New Zealand tour of United States of America and West Indies, 2nd T20I: New Zealand v West Indies at Lauderhill, Jul 1, 2012
West Indies won by 61 runs
1 July 2012 (20-over match)

1.58pm Out walk Gayle and Dwayne Smith. The first over is in the hands of Kyle Mills

1.50pm No doubt some of you will be keeping an eye on the small matter of the 2012 European Football Championships final between World Cup holders Spain and a resurgent Italy. As I will be, like some of you, watching that final straight after the completion of this game, I will refrain for giving you score updates! However, you can follow all the action on our sister site ESPN FC. Meanwhile, you can keep this tab open to watch England's cricketers complete the last rites against Australia in the 2nd ODI at The Oval and take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

1.45pm Team news for you. Pollard is out with the shoulder injury sustained yesterday while Ravi Rampaul is also left out for the West Indies. Lendl Simmons comes in for Pollard.

As for New Zealand, they have a raft of changes. Taylor, Hira and Oram are all out, with Kyle Mills, Andrew Ellis and Daniel Flynn all coming into the side, while BJ Watling is the only squad member who will not play an part in the T20I series. Kane Williamson, as reported earlier, takes on the captaincy at the age of 21.

1.40pm Meanwhile Jesse Ryder has given an interview to the Sunday Star Times in New Zealand ahead of his boxing bout with Radio Sport New Zealand host Mark Watson, who has been one of Ryder's biggest critics over the years. His quotes can be found on our site too, as he talks about the IPL, being 'hung out to dry' after the incident with patrons at a Napier pub and his happiness at being away from the New Zealand setup. I know you will all have your views, but the wisdom of engaging in a televised fist-fight with one of your media critics after expressing a desire to stay away from the public spotlight is lost on me.

1.35pm The West Indies have won the toss and chosen to bat first. Another opportunity for Gayle and Pollard to set their sights on the New Zealand bowlers, who will certainly need some new plans after yesterday's onslaught. Worth checking out is Peter's interview with the mayor of Lauderhill, who is a rather keen cricket fan.

1.30pm Jacob Oram has been ruled out as has Roneel Hira for New Zealand, who have added Tarun Nethula to the squad as cover in the field if any more injuries strike. No word yet on whether Kieron Pollard will play after he too sustained a shoulder injury diving yesterday. The authorities still have a few areas to improve on, as parking at the ground took hours to find while a sizeable number of the crowd did not see the first ball. The (unusable) floodlight towers are in front of the stands, obstructing the view from some seats as a result, and the crowd is rather far away from the action. The media and broadcast facilities are slightly below par as well, evidenced by the rather unreliable TV feed which caused outrage in New Zealand where no one witnessed the first 3.2 overs. Hopefully those issues have been sorted for today.

1.25pm Welcome to our live coverage of the 2nd and final Twenty20 International between the West Indies and New Zealand from Lauderhill, Florida. I am Avi Singh and I will be taking the commentary under my wingfor the duration of today's match. Our USA correspondent Peter Della Penna is at the Central Broward Regional Park and will be bringing you all the stories from the ground, while editorial assistant Abhishek Purohit is on match report duties with the tireless Venkat Raghav scoring. Today's team can be followed by those of you in the Twittersphere. Peter can be found @DPMilGaya, Abhishek @njacricket, Raghav @raghavitis and yours truly @MannerOfSpeakin.

1.20pm Anyone who has watched the animated comedy classic The Simpsons will be familiar with the town drunkard Barney Gumble. New Zealand's performance in the 1st T20I yesterday, particularly with the ball and in the field, bore a close resemblance to a typical day in the life of Barney Gumble, as the bowling staggered in the face of several monstrous hits from Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard, while the injury count piled up very quickly and as a result they are missing their skipper Ross Taylor for today's decider, with the mature Kane Williamson taking over in his absence.


Mills to Smith, no run, more sedate start compared to yesterday's first-ball six, a good length delivery outside the off stump is left alone by Smith


Mills to Smith, SIX, well he decided to wait only one delivery, this was very short and he went back and absolutely hammered the pull and sent the ball sailing comfortably over the midwicket rope


Mills to Smith, 1 no ball, slower ball outside off which Smith can do little with other than defend into the covers, but it's a no-ball and a free hit is coming up


Mills to Smith, SIX, and Smith takes full toll of the free hit, in the slot outside off, Smith gives himself lots of room to get under it and smites it over long-on


Mills to Smith, no run, played straight to cover with nice timing


Mills to Smith, no run, defends a good length ball outside off which comes in a touch, Mills mops up in his follow-through


Mills to Smith, 1 run, full on off and Smith gets forward and taps it softly down to the left of mid-on and strolls through to keep Gayle off strike for the start of the second over

Another double-digit first over for the West Indies. Will they be slow again in the first 10 overs or could we see an even bigger total, given that Darren Sammy thinks his side could get 300?

End of over 1 (14 runs) West Indies 14/0 (RR: 14.00)

    • DR Smith 13 (7b 2x6)
    • CH Gayle 0 (0b)
    • KD Mills 1-0-14-0

Doug Bracewell opening up from the other end


Bracewell to Smith, OUT, and he strikes first ball, Smith tried to pull a short ball which was some way from off stump, couldn't get on top of it and skied it up near the creaseline where Bracewell settled to take the return catch, despite another fielder attempting a dive to take it

DR Smith c & b Bracewell 13 (5m 8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 162.50

Charles takes strike


Bracewell to Charles, FOUR, and he clips his first delivery fine off the pads and down to the fence, poor line from Bracewell there


Bracewell to Charles, FOUR, this one is also running to the fine leg fence but in an entirely different manner, short outside off and he french cuts the pull past the keeper


Bracewell to Charles, no run, lovely shot from Charles, short and wide outside off, he played a cracking cut in the style of Rahul Dravid but found the point fielder


Bracewell to Charles, no run, goes back and inside edges a full delivery on off into his pads


Bracewell to Charles, no run, slower ball outside off and Charles dabs it to backward point, Gayle will finally face a delivery with 10% of the innings over

Please do ignore our speed gun, which is clearly going a touch wonky at the moment!

End of over 2 (8 runs) West Indies 22/1 (RR: 11.00)

    • J Charles 8 (5b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 0 (0b)
    • DAJ Bracewell 1-0-8-1
    • KD Mills 1-0-14-0

Mills to Gayle, no run, Gayle is respectful and leaves his first delivery alone as it slants across him


Mills to Gayle, no run


Mills to Gayle, no run, goes back in the crease and defends a good ball on off with a minimum of fuss


Mills to Gayle, no run, slower ball served up outside off and Gayle moves slowly into the drive and eases it to cover


Mills to Gayle, no run, gets forward to a full ball on middle and off and Gayle defends to cover this time


Mills to Gayle, no run, and Gayle has played out a maiden as he slices a drive to point, but the overriding sense is that he is biding his time and waiting for the right moment to explode

End of over 3 (maiden) West Indies 22/1 (RR: 7.33)

    • CH Gayle 0 (6b)
    • J Charles 8 (5b 2x4)
    • KD Mills 2-1-14-0
    • DAJ Bracewell 1-0-8-1

Tim Southee replaces Bracewell


Southee to Charles, 2 runs, and he is greeted by an aggressive stroke from Charles who lofts a cover drive over the inner ring, it slows up and Nicol pulls it back inside the rope


Southee to Charles, FOUR, this one makes it to the fence, Charles gave himself a bit of room to an already wide delivery outside off and carved it past a diving cover


Southee to Charles, 1 run, slower ball on the stumps, Charles waits in the crease before turning it backward of square with deft use of the wrists


Southee to Gayle, 1 run, good length ball on middle and leg which Gayle flips off his hips into the leg side to open his account after seven deliveries


Southee to Charles, 1 run, subtle change of pace on the full ball outside off, Charles waits for it and opens the face to guide it through backward point


Southee to Gayle, 1 run, this is a good length ball on off, Gayle goes back and wristily taps it into the leg side, sets off for a tight single but the throw is off-target

End of over 4 (10 runs) West Indies 32/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • CH Gayle 2 (8b)
    • J Charles 16 (9b 3x4)
    • TG Southee 1-0-10-0
    • KD Mills 2-1-14-0

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle waits in the crease and punches off the back foot to the right of cover and Gayle coolly strolls through


Mills to Charles, no run, gets this to swing away a touch outside off from a good length, Charles covers the swing and opens the face to play to point


Mills to Charles, no run, loopy slower ball outside off and Charles can't generate any power from the attempted drive into the covers


Mills to Charles, no run, backs away to the leg side and tries to hit over the top on the off side, Mills follows him and cramps him for room and Charles can't make contact


Mills to Charles, 1 run, another slower ball outside off and Charles hits it to mid-off on the edge of the circle allowing him to run through


Mills to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle gets forward to defend another slower ball on off with soft hands into the covers and he hurries off (in as hurried a manner as Chris Gayle can hurry) to make his ground

End of over 5 (3 runs) West Indies 35/1 (RR: 7.00)

    • CH Gayle 4 (10b)
    • J Charles 17 (13b 3x4)
    • KD Mills 3-1-17-0
    • TG Southee 1-0-10-0

On comes Andrew Ellis, round the wicket to Gayle


Ellis to Gayle, FOUR, starts with a full toss which dips rapidly on Gayle, who is bamboozled and gets a thick edge which beats third man who dives in vain


Ellis to Gayle, 1 run, pushes this into the covers and Gayle again shows a keen awareness for the single


Ellis to Charles, 1 run, full ball on off from back over the wicket to the right-hander, flicked through square leg


Ellis to Gayle, no run, Gayle squeezes a full ball back down the pitch to the bowler, Ellis relying heavily on changes of pace


Ellis to Gayle, no run, another yorker length delivery on off and Gayle digs it out to mid-off


Ellis to Gayle, 2 runs, puts this one in short and Gayle rocks back to pull through backward square, unusually he rouses himself to take a risky second but in the end it proves the right move

End of over 6 (8 runs) West Indies 43/1 (RR: 7.16)

    • CH Gayle 11 (15b 1x4)
    • J Charles 18 (14b 3x4)
    • AM Ellis 1-0-8-0
    • KD Mills 3-1-17-0

Nathan McCullum on, around the wicket to the right-hander


McCullum to Charles, no run, starts with a full ball on off and fields the drive off his own bowling


McCullum to Charles, no run, on the pads and clipped to the right of McCullum, who dives to save a run


McCullum to Charles, 1 run, tucked off the pads into the leg side


McCullum to Gayle, no run, Gayle waits in the crease and bottom edges the cut into the covers


McCullum to Gayle, no run, comes down the track and drives softly back down the pitch


McCullum to Gayle, 1 run, almost takes out his partner here as he rocks back and bludgeons a good length ball flat at Charles who has to take evasive action as if facing a bouncer, the ball heads to long-on quickly

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 45/1 (RR: 6.42)

    • CH Gayle 12 (18b 1x4)
    • J Charles 19 (17b 3x4)
    • NL McCullum 1-0-2-0
    • AM Ellis 1-0-8-0

Bracewell surprisingly replaces Ellis


Bracewell to Gayle, no run, tapped into the covers but they can't sneak a run


Bracewell to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle waits in the crease to a back of a length ball on off and toe-ends it past the bowler down the pitch


Bracewell to Charles, SIX, flat, but flat enough, Charles gave himself some room and cross-bats a full ball on off over the long-on rope, just out of the diving fielder's reach


Bracewell to Charles, 1 run, punched out to the boundary rider at deep cover


Bracewell to Gayle, SIX, that's the Gayle the crowd were waiting for! Slower ball bouncer goes horribly wrong, ends up sitting up juicily and Gayle needs no invitation to deposit it into the stands at midwicket


Bracewell to Gayle, FOUR, tucks a full ball on the pads fine to show he can be deft as well, strange move to take Ellis off and re-introduce Bracewell costs New Zealand 18 runs in the over

End of over 8 (18 runs) West Indies 63/1 (RR: 7.87)

    • CH Gayle 23 (22b 2x4 1x6)
    • J Charles 26 (19b 3x4 1x6)
    • DAJ Bracewell 2-0-26-1
    • NL McCullum 1-0-2-0

McCullum to Charles, no run, goes back and forces a drive straight to the bowler


McCullum to Charles, 1 run, this is down leg and Charles heaves with all his might but doesn't time it and it dribbles away to fine leg's left


McCullum to Gayle, no run, fired flat and fast outside off near the wide line, beats Gayle's stabby attempt at a drive


McCullum to Gayle, SIX, responds by thumping this ball in the slot on off stump into the stands at cow corner, the brute force on display there


McCullum to Gayle, 1 run, goes back into the crease and punches down to long-off


McCullum to Charles, 1 run, Charles gives himself a touch of room and using the bottom hand, he shovels a drive down to long-on

West Indies again building a platform like in the 1st game. Can they push on again today sans Pollard?

End of over 9 (9 runs) West Indies 72/1 (RR: 8.00)

    • J Charles 28 (22b 3x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 30 (25b 2x4 2x6)
    • NL McCullum 2-0-11-0
    • DAJ Bracewell 2-0-26-1

Here is Ellis again


Ellis to Charles, no run, starts this over poorly with a full toss on the pads but Charles picks out fine leg with the flick


Ellis to Charles, 1 run, another full toss but this is low on the bat after being fired into the pads and Charles squeezes it out to wide long-on


Ellis to Gayle, 1 wide, wide, far too wide outside off and Gayle isn't drawn into a stroke


Ellis to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle pushes this through wide midwicket off the pads


Ellis to Charles, 1 run, good length ball outside off with the pace held back again and punched into the covers for another run of the singular kind


Ellis to Gayle, 1 run, full toss on leg and Gayle can do little but push it out to the fielders in the deep with all the pace taken off it


Ellis to Charles, 1 run, another full toss to Charles who swipes it out to deep midwicket

End of over 10 (6 runs) West Indies 78/1 (RR: 7.80)

    • J Charles 31 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 32 (27b 2x4 2x6)
    • AM Ellis 2-0-14-0
    • NL McCullum 2-0-11-0

Southee returns


Southee to Charles, 1 run, Charles backs away and mistimes an ungainly drive down to mid-off


Southee to Gayle, 1 run, full toss delivered in a ramrod straight line on middle and Gayle flicks it out to the fielder at cow corner


Southee to Charles, FOUR, fortune there for Charles, full outside off, he resorts to a big heave across the line with minimal foot movement and gets a thick inside edge which beats a diving Latham and heads down to the rope


Southee to Charles, 1 wide, followed up with a ball outside the wide lines on the off side and Charles can let it go


Southee to Charles, no run, this time Southee gets it just inside the line and Charles is forced to leave it after moving his front foot to leg which put him in no position to reach it


Southee to Charles, no run, Charles goes for an extravagant drive outside off but flails without making contact


Southee to Charles, no run, moves across off stump this time and pushes between cover and point

End of over 11 (7 runs) West Indies 85/1 (RR: 7.72)

    • J Charles 36 (31b 4x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 33 (28b 2x4 2x6)
    • TG Southee 2-0-17-0
    • AM Ellis 2-0-14-0

On comes Rob Nicol


Nicol to Gayle, 1 run, fired through outside off, Gayle hits with timing to cover on the edge and sets off for a single and makes it comfortably


Nicol to Charles, OUT, smartly taken catch by Southee at fine leg, makes it look much simpler than it was, Charles had moved across and tried to paddle pull a short ball on middle and leg over the head of the fielder at fine leg, Southee dives well and grasps it cleanly

J Charles c Southee b Nicol 36 (43m 32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 112.50

Not quite as intimidating a figure as Pollard walking out at No 4 - Lendl Simmons


Nicol to Simmons, no run, gets forward and drives straight to cover


Nicol to Simmons, 1 run, full on the stumps and wristily played through the open acres in the mid-on region


Nicol to Gayle, 2 runs, full outside off and Gayle squeezes it out through backward point, it is dribbling towards the rope but is well cut off by the boundary rider


Nicol to Gayle, no run, goes for a big swing to leg but gets a thick inside edge into his pad

End of over 12 (4 runs) West Indies 89/2 (RR: 7.41)

    • CH Gayle 36 (31b 2x4 2x6)
    • LMP Simmons 1 (2b)
    • RJ Nicol 1-0-4-1
    • TG Southee 2-0-17-0

Bracewell returns


Bracewell to Simmons, no run, Simmons plays it towards mid-off, who spots Gayle out of his crease and dive throws it into the stumps but Gayle has made his ground by then


Bracewell to Simmons, 1 run, played down to third man


Bracewell to Gayle, SIX, oh my goodness, that is ludicrous, absolutely ridiculous, a full ball on off and Gayle plays a short-arm loft which nevertheless generates a gigantic amount of power and elevation over long-on


Bracewell to Gayle, SIX, follows it up with another meaty blow, poor length lets Gayle send another missile flying into the crowd at long-on


Bracewell to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle slices this full toss on off over the covers and has enough power to get it to the rope and bring up his half-century


Bracewell to Gayle, no run, beaten outside as he pokes at a full ball. Yes Gayle was beaten there, a rather rare occurence

End of over 13 (17 runs) West Indies 106/2 (RR: 8.15)

    • CH Gayle 52 (35b 3x4 4x6)
    • LMP Simmons 2 (4b)
    • DAJ Bracewell 3-0-43-1
    • RJ Nicol 1-0-4-1

