Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
150(206) 17x4 - 4x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8
BB McCullum
84(139) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 5 2 0 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O23.2
M4
R60
W5
Eco2.57
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CS Martin
O30.0
M9
R134
W3
Eco4.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Plenty of smiles in the West Indies dressing room, Gayle isn't laughing, he is as emotion-less as he is when taking the bowling apart.

The draw looked the likeliest of results at the start of the day, with the pitch still flat. It was Roach who turned things around after a short rain break, taking two quick wickets to bring the match back to life. The second new ball then helped West Indies get a few more wickets, and they finished off New Zealand midway through the second session. 102 was needed, which provided enough time for Gayle to entertain the meagre Antigua crowd.

Not often that you hear criticism of Daniel Vettori, but he hasn't done enough with the ball in recent Tests. Callum: "Does this make Kane Williamson our number one test spin bowler? Since Luca injured his back he has not turned it, and continual fails to take wickets on spinner friendly tracks. His flight and use of pace make him a challenge in the shorter forms of the game (that he has retired from) but fails to challenge batsmen in the longer form of the game."

Presentation ceremony:

Ross Taylor: "We were in the game for parts of it, we didn't bat as well as we should have, we didn't take 20 wickets. Our top order batted very well, 200 for 2 in both innings, myself and Kane have to step up in the next match. We didn't look like creating enough pressure on them at times with the ball. It was a pretty good wicket, we scored over 600 on it. Guptill batted very well, he showed signs of getting into form in the ODIs, we need guys to score 100s in Tests. We got to bowl better areas."

Darren Sammy: "The team is playing really well. On a hard wicket, we all did our parts. It was very tough for the quicks, I must congratulate Ravi and Roach for their efforts. Narine continues to bowl well for us, he had to bowl a lot of overs for us. Credit to Chris and Powell for the position they put us in. I keep asking Narine whether he is okay, and he always wants to bowl. I fired up Rampaul today, not intentionally. I wanted to bring on Sunil, but he wanted only more over, and I saw the look on his face, and decided to keep him on. He bowled 135 and got us the breakthroughs."

Suspense is over. It's neither Gayle nor Roach. Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match. "The wicket was a batting paradise, you just had to go out there and bowl in the right areas over and over and over. I think we have about three days, have a good recovery and repeat this in Jamaica."

Okay, that's it from the gang at Cricinfo for now. Kanishkaa's match report is here , and Subash will be sending his stories later in the day. Thanks for the many mails, see you again at the Jamaica Test.

19.3
1
Vettori to Fudadin, 1 run, there it is, fudadin works it to square leg for the single that was needed, Gayle is very composed, not over-the-top celebrations, shakes hands with the New Zealand players, West Indies go 1-0 up, and they can't lose this series
19.2
0
Vettori to Fudadin, no run, gets behind the line and blocks it back to the bowler
19.1
0
Vettori to Fudadin, no run, length ball on off stump, tucked towards square leg

END OF OVER:
19 | 12 Runs | WI: 101/1

  • AB Fudadin6 (18b)
  • CH Gayle64 (49b)
  • N Wagner5-0-32-0
  • DL Vettori1-0-2-0
18.6
1
Wagner to Fudadin, 1 run, Fudadin pushes towards mid-on and takes a quick single, scores are level, Fudadin now has the chance to hit the winning runs
18.5
1
Wagner to Gayle, 1 run, the 100 comes up as Gayle nudges the ball past a diving short leg for a single, two to go now
18.4
2
Wagner to Gayle, 2 runs, two more to Gayle, who carves this towards deep backward point

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
150(206) 17x4 - 4x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8
BB McCullum
84(139) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 5 2 0 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

KAJ Roach
O23.2
M4
R60
W5
Eco2.57
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CS Martin
O30.0
M9
R134
W3
Eco4.46
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF