2.2 referral tries a straight drive and it comes off the pad in front of middle and off and on to the bat. The on field umpire gives it not out and West Indies want the decision referred. The third umpire makes the correct decision to overturn and McIntosh is given out. First blow to West Indies 8/1
    22.2 Jamie How takes another vicious swipe but catches an outside edge as he swipes at the cut shot and it races through to Gayle at first slip. He scored some quick runs but is has come at a price. Great catch though 96/3
    17.5 dropped down to extra cover and they hesitate before going for a quick single. The fielder picks the ball up and throws to the keeper who knocks the bails off and Flynn is miles out 62/2
    37.5 referral Benn flights one up and it hits Taylor's front pad as he tries to lean the ball in to the leg-side. Huge appeal from the West Indies and the umpire raises the finger. Ross Taylor request a referral and there was no bat involved and the ball looked certain to hit leg-stump. Taylor is sent packing and the West Indians are jubilant 170/4
    not out
    44.1 referral, McCullum takes another swipe at a short one and it looks nothing but the West Indies go up for a big appeal for caught behind. To the batsmen's surprise the umpire raises the finger and McCullum instantly challenges the call. It's even hard to tell in the slow motion replays whether he has hit it or not and the decision comes back given out. McCullum walks off furious and he looks very hard done by there. Surely the referral system is to stop these wrongful dismissals? 203/5
    not out
    4 (nb 2, w 2)
    220/5 (51 Overs, RR: 4.31, 233 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (TG McIntosh, 2.2 ov), 2-62 (DR Flynn, 17.5 ov), 3-96 (JM How, 22.2 ov), 4-170 (LRPL Taylor, 37.5 ov), 5-203 (BB McCullum, 44.1 ov)
    JE Taylor13.026725.1500
    DBL Powell5.003006.0010
    FH Edwards11.004614.1812
    SJ Benn17.025413.1700
    CH Gayle5.002304.6000

Close of Play

  • Fri, 19 Dec - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 258/6 (S Chanderpaul 100*, JE Taylor 1*, 91 ov)
  • Sat, 20 Dec - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 145/2 (TG McIntosh 62*, LRPL Taylor 4*, 68 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 62/2 (CH Gayle 36*, XM Marshall 0*, 18 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 278/7 (CH Gayle 146*, FH Edwards 1*, 115 ov)
  • Tue, 23 Dec - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 220/5 (51 ov) - end of match

Match Notes