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)

Bracewell to Charles, OUT, No half-volleys this time. If this was a shooting competition, Charles might even have scored a perfect 10. He has been bogged down, and is about to play out a second maiden over when he blasts this length ball down the ground. It's timed superbly, but straight to mid-off, and Williamson makes no mistake

J Charles c Williamson b Bracewell 1 (20m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.25

West Indies 17/1   CH Gayle 15* (13b 1x4 1x6)   DAJ Bracewell 2.5-1-6-1

Southee to Gayle, OUT, And immediately he has got an lbw decision. After long deliberation, Gayle reviews it. Lovely first delivery from Southee. What a bowling change too. This is a length ball that swings in a little to hit him in front of leg. Umpire Nero has no doubt this is out. Gayle knows he hasn't hit it, he is banking on the ball pitching outside leg when he challenges this call. Replays show it pitched just in. On your bike, Chris

CH Gayle lbw b Southee 16 (28m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 94.11

West Indies 19/2   DR Smith 0* (4b)   TG Southee 0.1-0-0-1

Southee to Smith, OUT, what a bowling change this has been. Southee is on absolute fire. He might even be bowling himself into the Test XI here. Slightly short of a length, just outside off, Smith covers the angle, but this ball leaves him a little, enough to take the edge

DR Smith c Taylor b Southee 0 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

West Indies 20/3   MN Samuels 1* (4b)   TG Southee 1-0-1-2

Oram to Bravo, OUT, Bravo has succeeded in getting himself out. This is the second time he has tried it. He waits as they check the no-ball, but Oram's foot is well behind as he lands. Short of a length, but Bravo's mind is made up he is going to play that extravagant whip over midwicket that is trademark Bravo. However, the length is not there, and he ends up skying it over mid-on. Enough time for Boult to run back and take it over his shoulder. That ball was closer to a pulling length than driving length

DJ Bravo c Boult b Oram 18 (47m 35b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.42

West Indies 59/4   MN Samuels 20* (30b 3x4)   JDP Oram 2.1-0-4-1

NL McCullum to Samuels, OUT, N Mac strikes back. Samuels can't review this. Not that that would have made too much of a difference. Short of a length, pitches middle and leg, skids through, stays slightly low, and turns back in a little to trap him plumb. A good hand from Samuels, but the look on his face said he had done only half the job so far

MN Samuels lbw b NL McCullum 46 (93m 64b 6x4 1x6) SR: 71.87

West Indies 105/5   KA Pollard 11* (25b)   NL McCullum 4-0-34-1

Nicol to Thomas, OUT, soft dismissal. Low full toss, Thomas has the right idea, looking to chip it cover cover who is in at a short position, but Thomas hits this straight to that man. Anyway, Thomas has done his job. over to Sammy and Russell

DC Thomas c Taylor b Nicol 37 (59m 43b 3x4 1x6) SR: 86.04

West Indies 190/6   KA Pollard 52* (65b 5x4 1x6)   RJ Nicol 5.4-1-24-1

Oram to Pollard, OUT, the only loose shot from Pollard perhaps. Well bowled too. Slower-ball bouncer, Pollard makes room, his head falls away as he swings at this, and gets a top edge that is taken comfortably at point. Important innings from Pollard. Mature one too

KA Pollard c BB McCullum b Oram 56 (111m 70b 5x4 1x6) SR: 80.00

West Indies 202/7   DJG Sammy 6* (8b 1x4)   JDP Oram 7.5-1-28-2

Boult to Sammy, OUT, full again, driven wide of long-on for twohe has found long-on with this low full toss. Timed really well. It's that half-cock punch that he plays that travels miles. But this time he has failed to get any elevation, and has picked Guptill out at long-on

DJG Sammy c Guptill b Boult 26 (28m 22b 1x4 2x6) SR: 118.18

West Indies 234/8   AD Russell 10* (9b 1x4)   TA Boult 9.4-2-46-1

Oram to Russell, OUT, drilled towards Guptill at long-on again, but this time in the air, and despite the swerve away from him, Guptill takes the catch. Had he missed that, it could have been worth 20 runs in the final equation

AD Russell c Guptill b Oram 29 (28m 16b 2x4 2x6) SR: 181.25

West Indies 258/9   SP Narine 4* (5b)   JDP Oram 9.4-1-40-3

Southee to Best, OUT, WI are bowled out. Best goes for the big slog sweep, and is cleaned up by a leg-stump yorker

TL Best b Southee 3 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

West Indies 264/10   SP Narine 6* (7b)   TG Southee 9.5-1-53-3





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