ICC World Cup, 18th Match: New Zealand v West Indies at Southampton, May 24, 1999
ICC World Cup - 18th match, Group B
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 34 balls remaining)
Played at County Ground, Southampton (neutral venue)
24 May 1999 (50-over match)
0.1

Allott to Campbell, no run, big helicopter cut shot, well fielded in the gully

0.2

Allott to Campbell, no run, defensive push to the gully

0.3

Allott to Campbell, no run, good ball, coming into the off stump, defended

0.4

Allott to Campbell, no run, otuside the off stump and thru to the keeper

0.5

Allott to Campbell, no run, pitched up on the stumps, defended down the wicket to the bowler

0.6

Allott to Campbell, no run, dabbed down to mid off to another chlorine blue fielder

End of over 1 (maiden) West Indies 0/0 (157 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 0.00, RRR: 3.20)

    • SL Campbell 0 (6b)
    • RD Jacobs 0 (0b)
    • GI Allott 1-1-0-0
1.1

Nash to Jacobs, no run, defensive

1.2

Nash to Jacobs, 1 wide

1.2

Nash to Jacobs, 1 run, prodding short of the mid wicket, quick single

1.3

Nash to Campbell, no run

1.4

Nash to Campbell, no run, slided off the bat and to the slips

1.5

Nash to Campbell, no run, pushing away on the off stump

1.6

Nash to Campbell, no run

End of over 2 (2 runs) West Indies 2/0 (155 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 3.22)

    • SL Campbell 0 (10b)
    • RD Jacobs 1 (2b)
    • DJ Nash 1-0-2-0
    • GI Allott 1-1-0-0
2.1

Allott to Jacobs, 1 run

2.2

Allott to Campbell, no run

2.3

Allott to Campbell, 1 no ball

2.3

Allott to Campbell, no run

2.4

Allott to Campbell, 1 run

2.5

Allott to Jacobs, no run

2.6

Allott to Jacobs, 1 run, pushing into the covers, fielded, bu tthey get a single

End of over 3 (4 runs) West Indies 6/0 (151 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 3.21)

    • RD Jacobs 3 (5b)
    • SL Campbell 1 (14b)
    • GI Allott 2-1-4-0
    • DJ Nash 1-0-2-0
3.1

Nash to Jacobs, 1 run

3.2

Nash to Campbell, 1 run, driving thru the mid wicket, midon dances around to gather

3.3

Nash to Jacobs, 1 run, poking towards the covers, quick single taken, very well done

3.4

Nash to Campbell, 1 no ball, overstepping the mark

3.4

Nash to Campbell, no run

3.5

Nash to Campbell, no run

3.6

Nash to Campbell, no run

End of over 4 (4 runs) West Indies 10/0 (147 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.50, RRR: 3.19)

    • SL Campbell 2 (19b)
    • RD Jacobs 5 (7b)
    • DJ Nash 2-0-6-0
    • GI Allott 2-1-4-0
4.1

Allott to Jacobs, FOUR, slashing at a wide one, edging wide of the slips and to the 3rd man rope

4.2

Allott to Jacobs, no run

4.3

Allott to Jacobs, no run

4.4

Allott to Jacobs, 1 wide

4.4

Allott to Jacobs, no run, driving into the covers

4.5

Allott to Jacobs, 1 run, turning on the on side off the off stump

4.6

Allott to Campbell, no run, firm defence outside the off stump, collected at the mid off

End of over 5 (6 runs) West Indies 16/0 (141 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 3.13)

    • SL Campbell 2 (20b)
    • RD Jacobs 10 (12b 1x4)
    • GI Allott 3-1-10-0
    • DJ Nash 2-0-6-0
5.1

Nash to Jacobs, no run, into the thigh, in line with the stumps, but bouncing over

5.2

Nash to Jacobs, no run, dabbed close down the wicket

5.3

Nash to Jacobs, no run, defending it towards the point

5.4

Nash to Jacobs, no run, jabbing the bat at it poorly, inside edge, ball just escapes getting attention from the off stump, parore with the big dive to his right

5.5

Nash to Jacobs, no run

5.6

Nash to Jacobs, no run

End of over 6 (maiden) West Indies 16/0 (141 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 3.20)

    • RD Jacobs 10 (18b 1x4)
    • SL Campbell 2 (20b)
    • DJ Nash 3-1-6-0
    • GI Allott 3-1-10-0
6.1

Allott to Campbell, no run, defending down the pitch to the chorus of a big appeal for an lbw, the ball was going down the leg side

6.2

Allott to Campbell, 1 leg bye, misses the glance, flicks the pad, keeper dives and gathers

6.3

Allott to Jacobs, no run

6.4

Allott to Jacobs, no run

6.5

Allott to Jacobs, no run, outside the off stump, defends short of the covers

6.6

Allott to Jacobs, FOUR, spanking off drive, all the way thru the mid off, nothing stopping that getting to the boundary

End of over 7 (5 runs) West Indies 21/0 (136 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 3.16)

    • RD Jacobs 14 (22b 2x4)
    • SL Campbell 2 (22b)
    • GI Allott 4-1-14-0
    • DJ Nash 3-1-6-0
7.1

Nash to Campbell, no run, no attempt to play the shot, defence drawn inside the line

7.2

Nash to Campbell, (no ball) 1 run, spits off the defensive outside edge to the 3rd man

7.2

Nash to Jacobs, no run, defending close on the on side

7.3

Nash to Jacobs, no run

7.4

Nash to Jacobs, no run, poked down the pitch, bowler fields

7.5

Nash to Jacobs, no run, flapping the bat outside the off side, bottom edge into the shoes

7.6

Nash to Jacobs, no run

the overhyped Allott is off, Cairns is brought on

End of over 8 (2 runs) West Indies 23/0 (134 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 2.87, RRR: 3.19)

    • RD Jacobs 14 (27b 2x4)
    • SL Campbell 3 (24b)
    • DJ Nash 4-1-8-0
    • GI Allott 4-1-14-0
8.1

Cairns to Campbell, no run, turning it off the pads and direct to the square leg Horne

8.2

Cairns to Campbell, 3 runs, straight drive, just misses the off stump at the other end, long chase, and a good one, diving just short fo the rope

8.3

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, defended on the off side by the left hander

8.4

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, squeezes the ball from outside the off stump and to the point fielder

8.5

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, WI batsmen trying to emulate the class of the NZ batsmen, awful stroke, trying to cross bat defend the ball, bottom edge again

8.6

Cairns to Jacobs, no run

End of over 9 (3 runs) West Indies 26/0 (131 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 2.88, RRR: 3.19)

    • RD Jacobs 14 (31b 2x4)
    • SL Campbell 6 (26b)
    • CL Cairns 1-0-3-0
    • DJ Nash 4-1-8-0
9.1

Nash to Campbell, no run, looking for the gap in the covers, but Harris predictably makes the great save from cover point

9.2

Nash to Campbell, 1 wide, down the leg side, pulling and missing down the leg side

9.2

Nash to Campbell, no run

9.3

Nash to Campbell, no run

9.4

Nash to Campbell, no run, stepping back and defending towards the cover point

9.5

Nash to Campbell, 2 runs, pull shot off a loose shortish ball, fielded at deep backward square

9.6

Nash to Campbell, OUT, seaming in off the off stump, Campbell jumping back and trying to play an awful defensive flick, ball hits the knee, Venkat dismisses

SL Campbell lbw b Nash 8 (42m 32b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

perhaps a little doubt, may have been going over the stumps, hard to see exactly how far back he was, Nash certainly pitched it short enough

End of over 10 (3 runs) West Indies 29/1 (128 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 2.90, RRR: 3.20)

    • RD Jacobs 14 (31b 2x4)
    • DJ Nash 5-1-11-1
    • CL Cairns 1-0-3-0
10.1

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, turning on the on side to the mid wicket

10.2

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, turned away to square leg

10.3

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, outside the off stump, defended down the wicket

10.4

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, pushing into the covers, easily gathered

10.5

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, knocked towards the covers again

10.6

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, more defence, and that's a maiden, altho WI can afford plenty more of them

End of over 11 (maiden) West Indies 29/1 (128 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 2.63, RRR: 3.28)

    • RD Jacobs 14 (37b 2x4)
    • JC Adams 0 (0b)
    • CL Cairns 2-1-3-0
    • DJ Nash 5-1-11-1
11.1

Nash to Adams, no run, stepping back and deflecting onto the off side

11.2

Nash to Adams, no run, turned onto the on side this time

11.3

Nash to Adams, no run, outside the off stump and thru to the keeper

11.4

Nash to Adams, no run, across the left hander again, Parore collects

11.5

Nash to Adams, no run, dabbed off the off stump onto the on side

11.6

Nash to Adams, no run, bat raised, ball to the keeper, WI afford themselves another maiden, obviously enjoying the red light districts of Southhampton

End of over 12 (maiden) West Indies 29/1 (128 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 2.41, RRR: 3.36)

    • JC Adams 0 (6b)
    • RD Jacobs 14 (37b 2x4)
    • DJ Nash 6-2-11-1
    • CL Cairns 2-1-3-0
12.1

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, quick ball, in at the leg stumps, ball runs away to the covers

12.2

Cairns to Jacobs, 1 run, first run in an eon, after 14 no-score balls, pushed into the covers

12.3

Cairns to Adams, no run

12.4

Cairns to Adams, no run

12.5

Cairns to Adams, no run, stepping back, prodding it into the covers

12.6

Cairns to Adams, no run, tapping it outside the off stump into the covers

End of over 13 (1 run) West Indies 30/1 (127 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 2.30, RRR: 3.43)

    • JC Adams 0 (10b)
    • RD Jacobs 15 (39b 2x4)
    • CL Cairns 3-1-4-0
    • DJ Nash 6-2-11-1
13.1

Nash to Jacobs, no run, fishing outside the off stump, looking for the push into the covers, misses one that doesn't move off the seam at all

13.2

Nash to Jacobs, FOUR, short of a length, outside the off stump, whacks a brutal shot shot to the forward square leg boundary

13.3

Nash to Jacobs, no run, pushing away on the off side

13.4

Nash to Jacobs, no run, defended into the covers

13.5

Nash to Jacobs, no run, I'm sure NZ would love to get another wicket

13.6

Nash to Jacobs, no run, big swing and miss outside the off stump, Jacobs trying for a big yahoo way over the mid wicket

End of over 14 (4 runs) West Indies 34/1 (123 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 2.42, RRR: 3.41)

    • RD Jacobs 19 (45b 3x4)
    • JC Adams 0 (10b)
    • DJ Nash 7-2-15-1
    • CL Cairns 3-1-4-0
14.1

Cairns to Adams, no run, defends towards the covers

14.2

Cairns to Adams, no run, playing and missing outside the off stump, horrible ugly push towards the point

14.3

Cairns to Adams, 1 run, big thick edge off an attempted off drive, it screams to McMillan at gully, DROPPED! Quite a difficult chance

14.4

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, into the pads, big appeal, not out

14.5

Cairns to Jacobs, 1 run

14.6

Cairns to Adams, no run, angling away into the gully, McMillan dives again, Fleming will be relieved the 15 overs are up as he can now dispense with the catching fielders and avoid any more of those dropped catchers

the human tennis ball machine bill clinton lookalike is on for the 1st time

End of over 15 (2 runs) West Indies 36/1 (121 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 2.40, RRR: 3.45)

    • JC Adams 1 (14b)
    • RD Jacobs 20 (47b 3x4)
    • CL Cairns 4-1-6-0
    • DJ Nash 7-2-15-1
15.1

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, tapping onto the on side

15.2

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, soft powderpuff defence, imitating the bowling perhaps

15.3

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, tapping close, falls towards the point fielder

15.4

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, strong drive, straight to the mid on, Jacobs sent back, Nash manages the direct hit, all to no avail

15.5

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, pushing outside the off stump and back to the bowler

15.6

Larsen to Jacobs, 1 run, just the single off the over, probably actually increases Larsen's economy rate

End of over 16 (1 run) West Indies 37/1 (120 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 2.31, RRR: 3.52)

    • RD Jacobs 21 (53b 3x4)
    • JC Adams 1 (14b)
    • GR Larsen 1-0-1-0
    • CL Cairns 4-1-6-0
16.1

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, prodding it down thru the initial mid wicket, but the mid on moves around

16.2

Cairns to Jacobs, 1 run, driving down the off side, mid off is the lucky receiver of the ball

16.3

Cairns to Adams, no run, New Zealand must bring Nash back on to clean up the West Indies

16.4

Cairns to Adams, no run, another play and miss outside the off stump

16.5

Cairns to Adams, 1 no ball

16.5

Cairns to Adams, no run, defensive outside the off stump

16.6

Cairns to Adams, no run, sorry, I should have said before: New Zealand only hope is to bring Nash back on to clean up the West Indies

those lacking a sense of irony should visit a competitor's web site Match State: Drinks

