Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.5 No half-volleys this time. If this was a shooting competition, Charles might even have scored a perfect 10. He has been bogged down, and is about to play out a second maiden over when he blasts this length ball down the ground. It's timed superbly, but straight to mid-off, and Williamson makes no mistake 17/1
    6.1 And immediately he has got an lbw decision. After long deliberation, Gayle reviews it. Lovely first delivery from Southee. What a bowling change too. This is a length ball that swings in a little to hit him in front of leg. Umpire Nero has no doubt this is out. Gayle knows he hasn't hit it, he is banking on the ball pitching outside leg when he challenges this call. Replays show it pitched just in. On your bike, Chris 19/2
    6.6 what a bowling change this has been. Southee is on absolute fire. He might even be bowling himself into the Test XI here. Slightly short of a length, just outside off, Smith covers the angle, but this ball leaves him a little, enough to take the edge 20/3
    26.6 N Mac strikes back. Samuels can't review this. Not that that would have made too much of a difference. Short of a length, pitches middle and leg, skids through, stays slightly low, and turns back in a little to trap him plumb. A good hand from Samuels, but the look on his face said he had done only half the job so far 105/5
    17.1 Bravo has succeeded in getting himself out. This is the second time he has tried it. He waits as they check the no-ball, but Oram's foot is well behind as he lands. Short of a length, but Bravo's mind is made up he is going to play that extravagant whip over midwicket that is trademark Bravo. However, the length is not there, and he ends up skying it over mid-on. Enough time for Boult to run back and take it over his shoulder. That ball was closer to a pulling length than driving length 59/4
    42.5 the only loose shot from Pollard perhaps. Well bowled too. Slower-ball bouncer, Pollard makes room, his head falls away as he swings at this, and gets a top edge that is taken comfortably at point. Important innings from Pollard. Mature one too 202/7
    40.4 soft dismissal. Low full toss, Thomas has the right idea, looking to chip it cover cover who is in at a short position, but Thomas hits this straight to that man. Anyway, Thomas has done his job. over to Sammy and Russell 190/6
    46.4 full again, driven wide of long-on for twohe has found long-on with this low full toss. Timed really well. It's that half-cock punch that he plays that travels miles. But this time he has failed to get any elevation, and has picked Guptill out at long-on 234/8
    48.4 drilled towards Guptill at long-on again, but this time in the air, and despite the swerve away from him, Guptill takes the catch. Had he missed that, it could have been worth 20 runs in the final equation 258/9
    not out
    49.5 WI are bowled out. Best goes for the big slog sweep, and is cleaned up by a leg-stump yorker 264/10
    26 (lb 5, nb 1, w 20)
    264 all out (49.5 Overs, RR: 5.29)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Johnson Charles, 4.5 ov), 2-19 (Chris Gayle, 6.1 ov), 3-20 (Dwayne Smith, 6.6 ov), 4-59 (Dwayne Bravo, 17.1 ov), 5-105 (Marlon Samuels, 26.6 ov), 6-190 (Devon Thomas, 40.4 ov), 7-202 (Kieron Pollard, 42.5 ov), 8-234 (Darren Sammy, 46.4 ov), 9-258 (Andre Russell, 48.4 ov), 10-264 (Tino Best, 49.5 ov)
    DAJ Bracewell1025815.80308010
    TA Boult1024714.70401350
    TG Southee9.515335.38335211
    JDP Oram1014234.20344030
    NL McCullum403418.50112150
    RJ Nicol612514.16230210
    10.3 Nicol has had a brain freeze. Sammy has picked up a wicket after coming on to bowl when the heat was on. He goes across the line to play the pick-up shot, but the length - much like Bravo earlier in the day - is a little too short for a front-foot shot. As a result he gets a bit too under it, and finds deep midwicket 63/3
    0.6 full, straight, beaten for the pace, and Best has got his wicket. he is down on his knees, looking skyward with arm aloft. What a celebration. Guptill has contributed to the dismissal by playing across the line to a full delivery headed for middle stump. He is a goner as soon as he misses it, but he has also been done in for pace a little 8/1
