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

0.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, swinging away from off-stump and left alone

0.2

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

0.3

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, defended in to the covers and they take one

West Indies 1/0   CH Gayle 1* (3b)

1.1

Gillespie to Gayle, 2 wides, swinging away miles down the leg-side and too wide for McCullum to fully stop

West Indies 3/0   CH Gayle 1* (3b)

2.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, defensive shot back to the bowler

2.2

Mills to Gayle, no run, pitched up outside off-stump and Gayle pulls away from the stroke

2.3

Mills to Gayle, no run, bit of swing back in to the batsmen, blocked straight back to the bowler

2.4

Mills to Gayle, no run, shorter length again and squares Gayle up nicely before McCullum takes the ball about head height

2.5

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, dropped in to the gap square of midwicket

West Indies 5/0   CH Gayle 2* (8b)

3.1

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, blocked away of the back foot to point

3.2

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, angled towards backward point

3.3

Gillespie to Gayle, FOUR, fuller ball and a bit wide and Gayle flashes at the cut helping the ball over cover point and sending the ball running away for four

3.4

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, shorter length this time squares up Gayle

3.5

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run, edged away to fine leg

West Indies 10/0   CH Gayle 7* (13b 1x4)

4.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, pitched away from off-stump

4.2

Mills to Gayle, no run, pitched up to Gayle and batted back to the bowler

4.3

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, chipped to Taylor at mid-on and they take a quick single

West Indies 15/0   CH Gayle 8* (16b 1x4)

5.2

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, blocked to cover

5.3

Gillespie to Gayle, 2 runs, pace and bounce square's up Gayle and a leading edge just carries over cover and lands safely and they run through for two

5.4

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run, another thick edge this time flashing through the gap at gully

West Indies 22/0   CH Gayle 11* (19b 1x4)

6.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, blocked away in to the covers

6.2

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, flicked away to mid-on

6.4

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, dropped in to mid-off and they take a single

West Indies 29/0   CH Gayle 13* (22b 1x4)

7.1

Gillespie to Gayle, no run

7.2

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run

West Indies 30/0   CH Gayle 14* (24b 1x4)

8.1

Mills to Gayle, SIX, shot! Gayle takes the ball on the half-volley lifting it over square leg with ease and on to the roof of the stand. He didn't even follow through and that's gone miles!

8.2

Mills to Gayle, no run, pitched up and blocked of the back foot

8.3

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, chases another wide one and another edge but doesn't quite carry down to third man

West Indies 37/0   CH Gayle 21* (27b 1x4 1x6)

9.1

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, blocked to square leg

9.2

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run, attempts the big shot but only a thin edge runs away to third man

West Indies 38/0   CH Gayle 22* (29b 1x4 1x6)

10.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, goes for it again and still doesn't get all of it The ball just gets over Vettori at midwicket

10.2

Mills to Gayle, 2 runs, goes for it again and still doesn't get all of it The ball just gets over Vettori at midwicket

10.3

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, swatted away through the legside

10.5

Mills to Gayle, no run, good line and length and Gayle leaves it alone

10.6

Mills to Gayle, no run, blocked to extra cover

West Indies 42/0   CH Gayle 25* (34b 1x4 1x6)

12.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, defended away in to the covers

12.2

Mills to Gayle, OUT, gone! Huge wicket. Short of a length and in to the body but angled away slightly. Gayle is not sure whether to play or not and gets caught in the middle catching a thin edge high off the bat and in to McCullum's gloves

CH Gayle c †McCullum b Mills 25 (54m 36b 1x4 1x6) SR: 69.44

West Indies 42/2   CH Gayle 25 (36b 1x4 1x6)
Series Results
New Zealand v West Indies at Napier - Jan 13, 2009
New Zealand won by 9 runs (D/L method)
New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland - Jan 10, 2009
No result
New Zealand v West Indies at Wellington - Jan 7, 2009
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 177 balls remaining)
New Zealand v West Indies at Christchurch - Jan 3, 2009
West Indies won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining) (D/L method)
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Photos

Dec 31, 2008

Spectators brave the rain, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st ODI, Queenstown, December 31, 2008

Spectators brave the rain

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Dec 31, 2008

Brendan Nash is bowled for 12, New Zealand v West Indies, 1st ODI, Queenstown, December 31, 2008

Brendan Nash is bowled for 12

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