End of over 17 (2 runs) West Indies 39/1 (118 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 2.29, RRR: 3.57)

    • JC Adams 1 (19b)
    • RD Jacobs 22 (55b 3x4)
    • CL Cairns 5-1-8-0
    • GR Larsen 1-0-1-0
17.1

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, prodding outsid ethe off stump and down the wicket

17.2

Larsen to Jacobs, 1 run, down the wicket, trying to slog him, but it's against the laws of cricket for Larsen to be expensive, misplayed to the mid off

17.3

Larsen to Adams, no run, aiming it at the leg stump, into the pad, but pitching outside leg

17.4

Larsen to Adams, 1 run, worked away on the on side, Nash picks up at mid wicket, but not quick enough to deny the single

17.5

Larsen to Jacobs, 1 run

17.6

Larsen to Adams, no run

Not Allott Wickets Today back into the attack

End of over 18 (3 runs) West Indies 42/1 (115 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 3.59)

    • JC Adams 2 (22b)
    • RD Jacobs 24 (58b 3x4)
    • GR Larsen 2-0-4-0
    • CL Cairns 5-1-8-0
18.1

Allott to Jacobs, no run, late cut, but direct to the bakcwar dpoint

18.2

Allott to Jacobs, 2 runs

18.3

Allott to Jacobs, no run

18.4

Allott to Jacobs, no run

18.5

Allott to Jacobs, no run

18.6

Allott to Jacobs, FOUR, cover drive, lofted up and over the covers

End of over 19 (6 runs) West Indies 48/1 (109 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 2.52, RRR: 3.51)

    • RD Jacobs 30 (64b 4x4)
    • JC Adams 2 (22b)
    • GI Allott 5-1-20-0
    • GR Larsen 2-0-4-0
19.1

Larsen to Adams, no run

19.2

Larsen to Adams, 1 run, prodding outside teh off stump, angles the ball thru the gully

19.3

Larsen to Jacobs, no run

19.4

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, dabbing square to the point fielder

19.5

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, wow, even Larsen gets some movement off the seam, moving in and thru Jacobs

19.6

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, prodded on the on side, a mere 1 off the Larsen over, his career economy rate must be sky rocketing

End of over 20 (1 run) West Indies 49/1 (108 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 2.45, RRR: 3.60)

    • RD Jacobs 30 (68b 4x4)
    • JC Adams 3 (24b)
    • GR Larsen 3-0-5-0
    • GI Allott 5-1-20-0
20.1

Allott to Adams, no run, worked on the on side, Jacobs sent back, Horne swoops and eventually throws down the bowler's stumps

20.2

Allott to Adams, no run, driving down the off side, mid off is onto one knee to field

20.3

Allott to Adams, no run, outside the off stump, thru to the keeper

a big swing and miss from Adams that time

20.4

Allott to Adams, no run, NZ will always feel in this game with Curtley Ambrose due to come in at number 8

20.5

Allott to Adams, OUT, Adams playing at it too early, trying to work it on the on side, leading edge to the keeper

JC Adams c †Parore b Allott 3 (48m 29b 0x4 0x6) SR: 10.34

20.6

Allott to Lara, no run, pushing slightly on the on side

End of over 21 (wicket maiden) West Indies 49/2 (108 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 3.72)

    • BC Lara 0 (1b)
    • RD Jacobs 30 (68b 4x4)
    • GI Allott 6-2-20-1
    • GR Larsen 3-0-5-0
21.1

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, dabbing behind point and into the gully

21.2

Larsen to Jacobs, no run

21.3

Larsen to Jacobs, no run

21.4

Larsen to Jacobs, no run

21.5

Larsen to Jacobs, no run

21.6

Larsen to Jacobs, no run, a maiden from larsen. One day Larsen will get belted for 70 or 80 in an ODI. And I want to be there.

End of over 22 (maiden) West Indies 49/2 (108 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 2.22, RRR: 3.85)

    • RD Jacobs 30 (74b 4x4)
    • BC Lara 0 (1b)
    • GR Larsen 4-1-5-0
    • GI Allott 6-2-20-1
22.1

Allott to Lara, no run, just a little more defence outsid ethe off stump

22.2

Allott to Lara, 3 runs, swiping a pull shot thru the mid wicket, Nash chases well, slides into the fence and then performs some amazing gymnastics as an encore, a reverse somersault

22.3

Allott to Jacobs, 1 run

22.4

Allott to Lara, no run, flicking off the pads, gathered by the forward square leg

22.5

Allott to Lara, no run, awkward defence, chopping into the covers

22.6

Allott to Lara, no run, All NZ have to do to win this game is restrict WI to less runs than they scored

Allott just conceding 4 runs off that over there

End of over 23 (4 runs) West Indies 53/2 (104 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 2.30, RRR: 3.85)

    • BC Lara 3 (6b)
    • RD Jacobs 31 (75b 4x4)
    • GI Allott 7-2-24-1
    • GR Larsen 4-1-5-0
23.1

Larsen to Jacobs, 1 run

23.2

Larsen to Lara, SIX, Lara's the man, he slams the piddly dibberly dobberly way over the long on, big shot

23.3

Larsen to Lara, no run, powerful cut shot, but fielded in thecovers

23.4

Larsen to Lara, 1 run, guided down to the wide 3rd man

23.5

Larsen to Jacobs, 1 run, flicked off the pads behind square

23.6

Larsen to Lara, 1 run, pushing behind point, 10 off the Larsen over, only another 60 needed to satisfy my Larsen fantasy

End of over 24 (10 runs) West Indies 63/2 (94 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 2.62, RRR: 3.61)

    • BC Lara 11 (10b 1x6)
    • RD Jacobs 33 (77b 4x4)
    • GR Larsen 5-1-15-0
    • GI Allott 7-2-24-1
24.1

Allott to Lara, no run, defending

24.2

Allott to Lara, no run, defending down the wicket, back to the bowler

24.3

Allott to Lara, no run, defending outside the off stump, towards the covers

24.4

Allott to Lara, 2 runs, flicking off the pads, thru the square leg

24.5

Allott to Lara, no run

24.6

Allott to Lara, no run, more defence, West Indies wasting no time in going for this target

End of over 25 (2 runs) West Indies 65/2 (92 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 2.60, RRR: 3.68)

    • BC Lara 13 (16b 1x6)
    • RD Jacobs 33 (77b 4x4)
    • GI Allott 8-2-26-1
    • GR Larsen 5-1-15-0
25.1

Larsen to Jacobs, 1 run

25.2

Larsen to Lara, no run

25.3

Larsen to Lara, FOUR

25.4

Larsen to Lara, no run

25.5

Larsen to Lara, no run, slight defence onto the on side

25.6

Larsen to Lara, no run, taps it back down the wicket, ball wanders down slowly

End of over 26 (5 runs) West Indies 70/2 (87 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 2.69, RRR: 3.62)

    • BC Lara 17 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • RD Jacobs 34 (78b 4x4)
    • GR Larsen 6-1-20-0
    • GI Allott 8-2-26-1
26.1

Cairns to Jacobs, FOUR, pull shot, Jacobs getting a big daddy move on

26.2

Cairns to Jacobs, FOUR, go son, pushing thru the covers, he starts looking for the toolbox to find the hammer to work on the NZ coffin

26.3

Cairns to Jacobs, no run

26.4

Cairns to Jacobs, no run

26.5

Cairns to Jacobs, no run

26.6

Cairns to Jacobs, no run

End of over 27 (8 runs) West Indies 78/2 (79 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 2.88, RRR: 3.43)

    • RD Jacobs 42 (84b 6x4)
    • BC Lara 17 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • CL Cairns 6-1-16-0
    • GR Larsen 6-1-20-0
27.1

Larsen to Lara, 1 run, pull shot, forward of square, to the man in the deep

27.2

Larsen to Jacobs, FOUR, dabs it just out of reach of the keeper, 3rd man boundary, how it pains me to see such an exciting bowler being hit for boundaries

27.3

Larsen to Jacobs, 1 run

27.4

Larsen to Lara, 1 run, pushing out of reach of the keeper, copying the shot of Jacobs before

27.5

Larsen to Jacobs, 1 run

27.6

Larsen to Lara, 1 run, 4th ball to go towards the 3rd man again, almost suggests Larsen is having trouble with his line to the left hander

End of over 28 (9 runs) West Indies 87/2 (70 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.10, RRR: 3.18)

    • BC Lara 20 (24b 1x4 1x6)
    • RD Jacobs 48 (87b 7x4)
    • GR Larsen 7-1-29-0
    • CL Cairns 6-1-16-0
28.1

