Player of the Match
Player of the Match
791dThe Report by Kanishkaa Balachandran

Fletcher, bowlers help WI draw level

Following their demoralising Test series defeat, West Indies found solace in the format they relish the most by squaring the T20s 1-1 with an all-round performance in Roseau

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

ADS Fletcher
62(49) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 21 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
10 5 4 7 5 15 1 15
KS Williamson
KS Williamson
37(28) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %67%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 6 6 2 7 4 2 8

Best performances - Bowlers

SS Cottrell
SS Cottrell
O3.1
M0
R28
W3
Eco8.84
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
1W
SP Narine
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

New Zealand , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

2-match series drawn 1-1

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00

Match days

6 July 2014 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

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
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weekend hero

2

Fifties by Andre Fletcher in T20 internationals. His first was on Saturday

ton of sixes

100

Sixes hit by Lendl Simmons in overall T20 cricket