ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Carlos Brathwaite’s heroic effort goes in vain as New Zealand seal thriller

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New Zealand escaped by the skin of their teeth as they managed to beat West Indies by 5 runs in a thrilling contest at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Saturday.

Bowling first, West Indies started with two wickets in the first over, courtesy two stunning deliveries by Sheldon Cottrell. But Kane Williamson took charge of the innings and with the help of James Neesham and Colin de Grandhomme, guided the Black Caps to post a competitive 291/8.

Trent Boult got things going for New Zealand with two quick wickets. But Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer added a 100-plus stand to put their side back on the track. A massive middle-order collapse saw West Indies reeling, meanwhile, Carlos Brathwaite produced a breath-taking century, but, could not manage to get his side over the line.

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