New Zealand v West Indies, 5th ODI, Hamilton January 8, 2014

The hundred grand catch

ESPNcricinfo staff
ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the fifth one-day international between New Zealand and West Indies

Catch of the day

Michael Morton probably owes Kieran Powell a drink. He can certainly afford it. He was the supporter who clung onto Powell's six off Mitchell McClenaghan and earned himself NZ$100,000 courtesy of the sponsors, Tui. It is a contest running throughout all the limited-overs matches in New Zealand this season and Morton is the first to be successful, although the fans at Queenstown had plenty of chances and almost ended up trampling each other trying to get to one of Corey Anderson or Jesse Ryder's sixes. This time, Morton jostled a little for position but then stuck out his hand and held on coolly. Does he play cricket? "Not anymore," he said, "but maybe I should."

Missed review of the day

Powell was racing along during the opening Powerplay, laying an ideal foundation for West Indies, and was closing in on an eye-catching hundred when he went to sweep Nathan McCullum. He was taken on the boot and the umpire quickly raised the finger. Powell did not hesitate to leave the crease, but when he returned to the dressing room will have wished he'd used the DRS as the ball was missing leg stump.

Inside edge of the day

It wasn't the most authoritative of the strokes Kirk Edwards played, but it meant the world to him. Facing Anderson, he aimed to whip a full delivery through the leg side and it came off an inside edge to whistle past leg stump to take him to a hundred - the first time he had even passed fifty in his ODI career. During the celebrations he dropped his bat and was left holding both arms aloft; a rare moment of joy for a West Indies top-order batsman on the tour.

Ball of the day

In the absence of Ravi Rampaul and with Tino Best having been dropped, Dwayne Bravo gave himself the new ball and managed something many of the West Indies bowlers have struggled on this tour: good line and length. It brought an early reward, too, when he nipped a delivery back between Martin Guptill's bat and pad to take off stump. You can pick apart a batsman's technique all day, but it was an excellent delivery on a flat pitch.

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  • michael on January 9, 2014, 5:42 GMT

    draft the man in the tui shirt

  • Dummy4 on January 8, 2014, 10:30 GMT

    good come back by windies

  • Dummy4 on January 8, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    This is Dwayne Bravos team. He exerted control from the get go; His game is inclusion of all the players,that's his mantra. Tonight he led from the front with both bat & ball.He has been knocking on the door of the selectors regarding his position in the test team, now the selectors have to deal with that.Kirk Edwards & Kiernan Powell belong in the TEST TEAM. Andre Russell must be given a steady place in the ODI/TEAM. HE earned it. Lets not throw away this young star in the making-he needs to play.Great innings from Powell, he set the tempo for Kirk 100 & Bravo's also.Excellent fielding and field setting by the West Innings-Bravo's innovation was on target.Lets get back to the Caribbean and give England the welcome they deserve.Remember they will be looking to regain some glory after that shellacking by the AUSSIES;lets not allow that to happen.Select the best team base on pass performance.Roach,Rampaul,Cummins & company.What is being done about Shillingford?

  • Reg on January 8, 2014, 8:14 GMT

    Silliest Captaincy of the Day: inserting the Windies on such a flat track.

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