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5th ODI, Napier, January 13, 2009, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(35/35 ov, T:203) 211/5

New Zealand won by 9 runs (D/L method)

Player Of The Match
135 (129)
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
West Indies 293/9(50 overs)
New Zealand 211/5(35 overs)
Daren Powell3/66 (10)
end of over 356 runs
NZ: 211/5CRR: 6.02 RRR: 5.53
Ross Taylor48 (71b 3x4)
Grant Elliott14 (17b)
Daren Powell 10-0-66-3

Match State: Delay - rain

And they have come off as the rain is getting too heavy and we have the familiar sight in this series of the groundstaff pulling on the covers. As it stands New Zealand will win under the Duckworth Lewis calculations. There is a possibility of further play and the local view is that the rain may let up so fingers crossed. I will bring you updates whenever I can.

19.10 Right, we will start losing overs in the next 15 minutes and then lose one every five minutes. We have 15 overs left so there is still some time left yet. Were they to come out, New Zealand are 9 runs ahead and West Indies would need wickets.

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19.30 Rain is still coming down I'm afraid so no change yet. No more details to give you but as soon as I hear I will l let you know.

19.50 Bad news folks, the match has been abandoned due to the incessant rain which shows no sign of letting up. That means that New Zealand wins the game by 9 runs under the Duckworth Lewis method and the ODI series 2-1.

Unsurprisingly Chris Gayle receives the Man of the match award for his fabulous 135. He sounds a very disappointed man and so he should be, he and Chanderpaul played superbly to give their team a excellent platform. However, there were precious few contributions from the rest of the team and some of the batting at the death was mindless slogging where run gathering would have got them the extra 15-20 runs that may have made the difference.

Having said that New Zealand did well and having received some treatment earlier pulled the game back in within reach.

Their chase started off at an incredible pace and the fifty came up in the fifth and the hundred in the twelfth. There was some woefully erratic bowling from Powell and Edwards whose control could not match their fire and extras supplemented some meaty shots from McCullum, Ryder and Guptill. Baker and Pollard brought a measure of control but even when Powell returned to pick up a couple of wickets with the rain looming that start stood New Zealand in good stead.

With the rain getting heavier, Taylor took the batting Powerplay and some delightful drives took them past the Duckworth Lewis par score and into control. It was certainly cruel on Gayle and Chanderpaul who were the outstanding performers of the day but as Gayle said afterward that whilst West Indies played good cricket in patches New Zealand played the better cricket overall throughout the series.

I hope you have enjoyed the game. I'm Jamie Allaway, and if you still have an appetite for more cricket, Australia vs South Africa in Brisbane starts in just over an hour's time on Cricinfo.

Powell to Taylor, 1 run

Taylor guides this one down to the gully

Powell to Taylor, 2 runs

a drive goes to Nash at mid off who has a shy which goes for an overthrow. They need to look for a wicket and it is getting greasy so understandable

Powell to Taylor, no run

yorker comes in and the drive comes down on the ball which bounced past the stumps to the keeper

Powell to Elliott, 1 run

hops up and calmly placed it down into the gully region

Powell to Taylor, 1 leg bye

strikes the pads and runs square on the leg

Powell to Taylor, 1 wide

Powell tries to bang one in looking for the wicket but it goes down leg side for a wide

Powell to Taylor, no run

the batsmen gets on his toes and plays it square on the off side

end of over 3415 runs
NZ: 205/5CRR: 6.02 RRR: 5.56
Grant Elliott13 (16b)
Ross Taylor45 (66b 3x4)
Lionel Baker 6-0-36-1

Looks like the ball is getting a bit slippy but some lovely cricket shots have put New Zealand ahead. Taylor's turn to get some treatment for his foot- West Indies need a wicket!

Baker to Elliott, 2 runs

low full toss and hit square where it is hauled in on the boundary

Baker to Taylor, 1 leg bye

on the legs, hit the pad and a half-hearted appeal. Leg bye

Baker to Taylor, FOUR runs

stunning drive, just in front of square this time. A wide half volley dispatched

Baker to Taylor, FOUR runs

full ball is pounced on by Taylor and he drives it square and over the boundary

Baker to Elliott, 3 runs

Eliott plays a classical cover drive which is stopped by a dive on the boundary saving one

Baker to Taylor, 1 leg bye

on the legs and runs behind square for one

New Zealand call for their Powerplay- they feel they need to get the runs now in case the rain comes down any harder. Can't afford to lose a wicket but needs 9 now

end of over 334 runs
NZ: 190/5CRR: 5.75 RRR: 6.11
Ross Taylor37 (62b 1x4)
Grant Elliott8 (14b)
Daren Powell 9-0-61-3

Looks like Taylor has decided they need to get ahead of the rate asap

Powell to Taylor, 1 run

Taylor tries to heave one from one knee but toe ends it out on the off-side

Powell to Taylor, no run

Taylor slashes at a short wide one

Powell to Taylor, no run

a shorter one restricts the batsmens options

194 is par so NZ still 5 behind

Powell to Elliott, 1 run

a full ball is prodded out to the off side

Powell to Taylor, 1 run

a misfield allows the batsment through for one

Powell to Elliott, 1 run

pushed wide of the bowler and they take on the deep mid off, they get home easily

The umpires have had a chat although nothing too heavy coming down yet

end of over 322 runs
NZ: 186/5CRR: 5.81 RRR: 6.00
Ross Taylor35 (58b 1x4)
Grant Elliott6 (12b)
Brendan Nash 4-0-16-0

A good over from Nash, asking New Zealand how they want to play it

Nash to Taylor, no run

and now mid on and still now run

Match details
McLean Park, Napier
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Chris Gayle
Series resultNew Zealand won the 5-match series 2-1
Match numberODI no. 2792
Hours of play (local time)12.00 start, First Session 12.00-15.30 Interval 15.30-16.15, Second Session 16.15-19.45
Match days13 January 2009 - day (50-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee