New Zealand tour of United States of America and West Indies, 3rd ODI: West Indies v New Zealand at Basseterre, Jul 11, 2012
New Zealand won by 88 runs
11 July 2012 (50-over match)
0.1

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, short of a length, on off, defended off the front foot

0.2

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, short of a length again, just outside off, leaves him late, squares him up, and beats his defence

0.3

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, steps down the wicket a little, Ravi shortens the length a little, played to leg for no damage

0.4

Rampaul to Nicol, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, steered down to third man

New Zealand 1/0   RJ Nicol 1* (4b)
1.1

Russell to Nicol, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the front foot

1.2

Russell to Nicol, no run, length ball, shaping away, Nicol is forward to defend

1.3

Russell to Nicol, SIX, That's Six No. 1. We are expecting many more today. Nicol shimmies down the track, takes this on the half-volley, from well outside off, and flicks it towards wide long-on. Not good signs for bowlers

1.4

Russell to Nicol, no run, short of a length, well outside off, left alone

1.5

Russell to Nicol, no run, nipping in a little off a length, defended off the front foot

1.6

Russell to Nicol, no run, length ball, on off, 125ks, no movement, defended towards mid-off

New Zealand 7/0   RJ Nicol 7* (10b 1x6)
3.1

Russell to Nicol, no run, misses out here. This was so wide it would have been called a wide, but Nicol went for the cut, and couldn't beat cover-point

3.2

Russell to Nicol, 2 runs, another mis-hit that clears the infield. Nicol leaves the crease again to try to go over mid-off, but the movement away from him means the ball goes right off the cue. It clears mid-off, though

3.3

Russell to Nicol, FOUR, these are not good signs for bowlers at all. This is short of a length, and he has swat-pulled this over mid-on. Oh batsmen are finding this pitch too trustworthy

3.4

Russell to Nicol, no run, length ball, on off, defended off the front foot

3.5

Russell to Nicol, no run, another forward-defensive

3.6

Russell to Nicol, no run, slower ball now, short of a length, no room, patted back to him

New Zealand 19/0   RJ Nicol 13* (16b 1x4 1x6)
5.6

Russell to Nicol, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended back to him

New Zealand 25/1   RJ Nicol 13* (17b 1x4 1x6)
7.1

Russell to Nicol, no run, back of a length, not much room, defended off the back foot

7.2

Russell to Nicol, 1 run, steps down the wicket, pushes this to mid-on who is right at the edge of the circle

New Zealand 32/1   RJ Nicol 14* (19b 1x4 1x6)
8.1

Rampaul to Nicol, 1 wide, wide down the leg side

8.1

Rampaul to Nicol, no run, walks down the wicket only to find out he has dug it in, and fends it back to him

8.2

Rampaul to Nicol, 1 run, short of a length, punched away towards deep midwicket

New Zealand 44/1   RJ Nicol 15* (21b 1x4 1x6)
9.1

Bravo to Nicol, 1 run, offbreak to begin with, worked away into the leg side

9.3

Bravo to Nicol, 1 run, slower offcutter again, pushed towards deepish mid-on for one

9.5

Bravo to Nicol, FOUR, that's a third slower ball out of three to the right-hand batsman, and this time Nicol is expecting it and glances it from in front of off to beat short fine leg

9.6

Bravo to Nicol, 1 run, slower offcutter again, flicked to long-on for one

New Zealand 59/1   RJ Nicol 22* (25b 2x4 1x6)
10.1

Narine to Nicol, FOUR, starts with an offbreak, Nicol was sweeping it regardless, and places it wide of deep square

10.2

Narine to Nicol, 1 run, full, offbreak, driven to long-on for one

10.4

Narine to Nicol, no run, I called on offreak as I saw the thumb stick out. And offbreak it was. Swept to short fine

10.5

Narine to Nicol, 1 run, this is the knuckle ball, and it starts on middle and leg. Pushed down to long-on

New Zealand 66/1   RJ Nicol 28* (29b 3x4 1x6)
11.3

Bravo to Nicol, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended back off the back foot

11.4

Bravo to Nicol, no run, slower ball again, outside off, cutting in, defended off the front foot

11.5

Bravo to Nicol, no run, Big lbw shout, and it's really close. Nicol has walked across all the way, and is hit right in front to a short-of-a-length delivery. The height has saved him. It hits the underside of the thigh pad. No review called for. Which is just as well because it was bouncing over

11.6

Bravo to Nicol, no run, looks to run this down but is cramped for room and dabs it to point

New Zealand 68/1   RJ Nicol 28* (33b 3x4 1x6)
12.4

Narine to Nicol, no run, full, into the pads, can't miss short midwicket

12.5

Narine to Nicol, 1 run, this is the other one, turning away from outside off, but Nicol seems to have picked it, and opens the face to get a single into the off side

New Zealand 70/1   RJ Nicol 29* (35b 3x4 1x6)
13.5

Bravo to Nicol, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended off the back foot

13.6

Bravo to Nicol, 1 run, slower ball, 109ks, floated wide outside off, hit uppishly towards long-off

New Zealand 73/2   RJ Nicol 30* (37b 3x4 1x6)
14.1

Narine to Nicol, no run, flighted on middle and leg, misses out

14.2

Narine to Nicol, 1 run, swept away to deep square

New Zealand 74/2   RJ Nicol 31* (39b 3x4 1x6)
15.1

Bravo to Nicol, 1 run, and slower offcutter it is, dropped into the covers for a single

15.2

Bravo to Nicol, SIX, It's slow all right, but it is a half-volley on the pads, and he has flicked it over long-on for the third six of the day

15.3

Bravo to Nicol, no run, bouncer outside off, the quicker variation, left alone, called one for the over

15.4

Bravo to Nicol, 1 run, steered down to third man for one

15.6

Bravo to Nicol, 1 no ball, Williamson has run up to the striker's end and back. Sammy goes to the wrong end here. Dabbed towards point, Williamson thinks this is past point, but it is not, and Nicol doesn't move. Sammy goes at the striker's end where both the batsmen are, and misses too. Willaimson gets enough time to get back as midwicket shies at the non-striker's end. No-ball too because they didn't have enough men inside the circle

15.6

Bravo to Nicol, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

New Zealand 90/2   RJ Nicol 39* (45b 3x4 2x6)
16.3

Narine to Nicol, no run, the knuckle ball, full outside off, played with the turn, to mid-off

16.4

Narine to Nicol, no run, another knuckle ball, beaten by no turn as he looks to dab it

16.5

Narine to Nicol, no run, pulls the sweep out, gets an inside edge onto the pad

16.6

Narine to Nicol, no run, defends at an offbreak outside off, beaten, and hit on the pad outside the line of off

New Zealand 91/2   RJ Nicol 39* (49b 3x4 2x6)
17.6

Bravo to Nicol, FOUR, slower ball, picked early, to full too, and swiped from well outside off and deposited one bounce into the midwicket fence

New Zealand 96/2   RJ Nicol 43* (50b 4x4 2x6)
19.1

Sammy to Nicol, 1 run, short of a length, into the pads, punched down to long-on

New Zealand 98/3   RJ Nicol 44* (51b 4x4 2x6)
20.1

Narine to Nicol, 1 run, swept away to long leg for a single

20.3

Narine to Nicol, no run, he hasn't picked this offbreak at all. but he is also struck outside the off stump when beaten playing a defensive shot

20.4

Narine to Nicol, 1 run, when in doubt, sweep, and sweep Nicol does for a single to long leg

New Zealand 105/3   RJ Nicol 46* (54b 4x4 2x6)
21.1

Sammy to Nicol, no run, short of a length, outside off, pushed to cover

21.2

Sammy to Nicol, 1 run, short of a length, on off, punched down to long-on for one

21.4

Sammy to Nicol, no run, short of a length, holds its line outside off, beats the edge

21.5

Sammy to Nicol, SIX, That's fifty for Nicol, and Six No. 4 for the day. Length ball, on the pads, and flicked over long leg with ease

21.6

Sammy to Nicol, no run, looks to run this fine behind square, but the ball is not short enough, and beats him

New Zealand 113/3   RJ Nicol 53* (59b 4x4 3x6)
22.2

Narine to Nicol, no run, misses out on the sweep, but is hit outside the line of off

22.3

Narine to Nicol, 1 run, slightly fuller, and connects with the sweep this time. Gets a single to long leg

New Zealand 115/3   RJ Nicol 54* (61b 4x4 3x6)
23.1

Sammy to Nicol, no run, short of a length, outside off, defended to cover

23.2

Sammy to Nicol, 1 run, runs this down to third man for a single

23.4

Sammy to Nicol, 1 run, slower ball, on off, pushed to mid-off, and steals a single as Narine is a bit deep

New Zealand 118/3   RJ Nicol 56* (64b 4x4 3x6)
24.2

Samuels to Nicol, 1 run, flat again, and punched down to long-on

24.5

Samuels to Nicol, 1 run, length ball, outside off, pushed to the right of cover for a single

New Zealand 123/3   RJ Nicol 58* (66b 4x4 3x6)
25.2

Sammy to Nicol, no run, short of a length, pushed to cover, sends back Watling, the new non-striker, who has to dive to make his ground

25.3

Sammy to Nicol, 1 run, pushed wide of long-on, but Bravo's quickness there keeps them down to one

New Zealand 125/4   RJ Nicol 59* (68b 4x4 3x6)
26.1

Samuels to Nicol, OUT, Another soft dismissal, and Samuels is laughing himself silly here. Short of a length, just holds up a bit, and Nicol is early into the punch, lobbing it back to Samuels

RJ Nicol c & b Samuels 59 (113m 69b 4x4 3x6) SR: 85.50

New Zealand 125/5   RJ Nicol 59 (69b 4x4 3x6)
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