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9dThe Report by Nikhil Kalro

Bracewell, Astle put New Zealand 1-0 up

Doug Bracewell and Todd Astle combined for seven wickets to help New Zealand cruise to a five-wicket win in the first ODI in Whangarei

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

E Lewis
76(100) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 20 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 3 12 9 1 4 13 29
R Powell
59(50) 2x4 - 4x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 19 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 6 5 5 4 7 9 19

Best performances - Bowlers

DAJ Bracewell
O8
M0
R55
W4
Eco6.87
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
TD Astle
O10
M1
R33
W3
Eco3.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.10, Second Session 15.10-18.40

Match days

20 December 2017 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: Varun Shetty

6:54pm That's all from our coverage today. We'll see you soon for the second ODI. On behalf of Sreshth and Thilak - a good night to you all.

Kane Williamson: A few things to improve on but overall it was good. Bowlers did well but they dug in and managed to put up a score that could be tricky. But credit to our batsmen who came out and took the momentum. Both those guys, particularly Doug has played for a few years and it's good to have him back. George has been doing well in the domestic circuit and he's showing his wares now. Todd Astle was brilliant as well. It's going be a slightly different surface in Centurion, we have to be smart to adapt. [About his break] Don't really know what do! A couple of days off. It will be tough seeing the boys on the TV.

Jason Holder: Yeah tough start. We didn't think we got enough runs. One or two batsmen put up scores but we never really gathered momentum. We got to be a lot better with the bat. It hampered us in the end because we had to lay platforms again and again.

Bracewell, Man of the Match: Yeah it was nice to get Chris [Gayle] first delivery. It's been a bit of a tough road back but done a lot of work in the winter rehabing. It's still a bit niggly just gotta keep managing it. It's good to be back with these bunch of boys.

6:54pm A well crafted chase from New Zealand. Started off in stunning fashion, with Munro leading the way as Worker saw himself in. A superb century stand for the opening wicket that had done more than half the job. They knocked the air out of West Indies early and they couldn't quite recover. They managed to take five wickets and got into the thin lower order New Zealand have today, but Taylor was there till the end and ensured there weren't too many runs to get. A memorable debut for Astle, three wickets and that little cameo at the end. A happy return to international cricket for Doug Bracewell, whose four wickets set New Zealand up for a modest chase.

46.1
1w
Powell to Taylor, 1 wide, a wide ball and fantasy cricket players all over the world are going "noooo". Not New Zealand. Length ball fired down leg side gives them the win

END OF OVER:
46 | 9 Runs | NZ: 248/5 (1 run required from 24 balls, RR: 5.39, RRR: 0.25)

  • TD Astle15 (13b)
  • LRPL Taylor49 (76b)
  • JO Holder9-1-52-2
  • R Powell1-0-9-0

One run to win. One run for Taylor to get his fifty.

45.6
2
Holder to Astle, 2 runs, full at middle stump, leans in and clips it wide of mid-on
45.5
0
Holder to Astle, no run, floors him as he follows him down leg side with a bouncer. Nicely directed and he has to bring out his best Matrix impression to sway away from this. Falls down in the process
45.4
4
Holder to Astle, FOUR, low full toss on the pads, follows it with his hands and flicks it to deep square's left
45.3
2
Holder to Astle, 2 runs, short ball outside off, backs away and chops past wide gully to third man's right
45.2
0
Holder to Astle, no run, full at off stump, clears the front leg to open up the off side. But he finds extra cover

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st108C MunroGH Worker
2nd10KS WilliamsonGH Worker
3rd57LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th26LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
5th29LRPL TaylorHM Nicholls
6th19LRPL TaylorTD Astle