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New Zealand Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI)

Date: Wednesday, 20 December, 2017 12:12 IST Venue: Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei Match Status: Match Ended

New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 wickets

248/9
Overs
50.0
R/R
4.96
Fours
19
Sixes
6
Extras
24
249/5
Overs
46.0
R/R
5.41
Fours
27
Sixes
0
Extras
7
  • This looks like a very good track to bat on now. The Windies would rue missing their chance to put up a high score. The Kiwis will be happy with their efforts so far and would back themselves to gun this down with ease. Is this the script of the game or do we have some surprise in store? Catch you soon on the other side to know the outcome.
  • The New Zealand bowlers began well. Often well begun is half done but it wasn't to be today. The last 5 overs yielded 45 runs and that tells a tale. Todd Astle and Doug Bracewell were impressive although the latter leaked runs at an economy of over 6. He had a start to remember and an end to forget. After getting a wicket off his very first delivery, he was on a high only to be taken apart by Lewis and Powell later. Boult was dealt with some special treatment by the latter.
  • Windies have done well to put up a respectable total on board. The same old implosion was coming to the fore from their batters. After a decent start, they lost Gayle and Hope quickly. A 62-run stand between Hetmyer and Lewis helped them keep the bowlers at bay for a while. But the former fell to a needless shot and once again the visitors were staring down a barrel. Then came a person by the name Powell who played a fluid cameo to power them towards 250. He first stitched a 43-run partnership with Lewis and then combined with Williams towards the end for a 36-ball 45 that gave them some respectability.
  • 49.6 Williams drives it past point and gets a brace for doing so. WINDIES FINISH ON 248/9!
  • Shannon Gabriel is the last man in. Will be at the non-striker's end though.
  • 49.5 OUT! Not this time! Powell's breezy 59-run knock comes to an end. He has done well towards the end to give some respectability to the West Indian total. This is a full delivery outside off, he looks to go over the cover region yet again. This time Williamson at sweeper cover covers good ground to his left and takes it comfortably inside the ropes. Doug Bracewell gets his fourth wicket in the innings. What a comeback it has been so far.
  • 49.4 SIX! This is why! This is why Powell had to get back on strike. Bracewell delivers a full ball outside off, Powell gets underneath that and hits it high over long off. Williamson in the deep feels he is in business but the ball has the wings to sail over the fence for half a dozen.
  • 49.3 This time Kesrick does the right thing by taking a run. He does so towards third man.
  • 49.2 Oh Williams, you need to just rotate strike and not look for big runs. He attempts to pull this one but fails to do so.
  • 49.1 The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
  • Doug Bracewell is in charge of the final over.
  • 48.6 Again this is a run taken, that they shouldn't have. Williams taps it towards mid off and takes a single. 20 runs have come off this over and Windies are creeping up to a decent score. 239/8
  • 48.5 Boult comes over the wicket and bowls it on a length around off. Williams looks to guide it away but gets an edge past the keeper for a couple.
  • 48.4 This is belted to deep mid-wicket for one.
  • 48.3 FOUR! Maiden ODI fifty for Rovman Powell. He has decided to have some fun now and it is paying off. There is more width on offer on this one. Powell gives it the kitchen sink and ends up slicing it over backward point for a boundary.
  • 48.2 SIX! Where was this version of Powell all this while? Boult goes for the yorker and ends up delivering a full toss on the stumps. Powell clears his front leg and hits it over the bowler's head for a biggie that takes him to 48.
  • 48.1 SIX! Wonderful effort from Henry Nicholls in the deep but to no avail. Boult offers a short ball, Powell hangs back and pulls it towards deep mid-wicket. The fielder stationed there runs to his right, gets the jump in and sticks his right hand out. The ball hits the hand and goes over the ropes. Full marks for the effort but the cherry is taken away by the batsman.
  • Trent Boult to bowl the penultimate over.
  • 47.6 On a length around leg, Rovman taps it towards backward square leg and wants two immediately. But Ferguson himself hares towards it and keeps it down to one. 219/8
  • 47.5 Another delivery angled into the batsman, Rovman misses his pull. The ball wasn't too far from the leg pole.
  • 47.4 Powell looks to pull this short ball but misses.
  • 47.3 Short of good length outside off, Kesrick glides it towards third man for one.
  • 47.2 FOUR! Williams is using the long handle to good effect. Crunches this overpitched delivery down through mid off. The fielder there is wide and hence has no chance of cutting that off.
  • 47.1 Williams defends it from the crease towards mid-wicket.
  • 46.6 Length delivery on the shorter side, Rovman top edges the pull. It goes towards fine leg and he gets a brace. 213/8
  • 46.5 A slower ball around off at 112 kph. Powell looks to hit this out of New Zealand but only manages to make contact with thin air.
  • 46.4 Kesrick taps it towards mid on and hares to the other end for a single. Good running this.
  • 46.3 This delivery is in the line of the stumps on a length. Powell pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 46.2 Length ball outside off, guides past backward point for one run.
  • 46.1 Full on middle, Rovman looks to go over the off side. Ends up getting an inside edge towards backward square leg for one.
  • 45.6 Much better. Powell taps this towards point and shouts 'yeah, yeah'. Is intent on taking the run before the backward point fielder can get to the ball. Does so. 207/8
  • 45.5 Glided towards third man for a single.
  • 45.4 Williams keeps it out from the crease.
  • 45.3 This delivery is pulled through backward square leg for one.
  • 45.2 Quick run! Williams nicely drives it towards mid off and sets off for a run. Before Kane can field that, the run is completed.
  • 45.1 Very full outside off, Williams fails to dig it out.
  • 44.6 Another strange run to end the over. Kesrick pats this towards point and gets to the other end to face the first ball of the next over. 203/8
  • 44.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 44.4 Another bouncer angled in to the batsman. Williams gets down low to let it pass. The leg umpire signals one for the over.
  • 44.3 Bumper on off, Williams loses his balance and falls down as he looks to get away from the line.
  • 44.2 Questionable run this. Powell drives it to mid on for a single. But we'd expect him to be on strike for more deliveries as he is the better batter out there. Yet he is happy to let Williams face the remaining deliveries in the over.
  • 44.1 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • Tim Southee back for what should be his final burst.
  • 43.6 Full ball around off, blocked off the front foot. 201/8
  • Kesrick Williams walks in at no.10.
  • 43.5 OUT! Beaton's debut innings with the bat ends. It is as soft a dismissal as it can get. Ferguson bowls it on a length in the channel outside off. Beaton hangs on his back foot and has a tame push at it. Only manages a thin edge behind. Tom Latham doesn't miss out on these and leaps in excitement after pouching that. Windies continue to crumble and are in danger of getting bowled out yet again.
  • 43.5 Wide! Sprayed down the leg side, Beaton still tries to flick it but is unsuccessful. Wide given.
  • 43.4 Nudged down to fine leg for a single.
  • 43.3 Ferguson bangs a bumper on the stumps, Powell ducks.
  • The ball had to be changed. It was hit out of the ground and as the camera panned to that area, two children were seen pocketing it and running away. The umpires waited in anticipation that they would throw it back in. Since that didn't happen, a change was called and we were to resume. But hold on... The older ball is back and hence we continue with that one.
  • 43.2 SIX! Powell realises that the spectators are asleep and decides to use the long handle to bring them back to life. This came out of nowhere. Hurled on a length outside off, Rovman backs away and pulls it aerially over deep square leg for a maximum.
  • 43.1 Very full in line of the stumps, Powell blocks it back.
  • Lockie Ferguson is back on.
  • 42.6 Punched off the back foot towards covers. 193/7
  • 42.5 On a length outside off, Beaton flays at that but misses.
  • 42.5 WIDE! Very full outside off, Beaton lets it be. The umpire has to stretch his arms.
  • 42.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 42.3 Length ball outside off, pushed towards point.
  • 42.2 Defended this fuller ball towards covers.
  • 42.2 WIDE! Back over the wicket, Trent bangs it in short on the stumps. It sails over the batsman's head and a wide is signaled.
  • 42.1 Boult comes round the wicket and bowls a knee-high short delivery on off. Powell pulls it all along the ground to deep mid-wicket for one.
  • 41.6 Powell takes a run off the last ball by playing it to long on. Astle finished with figures of 10-1-33-3. 190/7
  • 41.5 Floated outside off, Powell plays it with an angled bat to third man.
  • 41.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 41.3 Powell goes back to keep this out solidly.
  • 41.2 Flatter on the stumps, Beaton gets an inside edge through square leg for a run as he comes forward in defense.
  • 41.1 Tapped towards covers to rotate strike.
  • Last over for Astle. 9-1-30-3 are his figures right now.
  • 40.6 What's that? Very full outside off, Beaton fails on his attempted drive. The ball passes close to the outside edge and lands in the keeper's gloves. Boult screams his lungs out in appeal, to no avail. 187/7
  • 40.5 A 111 kmph slower delivery outside off. Beaton's attempted cover drive comes well before the ball arrives. Misses it completely.
  • 40.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 40.3 Banged short on the stumps, Beaton ducks to let it go.
  • 40.2 Beaton finds the cover fielder with the drive.
  • 40.1 Blocked off the back foot from the crease.
  • Powerplay 3 has been signaled. A maximum of 5 players can be outside the inner ring now till the end of the innings.
  • 39.6 This one is turned away through mid-wicket for a single to retain strike. 187/7
  • 39.5 Flatter outside off, cut away towards point.
  • 39.4 RB keeps it out watchfully from the crease.
  • 39.3 Powell picks up a single to long off.
  • 39.2 Finally Beaton gets off the mark. After 9 balls. Turns it through mid-wicket for one.
  • 39.1 Floated around off and middle, Powell looks to flick it to the on side but ends up getting a leading edge over covers for one.
  • 38.6 Well played cover drive but the fielder there does well to prevent a run. 183/7
  • 38.5 Boult offers it too wide to make Beaton play that.
  • 38.4 Ronsford looks to play it through the off side but misses.
  • 38.3 The batsman goes after this one but misses the line completely.
  • 38.2 Landed on off, blocked from the crease.
  • 38.1 Boult charges in from the round the wicket and bowls it on the pads. Rovman flicks it away through mid-wicket for one.
  • Trent Boult back on. Probably Williamson wants to hasten the end.
  • 37.6 Beaton keeps out the last ball of the over with a straight bat. A wicket maiden for Todd Astle. 182/7
  • 37.5 Pushed defensively towards the point region.
  • 37.4 Ball hits the batsman low on the pads.
  • 37.3 Beaton lunges forward and blocks it out.
  • The newcomer Ronsford Beaton makes his way out to the center. Will face another debutant Todd Astle who has got 3 to his name already.
  • 37.2 OUT! Astle strikes once more! Another wrong 'un, another batsman foxed. He loops it up a touch around off, Nurse plays for the conventional spin but is caught on the back leg. It seems adjacent to the stumps and the umpire also feels so. Ashley has to walk back without much to his name. The newbie, Astle, is on a roll. He is jumping with joy and why not. Not often do you end up performing well and that too on your first game.
  • 37.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 36.6 Full outside off, Powell slashes at that but misses. 182/6
  • 36.5 Driven through covers for a single.
  • 36.5 WIDE! Banged short down the leg side, Ashley misses the pull. Southee appeals just to put the umpire off but fails to convince him. Wide signaled.
  • 36.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 36.3 Short ball around off and middle, Nurse misses the pull.
  • 36.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 36.1 Length ball outside off, pushed towards point.
  • 35.6 Swept away towards short fine leg. 180/6
  • 35.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 35.4 Darted on half a length, pulled away for a couple.
  • 35.3 Not Out! Nurse clips it towards mid-wicket and sets off for a run. There is a throw at the keeper's end and the stumps are disturbed as well. It is referred upstairs. The TV umpire sees that the bails are dislodged even before the ball has been collected by the keeper. Sad, as the batter was not even in the frame then.
  • Run out appeal referred upstairs.
  • Ashley Nurse makes his way to the middle at the fall of the 6th West Indian wicket.
  • 35.2 OUT! Todd Astle, you beauty! Gets the dangerman before more damage is done. This is what I adore about leg spinners. They can hold their own when the batters are going hammers and tongs at the opposite end. Astle knows the mood Lewis was in and cleverly bowled this. Served a wrong 'un in the line of the sticks, Evin got down to sweep it away. Since he hadn't picked the variation, he was caught in front of the stumps. The umpire raised the dreaded finger as soon as the appeal was made. Lewis didn't look happy with the decision and Hawk Eye showed why. IT WAS MISSING THE STUMPS, even after pitching in line. Hope wasting that review has rendered Evin with none when required. The visitors are 6 down now, after a fighting knock from the southpaw ends.
  • 35.1 This one is punched down to long on for a single.
  • 34.6 FOUR! Lewis is looking good with these back foot strokes as much as he is with ones hit off the front foot. Gets a back of a length ball just outside off, Evin goes back and slaps it through covers for a boundary. Moves to 76. 176/5
  • 34.5 Short on the body, pulled to fine leg for one.
  • 34.4 This one is pulled away through backward square leg for a couple.
  • 34.4 Wide! Southee misses his line here and sprays this down leg. Rovman misses the flick. The ball falls just short of the diving Latham and goes towards fine leg. Two byes taken.
  • 34.3 This ball is blocked towards point.
  • 34.2 Slower delivery on a length. Evin pulls it aerially towards long on for one.
  • 34.2 WIDE! Banged short, Lewis ducks. The umpire signals wide for height.
  • 34.1 An air of Gordon Greenidge in that shot, albeit a left-handed one. Short ball on the pads, Lewis lifts his front leg up and pulls it through backward square leg. The deep square leg fielder rushed to his left, put the slide and saved two.
  • 33.6 Served on off and middle, blocked from the crease. 162/5
  • 33.5 Here comes the wrong 'un. Powell fails to pick that up and strides forward to defend the leg spinner. The ball goes the other way and strikes him high on the back leg. An appeal put by the Kiwis is denied by the umpire. Height a factor perhaps.
  • 33.4 Flicked away towards mid-wicket.
  • 33.3 Floated around off and middle, Lewis takes it on the full and gets it down to long off for one.
  • 33.2 Lewis blocks this towards mid on.
  • 33.1 Tapped towards covers for a single.
  • Todd Astle is brought back.
  • 32.6 SIX! Up and above! While the other Caribbean batters are huffing and puffing to score runs, this chap is going in full flow. 68 of the 160 runs are from Lewis' blade at this moment. Southee bangs this short, Lewis stays put and pulls it over deep backward square leg for half a dozen. He hit it with the wind and that helped the ball sail over easily. 160/5
  • 32.5 Short ball angling down leg, Powell looks to pull it. Gets it off his gloves towards fine leg for one.
  • 32.4 Powell stays back and blocks this full ball from the crease.
  • 32.3 Very full on middle and leg, driven to long on for one.
  • 32.2 A bumper next up. Lewis sways away from the line at the last moment to let that go.
  • 32.1 Hurls this on a length which is on the fuller side around off, Lewis stays put and presents a straight bat in defense.
  • Tim Southee back on for a spell.
  • Drinks break! The Windies are in trouble here. The problem with them losing wickets is that all their eggs are now in one basket. Everything hinges on Evin Lewis now, and they'll need him to bat long and take this deep. Otherwise, the Black Caps are going to have a field day here.
  • 31.6 Seaming away from around off, Lewis uses the angle and places it through point for a single. 152/5
  • 31.5 Short ball going away from Evin Lewis, he looks to take the pull shot on but fails to connect. Too much pace and bounce on that.
  • 31.4 Hangs back behind the line of the ball and defends it out.
  • 31.3 Leg bye! Full delivery on leg, goes off Powell's pads down to fine leg for a leg bye.
  • 31.2 FOUR! Shortish outside off, Powell looks to play away from his body but gets a bottom edge which bounces over the keeper. So much pace, runs away to the boundary line behind.
  • 31.1 Outside off, shaping away, left alone.
  • 31.1 Five Wides! Banged in short but it's too short, goes over everybody and away to the fence behind for a boundary. Wide signalled by the umpire, so that will be five runs in total.
  • 30.6 FOUR! Stand and deliver stuff from Evin Lewis! Fuller on off, the southpaw hammers it back over the bowler's head for a boundary. 141/5
  • 30.5 Stays rooted in his crease and blocks it out.
  • 30.4 Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 30.3 Full delivery shaping back in, Powell looks to flick but closes the face too early. Gets a leading edge which safely spoons over mid-wicket for a double.
  • 30.2 Full ball outside off, Powell leans ahead and blocks it with a straight blade.
  • Rovman Powell is the next batsman in.
  • 30.1 OUT! The skipper departs! This is an excellent catch from Ross Taylor. Windies imploding again, it seems. Full outside off, Jason Holder has a wild swing at this and gets an edge, due to his inability to judge the lack of pace on the ball. It flies towards Ross Taylor at wide first slip who judges it well. Times his jump perfectly to his right and takes it in one hand. It's come at a bad time, the visitors needed Holder to stick in for a good while.
  • 29.6 Fuller ball, hit towards mid on. 134/4
  • 29.5 The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 29.4 Uses the angle well this time, places it behind square leg and manages to come back for the second.
  • 29.3 Length ball angling in from around off, a punchy-drive from Holder to cover.
  • Credit to New Zealand so far. West Indies have scored some runs, but what the hosts have managed to do is bowl a lot of dot balls. It's put the pressure on the Windies batsmen which has cost them their wickets.
  • 29.2 Full and straight, on the stumps, Lewis thumps this back down the track. Ferguson sticks his right hand out and gets his fingertips to it, much to the delight of the falling umpire taking evasive action to get out of the line of that hard-hit ball, as it takes it away from him and behind towards long on. Single taken.
  • 29.1 Bumper to start off with, Lewis ducks and evades. The umpire signals one for the over.
  • 28.6 Just back of a length, on off, nicely blocked out on the off side. 130/4
  • 28.5 Shortish into the body, pulled away through square leg. Munro out in the deep runs to his right and slides to keep the batsmen down to two.
  • 28.4 Full ball on off stump, Jason Holder defends it to cover.
  • 28.3 Fuller length ball around off, driven down the ground towards long off for a run.
  • 28.2 FOUR! That's carved away. Takes the aerial route, in front of point and it's placed well. Lewis earns himself another boundary.
  • 28.1 Short of a good length outside off, played to point for a single.
  • Doug Bracewell returns.
  • 27.6 Defended off the back foot by the batsman to end a tidy over from Ferguson. 122/4
  • 27.5 Some extra bounce for Lockie, on a back of a length again, Lewis takes his bottom hand off before defending it in front of cover.
  • 27.4 Stands tall to this back of a length delivery and keeps it out off the back foot.
  • 27.3 If Kane collects that cleanly the first time, the run out happens. Mix-up between the two batsmen, Holder pushes it towards cover and he wants the run. Unlike his skipper, Lewis hesitates and this creates the problem. Stuck in no man's land, but Williamson doesn't collect cleanly the first time which enables the batsmen to take the single.
  • 27.2 Jason Holder defends it from within the crease.
  • 27.1 Maiden ODI fifty for Evin Lewis! He's looked in control throughout, and he's going to need to bat big and bat long. Picks it off his hips and tucks it down to fine leg for a single.
  • 26.6 Fired in full, on the stumps, guarded out well by the Windies skipper. 120/4
  • 26.5 Behind a length, angling away, Holder stands tall, rides the bounce and punches it to cover.
  • 26.4 Banged in short, angling in on middle and leg, Lewis takes the pull shot on and hits it aerially towards fine leg. Falls well short of the fielder there as a single is taken.
  • 26.3 Back of a length delivery on the stumps, kept out off the back foot.
  • 26.2 On the pads to Holder, he works it to the right of the mid-wicket fielder and steals a single.
  • 26.1 Shaping back in on middle and off, full in length, Lewis flicks it down to fine leg and gets off strike.
  • 25.6 Ooooof! Angling in at first and then moving away ever so slightly, ever so late. Beats the outside edge of Jason Holder's bat and thuds into the keeper's gloves. 117/4
  • Jason Holder out to bat now. A leg slip in place for him.
  • 25.5 OUT! FERGUSON STRIKES! Kane Williamson deserves credit for this, brought his two quicker bowlers back on and got the result. Ferguson comes charging in, at almost 141 clicks he lands this on a length just outside off, tails in ever so slightly as Jason Mohammed plays at this. It goes off the inside edge and rattles the stumps behind. Wasn't exactly in the best of positions to play that, but that ball was fast and the angle in probably made it more difficult for him. First time after 7 innings, Mohammed has failed to post a double-digit score in ODIs.
  • 25.4 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • 25.3 FOUR! Shades of Virat Kohli in that stroke. Immaculate. Full delivery outside off, Mohammed drives it through the gap in the covers for a boundary.
  • 25.2 Lewis keeps it out off the inner half just wide of mid-wicket. Quick single taken as the shy at the striker's end misses.
  • 25.1 From around the wicket, bowls it on a back of a length which Evin Lewis defends well.
  • Lockie Ferguson too comes back on to bowl. Attacking move by Williamson, wants another wicket right now.
  • 24.6 FOUR! That's a wonderful shot. Placed it to perfection. Sees the full ball outside off, Mohammed opens the face and drives it beautifully between point and cover-point. Goes all the way to the boundary line, beating the two chasing fielders. 112/3
  • 24.5 Curling back in on leg, catches Evin low on the pads and rolls away on the leg side. Leg bye taken.
  • 24.4 Holds his length back this time, outside off, Lewis arches back and lets it be.
  • 24.3 Back of a length just outside off, Mohammed moves across before tapping it down in front of covers for a quick run. Lewis puts in the dive at the striker's end and gets there comfortably.
  • 24.2 Angling away from around off, on a good length, Mohammed has nothing to do with it.
  • 24.1 Full and swinging back in on middle and off, Lewis leans across a touch and drives it to long on for a single. Boult won't mind, he has the new batsman on strike now.
  • Trent Boult is back on. Good move by Kane Williamson to bring his strike bowler back into the attack. A wicket has fallen, new batsman in the crease, perfect time to take advantage and get another one.
  • 23.6 Sliding into the batsman on middle and leg, Mohammed looks to work it away on the leg side. Gets rapped on the pads and there's an appeal. Nothing from the umpire though, the angle was clearly taking it down leg. 105/3
  • 23.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 23.5 Wide! Going down the leg side, Mohammed still looks to go after it. Misses and that's a wide.
  • 23.4 Full again outside off, driven through point for a single.
  • Jason Mohammed makes his way out to the middle.
  • 23.3 OUT! First ODI wicket for Todd Astle. He will be elated, breaks what was proving to be a useful partnership for the Windies. Just back of a driving length, Hetmyer looks to go big over long on by coming down the track but mistimes it towards long off. Lockie Ferguson comes running in from the deep and takes a good catch diving forward. Inexperience shown from the youngster, should have kept his head. There was a good partnership building. The 62-run stand comes to an end.
  • 23.2 Quite full again, not much turn on this occasion, blocked again comfortably.
  • 23.1 Full and straight from Todd Astle, a hint on turn into the batsman, Hetmyer blocks.
  • 22.6 Lewis square drives this full ball through point and comes back for the second. 103/2
  • 22.5 The knuckle ball from Colin Munro, goes away from Lewis who fails to read it. Plays it away from his body but can't connect.
  • 22.4 Comes forward to this fuller length ball and pushes it back down the track with a straight bat.
  • 22.3 Very full and well wide outside off, Shimron Hetmyer eases this to long off to take one run.
  • 22.2 Landed on a length just outside off, pushed away from inside the crease to cover-point.
  • 22.1 Full ball on middle and off, Shimron with a drive back down the wicket. Hits the stumps at the other end.
  • 21.6 A single off every delivery. Hetmyer goes through the covers again and takes a single. 100/2
  • 21.5 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 21.4 Through the cover region again. Hetmyer finds the gap well with a drive and crosses over.
  • 21.3 Another back foot punch, just wide of the cover fielder. One run taken.
  • 21.2 Quite full in length, drilled down the ground towards long off and a single is taken.
  • 21.1 Googly on the off stump line, Lewis stands tall and punches it through the covers for a run.
  • 20.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 94/2
  • 20.5 Takes the aerial route again but finds the man out in the deep. Over the covers for a single.
  • 20.4 Fullish in length outside off, pushed to the cover area. Dot ball.
  • 20.3 FOUR! Shot. The 50-run stand is up with that. Stylish way to bring it up. Full outside off, Lewis lofts it over extra cover and sends it across the rope for a boundary.
  • 20.2 Goes very wide again, angling in on off, blocked with the full face of the bat.
  • 20.1 Starts off from around the wicket, comes running in from quite wide. Angles it in on off as Lewis defends.
  • Colin Munro is introduced into the bowling attack. Has the keeper right up to the stumps.
  • 19.6 Dropped a bit short again, no real turn for Astle, Lewis offers a solid punch down to long off. Will retain strike with that. 89/2
  • 19.5 Straighter one outside off, Lewis covers his line and makes a good leave.
  • 19.4 Single results on this occasion. Cut through point comfortably.
  • 19.3 Short again, hit to point again. No run taken.
  • 19.2 Pushes it a bit quicker through the air around off, touch shorter in length too, Hetmyer goes deep inside his crease and cuts, unable to beat the man at point.
  • 19.1 Loopy and full from Todd Astle, comes forward and meets it with the full face of the bat.
  • 18.6 Length ball close to off, defended down right beside the track. 87/2
  • 18.5 Would have been a terrific catch had he taken it. Short and wide, Lewis cuts hard to the left of point. The fielder there, dives to his left only to miss it by a whisker. Two runs taken as it's collected by the man in the deep.
  • 18.4 Slower one outside off, tapped down in front of point by Shimron Hetmyer for a quick one.
  • 18.3 Bracewell comes from around the wicket and angles it in on middle and leg, Evin Lewis is a bit tied up as he plays it off the inside edge on the leg side for a run.
  • 18.2 Outside off on a good length, played through point to get off strike.
  • Mid on pushed back now. Hetmyer's attacking approach has forced Williamson to take a slightly defensive approach. Good work from a batting point of view.
  • 18.1 FOUR! Short again, dispatched again by Hetmyer! Short of a good length around off, Shimron hangs back and slaps the pull over mid on's head for a boundary.
  • 17.6 Stays back to this one and deals with it solidly to end the over. 78/2
  • 17.5 Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 17.4 Looped up, too full so the ball doesn't turn. Easy for Evin to place it through covers and take one.
  • 17.3 Googly from Astle, Hetmyer picks it up and cuts it through point for a single.
  • 17.2 Attacking the stumps on a full length, wristed to mid-wicket.
  • 17.1 Tossed up delivery outside off, driven to sweeper cover to get off strike.
  • 16.6 Length delivery again, guided with an open face straight to the man at point. 74/2
  • 16.5 Angling across, length delivery and it's cut to point.
  • 16.4 FOUR! This time he connects perfectly! Shortish in length around off from Bracewell, Hetmyer this time nails the pull well over mid-wicket. Clears the infield and gets a boundary to his name.
  • 16.3 Touch fuller in length, around off, pushed to the mid off fielder for nothing.
  • 16.2 Good length ball which keeps a little low around off, Lewis from deep inside the crease chops it down towards third man. One run to the total.
  • 16.1 He's lucky that not carried! Short of a good length around off, Hetmyer hangs back to pull, but mistimes it aerially in the mid-wicket area. The fielder moves to his left but can't get to it. Single taken.
  • Drinks are on the field now. New Zealand have begun well in the game, courtesy Doug Bracewell. He picked up two wickets in his first over to push the tourists on the back foot. He almost had a third where the fidgety Hetmyer felt for an away-going delivery. Lewis is still out there, looking confident in his stay. It is imperative for him to play a long innings.
  • 15.6 EL shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 68/2
  • 15.5 Lewis is foxed by the wrong 'un this time. He hangs back and presents a straight bat face. The ball goes past slip and another couple results.
  • 15.4 Lewis clips it wide of long off for a brace.
  • 15.3 Googly on a shorter length, punched through covers for one.
  • Ian Bishop doesn't quite fathom the criticism that Hetmyer has received so far. The youngster has been criticised for not playing according to the situation. The commentator reckons that Shimron is just 20-years old and doesn't have a great first class experience either. Hence he doesn't understand that ebbs and flows that a well-constructed innings has. The veteran opines that with time, Hetmyer should get it rectified.
  • 15.2 Flicked off his pads through square leg for a single.
  • 15.1 Flatter around off, Lewis defends it off the front foot.
  • Debutant Todd Astle is brought in to bowl.
  • 14.6 Hetmyer evades this bouncer by getting away from the line. 62/2
  • 14.5 The batsman has played it to the point region for nothing.
  • 14.4 Pushed towards covers for one.
  • 14.3 Shimron works it down the leg side. One run added to the total.
  • 14.2 FOUR! That's Hetmyer's maiden boundary in white-ball cricket. Gets a low full toss around middle and leg, he flicks it nicely through mid-wicket. The ball speeds away to the fence in a trice.
  • 14.1 The first confident-looking shot from the debutant. It is driven crisply towards mid off for nothing.
  • 13.6 Another bouncer, Evin sways away from the line. 56/2
  • 13.5 Lewis presents a straight bat in defense from the back foot.
  • 13.4 Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.
  • 13.3 Blocked watchfully from the crease.
  • 13.2 Flicked away towards fine leg for a single.
  • 13.2 WIDE! Shimron misses the flick to this ball down the leg side.
  • 13.1 The batsman appears to have been struck on the thigh pad. They pick up a single. Leg byes given by the umpire.
  • 12.6 FOUR! The fidgety youngster is up and running! Not in the way he would have wanted but he'll take it. Back of a length around leg, Hetmyer goes for the hook. Ends up getting a top edge over the slip cordon for a boundary. He needs to be a touch patient as impatience was already creeping into him after facing just 9 balls. 53/2
  • 12.5 Lewis places this towards mid on and gets to the other end.
  • 12.4 FOUR! Width on offer, cashed on! Length ball outside off, Lewis stays back and crashes it through point for a boundary.
  • 12.3 Lewis gets forward and defends this one.
  • 12.2 The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.
  • 12.1 Outside off, driven towards covers.
  • 11.6 Hetmyer is longing to get off the mark. Has a nervous poke at this ball outside off, that need not be played at. 44/2
  • 11.5 Defended from the crease solidly.
  • 11.4 The ball goes off his pads after Shimron misses tucking it away. It rolls towards deep backward square leg. Two leg byes are taken.
  • 11.3 Hetmyer keeps it out from the crease.
  • 11.2 Shimron picks this bumper early and ducks to let it go.
  • 11.1 Cut away towards point for a single.
  • 10.6 A bouncer on the stumps, Shimron ducks. A good comeback over from Doug. 41/2
  • 10.5 Bowled outside off, left alone.
  • 10.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 10.3 Almost another! Length ball angling away from the batsman, Hetmyer hangs his bat at that and misses.
  • The young Shimron Hetmyer is the next man in. He showed his attacking abilities in the last Test and needs to play a long innings here with his side in trouble.
  • 10.2 OUT! Bracewell is on cloud 9 here as he picks up another one here! Another length ball is what earns him the reward. It is just outside off, Hope hops and looks to flick but there is a noise as the ball passes the bat and goes through to the keeper. On appealing, the umpire witholds that. However, Shai opts to take it upstairs. The Snicko shows the spike and signals his fate. Hope takes the sole review of the innings with him. First ODI duck for Shai Hope, his first single-digit score in this format. Windies in a spot of bother.
  • Review time! Hope is ruled out caught behind. He immediately takes it upstairs. Looks to be a goner in the first look...
  • 10.2 Wide! Full ball well outside off, Hope goes for the drive but misses. The umpire signals a wide there. Close.
  • Shai Hope makes his way to the middle now. He was out of colour in the Tests and would look to turn it around here.
  • 10.1 OUT! The big fish is trapped! What a comeback for Bracewell. He's been out of the national side since October 2016, and now, he strikes off his very first delivery here. Bracewell lands it on a length around middle and leg and angles it across the batsman. The angle is such that Gayle has to play at that. He ends up having a tame push at it and all he manages is a nick that is gleefully accepted by Latham behind. On a cloudy day here, no Gayle-storm will be witnessed.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled. A maximum of 4 fielders can be outside the inner circle till the 40th over now. Also, Doug Bracewell is introduced into the attack.
  • 9.6 Bouncer aimed at the head of the batter, ducked under by Lewis. 40/0
  • 9.5 Flicked away through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.4 FOUR! This is the power that the big man possesses. Ferguson lands it around a good length in line of the stumps. Gayle clears his front foot and looks to blast it to the on side. Ends up getting it off the inner half of his bat past mid on. The power in the stroke takes it to the fence.
  • 9.3 Length ball on the stumps, blocked from the crease.
  • 9.2 This one's even quicker, at 147.1 kmph. Lewis tucks it to fine leg for a single.
  • 9.1 Begins with a 144 kmph ball on the stumps, Gayle turns it away towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • Lockie Ferguson is called into the attack now. He has the ability to generate quick pace. Can he ruffle Gayle with that?
  • 8.6 FOUR! Clever and effective. Southee serves it very full outside off, Lewis stays in the crease and reaches out to that. Manages it get it through backward point for a boundary. 33/0
  • 8.5 Very full ball on the stumps, pushed towards mid off for a single.
  • 8.4 Another beauty outside off. Very full ball, this time holds its line. Gayle fails to get bat to that as the ball passes past the outer edge.
  • 8.3 Bouncer around middle and off, easy leave for Gayle.
  • 8.2 Well bowled and an excellent take from Latham! Southee hurls a full inswinging yorker outside the line of the leg stump. Gayle looks to dig it out but misses due to the inward movement. Latham dives full stretch to his right to collect that. It would have been curtains for Gayle had it been on the stumps.
  • 8.1 Length delivery outside off, Gayle chops it towards cover-point.
  • 7.6 Defended from the crease towards point. 28/0
  • 7.5 Lewis as well, wants to get into the big-hitting act it seems. Looks to go big over mid off but doesn't time his shot well. Gets a brace in the end.
  • 7.4 Driven towards wide mid on for nothing.
  • 7.3 Outside off, left alone.
  • 7.3 WIDE! A bouncer outside off, that passes over the head of the batsman is wided by the umpire.
  • 7.2 Length around off, defended from the crease.
  • 7.1 On the pads, turned towards mid-wicket.
  • 6.6 Another good delivery to end the over. Hurls a yorker on middle and off, Gayle digs it out. 10 off this one. 25/0
  • 6.5 A perfect fast bowler's response. Southee bangs it short on off, Gayle stands tall in defense.
  • 6.4 FOUR! Gayle gets going, real time! On a length angling away from the batsman, Gayle throws his bat at it and hits it over cover-point for a one bounce boundary. No wonder Gayle doesn't bother risking singles and doubles at the start.
  • 6.3 SIX! Hello Southee, says Gayle with a biggie, the first one of the ODI series. This is on a length around middle, Gayle comes down and converts it into a half volley. Blasts it over long off for a maximum.
  • 6.2 Banged short angling across the batsman, the ball doesn't climb much. Chris lets it go unhindered as the ball passes at his stomach height.
  • 6.1 Landed outside off, left alone.
  • 5.6 FOUR! The first authoritative shot of the day! Length delivery outside off, some width on offer there. Lewis hangs back and slaps it through cover-point for a boundary. Moves to 8 with that. 15/0
  • 5.5 This delivery is pushed defensively towards mid on.
  • 5.4 Superb shot from the young opener, gets him a couple. Lewis drives it through covers, Williamson chases it down and saves a couple.
  • 5.3 Back of a length ball outside off, Lewis lets it be.
  • 5.2 Defended towards gully from the crease for a single. Backward point gets to his right to do the fielding.
  • 5.1 FOUR! That's the first boundary of the day with which Gayle gets off the mark. In a bid to bowl full to extract swing, Boult ends up serving a full toss on the pads. All Gayle has to do is tickle it fine and he does so. It goes to the fine leg fence in no time.
  • 4.6 Lewis stands tall and blocks it towards cover-point from the crease. 4/0
  • 4.5 Bouncer on the stumps, Lewis evades it with a crouch.
  • 4.4 First runs off the willow! Lewis gets off the mark. Drives this full length ball through covers and gets a brace before Williamson chases it down.
  • 4.3 Back of a length ball on the stumps, Lewis sways away from the line.
  • 4.2 Driven towards mid off.
  • 4.1 Run, Gayle, run! He misses flicking away this full inswinging ball that's on the pads. The ball goes off his pads towards backward square leg. Lewis senses an opportunity for a run and calls his partner for the same. Gayle is late in responding but does so. Meanwhile, the square leg fielder gets to his left and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. A leg bye results in the end.
  • 3.6 A bouncer to end the over, Lewis crouches to let that go. The tourists still await their first run off the bat. 1/0
  • 3.5 Aimed in line of the stumps, Lewis turns it towards mid-wicket.
  • 3.4 This ball is cut away towards point.
  • 3.3 Bowled outside off, Lewis doesn't bother playing at that.
  • 3.2 Short ball around off, Evin sways away from the line to let the keeper do the rest.
  • 3.1 Full ball swinging into Lewis, he misses the flick and is hit on the pads. A stifled LBW shout dies down on its own.
  • 3.1 WIDE! That's the first run for the Windies. Boult spears it around middle and leg, the ball swings down the leg side. Lewis looks to flick it away but misses.
  • 2.6 Banged short on the stumps, Gayle ducks to let it be. Three maidens to begin for the Kiwis. 0/0
  • 2.5 Length ball outside off, left alone.
  • 2.4 The batsman fails to put bat on ball.
  • 2.3 In the air but safe! The bouncer early in the over made Gayle hang on the back foot and be in no position to play this one, which is fuller in length. Gayle looks to loft it over mid on but fails to get any timing on that. The ball goes aerially towards Bracewell at mid on, who dives forward, yet the ball lands short of him.
  • 2.2 Hurled outside off, Gayle doesn't bother playing that.
  • 2.1 Woah! Good morning, Chris Gayle, says Southee with a bouncer. He bangs this short aiming at the batter's head, Gayle ducks at the last moment. Latham has to leap to collect that.
  • 1.6 Bowled full outside off, driven nicely to covers. A maiden for Boult now. Good start for the Kiwis. 0/0
  • 1.5 Harmless ball outside off, Evin lets that be.
  • 1.4 A touch fuller, driven towards mid on.
  • 1.3 Hurled on a length on the off and middle stump line, Lewis hangs back and presents a straight bat in defense.
  • 1.2 Another ball that is outside the channel of the off stump, left alone.
  • 1.1 Starts off with a length ball well outside off, Lewis shoulders arms to let that go.
  • Trent Boult will take the second new ball from the other end. He will run in with a couple of slips standing in anticipation.
  • 0.6 Beautiful delivery to end the over, a maiden to start with. Speared full just outside off, Gayle is forced to play at that. But he misses and the ball flies teasingly past the outside edge. 0/0
  • 0.5 Full inswinging ball outside off, Chris points his bat skywards to let that go.
  • 0.4 A touch fuller around off, Gayle hangs back and opens the face of his bat to defend it towards backward point.
  • 0.3 Beaten this time! Length ball outside off, Gayle has a feel for that but misses.
  • Now a second slip comes in position.
  • 0.2 Similar length ball outside off, Gayle again keeps his bat inside the line and lets the keeper do the rest. The ball moved in after passing the batsman.
  • 0.1 Good ball to start by Southee. He runs in from over the wicket and lands it on a length just outside off, Gayle plays inside the line and lets it go through.
  • Post the anthems, the men concerned make their way to the middle. Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis stride out with the willow in hand. The former is here on the back of a scintillating ton in the BPL while the latter was unbeaten on 176 in his last ODI innings. They'll aim to get West Indies off to a flier as this is their last ODI series before the World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe. Tim Southee will steam in with the first new ball. In familiar, helpful conditions, he'd hope to have an impact straightaway. Only one slip in place. Here we go...
  • It's time for things to get going. The national anthems will be played now, Windies first followed by New Zealand's.
  • TOSS - Kane Williamson calls it right at the coin toss and NEW ZEALAND WILL FIELD first. Todd Astle makes his ODI debut for the Kiwis. And Ronsford Beaton makes his international debut for the Caribbean side, while Shimron Hetmyer makes his maiden ODI appearance.
  • Windies are heading here on the back of a 0-4 loss to England in the English country in their previous ODI series while the Kiwis just narrowly lost to the Indians at the latter's den. It will be a stern test for the tourists, who will be without the services of the likes of Marlon Samuels and Alzarri Joseph, both out due to injuries. They are yet to win a One-Day series since 2014. Martin Guptill and Mitchell Santner are the men missing out for the hosts. Todd Astle is likely to make his ODI debut. With a cloudy weather expected throughout the day, the toss could be crucial. Stay tuned with us for that and more.
  • The white-attire format is done. It's time for the white-ball formats to take precedence now. The time is ripe for the Gayles, the Lewises and the Munros to enthrall us with some boisterous show. We extend you a warm welcome and are pleased to have your company for the 1st ODI between New Zealand and Windies to be played at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei. At least on paper, this game promises to thrill to the ends. There are shower-clouds looming around the city. It did pour down a while ago but now the weather has relented and the covers are off, as updated by the Black Caps on twitter.
  • Right, then! That's it from us for this game. New Zealand win and take a 1-0 lead with it. Next game will be crucial for the Windies if they want to stay alive in the 3-match series. Should be a good one given there's a lot a stake. It will take place in Christchurch on the 23rd of December at 1100 local (2200 GMT previous day). Tune in for that. Till then, cheers!
  • Kane Williamson says it was a pretty good all-round performance which he's quite happy about. Opines despite there being a below par target to chase, the wicket was a bit tricky so is pleased that his team got over the line. Goes on to state that Doug Bracewell has impressed after coming back from injury and so have George Worker and Todd Astle. When asked about the next game in Christchurch, mentions it's a slightly different surface which has some pace and bounce, so have to adapt to the conditions there. On his break, says he's looking forward to it as he wants to relax.
  • Jason Holder says it was a tough start and they didn't get enough runs on the board. Adds they lost wickets at crucial stages which never gave them any momentum. States he wants his side to do better in the middle overs and finish well from there. Ends by saying they'll look to do better in the next game at Christchurch.
  • Doug Bracewell is the Man of the Match. He says it was a good start with the ball and he is delighted to get Gayle. Feels better to get the win. About his knee injury, he says it has been tough but the hard work has paid off. Adds that there is still some niggle but he needs to manage it well.
  • West Indies didn't have a good enough total on the board to begin with, but some toothless and inconsistent bowling coupled with some defensive captaincy didn't do them much good. Wickets were what they needed but they never did enough to get that. Earlier in the day, A good holding knock from Lewis followed by a brisk one from Powell saw he Windies get close to 250, but that didn't prove to be enough. Stay tuned as the presentation is about to come up...
  • A rather comfortable win in the end for the Kiwis. They had to chase down a below par total which was made easier by their openers Munro and Worker. Their brisk 108-run stand for the opening wicket pretty much set it all up. But the experienced heads of Williamson and Taylor added a 50-partnership for good measure to ensure their side virtually won the game. The latter stayed till the end and ensured New Zealand got over the finish line.
  • 46.1 Wide! Oh, dear... No fifty for Ross Taylor, because Rovman Powell, either cynically, or unintentionally, has bowled it down the leg side. So the umpire signals wide. Even though Taylor misses out on his fifty, he and everyone else will take joy in the fact that NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
  • 45.6 Quite full on the stumps, worked through mid-wicket for a double, which means Ross Taylor will have strike and can complete his fifty. He's on 49. Scores are level. 248/5
  • 45.5 Astle makes room for himself so Holder follows him. Bangs it in short and angles it down, the batsman somehow ducks and evades.
  • 45.4 FOUR! Not going to get an easier delivery to put away. Low full toss on the pads, Astle flicks it through backward square leg. Fine leg was in position but he couldn't get to it in time.
  • 45.3 Short and wide, the width's there so Todd slashes it behind point. Takes two runs as third man cuts it off.
  • 45.2 Full outside off, driven to mid off. No run taken.
  • 45.1 Bit short on off, Ross moves inside the line and pulls it through mid-wicket for one run.
  • 44.6 Comfortably wristed through mid-wicket. Taylor will come back for the second. 10 to win now from here. 239/5
  • 44.5 FOUR! Landed on a length around off, Astle slaps this back down the ground. Mid on is a bit wide, so the ball beats him and races away to the boundary line.
  • 44.4 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 44.3 Does well to flick it away. Places it comfortably through backward square leg for a run. First ODI runs for Todd Astle.
  • 44.2 Astle drives down the ground this time, but the fielder is in the ring for him. So he finds mid on.
  • 44.1 Full ball attacking the stumps, Taylor moves across, gets behind the line and drives it to long on for a single.
  • Rovman Powell to have a go with the ball.
  • 43.6 Tests him with another short, into the body. Todd Astle defends it back down the track to end the over. 19 to win off 36. 230/5
  • 43.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 43.4 Stays back and keeps this short of a length ball outside off at bay.
  • 43.3 Shorter around off, rises sharply and climbs onto Astle who fends it awkwardly towards backward point.
  • Todd Astle to bat next.
  • 43.2 OUT! Holder gets his second of the game! From around the wicket, Holder lands it on a length outside off. It angles into Nicholls even as he looks to cut. It is too close to play that shot and also there is extra bounce on this one. He ends up nicking it behind to Shai Hope who takes a regulation catch.
  • 43.1 Full and outside off, driven towards the cover area.
  • 42.6 The batsman plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single. 230/4
  • 42.5 Angling into the pads, pushed on the up towards mid on for a single.
  • 42.4 Leans forward to this fuller length ball and taps it gently to the covers.
  • 42.3 Taylor latches onto this short ball and pulls it over square leg. Hits it in the gap so is able to come back for the second.
  • 42.2 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 42.2 Wide! Way outside off, goes across the tramline and so, the umpire signals wide.
  • 42.1 Short of a good length well outside off, Nicholls takes a step across before running it down to third man for a single.
  • Ronsford Beaton returns to the attack.
  • 41.6 Moves inside the line and works the slider a bit square on the leg side for one. 224/4
  • 41.5 Short and around off, Nicholls backs away again, uses his feet well and cuts it past the man at covers for a brace.
  • 41.4 The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 41.3 Leans ahead and knocks this full ball to cover for one.
  • 41.2 FOUR! A boundary almost after 6 overs. Not exactly a sigh of relief for the Black Caps, but it'll definitely speed up the process. Short and wide, slider around off, Nicholls backs away and cracks it through the gap in the covers for a boundary.
  • 41.1 Floats it up on the stumps, quite straight in line, wristed just wide of the mid on fielder for a single.
  • 40.6 Short and wide outside, cut to the man at point. 214/4
  • 40.5 Jags back in on off, catches the inside edge and thuds off Taylor's pads. Falls on the off side and Nicholls being alert calls for a quick single.
  • 40.4 Keeps a little low as Ross Taylor looks to cut this length ball around off. Misses as the ball whiskers past the off pole.
  • 40.3 Short ball cutting away from outside off, Nicholls looks to slap it through the off side but mistimes it towards extra cover. A run is stolen.
  • 40.2 Full again, straighter in line this time, eased away in the same region but a single is taken on this occasion.
