A funny incident took place on Sunday in Mount Maunganui where West Indies faced New Zealand in the second T20I of the three-match series.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl first. The move horribly backfired as New Zealand posted a mammoth 238/3 on the back of Glenn Phillips’ magnificent century.
While the West Indies had a forgettable outing in the field, they did a chuckle in the 17th over of their bowing. On the fifth ball of the over, Sheldon Cottrell was bowling to Glenn Phillips. While delivering, the ball slipped out of Cottrell’s hands and went once bounce to Shimron Hetmyer, who was standing at short third man.
Cottrell immediately looked upset with his delivery as the umpire deemed it a no-ball. To add salt to the Cottrell’s wounds, Phillips smacked the free-hit ball to a boundary. The left-arm pacer finished his quota of four overs and gave away 39 runs. Cottrell indeed did well, as other front line bowlers went for over 11 runs an over.
New Zealand takes an unassailable 2-0 lead.
Under the leadership of Tim Southee, New Zealand has won the three-match series with one more game to go. The Kiwis got off to a flyer in the powerplay with a 49 run opening stand. Martin Guptill and Tim Seifert got out in quick succession.
However, then began a carnage from Devon Conway- playing his second T20I – and Glenn Phillips – a 23-year-old youngster – as both took the West Indies’ bowlers for cleaners smashing them all around the Bay Oval. Conway remained unbeaten on 65 from 37 balls. Phillips was dismissed in the last over after scoring 108 from 51 balls.
West Indies never looked in hunt of the gigantic chase as they kept losing wickets. As many as five batsmen scored more than 20, but none of them could make any significant contribution as Kieron Pollard’s side succumbed to a 72 run loss.
Both the teams will once again lock horns in the third T20I on Monday at the same venue. Mitchell Santner will lead the home side as Southee is rested ahead of the 2-match Test series.
Here is the video of Sheldon Cottrell:
— Prince Fan (@Ravianenenu) November 29, 2020