• BATSMEN
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    9.5 no doubts about this one! Roach did well to pitch this in line with the stumps, the ball straightened, skidded through and struck him in front of the stumps, Latham was not quick enough to get his bat behind the line and an easy decision 28/2
    3.6 he chips it to mid-on! Roach tempts him to play on the up by pitching it up on middle and leg, he was looking for the on drive and it lobbed towards Chanderpaul who took it comfortably at mid-on 17/1
    28.2 the slip comes into play finally for Benn, reward for turn and bounce, Williamson was forced on the back foot to fend that off, he had to play at it, edge went to Bravo at first slip and he takes it easily 102/3
    31.4 Big Benn shows he can dive...again! Roach strikes again, this time he squares up Taylor with extra bounce, it was gaining on Taylor's midriff and he was forced to fend it off, lobbed up off the top of the bat and Benn had to move quickly to his right at gully, timed his dive to perfection and plucked it one-handed 114/4
    40.1 on of the more comical dismissals of the series surely! Benn's extra bounce has been a handful at times today, McCullum's choice of shot was strange to say the least, he was looking to fetch that from outside off and flick it to the leg side, bounced more and he got a top edge that swirled and was taken by first slip, it went so high up in the air that Bravo really had to wait for paint to dry before that settled on his palms 168/5
    65.5 Trouble at the bowler's end and West Indies aren't sure if Neesham was short of his crease or not, he gets forward and softly pushes the ball towards short cover, sets off, hesitates and then continues with the run, Brathwaite runs from point and picks up and fires the throw to Shillingford who breaks the stumps, Neesham is inches short 258/8
    42.5 this has been Benn's session! Benn didn't have to rely on bounce for this one, he tossed it up and was fuller, relied on turn and he drew Watling forward and the outside edge went off the shoulder of the bat and went low and slowly to Gayle at first slip 172/6
    48.3 fires that much quicker and strikes the base of the stumps, that was too quick for Southee who tried to dig it out but the ball squeezed through 194/7
    not out
    46
    93
    4
    1
    49.46
    73.2 caught down the leg side and Wagner walks, it wasn't exactly his best delivery, straying down leg from round the wicket, Wagner was looking to tickle it to fine leg but got an edge and Ramdin dives to his right, Wagner's frustrated 277/9
    78.2 it's Benn who picks up the five-for! He tosses it up and invites Boult to give the charge, beaten in flight and it was a straightforward stumping, no need to refer that 293/10
    Extras
    11 (b 5, lb 2, nb 3, w 1)
    TOTAL
    293 all out (78.2 Overs, 334 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JE Taylor11.025505.0001
    KAJ Roach18.026143.3810
    JO Holder10.042402.4002
    SJ Benn26.219353.5300
    S Shillingford13.005304.0700
    Fall of wickets:1-17 (HD Rutherford, 3.6 ov), 2-28 (TWM Latham, 9.5 ov), 3-102 (KS Williamson, 28.2 ov), 4-114 (LRPL Taylor, 31.4 ov), 5-168 (BB McCullum, 40.1 ov), 6-172 (BJ Watling, 42.5 ov), 7-194 (TG Southee, 48.3 ov), 8-258 (JDS Neesham, 65.5 ov), 9-277 (N Wagner, 73.2 ov), 10-293 (TA Boult, 78.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    21.5 Gayle falls to a skier and well taken by Rutherford, Craig tossed it up and Gayle was down the track to loft it over the sight screen, swirled in the air for a long time and Rutherford was stationed at long-on, had to keep his eyes on it with overcast sky above 79/1
    34.2 fine catch at short cover! Wagner bowled it from wide of the crease from round the wicket, pitched up outside off and inducing the chipped drive, couldn't keep it down, Southee did well to time his dive to his left 153/2
    58.2 Rutherford takes quite a difficult high catch, Southee drifted on the pads and Edwards was looking to flick it over midwicket but got a leading edge that swirled in the air for a long time, Rutherford ran backwards from mid-on but it was a tricky one, managed to take it behind his head 205/4
    52.6 Wagner gets him driving on the up and the packed off side ring comes into play, this didn't go to the two short covers but to gully instead, slower ball, Wagner pitched it up wide outside off, Bravo was driving square and he scooped it to Williamson 197/3
    70.4 Chanderpaul walks and New Zealand strike at the stroke of lunch! Wagner hammers one short of a length just down the leg side, Chanderpaul had shuffled across and looked to glance it to fine leg and he got a glove to it, Watling dives to his right and the finger went up immediately 240/5
    80.3 Ramdin's been given out lbw and he wants to review it, Gould took a long time to give that out, question was where it pitched, struck him on the front pad just below the top flap as he looked to flick and the tramline shows that it did pitch in line of the leg stump and Hawkeye confirms that was hitting the stumps so Ramdin has to go 277/6
    95.2 the short ball does the trick for Neesham, it was on the body and Holder was shaping to play the hook, gets a glove to it and Watling knew instantly and so did the umpire, a disappointed Holder trudges back for an impressive 38 on debut 313/8
    82.1 that's a wonderful pluck by Watling! This was pitched up on middle and off and Roach was playing down the wrong line because the ball straightened, took the outside edge and Watling held out his right hand and took it one-handed inches off the turf 277/7
    not out
    10
    42
    1
    0
    23.80
    96.3 Wagner knocks down the off stump, he got that to nip back in slightly from the off stump, Benn was playing across the line and the ball clipped his pad and struck the off stump which fell back a couple of yards 316/9
    97.1 nope that's the end of that! A fiery inswinging yorker from Neesham was too good for Taylor, looks like Taylor wasn't expecting it, he tried to keep his bat down and dig it out but the ball hit the base of the leg stump and pegged it back slightly 317/10
    Extras
    15 (b 2, lb 4, nb 2, w 7)
    TOTAL
    317 all out (97.1 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult23.057123.0811
    TG Southee21.086313.0010
    MD Craig18.029015.0001
    N Wagner27.076442.3720
    KS Williamson2.001105.5010
    JDS Neesham6.111221.9400
    Fall of wickets:1-79 (CH Gayle, 21.5 ov), 2-153 (KC Brathwaite, 34.2 ov), 3-197 (DM Bravo, 52.6 ov), 4-205 (KA Edwards, 58.2 ov), 5-240 (S Chanderpaul, 70.4 ov), 6-277 (D Ramdin, 80.3 ov), 7-277 (KAJ Roach, 82.1 ov), 8-313 (JO Holder, 95.2 ov), 9-316 (SJ Benn, 96.3 ov), 10-317 (JE Taylor, 97.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    1.6 what have you done. Latham?! Miscues a pull and offers a dolly to midwicket. Kicks the turf as he walks off. That is a very soft dismissal. Dug in short and the batsman was instinctive on the pull. Poor decision considering the ball was angled across him again. Gets it off the splice and that's all she wrote 1/1
    14.3 the change of ends works for Roach, credit to the bowler for pitching it on the right spot, over the wicket, on the off stump and moves away slightly, Rutherford was circumspect with his footwork and he poked his bat out and a thick outside edge to Ramdin 56/2
    not out
    161
    271
    22
    0
    59.40
    18.1 and Holder strikes first ball! And that was a loose shot from Taylor, short of a length outside off, Taylor was pinned to the back foot, poked his bat out but only managed a thick outside edge straight to Bravo at second slip and that was also his first Test wicket 68/3
    37.2 he has been given out lbw and McCullum wants it reviewed, good length ball pitching a bit outside the off stump and coming back in off the surface, looking to play across the line and McCullum had shuffled enough to expose his leg stump, Hawkeye shows that crashing the leg stump and Illingworth's decision stands 135/4
    58.3 throws it away immediately after his fifty! This was pitched up outside off and he goes for the drive but he picks Brathwaite at short cover with precision, easy catch, Neesham can't believe what he's done, looks like the overthrow the previous ball wasn't such a bad thing for WI 226/5
    81.3 Roach gets 100 Test wickets! It was a loose shot from Watling that got him there, short and wide outside off, he looked to cut but couldn't keep it down, slapped to Holder at backward point, Roach the 19th West Indian to take 100 or more Test wickets 305/6
    88.2 and finally some success for Taylor! This was pitched up on the stumps and moving away, Southee played the chipped drive looking to play down the ground but spooned it to Taylor who took an easy return catch 327/7
    not out
    4
    4
    1
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    29 (b 20, lb 1, nb 1, w 7)
    TOTAL
    331/7d (89.1 Overs)
    Did not bat: TA Boult, N Wagner
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    JE Taylor16.045413.3710
    KAJ Roach19.145542.8610
    SJ Benn26.019403.6101
    JO Holder10.022622.6010
    S Shillingford18.028104.5000
