New Zealand has held off a late batting invasion from Carlos Brathwaite to beat the West Indies by five runs and move on the standings.
Brathwaite bursted 101 from 82 balls as the last three West Indies wickets joined for 122 runs and got inside one shot of a dynamite rebound triumph.
He put it all on the line, attempting to hit the last wad of the 49th over from Jimmy Neesham for six and was gotten on the long-on limit by Trent Boult.
Captain Kane Williamson’s 148 and 160-run organization with Ross Taylor helped New Zealand rally to 291-8 in the wake of losing the two openers for first-ball ducks in the first finished.
New Zealand seemed to have the game close by when Boult took four wickets and a crucial catch to evacuate Chris Gayle for 87 to have the West Indies reeling at 164-7 in the 27th over.
Brathwaite’s appearance contained five sixes and nine limits and took the match to the wire, sinking to his knees when he saw Boult hold the catch in the profound.
The New Zealanders, the 2015 sprinters up, have 11 points from five successes and a washout against India and are one point in front of protecting hero Australia, two in front of No. 2-positioned India, and three clear of top-positioned England.
The West Indies still have a scientific possibility of achieving the elimination rounds, however next face India.