Cairns to Lara, FOUR, cut shot, top edge, Parore leaps to his left, just touching the gloves, great effort

28.2

Cairns to Lara, no run, pushes down to the mid off

28.3

Cairns to Lara, no run, stepping back and defending to the mid off

28.4

Cairns to Lara, 1 run, pushing slowly towards the extra cover, they get an easy single

28.5

Cairns to Jacobs, 3 runs, cut forward of point, 50 for Jacobs, 88 balls, 7x4 0x6

28.6

Cairns to Lara, 1 run

awww, Larsen has been taken off, Fleming is no fun

End of over 29 (9 runs) West Indies 96/2 (61 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.31, RRR: 2.90)

    • BC Lara 26 (29b 2x4 1x6)
    • RD Jacobs 51 (88b 7x4)
    • CL Cairns 7-1-25-0
    • GR Larsen 7-1-29-0
29.1

Harris to Lara, 1 run, pushed away to the short 3rd man

29.2

Harris to Jacobs, 1 run

29.3

Harris to Lara, no run, stepping back and cutting to the backward point from outside off, Lara sent back

29.4

Harris to Lara, 1 run, plays across the line to bring up the 50 partnership

29.5

Harris to Jacobs, no run, defending outside the off stump, towards the covers

29.6

Harris to Jacobs, 2 runs, cut behind 50 for the team 100, it's just one constant party: Ridley's 50, 50 partnership, 100 team score.

End of over 30 (5 runs) West Indies 101/2 (56 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 2.80)

    • RD Jacobs 54 (91b 7x4)
    • BC Lara 28 (32b 2x4 1x6)
    • CZ Harris 1-0-5-0
    • CL Cairns 7-1-25-0
30.1

Cairns to Lara, FOUR, brilliant shot, absolutely cracks the cover drive, it leaves a little trail of fire in its wake

30.2

Cairns to Lara, no run

30.3

Cairns to Lara, 1 wide, ah, a good laugh there. Huge shout for caught behind, Lara missing the glancing, Cairns is screaming, but all Akhtar does is signal wide

30.3

Cairns to Lara, 1 run

30.4

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, jammed awkwardly back down the wicket from outside the off stump

30.5

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, flicking off the pads to the forward square leg

30.6

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, Ridley batting a mile out of his crease, slow ball trips him over

End of over 31 (6 runs) West Indies 107/2 (50 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.45, RRR: 2.63)

    • RD Jacobs 54 (94b 7x4)
    • BC Lara 33 (35b 3x4 1x6)
    • CL Cairns 8-1-31-0
    • CZ Harris 1-0-5-0
31.1

Harris to Lara, no run

31.2

Harris to Lara, no run

31.3

Harris to Lara, no run, more bloody defence

31.4

Harris to Lara, no run, pushes towards the covers

31.5

Harris to Lara, 1 run, worked down to the mid on

31.6

Harris to Jacobs, 1 run, past the mid on and to the long on

End of over 32 (2 runs) West Indies 109/2 (48 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 2.66)

    • RD Jacobs 55 (95b 7x4)
    • BC Lara 34 (40b 3x4 1x6)
    • CZ Harris 2-0-7-0
    • CL Cairns 8-1-31-0
32.1

Nash to Jacobs, 1 run, played played behind the squar eleg umpire, the deep fielder runs in to get it

32.2

Nash to Lara, 1 leg bye, a missed glance this time, both balls aime dat the leg stump

32.3

Nash to Jacobs, no run, worked off the stumps, Nash doubles the fielding duties with the bowling duties

32.4

Nash to Jacobs, 1 wide, attempts to pull a wide ball down the leg side

32.4

Nash to Jacobs, FOUR, excellent lofted off drive, Ridley being the hammer to Brian's nails, to over-extend a metaphor

32.5

Nash to Jacobs, no run

32.6

Nash to Jacobs, no run, and that's drinks, unfortunately for NZ, they're unlikely to be alcoholic

Match State: Drinks

End of over 33 (7 runs) West Indies 116/2 (41 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.51, RRR: 2.41)

    • RD Jacobs 60 (100b 8x4)
    • BC Lara 34 (41b 3x4 1x6)
    • DJ Nash 8-2-21-1
    • CZ Harris 2-0-7-0
33.1

