New Zealand tour of United States of America and West Indies, 4th ODI: West Indies v New Zealand at Basseterre, Jul 14, 2012
West Indies won by 24 runs
14 July 2012 (50-over match)

Best to Guptill, OUT, full, straight, beaten for the pace, and Best has got his wicket. he is down on his knees, looking skyward with arm aloft. What a celebration. Guptill has contributed to the dismissal by playing across the line to a full delivery headed for middle stump. He is a goner as soon as he misses it, but he has also been done in for pace a little

MJ Guptill lbw b Best 0 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 8/1   RJ Nicol 6* (3b 1x6)   TL Best 1-0-7-1

Russell to BB McCullum, OUT, soft dismissal. There have been quite a few in this series. Slightly short of a lenght, and he goes to pull it, picking the short midwicket with surgical precision. Not the length to pull. And he is not pleased with himself. The PA system at the ground plays, "Hit the road Jack... and don't you come back no more."

BB McCullum c Sammy b Russell 10 (30m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

New Zealand 50/2   RJ Nicol 32* (23b 3x4 2x6)   AD Russell 3.2-0-17-1

Sammy to Nicol, OUT, Nicol has had a brain freeze. Sammy has picked up a wicket after coming on to bowl when the heat was on. He goes across the line to play the pick-up shot, but the length - much like Bravo earlier in the day - is a little too short for a front-foot shot. As a result he gets a bit too under it, and finds deep midwicket

RJ Nicol c Bravo b Sammy 35 (48m 32b 3x4 2x6) SR: 109.37

New Zealand 63/3   LRPL Taylor 9* (10b 2x4)   DJG Sammy 2.3-0-8-1

Narine to Williamson, OUT, he is gone. Williamson has had a horrid time of it with Narine. He is reviewing this lbw decision, though. Quicker, straighter delivery, no thumb sticking out as Narine goes up for the delivery. Short of a length, but skiddy, and beats Williamson on the pull, which is not quite one. Pitched outside off, hits him in front of off, and that's a review exhausted

KS Williamson lbw b Narine 3 (13m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

New Zealand 75/4   LRPL Taylor 18* (17b 3x4)   SP Narine 2.4-0-5-1

Samuels to Latham, OUT, Latham has finally succumbed. Three dots in a row draw out a forceful shot to a short-of-a-length delivery just outside off. He is cramped for room, and edges it through to Thomas. This wicket ensures at least one new batsman in the Powerplay

TWM Latham c †Thomas b Samuels 32 (86m 62b 1x4 0x6) SR: 51.61

New Zealand 146/5   LRPL Taylor 49* (76b 5x4)   MN Samuels 6.4-0-25-1

Best to NL McCullum, OUT, Best can stick his tongue out all he want now. He has got his man. McCullum gets a rare full ball from Best who has bee peppering him with short stuff. He drives, but all he manages is to run it straight to point where Sammy accepts it gleefully

NL McCullum c Sammy b Best 11 (23m 19b 0x4 0x6) SR: 57.89

New Zealand 170/6   LRPL Taylor 58* (88b 5x4)   TL Best 7.5-1-40-2

Best to Oram, OUT, Best is looking heavenwards again. It's the good old you-miss-I-hit stuff from him. Oram, under pressure from the many dot balls he has faced, makes room, but Best remains full, straight and fast. And he hits the middle stump. Timbahhhh. An underwhelming innings from Oram, who seems to now justify N McCullum's promotion ahead of him

JDP Oram b Best 6 (27m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

New Zealand 219/7   LRPL Taylor 98* (106b 6x4 4x6)   TL Best 8.5-1-42-3

Narine to Bracewell, OUT, Bracewell charges at the first ball of Narine's last. Bracewell has made a little too much room as Narine floats this wide outside off, and the mist-hit settles with long-off

DAJ Bracewell c Pollard b Narine 5 (13m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

New Zealand 234/8   LRPL Taylor 108* (111b 6x4 5x6)   SP Narine 9.1-1-17-2

Best to Taylor, OUT, Sammy takes the catch. Taylor perishes. There are people already wanting to invade the pitch. Surely this wins the series for West Indies? Full toss, on off, Taylor wants to hit it for a six over leg, gets a thick edge that is skied to Sammy at point

LRPL Taylor c Sammy b Best 110 (185m 115b 6x4 5x6) SR: 95.65

New Zealand 237/9   TG Southee 1* (3b)   TL Best 9.2-1-43-4

Bravo to Southee, OUT, West Indies have won their first ODI series against a side other than Bangladesh or Zimbabwe in more than four years. Slower ball, beats the bat, and the keeper completes the run-put after the New Zealand Nos 10 and 11 are confused and both in the middle of the pitch

TG Southee run out 3 (15m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

New Zealand 240/10   TA Boult 1* (2b)   DJ Bravo 3.3-0-19-0





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