New Zealand tour of United States of America and West Indies, 5th ODI: West Indies v New Zealand at Basseterre, Jul 16, 2012
West Indies won by 20 runs
16 July 2012 (50-over match)
7.3

Boult to Samuels, no run, good carry with the angle outside off, left alone

7.4

Boult to Samuels, no run, gets across, cover the stumps and lets it go past with the angle outside off

7.5

Boult to Samuels, FOUR, straightens, he has done that consistently today, but the line has been too much down the pads, and Samuels leans back and slightly across and flicks it away behind square

7.6

Boult to Samuels, no run, pitched up, holding its line on off, he shuffles and defends from the crease

West Indies 37/2   MN Samuels 4* (4b 1x4)
9.1

Boult to Samuels, 5 runs, another dangerous single, moves across and pushes behind point, throw misses, looked very tight, but West Indies get some overthrows

9.5

Boult to Samuels, no run, eases a pitched up ball down to mid off

9.6

Boult to Samuels, 1 run, there is some of that awkward bounce from just back of a length, Samuels handled it the best in the previous ODI among the Windies batsmen, he does so again, drops it down softly to third man

West Indies 44/3   MN Samuels 10* (7b 1x4)
10.1

Southee to Samuels, no run, gets behind the line and defends down the track

10.2

Southee to Samuels, 1 run, short for the pull, around shoulder high, and he swivels to hit it to deep square

West Indies 45/3   MN Samuels 11* (9b 1x4)
11.1

Ellis to Samuels, no run, 121 kph, nipping in from short of a length, defended

11.2

Ellis to Samuels, no run, another one nips in, back of a length again, he takes a hand off the bat as he stabs it away

11.3

Ellis to Samuels, no run, pitched up, around off 123 kph, defended, he is pretty nippy off the pitch at the moment, Ellis,

11.4

Ellis to Samuels, no run, reaches out to a fuller one outside off and smothers it awkwardly

11.5

Ellis to Samuels, no run, opens the face to a 121.8 kph length ball outside off, runs it to point, he is definitely appearing sharper than 121 kph

11.6

Ellis to Samuels, 1 run, slower one, 114 kph, nudged to square leg

West Indies 48/3   MN Samuels 12* (15b 1x4)
12.1

Nicol to Samuels, no run, worked to the right of midwicket

12.2

Nicol to Samuels, 1 run, away to deep square leg

West Indies 49/3   MN Samuels 13* (17b 1x4)
13.1

Ellis to Samuels, no run

13.2

Ellis to Samuels, 1 run, short of a length, worked along to deep square leg

West Indies 51/3   MN Samuels 14* (19b 1x4)
14.4

Nicol to Samuels, no run, eases a flat and shortish one to point from the crease

14.5

Nicol to Samuels, SIX, that's gone, he uses his feet well to spinners, Samuels, comes down and launches it over long on with the spin

14.6

Nicol to Samuels, no run, length ball spinning in, worked straight to square leg

West Indies 64/3   MN Samuels 20* (22b 1x4 1x6)
15.2

Flynn to Samuels, no run, pushed to short extra cover

15.3

Flynn to Samuels, no run, 87.5 kph, full around off, defended

15.4

Flynn to Samuels, FOUR, comes out, takes it low on the full and drills it through the bowler's hands, Flynn ended up changing the path of the ball, made it straighter

15.5

Flynn to Samuels, no run, flat, pushed out to point

15.6

Flynn to Samuels, 1 run, moves out of the crease again, and pushes to long on

West Indies 70/3   MN Samuels 25* (27b 2x4 1x6)
16.1

Mills to Samuels, no run, 119 kph back of a length ball played out to point

16.2

Mills to Samuels, 1 run, awkward bounce from back of a length, but Samuels tackles it very well, once again, runs it down to third man softly

West Indies 71/3   MN Samuels 26* (29b 2x4 1x6)
17.1

Ellis to Samuels, no run, 122 kph, he has been nipping them in, kept out with some trouble to the off side

17.2

Ellis to Samuels, no run, 113 kph on middle, nudged towards square leg

17.3

Ellis to Samuels, 2 runs, pitched up, and driven nicely, past point, who stops it as it slows down close to the rope

17.4

Ellis to Samuels, 1 run, back and across a tad and works it behind square leg off the pad

West Indies 74/3   MN Samuels 29* (33b 2x4 1x6)
18.1

Mills to Samuels, no run, holding its line outside off, left alone

18.2

Mills to Samuels, no run, takes a step out, and leaves a 126 kph length ball well outside off

18.3

Mills to Samuels, 1 run, he still gets the single to third man, width provided and he runs it past point's dive

18.6

Mills to Samuels, no run, nice carry to the keeper as it straightens outside off, he lets it go

West Indies 76/3   MN Samuels 30* (37b 2x4 1x6)
19.2

Ellis to Samuels, no run, reaches forward to a pitched up ball, pushes to extra cover

19.3

Ellis to Samuels, no run, sharp short ball, 128 kph, he drops the wrists, and bends out of the way quickly

19.4

Ellis to Samuels, 1 run, moves across, and works it to square leg

West Indies 78/3   MN Samuels 31* (40b 2x4 1x6)
20.1

Southee to Samuels, no run, plays a length ball from the crease, looking to work it to leg but pushes it back to the bowler

20.2

Southee to Samuels, FOUR, crack! that has raced through the off-side infield, on the front foot, opens the face late to drive it past point

20.3

Southee to Samuels, no run, straight outside off, left alone without fuss

20.4

Southee to Samuels, no run, leans out and gracefully eases a full delivery to point

20.5

Southee to Samuels, no run, can't get it through, tries to punch a length ball through covers, but cannot beat the field

20.6

Southee to Samuels, no run, rising as it carries to the keeper after being left alone outside off

West Indies 84/3   MN Samuels 35* (46b 3x4 1x6)
21.6

Ellis to Samuels, no run, not getting the single, leans across and works it to midwicket

West Indies 85/3   MN Samuels 35* (47b 3x4 1x6)
22.5

Williamson to Samuels, FOUR, skips out, and goes over the non-striker, just beats long off's dive

22.6

Williamson to Samuels, 1 run, and again, this time he moves down and goes through midwicket, but there is a man in the deep to cut it off

West Indies 91/3   MN Samuels 40* (49b 4x4 1x6)
23.1

Southee to Samuels, no run, that nipped back in quite sharply from outside off, Samuels was across and outside off to defend, it went to a diving keeper on the bounce, looked to be bit of both pad and inside edge

23.2

Southee to Samuels, no run, short of a length, defended

23.3

Southee to Samuels, no run, opens the face and runs a length ball to point

23.4

Southee to Samuels, 1 run, had mid off picked up the ball cleanly, the single would have been much tighter, Samuels pushing a very full one and setting off

23.6

Southee to Samuels, 1 leg bye, that was worth an appeal at least, shuffling across too much, and taking it on the pad in front of middle and leg, looked high, and lot of angle though, Southee has something to say to Samuels

West Indies 94/3   MN Samuels 41* (54b 4x4 1x6)
24.1

Nicol to Samuels, no run, pushed away to mid off

24.2

Nicol to Samuels, 1 run, Bravo tried to get out of the way, but Samuels eventually hit him on the right glove as he took evasive action

24.4

Nicol to Samuels, no run, whipped to midwicket

24.5

Nicol to Samuels, 1 run, comes out again, the ball spins in down the pads, and is worked down to fine leg as he takes a hand off the bat

West Indies 97/3   MN Samuels 43* (58b 4x4 1x6)
25.1

Southee to Samuels, OUT, Guptill with an outstanding take at extra cover, Samuels was looking in control, but this time he tried to punch a back of a length ball that bounced extra, and he weakly pushed it to extra cover's left, where Guptill dived full-stretch to snap it up low with both hands

MN Samuels c Guptill b Southee 43 (75m 59b 4x4 1x6) SR: 72.88

West Indies 97/4   MN Samuels 43 (59b 4x4 1x6)
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