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New Zealand crash out of T20 World Cup after defeat to West Indies

New Zealand suffered its second straight defeat after going down by 13 runs to West Indies

New Zealand was beaten by the West Indies in their crucial T20 pool game of Group C, in Trinidad and Tobago today!

After falling 13 runs short of the target posted by the West Indies at Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad, the Black Cap will not participate in the tournament’s knockout phase.

The co-host of the tournament West Indies restricted New Zealand to 136-9 with Alzarri Joseph claiming four wickets and Gudakesh Motie three, sealing a third consecutive win and a spot in the Super Eights.

After being thrashed by Afghanistan in their first game, New Zealand has to play two remaining games against Uganda and Papua New Guinea.

And no matter what happens in those the Black Caps will return home from one of their most underwhelming global tournaments in recent memory.

The co-hosts were in trouble at 22-4 when Rutherford came to the crease and continued to struggle for much of the innings, slumping to 30-5 and 76-7.

Sherfane Rutherford hit a sublime unbeaten 68 letting West Indies fight back to beat New Zealand by 13 runs to book their place in the T20 World Cup Super 8s.

T20 World Cup, Group C, Trinidad

West Indies 149-9: Rutherford 68* (39); Boult 3-16

New Zealand 136-9: Phillips 40 (33); Joseph 4-19, Motie 3-25

Result: West Indies won by 13 runs

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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