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

West Indies in New Zealand ODI Series - 5th ODI

New Zealand v West Indies

New Zealand won by 9 runs (D/L method)

11.40am Welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the fifth ODI between New Zealand and West Indies at Napier. I'm Jamie Allaway and will be taking you through to the conclusion of this final, deciding game. We have got here via a crushing New Zealand victory, a thriller edged by West Indies and a couple of games lost to rain. Having drawn the Test series and the Twenty20 games West Indies will feel that a win to clinch the ODIs will be a creditable result to return home with.

11.45am The news we are getting is that New Zealand have won the toss and put the Windies in so we are expecting to see Gayle and Chattergoon coming out shortly to see if they can pick up where they left off when the rain came down in Auckland.

Here are the teams, one change apiece, Ryder comes back into the side inplace of Sinclair whilst Kieron Pollard replaces Nikita Miller for West Indies.

New Zealand: Daniel Vettori (c), Brendon McCullum (wk), Jesse Ryder, Martin Guptill, Ross Taylor, Daniel Flynn, Neil Broom, Grant Elliott, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mark Gillespie.

West Indies: Chris Gayle (capt), Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sewnarine Chattergoon , Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shawn Findlay, Brendan Nash, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Lionel Baker, Kieron Pollard, Fidel Edwards, Darren Powell.

Few minutes to the off and the umpires and players are out. Mills taking the new ball

0.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, defended off the back foot to midwicket

0.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, ball slips and a beamer called an ball

0.2

Mills to Gayle, no run, that one went across Gayle and carried nicely to McCullum

0.3

Mills to Gayle, no run, and again across the left hander

0.4

Mills to Gayle, no run, across him again although with less venom.

0.5

Mills to Gayle, no run, working that line nicely across Gayle again, trying to tempt him

0.6

Mills to Gayle, no run, swinging back in a touch Gayle, leaves and it hits him on the thigh. Too high but a good first over and a maiden

End of over 1 (maiden) West Indies 0/0
CH Gayle    0* (6b)      KD Mills    1-1-0-0
S Chattergoon    0* (0b)     

1.1

Gillespie to Chattergoon, no run, Swinging acroos the left hander again and left alone

1.2

Gillespie to Chattergoon, no run, on the hip and tucked to short leg

1.3

Gillespie to Chattergoon, 1 run, first run, pushed firmly into the off side

1.4

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, good pace and past the outside edge

1.5

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, shorter rising ball and gets up to hit him in the bicep

1.6

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, left alone as a straightone goes past off stump

End of over 2 (1 run) West Indies 1/0
CH Gayle    0* (9b)      MR Gillespie    1-0-1-0
S Chattergoon    1* (3b)     

2.1

Mills to Chattergoon, no run, defended off the back foot to point

2.2

Mills to Chattergoon, no run, tucked away to midwicket but straight to a fielder

2.3

Mills to Chattergoon, OUT, swings that one back beautifully and it holds its line to ping the top of off stump. Lovely delivery that Chattergoon leaves and has egg on his face- great start from New Zealand

S Chattergoon b Mills 1 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

2.4

Mills to Sarwan, no run, straight and defende dby Sarwan

2.5

Mills to Sarwan, no run, defended into the offside

2.6

Mills to Sarwan, no run, again just pushed defensively into the offside

Bowlers backing Vettori's decision to bowl her

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) West Indies 1/1
RR Sarwan    0* (3b)      KD Mills    2-2-0-1
CH Gayle    0* (9b)     

3.1

Gillespie to Gayle, FOUR, gayles response is to club one down the ground to the boundary

3.2

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, short and defended as he retreats to leg

3.3

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run, defended into the off side and a sharp single taken

3.4

Gillespie to Sarwan, no run, outside off and left well alone by Sarwan

3.5

Gillespie to Sarwan, 3 runs, lovely cover drive but the ball slows up and they take three

3.6

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, ungainly club from Gayle straight to mid-on

End of over 4 (8 runs) West Indies 9/1
CH Gayle    5* (13b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    2-0-9-0
RR Sarwan    3* (5b)     

4.1

Mills to Sarwan, no run, straight and defended but not convincingly

4.2

Mills to Sarwan, FOUR, short and wide and cut away easily

4.3

Mills to Sarwan, no run, straight and tucked into the legside

4.4

Mills to Sarwan, no run, pushed off the back foot into the off side

4.5

Mills to Sarwan, no run, staright ball defended off the back foot back to the bowler

4.6

Mills to Sarwan, no run, defended on the front foot this time

End of over 5 (4 runs) West Indies 13/1
RR Sarwan    7* (11b 1x4)      KD Mills    3-2-4-1
CH Gayle    5* (13b 1x4)     

5.1

Gillespie to Gayle, FOUR, powerfully hit that short ball over cover. Not the place to bowl to Gayle

5.2

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, pushed back towards mid off

5.3

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, a straight ball which is defended and goes out to point

5.4

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, a good short ball which Gayle sways beneath

5.5

Gillespie to Gayle, FOUR, Crash backs away and smashed down the ground

5.6

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run, low full toss drilled straight to the bowler and deflects out to allow the single

End of over 6 (9 runs) West Indies 22/1
CH Gayle    14* (19b 3x4)      MR Gillespie    3-0-18-0
RR Sarwan    7* (11b 1x4)     

6.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, pushed off the back foot back to the bowler

6.2

Mills to Gayle, no run, ungainly attempt as Gayle tries to tuck one away and loses his balance

6.3

Mills to Gayle, 2 runs, Dropped Ryder can't reach a high one in the slips- tough chance

6.4

Mills to Gayle, no run, hit powerfully to cover

6.5

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, tucked off the legs for an easy single

6.6

Mills to Sarwan, no run, straight ball played out to leg side

End of over 7 (3 runs) West Indies 25/1
RR Sarwan    7* (12b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-2-7-1
CH Gayle    17* (24b 3x4)     

7.1

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, Gayle goes back and defends a straight one

7.2

Gillespie to Gayle, SIX, Bang steps away and goes massive. Over mid wicket and out of the ground

New Zealand started well but West Indies are moving along nicely now

7.3

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 wide, down the leg side and no real effort from the batsman

7.3

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, better. Wide on the crease, full and across Gayle

7.4

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run, back and pushed for a single

7.5

Gillespie to Sarwan, no run, short, wide and cracked square, good fielding from Guptill

7.6

Gillespie to Sarwan, no run, defended into the off to finish an interesting over

End of over 8 (8 runs) West Indies 33/1
RR Sarwan    7* (14b 1x4)      MR Gillespie    4-0-26-0
CH Gayle    24* (28b 3x4 1x6)     

8.1

Mills to Gayle, SIX, Wallop goes large again but his time no more than a flick of the hips

8.2

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball

8.3

Mills to Sarwan, no run, defended back to the bowler

8.4

Mills to Sarwan, no run, defended again

8.5

Mills to Sarwan, 1 run, leg stump ball clipped to fine leg

8.6

Mills to Gayle, no run, slower ball left alone outside off

End of over 9 (8 runs) West Indies 41/1
CH Gayle    31* (31b 3x4 2x6)      KD Mills    5-2-15-1
RR Sarwan    8* (17b 1x4)     

Change of bowling and Southee on

9.1

Southee to Sarwan, no run, straight to start with and defended back down the wicket

9.2

Southee to Sarwan, no run, wide outside off and left well alone

9.3

Southee to Sarwan, no run, driven into the off but straight to the man

9.4

Southee to Sarwan, no run, driven crisply and this time to the man in short

9.5

Southee to Sarwan, 1 run, shorter and driven on the up into the off

9.6

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, tucked easily of the legs

End of the first Powerplay, will they take the second with Gayle in this form. Yes

End of over 10 (2 runs) West Indies 43/1
CH Gayle    32* (32b 3x4 2x6)      TG Southee    1-0-2-0
RR Sarwan    9* (22b 1x4)     

10.1

Mills to Gayle, no run

10.2

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball and played with respect

10.3

Mills to Sarwan, no run, line and length, defended and rolls back to the cordon

10.4

Mills to Sarwan, no run, shorter this time and the batsman goes back to defend

10.5

Mills to Sarwan, 2 runs, cut away and well cut off on the boundary

10.6

Mills to Sarwan, no run, Driven up to mid on

End of over 11 (3 runs) West Indies 46/1
RR Sarwan    11* (26b 1x4)      KD Mills    6-2-18-1
CH Gayle    33* (34b 3x4 2x6)     

11.1

Southee to Gayle, no run, hits him on the pads and they go up but well outside leg stump

11.2

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, fuller and clipped out to long on

11.3

Southee to Sarwan, no run, driven to the short cover

11.4

Southee to Sarwan, no run, driven again but not past the field

11.5

Southee to Sarwan, 1 run, shorter and played away past gully to third man

11.6

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, attempted yorker and pushed down the ground for an easy one

