2nd Test, Napier, December 19 - 23, 2008, West Indies tour of New Zealand
307 & 375
(T:312) 371 & 220/5

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
34 & 197
West Indies 1st Innings
New Zealand 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
New Zealand 2nd Innings
Match Details
West Indies 1st Innings 
Chris Gayle (c)c †McCullum b O'Brien3449555069.38
Sewnarine Chattergoon c How b Vettori13721152018.05
Ramnaresh Sarwan c †McCullum b Patel1119142057.89
Xavier Marshall c Ryder b O'Brien616181037.50
Shivnarine Chanderpaul not out 12628234011344.68
Brendan Nash c Flynn b Franklin7416221112045.67
Denesh Ramdin  b Vettori610281060.00
Jerome Taylor c †McCullum b O'Brien1724353070.83
Sulieman Benn c †McCullum b O'Brien022000.00
Daren Powell c †McCullum b O'Brien661410100.00
Fidel Edwards lbw b O'Brien0718000.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 7, w 1)14
TOTAL107 Ov (RR: 2.86)307
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Chris Gayle, 14.1 ov), 2-54 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 17.3 ov), 3-63 (Xavier Marshall, 22.4 ov), 4-74 (Sewnarine Chattergoon, 30.4 ov), 5-237 (Brendan Nash, 84.5 ov), 6-257 (Denesh Ramdin, 90.1 ov), 7-279 (Jerome Taylor, 98.4 ov), 8-279 (Sulieman Benn, 98.6 ov), 9-299 (Daren Powell, 102.4 ov), 10-307 (Fidel Edwards, 106.6 ov)
James Franklin1625713.567411010
84.5 to BP Nash, finally a breakthrough! Slightly slower and fuller Nash tries to make a drive out of a nothing ball and doesn't quite time it. The ball pops up towards short cover and it's a routine catch for Flynn. 237/5
Kyle Mills1544803.20624003
Jeetan Patel25124111.641315000
17.3 to RR Sarwan, gone! Sarwan tries to make room for the cut shot and it was too close to the stumps to play that sort of shot. A thin edge carries it through to McCullum and New Zealand are joyous as Sarwan walks back to the pavilion.. 54/2
Iain O'Brien2667562.881229100
14.1 to CH Gayle, and he's got him first ball! Faster ball which squared him up on the back foot and the ball clips of the shoulder of the bat and through to McCullum for a routine catch. First blood to New Zealand and the danger man has gone.. 43/1
22.4 to XM Marshall, great catch! Perfect length from O'Brien draws Marshall in and he is uncomfortable coming forward. The ball angles off the bat and shoots to third slip where Jesse Ryder takes a stunning diving catch low to his right. Outstanding.. 63/3
98.4 to JE Taylor, pitched up and he goes for the pull shot only to catch a thin edge and McCullum takes a routine catch. 279/7
98.6 to SJ Benn, and he's gone! Benn didn't last long as another fuller delivery tempts him to drive and a thin outside edge carries through to the gloves of McCullum. 279/8
102.4 to DBL Powell, shorter ball again and the pull shot doesn't come off and it's off the gloves through to the keeper. 5 for O'Brien.. 299/9
106.6 to FH Edwards, gone! Slower yorker which totally decieves Edwards and it hits him on the foot absolutely plum! Great ball from O'Brien who has totally deserved his 6 wickets this innings. 307/10
Daniel Vettori2247123.22998200
30.4 to S Chattergoon, wow! Chattergoon takes a wild swipe and it flies off the outside edge straight towards Jamie How at second slip. He has no reaction time whatsoever and reaches up in to the air to grab the ball. Another stunning catch and New Zealand are well on top here.. 74/4
90.1 to D Ramdin, got 'im! An embarrassing dismissal as Ramdin goes to leave the delivery assuming it will turn away when in fact he has just left the straight one. Hits the top of middle and off.. 257/6
Jesse Ryder30903.00171004
New Zealand 1st Innings 
Tim McIntosh  b Taylor13633745521040.35
Jamie How c Chattergoon b Edwards1227551044.44
Daniel Flynn c & b Edwards571611924235.40
Ross Taylor c †Ramdin b Edwards414260028.57
Jesse Ryder c †Ramdin b Edwards57681038083.82
Brendon McCullum c †Ramdin b Taylor3145872168.88
James Franklin c Gayle b Powell0917000.00
Daniel Vettori (c)c †Ramdin b Edwards2945673064.44
Kyle Mills lbw b Edwards1838682047.36
Jeetan Patel c Marshall b Edwards215200013.33
Iain O'Brien not out 0711000.00
Extras(lb 19, nb 6)25
TOTAL126.4 Ov (RR: 2.92, 551 Mts)371
Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Jamie How, 12.1 ov), 2-137 (Daniel Flynn, 62.6 ov), 3-145 (Ross Taylor, 68.2 ov), 4-245 (Jesse Ryder, 92.2 ov), 5-316 (Tim McIntosh, 106.6 ov), 6-317 (Brendon McCullum, 108.3 ov), 7-319 (James Franklin, 109.5 ov), 8-367 (Daniel Vettori, 122.5 ov), 9-368 (Kyle Mills, 124.1 ov), 10-371 (Jeetan Patel, 126.4 ov)
Jerome Taylor2367623.3010510001
106.6 to TG McIntosh, a slower ball which looked like it nipped in a touch and it sneaks through the batsmen's defence and on to the off-stump.. 316/5
108.3 to BB McCullum, probing line outside off and McCullum follows it and this time Ramdin makes no mistake taking the catch diving to his right. Another scalp for West Indies and they could well be in this match if they can wrap up the tail smartly. 317/6
Daren Powell2678513.2611510101
109.5 to JEC Franklin, shorter length again and Franklin prods at the defensive shot. A thin outside edge carries to Gayle at first slip who juggles the ball at chest height before gratefully clutching on to the ball. 319/7
Fidel Edwards29.468772.9314011004
12.1 to JM How, and How's gone. Fidel Edwards first ball is pitched up in to the body and he tries to pull it away only to hit it straight down the throat of Chattergoon at square leg. 19/1
62.6 to DR Flynn, straighter ball on his toes and Flynn moves across to defend. It looks like going past Edwards but he reaches out and takes a great grab. Breakthrough for West Indies. 137/2
68.2 to LRPL Taylor, and an early breakthrough! Edwards probes the line of off-stump and Taylor tries to drive only to catch a thin edge through to the keeper. 145/3
92.2 to JD Ryder, Ryder goes chasing a wide one and it brushes a thin outside edge on the way through to the keeper. Another wicket for Edwards and maybe the breakthrough West Indies need. 245/4
122.5 to DL Vettori, he gets caught trying to cut a wide one and he's just feeling for it. The ball nicks off the bottom edge of Vettori's bat and straight through to the keeper for a routine catch. A decent partnership there that West Indies will be glad to break up. 367/8
124.1 to KD Mills, referral, a big lbw appeal goes up and the on-field umpire says not out. There were two definite noises but it hit the front pad first and then the back pad and the first indications is that it is sliding down the leg-side. The decision comes back and there are shocks all round when Mills is given the send-off!. 368/9
126.4 to JS Patel, short length again and Patel defends up high only for the fielder at silly midwicket to pounce on the ball with a routine grab. 371/10
Chris Gayle1863301.83905000
Brendan Nash622203.66200200
Sulieman Benn2454902.041145000
West Indies 2nd Innings 
Chris Gayle (c)c †McCullum b Patel19739651420749.74
Sewnarine Chattergoon c Taylor b Patel2539424064.10
Ramnaresh Sarwan lbw b Vettori11513006.66
Xavier Marshall c Taylor b Patel1861632129.50
Shivnarine Chanderpaul c & b Patel011000.00
Brendan Nash c How b Franklin651722009037.79
Denesh Ramdin c Flynn b Franklin622310027.27
Jerome Taylor lbw b O'Brien839452020.51
Fidel Edwards c Taylor b Patel20861373023.25
Daren Powell lbw b Vettori2237392159.45
Sulieman Benn not out 48120050.00
Extras(lb 2, nb 6, w 1)9
TOTAL145 Ov (RR: 2.58, 552 Mts)375
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Sewnarine Chattergoon, 11.5 ov), 2-61 (Ramnaresh Sarwan, 14.6 ov), 3-106 (Xavier Marshall, 33.2 ov), 4-106 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 33.3 ov), 5-230 (Brendan Nash, 88.6 ov), 6-252 (Denesh Ramdin, 96.1 ov), 7-272 (Jerome Taylor, 106.6 ov), 8-342 (Chris Gayle, 135.2 ov), 9-363 (Fidel Edwards, 141.5 ov), 10-375 (Daren Powell, 144.6 ov)
Iain O'Brien2439013.7511115114
106.6 to JE Taylor, brilliant bowling. Follows up the bouncer with a superb slower yorker and it hits him on the toe absolutely plum! O'Brien and New Zealand will be looking to rattle through the tail now. 272/7
Kyle Mills612103.50261101
Jeetan Patel461611052.392279500
11.5 to S Chattergoon, great bowling! Flighted up brilliantly again and it turned sharply and bounced up off the bat straight to Taylor at first slip.. 58/1
33.2 to XM Marshall, gone! Great bowling from Patel spins the ball away off the outside edge and it hits McCullum's fingertips again. The ball is rising this time and carries straight in to Taylor's hands at first slip. 106/3
33.3 to S Chanderpaul, extraordinary! A disgusting full toss from Patel and Chanderpaul tries to turn it away to the leg-side. It catches the leading edge and pops straight back in to Patel's hands. New Zealand go wild!. 106/4
135.2 to CH Gayle, gone! Patel bowls down the leg-side again and Gayle tries to glance it down the leg-side. It hit's off hit bat and pad on the way down to the ground but smacks off McCullum's right foot before popping up in to the air and in to the keeper's gloves. Game on. 342/8
141.5 to FH Edwards, some good drift and turn from Patel coming round the wicket and its nicks it away to Taylor at first slip. Great piece of bowling. 363/9
Daniel Vettori52219121.752629101
14.6 to RR Sarwan, referral, Sarwan goes to play the forward defence and there's a big shout for lbw. The umpire says no and Vettori refers the decision. He's striding forward but it's bat first and it hits him below the knee roll and the decision is given out. Sarwan sent packing and New Zealand on top. 61/2
144.6 to DBL Powell, referral, Vettori flights the ball in and it hits the front pad as he attempts a sweep shot. Powell doesn't seem happy and wants the decision referred but the third umpire doesn't see enough evidence to overturn the decision.. 375/10
James Franklin1736123.58748100
88.6 to BP Nash, another bouncer and Nash tries to duck but it comes on to him fast and bounces up high all the way to second slip. Big appeal from the Kiwis and the umpire raises the finger as he deemed it clipped the glove on the way through. Painful end to the innings for Nash. 230/5
96.1 to D Ramdin, pitched up and swinging away he flashes at a wide one and Flynn takes a simple catch just behind point . Wayward shot there that should have been left well alone. 252/6
New Zealand 2nd Innings (T: 312 runs)
Tim McIntosh lbw b Taylor39130033.33
Jamie How c Gayle b Edwards54651068083.07
Daniel Flynn run out (Marshall/†Ramdin)3350706066.00
Ross Taylor lbw b Benn4650863292.00
Jesse Ryder not out 59991284059.59
Brendon McCullum c †Ramdin b Taylor1921331190.47
James Franklin not out 214270014.28
Extras(nb 2, w 2)4
TOTAL51 Ov (RR: 4.31, 233 Mts)220/5
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Tim McIntosh, 2.2 ov), 2-62 (Daniel Flynn, 17.5 ov), 3-96 (Jamie How, 22.2 ov), 4-170 (Ross Taylor, 37.5 ov), 5-203 (Brendon McCullum, 44.1 ov)
Jerome Taylor1326725.15478100
2.2 to TG McIntosh, referral tries a straight drive and it comes off the pad in front of middle and off and on to the bat. The on field umpire gives it not out and West Indies want the decision referred. The third umpire makes the correct decision to overturn and McIntosh is given out. First blow to West Indies. 8/1
44.1 to BB McCullum, referral, McCullum takes another swipe at a short one and it looks nothing but the West Indies go up for a big appeal for caught behind. To the batsmen's surprise the umpire raises the finger and McCullum instantly challenges the call. It's even hard to tell in the slow motion replays whether he has hit it or not and the decision comes back given out. McCullum walks off furious and he looks very hard done by there. Surely the referral system is to stop these wrongful dismissals?. 203/5
Daren Powell503006.00184010
Fidel Edwards1104614.18455012
22.2 to JM How, Jamie How takes another vicious swipe but catches an outside edge as he swipes at the cut shot and it races through to Gayle at first slip. He scored some quick runs but is has come at a price. Great catch though. 96/3
Sulieman Benn1725413.17644000
37.5 to LRPL Taylor, referral Benn flights one up and it hits Taylor's front pad as he tries to lean the ball in to the leg-side. Huge appeal from the West Indies and the umpire raises the finger. Ross Taylor request a referral and there was no bat involved and the ball looked certain to hit leg-stump. Taylor is sent packing and the West Indians are jubilant. 170/4
Chris Gayle502304.60211200
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McLean Park, Napier
TossWest Indies, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Chris Gayle
Series result2-match series drawn 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1900
Hours of play (local time)12.00 start, Lunch 14.00-14.40pm, Tea 16.40-17.00, Close 19.00
Match days19,20,21,22,23 December 2008 - day (5-day match)
Amiesh Saheba
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
TV Umpire
Mark Benson
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
Fri, 19 Dec - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 258/6 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul 100*, Jerome Taylor 1*, 91 ov)
Sat, 20 Dec - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 145/2 (Tim McIntosh 62*, Ross Taylor 4*, 68 ov)
Sun, 21 Dec - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 62/2 (Chris Gayle 36*, Xavier Marshall 0*, 18 ov)
Mon, 22 Dec - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 278/7 (Chris Gayle 146*, Fidel Edwards 1*, 115 ov)
Tue, 23 Dec - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 220/5 (51 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • CH Gayle: 150 off 340 balls, 453 mins (13 x 4, 6 x 6)
  • 300 runs in 122.4 overs, 466 mins (742 balls), Extras 9
  • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 122 balls, 77 mins (CH Gayle 36, FH Edwards 12, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: 327/7 in 132.0 overs (CH Gayle 182, FH Edwards 13)
  • 350 runs in 137.6 overs, 528 mins (834 balls), Extras 9
  • New Zealand 2nd innings
  • Drinks: 48/1 in 13.0 overs (JM How 20, DR Flynn 23)
  • 50 runs in 14.4 overs, 71 mins (89 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls, 61 mins (JM How 19, DR Flynn 29, Ex 2)
  • JM How: 50 off 61 balls, 103 mins (8 x 4)
  • 100 runs in 24.5 overs, 117 mins (151 balls), Extras 4
  • Tea: 102/3 in 26.0 overs (LRPL Taylor 4, JD Ryder 4)
  • 150 runs in 34.2 overs, 154 mins (208 balls), Extras 4
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 72 balls, 47 mins (LRPL Taylor 34, JD Ryder 21, Ex 0)
  • 200 runs in 43.3 overs, 200 mins (263 balls), Extras 4
  • JD Ryder: 50 off 75 balls, 103 mins (4 x 4)
  • Drinks: 211/5 in 45.0 overs (JD Ryder 51, JEC Franklin 1)