West Indies in New Zealand T20I Series - 2nd T20I

New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

The New Zealand players are out on the park, getting themselves in tip-top shape for what promises to be another slug fest. Beautiful visual of the ground against the water. Lendl Simmons and Johnson Charles are out in the middle, with McClenaghan ready with ball in hand

6.55pm: Just five minutes away from the start of this second T20. Who do you reckon will be the one that comes out on top today, and who will be the key player?

Farhan: "Guptil has not done accordingly to his capability. Lets see if there is something come out form his bat today"

priyank: "So first they drop Powell down the batting order, then they drop him out of the squad. & All this when the guy scored fantastic 50 in the last ODI and needs to bat at one position consistently to be able to play to his potential in the long run. Do they even listen to Dhoni when he says a guy shold have at least 60-70 games before going in to the world cup? Wonder what goes in the mind of Windies Selectors."

Prakash v Rao: "I wonder whether few players of Indian team might just turn up to watch this contest."

Brendan: "I can't believe Otago's own Jason Holder is playing against New Zealand tonight. What a traitor!"

Uwaisul Karnain: "Andrew Russel hasn't done justice to his potentials with neighther bat or ball in T20Is. Will he put his hand up today and be the X-factor for WI?"

J-Dawg: "Is Adam Milne the fastest bowler in the world right now? Who else is bowling over 150km? And he did it at Eden Park on that sticky track. Looking forward to some more speed today."

Mark goes one step further: "Windies should just pick 11 wicket-keepers..."

Avishek: "5 wicketkeepers!!! (Charles,Fletcher,Walton, Ramdin and even Simmons) - are Windies conducting some sort of a training camp here?"

6.40pm: Jason Holder seems to have attracted quite a lot of attention in the 'Land of the Long White Cloud' as it was announced that the Otago Volts had signed the West Indian seamer for the final of the HRV Cup which is to be played this Saturday.

Mohammed: "expectig a huge score and then also a successful chase.NZ are a tough bunch bacyard.Good Luck Men In Blue."

Abdul Qadeer: ""I think West Indies has the ability to win and draw the series 1-1, If WI bats first they should score around 180 which will be a competitive total"."

6.35pm: Mitchell McClenaghan is back in the squad in place of Tim Southee while Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder come in for Kieron Powell and Samuel Badree

elwarko: "Very excited. Love the southern summer, get to see me boys play regular like. Go NZ!"

West Indies have won the toss and will bat first

Siddharthan B: "West Indies should bounce back like they did in final ODI Vs Newzealand to draw level with T20 with big score, Is that happen?"

6.30pm: For those who need a refresher, our very own Karthik Krishnaswamy has the low down on what to expect, and who may very well be the key figures on the day.

6.20pm: So the tour finally comes down to this 2nd T20 between New Zealand and West Indies, a series which has gone back and forth with some rather seismic wins on both sides. New Zealand did the job in the first one, with the McCullum Bros. (should be a video game I reckon) and Luke Ronchi playing pivotal roles. West Indies, however, are the current World T20 champions and will not want to leave these beautiful shores without a win.

0.1

McClenaghan to Simmons, 1 leg bye, back of a length on the leg stump which Simmons tries to get away. Ends up being called a leg-bye

0.2

McClenaghan to Charles, 1 run, defends this slightly shortish length to the leg side off the back foot

0.3

McClenaghan to Simmons, no run, pitches this way up just outside off as Simmons was stuck on the back foot trying to manufacture a shot out of it

0.4

McClenaghan to Simmons, no run, delivers a yorker on middle which is hit back to the bowler

0.5

McClenaghan to Simmons, no run, back of a length slightly shaping in as Simmons defends off the back foot

0.6

McClenaghan to Simmons, no run, drives this one straight to short cover as McClenaghan's fine over comes to an end

kowwie: "Exam tomorrow but cant miss a West Indies game. Lets hope they don't disappoint"

End of over 1 (2 runs) West Indies 2/0 (RR: 2.00)
LMP Simmons    0* (5b)      MJ McClenaghan    1-0-1-0
J Charles    1* (1b)     

In comes the speedster, Adam Milne, who may very well be one of the fastest bowlers going around in the international circuit

1.1

Milne to Charles, no run, starts off with a 141 kph loosener which Charles is late on as he has a general waft at it towards extra-cover

1.2

Milne to Charles, no run, 142 kph, drops this a bit shorter as Charles is unable to get bat on ball. Wasn't quite sure what to do with that one

1.3

Milne to Charles, FOUR, 121 kph, tries a slower ball which Charles sees early as he is given room outside off to cut this away behind point for a boundary, beating third man to the rope

1.4

Milne to Charles, no run, plays this fuller ball towards the off side, but can't pinch a run

1.5

Milne to Charles, no run

1.6

Milne to Charles, no run, back of a length on the thigh pad which Charles is late on as the ball goes to the off side

End of over 2 (4 runs) West Indies 6/0 (RR: 3.00)
J Charles    5* (7b 1x4)      AF Milne    1-0-4-0
LMP Simmons    0* (5b)      MJ McClenaghan    1-0-1-0

2.1

McClenaghan to Simmons, no run, 131 kph, back of a length and played to short fine leg as Simmons tries in vain to get this away

2.2

McClenaghan to Simmons, FOUR, fuller one just outside off which is lofted straight down the ground for a boundary

2.3

McClenaghan to Simmons, FOUR, going down the leg side as Simmons helps this along to the fine leg boundary for four

2.4

McClenaghan to Simmons, no run, spears one in on middle and off as Simmons is able to get this away to the off side

2.5

McClenaghan to Simmons, 1 run, length on middle which is driven down to mid-off, who makes a fine diving stop

2.6

McClenaghan to Charles, 1 run, goes up and over to this fuller one just outside off as third man comes into play

Rohitabh: "Open heart surgery later in the day, but my doc advised I can afford a morning T20."

End of over 3 (10 runs) West Indies 16/0 (RR: 5.33)
J Charles    6* (8b 1x4)      MJ McClenaghan    2-0-11-0
LMP Simmons    9* (10b 2x4)      AF Milne    1-0-4-0

3.1

Milne to Charles, no run, fullish delivery on off which is driven straight to short cover

3.2

Milne to Charles, no run, 144 kph, a little shorter as Charles plays the short-arm pull to mid-on

3.3

Milne to Charles, 1 run, fires in a bouncer which Charles top-edges straight up in the air, with the ball carrying behind, but not close enough for Ronchi, running backwards, to be able to get it

3.4

Milne to Simmons, FOUR, Simmons able to get a fortuitous boundary with an outside edge which beats the slip fielder to the right of him

3.5

Milne to Simmons, 1 run, back of a length which is pulled to the leg side for a single

3.6

Milne to Charles, OUT, Milne rushes onto Charles as he goes for a pull shot. Seemed in control but then realises quickly that the ball is dying just before the square boundary. And it is that man, Guptill, who ends up taking a good catch just before the rope. Milne gets his first, and New Zealand on their way

J Charles c Guptill b Milne 7 (16m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 58.33

Mohammed: "After losing the Test series, drawing ODI series, West Indies would look to sign off the tour on a high with a win in the final T20I in Wellington. New Zealand have hard hitting batsmen and look favourites once again as West Indies are missing Chris Gayle, who loves this format. Windies would look to give a final fight before returning back home. It should be a cracker of a game if the West Indies players bring out their best. #BestOfLuck #Windies."

End of over 4 (6 runs) West Indies 22/1 (RR: 5.50)
     AF Milne    2-0-10-1
LMP Simmons    14* (12b 3x4)      MJ McClenaghan    2-0-11-0

We have our first bowling change as the Neesh comes on to bowl. Fletcher is the new batsman for West Indies

4.1

Neesham to Simmons, FOUR, no mucking around from Simmons as he just lasers this fuller one through the covers for a boundary

4.2

Neesham to Simmons, 1 run, shortish length slanting to the leg side as Simmons whips this off the pads

4.3

Neesham to Fletcher, no run, short of a length which rises on Fletcher as he deflects this behind square to the fielder

4.4

Neesham to Fletcher, no run, fuller one wide outside off which Fletcher is late on. Should have done better with that one

4.5

Neesham to Fletcher, no run, defends this solidly on the front foot towards the off side

4.6

Neesham to Fletcher, no run, drives this one hard to mid-off to bring an end to the over

Babar Ali: "180 would be a Fighting Total On This Pitch"

End of over 5 (5 runs) West Indies 27/1 (RR: 5.40)
ADS Fletcher    0* (4b)      JDS Neesham    1-0-5-0
LMP Simmons    19* (14b 4x4)      AF Milne    2-0-10-1

McClenaghan has a change of ends as he replaces Milne

5.1

McClenaghan to Simmons, FOUR, line is a bit too leg side as this is clipped behind to the fine leg boundary

5.2

McClenaghan to Simmons, no run, length ball outside off as the batsman presses forward to defend

5.3

McClenaghan to Simmons, SIX, Simmons has enough as he backs away before lofting McClenaghan down the ground, with this ball getting some steep hang time, but ultimately falling safe just before the rope

5.4

McClenaghan to Simmons, no run, length on middle and off which is pushed to short cover

5.5

McClenaghan to Simmons, OUT, fires in a bouncer which Simmons tries to ramp behind to the third man boundary, but it looks like there was not enough pace on it as this spoons harmlessly to the fielder at point, who probably couldn't believe his luck at how gracefully this one fell to him

LMP Simmons c Neesham b McClenaghan 29 (24m 19b 5x4 1x6) SR: 152.63

5.6

McClenaghan to Bravo, no run, raps him on the pads as the New Zealand fielders go up in unison. May have got a bit of an inside-edge there though, as the umpire is not at all interested

Ankur: "Today is Andrew Russell's day"

End of over 6 (10 runs) West Indies 37/2 (RR: 6.16)
DJ Bravo    0* (1b)      MJ McClenaghan    3-0-21-1
ADS Fletcher    0* (4b)      JDS Neesham    1-0-5-0

Replays show that this was definitely hitting the middle stump as the off stump was exposed. Meanwhile Corey Anderson is now into the attack

6.1

Anderson to Fletcher, no run, punches this back of a length offering to the off side

6.2

Anderson to Fletcher, FOUR, hits Anderson through the line as this clears mid-off to find the long-off boundary

6.3

Anderson to Fletcher, no run, pushes this back of a length ball to the covers

6.4

Anderson to Fletcher, 2 runs, too full and straight as Fletcher drills this at the non-striker's, with the ball ricocheting down to long-off. The batsman was definitely robbed of two as this looked sublime off the bat

6.5

Anderson to Fletcher, SIX, in the zone and Fletcher just hammers this back over the bowler's head to the long-on boundary. Went into the stands as a fella in an orange shirt robs someone who was behind him of a chance to get $100,000 as he goes for the catch, but ends up bobbling it. The guy behind can not believe it as he looked the more favourable of the two to pick up the catch

6.6

Anderson to Fletcher, no run, short of a length and angling away. Fletcher goes for a cut shot but misses

End of over 7 (12 runs) West Indies 49/2 (RR: 7.00)
ADS Fletcher    12* (10b 1x4 1x6)      CJ Anderson    1-0-12-0
DJ Bravo    0* (1b)      MJ McClenaghan    3-0-21-1

In comes the hero of the other day, Nathan McCullum. Can he do it again here in Wellington today/

7.1

NL McCullum to Bravo, 1 run, turns this one away to the leg side for an easy single

7.2

NL McCullum to Fletcher, no run, defended off the back foot to the leg side

7.3

NL McCullum to Fletcher, 1 run, pushes this one towards midwicket for a single

7.4

NL McCullum to Bravo, no run, ends up defending this one back to the bowler

7.5

NL McCullum to Bravo, 1 run, a bit too leg side as this is played behind to backward square

7.6

NL McCullum to Fletcher, 1 run, fuller one which is driven straight to deep midwicket for one

Charles: "Poor decision by the umpire but it's refreshing not to wait around for a review in this form of the game."

End of over 8 (4 runs) West Indies 53/2 (RR: 6.62)
ADS Fletcher    14* (13b 1x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    1-0-4-0
DJ Bravo    2* (4b)      CJ Anderson    1-0-12-0

8.1

Neesham to Fletcher, 1 run, full and on the pads as this is whisked away to square leg

8.2

Neesham to Bravo, no run, shortish length outside off which Bravo has a stab at, but doesn't get close to it

8.3

Neesham to Bravo, SIX, attempts a slower ball which Bravo is all over as he waits before lofting him over extra-cover for six

8.4

Neesham to Bravo, 2 runs, once again looking to hit over the covers, but this one angles in as the balls head down the leg side

8.5

Neesham to Bravo, 1 wide, fires in a bouncer which Bravo chooses to duck under

8.5

Neesham to Bravo, no run, going down the leg side as Bravo fails to get it away

8.6

Neesham to Bravo, 1 run, slower ball which squares up Bravo as this is played down to short third man

Abe: "Live in India. Have 19 different sports channels on TV. Not one of them is showing the game. What's the point?"

End of over 9 (11 runs) West Indies 64/2 (RR: 7.11)
DJ Bravo    11* (9b 1x6)      JDS Neesham    2-0-16-0
ADS Fletcher    15* (14b 1x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    1-0-4-0

9.1

NL McCullum to Bravo, 1 run, tosses a low full toss which is bludgeoned down to long-off

9.2

NL McCullum to Fletcher, 1 run, negotiated off the pads to the leg side for a quick single

9.3

NL McCullum to Bravo, no run, another low full toss which this time is drilled straight to short cover point

9.4

NL McCullum to Bravo, OUT, and NMac is into business as he gets Bravo to play down the wrong line, with the ball drifting across to hit the middle and off stump

DJ Bravo b NL McCullum 12 (15m 12b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

The new batsman for West Indies is Chadwick Walton

9.5

NL McCullum to Walton, no run, defends this latest offering carefully behind to backward point

9.6

NL McCullum to Walton, no run

End of over 10 (2 runs) West Indies 66/3 (RR: 6.60)
CAK Walton    0* (2b)      NL McCullum    2-0-6-1
ADS Fletcher    16* (15b 1x4 1x6)      JDS Neesham    2-0-16-0

Milne back into the attack

10.1

Milne to Fletcher, no run, begins with a length ball which is defended back to the bowler

10.2

Milne to Fletcher, 1 run, cuts this one away to third man for a single

10.3

Milne to Walton, OUT, shortish length just tailing away as it catches the outside edge of Walton's bat to the keeper as he is out for a three-ball duck. That didn't take too long. West Indies in a spot of bother at 67 for 4

CAK Walton c †Ronchi b Milne 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Denesh Ramdin is the new batsman

10.4

Milne to Ramdin, FOUR, and straightaway gets off the mark as he ramps this over the slips to the third man rope

10.5

Milne to Ramdin, 1 run, short of a length which is pushed to the covers for a single

10.6

Milne to Fletcher, no run, defends this one stoically to the off side to bring an end to the over

Adrian Meredith: "I cannot understand how Walton justifies selection. It certainly isn't based on his stats."

End of over 11 (6 runs) West Indies 72/4 (RR: 6.54)
ADS Fletcher    17* (18b 1x4 1x6)      AF Milne    3-0-16-2
D Ramdin    5* (2b 1x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-6-1

11.1

NL McCullum to Ramdin, no run, defended watchfully to the off side by Ramdin

11.2

NL McCullum to Ramdin, no run, fires one in which strikes Ramdin's front pad as he goes for the reverse sweep. Umpire is not interested as this looked to be pitching outside the line

11.3

NL McCullum to Ramdin, 1 run, driven to long on for an easy single

11.4

NL McCullum to Fletcher, no run, defends this flatter delivery back to the bowler

11.5

NL McCullum to Fletcher, 1 run, on the back foot as he clips this to fine leg for one

11.6

NL McCullum to Ramdin, 2 runs, able to find the gap on the leg side for a brace

Ravi: "Ian Bishop just said "He has no idea why Walton is playing?" He also said Powell should have played.... Love those commentators...."

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 76/4 (RR: 6.33)
D Ramdin    8* (6b 1x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-10-1
ADS Fletcher    18* (20b 1x4 1x6)      AF Milne    3-0-16-2

12.1

Anderson to Fletcher, no run

12.2

Anderson to Fletcher, FOUR, nails this short and wide delivery behind point to fine the squarish third man boundary

12.3

Anderson to Fletcher, FOUR, gets this to angle in from wide of the crease as Fletcher ends up hitting this away behind point to find the third man fence

12.4

Anderson to Fletcher, 1 run, back of a length which is played with soft hands to the off side as the pair are able to pinch a single

12.5

Anderson to Ramdin, 1 run, in the slot as Ramdin hits this purposefully to the man at deep extra-cover

12.6

Anderson to Fletcher, no run, defended with soft hands square off the wicket on the off side to pick up a single and end the over

Charles: "Ian Bishops comments have been measured and fair. I have enjoyed his commentary doing this tour. Pity Sky can't replace McMillian with him."

End of over 13 (10 runs) West Indies 86/4 (RR: 6.61)
ADS Fletcher    27* (25b 3x4 1x6)      CJ Anderson    2-0-22-0
D Ramdin    9* (7b 1x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-10-1

13.1

NL McCullum to Ramdin, 2 runs, able to steer this one down to deep extra-cover for a brace

13.2

NL McCullum to Ramdin, 1 run, once again worked away to the off side for one

13.3

NL McCullum to Fletcher, no run, thinks about lofting this down the ground, but ends up defending it

13.4

NL McCullum to Fletcher, 2 runs, a little too short as this is pulled hard to the man at deep midwicket

13.5

NL McCullum to Fletcher, 1 run, played back to the bowler, who turns around to have a shy at the stumps, but just misses

13.6

NL McCullum to Ramdin, 1 run, full toss which is swept straight to midwicket for a single

mani: "I just love the captancy of mccullum!! If he gives more results and consistancy in his performance then he is sure one among the best skippers at present"

End of over 14 (7 runs) West Indies 93/4 (RR: 6.64)
D Ramdin    13* (10b 1x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-17-1
ADS Fletcher    30* (28b 3x4 1x6)      CJ Anderson    2-0-22-0

McClenaghan on for his final over

14.1

McClenaghan to Ramdin, 1 run, thrashes him right away over the inner ring to point

14.2

McClenaghan to Fletcher, 1 run, fuller one just around off and middle which is hit straight to long-on

14.3

McClenaghan to Ramdin, FOUR, pivots on the hips to this shortish length ball as this is deposited quickly by the man himself

14.4

McClenaghan to Ramdin, 1 run, plays thiis one down to long-off for one

14.5

McClenaghan to Fletcher, 1 run, full outside off which id driven to long-off for a single

14.6

McClenaghan to Ramdin, no run, finishes the over off with a short sharp response as this is hit through the line

End of over 15 (8 runs) West Indies 101/4 (RR: 6.73)
D Ramdin    19* (14b 2x4)      MJ McClenaghan    4-0-29-1
ADS Fletcher    32* (30b 3x4 1x6)      NL McCullum    4-0-17-1

15.1

Anderson to Fletcher, 1 run, steps out to this fuller one as it is driven to extra-cover

15.2

Anderson to Ramdin, 2 runs, able to turn this off the pads down the leg side for two

15.3

Anderson to Ramdin, 2 runs, full and wide as Ramdin leans into a drive to deep extra-cover

15.4

Anderson to Ramdin, 1 wide, way too wide outside off as the umpire calls a wide

15.4

Anderson to Ramdin, SIX, Ramdin quickly into position as he just smashes this length ball over the rope on midwicket, and succeeds in getting the ball to get past a fellow with an orange shirt who tries in vain to get a hold of it, but the ball clears him comfortably, and goes down one of the stars in the stadium

15.5

Anderson to Ramdin, SIX, this time chooses to carve this fuller one over deep extra-cover. The oranga fans are at the boundary, bur unable to get a hand on it before it reaches them, such is the velocity and size of the ball

MANISH: "since ramdin has playe so many matches that now i have started considering him as a batsman"

15.6

Anderson to Ramdin, 1 run

End of over 16 (19 runs) West Indies 120/4 (RR: 7.50)
D Ramdin    36* (19b 2x4 2x6)      CJ Anderson    3-0-41-0
ADS Fletcher    33* (31b 3x4 1x6)      MJ McClenaghan    4-0-29-1

Milne back on to bowl his final over

16.1

Milne to Ramdin, 1 run, 144 kph, full and going down the leg side as this is clipped down to deep midwicket for a single

16.2

Milne to Fletcher, 2 runs, 146 kph, just slams this back to the bowler, who tries to get a hand on it, but this one just continues through. Guptill and Nathan McCullum both slide but Nathan makes a hash of it

16.3

Milne to Fletcher, 1 leg bye, slower leg-cutter which causes issue for the batsman

16.4

Milne to Ramdin, no run, short and just outside off as Ramdin attempts a ramp to it

16.5

Milne to Ramdin, 1 run

16.6

Milne to Fletcher, 2 runs

End of over 17 (7 runs) West Indies 127/4 (RR: 7.47)
ADS Fletcher    37* (34b 3x4 1x6)      AF Milne    4-0-22-2
D Ramdin    38* (22b 2x4 2x6)      CJ Anderson    3-0-41-0

It's time to 'Unleash the Neesh'

17.1

Neesham to Ramdin, SIX, short from Neesham as Ramdin is on the back foot to play a lofted pull shot which goes into the crowd at midwicket

17.2

Neesham to Ramdin, 1 run, plays this one down to long-on as the batsman complete one, before the non-striker is sent back, looking to get another.

17.3

Neesham to Fletcher, 2 runs, full on the pads which is flicked to deep midwicket for a brace

17.4

Neesham to Fletcher, 1 run, OUT, shortish length which is hit over the covers, with sweeper cover picking up the ball to throw it at the striker's. There is confusion as Ramdin goes down to the other end, but Fletcher is guilty of ball watching as he ends up hanging around, with both batsmen now at the non-striker's. Fletcher gestures apologetically to Ramdin, and walks off to the pavilion. Seemed the only way to break this partnership

ADS Fletcher run out 40 (57m 36b 3x4 1x6) SR: 111.11

17.5

Neesham to Russell, 1 run

17.6

Neesham to Ramdin, FOUR, yorker going down the leg side as Ramdin gets low to club this over midwicket, but the ball continues through to the fine leg rope for a lucky boundary

End of over 18 (15 runs) West Indies 142/5 (RR: 7.88)
D Ramdin    49* (25b 3x4 3x6)      JDS Neesham    3-0-31-0
AD Russell    1* (1b)      AF Milne    4-0-22-2

18.1

Anderson to Russell, 1 run, full just outside off which is hammered to the man at long-off

Ramdin on 49 off 25

18.2

Anderson to Ramdin, 1 run, able to reach out to this wider one to find a single on the off side, and bring up a fifty in the process. Solid innings from the batsman, who's knock has come at a good time for his side

18.3

Anderson to Russell, 1 run, takes a single to the off side

18.4

Anderson to Ramdin, 1 wide, fires in a bouncer which is wided immediately by the umpire

18.4

Anderson to Ramdin, 1 run, turns this away down to long-on. The pair want two, but the non-striker is sent back, this time with a clear line of communication after the earlier mix-up

18.5

Anderson to Russell, FOUR, clubs this length ball into the gap between a converging deep midwicket and square leg fielder to find the boundary

18.6

Anderson to Russell, no run, full and just outside off as Russell fails to get this away

krithi: "Perfect time for RUSSELL BOMB to explode!!!!"

End of over 19 (9 runs) West Indies 151/5 (RR: 7.94)
AD Russell    7* (5b 1x4)      CJ Anderson    4-0-50-0
D Ramdin    51* (27b 3x4 3x6)      JDS Neesham    3-0-31-0

19.1

Neesham to Ramdin, 2 runs, short and wide as Ramdin goes for the ramp, which travels high over to third man, with Anderson making a dive to his right to jump over the boundary and flick the ball into the field of play before falling. Splendid effort that from Anderson

19.2

Neesham to Ramdin, 1 run, bowls an off-cutter as Ramdin lasers this to the fielder at mid-off

19.3

Neesham to Russell, 1 wide

19.3

Neesham to Russell, 1 run, slower ball which surprises Russell as he pulls this away, rather agriculturally, to the leg side for a single

19.4

Neesham to Ramdin, no run, this time tries to club it over the leg side, but this one is angling down the leg side

19.5

Neesham to Ramdin, 1 run, pulls this short one away to the leg side for a single

19.6

Neesham to Russell, 2 runs

So at the halfway mark West Indies have racked up an impressive 159 for 5, with Ramdin doing the bulwark of the job with his unbeaten 55 off 31, and was ably supported by Fletcher's workmanlike 40 off 36. Brendon McCullum chopped and changed his bowlers well to keep the batsmen guessing, but you can certainly back this New Zealand time to run down this total. Can the West Indian bowlers be even more miserly? We will have that answer soon once play resumes in a little while.

End of over 20 (8 runs) West Indies 159/5
AD Russell    10* (7b 1x4)      JDS Neesham    4-0-39-0
D Ramdin    55* (31b 3x4 3x6)      CJ Anderson    4-0-50-0
Series Results
New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington - Jan 15, 2014
New Zealand won by 4 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland - Jan 11, 2014
New Zealand won by 81 runs
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