ICC World Twenty20 - 21st match, Group 1

New Zealand v West Indies

Match tied (West Indies won the one-over eliminator)

The openers are making their way out, Johnson Charles and Chris Gayle. Kyle Mills to start off. A wide slip in place

Nate: "@BJ that is a bit harsh on NZ isn't it? They were very close with Sri Lanka and played well against Bangladesh. Their only real poor effort was against England and a good win now puts them in with a chance at the semi's."

Time for the anthems, meanwhile James: "@ BJ: NZ have been competitive. They comprehensively beat Bangladesh, "won" the game against Pakistan in that they did what they needed to do to guarantee qualification, tied the hosts and one of the favorites in Sri Lanka, then lost in the second to last over to England. It could have been much worse, and they still have a chance to make the top four."

From the latest NZC release, we learn that Vettori has a problem in his left Achilles heel. He underwent a fitness test and it was decided he would not play this match.

BJ: "As a Kiwi supporter, can I just ask that the Black Caps actually put in a competitive effort? That'd be just great if they did. Been rather disappointing thus far."

Mark Kidger: "As an England supporter, can I ask for New Zealand to win by one run off the last ball of the match??? No? West Indies to win and to set nerves jangling all around, I suspect!"

Toss New Zealand have decided to chase. Taylor reckons 155-160 is about a par score. No Vettori, who is injured, so Ronnie Hira walks in. No Kane Williamson either, and Jacob Oram is back. Badree comes in for Fidel Edwards. Bravo for Bravo. Dwayne Bravo has a groin injury, and in comes Darren.

We'll have news from the toss in just a bit, but chasing a target should be the way to go, reckons Sourav Ganguly, on a track like this, under bright sunshine.

Importantly, here are the scenarios for each team to qualify for the semis. Each of the eight...

Predict which team will win this match to win a top-of-the-range Gray Nicolls Powerbow bat. We're giving away one of these, along with beach-cricket sets and shirts, every day: http://es.pn/t20-comp

Hello and welcome to a crucial clash between West Indies and New Zealand in Pallekele. These two teams aren't the best placed in their group so far, but for starters they'll want to win to keep their hopes of qualification intact and then see what happens later in the evening. Here's the preview to the game.

0.1

Mills to Charles, 1 no ball, in the channel outside off and that's been left alone, a freehit coming as Mills has overstepped, by a mile

0.1

Mills to Charles, no run, that's been smashed but straight to extra cover, pitched up outside off and that's struck straight to the fielder

0.2

Mills to Charles, no run, on a good length on the off stump, rocks forward and defends it into the off side

0.3

Mills to Charles, FOUR, edged and wide of Taylor at slip, Taylor's already standing a little wide, Charles chases that one in the channel, it moves away a bit, takes the outside edge and it's a boundary to third man

0.4

Mills to Charles, no run, goodish length on the off, rocks forward and pushes that one straight to cover

0.5

Mills to Charles, FOUR, short and it's there to cut, Charles cuts that hard and gets it wide of point, and also beats Oram at third man, four more

0.6

Mills to Charles, no run, nicely driven but straight to extra cover who's a little deep in the circle, pitched on a length and it was struck sweetly on the up but to the fielder

End of over 1 (9 runs) West Indies 9/0 (RR: 9.00)
J Charles    8* (7b 2x4)      KD Mills    1-0-9-0
CH Gayle    0* (0b)     

Doug Bracewell to bowl now, has a slip. Gayle to face

1.1

Bracewell to Gayle, no run, played gently first up, on a length on the off stump, Gayle gets across and pushes that to mid-on

1.2

Bracewell to Gayle, FOUR, straying on the pads and Gayle's gentle again, but picks the gap nicely, clipped all along the group through square leg, this with a fine leg up, four more

1.3

Bracewell to Gayle, 1 run, held it back a little this time did Bracewell, short of a good length and that is turned wide of midwicket for a single

1.4

Bracewell to Charles, no run, a touch too wide there and Charles mistimes an attempted drive straight to mid-off

1.5

Bracewell to Charles, OUT, he's played that back to Bracewell, goodish length and moving away, Charles plays loosely at that one and pops a simple catch back to Bracewell who takes it to his left, New Zealand have struck early

J Charles c & b Bracewell 8 (7m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

In his short stay, he struck a couple really sweetly but some were mistimed as well. This was an unconvincing shot, reached for it just a little as it moved away. Surprise, Andre Russell has got a promotion

1.6

Bracewell to Russell, no run, nips away after landing on a good length and keeps a little low, Russell, who played at it, was beaten

End of over 2 (5 runs) West Indies 14/1 (RR: 7.00)
AD Russell    0* (1b)      DAJ Bracewell    1-0-5-1
CH Gayle    5* (3b 1x4)      KD Mills    1-0-9-0

2.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, short of a good length outside off, Gayle plays half-heartedly at that one and it goes through to the keeper

2.2

Mills to Gayle, SIX, pitched up and that's been dispatched, effortlessly, was in the slot and there was also some width and that was smashed over the bowler's head for a straight six

2.3

Mills to Gayle, 2 runs, shortish on middle and off, turned off the back foot wide of midwicket for a single

2.4

Mills to Gayle, no run, slower one on middle and off, bowled on a good length, defended gently into the leg side

2.5

Mills to Gayle, FOUR, mid-off is up, slower one again from Mills but poor length ultimately, lands in the slot outside off and Gayle just drives that uppishly, through the line, for a one bounce four

2.6

Mills to Gayle, FOUR, lovely timing, just a punch this time, Mills drags it back but Gayle sweetly punches that through cover and cover point, for a boundary

Acceleration from Gayle but not brutal, technically correct and smooth

End of over 3 (16 runs) West Indies 30/1 (RR: 10.00)
CH Gayle    21* (9b 3x4 1x6)      KD Mills    2-0-25-0
AD Russell    0* (1b)      DAJ Bracewell    1-0-5-1

3.1

Bracewell to Russell, no run, short of a good length and it's tapped back towards the bowler

3.2

Bracewell to Russell, no run, Russell shapes up for a big shot there, a bit of width and he cracks that well but hits it straight to extra cover

3.3

Bracewell to Russell, no run, short of a good length on middle, tries to turn it into the leg side, strikes him high on the pads

3.4

Bracewell to Russell, SIX, slapped, swatted, call it what you want, short of a length and he charges out of the crease to give it a good whack over the bowler's head, carries all the way

3.5

Bracewell to Russell, OUT, ooh, nicely played but straight to the fielder, shuffled across did Russell and clipped it elegantly off his pads but Franklin was positioned perfectly at short fine leg, and he was able to intercept that easily and clasp it in front of his face

AD Russell c Franklin b Bracewell 6 (9m 6b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Bracewell's picked up two and Russell's promotion failed, but had it been a metre or two wide of Franklin, we'd be praising that shot

Marlon Samuels walks in

3.6

Bracewell to Samuels, 1 run, short of a good length, Samuels dabs that into the leg side for a single

End of over 4 (7 runs) West Indies 37/2 (RR: 9.25)
MN Samuels    1* (1b)      DAJ Bracewell    2-0-12-2
CH Gayle    21* (9b 3x4 1x6)      KD Mills    2-0-25-0

Dan: "Geez, trial by fire for Ronnie Hira. Big Jake needs a contribution befitting his stature, even though Williamson has been nothing spectacular this tournament not sure the swap is justified."

