New Zealand v West Indies, 2nd T20I
27/11/20, 1am (GMT), Mount Maunganui
There were 23 sixes hit in the opening game on Friday in what turned out to be an incredible display of hitting from both sides despite being a shortened game.
Kieron Pollard carried his West Indies side to 180/7 with his star names Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran failing, and he will be counting on them to turn up in the second game against something of an experimental New Zealand side.
Despite fielding some fringe players, the Black Caps pulled off a stunning chase inside 16 overs with Jimmy Neesham and Mitch Santner hitting three sixes apiece and punishing the West Indies death bowling.
On grounds that are so well suited to six-hitting, we could see further big scores between these teams.
West Indies highest Powerplay score – 11/10
Such is the length of the tourist’s batting line-up and their general approach to T20 in particular, they will go hard from ball one and look to capitalise on the fielding restrictions.
Andre Fletcher in particular looked in destructive form with 34 off 14 and if he comes off again, the Windies will have a good chance of outscoring New Zealand, who tend to capitalise at the death unless Martin Guptill comes off.