Windies go 2-0 up on New Zealand, Gayle surpasses Lara's record
The West Indies thanks to centuries by the Jamaican duo Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels beat New Zealand by 55 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the five match One Day International series.
The Windies who lost the toss and were inserted to bat posted a massive 315 for five from their 50 overs.
This thanks to a whirlwind 125 from 107 balls from Gayle and 101 not out from Samuels.
The pair put on 129 for the third wicket before Gayle was dismissed by Kyle Mills who ended with 1 for 55.
Gayle’s knock saw him reach a milestone 20th ODI century to set a new West Indian record as he went past brain Lara’s tally. It was also his fifth fifty-plus score in six innings since his international exile ended last month.
Tim Southee meanwhile led the Kiwi bowling with 3 for 55.
New Zealand in their reply were bowled out for 260 in 47 overs.
BJ Watling led the way with an unbeaten 72, while Kane Williamson supported with 58.
Ravi Rampaul was the leading West Indian bowler with 3 for 50 while there were 2 each for Sunil Narine and Marlon Samuels.
Samuels was named Man of The Match for his overall play
The series now shifts to Warner Park in St. Kitts for the remaining 3 games in the series.