Tough one. 300+ on that wicket felt good. One or two wickets more in the powerplay would have helped but they played well. When it got wet, we saw how tough it got. In hindsight, everyone will talk about starting slow. But we had discussed not giving away wickets to Boult and Southee and capitalise. But they are a top team. I do believe we have a special bunch of guys and have no doubt we will get better with experience. It was difficult with the ball once it got wet. We let go of the chance of winning the second and this happened. We won the first, lost the second and we came here, committed, and fought. We will learn and have better ways.
Tom Latham, POTM:
It was nice to contribute. The partnership between Daryl and me was set with a target in mind at the 40-over mark. We did that quite well. We didn’t build stands in the first two games, we did that. Neesham’s performance was the icing on top. It was a better wicket today, they were 170 for none. But we knew the target and put partnerships together. We did well after not doing as much in the last two games. (On first series win in WI) It’s nice to come here where it’s been challenging to put up performances when the game is in the balance makes me happy.
Mitchell Santner, POTS:
It’s nice, it was a great game and a hard-fought series. Happy with the win. Conditions changed a lot. The second innings is harder with a wetter ball. Adapting is tough, but we did well in the chase. Today’s track looked good. Big boys up top did well-restricting runs. They did well to put up a big score. We did well in the chase. I was happy to go in if needed.
New Zealand vs West Indies 3rd ODI Highlights today, Sunday 21-8-2022. 3rd ODI (D/N), New Zealand tour of West Indies from Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Toss: New Zealand chose to field.
New Zealand team: 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Finn Allen, 3 Devon Conway, 4 Tom Latham (capt, wk), 5 Daryl Mitchell, 6 James Neesham, 7 Michael Bracewell, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Lockie Ferguson, 11 Trent Boult
West Indies team: 1 Shai Hope (wk), 2 Kyle Mayers, 3 Shamarh Brooks, 4 Brandon King, 5 Nicholas Pooran (capt), 6 Keacy Carty, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Akeal Hosein, 9 Yannic Cariah, 10 Alzarri Joseph, 11 Kevin Sinclair
Head to Head In ODI’s: 67
New Zealand Won: 29
West Indies Won: 31
Match Timings: 18:00 GMT | 14:00 Local
Umpires – Joel Wilson, Leslie Reifer
TV Umpire – Gregory Brathwaite
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Nigel Duguid
Match number – ODI no. 4456