Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Brathwaite
129(258) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 1 2 4 6 2 0 0
TWM Latham
82(163) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 4 2 1 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JE Taylor
O17.0
M5
R34
W4
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IS Sodhi
O19.1
M2
R96
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

So we now move to Barbados for the third Test, with all to play for. Thanks for your comments and feedback. Ciao ciao.

"I thought we were pretty good for most of the Test match but that first innings, getting out for 220-odd was not good," says Brendon McCullum. "West indies deserved to win. We were 160 for 3 and we were in a very good position then, we could have gone on to record 400, but there were no partnerships. Credit to West Indies for coming back after we had them back for the first two sessions of the Test. We will cop that on the chin, we were second best, but we need to make sure we come back strongly in the next Test."

"It was a fantastic win. The conditions were tough for the bowlers," says Denesh Ramdin. "The pitch was placid, it was one in which you had to keep working well. Sulieman Benn put on a marathon spell. We were a bit lazy in the field. We hope we don't take it lightly against the lower order next time. Hopefully we can get a good pitch in Barbados, where batsmen can score runs and fast bowlers can take wickets. " Kragg Brathwaite is the Man of the Match for his maiden Test century. He says, "I was looking forward to it (to the hundred). I have been doing a lot of work,especially against spin. I put in a lot of hard work, stayed positive and it worked well. It was not easy (staying away from the team)."

2.43 pm West Indies looked set to win this by an innings, were made to stretch, but they have still managed the next best thing - they win this by 10 wickets. There was a lengthy break before the innings started and West Indies might have had their eyes up towards the skies - it looked like the world was conspiring against them - but Gayle was not letting this one go and used his T20 avatar to bring the match to a quick finish. Take out New Zealand's fight over the last 24 hours, courtesy of BJ Watling and Mark Craig, and there was not much West Indies did wrong. They restricted New Zealand to a below avergae total in the first innings, took a massive lead with Kraigg Brathwaite and Darren Bravo scoring hundreds, then toiling hard over two days - that last bit just made it sweeter. West Indies go to Barbados 1-1 in the series.

Bharath Seervi: "Last time West Indies won a test by 10 wickets against top 8 teams (except Ban & Zim) was vs India at Bridgetown in May 2002."

Don: "Best T20 innings by Gayle so far this year."

13.2
4
Williamson to Gayle, FOUR runs, short and wide, this is through the infield.. cuts it hard through point to bring home the win
13.1
0
Williamson to Gayle, no run, short and wide outside off, he throws his bat but can't beat cover

Two runs needed.

END OF OVER:
13 | 4 Runs | WI: 91/0

  • KC Brathwaite14 (34b)
  • CH Gayle76 (44b)
  • MD Craig3-0-17-0
  • KS Williamson1-0-4-0
12.6
0
Craig to Brathwaite, no run, flatter and quicker, the batsman defends it off the back foot
12.5
2
Craig to Brathwaite, 2 runs, he goes back, rides the bounce and punches it through cover for a couple. Could have run three, but wouldn't matter at this point
12.4
0
Craig to Brathwaite, no run, lots of flight, the batsman comes forward and defends
12.3
1
Craig to Gayle, 1 run, flatter delivery from round the stumps, worked away to deep midwicket for a single

Five needed..

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KC Brathwaite
129(258) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 1 2 4 6 2 0 0
TWM Latham
82(163) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 4 2 1 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

JE Taylor
O17.0
M5
R34
W4
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
IS Sodhi
O19.1
M2
R96
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Fightback

7

Number of times that New Zealand have avoided defeat after conceding a lead of more than 239

Winless

0

Number of Tests that West Indies have won in the last year - Bangladesh are the only other team to not win a Test in this period

MIA

67

Number of matches that Roach, Taylor and Benn have collectively missed between their last Test appearance and this series

Turners

16

Number of spinners who have played Tests for New Zealand post-2000. The fewest for any team

smart stats

22

Number of times that West Indies has scored 400+ runs in an innings in the last 10 years – only Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have done this fewer times.

Is there a way back?

1

Number of times that New Zealand have won a Test after conceding 400 in the first innings – versus Bangladesh.

Debutants

60

Number of Test caps West Indies have handed since 2000 - Jermaine Blackwood is the latest. Only England have had more debutants in this period (61)

In the last two years..

6

Number of times that two West Indian batsmen have scored hundreds in a Test innings - against New Zealand (3 times), Bangladesh (2) and Zimbabwe (1).

smart stats

6

Number of 3rd wicket partnerships worth 75+ runs in the last 50 Test innings for West Indies.

Slowest of 'em all

33

Kraigg Brathwaite's Test strike rate - the lowest for any batsman since his debut in May 2011 (min. 200 runs).