Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Russell
59(40) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 10 6 9 14
KS Williamson
69(84) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 0 4 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O10.0
M1
R27
W5
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O10.0
M1
R37
W3
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 221/10

  • TG Southee4 (6b)
  • DJ Bravo6-0-30-2
  • TL Best10-0-58-2

The first of two Tests starts on July 25 in Antigua at 10 am local time. Join us then. Abhishek Purohit signing off, Sid Ravindran is updating his match report. I am off for now. Cheers

Players and match officials getting medals. Darren Sammy collects the series trophy now

Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match, and the Man of the Series. Narine: "Good feeling being able to come out and produce for your country. I am a bit nervous but I tend to try and keep cool, the hard work pays off at the end." His figures of 5 for 27 are the best for WI v NZ, and also the best on this ground.

Darren Sammy: "I think Narine is just world-class, having him gives us confidence especially when you are defending. We won most of the key sessions, we had one off day, the third game, but came back very strongly. Everybody performed, Chris and Marlon in the first couple of games, then the lower middle order, Sunil was consistent. So far everybody is on the park, Ravi got his rest, we have rotated the bowlers well."

Ross Taylor: "It was pretty similar to the last game. Last 15 overs with bat and ball, Windies played better than us. We need to learn from them. First two games we were completely outplayed. Today we had our chances, Russell and Narine took it away from us. Narine's a good bowler, still very new to Tests, and we don't have to attack him much."

Sunil Narine, five games, 13 wickets, average 11.23, economy-rate 2.92. Windies would have lost the final two games, had it not been for Narine

Can't call this series a straightforward thrashing despite the 4-1 scoreline, but New Zealand could well carry over the freeze of the final two ODIs into the Tests. I hope they don't, that is a different squad. But they had got into winning positions in both the games, more so today, when they needed 36 off 30 with four wickets in hand, but sank against Narine. Not preparing well for a tour does not stand long as an excuse if you end up losing six of seven games. There were the injuries as well, but on the whole, New Zealand were simply outclassed

West Indies have an emphatic ODI series win, their first over top Test opposition since April 2008. The question was how the middle order would stand up if Gayle failed. It didn't, the lower order had to bail them out twice. Also, the top order barring Gayle was disappointing. Not sure No 3 is the long-term position for Dwayne Smith. Andre Russell batted too low, and the bowling, barring the outstanding Narine, did not look exactly threatening, Still, the lack of fight and depth in this New Zealand side has given them a 4-1 series win, a rarity, and it is an occasion to celebrate for Windies

Andre Russell: "I am a bowling allrounder, But I am enjoying my batting so far."

Dave is understandably irritated with NZ;s display: "I'm not quite sure why we even bothered to send a team over? If it was for the purpose of embarrassing ourselves then we have achieved that goal. Considering where this team is going next then the ultimate "ship sinking" scenario will be played out and any pride will have vanished with the ship."

49.6
W
Bravo to Boult, OUT, West Indies make it 4-1 in style, Boult connects off the final ball, but only gets it high towards long on, where big Pollard settles under it, takes the catch, and tumbles theatrically onto the ground a couple of times, for effect
49.5
0
Bravo to Boult, no run, another miss, by both batsman and keeper
49.4
0
Bravo to Boult, no run, now backs away and misses one outside the leg stump, Thomas misses with the throw as they think of a bye
49.3
0
Bravo to Boult, no run, tries to dab one in the blockhole outside off, misses
49.2
1
Bravo to Southee, 1 run, slow and short outside off, takes a hand off the bat as he drags it to midwicket

Mark: "It's tough being an NZ fan these days. Every time they get themselves into a good position and raise your hopes they throw it away. Heck Martin couldn't play Narine any worse than these guys."

49.1
1
Bravo to Boult, 1 run, goes full for the stumps, is smacked down to long on

Prashant: "First part of this series was Gayle vs NZ and second part was Narine Vs NZ."

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Russell
59(40) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 10 6 9 14
KS Williamson
69(84) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 1 0 4 1 8

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O10.0
M1
R27
W5
Eco2.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O10.0
M1
R37
W3
Eco3.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF