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

West Indies in New Zealand T20I Series - 2nd T20I

New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand won by 36 runs

Good afternoon and welcome to the 2nd T20 International between New Zealand and West Indies. It's a glorious day here and we are due to start shortly for what promises to be a great match after the tie and super overs two days ago. New Zealand won the toss and will bat

0.1

Baker to Ryder, no run, tries to flick it off his body and hits the thigh pad

0.2

Baker to Ryder, no run, blocked to mid-off

0.3

Baker to Ryder, 1 run, turned away through square leg to get off the mark

0.4

Baker to McCullum, no run, goes for the cut shot but miss timed and the ball hits the bottom edge in to the ground

0.5

Baker to McCullum, FOUR, bit of a wider delivery and McCullum get's in position early for the cut, smashing the ball between cover and extra cover

0.6

Baker to McCullum, FOUR, good footwork again and this time he places the ball past mid-off for four more

End of over 1 (9 runs) New Zealand 9/0
BB McCullum    8* (3b 2x4)      LS Baker    1-0-9-0
JD Ryder    1* (3b)     

1.1

Taylor to Ryder, no run, blocked to mid-off

1.2

Taylor to Ryder, FOUR, full delivery but too much width and Ryder flashes hard at the cut shot. Doesn't catch the middle of the bat but flies over backward point

1.3

Taylor to Ryder, 1 run, edged between slips and gully to third man

1.4

Taylor to McCullum, 1 wide, going down leg-side

1.4

Taylor to McCullum, no run, he shuffles across his stumps and takes a step down the track only for hit to hit him on the toe by a fuller ball down the leg-side

1.5

Taylor to McCullum, 1 leg bye, dropped in to the gap at fine leg

1.6

Taylor to Ryder, no run, angled away to point

End of over 2 (7 runs) New Zealand 16/0
JD Ryder    6* (7b 1x4)      JE Taylor    1-0-6-0
BB McCullum    8* (5b 2x4)     

2.1

Baker to McCullum, no run, full toss driven to mid-on

2.2

Baker to McCullum, no run, fuller length again worked away in to the covers

2.3

Baker to McCullum, 1 run, flicked away off his hips backward of square leg but picked up on the boundary

2.4

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

2.5

Baker to Ryder, no run, goes for the big shot and it doesn't come off. The ball dribbles away to Gayle at midwicket

2.6

Baker to Ryder, FOUR, Ryder snaps his wrists round to whip the ball away past short leg and to the rope for four

End of over 3 (5 runs) New Zealand 21/0
JD Ryder    10* (10b 2x4)      LS Baker    2-0-14-0
BB McCullum    9* (8b 2x4)     

3.1

Taylor to McCullum, FOUR, hit high over square leg and a howler of a misfield on the bounce at the boundary gifts McCullum four

3.2

Taylor to McCullum, FOUR, turned away fine off his toes towards fine leg and four more

3.3

Taylor to McCullum, no run, shorter ball and McCullum goes at it baseball style only getting the ball to mid-on

3.4

Taylor to McCullum, 1 run, fuller ball dug away off his feet to midwicket

3.5

Taylor to Ryder, SIX, too short and Ryder picks it up early leaning back and dispatching the ball high over square leg and in to the crowd. Right off the middle of the bat

3.6

Taylor to Ryder, no run, good reply. Slower ball fools Ryder

End of over 4 (15 runs) New Zealand 36/0
JD Ryder    16* (12b 2x4 1x6)      JE Taylor    2-0-21-0
BB McCullum    18* (12b 4x4)     

4.1

Benn to McCullum, 1 run, helped down to the gap at long-on

4.2

Benn to Ryder, 1 run, dropped catch, Ryder tries to lift the ball over the infield but doesn't catch it right and it floats past Pollard mid-off who seems to have it in both hands as he jumps to his right but he can only palm it away. Bad drop

4.3

Benn to McCullum, SIX, McCullum gets underneath it and lifts it high over the bowlers head and all the way for six

4.4

Benn to McCullum, no run, defended to mid-off

4.5

Benn to McCullum, FOUR, full toss pulled away through square leg and the ball bounces just before the rope

4.6

Benn to McCullum, 1 run, fed in to the gap at midwicket and they jog a single

End of over 5 (13 runs) New Zealand 49/0
BB McCullum    30* (17b 5x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    1-0-13-0
JD Ryder    17* (13b 2x4 1x6)     

