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New Zealand Vs West Indies Live Score (ODI)

Date: Tuesday, 26 December, 2017 12:12 IST Venue: Hagley Oval, Christchurch Match Status: Match Ended

New Zealand beat West Indies by 66 runs (D/L method)

131/4
Overs
23.0
R/R
5.7
Fours
17
Sixes
0
Extras
4
99/9
Overs
23.0
R/R
4.3
Fours
6
Sixes
1
Extras
10
  • So, the Windies have 23 overs to chase the revised target of 166. Not the easiest of tasks, but not the most difficult either. They have the firepower to achieve their target and if rain plays no further part today, it should be an exciting chase. It'll begin very, very shortly. Don't go anywhere...
  • After several stop-starts, the Kiwis have a good score on the board. More will be added into the account according to the DLS Method. Anyway, the hosts didn't get off to the best of starts as they lost three wickets rather quickly. Sheldon Cottrell picked up two wickets while Jason Holder claimed the third scalp. Then, after somehow surviving several frustrating rain interruptions, Taylor, Latham and Nicholls added some quick runs to get 131 on the board.
  • 22.6 Full outside off, Taylor drives through the cover region and picks up a single. NEW ZEALAND FINISH ON 131/4!
  • 22.5 Good yorker fired on off, Taylor digs it out square towards point, where a slight misfield from the fielder there allows Roscoe to come back for the second.
  • 22.4 FOUR! Taylor's second and the over's third. New Zealand motoring along well here. Length ball around off, Ross heaves it through mid-wicket again. He thought he didn't time it well because he called for two, but the ball has enough legs to go all the way.
  • 22.3 FOUR! Juicy full toss straighter in line, Ross Taylor says thank you and slogs it hard through mid-wicket. In the gap and that's another boundary.
  • The rain is back now and is getting steady. Can they get through this innings? Let us hope for that.
  • 22.2 Full and attacking the stumps, driven down to long on for a run.
  • 22.1 FOUR! Innovative stuff from Henry Nicholls! Anticipates the full ball coming his way, so he premeditates the scoop shot. Connects well enough to loft it over the vacant slip cordon and away to the third man boundary.
  • Now Shannon Gabriel comes into the attack.
  • 21.6 The batsman plays the slog sweep. They pick up a single. 13 runs from the over. Nurse has gone for 26 in his two overs. 115/4
  • 21.5 FOUR! Fuller and outside off, Henry Nicholls drag the slog sweep through the mid-wicket area for a boundary.
  • 21.4 Uses his feet to come down the track and knocks it towards long on for a couple.
  • 21.3 FOUR! Could/Should have been out at the start of the over, but now he just adds insult to injury. The Windies won't be happy with this. Full outside off, Nicholls drills it through the covers and finds the fence.
  • 21.2 Moves across his stumps and slog sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 21.1 That could very well have been out! Nurse from around the wicket fires it on the stumps. It's angling in and catches Henry Nicholls on the body who kneels down to slog sweep. Loud appeal, but the umpire doesn't bother with it. Not sure why, that looked out to be honest. Hawk Eye later on shows three reds but not to forget the Windies had no reviews left.
  • Shannon Gabriel is into the attack now. Oh wait! Seems now. Holder has had a change of heart and wants to continue with Ashley Nurse.
  • 20.6 Fires it at Nicholls' boots, the southpaw somehow digs it out back down towards long on and crosses over. Good over from Miller, hasn't given much away. 102/4
  • 20.5 Full outside off, driven firmly by Taylor to sweeper cover for a run.
  • 20.4 Off the mark immediately. Just back of a driving length, Nicholls sweeps it through to deep mid-wicket for a run.
  • Henry Nicholls is the next man in to bat.
  • 20.3 OUT! Latham departs in the search for quick runs. Can't blame him, really. That's the need of the hour. Dances down the track, so Miller holds the length back and bowls it short outside off. Latham fails to connect and it's an easy stumping for Shai Hope behind the stumps who had plenty of time to take the bails off and dismiss the left-hander.
  • 20.2 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. They pick up a single.
  • 20.1 Dropped on a driving length, Latham kneels down and reverse sweeps it square on the off side for a single.
  • Nikita Miller to bowl from the other end.
  • 19.6 Works it away with the angle, through the gap in the leg side for one. 14 off the over, perfect start after the resumption of play for New Zealand. 97/3
  • 19.5 FOUR! Make that three! This is what New Zealand need. Quick runs. This comes via some luck, but it will be welcome nonetheless. Darted full on off, Latham swings hard but can't middle it. Off the inside edge past the leg stump, it rolls away to the fine leg fence.
  • 19.4 FOUR! Two in two! Same ball, same shot and goes in the same area too. Latham rocks back and cuts it late, beating short third man all the way to the boundary line.
  • 19.3 FOUR! POOR EFFORT IN THE FIELD! Latham once again uses his feet. He gets the a full toss outside off. He slices it towards the short third man fielder who puts in a lazy effort, as he is late in getting down and the ball beats him and races to the third man fence.
  • 19.2 Seeing Latham dance down the track Nurse bowls it short, from around the wicket. It's blocked by the batsman.
  • 19.1 Tossed up and spinning in from middle and off, Taylor flicks it through mid-wicket. Wants to take the second but then slips in the crease. So will settle for just the one.
