2nd Test, Napier, Dec 19-23 2008, West Indies tour of New Zealand
307 & 375
(51 ov, target 312)
371 & 220/5
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
West Indies
• The Bulletin by Marc Ellison

Gayle's 197 guides West Indies to a satisfying draw

Chris Gayle's magnificent 197 ensured West Indies held seventh spot on the rankings after securing a draw in the second Test

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Scorecard summary
West Indies307(107 overs)1st Innings
New Zealand371(126.4 overs)1st Innings
Tim McIntosh136 (337)
Jesse Ryder*57 (68)
Fidel Edwards7/87(29.4)
West Indies375(145 overs)2nd Innings
Chris Gayle197 (396)
Brendan Nash65 (172)
New Zealand220/5(51 overs)2nd Innings
Jesse Ryder*59 (99)
Jamie How54 (65)
end of over 512 runs
NZ: 220/5CRR: 4.31 
Jesse Ryder59 (99)
James Franklin2 (14)
Fidel Edwards11-0-46-1

Well that's it. Both captains have decided that nothing will come of the overs remaining and they shake hands and call it a draw.

After 5 days of play the match is drawn but if it wasn't for McCullum's dismissal it would have gone right down to the wire. There has been some stunning individual performances with Chanderpaul, Gayle McIntosh all picking up a ton each with the bat and impressive wicket hauls for O'Brien, Patel and Edwards. The 5th day starting with Gayle standing strong but when he went with a stroke of bad fortune New Zealand cleared up and then proceeded to try and chase down the total in restricted time. They gave it a good attempt with How, McCullum, Taylor and Ryder all attacking the West Indies bowlers.

However, both captains shook hands for a drawn match and the series is drawn 0-0. The Man of the match has been awarded to West Indies captain Chris Gayle for his stunning knock of 197.

Do join us here for the 1st Twenty20 International in Auckland between the two sides which starts at 5.00pm on Boxing Day but for now from me, Callum Stewart it's goodnight.

Edwards to Ryder, no run
cut away to point
Edwards to Ryder, no run
blocked to cover
Edwards to Ryder, no run
full toss batted away to point
Edwards to Ryder, no run
pitched up to Jesse Ryder and he blocks firmly back to Edwards
Edwards to Ryder, no run
chipped to midwicket
Edwards to Ryder, 2 runs
leans it down to deep point and they chase up two
end of over 501 runs
NZ: 218/5CRR: 4.36 
James Franklin2 (14)
Jesse Ryder57 (93)
Chris Gayle5-0-23-0
Gayle to Franklin, no run
high toss and a slow delivery. Just 66 km/hour and a wide smile from Franklin
Gayle to Ryder, 1 run
cut away to backward point
Gayle to Ryder, no run
padded away once more
Gayle to Ryder, no run
defended back to Gayle
Gayle to Ryder, no run
blocked to cover

Ryder looks like he's given up now

Gayle to Ryder, no run
padded away to the off-side
end of over 491 runs
NZ: 217/5CRR: 4.42 
James Franklin2 (13)
Jesse Ryder56 (88)
Fidel Edwards10-0-44-1
Edwards to Franklin, no run
persists with the leg-stump line and Franklin leaves
Edwards to Franklin, no run
shorter ball over leg-stump again
Edwards to Franklin, no run
over leg-stump and Franklin can't get anything on it
Edwards to Franklin, no run
bounced in and Franklin can't get out of the way and he takes a sore one in the ribs
Edwards to Ryder, 1 run
cut away to deep point
Edwards to Ryder, no run
clubbed to short cover
Match details
McLean Park, Napier
TossWest Indies , elected to bat first
SeriesWest Indies tour of New Zealand
Player Of The Match
Chris Gayle
Series result2-match series drawn 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1900
Hours of play (local time)12.00 start, Lunch 14.00-14.40pm, Tea 16.40-17.00, Close 19.00
Match days19,20,21,22,23 December 2008 (5-day match)
Amiesh Saheba
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath