Home > News >

Brendon McCullum, Luke Ronchi guide New Zealand to 189/5 in 1st T20I against West Indies

Brendon McCullum (left) was unbeaten on 60 and Luke Ronchi was on 48 © Getty Images
Brendon McCullum (left) was unbeaten on 60 and Luke Ronchi was on 48 © Getty Images

Auckland: Jan 11, 2014

Brendon McCullum and Luke Ronchi shared in a rapid-fire unbroken stand of 85 for the sixth wicket to lift New Zealand to 189 for five in the opening Twenty20 International against the West Indies on Saturday.

New Zealand were in trouble at 104 for five when McCullum (60 not out) was joined by Ronchi (48 not out) in the 13th over.

McCullum had gone in to bat in the fourth over when the removal of Martin Guptill started a mini-collapse of the New Zealand top-order.

McCullum, who faced 45 balls, hit four sixes and two fours while Ronchi hit four sixes and three fours from 25 deliveries.

Guptill (25) gave New Zealand a flying start with a six and two fours off consecutive balls from Tino Best‘s first over but gave a soft catch to Johnson Charles in Best’s second over.

He was the first of three batsmen to reach the 20s but fail to carry on.

Best recovered from his first over hiding to finish his four overs with figures of three for 40 while Nikita Miller took two for 26.

Brief scores:

New Zealand 189 for 5 in 20 overs (Brendon McCullum 60*, Luke Ronchi 48*; Tino Best 3 for 40, Nikita Miller 2 for 26) vs West Indies.

Full Scorecard

Photo Gallery

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 5: Chris Rogers bowled by Imran Khan

Live Cricket Score: Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 2: Bangladesh lose Shamsur early in the day

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Ahmed Shehzad is maturing with each innings

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Six things we learnt from the quarter-finals and semi-finals

Younis Khan — Pakistan’s greatest batsman?

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 Duleep Trophy India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Michael Klinger’s 96 guides Western Australia to 255 in Matador Cup final

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Bangladesh in control at lunch despite losing two wickets

New Zealand vs South Africa 2014: Nathan McCullum welcomes Daniel Vettori’s return

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: My performance in this Test match has been disappointing, says Michael Clarke

New Zealand vs South Africa 2014: Kane Williamson eager to get back from injury

Pakistan vs Australia 2014: Ahmed Shehzad is maturing with each innings

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe 2014: Shakib-al-Hasan roars back with 6-wicket haul

TE Srinivasan: Graceful at the crease and in death

Duleep Trophy 2014-15: Six things we learnt from the quarter-finals and semi-finals

Fazal Mahmood engineers Pakistan’s first ever Test match victory

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

Lenovo’s first wearable Smartband SW-B100 gets listed on official website, to be a fitness tracker device

Happy New Year box office collection: Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika Padukone starrer earns Rs 38 crore on day 2!

Shah Rukh Khan’s youngest son AbRam as Santa Claus is the cutest thing you will see today – view pic!

Share My Dabba – A novel concept by Mumbai Dabbawallas to feed hungry street kids of Mumbai

Private firms’ sales growth moderated in FY13: Report

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

Stephen Hawking joins Facebook, wants people to be ‘curious’

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here