New Zealand vs. West Indies, 2nd T20: Video Highlights, Scorecard and Report

Lee Walker@@Lee_BleacherRUK Managing EditorJanuary 15, 2014

Luke Ronchi blasted a half-century as New Zealand beat West Indies by four wickets in Hamilton to complete a 2-0 T20 series victory.

Chasing 160 to win, the Kiwis made their target with six balls to spare as Ronchi hit an unbeaten 51 off 28 balls.

The West Indies made 159-5 in their 20 overs with wicket keeper Denesh Ramdin top scoring with an unbeaten 55.

After the loss of Johnson Charles in the fourth over for just seven runs, fellow opener Lendl Simmons gave the innings some impetus with 29 off 19 balls before falling in the sixth over with the score on 37.

Captain Dwayne Bravo (12) and Chadwick Walton (third-ball duck) went in quick succession, but Andre Fletcher and Ramdin put on 70 for the fifth wicket.

Fletcher made 40 from 36 balls before being run out in the 18th over, while Ramdin struck three fours and three maximums in his maiden T20 International half-century.

West Indies Innings: 159 for 5 (20.0 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Simmons c Neesham b McClenaghan 29 25 19
Charles c Guptill b Milne 7 16 12
Fletcher run out (Milne) 40 59 36
Dwayne Bravo b N McCullum 12 15 12
Walton c Ronchi b Milne 0 2 3
Ramdin not out 55 38 31
Russell not out 10 8 7
Extras 0nb 4w 0b 2lb 6
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
McClenaghan4 0 29 1
Milne4 0 22 2
Neesham4 0 39 0
Anderson4 0 50 0
N McCullum4 0 17 1
BBC

Ramdin then caught Martin Guptill off Jason Holder in the opening over of the Black Caps' reply, with the seamer removing fellow opener Jesse Ryder in his next over after a whirlwind 23 off nine balls.

Sunil Narine had Brendon McCullum trapped lbw for 17, and Andre Russell then accounted for Colin Munro and Corey Anderson to leave the hosts five down in the 11th over.

Ross Taylor was anchoring the innings and was happy to watch former Australian international Ronchi tee off at the other end.

New Zealand Innings: 163 for 6 (19 overs)
RunsMinutesBalls
Guptill c Ramdin b Holder 1 3 4
Ryder c Simmons b Holder 23 14 9
B McCullum lbw b Narine 17 21 11
Taylorc Walton b Narine 39 66 41
Munro c Miller b Russell 5 13 6
Anderson c Charles b Russell 6 9 9
Ronchi not out 51 36 28
Neesham not out 14 5 6
Extras 0nb 4w 0b 3lb 7
BowlerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Holder3 0 34 2
Best3 0 37 0
Dwayne Bravo3 0 31 0
Narine4 0 18 2
Miller3 0 24 0
Russell3 0 16 2
BBC

The target had been reduced from 54 off six overs to 15 off three before Taylor was caught at mid-wicket by Walton off Narine after a 41-ball 39.

Ronchi had hit four boundaries and two sixes and was happy to watch James Neesham hit Tino Best for two fours and a six in the penultimate over to clinch the victory on a ground where the hosts have suffered before.

New Zealand won the Test series 2-0 with the one-day international series level at 2-2. 

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