WINDIES WINS ONE

West Indies' Shamarh Brooks leaves the field not out embraced by New Zealand's Devon ConwayÊafter their third and last T20 cricket match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. West Indies won by 8 wickets.
West Indies’ Shamarh Brooks leaves the field not out embraced by New Zealand’s Devon ConwayÊafter their third and last T20 cricket match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. West Indies won by 8 wickets.
Associated Press/Ramon Espinosa
West Indies bounced back in the final three-match against New Zealand on Sunday after an embarrassing 90-run loss in the second T20 International series against the West Indies at Sabina Park, Jamaica last Friday, clinching the series with a two-match lead.
In the second T20 International on Friday, the West Indies managed only 125-9 in reply to New Zealand score of 215 for 9 after choosing to bat first.
The team under vice-captain Roman Powell, who replaced Nicolas Pooran, played more than one spinner for the first time in the series and their bowlers flourished on a slow pitch at Sabina Park.
West Indies' Brandon King plays a shot against New Zealand during the third T20 cricket match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.
West Indies’ Brandon King plays a shot against New Zealand during the third T20 cricket match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Associated Press/Ramon Espinosa

Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks shared an opening 102 partnership as West Indies struck a winning formula at last, beating the Kiwis by 8 wickets in the third T20 international to prevent a clean sweep of the three-match series.

New Zealand made only 145 for 7 after winning the tips, falling well short of their 185-5 in the first match and 215-5 in the second one.
The West Indies innings stood in complete contrast with the opening partnership between King and Brooks occupying 13.1 overs and making the result a forgone conclusion with the 102 partnership.

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