Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
63(50) 4x4 - 4x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CH Gayle
67(41) 5x4 - 5x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O4.0
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CH Gayle
O3.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Well that's it! The first ever super over has ended in a win for the West Indies. Gayle made solid contact with just about everything that came his way dispatching the ball to all areas of the crowd. It was too much to ask for New Zealand who had to push and eventually needed 18 runs of 3 balls.

3 sixes needed of 3 balls.

Oram, McCullum and Taylor to bat for New Zealand while Benn is bowling for West Indies.

New Zealand need 26 off 6 to win.

West Indies are 25/1 from their super over. All the runs scored from Gayle who gets a standing ovation as he leaves the pitch.

Well the light is fading and the floodlights are not working but we will continue with the super overs. Batting for the West Indies is Gayle, Marshall and Chanderpaul and bowling for New Zealand is Vettori.

END OF OVER:
20 | 15 Runs 2 Wkts | WI: 155/8

  • SJ Benn5 (2b)
  • JE Taylor11 (11b)
  • TG Southee4-0-39-1

Well what a thrilling finish! West Indies will have feel they could have won the game with Gayle starting off so strong but New Zealand will also feel that they were ahead in the last few overs.

We will now have one super over for each team. 3 batsmen and one bowler are chosen for each team who are bowl one over each on the same pitch with the same ball. West Indies batted second so they will have the first super over. If two wickets fall then the team is out and no more balls will be bowled.

19.6
1
Southee to Benn, 1 run, he gets bat on it and angled away to backward point. Oram jumps on it and hold on to the ball as they sprint one. And that's it the game is tied! We will now have the first ever super over to settle the teams.

2 runs for the win. Only 1 needed for a tie. The tension around the ground is unbearable

19.5
4
Southee to Benn, FOUR runs, fuller and wide delivery which Benn takes a swipe at. It catches a thick outside edge and runs fine away for four! Light at the end of the tunnel for West Indies

6 runs needed off the last 2 balls now. Or 5 runs for a tie

19.4
W
Southee to Taylor, OUT, swing and a miss and they try and run but it's suicide really as McCullum rolls the ball against the stumps
19.3
1
Southee to Edwards, 1 run, makes contact and driven through the off-side but picked up a deep cover. Just one and huge cheers from the crowd

7 off 4 now

19.2
0
Southee to Edwards, no run, short of a length and Edwards misses with the pull shot

Fidel Edwards to the crease

19.1
W
Southee to Findlay, OUT, pitched up and going away from the batsmen. He takes a wild swipe at it and the ball just nicks off the toe and McCullum gathers the ball. First blood to the Kiwis

Southee to bowl the last over

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
63(50) 4x4 - 4x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CH Gayle
67(41) 5x4 - 5x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

DL Vettori
O4.0
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
CH Gayle
O3.0
M0
R16
W2
Eco5.33
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF