New Zealand in West Indies ODI Series - 5th ODI

West Indies v New Zealand

West Indies won by 20 runs

Two slips in place to Mills

Jeff Dujon doing the pitch report says that it is the same one used for the third ODI. Batsmen and bowlers should be able to express themselves, he says. Straight from the Ramiz Raja school of commentary, that

Ottis Gibson, the West Indies coach, says that it is good to answer some questions asked of his side after the tough time they had in England, with pretty much the same side. "We don't win very often, so when we do, we have to cherish it."

Simon: "Williamson and Guptill need to find some form, even if they fail they must stay in the side cause NZ have no one to fill those shoes. Flynn needs a big 50+ score to get another shot though, a failure here and he should go."

This XI looks seriously short of bowling resources. Southee, Mills and Boult can be relied upon to bowl ten overs, I am not so sure about Ellis. And that still leaves the fifth bowler's quota to be filled by Nicol, Williamson and the others. On this tiny ground, against this West Indies line-up ...

Guptill, Flynn and Williamson need some runs ahead of the Tests. They have two half-centuries on this tour so far from a total of 16 outings

9 am West Indies have won the toss and will bat first

4-1 looks much better than 3-2, says Darren Sammy.

Taylor repeats what Sammy said, he only reverses the order. 2-3 looks better than 1-4, he says

Andrew Ellis, Kyle Mills and Daniel Flynn are back today for New Zealand, in place of Jacob Oram, Doug Bracewell and Nathan McCullum.

West Indies are unchanged. So Lendl Simmons stays out, as does Ravi Rampaul

8.50 am Welcome to our coverage of the fifth and final ODI between West Indies and New Zealand. The series has already been won by West Indies, but a scoreline of 2-3 will read much better than 1-4 for New Zealand, so there's enough motivation for them

0.1

Mills to Charles, no run, angled in fullish outside off, moving away, left alone

0.2

Mills to Charles, no run, shuffles across to a length ball and defends

0.3

Mills to Charles, 1 run, 127 kph, straightening on off stump, bouncing too, down to third man as he shuflfes and stabs at it

0.4

Mills to Gayle, no run, excellent line first ball to Gayle, 125 kph only, but straightens after being angles across, Gayle pushes at it, beaten

0.5

Mills to Gayle, 1 run, he was gone by miles had the throw hit, Gayle pushing a length ball on off towards cover and charging down, he wanted the single, Charles gets away, barely

0.6

Mills to Charles, 1 run, full delivery outside off squeezed past point

End of over 1 (3 runs) West Indies 3/0 (RR: 3.00)
J Charles    2* (4b)      KD Mills    1-0-3-0
CH Gayle    1* (2b)     

1.1

Boult to Charles, 1 leg bye, swinging in to leg stump, from back of a length, rolls fine

Jerome: "I really hope the West Indies watched the tapes of the previous games and realized that they need to rotate the strike more. The funny thing is that I think they are reluctant to take on the fielders because they have had so many embarrassing run-outs through miscommunication, while not realizing that the miscommunication comes from the fact that they do not take on the fielders more often so they can become better at it." Jerome, they tried your approach in the previous over, you can see why they are reluctant to do more of it

1.2

Boult to Gayle, no run, tight line, straightening after being anged in from over the stumps, left alone about a foot or two outside off

1.3

Boult to Gayle, no run, slightly wider outside off stump, holding its line again, he takes a step out and lets it go

1.4

Boult to Gayle, no run, another one in the same area outside off, straightening again, left alone

1.5

Boult to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle is already tired of leaving, he charges out to a pitched up delivery just outside off stump again, and looks to go over extra cover, a thick edge flies over second slip's leap

1.6

Boult to Gayle, 1 wide, lovely delivery to end, Gayle coming out again, the ball holding its line again, and just beating the outside edge, that is a tough angle to survive against, let alone loft over extra cover, angling in and then swerving away

1.6

Boult to Gayle, no run

End of over 2 (6 runs) West Indies 9/0 (RR: 4.50)
CH Gayle    5* (7b 1x4)      TA Boult    1-0-5-0
J Charles    2* (5b)      KD Mills    1-0-3-0

2.1

Mills to Charles, no run, defends a length ball to off

2.2

Mills to Charles, SIX, now Charles has some charging out to do, and does not get into trouble like Gayle did, to the pitch of the delivery around off and mows it high and straight down the ground

Phil, presumably from New Zealand: "@ Jerome: you're winning - what's the problem?"

2.3

Mills to Charles, no run

2.4

Mills to Charles, FOUR, and again, things are already looking ominous for this thin attack, Charles steps out again, he is not quite to the pitch this time, but still drills it past the non-striker, made the umpire duck

2.5

Mills to Charles, no run, width outside off, punched wide of point

2.6

Mills to Charles, 1 run, steps forward and eases it down to mid off, who is quite deep, with Gayle and Charles doing what they are

End of over 3 (11 runs) West Indies 20/0 (RR: 6.66)
J Charles    13* (11b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    2-0-14-0
CH Gayle    5* (7b 1x4)      TA Boult    1-0-5-0

3.1

Boult to Charles, no run

3.2

Boult to Charles, no run, beaten, the angle across him taking it away, past a weak push

3.3

Boult to Charles, no run, shuffles across initially to counter the angle, but this one straightens down the leg side, a better line would have tested him

3.4

Boult to Charles, 1 leg bye, goes full, around the blockhole, 128 kph, but the line is again down the pads, away to fine leg

3.5

Boult to Gayle, 1 wide, he bowled a few testing deliveries to Gayle in the fourth ODI, firing them in on the pads and then getting them to straighten, this one is angled in, but slips down leg

3.5

Boult to Gayle, no run, better line around off stump, pushed away towards cover

3.6

Boult to Gayle, no run, that took off, from back of a length, there were lots of these from Oram in the previous game, Gayle stabs it away past second slip

End of over 4 (2 runs) West Indies 22/0 (RR: 5.50)
CH Gayle    5* (9b 1x4)      TA Boult    2-0-6-0
J Charles    13* (15b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    2-0-14-0

4.1

Mills to Charles, 1 run, into the batsman with the angle and worked square

4.2

Mills to Gayle, no run, short of a length, angled across, 125 kph, punched to extra cover

4.3

Mills to Gayle, no run, back of a length again, ending around off stump, patted away softly

James: "Ramiz Raja has a commentary school? Close it down immediately!!" Many others will also have to be closed down then, for the sake of uniformity of action

4.4

Mills to Gayle, OUT, this is a bonus for New Zealand, Gayle could have done potentially decisive damage, a short and wide delivery he gets, he goes after the cut, but point times his leap too well

CH Gayle c Nicol b Mills 5 (20m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Dwayne Smith is in, thin attack, small ground, decent pitch, can he cash in?

4.5

Mills to Smith, no run, pitched up, pushed back to the bowler

4.6

Mills to Smith, 1 run, he takes on mid on, the second time West Indies have gone for a very tight single today, and makes it just in time as the throw hits

End of over 5 (2 runs) West Indies 24/1 (RR: 4.80)
DR Smith    1* (2b)      KD Mills    3-0-16-1
J Charles    14* (16b 1x4 1x6)      TA Boult    2-0-6-0

5.1

Boult to Smith, 2 runs, he is going to go his way, throws his bat at a full and wide one, gets it safely over point, surely not the direction he was looking for

5.2

Boult to Smith, no run

5.3

Boult to Smith, no run, a shout for lbw, but that pitched outside leg stump, Smith in a mess as he plays all around a length ball

5.4

Boult to Smith, FOUR, this went in the intended direction alright, not quite off the middle, though, without any foot movement, he goes after a pitched up ball and lofts it over extra cover

5.5

Boult to Smith, no run, same approach, wants to lean out and drive one angled across now, beaten

5.6

Boult to Smith, no run, again he is troubled by one straightening as he misses a push, to one on middle and leg, but again it looked to have landed outside leg

End of over 6 (6 runs) West Indies 30/1 (RR: 5.00)
DR Smith    7* (8b 1x4)      TA Boult    3-0-12-0
J Charles    14* (16b 1x4 1x6)      KD Mills    3-0-16-1

Southee comes in now, one slip, a leg gully as well

6.1

Southee to Charles, 1 run, goes full, around off at 130 kph, is worked in front of square leg, he wanted the second, the throw was quick to prevent that

6.2

Southee to Smith, no run, defended to the off side

6.3

Southee to Smith, 1 run, angled in to middle and leg, worked behind square

PDTM: "This seems pretty reckless from the Windies, with nothing to play for they might get themselves into some trouble."

6.4

Southee to Charles, no run, right on middle and off, 132 kph, pitched up, he gets across, behind the line and blocks

6.5

Southee to Charles, no run, length ball defended to short extra cover

Davinder: "just learnt how to comment in live commentary, please confirm my success." Confirmed

6.6

Southee to Charles, OUT, one of those that takes off has done Charles in, Oram in the first game, Southee today, kicks and bites from just back of a length outside off, Charles is getting across and is surprised by the lift, and tamely lobs it to point

J Charles c Nicol b Southee 15 (31m 20b 1x4 1x6) SR: 75.00

End of over 7 (2 runs) West Indies 32/2 (RR: 4.57)
     TG Southee    1-0-2-1
DR Smith    8* (10b 1x4)      TA Boult    3-0-12-0

Siddarth Ravindran, our man on the report for this game, says that at this rate, NZ might not need a fifth bowler

7.1

Boult to Smith, no run, back of a length, pushed to mid off

7.2

Boult to Smith, 1 run, this is totally unconvincing and absolutely needless at this stage from Smith, wide and full one, he goes after it, and edges it past the man at slip

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

End of over 8 (5 runs) West Indies 37/2 (RR: 4.62)
MN Samuels    4* (4b 1x4)      TA Boult    4-0-17-0
DR Smith    9* (12b 1x4)      TG Southee    1-0-2-1

8.1

Southee to Smith, no run, not far from off stump, straightish length ball, Smith moves far across, and shoulders arms

8.2

Southee to Smith, OUT, that looked plumb, he has been getting that front leg across and awkwardly getting away, this time he does not, length ball skids and bounces past the bat swing, and strikes him in front of off and middle, he's given, and even the review cannot save him, no evidence of an inside edge, that was hitting top of middle, according to the ball tracker, on-field call stays

DR Smith lbw b Southee 9 (17m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

DJ BRavo in, he needs to tone down his approach as well

8.3

Southee to Bravo, no run, left alone outside off

8.4

Southee to Bravo, no run, defended down the pitch

8.5

Southee to Bravo, no run, that moved in slightly from a length, but was far enough to be left alone

8.6

Southee to Bravo, no run, bounce and straightening outside off stump, lets it go again

End of over 9 (wicket maiden) West Indies 37/3 (RR: 4.11)
DJ Bravo    0* (4b)      TG Southee    2-1-2-2
MN Samuels    4* (4b 1x4)      TA Boult    4-0-17-0

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

9.2

Boult to Bravo, no run, 128 kph, neat carry from a good length, left alone with the angle

9.3

Boult to Bravo, no run, right forward to defend a length ball down the pitch

9.4

Boult to Bravo, 1 run, very well played, this one lifted a lot outside off stump, but DJ leans back a tad and controls the punch past point

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

End of over 10 (7 runs) West Indies 44/3 (RR: 4.40)
MN Samuels    10* (7b 1x4)      TA Boult    5-0-24-0
DJ Bravo    1* (7b)      TG Southee    2-1-2-2

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

10.3

Southee to Bravo, no run, shuffles across and defends a length ball around off

10.4

Southee to Bravo, 2 runs, full toss on the pads, worked behind square leg, pulled back inside the rope

10.5

Southee to Bravo, no run, holding its line a tad from back of a length, pushed away to off

Rob: "If someone had told me that NZ hadn't won an ODI series against a top tier team since 05/06 I wouldn't have believed them.. But I read it in the preview with my own eyes, and now I realise how much I have been kidding myself about the abilities this team.."

10.6

Southee to Bravo, no run, defended to short extra cover's left

End of over 11 (3 runs) West Indies 47/3 (RR: 4.27)
DJ Bravo    3* (11b)      TG Southee    3-1-5-2
MN Samuels    11* (9b 1x4)      TA Boult    5-0-24-0

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

End of over 12 (1 run) West Indies 48/3 (RR: 4.00)
MN Samuels    12* (15b 1x4)      AM Ellis    1-0-1-0
DJ Bravo    3* (11b)      TG Southee    3-1-5-2

The first fifth bowler comes on

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

12.3

Nicol to Bravo, no run, flat length ball played out to backward point

12.4

Nicol to Bravo, no run, 83.5 kph, played out to square leg

12.5

Nicol to Bravo, 1 wide, spins in but down the leg side from a length

12.5

Nicol to Bravo, no run, midwicket dives to his left to stop a punch

12.6

Nicol to Bravo, no run, defended to backward point, decent over in the end

End of over 13 (2 runs) West Indies 50/3 (RR: 3.84)
DJ Bravo    3* (15b)      RJ Nicol    1-0-2-0
MN Samuels    13* (17b 1x4)      AM Ellis    1-0-1-0

13.1

Ellis to Samuels, no run

13.2

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

13.3

Ellis to Bravo, no run, moves across to defend a 114 kph length ball on off

13.4

Ellis to Bravo, no run, gets behind the line with a big shuffle and pushes with the angle to midwicket

13.5

Ellis to Bravo, 1 wide, puts in more effort into this bouncer, 129 kph, rises outside off stump, too much

13.5

Ellis to Bravo, no run

13.6

Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, back of a length ball pushed down to long on

End of over 14 (3 runs) West Indies 53/3 (RR: 3.78)
DJ Bravo    4* (19b)      AM Ellis    2-0-4-0
MN Samuels    14* (19b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    1-0-2-0

14.1

Nicol to Bravo, no run, gets bat in front of pad to defend

14.2

Nicol to Bravo, FOUR, too short, 87.8 kph, and Bravo opens up to pound it over midwicket

14.3

Nicol to Bravo, 1 run, big shuffle across again and a nudge towards fine leg

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

Change of balls, that Samuels hit took care of the previous one

14.6

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

End of over 15 (11 runs) West Indies 64/3 (RR: 4.26)
MN Samuels    20* (22b 1x4 1x6)      RJ Nicol    2-0-13-0
DJ Bravo    9* (22b 1x4)      AM Ellis    2-0-4-0

For those writing in about New Zealand's ODI series wins over the past few years, the figure cited from the preview mentioned their record in Tests

Flynn is the latest fifth bowler

15.1

Flynn to Bravo, 1 run, full toss into the pads, punched to long on

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

End of over 16 (6 runs) West Indies 70/3 (RR: 4.37)
MN Samuels    25* (27b 2x4 1x6)      DR Flynn    1-0-6-0
DJ Bravo    10* (23b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    2-0-13-0

West Indies have not been put under enough pressure after being reduced to 37 for 3. They were 20 for 3 in the fourth ODI

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

16.3

Mills to Bravo, no run, and Bravo almost gets into trouble to a similar ball, he opens the face too much, plays early, and almost plays on

16.4

Mills to Bravo, no run, more bounce, from a good length now, Bravo tentatively defends

16.5

Mills to Bravo, no run, 111 kph slower one, Bravo swivels across for the pull, but inside edges it onto thigh pad

16.6

Mills to Bravo, no run, shuffles across, and keeps down a back of a length ball

End of over 17 (1 run) West Indies 71/3 (RR: 4.17)
DJ Bravo    10* (27b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-0-17-1
MN Samuels    26* (29b 2x4 1x6)      DR Flynn    1-0-6-0

Carson: "Samuels is such a modern day Carl Hooper. Easy on the eyes when he bats. I use to stop watching WI bat as soon as Gayle gets out but now I stay on to watch Samuels bat. Awesome talent!!"

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

17.5

Ellis to Bravo, no run, behind the line of a 113 kph length ball around off and defends

17.6

Ellis to Bravo, no run, much fuller, he leans forward low and pushes to off

End of over 18 (3 runs) West Indies 74/3 (RR: 4.11)
DJ Bravo    10* (29b 1x4)      AM Ellis    3-0-7-0
MN Samuels    29* (33b 2x4 1x6)      KD Mills    4-0-17-1

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

Gully in for Samuels, he has been running 'em down to third man

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

18.4

Mills to Bravo, no run, that bounced a lot, Bravo has to hop and keep it down towards point

18.5

Mills to Bravo, 1 run

18.6

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

End of over 19 (2 runs) West Indies 76/3 (RR: 4.00)
MN Samuels    30* (37b 2x4 1x6)      KD Mills    5-0-19-1
DJ Bravo    11* (31b 1x4)      AM Ellis    3-0-7-0

19.1

Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, back of a length ball, punched through extra cover

19.2

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

Kamran: "What's heartening to see is that West Indies have not relied solely on Gayle to win them the series. It's been a team effort. And on a related note, the reincarnation of Samuels has been exceptionally remarkable."

