shortish ball outside off, and he chops down on it and sends it speeding away wide of Narine at short third man, but he gives chase and cuts it off easily enough
That's it from us for this match. The rain played a major role in the match, both in terms of making the ball hard to grip and the pitch a little unpredictable, and it put New Zealand in a distinctly advantageous position by the end. They made sure they capitalised, and they've taken a 1-0 lead. Do join us tomorrow for the second T20. Good night.
Andre Fletcher is Man of the Match
Darren Sammy says West Indies batted really well, after the start they got, but didn't get the finish they wanted at the end. "We still backed our bowlers to defend, but the conditions didn't allow us to do it. The most important thing in cricket is the ball, and the conditions made it very difficult to grip."
Brendon McCullum agrees, and says the conditions were "unacceptable" and adds that he feels for the "team on the wrong side" of the result. "The wicket, with the rain on it, it was hard to tell if it was going to kiss off it or sit on it."
Ross Taylor says "you have to give credit to the umpires and the West Indies players for staying out for so long because it was raining quite steadily."
And that, it seems, is that. It's still raining, and the light isn't great either, and the players go off again, and the players shake hands as they do so. The Duckworth-Lewis par score for New Zealand, at this point, was 105 for 4, and they're comfortably ahead of that score. This means, of course, that they are in the curious, but now familiar position of having won by a runs margin rather than a wickets margin despite batting second. They have won by 12 runs.
Luke Ronchi comes in, wearing a comedy moustache under the helmet
Sammy has three now. He bangs this in, and it goes looping off Anderson's outside edge as he looks to pull. Easy catch for Narine at short fine leg
They're finally bringing out a batch of replacement balls now. Had to happen, I suppose. The towels were coming out after every delivery
full-toss, and he swats it over the bowler's head, two bounces down past the boundary. It was the slower ball, and it slipped out of his grasp
into the blockhole, and he swings hard at it but can't even get it off the square
short ball, and Anderson was late on the pull. Caught it high on the bat and it looped up but safely enough, dropping down near where mid-on would have been had he not been stationed at long-on
Sammy goes around the wicket now
full ball outside off, and he shuffles forward to play a checked drive towards deep cover
short ball, and Anderson semi-ducks, semi-sways out of the way
The West Indians are complaining about the ball but the umpires are having none of it. The ball promptly slips out of Pollard's grasp as he runs in for his next delivery. Out come towels and red rags to wipe the ball clean
full, on off stump, right in Anderson's slot, and he swats across the line and launches it over the deep midwicket boundary
back of a length, angling in towards off, and he shuffles across and tucks it off his hip to deep midwicket
slower ball, very short, and he thought about cutting initially, but it barely came on, and decided in the end to club it down to long-on
onto middle stump now, length ball, and he tucks it gently into the midwicket area with a roll of his wrists
that's a shocking delivery. He lost his action there, and it slipped out of his hand, with no pace at all, and way down the leg side
slower ball, full and angled across towards off stump, and he drives it to deep cover
short, rising to chest-height, and he clubs it down to deep midwicket
full, on off, and he walks across his stumps and works it behind square on the leg side
full ball, angling in towards off, and he defends back to the bowler
Anderson is in now
Sammy strikes again! It's short, and McCullum pulls, but for once he doesn't get hold of it and it goes uppishly and drops comfortably into the hands of Dwayne Smith at deep square leg
thickish outside edge as he tries to drive towards cover, slices it down to short third man
full and wide, and he comes forward to drive that to deep cover
bit of bounce, and he takes his bottom hand off and gets an inside-edge down towards backward square leg
|Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica|
|Toss||New Zealand, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||New Zealand led the 2-match series 1-0|
|Match number||T20I no. 402|
|Hours of play (local time)||14.00 start, First Session 14.00-15.20, Interval 15.20-15.40, Second Session 15.40-17.00|
|Match days||5 July 2014 - day (20-over match)|