New Zealand tour of United States of America and West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v New Zealand at North Sound, Jul 25-29, 2012
West Indies won by 9 wickets
25,26,27,28,29 July 2012 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
  • Overs 101-150

Mostly empty seats for the time being. A few New Zealand spectators around. Time for the start. New Zealand's openers have made their way out. Rampaul to start things off for West Indies. Three slips, a gully and a short leg. Paul Reiffel makes his Test umpiring debut.

9.55am Sammy said he would have batted first as well but is hoping for the moisture in the track to play some early tricks.

James: "I do feel West Indies are beginning to build something (despite the Board, and some of the players on occasion), and a series win would give them a big boost, as would a World T20 win (which is quite possible)."

Gareth: "I think the negative way in which this contest has been promoted is a shame. These are two sides with small but proud histories, in times of transition. There's no need to throw barbs around about these two sides being 'weak' and 'lightweights'." Point noted.

Chris sends us a feedback about Chris Martin: "New Zealand have been playing a trick on us for a very long time, they have this hilarious tendency to list Chris Martin higher than number 11 in the team sheet, a nightmare for scorers!"

9.45am Here's the West Indies XI - Sammy (c), Chanderpaul, Deonarine, Fudadin, Gayle, Narine, Powell, Ramdin, Rampaul, Roach & Samuels. And, here's New Zealand: Ross Taylor (c), Doug Bracewell,, Dean Brownlie, Daniel Flynn, Martin Guptill, Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Kruger van Wyk, Daniel Vettori, Neil Wagner, Kane Williamson. Neil Wagner debuts, after a wait.

9.40am We'll get you the teams shortly. Meanwhile, here are the numbers behind New Zealand's poor performances of late, in Tests and ODIs.

9.35am New Zealand have won the toss and chosen to bat.

9.30am: Bright sun with the teams warming up, tweeted Digicel Cricket sometime back.

9.20am Still around ten minutes to go for the toss, here's the preview for the game from Siddarth Ravindran, who saw a lot of the limited-overs action between the teams before this series. Chris Martin expects a lot of assistance from the conditions in North Sound. Chris Gayle is part of the West Indies squad, while BJ Watling and Trent Boult miss out for New Zealand for this game.

9.10am Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Test series between West Indies and New Zealand. The first Test is in Antigua. These two are among the weaker teams in Test cricket, don't often win the five-day game but here's a good chance.

0.1

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, short of a good length on middle and leg, turned away to short leg off the back foot

0.2

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, a bit of inswing there for Rampaul, meaning outswing to the right-hander but coming in to the left-hander, lands on middle and leg is strikes him on the ribs as he tries to turn it away, the forward short leg has become more of a short square leg now

0.3

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, a bit of width this time, a bit of inward swing again, leaves this one alone

0.4

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, closer to the stumps this time, in the channel outside off, a bit of movement off the pitch, lets that one be

0.5

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, pitched up on the off stump, gets forward, to the pitch, and drives him straight to extra cover

0.6

Rampaul to Flynn, 2 runs, New Zealand off the mark, short of a good length on middle, it's nipping in off the pitch, works it through square leg for a couple of runs

End of over 1 (2 runs) New Zealand 2/0

    • DR Flynn 2 (6b)
    • MJ Guptill 0 (0b)
    • R Rampaul 1-0-2-0

GK: "Brave decision dropping Barath, had to be done though. His form has been poor, he needs to work on his shot selection. If Fudadin bats as mean as his profile picture, then NZ are up against it!"

Chris: "But Gareth, as a journalist, the medias job is to tell the truth, and as such shouldn't sugar coat it, these two teams are currently in a transition yes but that's made them lightweights. Am I still looking forward to this, yes, of course!" Point noted as well.

Roach steams in, three slips

1.1

Roach to Guptill, no run, angling in towards middle, what a ball first up, almost in the blockhole and it's dug out into the off side

1.2

Roach to Guptill, no run, in the channel outside off this time and it moves away, wide enough for him to leave it alone

There's a gully too

1.3

Roach to Guptill, 1 run, bowling from slightly wide of the crease, angling in towards middle, pushed away into the leg side for a single

1.4

Roach to Flynn, no run, appeal for lbw, but that pitched outside leg, Flynn moved across there to flick that good length ball through square leg, was struck on the pads but those can't be given

1.5

Roach to Flynn, no run, nicely bowled, angling it away from Flynn this time, Flynn moves across just a hint and then leaves it be

Tim: "I agree with Gareth. Windies have hardly embarrassed themselves in recent series and have a pretty big 'in' today. NZ have come off a tied tour of Aus and have only really lost to SA, and we all know how they're going right now. These teams are on the up."

1.6

Roach to Flynn, no run, short of a good length this time, moves back in, struck him high on the as he played a little outside the line to that one

End of over 2 (1 run) New Zealand 3/0

    • DR Flynn 2 (9b)
    • MJ Guptill 1 (3b)
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-1-0
    • R Rampaul 1-0-2-0

Rhonda: "@Gareth, not to be picky, but West Indies does not have a small history at all, and any such suggestion is a bit insulting. You are right though--we are a proud team, as are New Zealand."

Now, we have four slips and a gully for Rampaul as he bowls to Guptill

2.1

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, nice, swung away there and there was movement further after pitching, in the corridor, left alone

2.2

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, pushing it full outside off and it moves away, shoulders arms to that one

James is a cynic: "Media's job is to tell the truth? Since when?"

2.3

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, banged in short outside off this time and he sways out of the way

2.4

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, lands on a good length outside off, only a slight hint of away movement, left alone, bowled at 137.2 kmph

2.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, well done by Guptill, a tempting, driving length outside off but risky to play at given the movement away from the batsman, he opts to leave it be

2.6

Rampaul to Guptill, 1 run, back of a length outside off, taps it wide of point for a single

End of over 3 (1 run) New Zealand 4/0

    • MJ Guptill 2 (9b)
    • DR Flynn 2 (9b)
    • R Rampaul 2-0-3-0
    • KAJ Roach 1-0-1-0
3.1

Roach to Guptill, no run, bowls from slightly wide of the crease again, fires it in towards middle, lands on a length, defends it into the off side

Guptill has four slips, and a gully, and a short leg

3.2

Roach to Guptill, 1 no ball, oversteps does Roach, short of a good length on middle, defended into the leg side

3.2

Roach to Guptill, no run, short of a good length again, gets on the back foot and turns it into the leg side

The gully is out

3.3

Roach to Guptill, no run, short of a good length again, this time just a little outside off, Guptill gets on the back foot and taps it in front of point

3.4

Roach to Guptill, 1 run, bowled that one full on middle and leg and it as flicked away by Guptill in the direction of fine leg for a single

Lucas: "Tim clearly hasn't read the "numbers behind" article from earlier. On the up? As a proud kiwi, even I think that's a bit of a stretch....."

