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6.55pm - Match Abandoned Well, there it is, the news none of us wanted. A real shame as this game was looking really good. What it does mean however is that on Tuesday we will have a winner takes all clash in Napier.

Thanks for joining me, Alan Curr, for what was so nearly a great game. Still, we have a little piece of history after the knock by Martin Guptill and New Zealand will certainly be happy with the contribution of him, Ross Taylor and Neil Broom, while Lionel Baker and Chris Gayle were the pick for West Indies.

Until next time, good evening.

6.35pm Covers are still on I'm afraid and not much happening out there. It's dark, wet and a little miserable.

6.15pm This really is rather irritating, the game is set up so nicely, Gayle is batting like a King, and we're all sat watching the rain. It doesn't look great out there either.

Oh dear, that didn't last long. the players have left the field again as the rain returns.

So, 17 runs from those 11 balls will have done West Indies no harm at all, they will be worried by this weather though. Updates as they come

Southee to Gayle, SIX runs

there he goes again, Gayle has smashed it straight this time and it's another six

Southee to Gayle, FOUR runs

smashed off the back foot over extra-cover and away for another Gayle boundary

Southee to Gayle, no run

driven on the off side

Southee into the attack now

end of over 106 runs
WI: 54/0CRR: 5.40 RRR: 6.03
Chris Gayle36 (34b 3x4 2x6)
Sewnarine Chattergoon17 (26b 2x4)
Mark Gillespie 5-1-23-0
Gillespie to Gayle, 1 run

full toss on leg stump and just clipped to deep square for a single

Gillespie to Gayle, no run

short again and Gayle just moves his head out the way

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, 1 run

short again and he pulls it through midwicket. Didn't quite get hold of it and is picked up on the rope

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, no run

that comes back into him and it falls harmlessly on the off side

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, no run

short again and he gets out the way this time

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, FOUR runs

short and Chattergoon has picked that up well off his hips and it beats Flynn on the boundary

end of over 94 runs
WI: 48/0CRR: 5.33 RRR: 6.03
Chris Gayle35 (32b 3x4 2x6)
Sewnarine Chattergoon12 (22b 1x4)
Kyle Mills 5-0-30-0
Mills to Gayle, no run

pushed to mid-off

The fielding side have also taken a power play

Mills to S Chattergoon, 1 run

guided down to third man

5.40pm OK, word is play will start at 5.50pm, so that's ten minutes away, and we will have a 40 Over match. I'll let you know the target when I hear.

West Indies will need to score another 188 in 31.2 overs, so that's a total of 235 in 40 overs.

5.30pm Still not much to report I'm afraid. I, like everyone else, am still waiting to hear something. You'll know as soon as I do.

5.05pm It's still raining quite heavily I'm afraid, and the covers won't be coming off any time soon. Fingers crossed this blows over because this match is looking very good right now - there will almost certainly be a reduction of overs however.

4.45pm Well, it looks like more than just a shower right now, it's coming down pretty hard. I'll keep you updated as things develop.

And off they go. The Umpires have decided the rain is heavy enough to take the players off, lets hope this is just a shower.

Mills to S Chattergoon, no run

defended back to the bowler once again

Mills to S Chattergoon, no run

full and defended

The rain is starting to move in and people are heading for cover

Mills to Gayle, 3 runs

driven through mid-off again and really well fielded by Vettori, diving to pull it back from the rope and saving one.

Mills to Gayle, no run

squares him up again a little, but safely defended

end of over 88 runs
WI: 44/0CRR: 5.50 RRR: 5.52
Sewnarine Chattergoon11 (19b 1x4)
Chris Gayle32 (29b 3x4 2x6)
Mark Gillespie 4-1-17-0

Very good start by Gayle and Chattergoon here, just what West Indies needed

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, no run

not that short but it gets up and Chattergoon defends off his chest. He's not a particularly big chap mind you.

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, 2 runs

wide again and driven behind point and they push for two

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, FOUR runs

full and finally he times one. Flicked over mid-on and away for his first boundary

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, no run

pushed on the off side again but easily fielded

Gillespie to S Chattergoon, 2 runs

driven through the off but not timed at all so is chased down by Vettori