New Zealand Beat West Indies by 12 Runs in Rain-Hit First Twenty20

Brendon McCullum (40 off 35 balls) and Ross Taylor (28 off 20 balls) anchored New Zealand in their chase of 133 vs West Indies in a rain-hit game.

updated: July 06, 2014 04:52 IST
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File Photo: Brendon McCullum in action

New Zealand defeated the West Indies by 12 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis method in the first Twenty20 international at Windsor Park on Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

Replying to the home side's total of 132 for eight off 18 overs in the rain-affected match, the tourists were ahead of the required rate at 117 for five off 15 overs when persistent rain and fading light forced the umpires to call a halt to the match.

The final match is scheduled for Sunday at the same venue.

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