all over, low full toss dispatched over deep midwicket, Guptil leaps but in vain as it evades him by inches, can't prevent it from going over the ropes. Takes the score to 19 and seals victory for West Indies
Epic win for West Indies and they have ensured New Zealand have been knocked out of the tournament. Taylor did his best, helping his team make 17, a tough ask but Southee bowled length and also bowled too full when it mattered.
Ross Taylor: We probably should have won it in normal time, but credit to West Indies. to score 18 of five balls is pretty awesome. When the first ball is a no ball that goes for six it ruins the over, that's cricket and we're going home now.
Sammy: I think we'll stay for a while after and watch the next game very closely. Marlon Samuels is my go to man in pressure situations, he's suffering from a bad shoulder so that's why he doesn't bowl more.
Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match. "It's nice to be back in the wickets and bowling good, hopefully we have another game to play. it was a total team effort. Marlon did a very good job bowling and then batted superbly."
That's all we have for you from this game but there's England v Sri Lanka beginning shortly and England must win that to make the semi-finals. do join us for that one. Cheers.
4 to tie (and win on most boundaries), 5 to win the super over outright
pushed a full ball gently to extra cover
well outside off
goes big but gets a thick inside edge to deep square leg
driven past square leg, low full toss
thick outside edge to third man
smashed over long-off for a big one, round the wicket and over the long-off boundary. Oh dear, it's a no-ball, he's overstepped, freehit coming
Who is it going to be for New Zealand? Southee it is. Both teams have brought in quicker substitute fielders for the Super Over. Kane Williamson is in for someone, and West Indies had Smith, who was there in the final over of the match as well.
"Excellent point by Simon Doull (@sdoull) - WI need only 17 to win, not 18, as they have hit more boundaries than NZ" A tie in the Super Over will mean West Indies will take home the points.
Gayle and Samuels are the two men West Indies have sent out. Fine leg up
Taylor's done an excellent job in the Super Over, West Indies have a tough task to chase this down now.
drive down towards long-on for two runs
full toss dispatched miles over deep midwicket for a huge six
boundary scooped over short fine, full toss and picked up over short fine
just a single, its a yorker on the off and its pushed past the bowler
as he fires it straight on leg stump
scoops that over short fine for two runs, poor throw
fired it down the leg side
Samuels, is he bowling? He has the ball right now. Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor are the two NZ batsmen. Samuels to bowl, not Narine.
Dwayne Smith was the man, the substitute fielder in for Rampaul. We have a Super Over now, a tie is what we have for now. It had to come down to this. Otis Gibson's having a talk with Pollard and Gayle. New Zealand to bat now.
full toss and it's flicked towards deep square leg, it's Super Over folks, they pick a single and Bracewell is run out on the second run, a direct hit from the deep
Super Over? We need to see. 2 in 1, and it's Bracewell on strike. The fielders have moved in a little to prevent the two.
ooh fired it quick on middle, got an inside edge onto the pads, just the single, 2 in 1 now
Marlon pulls out of his run-up, saw Taylor make an initial movement
Taylor's brought it down to 3 off 2. Gayle, Sammy and Marlon have a discussion again. Third man is now inside the circle
plays the scoop and it goes all the way, it's not his favourite shot but he pulls it off superbly, full toss on the pads, bowled at 127kmph and he used the pace to scoop it over the fine-leg boundary for six, what a shot
9 off 3 needed
low full toss and it's chipped towards Pollard at long-on for two more, Taylor makes it back in time
misfield by Narine, he's been sloppy in the field today though very good with the ball, clips it towards short fine, he concedes an extra run, two in all
yorker length and superbly done by Marlon., Taylor can only push it back to the bowler, applause from Gayle
fires it quick but it's down the leg side, Ramdin keeps well and takes off the bails but Taylor's in, a wide
14 off the final over, is it too much? Are we going to have another Super Over? The loser of this match goes out of the competition. A conference of sorts out in the middle. Sammy, Samuels, Russell, Gayle are having a talk. Sammy has to decide between Samuels and Russell. He have the ball to Russell initially, but then decided it was Marlon who was going to bowl it. That quicker ball is something New Zealand will have to watch out for. Short fine in place
Taylor opts to take the single, drops it towards point to keep strike, Narine ends a potentially match-winning spell
the carrom ball again, turned away, short outside off, Taylor moved away to cut and missed, another dot, what a superb over this
ooh, a dot ball, the carrom ball, got across and dropped it into the leg side, thought of the single but it just wasn't there
Bracewell is the new man but it's Taylor who will face.
Nathan holes out, Narine picks up his third, the pressure grows on New Zealand, he had to go for it and found deep midwicket, couldn't connect as well and got more height than distance
shortish on the off, goes on straight, Taylor reaches his half-century with a whip to square leg for a single
Nathan plays the reverse-sweep and plays it straight to Gayle at point, just the single
Narine to bowl the penultimate over. 17 needed off two. New Zealand can't leave it till the last over, they'll need to attack
full toss but not a costly one, pulls it towards deep midwicket for a single to keep strike
two more, full outside off and that's been steered behind point, Russell runs to his right, slides and keeps them down to a couple
pitched on a length and that's been crunched down to long-off for a single
nicely driven on the up and that's been played wide of long-off for a couple of runs
goodish length, pushed gently towards extra cover for a single
pitched on a good length outside off, slapped towards deep point for a single
Tight finish on the cards. Taylor's the key here. Rampaul is being brought on
beaten by the one that goes the other way, again, short of a good length and it turns away and just goes past the outside edge, good stuff from Narine
|Pallekele International Cricket Stadium|
|Toss||New Zealand, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||T20I no. 283|
|Hours of play (local time)||15.30 start, First Session 15.30-16.50, Interval 16.50-17.10, Second Session 17.10-18.30|
|Match days||1 October 2012 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||West Indies 2, New Zealand 0|