Harris to Lara, no run, defending straight, down the wicket

33.2

Harris to Lara, no run, more tame stuff back to the bowler

33.3

Harris to Lara, no run, yes, more defence

33.4

Harris to Lara, 1 run, easy drive down the on side

33.5

Harris to Jacobs, no run, didn't get onto that one, cutting outside the off stump

33.6

Harris to Jacobs, no run

End of over 34 (1 run) West Indies 117/2 (40 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.44, RRR: 2.50)

    • RD Jacobs 60 (102b 8x4)
    • BC Lara 35 (45b 3x4 1x6)
    • CZ Harris 3-0-8-0
    • DJ Nash 8-2-21-1
34.1

Nash to Lara, 1 leg bye, glancing away to the fine leg

Fleming claps his hands, as if to inspire his team to victory (nb: cheap shot number 31)

34.2

Nash to Jacobs, 1 run

34.3

Nash to Lara, no run, defensive of a ball wide of the off stump to the cover point

34.4

Nash to Lara, no run, poking it on the on side, Nash dives very well to save it

34.5

Nash to Lara, 1 no ball, backfoot defence, deflecting it to the point

34.5

Nash to Lara, 1 run, dangerously quick single onto the off side, Harris flies in and tries the underarm side on run out, misses

34.6

Nash to Jacobs, no run, defended again

End of over 35 (4 runs) West Indies 121/2 (36 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.45, RRR: 2.40)

    • RD Jacobs 61 (104b 8x4)
    • BC Lara 36 (50b 3x4 1x6)
    • DJ Nash 9-2-24-1
    • CZ Harris 3-0-8-0
35.1

Harris to Lara, no run, defends outside the off stump and towards a guy standing around the gully area

35.2

Harris to Lara, no run, strong drive onto the on side

35.3

Harris to Lara, no run, wide of the off, cut shot, but direct to the backwar dpoint

35.4

Harris to Lara, OUT, bamboozled by Harris (!), overestimating the pace, playing early, trying to flick over the square leg, off the top edge, floats high, appears to be destined to land safely, but a great running catch by Nash running from mid on

BC Lara c Nash b Harris 36 (61m 54b 3x4 1x6) SR: 66.66

35.5

Harris to Jacobs, no run

35.6

Harris to Jacobs, no run

End of over 36 (wicket maiden) West Indies 121/3 (36 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 2.57)

    • RD Jacobs 61 (106b 8x4)
    • SC Williams 0 (0b)
    • CZ Harris 4-1-8-1
    • DJ Nash 9-2-24-1
36.1

Nash to Williams, no run

36.2

Nash to Williams, no run

36.3

Nash to Williams, 1 run, cutting behind the point fielder

36.4

Nash to Jacobs, no run, pushing strongly into the covers

36.5

Nash to Jacobs, no run, missing the flick on the on side, into the pads, big appeal, javed indicates it was going down the leg side

36.6

Nash to Jacobs, no run

End of over 37 (1 run) West Indies 122/3 (35 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.29, RRR: 2.69)

    • RD Jacobs 61 (109b 8x4)
    • SC Williams 1 (3b)
    • DJ Nash 10-2-25-1
    • CZ Harris 4-1-8-1
37.1

Harris to Williams, no run, more defence, poked onto the on side

37.2

Harris to Williams, no run, more defence, I think WI are really underestimating how important net run rate will be if nz-wi-aus are tied on point

37.3

Harris to Williams, no run, defence, yawn

37.4

Harris to Williams, no run, go Williams, play that ball straight to square leg!

37.5

Harris to Williams, no run, thrusts the pad at it, trickle on the on side

37.6

Harris to Williams, no run, marvellous batting from Williams, 35 rusn with 7 wikcets remaining is obviously too delicate a situation

End of over 38 (maiden) West Indies 122/3 (35 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.21, RRR: 2.91)

    • SC Williams 1 (9b)
    • RD Jacobs 61 (109b 8x4)
    • CZ Harris 5-2-8-1
    • DJ Nash 10-2-25-1
38.1

Allott to Jacobs, 1 run, driving down to the long on

38.2

Allott to Williams, 1 run

38.3

Allott to Jacobs, 1 no ball, short down the leg side, called for the shoulder height

38.3

Allott to Jacobs, SIX, huge shot, lofting over the wide long on, taking an overpitched ball ball off the off stump

38.4

Allott to Jacobs, no run

38.5

Allott to Jacobs, no run, pushing down the pitch, bowler retrieves it

38.6

Allott to Jacobs, 1 run, full toss, driven down the on side into the deep

End of over 39 (10 runs) West Indies 132/3 (25 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.38, RRR: 2.27)

    • RD Jacobs 69 (115b 8x4 1x6)
    • SC Williams 2 (10b)
    • GI Allott 9-2-36-1
    • CZ Harris 5-2-8-1
39.1

Harris to Jacobs, 1 run, flicking off the pads and forward of the square leg

39.2

Harris to Williams, no run

39.3

Harris to Williams, no run

39.4

Harris to Williams, no run, playing onto the on side, to the mid wicket

39.5

Harris to Williams, 1 run, working off the hip, fielded around the square leg

39.6

Harris to Jacobs, no run

End of over 40 (2 runs) West Indies 134/3 (23 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.35, RRR: 2.30)

    • RD Jacobs 70 (117b 8x4 1x6)
    • SC Williams 3 (14b)
    • CZ Harris 6-2-10-1
    • GI Allott 9-2-36-1
40.1

Allott to Williams, no run

40.2

Allott to Williams, 1 run

40.3

Allott to Jacobs, no run, pushing away into the off side

40.4

Allott to Jacobs, no run, simple angled ball outside the off stump, poor shot playing over the top of it

40.5

Allott to Jacobs, 1 run, flicked behind square

40.6

Allott to Williams, 1 run, gliding it down thru the 3rd man, finish this match damn you! Scot-Bdesh is far more interesting

End of over 41 (3 runs) West Indies 137/3 (20 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.34, RRR: 2.22)

    • SC Williams 5 (17b)
    • RD Jacobs 71 (120b 8x4 1x6)
    • GI Allott 10-2-39-1
    • CZ Harris 6-2-10-1
41.1

Harris to Williams, no run, harris has been infected by Larsen's economy virus today

41.2

Harris to Williams, no run

41.3

Harris to Williams, 1 run, pushing it towards the mid wicket

41.4

Harris to Jacobs, 2 runs, cutting direct to the cover, only a single... yay for NZ! an overthrow

41.5

Harris to Jacobs, 1 run, pushed down the wicket past the bowler

41.6

Harris to Williams, no run, scratchy defence, nudging it about with the no coordination

End of over 42 (4 runs) West Indies 141/3 (16 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.35, RRR: 2.00)

    • SC Williams 6 (21b)
    • RD Jacobs 74 (122b 8x4 1x6)
    • CZ Harris 7-2-14-1
    • GI Allott 10-2-39-1
42.1

Cairns to Jacobs, no run, deflecting it to the poitn fielder

42.2

Cairns to Jacobs, 1 run, flicked behind the square leg

42.3

Cairns to Williams, no run

42.4

Cairns to Williams, no run

42.5

Cairns to Williams, 1 run, stepping back and playing forward of the point fielder, into the deep

42.6

Cairns to Jacobs, 1 no ball, aimed at the stumps, defensive

42.6

Cairns to Jacobs, 1 run, flicked away, sort of forward of the point fielder

End of over 43 (4 runs) West Indies 145/3 (12 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.37, RRR: 1.71)

    • RD Jacobs 76 (126b 8x4 1x6)
    • SC Williams 7 (24b)
    • CL Cairns 9-1-35-0
    • CZ Harris 7-2-14-1
43.1

Harris to Jacobs, no run

43.2

Harris to Jacobs, 1 run

43.3

Harris to Williams, no run

43.4

Harris to Williams, 2 runs, flicked behind the square, what a painful overlong drawn out finish

43.5

Harris to Williams, 1 run, very un-west-indian like, a prod down the wicket

43.6

Harris to Jacobs, 1 run

End of over 44 (5 runs) West Indies 150/3 (7 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.40, RRR: 1.16)

    • RD Jacobs 78 (129b 8x4 1x6)
    • SC Williams 10 (27b)
    • CZ Harris 8-2-19-1
    • CL Cairns 9-1-35-0
44.1

Cairns to Jacobs, (no ball) 2 runs

44.1

Cairns to Jacobs, 1 leg bye

44.2

Cairns to Williams, FOUR, edging thru the slips, a great cameo from Williams at the end. WI win. Eventually.

and now I'm off to see whether Dhaka will be Party City tonight. I suggest you do the same.

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