Meth to open up to Nicol

William raises an interesting point: "In reference to the two teams winning after chasing 200+, what about New Zealand vs Australia at Christchurch in 2010, when they won in the eliminator over?" I believe the official result of that game was match tied, as the one-over eliminator wasn't considered part of the original game. That scorecard can be viewed here.

0.1
1w
Meth to Nicol, 1 wide, starts with a wide down leg which Taibu takes standing up
0.1
0
Meth to Nicol, no run, nips back in from outside off and Nicol hurriedly defends down the pitch
0.2
0
Meth to Nicol, no run, gets this to swing into Nicol who misses the flick to leg, hits the pad and rolls away for Taibu to collect
0.3
0
Meth to Nicol, no run, this one moves away a touch outside off on a good length, defends into the covers
0.4
1w
Meth to Nicol, 1 wide, again slips this down leg past Nicol's attempted swing
0.4
0
Meth to Nicol, no run, gets this to angle into Nicol who defends with a straight bat, quiet start for New Zealand
0.5
1
Meth to Nicol, 1 run, angling in from outside off again and Nicol squeezes it through square leg
0.6
0
Meth to Franklin, no run, gets this to angle into off and it seams away beautifully past the outside edge as Franklin is left groping

END OF OVER:
1 | 3 Runs | NZ: 3/0 (198 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 10.42)

  • JEC Franklin0 (1b)
  • RJ Nicol1 (5b)
  • KO Meth1-0-3-0

Jarvis to open up from the other end

1.1
0
Jarvis to Nicol, no run, gets this to swing away late outside off and he induces an edge from Nicol which goes to first slip on the bounce
1.2
6
Jarvis to Nicol, SIX, charges down the track and plays one of his favourite shots, the short-arm jab pull, which sends the ball sailing over long-on towards the pavilion, lands on one of the corporate hospitality tables where one of the guests' drinks is rudely interrupted!
1.3
0
Jarvis to Nicol, no run,
1.4
2
Jarvis to Nicol, 2 runs, comes down and tucks off middle behind square with soft hands which allows them to rush back for a couple
1.5
2
Jarvis to Nicol, 2 runs, again strays on the pads and he softly pats it into the leg side once more allowing them to steal a second once more
1.6
2
Jarvis to Nicol, 2 runs, could have been a run-out as they set off for their third successive two, he had flicked it past the diving backward square fielder on the edge of the circle and they rushed back but the throw was wide of Taibu who took the bails off as Nicol put in a full-stretch dive, had it been on target Nicol would have been gone

END OF OVER:
2 | 12 Runs | NZ: 15/0 (186 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 10.33)

  • RJ Nicol13 (11b)
  • JEC Franklin0 (1b)
  • KM Jarvis1-0-12-0
  • KO Meth1-0-3-0
2.1
2
Meth to Franklin, 2 runs, on the pads and he flicks it flat in the air behind square, fielder in the deep runs round and dives to cut it off
2.2
1
Meth to Franklin, 1 run, full on middle and leg and worked to mid-on
2.3
0
Meth to Nicol, no run, this swings away from the bat and he slaps it across the line to mid-on, timed too well to grab a single
2.4
4
Meth to Nicol, FOUR, this is on middle and leg and Nicol chips it over the mid-on fielder down to the fence
2.5
0
Meth to Nicol, no run, short outside off, goes back to punch to mid-off

Callum: "i dont think we should have rested Guptill, hes in form, he has momentum, would be better to keep that momentum for SA".

2.6
4
Meth to Nicol, FOUR, short and wide outside off, waits on the back foot to crack the cut through the covers to the fence

END OF OVER:
3 | 11 Runs | NZ: 26/0 (175 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.66, RRR: 10.29)

  • RJ Nicol21 (15b)
  • JEC Franklin3 (3b)
  • KO Meth2-0-14-0
  • KM Jarvis1-0-12-0
3.1
0
Jarvis to Franklin, no run, good length ball on off and he mistimes the drive off the inside edge back down the pitch
3.2
0
Jarvis to Franklin, no run, angling across the left-hander outside off and he misses the pull, it was too full for that stroke and possibly too wide as well
3.3
0
Jarvis to Franklin, no run, full outside off and he drives straight to cover, took the hand off the bat as he played that
3.4
0
Jarvis to Franklin, no run, nice tight line on middle and off, Franklin can only squeeze it down to third man

Four dot balls in a row

3.5
0
Jarvis to Franklin, no run, make it five, top over from Jarvis so far and this was the best ball of the lot, yorker right in the blockhole and Franklin is late in trying to jam down on it, hits the bat and sneaks past leg stump

Can he bowl a maiden here?