Sky Sports – Colin Munro smashed 66 from 23 balls and Carlos Brathwaite took a superb catch before rain caused the second T20 international between New Zealand and Windies in Mount Maunganui to be abandoned on Monday.

Summary

  • Colin Munro smashed 66 from 23 balls and Carlos Brathwaite took a superb catch before rain caused the second T20 international between New Zealand and Windies in Mount Maunganui to be abandoned on Monday.
  • Munro reached 50 from just 18 balls to record the second fastest T20 half-century by a New Zealander – Munro also hit the quickest, off 14 balls, against Sri Lanka in Auckland in 2016 – as the hosts racked up 102-4 from nine overs before the wet weather set in at Bay Oval.
  • Munro, fresh from hitting 53 in New Zealand’s 47-run win in the first T20 in Nelson, ensured Carlos Brathwaite’s sole over went for 21, but the Windies T20 captain starred in the field, flinging himself to his right at midwicket to catch Tom Bruce (3) one-handed.
  • New Zealand will now be looking to wrap up the series in the third and final game at the same venue on Wednesday – live on Sky Sports Cricket (channel 404) from 6am.
  • Windies – who handed batsman Shimron Hetmyer a T20 debut in the New Year’s Day fixture – will not only be looking to save the series but also record their first win over the Black Caps on the tour, having been beaten 2-0 and 3-0 respectively in the preceding Test and ODI series.


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