Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
44(57) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 3 0 4 1 2 0
MJ Guptill
86(108) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 1 2 0 0 12 7

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
O9.2
M3
R29
W3
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Liam Brickhill's final bulletin is getting updated here, so do have a read. West Indies v Bangladesh is heading to a quick finish, so do head across to the other tab and have a look before it is curtains in Mirpur. On behalf of Abhishek and the rest of the team, this is Nitin Sundar signing off. So long, and thanks for all 'em "Go Kiwis"!

Right, Zimbabwe have been thumped unceremoniously here, and New Zealand will take a lot of confidence from this win. Here's hoping the Kiwi flies high and far. They always do well in World Cups, and this time may not been any different.

Guptill is Man of the Match and I am not complaining since he is my Fantasy captain. "It was just about keeping to our game plan today," he said. "Brendon and I did not want to push too hard and we kept going."

Vettori: "This is the performance we were looking for. Need to replicate it against the bigger nations. We thought long and hard about batting long. Brendon and Martin stood up and gave no one else an opportunity to bat, that was great."

Elton: "Very disappointing from ball one to the end. There are somethings we are doing wrong, and we need to go back and work on them. The batting was so disappointing, everytime we lose 3-4 wickets in the first 15 overs."

Right, WI 1 for 0 as the presentations begin.

Kamal: "Irony with Kiwis is they win by huge margin against associates and they lose by huge margin against stronger teams.. So it balances their NRR..."

Brendon McCullum: "Good partnership today, definitely made easier by the way we bowled. This win is really good for the confidence. We won't dwell too much on the games that did not go our way."

Vikas: "So two day matches today eh? This must be the most bizzare world cup ever!!"

The West Indies openers march out. What say, they finish that game before these presentations are done?

33.3
4
Panyangara to Guptill, FOUR runs, Guptill has finished it off in style. The Kiwis have tamed the Eagles today in Ahmedabad. Emphatically. Tinashe delivers a friendly length ball on the pads and Guptill gets under it and bashes on the up, almost all the way. Lands a foot inside the long on fence and runs over the ropes. All over.
33.2
0
Panyangara to Guptill, no run, Tinashe bowls a bouncer. A little late in the piece, I should say. Guptill ducks.
33.1
0
Panyangara to Guptill, no run, back of a length outside off, he opens the face and steers to the off side softly

END OF OVER:
33 | 7 Runs | NZ: 162/0

  • MJ Guptill82 (105b)
  • BB McCullum76 (95b)
  • GA Lamb5-0-18-0
  • T Panyangara5-0-38-0
32.6
1
Lamb to Guptill, 1 run, Guptill does a perfect over gaaji [taking a single to retain strike off the last ball]. Stays back and dinks a single down the ground. One to win.
32.5
0
Lamb to Guptill, no run, and again, hangs back and nudges with the spin to midwicket
32.4
0
Lamb to Guptill, no run, works this one off the pads to midwicket. Can't get the single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BRM Taylor
44(57) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 2 3 0 4 1 2 0
MJ Guptill
86(108) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %96%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
4 0 1 2 0 0 12 7

Best performances - Bowlers

TG Southee
O9.2
M3
R29
W3
Eco3.10
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

ICC Cricket World Cup

Pool A
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
NZ660012.0002.568
AUS64109.0002.260
SL64208.0000.376
BDESH63207.0000.130
ENG62404.000-0.758
AFG61502.000-1.856
SCOT60600.000-2.226
Pool B
TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
INDIA660012.0001.832
SA64208.0001.707
PAK64208.000-0.084
WI63306.000-0.049
IRE63306.000-0.931
ZIM61502.000-0.532
UAE60600.000-2.039