The West Indies were again left searching for ways to handle New Zealand’s bowlers after crumbling to a 66-run defeat in the third one-day international in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday.

The comprehensive win in a rain-abbreviated match extended New Zealand’s unbeaten run over the tourists, giving them a 3-NIL sweep of the ODIs after winning both Tests inside four days earlier this month.

With the defeats mounting, West Indies skipper Jason Holder has repeatedly blamed a batting unit that has failed to adapt to New Zealand conditions.

In the third ODI, the West Indies were set a revised target of 166 in 23 overs after a lengthy rain break restricted New Zealand to 131 for four in 23 overs.

But they collapsed in the first four overs as New Zealand’s pace pair Trent Boult and Matt Henry took five wickets for nine runs.

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