Kieron Pollard shot 75, including eight sixes, but Lockie Ferguson’s five-wicket move and solid contributions from the batsmen helped New Zealand win

International cricket returned to the Trans-Tasman in a big way amid the coronavirus pandemic, while the stadium at ODI India vs. overcome the coronavirus pandemic in a great way and managed to play games with large spectators, be it rugby or cricket, the fans present at Eden Park were treated to something spectacular

New Zealand settled on a bowl and immediately had huge success when Lockie Ferguson and Tim Southee wrecked the West Indies’ top finish It took something special from Windie’s skipper Kieron Pollard who blew 75 in a reduced rain match with 16 overs New Zealand bolstered by some brilliant goals from Devon Conway, James Neesham and Mitchell Santner as New Zealand ended its five-game losing streak in T20Is with a thrilling five-wicket win at Eden Park to put the T20I straight ahead of the West Indies of 7: 3 to expand The second game will be played on Sunday at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui, where New Zealand wants to seal the T20I series with three games

New Zealand won the throw and decided to roll against the West Indies at Eden Park in Auckland in slightly cloudy conditions. International cricket made a big comeback in New Zealand, with fans crowding into the stadium after New Zealand hit the coronavirus Carnage had kept low The West Indies were the first nation to visit two foreign countries amid the coronavirus pandemic. They had previously visited England, but those games were played in the bio-safe bubble (photo credit: AFP Twitter)

Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson gave New Zealand a fantastic start as they ran through the top order of the West Indies, the West Indies were reduced to 59/5 and threatened to be on a flat Eden Park wicket with the boundaries incredibly small were to be thrown out for a below par score (photo credit: Blackcaps Twitter)

It had rained prior to the start of the T20I causing a delay in the throw but no overs were lost. However, in the middle of the innings the rain fell again and the match was postponed, forcing the game to 16 overs per Side to be reduced, with New Zealand tracking a revised total at the end of the West Indies innings (photo credit: Blackcaps Twitter)

After the break, Kieron Pollard was at his best as he shared a brilliant partnership of 84 with Fabian Allen and a quick 34-run stand with Keemo Paul, even in the 2020 IPL, Kieron Pollard was the star in the deaths when blasting sixes and fours at will It was his awesome 75 of 37 balls, including eight sixes, that helped West Indies hit 180/7 in 16 overs Once again, Pollard led in a big way from the front (photo credit: Twitter)

West Indies would have gotten well over 180 if Lockie Ferguson hadn’t shined, however, recording 5/21 and becoming the second New Zealand bowler to complete a five-wicket move in T20Is after Tim Southee, Ferguson played with List, Tempo and tremendous application to make sure the destination for New Zealand wasn’t stiff (photo credit: Blackcaps Twitter)

New Zealand had a revised target of 176 however, and that was still more than 10 runs per over was at the run rate James Neesham also came in making sure the print didn’t get to New Zealand (photo credit: Blackcaps Twitter)

James Neesham and Mitchell Santner were helped by the indiscipline of bowlers in the West Indies, with Keemo Paul in particular in the 14th Game conceded four goals, which proved costly Santner hit six each from Cottrell and Kieron Pollard as New Zealand closed its losing streak on a grand scale to win by five wickets and take a 1-0 lead in the three-game series go (photo credit: Blackcaps Twitter)

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