Edwards, Bravo flatten New Zealand

West Indies racked up their highest-ever limited overs total to crush New Zealand by 203 runs in the fifth and final ODI here on Wednesday to tie the series 2-2. 

Kirk Edwards and Dwayne Bravo both notched centuries as the visitors flayed the Kiwi attack to reach 363 for four, before Nikita Miller dominated with the ball to skittle the Black Caps for 160.

The mammoth total was the highest ever posted by the West Indies in a 50-over match, surpassing the previous mark of 360 set against Sri Lanka in 1987. Edwards and Dwayne Bravo came together at 143-3 and put on 211 runs, with Edwards finishing unbeaten on 123, his maiden ODI century. Skipper Bravo was dismissed  for 106.

Opener Kieran Powell had launched a blistering assault at the start of the innings, smashing 73 runs off just 44 balls with 12 fours and two sixes.

He plundered 18 off a single Mitchell McClenaghan over, with one lucky spectator winning NZ$100,000 ($83,000) from a beer sponsor by catching one of his sixes one-handed.

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