  • We are back! The game is going to begin... FINALLY! Ross Taylor and Tom Latham take their place in the middle with Ashley Nurse taking the ball for himself. 23 overs per side. Here we go...
  • Update 1714 local - RAIN HAS ARRIVED ONCE AGAIN! It has been that kind of a day. We were about to start in a minute but the covers are back on. Another delay and chances of play look bleak now.
  • Update 1709 local - Great news, folks! It has stopped raining and play is set to start at 1715 local time. Let us hope for the rain to stay away this time. It will be a 24-overs-a-side game.
  • Update 1642 local time - Well, we were supposed to have start of play... Again. But, the rain has come back... Again. The covers come on as fast as they were taken off. More delay. Time for some more coffee.
  • Update 1550 local time - Just when the game was about to resume, the rain has decided to make another unwanted appearance. The covers are back on and we're in for another delay. Hopefully it's just a passing shower. Just adds to the bad news, as we will lose an over every 8 minutes now. Until further instructions, all we can do is stay put with a cuppa...
  • Update 1530 local time - The official word is in. Play will resume at 1550 local time. It will be a 33-overs-a-side game.
  • Update 1457 - Good news. The rain has more or less stopped, with barely a drop or two here and there still about. The umpires are out having a look at things. We still could have a game on our hands. Fingers crossed.
  • 'Early lunch at 2 pm local time as the rain is yet to stop #NZvWI', tweets the official twitter account of the Caribbean side.
  • Update 1400 local time - It's still coming down in Christchurch. Forecast is apparently good for the later part of the day but it doesn't look like it's going to relent any time soon. We've officially started to lose overs. Let us hope for some good news soon.
  • Update 1307 local time - No change in the update. It is still raining out there. In fact, it's raining heavily now and the covers are firmly in place. We will start losing overs after a little more than 30 minutes or so, maybe.
  • The players have gone off the field due to the drizzle getting a little heavier. We will have a slight halt in play, from the looks of it. The rain doesn't look threatening and the forecast is said to improve too later. The covers are on for now. Let's see what happens here...
  • 18.6 No run. 83/3
  • 18.5 1 run.
  • 18.4 1 run.
  • 18.3 No run.
  • 18.2 No run.
  • 18.2 Wide.
  • 18.1 1 run.
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  • 17.6 1 run. 79/3
  • 17.5 That's a good line from Gabriel. Lands it on a length around off, there's some extra bounce off the surface as Taylor looks to defend. Gets a big inside edge back onto his abdomen and he takes a solid blow there. Falls down but then gets back up quickly.
  • 17.4 Shaping away from outside off, punched firmly behind point with an open face for one.
  • 17.3 Short of a good length around off, pulled away along the ground through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 17.2 The 50-run stand is up! This pair of Latham and Taylor have done well to shore things up. The southpaw pulls this short ball through the square leg region and gets off strike.
  • 17.1 Angling back in on middle and leg, Taylor tucks it through backward square leg and picks up a single for doing so.
  • Time for drinks! This partnership seems to have steadied the ship after the Windies rocked the Kiwis early. Three wickets within the first 6 overs looked like the Windies would make quick work of the New Zealand batting line-up. But some good batting by Latham and Taylor has seen the Black Caps fight their way back into the game.
  • 16.6 FOUR! He loves playing the sweep shot, doesn't he? Miller bowls it on off, Latham goes down on one knee again and sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. 74/3
  • 16.5 The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to short third man.
  • 16.4 TURN! Slows it up on off, turns away from the batsman. Taylor pushes it towards covers for a run.
  • 16.3 Comes down the track and works it to mid-wicket.
  • 16.2 Flatter on off, defended off the front foot.
  • 16.1 Smart shot! Latham picked his spot well there. He knew there was no one fine down the leg side. He goes down on one knee and paddles the full toss towards fine leg but the ball does not have enough to go all the way. Gabriel from backward square leg gives it a chase and the batsmen run three.
  • 15.6 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single. 66/3
  • 15.5 A surprise short ball but Taylor is up for it as he pulls it through square leg for a run.
  • The on-air commentators mention, Holder should try and get Taylor out on the drive. They should remove the cover fielder and bring in a slip which might tempt him to go after the ball outside off and hence induce an edge.
  • 15.4 Walks across his stumps and flicks the ball on middle, down to fine leg for a run.
  • 15.3 Angles it into the pads, Taylor flicks it through square leg to change strike.
  • 15.2 Back of a length on off, Taylor guides it to point.
  • 15.1 Good length by Shannon to start his second. He bowls it just ahead of a length around off, Taylor defends it solidly.
  • 14.6 Drags his length back outside off, Taylor cuts it through point for a run. 62/3
  • 14.5 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 14.4 Gives it air on off, but it is too full. Tom drives it through covers for a run.
  • 14.3 Works it with the spin to mid-wicket.
  • 14.2 Tosses it up on off, Ross drives it down to long off for a run.
  • 14.1 Flatter outside off, skids off the surface. Latham guides it towards point for a run.