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

19.5

Ellis to Bravo, 2 runs, into the pads, worked in the air, but well past short fine leg, KW puts in the dive and somehow prevents the ball from touching the rope, as it rolls under his legs

19.6

Ellis to Bravo, no run

End of over 20 (4 runs) West Indies 80/3 (RR: 4.00)
DJ Bravo    14* (34b 1x4)      AM Ellis    4-0-11-0
MN Samuels    31* (40b 2x4 1x6)      KD Mills    5-0-19-1

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

End of over 21 (4 runs) West Indies 84/3 (RR: 4.00)
MN Samuels    35* (46b 3x4 1x6)      TG Southee    4-1-9-2
DJ Bravo    14* (34b 1x4)      AM Ellis    4-0-11-0

21.1

Ellis to Bravo, no run, angled in, worked straight to midwicket

21.2

Ellis to Bravo, no run, coming in, stabbed away to the off side with an inside edge

21.3

Ellis to Bravo, no run, tough chance, but dropped, Bravo gets far across and pushes a length ball in the air towards the bowler, Ellis dives to his right in his followthrough, gets a hand to it, but it pops out

21.4

Ellis to Bravo, no run

21.5

Ellis to Bravo, 1 leg bye, moving far across again, too much, the ball rolls off pad to fine leg

21.6

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

End of over 22 (1 run, maiden) West Indies 85/3 (RR: 3.86)
MN Samuels    35* (47b 3x4 1x6)      AM Ellis    5-1-11-0
DJ Bravo    14* (39b 1x4)      TG Southee    4-1-9-2

KW from round the stumps, the third fifth bowler to be used today

22.1

Williamson to Bravo, no run, beats him first ball with a full ball angled across from round the stumps, Bravo going for a big drive

22.2

Williamson to Bravo, no run, similar ball, he connects this time, but drives it straight to point

22.3

Williamson to Bravo, no run, inside edge to vacant short leg as he pushes forward

22.4

Williamson to Bravo, 1 run, flat and into the pads, swept down to fine leg

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

End of over 23 (6 runs) West Indies 91/3 (RR: 3.95)
MN Samuels    40* (49b 4x4 1x6)      KS Williamson    1-0-6-0
DJ Bravo    15* (43b 1x4)      AM Ellis    5-1-11-0

Been a struggle for DJ Bravo today

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

23.5

Southee to Bravo, 1 run, mistimes a pull to deep square leg

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

End of over 24 (3 runs) West Indies 94/3 (RR: 3.91)
MN Samuels    41* (54b 4x4 1x6)      TG Southee    5-1-11-2
DJ Bravo    16* (44b 1x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-6-0

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

24.3

Nicol to Bravo, 1 run

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

24.6

Nicol to Bravo, no run

End of over 25 (3 runs) West Indies 97/3 (RR: 3.88)
DJ Bravo    17* (46b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    3-0-16-0
MN Samuels    43* (58b 4x4 1x6)      TG Southee    5-1-11-2

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

Pollard got West Indies to 264 from 105 for 5 in the fourth ODI. Has a similar job today

25.2

Southee to Pollard, no run, gets a yorker first up, calmly jams it out

25.3

Southee to Pollard, no run, cutting in from back of a length, and Pollard inside edges it onto thigh pad, it rolls away close to off stump

25.4

Southee to Pollard, no run, a huge stride forward to defend a pitched up ball

25.5

Southee to Pollard, no run, bouncer, outside off, he gets head out of the way

25.6

Southee to Pollard, 1 run, stabs a back of a length ball to the leg side off a thick inside edge, takes the single as Southee goes for the ball

End of over 26 (1 run) West Indies 98/4 (RR: 3.76)
KA Pollard    1* (5b)      TG Southee    6-1-12-3
DJ Bravo    17* (46b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    3-0-16-0

KW, round the stumps

26.1

Williamson to Pollard, no run, bat in front of pad to work it to midwicket

26.2

Williamson to Pollard, 2 runs, bashes a full delivery angled across, wide of sweeper cover

26.3

Williamson to Pollard, no run, 86.6 kph, pushes right forward and keeps it out

26.4

Williamson to Pollard, FOUR, no stopping this one, splits the gap between long off and sweeper cover, KW going too full with the angle across

26.5

Williamson to Pollard, OUT, no rescue job from Pollard today, this one is not as full as the previous one, angled across just outside off, Pollard drags it straight to midwicket

KA Pollard c Guptill b Williamson 7 (8m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

Thomas supported Pollard well in the fourth ODI, is he up for another supporting act?

Neil: "Southee reminds me of Broad. If he can just get some consistency he can really progress, having a good one today."

26.6

Williamson to Thomas, no run, tossed up, defended to the leg side

End of over 27 (6 runs) West Indies 104/5 (RR: 3.85)
DC Thomas    0* (1b)      KS Williamson    2-0-12-1
DJ Bravo    17* (46b 1x4)      TG Southee    6-1-12-3

Trent Boult is back.

27.1

Boult to Bravo, no run, starts with a length ball angling across, not too much width there, Bravo defends it towards the off side

West Indies were 105 for 5 in the last match

27.2

Boult to Bravo, no run, pitches it up, Bravo gets behind the line of that and defends solidly down the track

27.3

Boult to Bravo, no run, shorter this time and just outside off, stands tall and punches it towards point

27.4

Boult to Bravo, no run, back of a length ball outside off, Bravo shuffles across and thumps it towards cover

27.5

Boult to Bravo, 1 run, sends that away towards midwicket, the fielder stops it just beyond the circle, Thomas wants two, but Bravo sends him back, perhaps remembering his run-out from the third ODI

27.6

Boult to Thomas, no run, shortish and just outside off, pushed towards cover by Thomas, Boult keeping it tight around off

End of over 28 (1 run) West Indies 105/5 (RR: 3.75)
DC Thomas    0* (2b)      TA Boult    6-0-25-0
DJ Bravo    18* (51b 1x4)      KS Williamson    2-0-12-1

Nicol to bowl

28.1

Nicol to Bravo, no run, on off stump, on a length, defended

28.2

Nicol to Bravo, no run, slightly wider outside off, blocked off the front foot

28.3

Nicol to Bravo, no run, on the pads, clipped towards square leg

28.4

Nicol to Bravo, 1 run, once more, this time wider of the fielder to get a single

28.5

Nicol to Thomas, no run

28.6

Nicol to Thomas, no run, on the pads, whipped towards midwicket, where a diving stop prevents the single

End of over 29 (1 run) West Indies 106/5 (RR: 3.65)
DC Thomas    0* (4b)      RJ Nicol    4-0-17-0
DJ Bravo    19* (55b 1x4)      TA Boult    6-0-25-0

29.1

Boult to Bravo, 4 leg byes, down the leg side from Boult, off the thigh pad and wide of the keeper for four leg-byes

29.2

Boult to Bravo, no run, length ball is driven on the up towards cover

29.3

Boult to Bravo, no run, short of length and just outside off, stays in the crease and opens the face to guide the ball towards backward point

29.4

Boult to Bravo, no run, punched off the back foot towards cover where a diving Guptill fields

29.5

Boult to Bravo, 1 run, bit of width there, slashed past backward point for a single, Bravo moves to 20 off 60, not his usual strike-rate shall we say

29.6

Boult to Thomas, 1 run, full and on the pads, squeezed towards square leg for a single, Thomas is off the mark

End of over 30 (6 runs) West Indies 112/5 (RR: 3.73)
DC Thomas    1* (5b)      TA Boult    7-0-27-0
DJ Bravo    20* (60b 1x4)      RJ Nicol    4-0-17-0

30.1

Williamson to Thomas, 2 runs, full and outside off, driven towards sweeper cover

30.2

Williamson to Thomas, no run, length ball on middle stump, defended off the front foot to the off side

30.3

Williamson to Thomas, no run, pitched up, driven crisply towards cover, fielded well there

30.4

Williamson to Thomas, 1 wide, down the leg side and that is a wide, Williamson has been bowling from round the wicket

30.4

Williamson to Thomas, no run, on the pads, clipped towards square leg

30.5

Williamson to Thomas, 1 run, driven down the ground towards long-off for a single

30.6

Williamson to Bravo, 1 wide, down the leg side for another wide

30.6

Williamson to Bravo, no run, keeps it on the pads, defended towards square leg

End of over 31 (5 runs) West Indies 117/5 (RR: 3.77)
DJ Bravo    20* (61b 1x4)      KS Williamson    3-0-17-1
DC Thomas    4* (10b)      TA Boult    7-0-27-0

31.1

Boult to Thomas, no run, pushing that out towards short extra cover from the crease

31.2

Boult to Thomas, no run, a bit wide outside off, punched off the back foot towards point, not with much power, a diving stop prevents the run

Krithikou: "20 off 60 coming from a T20 'specialist'. Is this a new way of pledging loyalty to Test cricket?"

31.3

Boult to Thomas, no run, angling in towards off stump, length ball is solidly defended

31.4

Boult to Thomas, 1 run, touch shorter and just outside off, dabbed wide of backward point for a quick run

31.5

Boult to Bravo, no run, short of length, heading for off stump, blocked back towards the bowler

31.6

Boult to Bravo, 1 run, nudges this one behind backward square leg for a single, that was heading down leg from Boult

End of over 32 (2 runs) West Indies 119/5 (RR: 3.71)
DJ Bravo    21* (63b 1x4)      TA Boult    8-0-29-0
DC Thomas    5* (14b)      KS Williamson    3-0-17-1

32.1

Nicol to Bravo, no run, length ball spins in, defended towards midwicket

32.2

Nicol to Bravo, SIX, there's the Twenty20 Bravo who has been missing much of today, short from Nicol, sits up for Bravo, who gets the front leg out of the way and hammers that over deep midwicket for six

32.3

Nicol to Bravo, no run, gently tapped towards midwicket

32.4

Nicol to Bravo, no run, length ball is pushed back towards the bowler

32.5

Nicol to Bravo, FOUR, full and outside off, takes the outside edge past the keeper, the chase is on, the fielder puts in a dive at the third man boundary but can't stop that streaky four

32.6

Nicol to Bravo, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended

End of over 33 (10 runs) West Indies 129/5 (RR: 3.90)
DJ Bravo    31* (69b 2x4 1x6)      RJ Nicol    5-0-27-0
DC Thomas    5* (14b)      TA Boult    8-0-29-0

33.1

Flynn to Thomas, 1 run, low full toss driven to wide long off

33.2

Flynn to Bravo, 1 run, flashes at a fuller one outside off, gets it to sweeper cover

33.3

Flynn to Thomas, no run, fired in flat at 93 kph, stabbed away to midwicket

33.4

Flynn to Thomas, no run, 90 kph, leans forward, finds midwicket again

33.5

Flynn to Thomas, no run, pushed off the front foot to extra cover

33.6

Flynn to Thomas, 2 runs, squeezes the drive past extra cover, sweeper cover cuts it off

End of over 34 (4 runs) West Indies 133/5 (RR: 3.91)
DC Thomas    8* (19b)      DR Flynn    2-0-10-0
DJ Bravo    32* (70b 2x4 1x6)      RJ Nicol    5-0-27-0

The fifth bowler has not done too badly, three part-timers have collectively gone for 54 in ten

KW has been given another over

34.1

Williamson to Bravo, 1 run, full and across from round the stumps, cracked to sweeper cover

34.2

Williamson to Thomas, 1 run, flat and on a length, pushed towards point

34.3

Williamson to Bravo, 2 runs, runs it fine and wide of fine leg off the pad

34.4

Williamson to Bravo, 1 run, he is persisting with the full length to Bravo just outside off, and Bravo crashes it to the left of long off

34.5

Williamson to Thomas, no run, tossed up on off, pushed to short extra cover

34.6

Williamson to Thomas, 1 run, walks out and pushes on the full to long off

End of over 35 (6 runs) West Indies 139/5 (RR: 3.97)
DC Thomas    10* (22b)      KS Williamson    4-0-23-1
DJ Bravo    36* (73b 2x4 1x6)      DR Flynn    2-0-10-0

Ellis to start in the batting Powerplay

35.1

Ellis to Thomas, no run, 118 kph, pitched up, he pushes it softly to short extra cover

35.2

Ellis to Thomas, 2 runs, turned with a flourish through square leg, from around off

35.3

Ellis to Thomas, 1 run, short, sitting up, he slams down the pull along the ground, wide of deep square leg

35.4

Ellis to Bravo, FOUR, he's gone for that shot every time the opportunity has been there, full outside off, he smashes it past extra cover with that eager full followthrough

35.5

Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, pushed to mid on for one

35.6

Ellis to Thomas, no run, pitched up, but slow at 108 kph, he checks his stroke and plays it out

End of over 36 (8 runs) West Indies 147/5 (RR: 4.08)
DC Thomas    13* (26b)      AM Ellis    6-1-19-0
DJ Bravo    41* (75b 3x4 1x6)      KS Williamson    4-0-23-1

36.1

Mills to Bravo, 1 run, down the pads, and he works for a single to square leg

this is where Windies pulled away in the fourth ODI, in the batting Powerplay, making 53 for 0

36.2

Mills to Thomas, 1 run, dabs it to third man

36.3

Mills to Bravo, no run, very slow, 108 kph, length ball cutting in around off, can only punch it to the bowler

36.4

Mills to Bravo, 1 run, another slower one, and he ends up flat-batting it down to long off, was in the air for some time

36.5

Mills to Thomas, FOUR, now Thomas goes after a pitched up delivery outside off, in DJ Bravo fashion, lofts it vigorously high over extra cover

36.6

Mills to Thomas, 1 run, punches one coming in from a length down to long on

End of over 37 (8 runs) West Indies 155/5 (RR: 4.18)
DC Thomas    19* (29b 1x4)      KD Mills    6-0-27-1
DJ Bravo    43* (78b 3x4 1x6)      AM Ellis    6-1-19-0

37.1

Ellis to Thomas, 1 run, batting more freely now, works it from outside off, big followthrough, one leg in the air, through square leg

37.2

Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, pushes a low full toss straight past the non-striker, would have wanted to get more power on that, long on will field this one

37.3

Ellis to Thomas, OUT, this time he has got a lot of power on another full toss, but not much timing, and it goes into the hands of deep square leg, who fumbles but holds on as he tumbles forward

DC Thomas c Southee b Ellis 20 (42m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 64.51

Sammy has a little more to do today than slog away a few runs at the death as he arrives ahead of Russell yet again

37.4

Ellis to Sammy, 1 run, off the mark first ball, moves across and works it from off in front of square leg

37.5

Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, whipped through to deep midwicket, again from outside off

37.6

Ellis to Sammy, 1 run, single with a nudge behind square leg

End of over 38 (5 runs) West Indies 160/6 (RR: 4.21)
DJG Sammy    2* (2b)      AM Ellis    7-1-24-1
DJ Bravo    45* (80b 3x4 1x6)      KD Mills    6-0-27-1

38.1

Mills to Sammy, no run, gets across outside off stump, gets too close to the line and stabs away a length ball

38.2

Mills to Sammy, OUT, Sammy goes without doing any damage, the line was wide enough for the cut, he went for it in Caribbean fashion too, very hard, but there was too much bounce, and keeper snaps up the edge

DJG Sammy c †Latham b Mills 2 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

38.3

Mills to Russell, no run, 126 kph length ball run to point with an open face

the batting Powerplay compounding West Indies' problems today

38.4

Mills to Russell, no run, length ball on off, defended

Ken is not impressed with the Windies captain's approach: "The only reason I can see Sammy batting ahead of Russel is that he needs to score 20 runs and later take one wicket to justify his place in the team." Russell the better organised batsmen easily

38.5

Mills to Russell, no run

38.6

Mills to Russell, no run, bounce from back of a length, he opens the face and runs it to point

End of over 39 (wicket maiden) West Indies 160/7 (RR: 4.10)
AD Russell    0* (4b)      KD Mills    7-1-27-2
DJ Bravo    45* (80b 3x4 1x6)      AM Ellis    7-1-24-1

Mills is the second-highest wicket-taker for New Zealand now, going past Chris Harris

Southee is back

39.1

Southee to Bravo, no run, length ball pushed away to point

39.2

Southee to Bravo, no run, beats him outside off now, as he reaches out a widish length ball

39.3

Southee to Bravo, 1 run, tries to angle in the yorker, not quite full, worked in front of square leg

39.4

Southee to Russell, 1 run, thick inside edge down to fine leg as he looks to drive

39.5

Southee to Bravo, 1 run, very full, on the stumps, pushed to long on

39.6

Southee to Russell, 1 run, another attempted yorker, almost gets it right, dug out to mid off

25 for 2 in the batting Powerplay compared to 53 for 0 in the fourth ODI. So then

End of over 40 (4 runs) West Indies 164/7 (RR: 4.10)
AD Russell    2* (6b)      TG Southee    7-1-16-3
DJ Bravo    47* (84b 3x4 1x6)      KD Mills    7-1-27-2

40.1

Ellis to Russell, 1 run, runs it down to short third man

40.2

Ellis to Bravo, 1 run, flashes at it outside off, to short third again

40.3

Ellis to Russell, FOUR, sends it very low and full into the pads, he gets across enough to flick it fine down leg

Another blow for New Zealand - Simon Doull says on air that Boult has left the field with a thigh strain. Nathan McCullum on for him

40.4

Ellis to Russell, 1 run

40.5

Ellis to Bravo, no run, well forward to defend a pitched up ball to the bowler

40.6

Ellis to Bravo, no run, punched to the bowler from the crease

End of over 41 (7 runs) West Indies 171/7 (RR: 4.17)
DJ Bravo    48* (87b 3x4 1x6)      AM Ellis    8-1-31-1
AD Russell    8* (9b 1x4)      TG Southee    7-1-16-3

41.1

Southee to Russell, 1 run, worked in front of square leg

41.2

Southee to Bravo, 1 run, punches a length ball on the up, to sweeper cover

41.3

Southee to Russell, 1 run, pitched up, he mistimes a slog to deep midwicket

41.4

Southee to Bravo, 1 run, gets to his fifty with a push down to long on, been a struggle mostly, but he has hung in, unlike the previous game, and that is refreshing

41.5

Southee to Russell, no run, pushed to extra cover

41.6

Southee to Russell, no run, gets the yorker in, on the stumps, he jams down the bat on it

End of over 42 (4 runs) West Indies 175/7 (RR: 4.16)
AD Russell    10* (13b 1x4)      TG Southee    8-1-20-3
DJ Bravo    50* (89b 3x4 1x6)      AM Ellis    8-1-31-1

Calvin: "I do believe that Russell has the potential to become a great batting, all rounder if given the opportunity, to do so." Did well to add the rider, Calvin

42.1

Mills to Bravo, 1 run, pulled to deep midwicket

42.2

Mills to Russell, no run, 122 kph and full outside off, he cannot run it down to third man, misses

42.3

Mills to Russell, 1 run, wide and low full toss, he runs it down to third man this time, but would have wanted to go squarer

42.4

Mills to Bravo, 1 run, wide, he gets down and drives hard to sweeper cover

42.5

Mills to Russell, 1 run

Mohandas Menon, the statistician, tweets: "Dwayne Bravo's 50 in 89 balls - is by far his slowest of all 50+ ODI scores (8) of his career. Previous slowest: 61 balls (twice!)" Pollard had made his slowest ODI fifty the previous game as well

42.6

Mills to Bravo, 1 run, gets bat right forward to push to long on

End of over 43 (5 runs) West Indies 180/7 (RR: 4.18)
DJ Bravo    53* (92b 3x4 1x6)      KD Mills    8-1-32-2
AD Russell    12* (16b 1x4)      TG Southee    8-1-20-3

43.1

Ellis to Bravo, OUT, another full toss, another wicket, low this time, into the pads, and flicked, with back leg in the air, of course, to midwicket on the edge of the circle

DJ Bravo c McCullum b Ellis 53 (148m 93b 3x4 1x6) SR: 56.98

Can't depend on the lower middle order to bail you out in successive games I guess

Interesting field for Narine, backward point, and squarish wide gully

43.2

Ellis to Narine, no run, and right away he dabs a wide ball to back ward point

43.3

Ellis to Narine, 1 run, smacks a short of a length ball past short cover's dive

43.4

Ellis to Russell, FOUR, finds cow corner with precision, mows a full ball angled in through midwicket, deep midwicket runs across, long on dives, both in vain

43.5

Ellis to Russell, 1 run, another full toss, finds long on this time

43.6

Ellis to Narine, 1 run, width outside off, cut away to sweeper cover, with some style

End of over 44 (7 runs) West Indies 187/8 (RR: 4.25)
SP Narine    2* (3b)      AM Ellis    9-1-38-2
AD Russell    17* (18b 2x4)      KD Mills    8-1-32-2

Boult's injury means they have to get another over out of the fifth bowler, here is KW

44.1

Williamson to Narine, 1 run, low full toss from round the stumps, eased to long on

44.2

Williamson to Russell, no run, that should have gone, short and flat outside off, bashed to extra cover

44.3

Williamson to Russell, SIX, goes leg side now, and gets the runs, front leg out of the way, and power it in front of square leg, just over the cameraman beyond the rope

44.4

Williamson to Russell, FOUR, moves about in the crease, gets a wide full toss and slogs it straight over the bowler

44.5

Williamson to Russell, 1 run, very full delivery, wants to repeat the stroke, gets it towards long off this time

44.6

Williamson to Narine, 1 run, they go for a sharp single, and make it safely, with a push towards cover

End of over 45 (13 runs) West Indies 200/8 (RR: 4.44)
SP Narine    4* (5b)      KS Williamson    5-0-36-1
AD Russell    28* (22b 3x4 1x6)      AM Ellis    9-1-38-2

Windies have something to defend now, they also have five more overs

45.1

Ellis to Narine, no run, confusion, and Russell would have been gone by several metres, he wanted to get to the other end, Narine pushed it towards point, Russell was more than halfway up the pitch as Narine hesitated, the throw missed at the non-striker's

45.2

Ellis to Narine, 1 run, not a bad stroke at all, punched gracefully wide of long off

45.3

Ellis to Russell, SIX, yet another full toss, angled in, and disappears over deep midwicket

45.4

Ellis to Russell, SIX, dear me, New Zealand show no signs of letting up on the full tosses, here's one more, Russell murders it over square leg

45.5

Ellis to Russell, 1 wide, and he compensates, too much, with a full and wide delivery outside off

45.5

Ellis to Russell, 1 run, no stopping the full tosses, wide outside off now, swung to cow corner, deep midwicket manages to slap it back in from very close to the rope, long on is around to throw it in

45.6

Ellis to Narine, 1 run, gets width, and dabs it towards point

End of over 46 (16 runs) West Indies 216/8 (RR: 4.69)
SP Narine    6* (8b)      AM Ellis    10-1-54-2
AD Russell    41* (25b 3x4 3x6)      KS Williamson    5-0-36-1

Russell has given ample demonstration, even before this innings, of his capability to bat higher up the order, if allowed to

46.1

Mills to Narine, OUT, Narine gives it away, when he should have been giving the strike to Russell with four overs left, swings a full one from outside off straight to long on

SP Narine c McCullum b Mills 6 (16m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Sid, not entirely tongue-in-cheek: "If Andre Russell was an Indian, he would have come 1 down in this game."