Bracewell proving a very expensive option again


Nicol to Simmons, no run


Nicol to Simmons, no run


Nicol to Simmons, no run, this is slanted across the right hander from around the wicket and Simmons shoulders arms


Nicol to Simmons, no run, wristily flicks it down the pitch but the bowler collects


Nicol to Simmons, SIX, Simmons decides to emulate Gayle, gets underneath a ball in the slot on middle and sends it packing over the long-on boundary


Nicol to Simmons, 1 run, flicks it off the pads out into the deep to keep strike

Y.Sahito: "Gayle on fire! Must be thinking he is playing for RCB?" Whatever he's thinking, it's certainly working out well for the West Indies

End of over 14 (7 runs) West Indies 113/2 (RR: 8.07)

    • LMP Simmons 9 (10b 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 52 (35b 3x4 4x6)
    • RJ Nicol 2-0-11-1
    • DAJ Bracewell 3-0-43-1

Mills to Simmons, no run, Mills replaces Bracewell and Simmons digs a blockhole delivery back to the bowler


Mills to Simmons, 1 run, a slow full toss outside off and Simmons slashes it to the sweeper at deep cover


Mills to Gayle, no run, Mills fools Gayle there and even deceives the keeper too, a slower ball which is sent down as an off-spinner and it spins away from Gayle's attempted poke, Latham fumbles behind the stumps before regathering


Mills to Gayle, 1 run, hits out into the deep on the off side


Mills to Simmons, 1 run, another slow full toss outside off and Simmons drives it along the carpet down to long-off


Mills to Gayle, no run, Gayle is again bamboozled by Mills who has been excellent today, misses another slower ball outside off

Mills ends with figures of 1-20 from his 4 overs, a vital spell for his side

End of over 15 (3 runs) West Indies 116/2 (RR: 7.73)

    • CH Gayle 53 (38b 3x4 4x6)
    • LMP Simmons 11 (13b 1x6)
    • KD Mills 4-1-20-0
    • RJ Nicol 2-0-11-1

West Indies made 78 in the last five yesterday, what can they manage today?


McCullum to Simmons, 1 run, slices a drive out to deep cover


McCullum to Gayle, OUT, bowled 'em! An absolutely massive blow struck by the bowler there, Gayle tried to heave a full ball on middle, delivered from around the wicket, into the leg side but got a bottom edge which knocked back middle stump

CH Gayle b McCullum 53 (64m 39b 3x4 4x6) SR: 135.89

Sammy promotes himself


McCullum to Sammy, no run, and works his first ball to the fielder inside the ring at midwicket


McCullum to Sammy, 1 run, charges down and goes for an uncultured heave, slices it just out of the reach of cover on the circle's edge


McCullum to Simmons, SIX, Simmons decides to take over where Gayle left off, gets down on a knee and slog sweeps, making excellent contact and once again bringing the stewards on the other side of the midwicket rope into action


McCullum to Simmons, OUT, tries to repeat the dose as he pulls a short ball on leg backward of square but picks out Southee stationed a metre off the rope in exactly that place

LMP Simmons c Southee b McCullum 18 (19m 16b 0x4 2x6) SR: 112.50

End of over 16 (8 runs) West Indies 124/4 (RR: 7.75)

    • DJG Sammy 1 (2b)
    • NL McCullum 3-0-19-2
    • KD Mills 4-1-20-0

Southee to Sammy, 1 run


Southee to Bravo, SIX, Dwayne Bravo sends his first ball packing, Southee delivers it wide outside off from around the wicket allowing Bravo to get under it and hammer it over long-off


Southee to Bravo, 1 run


Southee to Sammy, FOUR, Sammy picks up his first boundary by freeing the arms and driving through the covers and beats the fielder in the deep


Southee to Sammy, 2 runs, slugs a full ball on the stumps out towards cow corner


Southee to Sammy, 1 wide, back of the hand slower ball results in an error in the line, this one slides down leg past the flick and will have to be re-bowled


Southee to Sammy, no run, excellent yorker to finish, nothing he could do there other than jam down on it

Ravi: "Gayle since the mid season for RCB in 2011 has been amazingly consistent with his big hits. Would love to see him in a test and knock off 300 on his own in a day."

Yasir: "Good move by Sammy to promote himself, hope he emulates Pollard."

