41st Match, Pool B, Napier, Mar 15 2015, ICC Cricket World Cup
West Indies won by 6 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match

5.45 pm: So there you have it. All eyes are now on the Adelaide match between Pakistan and Ireland. If Pakistan win, they go through. If Ireland win, then they go through. However, if the match ends in a tie, then Ireland and Pakistan go though. Who will you be supporting then? Hope you enjoyed this match-up between the UAE and West Indies. Till the next game, this is Rohan Sharma signing off for ESPNcricinfo.

Jason Holder, West Indies captain/Man of the Match: The ball came out really well for me at the start, also got some good bounce. Just concentrated on bowling in the right areas. It was a bit slow, but I was happy to get some movement. Extremely pleased with how the games came out to play. It was a must-win and we were able to accomplish it. We had to show the intent and try to finish the game before 36 overs, which we were able to achieve. NZ are obviously playing some very good cricket, so we will look ahead to that if we are able to make it to the quarter-finals.

Holder is the Man of the Match for his 4 for 27

Mohammed Tauqir, UAE captain: When they put us in to bat, they took good advantage of the bowling conditions. 40-odd for 6 was tough to recover from, but Nasir and Amjad batted well in the end. Amjad has been very consistent for us throughout the tournament, both with the bat and ball. So some positives from this World Cup. We have the T20 World Cup qualification ahead of us in July. It was a decent performance from us in this tournament. It was a good learning experience for us. It was very enjoyable, but there was a lot of traveling to do (chuckles).

5.27 pm: It is quite simple now for the West Indies. They have to hope that, first, the game between Pakistan and Ireland, which is happening live right now, doesn't end in a tie in order to get through as the fourth-ranked team in Pool B, regardless of the win margin. We will be back shortly with quotes from the match presentation. along with the announcement for Man of the Match. Don't forget that there will also be a live showing of Match Point on the main homepage.

5.25 pm: In the end, the West Indies, despite some troubling periods during the match, are able to get over the line and ensure they got both the win, and the boost in their overall NRR. Johnson Charles (55), Jonathan Carter (58*) and Ramdin (33*) were instrumental in this middling chase. Holder has a big smile on his face as Sammy and him embrace in the dressing room.

Guruge to Ramdin, 1 run

Ramdin able to end this with a heave over towards midwicket as West Indies successfully complete their mission here in Napier

Guruge to Ramdin, no run

drives away this length delivery towards the off side, but fails to get the needed single

Guruge to Ramdin, 2 runs

able to clip away this fuller length on the pads through fine leg to level the scores

Not all impressed with this West Indies performance today, especially with the kind of start they had earlier in the day. They have been quite pedestrian here towards the end of this chase too.

end of over 302 runs
WI: 173/4CRR: 5.76 RRR: 0.15
Denesh Ramdin30 (47)
Jonathan Carter50 (58)
Amjad Javed 8-0-29-2
Manjula Guruge 7-1-37-2

suresh babu: "irritating.... what i can describe WI batting as of now...."

Javed to Ramdin, 1 run

offers a full toss which should have been creamed away to end the over, but instead Ramdin just pokes it away to sweeper cover

Javed to Ramdin, no run

fuller length, on middle and leg, which is eased down to long on

Javed to Ramdin, no run

content to fend away this fullish length outside off stump

Javed to Carter, 1 run

gets low to this fullish length going across, before angling it away through third man to raise his fifty. Has been such a crucial knock, along with Charles' effort, to get WI to this point

Javed to Carter, no run

fires in a full, slower delivery which Carter tried to glide away through third man, but fails to get to the ball

Javed to Carter, no run

gets nicely behind the line of this Amjad special on middle and leg

end of over 294 runs
WI: 171/4CRR: 5.89 RRR: 0.23
Jonathan Carter49 (55)
Denesh Ramdin29 (44)
Manjula Guruge 7-1-37-2
Amjad Javed 7-0-27-2

Abhishek: "THere's no urgency. No kiler instinct from WI. Why should they be in the knockouts with that attitude"

Guruge to Carter, 1 run

now dabs away a run through third man to end the over

Guruge to Ramdin, 1 leg bye

length delivery on leg which is tucked away behind of square

Guruge to Ramdin, no run

tries to get away a single on the leg side, but picks out the close-in fielder instead

Guruge to Ramdin, 2 runs

pushes hard for two as he clips away this delivery square off the wicket on the leg side. Brings up their fifty-run stand as well

Guruge to Ramdin, no run

now drives away through the covers, but is held by the man in the ring

Guruge to Ramdin, no run

begins with a length delivery, going across the batsman, as this is just defended away on the off side

WI within 9 runs now of accomplishing their mission. The impressive Guruge now back on

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