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West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I at Kingston, WI v NZ, Aug 14 2022 - Ball by Ball Commentary

3rd T20I, Kingston, August 14, 2022, New Zealand tour of West Indies
(19/20 ov, T:146) 150/2

West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
53 (35)
Player Of The Series
134 runs
Full commentary
end of over 1911 runs
WI: 150/2CRR: 7.89 
Rovman Powell27 (15b 2x4 2x6)
Shamarh Brooks56 (59b 3x4 2x6)
James Neesham 1-0-11-0
Tim Southee 4-0-37-1

As New Zealand pick up the trophy, it is time for us to say goodbye. See you in under 48 hours for the ODI series that shall follow. Thank you for joining us on ESPNcricinfo today. See ya!

Time for the presentations.

Brandon King is the Player of the Match. He says: "Special. Being able to do it at home. My family is here. Consistency is key as a batsman. They did an excellent job, the bowlers, made our job easier. My job for the team is same no matter what total we are chasing. To put the team off to a good start. Brooks understood the momentum of the game."

WI captain Rovman Powell: "As a boyhood dream it is your pleasure to play for WI, and to captain at home it is special feeling. Last night I asked the boys for their support and they gave it. (Bowling) It is clarity. We know how hot it is so I don't want our bowlers to bowl too many at a stretch. Keeps the NZ batters thinking too. Last night we talked about more people coming in today so want to extend it to our fans for coming out even when the series was dead. Brandon has been batting very well, unfortunate he couldn't play first two games. One went aggressive, the other (Brooks) was more defensive. (Pooran) We'll have a little chat about it and laugh about it."

Glenn Phillips, the Player of the Series: "Special feeling to come to Sabina and score runs is special. Love playing here, great people, good to put on a show. To have Neesham, Santner to follow later gives us confidence to bat freely. Today there were fine margins, and potentially that let us down today."

NZ captain Kane Williamson: "WI adapted to conditions nicely. They executed their plans beautifully. We couldn't open up an end with the ball - having said that the effort was there. There's lots of enjoyment playing in this group. Lots of leaders in this group too. Consistent performances is where our focus has been on. (Goals) World Cup is in the back of your mind but you focus on what's in front of you."

Wasif Aman: "West Indies.... restoring some proud and the bit more important is that they avoid clean sweep.An absolute clinical performance by windies today!"

4.35pm An enjoyable Sunday outing for the home fans, Windies cruise to a victory, the better side in both departments today. And a debut captaincy win for Rovman Powell to remember. Hits the winning runs after another local boy Brandon King put in the hard yards in the powerplay. Shamarh Brooks with a 59-ball 56, unbeaten, as WI win with an over to spare.

However, New Zealand will be the happier side at the end of the series. They dominated the first two games and this win for WI is a consolation after all. One thing that WI would've learnt is how important Akeal Hosein and Brandon King are to their plans.

Mickael : "I'm sure we're gonna hear Powell over Pooran for the captaincy " -- Definitely a more experienced cricketer.

Neesham to Powell, SIX runs

length ball on off. Powell stays deep and pulls over deep midwicket and West Indies win by eight wickets!

Neesham to Powell, no run

short ball going over his shoulder as he tries to pull.

Neesham to Powell, 2 runs

good length, just outside off. Guides a cut past the diving backward point fielder. He gets a hand, slowing the ball down

Neesham to Powell, no run

full on middle, and clipped to deep midwicket

Neesham to Brooks, 1 run

length ball wide outside off. Caressed along the ground to deep extra cover

WI are one scoring shot away.

Neesham to Brooks, 2 runs

short and wide, and cut in front of square. Protection in the deep.

Neesham to bowl with seven needed.

end of over 189 runs
WI: 139/2CRR: 7.72 RRR: 3.50 • Need 7 runs from 12b
Shamarh Brooks53 (57b 3x4 2x6)
Rovman Powell19 (11b 2x4 1x6)
Tim Southee 4-0-37-1
Ish Sodhi 4-0-36-1
Southee to Brooks, 1 run

good length ball, fourth-stump line. Confidently pulled to deep midwicket

Southee to Powell, 1 run

full on middle and leg. Tapped to midwicket's left

Southee to Powell, SIX runs

biiiig! In the slot, near his toes, Powell uses his powerful arms to deposit a six over wide long on!

Southee to Brooks, 1 run

fullish just outside off. Pushed to mid off for a single

Southee to Brooks, no run

good length ball angling into him. Swings across the line, misses hits his pad. Gentle LBW appeal because it's probably missing the stumps

Southee to Brooks, no run

good length on leg stump. Down the leg side as he misses the flick

end of over 178 runs
WI: 130/2CRR: 7.64 RRR: 5.33 • Need 16 runs from 18b
Shamarh Brooks51 (53b 3x4 2x6)
Rovman Powell12 (9b 2x4)
Ish Sodhi 4-0-36-1
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-16-0
Sodhi to Brooks, 1 run

fullish on off. Turning away. Pushed to long on

Sodhi to Powell, 1 run

tossed up outside off. The googly is met with a slog sweep to cow corner where there is protection

Sodhi to Powell, FOUR runs

full outside off. Plays an inside out drive with the turn by getting low to get the elevation

Sodhi to Brooks, 1 run

length ball outside off. The cut goes to point's right, and they are off for a single. Brooks' maiden T20I fifty, the slowest by a WI batter in T20Is, but context matters

Sodhi to Brooks, no run

full outside off. Sharp turn away. Tries to cut, misses.

Sodhi to Powell, 1 run

good length ball outside off. Turning away. Flat-batted down the ground

end of over 168 runs
WI: 122/2CRR: 7.62 RRR: 6.00 • Need 24 runs from 24b
Rovman Powell6 (6b 1x4)
Shamarh Brooks49 (50b 3x4 2x6)
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-16-0
Ish Sodhi 3-0-28-1
Ferguson to Powell, 1 run

good length outside off. Guided to third man for a single

Ferguson to Powell, no run

fullish on off stump. Defended off the front foot

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West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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