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New Zealand Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI)

Date: Saturday, 23 December, 2017 10:10 IST Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch Match Status: Match Ended

New Zealand beat West Indies by 204 runs

325/6
Overs
50.0
R/R
6.5
Fours
20
Sixes
9
Extras
17
121/10
Overs
28.0
R/R
4.32
Fours
14
Sixes
0
Extras
4
  • Now then, a huge target is set ahead of the visitors. How will they respond? The pitch is a bit two-paced and runs scoring wouldn't be an easy task by any means. Remember, they are without the services of the big hitter, Chris Gayle. Who will put his hand up? Will they manage to level the series or will New Zealand run away with the game and seal the deal? Join us in a bit for the run chase...
  • Earlier in the innings, Munro and Worker provided another good stand. Taylor in the middle tried to anchor the innings but he just like Worker, departed soon once he got to his fifty. West Indies, were good with the ball for most part of the game. They kept chipping away at the wickets at regular intervals to keep the hosts in check only to wilt towards the death. Cottrell and his short-ball ploy worked really well which saw him pick up three wickets, Nurse did the job of drying up the runs in the middle while Holder was pretty economical to get two big wickets to his name. Gabriel had a day to forget, he conceded 75 in his 10 which happens to be his career-worst.
  • Remarkable recovery from the Kiwis has seen them post a really huge total on the board. At 186/5, when the hosts lost their experienced campaigner, Ross Taylor, the Windies had their tails up and it seemed like they can bundle out the hosts quickly. But as it is said, not always what we think happens. Henry Nicholls and Todd Astle did a commendable job to bail their side out of the stutter. They took their time but made sure they kept the scoreboard ticking along and once they got their eye in, they went berserk towards the end scoring 68 off the last 5 overs.
  • 49.6 A fumble by the fielder and that allows Nicholls to register his highest score in the ODIs. Fuller ball, sprayed a bit wider outside off. Nicholls crouches low and squeezes it towards cover. A misfield there, not sure who he was, allows the pair to collect a couple. New Zealand finish on 325/6!
  • 49.5 Short on middle, Nicholls drags it off the inner half through mid-wicket. Calls for two immediately and gets it comfortably in the end.
  • 49.4 Wide outside off, DB looks to go after it but gets it off the outside edge to the keeper who collects it on the bounce. A single taken again.
  • 49.3 FOUR! Bracewell doesn't believe in giving strike! Shortish ball on middle and leg, Doug swivels just a bit and pulls it down to fine leg for a boundary to get off the mark.
  • Doug Bracewell walks out in the middle now. All he needs to do is to give the strike to the man at the other end.
  • 49.2 OUT! Knocked him over but it's a bit too late for the Windies! Well played, Astle showed us that milestones doesn't matter to him. Was on 49 but still wanted to get runs for his side. Description - A length delivery on middle, Astle backs away and tries to hit it over extra cover, he misses and hears the death rattle. Walks back to the dressing room amidst huge applause from the crowd. A massive 130-run stand comes to an end.
  • 49.1 Full on the stumps, lofted over the bowler for a single.
  • 49.1 Wide! Cottrell sprays it wide outside off, Henry initially tries to go after it but then lets it be.
  • So, final over to go. Holder is seen having a word with Cottrell. They are adjusting the field traffic...
  • 48.6 Looks to scoop it but gets it off the bottom edge to the left of Powell for a single. 16 from this, 38 off the last two. 314/5
  • 48.5 Hits it off the pads through backward square leg for a single.
  • 48.4 SIX! Tonked! Powell misses his length, serves a half volley, could be a cardinal sin at this stage of the game. Todd Astle takes full toll of it and goes bang down the ground. Clears long on with utmost ease.
  • 48.3 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 48.2 Goes around the wicket and fires it on middle and leg, heaved off the inner half through square leg for a single.
  • 48.1 SIX! Astle joins in now! That's someway to bring up the 300-run mark! Length delivery on middle, Astle gets down and across to use the pace. He does so to perfection and deposits it over deep square leg for a maximum to start the over.
  • Rovman Powell comes back to bowl.
  • 47.6 FOUR! 22 runs from the over, exactly what New Zealand wanted! Gabriel tries to go for the yorker but slips a full toss on middle. Nicholls bashes it straight down the ground for a majestic boundary. New Zealand on the charge here. He finishes his spell with figures of 10-0-75-0. This is also the highest number of runs he has conceded in an ODI. Surely, a day to forget for him. 298/5
  • 47.5 Driven through mid off by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 47.4 Nicholls makes room in the pursuit of going big. Shannon follows him, cramping him for room but still Henry manages to drive it through cover for a single.
  • 47.3 SIX! 16 off the over already, this is turning out to be a huge, huge over! Gabriel bowls a slower one, it's on the stumps and Nicholls makes the most of it. He slams it high and handsome over mid-wicket for the second maximum in the over. What will Gabriel do now?
  • 47.2 FOUR! What a way to raise the 100-run stand! Brilliant display of batting! On middle and leg, Nicholls gets across and just brooms it away. Into the gap and it crossed the rope through square leg.
  • 47.1 SIX! He's nailed it! Oh, what a hit that is from Henry! He has decided to go bang now! Gabriel hurls a full ball, it's in the slot for the southpaw as he gets down and slogs it off the sweet spot of the bat to dump it into the deep square leg fence for a biggie.
  • Shannon Gabriel is brought back into the attack.
  • 46.6 Pushes it towards point for a single. 276/5
  • 46.5 FOUR! This is becoming all too predictable from the Windies! Another slower delivery, on the shorter length outside off. Henry moves leg side and hits it over extra cover for a boundary. Runs starting to flow now.
  • 46.4 Falls safely again! Length delivery outside off, Astle goes hard at it. Gets a big top edge but luckily for him it falls well short of the man at third man. One run picked up.
  • 46.3 A swing and a miss! Changes the pace, delivers it outside off, Astle swings across the line only to connect thin air.
  • 46.2 Bangs in a short ball on middle and off, Todd arches back and tries to ramp it over the keeper but fails to get going with the shot. A stare from Cottrell.
  • 46.1 It's fifty for Henry Nicholls, his 3rd in this format! A vital one in context of the game. Fuller length delivery on the pads, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single. Gets a pat on the back as well from his partner.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is back into the attack.
  • 45.6 FOUR! That's off the meat now! No pace from Powell, Astle anticipates it and pummels it through mid-wicket to end the over on a high. 12 from the over! 269/5
  • 45.5 Top edge and safe again! So many times we have seen this today, West Indies have been unlucky! Slower delivery again, around middle and off. Nicholls gets down to slog this but gets a top edge which flies over the keeper. The man from short third man mops it up just inside the rope. Three added to the total.
  • 45.5 Wide! Slants it too wide outside off and is rightly called as wide.
  • 45.4 Edged but doesn't stick! It's a brilliant effort from Shai Hope though. He dropped one earlier in the innings and technically even this will go down as the same. Slower delivery, full and outside off. Astle makes room to go hard through the line but all he manages is a thick edge. Shai Hope behind dives full length to his right but the ball doesn't stick. The batsmen in the meanwhile, steal a single as well.
  • 45.3 Swings hard at it but Powell is giving no pace at all. It goes off the inner half wide of long on for a single.
  • 45.2 Fuller in length and around off, drilled through cover for a single.
  • 45.1 Starts with a fuller ball on off, hit down towards long off for a single.
  • Rovman Powell is brought into the attack. This is a big decision to bring him to bowl the 46th over.
  • 44.6 Backs away and smashes it over extra cover for a single to end the over. 10 off it, good one for the hosts. 257/5
  • 44.5 FOUR! Classic shot! Beautifully played! Seemed to be the slower one from Beaton, it's full on the stumps. Nicholls sits down and then scoops it over the keeper for a boundary towards fine leg. Now they are getting a move on.
  • 44.4 Length ball on middle, heaved through mid-wicket. Another single taken.
  • 44.3 On middle and leg, drilled down to long on for another single.
  • 44.2 Fuller again, on the pads, clipped over mid-wicket. This time they get a couple. 250 comes up for the Black Caps. Good show from these two. They have done well after the stutter.
  • 44.1 Beaton keeps it full on the stumps, Astle moves across and clips it aerially over square leg. The man in the deep overruns at first but then does well to recover. Only a single picked up.
  • 43.6 Another fuller ball on middle and off, Astle eases it towards mid off and will keep strike. 247/5
  • 43.5 Fuller ball on the stumps, driven through mid off for a single.
  • 43.4 Fuller in length and angling in on middle and leg, TA misses his attempted flick shot as the ball goes off the pads and rolls towards the leg side. A leg bye taken.
  • 43.4 Wide! Tries to roll his finger over the ball but it's too wide outside off. Astle doesn't play at it.
  • 43.3 Short and outside off, pulled through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 43.2 Uppish! Fuller in length and tailing back in on middle and leg, chipped uppishly down to long on for a single.
  • 43.1 Slower short ball, served wide outside off, slapped through cover for a single.
  • 42.6 Back of a length on off, pushed towards sweeper cover for a run. 239/5
  • 42.5 Fuller in length outside off, driven through covers for a run.
  • 42.4 FOUR! Good use of the crease there! He makes room and slaps the short ball through covers for a boundary. This also brings the 50-run stand up between the two. A very handy partnership for the Kiwis.
  • 42.3 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs
  • 42.2 On the pads, Astle flicks it uppishly towards square leg for a run.
  • 42.1 Sprays it down the leg side, Nicholls tries to flick but misses and for some reason the umpire does not call it a wide. He might have felt the ball must have clipped something.
  • 41.6 Flatter outside off, Astle square drives it for a couple. 231/5
  • 41.5 Around middle and leg, Todd Astle looks to defend but the ball hits his arm and dies down on the pitch.
  • 41.4 Slower through the air outside off, Astle drives it through covers for a couple.
  • 41.3 Fires it full on middle, Nicholls drives it down to long on for a run.
  • 41.2 Fuller in length on off, driven to covers.
  • 41.1 Shorter in length and outside off, the batsman cuts it to point for a run.
  • 40.6 Coming back in on middle and leg, helped behind square on the leg side for a single. 225/5
  • 40.5 Length ball on middle and leg, jammed out towards the leg side.
  • 40.4 Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 40.3 Rises up on the toes and with an angled bat pushes it wide of the man at point for a single.
  • 40.2 Back of a length, coming back in, tucked with the angle towards mid-wicket.
  • 40.1 Shortish on middle, it kicks off the surface, Todd Astle ducks under it.
  • 39.6 Punches it past cover for a single to end the over. 222/5
  • 39.6 Wide! This time he bowls it flat and wide outside off, Astle doesn't have anything to do with it.
  • Powerplay 3 signalled. Maximum of 5 players are now allowed outside the circle. Can Nicholls and Astle bat out their full quota of overs and take their side to a competitive total?
  • 39.6 Wide! Fires it down the leg side, Todd moves inside the line to let Hope collect it.
  • 39.5 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 39.4 Leans forward and bunts it back to Nurse.
  • 39.3 Plays it with the turn through the on side for a single.
  • 39.2 Goes back and cuts it through point for a single.
  • 39.1 Nurse bowls it quicker on the stumps, it's wristed through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Ashley Nurse is back into the attack. He was tidy in the spell he bowled earlier. Can he take a wicket here?
  • 38.6 Length ball outside off, cut square of the wicket on the off side for a single. Good over from Cottrell but without success. 216/5
  • 38.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 38.4 Shortish on the body, fended towards the off side.
  • 38.3 NOT OUT! Missing the stumps! Oh boy, Henry Nicholls survives a scare! Good review from him! Cottrell angles it in from around middle and off, gets it to shape back in and it pings Nicholls first on the front pad and then on the back pad. Sheldon turns back to appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Nicholls walks across and has a word with his partner before challenging the decision. The front foot is fine. There is no inside edge either but the Ball Tracker shows it to be pitching in line, impact in line but missing the stumps. Some breather in the NZ dressing room.
  • Henry Nicholls is trapped in front and the umpire gives it out. However, he opts to take the review. Only an inside edge can save him...
  • 38.2 FOUR! Crashed! Cottrell goes short, no problem. He goes wide and offers width, big problem. Nicholls takes the bait and slaps it through backward point to pick up a boundary to his name.
  • 38.1 Back of a length on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • The man who did the damage early on is back. Sheldon Cottrell is recalled into the attack. He has picked up 2 wickets for 36 runs in 6 overs so far.
  • 37.6 Good work from Mohammed! Another edge which flies towards third man. The man in the deep is a bit squarer, it's Jason Mohammed who does well to dive and make a stop inside the boundary line. Two taken. 211/5
  • 37.5 Edged and well short! Length delivery, bowled a bit too wide outside off. Nicholls could have left it alone but instead he decides to go after it. Gets a thick outside edge which falls well short of the man coming in from third man. A single results.
  • 37.4 Angles it away outside off, Henry pokes it towards point.
  • 37.3 Fuller and sprayed on the pads, nudged down to fine leg for a single.
  • 37.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 37.1 Good length delivery on off, pushed down through mid off for a single.
  • 36.6 Length delivery outside off, Todd Astle hangs back and defends it towards point. Jason Holder is done for the day, he finishes his spell with figures of 10-0-52-2! 206/5
  • 36.5 Good running again! Nicholls comes forward and pushes it towards cover for a single.
  • 36.4 Shortish stuff from Jason, the batsman drops it towards the off side for a single.
  • 36.3 Good length ball, angling away, steered behind point for one.
  • 36.2 HN has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 36.1 Short of a length delivery to begin his last over. Nicholls is up for it as he goes back and pulls it along the ground through mid-wicket. Collects a couple for doing so.
  • 35.6 Tailing back in on middle and leg, worked towards the fielder at short mid-wicket. 201/5
  • 35.5 Fuller in length and angling in on middle and leg, Todd Astle leans forward and across to clip it through square leg for a comfortable couple. 200 up for the hosts!
  • 35.4 Good running! These two are looking to keep the scorecard moving which is a good thing! Back of a length, around middle and off. Nicholls defends it towards cover and scampers through for a quick single.
  • 35.3 On a length and angling in. Henry leans forward and pats it towards cover.
  • 35.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 35.1 Short of a length delivery outside off, cut through point for a single.
  • 34.6 Back of a length outside off, Todd arches back and runs it down to third man to keep strike. 197/5
  • 34.5 Good bowling! Fuller in length in the corridor outside off, TA defends it with an angled bat towards point.
  • 34.4 Pushes this length delivery towards the cover fielder and crosses over.
  • 34.3 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 34.2 Shortish and outside off, tapped towards point. This time doesn't take on the fielder.
  • 34.1 Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Astle pushes it towards cover-point and calls through for a single. The fielder there charges towards the ball and has a shy at the striker's end too but misses his target.
  • 33.6 FOUR! Pierces the gap to perfection! Short of a length delivery on middle, not much venom behind that. Henry Nicholls swivels and pulls it beautifully between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket to find a boundary. A good way to end the over. 194/5
  • 33.5 Shortish on middle and leg, tickled fine down the leg side for a single.
  • 33.4 Stands back and slaps it through cover-point for a single.
  • 33.3 Short on middle and leg, Nicholls swivels and pulls it off the meat but finds the man at short mid-wicket who makes a brilliant stop.
  • 33.2 Hops and taps it in front of point for a single.
  • 33.1 Fuller and attacking the stumps, clipped through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Drinks are on the field as well. Todd Astle walks in next.
  • 32.6 OUT! Holder gets another! Boy, this is a huge wicket, the experienced campaigner makes his way back to the dressing room. West Indies are on a roll here. Holder and his excitement says it all. Nothing great about the delivery, it's a length ball, just around the off stump line. Taylor hops inside the crease and is in two minds, whether to run it down or defend it. Before he could decide, the ball holds its line, takes the outside part of the willow and settles nicely into the keeper's mitts. New Zealand are in a spot of bother now as they have lost half their side. 186/5
  • 32.5 FOUR! Slammed that away! Ross Taylor in complete command here, says Ian Bishop on air. Holder keeps it short, doesn't rise that much. Taylor spots it early, stays back and then pulls it with aplomb through mid-wicket to find the fence.
  • 32.4 A bit short on middle, pulled in front of square on the leg side for a single.
  • 32.3 Hits the length hard, just around that off stump channel. Taylor defends it back down the track.
  • 32.2 Shortish and outside off, Ross cuts it hard but couldn't get it past the man at point.
  • 32.1 Angles it away on a shorter length outside off, cut through cover for a single.
  • 31.6 Stands tall and taps it in front of cover-point for a single. 179/4
  • 31.5 Touch fuller and outside off, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot.
  • 31.4 Played to the point region by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 31.3 Back of a length, angling down, pulled towards fine leg for a single.
  • 31.2 Gets to his fifty now! He stayed on 49 in the first ODI but gets one today! He has the potential to make it big and his side will be banking on him to do it now. Back of a length, angling in, clipped towards mid-wicket for a single. Raises the bat and acknowledges the cheer from the crowd.
  • 31.1 FOUR! Welcome back Shannon, says Taylor! Gabriel starts his spell with a short ball and offers enormous width as well. Taylor stays back and thwacks it through extra cover for a boundary. Moves to 49 with that.
  • Good thinking! Just what Scott Styris was talking about. He said the new man is at the crease, bring another pacer from the other end and put pressure. Holder listens and brings Shannon Gabriel into the attack.
  • 30.6 A bit short and around off, cut through cover-point for a single. A successful over from the skipper, 2 runs and a wicket of Latham from it. 171/4
  • 30.5 The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.
  • 30.4 Short on off, slapped behind point by Henry to get off the mark.
  • 30.3 Holder has his tail up! He bangs in a short ball, Henry is quick to duck under it.
  • 30.2 Angling in on middle and leg, worked towards the on side.
  • Henry Nicholls walks out to the middle next.
  • 30.1 OUT! Holder removes his counterpart! A good delivery, that! An effort one to say the least! Holder from over the wicket, hits the deck hard to extract the extra bounce. Gets it and puts Latham into a tangle. The southpaw arches back and tries to drops his wrists but is a bit too late. The zip off the surface takes the gloves and flies to Shai Hope who makes no mistake. Jason Holder is all pumped up, he knows the importance of this wicket. Once again his side gets the breakthrough as the partnership was starting to swell.
  • 29.6 FOUR! Boundary to finish the over! A poor ball by Nurse. A rare one by him. Short and down the leg side. Taylor rocks back and pulls it through backward square leg for a boundary. 169/3
  • 29.5 The batsman dances down the track. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 29.4 Drags his length back on off, Taylor pushes it to long off for a run.
  • 29.3 Latham is nimble on his feet again. He tries to flick but gets it off the inner half through square leg for a run.
  • 29.2 Latham uses his feet, seeing that Nurse slows it up also drags his length back. Tom adjusts and defends it solidly.
  • 29.1 Bowls it on the pads, Latham flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 28.6 Short on off, Taylor guides it to point. 162/3
  • 28.5 Uppish but no problem there as there is no fielder! A length ball outside off, Latham guides it uppishly towards third man for a run.
  • 28.4 Length on middle, Latham flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 28.3 Good length on off, also jags back in a touch. Tom tries to force it through the off side but gets beaten on the inside.
  • 28.2 Fuller in length on off, Latham pushes it to covers.
  • 28.1 Length ball on off, Taylor pushes it through covers to rotate strike.
  • 27.6 Tosses it up on middle Taylor drives it down to long on for a run. Another tight over from the off spinner just three from it. 160/3
  • 27.5 Drags his length back on off, Ross cuts it to point.
  • 27.4 Works it with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 27.3 Very full on the stumps, Latham brings out the sweep shot through square leg for a run.
  • 27.2 Shorter in length on off, pushed to covers.
  • 27.1 Flatter outside off, Taylor cuts it very late through point for a run.
  • 26.6 Just short of a length on off, Latham pushes it to point. 157/3
  • 26.5 Fuller in length on off, driven towards mid off for a run.
  • 26.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 26.3 FOUR! Clever shot! Taylor intended to play that so fine! Holder bangs it short on off, Taylor waits for the ball and upper cuts it fine towards third man for a boundary.
  • 26.2 Shorter in length on middle, pulled to square leg for a run.
  • 26.1 Back of a length on off, Latham shuffles across and guides it to point.
  • 25.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 151/3
  • 25.5 SINGLE TAKEN! Just what the Windies did not want. Darts it on middle, Taylor pushes it towards mid-wicket. The fielder there dives and makes a half stop and the batsmen take one. 150 up for the Kiwis.
  • 25.4 Make that four dots! Taylor tries something different as he comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 25.3 ANOTHER DOT! Excellent bowling! Nurse bowls it flatter on middle, Taylor punches it to mid-wicket.
  • 25.2 Floats it on off, Taylor drives it to the bowler's right. He dives and makes a good stop.
  • 25.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 24.6 Fullish in length on middle, Taylor uses his wrists and flicks it towards wide mid on for a run. 149/3
  • 24.5 Shorter in length on middle, pulled down to square leg for a run.
  • 24.4 Fuller in length on off, driven towards mid off for a run.
  • 24.3 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 24.2 Angles it on the pads, Latham flicks it through square leg for a run.
  • 24.1 Back of a length on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 23.6 Darts it on middle, a similar delivery to which Latham got out to in the first ODI. He flicks it to mid-wicket for a run. 145/3
  • 23.5 EXCELLENT EFFORT IN THE FIELD! Nurse drags his length back outside off, Taylor cuts it towards point and sets off for a run. The fielder there runs to his right, dives and stops the ball. He fires a throw at the striker's end but the batsman has made his crease.
  • 23.5 Shorter and down the leg side, Taylor tries to pull it but misses and the umpire calls a wide.
  • 23.4 Tosses it up on off, Ross pushes it back to the bowler.
  • 23.3 Fires it on the stumps, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 23.2 Flatter on middle, Taylor flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 23.1 Works it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 22.6 Good length on off, defended to covers. 141/3
  • 22.5 Shorter in length on middle, Latham gets on top off the bounce and pulls it along the ground to fine leg for a run.
  • 22.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 22.3 FOUR! STREAKY BOUNDARY! This has happened a lot of times today. The Windies have been very unlucky here. Another top edge which flies over the keeper. A short ball on middle, Latham tries to pull but the top edge goes well over the leaping Shai Hope for a boundary.
  • 22.2 Shorter in length on middle, Latham tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 22.1 Back of a length on off, Latham guides it to point.
  • Jason Holder is back into the attack.
  • 21.6 Drags his length back outside off, Taylor cuts it to point. 136/3
  • 21.5 The batsman has played it to the point region. One run added to the total.
  • 21.4 Works it down to long on with the spin for a run.
  • 21.3 Flatter on off, Taylor defends it solidly.
  • 21.2 Shorter in length on off, pushed to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 21.1 Fires it full on the pads, Latham flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 20.6 Shortish outside off, Taylor looks to cut but the ball kicks off the deck to beat him all ends up. 133/3
  • 20.5 Back of a length delivery on middle and leg, tucked towards the leg side for one.
  • 20.5 Wide! Short and going down the leg side, Latham lets it be.
  • 20.4 Brilliant ball! Gets the extra bounce with this bumper, Latham is quick to duck under it.
