Kane Williamson surrendered it felt “really close” for New Zealand after West Indies nearly asserted a staggering World Cup succeed at Old Trafford.
An invasion from Carlos Brathwaite saw the Windies number six clack five sixes in his innings of 101, just to be gotten a foot in from the limit when going for another greatest that would have been a match-winning strike.
New Zealand’s 291-8 took a gander at one phase, yet West Indies achieved 286 gratitude to Brathwaite’s severely splendid appearing.
Trent Boult held the catch to evacuate Brathwaite, procuring acclaim from commander Williamson, whose painstakingly created 148 tied down New Zealand’s innings.
“He has excellent hands,” Williamson said of Boult having help his side move top of the standings.
“We put a couple down and it wasn’t our best handling, yet that cleared path for a remarkable completion and it was somewhat really close.
“Those sorts of amusements are incredible and we were blessed to be on the correct side of the outcome.
“It was a splendid game however there’s a great deal of learning for us to remove from it.”
West Indies are taking off of the competition and chief Jason Holder said the group would play for pride in their residual amusements.
Holder saw Chris Gayle make 87 at the highest point of their innings, however a center request breakdown fixed a significant part of the early great work.
Brathwaite nearly made all the difference however was left forsaken on his knees out in the center toward the end.
Holder said at the post-coordinate introduction: “It was an extreme game at the end, however I’m glad for the folks, particularly Carlos, who had a decent innings.
“Chris had a decent thump that truly set the tone for us. It’s really intense yet there are still a great deal of positives.”
New Zealand captain Williamson was brimming with commendation for the Windies, saying: “A portion of the striking the West Indies young men can accomplish is unrivaled so it puts your bowling under a touch of weight.”
Subsequent to pushing out South Africa in their past match, New Zealand endure another nearby scratch and stay unbeaten at the World Cup.
Williamson stated: “We’ve had a few extremely tight ones in the last two diversions against solid resistance.
“Both have gone last minute and it’s pleasant that you end up on the correct side of the outcome can in any case reflect and attempt to make a few upgrades.”