West Indies gave New Zealand their most memorable restricted overs rout of the year in cruising to an eight-wicket win in the third and last T20 International at Sabina Park on Sunday. Odean Smith improved his professional-best T20I bowling figures for the third time in four matches as the quick bowling all-rounder guaranteed three for 29. That aided in breaking the Black Caps to 145 for seven after chief Kane Williamson decided to bat first.
New Zealand had proactively wrapped up the other two matches in the series with 13 run and 90 runs wins. This time, West Indies' foundation for the agreeable success was laid out by openers Shamarh Brooks (56 not out) and Brandon King (53) in a 102-run match-winning opening stand. West Indies in the end won the third T20I by 8 wickets and wrapped up the match early with 6 balls left.