Player of the Match
Player of the Match

50 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 249/9 | RR: 4.98

  • Tim Southee17 (11b)
  • Trent Boult1 (2b)
  • Andre Russell9-0-57-4
  • Ravi Rampaul10-0-61-0

1.25pm More bad news tricking in for New Zealand. BJ Watling won't be able to keep wicket. Here is what their release says: "BLACKCAPS batsman BJ Watling won't take any further part in today's One Day International after straining his left quadricep during the first innings of the match against the West Indies at Warner Park, St Kitts. Watling sustained the injury while running between the wickets. He received treatment from the team physiotherapist when on five runs and managed to bat on before being dismissed for 40. Tom Latham will take over the wicket-keeping duties.

He will be monitored and assessed over the next 24 hours to determine his management and availability for the remainder of this series."

So an underwhelming effort again from New Zealand. Short boundaries, flat pitch, against Gayle, Samuels, Bravo, Pollard etc, 249 might not prove enough. Batsmen got starts but couldn't convert them. Those who when mid-range couldn't get a century. West Indies remained disciplined more often than not, and reaped rewards. Their repay starts at around 1.45pm. New Zealand will need to play out of their skins to save this one

Russell to Southee, 2 runs, tries the cute shot behind square on the leg side. Exposes all stumps, toe-ends a full delivery for a couple towards midwicket
Russell to Southee, SIX runs, short of a length, on the stumps, Southee just makes room and swings, and has connected it superbly for a flat six to cow corner
Russell to Boult, 1 run, slower ball, full, driven down to long-off for one
Russell to Boult, no run, yorker, quick, 139ks, down leg, but not called a wide
Russell to Southee, 1 run, yorker on off, gets a single as he squeezes it out

In comes debutant Trent Boult, but Southee is on strike

Russell to McCullum, OUT, length ball, slower ball, 116ks, outside off, McCullum sees an opportunity to get under it, but is slightly too early into this, and goes only as far as deep midwicket. A fighting hand from McCullum but one that is not likely to be enough

NL McCullum c Bravo b Russell 50 (104m 70b 4x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

Russell will bowl the last over

49 | 7 Runs | NZ: 239/8 | RR: 4.87

  • Nathan McCullum50 (69b)
  • Tim Southee8 (8b)
  • Ravi Rampaul10-0-61-0
  • Andre Russell8-0-47-3
Rampaul to McCullum, 1 leg bye, goes deep into the crease to try and slog, but gets an outside edge to third man for a single. At least he keeps the strike

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st19CH GayleJ Charles
2nd14CH GayleDR Smith
3rd17MN SamuelsDR Smith
4th2MN SamuelsDJ Bravo
5th10MN SamuelsKA Pollard
6th23D RamdinKA Pollard
7th10DJG SammyD Ramdin
8th8D RamdinAD Russell
9th30SP NarineAD Russell
10th28R RampaulAD Russell