Player of the Match
Player of the Match

On that note from Darren Sammy, we are going to sign-off as well. Thanks for all your comments and feedback. Join us for more from Sri Lanka v South Africa and India v England soon. Ciao ciao.

Darren Sammy, the West Indies captain, says, "Dominica is setting the tone for the rest of the caribbean (with crowd support). Today, it was an equal playing field. We batted well, congrats to Fletcher and when we bowled, we did what we have been doing in T20 cricket. If you notice, we won the WC in Sri Lanka, the pitches were similar to here. We do well in these conditions.. We have the two best spinners in the world. I would like to wish New Zealand team safe journey home."

Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain today, says, "It wasn't a strong performance from us and West Indies played really well. At the halfway stage, we though we did reasonably well but we lost our way with the bat. They took wickets at key times and made it difficult in the late overs. It was a nice opportunity and I am sure Baz will be looking forward to it in the near future."

Andre Fletcher gets another Man-of-the-Match award for his half-century. He is also the man of the series. He says, "I am very happy. It's good to get a half-century and the team won too. The wicket was much better today. It's a great feeling. I just hope I continue to do my best."

So West Indies end it on a high.. They lost the Test series under the new leadership but find a way back in the T20s under their old leader. It was a slowish surface and New Zealand were always going to struggle against the bowlers who like to vary their pace.. Plus there were Narine and Badree who were hard to hit. Williamson was the leading run-scorer but he was done in by a sharp cutter from Pollard. From then on, only one result appeared possible. Still, NZ would be happy with the results they have achieved on this tour.. A series win in the Tests, a drawn result in the T20s.

kuldeep: "watching the match on TV, i get the feeling NZ are just tired of the long tour, and want to get back home soon"

19.1
W
Cottrell to Boult, OUT, this is a direct hit from point! Darren Bravo may have sealed the win as he takes down the stumps at the non-striker's end.. West Indies draw the series with an emphatic win here in Dominica

TA Boult run out (Bravo) 5 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Boult inspects the field..

END OF OVER:
19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 126/9 (40 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 40.00)

  • Trent Boult5 (4b)
  • Andre Russell2-0-17-1
  • Sheldon Cottrell3-0-28-3
18.6
W
Russell to Southee, OUT, walks way over to the off side, laps it up but can only give Cottrell another chance to salute.. He takes a simple catch at short fine leg

TG Southee c Cottrell b Russell 2 (8m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

18.5
1
Russell to Boult, 1 run, fuller delivery, the batsman drives it to deep point for a single

This is the loudest crowd we have seen in this tour.. really coming behind their boys now

18.4
2
Russell to Boult, 2 runs, short and wide, Boult cuts it over point this time for another couple
18.3
2
Russell to Boult, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, Boult slices it over backward point for a couple
18.2
0
Russell to Boult, no run, slower delivery, Boult moves well down the leg side and misses it completely
18.1
1
Russell to Southee, 1 run, fires in a yorker that Southee digs out to long on

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | NZ: 120/8 (46 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.66, RRR: 23.00)

  • Tim Southee1 (1b)
  • Sheldon Cottrell3-0-28-3
  • Sunil Narine4-0-19-2
17.6
W
Cottrell to Latham, OUT, another wicket for Cottrell, another chance to salute everyone! this was a yorker wide outside off and Latham has steered it straight into Bravo's hand at backward point..Bravo Lieutenant Cottrell!

TWM Latham c Bravo b Cottrell 3 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

17.5
2
Cottrell to Latham, 2 runs, goes across the line but finds the man at midwicket
17.4
0
Cottrell to Latham, no run, fires in a slower delivery wide outside off, Latham's technique that helped him score those fifties in the Test will not work.. he slogs and misses
17.3
1
Cottrell to Southee, 1 run, slower delivery on the stumps, Southee drives it to long off

Cottrell can feast on these last crumbs..

17.2
1
Cottrell to Latham, 1 run, these singles to third-man are hardly going to make a dent..

West Indies are in complete control here..

17.1
W
Cottrell to Anderson, OUT, superb catch! Sammy, the rubber man, is too good in the outfield.. Anderson drives it towards the long-on boundary, but Sammy covers a lot of ground to his right and dives to complete the catch.. he makes it look simple

CJ Anderson c Sammy b Cottrell 14 (31m 16b 0x4 1x6) SR: 87.50

Cottrell comes in..

END OF OVER:
17 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | NZ: 116/6 (50 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.82, RRR: 16.66)

  • Tom Latham0 (1b)
  • Corey Anderson14 (15b)
  • Sunil Narine4-0-19-2
  • Kieron Pollard3-0-19-1

50 from three overs! Few overs ago, I would have closed this page by now and would have asked you to go back home.. not any more..What this century has taught us is to believe

16.6
0
Narine to Latham, no run, quicker and shorter on off, cut straight to short third man

Reuben Frizzell: "why no latham yet??" --- because he is coming in now

16.5
W
Narine to Watling, OUT, this could be a wicket! Anderson said NO the moment Watling set off with this dab to cover, Sammy doesn't waste time and fires an underarm flick.. Watling dives but it's to no avail as Ramdin takes off the bails.. He is well out here.. So Watling was impatient.. only to his detriment though

BJ Watling run out (Sammy/†Ramdin) 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

16.4
1
Narine to Anderson, 1 run, shorter one, comes too quickly, Anderson pulls it to wide long on, says no to the second the moment he sees Russell charging in
16.3
1
Narine to Watling, 1 run, gets a really short delivery but all Watling can do is pull it to deep midwicket, without any timing
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