New Zealand in West Indies ODI Series - 3rd ODI

West Indies v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 88 runs

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   AD Russell 1-0-6-0

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   AD Russell 2-0-12-0

5.1

Russell to Guptill, OUT, Given lbw. Guptill has a chat with Nicol, and decides against reviewing it. This one skids a little, and does him in for the pace a little. Short of a length, just outside off, and he is deep into the crease to try to punch it. The ball nips back in, and skids off and hits him on the knee roll in front of middle and leg. Hitting top of leg

MJ Guptill lbw b Russell 11 (20m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

5.2

Russell to Flynn, no run, and begins with a defensive shot towards mid-off

5.3

Russell to Flynn, no run, short of a length, gives him a bit of room, and he goes after it. Smith, though, dives to his right at point, and concedes no run

5.4

Russell to Flynn, no run, looks to run this behind square, and this time Sammy at gull dives to his right to deny Flynn

5.5

Russell to Flynn, 1 run, nearly a run-out. Flicked to fine leg, Flynn always wants a second, but as he turns back he sees Rampaul has already swooped on it, and he sends Nicol back, who dives full length to save his wicket

5.6

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

New Zealand 25/1   AD Russell 3-0-13-1

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

7.3

Russell to Flynn, no run, looking to pull but is too early into the shot, and cues it towards mid-off

7.4

Russell to Flynn, FOUR, plum half-volley on off, and he has driven it down the ground and along the ground, between mid-off and Russell. Picked the slower ball early, and waited for it to arrive

7.5

Russell to Flynn, no run, short of a length, on leg, pushed off the front foot towards mid-off

7.6

Russell to Flynn, SIX, that's No. 2. This ground promises some carnage. Short of a length, and he sets himself up, goes across the line, and pull-swipes it over midwicket for an easy six. Just before this delivery, Ian Bishop said he wouldn't want to bowl on this ground. who can argue?

New Zealand 42/1   AD Russell 4-0-24-1

38.1

Russell to Watling, no run, slower ball, on off, short of a length, makes room, but finds point

38.2

Russell to Watling, 1 run, length ball, middle and leg, driven to long-on

38.3

Russell to McCullum, 1 wide, goes too straight, bowls a wide down the leg side

38.3

Russell to McCullum, 1 run, short of a length, tucked away off the hip for a single

38.4

Russell to Watling, 1 run, length ball, mis-hit down to long-on for another single

38.5

Russell to McCullum, no run, short of a length, no room at all, can't run it down as he attempts to

38.6

Russell to McCullum, 1 run, full, into the pads, and he has protection square and deep on the leg side

New Zealand 177/5   AD Russell 5-0-29-1

40.1

Russell to McCullum, 1 run, length ball, into the pads, flicked away to deep midwicket

40.2

Russell to Watling, SIX, Six No. 5. Inside-out, on the up. Top shot. Short of a length, on off, and he drives over long-off. High elbow for the pose too

40.3

Russell to Watling, OUT, Too cute. Tries to follow up that lovely off drive with a scoop. Gets down on a knee, in front of off, the head falls away as he tries the dangerous shot, and he gets a bit too under it to lob an easy catch for Narine at short fine leg. It is the cutter that has done him in here

BJ Watling c Narine b Russell 40 (66m 47b 4x4 1x6) SR: 85.10

40.4

Russell to McCullum, no run, short of a length, on off, defended to off

40.5

Russell to McCullum, 1 run, short of a length, worked away off the hip

40.6

Russell to Oram, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

New Zealand 192/6   AD Russell 6-0-37-2

45.1

Russell to Mills, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, gets a single to sweeper-cover

45.2

Russell to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, looks to work this to leg, ends up chipping it towards long-on

45.3

Russell to Mills, no run, length ball, no room, pushed back to him

45.4

Russell to Mills, OUT, short of a length, outside off, Mills stands rooted and swings. Looking to go down the ground, gets too under it, and skies it for Gayle at cover

KD Mills c Gayle b Russell 2 (6m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

45.5

Russell to McCullum, no run, sharp bouncer to welcome him, 135ks, McCullum ducks under it

45.6

Russell to McCullum, 1 run, full outside off, driven to Gayle at cover, and the ball pops out as he looks to run the stumps down. Allows them a single

New Zealand 220/8   AD Russell 7-0-40-3

47.1

Russell to McCullum, no run, slower offcutter, jumps at him a little, played back to Russell

47.2

Russell to McCullum, 1 run, drags this one down, pulled away to deep midwicket for one

47.3

Russell to Southee, 1 run, short of a length, outside off, Southee gets a single to deep cover, and hands it over to McCullum

47.4

Russell to McCullum, no run, lovely save by Ramdin. Full ball, hits a foot hole on the crease, between pat and pad, and then breaks in like an offbreak, and Ramdin changes direction well and makes a one-handed save down leg

47.5

Russell to McCullum, FOUR, slower legcutter, a little too short, and Mac saw it early. Waited for it, and cut it behind point. First boundary since the 44th over

47.6

Russell to McCullum, 1 run, appeal for leg-before, and so busy is Russell appealing they sneak off for a run even though the ball is on the pitch. Given a run, seemed an inside edge, and hit outside the line anyway

New Zealand 232/8   AD Russell 8-0-47-3

49.1

Russell to McCullum, OUT, length ball, slower ball, 116ks, outside off, McCullum sees an opportunity to get under it, but is slightly too early into this, and goes only as far as deep midwicket. A fighting hand from McCullum but one that is not likely to be enough

NL McCullum c Bravo b Russell 50 (104m 70b 4x4 1x6) SR: 71.42

49.2

Russell to Southee, 1 run, yorker on off, gets a single as he squeezes it out

49.3

Russell to Boult, no run, yorker, quick, 139ks, down leg, but not called a wide

49.4

Russell to Boult, 1 run, slower ball, full, driven down to long-off for one

49.5

Russell to Southee, SIX, short of a length, on the stumps, Southee just makes room and swings, and has connected it superbly for a flat six to cow corner

49.6

Russell to Southee, 2 runs, tries the cute shot behind square on the leg side. Exposes all stumps, toe-ends a full delivery for a couple towards midwicket

New Zealand 249/9   AD Russell 9-0-57-4
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Jul 11, 2012

The West Indies team hand over a cheque to Runako Morton's widow, West Indies v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, July 11, 2012

The West Indies team hand over a cheque to Runako Morton's widow

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Jul 11, 2012

Marlon Samuels was run out for 11, West Indies v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Basseterre, July 11, 2012

Marlon Samuels was run out for 11

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