End of over 12 (3 runs) West Indies 49/1
CH Gayle    35* (37b 3x4 2x6)      TG Southee    2-0-5-0
RR Sarwan    12* (29b 1x4)     

12.1

Mills to Gayle, no run, outside off and left alone. Mills seems to be using the slower ball here

12.2

Mills to Gayle, no run, taking the pace off again and pushed out to the off

12.3

Mills to Gayle, FOUR, deft this time from Gayle. Leg stump line and tickled fine

12.4

Mills to Gayle, no run, full outside off and slower again. Left alone

12.5

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, shorter, tucked off the hip

12.6

Mills to Sarwan, 2 runs, Lovely drive down the ground but the ball slows up again and is hauled in

End of over 13 (7 runs) West Indies 56/1
RR Sarwan    14* (30b 1x4)      KD Mills    7-2-25-1
CH Gayle    40* (42b 4x4 2x6)     

13.1

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, into the feet and dug out to the leg side

13.2

Southee to Sarwan, 1 wide, full and drifting past leg stump

13.2

Southee to Sarwan, 2 runs, fullish again and Sarwan uses his wrists to work it to leg

13.3

Southee to Sarwan, 1 run, leans back and runs it down to third man

13.4

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, going for the yorker length again and pushed up to long on

13.5

Southee to Sarwan, 1 run, pushed into the off and an early call

13.6

Southee to Gayle, no run, flicked off the legs straight to the man

End of over 14 (7 runs) West Indies 63/1
CH Gayle    42* (45b 4x4 2x6)      TG Southee    3-0-12-0
RR Sarwan    18* (33b 1x4)     

14.1

Gillespie to Sarwan, 1 run, Sarwan hops up and guides to third man

14.2

Gillespie to Gayle, 3 runs, low full toss, clipped neatly to leg and a full length saves the boundary

14.3

Gillespie to Sarwan, 1 run, driven and a sharp single is well run

14.4

Gillespie to Gayle, 2 runs, again he slides onto the leftie's legs and flicked square

14.5

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, stand and deliver shot but straight to the fielder in the ring

14.6

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, digs one in short and of no interest to the batsman

End of over 15 (7 runs) West Indies 70/1
CH Gayle    47* (49b 4x4 2x6)      MR Gillespie    5-0-33-0
RR Sarwan    20* (35b 1x4)     

Vettori brings himself on now

15.1

Vettori to Sarwan, no run, straight away he wraps the pads and the shout goes up but safe

15.2

Vettori to Sarwan, no run, blocked

15.3

Vettori to Sarwan, no run, another big stride to make sure

15.4

Vettori to Sarwan, no run

15.5

Vettori to Sarwan, 1 run, gets to the pitch and works it into the leg side

15.6

Vettori to Gayle, no run, pushed straight back to the bowler

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (1 run) West Indies 71/1
CH Gayle    47* (50b 4x4 2x6)      DL Vettori    1-0-1-0
RR Sarwan    21* (40b 1x4)     

16.1

Gillespie to Sarwan, no run, straight and defended on the walk

16.2

Gillespie to Sarwan, 1 run, almost front footed cut shot behind square for one

16.3

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run, pushed past the bowler and long on comes in to field

16.4

Gillespie to Sarwan, OUT, short ball and well direceted. Sarwan is hurried gets a top edge and taken safely by Eliot

RR Sarwan c Elliott b Gillespie 22 (66m 43b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.16

A good wicket for New Zealand and they are keeping a lid on them despite Gayle

16.5

Gillespie to Gayle, no run

16.6

Gillespie to Gayle, no run, good short ball again and gayle has to go on his toes to defend

End of over 17 (2 runs) West Indies 73/2
CH Gayle    48* (53b 4x4 2x6)      MR Gillespie    6-0-35-1
S Chanderpaul    0* (0b)     

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17.1

Southee to Chanderpaul, no run, played down into the gully

17.2

Southee to Chanderpaul, no run, straight and played easily back.

