Russell in the 11th. The drizzle became stronger, making the ball slippery, and the umpires eventually took the players off with three overs unbowled and New Zealand ahead on D/L.