  • 20.3 Good length on middle, defended towards mid on for a brisk single.
  • 20.2 Length delivery outside off, glided past point for a single.
  • 20.1 Hangs back to this one and shows the full face of the bat.
  • 20.1 An appeal for a caught behind not given by the umpire! What was the noise then? Beaton bangs in a short one on leg stump, Tom Latham shoulders his arms by moving inside the line. The ball goes past the gloves to the keeper who goes up in an appeal and now the bowler joins in too. They keep appealing but the umpire stretches his arms to signal a wide. Replays show the sound was of the bat hitting the pad.
  • 19.6 Flatter and shorter outside off, Ross Taylor crouches low and cuts it behind point for a couple of runs. 128/3
  • 19.5 Leans across and clips it towards the on side for nothing.
  • 19.4 Around off, turning in, a bit of bounce as Ross works it off the back foot towards short mid-wicket.
  • 19.3 Loopy delivery on middle, eased down to long on for an easy single. Latham opens his account as well.
  • 19.2 Stays back and tucks it towards the leg side.
  • 19.1 Floats it up around middle and leg, worked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • Tom Latham, the skipper walks out to the middle.
  • 18.6 OUT! Worker falls and he fails to make it big yet again. The short ball has done the trick for Beaton! He bowls a bouncer on middle, Worker pulls it and hits it well but fails to keep it down. The ball goes straight to Powell at fine leg who takes a simple catch. A timely wicket for the Windies as this partnership was starting to bloom. Beaton gets his first and he is ecstatic. Can the Windies keep chipping away at the wickets? 124/3
  • 18.5 Played to the point region by the batsman.
  • 18.4 FOUR! Short and on the body of the batsman. Worker swivels and pulls it down towards fine leg where the fielder puts in a lazy effort with his feet and the ball crosses the rope.
  • 18.3 Confusion! Yes, no, yes, no and the batsmen have made it in the end. Taylor guides the length ball on off towards point. The fielder there dives and makes a half stop. Seeing this Worker calls for a run and Taylor responds. Then quickly says no and eventually starts to run. Worker is midway and he gives up. The fielder, Kyle Hope there is quick to recover and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Had he hit Worker was a goner. George will now be breathing a sigh of a relief.
  • 18.3 WIDE! BOUNCER! Bounces way above the batsman's head and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 18.2 Length around off, Worker guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 18.1 Slower ball on middle, Worker drives it back towards the bowler.
  • 17.6 Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 117/2
  • 17.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 17.4 Slower through the air on off, Taylor hits it down to long off for a run.
  • 17.3 Flatter on off, the batsman punches it down to long off for a run.
  • 17.2 Tosses it up on off, driven through covers for a run.
  • 17.1 Fuller outside off, Taylor drives it through covers for a couple.
  • 16.6 SIX! How has that gone all the way? Worker won't mind though as he brings up his 3rd ODI fifty in style. Back-to-back half centuries for him and it would be interesting to see if he can make a big one today. Remember, he got a life when he was on 7 and has looked good post that. Beaton bangs it in short on middle, Worker tries to pull but gets a top edge in the process. The ball flies over the keeper and goes all the way over fine leg for a maximum. 111/2
  • 16.5 Again attacking Taylor with the short ball on middle. He pulls it all along the ground to fine leg for a run.
  • 16.4 Short ball on middle, Taylor pulls it to mid-wicket.
  • 16.3 Fuller in length on off, driven through covers for two.
  • 16.2 Flicks it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 16.1 Comes around the wicket and angles it on the pads. Worker flicks it through square leg for a brace to bring the 100 up for New Zealand.
  • 15.6 Comes down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket. 99/2
  • 15.5 Flatter on middle. The batsman pushes it towards long on for a run. Worker got out trying to play a cut shot in the last game to Nurse is playing quite straight today
  • 15.4 Works it with the angle towards mid on. The fielder from short mid-wicket comes running in, puts in a dive and saves a single.
  • 15.4 Drifting down leg side. The batsman misses the flick and the umpire calls it a wide.
  • 15.3 Darts it on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 15.2 Fires it on the pads, Taylor goes back and flicks it through square leg for a single.
  • 15.1 Tosses it up on middle, Worker drives it down to long on for a run.
  • Spin for the first time today! Ashley Nurse is into the attack.
  • Drinks! New Zealand will be happy with where they are at the moment. The got off to a blazing start courtesy Munro and Worker who once again managed to stitch a fifty-run stand. But two quick wickets for the Windies have seen them fight back into the game. Taylor and Worker now, have managed to steady the ship a little but they still have a long way to go.
  • 14.6 Length outside off, a little width on offer. Worker opens the face of his bat and guides it past the point fielder and down to third man for a run. 95/2
  • 14.5 Back of a length on middle, Taylor defends it off the back foot on the off side for a quick run.
  • 14.4 Back of a length on off, Worker plays it with an angled bat, down towards third man for a run.
  • 14.3 Lands it on middle, trying to hit the pads of Taylor who is shuffling across way too much. He still manages to flick it down towards fine leg for a run.
  • 14.2 Fuller in length on middle, Worker flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder from mid on gives it a chase and the batsmen run three.
  • 14.1 Fuller in length on off, swinging back in a touch. Taylor plants his front foot forward and drives it towards wide mid off. The fielder runs to his left, dives and makes a good stop. The batsmen take a single in the meantime.
  • 13.6 Angles it on the pads, Taylor flicks it down to fine leg to keep strike in the next over. 87/2
  • 13.5 Just behind a length on off, Taylor hops and defends it onto the ground.
  • 13.4 Back of a length on off, guides it to point.
  • 13.4 WIDE! Tries to cramp the batsman for room by banging it short and aiming it at his rib cage but he errs in line and bowls it down the leg side. The umpire calls it a wide.
  • 13.3 Short on the body of the batsman. He pulls it down to fine leg for a run.
  • 13.2 Length on middle, Worker defends it solidly.
  • 13.1 Shorter in length outside off, Taylor cuts it through covers for a run.
  • 12.6 Fuller on middle, eased to mid on. A tight over here. This is what the Windies should be looking for, they should try and dry up the runs here and the wickets will come. 83/2
  • 12.5 Just ahead of a length on off, driven back to the bowler.
  • 12.4 Short outside off, Worker tries to cut but chops it to the keeper.
  • 12.3 Back of a length on off, Worker defends it off the back foot.
  • 12.2 Once again walks across and flicks it through square leg. They complete one. Worker wants the second but is sent back by his partner.
  • 12.1 Flicks it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • Ronsford Beaton is back into the attack.
  • 11.6 Back of a length on off, Worker guides it to point. 82/2
  • 11.6 WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side and the umpire calls a wide.
  • 11.5 Back of a length on off, taps it towards covers for a run.
  • 11.4 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 11.3 EDGY FOUR! A length ball on off, shapes away after pitching. Taylor tries to defend it with soft hands but the ball takes the edge and bounces just before Holder at first slip who dives forward to take it. The ball beats him and goes down to the third man boundary. Playing with soft hands there saved Taylor.
  • 11.2 Sprays on the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.1 Fuller in length on off, driven to mid off for a run.
  • 10.6 SIX! UP AND OVER! Another shorter ball by Cottrell. Worker expecting that moves away and carves it over third man for a maximum. Replays later on show that Worker, after hitting the shot looks at the square leg umpire as he felt it was no ball as he thought there was an extra fielder outside the circle but mate, the first Powerplay is over and he must have forgotten that. 74/2
  • 10.5 Short and wide outside off, Taylor cuts it towards third man for a run.
  • 10.5 WIDE! Tries to roughen him up with a bouncer but ends up bowling it down the leg side and the umpire signals a wide.
  • Ross Taylor is the next batsman in.
  • 10.4 OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Cottrell is breathing fire here. He gets his second. Broom's struggle comes to an end. Cottrell lands it on a length outside off. Broom tries to run it down to third man but gets it off the outer half of the bat and the ball goes towards widish first slip. Holder there, dives low to his right and takes a very good catch. Not easy for the big man to go down low and take it inches above the ground. Two quick wickets for the Windies and they are elated.
  • 10.3 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 10.2 BOUNCER! The batsman does well to evade it.
  • 10.1 Good length on off, Broom defends it towards mid off.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled. Now a maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 Length on middle, flicked to mid-wicket. 66/1
  • 9.5 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 9.4 FOUR! Not learning here, Gabriel! He again bowls it on the pads, Worker won't miss out. He flicks it through square leg for another boundary. Second from the over.
  • 9.3 Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it.
  • 9.2 Back of a length on middle, Worker defends it solidly.
  • 9.1 FOUR! Too easy! Errs in line and bowls it on the pads, Worker flicks it down to fine leg for a boundary.
  • 8.6 BEATEN! Excellent, excellent stuff from the left-armer. Cottrell made great use of the angle there. He comes running in and lands it on a length around off, shapes away after pitching. Broom tries to defend but is beaten. End of a testing over for the batsman. 58/1
  • 8.5 In the air... but safe! A short ball on middle, again gets big on the batsman. Broom tries to defend but the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and goes uppishly but short of the fielder at point. There should be an extra catching fielder for Cottrell as he is bowling really well.
  • 8.4 SIX! Catch it was the call, but it goes all the way! Broom might have gotten lucky because of the wind there. Another well-directed short ball by Cottrell on middle. Broom goes for the pull but gets a top edge in the process. For a minute the fine leg fielder must have felt he has a chance but then sees the ball fly over him and into the crowd.
  • 8.3 The batsman works it down the leg side.
  • 8.2 Flicks it around the corner for a run.
  • 8.1 A bumper on middle, Worker ducks under it nicely.
  • 7.6 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. A tight over by Gabriel. Good lines and lengths bowled by him. 51/1
  • 7.5 Works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 7.4 Good length on off, Broom defends it onto the ground.
  • 7.3 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 7.2 Length around off, Worker gets an inside edge as he tries to defend. The ball rolls towards the leg side and the batsmen pick up a single.
  • 7.1 Back of a length on off, defended off the back foot.
  • Shannon Gabriel is into the attack now.
  • 6.6 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 50/1
  • Neil Broom strides out to the middle.
  • 6.5 OUT! The short ball has done the trick for the Windies! Cottrell draws first blood! He comes running in and bangs it in short outside off. The ball skids off the surface and also bounces a touch more. Munro is done in by the bounce as he tries to drag his pull through the leg side. He only manages to hit it straight up in the air towards mid on. Mohammed there, covers good ground to his left and takes a neat catch. The dangerous Munro walks back and the Windies will be relieved to see the back of him. Now can the Windies stop the run flow?
  • 6.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. One run added to the total. Back-to-back fifty-run stand between the two.
  • 6.3 Shorter in length, pulled through square leg to change strike.
  • 6.2 Flicks it with the angle through square leg for a brace.
  • 6.1 Shorter in length outside off, Munro cuts it to point.
  • 5.6 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. 46/0
  • 5.5 Slower ball outside off, on the shorter side. Munro slaps it through cover-point. The fielder there dives to his right and makes a half stop. The batsmen complete a run, Munro is lazy turning for the second but completes it easily in the end.
  • 5.4 HOWZAAAT! The umpire remains put! A good delivery, full around leg stump. Almost a yorker. Munro tries flicking but misses to get hit on the pads. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Pitching outside leg! Yes... replays later on show that it has pitched outside leg.
  • 5.3 Shorter in length around off, Worker loves it there. He cuts it through cover-point and due to the slow outfield the ball does not go all the way. The batsmen get three.
  • 5.2 Short again on middle, Munro pulls it through the leg side for a run.
  • 5.1 Shorter in length around middle, Munro pulls it uppishly towards mid-wicket. They have two men for that shot but he hits away from them for a brace.
  • Ronsford Beaton comes into the attack.
  • 4.6 Defended off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total. 10 runs from this over. 37/0
  • 4.5 Again takes the aerial route! A full ball on middle, Munro tries to go over mid on. He does not time it that well but has enough for it to clear mid on for a couple.
  • 4.4 SIX! Munro on the charge here! Another pick up shot to the ball on middle, right over the square leg fence. That was the longer part of the ground and he clears it easily.
  • 4.3 Tries to follow up the nasty delivery with a yorker but ends up bowling a full toss which Munro drives it back to the bowler.
  • That must have stung! Munro has been hit on the hand as he tries to defend it and looks in some discomfort. The physio is out with the magic spray.
  • 4.2 OUCH! That must have hurt! A short ball on middle, once again the ball rises off the surface. Munro awkwardly tries to defend it but is hit on the glove. He looks in some pain as he signals for the physio to come out.
  • 4.1 Shorter in length outside off, Cottrell is getting some extra bounce here. Worker adjusts well and guides it towards point for a run.
  • 3.6 Length on off, defended towards covers for a quick run. 27/0
  • 3.5 Back of a length on off, Worker punches it through point for a couple.
  • 3.4 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. They pick up a single.
  • 3.3 SIX! BANG! What a shot! Fuller in length on middle. Munro goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the square leg fence. The first one of the match.
  • 3.2 Shorter in length on middle pulled towards square leg for a run.
  • 3.1 Length outside off, Worker lets it be.
  • 2.6 FOUR! This should get him going! A fuller length ball on middle, Munro frees his arms and goes over mid-wicket. Does not quite time it but gets enough for the ball to race away. 16/0
  • 2.5 The ball is way wide on the leg side but the batsman still goes after it.
  • 2.4 DROPPED! Hope has dropped a chance which should have been taken! An excellent delivery by Cottrell. He bent his back on this one. Bowls it a touch shorter, a little closer to off and also gets it to bounce a bit more. Worker goes for the cut but the ball is too close for that shot and he is undone by the extra bounce. It takes the top off the handle and goes to the left of Hope. He dives, gets a hand to it but can't hang on. A life given to Worker.
  • 2.3 Flicks it with the angle towards mid-wicket. The batsmen set off for a run. Worker's bat gets stuck in the ground at the striker's end but luckily for him there is no direct hit from the fielder.
  • 2.2 Short and wide outside off, width on offer. Munro tries to cash in with a cut shot but is beaten by the extra bounce.
  • 2.1 Back of a length outside off, played to point.
  • 1.6 Again on the pads, sticks on the surface a little. Worker is early into the flick as it goes uppishly but well short of the man at mid-wicket. 9 runs from Holder's first over, an expensive one. 10/0
  • 1.5 FOUR! CRUNCHED! First boundary of the day! A short ball by Holder, too easy at his pace. Worker camps back, swivels inside his crease and pulls it through square leg for a boundary. That went to the fence like a tracer bullet.
  • 1.5 WIDE! Holder has not got his line right yet! He sprays it down the leg side. The batsman misses the flick and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 1.4 TWO LEG BYES! Sprays on the pads, not where Holder should be bowling. Worker does not take full toll of it as he misses the flick. The ball brushes the pads and goes down towards fine leg for two leg byes.
  • 1.3 A bit too straight by Holder. Worker clips it through square leg and some good running by the batsmen help them get a brace.
  • 1.2 Better line! He bowls it on a length on off. Worker defends it solidly.
  • 1.1 Starts off with a shorter length delivery outside off. Worker can't put it away as he cuts it to point.
  • Jason Holder to bowl from the other end. He too has two slips in place.
  • 0.6 Back of a length on off, Munro pushes it to covers. Only a single from the first over. 1/0
  • 0.5 GOOD STOP! Shortish in length, aimed at the rib cage of the batsman. Munro tries to pull it but it goes off his glove to the left off the keeper who dives and makes a good stop. Saves a boundary there.