    7.2 soft dismissal. There have been quite a few in this series. Slightly short of a lenght, and he goes to pull it, picking the short midwicket with surgical precision. Not the length to pull. And he is not pleased with himself. The PA system at the ground plays, 'Hit the road Jack... and don't you come back no more.' 50/2
    48.2 Sammy takes the catch. Taylor perishes. There are people already wanting to invade the pitch. Surely this wins the series for West Indies? Full toss, on off, Taylor wants to hit it for a six over leg, gets a thick edge that is skied to Sammy at point 237/9
    13.4 he is gone. Williamson has had a horrid time of it with Narine. He is reviewing this lbw decision, though. Quicker, straighter delivery, no thumb sticking out as Narine goes up for the delivery. Short of a length, but skiddy, and beats Williamson on the pull, which is not quite one. Pitched outside off, hits him in front of off, and that's a review exhausted 75/4
    33.4 Latham has finally succumbed. Three dots in a row draw out a forceful shot to a short-of-a-length delivery just outside off. He is cramped for room, and edges it through to Thomas. This wicket ensures at least one new batsman in the Powerplay 146/5
    38.5 Best can stick his tongue out all he want now. He has got his man. McCullum gets a rare full ball from Best who has bee peppering him with short stuff. He drives, but all he manages is to run it straight to point where Sammy accepts it gleefully 170/6
    44.5 Best is looking heavenwards again. It's the good old you-miss-I-hit stuff from him. Oram, under pressure from the many dot balls he has faced, makes room, but Best remains full, straight and fast. And he hits the middle stump. Timbahhhh. An underwhelming innings from Oram, who seems to now justify N McCullum's promotion ahead of him 219/7
    47.1 Bracewell charges at the first ball of Narine's last. Bracewell has made a little too much room as Narine floats this wide outside off, and the mist-hit settles with long-off 234/8
    49.3 West Indies have won their first ODI series against a side other than Bangladesh or Zimbabwe in more than four years. Slower ball, beats the bat, and the keeper completes the run-put after the New Zealand Nos 10 and 11 are confused and both in the middle of the pitch 240/10
    not out
    24 (b 5, lb 10, nb 1, w 8)
    240 all out (49.3 Overs, RR: 4.84)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Martin Guptill, 0.6 ov), 2-50 (Brendon McCullum, 7.2 ov), 3-63 (Rob Nicol, 10.3 ov), 4-75 (Kane Williamson, 13.4 ov), 5-146 (Tom Latham, 33.4 ov), 6-170 (Nathan McCullum, 38.5 ov), 7-219 (Jacob Oram, 44.5 ov), 8-234 (Doug Bracewell, 47.1 ov), 9-237 (Ross Taylor, 48.2 ov), 10-240 (Tim Southee, 49.3 ov)
    TL Best1014644.60362240
    AD Russell604918.16185210
    DJG Sammy1014114.10364001
    SP Narine1012022.00410010
    MN Samuels1005015.00260200
    DJ Bravo3.301905.4290110

Match Details


West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

West Indies led the 5-match series 3-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-13.00 Interval 13.00-13.45, Second Session 13.45-17.15

Match days

14 July 2012 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • Southee rues loss of key moments

    New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee, who took 3 for 53 on Saturday, has said the loss of wickets "at the wrong time" cost his side the match in St Kitts

  • I bowled quick and I got wickets - Best

    Two West Indian bowlers spearheaded the successful defence of 264 in the fourth ODI in St Kitts, allowing the home side to clinch the series with a game to spare

  • West Indies take series despite Taylor ton

    West Indies sealed their first ODI series win over a Test nation other than Zimbabwe and Bangladesh since April 2008, overcoming a heroic century from Ross Taylor

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8RJ NicolMJ Guptill
2nd42BB McCullumRJ Nicol
3rd13RJ NicolLRPL Taylor
4th12LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
5th71LRPL TaylorTWM Latham
6th24NL McCullumLRPL Taylor
7th49JDP OramLRPL Taylor
8th15LRPL TaylorDAJ Bracewell
9th3LRPL TaylorTG Southee
10th3TG SoutheeTA Boult