Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
85(52) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 25 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
8 0 0 2 9 17 4 0
RJ Nicol
32(31) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 0 3 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KS Williamson
O1.4
M0
R21
W1
Eco12.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Peter Della Penna will bring you all the news from Lauderhill shortly while George Binoy's match report will be up soon. Thank you for the feedback and for bearing with us today as coverage problems plagued us. The same team will be back tomorrow for the 2nd T20I, which will begin an hour earlier than today at 2.00pm local time. Until then, on behalf of Peter, George and our scorer Venkat Raghav, this is Avi Singh signing off after a comprehensive win by the West Indies in Florida today. See you tomorrow!

Just to update the injury list: Roneel Hira dislocated a finger while attempting to stop a ludicrously hard hit shot from Gayle and couldn't bat, Jacob Oram appeared to hurt his knee or hamstring diving in the field, Ross Taylor hurt his shoulder and hand dropping a catch in the deep and retired hurt while Kieron Pollard had to go off after he also hurt his shoulder attempting to take a catch. New Zealand will have to delve into their reserves for tomorrow's game, but Sammy seemed confident that Pollard will play tomorrow.

Ricardo Powell, the former West Indian batsmen, has awarded Chris Gayle the MoM award: "Yeah it's a good start, a slow track but a good start for us. Charles played a good innings but credit must go to Kieron for taking the pressure off me. i think power's a key factor, you don't want to do a lot of running, you can accelerate in the end."

Darren Sammy: "Very happy with how we approached the game, Gayle and Pollard were great and executed very well. It was really good to get 200+ and defend it. It felt like a game at home and it's good that we are trying to promote cricket in the US, felt like I was playing in St Lucia. Pollard should be good and he is a fighter, he will be on the park tomorrow."

Ross Taylor: "Hand is sore but should be ok. Not a great day with the injuries, will have to see whether they will pull up for tomorrow. We didn't field very well, Chris Gayle batted very well and they fielded well. Got to give credit to Pollard and Gayle as we didn't execute our plans."

Presentations

New Zealand will want to forget this game in a hurry and pick themselves up for tomorrow's game. Apart from a few IPL stints and some county cricket, most of their side have been training in Australia and looked desperately short of match practice today. The bowling was ragged and the fielding collapsed in the latter half of the innings. The batsmen were up against it and quickly fell behind the required rate without ever really looking like catching up the difference.

The West Indians have made a real statement today, and after a winless tour of England, have shown what they are capable of and how dangerous their batting line-up is. Such was their dominance that Dwayne Bravo, Marlon Samuels and Darren Sammy were not even required to strap the pads on today. They started cautiously, Gayle particularly so, but as he has done so often in the IPL, he accelerated as the overs progressed and was assisted by Kieron Pollard who slaughtered the New Zealand bowlers with some towering blows. The bowling was less clinical but they didn't need to be against a New Zealand side hampered by injuries and a tough target to chase.

Sunil Narine is happy with his performance, felt he bowled adequately but that the pitch was a batting track. He thanks the batsmen for starting solidly before exploding later on, and is confident they will wrap up the series tomorrow.

With Ross Taylor retired hurt and Roneel Hira unable to bat due to his dislocated finger suffered at the hands of Chris Gayle, New Zealand have been bowled out for 153 and have been comprehensively beaten.

18.3
W
Edwards to Oram, OUT, great catch from Bravo, Oram mistimed another heave to leg and it skied towards long-off, where Bravo raced in and took it low before adding a dive for dramatic effect
18.2
4
Edwards to Oram, FOUR runs, a bold stroke from Oram, he moves way outside off and gets inside the line of a bumper from Edwards and hooks it off his right shoulder down to the fine leg fence
18.1
2
Edwards to Oram, 2 runs, swings it away to the leg side as the bottom hand comes off and they somehow manage to sneak a second with Oram barely able to run

END OF OVER:
18 | 14 Runs | NZ: 147/7

  • JDP Oram21 (10b)
  • DAJ Bracewell11 (5b)
  • DJ Bravo3-0-26-1
  • SP Narine4-0-34-3
17.6
1
Bravo to Oram, 1 run, times this swing even more poorly than the previous one, which is fortunate for Oram as it means the ball falls short of the deep fielder running in
17.5
4
Bravo to Oram, FOUR runs, Oram skies this full ball outside off over the ring fielders on the off-side, but gets enough on it for it to bounce over the rope after landing inside just short
17.4
1
Bravo to Bracewell, 1 run, full on the stumps and punched down the ground

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

CH Gayle
85(52) 7x4 - 5x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 25 runs
  • 2x4 - 2x6
8 0 0 2 9 17 4 0
RJ Nicol
32(31) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 3 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 0 0 3 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R34
W3
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
KS Williamson
O1.4
M0
R21
W1
Eco12.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF