Nicholas Pooran captured his first-ever series as full-time white-ball captain for West Indies as the side clinched a five-wicket win over Netherlands at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen on Thursday.
Netherlands had set a target of 215 runs in front of the West Indies, batting first, Scott Edwards (68) and Max Odd (51) scored half-centuries for the hosts, while the West Indies had scored half-centuries for the hosts.
Aqeel Hossein took the maximum 4 wickets for this. West Indies achieved this target on the basis of a blistering innings of Brandon King from 27 balls. This batsman played an unbeaten innings of 91 runs with the help of 9 fours and three sixes.
Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat first in this match. The upper order batsmen proved this decision right and gave a bang to the team. Apart from Scott Edwards and Max Odd, Vikramjit Singh played an innings of 46 runs, but after the dismissal of these three, none of the hosts could touch the double figure.
Chasing the target, the start of the West Indies was also not good. Within 50 runs, the team had lost 3 wickets within 100 runs. During this, Shai Hope 18, Shamrah Brooks 6, Nkrumah Bonner 15, Nicholas Pooran 10 and Kyle Meyers were dismissed for 22 runs.
At that time it seemed that the Netherlands would win this match and return to the series, but their victory came ahead of Brandon King and Kesey Carty. There was a partnership of 118 runs between the two players for the 6th wicket. Kesey Carty played an unbeaten innings of 43 runs during this period.