NZ v WI, Super Eights, World Twenty20, Pallekele

New Zealand knocked out after Super Over

The Report by Sidharth Monga

October 1, 2012

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West Indies 139 (Gayle 30, Southee 3-21, Bracewell 3-31) tied with New Zealand 139 for 7 (Taylor 62*, Samuels 3-20). West Indies won the Super Over
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Ross Taylor just failed to take New Zealand over the line, New Zealand v West Indies, Super Eights, World Twenty20 2012, Pallekele, October 1, 2012
Ross Taylor: shouldn't have been on the losing side © Getty Images

They took the New Zealand spirit, trampled on it, and handed over the broken pieces along with their boarding passes. The team that provided the most entertainment in the Super Eights, with two ties, lost both the Super Overs to end up with zero points. West Indies stayed alive, and were not leaving the ground anytime soon. They were done with their celebratory dances, and were now hoping for Sri Lanka to beat England and help them through to the semi-final.

There was no way New Zealand should have lost this, though. Not in regulation time, not in extra time. It was a day for heroes and villains, and they were often the same men. The same Tim Southee that foxed Chris Gayle and went for 3 for 21 in regulation time failed to defend 16 runs in the Super Over. The same Sunil Narine who bowled overs 17 and 19 for five runs and two wickets to keep the match alive fielded appallingly, most noticeably in the final over, allowing Ross Taylor to retain the strike, and force the tie.

What of Taylor, though? He didn't deserve to be on the losing side. He braved that inexplicable pressure his team-mates found themselves under, 127kmph darts from Marlon Samuels delivered from two steps, managed a six each in both the final over and the Super Over, posted his highest Twenty20 score as captain, and yet found himself at loss to explain what just happened to New Zealand.

Let's start with the early heroes then. Gayle was the first one, racing to 30 off 13, taking West Indies to 60 inside the Powerplay. Taylor then made his first good move, an admission that he had erred in the previous game. Doug Bracewell, who was bowled only after the match was practically lost against England, got the new ball, and got Johnson Charles and the promoted Andre Russell out in his first two overs.

For Southee, life was full of possibilities at this time. To the marauding Gayle he rolled his fingers on a short-of-a-length delivery, getting it to cut away, squaring Gayle up, taking the edge that kicked off wild celebrations, which have become the norm whenever teams dismiss Gayle before he has beaten them into submission.

Now New Zealand applied the choke hold through the spin combination of Ronnie Hira and Nathan McCullum. Even though they changed the ball just before Hira came on, a ball so new New Zealand were not happy with it, the spinners bowled eight straight overs for 43 runs and three wickets. Nathan McCullum was going to have his due villainous turn later.

Playing Darren Bravo - 16 off 21 - in place of the injured Dwayne, West Indies failed to kick on, scoring 79 for 8 in their last 13.3 overs. It was New Zealand's game to lose now. And how they lost it.

The signs were there at the start. Rob Nicol played a horrible shot moving all the way across to Ravi Rampaul: 8 for 1. Brendon McCullum then played Samuel Badree, renowned for his non-turning legbreaks, for the turn and was bowled: 41 for 2. Martin Guptill - 21 off 27 - cut a long hop straight to point: 52 for 3. James Franklin and Taylor, though, soothed the nerves, with a chipped couple here, a placed four there. When Gayle's villanous turn arrived, a 15-run 12th over, it seemed West Indies had got it all horribly wrong.

Narine, their attacking option, had bowled just one over, and New Zealand needed only a further 62 runs. Narine himself must have been under pressure after his numerous misfields. He even bowled a no-ball - also a wide - in the 13th, but he and Gayle were both about to play heroes. Off the last ball of that over, Narine induced an edge from Franklin with a carrom ball, and Gayle plucked a stunner at slip.

Taylor, though, had the chase under control. He had calculated it: he knew West Indies had two overs left from non-specialist bowlers. One of them, from Sammy, he looted for 14, bringing the equation down to 27 off 24. Narine, though, had two overs left.