  • 40.1 Fuller length ball on middle and off, driven gently towards the man at wide mid on.
  • Powerplay 3 signalled. A maximum of 5 fielders are allowed outside the 30-yard circle till the end of the match.
  • 39.6 Skidding off the surface, Henry moves across his sticks before punching it towards the leg side. 211/4
  • 39.5 Straighter one outside off, pushed into the covers.
  • 39.4 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 39.3 Nicholls goes downtown as well, plays it to long on for a single.
  • 39.2 Full ball which Ross Taylor knocks to long on for one.
  • 39.1 Flatter and shorter outside off, Ross chops the cut towards the covers.
  • Jason Mohammed to bowl now.
  • 38.6 Positions himself right behind the line and blocks it out. 208/4
  • 38.5 That's fallen safely! Henry Nicholls is a lucky man. Short again, on off, Nicholls swivels to pull but gets a bottom edge which lobs behind off his pads. Shai Hope runs inside to try and take it but it falls short of him.
  • 38.4 Shorter length angled into the body, Nicholls moves inside the line and works it down towards fine leg for a double.
  • 38.3 Tight line on middle and off, not offering much room to Nicholls to work with. Forces him to defend off the back foot.
  • 38.2 Length delivery on the off pole, blocked firmly on the leg side, in front of mid-wicket.
  • 38.1 Short of a good length outside off, Taylor taps it down a bit square on the off side and calls for the run. Runs and completes it with ease.
  • 37.6 Bit slower through the air, drifting in from around off, Nicholls is forward to drive into the covers. Quick run taken. And another too for the overthrow. 205/4
  • 37.5 Taylor leans ahead, takes it on the full and knocks it down to wide long off for a single.
  • 37.4 Quicker and fuller again outside off, pushed to the covers for a single to get off the mark.
  • 37.3 Darted full on off stump, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot.
  • Henry Nicholls walks into the middle next.
  • 37.2 OUT! Latham's gone! That's plumb. Full and flat on middle and off, Latham looks to flick but misses. And that becomes his undoing. Right in front of the stumps, needed to get some bat but he didn't and that's that. The umpire has no trouble in raising his finger. The Windies have another thing to smile about.
  • 37.1 Sliding in on middle from around the wicket, flicked to backward square leg.
  • 36.6 Tap and run stuff from the left-hander. Drops it into the covers and scurries to the other hand. New Zealand just need 48 to win off 78 balls. 201/3
  • 36.5 Zips off the surface which catches Latham by surprise. He's struck on the thigh pad.
  • 36.4 Good length ball angling across, punched to point from inside the crease.
  • 36.3 Waits for the ball to come to him, it's on a length and outside off. Taylor guides it down to third man for a single.
  • 36.2 Well hit but equally well fielded too. Short of a length ball and it's pulled hard to mid-wicket. The fielder there makes a good diving stop.
  • 36.1 Coming back in on middle and leg, worked down to fine leg for a single.
  • 35.6 Latham rotates strike by punching it through covers. 198/3
  • 35.5 Latham keeps this out from the crease.
  • 35.4 FOUR! The one thing observed in New Zealand's tour of India is the way Latham handled spin. And again he does well to play this. Nurse drops this short and wide outside off, Latham goes back and cuts it powerfully through backward point for a boundary.
  • 35.3 Flicked away off the pads for a single.
  • For some reason, Chris Gayle hasn't taken the field today after batting.
  • 35.2 Latham drives this one through mid on for a single.
  • 35.1 This ball is pushed through covers for a run.
  • Ashley Nurse is back on.
  • 34.6 Taylor pushes this down the ground for a quick single. 190/3
  • 34.5 Short ball on the body, pulled away to fine leg for one.
  • 34.4 Places this past backward point towards third man for a single.
  • 34.3 This one is pulled away to mid-wicket.
  • 34.2 Tom has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
  • The boundary line at one end of the ground have flown in a bit. Not sure if it is because of the wind or something else. A member of the ground staff is seen trying to put it in place.
  • 34.1 Latham keeps this out off the back foot.
  • Shannon Gabriel has the ball in hand.
  • 33.6 Now Latham tucks this down to fine leg for a single. 186/3
  • 33.5 Outside off, Ross opens the face of the bat to guide it to third man. A run added to the tally.
  • 33.4 Short ball on leg, hooked away to fine leg for a single.
  • 33.3 This ball is driven past the man at covers for one.
  • 33.2 Outside off on a fuller length, bunted towards covers.
  • 33.1 Hurled in line of the stumps, hit back towards the bowler.
  • 32.6 This ball is glided to third man for one. 182/3
  • 32.5 Another ball outside off, Rosco finds backward point with the cut.
  • 32.4 Taylor slaps it straight to backward point who has a shy at the bowler's end and hits the bull's eye.
  • 32.3 Again hurled on the pads, turned away square on the leg side for a single.
  • 32.2 Taylor opens the bat face and guides it to third man for a single.
  • 32.1 Full ball on middle and leg, Tom turns it through mid-wicket. Before the ball is retrieved, three runs result.
  • 31.6 Short ball on the stumps, pulled away for a single. 176/3
  • 31.5 Latham stays in the crease and defends towards point.
  • Tom Latham walks in next.
  • Drinks are on the field now. Windies have been successful in picking up three wickets since the last drinks break. Although it will hardly make any major difference in the final result, there will be belief in the visitors' camp now. Can they trigger a batting collapse from here?
  • 31.4 OUT! Holder extracts his revenge! Better late than never. This dismissal has a resemblance of Jason Mohammed's wicket in this. Length delivery angling into the batsman, Williamson tries to be cute by guiding it to third man. The ball climbs more and he ends up chopping it onto the stumps. He is distraught with that. The Kiwis are just 74 away now.
  • 31.3 This ball is blocked off the front foot onto the ground.
  • 31.2 FOUR! Holder resumes the run-conceding thing now. Serves a gentle short ball on the stumps, Williamson swivels and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary.
  • 31.1 Full ball on off, driven towards covers. A slight misfield there results in a run.
  • Jason Holder runs in with the ball now.
  • 30.6 Another play and a miss. Banged short on the stumps, Williamson misses his pull. Just one run off this over, Beaton is succeeding in keeping the run-flow down, something which Gabriel failed to do. 170/2
  • 30.5 Back of a length ball around off, pulled away to the man stationed at mid-wicket.
  • 30.4 Full ball aimed at the off stick, Williamson defends it off the front foot.
  • 30.3 Length ball angling into the batsman, Kane stays back to block.
  • 30.2 Finally Taylor gets a run off Beaton after 7 dot balls. Slaps it through backward point to get to the other end.
  • 30.1 Taylor hangs on the back foot and blocks.
  • 29.6 FOUR! A half-tracker, punished! Nurse knew how bad a delivery this was as soon as he bowled it and he let it know with a grunt. Williamson had ample time to go back and pull it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Nice way to bring up the 50-run partnership between these two. 169/2
  • 29.5 Taylor gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it to long on for one.
  • 29.4 Driven down through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 29.3 Pushed back towards the bowler, he gets to his right and puts in the dive to save runs.
  • 29.2 Darted around off, blocked with a lunge.
  • 29.1 Floated around off, Kane comes down and pushes it back towards the bowler.
  • 28.6 Taylor's frustration is evident after this mistimed cover drive finds Nurse in the region. A maiden for Beaton. 163/2
  • 28.5 In line of the stumps on a length, defended towards mid-wicket.
  • 28.4 Full ball outside off, for the drive, Ross obliges with the shot through covers. Nurse gets down to his left to not let the ball pass through him.
  • 28.3 Back of a length delivery around off, Taylor hangs on the back foot and presents a straight bat in defense.
  • 28.2 Fuller outside off, pushed towards point.
  • 28.1 Taylor gets hit on the unmentionables! Beaton hurls it on a length on middle and off, Taylor misses his defensive shot. Wears it on the groin region and goes down in pain. Is good to continue though.
  • Ronsford Beaton is back on.
  • 27.6 This delivery is blocked towards point. 163/2
  • 27.5 Taylor drives it to long on for one run.
  • 27.4 This ball is cut towards backward point.
  • 27.3 Taylor has flicked the ball off his pads. They manage to come back for the second.
  • 27.2 Williamson goes on the back foot and punches it through the cover region for a single.
  • 27.1 Floated outside off, Rosco gets ahead and drives it through wide mid off for a single.
  • 26.6 Williamson gets down the track and pats it towards point. 158/2
  • 26.5 Punched to the man stationed in the cover region.
  • 26.4 Ouch! That would be painful. Around off on a shorter length, Taylor goes back to pull. Ends up getting it off his shoulder towards third man for a leg bye.
  • 26.3 Worked away through mid-wicket for one run.
  • 26.2 Just outside off on a length, Rosco cuts it behind square on the off side for one.
  • 26.1 Bowled around off and middle, defended from the crease.
  • 25.6 Worked away with the turn towards long on for one. 155/2
  • 25.5 Taylor has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 25.4 This time Rosco cuts this, there is a slight misfield at backward point. This results in a couple. This completes 500 ODI runs for Taylor against the Windies.
  • 25.3 Floated outside off, Taylor goes back to cut. But the ball moves in a touch and he ends up being too close to cut.
  • 25.2 Well played, Kane! He comes down the track to drive it away but seeing that it isn't for a drive, he just taps it through mid off for a single.
  • 25.1 Flat ball in the line of the stumps, Kane goes back and keeps it out to mid-wicket.
  • 24.6 Full ball on off, defended off the front foot onto the ground. At the halfway mark, New Zealand stand pretty at 151/2, just 98 runs away from a victory. 151/2
  • 24.5 Clever cricket. Kane taps it towards mid-wicket and sets off for a run. Lewis fails to gather it on the first go.
  • 24.4 Full outside off, Williamson keeps it out from the crease.
  • 24.3 Gabriel bowls it short, Taylor has to hop and tap it to the leg side in order to get a run.
  • 24.2 Much better. Angles this full on middle and off, Taylor gets a leading edge towards mid off as he looks to work it away.
  • 24.1 FOUR! This is not done from Shannon. He just does not seem to learn from his mistakes. Lands this short and wide outside off yet again, Taylor slaps it past backward point for a boundary.
  • 23.6 Driven down to long off for a single. 145/2
  • 23.5 Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 23.4 A better throw could have had Taylor in trouble. Williamson turns this through backward square leg and hares for the first run. Seeing that the fielder hasn't reached the ball, he gets back for the second. Nurse screams to the fielder to throw it at his end but the man gives in a flighted throw. Nurse is visibly upset.
  • 23.3 Flatter outside off, cut to point.
  • 23.2 Taylor drives it nicely through the cover region. One run added to his and the team's tally.
  • 23.1 Cut away to backward point.
  • 22.6 Played to the point region by the batsman. 140/2
  • 22.5 Taylor flicks this away in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • 22.4 FOUR! Gabriel is back and so are the runs for the Kiwis. Overpitches this on off and middle, all Ross has to do is time his straight drive. Does so and Shannon looks to stop it with some cheeky footwork but is unsuccessful in doing so. A boundary results.
  • 22.3 On the pads, flicked away round the corner for one.
  • 22.2 Full ball on the stumps, Williamson almost play it on.
  • 22.2 Wide! Sprayed down the leg side, Kane lets it be. The umpire has to stretch his arms.
  • 22.1 FOUR! The extra pace comes in, the ball speeds away with more vigor. Gabriel offers the batsman ample width outside off. It was bowled on a length. Williamson just hangs back and cuts it through backward point for a boundary.
  • Shannon Gabriel is brought back.
  • 21.6 Driven back towards the bowler from the crease. 129/2
  • 21.5 Williamson drives it square on the off side for a single. NZ require 121 more runs to win.
  • 21.4 Rosco has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total.
  • This pair has been kept quiet by the Windies. Since the time the second wicket has fallen, these two have added only 8 runs in close to 4 overs.
  • 21.4 Wide! Fired down the leg side, Taylor fails to get it away. Wide given.
  • 21.3 Turned through square leg for a single run.
  • 21.2 Fired outside off, Kane lunges forward and defends towards backward point.
  • 21.1 Very full flighted ball, hit back towards the bowler.
  • 20.6 Taylor turns it towards mid-wicket. 125/2
  • 20.5 Full and ample width on offer outside off, Ross hits it straight to cover-point.
  • 20.4 Slower off cutter aiming at the off and middle stump, Williamson gets an inside edge through backward square leg for one.
  • Williams seems to be struggling with his hamstring. This could be his last over of this spell.
  • 20.3 Fuller outside off, guided through backward point for one.
  • 20.2 Slower delivery on off at 106 kph, Taylor is early in his flick. Ends up getting it off the leading edge towards the bowler.
  • 20.1 Full ball outside off at 129 kph, Taylor hits this off the front foot towards mid off.
  • 19.6 Taylor drives it through wide mid on and ambles to the other end. 123/2
  • 19.5 Taylor turns it to the man stationed at mid-wicket.
  • 19.4 Darted outside off, pushed towards point.
  • 19.3 Drives it through mid off and gets to the other end.
  • 19.2 Similar delivery cut towards point this time.
  • 19.1 Flat delivery well outside off, Williamson looks to cut but misses.
  • 18.6 A short delivery which has been pulled away. 121/2
  • 18.5 A slight confusion between Taylor and Williamson but all's well that ends well. Taylor pats this slower delivery towards covers. Williamson comes down in search of the non-existent run. Is sent back by his partner and eventually makes it in the crease as the fielder fails to collect that.
  • 18.4 Short ball around off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one.
  • 18.3 Length ball outside off, defended towards point.
  • 18.2 A slow full toss on middle, clipped towards mid-wicket.
  • 18.1 In line of the stumps, flicked away through mid-wicket for two.
  • 17.6 Taylor lunges forward and keeps it out with a straight bat. 118/2
  • Ross Taylor walks in at no.4.
  • 17.5 OUT! Gone, another one bites the dust! George Worker is the man who has to walk off after looking at ease for so long. Nurse bowls the slider in line of the off stump, Worker goes back to play the cut shot. But the ball doesn't spin away and comes in with the angle. Pegs back the off stump to end the opener's stay. The Windies have hit the right note by sending the two set men back in the hut.
  • 17.4 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 17.3 Darted on off, Kane slaps it through covers for a single.
  • 17.2 FOUR! Another one! Deft and clever. Flat outside off on a shorter length, Williamson goes deep in the crease and guides it through third man for another boundary.
  • 17.1 FOUR! Williamson sets about with the task immediately. Nurse serves it short and wide outside off, Kane goes back and square cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • 16.6 Williamson gets going with a drive through mid on. 109/1
  • 16.5 Flicked away towards mid-wicket.
  • The Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson strides out with the bat now.
  • 16.4 OUT! Oh Munro! What have you done? Just during the drinks break we were thinking which direction will Holder look for wickets and here is one. Williams serves it on a length around off, Munro looks to go over covers to get to his landmark. The ball bounces a touch more and he ends up getting it high on the bat. An easy catch to Nurse at that position is spooned and he doesn't drop this. The delight on Kesrick's face is for everyone to see. The much-needed breakthrough comes in at 108 runs. They still need 141 runs for a win.
  • 16.3 This ball is pushed towards mid off.
  • 16.2 FOUR! Those who have been watching Munro bat during the India tour would know how strong and productive he is with the pickup shot. Williams bowls it on the pads, Munro moves inside the line and hits it over backward square leg. Goes for a one bounce boundary. He gets to 49 with that.
  • 16.1 A full slower delivery at 102 kph, Colin mistimes it towards covers.
  • Kesrick Williams to bowl now.
  • Time for some drinks. The Kiwis have set about with their task of achieving a par score in the right earnest. They are in a punishing mood and all the Windies bowlers have taken a beating so far. Holder is searching for options and looking in all directions for a breakthrough. Moreover, there have been three chances which have gone down - all tough ones though. Who'll be the man with the golden arm?
  • 15.6 Flatter outside off, cut away through backward point for a single. They thought about a second initially before withdrawing the thought. 104/0
  • 15.5 This was turned through square leg for one.
  • 15.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 15.3 This one is wider outside off, Colin punches it to covers and gets to the other end.
  • 15.2 FOUR! Catch it, was the call but not sure for whom. Dropped on a length in line of the off stump, Munro gets down and plays it inside out over mid off for a boundary. He gets to 43 with that.
  • 15.1 Darted full on the pads, turned towards mid-wicket for one.
  • Ashley Nurse is brought into the attack.
  • 14.6 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 96/0
  • 14.5 FOUR! He continues on! Short ball and it's pulled away with disdain to send it across the boundary line. There was a man in the deep but even he couldn't do anything with the dive.
  • 14.4 Coming back into Munro, he tries working on the leg side but it goes off his thigh pad. A leg bye is taken.
  • 14.3 2nd ODI fifty for George Worker! A well-played knock, nicely paced and wonderfully controlled. Short ball angling in, helps the pull behind square leg for one.
  • 14.2 Opens the face and dabs it towards backward point.
  • 14.1 Short from Holder, George looks to play the ramp shot but can't connect.
  • 13.6 Short into the body, pulled away through the vacant square leg area for a single. 89/0
  • 13.5 Works it towards mid-wicket but doesn't get any run for it.
  • 13.4 Short and wide, cracked to deep point to get off strike.
  • 13.3 Served on a good length on off, Munro offers a defensive bat in response and gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 13.2 Run down to third man again for a single. Not sure why Jason Holder doesn't have that gap plugged. Worker likes to play in that area and he's doing it with ease at the moment. Would be smart to maybe have a gully in place and stop those easy singles.
  • 13.1 Play and a miss! Back of a length outside off, not much room on this occasion so Worker gets cramped a bit on the cut shot. Subsequently gets beaten as a result.
  • 12.6 Camps inside the crease, arches back and glides it to third man for a single. 86/0
  • 12.5 The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads.
  • 12.4 Hangs back inside his crease to defend with the full face of the bat.
  • 12.3 FOUR! Streaky runs but New Zealand will most definitely not mind. Short and wide, Worker throws his bat at it and gets it off the outer half. It runs down to third man and crosses over the rope.
  • 12.2 Bouncer outside off, ducked and evaded.
  • 12.1 Short of a good length from around the wicket, Worker rises and keeps it out.
  • 11.6 Gets behind the line and works it towards short mid-wicket. 81/0
  • 11.5 Dropped! Another difficult chance though. Would have been an absolute blinder had he taken that. Short and wide outside off, Worker cuts but aerially this time. Kyle Hope (sub) at point dives low to his right, gets a hand on it but can't hold on. It always was dipping on him which made it difficult. A couple taken as the ball rolls behind him.
  • 11.4 Full on the stumps, maybe a touch slower in pace, Munro leans ahead and eases it down to long off for a single.
  • 11.3 Seaming away from around off, easily run down to third man by Worker for a run.
  • 11.2 Length delivery just outside the line of off stump, Worker goes for the cut shot only to connect with thin air.
  • 11.1 Angles it across outside off, cut hard but straight to point.
  • Kesrick Williams to bowl now.
  • 10.6 Waits for the ball to come to him, opens the face slightly and runs it down to third man for one. 76/0
  • 10.5 Munro charges down to this length ball to swing, gets an inside edge through backward square leg for a run.
  • 10.4 Shortish ball outside off, slaps the cut to deep point for a run.
  • 10.3 Picked that up quite early, which allowed him to duck and leave the bouncer so stylishly. Crouched very low and even held that pose after the ball went past him.
  • 10.2 FOUR! Full and wide, begging to be hit, so Worker, being the merciful man that he is, obliges. Bangs it through the covers and sends it all the way to the boundary line.
  • 10.1 Comes from around the wicket and pounds it in hard. It's angling in as George Worker takes the pull shot on. The bounce is too steep for him so he can't connect. Good delivery.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signalled. A maximum of 4 fielders will be allowed outside the ring till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Elegantly done. Worker crouches a bit as he cuts this behind point and takes one. Third man moves to his left and mops it up. Excellent Powerplay for the Black Caps, they're 69 for the loss of nothing at the end of it. 69/0
  • 9.5 Better. Need to do that more often. Take the width away, cramp 'em for room and start frustrating them. On a length on middle, skids off the deck a bit, Worker gets an inside edge onto his pads as he defends.
  • 9.4 FOUR! That's clever batting. Knows third man is placed quite square, so he uses the pace to guide it quite fine through the vacant slip cordon. Amazing, nobody can do anything about that.
  • 9.3 Back of a length, it's the slower one, Munro pats it down in front of covers for a quick one.
  • 9.2 FOUR! That is bullied! That shot basically says that he's in control and he's not going to let anything get in his way. Munro just stands tall and bludgeons it through cover-point. No stopping that, no chance.
  • 9.1 Outside off, played to point.
  • 8.6 Length delivery around the off stick, punched to mid off for a quick single. 59/0
  • 8.5 The batsman guides it to third man. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 8.4 FOUR! Two in two for Worker! He's going along well here. Tad short in the off stump channel, he unleashes the cut shot through point and sends it across the fence.
  • 8.3 FOUR! THAT'S CRASHED! What a hit from George Worker. Some room to work with so he crunches it past the diving cover-point fielder for a boundary. The 50-run stand is up between these two. It ends a run of 7 successive ODIs where they have failed to do so.
  • 8.2 Moving away from outside off, looks to connect with the willow but gets beaten.
  • 8.1 Marginally ahead of a length, on the off stick, kept out with the full face of the bat.
  • 7.6 FOUR! Bang goes Munro! Full and right in his slot, he murders this back past the bowler and mid on to beat everybody to the fence. Beaton it seems got his fingers on it as the ball was going past him, so he's gone off the field. Good end to the over for NZ though. 49/0
  • 7.5 Nice, solid punch from Munro. Just stands tall and hits it square on the off side, only to find the man at point.
  • 7.4 Keeps a little low as Worker manages to put bat on ball. It goes off the bottom part behind on the off side for a quick single.
  • 7.3 Sees a bit of width offered outside off and goes for it. It's short, he looks to cut but misses.
  • 7.2 Just back of a length around off, a solid punch offered to the man at point.
  • 7.1 Super shot and an even better save to keep that from the boundary line. Short and angling wide, Worker fiercely cuts this away. Hetmyer at point dives quickly to his right and stops it.
  • 6.6 Similar ball, similar defensive shot to end the over. 44/0
  • 6.5 Rock solid in defense this time. Stands firm inside his crease and blocks it under his nose.
  • 6.4 FOUR! That's a beautiful shot. On the up, right off the meat. With his head steady and timing so pure. Drives it down past mid off for a boundary. Nicely done, Colin Munro.
  • 6.3 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 6.2 No ease at all this time around. Comes back in again, on a good length around off, moves past the inside edge of Worker's bat before making its way to the keeper.
  • 6.1 Length delivery on middle and off, shaping back in a touch, defended from within the crease with ease.
  • Jason Holder brings himself on to bowl.
  • 5.6 Good thinking from Beaton. Takes some pace off it as he bowls a length ball on middle and leg, Munro backs away and plays it to point. 39/0
  • 5.6 Wide! Banged in short but it's too short, wide called by the umpire.
  • 5.5 Short again, into the body this time, a mistimed pull in front of square leg earns the batsman a single.
  • 5.4 Short ball pounded in around off, quite sharp but Worker sees it early and lets it be.
  • 5.3 Outside off on a good length, Worker covers the line and lets it be.
  • 5.2 Serves it well outside off and it's going away, Worker has nothing to do with it.
  • 5.1 FOUR! Superb placement. Sees it angling away, so uses that well to steer it behind point. Beats the man in the deep and starts the over with a boundary.
  • 4.6 Just ahead of a length on leg, Colin looks to play the pick-up shot over square leg but misses as the ball goes off his pads on the leg side. Dot ball to end the over, but 16 have come off it. An expensive one for the Windies. 33/0
  • 4.5 FOUR! Colin Munro is getting a move on here. Has some width on offer outside off, he crashes it powerfully through the cover region to the boundary line.
  • 4.4 Dropped but that's a really difficult chance! Really difficult. Full on the stumps, Munro hammers it straight back. Comes to Gabriel like a rocket and he barely has time to react. Gets his hands to it but it bursts right out and goes behind. Two more runs taken.
  • 4.3 FOUR! Beautifully timed. Right off the middle of the bat. Just uses the pace so well. Fuller outside off, Munro drives it through the covers for a boundary.
  • 4.2 That's a better length from Gabriel. Bit fuller around off, Munro throws his bat at it and edges it over point. Lewis runs back to try and take it but it's just away from his grasp. A brace added to the total.
  • 4.1 FOUR! Half-volley on leg stump and Colin Munro eats that for lunch. Flicks it away in style and beats deep backward square leg to the boundary. Nicely hit, but poor delivery.
  • 3.6 Good pace and bounce from Ronsford Beaton. Hits the deck hard, bangs it short and keeps it close to off. It's moving off as George Worker withdraws his bat and leaves it alone. 17/0
  • 3.5 Good length delivery on middle and leg, Worker positions himself behind the line and taps it down on the leg side.
  • 3.4 Shaping away from around off, Munro glides this down towards third man and earns himself a run.
  • 3.3 Nice and straight from Beaton, Munro can only play it back to him.
  • The physio is out to treat Jason Holder. Maybe a problem with his ankle. Nothing too serious though, the magic spray is out and applied. He seems to fine to continue.
  • 3.2 Touch fullish in length on middle and off, blocked with the full face of the bat.
  • 3.1 Good movement for Beaton. He lands it on middle and leg, on a length and it moves away. Worker hangs his bat in defense and gets it off the outside edge down towards third man. Single taken.
  • 2.6 Places this full ball to the right of mid off and steals a run to keep strike. 15/0
  • 2.5 Fullish in length and outside off, George with an attempted cover drive which misses.
  • 2.4 FOUR! Exquisite! Gabriel errs in line and pays the price for it. On the pads, Worker has no trouble putting this away to the fence with a flick through mid-wicket.
  • 2.3 Half-volley outside off, driven and driven hard by George. The off side is packed so he's unable to pierce the gap in the covers.
  • 2.2 Makes it go across George Worker, at 144 clicks on a good length, it's left alone.
  • 2.1 Fraction straight in line which allows Worker to pick it off his pads and flicks it through backward square leg. Two runs taken.
  • 1.6 Lands it on a good length on the fifth stump line, Worker off the toe end plays it towards backward point for a single. 8/0
  • 1.5 That's gone high in the air but fallen safe! Drags the length ball a touch, on off, Munro swings across the line and lofts it over mid-wicket. Hits it against the wind so it doesn't go across the rope, but it's enough to fetch him three runs.
  • 1.4 Brings it in closer this time, but still keeps it full. Munro gets it off the inner half and away on the leg side for a couple of runs.
  • 1.3 Maintains a similar length and keeps it outside off, driven again, to mid off. Dot ball.
  • 1.2 Goes full again, well outside off, Munro with a mistimed drive which finds the mid off fielder.
  • 1.1 Length delivery outside off with some width on offer, Colin Munro looks to smash it through the off side but gets it off the bottom part down on the track.
  • The debutant Ronsford Beaton to take the second new ball from the other end. Two slips in place for him as well.
  • 0.6 Good pace, good length, good line and good carry. Outside off, Worker shoulders his arms to it. Just 2 runs off the first over. 2/0
  • 0.5 Quite full from Gabriel, on off stump, Worker drives back down the ground towards mid on. No run taken as it's very close to the fielder.
  • 0.4 Full and straight on middle and leg, driven straight to the man at mid on.
  • Second slip has been removed...
  • 0.3 In the channel outside off, Worker lets it be. It deviated a lot as Shai Hope was going to collect it. Late swing for Gabriel.
  • 0.2 Full again, outside off, driven again but this time in the gap. A couple of runs for Worker and New Zealand to get started.
  • 0.1 Starts off with a full delivery angling across, outside off, George Worker looks to drive it through the covers but is beaten.
  • We are back for the chase. The target is a gettable one for the Black Caps, but a couple of early wickets could make things interesting. Colin Munro and George Worker will open with the bat, while Shannon Gabriel will take the first new ball. Two slips in place for him. Here we go...



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4969 124
2 South Africa 3888 111
3 Australia 4174 104
4 New Zealand 3489 100
5 England 4829 99
6 Sri Lanka 4058 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 6386 120
2 India 6680 119
3 England 6320 115
4 New Zealand 6404 114
5 Australia 6012 113
6 Pakistan 4811 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 2262 126
2 Pakistan 2843 124
3 India 3385 121
4 England 2029 119
5 West Indies 2538 115
6 South Africa 2238 112