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

West Indies in New Zealand T20I Series - 1st T20I

New Zealand v West Indies

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

0.1

Baker to Ryder, no run, blocked in to the ground

0.2

Baker to Ryder, no run, defended towards cover

0.3

Baker to Ryder, 1 run, angled away to third man and they jog a single

0.4

Baker to McCullum, FOUR, skips down the track and a well-timed cover drive splits the fielders and races to the boundary

0.5

Baker to McCullum, 1 run, attempts the same shot but gets a bottom edge in to the ground and a good diving stop.

Quick outfield here

0.6

Baker to Ryder, no run, goes for a straight drive but the balls hits of the top of his front pad

End of over 1 (6 runs) New Zealand 6/0
JD Ryder    1* (4b)      LS Baker    1-0-6-0
BB McCullum    5* (2b 1x4)     

1.1

Taylor to McCullum, 1 wide, going down leg-side but swerves in viciously. Still a wide though

1.1

Taylor to McCullum, no run, swinging away from McCullum and he takes a big swing and misses

1.2

Taylor to McCullum, 1 run, turned through midwicket for a single

1.3

Taylor to Ryder, 1 run, sharp bouncer deflects off Ryder's glove down towards fine leg

1.4

Taylor to McCullum, 1 wide, down the leg-side once more

1.4

Taylor to McCullum, no run, swings in from leg to middle stump and McCullum hit's the drive on the full straight to mid-off

1.5

Taylor to McCullum, no run, slower ball bouncer which McCullum takes a step towards before having another swipe and he doesn't connect

1.6

Taylor to McCullum, no run, down the line of leg-side again but the balls clips off McCullum's foot

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand 10/0
BB McCullum    6* (7b 1x4)      JE Taylor    1-0-4-0
JD Ryder    2* (5b)     

2.1

Baker to Ryder, no run, drove in to the covers

2.2

Baker to Ryder, 2 runs, pitched up and Ryder plays slightly early and the ball hits high on the bat. The ball is straight over the bowlers head and drops safely in the outfield and they jog through two

2.3

Baker to Ryder, 1 run, angled away to third man

2.4

Baker to McCullum, FOUR, clubbed away and the ball flashes in the air past extra cover where the fielder makes a great attempt at the diving catch but to no avail

2.5

Baker to McCullum, FOUR, fuller ball on his toes and he flicks it away and the quick outfield beats the man trying to cover from deep square leg

2.6

Baker to McCullum, OUT, pitched up and McCullum goes for the big shot. He miss-hits the shot and the ball floats to Benn at mid-off. Easy catch.

BB McCullum c Benn b Baker 14 (13m 10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Ross Taylor to partner Jesse Ryder at the crease now

End of over 3 (11 runs) New Zealand 21/1
     LS Baker    2-0-17-1
JD Ryder    5* (8b)     

3.1

Taylor to Ryder, no run, blocked in to the ground

3.2

Taylor to Ryder, 1 run, fuller delivery dug away to point and good fielding saves runs

3.3

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, pitched up and Ross Taylor defends it high off the bat to square leg

3.4

Taylor to Ryder, 1 wide, slower ball but far too wide of off-stump this time

3.4

Taylor to Ryder, FOUR, shorter ball again but Ryder leans back and pulls the ball over the fielder at square leg for a one-bounce four

3.5

Taylor to Ryder, no run, good response. Slower and fuller and Ryder defends the ball in to his foot

3.6

Taylor to Ryder, 1 run, still short of a length and an awkward short to help the ball away to short fine leg

End of over 4 (8 runs) New Zealand 29/1
JD Ryder    11* (13b 1x4)      JE Taylor    2-0-12-0
LRPL Taylor    1* (1b)     

4.1

Baker to Ryder, no run, smacks of the pads as Ryder misses the stroke but going down leg-side

4.2

Baker to Ryder, no run, drive to the off-side but picked up in the covers

4.3

Baker to Ryder, 1 run, mistimed shot again but the ball makes it safely over midwicket

4.4

Baker to Taylor, no run, communication break down in the middle as Taylor defends to point. Ryder comes half way up the track to be sent back by Taylor. The fielder takes a shy and he would have been miles out with the direct hit

4.5

Baker to Taylor, no run, swing and a miss from Taylor which drops down of his pads

4.6

Baker to Taylor, 1 wide, he starts to come down the track which puts Baker of and he bowls wide of off-stump

4.6

Baker to Taylor, SIX, makes solid contact and the ball is lifted high over midwicket and in to the middle of the crowd.

End of over 5 (8 runs) New Zealand 37/1
LRPL Taylor    7* (4b 1x6)      LS Baker    3-0-25-1
JD Ryder    12* (16b 1x4)     

5.1

Edwards to Ryder, OUT, beautifully bowled. Going away from off-stump but the balls swings in a bit before nipping of the surface and turning in to the top of Jesse Ryder's off-stump. Great delivery and Edwards picks up a wicket first ball

JD Ryder b Edwards 12 (24m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

5.2

Edwards to Styris, 1 run, flicked away to the gap at square leg. Picked up by the fielder on the boundary

5.3

Edwards to Taylor, no run, full ball swinging away from off-stump and an uncomfortable block out to point

5.4

Edwards to Taylor, 1 run, flicks it away through square leg again

5.5

Edwards to Styris, FOUR, great timing with the cover drive and the ball beats the two diving fielders and races away for four

5.6

Edwards to Styris, FOUR, shuffles across his stumps and turned off the hips down towards fine leg. In the air for a couple of seconds but no fielder near enough and the ball races away for four

End of over 6 (10 runs) New Zealand 47/2
SB Styris    9* (3b 2x4)      FH Edwards    1-0-10-1
LRPL Taylor    8* (6b 1x6)     

6.1

Baker to Taylor, 1 no ball, aggressive full-toss above the waist of Taylor and signalled as a no-ball

6.1

Baker to Taylor, 1 run, cut away but picked up on the cover boundary

6.2

Baker to Styris, 1 run, splits the inner field again but picked up on the boundary at deep cover once more

6.3

Baker to Taylor, no run, full toss drove to extra cover

6.4

Baker to Taylor, FOUR, full ball again and turns the ball away through square leg and it scampers away for four more

6.5

Baker to Taylor, no run, good length outside off stump and a swing and a miss

6.6

Baker to Taylor, no run, well-timed cut but a good stop in the field at point

End of over 7 (7 runs) New Zealand 54/2
LRPL Taylor    13* (12b 1x4 1x6)      LS Baker    4-0-32-1
SB Styris    10* (4b 2x4)     

7.1

Edwards to Styris, no run, blocked away to extra cover

7.2

Edwards to Styris, 2 runs, not well timed but over the top of mid-on and the ball bounces away to the rope but the fielder gives chase

7.3

Edwards to Styris, 1 run, short of a length and a top edge loops over the keeper down to fine leg. Styris didn't know much about that

7.4

Edwards to Taylor, no run, attempts a cut towards point but hit in to ground from Taylor

7.5

Edwards to Taylor, 1 run, drop and run to midwicket and Taylor makes his ground in time

7.6

Edwards to Styris, no run, slower ball outside off which deceives the batsmen and through to the keeper

End of over 8 (4 runs) New Zealand 58/2
SB Styris    13* (8b 2x4)      FH Edwards    2-0-14-1
LRPL Taylor    14* (14b 1x4 1x6)     

Slight delay and Styris gets some strapping on his thumb which he hurt in that last over

8.1

Benn to Taylor, 1 run, outside edge runs towards fine leg

8.2

Benn to Styris, 1 run, placed in to the gap at mid-off

8.3

Benn to Taylor, no run, drove away to point

8.4

Benn to Taylor, 2 runs, prodded away past a diving point and good running between the wickets for two

8.5

Benn to Taylor, 1 run, defended back to the bowler but a clumsy effort to stop by Benn and he kicks the ball away from him

8.6

Benn to Styris, 1 run, cut away through backward point and picked up on the boundary rope

End of over 9 (6 runs) New Zealand 64/2
SB Styris    15* (10b 2x4)      SJ Benn    1-0-6-0
LRPL Taylor    18* (18b 1x4 1x6)     

9.1

Pollard to Styris, SIX, Styris is fooled by the bounce and it catches the top edge. The ball soars all the way over the keeper and in to a building site for six over fine leg! He certainly didn't mean that

9.2

Pollard to Styris, OUT, tries to manipulated the ball and it bounces off the top edge again this time straight up in to the air and Pollard takes a routine catch

SB Styris c & b Pollard 21 (21m 12b 2x4 1x6) SR: 175.00

9.3

Pollard to Oram, 1 run, angled away to third man

9.4

Pollard to Taylor, 1 run, quicker ball turned away to the gap at midwicket

9.5

Pollard to Oram, no run, defended in to the covers

9.6

Pollard to Oram, 1 run, leans it away down to third man

End of over 10 (9 runs) New Zealand 73/3
JDP Oram    2* (3b)      KA Pollard    1-0-9-1
LRPL Taylor    19* (19b 1x4 1x6)     

