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Windies Thrash NZ By 91 Runs In Warm-Up Match

BRISTOL: West Indies defeated New Zealand by 91 runs in their final warm-up match just two days before the opening of the ICC World Cup 2019, here n Tuesday.

Chasing a difficult target of 422 runs, New Zealand failed to achieve it and were all out for 330 in 47.2 overs despite an aggressive century by Tom Blundell and brilliant fighting innings by skipper Kane Williamson

Tail-ender Ish Sodhi also contributed a breezy 39 from just 16 balls with three sixes and as many boundaries.

For West Indies, pacer Carlos Brathwaite captured three and left-arm spinner Fabian Allen claimed two wickets.

Earlier, Shai Hope scored a brilliant hundred as West Indies piled up a big total of 421 runs in 49.2 overs after being sent into bat by New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.

Hope made 101 off 86 balls with nine fours and four sixes and was ably supported by allrounder Andre Russell, opener Evin Lewis and skipper Jason Holder.