5.1

Edwards to McCullum, 1 run, fuller delivery batted away to midwicket

50 up already for New Zealand

5.2

Edwards to Ryder, no run, good cut shot but an equally good stop at cover

5.3

Edwards to Ryder, 1 run, full again and placed off his toes to midwicket

5.4

Edwards to McCullum, FOUR, full toss and too full this time as McCullum turns it away fine on the leg side and it races away for four

5.5

Edwards to McCullum, 1 run, prodded away to point and they take one

5.6

Edwards to Ryder, no run, drove to the man at deep mid-off

End of over 6 (7 runs) New Zealand 56/0
JD Ryder    18* (16b 2x4 1x6)      FH Edwards    1-0-7-0
BB McCullum    36* (20b 6x4 1x6)     

6.1

Benn to McCullum, no run, goes for the reverse sweep but doesn't connect

6.2

Benn to McCullum, 1 run, good flight and fuller ball hit back to long-off

6.3

Benn to Ryder, 1 run, pulled through square leg and fielded on the boundary

6.4

Benn to McCullum, no run, full toss driven back to the bowler

6.5

Benn to McCullum, no run, pitched up and blocked back to Benn

6.6

Benn to McCullum, no run, good areas again as he flights the ball right on the toes of McCullum and all he can do is jab it straight back

End of over 7 (2 runs) New Zealand 58/0
BB McCullum    37* (25b 6x4 1x6)      SJ Benn    2-0-15-0
JD Ryder    19* (17b 2x4 1x6)     

7.1

Edwards to Ryder, SIX, too wide and Ryder chases it. He connects hitting it straight back over the bowlers head and just makes it over the rope for a maximum boundary

7.2

Edwards to Ryder, no run, bowled on his legs and blocked straight

7.3

Edwards to Ryder, FOUR, lifted over the fielder at midwicket and the ball runs away for four more

7.4

Edwards to Ryder, 1 run, fuller ball prodded off his feet to midwicket

7.5

Edwards to McCullum, SIX, he takes a step or two down the track to take the ball on the full lifting it high over square leg and it just clears the boundary

7.6

Edwards to McCullum, 1 wide, too far outside off-stump

7.6

Edwards to McCullum, SIX, short of a length and McCullum rocks back and pulls the ball high over backward square leg and in to the crowd

Disastrous over for West Indies

End of over 8 (24 runs) New Zealand 82/0
BB McCullum    49* (27b 6x4 3x6)      FH Edwards    2-0-31-0
JD Ryder    30* (21b 3x4 2x6)     

8.1

Benn to Ryder, 2 leg byes, bounces off his toe and lazy fielding at short leg allows them to sneak a second leg bye with his back turned

8.2

Benn to Ryder, FOUR, great shot. Ryder gets down low and flicks to ball past the keeper and down fine leg for four more

8.3

Benn to Ryder, no run, driven straight to the man at mid-off

8.4

Benn to Ryder, FOUR, picks the gap in the covers perfectly and well-timed enough to reach the boundary

8.5

Benn to Ryder, no run, driven away and picked up by cover

8.6

Benn to Ryder, FOUR, full toss which Ryder sweeps away down fine to the leg-side

End of over 9 (14 runs) New Zealand 96/0
JD Ryder    42* (27b 6x4 2x6)      SJ Benn    3-0-27-0
BB McCullum    49* (27b 6x4 3x6)     

Gayle brings himself on to try and salvage something

9.1

Gayle to McCullum, 1 run, played down to long-on

9.2

Gayle to Ryder, FOUR, too much width and he cuts it away in the air through the covers

9.3

Gayle to Ryder, 3 runs, dropped catch, goes for six but doesn't get all of it. Going high over the bowlers head and Findlay from long-on makes good ground to get across but they makes a hash of the diving catch attempt pushing the ball away from him

9.4

Gayle to McCullum, no run, pre-meditated reverse sweep doesn't come off as the ball travels down the leg-side

9.5

Gayle to McCullum, 1 run, an easy single to the two men down at long-off and long-on

9.6

Gayle to Ryder, 1 run, they jog a single to long-off and that's 50 for Jesse Ryder

End of over 10 (10 runs) New Zealand 106/0
JD Ryder    50* (30b 7x4 2x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-10-0
BB McCullum    51* (30b 6x4 3x6)     

10.1

Pollard to Ryder, no run, slower ball outside off-stump and Ryder pulls out of the shot at the last moment

10.2

Pollard to Ryder, 4 byes, going down leg-side and the keeper just misses it!

