Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    0.2 Best strikes first over again, superb reflex catch from Bravo at a short position in front of square leg, full, into the pads, could have been flicked away anywhere, but Nicol finds Bravo, who 2/1
    17.4 they hadn't reviewed the earlier lbw call that was turned down, they don't need to review this one, New Zealand do, Windies' appeal upheld this time as Guptill is caught on the pad by another big offspinner, drifts in a bit, pitches on a good length on middle, and straightens after being angled across sharply, beats the inside edge again by several inches, ball tracker shows that is hitting top of the stumps, umpire's call stands, New Zealand lose the review as well 77/3
    11.5 the angle works, flicked from round the stumps, drifts away, good length, Baz looks to defend, it did not turn away much, just enough to take the edge and settle into slip's hands, this is not an angle he's used much 64/2
    25.3 what a way to get out, Samuels spears it in full at 110 kph, insanely quick, Taylor walks outside the crease as leans forward, the ball hits Taylor's front boot, rolls to the keeper, brushes his glove, hits his pad and rolls into the stumps, Taylor's back foot is still in the air, and Samuels and West Indies get lucky 108/4
    45.4 hello, CH Gayle could have turned the game around with a blinder at midwicket, KW had struck the pull hard, it was going to Gayle's right, but he had enough time to leap and pluck it one-handed 208/7
    26.4 Flynn departs for a duck, cuts straight to gully, short, wide outside off, and he picks out Sammy at gully, who jumps to pluck it high, poor Flynn at least had starts in the previous games 109/5
    34.5 Latham's struggle is over, Bravo angles it in from round the stumps, gets it to straighten appreciably, and Latham's attempted drive is snapped up by Thomas diving to his left, sharp low take, the ball settling into the webbing of the gloves 140/6
    47.2 did not want to keep it to the last two overs, went after Narine, and has perished, skipped out a couple of steps and bent down for the slog sweep to one tossed up outside leg stump, and missed as it spun across to clip the top of the stumps 212/8
    47.6 Narine has five, and he has almost sunk New Zealand again, Mills makes room to have a go at a carrom ball, misses, and it spins across to hit off stump 213/9
    not out
    49.6 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 221/10
    7 (lb 2, w 5)
    221 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (RJ Nicol, 0.2 ov), 2-64 (BB McCullum, 11.5 ov), 3-77 (MJ Guptill, 17.4 ov), 4-108 (LRPL Taylor, 25.3 ov), 5-109 (DR Flynn, 26.4 ov), 6-140 (TWM Latham, 34.5 ov), 7-208 (KS Williamson, 45.4 ov), 8-212 (AM Ellis, 47.2 ov), 9-213 (KD Mills, 47.6 ov), 10-221 (TA Boult, 49.6 ov)
    TL Best10.005825.80325140
    AD Russell4.012506.25164100
    DJG Sammy10.003003.00424000
    SP Narine10.012752.70412010
    MN Samuels10.004914.90273000
    DJ Bravo6.003025.00181100

Match Details


West Indies , elected to bat first

Series result

West Indies won the 5-match series 4-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

16 July 2012 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes