Brendon and Nathan McCullum star as New Zealand trounce West Indies in opening T20I

Brendon McCullum's 60 helped New Zealand post a challenging 189 for 5, while, his brother Nathan, took 4 for 24 in New Zealand's 81-run crushing win over the West Indies at Eden Park, Auckland.

updated: January 11, 2014 16:50 IST
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Auckland: An unbeaten 85-run stand between Brendon McCullum and Luke Ronchi laid the foundation for New Zealand's 81-run win over the West Indies in their opening Twenty20 international on Saturday. (Match Scorecard)

The New Zealand batting was backed up by tight bowling, led by Nathan McCullum who celebrated his 50th Twenty20 international with figures of four for 24.

New Zealand, who elected to bat first, appeared in trouble at 105-3 after 13 overs before McCullum and Ronchi lifted them to 189-5 which proved too big a target for the West Indies.

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