this is a direct hit from point! Darren Bravo may have sealed the win as he takes down the stumps at the non-striker's end.. West Indies draw the series with an emphatic win here in Dominica
So West Indies end it on a high.. They lost the Test series under the new leadership but find a way back in the T20s under their old leader. It was a slowish surface and New Zealand were always going to struggle against the bowlers who like to vary their pace.. Plus there were Narine and Badree who were hard to hit. Williamson was the leading run-scorer but he was done in by a sharp cutter from Pollard. From then on, only one result appeared possible. Still, NZ would be happy with the results they have achieved on this tour.. A series win in the Tests, a drawn result in the T20s.
kuldeep: "watching the match on TV, i get the feeling NZ are just tired of the long tour, and want to get back home soon"
Boult inspects the field..
walks way over to the off side, laps it up but can only give Cottrell another chance to salute.. He takes a simple catch at short fine leg
fuller delivery, the batsman drives it to deep point for a single
This is the loudest crowd we have seen in this tour.. really coming behind their boys now
short and wide, Boult cuts it over point this time for another couple
full and wide outside off, Boult slices it over backward point for a couple
slower delivery, Boult moves well down the leg side and misses it completely
fires in a yorker that Southee digs out to long on
another wicket for Cottrell, another chance to salute everyone! this was a yorker wide outside off and Latham has steered it straight into Bravo's hand at backward point..Bravo Lieutenant Cottrell!
goes across the line but finds the man at midwicket
fires in a slower delivery wide outside off, Latham's technique that helped him score those fifties in the Test will not work.. he slogs and misses
slower delivery on the stumps, Southee drives it to long off
Cottrell can feast on these last crumbs..
these singles to third-man are hardly going to make a dent..
West Indies are in complete control here..
superb catch! Sammy, the rubber man, is too good in the outfield.. Anderson drives it towards the long-on boundary, but Sammy covers a lot of ground to his right and dives to complete the catch.. he makes it look simple
Cottrell comes in..
50 from three overs! Few overs ago, I would have closed this page by now and would have asked you to go back home.. not any more..What this century has taught us is to believe
quicker and shorter on off, cut straight to short third man
Reuben Frizzell: "why no latham yet??" --- because he is coming in now
this could be a wicket! Anderson said NO the moment Watling set off with this dab to cover, Sammy doesn't waste time and fires an underarm flick.. Watling dives but it's to no avail as Ramdin takes off the bails.. He is well out here.. So Watling was impatient.. only to his detriment though
shorter one, comes too quickly, Anderson pulls it to wide long on, says no to the second the moment he sees Russell charging in
gets a really short delivery but all Watling can do is pull it to deep midwicket, without any timing
Watling has been patient in the Tests.. can he be a bit impatient now?
shorter and quicker on off, the batsman nudges it to point for a single
fuller and Ronchi books a ticket to the pavilion! He looks for the big hit but doesn't get the timing, slicing it long off where Russell is present
Matt: "@Neil: You're surprised that Ronchi has been a passenger? Would you get in a car he was driving when you saw that mustache?"
fuller delivery on the leg stump line, Ronchi misses his flick but picks up a leg bye to square leg