New Zealand women edged the West Indies women by six wickets with a ball to spare in another cliffhanger at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.
After clinching a one-run victory in the first game of the series, the West Indies struggled to 107 for 5 despite 42 from Kyshona Knight and 24 from Chinelle Henry.
Hayley Jensen took 3 for 24, while Eden Carson had 2 for 12 for the White Ferns.
During their chase, New Zealand was handily placed at 89 for 2 when Suzie Bates (54) was dismissed off the last ball of the 17th over.
Needing 19 runs off 18 deliveries, the visitors lost Amelia Kerr (21) and Maddy Green (0) for the addition of only two runs to end the 18th over at 91 for 4.
With 17 needed from two overs, Georgia Plimmer hit a boundary off Shakera Selman as the White Ferns took 10 runs off the penultimate over.
Needing seven runs off the last over bowled by Cherry-Ann Fraser, Plimmer and Lauren Down took singles off the first two balls, before the latter took doubles off the next two deliveries.
The pair scampered a single off the penultimate ball to clinch a thrilling victory with a ball to spare.
Down was 9 not out while Plimmer was undefeated on 7.
Fraser had 1 for 23 (2.5 overs), while Trinidad and Tobago’s Karishma Ramharack took 1 for 23 off her four overs.
Selman took 1 for 26 in her four overs, including the wicket of top-scorer and Player of the Match Bates.
The third T20I is on Sunday at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
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