3.5

Roach to Flynn, no run, bowled really wide by Roach but isn't called, Flynn let that one go

3.6

Roach to Flynn, no run, slightly short on middle, moves on the back foot and defends it into the off side

End of over 4 (2 runs) New Zealand 6/0

    • DR Flynn 2 (11b)
    • MJ Guptill 3 (14b)
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-3-0
    • R Rampaul 2-0-3-0

Tim: "I see we can safely expect to see a stronger bowling performance than we did from England the other day or two. Much quicker, some movement and making the batsmen play more"

4.1

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, Ooh, full outside off, gets forward and tries to dig it out, was there a bit of inswing? Got an inside edge onto the pads there

4.2

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, a stifled appeal for a catch from Rampaul but relays show it was a mile away from the bat, short of a good length and then darted away, he played at it but missed

4.3

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, now this one swung away and Guptill dug it out into the off side, fullish once more this time

4.4

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, this one has been left alone, short of a good length, movement away from the batsman off the pitch this time, leaves it be

4.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, angling in and then just moved away a bit, Guptill got forward and tried to defend it with a slightly opened face, played it down towards gully

4.6

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, in the channel outside off stump, has been left alone to the keeper

End of over 5 (maiden) New Zealand 6/0

    • MJ Guptill 3 (20b)
    • DR Flynn 2 (11b)
    • R Rampaul 3-1-3-0
    • KAJ Roach 2-0-3-0

Roach goes round the wicket to Flynn

5.1

Roach to Flynn, no run, angling in towards middle and off and that's been tapped into the off side

5.2

Roach to Flynn, no run, in the corridor outside off stump and Flynn leaves that one alone to the keeper

5.3

Roach to Flynn, no run, good leave again, this one moved away a little and he shouldered arms to that one

5.4

Roach to Flynn, no run, short of a good length outside off, nips away, much wider this time and it's been left alone

5.5

Roach to Flynn, no run, beaten, lovely delivery, Roach, going round the wicket, angles that one in and then gets it to move away just a little, enough to beat the outside edge as Flynn came forward to defend

5.6

Roach to Flynn, no run, appeal for a catch, a belated one from the West Indies fielders, outswing for Gayle, they have decided against the review, full and got him to drive, Flynn went for it, and replays show that as the ball moved past the outside edge after moving away, the bat flicked the ground, so not out

End of over 6 (maiden) New Zealand 6/0

    • DR Flynn 2 (17b)
    • MJ Guptill 3 (20b)
    • KAJ Roach 3-1-3-0
    • R Rampaul 3-1-3-0
6.1

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, angling in towards middle and off, defended that one into the off side off the front foot

Four slips and a gully for the right-hander

6.2

Rampaul to Guptill, 1 run, gets forward to that fullish delivery, defends it into the off side, sees a chance for a single and seizes it, good response from Flynn as well

Matt: "Well done by Guptill for leaving huh. That just epitomizes NZ cricket. Congratulated for leaving those tempting balls. Hopefully an indication of the mindset the NZ batsman will need to maintain. Need to look for 450 batting first on this pitch, and I feel this line up can not score beyond 320 on ANY pitch."

6.3

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, short of a good length outside off, moved back in and he let that one go

6.4

Rampaul to Flynn, 1 run, much straighter this time, shortish, gets on the back foot and works it towards midwicket, to the left of midwicket and that allows him a single

6.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, beaten completely, Guptill has been leaving balls well but this time his patience, or the lack of it, gets the better of him, rocks forward to that fullish delivery that nipped back in, he was expecting it to go the other way, in the end he was beaten through the gate

6.6

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, slightly short of a length outside off and this time it appears to hold its line, leaves it be

End of over 7 (2 runs) New Zealand 8/0

    • MJ Guptill 4 (24b)
    • DR Flynn 3 (19b)
    • R Rampaul 4-1-5-0
    • KAJ Roach 3-1-3-0

James: "Some people seem to forget how much West Indies have given cricket. T oredress that, here's my attempt at an all time Barbados (just one island) XI: G Greenidge; D Haynes; Sir C Hunte; Sir F Worrell (c); Sir E Weekes; Sir C Walcott (w); Sir G Sobers; M Marshall; Sir W Hall; C Griffith; J Garner.

That team would have a chance against virtually any in World Cricket. Ever."

7.1

Roach to Flynn, no run, round the wicket, angling in and then darts away under the bright sun, leaves that alone

7.2

Roach to Flynn, no run, some away swing and further away movement, a bit too wide from Roach and it's been left alone

Three slips and a short leg

7.3

Roach to Flynn, no run, angling in towards off and middle this time, gets to the pitch and defends it solidly in front of the bowler

7.4

Roach to Flynn, no run

7.5

Roach to Flynn, 1 run, bowled that one full on middle, defends that wide of the bowler and steals a quick single

7.6

Roach to Guptill, 2 runs, pitched up and Guptill helps himself to a few runs, guiding it past point for a couple

End of over 8 (3 runs) New Zealand 11/0

    • MJ Guptill 6 (25b)
    • DR Flynn 4 (24b)
    • KAJ Roach 4-1-6-0
    • R Rampaul 4-1-5-0
8.1

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, bowled that one in the channel outside off, moving back in and he leaves that one be

8.2

Rampaul to Flynn, 2 runs, short of a good length, stands tall, there is a bit of width there and he punches it through cover for a couple of runs

8.3

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, much straighter on the off stump, goodish length, rocks forward and it's played back to the bowler

Avenash: "Greetings from Guyana. Like this West Indies combination, though I feel for Tino Best. After an encouraging comeback to international cricket, he should have been included in this XI ahead of Rampaul. Glad to see a Guyanese presence in the middle-order as well- Shiv, Badyr and Nar"

8.4

Rampaul to Flynn, 1 run, angling in towards off stump, these two have run well so far, dropped wide of cover and a quick single taken

8.5

Rampaul to Guptill, 2 runs, short of a good length on middle and off, gets on the back foot to play that as it nips away, gets a thick outside edge past point, not uppish for too long

8.6

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, ooh, lovely away movement, not prodigious, but just enough to rattle the batsman, short of a good length and he was forced on the back foot, and beaten as it nipped away

End of over 9 (5 runs) New Zealand 16/0

    • MJ Guptill 8 (27b)
    • DR Flynn 7 (28b)
    • R Rampaul 5-1-10-0
    • KAJ Roach 4-1-6-0

Sammy brings himself on

9.1

Sammy to Flynn, no run, lands full on the off stump and it's been driven towards mid-off off the front foot

Two slips and a gully for the captain

9.2

Sammy to Flynn, FOUR, pitched up and it's been dealt with, did nothing that delivery, leans forward, gets to the pitch and dispatches it through extra cover

Three slips and a gully now

9.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, bowled on a good length on the off, rocks forward and defends that towards cover

9.4

Sammy to Flynn, no run, in the corridor, holds its line and the batsman leaves it alone

9.5

Sammy to Flynn, FOUR, seized the length early, no boundary for nine overs and suddenly we have two, short outside off, he moved back and pulled it hard through midwicket

9.6

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a good length, a bit of away movement there, lets that one go

End of over 10 (8 runs) New Zealand 24/0

    • DR Flynn 15 (34b 2x4)
    • MJ Guptill 8 (27b)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-8-0
    • R Rampaul 5-1-10-0

Allan: "These two teams have undergone a lot of personnel changes since they last met in NZ in December 2008. For NZ only Taylor, McCallum and Vittori from the 2008 series are playing today, and for WI, Gayle, Chanderpaul and Ramdin."