  • 0.4 Better length! Bowling it fuller on off, also gets the ball to move away a touch. Munro presses forward and drives it to covers. This is what Cottrell should make the batsman do as he has two slips in place.
  • 0.3 Shorter in length outside off, Munro cuts it towards point.
  • 0.2 First run for New Zealand! Cottrell bowls it a touch shorter outside off, Worker guides it down towards third man for an easy single.
  • 0.1 Encouraging signs for the bowler as he gets some swing first up but the line is not right! Cottrell bowls it on a length outside off, swings away further. The batsman watchfully lets it be.
  • We are all set for the action to get underway. A cloudy morning welcomes us here in Christchurch. The Windies players make their way out to the middle. George Worker and Colin Munro will open the batting for the hosts. They stitched a 100-run stand in the last game. New Zealand will hope for the same. Sheldon Cottrell will open the bowling for the away side. He has two slips in place. Here we go...
  • New Zealand (Playing XI) - George Worker, Colin Munro, Neil Broom, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w/c), Henry Nicholls, Todd Astle, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
  • Windies (Playing XI) - Kyle Hope, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder(c), Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Ronsford Beaton, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel.
  • TOSS - West Indies win the toss and opt to bowl first. It is confirmed, Chris Gayle will not be featuring in this game due to illness. Kyle Hope will be the man replacing him. Also, Sheldon Cottrell comes into the side in place of Kesrick Williams. Whereas for New Zealand, Neil Broom and Matt Henry replace the rested Kane Williamson and Tim Southee.
  • The Kiwis on the other hand, will look to seal the deal here itself. They too are a depleted side without the likes of Kane Williamson and Tim Southee who have been rested for the remainder of the series. Tom Latham will be the stand-in captain. Their squad is full of talented players and their skipper would hope that they could get the job done. Will we see the Windies break the duck or will New Zealand continue their domination? A warm welcome to all our users. Stay tuned for the toss which is coming up in a bit...
  • After a convincing win for New Zealand in the first match, we now head into the second ODI at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. A do-or-die game for the Windies and they might have to do it without their batting ace, Chris Gayle, who might not feature in the eleven due to illness. Jason Holder will hope for the rest to deliver the goods and help them level the series.
  • So that is it! The hosts continue their domination over the visitors. A whitewash is what they will be looking for in the third and the final ODI. Whereas, the Windies will play for pride. Will the visitors end the ODI series on a high or will it be the same story again? Join us for the third and the final ODI between these two on the 26th of December at the same venue at 1100 Local (2200 GMT, the previous day). Till then, take care and cheers.
  • Windies skipper, Jason Holder is disappointed with the way they played. He further adds they let themselves down in the later half of the match. Admits they have to addresses their batting and have to put some runs on the board. Ends by sating they have to analyze the situation and make a plan for it.
  • New Zealand skipper, Tom Latham says, the partnership with Nicholls and Astle set the platform for them. Reckons the game is probably won when someone takes a seven-fer. Admits it is a special feeling leading the country in your home town. Ends by saying a repeat in performance at boxing day is what he would like.
  • Man of the Match, Trent Boult says, it was special getting a seven-fer. He admits it was not something he was expecting. Mentions the intensity always goes up with the white ball. Further adds he tried being aggressive and tried bowling a few short balls. Appreciates Lockie Ferguson for his performance.
  • West Indies on the other hand, needed a brilliant start but that wasn't to be. They kept losing wickets in heaps. None of their batsman showed character to stay out there. Shai Hope did look promising but he too fell to a rash shot. Ashley Nurse too swung his bat but it was never going to be enough. It can be summed up as a poor outing by the away side. Stay tuned for the presentation.
  • New Zealand have clinched the series with a massive victory. Defending a target of 326, their bowlers came out all guns blazing, led by their spearhead, Trent Boult. He swung the ball at the start and turned to some aggressive stuff when the ball became softer. He bagged career-best figures off 10-3-34-7. He was well supported by Lockie Ferguson who bowled with a lot of pace and used the short ball to great effect. He also finished with a three-fer to his name, bowling out the Windies for a paltry score.
  • 27.6 OUT! TIMBER! That's it! Career-best figures for Trent Boult, a seven-fer for him. He bowls it on a length around off, gets it to shape back in. Gabriel tries to defend but is late in bringing his bat down. The ball sneaks through and hits the top of off. These are the best figures for a New Zealander against the Windies in ODIs. All smiles on the faces of the New Zealand players as they HAVE WON BY 204 RUNS!
  • 27.5 Very full outside off, Gabriel tries to drive but gets beaten.
  • 27.4 OUT! 100th ODI wicket for Boult! He is the 5th fastest to that milestone. He gets a six-fer in this game. A short ball on middle, Nurse goes for the pull but gets a top edge towards deep square leg. Worker there takes it easily. A breezy innings by Nurse comes to an end. New Zealand are just one wicket away from clinching the series.
  • 27.3 A very full ball on middle, Nurse jams it out to mid-wicket.
  • 27.2 Length ball on off, Nurse camps back and defends it.
  • 27.1 Back of a length on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 26.6 The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper. 121/8
  • 26.5 FOUR! They will need a lot more! A full ball on off, Beaton drives it through mid off for a boundary.
  • 26.4 Length ball on off, Beaton defends it off the front foot.
  • 26.3 A bumper on middle, Beaton ducks under it.
  • 26.2 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 26.1 Flicks it with the angle through mid-wicket. Nurse did not want to run but seeing Beaton go for it he had no other choice but to complete it.
  • 25.6 A length delivery on middle, Beaton makes room to cut but gets beaten. 116/8
  • 25.5 Fuller in length on off, driven to covers.
  • 25.4 A slower yorker on middle, Beaton does well to keep it.
  • 25.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 25.2 Shorter in length on middle, Nurse pulls it through square leg for a run.
  • 25.1 Back of a length on off, Nurse defends it off the back foot.
  • 24.6 Shorter in length on off, defended off the front foot. 115/8
  • 24.5 Good length on off, Beaton defends it off front foot.
  • 24.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 24.3 FOUR! HAS THAT CARRIED? OH YES, IT HAS! A lazy effort by the New Zealand skipper. Henry bowls it on a length around off, shapes away a touch. Beaton tries defend but gets an outside edge which goes low towards Latham behind the stumps. He is late to go down and hence only manages to get a bit of glove to it and the ball races to third man fence.
  • 24.2 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 24.1 A bouncer outside off, Nurse tries to pull but gets a bottom edge to the keeper.
  • Matt Henry is brought back into the attack.
  • 23.6 A big appeal! Fuller in length on middle, Beaton gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to defend. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. 110/8
  • 23.5 Good length on off, shapes away after pitching. Beaton tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • 23.4 A full toss on middle, Beaton drives it back to the bowler.
  • 23.3 Bowls it short but down the leg side. Beaton sways away.
  • 23.2 Shorter in length on middle, Beaton does well to evade it.
  • 23.1 Fuller in length on middle, the batsman drives it back to the bowler.
  • 22.6 Quicker but shorter in length on middle. Nurse tries to pull but gets a bottom edge back to the bowler. 110/8
  • 22.5 FOUR! A short ball outside off, Nurse goes back and plays it very late through backward point for a boundary.
  • 22.4 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 22.3 Flatter on off, Beaton defends it off the back foot.
  • 22.2 Punched off the backfoot by the batsman.
  • 22.1 Fires it on leg stump, Beaton flicks it fine down the leg side for a couple.
  • 21.6 Short on middle, Nurse loses his balance as he tries to pull but connects well towards deep square leg for a couple. 103/8
  • 21.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.
  • 21.4 Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.
  • Ronsford Beaton walks out to the middle.
  • 21.3 OUT! Third fifer for Boult and also, his 99th ODI wicket! Another batsman falls prey to the short-ball ploy. Boult bowls a well-directed one. Cottrell tries to defend but the ball balloons off his gloves to the left of the keeper who comes a couple of steps ahead and takes it easily in the end. The umpire immediately raises his finger to the appeal and the whole New Zealand team encircles Boult to congratulate him.
  • 21.2 A short delivery which has been pulled away. The batsmen have run through for a single.
  • 21.1 Fuller in length outside off, Nurse tries to drive it but gets it off the inner half to mid on.
  • Trent Boult is recalled into the attack. He is one short of a 5-wicket haul and has a chance to claim it.
  • 20.6 Slower through the air on middle, Cottrell tries to go over mid-wicket but gets it off the inner half through wide mid on for a couple. 99/7
  • 20.5 FOUR! Bad ball and dispatched! Short and on the stumps. Cottrell rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 20.4 The googly on middle, Cottrell does not read it. He tries to flick but is late on the shot and is hit high on the pads.
  • 20.3 Shorter in length on off, pushed to covers.
  • 20.2 A full toss on off, driven down to long off for a run.
  • 20.1 Tosses it up on middle, Nurse flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • Todd Astle is into the attack.
  • 19.6 Pulls the short ball towards deep square leg where the fielder makes a good stop. The batsmen take a run. 92/7
  • 19.5 Works it through mid-wicket for a double.
  • 19.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 19.3 Fuller in length outside off, Cottrell square drives it through backward point for a run.
  • 19.2 The batsman gets up on his toes to play that one.
  • 19.1 Lands it on a length around off, angles into the batsman. The batsman tires to flick but misses to get hit on the thigh pad.
  • 18.6 A fuller length ball, angling into the batsman. Nurse tries to flick but misses and is hit high on the pads. 88/7
  • 18.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 18.5 WIDE! A bouncer but down the leg side. Nurse goes for the pull but misses. The umpire signals a wide.
  • 18.4 Fuller in length on middle, driven to mid on.
  • 18.3 A bumper, pulled towards square leg for a run.
  • 18.2 Works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 18.1 A shorter length outside off, Cottrell tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • Sheldon Cottrell is the next man in.
  • 17.6 OUT! 7th one down! This is all happening too quickly. Ferguson gets his third. Once again the short ball has done the trick. A bumper outside off, Holder tries to drag his pull through the leg side but only manages to get a top edge which lobs towards mid-wicket. Munro there takes a few steps back, positions himself under it and takes it. New Zealand are just three wickets away from victory. 86/7
  • 17.5 Back of a length on off, Holder guides it to point.
  • 17.4 Shorter in length on middle, Nurse tucks it around the corner for a run.
  • 17.3 A dot off the Free Hit! A full ball outside off, Nurse moves away and tries to go big but only connects with thin air.
  • 17.3 FOUR! Fortune favors the brave! A short ball on middle, Nurse goes for the pull but gets a top edge, over the keeper's head for a boundary. He has also overstepped as the umpire signals a no ball. Free Hit coming up.
  • 17.2 Fuller in length on middle, driven to mid on.
  • What happened there? Nurse took his stance, Ferguson came all the way and he almost released the ball before Nurse pulls out. The ball hits the off stump and the umpire signals it as a dead ball. Poor Lockie has to walk back...
  • 17.1 Works it with the angle towards wide mid on for a run.
  • 16.6 Another bumper. Nurse tries to pull but misses. 79/6
  • 16.5 Shorter in length on middle, Nurse pulls it through square leg for a couple.
  • 16.4 Fuller in length, driven to mid off.
  • 16.3 Back of a length on off, Holder defends it towards covers for a run.
  • 16.2 The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.
  • 16.1 EDGY FOUR! Length ball, shaping away. Nurse tries to drive but gets an outside edge through the vacant second slip area for a boundary.
  • 15.6 Dropped! Henry Nicholls at short leg did try his best but couldn't hold on. Another short ball, angling in on the body of the batsman. Nurse hops a bit to fend it away but does so uppishly towards short leg. Henry there sticks his right hand out to take it but the ball goes off his fingers. Excellent over from Ferguson, just 2 runs and 2 wickets off it. 71/6
  • 15.5 Nearly... nearly a hat-trick for Ferguson! He has his tail up here. Hits the length hard, gets it to zip off the surface and then it straightens. Nurse has no idea about this, he keeps his bat inside the line and the ball just whizzes past the outside edge to Latham.
  • Ashley Nurse walks out at no. 8 to face the hat-trick ball.
  • 15.4 OUT! Bowled 'em! Lockie Ferguson with a brute of a delivery! First a short ball, followed with a full ball with raw pace behind it. Rovman Powell comes and perishes for a golden duck! Lockie steams in, goes wide of the crease and spears in a full length delivery at 147 clicks. Powell is late to get his bat down, he also plays down the wrong line and gets his off stump rattled. Beaten for pace is what you can call it. Lockie gets his second and he is now on a hat-trick. This is the 3rd time in this calendar year where West Indies have found themselves 70/6 or worse.
  • Rovman Powell strides out to the middle.
  • 15.3 OUT! Bounced out! An easy caught and bowled for Ferguson. This is what pace can do. He bangs it in short again, the ball skids off the surface and also gets big on the batsman. Mohammed, by taking his eyes off the ball, tries to fend it but only manages to lob it back, off the top of the bat towards the bowler who positions himself and takes it easily. Half the side back in the hut for the Windies and New Zealand are now just five wickets away from a series win.
  • 15.2 Fuller in length on off, Holder tries to drive but gets an outside edge down to third man for a run.
  • 15.1 Beaten for pace! A short ball, a well-directed one. Holder tries to pull but is late on it and the ball hits him on the shoulder and then on the grill and rolls besides the pitch.
  • 14.6 Length ball on off, Holder guides it down to third man for a run. 69/4
  • 14.5 Good length of off, defended to point.
  • 14.4 Flicks it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 14.3 Back of a length on off, Mohammed plays it to covers.
  • 14.2 Angles it into the batsman. Holder uses his wrists and flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 14.1 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 13.6 Back of a length on off, Holder guides it towards point for a run. 66/4
  • 13.5 Another brilliant fielding effort! Fuller in length on off, Mohammed drives it through covers. The fielder from mid off hares after it and with a dive manages to keep it in. The batsmen take three.
  • 13.4 Good length on off, Jason defends it soldily. He is hitting the bat hard here, bowling at a good pace.
  • 13.3 Drags his length back on off, JM defends it off the back foot.
  • 13.2 Fuller in length on off, Mohammed pushes it to mid off.
  • 13.1 Very full ball on middle. JM defends it towards mid off.
  • 12.6 A full toss outside off, Holder is late on his shot as he tries to force it through the off side but gets beaten. 62/4
  • Lockie Ferguson is brought into the attack now.
  • 12.5 Excellent fielding effort! Short on middle, Holder pulls it through backward square leg. Ferguson, at fine leg, runs to his left, puts in a dive and saves two runs for his side.
  • 12.4 Length ball on middle, straightens after pitching. Holder makes room and tries to go inside out but gets beaten.
  • 12.3 Full ball angling into the batsman. Mohammed flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 12.3 WIDE! A bumper which bounces way above the batsman's head. Mohammed ducks under it and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 12.2 Back of a length on off, Mohammed defends it off the back foot.
  • 12.1 Works it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 11.6 Length on off, Mohammed defends it off the front foot. 57/4
  • 11.5 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 11.4 In the air... but short! Another short ball on middle, Holder takes on the challenge of pulling but only manages to get a top edge which flies towards the fine leg fielder who comes running in but can't get to it. The batsmen take one.
  • 11.3 Back of a length outside off, Jason guides it through backward point for a run.
  • 11.2 Shorter in length on middle, Mohammed defends it off the back foot.
  • 11.1 Fuller in length on off, Holder drives it towards wide mid on for a run.
  • 10.6 Length ball, defended by the batsman. 54/4
  • 10.5 Good length on middle, Holder plays it towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 10.4 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 10.3 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket.
  • 10.2 Bowled outside off, swinging away. Holder goes after it but does not connect.
  • 10.1 Length ball on off, Holder defends it off the back foot.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled. A maximum of four players can now be placed outside the circle. Also Doug Bracewell comes into attack.
  • 9.6 Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. 53/4
  • Jason Holder strides out at no. 6.
  • 9.5 OUT! One shot too many! Needless by Hope as already two boundaries were struck in the over. Boult gets his fourth. He comes running in and bowls a length ball on off. Hope pays the price for playing across the line as he tries to go over mid-wicket. The bat turns in his hands as he tries to hit it and hence he ends up skying it towards the keeper. Latham doesn't look comfortable under it but hangs on in the end. 274 more needed for the Windies.
  • 9.4 FOUR! CRISP! Comes around the wicket and dishes out a full ball outside off, Hope lunges forward and drives it, all along the ground, through covers for a boundary.
  • 9.3 FOUR! Top shot! Slightly fuller around off, Hope picks it up over mid-wicket and fetches himself a boundary. A confident shot there. He has looked good since the time he has come out to bat.
  • 9.2 Length ball on the stumps. Hope plays it back to the bowler.
  • 9.1 Just ahead of a length on off, Hope leans into it and drives it on the up, through covers for a couple.
  • 8.6 Back of a length on off, Hope guides it towards point for a run. 42/3
  • 8.5 Just behind a length on off, Mohammed punches it through covers off the back foot. The fielder from point gives it a chase, dives to keep the ball in play. The batsmen take three.
  • 8.4 Punched off the backfoot by the batsman.
  • 8.3 FOUR! You don't need to run for those! A fuller length delivery on off, Mohammed presses forward and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • 8.2 Bumper on middle, the batsman does well to evade it.
  • 8.1 Bangs in a short one on middle, Hope pulls it to deep backward square leg for a run.
  • 7.6 FOUR! Not convincing but Mohammed won't mind! Boult bangs it short on middle, a surprise delivery. Mohammed tries to pull but the ball goes off the gloves, over the keeper's head for a boundary. 33/3
  • 7.5 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 7.4 Shorter in length on off, Mohammed goes on his toes to defend it.
  • 7.3 Exquisite! A full ball on off, Hope drives it through covers for three.
  • 7.2 Shorter in length outside off, Hope cuts it through backward point for a couple.
  • 7.1 Back of a length on off, the batsman defends it off the back foot.
  • 6.6 ALMOST! Henry dishes out a full ball outside off, inviting the batsman to play a loose shot. He does so, goes after it with minimal foot movement only to get beaten. 24/3
  • 6.5 Punched off the backfoot by the batsman.
  • 6.4 Good length on off, Mohammed defends it onto the ground.
  • 6.3 Fullish ball on middle, Hope drives it to wide mid on for a run.
  • 6.2 Flicks it with the angle towards backward square leg for a run.
  • 6.1 Fuller in length on middle, Hope flicks it towards mid on and sets off for a run. The fielder there, picks the ball up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Had he hit it would have been close.
  • 5.6 Back of a length on middle, shapes back in. Mohammed tries to defend but gets beaten and is hit high on the thigh pad. End of a wicket maiden for Boult. 21/3
  • 5.5 Length outside off, Mohammed lets it be.
  • 5.4 A big appeal but nothing from the umpire! Boult lands it on a length around middle, jags back in after pitching. Mohammed plants his front foot ahead and tries to defend it but is undone by the inswing as the ball hits him on the front pad. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Might be too high!
  • 5.3 Back of a length on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 5.2 Length on middle, Jason works it to mid-wicket.
  • Jason Mohammed is the new man in.
  • 5.1 OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Boult is breathing fire! He has got his third in his third over. He bowls it on a length around off, gets it to straighten a touch. Hetmyer tries to defend but gets an outside edge to Worker at second slip who takes a good low catch. He will be delighted with this, after dropping one earlier. The Windies are staring down the barrel here. They need another 305 runs.
  • 4.6 Length ball on off, Hope defends it off the front foot. 21/2
  • 4.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 4.4 FOUR! Off the mark in style! Short and wide outside off, Hope cashes in on the width offered. He cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • 4.3 Good length on off, Hope defends it onto the ground.
  • 4.2 A bumper on middle, Hope ducks under it.
  • 4.1 Length ball on off, Hope defends it solidly.
  • 3.6 BEATEN! On a length around off, angles across the batsman. Hetmyer tries to defend but gets beaten. 17/2
  • 3.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 3.4 On the pads, Hetmyer works it around the corner for a couple.
  • Shimron Hetmyer walks out to the middle.
  • 3.3 OUT! West Indies have been rocked back early! Boult comes steaming in and bowls a short ball on middle, Lewis takes on the challenge of pulling it but gets a top edge in the process and the ball goes uppishly towards fine leg where Doug Bracewell takes an easy catch. Second one down for the Windies. The dangerous Lewis is walking back cheaply.
  • 3.2 Back of a length on off, Lewis pushes it to covers.
  • 3.1 Length outside off, the batsman need not play at it.
  • 2.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 15/1
  • 2.5 Shortish on off, punched to mid off for a quick single.
  • 2.4 Shorter in length on middle, pushed to covers.
  • 2.3 Back of a length on off, Lewis defends it off the back foot.
  • 2.2 Back of a length on off, Lewis guides it towards point where the fielder dives to his right and makes a good stop.
  • 2.1 FOUR! Delightful! Lewis just loves it there. Full and outside off, a half-volley. Evin leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary.
  • One brother replaces other. Shai Hope arrives at no. 3.
  • 1.6 OUT! Bowled 'em! That's the first one of the innings and Kyle Hope is out of here. Superb bowling from Boult. He lands it on a length around middle, it cuts back in sharply to stun the right-hander. Hope has no idea as the ball breaches through his defense and crashes into the timber. Kyle Hope and his misery with the bat continues... 10/1
  • 1.5 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • 1.4 Leg bye! Fuller and veering in on the pads, Evin looks to clip it away but it goes off the pads towards fine leg. A leg bye taken.
  • 1.3 FOUR! Beautiful shot! Fuller in length and around middle, Lewis lofts it straight back down the ground for a boundary.
  • 1.2 Edged and it's dropped! A tough one though! Boult hurls it on a length, it seams away off the deck and squares Lewis up completely. Ekes out an edge that flies rather quickly towards Worker at second slip. The Kiwi opener dives full stretch to his left but the ball doesn't stick in his palms.
  • 1.1 On a length and swinging further from the off stump line. The batsman doesn't offer any shot.
  • Trent Boult to share the second new ball with Henry!
  • 0.6 FOUR! Up and running is Hope! Fuller but a bit too straight, Hope brings his bat down at the angle and works it sweetly through mid-wicket for a boundary to open his account. A good first over comes to an end! 5/0
  • 0.5 In the air... ohhh... safe! Henry after bowling at 111 kph on the previous ball, bangs in a short ball with a lot of venom in this one. A 141 kph bumper, which hurries on Lewis who still goes after the shot. Gets a top edge which just clears a diving mid-wicket fielder who sprints backward. A single is taken.
  • 0.4 Now bowls a bumper, at 111 kph, Evin is quick to evade this one.
  • 0.3 Goes fuller, searching for the swing that he is getting. Lewis checks his drive as the ball rolls straight to mid off.
  • 0.2 Angles it across Lewis, swings away further outside off. Evin shoulders his arms at that one.
  • 0.1 Some swing straightaway for Henry. This will encourage him for sure. Starts with a length delivery, around middle and off, Lewis prods forward and with a straight bat blocks it to mid off.
  • We are back for the run chase, folks! West Indies need a good start. Out come their openers, Evin Lewis and Kyle Hope. The latter is going through a lean patch, so he would be looking to make this count. The local boy, Matt Henry will steam in first up. A slip for him and here he comes running in. Let's roll...



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