Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
81(119) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 1 1 0 1 9 2 0
DJ Bravo
43(55) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 6 1 8 1 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ McClenaghan
O6.4
M1
R30
W1
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O7.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's all we have for you, folks. Many thanks for your company and your feedback. We still have one more game left where New Zealand would be looking to seal the series while West Indies would be going tooth and nail to square it. It should be a cracker, weather permitting so do join us then. For now, this is Alagappan Muthu wishing you good tidings

6.00 pm There we have it people, play has been called off and New Zealand have won this by 58 runs. Dwayne Bravo says the target was a gettable one and that they fancied chasing 280-285. But losing wickets to the new ball, especially through run outs did not help.

Brendon McCullum says it was tough at the start. Martin Guptill played an outstanding role and allowed the others to bat around him. To get 280 on that wicket was a pretty good score. You wanna be one or two down inside 30-35 overs, the wicket was a bit two paced and 250 would have been par but Martin played really well and we got a few runs in the end and 280 was an outstanding score on that wicket. We pride ourselves on our fielding. The outfield was a bit heavy and to get those two run outs and getting through those overs quickly was a good job by the team. Hamstring is going well, its getting a bit, old I think but overall pretty pleased to go through 2-1 up

Martin Guptill is Man of the Match and says it was nice to spend a bit of time on the middle and get a few runs. It was just a matter of adapting to the wicket. I was trying to score as many runs as I can but I just couldn't. The idea was to stay out there and get as much as possible and he was pretty happy things went well

5.45 pm Reports coming in paint a very gloomy scenario. The rain has picked up quite a bit since starting and the forecast is for it to continue through the afternoon. Don't hold your breath for play to start, and the remaining crowd at Saxton Oval is treated to Umbrella.

elwarko: "Only just tuned in and apologies if the ground has already been covered. So we had an extra 29 over to bat and could only score an extra 2 runs? For shame NZ, for shame."

5.30 pm The umpires are walking out onto the field right now and are having a chat with the groundstaff. The crowd have begun to disperse even as I type. Doesn't look too good, folks

amit: "What is the d/l score right now." West Indies are 58 runs behind the D/L target at this point.

5.15 pm Finally, it seems the umpires have decided the rain is strong enough to cause a halt in play. The players are ushered out of the field and the groundstaff get busy covering the pitch. West Indies are well short of the D/L target and should this match not resume it would mean they will be nursing a second straight loss. Conditions are quite gloomy and the possibility of a restart aren't too promising. We'll keep you posted. Fittingly, of course, Why does it always rain on me by Travis blasts out at Saxton Oval as we leave you. Followed by Ran drops keep falling on my head

33.4
4
McClenaghan to Bravo, FOUR runs, short ball targeting his midriff from around the wicket as Bravo shuffles across to off stump and pulls it away to the long leg boundary.

The rain's become quite steady now

33.3
1
McClenaghan to Ramdin, 1 run, fullish on off stump as he moves forward to drive to mid-off
33.2
1
McClenaghan to Bravo, 1 run, length ball on middle and is turned to square leg for a single
33.1
1lb
McClenaghan to Ramdin, 1 leg bye, loud appeal from New Zealand but Umpire Bowden shakes his head. Ramdin was late on his shot and there wasn't much on offer any way as he gets rapped on the pads while being stuck in the crease, but he is saved by the height it got.

END OF OVER:
33 | 3 Runs | WI: 127/5

  • DJ Bravo38 (53b)
  • D Ramdin16 (26b)
  • NL McCullum10-0-30-1
  • MJ McClenaghan6-1-24-1

5.11 pm The rain's picked up a bit here

32.6
0
McCullum to Bravo, no run, it was full on middle as he turns it away towards midwicket
32.5
1
McCullum to Ramdin, 1 run, pushed into the covers for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MJ Guptill
81(119) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 13 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 1 1 0 1 9 2 0
DJ Bravo
43(55) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 6 1 8 1 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

MJ McClenaghan
O6.4
M1
R30
W1
Eco4.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DJ Bravo
O7.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF