Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

KJ Coetzer
33(15) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 6 2 8 1 12 2 2
JD Ryder
31(12) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 4 10 5 0 12

Best performances - Bowlers

IG Butler
O2
M0
R19
W3
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
RR Watson
O1
M0
R4
W1
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
6 | 22 Runs | NZ: 90/3 | RR: 15.00

  • SB Styris8 (4b)
  • LRPL Taylor21 (10b)
  • JH Stander1-0-22-0
  • RR Watson1-0-4-1

One can say it's a comfortable win for New Zealand, especially as they've won with an over to spare in a seven-over game. Scotland bowled poorly, and dropped catches at crucial times. Too many length balls, and add to that two spilled chances amid some fiery New Zealand batting sealed their fate. They gave a good fight though, but one would have expected a stronger effort after posting a commanding total. At the end of their innings an upset could not have been ruled out. But in the end, New Zealand proved they were no England, keeping their nerve and making full use of the opportunities at hand.

Hamilton: "We had plenty of runs. We had a plan of around 75-80, but it just didn't come off in the end. We were well aware of New Zealand's potential but we didn't execute our plans quite well. "

McCullum: "We were pretty nervous at around half time. They put us under pressure, we need to rectify our bowling a bit. We didn't have a lot of time to get ourselves in, but Ryder struck the ball really well. We needed a 11-an-over towards the end, but in the context of the game that's pretty under-par. Hopefully, we can put our best performance against South Africa."

Ian Butler is the Man of the Match. Why not Watson?

Butler: "We were just trying to restrict their batsmen. The next game is a massive one for us."

That's all we have from this game, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us all your feedback. Hold fire, as Sriram Veera takes you through the next game on the cards, between West Indies and Australia, also at The Oval. Hopefully, there won't be any problems with the rain for that one.

Also, At 1300GMT the British & Irish Lions play the third match of their tour against the Cheetahs, and at 1500GMT England take on Argentina at Old Trafford. For full commentary, reports and analysis, check out scrum.com.

Until the next time, it's Siddhartha Talya signing off from the commentary and Binoy George from the scoring desk. Enjoy the rest of the day. Adios!

5.6
1
Stander to Styris, 1 run, all over, fullish on middle and leg, flicked away wide of short fine

Just one needed now

5.5
0
Stander to Styris, no run, huge cheer from the crowd as he bowls the dot ball, punched back to the bowler on the bounce
5.4
6
Stander to Styris, SIX runs, game almost over, the fourth successive length delivery, gets to the pitch, has a decent swing and it sails over long-on, 21 off the over already
5.3
1
Stander to Taylor, 1 run, low full toss on the off, struck down the ground to long-off
5.2
6
Stander to Taylor, SIX runs, That almost seals it, they haven't learnt from New Zealand's mistakes these Scot bowlers, full outside off, drags it and connects it powerfully to clear deep midwicket with ease

Makes their job much easier now. 14 off 11

5.1
6
Stander to Taylor, SIX runs, what a costly lapse, length ball on the off, Taylor stays his ground, gets under it and dispatches it over long-on for a big six

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st51BB McCullumJD Ryder
2nd8BB McCullumLRPL Taylor
3rd9JDP OramLRPL Taylor
4th22SB StyrisLRPL Taylor