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    3.2 that's dead plumb. Umpires don't get to make easier decisions than this. Low full toss, swinging in, and Charles has walked across to play across its line. Hit on the full. Can't get away with it. Boult has had a superb start to his ODI career 19/1
    8.4 Big wicket. Huge wicket. New Zealand know it. This game is not over. Gayle has been tentative so far, and has looked unsettled. Plays at a full delivery without any feet, from inside the crease, and just offers the bat to dry. The slight movement away takes a healthy edge, and Guptill pouches it at first slip 33/2
    11.4 What a mindless shot from Dwayne Smith. Lovely catch from Nathan McCullum, though. Short of a length again, angling in towards off, Smith is caught in the crease as he tries to loft this over mid-off. As he is playing well in front of the body, all he manages is a lob that looks like it might clear cover, but McCullum runs back, and takes it superbly over his shoulder 50/3
    14.4 New Zealand fielders can turn into super heroes when they sense they can defend a total. Awesome is a word usually thrown around lightly, but this is truly awesome from Guptill at cover. Nicely punched by Samuels and he takes a few instinctive steps down the wicket. Guptill at cover dives full length, nay he flies, makes a one-handed save, and forget balancing himself, or getting up, he throws in what seems like that same motion, and takes down the stumps at the striker's end. And Samuels, who has only taken a few instinctive steps, is nowhere near the crease when the wicket is broken. Awe. Some. Awe some is what awesome does 62/5
    12.2 There is madness all around. New Zealand are accepting all their gifts with glee. Bravo trying only the 14th three in 11 ODIs at this ground. There is a good reason why threes aren't taken here. This is played towards deep midwicket, and he takes on Southee's arm, and is caught well short. Third umpire not even needed. Lovely slide from Southee, a left-handed pick-up, transfer to throwing hand, refusing the relay throw, and returning this right by the stumps, but still a gross misjudgement from Bravo. Not even a desperate dive would have got him in 52/4
    22.5 this is lacking in any cricketing intelligence. Michael Holding's famous words come to mind. Pollard has left a few, and swung at few without any rhyme or reason. This is a length ball, slightly slower in the air, and Pollard swings across its line to find deep midwicket with surgical precision. He could have done the same at least twice before 85/6
    27.3 Seven, eight, through the gate... Ramdin is trapped dead in front. short of a length, angling in, staying a little low, skidding through, hit on the knee roll in front of middle. Caught on the crease too. They heck for the no-ball, but Big Jake is fine 103/8
    26.1 back of the bat. Seven down. Sammy is not known for his soft hands, and is done in because of that. Looks to a flick a length ball, is way too early into the shot, and the hard hands mean it lobs back all the way for a simple catch to N Mac 95/7
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    30.5 New Zealand fielders have recovered well from those drops. This time it is Kane Williamson. For any other team, this is driven wide of extra cover, but this team;s captain, Williamson, dives full-length to his right to field this cleanly, and throw this to the bowler while on the ground. Narine has gone through for the single, but Russell hasn't after taking three steps down the wicket. Narine gone. Third run-out of the innings 133/9
    34.3 This shall do it for New Zealand. Their first win of the tour. Full ball, Rampaul goes after it, toe-ends it to long-off where Southee completes the catch. West Indies couldn't even take their Batting Powerplay 161/10
    5 (lb 3, nb 1, w 1)
    161 all out (34.3 Overs, RR: 4.66)
    Fall of wickets: 1-19 (J Charles, 3.2 ov), 2-33 (CH Gayle, 8.4 ov), 3-50 (DR Smith, 11.4 ov), 4-52 (DJ Bravo, 12.2 ov), 5-62 (MN Samuels, 14.4 ov), 6-85 (KA Pollard, 22.5 ov), 7-95 (DJG Sammy, 26.1 ov), 8-103 (D Ramdin, 27.3 ov), 9-133 (SP Narine, 30.5 ov), 10-161 (R Rampaul, 34.3 ov)
    KD Mills7.023705.28306100
    TA Boult8.304525.29338001
    TG Southee6.011412.33280110
    JDP Oram7.012223.14303000
    NL McCullum6.004026.66182300

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