Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Ramdin
55(31) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 2 4 3 10 0 10 8
L Ronchi
51(28) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 6 0 1 1 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Russell
O3.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AF Milne
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
19 | 16 Runs | NZ: 163/6

  • JDS Neesham14 (6b)
  • L Ronchi51 (28b)
  • TL Best3-0-37-0
  • SP Narine4-0-18-2

Well there you have it. New Zealand come away with the T20 series 2-0. As Bravo said, the West Indians definitely came back to compete today, but just didn't have enough runs on the board. It has been a memorable series, filled with a good mix of personal milestones and audacious hitting. If you are a New Zealand fan then don't be too perturbed that the series is over. You have the Indians, who have already landed, to look forward to, while the West Indians head off for a nice little break before their next assignment. Hopefully you all enjoyed our live ball-by-ball coverage of this 2nd T20 from Wellington between New Zealand and West Indies. On behalf of the scorer, Sanjay Murari, this is Rohan Sharma signing off for ESPNcricinfo.

Brendon McCullum, New Zealand captain: It was hard fought. I thought WI put on a good total and put early pressure with the ball as well. But I think Ross and Luke's innings were outstanding, and the manner in which we got home was especially pleasing. I thought it was par, I thought we did a good job pulling it back in the last couple of overs. We managed to keep going at a decent strike rate, but we needed a partnership, and we got one from Luke and Ross, who both played brilliantly to get us here. I think we are going okay in the limited-overs. 2-2 all was a fair result in the ODIs, and now we have these two victories. We have to continue to play good cricket and develop consistency in our game.

Dwayne Bravo, West Indies captain: Big improvement from the last game. It was a good learning process from us. We were 15-20 runs short after winning the toss, but the bowlers gave it their best. All in all it was a great team performance, and I am happy that we just improved from the last game. For me personally, it has been good. It's always difficult conditions for us as WI players. After the Test series the way the guys fought to level the ODI series was special. Today they showed a lot of grit and fight. It is about giving the opportunities to the young players and we look to defend our title in the World T20 format. We look forward to NZ coming home to us later in the year, and I am sure it will be another exciting series as well.

Luke Ronchi, Man of the Match: It was a massive thing to make runs and contribute today. Just about making the most of the opportunity. The wicket was good and got better as the night wore on. Nice to play in front of a home crowd. We just needed to bat and try to catch up on the balls we missed out on. If there are boundary options then so be it, but it was important to just bat.

Luke Ronchi is the Man of the Match

Ross Taylor: We kept losing wickets, but the way Ronchi came in and played from where he left off from the first T20 was outstanding. He came out in a tough situation and played his natural game to finish the game for us well. It has been a hard-fought series against WI so we will enjoy tonight, before looking forwards to the Indians tomorrow

We will be back shortly for quotes from the match presentation.

Ronchi has done it again. After hitting a good 40-odd in the previous match to steer NZ to victory, this time he comes in and smashes 51 off 28 to ensure New Zealand run away with this series 2-0, getting some much-needed confidence as the World T20 looms ever so closer. The West Indians will feel a bit hard done by as, till at least the 15th over when Bravo gave away 17 runs, they were ahead on the equation at 54 off 36, which turned to 37 off 30 following the onslaught.

18.6
4
Best to Neesham, FOUR runs, and another short one from Best is sent to the fine leg boundary with a fine hook as New Zealand seal victory with four wickets in hand

Scores are level

18.5
2lb
Best to Neesham, 2 leg bye, short ball which Neesham decides to have a pull at, but the ball deflects away to hit his body, and then carry on to the third man rope, but is stopped just short, as the pair are able to run two leg-byes
18.4
6
Best to Neesham, SIX runs, UNLEASH THE NEESH it is as hits this back of a length delivery so cleanly over midwicket. Just sailed over the ropes as Neesham makes it now 3 off 8
18.3
4
Best to Neesham, FOUR runs, unlucky for Best as he bowls this in the right channel, but the batsman ends up edging this behind, but with no one in the region, is able to get a fortuitous boundary. Equation now 9 off 9
18.2
0
Best to Neesham, no run, plays this off the back foot to the off side, but no run afforded. Good over so far from Best
18.1
0
Best to Neesham, no run, back of a length which is played to the off side, but a run can not be pinched

Best also back on to help finish off the innings

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Ramdin
55(31) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 2 4 3 10 0 10 8
L Ronchi
51(28) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 6 0 1 1 11 10

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Russell
O3.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AF Milne
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF