West Indies tour of New Zealand, 2005/06 / Commentary

West Indies in New Zealand ODI Series - 4th ODI

New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand won by 91 runs

18.6

Smith to Astle, 5 runs, short of a length delivery outside the off stump, Astle defends it to backward point and off for a single, Gayle picks it up and throws to bowlers end, misses the stumps and there is no one to backup, ball travels fast to long-on fence

New Zealand 111/1   NJ Astle 5* (1b)

19.1

Edwards to Astle, no run, good line and back of a length, Astle leaves it alone, fielded by Ramdin

19.2

Edwards to Astle, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Astle lets it go past, fielded by Ramdin

19.3

Edwards to Astle, no run, short and wide, Astle plays but misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

19.4

Edwards to Astle, no run, good bouncer, Astle leaves it, fielded by Ramdin

19.5

Edwards to Astle, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Astle defends off the back foot, fielded by Gayle

19.6

Edwards to Astle, no run, good length but down leg, Astle plays and misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

New Zealand 111/1   NJ Astle 5* (7b)

20.4

Smith to Astle, no run, leg side delivery, Astle defends it, fielded by Smith

20.5

Smith to Astle, 2 wides, length but down leg, fielded by Ramdin

20.6

Smith to Astle, 1 run, wide of off stump, Astle cuts, fielded by Bradshaw

New Zealand 120/1   NJ Astle 6* (9b)

21.1

Edwards to Astle, no run, short ball outside the off stump, Astle leaves it to keeper

21.2

Edwards to Astle, no run, wide outside the off stump, Astle went after it and misses the ball

21.3

Edwards to Astle, no run, good length delivery, Astle on the back foot defending, fielded by Ganga

21.4

Edwards to Astle, no run, leg side delivery, Astle defends it, fielded by Morton

21.5

Edwards to Astle, no run, bouncer on the stump, Astle ducks under it

21.6

Edwards to Astle, no run, drifting down the legside, hit the pads, huge appeal, turned down

New Zealand 120/1   NJ Astle 6* (15b)

22.2

Smith to Astle, FOUR, Great shot! pitched up delivery, Astle times it well and driven through covers, excellent placement too

22.3

Smith to Astle, no run, down the leg side, Astle defends it away, fielded by Smith

22.4

Smith to Astle, 1 run, line and length, Astle drives it away, fielded by Butler

New Zealand 126/1   NJ Astle 11* (18b 1x4)

23.1

Edwards to Astle, no run, length ball, Astle leaves it, fielded by Ramdin

23.2

Edwards to Astle, 2 runs, short and down leg, Astle hits it into the leg side, fielded by Sarwan

23.3

Edwards to Astle, no run, good line and length, Astle plays but misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

23.4

Edwards to Astle, 1 run, good length and wide of the off stump, Astle defends it away, fielded by Butler

23.6

Edwards to Astle, 1 run, full and wide of the off stump, Astle drives, fielded by Chanderpaul

New Zealand 137/1   NJ Astle 15* (23b 1x4)

24.1

Butler to Astle, 1 run, length but down leg, Astle hits it on the leg side, fielded by Bradshaw

24.4

Butler to Astle, 1 run, short of a length and outside off stump, Astle cuts, fielded by Ganga

24.6

Butler to Astle, no run, back of a length and down the leg side, Astle misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

New Zealand 143/1   NJ Astle 17* (26b 1x4)

25.2

Gayle to Astle, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Astle plays a cut-shot, fielded by Hinds

25.6

Gayle to Astle, no run, down the leg side, Astle defends it away, fielded by Gayle

New Zealand 146/1   NJ Astle 18* (28b 1x4)

26.2

Butler to Astle, no run, short and wide delivery, driven straight to Gayle at cover

26.3

Butler to Astle, 1 run, short ball down the leg side, pulls it awy to fine leg

26.5

Butler to Astle, no run, full and on the legs, Astle hits it on the leg side, fielded by Sarwan

26.6

Butler to Astle, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Astle punches it to cover, 150 up for New Zealand!

