Highlights New Zealand vs West Indies, 1st T20I at Nelson: Cricket score and Updates

Catch the live score and updates from New Zealand's 1st T20I match against the Windies.

FirstCricket Staff, December 29, 2017

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Toss report: The West Indies won the toss and elected to bowl in the first Twenty20 against New Zealand in Nelson on Friday, where they are seeking the first win of their tour.

New Zealand captain Tim Southee and West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite. AFP

New Zealand captain Tim Southee and West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite. AFP

Captain Carlos Brathwaite said their defeats in both Tests and all three one-day internationals played a role in their decision.

"Chasing is our strong suit and we want to get a win on the board," he said.

New Zealand stand-in captain Tim Southee welcomed the decision to bat first.

"It looks like a good wicket and we've had a bit of success of late batting first," he said.

The West Indies, as the reigning Twenty20 world champions, are expected to be a more formidable opponent in this format although they are without Kieron Pollard and Sunil Narine who have pulled for personal reasons while Marlon Samuels is injured.

New Zealand are resting Kane Williamson and Trent Boult for the first Twenty20, while Southee returns to lead the side after missing the last two ODIs.

Martin Guptill is reinstalled at the top of the order after missing the ODIs due to injury.

New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Glenn Phillips, Tom Bruce, Ross Taylor, Anaru Kitchen, Mitchell Santner, Doug Bracewell, Tim Southee (capt), Ish Sodhi, Seth Rance

West Indies: Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Andre Fletcher, Shai Hope, Jason Mohammed, Carlos Brathwaite (capt), Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Kesrick Williams, Jerome Taylor, Samuel Badree

Updated Date: Dec 29, 2017

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Punjab
6 5 1 0 10
2
Chennai
5 4 1 0 8
3
Hyderabad
6 4 2 0 8
4
Kolkata
6 3 3 0 6
5
Rajasthan
6 3 3 0 6
6
Bangalore
5 2 3 0 4
7
Mumbai
6 1 5 0 2
8
Delhi
6 1 5 0 2



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7595 123
2 South Africa 6912 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 121
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111

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