Statistics

Best performances - Bowlers

DJG Sammy
O3.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TG Southee
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
15 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 117/4

  • LRPL Taylor28 (20b)
  • L Ronchi0 (0b)
  • DJG Sammy3-0-22-3
  • KA Pollard2-0-14-0

That's it from us for this match. The rain played a major role in the match, both in terms of making the ball hard to grip and the pitch a little unpredictable, and it put New Zealand in a distinctly advantageous position by the end. They made sure they capitalised, and they've taken a 1-0 lead. Do join us tomorrow for the second T20. Good night.

Andre Fletcher is Man of the Match

Darren Sammy says West Indies batted really well, after the start they got, but didn't get the finish they wanted at the end. "We still backed our bowlers to defend, but the conditions didn't allow us to do it. The most important thing in cricket is the ball, and the conditions made it very difficult to grip."

Brendon McCullum agrees, and says the conditions were "unacceptable" and adds that he feels for the "team on the wrong side" of the result. "The wicket, with the rain on it, it was hard to tell if it was going to kiss off it or sit on it."

Ross Taylor says "you have to give credit to the umpires and the West Indies players for staying out for so long because it was raining quite steadily."

And that, it seems, is that. It's still raining, and the light isn't great either, and the players go off again, and the players shake hands as they do so. The Duckworth-Lewis par score for New Zealand, at this point, was 105 for 4, and they're comfortably ahead of that score. This means, of course, that they are in the curious, but now familiar position of having won by a runs margin rather than a wickets margin despite batting second. They have won by 12 runs.

14.6
2
Sammy to Taylor, 2 runs, shortish ball outside off, and he chops down on it and sends it speeding away wide of Narine at short third man, but he gives chase and cuts it off easily enough

Luke Ronchi comes in, wearing a comedy moustache under the helmet

14.5
W
Sammy to Anderson, OUT, Sammy has three now. He bangs this in, and it goes looping off Anderson's outside edge as he looks to pull. Easy catch for Narine at short fine leg

They're finally bringing out a batch of replacement balls now. Had to happen, I suppose. The towels were coming out after every delivery

14.4
4
Sammy to Anderson, FOUR runs, full-toss, and he swats it over the bowler's head, two bounces down past the boundary. It was the slower ball, and it slipped out of his grasp
14.3
0
Sammy to Anderson, no run, into the blockhole, and he swings hard at it but can't even get it off the square
14.2
2
Sammy to Anderson, 2 runs, short ball, and Anderson was late on the pull. Caught it high on the bat and it looped up but safely enough, dropping down near where mid-on would have been had he not been stationed at long-on

Sammy goes around the wicket now

14.1
1
Sammy to Taylor, 1 run, full ball outside off, and he shuffles forward to play a checked drive towards deep cover

Statistics

Best performances - Bowlers

DJG Sammy
O3.0
M0
R22
W3
Eco7.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TG Southee
O4.0
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF