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

West Indies in New Zealand Test Series - 1st Test

New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand won by 27 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

21.5

Bradshaw to Astle, no run, good length delivery, Astle plays but misses the ball

21.6

Bradshaw to Astle, 1 run, length but down leg, Astle works it through the leg side, fielded by Edwards

New Zealand 55/3   NJ Astle 1* (2b)

22.1

Edwards to Astle, no run, good line and length delivery, Astle defends, fielded by Bravo

22.2

Edwards to Astle, FOUR, short of a length and outside off stump, Astle edges it

22.3

Edwards to Astle, no run, short one dug in, Astle leaves the ball, fielded by Ramdin

22.4

Edwards to Astle, no run, good line and just short of a length, Astle plays no shot, fielded by Ramdin

22.5

Edwards to Astle, no run, wide outside the off stump, Astle leaves it alone, fielded by Ramdin

22.6

Edwards to Astle, 2 runs, full toss on the stumps, Astle drives, fielded by Lara

New Zealand 61/3   NJ Astle 7* (8b 1x4)

24.1

Edwards to Astle, no run, just short of a length, Astle defends, fielded by Bradshaw

24.2

Edwards to Astle, no run, short and down leg, Astle hits it into the leg side, fielded by Chanderpaul

24.3

Edwards to Astle, no run, sends down a short one, Astle leaves it alone, fielded by Ramdin

24.4

Edwards to Astle, FOUR, short of a length and outside off stump, Astle plays a pull

24.5

Edwards to Astle, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Astle defends it, fielded by Smith

24.6

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

New Zealand 65/3   NJ Astle 11* (14b 2x4)

27.1

Smith to Astle, no run, short and wide of the off stump, Astle plays no shot, fielded by Ramdin

27.2

Smith to Astle, no run, length ball, Astle edges it, fielded by Ganga

27.3

Smith to Astle, no run, too full and on the pads, Astle plays and misses, fielded by Chanderpaul

27.4

Smith to Astle, no run, length but down leg, Astle plays no shot, fielded by Ramdin

27.5

Smith to Astle, no run, short of a length and outside the off stump, Astle leaves it, fielded by Ramdin

27.6

Smith to Astle, FOUR, short of a length and outside off stump, Astle pulls off the back foot

New Zealand 74/4   NJ Astle 15* (20b 3x4)

28.2

Taylor to Astle, 3 wides, length but down leg, fielded by Bradshaw

28.2

Taylor to Astle, no run, good length delivery, Astle leaves it alone, fielded by Ramdin

28.3

Taylor to Astle, (no ball) 3 runs, Astle pulls off the back foot, fielded by Edwards

28.4

Taylor to Astle, no run, good line and length, Styris plays no shot, fielded by Ramdin

28.5

Taylor to Astle, 1 run, good length but down leg, Styris defends on the front foot, fielded by Chanderpaul

New Zealand 85/4   NJ Astle 19* (24b 3x4)

29.1

Smith to Astle, no run, good line and length, Styris plays no shot, fielded by Ramdin

29.2

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

29.3

Smith to Astle, no run, down the leg side, Astle hits it on the leg side, fielded by Bradshaw

29.4

Smith to Astle, no run, good line and length delivery, Astle defends it, fielded by Ganga

29.5

Smith to Astle, 1 run, wide outside the off stump, Astle defends it, fielded by Bravo

New Zealand 86/4   NJ Astle 20* (29b 3x4)

30.1

Taylor to Astle, no run, good line and length delivery, Astle defends on the front foot, fielded by Taylor

30.2

Taylor to Astle, (no ball) FOUR, Astle pulls

30.2

Taylor to Astle, FOUR, short and wide of the off stump, Astle plays a cut-shot

30.3

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

30.4

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

30.5

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

30.6

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

New Zealand 95/4   NJ Astle 28* (36b 5x4)

31.6

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

New Zealand 100/4   NJ Astle 28* (37b 5x4)

32.2

Taylor to Astle, FOUR, short and wide of the off stump, Astle plays a pull-shot

32.3

Taylor to Astle, no run, good length delivery, Astle pushes forward, fielded by Taylor

32.4

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

32.5

Taylor to Astle, 1 wide, leg side bouncer, fielded by Ramdin

32.5

Taylor to Astle, no run, bouncer on line, Astle leaves it, fielded by Ramdin

32.6

Taylor to Astle, no run, just short of a length, Astle lets it go past, fielded by Taylor

New Zealand 106/4   NJ Astle 32* (42b 6x4)

34.1

Taylor to Astle, FOUR, good length and wide of the off stump, Astle driving

34.2

Taylor to Astle, 1 run, short leg side delivery, Astle plays a pull, fielded by Bradshaw

New Zealand 111/4   NJ Astle 37* (44b 7x4)

35.1

Smith to Astle, no run, full toss, Astle drives through the off side, fielded by Chanderpaul

35.2

Smith to Astle, FOUR, length ball, Astle gets an edge

35.3

Smith to Astle, no run, down the leg side, Astle plays and misses, fielded by Ramdin

35.4

Smith to Astle, no run, short and wide of off stump, Astle leaves it alone, fielded by Ramdin

35.5

Smith to Astle, no run, length ball, Astle pushes forward, fielded by Ganga

35.6

Smith to Astle, no run, line and length, Astle drives it away, fielded by Edwards

New Zealand 120/4   NJ Astle 41* (50b 8x4)

37.1

Smith to Astle, 1 run, good length delivery, Astle drives it away, fielded by Bradshaw

New Zealand 131/4   NJ Astle 42* (51b 8x4)

38.1

Edwards to Astle, FOUR, wide outside the off stump, Astle gets an edge

38.2

Edwards to Astle, FOUR, Fifty! wide of off stump, Astle slahsed it hard, ball flies over slips

38.3

Edwards to Astle, no run, line and length, Astle defends it, fielded by Sarwan

38.4

Edwards to Astle, 1 run, short of a length and outside off stump, Astle drives the ball off the back foot, fielded by Bravo

New Zealand 140/4   NJ Astle 51* (55b 10x4)

39.1

Smith to Astle, no run, line and length, Astle defends, fielded by Bradshaw

39.2

Smith to Astle, OUT, Gone! good length delivery outside the off stump and swinging away, Astle goes for a drive, thin edge and Ramdin takes a simple catch, appeal made and batsman walks

NJ Astle c †Ramdin b Smith 51 (76m 57b 10x4 0x6) SR: 89.47

New Zealand 140/5   NJ Astle 51 (57b 10x4)
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Series Results
New Zealand v West Indies at Napier - Mar 25-29, 2006
Match drawn
New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington - Mar 17-20, 2006
New Zealand won by 10 wickets
New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland - Mar 9-13, 2006
New Zealand won by 27 runs
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Photos

Mar 13, 2006

Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum celebrate the penultimate wicket, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Auckland, 5th day, March 13 2006

Stephen Fleming and Brendon McCullum celebrate the penultimate wicket

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Mar 13, 2006

New Zealand celebrate their narrow victory, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Test, Auckland, 5th day, March 13 2006

New Zealand celebrate their narrow victory

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