length ball on off. Powell stays deep and pulls over deep midwicket and West Indies win by eight wickets!
West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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.
short ball going over his shoulder as he tries to pull.
good length, just outside off. Guides a cut past the diving backward point fielder. He gets a hand, slowing the ball down
full on middle, and clipped to deep midwicket
length ball wide outside off. Caressed along the ground to deep extra cover
WI are one scoring shot away.
short and wide, and cut in front of square. Protection in the deep.
Neesham to bowl with seven needed.
good length ball, fourth-stump line. Confidently pulled to deep midwicket
full on middle and leg. Tapped to midwicket's left
biiiig! In the slot, near his toes, Powell uses his powerful arms to deposit a six over wide long on!
fullish just outside off. Pushed to mid off for a single
good length ball angling into him. Swings across the line, misses hits his pad. Gentle LBW appeal because it's probably missing the stumps
good length on leg stump. Down the leg side as he misses the flick
fullish on off. Turning away. Pushed to long on
tossed up outside off. The googly is met with a slog sweep to cow corner where there is protection
full outside off. Plays an inside out drive with the turn by getting low to get the elevation
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
full outside off. Sharp turn away. Tries to cut, misses.
good length ball outside off. Turning away. Flat-batted down the ground
good length outside off. Guided to third man for a single
fullish on off stump. Defended off the front foot
Over 19 • WI 150/2West Indies won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
|SSJ Brooks||not out||56||59|
|R Powell||not out||27||15|
|Extras||(lb 6, w 3)|
|Total||150(2 wkts; 19 ovs)|