10.3

Pollard to Ryder, SIX, Ryder's found the pace and length and he leans back pulling the ball over square midwicket and it clatters off a burger van about 30 feet over the rope

10.4

Pollard to Ryder, 4 byes, shorter ball which is going well above Ryder's head but he takes a tennis serve style motion towards the ball and gets nothing on it. The ball carries over the flailing keeper for four more

10.5

Pollard to Ryder, 1 run, played down to long-on

10.6

Pollard to McCullum, 1 run, turned away to the man at deep midwicket

A packed stadium here at Seddon Park and the crowd are going wild as McCullum and Ryder rip apart the West Indies

End of over 11 (16 runs) New Zealand 122/0
BB McCullum    52* (31b 6x4 3x6)      KA Pollard    1-0-8-0
JD Ryder    57* (35b 7x4 3x6)     

11.1

Gayle to McCullum, SIX, too short from Gayle and he lifts it high over midwicket and several rows back in the crowd

11.2

Gayle to McCullum, 1 run, down to long-on

11.3

Gayle to Ryder, 1 run, in to the gap at midwicket

11.4

Gayle to McCullum, OUT, goes to cut the ball and it's in the air for a moment. Looks like it's dipping short of Chanderpaul at extra cover but he gets his hands underneath it to take a great catch

BB McCullum c Chanderpaul b Gayle 59 (49m 34b 6x4 4x6) SR: 173.52

Ross Taylor the new batsmen in

11.5

Gayle to Taylor, 1 run, he drops it to midwicket and takes a quick single

11.6

Gayle to Ryder, no run, cut away but fielded at point

End of over 12 (9 runs) New Zealand 131/1
JD Ryder    58* (37b 7x4 3x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-19-1
LRPL Taylor    1* (1b)     

12.1

Pollard to Taylor, 1 wide, erratic bowling well wide of off-stump

12.1

Pollard to Taylor, FOUR, cut away and a great diving catch attempt at backward point but it runs away for four

12.2

Pollard to Taylor, 1 wide, indisciplined bowling outside off-stump

12.2

Pollard to Taylor, 1 run, slower ball and a thick edge down to third man

12.3

Pollard to Ryder, 1 run, straight drive picked up at long-off

12.4

Pollard to Taylor, OUT, Taylor takes a step down the track and makes good contact to lift the ball flat through square leg and it looks like six all the way but Xavier Marshall pulls off an absolute blinder of a catch right on the rope to the amazement of the crowd and Ross Taylor. Stunning!

LRPL Taylor c Marshall b Pollard 6 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 150.00

12.5

Pollard to Ryder, 2 runs, turned away behind square leg and they take a couple

12.6

Pollard to Ryder, 1 run, dropped in to fine leg

End of over 13 (11 runs) New Zealand 142/2
JD Ryder    62* (40b 7x4 3x6)      KA Pollard    2-0-19-1
JDP Oram    0* (0b)     

13.1

Gayle to Ryder, OUT, Gayle pitches it up tempting Ryder and he takes the bait clubbing the ball across the line straight down the throat of Sarwan at long-off

JD Ryder c Sarwan b Gayle 62 (59m 41b 7x4 3x6) SR: 151.21

13.2

Gayle to Flynn, 1 run, turned through square leg and they want two but Flynn slips while turning at the non-strikers end

13.3

Gayle to Oram, 2 runs, flicked to midwicket and they get two without problem this time

13.4

Gayle to Oram, no run, chipped to the covers

13.5

Gayle to Oram, no run, pitched up from Gayle and a leading edge back to the bowler

13.6

Gayle to Oram, 1 run, batted down to long-on

End of over 14 (4 runs) New Zealand 146/3
JDP Oram    3* (4b)      CH Gayle    3-0-23-2
DR Flynn    1* (1b)     

14.1

Pollard to Oram, 1 run, a single down to deep midwicket

14.2

Pollard to Flynn, 1 run, straight drive through the legs of the bowler but picked up at long-off

14.3

Pollard to Oram, 1 run, angled away to gully

14.4

Pollard to Flynn, 1 run, flicked to square leg for one

150 up for New Zealand

14.5

Pollard to Oram, 1 wide, too far down the leg-side and a good save from the keeper

14.5

Pollard to Oram, 1 run, chipped away down to long-on

14.6

Pollard to Flynn, OUT, slower ball pitched up and Flynn goes for it. Ramdin makes good ground running behind himself and the ball is spinning in the air for a long time before he makes a decent catch

DR Flynn c †Ramdin b Pollard 3 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 15 (6 runs) New Zealand 152/4
     KA Pollard    3-0-25-2
JDP Oram    6* (7b)     

15.1

Gayle to Franklin, 4 byes, Franklin probes at the block and the spin deceives both him and Ramdin running away for four

15.2

Gayle to Franklin, 1 run, turned down to fine leg

15.3

Gayle to Oram, 1 run, simple runs to the man at long-off

15.4

Gayle to Franklin, 1 run, take a quick single to short third man

15.5

Gayle to Oram, 1 run, dropped to square leg and they sprint through

15.6

Gayle to Franklin, no run, blocked back to the bowler

End of over 16 (8 runs) New Zealand 160/4
JEC Franklin    2* (4b)      CH Gayle    4-0-27-2
JDP Oram    8* (9b)     

16.1

Pollard to Oram, no run, good drive but blocked at extra cover

16.2

Pollard to Oram, 1 run, OUT, dropped down to midwicket and the lack of pace on the ball allows them to turn back for two. Looks like it's safe but a good pick up and throw makes things interesting. Oram looks home but the decision is sent to the third umpire and Oram is out by the smallest of margins

JDP Oram run out 9 (14m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

New Zealand seem to have thrown away that great start with some careless wickets

16.3

Pollard to Vettori, no run, blocked away to the covers

16.4

Pollard to Vettori, 1 run, blocked away to point and they sprint a single

16.5

Pollard to Franklin, 1 run, fended off to point

16.6

Pollard to Vettori, 1 run, drove away to long-off

End of over 17 (4 runs) New Zealand 164/5
DL Vettori    2* (3b)      KA Pollard    4-0-29-2
JEC Franklin    3* (5b)     

17.1

Taylor to Vettori, OUT, bowled up in to the body and Vettori gets caught for room and tries to lean the ball away to third man but can only play the ball on to his stumps

DL Vettori b Taylor 2 (14m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

17.2

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

17.3

Taylor to Franklin, no run, blocked to cover

17.4

Taylor to Franklin, 1 run, hit down the ground to long-on

17.5

Taylor to Mills, no run, fuller ball dug away to the leg-side

17.6

Taylor to Mills, 1 leg bye, smashes off the foot and towards point and they take one

End of over 18 (3 runs) New Zealand 167/6
KD Mills    1* (3b)      JE Taylor    3-0-23-1
JEC Franklin    4* (7b)     

18.1

Benn to Mills, 1 run, driven in to the covers

18.2

Benn to Franklin, SIX, in the slot and he manages to get right under it lifting the ball over midwicket and in to the crowd

18.3

Benn to Franklin, FOUR, thundering straight drive along the ground which splits long-off and long-on

18.4

Benn to Franklin, SIX, half volley again and hit straight and hard back over the bowlers head and all the way for six!

18.5

Benn to Franklin, OUT, pitched up and he goes for more heroics but he can only help the ball to the man at long-off who takes a simple catch

JEC Franklin c Findlay b Benn 20 (18m 11b 1x4 2x6) SR: 181.81

18.6

Benn to Mills, 1 run, hacked away to point and they scramble one

End of over 19 (18 runs) New Zealand 185/7
KD Mills    3* (5b)      SJ Benn    4-0-45-1
EP Thompson    0* (0b)     

19.1

Taylor to Mills, 3 runs, straight drive picked up at long-off and smart running for the second and Benn takes a wild shy at the stumps gifting New Zealand an overthrow

19.2

Taylor to Thompson, 1 run, angled to point and a single to get off the mark

19.3

Taylor to Mills, OUT, yorker which Mills doesn't connect with and it removes his off-stump

KD Mills b Taylor 6 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

19.4

Taylor to Southee, no run, fuller ball which he takes a swing and a miss

19.5

Taylor to Southee, 2 runs, fuller ball dug out down the track and they scamper one quickly before taking another overthrow courtesy of Taylor

19.6

Taylor to Southee, OUT, last ball pitched up and through to the keeper. The ball is throw from the keeper to the bowler who whips off the bails taking Southee's wicket by couple of feet.

TG Southee run out 2 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Well West Indies require 192 runs to win at a run rate of 9.60 an over. New Zealand will feel that they should have got a lot more runs after there solid start. Join us in about ten minutes where the players will return to the pitch for the run chase

End of over 20 (6 runs) New Zealand 191/8
     JE Taylor    4-0-29-2
EP Thompson    1* (1b)     
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 28, 2008

Jacob Oram catches Chris Gayle on the boundary, New Zealand v West Indies, 2nd Twenty20, Hamilton, December 28, 2008

Jacob Oram catches Chris Gayle on the boundary

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Dec 28, 2008

Ewen Thompson is congratulated on his first international wicket, New Zealand v West Indies, 2nd Twenty20, Hamilton, December 28, 2008

Ewen Thompson is congratulated on his first international wicket

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