Bravo ends the match with a six, getting under a length ball and driving over the cover boundary, there's one final attempt to win $100,000 by a fan diving forward to take a one-handed catch but he too drops it
New Zealand went nuclear on New Year's Day. After more than five hours of waiting for the weather to clear, Corey Anderson began 2014 by treating patient spectators to the fastest century in one-day cricket. He scored it off 36 balls, beating Afridi's record by one delivery, to lead New Zealand to 283 in a 21 over game. Ryder's century, in his second game after returning to the national side, was the sixth fastest in ODIs. The West Indies' chase was academic.
ananth: "Hope Cricinfo archive this match as Anderson Vs WI and Anderson won the match by 7 runs"
Dwayne Bravo: "They caught us on the back foot ...came out positive ...fantastic innings ...nothing you can do as captain and bowler when they hit the ball so clean ... at one point we thought we wouldn't have a game...but no excuses ... we have to regroup and get ready for the next game."
Brendon McCullum: "We didn't think we'd get a game but we knew the wicket was going to be good. We were pretty desperate to get out there. some of the batting ...once in a lifetime sort of stuff. It looked a good wicket ... we needed early momentum ... I got a couple away and then sat back and watched an amazing show. the whole thing was about getting through our overs, it was straight out get through the overs no matter what, they did a great job."
The Man of the Match is obviously Corey Anderson: "Feels pretty good, nice to get the win too. I went out there thinking about ticking over some singles but you hit a couple of boundaries and you keep going." Apologies, but we lost feed mid-way through Anderson's interview.
So how about that. Many hours of twiddling thumbs followed by the most manic hitting you've ever seen in an ODI innings. Cricket never fails to surprise. We'll have a lot more for you on the site about the records broken today, so keep checking back in.
That's all I've got for you today on commentary. Thank you for all your emails. I hope you enjoyed the game as much as Sanjay Murari and I did bringing it to you. Cheers, and I'm off to get some sleep.
the short ball outside off, left alone by the batsman
flicked from the crease to midwicket
a half-volley outside off and Bravo reaches his fifty by finding the cover boundary with a flowing square drive
tries to cut but gets a bottom edge towards third man
Last over of the game coming up ...
Jeff: "Why is Gayle tweeting.. instead of playing?" He's not fit.
Bravo tries to flay the ball over cover point but is beaten
Ramdin glances the ball off his pads to short fine leg
caught at cover point! That appears to be a low catch by Milne. The umpires will check if it carried. It did. Deonarine went back and cut a length ball, it dipped on Milne, who got down low on one knee and just got his fingers under the ball
Bravo flicks a full ball off his pads through midwicket
defended back to the bowler
short of a length and slower, Bravo moves outside leg and chips the ball over extra cover, superbly timed
Morris Corkscrew: "Black caps rushing through these overs to try and watch themselves on the the sports news bulletin"
Sailaja: "When was the last time a required rate of 64.33 was needed ?"
that's short and fast, Deonarine gets under it and slashes, the ball goes off the top edge to the third man boundary
jumps forward and past leg to hit through the off side but bottom edges towards fine leg
Deonarine makes room and carves the ball high in the air and it falls safely between point and third man
Milne goes round the wicket and targets the pads at 147kph, Deonarine moves back and nudges off his pad, the ball goes towards the keeper
short of a length outside off, Deonarine makes room again and cuts the ball hard to the backward point boundary
whacked! Makes room by moving towards leg and drives a full ball flat towards the wide long on boundary
The rain threat is not high anymore, here's Adam Milne.
Debasish: "Every time the Windies batsmen hit a 6 off a legit delivery, the asking rate will climb. Seriously, the captain needs to be given a severe dressing down for this shameful lack of intent. To lose is no disgrace but not to try is!"
nudged off the back foot towards midwicket
a full ball outside off, driven to deep cover, by the right-hander this time