  • 13.6 FOUR! STREAKY! Taylor won't mind though! Poor captaincy by Holder, he should have had a slip there, too defensive. Gabriel bowls it full on off, Taylor goes for the drive but the ball takes the outside edge and goes through the vacant slip cordon for a boundary. Third in the over. 12 runs from it. 58/3
  • 13.5 The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball.
  • 13.4 FOUR! That went to the fence like a tracer bullet! Gabriel is not learning here. He once again bowls it short outside off, Taylor needs no second invitation as he cuts it, this time through backward point for a boundary. Second boundary from the over.
  • 13.3 Better from Gabriel! He has to hit these lengths on consistent basis. He bowls it on a length around off, Taylor defends it onto the ground.
  • 13.2 Short outside off again, Taylor this time cuts it straight to the fielder.
  • 13.1 FOUR! Welcome Gabriel. He was poor in the last game and here is greeted with a boundary. A poor ball to be honest, short and wide outside off. Taylor slaps it uppishly but past the point fielder for a boundary.
  • Change from the other end too! Shannon Gabriel is into the attack.
  • 12.6 Another shorter length delivery outside off, Taylor pushes it through the off side for a run. 5 runs from the over. 46/3
  • 12.5 Pushes it quicker but shorter in length outside off. Latham pushes it through cover-point for a run.
  • 12.4 Shorter in length outside off, Taylor cuts it through point for a run.
  • 12.3 Taylor again uses his feet. Miller sees him doing that, he drags his length back. Taylor adjusts and defends it.
  • 12.2 Tosses it up on off, Latham with the turn plays it down to long on for a run.
  • 12.1 Taylor straightaway uses his feet to the spinner, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it through covers for a run.
  • First change for today! Nikita Miller is into the attack.
  • 11.6 Just ahead of a length on off, TL off the front foot blocks it. A maiden for Holder. The Windies are keeping it very tight here. 41/3
  • 11.5 Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it.
  • 11.4 Good length on off, Latham defends it towards mid off.
  • 11.3 Shorter in length on off, Latham blocks it.
  • 11.2 Back of a length on off, Latham defends it from within the crease.
  • 11.1 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 10.6 Fuller on leg stump. Latham gets an inside edge onto his pads as he tries to flick it. The ball rolls towards the leg side for a run. 41/3
  • 10.5 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman.
  • 10.4 Just ahead of a length on off, Latham strides forward and defends it.
  • 10.4 WIDE! Slower ball down the leg side, Latham misses the flick and the umpire calls it a wide.
  • 10.3 Clips it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 10.2 FOUR! Short and put away! Cottrell bangs it short on middle, Latham sees it early and pulls it all along the ground towards fine leg. Gabriel there, runs to his right, puts in a dive but all in vain. A good effort by the fast bowler.
  • 10.1 Good length, closer to the off pole but not close enough for the batsman to play at it.
  • Powerplay 2 has been signaled. A maximum of 4 fielders can be placed outside the circle till the 40th over.
  • 9.6 LOVELY BOWLING! Holder lands it on a length around off, gets it to leave the batsman after pitching. Taylor first thinks of playing at it but then pulls his bat out of the way. 35/3
  • 9.5 Back of a length on off, guided to point.
  • 9.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 9.3 Length ball outside off, Taylor lets it be.
  • 9.2 Bowls it on the hips of the batsman. Latham works it around the corner for a run.
  • 9.1 Back of a length on off, Latham defends it onto the ground.
  • There are some umbrellas opened in the crowd and it seems to be drizzling out there. It is not hard enough for the players to walk off at the moment.
  • 8.6 FOUR! Delightful! Cottrell dishes out a full ball outside off, a half-volley. Taylor won't miss out, he leans into it and drives it through covers for a boundary. 34/3
  • 8.5 Length ball on off, Ross pushes it to mid on.
  • 8.4 A bumper but outside off, Taylor tries to cut but gets beaten.
  • 8.3 Fuller in length on off, Taylor drives it to mid off.
  • 8.2 A huge appeal but the umpire shakes his head! Cottrell once again bangs it in short outside off. Taylor goes for the pull but he may have missed it. Hope collects the ball, throws it up in the air and appeals but the umpire shakes his head. The Windies can't believe it as they felt Taylor has edged that one. Replays later on show, there was nothing on Snicko and on Hot Spot as well. A good decision by the umpire.
  • 8.1 Good length outside off, angling away. Taylor plants his front foot ahead and lets it be.
  • 7.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 30/3
  • 7.5 Sprays on the pads, Tom works it around the corner for a run.
  • 7.4 Length ball outside off, Latham shoulders his arms to it.
  • 7.3 Walks across and flicks it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 7.2 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 7.1 Fuller in length, gets it to shape back in. Taylor tries to drive but it goes off the inner half to mid on.
  • 6.6 Shortish outside off, Taylor chops it between point and cover-point for a run. 27/3
  • 6.5 Shorter in length, cut to point.
  • 6.4 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 6.3 Length ball outside off, Taylor lets it be.
  • 6.2 Fuller in length, driven to mid off.
  • 6.1 Wide outside off, Taylor need not play at it.
  • 5.6 Wide enough for the batsman to not play at it. 26/3
  • 5.5 Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.
