CWC 2019: Twitter Reacts As New Zealand Posts A Competitive Total

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As New Zealand Posts A Competitive Total

Kane Williamson
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New Zealand posted a competitive score of 291 runs after West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and decided to bowl first at Old Trafford, Manchester. West Indies got off to a great start as Sheldon Cottrell provided two quick breakthroughs. The southpaw seamer who has impressed with his agility in the field was able to plumb Martin Guptill on the very first ball of the innings.

However, the on-field umpire gave the decision in favour of the batting side. Thus. Jason Holder decided to review and the third umpire had to reverse the decision after three reds on the Hawkeye. Furthermore, Colin Munro was flummoxed by another perfect yorker from Sheldon Cottrell.

Sheldon Cottrell

Kane Williamson continued his dream form going.

Consequently, both the New Zealand openers were back in the hut without troubling the scorers. In fact, both of them were dismissed for a golden duck. Meanwhile, Evin Lewis suffered a right hamstring strain and did not take the field as Fabien Allen took the field as a substitute fielder.

Subsequently, the onus was on two experienced batsman – Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor. Kane Williamson carried his dream form going as he was able to hit the ground running. The New Zealand captain completed his back to back hundred and became the fourth batsman in the World Cup to get two centuries in the ODI showpiece.

Kane Williamson
Williamson is in great form. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Cottrell was the pick of the Windies bowlers.

Ross Taylor also provided good support to his captain and scored a fine knock of 69 runs before Chris Gayle was able to get the better of him. Taylor and Williamson added a fine alliance of 160 runs to help rescue New Zealand from troubled waters. Williamson scored a majestic knock of 148 runs from 154 balls with the help of 15 fours and one six.

Cottrell once again struck for West Indies as he caught and bowled Tom Latham who has struggled with his form in this World Cup.

Here is how Twitter reacted to New Zealand’s innings:



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