Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    34.2 finally the breakthrough! comes round the wicket, McIntosh decides to go over the top but it's a half-hearted loft, Baker pedals backwards from mid-on and tumbles as he takes the catch, a debutant gets another debutant 97/2
    5.2 woefully loose drive, full but not quite to the pitch of it, hit on the up and Chanderpaul holds a straightforward low catch at point 10/1
    65 finally we have a referral now as Gayle asks for one that struck Flynn on the pads. The ball hits him on line with the stumps and would have crashed onto the middle stump. Koertzen, conveys this to the umpire Saheba and Flynn has to go, falling short of his maiden hundred by five runs. Good knock by Flynn 189/4
    42.5 not the ball to sweep, it lands outside off and doesn't spin, Taylor goes for the slog sweep and fails to clear the fielder at fine leg. How many times have we seen Taylor falling that way? An entertaining stay, though 128/3
    99.3 just outside off and Ryder has pulled that straight to Chanderpaul at square leg. He's out 11 short of his hundred and the bowling change has worked a treat. 310/7
    88.4 Got him, they needed that. A hint of away swing and that has taken the outside edge as McCullum followed the ball presenting a simple catch for Ramdin behind the stumps. 278/5
    93.2 short, Franklin hops on to the back foot trying to turn it round the corner and he has stood on his stumps! 289/6
    103.3 short and wide and cut in the air to Marshall at deep point who takes an easy catch. Vettori didn't know the fielder was there, a deliberate ploy that he failed to spot. 327/8
    111.4 referral dead straight again. The players go up for an appeal but Mark Benson says not out thinking it was bat first. The replays suggest otherwise and Rudi Koertzen has given another one. 347/9
    not out
    116 well, the plan has worked, Fidel Edwards has bounced out Ian O'Brien. The ball came at him around waist high and popped up high off his bat enabling Edwards to run into the off side and take a simple catch. 365/10
    28 (lb 16, nb 3, w 9)
    365 all out (116 Overs, RR: 3.14, 517 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Jamie How, 5.2 ov), 2-97 (Tim McIntosh, 34.2 ov), 3-128 (Ross Taylor, 42.5 ov), 4-189 (Daniel Flynn, 64.6 ov), 5-278 (Brendon McCullum, 88.4 ov), 6-289 (James Franklin, 93.2 ov), 7-310 (Jesse Ryder, 99.3 ov), 8-327 (Daniel Vettori, 103.3 ov), 9-347 (Kyle Mills, 111.4 ov), 10-365 (Iain O'Brien, 115.6 ov)
    JE Taylor2376112.6510
    DBL Powell2476832.8310
    FH Edwards2249134.1302
    LS Baker2538503.4031
    CH Gayle2124232.0000
    BP Nash10202.0000
    31.5 that's a huge wicket for New Zealand. It was short and sat up but instead of the cut Gayle tried to fetch it and heave it over mid-wicket but only manages a top edge down to fine leg 114/3
    19.1 first short ball of the day and Chattergoon obliges by pulling meekly to the man at square leg 66/1
    23.5 that's the end of Sarwan, loose drive outside off stump catches the outside edge and he's put his side in a bit of bother here. 87/2
    39.2 Referral Marshall prods forward and that has popped up to short-leg. It looks like it came straight off the shoulder of the bat and umpire Saheba will have to reverse his decision. 134/4
    100 bowled him. Chanderpaul in trying to keep the strike he has dropped to one knee to sweep but left his stumps exposed and loses his middle one 340/10
    58.4 well a lesser batsman has succumbed to Kyle Mills. That's the end of the man on debut, prodding forward and that has taken a thick outside edge and is snaffled in the gully by Ryder 162/5
    61.4 big appeal from Vettori and given. Hang on, the batsman is challenging, this is a first. So, another referral. Looks like it may be going down, Ramdin is a long way forward, tough one this for Rudi Koertzen and it's taking a really long time. Rudi confirms it and after a long long wait Ramdin is sent back to the hutch. 173/6
    95.4 got him this time, a thin edge as he tries to run Vettori down to third man and McCullum takes a regulation catch. 326/7
    95.5 no he can't! Two in two for Vettori, absolutely plumb in front and the finger is raised by Amiesh Saheba 326/8
    97.5 Edwards goes after it and caught by a diving Sean Eathorne at long-off who is on as a sub for Ross Taylor. Great catch at full stretch. 334/9
    not out
    15 (b 1, lb 10, nb 4)
    340 all out (100 Overs, RR: 3.4)
    Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Sewnarine Chattergoon, 19.1 ov), 2-87 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 23.5 ov), 3-114 (Chris Gayle, 31.5 ov), 4-134 (Xavier Marshall, 39.2 ov), 5-162 (Brendan Nash, 58.4 ov), 6-173 (Denesh Ramdin, 61.4 ov), 7-326 (Jerome Taylor, 95.4 ov), 8-326 (Daren Powell, 95.5 ov), 9-334 (Fidel Edwards, 97.5 ov), 10-340 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 99.6 ov)
    MR Gillespie21510204.8503
    KD Mills2466432.6600
    IE O'Brien1544613.0601
    DL Vettori2575662.2400
    JEC Franklin1526104.0600

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

2-match series level 0-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

11.30am start, Lunch 14.00-14.40pm, Tea 16.40-17.00, Close 19.30

Match days

11,12,13,14,15 December 2008 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Thu, 11 Dec - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 226/4 (JD Ryder 54*, BB McCullum 4*, 73.2 ov)
  • Fri, 12 Dec - day 2 - no play
  • Sat, 13 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 1st innings 39/0 (CH Gayle 29*, S Chattergoon 9*, 14 ov)
  • Sun, 14 Dec - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 44/2 (TG McIntosh 24*, DR Flynn 4*, 10 ov)
  • Mon, 15 Dec - day 5 - no play

Match Notes

  • Gayle calls for tailenders to step up

    While Jerome Taylor's century has pleased West Indies captain Chris Gayle, he expected the other bowlers to improve their batting skills as well. Gayle marked out fast bowler Daren Powell for criticism

  • Gayle not a referrals man

    Chris Gayle, the West Indies, captain has not given his stamp of approval for the new umpire referrals system for he felt it was the standing umpires' job to make the decisions

  • Questions over facilities after washout

    What could have been an interesting final day at Dunedin's University Oval turned out to be a damp squib

  • Jerome Taylor century transforms game

    It has taken some time for Jerome Taylor to prove his all-round credentials but it was indisputably provided with an innings as exhilarating and critical as any by a West Indian of late

  • Use referrals for 'obvious' calls - Vettori

    Daniel Vettori has expressed concern that the new umpire referrals system could dilute the powers of the on-field officials

New Zealand 3rd innings Partnerships

1st33TG McIntoshJM How
2nd0TG McIntoshKD Mills
3rd11TG McIntoshDR Flynn