10.1

Benn to Oram, 1 run, hit away past point

10.2

Benn to Taylor, 1 run, straight drive picked up at long-off

10.3

Benn to Oram, 1 run, played down to the gap at long-off again

10.4

Benn to Taylor, no run, defended back to the bowler

10.5

Benn to Taylor, 1 run, flicked through the leg-side and picked up by the fielder at deep midwicket

10.6

Benn to Oram, 1 run, edged away to third man and quick running for the single

End of over 11 (5 runs) New Zealand 78/3
JDP Oram    5* (6b)      SJ Benn    2-0-11-0
LRPL Taylor    21* (22b 1x4 1x6)     

11.1

Pollard to Oram, 1 run, fed down to the man at long-on and easy singles there

11.2

Pollard to Taylor, FOUR, played off one knee and he drags it through midwicket and the ball races away for four

11.3

Pollard to Taylor, SIX, too short and Taylor gets underneath it and the balls flies straight over midwicket and a great one handed grab in the fourth row in the second tier of the stands

11.4

Pollard to Taylor, no run, blocked in to the ground

11.5

Pollard to Taylor, 1 run, dropped in to the gap at midwicket

11.6

Pollard to Oram, FOUR, flashing cut which he goes at hard and catches a thick outside edge but runs away for four all the same past third man

End of over 12 (16 runs) New Zealand 94/3
JDP Oram    10* (8b 1x4)      KA Pollard    2-0-25-1
LRPL Taylor    32* (26b 2x4 2x6)     

12.1

Benn to Taylor, no run, arm ball bouncing up outside off and play and a miss with the cut shot

12.2

Benn to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball dug off the toes and a misfield at cover

12.3

Benn to Oram, no run, defended back to the bowler

12.4

Benn to Oram, 1 run, faster ball again and a thin inside edge on to the pads as the ball runs away to square leg

12.5

Benn to Taylor, 1 run, blocked away to the covers and they run one

12.6

Benn to Oram, no run, pitched up outside leg-stump and Oram shuffles across only to miss with the big shot. Clips off the thigh pad through to the keeper

End of over 13 (3 runs) New Zealand 97/3
JDP Oram    11* (11b 1x4)      SJ Benn    3-0-14-0
LRPL Taylor    34* (29b 2x4 2x6)     

13.1

Gayle to Taylor, 2 runs, too short and pulled away through square leg but a great stop on the boundary

13.2

Gayle to Taylor, 1 wide, down the leg-side

13.2

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, fuller ball chipped away to long-on

13.3

Gayle to Oram, 1 run, inside edge spins away from the fielder at midwicket

13.4

Gayle to Taylor, no run, driven in to the ground

13.5

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, flatter and fuller ball hacked away to short fine leg

13.6

Gayle to Oram, 1 run, finds the gap down at long-off

End of over 14 (7 runs) New Zealand 104/3
JDP Oram    13* (13b 1x4)      CH Gayle    1-0-7-0
LRPL Taylor    38* (33b 2x4 2x6)     

14.1

Benn to Oram, OUT, sliced away in the air over cover and it's a long boundary out there. Good catch taken on the boundary by Marshall. Oram just didn't quite get that in the middle of the bat

JDP Oram c Marshall b Benn 13 (17m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 92.85

14.2

Benn to Taylor, no run, full again and a leading edge along the ground back to the bowler

14.3

Benn to Taylor, 1 run, flicked in to the gap at midwicket

14.4

Benn to Franklin, 1 run, dug out to long-off to get off the mark

14.5

Benn to Taylor, FOUR, full once more but too close to the leg-side and a cute glance beats the man at short fine leg and races away for four

14.6

Benn to Taylor, no run, full once more and the batsmen can only blocked back

End of over 15 (6 runs) New Zealand 110/4
LRPL Taylor    43* (37b 3x4 2x6)      SJ Benn    4-0-20-1
JEC Franklin    1* (1b)     

15.1

Gayle to Franklin, 1 run, lofted in to the gap at mid-off and picked up on the rope

15.2

Gayle to Taylor, 1 leg bye, faster ball which clips off the pads and runs to square leg. Half-appeal from Gayle and the keeper

15.3

Gayle to Franklin, OUT, fuller ball again and a powerful straight drive but Gayle gets his hands down quick to take a stunning catch. Good reflexes from the West Indies captain

JEC Franklin c & b Gayle 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

15.4

Gayle to Flynn, no run, straight drive back to Flynn

15.5

Gayle to Flynn, 1 run, fended off to the covers and they sprint the single

15.6

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, full toss turned to midwicket to retain the strike

