finally gets it away! West Indies take a 1-0 lead in the series, and more importantly, ten Super League points. Holder leans forward to play an aerial drive to a full ball outside off. Four to deep extra cover.
West Indies were clinical with the ball and were shepherded with skill by Shamarh Brooks. New Zealand will have a few more things to polish in a couple of days, when these two teams take on each other again. You can follow the live action here on ESPNcricinfo. Himanshu Agrawal and I will be here. On behalf of him and our scorer, Chandan, it's goodbye for now.
Nicholas Pooran, West Indies Captain: (On choosing 3 spinners) We looked at the surface and felt it was dry. It was similar to that against Australia last year. We thought it was good to give three spinners opportunities and it worked out. The debutants handled pressure really well. We have been looking for legspinners, being economical and contributing was important. We knew batting was tricky with Boult and Southee swinging the ball. But our thinking going in was that we were one partnership away from getting a win. We put in a lot of hard work and are pleased with winning the ten points today.
Kane Williamson, New Zealand Captain: There was a big effort with the bat from us, the conditions were challenging. Credit to West Indies for playing well, we need to take learnings and move on. (On the scorer) You want more, but I thought our score was competitive. They didn't give much with the ball. Rolling up the sleeves and adapting to conditions is what we need to do. During the chase, we put in the effort. It did not come off, but it's good that the bowlers got a few overs under their belt.
Shamarh Brooks, POTM: We realised it was early beginning. Credit to our bowlers for restricting them. Getting a start was ideal on this tough wicket. Things got easier with time. This win is significant, we're improving in batting since India. We want to go from strength to strength.
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9.59pm Who remembers the last time West Indies beat New Zealand in an ODI? That was back in Hamilton in January 2014. Today in Bridgetown, the hosts dominated with ball and bat to set up this five-wicket win after limiting the visitors to 190. Hosein and Joseph got three wickets each, before Brooks' 79 ensured there was no drama and hiccups on his side's way to a win.
Will this ever get over? Holder on 9 off 24.
full and flat on middle and leg. Defended down
defends this full and slower ball on off. Another few dots in a row now
tossed up full on middle, and driven back to the bowler
good length again, but this time on middle. Clipped to midwicket
good length outside off, and turning away. Poked to point
Two more... Here comes Santner.
pulls this short delivery on middle and off to deep square leg, who chases to his right
Over the wicket now
still can't get it away, as he finds point with his cut off this good length ball outside off
a near yorker length ball on off, and driven to mid-off with the full face of the bat
nudges this good length ball outside off to point
the ball seemed to have stopped on the pitch there. On a back of a length around sixth stump, as Holder pushed forward but got that off the higher side of the bat
short delivery outside off, and he lets that go
Three to get
slashes this short and wide ball outside off, and bags four to deep backward point. That was hit hard, as he waited for the ball to come, before beating point, who was diving to his right. Bracewell, despite getting a hand, couldn't stop that
fuller delivery on off. He goes deep in the crease to flick to deep square again
another good length ball on middle. Turned to deep square leg to keep ticking
good length ball on off, and clipped to deep square leg
fuller length, but again around fourth stump. Blocked down
back of a length just outside off. Pushed back to the bowler
good length ball outside off, and he finds cover with his slash
caught in surprise by the extra bounce there. Short ball outside off, and angling in a touch, as Blackwood sways out after trying to poke at that
|Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados|
|Toss||West Indies, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||West Indies led the 3-match series 1-0|
|Match number||ODI no. 4450|
|Match days||17 August 2022 - daynight (50-over match)|
|Points||West Indies 10, New Zealand 0|