17.3

Southee to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed out into the off

Interesting move by Vettori to take himself of here

17.4

Southee to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven square

17.5

Southee to Gayle, no run, Driven out to cover, slightly uppish but safe

17.6

Southee to Gayle, no run, Driven into the off again

West indies consolidating here but new Zealand will be happy to be getting through these overs without too much cost

End of over 18 (1 run) West Indies 74/2
CH Gayle    48* (55b 4x4 2x6)      TG Southee    4-0-13-0
S Chanderpaul    1* (4b)     

18.1

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked out to square leg

18.2

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run

18.3

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, no run

18.4

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, no run, no drama from Chanderpaul

18.5

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, 1 run, clipped into the leg, accumulation is the name of the game

18.6

Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run, punched square and Gayle bringds up his fifty

End of over 19 (4 runs) West Indies 78/2
CH Gayle    50* (57b 4x4 2x6)      MR Gillespie    7-0-39-1
S Chanderpaul    3* (8b)     

19.1

Southee to Gayle, no run, full again from Southee and he can't get it away

19.2

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, shorter this time and tucked of the hip

19.3

Southee to Chanderpaul, 1 run, guided neatly to third man

19.4

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, Southee goes very full again to Gayle and it squirts to leg, good bowling this

19.5

Southee to Chanderpaul, no run, And very short to chanderpaul. Bowling to plans here

19.6

Southee to Chanderpaul, 1 run, tumbling save in the covers stops the single

End of over 20 (4 runs) West Indies 82/2
S Chanderpaul    5* (11b)      TG Southee    5-0-17-0
CH Gayle    52* (60b 4x4 2x6)     

Jesse ryder is the new bowler. Welcome back

20.1

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, Swing immediately for the medium pacer

20.2

Ryder to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Creeps onto the batsman's hips and tucked away

20.3

Ryder to Gayle, 1 run, No foot movement as it is hit straight back

20.4

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, through to the keeper as it is left alone

20.5

Ryder to Chanderpaul, 1 run, a quick single to the cover, throw comes in but easily safe

20.6

Ryder to Gayle, 2 runs, driven straight and well saved by long on coming round

End of over 21 (5 runs) West Indies 87/2
CH Gayle    55* (62b 4x4 2x6)      JD Ryder    1-0-5-0
S Chanderpaul    7* (15b)     

Vettori back now, you have to think this is going to be key

21.1

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, Chanderpaul covers with his pad as it nis wide outside off

21.2

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, straighter and prodded back

21.3

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, little edge but past McCullum

21.4

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, can't get him away at all

21.5

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, and again, can only prod it back

21.6

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Vettori can't get across to this one as it is pushed back

End of over 22 (1 run) West Indies 88/2
S Chanderpaul    8* (21b)      DL Vettori    2-0-2-0
CH Gayle    55* (62b 4x4 2x6)     

22.1

Ryder to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven up to long on

22.2

Ryder to Gayle, 1 run, and to long off this time

22.3

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, tries to play this one leg side and squirts to the off

22.4

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, blocked safely

22.5

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, clipped to mid wicket but no chance of a run

22.6

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed into the covers. "Top over" saysMcCullum

End of over 23 (2 runs) West Indies 90/2
S Chanderpaul    9* (26b)      JD Ryder    2-0-7-0
CH Gayle    56* (63b 4x4 2x6)     

23.1

Vettori to Gayle, no run, gets the outside edge

23.2

Vettori to Gayle, no run, flat again and no run

23.3

Vettori to Gayle, no run, pushes it in and can't get it away

23.4

Vettori to Gayle, no run

23.5

Vettori to Gayle, no run, pushed to mid on

23.6

Vettori to Gayle, no run, another flat delivery that he can't play a scoring shot to

End of over 24 (maiden) West Indies 90/2
CH Gayle    56* (69b 4x4 2x6)      DL Vettori    3-1-2-0
S Chanderpaul    9* (26b)     

24.1

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed into the covers

24.2

Ryder to Chanderpaul, 1 run, slightly leggish and pushed to legside

24.3

Ryder to Gayle, no run, gayle fails to put away a low full toss

24.4

Ryder to Gayle, 1 run, Driven away and they think about the second but wisely decline

24.5

Ryder to Chanderpaul, 1 run, worked behind square

24.6

Ryder to Gayle, 2 runs, Driven straight and Flynn gets across well to keep it to two

Great control from the Kiwis here and rattling through thre overs here

End of over 25 (5 runs) West Indies 95/2
CH Gayle    59* (72b 4x4 2x6)      JD Ryder    3-0-12-0
S Chanderpaul    11* (29b)     

25.1

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed through again

25.2

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Pushed off the front foot

25.3

Vettori to Gayle, no run, Front foot prod back to the bowler

25.4

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, pushed to the vacant mid on

25.5

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, cut square

25.6

Vettori to Gayle, no run, wider and left alone to go through to the keeper

Cat and mouse stuff here

End of over 26 (3 runs) West Indies 98/2
CH Gayle    60* (75b 4x4 2x6)      DL Vettori    4-1-5-0
S Chanderpaul    13* (32b)     

26.1

Ryder to Chanderpaul, 1 run, On the hips and clipped to long leg

26.2

Ryder to Gayle, SIX, There we go, leg stump and lifted for six. Gayle was waiting for that one

26.3

Ryder to Gayle, 1 run, Pushed to mid on

26.4

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, Better line and defended straight

26.5

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, knocked back to the bowler on the bounce

26.6

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, Driven into the covers to finish the over

End of over 27 (8 runs) West Indies 106/2
S Chanderpaul    14* (36b)      JD Ryder    4-0-20-0
CH Gayle    67* (77b 4x4 3x6)     

27.1

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, carved past the ring to the sweeper on the cover boundary

27.2

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, rotates the strike with a clip to leg

27.3

Vettori to Gayle, no run, flatter and blocked

27.4

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, easy single with a drive to long off

27.5

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, defended back

27.6

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, across his stumps and hit to mid on

End of over 28 (4 runs) West Indies 110/2
S Chanderpaul    16* (39b)      DL Vettori    5-1-9-0
CH Gayle    69* (80b 4x4 3x6)     

Ryder out and Southee is back

28.1

Southee to Chanderpaul, no run, Worked a offside ball past gully

28.2

Southee to Chanderpaul, 1 run, An appeal but there was plenty of bat

28.3

Southee to Gayle, 2 runs, In the air, a drive into space at extra cover and a jogged couple of runs

28.4

Southee to Gayle, FOUR, Over pitches the yorker and Gayle hits the full toss to mid wicket

28.5

Southee to Gayle, 2 runs, clipped away for a couple

28.6

Southee to Gayle, no run, Shorter and Gayle goes back to defend

A few more runs from that over and that will make Vettori think about how he uses his bowler

End of over 29 (9 runs) West Indies 119/2
CH Gayle    77* (84b 5x4 3x6)      TG Southee    6-0-26-0
S Chanderpaul    17* (41b)     

29.1

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, prodded away to leg

29.2

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run

29.3

Vettori to Gayle, no run, driven to cover fielder

29.4

Vettori to Gayle, no run, floated up and tempts him but he restrains himself

29.5

Vettori to Gayle, no run, played away to cover

29.6

Vettori to Gayle, no run, again given air and Gayle brings his bat down rather than risk the big shot

End of over 30 (1 run) West Indies 120/2
CH Gayle    77* (88b 5x4 3x6)      DL Vettori    6-1-10-0
S Chanderpaul    18* (43b)     

30.1

Southee to Chanderpaul, 1 run, simply worked into the off side to take another single

30.2

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, a full ball driven strongly up to long off

30.3

Southee to Chanderpaul, 1 run, wider and driven on the up through the covers

30.4

Southee to Gayle, no run, hits Gayles pads but was well outside leg despite the shout. Doesn't make his ground to sharply though

30.5

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, Driven straight

30.6

Southee to Chanderpaul, no run, firm drive that goes to leg and picked up at mid wiket

End of over 31 (4 runs) West Indies 124/2
S Chanderpaul    20* (46b)      TG Southee    7-0-30-0
CH Gayle    79* (91b 5x4 3x6)     

Will they continue just trying Vettori out without risks

31.1

Vettori to Gayle, no run, Bigger backlift on the drive but no timing at all on that

31.2

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, Driven straight up to long on

31.3

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, a squarer drive from Chanderpaul

31.4

Vettori to Gayle, no run, bit of a swing from Gayl ebut no connection

31.5

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, more restraint and it is played to mid on

31.6

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, pushed out square on the off side

End of over 32 (4 runs) West Indies 128/2
S Chanderpaul    22* (48b)      DL Vettori    7-1-14-0
CH Gayle    81* (95b 5x4 3x6)     

A change of bowling and Elliot is brought into the attack, coming round the wicket

32.1

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanderpaul works it behind square on the off

32.2

Elliott to Gayle, 1 run, a fuller one is driven to extra cover and an easy single

32.3

Elliott to Chanderpaul, no run, short ball and the batsman swings but can't connect with the slower one

32.4

Elliott to Chanderpaul, no run, clipped to leg for a single

32.5

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 1 run, no men on the single on the leg side and worked across the stumps for an easy one

32.6

Elliott to Gayle, 1 run, a punched drive to a full ball goes past the bowlers hand