End of over 17 (15 runs) West Indies 139/4 (RR: 8.17)

    • DJG Sammy 8 (6b 1x4)
    • DJ Bravo 7 (2b 1x6)
    • TG Southee 3-0-32-0
    • NL McCullum 3-0-19-2

Prem Kumar: "Be Alert....,Now, GAYLE Storms in USA....," Yes apparently there have been lightning strikes within 10 miles of the ground, according to our man at Lauderhill, Peter Della Penna


Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, worked to short fine leg


Ellis to Sammy, 1 run, driven down to long-on


Ellis to Bravo, SIX, Dwayne Bravo gets behind a good length ball on middle and hoists it with all his might into the stands at midwicket, a powerfully struck pull


Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, worked away into the leg side once more, they think of a second but it isn't forthcoming


Ellis to Sammy, 1 run, Simmons backs away and slugs a full toss on leg, from around the wicket, out to cow corner where the fielder in the deep mops up


Ellis to Bravo, 2 runs, very full on leg stump and clipped away through midwicket softly enough that they can take on the fielder's arm successfully

End of over 18 (12 runs) West Indies 151/4 (RR: 8.38)

    • DJ Bravo 17 (6b 2x6)
    • DJG Sammy 10 (8b 1x4)
    • AM Ellis 3-0-26-0
    • TG Southee 3-0-32-0

West Indies will want 170-180 from here


Southee to Sammy, 1 run, Southee starts with a good full ball outside off which is dug out into the covers


Southee to Bravo, SIX, Dwayne Bravo is taking Pollard's mantle on in his Trinidadian team-mate's absence, smites a massive blow over the boundary at cow corner


Southee to Bravo, 1 run, fired into the pads as the batsmen backs away, messily squeezed out behind the stumps where Latham hits the stumps with the under-arm flick but they have safely made it through


Southee to Sammy, 2 runs, drills a full toss on the stumps down the ground and they rush back for two with the ball bisecting the fielders in the deep nicely


Southee to Sammy, OUT, slower ball sits up outside off but Sammy can't generate any power from the slog and it lobs tamely into the hands of the stand-in skipper at cover

DJG Sammy c Williamson b Southee 13 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 118.18

Dave wants to play provocateur: "Can someone tell me how Southee got a contract from NZ Cricket? Same applies to most of the team."


Southee to Samuels, 1 run, full toss on off stump is driven to cover who doesn't risk a shy at the stumps

End of over 19 (11 runs) West Indies 162/5 (RR: 8.52)

    • MN Samuels 1 (1b)
    • DJ Bravo 24 (8b 3x6)
    • TG Southee 4-0-43-1
    • AM Ellis 3-0-26-0

Ellis to Samuels, 1 run, Ellis starts the final over with a full ball on the stumps which is forced away into the covers


Ellis to Bravo, FOUR, Bravo gets his placement just right here, launched a full ball over the bowler's head, Guptill running round from long-off puts in an outstretched dive but can't reach it as it lands inside the rope before going over


Ellis to Bravo, SIX, filthy bowling, absolutely horrible delivery, full toss at waist height on leg and Bravo easily hoists that over the fine leg rope, luckily not a no-ball for the bowler as well


Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, fired into leg stump, backs away and drives to Guptill at long-off, Samuels showed no urgency or thought of a second


Ellis to Samuels, 2 runs, another full toss angling into the pads, Bravo precisely plays it out towards cow corner and urges Samuels through for the second


Ellis to Samuels, 1 leg bye, Samuels tries to send the final ball into orbit - but it's well bowled targeting the pads and he inside edges it into the pads, rolls away into the off side as the West Indies end on another solid total of 177 for 5

Will be back shortly for the chase. Do keep sending in any feedback you have, including thoughts on the Jesse Ryder interview.

Dwayne Bravo has done a mini-Pollard with his blast of 35* from just 11 balls to propel the West Indies to an innings run rate of 8.85, after Gayle again started slowly before adding yet another Twenty20 half-century to his burgeoning record in the format. The New Zealanders were better with the ball but Bracewell was still expensive, and 8.9 an over will not be easy by any stretch.

Hayden: "Not too sure about the bowling plan. Nicol and McCullum most economical yet they only get 3 overs each"

Tinku: "@Dave: If same applies to most of the team then it is perfectly logical that Southee should get the contract!"

End of over 20 (15 runs) West Indies 177/5

    • MN Samuels 4 (4b)
    • DJ Bravo 35 (11b 1x4 4x6)
    • AM Ellis 4-0-40-0
    • TG Southee 4-0-43-1





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