End of over 16 (4 runs) New Zealand 114/5
LRPL Taylor    44* (39b 3x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-10-1
DR Flynn    1* (2b)     

16.1

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, full delivery dug out back to the bowler who misfields

16.2

Taylor to Flynn, 1 run, angled to square leg and confusion between the batsmen leaves them both stranded in the middle. A rash throw from square leg and the keeper's not at the stumps. The ball races away down through point and they pick up an overthrow

16.3

Taylor to Taylor, no run, slower ball which Taylor misses going for the big shot

16.4

Taylor to Taylor, 1 run, chipped away to long-off. Just doesn't quite carry

16.5

Taylor to Flynn, SIX, great shot! Short and wide and he puts it away over the rope with a smashing cut over cover

16.6

Taylor to Flynn, 1 run, slower ball and a bottom edge in to the ground but they run one

End of over 17 (10 runs) New Zealand 124/5
DR Flynn    9* (5b 1x6)      JE Taylor    3-0-22-0
LRPL Taylor    46* (42b 3x4 2x6)     

17.1

Edwards to Flynn, 1 run, full toss and a thin bottom edge somehow misses the stumps and runs down fine leg

17.2

Edwards to Taylor, SIX, full toss which is given the full treatment by Ross Taylor. Pulls the ball over square leg and it's still rising over the rope and finishes well out of the ground

And that's a half-century for Ross Taylor

17.3

Edwards to Taylor, no run, on his toes and dug away to the bowler

17.4

Edwards to Taylor, SIX, slower ball which Taylor picks up. Down on one knee he pulls the ball over midwicket and it ends up in a building site outside off the ground. Stunning shot!

17.5

Edwards to Taylor, no run, outside off-stump and Taylor misses this time

17.6

Edwards to Taylor, 1 run, low full toss which is flicked through square leg and Ross Taylor holds on to the strike

End of over 18 (14 runs) New Zealand 138/5
LRPL Taylor    59* (47b 3x4 4x6)      FH Edwards    3-0-28-1
DR Flynn    10* (6b 1x6)     

18.1

Taylor to Taylor, FOUR, full toss down the leg-side which clips the toe of Taylor's bat and runs away through his legs for four. Bit of fortune there

18.2

Taylor to Taylor, no run, same ball and similar result but the keeper picks it up this time

18.3

Taylor to Taylor, OUT, fast and straighter ball which Taylor misses and it rips leg-stump out the ground. Good bowling but Taylor's done his damage

LRPL Taylor b Taylor 63 (77m 50b 4x4 4x6) SR: 126.00

18.4

Taylor to Mills, 1 wide, too far down the leg-side

18.4

Taylor to Mills, no run, slower ball catches an outside edge but drops just short of the keeper

18.5

Taylor to Mills, no run, slower ball pitched up. Wild swipe from Mills

18.6

Taylor to Mills, SIX, short and wide and Mills goes for the flashing cut. He makes contact and the ball goes high and wide over third man

End of over 19 (11 runs) New Zealand 149/6
KD Mills    6* (3b 1x6)      JE Taylor    4-0-33-1
DR Flynn    10* (6b 1x6)     

19.1

Gayle to Flynn, OUT, shorter slower ball which Flynn get's underneath too much and Fidel Edwards back pedals from extra cover to take a simple catch

DR Flynn c Edwards b Gayle 10 (20m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

19.2

Gayle to Mills, 1 run, drives it down to long-on

19.3

Gayle to Vettori, 1 run, clubbed away along the ground to long-on

19.4

Gayle to Mills, 1 run, doesn't get hold of the big shot and the ball trundles along the ground to deep cover

19.5

Gayle to Vettori, 1 run, driven away but picked up at long-off

19.6

Gayle to Mills, 2 runs, straight drive and they turn quickly for two and a fumble in the field allows them to get home safely

Match State: Innings Break

We will now have a short break of 10 minutes after which the players will return to the field and West Indies will start the run chase needing 156 runs to win at 7.80 an over.

End of over 20 (6 runs) New Zealand 155/7
KD Mills    10* (6b 1x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-16-2
DL Vettori    2* (2b)     
Series Results
New Zealand v West Indies at Hamilton - Dec 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 36 runs
New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland - Dec 26, 2008
Match tied (West Indies won the one-over eliminator)
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Dec 26, 2008

Chris Gayle thumped the first ever super over for 25 runs, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Twenty20, Auckland, December 26, 2008

Chris Gayle thumped the first ever super over for 25 runs

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Dec 26, 2008

Chris Gayle's heroics powered West Indies to a pulsating win, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st Twenty20, Auckland, December 26, 2008

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