Player of the Match
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238dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Boult's seven-for seals New Zealand's series win

Boult's relentless accuracy and Lockie Ferguson's raw pace hit the high notes after Nicholls' enterprising 83 in a dominating win

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HM Nicholls
83(62) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
1 9 8 9 28 2 5 21
GH Worker
58(53) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
15 3 15 4 15 4 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

TA Boult
O10
M3
R34
W7
Eco3.40
RHB
OFFLEG
1W2W
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
LH Ferguson
O4
M0
R17
W3
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH

Match Details

Toss

West Indies , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

New Zealand led the 3-match series 2-0

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

23 December 2017 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Sreshth Shah

END OF OVER:
28 | (wicket maiden) | WI: 121/10 (205 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.32, RRR: 9.31)

  • RR Beaton12 (25b)
  • TA Boult10-3-34-7
  • MJ Henry7-0-36-0

5.35 pm There you have it, the series is settled, all courtesy fifties from Worker, Taylor and Nicholls, followed up by a fiery bowling spell from Boult and Ferguson. The gulf in quality between both sides was apparent today, and the visitors would like to finish the series on a positive note when we meet again: on Boxing Day, for the year's final ODI. That's all from us for now. It's goodbye from Shashank, Ranjith and myself. Enjoy your Christmas!

5.33 pm Here's Tom Latham, the stand-in captain. He says: "The way Nicholls and Todd (Astle) batted, it helped us come back after a poor start. And the way Trent bowled, remarkable. Captaining in front of my home crowd is something I can't describe. Looking forward to the Boxing Day ODI. We have guys who can bowl 150 kph downhill, and having them makes my life easy."

Jason Holder, the losing captain, says: "We didn't play good cricket today. We bowled reasonably well but let ourselves down in the last ten overs. Having said that, it was a chaseable total but we didn't bat well. Ahead of Boxing Day, we need to address our batting. We need to bat better, and think of game scenarios. Look to make amends in two days. We've got a quiet team lunch planned for Christmas."

5.30 pm No surprises, Trent Boult is the Man of the Match. He says: "Little bit of movement early on, but didn't expect seven wickets. The intensity in white-ball cricket is more than Tests because the batsmen want to take you on. Gotta be sharp on your feet. Used some short balls today. It's good to play the game, and that everyone coming in and doing their jobs. Lockie's done very well, has had a great domestic season."

Scott: "And Beaton remains unbeaten."

Karthick: "Only two of the NZ bowlers able to take wickets. poor bowing performance"

27.6
W
Boult to Gabriel, OUT, there's the seventh! Breaks off stump and it's all over! Full and straight on off stump. West Indies all out for 121. Second-best bowling figures for New Zealand by Boult. Just misses the 7 for 33 achieved by Tim Southee.

ST Gabriel b Boult 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

27.5
0
Boult to Gabriel, no run, full outside off and Gabriel misses the drive. Flies past his outside edge

List of fastest to 100 ODI wickets.

27.4
W
Boult to Nurse, OUT, short on middle and this time Nurse chooses to pull. It's in the air, and taken at deep midwicket. Second six-for for Boult and the fifth fastest bowler to 100 ODI wickets

AR Nurse c Worker b Boult 27 (51m 33b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

27.3
0
Boult to Nurse, no run, beautiful yorker on leg stump, Nurse does well to get his bat down and save his toes from being crushed
27.2
0
Boult to Nurse, no run, back of a length on middle stump, fended off the back foot towards mid off
27.1
0
Boult to Nurse, no run, back of a length on leg stump, gets big on Nurse. Defended once again

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st10E LewisKA Hope
2nd5E LewisSD Hope
3rd6SD HopeSO Hetmyer
4th31JN MohammedSD Hope
5th18JN MohammedJO Holder
6th0JO HolderR Powell
7th16AR NurseJO Holder
8th14AR NurseSS Cottrell
9th21AR NurseRR Beaton
10th0ST GabrielRR Beaton