10.1

Rampaul to Guptill, 1 run, Another quick run, short of a good length, drops it short in front of point for a single

Rampaul goes round the wicket to Flynn

10.2

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, short of a good length as well and it holds its line, leaves it alone

10.3

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, beaten, gets him to drive at one this time, lures him forward and then gets it to move away, just past the outside edge

10.4

Rampaul to Flynn, 1 run, good stuff, that moved in through the air, landed almost in the blockhole on middle and off, defended by Flynn wide of cover and he gets off strike, courtesy another single

10.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, held it back this time, shortish on the off and it's defended in front of point

10.6

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, slightly short on middle, rocks onto the back foot and defends it towards midwicket

End of over 11 (2 runs) New Zealand 26/0

    • MJ Guptill 9 (30b)
    • DR Flynn 16 (37b 2x4)
    • R Rampaul 6-1-12-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-8-0

Rhonda: "@James, thank you for that. It might be interesting to note that up to a few years back, I heard a statistic that no Test Playing nation had had more Test players than Barbados. As a Trini, I'm am also proud of such legends as Lawrence Rowe, Jeffrey Stollmeyer, Rohan Kanhai, Viv Richards (Antigua), Brian Lara and Ian Bishop. But to keep going would take up too much space. Suffice it to say, there is no bigger, prouder history. As a dedicated fan, I hope we return to such greatness in my lifetime."

11.1

Sammy to Flynn, no run, Sammy gets the outside edge but it lands short of second slip, drew him forward with that good-length ball but the lack of pace didn't help there, didn't carry to the fielder

11.2

Sammy to Flynn, no run

11.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, bowls that wide of off stump, a tempting length, pushed it full and he left that one alone to the keeper

11.4

Sammy to Flynn, no run, lovely yorker, bowled at 124.9kmph, no movement in the air there but right on target, dug out smartly by Flynn wide of second slip

11.5

Sammy to Flynn, no run, sticking to that nagging line outside off stump and he leaves that one alone

11.6

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a good length outside off and that's been allowed through to the keeper

End of over 12 (maiden) New Zealand 26/0

    • DR Flynn 16 (43b 2x4)
    • MJ Guptill 9 (30b)
    • DJG Sammy 2-1-8-0
    • R Rampaul 6-1-12-0

Avenash: "Picking an all-time Guyana XI is quite a difficult task as well. My first-choice: Roy Fredericks, Rohan Kanhai, Carl Hooper, Alvin Kallicharran, Shiv Chanderpaul, Clive Lloyd (captain), Milton Pydanna (wk), Roger Harper, Lance Gibbs, Colin Croft, Reon King Reserve list: Basil Butcher, Joe Solomon, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Colin Stuart, Mahendra Nagamootoo, Clayton Lambert, Len Baichan, Faoud Bacchus, Clyde Butts, John Trim, Neil McGarrell"

Roach is back

12.1

Roach to Guptill, FOUR, and is punished! Short ball outside off, plenty of width for Guptill, who hammes it through extra cover for a boundary, gets it well in front of the wicket

12.2

Roach to Guptill, 1 no ball, short of a length outside off, and is left alone, it's also a no-ball, bowled at 137.2 kmph

We might be in for a ball-change, the seam is damaged. The umpires have also called for drinks.

Jamie: "This is where NZ may have an advantage?! WI third seamer (Sammy) is a potential weakpoint for the Windies! They need to find room in their team for a 3rd seamer - Best or Russell or Edwards. Sammy still needs to remain as Captain so a batsman must drop out. Powell perhaps with Chanders to open?"

A fair amount of movement and even a bit of swing for the West Indies seamers so far. But the New Zealand openers, for their part, have done well and survived without too much difficult. The ball's coming on well, and whatever assistance is there for the bowlers may not last long. Let's see. A solid start for the visitors.

Ryan: "Despite a massive fear of jinxing the Kiwi openers, I am pleasantly surprised to see that we have survived this long without losing a wicket! May this great partnership continue!"

12.2

Roach to Guptill, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks on the back foot and defends it into the off side

12.3

Roach to Guptill, no run, a touch too wide from Roach, bowled at 138kmph, has been left alone by Guptill

12.4

Roach to Guptill, FOUR, superb timing from Guptill, fired in on middle from wide of the crease and he met that with a straight bat, struck it dead down the ground for a boundary

12.5

Roach to Guptill, no run, that appeared to hurry on to him a little, bowled at 138.6kmph, gets on the back foot but is a little late in playing that, struck on the ribs

12.6

Roach to Guptill, no run, appeal for a catch, there is a sound, but that's bat flicking the pad, drew him forward and Guptill fished for one that moved away, no contact but was beaten

End of over 13 (9 runs) New Zealand 35/0

    • MJ Guptill 17 (37b 2x4)
    • DR Flynn 16 (43b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 5-1-15-0
    • DJG Sammy 2-1-8-0
13.1

Sammy to Flynn, no run, Sammy bowls that outside off and it holds its line, leaves that one alone

Curtly Ambrose is on TV commentary now, wonderful!

13.2

Sammy to Flynn, no run, in the corridor outside off, again no movement for Sammy, leaves that one alone

13.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, a bit closer to the off stump but Flynn is content leaving those alone

13.4

Sammy to Flynn, 1 run, pitched up on the off and that's been driven wide of extra cover for a quick single, sweetly struck but Rampaul did well, diving to his right from mid-off

Two slips and a gully

13.5

Sammy to Guptill, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, gets forward and plays that one back down the pitch

13.6

Sammy to Guptill, no run, a bit of away movement for Sammy but Guptill is in control, leaves that alone

End of over 14 (1 run) New Zealand 36/0

    • MJ Guptill 17 (39b 2x4)
    • DR Flynn 17 (47b 2x4)
    • DJG Sammy 3-1-9-0
    • KAJ Roach 5-1-15-0
14.1

Roach to Flynn, no run, Roach sends in a yorker at 136.1kmph just a fraction outside off stump from round the wicket, it's been dug out into the off side

14.2

Roach to Flynn, no run, good carry this time, pitching on a good length and he lets that one go, Ramdin takes it to the side of his waist

14.3

Roach to Flynn, 1 run, pitched up outside off this time, crunched wide of extra cover for an easy single

Three slips and a gully

14.4

Roach to Guptill, no run, back of a length on the off, knocks that one down towards point

14.5

Roach to Guptill, no run, flicks the pads, he got outside the line and decided to leave that alone but Roach got that one to nip back in, kissed Guptill's pads on the way to the keeper

14.6

Roach to Guptill, FOUR, ooh, bowled it quick at 140.9kmph on middle, Guptill was looking to drive it straight but ended up getting a thick inside edge, and it went all the way, all along the ground past midwicket to beat Rampaul, who was chasing it, to the boundary

End of over 15 (5 runs) New Zealand 41/0

    • MJ Guptill 21 (42b 3x4)
    • DR Flynn 18 (50b 2x4)
    • KAJ Roach 6-1-20-0
    • DJG Sammy 3-1-9-0

James: "Ambrose on comms? Waht happened to "Curtly talk to no man"?" Yes, it's come full circle, he's talking to the world now

15.1

Sammy to Flynn, no run, pushed that one towards cover off the front foot

15.2

Sammy to Flynn, no run, fullish on the off stump, rocks forward and defends that solidly

15.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, pushes that full on the off stump, gets front and across and drives that straight to mid-on

15.4

Sammy to Flynn, 2 runs, short of a length outside off, crunched off the back foot through cover for a couple of runs

15.5

Sammy to Flynn, FOUR, Flynn's good on the pull and he's picked the length early again, moved back to another short one and smashed it over square leg this time, almost went all the way, a one bounce four

15.6

Sammy to Flynn, no run, aaah, a slower bouncer this time, wanted him to go after that one did Sammy and Flynn almost did, only to realise the sense in leaving it alone which he ultimately did

End of over 16 (6 runs) New Zealand 47/0

    • DR Flynn 24 (56b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 21 (42b 3x4)
    • DJG Sammy 4-1-15-0
    • KAJ Roach 6-1-20-0
16.1

Roach to Guptill, no run, one of his quicker deliveries today, bowled at 141.5kmph, gets behind that one and plays it wide of midwicket

16.2

Roach to Guptill, no run, in the corridor outside off, close to the off stump but it's been left alone by Guptill

16.3

Roach to Guptill, no run, bowls that one full outside off and it's been left alone as it nips away

16.4

Roach to Guptill, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and defends that towards cover

16.5

Roach to Guptill, no run, drops that short on middle, gets on the back foot and knocks it down into the leg side

16.6

Roach to Guptill, no run, in the corridor again, only a slight hint of away movement now, leaves that one alone

End of over 17 (maiden) New Zealand 47/0

    • MJ Guptill 21 (48b 3x4)
    • DR Flynn 24 (56b 3x4)
    • KAJ Roach 7-2-20-0
    • DJG Sammy 4-1-15-0

Jamie: "OK... so both NZ batsman have got starts. This is their danger time! The achilles heel of the NZ Cricket team over the past 3 or 4 seasons is batsman getting starts and not going on!"

17.1

Sammy to Flynn, no run, bowled on a length outside off and teasing him with one that goes away, stretches out does Flynn and is beaten

17.2

Sammy to Flynn, FOUR, absolutely thrashed by Flynn, pitched up and Flynn doesn't let that chance slip, gets to the pitch and creams it through extra cover

"Even I wouldn't have wasted it, Fazeer," says Curtly on commentary

Sammy goes round the wicket

17.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, gets on the back foot and defends that one into the off side

17.4

Sammy to Flynn, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, turned it into the leg side for a single

17.5

Sammy to Guptill, no run, bowled that one a touch wide of off stump and Guptill leaves it alone

17.6

Sammy to Guptill, no run, appeal for lbw but he was playing a shot and was struck outside the line of off stump, rocked forward to that incoming delivery but missed. It would also have gone over. The ball-tracking says he was actually struck marginally in line

End of over 18 (5 runs) New Zealand 52/0

    • MJ Guptill 21 (50b 3x4)
    • DR Flynn 29 (60b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 5-1-20-0
    • KAJ Roach 7-2-20-0

Roach runs in round the wicket

18.1

Roach to Flynn, no run, fires that one on a good length on the off stump, defends on the back foot into the leg side

Oshada: "That's a good point Jamie. If you look at the NZ Top 7's averages, only Ross Taylor averages more than 40. Kane Williamson and Dean Brownlie have impressed but they need to improve more to become truly competitive."

18.2

Roach to Flynn, no run, fullish on the off stump, rocks forward and defends that one towards extra cover

18.3

Roach to Flynn, no run, pushed it full on the off stump, drives that one straight back to the bowler

Hahaa, Curtly on air says Richie Richardson is about to be fired. Fired from Curtly's band that is, Spirited, as he hasn't made an appearance in a while. "We're working out the details of the severence," Curtly just said.

18.4

Roach to Flynn, no run

18.5

Roach to Flynn, FOUR, ooh, round the wicket, short of a good length and Flynn, trying to defend it off the back foot, gets a thick edge short of first slip where Gayle lets it through his legs, four more

18.6

Roach to Flynn, no run, back of a length outside off stump and that's been left alone to the keeper

End of over 19 (4 runs) New Zealand 56/0

    • DR Flynn 33 (66b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 21 (50b 3x4)
    • KAJ Roach 8-2-24-0
    • DJG Sammy 5-1-20-0
19.1

Sammy to Guptill, FOUR, Not for the first time has Guptill played a shot in that region and got a boundary, pitched up from Sammy and it's been forced through midwicket, again not off the middle but had enough to earn four

19.2

Sammy to Guptill, 1 leg bye, shortish on middle and leg, tries to work it away behind square, gets a leg-bye

19.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, beaten, back to over the wicket to Flynn, short of a good length and Flynn played a little away from his body there, it shot away to go past the outside edge

19.4

Sammy to Flynn, no run, slightly short on the off stump, rocks back to that one and punches it to extra cover

19.5

Sammy to Flynn, no run, beaten once more, lures him on the front foot this time and Flynn wants to drive that through extra cover, the movement is playing tricks on the minds of the batsman

19.6

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a length outside off, cut off the back foot to point, can't get it past the in-field

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand 61/0

    • DR Flynn 33 (70b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 25 (52b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 6-1-24-0
    • KAJ Roach 8-2-24-0

Matt: "@ Oshada. Really all of NZs top 7 have impressed at one point or another, and players like Guptill especially should be performing far better. That is what makes being an NZ supporter so frustrating."

Zaroonga: "Did Curtly said that curtly?" No, not at all, with a touch of humour.

Okay, so Narine it is now to bowl. Has a slip and a short leg

20.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, tossed up on the off stump, rocks forward does Guptill and defends it with bat close to pad

20.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, the offspinner, flatter than the previous one, gets forward and knocks it down to short leg, some turn there

20.3

Narine to Guptill, no run, pushed it full this time on the off stump, gets to the pitch and plays it back down the pitch

20.4

Narine to Guptill, no run, shorter, waits for it to turn in does Guptill and defends it into the off side

20.5

Narine to Guptill, no run, slightly short, moves forward this time and defends it with a full face into the leg side

20.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, the offspinner again, rocks forward to that good length ball and taps it into the off side

End of over 21 (maiden) New Zealand 61/0

    • MJ Guptill 25 (58b 4x4)
    • DR Flynn 33 (70b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 1-1-0-0
    • DJG Sammy 6-1-24-0

Basil: "I like Avenash's all time Guyana XI. Some of the names are a testament to the good work done there by Clyde Walcott in the 1950s. Barbados, in the mid-60s, could field a strong test side, but facing Guyana on a flat track at Kensington on the last day of a Shell Shield match, with 66 runs to get and 4 wickets in hand, lost the match, thanks to Lance Gibbs, who could walk into any test team today!"

21.1

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a good length outside off stump and Flynn sees that through to the keeper

21.2

Sammy to Flynn, no run, pushed it fuller at 122.5kmph on the off stump, tries to drive that down the ground but got an inside edge onto the pads there

21.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a good length on the off, nips away and he leaves that one alone

21.4

Sammy to Flynn, no run, in the channel outside off stump, keeps its line and Flynn lets that one go

21.5

Sammy to Flynn, no run, pitched up outside off stump and that's been driven straight to cover

21.6

Sammy to Flynn, no run, bowled that on a length outside off stump and it's been left alone

End of over 22 (maiden) New Zealand 61/0

    • DR Flynn 33 (76b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 25 (58b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 7-2-24-0
    • SP Narine 1-1-0-0
22.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, the offspinner, shortish on the off, turning in, whips it to backward square leg

22.2

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, turning in again, gets on the back foot and works it past short leg for a single

Two slips and a silly point for Flynn

22.3

Narine to Flynn, no run, flighted on the off stump, reaches forward and defends that in front of the bowler

22.4

Narine to Flynn, no run, lands full on the off stump, gets to the pitch and plays it to silly point, the offspinner

22.5

Narine to Flynn, 1 run, a flat and a quickish offspinner, turned off the back foot towards square leg for a single

22.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, pushed it full on the off, gets forward and plays it down to mid-on

End of over 23 (2 runs) New Zealand 63/0

    • MJ Guptill 26 (61b 4x4)
    • DR Flynn 34 (79b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 2-1-2-0
    • DJG Sammy 7-2-24-0
23.1

Sammy to Flynn, no run, Sammy to continue, continues to bowl on a good length outside off, Flynn leaves that one to the keeper

23.2

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and plays it back to the bowler

23.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, he's been beaten by those balls from Sammy before this session, but this time he leaves it alone, a tight line outside off and he lets it be

23.4

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a length and gets a bit of away movement after pitching, lets that one go

Sam: "Now is the time West Indies could have done with Shane Shillingford, don't you think?"

23.5

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a good length outside off, held its line this time, left alone again

23.6

Sammy to Flynn, no run, on a good length on middle and off, gets a little outside the line and defends it to cover

End of over 24 (maiden) New Zealand 63/0

    • DR Flynn 34 (85b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 26 (61b 4x4)
    • DJG Sammy 8-3-24-0
    • SP Narine 2-1-2-0
24.1

Narine to Guptill, SIX, Guptill launches into that one, Narine's been sticking to his offspinners, tossed this one up and Guptill took it from a length and sent it into the stands behind long-on

24.2

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, tried to turn the face there and play it fine, flicked the pads and went towards short fine, a leg bye there, not really, given runs

24.3

Narine to Flynn, no run, shortish outside off and spins away and he lets that one go

24.4

Narine to Flynn, no run, floated on the off stump, rocks forward and defends that back to the bowler

24.5

Narine to Flynn, no run, shortish outside off, turns away and he leaves that one alone to the keeper

Narine goes round the wicket now

24.6

Narine to Flynn, no run, slightly short outside off, chops that one down towards point

End of over 25 (7 runs) New Zealand 70/0

    • DR Flynn 34 (89b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 33 (63b 4x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 3-1-9-0
    • DJG Sammy 8-3-24-0
25.1

Sammy to Guptill, no run, goodish length on the off stump, gets forward and defends it towards point

25.2

Sammy to Guptill, no run, appeal for lbw, Sammy was almost convinced he was out but Guptill may have got outside the line of the off stump, gets forward to that delivery that nipped back in, struck slightly high on the pads. He's called for a review, and the replays indicate there was an inside edge so that can't be given. An unsuccessful review for West Indies

25.3

Sammy to Guptill, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler

25.4

Sammy to Guptill, no run, slightly short on the off stump, gets back and taps it in front of cover

Chad: "Darren Sammy really needs to let someone else on the team handle calling for the reviews."

25.5

Sammy to Guptill, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and works it away through square leg for a single

25.6

Sammy to Flynn, no run, nicely played but straight back to the bowler, bowled on a length and it's met with a full face but Sammy fields well on his follow through

End of over 26 (1 run) New Zealand 71/0

    • DR Flynn 34 (90b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 34 (68b 4x4 1x6)
    • DJG Sammy 9-3-25-0
    • SP Narine 3-1-9-0
26.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, pitched up from Narine, driven back on the bounce to the bowler

26.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, gets slightly across to that straightish delivery and defends it into the leg side

26.3

Narine to Guptill, no run, shortish from Narine, waits for it to turn in and defends him in front of short leg

26.4

Narine to Guptill, no run, pushes it full on middle, gets forward, to the pitch, and plays it back to the bowler. Aah, thanks for the replay, it shows this one went the other way

26.5

Narine to Guptill, no run, and again, this one is bowled shorter and the away spin is more pronounced, punched off the back foot to extra cover

26.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, Back to the offspinner again, shortish on middle and leg and this one turns in sharply, leaves that one be as it goes down the leg side

End of over 27 (maiden) New Zealand 71/0

    • MJ Guptill 34 (74b 4x4 1x6)
    • DR Flynn 34 (90b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 4-2-9-0
    • DJG Sammy 9-3-25-0

Steve the Bajan: "All the praise that Basil gives to Lance Gibbs is justified. However, in the match he refers to (Barbados vs. British Guiana in 1964), it was almost a Second XI Barbados team, without Hunte, Hall, and, most of all, Sobers! By contrast, British Guiana had all their best players: Kanhai, Butcher, Solomon, and, of course, Lance. I wonder how much of a game there would have been for Lance to win if they'd been without their three best?"

27.1

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a good length outside off, nipping away and that's been left alone

This could be the last over before lunch

27.2

Sammy to Flynn, no run, short of a good length again, keeps its line this time and it's been left alone

27.3

Sammy to Flynn, no run, a touch fuller, on a good length, Flynn gets forward and leaves it be as it moves away

27.4

Sammy to Flynn, no run, shortish on leg stump and he tries to work that square, struck him high on the pads, nipped back in this time

27.5

Sammy to Flynn, no run, on a good length outside off stump and this has been left alone

27.6

Sammy to Flynn, no run, left alone once again, on a good length once and he doesn't want to have anything to do with it

End of over 28 (maiden) New Zealand 71/0

    • DR Flynn 34 (96b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 34 (74b 4x4 1x6)
    • DJG Sammy 10-4-25-0
    • SP Narine 4-2-9-0

Narine will bowl the last over before lunch. Round the wicket to the right-hander

28.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, the one that goes the other way, pitches outside leg, shortish on middle, turned away to short fine

28.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, full on middle, that's been driven straight to mid-on

28.3

Narine to Guptill, no run, a bit of extra bounce for Narine, Guptill gets back and drops it dead on the pitch off the back foot

28.4

Narine to Guptill, no run, the offspinner this time, gets forward and tries to turn the face, strikes the pads and short leg snaps it, appeal for a catch but it was just pad

28.5

Narine to Guptill, no run, flighted outside off, drives it but straight to mid-off

28.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, the offspinner to end things, stretches forward and defends it in front of short leg

New Zealand will be happy, the opening pair has batted solidly, both batsmen content with leaving deliveries outside off and scoring when an opportunity presented itself. West Indies had some support from the conditions, with early swing and movement, even some turn for Narine, but couldn't effect a breakthrough. We'll be back at 12.40pm, join us then. Kanishkaa Balachandran's lunch report is being updated as I type. As I go, check this out, this was New Zealand's third 50-plus opening partnership this year. See you on the other side of lunch.

End of over 29 (maiden) New Zealand 71/0

    • MJ Guptill 34 (80b 4x4 1x6)
    • DR Flynn 34 (96b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 5-3-9-0
    • DJG Sammy 10-4-25-0

Welcome back. We are ready for the post-lunch action. The over-rate so far has been pretty good. The track will get drier, as the experts think, and while it will take more turn, the seamers will become less influential. Guptill and Flynn are looking good for now. Rampaul to start off, has two slips

Crickcrazy: "Steve the bajan is wrong. In 1964, Hunte, Hall and Griffith were in the Barbados team that played against British Guiana. Only Sobers was missing. That game ended in a draw. It was in the 1963 match that all 4 of them were missing and BG won."

29.1

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, starts off in the channel outside off stump, Flynn leaves that one alone

Raff: "NZ's opening partnerships have been tolerable since 2010--averaging 32. Between Mark Richardson's departure (end of 2004) and Jamie How's departure (end of 2009), they were pitiful--averaging 22 with no 100-run stands. It's no wonder that NZ's tail looks so good in comparison: they rack up an impressive % of the team's total runs not just because of the exploits of Daniel Vettori, but because the top order has failed so often."

Two slips and a gully

29.2

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, pitched up this time and it's driven firmly but straight to mid-off

29.3

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, short of a good length outside off and it's left alone to the keeper, this one kept its line

29.4

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, making him play, pitching it on a length outside off, Flynn reaches forward and pats that wide of mid-off

Rampaul now goes round the wicket

29.5

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, goodish length outside off stump, keeps its line and Flynn lets it go

29.6

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, angling in towards off stump, gets on the back foot and defends it back to the bowler

End of over 30 (maiden) New Zealand 71/0

    • DR Flynn 34 (102b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 34 (80b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Rampaul 7-2-12-0
    • SP Narine 5-3-9-0
30.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, the offspinner from Narine, down the leg side, tried to work that fine, it spun down

30.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and works it towards midwicket

30.3

Narine to Guptill, no run, gets on the back foot to the offspinner, is right behind it and then stabs it in front of short leg

30.4

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, straightish on leg stump, turned past the short leg fielder for a single

30.5

Narine to Flynn, 1 run, slightly short on leg stump, gets on the back foot, waits for it to turn away just a hint, worked away behind square leg for a single

30.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, gets on the back foot to that offspinner and defends it into the off side

End of over 31 (2 runs) New Zealand 73/0

    • MJ Guptill 35 (85b 4x4 1x6)
    • DR Flynn 35 (103b 5x4)
    • SP Narine 6-3-11-0
    • R Rampaul 7-2-12-0
31.1

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, round the wicket and he's beaten as he plays a little outside the line to that one, zips in to beat him through the gate

31.2

Rampaul to Flynn, 1 wide, a bouncer but a wasted one, since it's too short and has been called a wide, too high

31.2

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, slightly short on the off stump, stabs that into the off side from the crease

31.3

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, played uppishly off the back foot but safe, short of a good length and he punches that towards cover, there's a slight fumble but no run conceded

31.4

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, short on middle and off, Flynn gets right behind that one and defends it dead on the pitch

31.5

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, in the channel outside off again, good carry through to Ramdin, takes it in front of his waist

31.6

Rampaul to Flynn, no run, surprised him with a full delivery outside off stump, bowled at 133.1kmph, Flynn was a little late on the drive, the bat turned in his hand as he made contact, an inside edge onto the pads

End of over 32 (1 run) New Zealand 74/0

    • DR Flynn 35 (109b 5x4)
    • MJ Guptill 35 (85b 4x4 1x6)
    • R Rampaul 8-2-13-0
    • SP Narine 6-3-11-0
32.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, just a fraction outside off stump, Guptill covers the line and taps it into the off sid

32.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, good length outside off, holds its line and he leaves that one alone

32.3

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, gets on the back foot and works it away into the leg side off the back foot

32.4

Narine to Flynn, FOUR, width and Flynn cashes in, waited for that short ball to turn away and thrashed it through cover for a boundary

32.5

Narine to Flynn, no run, nicely fielded at midwicket, short one again, turned away, Flynn pulled it this time and midwicket dived to is left to prevent the single

32.6

Narine to Flynn, no run, this one turned the other way, Flynn spotted it well, also it was short so he had some time, punched it off the back foot to midwicket

End of over 33 (5 runs) New Zealand 79/0

    • DR Flynn 39 (112b 6x4)
    • MJ Guptill 36 (88b 4x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 7-3-16-0
    • R Rampaul 8-2-13-0

Steve the Bajan: "Crickcrazy is correct. The game WAS in 1963. I knew it was the game where Gibbs bowled Barbados out for 98 and Barbados had a weakened team -- I just misread the year. Old eyes reading here. 1963 it was. Sorry. Hall and Sobers were both playing Sheffield Shield, where Sobers became the first player EVER to do the "Australian double" of 1000 runs and 50 wickets. (To prove it wasn't a fluke, he did it another time, later. I believe his still the only person to have done it even once! Maybe an Aussie follower can confirm?)"

33.1

Rampaul to Guptill, FOUR, superbly done, Guptill times that very well, Rampaul had a bit of reverse on that one, pitched up and it was driven with a full face down the ground past mid-off

33.2

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, short of a good length, gets this one to come back in as well, leaves that alone outside off stump

33.3

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and punches it to mid-on

33.4

Rampaul to Guptill, FOUR, this time he plays it to the other side of mid-off, pitched on a length and it was driven, a half-slice that, and Narine at mid-off was slow in getting to the ball as well as diving towards it, four more

33.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, goodish length on the off and it keeps its line, defended straight to cover

Shantanu: "As is evident already from Narine's performances in tests, he can't remain a mystery spinner forever. To stop himself becoming like Ajantha Mendis, when batsmen around the world have figured him out, he has to be able to be a more conventional offspinner, relying more on flight, drift and the arm ball, while still occasionally slipping in his knuckle ball."

33.6

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, shortish on the off, gets on the back foot and defends it towards cover

End of over 34 (8 runs) New Zealand 87/0

    • MJ Guptill 44 (94b 6x4 1x6)
    • DR Flynn 39 (112b 6x4)
    • R Rampaul 9-2-21-0
    • SP Narine 7-3-16-0

Narine goes round the wicket to Flynn, has a slip and short leg

34.1

Narine to Flynn, no run, ooh, was there an inside edge, yes, but it landed safe, pushed him on the back foot and surprised him with a bit of extra bounce

34.2

Narine to Flynn, no run, gets back again and pushes that one towards mid-on

34.3

Narine to Flynn, no run, shortish outside off, tapped just wide of slip

34.4

Narine to Flynn, no run, the one that came back in, quicker through the air and short outside off, left alone

34.5

Narine to Flynn, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward and square-drives that one towards point

34.6

Narine to Flynn, no run, pushed it down towards point, a maiden from Narine, got that one to bounce as Flynn played it from the crease, again, this was the knuckle ball

End of over 35 (maiden) New Zealand 87/0

    • DR Flynn 39 (118b 6x4)
    • MJ Guptill 44 (94b 6x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 8-4-16-0
    • R Rampaul 9-2-21-0
35.1

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, reverse swing for Rampaul and he lets out an appeal for lbw, Guptill was struck on the pads but outside the line, there may have been an inside edge

35.2

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, ooh, reverse again, Guptill got across again and wasn't far from the pads, managed to drive it towards mid-on

35.3

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, short of a good length, gets on the back foot and plays it towards point

35.4

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, back of a length outside off, gets behind it and punches it towards mid-off, no run again

35.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, short of a length, there to cut but gets it to move back in a touch, Guptill lets that one go

Simon: "The Windies use of spinners in Tests continually baffles me. They did this with Bishoo, Shillingford and now Narine. It's a day one pitch and he's already looking like bowling a lot fo overs. By the time the pitch breaks down he'll have bowled himself into the ground."

35.6

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves that one alone, this one held its line

End of over 36 (maiden) New Zealand 87/0

    • MJ Guptill 44 (100b 6x4 1x6)
    • DR Flynn 39 (118b 6x4)
    • R Rampaul 10-3-21-0
    • SP Narine 8-4-16-0
36.1

Narine to Flynn, no run, shortish on the off stump, gets back and taps it in front of point

36.2

Narine to Flynn, no run, went wide of the crease from round the wicket this time, lands full on the off, defended back to the bowler

36.3

Narine to Flynn, no run, forced it quicker, on middle, gets all the way back and defends him in front of short leg

36.4

Narine to Flynn, no run, opting to play a good length ball from round the wicket, defended into the off side

36.5

Narine to Flynn, 1 run, short of a length, cuts that down wide of point for a quick single

36.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, goodish length on middle, gets on the back foot and played it wide of short leg

End of over 37 (1 run) New Zealand 88/0

    • MJ Guptill 44 (101b 6x4 1x6)
    • DR Flynn 40 (123b 6x4)
    • SP Narine 9-4-17-0
    • R Rampaul 10-3-21-0

Meanwhile, Bangladesh have beaten Netherlands in a Twenty20 game.

37.1

Rampaul to Flynn, 1 run, shortish on the off, Flynn turns his wrists over that one, drops it into the vacant midwicket region for a single

37.2

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, short of a length outside off and it's been left alone to the keeper

37.3

Rampaul to Guptill, no run, reverse for Rampaul again, gets front and across and pushes it back down the pitch

37.4

Rampaul to Guptill, FOUR, short and wide and it's been hammered, moved back and slammed it through cover and point, four more

37.5

Rampaul to Guptill, no run

37.6

Rampaul to Guptill, no run

End of over 38 (5 runs) New Zealand 93/0

    • MJ Guptill 48 (106b 7x4 1x6)
    • DR Flynn 41 (124b 6x4)
    • R Rampaul 11-3-26-0
    • SP Narine 9-4-17-0
38.1

Narine to Flynn, FOUR, Flynn's done that for the second time to Narine, short ball and he's dealt with those ones very well, moved back and waited for it to turn away, once it did he crashed it past cover

38.2

Narine to Flynn, no run, angling in from round the wicket, gets on the back foot and defends it to the bowler

38.3

Narine to Flynn, OUT, gone, Narine gets his first Test wicket. The short ball costs Flynn his wicket even though he's been quite comfortable against those so far, short outside off, there was turn and bounce and it was the bounce that did the trick for the bowler, Flynn went for the cut but didn't make good contact, spooned an easy catch to point

DR Flynn c Powell b Narine 45 (156m 127b 7x4 0x6) SR: 35.43

Flynn will be cursing himself. He was well settled and he looked good for much more. Nevertheless, he and Guptill have forged an excellent stand, and New Zealand have a good platform to build on here.

Brendon McCullum is the new man

38.4

Narine to McCullum, no run, bowled that one flat from over the wicket, turned in and he defended that into the leg side

A slip, leg slip and a short leg

38.5

Narine to McCullum, no run, tossed up outside off and it's driven straight to mid-off

38.6

Narine to McCullum, no run, the offspinner, stretched forward, got to the pitch and played it back to the bowler

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand 97/1

    • BB McCullum 0 (3b)
    • MJ Guptill 48 (106b 7x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 10-4-21-1
    • R Rampaul 11-3-26-0

Roach is back

39.1

Roach to Guptill, FOUR, He starts off, doling a full and wide delivery and it won't help him much if it doesn't move, Guptill rocks forward and square-drives that through point and cover for a boundary, it brings up his half-century

It's his second half-century in three innings, New Zealand bring up their hundred as well

39.2

Roach to Guptill, no run, in the channel outside off and it's been left alone

39.3

Roach to Guptill, no run, pitched up outside off and that's been dug out over the bowler towards mid-off

39.4

Roach to Guptill, no run, angling in towards middle, gets on the back foot and defends it down the pitch

39.5

Roach to Guptill, no run, bowled that one outside off stump, kept its line and he left that one alone

39.6

Roach to Guptill, no run, bowled that full outside off, pushed towards point and a single is averted

End of over 40 (4 runs) New Zealand 101/1

    • MJ Guptill 52 (112b 8x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 0 (3b)
    • KAJ Roach 9-2-28-0
    • SP Narine 10-4-21-1
40.1

Narine to McCullum, no run, turn for Narine, spins in from outside off, defended off the back foot into the leg side

40.2

Narine to McCullum, FOUR, a naturally attacking batsman like McCullum isn't going to spare those, turns in from outside off again but this one's too short and it's been pulled over square leg

40.3

Narine to McCullum, no run, gets on the back foot this time and defends it into the off side

40.4

Narine to McCullum, no run, quicker through the air, turns in but McCullum leaves that one be

40.5

Narine to McCullum, 1 run, gets front and across to turn it behind square on the leg side for a single

40.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, tossed up outside off this time, drives it down towards mid-on along the ground

End of over 41 (5 runs) New Zealand 106/1

    • MJ Guptill 52 (113b 8x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 5 (8b 1x4)
    • SP Narine 11-4-26-1
    • KAJ Roach 9-2-28-0
41.1

Roach to McCullum, no run, Roach pushes that one wide and McCullum chases it, a big drive but misses

41.2

Roach to McCullum, FOUR, picked it quickly, a quick full toss on middle, McCullum moved across and flicked it away through square leg, easy boundary

41.3

Roach to McCullum, no run, back of a length outside off and moves back in, shoulders arms to that one

41.4

Roach to McCullum, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it into the leg side

41.5

Roach to McCullum, no run, bowled on a good length, gets forward and meets that with a straight bat

41.6

Roach to McCullum, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and turns it towards square leg

End of over 42 (4 runs) New Zealand 110/1

    • BB McCullum 9 (14b 2x4)
    • MJ Guptill 52 (113b 8x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 10-2-32-0
    • SP Narine 11-4-26-1

Narine goes round the wicket to the right-hander

42.1

Narine to Guptill, 2 byes, turn and bounce, but all down the leg side so that yields byes

42.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, flighted on middle from round the wicket, drives that straight to mid-on

42.3

Narine to Guptill, no run, gets a big stride out this time and pushes that back towards the bowler

42.4

Narine to Guptill, no run, tossed up on middle, gets forward, to the pitch and defends that to the bowler

42.5

Narine to Guptill, no run, full on the pads and that's been turned away to short leg

42.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, the knuckle ball, on middle and off and it's tapped towards point

End of over 43 (2 runs, maiden) New Zealand 112/1

    • MJ Guptill 52 (119b 8x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 9 (14b 2x4)
    • SP Narine 12-5-26-1
    • KAJ Roach 10-2-32-0
43.1

Roach to McCullum, FOUR, ooh, McCullum was surprised and how, banged in short by Roach at 138.1 kmph and McCullum was too late to react, tried to sway out of the way, it caught his bat's handle and flew over the slips, well done Roach, unlucky

43.2

Roach to McCullum, no run, goodish length on the off this time, gets forward and plays that back to the bowler

43.3

Roach to McCullum, 1 no ball, another no-ball, pushed it fuller this time, gets to the pitch and drives it to mid-off

43.3

Roach to McCullum, no run, angling in towards middle, gets front and across and works it towards midwicket

43.4

Roach to McCullum, no run, short of a good length outside off, leaves that one alone outside off

43.5

Roach to McCullum, 2 runs, punched from McCullum, short of a good length, he moved back and crunched it through point for a few runs, a dive from the point fielder was in vain

43.6

Roach to McCullum, no run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and defends that down the pitch

End of over 44 (7 runs) New Zealand 119/1

    • BB McCullum 15 (21b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 52 (119b 8x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 11-2-39-0
    • SP Narine 12-5-26-1
44.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, flighted on leg stump, worked away towards forward short leg

44.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, goodish length on middle, gets forward and pushes that down the pitch

44.3

Narine to Guptill, no run, fires it on a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it into the off side

44.4

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, ooh, slightly uppish as he moved back and worked it past short leg, a single taken

A slip, leg slip and short leg for McCullum

44.5

Narine to McCullum, no run, spat away, this one went the other way and McCullum didn't have an idea, was bowled quicker through the air and it darted away

44.6

Narine to McCullum, no run, reached forward this time to defend it into the leg side

Time for drinks

End of over 45 (1 run) New Zealand 120/1

    • BB McCullum 15 (23b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 53 (123b 8x4 1x6)
    • SP Narine 13-5-27-1
    • KAJ Roach 11-2-39-0

Two slips in place for Roach

45.1

Roach to Guptill, no run, Guptill wanted to play the upper-cut there, short and wide from Roach and he tried to be a little smart there, didn't work

45.2

Roach to Guptill, no run, beaten this time as he angled it in and Guptill played inside the line to it, went past the outside edge

Sanjaydavid: "Sammy needs to make better bowling changes make use of Samuels and deonarine . dont wait for something to happen ring the change to get a break through . Sunil Narine is not going to take all 10."

45.3

Roach to Guptill, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it down the pitch

45.4

Roach to Guptill, no run, back of a length on the off, gets on the back foot, has time to play it, and knocks it down to point

45.5

Roach to Guptill, no run, beaten again, this time he was aided by some away movement was Roach, just a hint, Guptill played inside the line but he didn't anticipate the away movement

45.6

Roach to Guptill, no run, pitched up on the off stump, drives it back towards the bowler

End of over 46 (maiden) New Zealand 120/1

    • MJ Guptill 53 (129b 8x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 15 (23b 3x4)
    • KAJ Roach 12-3-39-0
    • SP Narine 13-5-27-1
46.1

Narine to McCullum, no run, stretches forward to that flighted delivery from Narine, hid his bat behind the pad there

46.2

Narine to McCullum, no run, uppish, short outside off, went the other way, McCullum slapped it uppishly off the back foot and it landed just short of Samuels at extra cover, just short

46.3

Narine to McCullum, no run, gets a stride out this time and plays it back to the bowler

46.4

Narine to McCullum, no run, a big stride again and stabs that one towards cover, went off the pads, pitched outside leg and turned the other way

46.5

Narine to McCullum, 1 run, went on straight, gets on the back foot and works it square for a single

46.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, ooh, the offspinner, that bounces and Guptill is hit on the thigh as he comes forward to turn it square

End of over 47 (1 run) New Zealand 121/1

    • MJ Guptill 53 (130b 8x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 16 (28b 3x4)
    • SP Narine 14-5-28-1
    • KAJ Roach 12-3-39-0
47.1

Roach to McCullum, no run, Roach bowls that full at 140kmph on middle, that's driven down straight to midwicket

47.2

Roach to McCullum, no run, low full toss on the off stump and McCullum will feel he missed out there, struck it straight to mid-off

47.3

Roach to McCullum, no run, short of a good length outside off and he leaves that one alone to the keeper

47.4

Roach to McCullum, no run, appeal for lbw, they have't called for a review, was probably sliding down though McCullum did get across a hint, angled on leg and he tried to clip it square, yes that would have missed leg as the replay showed

47.5

Roach to McCullum, no run, banged it short on the off and he let that one go to the keeper

47.6

Roach to McCullum, no run, short of a good length on middle, turns that one away towards square leg from the crease

End of over 48 (maiden) New Zealand 121/1

    • BB McCullum 16 (34b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 53 (130b 8x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 13-4-39-0
    • SP Narine 14-5-28-1

A slip, silly point and a short leg

48.1

Narine to Guptill, no run, that's bowled full outside off, stretches out and defends it into the off side

48.2

Narine to Guptill, no run, slightly short down the leg side, spun down leg, tried to work it square, missed, not sure what Narine was appealing for

48.3

Narine to Guptill, 1 run, spun the other way, and some miscommunication in the middle, McCullum wanted the single while Guptill was ball-watching, Samuels didn't sense a chance there and by the time he got to the ball from extra cover, they had completed the single

48.4

Narine to McCullum, (no ball) FOUR, oversteps and McCullum is innovative, fetches that from middle and reverse-sweeps it behind point for a boundary

48.4

Narine to McCullum, 1 run, the knuckle ball again but a short one, gets on the back foot and punches it through cover for a single

48.5

Narine to Guptill, no run, shortish on the off, pushed off the back foot to silly point

48.6

Narine to Guptill, no run, tossed up on leg stump, tried to play it square but was struck on the pads as it turned towards him

End of over 49 (7 runs) New Zealand 128/1

    • MJ Guptill 54 (135b 8x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 21 (36b 4x4)
    • SP Narine 15-5-35-1
    • KAJ Roach 13-4-39-0

Guptill has 2 runs off the last 28 deliveries

49.1

Roach to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum, meanwhile, keeps scoring, pitched up from Roach and hr drives that handsomely between extra cover and mid-off

49.2

Roach to McCullum, 1 no ball, appeal, and it's been reviewed after the umpire didn't give it out, it was a no-ball as we discover upon replay. But, since it is a no-ball, West Indies don't lose a review. Roach's foot was on the line, if it had been an appeal for a catch, it was not out since there was no inside-edge. If it was for an lbw, the ball would have clipped the bails, but it would ultimately have been the umpire's call

49.2

Roach to McCullum, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it to cover

49.3

Roach to McCullum, no run, tried to attack that short of a good length delivery outside off, didn't time it well at all

49.4

Roach to McCullum, no run, appeal for a catch, banged in short outside leg stump and McCullum tried to play it initially but then pulled out of the way, no contact with the glove at all

49.5

Roach to McCullum, no run, punched to mid-off off the back foot, slightly short from Roach

49.6

Roach to McCullum, OUT, McCullum has to go, pitched up from Roach, was wide and he went after it, it was there to hit but he couldn't keep it down, struck it hard but struck it straight to mid-off where Narsingh Deonarine held on to a sharp chance

BB McCullum c Deonarine b Roach 25 (50m 43b 5x4 0x6) SR: 58.13

Two wickets that New Zealand could have avoided losing, from two set batsmen. Roach probably didn't bowl a wicket-taking delivery there, but he got what he wanted.

End of over 50 (5 runs) New Zealand 133/2

    • MJ Guptill 54 (135b 8x4 1x6)
    • KAJ Roach 14-4-44-1
    • SP Narine 15-5-35-1
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