Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.6 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 32/2
    4.4 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 23/1
    8.2 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 37/3
    25.1 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 97/4
    43.1 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 180/8
    26.5 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 104/5
    37.3 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 157/6
    38.2 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 160/7
    not out
    46.1 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 216/9
    not out
    17 (lb 8, w 9)
    241/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.82)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Chris Gayle, 4.4 ov), 2-32 (Johnson Charles, 6.6 ov), 3-37 (Dwayne Smith, 8.2 ov), 4-97 (Marlon Samuels, 25.1 ov), 5-104 (Kieron Pollard, 26.5 ov), 6-157 (Devon Thomas, 37.3 ov), 7-160 (Darren Sammy, 38.2 ov), 8-180 (Dwayne Bravo, 43.1 ov), 9-216 (Sunil Narine, 46.1 ov)
    KD Mills1014034.00322110
    TA Boult802903.62353020
    TG Southee1013733.70374010
    AM Ellis1015425.40303220
    RJ Nicol502705.40202210
    DR Flynn201005.0061000
    KS Williamson503617.20133120
    0.2 Best strikes first over again, superb reflex catch from Bravo at a short position in front of square leg, full, into the pads, could have been flicked away anywhere, but Nicol finds Bravo, who 2/1
    17.4 they hadn't reviewed the earlier lbw call that was turned down, they don't need to review this one, New Zealand do, Windies' appeal upheld this time as Guptill is caught on the pad by another big offspinner, drifts in a bit, pitches on a good length on middle, and straightens after being angled across sharply, beats the inside edge again by several inches, ball tracker shows that is hitting top of the stumps, umpire's call stands, New Zealand lose the review as well 77/3
    11.5 the angle works, flicked from round the stumps, drifts away, good length, Baz looks to defend, it did not turn away much, just enough to take the edge and settle into slip's hands, this is not an angle he's used much 64/2
    25.3 what a way to get out, Samuels spears it in full at 110 kph, insanely quick, Taylor walks outside the crease as leans forward, the ball hits Taylor's front boot, rolls to the keeper, brushes his glove, hits his pad and rolls into the stumps, Taylor's back foot is still in the air, and Samuels and West Indies get lucky 108/4
    45.4 hello, CH Gayle could have turned the game around with a blinder at midwicket, KW had struck the pull hard, it was going to Gayle's right, but he had enough time to leap and pluck it one-handed 208/7
    26.4 Flynn departs for a duck, cuts straight to gully, short, wide outside off, and he picks out Sammy at gully, who jumps to pluck it high, poor Flynn at least had starts in the previous games 109/5
    34.5 Latham's struggle is over, Bravo angles it in from round the stumps, gets it to straighten appreciably, and Latham's attempted drive is snapped up by Thomas diving to his left, sharp low take, the ball settling into the webbing of the gloves 140/6
    47.2 did not want to keep it to the last two overs, went after Narine, and has perished, skipped out a couple of steps and bent down for the slog sweep to one tossed up outside leg stump, and missed as it spun across to clip the top of the stumps 212/8
    47.6 Narine has five, and he has almost sunk New Zealand again, Mills makes room to have a go at a carrom ball, misses, and it spins across to hit off stump 213/9
    not out
    49.6 West Indies make it 4-1 in style, Boult connects off the final ball, but only gets it high towards long on, where big Pollard settles under it, takes the catch, and tumbles theatrically onto the ground a couple of times, for effect 221/10
    7 (lb 2, w 5)
    221 all out (50 Overs, RR: 4.42)
    Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Rob Nicol, 0.2 ov), 2-64 (Brendon McCullum, 11.5 ov), 3-77 (Martin Guptill, 17.4 ov), 4-108 (Ross Taylor, 25.3 ov), 5-109 (Daniel Flynn, 26.4 ov), 6-140 (Tom Latham, 34.5 ov), 7-208 (Kane Williamson, 45.4 ov), 8-212 (Andrew Ellis, 47.2 ov), 9-213 (Kyle Mills, 47.6 ov), 10-221 (Trent Boult, 49.6 ov)
    TL Best1005825.80325140
    AD Russell412506.25164100
    DJG Sammy1003003.00424000
    SP Narine1012752.70412010
    MN Samuels1004914.90273000
    DJ Bravo603025.00181100

Match Details


West Indies , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

West Indies won the 5-match series 4-1

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

16 July 2012 (50-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

2RJ NicolMJ Guptill
62BB McCullumMJ Guptill
13LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
31LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
1DR FlynnKS Williamson
31KS WilliamsonTWM Latham
68AM EllisKS Williamson
4KD MillsAM Ellis
1KD MillsTG Southee
8TG SoutheeTA Boult