Southee to bowl now

4.1

Southee to Samuels, 1 run, fires it quick on leg stump and he tried to clip that square, strikes him on the pads, stifled appeal but that would have gone down

4.2

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, beautifully timed by Gayle, just a firm push down the pitch, pitched up and he just pushes that through the line, past the bowler for a single

4.3

Southee to Samuels, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, knocks it down into the leg side for a single

4.4

Southee to Gayle, 1 wide, drops that one short on middle and he ducks under that one, called a wide for height

4.4

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, long-on in place, pitched on a good length and it's cracked hard to Franklin in the deep for a single

4.5

Southee to Samuels, no run, short of a good length, knocks that in front of point, thinks of a single but it's not there

4.6

Southee to Samuels, 1 run, nicely fielded at midwicket but can't prevent the single, angling towards middle and leg and it's pushed wide of that fielder for a single

End of over 5 (6 runs) West Indies 43/2 (RR: 8.60)
MN Samuels    4* (5b)      TG Southee    1-0-6-0
CH Gayle    23* (11b 3x4 1x6)      DAJ Bracewell    2-0-12-2

Oram to bowl now

5.1

Oram to Samuels, (no ball) 1 run, and he starts off with a no-ball as well, short and it's cut wide of point for a single, a shy at the stumps from outside the circle but can't aim correct

Freehit coming

5.1

Oram to Gayle, SIX, what a horrible delivery to bowl for a freehit, a juicy full toss on middle and leg and it's been deservedly smashed over the deep square leg boundary, his 300th six in T20s

5.2

Oram to Gayle, 1 wide, bad over so far, down the leg side and it's been called a wide

5.2

Oram to Gayle, 1 run, slower one bowled full on middle and it's swung away towards deep square leg for a single this time

5.3

Oram to Samuels, no run, short of a good length, Samuels dabs that towards mid-off from the crease

5.4

Oram to Samuels, no run, on a good length, wants to clear mid-on this time but can't manage, ends up mistiming it along the ground to the fielder

5.5

Oram to Samuels, SIX, slower one on middle and it allows him to clear mid-on, picks it up well, leans forward a little and smashes that over the long-on boundary

5.6

Oram to Samuels, 1 run, a thick outside edge this time, was trying to clear extra cover but it didn't go where intended, lands in front of third man, a single

A forgettable start for Oram this game. West Indies have made good use of the Powerplay

End of over 6 (17 runs) West Indies 60/2 (RR: 10.00)
MN Samuels    12* (10b 1x6)      JDP Oram    1-0-17-0
CH Gayle    30* (13b 3x4 2x6)      TG Southee    1-0-6-0

6.1

Southee to Samuels, 1 run, on target, bowled on a good length on middle, opens the face a little and plays it wide of point for a single

6.2

Southee to Gayle, OUT, Gayle goes, Southee gets him with a jaffa, a huge wicket, held it back just a little, slightly short of a good length on the off and it appeared to nip away, gets a faint nick as he plays for it and McCullum makes no mistake

CH Gayle c †BB McCullum b Southee 30 (31m 14b 3x4 2x6) SR: 214.28

Darren Bravo walks in, he's replaced Dwayne. He's wearing blue shoes that stand out

6.3

Southee to Bravo, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks back and defends it to point

6.4

Southee to Bravo, 1 run, on middle and leg and that's turned through square leg for a single, there was a chance to run back for the second but they let it be

6.5

Southee to Samuels, 1 run, good fielding at extra cover as it's crunched meatily on the up, Guptill palms it to mid-off and keeps them just to a single

6.6

Southee to Bravo, 1 run, opens the face this time and runs it down to third man for a single, Southee loses his balance after delivering and hits the ground but all's well in the end

End of over 7 (4 runs) West Indies 64/3 (RR: 9.14)
DM Bravo    2* (3b)      TG Southee    2-0-10-1
MN Samuels    14* (12b 1x6)      JDP Oram    1-0-17-0

SthAussie: "Southee has really come of age this world cup, he sensed early the wicket was dry & rolled his fingers slightly on that delivery & it certainly made that ball nip away.. well bowled!"

Ronnie Hira to bowl his left-arm spin now. The ball's been changed.

7.1

Hira to Bravo, no run, good flight on the off stump and it's driven back to the bowler

7.2

Hira to Bravo, no run, floating it on a length outside off and it's pushed back to the bowler again

7.3

Hira to Bravo, 1 run, flicked away through midwicket for a single

Hira was bowling round the wicket to the left-hander

7.4

Hira to Samuels, no run, flighted outside off and it's driven straight to extra cover

7.5

Hira to Samuels, no run, kept it flat this time, and short of a good length, quicker, comes down the track does Samuels and knocks it away into the leg side

7.6

Hira to Samuels, no run, shortish outside off and it's cut to point, good start from Hira

End of over 8 (1 run) West Indies 65/3 (RR: 8.12)
MN Samuels    14* (15b 1x6)      RM Hira    1-0-1-0
DM Bravo    3* (6b)      TG Southee    2-0-10-1

Nathan McCullum to bowl now

8.1

NL McCullum to Bravo, 1 run, bowled flat from round the wicket on middle and off, dabs it towards cover for a single

Prince: "I'm sticking my neck out here, but New Zealand's left arm spinner, Ronnie Hira, could do well. With opponents looking to attack him rather than Vettori he could be in for a big match today.."

8.2

NL McCullum to Samuels, no run, short on leg and Samuels missed out there, went for the pull but was hit high on the pads

8.3

NL McCullum to Samuels, 1 run, pitched up outside off and it is driven to long-off for a single

8.4

NL McCullum to Bravo, 1 run, appeal for lbw, coming round the wicket, angling towards leg and Bravo tried to close the face on that one, struck on the pads, Aleem Dar thinks there's an inside edge, I thought it may have missed leg

8.5

NL McCullum to Samuels, FOUR, Samuels goes big this time, swung hard over square leg and it beats the man in the deep, a welcome boundary for West Indies

8.6

NL McCullum to Samuels, FOUR, this one's a slightly freakish boundary, Samuels goes over the top on the off side but didn't time that well at all, but got it into the gap between long-off and deep extra

End of over 9 (11 runs) West Indies 76/3 (RR: 8.44)
MN Samuels    23* (19b 2x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    1-0-11-0
DM Bravo    5* (8b)      RM Hira    1-0-1-0

9.1

Hira to Bravo, SIX, Hira's turn to be hit this time, flat but on a length on the off and Bravo clears the ropes with a clean hit over the bowler's head, through the line

9.2

Hira to Bravo, no run, full toss on middle and it is whipped to midwicket where Taylor fields well

9.3

Hira to Bravo, no run, flighted outside off and Bravo tries to clear extra cover, but misses

9.4

Hira to Bravo, 1 run, flatter and quicker on leg stump, clipped away to deep square leg for a single

9.5

Hira to Samuels, 1 run, fired in towards middle and it's driven through to deep midwicket for a single

9.6

Hira to Bravo, 1 wide, quick delivery outside leg stump and he misses on the sweep, called a wide

9.6

Hira to Bravo, 1 run, flicked away through square leg into the deep for a single

End of over 10 (10 runs) West Indies 86/3 (RR: 8.60)
DM Bravo    13* (13b 1x6)      RM Hira    2-0-11-0
MN Samuels    24* (20b 2x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    1-0-11-0

Mark: "Oram has been a real liability this series. Aside from Milnes one over he has been NZ's most expensive bowler. He and Franklin essentially have the same role but Franklin is doing it much better. I can't believe he is in the side today - we'd have been better off with Williamson. With a weakened batting line-up NZ won't want to be chasing much more than 130."