Chris Gayle sets off in celebration as West Indies win the Super Over, New Zealand v West Indies, Super Eights, World Twenty20 2012, Pallekele, October 1, 2012
By the end of the night, Chris Gayle could dance again © Getty Images

Narine stopped bowling offbreaks, which the whole world knows by now that he bowls with a thumb sticking out. However, Jacob Oram failed to read the carrom ball and was out lbw. Narine was making up for his sins now. Sammy had to take the risk, leaving the last over for the non-specialist. When Narine began the 19th, New Zealand needed 17. Instead of taking six singles, Nathan McCullum tried six in one shot, and fell to the carrom ball again. The pressure was on New Zealand now.

A convention followed, with 13 to defend in the final over. Russell and Samuels were the contenders for the final over, before Samuels was given the ball. This was no easy task for Taylor: to face somebody delivering darts at around 125kmph from two steps into the blockhole. He received help from Narine, though. A hit to short fine leg would have meant game over but Narine misfielded and allowed Taylor to come back on strike. Cometh the over, cometh the innovation. Possibly for the first time in international cricket, Taylor played the ramp shot to counter the impossible Samuels trajectory, getting six over short fine leg.

Samuels held his nerve, bringing it down to two required off the last ball. West Indies were using their substitutes: Dwayne Smith was on for Ravi Rampaul. Taylor hit straight to Smith, who narrowly missed being a villain. With Taylor running for an impossible second, Smith, from deep midwicket, threw in a yorker, which Denesh Ramdin would have surely failed to collect … had it not hit the stumps direct.

For the second time in three matches, New Zealand were facing a Super Over. This time, though, Taylor got the better of Samuels with the ramp and then a huge six after he had played around with his length. Despite West Indies fielding their best substitutes for the slow men - absolutely allowed by the law - New Zealand managed 17, but West Indies only needed to level that score to win because of their better boundary count.

Southee has won matches with his yorkers in the past, including a Super Over against Australia at the Liliputian Jade Stadium in Christchurch, but he began with a no-ball here, which was also a length ball with width. Gayle clobbered it for six. Seven runs, no ball bowled. Despite a wide later in the over, Southee made a decent comeback, bringing it down to four needed of last two. Then he bowled a low full toss, which Samuels hit towards deep midwicket, missing a leaping Guptill by inches.

West Indies danced unabashedly, but when readying the ground for the next match, the groundsmen would have had to deal with pieces of broken New Zealand hearts.

Innings Dot balls 4s 6s PP Overs 16-20 NB/Wides
West Indies 49 11 5 60-2 33-4 2/6
New Zealand 41 9 3 34-1 40-3 1/2

Sidharth Monga is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo

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Posted by simonviller on (October 2, 2012, 0:15 GMT)

How could one think that D.BRAVO is a better replacement for D.Smith in any t.20 game ? As for that individual who thinks that Smith can't play the swinging ball ; Why was he so successful for Summerset in England ,where surely the ball was expected to swing ? D id Mr .Smith say or acted in some way to cause his omission ? I wonder !! It's my opinion that luck brings success ,especially in sport . One other thing ; If given the chance to bowl consistantly like others ,he is better than some in the very team .

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 23:47 GMT)

If you need action , then come see West Indies play . We scored the highest total to date and it was against Aurtralia . Now we perform in the most breath-taking game to date against New Zealand .And there is more to come because WI ARE GOING ALL THE WAY .So people all , please stay tuned .

Posted by Asraf12 on (October 1, 2012, 23:35 GMT)

Congrats to WI, we need to play Dwayne Smith, he is too good of a T20 player to be on bench. Pollard look to be out of shape, so rest him and let him regroup him self and hive Smith a Chance.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 23:23 GMT)

What a great game...congrats WI. I am Supprise Smith was left out of the 11 ....he is a T20 player and Darren Bravo is a Test and ODI player.

Posted by ant72 on (October 1, 2012, 23:02 GMT)

NZ always get close but no cigar!! They lack very good big men to play this version of the game. Apart from Taypor and when in the mood McCullum they lack big powerful hitters of the ball and this also effects their one day side. Really if you look at the size and power of NZ batsman they are more suited to the long version of the game. Most top T20 countries have the big powerful players who can hit the ball hard and unfortunately NZ lack them!!

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 22:59 GMT)

Darren Sammy got the team selection right today thankfully but he could have brought in dwayne smith in for dwayne bravo. Fidel Edwards in this format for these pitches is too risky as the ball pings off the bat to the boundary.i think Kieron pollard could be very useful in the middle overs and sometimes toward the end if the innings as he takes pace if the ball and keeps it tight inthis format as he has shown in the ipl. Pollard will not be an all rounder in test cricket if he ever chooses to make himself avaliable for test cricket.

Posted by Superwaheed01 on (October 1, 2012, 22:58 GMT)

A word for the author here. I haven't watched the match, but could feel every bit of excitement, pressure, tension from the match. Great job Siddharth..!! Amazing report..!!

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 21:55 GMT)

Gayle an pollard to open! West indies version of Warner an watson!

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 21:46 GMT)

What a match, WI vs NZ. Happy for WI. Now to move on. The sad fact is whatever WI make in their next match the opposition will have no problems getting them. Our bowling from day one has been our achilles heel. However, now that we know SA will beat IND and AUS will beat PAK, WI will know their semi finalist. WI r an unpredictable bunch, so don't ever write them off. And by the way AUS will not win the tournament. Go brave WI, the GODS r on your side.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (October 1, 2012, 21:36 GMT)

Dwayne Smith has to play ! I can't believe he got dropped after first game he got a beauty from Starc the left armer - now he has no match confidence and to have him back against the side that got him out early is obviously a factor I still think he needs to play whether that's opening coming at 3 with him and Charles given licence to go form ball 1 or as another finisher at the end before Sammy comes in around 6 (IPL fans know he has the cool to finish a chasing innings) today W.I showed the batting weakness without Dwayne Bravo needs to be boosted Darren is a great player but does not offer what Smith can. Smith is also one of if not the best boundary fielders in the world as anyone who's seen him play in the Ipl / Sussex/Barbados knows, fast agile with the strongest most accurate arm around.

Posted by Douggy on (October 1, 2012, 21:26 GMT)

Its a win but a shaky one, much improvements needed for the big 4 games. Pollard hasn't fired as yet , windies desperately needs him to fulfill his potential for the semis. Ramdin's batting again can be found wanting , I would much preferred Thomas for this tournament. All the best Windies!

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 20:28 GMT)

Boxer 44, when charles took WI to victory with his 84 I'm sure you had no problem. Stop hating and rally round the WI

Posted by typos on (October 1, 2012, 20:28 GMT)

Glad for the win and qualifying for the semis. After the matches in the West Indies I have made a conscious decision to stop criticizing the team after being vocal in calling for the head of Sammy in every conversation or blog. I am not going to rubbish tactics here, in the end a win is a win is a win! Those of you who want Smith to open, Smith can't play the moving ball (see his knock against Australia and the matches in England). Guess what...the ball swings for about 3 overs or so, even Rampaul has been swinging it. Has Darren Bravo done badly? No worse than Charles who has had his one good knock but now that the nature of the patches have changed and become slower, he is struggling. Simmons is the same as Charles, slogging and no turning over the strike. Darren should open, Lara did it in his early days; why not given the way the 'openers' apart from Gayle have played. last chance for Pollard I feel.

Posted by Clevaughn_Mark on (October 1, 2012, 19:57 GMT)

dwayne smith should of been replacing dj bravo

Posted by ODOM1 on (October 1, 2012, 19:49 GMT)

If it is WI vs Aus please play Dwayne Smith. My eleven Gayle, Charles ( to Keep as well), Samuels, Smith, Dwayne Bravo, Pollard, Russell, Sammy, Narine, Badree, Rampaul. I am not at all satisfied with Ramdin nor darren as a t20 player. And I remind/inform us Johnson started his career as a kerper and a very good one at that.

Posted by boxer44 on (October 1, 2012, 19:40 GMT)

Dwayne B ravo wasnt dropped he picked up an injury, but to have his brother replace him instead pf smith is a question that would have to be answered by Sammy and Gibson. Why is Darren even in SL? why is Charles opening bat, when smith was slotted for that spot and is the best choice for that spot? Better get their boat righted before next game or else Aus will destroy all our faith in any windies resurgence in the coming decade.

