India new Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks help West Indies avoid a series sweep against New Zealand



Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks put on a 102-run opening stand to help West Indies defeat New Zealand by eight wickets as they chased down their 145/7 total.


Rovman Powell of the West Indies celebrates after his team's third T20 victory over New Zealand at Sabina Park.


The West Indies finally found a winning formula, defeating New Zealand by eight wickets in the third T20 international on Sunday, preventing a sweep of the three-match series. Brandon King and Shamarh Brooks shared a 102-run opening partnership.


The hosts deployed more than one spinner for the first time in the series after making the gutsy choice to rest captain Nicholas Pooran, and their bowlers excelled on a slow Sabina Park pitch. After winning the toss, New Zealand only managed to make 145-7, far short of its 185-5 in the first match and 215-5 in the second.


As replacement skipper Rovman Powell smashed Jimmy Neesham for six to seal the victory and make the series 2-1 in favor of New Zealand, the West Indies reached their target with one over remaining.


Left-arm First-time participant in the series Akeal Hosein took 2-28, right-arm fast bowler Odean Smith a career-high 3-29, and Dominic Drakes, also making his series debut, took 1-19 from four overs.

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