46.2

Mills to Russell, no run, keeps out the yorker on off, 124 kph, jams it to leg

46.3

Mills to Russell, 1 run, near-yorker outside off, he does well to drive it to sweeper cover

46.4

Mills to Best, no run, high full toss, outside off, Best calmly pats it away

46.5

Mills to Best, 1 wide, moving away from wide outside off, and called a wide

46.5

Mills to Best, 1 run, they take the single with an open-faced push towards point

46.6

Mills to Russell, 1 run, Russell keeps strike, squeezes out a full ball to point

End of over 47 (4 runs) West Indies 220/9 (RR: 4.68)
AD Russell    43* (28b 3x4 3x6)      KD Mills    9-1-36-3
TL Best    1* (2b)      AM Ellis    10-1-54-2

47.1

Southee to Russell, FOUR, that almost took out another NZ bowler, Southee was fortunate he was not that close to the line of this full-blown swing from Russell, which sent a full delivery screaming past the bowler

47.2

Southee to Russell, 1 run, full ball, powerful swing again, a single to long on now

47.3

Southee to Best, no run, keeps out a pitched up ball off the front foot

47.4

Southee to Best, 1 run, Best gets a full toss now, and sensibly gives strike to Russell with a tuck to deep midwicket

47.5

Southee to Russell, 1 wide, saw him stepping far across, and floated it very wide outside off

47.5

Southee to Russell, no run, another one wide outside off, just inside the marker, Russell reaches out but misses

47.6

Southee to Russell, no run, once more, low full toss, not as wide as the previous ones, Russell swings and misses

End of over 48 (7 runs) West Indies 227/9 (RR: 4.72)
AD Russell    48* (32b 4x4 3x6)      TG Southee    9-1-27-3
TL Best    2* (4b)      KD Mills    9-1-36-3

48.1

Mills to Best, 1 run, very well done, leans forward and works it from outside off to long on, strike given to Russell

48.2

Mills to Russell, no run, he has started missing these full ones outside off regularly now

48.3

Mills to Russell, 1 run, full again, wide outside off, he is ready this time, gets down on a knee and smashes it, but straight to sweeper cover

48.4

Mills to Best, no run, right on off, length ball, pushed to short extra cover, cannot get the run

48.5

Mills to Best, 1 run, gets the single now with a steer to third man off a length ball

48.6

Mills to Russell, 1 run, slams a very full one down to long off, and brings up a hard-hitting fifty, which has propped up West Indies from 160 for 7

End of over 49 (4 runs) West Indies 231/9 (RR: 4.71)
AD Russell    50* (35b 4x4 3x6)      KD Mills    10-1-40-3
TL Best    4* (7b)      TG Southee    9-1-27-3

49.1

Southee to Russell, FOUR, now they are getting predictable with this full and wide stuff outside off, Russell has good reach, he bends the knee and wallops it over extra cover

49.2

Southee to Russell, FOUR, another one, this is as powerful and as clean as a No 9 will ever get, Russell going after another wide one, it was not far from sweeper cover, he even got to it, but ended up parrying it into the boundary

49.3

Southee to Russell, 1 run, down to long on for one

49.4

Southee to Best, 1 run, squeezes a very full delivery past the non-striker to long on

49.5

Southee to Russell, no run, misses out this time, full and wide outside off, almost a wide, Russell cannot connect

49.6

Southee to Russell, no run, and again, full, wide and coming in a tad, Russell misses for the last time this innings

Another top-order failure for Windies, another injury scare for NZ, another assured 40 from Samuels, and another occasion where Andre Russell demonstrated why it is a joke having him bat at No 9. West Indies defended 264 in the fourth ODI, they have 241 to defend today. Can New Zealand make it 2-3? Join us at 1.45 pm local time

New Zealand doing rather well with the kind of attack they fielded for this game, and the number of full tosses they served up

End of over 50 (10 runs) West Indies 241/9
AD Russell    59* (40b 6x4 3x6)      TG Southee    10-1-37-3
TL Best    5* (8b)      KD Mills    10-1-40-3
Series Results
West Indies v New Zealand at Basseterre - Jul 16, 2012
West Indies won by 20 runs
West Indies v New Zealand at Basseterre - Jul 14, 2012
West Indies won by 24 runs
West Indies v New Zealand at Basseterre - Jul 11, 2012
New Zealand won by 88 runs
West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston - Jul 7, 2012
West Indies won by 55 runs
West Indies v New Zealand at Kingston - Jul 5, 2012
West Indies won by 9 wickets (with 52 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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Photos

Jul 16, 2012

Ross Taylor is stumped by Devon Thomas, West Indies v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Basseterre, July 16, 2012

Ross Taylor is stumped by Devon Thomas

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Jul 16, 2012

Darren Sammy with the series trophy, West Indies v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Basseterre, July 16, 2012

Darren Sammy with the series trophy

© DigicelCricket.com/Brooks LaTouche Photography

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