Posted by Baber_Baloch on (October 1, 2012, 19:35 GMT)

roase taylor played well but bad luck,,,just gayle always do things change,,,nice player,,,good to see gayle in semi-final

Posted by ranpath on (October 1, 2012, 18:51 GMT)

"...New Zealand managed 17, but West Indies only needed to level that score to win because of their better boundary count. " What !!!!????? A match can be decided by boundary count ???!! A team wins just for hitting more boundaries ??!! Are the cricket lawmakers for real ???!! For that matter would a consideration of wickets lost not be a better consideration to decide a winner than boundary count ?? If yes then Wi 139 for 10 v NZ 139 for 7 !!!!!!!!! NZ I feel for you !!!!

Posted by Sachin_the_god_forever on (October 1, 2012, 18:41 GMT)

No!no!...why super over in league stage?..why dont you share points in league stage? super over will be used only for knockout consistent newzland which played better than WI and england is out of the tournament..tough luck nz..and good luck wi..keep going..

Posted by Mian.Invader on (October 1, 2012, 18:25 GMT)

so WI are in semis. well it was a tight match, but luck favoured WI. am happy for WI.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 18:15 GMT)

Bravo was not dropped, he is injured

Posted by Resultpredictor on (October 1, 2012, 17:37 GMT)

Congrats West Indies for victory and for semifinals... Good luck for semifinal match against Australia

Posted by dirkcl on (October 1, 2012, 17:18 GMT)

If you think Ramdhin is bad, you should look at his competition. Ramdhin at least has performed t this level before which is the prerequisite for Fidel Edwards (epic fail), Andre Russel, and (dare I say it) Darren Sammy. Speaking of Sammy, he and Gibson should be lynched for their "tactics".

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 17:02 GMT)

Ramdin lace in T20 side is ok because the batting responsibility rearly comes to him. West Indies need to do something about the singles, thats why i want Darren Bravo to open With that respsonsibility. He will need to turn over the strike to Gayle. He should hanker the innings to allow all the big hitters a chance for the rest of the games. So the side should look like: Darren Bravo, Galye, Samuels, Pollard, Charles, Sammy, Russell, Rampaul, Narine, Badree and Ramdin.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 16:34 GMT)

Yeah, the WI did it again . Smitty its nice to see you were involved in the FINAL play .Can someone tell me why Bravo was droppoed and POLLARD remained in the final eleven .

Posted by BattosaiXX on (October 1, 2012, 16:33 GMT)

Why the Hell Does West Indies keep playing RAMDIN??? This guy is useless in all Formats. Get someone to keep in T20 format.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 16:02 GMT)

The omission of Badree in the game against Sri Lanka may see West Indies being eliminated. Net run rate poor...

Posted by wwechampsaad on (October 1, 2012, 16:00 GMT)

thank god west indies win but now it is that sri lanka have to win and west indies will enter semis cheerssssssssssssss

Posted by AjaySridharan on (October 1, 2012, 15:48 GMT)

It was so heart-breaking to see the Kiwis bow out again. Such nice blokes they are...they always have a tragic love story ending :(

Posted by Mikecricket on (October 1, 2012, 15:41 GMT)

Well done West Indies! Great stuff New Zealand you will be back!

Posted by gudolerhum on (October 1, 2012, 14:55 GMT)

Once again the 'gods' have smiled on the WI as they have done so often in the past and granted them a "get out of jail free" card. They should have been beaten comfortably if NZ just had a bit more bottle. The WI bowling 'attack' is anything but an attack. However, the Kiwis just can't get their act together and their bits and pieces players failed them, once again. Poor Southee, from hero to villain in one short over. Pressure does that but he should come again, he has real talent, just got it all wrong when it mattered most.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 14:50 GMT)

Wow what a match! West Indies deserve to go home with sloppy cricket like this. They won Newzealand match today by virtue of luck! Poor selection, poor position of players in the ranks, poor decision when selecting bowlers to bowl in a match!.......England look better to go through than West Indies. I still believe that we can win the Cup but they need to get it right now!. So the final Four teams: Australia, Sri Lanka, India and West Indies.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 14:45 GMT)