End of over 33 (4 runs) West Indies 132/2
CH Gayle    83* (97b 5x4 3x6)      GD Elliott    1-0-4-0
S Chanderpaul    24* (52b)     

When will the Windies decide to go- not this over I think. Vettori in again

33.1

Vettori to Gayle, no run, Defended on the back foot down the wicket

33.2

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, driven to long off

33.3

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, driven square and wide of gully. Singles are the order of the day

33.4

Vettori to Gayle, no run, goes back to defend

33.5

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, pushed to long on off the front foot

33.6

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanderpaul goes square again

End of over 34 (4 runs) West Indies 136/2
S Chanderpaul    26* (54b)      DL Vettori    8-1-18-0
CH Gayle    85* (101b 5x4 3x6)     

Powerplay called by the West Indies and the now obligatory change of ball

34.1

Elliott to Chanderpaul, no run, a late cut goes straight to gully, quite full for that shot

34.2

Elliott to Chanderpaul, no run, pushed down the wicket

34.3

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, goes over the top but with no power and out to long on

34.4

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, aerial again, to extra cover this time

34.5

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 1 run, ugly, upright drive out to mid wicket

34.6

Elliott to Gayle, 1 run, straight ball clipped into the legside for any easy run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 35 (6 runs) West Indies 142/2
CH Gayle    86* (102b 5x4 3x6)      GD Elliott    2-0-10-0
S Chanderpaul    31* (59b)     

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Will Vettori continue now West Indies have called the Powerplay? No, he is holding back his last two and Southee comes in

35.1

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, Straight on that full length to Gayle and pushed down the ground

35.2

Southee to Chanderpaul, 1 run, low full toss this time and punched without timing straight

35.3

Southee to Gayle, FOUR, another full toss and Gayle slashes it over the covers

35.4

Southee to Gayle, no run, Better length, full again and dug out

35.5

Southee to Gayle, FOUR, overpitches again and clubbed back down the ground.

35.6

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, better length again and along the ground for the single

End of over 36 (11 runs) West Indies 153/2
CH Gayle    96* (107b 7x4 3x6)      TG Southee    8-0-41-0
S Chanderpaul    32* (60b)     

36.1

Elliott to Gayle, 2 runs, Full to Gayle again and good running turns it into two

36.2

Elliott to Gayle, 1 run, clipped out to mid wicket

36.3

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, creative shot, gets across and down and laps it on the full in the air down to square leg

36.4

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye, trys to swing one across the line, an appeal but outside the line

36.5

Elliott to Gayle, 1 run, hundred for Gayle with a neatly take single

36.6

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, All happening, skier steepling over the head of long off and can't scramble back

End of over 37 (9 runs) West Indies 162/2
S Chanderpaul    36* (63b)      GD Elliott    3-0-18-0
CH Gayle    100* (110b 7x4 3x6)     

37.1

Southee to Gayle, FOUR, down on one knee and skims a drive over the off side

37.2

Southee to Gayle, 1 run, easier drive out to extra cover

37.3

Southee to Chanderpaul, 2 runs

37.4

Southee to Chanderpaul, FOUR

37.5

Southee to Chanderpaul, no run, a low full toss driven over the head of mid on

37.6

Southee to Chanderpaul, FOUR, and along the ground now for four more

End of over 38 (15 runs) West Indies 177/2
S Chanderpaul    46* (67b 2x4)      TG Southee    9-0-56-0
CH Gayle    105* (112b 8x4 3x6)     

38.1

Elliott to Gayle, no run, driven out square on the off

38.2

Elliott to Gayle, 1 run

38.3

Elliott to Chanderpaul, FOUR, smashed aerial over extra

38.4

Elliott to Chanderpaul, 1 leg bye

38.5

Elliott to Gayle, FOUR, clubbed straight and true

38.6

Elliott to Gayle, SIX, he goes again and this one is massive, straight and into the building site

End of over 39 (16 runs) West Indies 193/2
CH Gayle    116* (116b 9x4 4x6)      GD Elliott    4-0-33-0
S Chanderpaul    50* (69b 3x4)     

Great batting here and the runrate really picking up here. Vettori is back to try and stem the flow

39.1

Vettori to Chanderpaul, no run, a drive back to the bowler

39.2

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 3 runs, clever reverse sweep from Chanderpaul who now has his fifty

39.3

Vettori to Gayle, 2 runs, pushed for a single

39.4

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, nudged of his legs to square leg

39.5

Vettori to Chanderpaul, FOUR, powerfully sweep from outside off, in the air but over the ring

39.6

Vettori to Chanderpaul, FOUR, another reverse sweep and gets under it a bit, over the fielder though and more runs

Even Vettori is conceding freely now, looking ominous with wickets in hand

End of over 40 (14 runs) West Indies 207/2
S Chanderpaul    60* (73b 5x4)      DL Vettori    9-1-32-0
CH Gayle    119* (118b 9x4 4x6)     

Ryder back on

40.1

Ryder to Gayle, no run, squirted square on off

40.2

Ryder to Gayle, 2 runs, smashed to the leg side but saved on the boundary

40.3

Ryder to Gayle, 1 run, pushed into a gap on the leg side

40.4

Ryder to Chanderpaul, FOUR, clears his front leg and smashes the ball square on the off side

40.5

Ryder to Chanderpaul, 1 run, down the ground and over the bowlers head

40.6

Ryder to Gayle, 1 run, better length and driven for one

End of over 41 (9 runs) West Indies 216/2
CH Gayle    123* (122b 9x4 4x6)      JD Ryder    5-0-29-0
S Chanderpaul    65* (75b 6x4)     

Vettori's last over

41.1

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, nudged into the leg side

41.2

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, reverse sweep again but Vettori holds it back and he has to lap it for two

41.3

Vettori to Chanderpaul, SIX, another reverse and really gets hold of it. SIX. Eat your heart out KP

41.4

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 2 runs, and again uppish but safe

41.5

Vettori to Chanderpaul, 1 run, conventional sweep off the glove

41.6

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, easy drive

End of over 42 (13 runs) West Indies 229/2
CH Gayle    125* (124b 9x4 4x6)      DL Vettori    10-1-45-0
S Chanderpaul    76* (79b 6x4 1x6)     

42.1

Mills to Gayle, SIX, drops short a a brutal pull for six

42.2

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, tries the yorker and pushed out to the off side

42.3

Mills to Chanderpaul, FOUR, unbelievable, the reverse sweep comes out for the seamers now to the same effect. SIX

42.4

Mills to Chanderpaul, 1 run, shorter ball

42.5

Mills to Gayle, 2 runs, smashed, long on has to run round to save the boundary

42.6

Mills to Gayle, OUT, Gone, Gayle goes again but picks out Taylor short of the midwicket boundary.

CH Gayle c Taylor b Mills 135 (175m 129b 9x4 5x6) SR: 104.65

New Zealand needed that because the Windies were beginning to get away from them. But what an innings from Gayle, circumspect when he needed to be but brutal and magnificent too.

End of over 43 (14 runs) West Indies 243/3
     KD Mills    8-2-39-2
S Chanderpaul    81* (81b 7x4 1x6)     

Gillespie now

43.1

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, no run, Short and that is the one for the over

43.2

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, 1 run, Chanderpaul works the single

43.3

Gillespie to Findlay, 2 runs, starts with a shovel into the wide open space in the leg side to open his account

43.4

Gillespie to Findlay, no run, defended on the front foot

43.5

Gillespie to Findlay, 1 run

43.6

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, OUT, mijx up between the batsmen as the ball goes straight to the fielder. They come, they stop and Finlay rightly has to go

SE Findlay run out 3 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 44 (4 runs) West Indies 247/3
S Chanderpaul    82* (83b 7x4 1x6)      MR Gillespie    8-0-43-1
    

44.1

Mills to Pollard, 1 run, bouncer first up to Pollard who hooks without his eyes on it and it falls safely

44.2

Mills to Chanderpaul, 1 run, clever again from Chanderpaul who gets across and scoops it square to leg

44.3

Mills to Pollard, SIX, Pollard's turn as he swivels to smash a pull for six

44.4

Mills to Pollard, no run, a low full toss driven straight and hard straight into the stumps at the non strikers end

44.5

Mills to Pollard, 1 run

44.6

Mills to Chanderpaul, FOUR, Full toss and cracked to the boundary at cow corner

Five overs left and what can New Zealand do? Runs coming freely despite Gayle's departure

End of over 45 (13 runs) West Indies 260/4
S Chanderpaul    87* (85b 8x4 1x6)      KD Mills    9-2-52-2
KA Pollard    8* (4b 1x6)     

45.1

Gillespie to Pollard, FOUR, scythed away over extra cove. pollard looking a good man for this situation

45.2

Gillespie to Pollard, 1 run, full toss, sliced and short of Ryder. The ball is following him today but never near enough

45.3

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full ball driven for one

45.4

Gillespie to Pollard, SIX, backs away from a short ball and hooks, looks like he has got under that but it keeps going for six

45.5

Gillespie to Pollard, OUT, down on one knee and crashes it down the ground and Taylor makes excellent ground to pouch that inside the boundary.

KA Pollard c Taylor b Gillespie 19 (10m 8b 1x4 2x6) SR: 237.50

Great cameo from Pollard, big hitting to keep the momentum going

45.6

Gillespie to Chanderpaul, 1 run, strange scoop shot to a short ball and keeps the strike

End of over 46 (13 runs) West Indies 273/5
S Chanderpaul    89* (87b 8x4 1x6)      MR Gillespie    9-0-56-2
D Ramdin    0* (0b)     

46.1

Ryder to Chanderpaul, 1 run, full toss on the legs clipped away for a single

46.2

Ryder to Ramdin, no run, driven on the bounce to the bowler

46.3

Ryder to Ramdin, 1 run, driven again and bounces over the bowler for a single

46.4

Ryder to Chanderpaul, FOUR, short, slower ball and Chanderpaul waits and hits cleanly through mid wicket

46.5

Ryder to Chanderpaul, no run, Defended

46.6

Ryder to Chanderpaul, OUT, Tries the reverse sweep again and can't get enough of it and is caught and what would be gully.

S Chanderpaul c Guptill b Ryder 94 (118m 91b 9x4 1x6) SR: 103.29

That ends a fantastic innings from Chanderpaul, he was supporting Gayle early on but accelerated brilliantly to give his side a really substantial total

End of over 47 (6 runs) West Indies 279/6
     JD Ryder    6-0-35-1
D Ramdin    1* (2b)     

I am afraid we have lost coverage again but at least it hasn't happened whilst Chanderpaul was in full flow

47.1

Southee to Ramdin, FOUR

47.2

Southee to Ramdin, no run

47.3

Southee to Ramdin, 2 runs

47.4

Southee to Ramdin, no run

47.5

Southee to Ramdin, 1 run

47.6

Southee to Powell, no run, Seven runs of the over and the Windies will really want to push past 300 here

End of over 48 (7 runs) West Indies 286/6
DBL Powell    0* (1b)      TG Southee    10-0-63-0
D Ramdin    8* (7b 1x4)     

48.1

Mills to Ramdin, 1 run

48.2

Mills to Powell, 1 run, Driven to long on

48.3

Mills to Ramdin, 2 runs, full and driven into the legside

48.4

Mills to Ramdin, no run, turned out to mid wicket where the man in short fields

48.5

Mills to Ramdin, 1 run, full ball and the batsmen backs away and hits it into the ground

48.6

Mills to Powell, OUT, bouncer comes this time, Powell backs away, swings and edges beind to McCullum

DBL Powell c †McCullum b Mills 4 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

End of over 49 (5 runs) West Indies 291/7
     KD Mills    10-2-57-3
D Ramdin    12* (11b 1x4)     

Last over now and it is Gillespie to Ramdin

49.1

Gillespie to Ramdin, OUT, and he cleans him up. Full and straight, Ramdin backs away, swings and the bowler hits

D Ramdin b Gillespie 9 (14m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

49.2

Gillespie to Edwards, 1 run, slices a full ball out to cover a scampers a single

49.3

Gillespie to Nash, 1 run, shorter one and cut out for one

49.4

Gillespie to Edwards, no run, fuller again and he can't get a bat to it outside off

49.5

Gillespie to Edwards, no run, low full toss and a mighty heave that comes nowhere near connecting

49.6

Gillespie to Edwards, OUT, full and straight, another heave and this one crashes into the stumps to complete a decent damage limitation exercise at the end there as wickets fell in a clatter.

FH Edwards b Gillespie 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Match State: Innings Break

Phew! Quite a innings. West Indies must feel that they missed out by not getting themselves past 300 and beyond. The middle orderand tail did not make the most of the platform given to them; West indies had only two innings of note but what innings they were! 135 from Gayle contained some superb striking but also control and purpose, he was happy to play the middle period of the game and wait for the bad ball which was invariably dispatched. Chanderpaul suppoted him admirably until he hit his straps and brought out the shots of his own, his reverse sweeps off spinners and seamers alike were particularly memorable and he deserved to have made his century.

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End of over 50 (2 runs) West Indies 293/9
     MR Gillespie    10-0-58-4
BP Nash    1* (1b)     
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