Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
6 | 22 Runs | NZ: 90/3 | RR: 15.00

  • Scott Styris8 (4b)
  • Ross Taylor21 (10b)
  • Jan Stander1-0-22-0
  • Ryan Watson1-0-4-1

One can say it's a comfortable win for New Zealand, especially as they've won with an over to spare in a seven-over game. Scotland bowled poorly, and dropped catches at crucial times. Too many length balls, and add to that two spilled chances amid some fiery New Zealand batting sealed their fate. They gave a good fight though, but one would have expected a stronger effort after posting a commanding total. At the end of their innings an upset could not have been ruled out. But in the end, New Zealand proved they were no England, keeping their nerve and making full use of the opportunities at hand.

Hamilton: "We had plenty of runs. We had a plan of around 75-80, but it just didn't come off in the end. We were well aware of New Zealand's potential but we didn't execute our plans quite well. "

McCullum: "We were pretty nervous at around half time. They put us under pressure, we need to rectify our bowling a bit. We didn't have a lot of time to get ourselves in, but Ryder struck the ball really well. We needed a 11-an-over towards the end, but in the context of the game that's pretty under-par. Hopefully, we can put our best performance against South Africa."

Ian Butler is the Man of the Match. Why not Watson?

Butler: "We were just trying to restrict their batsmen. The next game is a massive one for us."

That's all we have from this game, folks. Thanks for tuning in and sending us all your feedback. Hold fire, as Sriram Veera takes you through the next game on the cards, between West Indies and Australia, also at The Oval. Hopefully, there won't be any problems with the rain for that one.

Also, At 1300GMT the British & Irish Lions play the third match of their tour against the Cheetahs, and at 1500GMT England take on Argentina at Old Trafford. For full commentary, reports and analysis, check out scrum.com.

Until the next time, it's Siddhartha Talya signing off from the commentary and Binoy George from the scoring desk. Enjoy the rest of the day. Adios!

5.6
1
Stander to Styris, 1 run, all over, fullish on middle and leg, flicked away wide of short fine

Just one needed now

5.5
0
Stander to Styris, no run, huge cheer from the crowd as he bowls the dot ball, punched back to the bowler on the bounce
5.4
6
Stander to Styris, SIX runs, game almost over, the fourth successive length delivery, gets to the pitch, has a decent swing and it sails over long-on, 21 off the over already
5.3
1
Stander to Taylor, 1 run, low full toss on the off, struck down the ground to long-off
5.2
6
Stander to Taylor, SIX runs, That almost seals it, they haven't learnt from New Zealand's mistakes these Scot bowlers, full outside off, drags it and connects it powerfully to clear deep midwicket with ease

Makes their job much easier now. 14 off 11

5.1
6
Stander to Taylor, SIX runs, what a costly lapse, length ball on the off, Taylor stays his ground, gets under it and dispatches it over long-on for a big six
5.1
2nb
Stander to Styris, (no ball) 1 run, massive mistake, oversteps, concedes a freehit, low full toss, driven down to long-on

Stander to bowl now. 22 needed off 12. Will we have a Super Over?

END OF OVER:
5 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 68/3 (22 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 13.60, RRR: 11.00)

  • Ross Taylor8 (7b)
  • Scott Styris0 (0b)
  • Ryan Watson1-0-4-1
  • Gordon Drummond2-0-25-0

Just four off the over, and all those four runs came off the spilled chance by Drummond

4.6
0
Watson to Taylor, no run, droppped by Smith, short and wide, went for the cut, got a thick edge that the keeper failed to latch onto, excellent over

Still, three dot balls

4.5
0
Watson to Taylor, no run, appeal for a stumping, coming round the wicket, quick and wide outside off, goes for the cut as he steps out, misses, the keeper takes off the bails but has he dragged his foot back in? Yes, just in. Smith took it way to his right, and took some time to take off the bails
4.4
0
Watson to Taylor, no run, a swing and a miss, shortish outside off, has a massive heave at it, misses

Styris to face

4.3
W
Watson to Oram, OUT, or is it this one? Tossed up on middle and leg, Oram is tempted, connects a slog-sweep well this time but finds the fielder at deep midwicket, didn't get the elevation there, a crucial wicket

JDP Oram c Stander b Watson 8 (3m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

4.2
4
Watson to Oram, FOUR runs, dropped, what a miss, flat on middle, goes for the slog-sweep, gets the top edge and Drummond at short fine makes a meal of it, spilling it and kicking it away to the boundary, is that the decisive moment?
4.1
0
Watson to Oram, no run, good start, flat on the off stump, charges forward but has to adapt to the length, pushes it back to the bowler

Scotland need one good over here. They've committed the same error as the New Zealanders did, gifting the batsmen with too many length balls. Watson, who did well with the bat, comes to bowl his offies.

END OF OVER:
4 | 13 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 64/2 (26 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 16.00, RRR: 8.66)

  • Jacob Oram4 (3b)
  • Ross Taylor8 (4b)
  • Gordon Drummond2-0-25-0
  • Craig Wright1-0-20-1
3.6
1
Drummond to Oram, 1 run, nicely done, in the blockhole outside off, dug out wide of extra cover for a single
3.5
2
Drummond to Oram, 2 runs, decent stuff, low full toss on the off stump, driven wide of long-off, a poor throw to the keeper's end gives them ample time to come back for the second

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st51BB McCullumJD Ryder
2nd8BB McCullumLRPL Taylor
3rd9JDP OramLRPL Taylor
4th22SB StyrisLRPL Taylor