  • 5.4 NOT OUT! It is missing! West Indies lose their only review. It never looked out to be honest. Holder comes running in and lands it on a length around middle, the ball jags back in a touch after pitching. Latham presses forward to defend but it goes off something towards the slip cordon as bat and pad are really close. The second slip fielder comes running in, puts in a dive but the ball falls short. Holder appeals for an LBW but the umpire stays put. He has a word with his keeper who signals it is high but Holder feels he has got his man and takes the review. Replays roll in and Ultra Edge shows it is pad first. Now time for the Hawk Eye which shows the ball to be going over. It remains not out.
  • HOWZAAAT! A huge appeal for LBW by Holder against Latham. The umpire has given it not out but Holder, after a chat with his teammates goes for the review. Height is an issue here.
  • Tom Latham, the skipper, strides out to the middle. He needs to bail his side out of trouble here.
  • 5.3 OUT! Holder is amongst the wickets now! What a start for the Windies! They have dismissed the dangerous Munro. Another short delivery outside off, this time there is width on offer but the ball bounces a touch more. Munro is done in by it as he tries to cut. The ball takes the edge and goes to first slip where Gayle takes his second catch. Holder is absolutely ecstatic and the Windies are on top here.
  • 5.2 Back of a length on off, defended it towards covers.
  • 5.1 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • Ross Taylor walks out to the middle.
  • 4.6 OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Almost a replica of the way he got out in the second ODI! Two in two overs for Cottrell. He is breathing fire here. He bangs it in short outside off, does not offer a lot of width. Broom goes for the cut but the ball is too close to play that shot. It goes off the edge to Chris Gayle at first slip who takes it easily. Another failure for Broom. Two quick wickets for the Windies. 26/2
  • 4.5 Driven through mid on by the batsman.
  • 4.4 Sprays it on the pads, Munro misses the flick to get hit on the pads. The ball rolls towards the leg side for a leg bye. He will be disappointed to not put that away.
  • 4.3 FOUR! Picks it up with ease! You bowl him there and he will do that all day. Cottrell bowls it full on middle, Munro plants his front foot across and picks it up over mid on for a one bounce boundary.
  • 4.2 Back of a length on off, Munro pushes it to mid off.
  • 4.1 Fires it on the pads, Munro tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads.
  • 3.6 Fuller in length outside off, Broom tries to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pads. 21/1
  • 3.5 Sloppy, very sloppy from Gabriel. Not the effort the Windies would have wanted after taking an early wicket. They should be having their tails up. Holder pulls his length back and bowls it on off. Munro punches it towards Gabriel at mid off and sets off for a run. Shannon runs towards it, tries to pick it up with one hand by crouching low but misfields and concedes two extra runs.
  • 3.4 FOUR! UP AND OVER! Holder goes full this time to Munro and also offers some width. Munro lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
  • 3.3 Back of a length on off, Broom rocks back and punches it towards cover where the fielder dives to his left and makes a good stop. A run taken by the batsmen.
  • 3.2 Good length in the zone outside off. Broom plants his front foot forward and leaves it.
  • 3.1 They have a plan of bowling short to Munro, it seems. Once again bangs it in short on middle, Munro quite comfortably pulls it to deep square leg for a run.
  • 2.6 Length ball on off, Munro defends it towards covers for a run. 12/1
  • 2.5 Back of a length on off, Broom tries to block it but the ball goes off the inner half towards square leg for a quick run.
  • 2.4 Another one outside off, Broom opts not to fiddle with it.
  • 2.3 Good length outside off, Broom lets it be.
  • Neil Broom walks in at no. 3.
  • 2.2 OUT! DRAGS IT ON! Cottrell draws first blood once again! He picks up from where he left off in the last game. He comes running in and bowls it shorter outside off. Worker tries to drag his pull through the leg side but gets an inside edge in the process and the ball deflects onto the stumps. Worker walks back cheaply today. An early wicket for Windies, just what they needed and they are elated.
  • 2.1 Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
  • 1.6 FOUR! This ruins the over! A nothing ball by Holder. He bowls it short, at the hips of the batsman. Munro swivels and pulls it through fine leg to fetch himself a boundary. First of the day. 10/0
  • 1.5 On the pads, Worker works it towards square leg for a run.
  • 1.4 Good length outside off, Worker need not play at those.
  • 1.3 EDGED BUT SAFE! Holder bends his back on this one as he lands it on a length around off, gets it to bounce a little more. Munro tries to defend it but is undone by the bounce as the ball takes the outside edge and goes through the vacant third slip area and down to third man for a run.
  • 1.2 Enough says Munro! He steps down the track and swings his bat at the length ball on off. It goes off the inner half through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 1.1 Back of a length on off, Munro defends it off the back foot.
  • Jason Holder will bowl with the second new ball. He too has two slips in place.
  • 0.6 Shorter in length, not very short though. Easy for Munro, as he works it towards mid-wicket for a run. Two off the first over. 2/0
  • 0.5 On middle, defended towards mid on. Good five balls by Cottrell.
  • 0.4 Lands it on a length around off, Munro defends it solidly.
  • 0.3 BEATEN! Excellent delivery to bowl first up to Munro. Cottrell goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman, gets it to shape away after pitching. Munro tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • 0.2 New Zealand are away! Cottrell bowls it on the pads, Worker tucks it around the corner to get off the mark with a run.
  • 0.1 Sheldon starts off with a length ball outside off at 129 kph. He gets it to shape away little from the batsman. Worker watchfully makes a leave.
  • We are all set to get underway. The Windies players are seen in a huddle near the boundary. The New Zealand openers make their way out to the middle. George Worker will take strike and Colin Munro will be at the non-striker's end. Sheldon Cottrell who was very impressive in the last game will open the bowling for the Windies. With overcast conditions, he will hope for some swing. He has two slips in place. Here we go...
  • West Indies XI - Chris Gayle, Chadwick Walton, Shai Hope(wk), Kyle Hope, Jason Mohammed, Jason Holder(c), Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Nikita Miller, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel.
  • New Zealand XI - George Worker, Colin Munro, Neil Broom, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(wk/c), Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, Todd Astle, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
  • TOSS - New Zealand win the toss and opt to bat first! A single change for them, Mitchell Santner comes in for Doug Bracewell. The Windies have three changes, Chris Gayle, Nikita Miller and Chadwick Walton are in for Evin Lewis, Shimron Hetmyer and Ronsford Beaton.
  • Windies on the other hand, will look to salvage some pride. They have been handed a boost with the return of Chris Gayle. Holder will hope for him to fire and also the rest to put their hands up and end the ODI series on a high. As it is their last one-dayer before playing the world cup qualifiers, a win here would help them gain some confidence heading into it. Will we see another drubbing today or will the Windies spring a surprise? We will have to wait and watch. Stay tuned for the toss in a while.
  • With Christmas over, we now head into Boxing Day with a lot of cricket to be played today. The 4th Ashes Test, the Big Bash, the one-off Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe, but we will be heading to Christchurch for the coverage of the third and the final ODI between New Zealand and West Indies. The Kiwis gave the Windies a thrashing, few days ago at the same venue to seal the series and now they would try and whitewash them. With this being a dead rubber, New Zealand will be tempted to tinker with their side and give some of the young players a chance. Hello and a warm welcome.
  • That's it from us for this game. New Zealand enforced another whitewash on the Windies by winning this ODI series 3-0. Plenty for the visitors to work on, but they won't have much time as the T20I series will begin in three day's time. The first encounter will take place on 29th December at 1900 local (0600 GMT previous day) in Nelson. We hope you join us for it. Till then, cheers!
  • Tom Latham says it was an outstanding performance and is glad they were able to get back on the field despite the rain delays. Wanted to take it as deep as possible with the bat after the Windies had them on the ropes at the beginning of their innings. When questioned about what he did during the rain break, he says he just had his pads on throughout that time and waited patiently. Ends by saying he thinks it's nice that everyone is stepping up instead of just one or two guys, which is great for the team overall.
  • Jason Holder says they started well with the ball but lost wickets while batting which made them lose momentum. Adds they have to be tighter with the bat to give themselves a chance to get going, despite the swinging conditions. Feels there's obviously still some work to be done and will look to do better in the upcoming T20I series.
  • Man of the Series, Trent Boult says it's nice to bowl well and get the result. Mentions that having Matt Henry bowl from the other end helps as he puts pressure on the batsmen and the swinging conditions at the Hagley Oval obviously help too.
  • Man of the Match, Ross Taylor says it's nice to put up a good score and help the side win. When asked about what he did during the long rain break, he jokes and says he had three cups of coffee during that time. States that he had been working hard the last couple of months so is happy his hard work is paying off now.
  • Earlier in the day, the Kiwis got off to a shaky start losing three quick wickets courtesy a brilliant spell by Cottrell with the new ball. They seemed to be in trouble at 26 for 3 but the partnership between Taylor and Latham and some brisk runs by Nicholls towards the end helped them get up to a total which proved too much for the visitors. Stay tuned for the presentation coming up...
  • It was another poor outing with the bat by the Windies. No batsman showed character to fight it out. The only positive they could take from the second innings is they managed to play their full quota of overs. None of the top five managed to get into double figures. Jason Holder was their top scorer with a quickfire 34 but that was never going to be enough.
  • So, after all the rain interruptions we had, New Zealand came out and put another dominating performance with the ball to inflict a whitewash. Defending 166 in 23 overs was never going to be easy, especially with the firepower the Windies possess. But, the Kiwi bowlers came out all guns blazing and had the away side 5 down within the first four overs. Boult and Santner finished with three-fers and Henry bagged two with one being the all-important wicket of Gayle.
  • 22.6 NOT OUT! It has pitched outside leg! It was an ambitious review though, only taken given it's the last ball of the game. Astle tosses it up around leg stump, Gabriel tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. Todd appeals but the umpire shakes his head. He signals for a review and his captain obliges. They go upstairs and replays show it has pitched outside leg. New Zealand lose their review but to be honest it won't matter as THEY HAVE WON BY 66 RUNS (DLS Method)!
  • Review time! A review for LBW has been taken by Latham against Gabriel. Seems to be pitching outside leg.
  • 22.5 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot.
  • 22.4 A googly on the pads, Gabriel tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire stays put.
  • 22.3 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
  • 22.2 Drags his length back outside off, Miller cuts it to point.
  • 22.1 Starts off with a full toss on middle, Gabriel flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Todd Astle will bowl the last over.
  • 21.6 Tries to follow it up with a yorker on off but ends up serving a full toss. Miller defends it back to the bowler. 97/9
  • 21.5 The batsman makes room to go over the off side. Henry does well as he follows him with a short ball. Miller tries to guide it on the off side but gets beaten.
  • 21.4 Shortish ball outside off, Miller sways away from it.
  • 21.3 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 21.2 Short and wide outside off, Miller tries to cut but gets beaten.
  • 21.1 Slower ball on off, defended back to the bowler.
  • 20.6 FOUR! Full on middle, Gabriel drives it uppishly back past the bowler and through mid off for a boundary. 97/9
  • 20.5 The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs.
  • 20.4 Fuller in length outside off, Miller squeezes it towards point. Broom dives to his left and makes a good stop but can't stop the single.
  • 20.4 FIVE WIDES! Another one where the keeper stands no chance! Lockie bangs it in short but down the leg side. The ball bounces way above the batsman's head, beats the keeper and down to the fine leg fence.
  • 20.3 Makes room and Ferguson follows him with a short ball. Miller cuts it to point.
  • 20.2 Slower ball on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 20.1 Short and wide outside off, cut to point. The fielder fumbles but no runs conceded.
  • 19.6 Slower ball, Miller picks it up but is not able to time the heave over mid-wicket. He connects well enough to clear the in-field and bags two. 85/9
  • 19.5 Works it with the angle to mid-wicket.
  • 19.4 Good length on off, defended onto the ground.
  • 19.3 Fuller on the stumps, driven to mid on.
  • 19.2 Good length on off, driven on the up to covers.
  • 19.1 Length ball on off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • Matt Henry is brought back into the attack.
  • 18.6 The ball is too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact. 83/9
  • 18.5 Length ball on off, rises after pitching. The batsman first thinks of playing at it but then does well to take his hands out of the way.
  • 18.4 Fuller in length on middle, Gabriel gets it off the inner half through square leg for a run.
  • 18.3 Shorter in length on off, the batsman sways out of the way.
  • 18.2 Length ball on off, defended off the back foot.
  • 18.1 Fuller in length outside off, driven to covers.
  • Lockie Ferguson comes back into the attack.
  • 17.6 Ends his spell with a dot! Boult bangs it short on middle, Miller defends it towards mid-wicket. He ends his spell with figures off 5-0-18-3. 82/9
  • 17.5 FOUR! SLAPPED! Short and wide, Miller cashes in on the width offered and cuts it through point for a boundary.
  • 17.4 A full toss on the pads, flicked on the leg side for a run.
  • 17.3 Slower ball but outside off, Gabriel tries to drive but is beaten.
  • 17.2 On the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a run.
  • 17.1 NASTY! The batsman was beaten for pace there! Boult bowls a short one on middle, before Miller could react, it hit him on the shoulder, then on the helmet and then the ball rolls past the off stump.
  • 16.6 The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 76/9
  • 16.5 Fires it on the pads, Miller works it to fine leg.
  • 16.4 Floats it full on middle, Gabriel goes straight over the bowler's head for a run.
  • 16.3 Flatter outside off, Gabriel tries to play across the line but does not connect.
  • 16.2 Gabriel is the next man in but he won't be on strike! Miller drives it through mid on for a run.
  • 16.1 OUT! This is catching practice! Santner gets his third. He again tosses it up, tempting the batsman to go after it. Cottrell does so as he tries to go big. He gets the elevation but not the distance as he holes out to Matt Henry at long off. Shannon Gabriel will be the next batsman in for the Windies.
  • 15.6 Back of a length on off, guides it to point. 73/8
  • 15.5 A low full toss outside off, Cottrell guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 15.4 Fuller in length outside off, Miller tries to squeeze it through the off side but gets an inside edge towards square leg for a run.
  • 15.3 Comes around the wicket and lands it on a length around off. Miller lets it be.
  • 15.2 Shorter in length on middle, defended off the back foot.
  • 15.1 Back of a length on off, pushed to covers.
  • Trent Boult is back into the attack.
  • 14.6 On the pads, flicked through mid-wicket for a run. 71/8
  • 14.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 14.4 It goes high up in the air... but safe! Santner bowls it slower through the air, Miller goes for the slog sweep but only manages to get a top edge which falls in no man's land in the mid-wicket region for a couple.
  • 14.3 Plays the sweep shot but mistimes it to short fine leg.
  • 14.2 Flatter on off, spinning away. Miller tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • 14.1 The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 13.6 Tucks it around the corner for a run. 68/8
  • 13.5 The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
  • 13.4 Gives it air, Cottrell slogs hard and also connects well but does not find the gap. The ball goes on the bounce to the man at long on for a run.
  • 13.3 On the pads, flicked on the leg side for a run.
  • 13.2 Works the googly to mid-wicket
  • 13.1 Flicks it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run.
  • 12.6 TURN! Floats it up on off, turns away sharply. Miller tries to defend but gets beaten. 64/8
  • 12.5 OUT! Another one bites the dust! Santner with his second. He has been excellent since coming on. He again tosses it up on off, getting the ball to turn away. Holder pays the price of playing across the line as he tries to go over mid-wicket. He gets a top edge in the process which lobs towards covers. Broom there runs towards the ball, dives and takes an excellent catch. Never easy those, above your shoulder. Excellent! New Zealand now two wickets away from a whitewash.
  • 12.4 The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
  • 12.3 Flatter outside off, Miller tries to cut but gets beaten.
  • 12.2 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. They pick up a single.
  • 12.1 Driven down to long on for a run.
  • 11.6 Bowls the wrong 'un on middle. Miller works it down towards fine leg for three. 61/7
  • Nikita Miller is the next batsman in.
  • 11.5 OUT! TIMBER! Astle has completely foxed Nurse with the wrong one there. Nurse has found it difficult to pick him throughout this over and Astle eventually gets his man. He tosses it up on off, it is a googly. Ashley tries to drive leaving a gap between bat and pad. The ball turns into the batsman and sneaks through the gap, disturbing the stumps. First wicket for Astle and he is a happy man.
  • 11.4 The leg spinner this time on off, Nurse defends it solidly.
  • 11.3 Nurse is not reading him here! Astle bowls it on off, it is the googly. Nurse tries to defend but is struck on the front pad. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 11.2 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 11.1 HOW HAS THAT MISSED THE OFF POLE! Astle tosses it up around off, Nurse tries to drive it through the off side but misses and the ball goes agonizingly close to the off pole.
  • 10.6 The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 58/6
  • 10.5 The ball takes the outside edge goes towards the vacant slip region.
  • Ashley Nurse walks out at no.8.
  • 10.4 OUT! In the air... caught! Another one bites the dust! Brilliant bowling by Santner, he has out thought the batsman with the way he has varied his pace. He bowled the last one at 97.5 kph and slows this one down to 76 kph. He also gives it air outside off, Powell comes down the track and tries to heave it over the leg side but gets a top edge in the process which lobs towards short third man. Ferguson there comes running in and takes a good catch. New Zealand are four wickets away from victory.
  • 10.3 Flatter on middle, Powell tries to flick but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 10.2 Seeing the last ball turn, Santner slows it up and bowls it outside off, Powell tries to sweep again but this time is not only beaten by the turn but also by the bounce.
  • 10.1 Tosses it up on off, Powell tries to sweep but is beaten by the away turn.
  • Change of ends for Mitchell Santner.
  • 9.6 FOUR! CARESSED! Astle tosses it up on off, Holder makes room and caresses it through covers for a boundary. End of a big over for the Windies. 14 from it. 57/5
  • 9.5 Brings out the sweep shot and hits it to deep square leg for a run.
  • 9.4 Flatter on middle, Holder punches it down to long on for a run.
  • 9.3 SIX! He takes on the longer part and clears it! Astle bowls a wrong 'un. Holder picks it and with the spin slog sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 115 needed now from 81 balls.
  • 9.2 Shorter in length on middle, Holder rocks back and whips it through mid-wicket for a brace.
  • 9.1 Drags his length back on middle, Powell works it through mid-wicket for a run.
  • Todd Astle is into the attack.
  • 8.6 A good follow-up delivery. Ferguson bowls a yorker on off, Powell does well to jam it out towards mid off and take a quick run. 42/5
  • 8.6 WIDE! Another bouncer which has been called a wide. Lockie bangs it short, Powell evades it.
  • 8.5 Some chin music for the batsman, he lets that bouncer through to the wicket-keeper.
  • 8.4 Fuller in length on middle, pushed towards wide mid on for a run.
  • 8.3 Short of a length, Holder defends it off the back foot.
  • 8.3 WIDE! The keeper did well there to get a hand to it. Ferguson bowls a bouncer down the leg side. Holder watches it sail over his head. The keeper moves to his left and stretches his hand out to get to it but only manages to get his fingertips on it. He takes the pace off the ball as it rolls towards fine leg. The batsmen take two byes.
  • 8.2 The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total.
  • 8.1 Back of a length on off, Holder guides it down to third man for a run.
  • 7.6 The batsman has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total. 34/5
  • 7.5 Works it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 7.4 Fires it on middle, Holder nudges it on the leg side for a run.
  • 7.3 Floats it on off, Rovman drives it through mid on for a run.
  • 7.2 Flatter on off, Powell defends it off the back foot.
  • 7.1 1000 ODI runs for Jason Holder! Santner tosses it up on middle, Holder drives it down towards long on for a run.
  • Time for spin! Mitchell Santner is into the attack.
  • 6.6 The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 29/5
  • 6.5 BEATEN! A length ball on off, shapes away after pitching. Powell tries to defend but gets beaten.
  • 6.4 In the air... but the fielder can't get to it! Excellent effort though! Ferguson bowls it full on off, Powell tries to go over mid off. He does not time it well and it goes uppishly towards the fielder who turns, runs back and puts in a dive but can't get his hands to it. A couple taken by the batsmen.
  • 6.3 OUCH! That must have stung! A short ball on off, zips off the surface and also bounces a touch more. Powell tries to defend it off the back foot but is hit on the glove.
  • 6.3 WIDE! A bouncer which was so effective for him in the last game, but this time it bounces way above the batsman's head and the umpire signals a wide.
  • 6.2 Back of a length on off, Powell defends it off the back foot.
  • 6.1 Length ball outside off, Powell lets it be.
  • Lockie Ferguson is back into the attack.
  • 5.6 Fullish ball on off, pushed towards mid off for a run. 26/5
  • 5.5 Played through mid-wicket by the batsman. One run added to the total.
  • 5.4 Goes for the magic delivery he bowled to Chadwick Walton but ends up serving a full toss on leg stump. Holder flicks it through square leg for a couple.
  • 5.3 Oooo! Boult again bowls a fuller length ball on off, gets some inward movement. Powell tries to drive but he too gets an inside edge down to fine leg for a run.
  • 5.2 Bouncer! Powell ducks under it.
  • 5.1 Almost gets his fourth! He bowls it fuller in length on off, gets it to shape back in. Holder tries to drive away from his body but gets an inside edge, which goes past the leg stump and down to fine leg for a run.
  • 4.6 Shorter in length on middle, Holder tucks it towards square leg for a run. 11 runs from the over. They will need a lot more like this. 20/5
  • 4.5 Bowls it on the pads, Powell clips it towards square leg for a run.
  • 4.4 Works it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 4.3 FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is even better than the last one. They brought in an extra man in the off side and Holder still found the gap as he punched the short ball on off, through cover-point.
  • 4.2 FOUR! They need many more! Shorter in length outside off, Holder camps back and punches it through covers for a boundary.
  • 4.1 Fuller in length outside off, shaping away. Holder plays a loose shot away from his body but gets beaten.
  • 3.6 Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 9/5
  • Rovman Powell walks out to bat.
  • 3.5 OUT! KABOOM! WOW! How do you play those?! Boult is running through the Windies batting line-up here. It is his 10th wicket in the last two games. He comes steaming in and bowls a yorker, an inswinging one on middle. Walton is late to get his bat down and the ball hits him on his feet and goes on to hit the off stump. Half the side back in the hut for the visitors.
  • 3.4 The batsman defends it from within the crease.
  • 3.3 Works it around the corner for a run.
  • Jason Holder walks out to the middle.
  • 3.2 OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Those inswingers are wreaking havoc in this series for the Windies batsmen. Boult once again dishes out a full ball, gets it to swing late, into the batsman. Mohammed tries to drive it straight but is undone by the movement. The ball flicks the back pad and deflects onto the stumps. New Zealand are 6 wickets away from a whitewash here.
  • 3.1 Good length outside off, Mohammed lets it be.
  • 2.6 The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump. 8/3
  • 2.5 Outside off on a good length, defended away into the off side for nothing.
  • 2.4 Shortish around off, Mohammed looks to pull but gets it off the under edge towards third man for a single.
  • 2.3 Stays back and keeps it out off the back foot.
  • 2.2 The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • Jason Mohammed walks out to the middle.
  • 2.1 OUT! They are falling like a pack of cards here! Kyle Hope is the man walking back this time. Henry fires in a full ball on middle, it shapes in a touch. Hope misses the flick and is hit on the pads. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Hope, after a chat with his partner, opts not to review. He should have as it may have missed the leg stump. Replays later show it was missing the leg stump. Poor by the non-striker, he had a better angle and he should have asked Hope to go for the review. Three down inside the third over and the Windies are staring down the barrel.
  • 1.6 Length outside off, Hope gets it off the outside edge, down towards third man for a run. 7/2
  • 1.5 Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • Kyle Hope walks out to the middle.
  • 1.4 OUT! CAUGHT! Boult Strikes! Windies have lost their second in the second over. Trent bowls it short on off, Hope tries to pull but is early into the shot. It goes off the toe end to Taylor at short mid-wicket who takes it at head height. Shai was trying to go over the fielder but did not get the elevation. Nevertheless, the Windies are in big trouble here. They need another 160 runs.
  • 1.3 Another inswinger on middle, Hope drives it towards mid on.
  • 1.2 Fuller in length, swinging into the batsman. Hope flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
  • Shai Hope has walked into the middle now. Also, Trent Boult is bowling from the other end. He bagged career-best figures in the last game. Can he repeat the same?
  • 1.1 Length ball on off, Hope defends it off the front foot.
  • 0.6 OUT! GONE! Henry gets the big fish! But a lot of credit has to be given to Colin Munro as he made this skier look very easy. Henry bends his back on this one and lands it on a length on off. Gayle moves his front leg out of the way and tries to go big again but he only manages to get a top edge which goes high up in the air towards backward point. Munro there tracks back, judges it beautifully and takes it. Once again Chris walks back cheaply and New Zealand will be delighted to see his back. 4/1
  • 0.5 FOUR! Gayle says enough is enough. Expecting a length ball he makes room and he gets exactly that. He slaps it over covers for a boundary. The Windies are off the mark in style.
  • 0.4 Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.
  • 0.3 Back of a length outside off, Gayle lets it be. Henry is bowling at a good pace here. He is also extracting good bounce from the wicket.
  • 0.2 Shorter in length on off, gets it to bounce a little more. Gayle does well to drop his hands and let it through to the keeper.
  • 0.1 Starts off with a length ball outside off, in the corridor of uncertainty. Gayle watchfully makes a leave.
  • The players are out for the chase. 166 is what the Windies require for their first win of the tour. Chris Gayle and Chadwick Walton will open the batting for the away side. Matt Henry will bowl the first over. Here we go...



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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