NZ vs WI, 2nd T20I, Bay Oval, 2020: New Zealand has in the series convincingly takes a 2-0 lead with one game to go in the series. It was the complete New Zealand show from batting to bowling after losing the toss the tourists have invited New Zealand to bat first and this decision turns out to be a nightmare for them.
As New Zealand batting players went berserk to help New Zealand to post 238 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in the 20 overs. Devon Conway 37-ball 65 runs which featured 4 fours and 4 sixes and Glenn Phillips 51-ball 108 runs which featured 10 fours and 8 sixes were taken full advantage of the inexperienced bowling line-up of West Indies. Both these young blokes from New Zealand put on a match-winning partnership after the early breakthroughs provided by West Indies.
For West Indies, it was the same day as the first T20 game but this time their bowling went too ahead in terms of conceding runs. West Indies bowling was completely absurd one genuine bowler Sheldon Cottrell was also ineffective too. “ Having said this, let us take a look at three things that went wrong for West Indies (WI) vs New Zealand (NZ) in 2nd T20I at Bay Oval, 2020:
1) West Indies’s decision to bowl first backfired
Although the West Indies don’t have quality bowling to defend any total against New Zealand. But in the second game, they have removed the doubts of everyone that don’t have bowling either to bowl in the first innings.
It’s been a complete captain role to bring the best bowling against a quality side like New Zealand. Pollard has experimented with seven bowlers in the first innings to restrict New Zealand with no success. New Zealand scored 238 runs with a brilliant century from Glenn Phillips (108) and an unbeaten half-century from Devon Conway 65* to assure that tourists don’t have any chance in this game.
2) Not including experienced spinner in the squad
It was shocking to believe that the West Indies have played the first two games without a genuine match-winner like Sunil Narine. Sunil Narine in the T20 Cricket is the most complete bowler of recent times.
In the current West Indies, there is no experience spinner who can be effective for them, and this was another reason they have lost the match. With one spinner Fabian Allien and no experience team can’t expect much from him without the another quality spinner.
3) West Indies batsmen failing to score runs
West Indies have one strong zone on which they can rely completely. Although they don’t have a player of Chris Gayle caliber in the top order to give the start they need in the second game.
It was too much dependent on the players like Shimron Hetmyer and Kieron Pollard to took the bail of the team in the crisis situation and put the team back into the driver seat. But in the second game, they also failed badly and left his side in trouble and none of the West Indies players scored a half-century in such a high-scoring game.
Although the result was clear after the first innings. But still some fighting spirit was expected from the tourist on the pitch where opposition batsmen were set the world on fire but they failed once again and West Indies lost the match by 72 runs.
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