Happy that WI won the Match against New Zealand in Super Over. Everything is OK with the WI but they will have to have their main sloggers pumped up and also have their Fast Bowlers bowl like how Marshall,Garner,Croft Andy Roberts, Holding,Walsh & Ambrose used to bowl in their playing days which brought the WI as the Worlds Best Team that used to win both in and away series for a long time. After watching the WI in the 2012 T20 World Cup I feel Ramdin does'nt deserve a place in the present team.His keeping has been shoddy and nothing to state of his batting its been a waste taggin him with WI. The old statement of Sir Viv on Ramdin hasw always been ring on target.He has to be kicked out of the team.

Posted by lesshero on (October 1, 2012, 14:41 GMT)

NZ should never have got into such a position they needed like 25 off 22 at one stage...they play spin so tentatively, should have attacked narine more. and again why do we need stupid super overs in group stages.taylor becomes too one dimensional looking only for his favourite slog sweep. and guptill has been a massive dissapointment all tournament and its time for both mills and oram to retire...I think the final will be aus and sri lanka.

Posted by rahulcricket007 on (October 1, 2012, 14:34 GMT)


Posted by Erebus26 on (October 1, 2012, 14:34 GMT)

The Windies won but they really scraped over the line, although the NZ were as gritty as usual. I hope Sammy doesn't experiment too often in the future as a couple of his decisions could've proved fatal - Russell batting at three and entrusting Samuels with bowling the super over to Taylor and McCullum. Sammy knew that Samuels had a bad shoulder so why did he a). bowl him the final overs and b). use him in the super over when guys like Narine and Badree had tied the black caps down in the regular 20 overs? I'm a big fan of the Windies but I'm sad to see NZ go out - they lack the out and out talent of the other teams but they always fight and their fielding is always outstanding.

Posted by binojpeter on (October 1, 2012, 14:24 GMT)

I am surprised that Taylor did not bowl Franklin today. I believe that he is one bowler who knows how to bowl in subcontinent conditions. He would even have been a better bet than Southee in super over as he has the experience of bowling to Gayle in subcontinent conditions in IPL.

Posted by Nehans on (October 1, 2012, 14:17 GMT)

WI came back strongly, its difficult to defend such a small they deserve to be in semi final

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 14:15 GMT)

Ahh...feeling very sad that New zealand are out but boy that was one hell of a match. But i think the decision to pick oram was a bad one. U already have 5 proper bowlers + franklin why go for an ageing allrounder who has been doing nothing with the bat! I reckon that if kane was picked then new zealand would have had the match in the bag! In this WC even though NZ won only 1 match they proved that they are a force to be reckoned with...I call for a change in captaincy....Rosco's decisions have let thet team down! Better luck next time NZ

Posted by mumerashfaq on (October 1, 2012, 14:14 GMT)

This is so dismal that NZ has performed so well in this tournament, but did afford to win only 1 game out of 5, where every game was superb specially 2 super over matches...feeling for Kiwis.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 14:13 GMT)

@Damo Dukez. Seems as though McCullum made heavy work of that total. Do as I do bro. Don't make predictions about cricket. It's called "The game of glorious uncertainties"

Posted by Marcio on (October 1, 2012, 14:11 GMT)

Wow. This probably means we will have one team in the semis who have won only two of their 5 games - well, only one outright, if it is the WI. There really has been some ordinary cricket in this group.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 14:10 GMT)

Darren Bravo is definitely not T20 material and one can't understand how he got picked in the original party, and how today he was chosen ahead of Smith. Yes, where was Ramdin's backpocket retirement letter?

Posted by Midonoff on (October 1, 2012, 14:03 GMT)

Good match and win for the Windies, I know this team can play even better then what they did today. WHY CRICINFO HAVING PEOPLE POSTING COMMENTS HALF WAY INTO A MATCH MAKE THEM LOOK SILLY.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 13:59 GMT)

Unlucky NZ played well and deserved better than the results showed

Posted by shortsillypoint on (October 1, 2012, 13:53 GMT)

NZ once again commit basic errors to toss the game away when simple cricket would do. Mc Cullum and Guptil needlessly throw their wickets away. Southee with a no ball in the super over! We will learn from this - as they always say - but they never do. WI, if they progress, will be a difficult side with Gayle and Narine.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 13:53 GMT)

this is t20 cricket at its very best

Posted by Baber_Baloch on (October 1, 2012, 13:44 GMT)

good wishes for WI for new hope...Gayle is Gayle

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 13:37 GMT)

What have u done, Southee ? No-ball in Super Over ?

Posted by Sri_Lankan_Fan on (October 1, 2012, 13:35 GMT)

Go kiwis go .. win this one for your show of sportsmanship.. all the best for the team that really deserves the spirit of the game award..

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 13:21 GMT)

One more super over ... LMAO !! I think, now NZ have the edge as Southee is an experienced death-over bowler and he has delivered in Super Overs before as well! And if WI goes with Narine, NZ batsmen will surely make full use of it. I say, 60-40 in favor of NZ. Lets see !!

Posted by DSN CRIC CLUB on (October 1, 2012, 13:21 GMT)

second tie in WC,, what a way to go the T20 WC

Posted by Hira1 on (October 1, 2012, 12:53 GMT)

Taylor finally came at his original position and see what a difference he made to the team.......can AB learn some thing from him

Posted by Hira1 on (October 1, 2012, 12:50 GMT)

Taylor finally came at his original position and see what a difference he made to the team.......can AB learn some thing from him

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 12:41 GMT)

I didn't care for the Windes leaving ou Roach and Benn from the team in the first place. Then to play Darren Bravo instead of Dwayne Smith!!! Then to panic and change the batting order with Russell! Leave Russell where he normally bats!!! Poor leadership decisions. Even if they win - the run rate may give England the upper hand. We seem to make basic common sense decisions complicated in team selection so often it's a joke. Hope they still can pull it off.

Posted by LilAnzac on (October 1, 2012, 12:39 GMT)

Disappointing by Windies batsmen. So much talent there but nobody able to go on with it. I agree with Naresh, surely Smith is considered more of T20 batsmen than Bravo. Whats happened to Pollard also?? I'll never forget that innings for Trinidad & Tobago in the Champions league a few years ago. I remember thinking this guy could be anything. Kiwis SHOULD chase this total down easy.

Posted by PACERONE on (October 1, 2012, 12:31 GMT)

W.I.cannot depend on Narine to win the match for them.The other guys picked as bowlers will have to pick up wickets or bow economically.They will have to field well.Failure to qualify should lead to changes.I am surprised Ramdin did not have his resignation letter in his pocket to wave after his tame dismissal.He has got to go.If Sammy does not get wickets he has to go.Pollard has to bat early when the power play is on or drop him.

Posted by charith.darshana on (October 1, 2012, 12:07 GMT)

there were some errors in this report which now i see have been corrected..

Posted by rahulcricket007 on (October 1, 2012, 11:53 GMT)

wi , what have you done ? i was supporting you maddly in this world cup but you have disappointed me , only a magical performance in bowling can turn this match into wi favour .

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 11:48 GMT)

I have never seen so many mistakes in any article on ESPNCricinfo before. Most of the places overs have been exchanged for runs and vice-verse and the target for New Zealand has been reported incorrectly to be 129.

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 11:41 GMT)

Once u get gayle the rest of the windies crumble, mccullum will make light work of this total win dies will be kicking themselves on track for 170/180+

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 11:37 GMT)

WI is out ofcourse now, and the competition is now between NZ nd ENG. NZ will have to chase down the score in less than 15 over to confirm their seats to Semi-Land

Posted by   on (October 1, 2012, 11:01 GMT)

I don't c y WI playing the young J. C harles and Test player D. Bravo and leaving out Smith the T20 specialist. Smith is better in the format.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (October 1, 2012, 10:58 GMT)

What still opening with Charles and no D Smith in the 11 with Bravo out and when W.I need to win by clear margin to go through on RR if England win ? are you joking W.I deserve to go out

Posted by zn264 on (October 1, 2012, 10:36 GMT)

Great to see Southee bowling 10x better today! That ball to Gayle was almost unplayable, good start. Just need to rain in the boundaries, c'mon KIWIS! Keep Oram off!

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