Braithwaite ton almost snatches thrilling win over Kiwis: 2019 WC #29 (Old Trafford)

Carlos Brathwaite hit a searing 80 ball century that took West Indies to within five runs of an astonishing triumph over New Zealand.

Braithwaite was caught on the edge of the boundary by Boult in the last over as he went for the six his side needed to win.

Chasing 292 for victory, West Indies had been reduced to 164-7. Brathwaite hit Matt Henry for 25 runs in the 48th over to reduce the target to eight from 12 balls before holing out.

Earlier, New Zealand posted 291-8 thanks to a brilliant 148 from captain Kane Williamson. Ross Taylor chipped in with 69.

New Zealand 291-8 (50 overs): Williamson 148, Taylor 69, Cottrell 4-56 beat West Indies 286 (49 overs): Gayle 87, Hetmyer 56, Boult 4-30 by five runs.

June 2019.

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