| June 23, 2019, 5:34 AM IST
Sheldon Cottrell had New Zealand in all sorts of trouble as he got rid of both openers for a golden duck in one over. (AFP)
Experienced campaigners Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson then steadied the ship adding 160 runs for the third wicket. (AFP)
Kane Williamson notched up his highest ODI score of 148 to take New Zealand to 291/8. (AFP)
Trent Bout struck at regular intervals as New Zealand looked set to restrict West Indies.
But Brathwaite had other ideas as he smashed a maiden ODI to to take West Indies to touching distance of a famous win.
With six needed off seven balls Brathwaite smashed Neesham straight into the hands of Boult at long as West Indies fell agonisingly close to a win by five runs.