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West Indies thump New Zealand by 203 runs to level series

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  • January 8th, 2014
  • 13:54:15 IST

Hamilton: Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo made centuries and Kieran Powell struck 73 from 44 balls as the West Indies crushed New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth one-day international on Wednesday, leveling the five-match series 2-2.

Edwards made 123 not out and shared a 211-run fourth wicket partnership with Bravo (106) as the West Indies reached 363-4, their highest-ever one-day score, batting first after losing the toss.

Kirk Edwards brutally assaulted the New Zealand bowlers. AFP

Kirk Edwards brutally assaulted the New Zealand bowlers. AFP

Nikita Miller then took 4-45 as the West Indies rolled New Zealand for 160 in 29.5 overs in reply. It was New Zealand's second-largest one-day loss in terms of runs.

The West Indies won the first match of the series by two wickets, while New Zealand won the third by 159 runs and fourth by 158 runs. The second was lost to rain.

AP

Updated Date: January 08, 2014 13:54:15 IST

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