    Fall of wickets:1-1 (TWM Latham, 1.6 ov), 2-56 (HD Rutherford, 14.3 ov), 3-68 (LRPL Taylor, 18.1 ov), 4-135 (BB McCullum, 37.2 ov), 5-226 (JDS Neesham, 58.3 ov), 6-305 (BJ Watling, 81.3 ov), 7-327 (TG Southee, 88.2 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    9.6 Southee hits the timber via the inside edge! He bowls it full and swings it in slightly and gets Gayle going for the expansive drive, big inside edge onto the pad and then onto the stumps, the stumps are erect 31/3
    2.3 the off stump's pegged back! Misjudgement of the line by Brathwaite, he was padding up to one that pitched in line with the stumps and he was expecting it to move away with the angle, lifted his bat and the ball came back in, brushed the pad and knocked back the off stump 7/1
    6.5 this time the edge carries and a sharp take by Ross Taylor! Credit to Boult for inducing this, the same awkward angle across the right-hander, moving away just a shade outside off, Edwards was forward and across and got a thick outside edge to first slip where Taylor dives to his left 23/2
    31.1 you beauty! Craig might have Chanderpaul stumped here! Loads of air which draws the batsman down the track, but it dips on him and Chanderpaul had to lunge out at it with the bat. The ball rips past the outside edge. Watling collected it around his chest and whips the bails off. Big, big wicket this 81/4
    46.1 for the second time in the match Bravo perishes in the same manner - caught at gully! Southee the bowler this time and he bowled it full and wide outside off, set up the trap by pitching it up and tempting him to drive, he went beside the line and drove on the up and found Williamson who held it easily, the extra men on the off side was meant to get him to drive and it worked 129/6
    44.2 edged to slip and West Indies lose a wicket shortly after the rain break! Southee delivers from wide of the crease and it's just short of a length, the ball holds its line after pitching just a shade outside off, Ramdin was forward and the outside edge flew to Taylor's left at first slip, that's two sharp catches by him today 122/5
    73.3 bowled between his legs would you believe it? Craig shifted to round the wicket and he landed the ball on a crack, Holder was shuffling and looking to play it with the turn, kept low and it went through the big gap between his legs 221/8
    51.2 bat-pad catch! Tossed up by Craig on the off stump and gets Roach lunging forward, the ball turns and hits the inside edge which then strikes the pad and lobs to Latham at forward short leg 144/7
    not out
    30
    101
    2
    0
    29.70
    76.3 caught at short cover and Benn has given it away! The intention was to pitch it up and cut back on the pace, landed outside off and induced the drive, spooned an easy catch to Southee at short cover 232/9
    82.2 Given out lbw and Taylor wants to review it, it looked plumb! This was a fairly unplayable inswinging yorker from Boult, too good for Taylor, he played all around it and was struck on the base of the pad in front of middle stump, the review was a mere formality, it looked obvious in normal speed 254/10
    Extras
    22 (b 4, lb 15, nb 2, w 1)
    TOTAL
    254 all out (82.2 Overs)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TA Boult16.214832.9300
    TG Southee16.042831.7510
    MD Craig28.078433.0001
    N Wagner16.035013.1201
    JDS Neesham3.01903.0000
    KS Williamson3.001605.3300
    Fall of wickets:1-7 (KC Brathwaite, 2.3 ov), 2-23 (KA Edwards, 6.5 ov), 3-31 (CH Gayle, 9.6 ov), 4-81 (S Chanderpaul, 31.1 ov), 5-122 (D Ramdin, 44.2 ov), 6-129 (DM Bravo, 46.1 ov), 7-144 (KAJ Roach, 51.2 ov), 8-221 (JO Holder, 73.3 ov), 9-232 (SJ Benn, 76.3 ov), 10-254 (JE Taylor, 82.2 ov)

Match Notes

Getting better

6

No. of times New Zealand have won against West Indies in 15 Tests since 2001. Prior to that the count was six in 30 Tests.

The streak ends

265

No. of innings Shivnarine Chanderpaul has batted before the first time he was out stumped in Tests

Southee v Gayle

6

No. of times Tim Southee has now dismissed Chris Gayle in international cricket (from 19 innings) - thrice in this Test series

In theory...

291/9

WI's projected score at the end of the 98 allotted overs. Their mean 4th innings RPO is 2.97 and runs/wicket is 30.3.

Last man standing

10

No. of times Chris Gayle has remained not out at the end of the fourth innings, from 41 previous innings

Elite club

5

Kane Williamson becomes the fifth New Zealand player to score more than 400 runs in a Test series of three matches or under

Rare feat

25

No. of instances New Zealand batsmen have hit second-innings tons abroad

Old-fashioned player

22

No. of balls per boundary for BJ Watling since 2010 - the most (poorest) for any NZ player.

Run machine

9

No. of 40+ scores for Williamson in his last 12 innings, including 3 hundreds and 3 fifties.