New Zealand 150/1   NJ Astle 20* (32b 1x4)

27.1

Gayle to Astle, no run, good line and length, Astle misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

27.2

Gayle to Astle, 2 runs, good length and wide of the off stump, Astle cuts it, fielded by Bradshaw

27.3

Gayle to Astle, 1 run, good length but down leg, Astle works it through the leg side, fielded by Hinds

27.6

Gayle to Astle, 1 run, line and length, Astle drives it away, fielded by Butler

New Zealand 155/1   NJ Astle 24* (36b 1x4)

28.1

Butler to Astle, no run, short ball, Astle keeps it out, fielded by Butler

28.2

Butler to Astle, 1 run, good length but down leg, Astle hits it on the leg side, fielded by Smith

28.4

Butler to Astle, 1 run, short leg side delivery, Astle plays a pull-shot, fielded by Sarwan

New Zealand 158/1   NJ Astle 26* (39b 1x4)

29.3

Gayle to Astle, no run, good length but down leg, Astle hits it on the leg side, fielded by Sarwan

29.4

Gayle to Astle, no run, good line and length, Astle defends, fielded by Gayle

29.5

Gayle to Astle, 1 run, short and wide of off stump, Astle pulls it away, fielded by Butler

New Zealand 165/1   NJ Astle 27* (42b 1x4)

30.1

Butler to Astle, SIX, Bang! short and wide down the leg side, Astle pulls the ball over deep backward square leg fence

30.2

Butler to Astle, SIX, Another one! good length delivery outside the off stump, Aslte quick into position and hoicks it over long-on fence

30.3

Butler to Astle, no run, line and length, Astle keeps it out, fielded by Hinds

30.4

Butler to Astle, 2 runs, good length delivery, Astle defends off the back foot, fielded by Gayle

30.5

Butler to Astle, no run, good length delivery, Astle defends it, fielded by Butler

30.6

Butler to Astle, no run, line and length, Astle defends it, fielded by Hinds

New Zealand 179/1   NJ Astle 41* (48b 1x4 2x6)

31.2

Gayle to Astle, 1 run, down the leg side, Astle works it through the leg side, fielded by Smith

31.4

Gayle to Astle, 1 run, length ball outside the off stump, Astle cuts on the front foot, fielded by Ganga

31.6

Gayle to Astle, 1 run, good line and length delivery, Astle pushes it off the back foot, fielded by Bradshaw

New Zealand 185/1   NJ Astle 44* (51b 1x4 2x6)

32.1

Hinds to Astle, no run, good length and wide of the off stump, Astle driving, fielded by Gayle

32.2

Hinds to Astle, 3 wides, wide outside the off stump, fielded by Edwards

32.2

Hinds to Astle, no run, good line and length, Astle plays but misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

32.3

Hinds to Astle, no run, line and length, Astle drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Gayle

32.4

Hinds to Astle, 2 runs, down the leg side, Astle hits it into the leg side, fielded by Smith

32.5

Hinds to Astle, 1 run, line and length, Astle drives it away, fielded by Bradshaw

New Zealand 191/1   NJ Astle 47* (56b 1x4 2x6)

34.1

Hinds to Astle, no run, good length but wide of the off stump, Astle drives, fielded by Gayle

34.2

Hinds to Astle, no run, good line and length delivery, Astle leaves the ball, fielded by Ramdin

34.3

Hinds to Astle, 1 wide, down the leg side, fielded by Ramdin

34.3

Hinds to Astle, no run, length ball, Astle drives off the back foot, fielded by Butler

34.4

Hinds to Astle, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Astle drives, fielded by Butler

New Zealand 200/1   NJ Astle 48* (60b 1x4 2x6)

35.1

Smith to Astle, 1 run, line and length, Astle drives it away, fielded by Edwards

35.3

Smith to Astle, no run, line and length, Astle drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Chanderpaul

35.4

Smith to Astle, no run, wide of off stump, Astle cuts off the back foot, fielded by Morton

35.5

Smith to Astle, no run, good line and length, Astle drives the ball off the back foot, fielded by Morton

35.6

Smith to Astle, 1 run, Fifty for Astle! down the leg side, plays to mid wicket and quick single taken

New Zealand 210/1   NJ Astle 50* (65b 1x4 2x6)

36.1

Hinds to Astle, 1 bye, good length delivery, Astle plays and misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

36.4

Hinds to Astle, FOUR, wide of off stump, Astle pulls

36.5

Hinds to Astle, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Astle drives, fielded by Smith

New Zealand 219/1   NJ Astle 55* (68b 2x4 2x6)

37.1

Smith to Astle, 1 run, full and outside the off stump, Astle drives on the front foot, fielded by Ganga

37.3

Smith to Astle, no run, good length but down leg, Astle works it through the leg side, fielded by Gayle

37.4

Smith to Astle, 1 run, good length but wide of the off stump, Astle pulls it away, fielded by Morton

New Zealand 222/1   NJ Astle 57* (71b 2x4 2x6)

38.1

Sarwan to Astle, no run, good line but too full, Astle drives through the off side, fielded by Sarwan

38.2

Sarwan to Astle, 1 run, length ball, Astle cuts it away, fielded by Ganga

New Zealand 227/1   NJ Astle 58* (73b 2x4 2x6)

39.1

Smith to Astle, FOUR, short and wide of off stump, Astle cuts it away nicely to deep backward point

39.2

Smith to Astle, 1 run, wide half volley, Astle drives the ball through the off side, fielded by Ganga

39.4

Smith to Astle, 1 run, good length and wide of the off stump, Astle driving, fielded by Edwards

39.6

Smith to Astle, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Astle plays a cut-shot, fielded by Sarwan

New Zealand 242/1   NJ Astle 65* (77b 3x4 2x6)

40.1

Sarwan to Astle, 2 runs, good line and length delivery, Astle plays a cut-shot, fielded by Ganga

40.2

Sarwan to Astle, FOUR, short ball, Astle gets back and pulls it over mid-wicket, ball went like a bullet

40.3

Sarwan to Astle, no run, line and length, Astle plays but misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

40.4

Sarwan to Astle, no run, short of a length and outside off stump, Astle plays and misses the ball, fielded by Ramdin

40.5

Sarwan to Astle, SIX, What a shot! flighted delivery outside the off stump, Astle lobs the ball over long-on fence, he made it look like very easy

40.6

Sarwan to Astle, 1 run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Astle pulls it away, fielded by Smith

New Zealand 255/1   NJ Astle 78* (83b 4x4 3x6)

41.1

Bradshaw to Astle, 1 run, Bradshaw bowing round the wicket, chips the ball to square leg for a single

41.4

Bradshaw to Astle, 1 run, good length delivery, driven to long-on

41.6

Bradshaw to Astle, no run, on the stumps, defended back to the bowler, both batsmen looking for their century

New Zealand 259/1   NJ Astle 80* (86b 4x4 3x6)

42.2

Gayle to Astle, 1 run, short of a length and outside off stump, Astle plays a pull, fielded by Morton

42.5

Gayle to Astle, OUT, Gone! tossed up delivery around the off stump line, Astle lofts the ball over long-on, ball travel high in the air, Gange gets under the ball and took the well judged catch

NJ Astle c Ganga b Gayle 81 (95m 88b 4x4 3x6) SR: 92.04

New Zealand 262/2   NJ Astle 81 (88b 4x4 3x6)
Series Results
New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland - Mar 4, 2006
West Indies won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
New Zealand v West Indies at Napier - Mar 1, 2006
New Zealand won by 91 runs
New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch - Feb 25, 2006
New Zealand won by 21 runs
New Zealand v West Indies at Queenstown - Feb 22, 2006
New Zealand won by 3 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)
New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington - Feb 18, 2006
New Zealand won by 81 runs
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Photos

Mar 1, 2006

Wavell Hinds and Runako Morton anxiously await the third umpire's decision, New Zealand v West Indies, 4th ODI, Napier, March 1 2006

Wavell Hinds and Runako Morton anxiously await the third umpire's decision

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Mar 1, 2006

Runako Morton raises his bat after reaching his century, New Zealand v West Indies, 4th ODI, Napier, March 1 2006

Runako Morton raises his bat after reaching his century

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