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1st ODI, Whangarei, Dec 20 2017, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(46/50 ov)249/5
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
player of the match
Doug Bracewell
New Zealand
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• The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Bracewell, Astle put New Zealand 1-0 up

Doug Bracewell and Todd Astle combined for seven wickets to help New Zealand cruise to a five-wicket win in the first ODI in Whangarei

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Scorer: @Cricket_Lama
Commentator: Varun Shetty
Scorecard summary
West Indies248/9(50 overs)
Evin Lewis76 (100)
New Zealand249/5(46 overs)

6:54pm That's all from our coverage today. We'll see you soon for the second ODI. On behalf of Sreshth and Thilak - a good night to you all.

Kane Williamson: A few things to improve on but overall it was good. Bowlers did well but they dug in and managed to put up a score that could be tricky. But credit to our batsmen who came out and took the momentum. Both those guys, particularly Doug has played for a few years and it's good to have him back. George has been doing well in the domestic circuit and he's showing his wares now. Todd Astle was brilliant as well. It's going be a slightly different surface in Centurion, we have to be smart to adapt. [About his break] Don't really know what do! A couple of days off. It will be tough seeing the boys on the TV.

Jason Holder: Yeah tough start. We didn't think we got enough runs. One or two batsmen put up scores but we never really gathered momentum. We got to be a lot better with the bat. It hampered us in the end because we had to lay platforms again and again.

Bracewell, Man of the Match: Yeah it was nice to get Chris [Gayle] first delivery. It's been a bit of a tough road back but done a lot of work in the winter rehabing. It's still a bit niggly just gotta keep managing it. It's good to be back with these bunch of boys.

6:54pm A well crafted chase from New Zealand. Started off in stunning fashion, with Munro leading the way as Worker saw himself in. A superb century stand for the opening wicket that had done more than half the job. They knocked the air out of West Indies early and they couldn't quite recover. They managed to take five wickets and got into the thin lower order New Zealand have today, but Taylor was there till the end and ensured there weren't too many runs to get. A memorable debut for Astle, three wickets and that little cameo at the end. A happy return to international cricket for Doug Bracewell, whose four wickets set New Zealand up for a modest chase.

46.1
1w
Powell to Taylor, 1 wide

a wide ball and fantasy cricket players all over the world are going "noooo". Not New Zealand. Length ball fired down leg side gives them the win

end of over 469 runs
NZ: 248/5CRR: 5.39 • RRR: 0.25 • Need 1 from 24b
Todd Astle15 (13)
Ross Taylor49 (76)
Jason Holder9-1-52-2
Rovman Powell1-0-9-0

One run to win. One run for Taylor to get his fifty.

45.6
2
Holder to Astle, 2 runs

full at middle stump, leans in and clips it wide of mid-on

45.5
Holder to Astle, no run

floors him as he follows him down leg side with a bouncer. Nicely directed and he has to bring out his best Matrix impression to sway away from this. Falls down in the process

45.4
4
Holder to Astle, FOUR runs

low full toss on the pads, follows it with his hands and flicks it to deep square's left

45.3
2
Holder to Astle, 2 runs

short ball outside off, backs away and chops past wide gully to third man's right

45.2
Holder to Astle, no run

full at off stump, clears the front leg to open up the off side. But he finds extra cover

45.1
1
Holder to Taylor, 1 run

short ball at middle stump, keeps the pull down, gets it to deep square's left

end of over 459 runs
NZ: 239/5CRR: 5.31 • RRR: 2.00 • Need 10 from 30b
Todd Astle7 (8)
Ross Taylor48 (75)
Rovman Powell1-0-9-0
Jason Holder8-1-43-2
44.6
2
Powell to Astle, 2 runs

nicely timed. Clips this length ball off his pads and to deep square's left

44.5
4
Powell to Astle, FOUR runs

swings through the line to hammer this past the non-striker. First boundary in ODIs, and it's stylish. Drags this length ball from outside off and keeps his shape as he punches it to beat mid-on

44.4
1
Powell to Taylor, 1 run

full at leg stump, driven to long-on

44.3
1
Powell to Astle, 1 run

full and into the pads, clipped to deep square

44.2
Powell to Astle, no run

good length at off stump, driven on the up to mid-off. Bang off the toe-end of the bat

44.1
1
Powell to Taylor, 1 run

good length at middle stump, pushed to long-on on the up

Rovman Powell has the ball

end of over 44Wicket maiden
NZ: 230/5CRR: 5.22 • RRR: 3.17 • Need 19 from 36b
Todd Astle0 (4)
Ross Taylor46 (73)
Jason Holder8-1-43-2
Ronsford Beaton9-1-42-0

Neil: "Taylor is closing in on a few milestones that hopefully he will pass by the end of the summer. He's just over 300 runs away from 7,000 ODI runs, and 400 runs away from moving ahead of Nathan Astle into second on the all-time list of most ODI runs for New Zealand."

43.6
Holder to Astle, no run

short one at middle stump, leaps off the floor to defend into the leg side

43.5
Holder to Astle, no run

back of a length at off stump, defended off the back foot

43.4
Holder to Astle, no run

back of a length outside off, toe-ends it as he looks to punch through the off side

43.3
Holder to Astle, no run

short ball in the corridor, defended to point off the back foot

43.2
W
Holder to Nicholls, OUT

caught behind! No room to play the cut but he takes it on. Holder bowls in the channel from around the wicket, and rolls his fingers on this one. Gets some grip and lift, and that's enough to take the edge as Nicholls goes after it

Henry Nicholls c †Hope b Holder 17 (25m 21b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.95
43.1
Holder to Nicholls, no run

good length outside off, driven on the up to extra cover

end of over 436 runs
NZ: 230/4CRR: 5.34 • RRR: 2.71 • Need 19 from 42b
Henry Nicholls17 (19)
Ross Taylor46 (73)
Ronsford Beaton9-1-42-0
Jason Mohammed2-0-13-0
42.6
1
Beaton to Nicholls, 1 run

short and into the chest, pulled uppishly towards deep square

Best performances - batsmen
Evin Lewis profile photo
E Lewis
76 runs (100)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
cut shot
20 runs
4 fours
0 sixes
53129141329
Rovman Powell player portrait
R Powell
59 runs (50)
2 fours
4 sixes
Control67%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
0 fours
2 sixes
465547919
Best performances - bowlers
Doug Bracewell portrait
DAJ Bracewell
O
8
M
0
R
55
W
4
ECO
6.88
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Todd Astle portrait
TD Astle
O
10
M
1
R
33
W
3
ECO
3.3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
2W
Match details
Cobham Oval (New), Whangarei
TossNew Zealand, elected to field first
SeriesWest Indies tour of New Zealand
Season2017/18
Player Of The Match
Doug Bracewell
Doug Bracewell
Series resultNew Zealand led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI No. 3943
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-14.30 Interval 14.30-15.10, Second Session 15.10-18.40
Match days20 December 2017 - day match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Ronsford Beaton
Ronsford Beaton
Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer
Todd Astle
Todd Astle
Umpires
India Image
Chettithody Shamshuddin
New Zealand Image
Chris Brown
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Wayne Knights
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft