It was really a day of underdogs in @cricketworldcup.
While in Southampton, two times world champions were struggling hard for 2 points, in north England in Manchester, #CWC2015
runner up were playing desparately to keep on their winning streak.
a perfect start sending both @blackcapsnz
openers on golden duck. But then onwards it was regular business for two of their best @kane_s_w
While Taylor registered his 2nd fifty, Williamson went onto score his 2bd consecutive century of the tournament. A fighting bowling in the death by Cottrell and Braithwaite restricted Blackcaps to 291.
But then @chrisgayle333
happened to them. He was smashing the ball all around the park in his trademark style and sloppy fielding by Blackcaps was making it easy for him. When he finally was caught at the ropes, the game was totally in Windies favour with lot of time and wickets still to go.
And then we saw a desparate effort by Windies, rather than playing it patiently, they got out trying to hit big. Only one man was in the middle, Kolkata hero from #WT20
He was scoring at a moderate rate going close to the target. In this process he managed to reach to his maiden hundred as well, an ideal time to do so.
When 6 required off 7 balls, he tried to hit big over long on boundary only to fail by a couple of inches. New Zealand erupted in Joy and Braithwaite went down on pitch crying in frustration.
Ross Taylor came to him to console his efforts, he was even awarded MoM award. But all his efforts and patience could not get his team over the line. And that was the big despair for him.
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