10.1

NL McCullum to Bravo, no run, angling in towards middle, rocks forward and defends it on the pitch

10.2

NL McCullum to Bravo, 1 run, short outside off, mistimes a punch wide of extra cover, gets a single

10.3

NL McCullum to Samuels, no run, quicker ball bowled full outside off, comes down the track but hits it back to the bowler

10.4

NL McCullum to Samuels, OUT, they've played those straight hits well but Samuels can't repeat that this time, flat from McCullum but lands on a length on middle and off, Samuels goes straight down but can't connect well enough and finds Southee in the deep, who's moved just a little to his left from long-on

MN Samuels c Southee b NL McCullum 24 (33m 22b 2x4 1x6) SR: 109.09

West Indies have a healthy run-rate but four wickets is a bit much at this stage, Pollard walks in now and takes his guard Chanderpaul style

McCullum round the wicket to a hat-wearing Pollard

10.5

NL McCullum to Pollard, 1 run, full toss on middle and it's pushed down to long-on for a single

10.6

NL McCullum to Bravo, no run, strikes him on the pads but he's bowling round the wicket and that would have gone down leg

End of over 11 (2 runs) West Indies 88/4 (RR: 8.00)
DM Bravo    14* (16b 1x6)      NL McCullum    2-0-13-1
KA Pollard    1* (1b)      RM Hira    2-0-11-0

11.1

Hira to Pollard, 1 run, round the wicket, bowled full on middle and it's hit to long-on for a single

11.2

Hira to Bravo, 1 run, fullish on middle and off, comes down the track and drives it to long-on for a single

11.3

Hira to Pollard, 1 run, floating it on leg, turns it wide of short fine for a single

11.4

Hira to Bravo, 1 run, quicker and fuller on middle, drives it down to long-on for a single

11.5

Hira to Pollard, FOUR, smashed hard past the bowler, Hira had very little reaction time, pitched up and it was drilled back hard just over the bowler's head for a boundary

11.6

Hira to Pollard, no run, pushes this one back gently to Hira

End of over 12 (8 runs) West Indies 96/4 (RR: 8.00)
KA Pollard    7* (5b 1x4)      RM Hira    3-0-19-0
DM Bravo    16* (18b 1x6)      NL McCullum    2-0-13-1

12.1

NL McCullum to Bravo, no run, shortish on the off and gets it to turn away, Bravo drops it onto the pitch

12.2

NL McCullum to Bravo, 1 leg bye, angles it in towards leg stump, gets a leg-bye in front of the bowler

Over the wicket

12.3

NL McCullum to Pollard, no run, fires it quick outside off, actually cut away after pitching, Pollard tried to open the face, missed

12.4

NL McCullum to Pollard, 1 run, drives that past the bowler to long-off for a single

12.5

NL McCullum to Bravo, OUT, Goes round the wicket to Bravo and gets it to turn away just a hint, angles it in towards middle and Bravo tries to open the face with the turn but misses and off stump is pegged back

DM Bravo b NL McCullum 16 (26m 21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 76.19

A very good fightback from New Zealand, after an expensive Powerplay. Ramdin comes in with West Indies needing some stability in their batting

12.6

NL McCullum to Ramdin, 1 run, flighted outside off and it's driven through to deep cover for a single

End of over 13 (3 runs) West Indies 99/5 (RR: 7.61)
D Ramdin    1* (1b)      NL McCullum    3-0-15-2
KA Pollard    8* (7b 1x4)      RM Hira    3-0-19-0

13.1

Hira to Ramdin, 2 wides, slides that one down the leg side from round the wicket, called a wide and they pick up another run as McCullum fumbles

13.1

Hira to Pollard, 1 run, pitched up on middle, drives it through midwicket into the deep for a single

13.2

Hira to Ramdin, OUT, Hira strikes! Just a chip from Ramdin, leaned forward and pushed it uppishly towards extra cover and Taylor dived to his right to take a sharp one

D Ramdin c Taylor b Hira 1 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

West Indies imploding, somewhat, here. Sammy comes in

13.3

Hira to Sammy, no run, pushed full outside off and Sammy gently knocks it back to the bowler

13.4

Hira to Sammy, no run, lands full outside off and it's driven straight to extra cover

13.5

Hira to Sammy, 1 run, quick single as he pushes it towards Taylor who fumbles to allow them a single

13.6

Hira to Pollard, 1 run, full toss on middle, drives it down to long-on for a single

End of over 14 (5 runs) West Indies 104/6 (RR: 7.42)
KA Pollard    10* (9b 1x4)      RM Hira    4-0-24-1
DJG Sammy    1* (3b)      NL McCullum    3-0-15-2

14.1

NL McCullum to Pollard, 1 run, drives it towards long-on from a single, McCullum bowling over the wicket to Pollard

14.2

NL McCullum to Sammy, no run, flighted outside off, and Sammy drives it smooth but straight to extra cover

14.3

NL McCullum to Sammy, 1 run, short outside off and it's cut away towards deep point for a single

14.4

NL McCullum to Pollard, 1 run, short outside off and Pollard chops this tone towards deep point for one more

14.5

NL McCullum to Sammy, 1 run, three in a row, cut down to deep point who's into the act again

14.6

NL McCullum to Pollard, no run, edged, went straight on it appeared and Pollard opened the face on that one, short third does well diving to his left and preventing the single

End of over 15 (4 runs) West Indies 108/6 (RR: 7.20)
KA Pollard    12* (12b 1x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-19-2
DJG Sammy    3* (6b)      RM Hira    4-0-24-1

Bracewell returns

15.1

Bracewell to Sammy, no run, short of a good length, punches that to extra cover from the crease

15.2

Bracewell to Sammy, FOUR, cut away hard, Hira dives to his left full length at point but it's well away from him, short and wide and Sammy doesn't waste it

15.3

Bracewell to Sammy, 1 run, shortish on the off, rocks back and drops it down in front of point for a single

15.4

Bracewell to Pollard, no run, short of a good length, defends it soundly back to the bowler

15.5

Bracewell to Pollard, 1 run, slower one bowled full on the off and it's driven straight to long-off for a single

15.6

Bracewell to Sammy, 2 runs, Sammy goes over the top, not quite the right length but he was committed to the shot, lofted that over extra cover for a couple of runs

End of over 16 (8 runs) West Indies 116/6 (RR: 7.25)
DJG Sammy    10* (10b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    3-0-20-2
KA Pollard    13* (14b 1x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-19-2

Ravi B: "I just don't understand the selection of Darren Bravo. He is well suited to longer forms of the game. Due to his slow batting today, all the momentum WI had after 6 overs has been lost. Dwayne Smith would have been apt replacement for Dwayne Bravo where he could have bowled few overs."

16.1

Southee to Pollard, 2 runs, pitched up and it's driven wide of long-on for a couple of runs, Nathan McCullum runs across, cuts it off and returns a strong throw but it's too late, two taken

16.2

Southee to Pollard, 1 run, lovely yorker from Southee, in the blockhole on the off, dug out, just about, with a bit of an inside edge, just the single

16.3

Southee to Sammy, 1 run, slower one bowled slightly short on the off, crunched through point for a single

16.4

Southee to Pollard, 2 runs, pitched on a length and Pollard swings it through square leg, Hira runs to his left, slides and returns an accurate throw

16.5

Southee to Pollard, 1 run, low full toss and it's flicked away down to fine leg for a single

16.6

Southee to Sammy, OUT, Sammy picked the length early and connected well, but hit it to the fielder, slower one from Southee and short, Sammy pulls it hard but straight to deep midwicket where Franklin runs in and takes a well-judged catch leaning forward

DJG Sammy c Franklin b Southee 11 (13m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 91.66

West Indies needed Sammy at the death, but they have Pollard. Narine's the new man.

End of over 17 (7 runs) West Indies 123/7 (RR: 7.23)
     TG Southee    3-0-17-2
KA Pollard    19* (18b 1x4)      DAJ Bracewell    3-0-20-2

17.1

Bracewell to Pollard, FOUR, Bracewell's unlucky, tried to clear that over extra cover but ended up getting a thick outside edge, lands just short of the deep point boundary

17.2

Bracewell to Pollard, 1 run, slower one bowled outside off, drops it into the off side for a single

17.3

Bracewell to Narine, 1 run, missed run-out, cut to point and it's not the best of throws to the non-striker's end, Narine was too late to respond to Pollard's call, Bracewell covered good ground to collect the throw, dived and missed when he tried to flick the ball onto the stumps at the non-striker's end, good effort but didn't aim correct

17.4

Bracewell to Pollard, FOUR, just as well for West Indies that Narine got off strike, driven hard down the ground, that was length again and Guptill tried hard to dive to his left to stop that but his back was touching the ropes as he dragged it in

17.5

Bracewell to Pollard, OUT, Pollard goes and West Indies are in danger of being bowled out for a below-par score here, slower from Bracewell, though again it's length, Pollard had made up his mind to clear long-off but mistimed that, got a lot of height on that one and Taylor, at extra cover, took it comfortably

KA Pollard c Taylor b Bracewell 28 (29m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 127.27

West Indies needed Pollard to bat through to the end, they face a tricky situation now

17.6

Bracewell to Narine, 1 run, drags that from outside off towards midwicket for a single

End of over 18 (11 runs) West Indies 134/8 (RR: 7.44)
SP Narine    2* (2b)      DAJ Bracewell    4-0-31-3
S Badree    0* (0b)      TG Southee    3-0-17-2

Southee runs in

18.1

Southee to Narine, 1 run, on a length outside off and Narine swings hard, gets an inside edge onto his pads, quick single

18.2

Southee to Badree, 1 run, third man is up but he can't beat the gap, short outside off, played wide of point, just the single

18.3

Southee to Narine, OUT, Narine's been trying that shot each ball, the shot was probably on this time, slower one bowled short but he didn't seem to pick it, got an inside edge onto the stumps

SP Narine b Southee 3 (9m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Rampaul, who can bat, walks in. Dan: "Disastrous game for the pre-tournament favorites. No discipline at the crease. Can they field better and make this a contest?"

18.4

Southee to Rampaul, no run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, defended to point

Southee goes round the wicket

18.5

Southee to Rampaul, 1 run, bowled full on middle and it is clipped through square leg for a single

18.6

Southee to Badree, 1 wide, a legcutter gone bad, tried to bowl it from the back of his hand, down the leg side, a wide

18.6

Southee to Badree, no run, strikes him full on the pads, would have missed leg as Southee goes up, completes an excellent spell

End of over 19 (4 runs) West Indies 138/9 (RR: 7.26)
S Badree    1* (2b)      TG Southee    4-0-21-3
R Rampaul    1* (2b)      DAJ Bracewell    4-0-31-3

Oram to finish off, had a poor first over

19.1

Oram to Rampaul, 1 leg bye, short of a good length from round the wicket, gets a leg-bye as he tried to tap it down

19.2

Oram to Badree, no run, that went over the stumps, was the offcutter, Badree moved way across to turn it fine, missed and it didn't miss the stumps by much

19.3

Oram to Badree, OUT, bowled by the offcutter, the slower one again and he didn't pick it, closed the face too early and he was bowled through the gate

S Badree b Oram 1 (10m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

West Indies will be disappointed. This, after getting a good start and having the better of the Powerplay, going at 10 an over. New Zealand's spinners bowled well, and Bracewell and Southee picked up wickets as the rest of the batting didn't sustain that initial momentum. Sammy, Pollard and Samuels needed to shoulder more responsibility than they did. Taylor had said 155-160 was a par score, and he will back his team to chase this down relatively easily. Let's see. Join us in just a bit. Here's the report for the first innings.

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
More results »

Photos

Oct 1, 2012

Tim Southee celebrates a wicket with Ronnie Hira and Kyle Mills, New Zealand v West Indies, Super Eights, World Twenty20 2012, Pallekele, October 1, 2012

Tim Southee celebrates a wicket with Ronnie Hira and Kyle Mills

© Getty Images

Oct 1, 2012

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 just failed to take New Zealand over the line

© Getty Images

All photos for this match | Galleries