New Zealand in West Indies ODI Series - 2nd ODI

West Indies v New Zealand

West Indies won by 55 runs

Back for the New Zealand chase, Nicol and Guptill to open, Russell with the first new ball and a healthy slip cordon

0.1

Russell to Nicol, no run, plays out a whippy length delivery to the off side

0.2

Russell to Nicol, no run, back and across to a 133 kph back of a length ball and blocks

0.3

Russell to Nicol, 1 run, hitting the bat hard from an eager run-up, Nicol pushes at it and gets it down to third man

0.4

Russell to Guptill, no run, that was quick and took off, 137 kph bouncer, went just over Guptill's shoulder

0.5

Russell to Guptill, no run, was looking to leave it initially, then started to bring a defensive bat down, the back of a length ball beat the inside edge in the end

0.6

Russell to Guptill, no run, well forward to smother a pitched up delivery around off

End of over 1 (1 run) New Zealand 1/0 (315 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 6.42)
MJ Guptill    0* (3b)      AD Russell    1-0-1-0
RJ Nicol    1* (3b)     

Rampaul has the second new ball

1.1

Rampaul to Nicol, 1 wide, bustles in and sends it down the leg side from a good length

1.1

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, pushes forward and defends to covers

1.2

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, drives, out to extra cover, Pollard puts in an awkward dive and saves runs

1.3

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, length ball pushed out to backward point now

1.4

Rampaul to Nicol, 1 run, awkwardly stabs it down to third man, he was coming forward and across and the short of a length ball bounced at him

1.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, gets bat in front of pad and pushes it away to midwicket

Dwayne Bravo has not taken the field after being pinged on the boot by a Southee yorker

1.6

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, moves away sharply after passing the batsman outside off

End of over 2 (2 runs) New Zealand 3/0 (313 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 1.50, RRR: 6.52)
MJ Guptill    0* (5b)      R Rampaul    1-0-2-0
RJ Nicol    2* (7b)      AD Russell    1-0-1-0

2.1

Russell to Nicol, no run, gets behind the line of a back of a length ball on off to block

2.2

Russell to Nicol, FOUR, they will need to do this throughout the innings, down the track, and whips away a length ball past short fine leg

2.3

Russell to Nicol, 1 run, nice, rides the bounce on a short of a length ball and drops it softly in front of point

2.4

Russell to Guptill, 1 run, short at 131 kph, pulled away to deep square leg

2.5

Russell to Nicol, no run, wide, but he mistimes the stroke as he looks to put it away through point

2.6

Russell to Nicol, no run, slower, at 124 kph, that is why it did not come on well, he pushes it away tentatively to extra cover

End of over 3 (6 runs) New Zealand 9/0 (307 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 6.53)
RJ Nicol    7* (12b 1x4)      AD Russell    2-0-7-0
MJ Guptill    1* (6b)      R Rampaul    1-0-2-0

3.1

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, fine leave, straight length ball not far from off, then moves away when it nears the keeper

3.2

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, tries to clobber a length ball over the bowler, but misses as it holds its line

3.3

Rampaul to Guptill, 1 run, pushes forward, and is surprised by some extra bounce off a length, away to third man

3.4

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, beaten, 137 kph back of a length ball moving away, he goes after it but cannot connect

3.5

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, now Nicol tries to skip out and go down the ground, the length ball straightens and he is beaten totally

3.6

Rampaul to Nicol, 1 run, worked behind square leg

End of over 4 (2 runs) New Zealand 11/0 (305 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.75, RRR: 6.63)
RJ Nicol    8* (15b 1x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-4-0
MJ Guptill    2* (9b)      AD Russell    2-0-7-0

4.1

Russell to Nicol, FOUR, they have decided stepping out is the way to go, gets out, and crouches to lift a low full toss over midwicket

4.2

Russell to Nicol, no run, Smith at backward point saves four with a dive to his left, Nicol had powered the cut away

4.3

Russell to Nicol, no run, defended with a shuffle across to off

4.4

Russell to Nicol, 1 run, again steps out, Russell goes short, mishits a pull through square leg

4.5

Russell to Guptill, no run, gets across and defends a pitched up ball angled in, down the pitch

4.6

Russell to Guptill, FOUR, shot, full, into the pads, and he whips it powerfully to the right of mid on

End of over 5 (9 runs) New Zealand 20/0 (296 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.57)
MJ Guptill    6* (11b 1x4)      AD Russell    3-0-16-0
RJ Nicol    13* (19b 2x4)      R Rampaul    2-0-4-0

5.1

Rampaul to Nicol, 1 run, swats a back of a length ball wide of midwicket

5.2

Rampaul to Guptill, 1 run, holds its line from a length on off, worked square on leg

5.3

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, not sure how long this approach is going to work, he stepped out and crashed a length ball, but straight to mid off

5.4

Rampaul to Nicol, 1 run, swatted to midwicket for one

5.5

Rampaul to Guptill, 1 leg bye, shuffles across and works it off pad square on leg

5.6

Rampaul to Nicol, OUT, the third swat he has played this over, and this time he picks out short midwicket, who had just moved in, Rampaul digging it back of a length again, and smiling and pointing knowingly towards Gayle after the catch was taken

RJ Nicol c Sammy b Rampaul 15 (24m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 65.21

End of over 6 (4 runs) New Zealand 24/1 (292 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.63)
     R Rampaul    3-0-7-1
MJ Guptill    7* (13b 1x4)      AD Russell    3-0-16-0

6.1

Russell to Guptill, no run

6.2

Russell to Guptill, no run, pitched up now, around off, pushed to the bowler

6.3

Russell to Guptill, no run, gets forward and defends a length ball

6.4

Russell to Guptill, 2 runs

6.5

Russell to Guptill, FOUR, that was too short, wide, and Guptill swivels to crack a pull over midwicket

6.6

Russell to Guptill, no run, pushes forward, brings bat around pad and works to midwicket

End of over 7 (6 runs) New Zealand 30/1 (286 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 6.65)
MJ Guptill    13* (19b 2x4)      AD Russell    4-0-22-0
DR Flynn    0* (0b)      R Rampaul    3-0-7-1

Two slips

7.1

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, beaten first ball by a length delivery angled across outside off, pushes the bat outside the line, and is late on it as well

7.2

Rampaul to Flynn, 1 run, shuffles across and punches, gets it down to third man

Only one slip, Gayle, for Guptill

7.3

Rampaul to Guptill, no run

7.4

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, angles it in to middle and leg, eased down to mid on

7.5

Rampaul to Guptill, 1 run, confusion, whips a shortish one through square leg, Guptill runs halfway up the pitch for the second, Smith keeps them to one eventually

7.6

Rampaul to Flynn, 1 run, to short third man for one

End of over 8 (3 runs) New Zealand 33/1 (283 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 4.12, RRR: 6.73)
DR Flynn    2* (3b)      R Rampaul    4-0-10-1
MJ Guptill    14* (22b 2x4)      AD Russell    4-0-22-0

8.1

Bravo to Flynn, FOUR, short, leg stump line, and is pulled away behind square leg

8.2

Bravo to Flynn, no run, defends a length ball on the stumps to the leg side

8.3

Bravo to Flynn, no run, pushes a length ball outside off to short extra cover

8.4

Bravo to Flynn, FOUR, goes after a pitched up ball going across him, and the thick edge flies past the lone slip

8.5

Bravo to Flynn, 2 runs, width, and he crashes it behind point, who took pace off it with a dive for short third man to run around and save the boundary

8.6

Bravo to Flynn, no run, gets across and pushes a length ball to mid off

End of over 9 (10 runs) New Zealand 43/1 (273 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 4.77, RRR: 6.65)
DR Flynn    12* (9b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-10-0
MJ Guptill    14* (22b 2x4)      R Rampaul    4-0-10-1

9.1

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, short of length ball just outside off, defended that towards point

9.2

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, length ball outside off, punched towards cover from the crease

9.3

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, length and once more in the channel outside off, blocked towards cover off the front foot, that was 136kph from Rampaul

9.4

Rampaul to Guptill, FOUR, after starting the over with three deliveries probing around the off stump, Rampaul sprays one on the pads, helped along to fine leg for four

9.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, reverts to the off stump line again, and that is another dot ball as Guptill defends

9.6

Rampaul to Guptill, FOUR, a touch shorter, and just a bit of width, and that is a lovely stroke from Guptill, stayed on the back foot and drove that through cover, an on-the-up drive for four, not much wrong with that delivery from Rampaul

End of over 10 (8 runs) New Zealand 51/1 (265 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 5.10, RRR: 6.62)
MJ Guptill    22* (28b 4x4)      R Rampaul    5-0-18-1
DR Flynn    12* (9b 2x4)      DJ Bravo    1-0-10-0

10.1

Bravo to Flynn, 1 run, length ball outside off is nudged towards midwicket

10.2

Bravo to Guptill, no run, pitched up and outside off, guided towards backward point by Guptill

10.3

Bravo to Guptill, 1 leg bye, on the pads, mild lbw appeal, helped down to fine leg for a single

10.4

Bravo to Flynn, no run, length and on off stump, blocked towards cover

10.5

Bravo to Flynn, no run, back of a length, on middle and off, poked towards cover

10.6

Bravo to Flynn, FOUR, oh, Flynn survives, he had earlier edged one to the left of the wide slip, this time he nicks it to the right of Gayle at slip, picks up another boundary as well, Flynn living dangerously

End of over 11 (6 runs) New Zealand 57/1 (259 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 5.18, RRR: 6.64)
DR Flynn    17* (13b 3x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-15-0
MJ Guptill    22* (30b 4x4)      R Rampaul    5-0-18-1

Narine is on. Can NZ cope with his variations?

11.1

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, spins in from a length towards off, tucked towards midwicket

11.2

Narine to Flynn, no run, spins a long way away outside off, left alone

11.3

Narine to Flynn, no run, again big spin for Narine, Flynn plays inside the line of that one

11.4

Narine to Flynn, FOUR, third man proving very productive for Flynn here, this wasn't an edge, it was a controlled glide past slip for four to third man

11.5

Narine to Flynn, OUT, this is another edge, this isn't running away to the third man boundary, this has been taken low to his right by Bravo at slip, Narine strikes in his first over, he's finding international cricket at home easy indeed

DR Flynn c Bravo b Narine 21 (27m 17b 4x4 0x6) SR: 123.52

11.6

Narine to Williamson, 5 wides, spins a long way, there's some bounce as well, the turn however takes the ball down the leg side, runs away for five wides

Leg slip in place now

11.6

Narine to Williamson, no run, Williamson looks to tuck that towards the leg side, a leading edge towards point

End of over 12 (10 runs) New Zealand 67/2 (249 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 5.58, RRR: 6.55)
KS Williamson    0* (1b)      SP Narine    1-0-10-1
MJ Guptill    23* (31b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    2-0-15-0

12.1

Bravo to Guptill, no run, short of length ball outside off, played with soft hands towards backward point, Guptill thinks about a single but decides against it

12.2

Bravo to Guptill, no run, defended to the off side off the front foot

12.3

Bravo to Guptill, 1 run, short of length ball is punched off the back foot towards point for a single

12.4

Bravo to Williamson, 2 runs, similar length, a touch wider this time, Williamson rocks on to the back foot and slaps that towards deep point for a couple

12.5

Bravo to Williamson, 1 run, slightly fuller, again some width on offer, punched towards extra cover off the front foot

12.6

Bravo to Guptill, 1 run, slower ball, 108kph, full and just outside off, worked towards wide mid-on to end the over

End of over 13 (5 runs) New Zealand 72/2 (244 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 5.53, RRR: 6.59)
MJ Guptill    25* (35b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-20-0
KS Williamson    3* (3b)      SP Narine    1-0-10-1

13.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, the menacing Narine begins the next over with a tossed up delivery on off stump, defended

13.2

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, fuller and on middle, nudged off the back foot towards midwicket

13.3

Narine to Williamson, no run, 'catch it,' is the shout after the ball is worked towards square leg, was in the air for a bit but lands well short

13.4

Narine to Williamson, no run, slapped off the back foot towards cover

13.5

Narine to Williamson, no run, heading for the pads, defended to the leg side

13.6

Narine to Williamson, no run, once more a leading edge once more for Williamson, he was again trying to work it to the leg side, the ball pops up to the off side

Chris Gayle's father says his son's innings was "beautiful.. lovely .. lovely."

End of over 14 (1 run) New Zealand 73/2 (243 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 5.21, RRR: 6.75)
KS Williamson    3* (7b)      SP Narine    2-0-11-1
MJ Guptill    26* (37b 4x4)      DJ Bravo    3-0-20-0

14.1

Sammy to Guptill, 2 runs, Sammy's first ball is nudged behind square leg

14.2

Sammy to Guptill, no run, short of length and well outside off, punched towards cover

Dudley Gayle, Chris' father, says he likes watching his son play Twenty20.

14.3

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, helped towards midwicket for one more

14.4

Sammy to Williamson, 1 run

14.5

Sammy to Guptill, no run, pushed towards extra cover by Guptill

14.6

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, slanting in towards the pads, helped down to fine leg for a single

End of over 15 (5 runs) New Zealand 78/2 (238 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 5.20, RRR: 6.80)
MJ Guptill    30* (42b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-0
KS Williamson    4* (8b)      SP Narine    2-0-11-1

15.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, the offspinner is going a long way for Narine here, pitching well outside off and darting towards the stumps, defended from the crease

15.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, this one goes straight one, it was flatter and pitching on off stump, blocked off the back foot

15.3

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, pitched up, on middle and leg, worked past mid-on for a single

15.4

Narine to Williamson, 1 no ball, another one which goes straight, more defence, but Narine has overstepped

15.4

Narine to Williamson, SIX, makes the most of the free-hit, jumps away from leg stump, overpitched ball is clobbered inside-out over extra cover for six

15.5

Narine to Williamson, no run

15.6

Narine to Williamson, 1 run, on the pads, this is worked behind square leg for a single to end the over

End of over 16 (9 runs) New Zealand 87/2 (229 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 5.43, RRR: 6.73)
KS Williamson    11* (12b 1x6)      SP Narine    3-0-20-1
MJ Guptill    31* (45b 4x4)      DJG Sammy    1-0-5-0

16.1

Sammy to Williamson, no run, short of length ball outside off, nothing happening here for Sammy, pretty much going straight on, that was tapped towards cover

16.2

Sammy to Williamson, 1 run, length ball on off stump, guided down to third man for an easy single

16.3

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, great effort from Simmons at cover, he moved to his right and then leapt up, managed to get his right hand on it but couldn't latch on to the ball, it was a slower on from Sammy, a full toss outside off, which was hit towards cover by the batsman who was surprised by the lack of pace

16.4

Sammy to Williamson, no run

16.5

Sammy to Williamson, no run, short of length and way outside off, 127kph, stabbed towards point, they really should be looking to score more off Sammy, there is little in this pitch for him

16.6

Sammy to Williamson, no run, a mild lbw appeal from Sammy, that was off the bat and onto the pad, and was also unlikely to be hitting the stumps, too high and possibly hitting outside off as well

End of over 17 (2 runs) New Zealand 89/2 (227 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 5.23, RRR: 6.87)
KS Williamson    12* (17b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-7-0
MJ Guptill    32* (46b 4x4)      SP Narine    3-0-20-1

17.1

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, tossed up full offspinner eased to long on

17.2

Narine to Williamson, no run, full ball pushed off the front foot to covers

17.3

Narine to Williamson, 1 run, offspinner turns in from outside off, punched away, cover dives to field

17.4

Narine to Guptill, no run, moves across to a short of a length offspinner and punches to midwicket

17.5

Narine to Guptill, no run, on the front foot to a straighter one and pushed to mid off

17.6

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, angled full on the pads and turned wide of midwicket

End of over 18 (3 runs) New Zealand 92/2 (224 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 7.00)
MJ Guptill    34* (50b 4x4)      SP Narine    4-0-23-1
KS Williamson    13* (19b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    2-0-7-0

18.1

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, shuffles across and whips in front of square leg

18.2

Sammy to Williamson, no run, length ball nipping in, ending on off, defended softly to off

18.3

Sammy to Williamson, 1 run, worked in front of square leg

18.4

Sammy to Guptill, FOUR, full, on the stumps, Guptill lifts it over the bowler neatly

18.5

Sammy to Guptill, no run, look to swipe a short of a length ball that does not bounce much outside off, beaten

18.6

Sammy to Guptill, no run, defends a length ball to mid off

End of over 19 (6 runs) New Zealand 98/2 (218 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 5.15, RRR: 7.03)
MJ Guptill    39* (54b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-13-0
KS Williamson    14* (21b 1x6)      SP Narine    4-0-23-1

19.1

Narine to Williamson, no run, straightens on middle stump, thick inside edge rolls square on leg

19.2

Narine to Williamson, no run, takes a big offspinner high on the pad as he misses the work on the leg side

19.3

Narine to Williamson, no run, straighter one this time, KW is on the back foot and pushing well inside the line for the offspinner, beaten by a long way

19.4

Narine to Williamson, 1 run, gets away with a single behind square leg

19.5

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, pushes a full delivery to the man at long on

19.6

Narine to Williamson, no run, turns a full offspinner to square leg

End of over 20 (2 runs) New Zealand 100/2 (216 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.20)
KS Williamson    15* (26b 1x6)      SP Narine    5-0-25-1
MJ Guptill    40* (55b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    3-0-13-0

20.1

Sammy to Guptill, no run, punched to mid off

20.2

Sammy to Guptill, no run, on the front foot and pushes to mid off again

20.3

Sammy to Guptill, no run, forced to extra cover this time

20.4

Sammy to Guptill, no run, looks to pull from outside off, gets a thick inside edge on to pad

20.5

Sammy to Guptill, no run, back of a length, pushed to extra cover

20.6

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, width, crashed out to sweeper cover, just a single

End of over 21 (1 run) New Zealand 101/2 (215 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 4.80, RRR: 7.41)
MJ Guptill    41* (61b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    4-0-14-0
KS Williamson    15* (26b 1x6)      SP Narine    5-0-25-1

21.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover

21.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, squeezes a full delivery back to the bowler

21.3

Narine to Guptill, no run, spinning in sharply from a good length, he is forward and across to block, thick inside edge rolls to the leg side

21.4

Narine to Guptill, no run, another offspinner, fuller this time, worked away to midwicket

21.5

Narine to Guptill, no run, misses the cut as he rocks back to an offspinner

21.6

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, could have been tight if the throw from square leg was better, West Indies getting through some tight overs

End of over 22 (1 run) New Zealand 102/2 (214 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 4.63, RRR: 7.64)
MJ Guptill    42* (67b 5x4)      SP Narine    6-0-26-1
KS Williamson    15* (26b 1x6)      DJG Sammy    4-0-14-0

22.1

Sammy to Guptill, 2 runs, back of a length ball is worked in front of square leg with the angle

22.2

Sammy to Guptill, no run, punched back to the bowler

22.3

Sammy to Guptill, no run, gets a big stride out to push a pitched up ball back to Sammy

22.4

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, bowls it full on the stumps, and is eased to long on

the asking rate is approaching eight an over

22.5

Sammy to Williamson, 1 run, not all that short, KW is able to swat it to deep square leg

22.6

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, a whip wide of midwicket for a single

End of over 23 (5 runs) New Zealand 107/2 (209 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 4.65, RRR: 7.74)
MJ Guptill    46* (72b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-19-0
KS Williamson    16* (27b 1x6)      SP Narine    6-0-26-1

Samuels to bowl now

23.1

Samuels to Guptill, no run, bounce from outside off as he bowls an offspinner from wide of the crease, pushed back

23.2

Samuels to Guptill, 1 run, slaps an offspinner to long on

23.3

Samuels to Williamson, no run, that kicked and bounced from outside off, KW gets an inside edge onto pad

23.4

Samuels to Williamson, FOUR, quicker, fuller, and he crouches to steer it past short third man

23.5

Samuels to Williamson, no run, shortish, spinning in quickly, he forces a pull, but Pollard at midwicket stops it

23.6

Samuels to Williamson, 1 run

End of over 24 (6 runs) New Zealand 113/2 (203 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 4.70, RRR: 7.80)
KS Williamson    21* (31b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-6-0
MJ Guptill    47* (74b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    5-0-19-0

24.1

Sammy to Williamson, no run

24.2

Sammy to Williamson, 2 runs, that could have been tight, KW pulling a short ball high in the air off the front foot, falls over Pollard running back from midwicket

24.3

Sammy to Williamson, 1 run, punched to sweeper cover

24.4

Sammy to Guptill, 2 runs, worked wide of deep midwicket, the throw is very wild

24.5

Sammy to Guptill, no run, full delivery into the stumps turned to midwicket

24.6

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, Guptill brings up a slow fifty with a single down to long on

End of over 25 (6 runs) New Zealand 119/2 (197 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 4.76, RRR: 7.88)
MJ Guptill    50* (77b 5x4)      DJG Sammy    6-0-25-0
KS Williamson    24* (34b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    1-0-6-0

25.1

Samuels to Guptill, 1 run, swats a flat offspinner to long on

25.2

Samuels to Williamson, 1 run, backs away and punches against the turn to sweeper cover

25.3

Samuels to Guptill, no run, leans forward and pushes out to midwicket

25.4

Samuels to Guptill, no run, the asking rate is now above eight an over as he is beaten outside off stump

25.5

Samuels to Guptill, OUT, that is it, Guptill is gone, soft dismissal, pushing a full and quick delivery straight back at Samuels who accepts it happily

MJ Guptill c & b Samuels 51 (105m 81b 5x4 0x6) SR: 62.96

The wicketkeeper who is playing as a specialist batsman today, Tom Latham, is in

25.6

Samuels to Latham, no run, leans forward and across and pushes to cover

End of over 26 (2 runs) New Zealand 121/3 (195 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 4.65, RRR: 8.12)
TWM Latham    0* (1b)      MN Samuels    2-0-8-1
KS Williamson    25* (35b 1x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    6-0-25-0

I doubt Maneesh is going to get what he demands: "dear New Zealanders, you owe me a sparkling passage of 5 to 10 overs where u show some more intent to win the match AS its 2 in the night here in new delhi and i invested my sweet sleep in your batting..."

26.1

Russell to Williamson, 1 run, pushed to mid off for one

26.2

Russell to Latham, no run, back of a length, outside off, guided straight to point, and the throw arrives to send the non-striker back to his crease

26.3

Russell to Latham, no run, length ball turned wide of mid on for a single

26.4

Russell to Latham, 1 run, there is a direct hit from point, and the ricochet gives them a run, Latham returning just in time as the throw came in

26.5

Russell to Williamson, no run, punches a length ball from the crease to the bowler, 130 kph from Russell

26.6

Russell to Williamson, no run, to the bowler again, very full, pushed down the pitch, Russell gets his right hand down in time, and then takes a big tumble

End of over 27 (2 runs) New Zealand 123/3 (193 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 4.55, RRR: 8.39)
KS Williamson    26* (38b 1x4 1x6)      AD Russell    5-0-24-0
TWM Latham    1* (4b)      MN Samuels    2-0-8-1

27.1

Samuels to Latham, 1 run, takes a few steps out and works it in front of square leg

27.2

Samuels to Williamson, 1 run, not that short, pulled away to deep midwicket

27.3

Samuels to Latham, no run, quick offspinner nudge in front of short fine

27.4

Samuels to Latham, no run, mistimes an attempted extra cover drive to the bowler

27.5

Samuels to Latham, OUT, straight to midwicket, and Samuels gets his second wicket, Latham shuffling across, going deep in the crease and punching in the air, Charles the substitue fielder dives to his right and plucks a low catch

TWM Latham c sub (J Charles) b Samuels 2 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

27.6

Samuels to Watling, 1 run, moving across to outside off stump and working it in front of square leg

End of over 28 (3 runs) New Zealand 126/4 (190 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 4.50, RRR: 8.63)
BJ Watling    1* (1b)      MN Samuels    3-0-11-2
KS Williamson    27* (39b 1x4 1x6)      AD Russell    5-0-24-0

28.1

Russell to Watling, 1 run, fine pull to a short ball from some way outside off stump, wide of deep square leg

28.2

Russell to Williamson, 1 run, pitched up, driven to sweeper cover off the front foot

wide slip in place

28.3

Russell to Watling, 1 no ball, Russell oversteps and allows a free hit, length ball defended

28.3

Russell to Watling, 1 run, well bowled, he shuffles across, it is a very full delivery on the stumps, and he can only turn it to deep square for one

28.4

Russell to Williamson, no run, pushes a slower one, 107 kph, out to the off side

28.5

Russell to Williamson, 1 run, back of a length, he heaves it down to deep midwicket

28.6

Russell to Watling, no run, could have been another one, tries to whip away a slower one, falls short of midwicket

End of over 29 (5 runs) New Zealand 131/4 (185 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 4.51, RRR: 8.80)
BJ Watling    3* (5b)      AD Russell    6-0-29-0
KS Williamson    29* (42b 1x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    3-0-11-2

29.1

Samuels to Williamson, 1 run, offspinner turning in on off and middle, worked square on leg

Saeed: "Shouldn't Gayle be bowling as well, so he can compete with Samuels for the MoM award?"

29.2

Samuels to Watling, FOUR, gets down on a knee and paddles it from well outside off stump, Simmons cannot stop it running across at fine leg

29.3

Samuels to Watling, no run, played out to point

29.4

Samuels to Watling, 2 runs, full delivery, cracked wide of sweeper cover, who fumbles the pick-up

29.5

Samuels to Watling, FOUR, neat, quick offspinner, 93.3 kph, he allows it come on, and runs it late past short third

29.6

Samuels to Watling, no run, touch slower, he is beaten on the outside edge as he comes forward

End of over 30 (11 runs) New Zealand 142/4 (174 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 4.73, RRR: 8.70)
BJ Watling    13* (10b 2x4)      MN Samuels    4-0-22-2
KS Williamson    30* (43b 1x4 1x6)      AD Russell    6-0-29-0

30.1

Russell to Williamson, 1 run, wide down the leg side, helped down to fine leg

30.2

Russell to Watling, no run, turns a 131 kph length ball straight to midwicket

30.3

Russell to Watling, 1 run, punched down to long on for one

30.4

Russell to Williamson, no run, full delivery is pushed hard back to the bowler

30.5

Russell to Williamson, FOUR, nice, but these have been rare to come, KW gets forward and lofts a pitched up ball cleanly over mid off

30.6

Russell to Williamson, no run, slower one at 104 on the stumps, he adjusts late and defends

End of over 31 (6 runs) New Zealand 148/4 (168 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 4.77, RRR: 8.84)
KS Williamson    35* (47b 2x4 1x6)      AD Russell    7-0-35-0
BJ Watling    14* (12b 2x4)      MN Samuels    4-0-22-2

31.1

Samuels to Watling, no run, spins in, steered to short third man from the crease

31.2

Samuels to Watling, no run, been that kind of innings, full toss hit straight to extra cover

31.3

Samuels to Watling, 2 runs, and now he paddles from outside off stump, wide of fine leg

31.4

Samuels to Watling, no run, played out to mid on

31.5

Samuels to Watling, 1 run, paddled again, length offspinner this time, to fine leg

Asking rate over nine now, not happening for New Zealand

31.6

Samuels to Williamson, 1 run, slapped away to sweeper cover

End of over 32 (4 runs) New Zealand 152/4 (164 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 9.11)
KS Williamson    36* (48b 2x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    5-0-26-2
BJ Watling    17* (17b 2x4)      AD Russell    7-0-35-0

32.1

Sammy to Williamson, FOUR, that will go, not that short, but pulled hard through midwicket, just beats long on running across

32.2

Sammy to Williamson, FOUR, consecutive fours, KW goes off side now, lofts a widish one over extra cover, beats the sweeper comfortably

32.3

Sammy to Williamson, 1 run

32.4

Sammy to Watling, no run, tries to push towards cover, underedges it to the keeper

32.5

Sammy to Watling, 1 run, wide and slapped wide of sweeper cover, they think about the second, but decide not to take on Smith's throw, it is wide in the end

32.6

Sammy to Williamson, 2 runs, Sammy going for runs this over, full toss turned past short fine leg now

End of over 33 (12 runs) New Zealand 164/4 (152 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 4.96, RRR: 8.94)
KS Williamson    47* (52b 4x4 1x6)      DJG Sammy    7-0-37-0
BJ Watling    18* (19b 2x4)      MN Samuels    5-0-26-2

33.1

Samuels to Watling, 1 run, full, eased down with the spin to long on

33.2

Samuels to Williamson, 2 runs, fine diving stop by Russell at deep point saves the boundary, it was cut hard and was travelling

33.3

Samuels to Williamson, 1 run, KW gets to his first fifty as captain with a nudge to square leg

33.4

Samuels to Watling, 1 run

33.5

Samuels to Williamson, no run, looks to dab a fullish delivery to third man, beaten

33.6

Samuels to Williamson, 2 runs, drags the pull behind square leg now for a couple, runs coming rather freely now

End of over 34 (7 runs) New Zealand 171/4 (145 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 5.02, RRR: 9.06)
KS Williamson    52* (56b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    6-0-33-2
BJ Watling    20* (21b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    7-0-37-0

34.1

Sammy to Watling, 1 run, pitched up around off stump, pushed to long on

34.2

Sammy to Williamson, 1 run, straightens a tad outside off stump, underedged wide of the keeper on the off side

34.3

Sammy to Watling, 1 wide, wide, very wide outside off stump, he cannot reach out to it

34.3

Sammy to Watling, no run, looks to shuffle outside the line and pull a short and slow delivery, misses

34.4

Sammy to Watling, 1 run, turned to deep midwicket with the angle

34.5

Sammy to Williamson, 1 run, short of a length, pulled to deep midwicket

34.6

Sammy to Watling, 1 run, clipped in the air down to deep midwicket

End of over 35 (6 runs) New Zealand 177/4 (139 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.05, RRR: 9.26)
BJ Watling    23* (25b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    8-0-43-0
KS Williamson    54* (58b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    6-0-33-2

More than nine an over needed with not much batting to come for New Zealand. Getting tougher and tougher

batting Powerplay is on now

35.1

Samuels to Watling, 2 wides, fired in full and goes down the leg side as he misses the paddle

35.1

Samuels to Williamson, no run, 94 kph full delivery turned to midwicket

35.2

Samuels to Williamson, 2 runs, full toss forced through cover, needs a big slide to pull it back in

35.3

Samuels to Williamson, no run

35.4

Samuels to Williamson, 1 run, takes it almost from off stump as he backs away and dabs it to short third man

35.5

Samuels to Watling, 1 run, cut to short third man again

35.6

Samuels to Williamson, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket

End of over 36 (7 runs) New Zealand 184/4 (132 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.11, RRR: 9.42)
KS Williamson    58* (63b 4x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    7-0-40-2
BJ Watling    24* (26b 2x4)      DJG Sammy    8-0-43-0

Rampaul to bowl

36.1

Rampaul to Williamson, 1 leg bye, some inswing, length ball into middle and leg, dropped on to the on side

36.2

Rampaul to Watling, no run, again some inward movement, full outside off stump, through to the keeper as he misses

36.3

Rampaul to Watling, 2 runs, heaved wide of long on from off, fielder cannot prevent the second run

36.4

Rampaul to Watling, (no ball) SIX, fine shot, picked it up very well, swinging in full on off and middle, and lifted over midwicket

36.4

Rampaul to Watling, 1 leg bye, tries to lift the free hit again, finer this time, but cannot connect

36.5

Rampaul to Williamson, OUT, shout for lbw, that looked very close, swings in on middle, hit low on the front leg as he looks to swing across the line, not given initially, West Indies review, and replays show it hitting middle and leg stump low, review at a crucial juncture in the match ends a big stand

KS Williamson lbw b Rampaul 58 (103m 65b 4x4 1x6) SR: 89.23

Southee has been promoted

36.6

Rampaul to Southee, no run, swinging in all the time, Southee hit on the pad as he looks to flick, was going well down leg

End of over 37 (11 runs) New Zealand 195/5 (121 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 5.27, RRR: 9.30)
TG Southee    0* (1b)      R Rampaul    6-0-27-2
BJ Watling    32* (30b 2x4 1x6)      MN Samuels    7-0-40-2

37.1

Narine to Watling, 1 run, shuffles across and turns the offspinner square on the leg side

37.2

Narine to Southee, 1 run, full delivery, he swings, and mistimes it to the right of midwicket

37.3

Narine to Watling, 1 run, runs a straighter one from a length to short third man

37.4

Narine to Southee, 1 run, tries to slog sweep an offspinner, it hits the outer part of the bat and rolls to short third

37.5

Narine to Watling, 1 wide, bowls it down the leg side

37.5

Narine to Watling, no run, straighter one cut straight to point

37.6

Narine to Watling, OUT, that looks like another one, short third man had come in a bit, as they took him on for a quick run, Pollard swooped in on the ball and lobbed it to the keeper, Southee put in the dive but by then Ramdin had already taken the bails off, gone by more than a foot

TG Southee run out 2 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

End of over 38 (5 runs) New Zealand 200/6 (116 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 5.26, RRR: 9.66)
BJ Watling    34* (34b 2x4 1x6)      SP Narine    7-0-31-1
     R Rampaul    6-0-27-2

Nathan walks in now, still no Oram, surely has to be another injury? they cannot be holding him back

38.1

Rampaul to Watling, SIX, that's gone for six, Watling bends forward, gets on a knee, and scoops a low full toss all the way for six over short fine leg, unbelievable, these scoops

38.2

Rampaul to Watling, 1 run, squeezed out towards point

38.3

Rampaul to McCullum, 1 leg bye, angled in full on the pads, turned through midwicket

38.4

Rampaul to Watling, 2 runs, worked through square leg, who fails to stop the ball, Sammy it is

38.5

Rampaul to Watling, no run, pushes a pitched up ball to cover

38.6

Rampaul to Watling, 1 run, runs a low full toss to short third man

End of over 39 (11 runs) New Zealand 211/6 (105 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 5.41, RRR: 9.54)
BJ Watling    44* (39b 2x4 2x6)      R Rampaul    7-0-37-2
NL McCullum    0* (1b)      SP Narine    7-0-31-1

39.1

Narine to Watling, 1 run, turns an offspinner behind square leg

39.2

Narine to McCullum, no run, beaten on the cut with a straighter one

39.3

Narine to McCullum, 1 run, carrom ball pushed out to point from a good length

39.4

Narine to Watling, 1 run, worked from leg stump in front of square

39.5

Narine to McCullum, OUT, bowled 'em, flighted, he tries to drive, the ball spins in a bit, enough to beat the bat and hit the stumps through the gate

NL McCullum b Narine 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Oram walks in finally

39.6

Narine to Oram, no run, bends forward low to defend an offspinner

End of over 40 (3 runs) New Zealand 214/7 (102 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 5.35, RRR: 10.20)
JDP Oram    0* (1b)      SP Narine    8-0-34-2
BJ Watling    46* (41b 2x4 2x6)      R Rampaul    7-0-37-2

40.1

Rampaul to Watling, 1 run, low full toss, paddled from outside off to fine leg

40.2

Rampaul to Oram, 1 run, shuffles across, opens the face and runs it to third man

40.3

Rampaul to Watling, 1 wide, sprays it very wide outside the off stump

40.3

Rampaul to Watling, 1 run, widish, driven off the front foot to point

40.4

Rampaul to Oram, 1 run, turned through square leg

40.5

Rampaul to Watling, 1 run, full delivery driven to sweeper cover

40.6

Rampaul to Oram, no run, Oram just manages to survive a 134 kph yorker on the stumps, digs it out to point, Watling is halfway up the pitch before turning back

End of over 41 (6 runs) New Zealand 220/7 (96 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.36, RRR: 10.66)
JDP Oram    2* (4b)      R Rampaul    8-0-43-2
BJ Watling    49* (44b 2x4 2x6)      SP Narine    8-0-34-2

41.1

Narine to Watling, no run, diving stop at midwicket, from Gayle, stops a whip to an offspinner

41.2

Narine to Watling, 1 run, spins in from outside off, dabbed to short third man, consecutive fifties for Watling, pone of the few bright spots for NZ

41.3

Narine to Oram, 1 run

41.4

Narine to Watling, FOUR, reverse sweep now from Watling, cracked in the air behind point

41.5

Narine to Watling, 1 run, carrom ball, shortish, he swivels and pulls to deep midwicket

41.6

Narine to Oram, no run, beaten by one that keeps low outside off as he gets across to punch

End of over 42 (7 runs) New Zealand 227/7 (89 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.40, RRR: 11.12)
JDP Oram    3* (6b)      SP Narine    9-0-41-2
BJ Watling    55* (48b 3x4 2x6)      R Rampaul    8-0-43-2

42.1

Russell to Watling, FOUR, another boundary, the asking rate is very high though, Watling swings it in the air behind square leg, shades of Moin Khan in that stroke

42.2

Russell to Watling, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover for a single

42.3

Russell to Oram, 1 run, makes some room and crunches a full delivery to wide long off

Dwayne Bravo is off the field again with that foot injury

42.4

Russell to Watling, 1 run, reaches out to a wide ball and gets it down to sweeper cover

42.5

Russell to Oram, no run, 130 kph short ball, not getting up very much, but right into Oram, and he has to avoid it hurriedly

42.6

Russell to Oram, FOUR, thumps a short ball through midwicket, the ball slowed down as it approached the rope, long on and deep midwicket quite sloppy, both had a chance to stop the ball, but they slowed down as well

End of over 43 (11 runs) New Zealand 238/7 (78 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 11.14)
JDP Oram    8* (9b 1x4)      AD Russell    8-0-46-0
BJ Watling    61* (51b 4x4 2x6)      SP Narine    9-0-41-2

43.1

Narine to Watling, 1 run, tossed up carrom ball pushed down to long on

43.2

Narine to Oram, 1 run, skips out and has a go, thick edge goes to point, the throw it fired in but Watling makes it safely

43.3

Narine to Watling, no run, misses the reverse sweep as this one spins away outside off

43.4

Narine to Watling, 1 run, swings a fullish offspinner to deep square leg

43.5

Narine to Oram, 1 run, comes out and pushes to sweeper cover

43.6

Narine to Watling, no run, he was looking to reverse sweep, the ball was floated full and well down leg, then he tried to sweep but missed, not given a wide

End of over 44 (4 runs) New Zealand 242/7 (74 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 12.33)
BJ Watling    63* (55b 4x4 2x6)      SP Narine    10-0-45-2
JDP Oram    10* (11b 1x4)      AD Russell    8-0-46-0

44.1

Russell to Oram, OUT, Oram gives it away, makes room to swing it over midwicket, it was an offcutter, he takes a hand off the bat as he swings, and finds deep midwicket with precision

JDP Oram c Smith b Russell 10 (20m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

44.2

Russell to Watling, 1 run, low full toss crunched to sweeper cover

44.3

Russell to Mills, 2 runs, length ball on the pads worked through square leg

44.4

Russell to Mills, no run, beaten on the drive as he goes for a pitched up ball outside off

The Last Kiwi Watching: "Bring on Vettori, McCullum, Martin, Wagner, Taylor & the tests. Hopefully can see some good tight cricket over 5 days." Nice user name

44.5

Russell to Mills, 1 run, back of the hand slower one on off stump, pops up in the air down the ground as he pushes at it

44.6

Russell to Watling, 1 run, behind square leg for a single

End of over 45 (5 runs) New Zealand 247/8 (69 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 5.48, RRR: 13.80)
BJ Watling    65* (57b 4x4 2x6)      AD Russell    9-0-51-1
KD Mills    3* (3b)      SP Narine    10-0-45-2

45.1

Samuels to Watling, 1 run, fires in an offspinner on middle, turned in front of square leg

45.2

Samuels to Mills, 1 run, worked behind square leg

45.3

Samuels to Watling, 1 run, gets down to a tossed up ball angled in, and sweeps to deep square

45.4

Samuels to Mills, 1 run, swung away wide of deep square leg

45.5

Samuels to Watling, 1 run

45.6

Samuels to Mills, 1 run, down the track and swings it down to deep square

End of over 46 (6 runs) New Zealand 253/8 (63 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 5.50, RRR: 15.75)
KD Mills    6* (6b)      MN Samuels    8-0-46-2
BJ Watling    68* (60b 4x4 2x6)      AD Russell    9-0-51-1

46.1

Rampaul to Mills, OUT, gone, Rampaul fullish and swinging in on the stumps, Mills has a go at it, gets an inside edge which clatters into the stumps

KD Mills b Rampaul 6 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

46.2

Rampaul to Nethula, 1 run, hops to a back of a length ball, drops it down close to the crease, Watling sprawls in with a big dive

46.3

Rampaul to Watling, 1 run, swings hard, mistimes the full delivery in the air, falls well short of long on

46.4

Rampaul to Nethula, 1 run, swings in full and late, thick inside edge through square leg

46.5

Rampaul to Watling, 3 runs, drives past extra cover, Smith runs across from sweeper cover and stops it close to the rope with his boot

46.6

Rampaul to Nethula, 1 run, OUT, swung to deep midwicket, they hesitate to go for the second, it was going to be too tough, the throw is to the keeper, and Nethula is out comfortably, not even in the frame

TS Nethula run out 3 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

New Zealand made it closer in the end than it looked when Gayle and Samuels struck centuries to boost West Indies to 315. New Zealand did not allow them to get away at the death, and Watling put in another fighting performance, so did KW, but clearly, this line-up hardly looked as if it was going to chase 316. West Indies now lead the five-match series 2-0 with the final three ODIs to be played in St Kitts.

Kane Williamson: "We struggled a little bit with the ball, Gayle again... and Samuels as well, but we improved with the bat. We tried to leave ourselves 100 off the last 10, but we had lost too many wickets. BJ Watling played well again. I think today's performance showed that we have players that we can play, the difference was that their guys made 100s and we made 50s. They have played outstandingly, and to beat them we have to be at the top of our game."

Darren Sammy: "Everybody looks in good form, and every day some one stands up for us whcih is good for the team. Our openers in the past haven't given us the start we wanted, the way Chris has played out the new ball has been brilliant. Last match it was Russell, today it was Ravi, Sunil continues to bowl well. The selectors have a rotation policy in place, I myself may get a rest, we'll see what happens."

Man of the Match is Marlon Samuels: "I'd like to say 'Happy anniversary to my people, my entire country'. I'm getting opportunities now. Chris has been a part of life for a large part of my life, I always enjoy batting with him."

So once again West Indies run out winners, check out Siddarth Ravindran's match report here.

That's it from us today. Thanks for the company, See you at the third ODI.

End of over 47 (7 runs) New Zealand 260/10 (56 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.53, RRR: 18.66)
     R Rampaul    9-0-50-3
BJ Watling    72* (62b 4x4 2x6)      MN Samuels    8-0-46-2
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