7.2 sucker ball does the trick! And Boult just stops dead in his follow through and scratches his head. That's one way to celebrate taking out the Universe Boss. Lovely bowling though. A liiiiittle pace taken off, and floated up for the left-hander to go for it after being tied down for a couple balls. He does, of course, go for it. Looking for the boundary over mid-off, but doesn't get aaaaany timing. 59/1
    17.3 spectacular catch by Santner at deep square leg! Short boundaries at Bristol, Lewis latched onto a short ball at rib height and laced a flat pull to the leg side rope. Santner only had about a second and a half to come in, made about three strides before lunging forward about five yards in from the rope for a sensational take. The around the wicket angle ploy to Lewis pays off for Neesham. 143/2
    35.4 taken at mid-off. Boult shows his class this time. He's beend hard to line up all day, changing his length and line so beautifully. This one might actually be a knuckle ball. Too close to his body for the inside out, on-the-up off-drive. Also kicks up off the pitch too. Hope gets it very high off the bat and loses all his timing 267/5
    24 clumsy mixup between Bravo and Hope. Bravo wanted to tip and run for a tight one to cover point. Hope wasn't really interested and despite taking two strides down, to be fair called no fairly early while pointing to Henry Nicholls who swooped in. Bravo had too much momentum down the pitch as Nicholls scooped from 12 yards, had the presence of mine to take another step to balance himself with Bravo essentially having given up and fired into the base of the stumps with Bravo four yards short. 191/2
    30.3 he's got him! Santner continues to be relevent in an age when all of cricket seems obsessed with destroying fingerspin. And his method is simple. All he does is try and cramp the batsman. Try as hard as he can not to give him the pace to work with. Or the room to hit out. Hetmyer comes charging out of his crease, finds the ball too close to his pads, he swings and though he makes good connection, he can only find deep square leg 234/4
    44.2 taken at short third man! Of all the silliness that's happened today, this takes the cake. Holder wants to slice this to the third man boundary. He's intending to beat the only man in the circle. But what he does is give Taylor some catching practice. Will that hurt WI's push for 400? 367/7
    37.5 run-out!. Boult combines well with Ferguson but this really is a mistake from Pooran. There's always two on offer. Holder made sure of that when he dinked the short ball on off stump to the left of deep midwicket. But Pooran is way too late to respond to the second run. Then he's realising if he doesn't run, he'd run his captain out, and so he starts running and ends up losing his wicket 285/6
    45.1 yorker! Russell saw it coming and adjusted to try to smother it. He winds up chopping the ball down into the ground, but Boult's searing pace creates the backspin bringing it back onto leg stump. 379/8
    48.3 a third consecutive wide yorker and this time it brings about a wicket! Brathwaite got under it a bit more than he wanted. Looked as though he was just trying to stab it out to rotate the strike but instead carves it softly in the air to Williamson at extra cover. Simple catch at head height on the ring. Some consolation for Henry after taking the brunt of the carnage today. 413/9
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    49.2 sensational from Boult off his own bowling! And it's that knuckle-ball once again that does the trick! Landed it on a fullish length on off stump. Roach was way out in front and struggled to keep his hands back with an attempted slog over long-on. He winds up skying it in the ring over short midwicket. Boult gets on his horse realizing it'll fall in no man's land if he doesn't go for it. He changes direction from his follow-through and sprints 15 yards toward the edge of the ring and lunges to clasp it in his fingertips. After a few sloppy drops earlier, Boult redeems himself with the catch of the day. 421/10
    26 (lb 4, nb 4, w 18)
    421 all out (49.2 Overs, RR: 8.53)
    Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Chris Gayle, 7.2 ov), 2-143 (Evin Lewis, 17.3 ov), 3-191 (Darren Bravo, 23.6 ov), 4-234 (Shimron Hetmyer, 30.3 ov), 5-267 (Shai Hope, 35.4 ov), 6-285 (Nicholas Pooran, 37.5 ov), 7-367 (Jason Holder, 44.2 ov), 8-379 (Andre Russell, 45.1 ov), 9-413 (Carlos Brathwaite, 48.3 ov), 10-421 (Kemar Roach, 49.2 ov)
    MJ Henry90107211.8842
    TA Boult9.215045.3500
    LH Ferguson1008608.6051
    C de Grandhomme201809.0010
    JDS Neesham504218.4031
    IS Sodhi504308.6010
    MJ Santner917117.8800
    4.3 Guptill never looked comfortable and finally is sent on his way by the military man Cottrell! Short ball on off stump, goes to pull and is beaten for pace skying it high over midwicket in the ring. Darren Bravo tracks it looking up over his shoulder before clasping onto a moderately difficult chance having gotten his body into a slight tangle before holding on in the end. Cottrell unfurls his salute! 20/1
    6.2 another short ball works to perfection! Roach bangs it in on the body and Nicholls can't help himself. But just like Guptill, he's beaten for pace and skies it over the pitch. Holder runs in from mid-off and has to dodge the non-striker's stumps trying to take the catch. He's able to avoid them and cup the ball comfortably. 28/2
    26 Oh dear! Criminally sloppy from Williamson and Blundell. Blundell opened the face to run a couple of runs down to third man. Fabian Allen has wreaked havoc in the field all day and creates the opportunity by hustling to cut this off before the rope. Williamson was dawdling the first and second, and half-heartedly left his crease for what should have been a gettable third from the start but the window was closing due to the slack running in the first two. He pays for a major hesitation halfway down the pitch on the third after little verbal communication with Blundell. Allen's relay to Hope is true and catches Williamson four yards short. 153/3
    9.5 cracker-jack delivery from Thomas! short of a length ball that hit the seam and created extra bounce. It pinged Taylor on the gloves as he tried to get behind it in vain. The ball lobs up toward Darren Bravo at gully and he takes it after jogging in a few steps. The two bowling units look like they're operating on different pitches today. West Indies pacers finding plenty of spice in the Powerplay here. 33/3
    40.2 excellent bowling! Blundell goes for the scoop again but that shot relies on the bowler putting pace on the ball. Brathwaite doesn't. He takes everything off and as a result the batsman has to put power into a stroke that doesn't really work like that. Gets a glove through to the keeper. More joy for West Indies on a day when they have looked unstoppable 261/6
    33.4 gorgeous work from Hope and Nurse. The angle into the left-hander has been constricting. It forces Neesham to make a play. To charge out of his crease. He looks to whip it over midwicket, playing for turn. But there isn't any and as a result the ball sneaks between bat and pad and Hope is just waiting to do the rest 222/5
    44.2 taken at the deep point boundary! It's length. It's wide outside off. And because it's that far away, he can't get enough on the shot. Just lifts it with an open face and is caught right on the edge of the boundary 297/8
    42.5 taken at square leg. The bouncer does it for Santner, the ball climbing up towards his shoulder, making him lose all control of the pull shot, resulting in a tame end as he top edges a dolly to Nurse 282/7
    47.2 Allen ends the madness! Sodhi's jolly ends as well. A premeditated charge, Allen saw it coming and darted it shorter and well wide of off stump. Sodhi waved his bat in vain. Hope collects cleanly and knocks off the bails for the final wicket. 330/10
    45.5 this charge fails. Henry telegraphed it a touch early, Allen bowled it much flatter on a good length angled into the body. Beaten badly in flight between bat and pad with a flailing swipe. Hope collects with cool and nudges off the bails with Henry three yards down the track having given up. 315/9
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    13 (lb 1, nb 3, w 9)
    330 all out (47.2 Overs, RR: 6.97)
    Did not bat: TA Boult
    Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Martin Guptill, 4.3 ov), 2-28 (Henry Nicholls, 6.2 ov), 3-33 (Ross Taylor, 9.5 ov), 4-153 (Kane Williamson, 25.6 ov), 5-222 (James Neesham, 33.4 ov), 6-261 (Tom Blundell, 40.2 ov), 7-282 (Mitchell Santner, 42.5 ov), 8-297 (Colin de Grandhomme, 44.2 ov), 9-315 (Matt Henry, 45.5 ov), 10-330 (Ish Sodhi, 47.2 ov)
    SS Cottrell301615.3340
    JO Holder804705.8710
    KAJ Roach511813.6001
    O Thomas6066111.0022
    CR Brathwaite907538.3320
    FA Allen6.204727.4200
    AR Nurse1006016.0000

Match Notes

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

1st20MJ GuptillHM Nicholls
2nd8KS WilliamsonHM Nicholls
3rd5LRPL TaylorKS Williamson
4th120KS WilliamsonTA Blundell
5th69JDS NeeshamTA Blundell
6th39C de GrandhommeTA Blundell
7th21C de GrandhommeMJ Santner
8th15C de GrandhommeIS Sodhi
9th18MJ HenryIS Sodhi
10th15LH FergusonIS Sodhi