Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
47 | 7 Runs 2 Wkts | NZ: 260/10 (56 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 18.66)

  • BJ Watling72 (62b)
  • R Rampaul9-0-50-3
  • MN Samuels8-0-46-2

New Zealand made it closer in the end than it looked when Gayle and Samuels struck centuries to boost West Indies to 315. New Zealand did not allow them to get away at the death, and Watling put in another fighting performance, so did KW, but clearly, this line-up hardly looked as if it was going to chase 316. West Indies now lead the five-match series 2-0 with the final three ODIs to be played in St Kitts.

Kane Williamson: "We struggled a little bit with the ball, Gayle again... and Samuels as well, but we improved with the bat. We tried to leave ourselves 100 off the last 10, but we had lost too many wickets. BJ Watling played well again. I think today's performance showed that we have players that we can play, the difference was that their guys made 100s and we made 50s. They have played outstandingly, and to beat them we have to be at the top of our game."

Darren Sammy: "Everybody looks in good form, and every day some one stands up for us whcih is good for the team. Our openers in the past haven't given us the start we wanted, the way Chris has played out the new ball has been brilliant. Last match it was Russell, today it was Ravi, Sunil continues to bowl well. The selectors have a rotation policy in place, I myself may get a rest, we'll see what happens."

Man of the Match is Marlon Samuels: "I'd like to say 'Happy anniversary to my people, my entire country'. I'm getting opportunities now. Chris has been a part of life for a large part of my life, I always enjoy batting with him."

So once again West Indies run out winners, check out Siddarth Ravindran's match report here.

That's it from us today. Thanks for the company, See you at the third ODI.

46.6
W
Rampaul to Nethula, 1 run, OUT, swung to deep midwicket, they hesitate to go for the second, it was going to be too tough, the throw is to the keeper, and Nethula is out comfortably, not even in the frame

TS Nethula run out 3 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

46.5
3
Rampaul to Watling, 3 runs, drives past extra cover, Smith runs across from sweeper cover and stops it close to the rope with his boot
46.4
1
Rampaul to Nethula, 1 run, swings in full and late, thick inside edge through square leg
46.3
1
Rampaul to Watling, 1 run, swings hard, mistimes the full delivery in the air, falls well short of long on
46.2
1
Rampaul to Nethula, 1 run, hops to a back of a length ball, drops it down close to the crease, Watling sprawls in with a big dive
46.1
W
Rampaul to Mills, OUT, gone, Rampaul fullish and swinging in on the stumps, Mills has a go at it, gets an inside edge which clatters into the stumps

KD Mills b Rampaul 6 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

END OF OVER:
46 | 6 Runs | NZ: 253/8 (63 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 15.75)

  • KD Mills6 (6b)
  • BJ Watling68 (60b)
  • MN Samuels8-0-46-2
  • AD Russell9-0-51-1
45.6
1
Samuels to Mills, 1 run, down the track and swings it down to deep square
45.5
1
Samuels to Watling, 1 run,
45.4
1
Samuels to Mills, 1 run, swung away wide of deep square leg
45.3
1
Samuels to Watling, 1 run, gets down to a tossed up ball angled in, and sweeps to deep square
45.2
1
Samuels to Mills, 1 run, worked behind square leg
45.1
1
Samuels to Watling, 1 run, fires in an offspinner on middle, turned in front of square leg

END OF OVER:
45 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 247/8 (69 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.48, RRR: 13.80)

  • BJ Watling65 (57b)
  • KD Mills3 (3b)
  • AD Russell9-0-51-1
  • SP Narine10-0-45-2
44.6
1
Russell to Watling, 1 run, behind square leg for a single
44.5
1
Russell to Mills, 1 run, back of the hand slower one on off stump, pops up in the air down the ground as he pushes at it

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44.4
0
Russell to Mills, no run, beaten on the drive as he goes for a pitched up ball outside off
44.3
2
Russell to Mills, 2 runs, length ball on the pads worked through square leg