West Indies tour of New Zealand, 2008/09 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Franklin to Gayle, 1 run, turned round nicely off his legs down to fine leg for a single

0.2

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, pitched up and some good bounce off the pitch. Defended well.

0.3

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, fuller ball and swinging away. Left well alone.

0.4

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, defended to the leg side and looks for a quick single but Gayle says no.

0.5

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, straight drive but picked up at mid-off

0.6

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, tries to feel for it and the ball swings away past the on-side edge of the bat. Good bowling.

West Indies 1/0   JEC Franklin 1-0-1-0

2.1

Franklin to Gayle, no run, fuller length and outside off

2.2

Franklin to Gayle, no run, similar ball and left alone by the batsmen

2.3

Franklin to Gayle, FOUR, textbook straight drive splitting the field

2.4

Franklin to Gayle, 1 run, good length squares him up and its squirts through the field in the offside for a single

2.5

Franklin to Chattergoon, 1 run, Chattergoon anxious to get off the mark and they scamper a quick single. The fielder at square leg has an attempt at the run-out but Gayle was in his crease

2.6

Franklin to Gayle, 1 run, good placement in to the offside and an easy single

West Indies 10/0   JEC Franklin 2-0-8-0

4.1

Franklin to Gayle, FOUR, pulled away in to the vacant leg side and it scampers away for four

4.2

Franklin to Gayle, no run, shorter and straighter and blocked well

4.3

Franklin to Gayle, no run, that's a great straight drive. Too straight in fact that it cracks the middle stump at the bowlers end, stopping a definite boundary!

4.4

Franklin to Gayle, no run, good line and length and left alone

4.5

Franklin to Gayle, 1 run, blocked in to the offside and the field are deep enough to take a single

4.6

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, swinging away and evasive action from the bat

West Indies 18/0   JEC Franklin 3-0-13-0

6.1

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, bowled short and wide and left alone

6.2

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, wider still and left alone

6.3

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, shorter and faster bouncer this time. Chattergoon thinks about going for it and then pulls out at the last minute.

6.4

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, swinging away and left alone.

6.5

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, short and wide again.

6.6

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, pitched short but well defended.

West Indies 22/0   JEC Franklin 4-1-13-0

8.1

Franklin to Gayle, 1 run, fended off towards deep point and there is plenty of room there for a single

8.2

Franklin to Chattergoon, 1 run, too straight and short and flicked off the body past square leg

8.3

Franklin to Gayle, no run, straighter and fuller ball and defended back to the bowler

8.4

Franklin to Gayle, no run, bowls a bouncer and the batsmen ducks out of harms way

8.5

Franklin to Gayle, 1 run, blocked off towards the onside

8.6

Franklin to Chattergoon, FOUR, loose from Chattergoon and the ball is in the air for a long time. Patel is g wrong footed at deep point and the ball drops harmlessly in the field and rolls away for another boundary

West Indies 32/0   JEC Franklin 5-1-20-0

10.1

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, straight line and blocked well

10.2

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, swinging away and the batsmen leaves it alone

10.3

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, wider and fuller length and left alone

10.4

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, shorter bouncer and Chattergoon dives out the way

10.5

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, shorter ball and left alone again

10.6

Franklin to Chattergoon, no run, fuller ball and defended well in to the off-side

West Indies 36/0   JEC Franklin 6-2-20-0

12.1

Franklin to Gayle, FOUR, short of a length ball and whipped away through the leg side for four

12.2

Franklin to Gayle, no run, missed run-out blocked straight towards the bowler who misses it and there is confusion between the batsmen. Gayle wants a quick single and then sends his batting partner back and they are both stranded in the middle of the wicket. Taylor from mid-off pounces on it and doesn't realise how much time he has before rashly throwing at the stumps and missing. Gayle had given up!

12.3

Franklin to Gayle, 1 run, blocked in to the leg side and an easy single

12.4

Franklin to Chattergoon, 1 run, played towards square leg and another single

12.5

Franklin to Gayle, no run, shorter ball and Gayle leans out of the way

12.6

Franklin to Gayle, no run, blocked in to the ground

West Indies 43/0   JEC Franklin 7-2-26-0

60.1

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, tapped in to the leg-side and they scamper a quick single. Brilliant fielding from Mills who almost runs Nash out from an impossible angle.

60.2

Franklin to Nash, no run, shorter ball square Nash up as the ball finds some movement off the surface

60.3

Franklin to Nash, no run, wider outside off-stump and no interest in those from Nash

60.4

Franklin to Nash, no run, played through point but good stop in the field

60.5

Franklin to Nash, no run, great length and outside off-stump once more and again left by Nash

60.6

Franklin to Nash, no run, shorter ball which is prodded in to the off-side

West Indies 140/4   JEC Franklin 8-2-27-0

62.1

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, slower ball and too wide to interest the batsmen

62.2

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 wide, far too short and the bowler gets a warning from the umpire for dangerous bowling

62.2

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, turned through the leg-side to mid-on

62.3

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, dropped to midwicket but no single available

62.4

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, short and wide and left alone

62.5

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, blocked to the bowler

62.6

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, turned away through square leg and they pick up two runs

West Indies 150/4   JEC Franklin 9-2-30-0

64.1

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, drop and run to the leg-side. West Indies mean business straight away

64.2

Franklin to Nash, no run, plenty of width and left alone from Nash

64.3

Franklin to Nash, no run, blocked towards the midwicket area

64.4

Franklin to Nash, FOUR, too straight and a flick of the legs through deep square leg

64.5

Franklin to Nash, no run, angled away and picked up at gully

64.6

Franklin to Nash, no run, swinging away and left alone

West Indies 159/4   JEC Franklin 10-2-35-0

66.1

Franklin to Nash, no run, turned away off his pads but well fielded at midwicket

66.2

Franklin to Nash, 2 runs, cut away off the back foot and Vettori leads chase in the field

66.3

Franklin to Nash, no run, goes for the same shot but finds the bottom edge

66.4

Franklin to Nash, 1 run, turned away through square leg for a single

66.5

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, played towards the leg-side but picked up at square leg

66.6

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, pitched up and a wild swipe from Chanderpaul, which achieves nothing but a smirk from Franklin

West Indies 164/4   JEC Franklin 11-2-38-0

68.1

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, defended straight

68.2

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, out swinging and wide

68.3

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, well-timed drive through the covers but a good stop by Patel in the field saves the runs

68.4

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, cut away through deep backward point and an easy single

68.5

Franklin to Nash, FOUR, bowls and bouncer and Nash leans back and uses his bat to angle the ball over the slips where it runs away for four

68.6

Franklin to Nash, no run, blocked to the onside

West Indies 173/4   JEC Franklin 12-2-43-0

80.1

Franklin to Nash, 1 run, full and swinging away the new ball, driven through the covers

80.2

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, angled away and picked up at gully

80.3

Franklin to Chanderpaul, FOUR, classic Chanderpaul. He middles a cut off the back foot straight through the covers for a boundary

80.4

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, prodded away to point

80.5

Franklin to Chanderpaul, FOUR, another great shot. This time off the front foot through the covers and the new ball pings off the middle of the bat. Vettori can only chase in vain

80.6

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, good comeback from Franklin as he can only defend straight

West Indies 226/4   JEC Franklin 13-2-52-0

82.1

Franklin to Nash, no run, out swinging ball left alone

82.2

Franklin to Nash, no run, drove in to the ground towards the covers

82.3

Franklin to Nash, no run, shorter ball which is driven in the ground back to the bowler

82.4

Franklin to Nash, 1 run, swinging away and wide but Nash reaches it and it runs down to deep backward point for one

82.5

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Angled away past a pathetic dive at gully

82.6

Franklin to Nash, no run, shorter length and cut away but a good pick up by Patel at cover

West Indies 235/4   JEC Franklin 14-2-54-0

84.1

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, another solid cover drive but Taylor picks it up out in the deep

84.2

Franklin to Nash, no run, slower and out-side off, left well alone

84.3

Franklin to Nash, no run, swinging away and a tactical leave

84.4

Franklin to Nash, no run, left alone once more

84.5

Franklin to Nash, OUT, finally a breakthrough! Slightly slower and fuller Nash tries to make a drive out of a nothing ball and doesn't quite time it. The ball pops up towards short cover and it's a routine catch for Flynn

BP Nash c Flynn b Franklin 74 (211m 162b 12x4 0x6) SR: 45.67

84.6

Franklin to Ramdin, no run, left alone from the new batsmen

West Indies 237/5   JEC Franklin 15-2-55-1

86.1

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, left alone again. Chanderpaul quite happy to see out the day

86.2

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, slower yorker catches an inside edge and falls out of harms way

86.3

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, pushed straight down the ground using the new ball to his advantage

86.4

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, a little wider and he pulls out of the stroke at the last moment

86.5

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, fuller ball again catches him off balance and it's defended away to the leg-side

86.6

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, left alone again. Bit more bounce this time

West Indies 240/5   JEC Franklin 16-2-57-1

91.1

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, turned away off the legs to square

91.2

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, wide and outside off

91.3

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, same delivery and left alone

91.4

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, straighter ball angled off towards point

91.5

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, flicked away to square leg for another single

91.6

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, defended away to the off-side

West Indies 261/6   JEC Franklin 17-2-60-1

93.1

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, squirted off a thick edge towards point and they run a quick single

93.2

Franklin to Taylor, no run, swinging in and blocked forward

93.3

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, drop and run to midwicket and smart running here from West Indies

93.4

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, turned through sqaure leg off the body for another

93.5

Franklin to Taylor, FOUR, pulls it away through point and that's four all the way

93.6

Franklin to Taylor, no run, bouncer and he ducks out the way

West Indies 268/6   JEC Franklin 18-2-67-1

95.1

Franklin to Taylor, FOUR, angled bat leans it between the slips and gully and the ball races away to the boundary at 3rd man

95.2

Franklin to Taylor, FOUR, fuller delivery which is dispatched over the bowlers head and it bounces away for four more

95.3

Franklin to Taylor, no run, pitched up and outside off. Left alone this time

95.4

Franklin to Taylor, 1 run, pulled away through square leg but picked up in the deep

95.5

Franklin to Chanderpaul, no run, blocked to midwicket

95.6

Franklin to Chanderpaul, 1 run, turned away through square leg

West Indies 278/6   JEC Franklin 19-2-77-1
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