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1st T20I, Nelson, December 29, 2017, West Indies tour of New Zealand
(19/20 ov, T:188) 140

New Zealand won by 47 runs

Player Of The Match
56 (40) & 3 catches
Full commentary
end of over 199 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 140/10CRR: 7.36 RRR: 48.00
Ashley Nurse20 (9)
Seth Rance 4-0-30-3
Tim Southee 4-0-36-3

Right then, West Indies end 2017 on a pretty forgettable note. They will next walk out to a cricket field on New Year's Day. Any sort of improvement from here will be a welcome one. They simply haven't inspired on this tour. This is all we have from this game. We hope you enjoyed our coverage of this match. Rain is having a big say on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes Test but do switch over tabs if you are eager for a resumption. This is all we have for you from this game. Our best wishes to you for the holidays. May the New Year bring good health and happiness. Catch you all in 2018!

6.15pm Blanked 2-0 in the Tests, blanked 3-0 in the ODIs, and now schooled in a format they are world champions in. West Indies continue to fail to inspire on this tour. More distressingly, they aren't even coming close. Another comprehensive rout. One poor over with the ball - the last of the New Zealand innings - saw them concede any advantage they had managed to gain. They never pulled themselves together after that as they listlessly crumbled with the bat. Memorable T20 international debut for Seth Rance as he ends with three wickets. Stay tuned, we will bring you the presentations shortly.

Kartik: "It is saddening to see the Windies struggling even in their strongest format. Maybe hope of revival is running out fast"

Glenn Phillips is Man of the Match. "The pitch was a little bit slower than we expected it to. Credit to West Indies for bowling well," he says. "It took four-five overs to figure out that we needed to get under it a little more. Munro was really good out there, it was all about going one ball at a time. It was one of those days when we went out and what we did came off pretty good. It was a pretty complete performance. Unless out openers get off to a flier and you come in with six overs to spare or something, batting in the middle is pretty much the same as opening."

"Credit to the opposition for bowling well and showing discipline on the field," says West Indies captain Carlos Brathwaite. "They stopped us from going for the big shots and congratulations to them. We bowled well for 19 overs. But it happens. Kesrick Williams has been the best bowler in the world this calendar year. We never really got going with the bat. A 10-run over would have given us some momentum in the backend. It's impossible to improve skillset in two or three days. We've had a good run in this format so far. We need to start 2018 well. We have some good days and bad days. Unfortunately we haven't had too many good days on this tour."

"The way we fielded and bowled today was exceptional," says New Zealand captain Tim Southee. "We didn't lose wickets when it was tough. Guys chipped in all the way down. The last over was some great bit of momentum going into our innings. The beauty of bowling second is you get 20 overs to see what works well. For Seth to come in and pick up a couple of wickets was really good. I enjoyed captaincy. Obviously a pretty clinical performance which made things easier."

Rance to Badree, OUT

full and straight and rapped on the pad. Badree reviews straightaway. Could have been an inside edge. Otherwise looked dead straight. It's a slower cutter. Pitches really full and sneaks from underneath the bat which hits the pitch and hits him dead in front of middle. Ball-tracking says hitting leg-stump

Samuel Badree lbw b Rance 2 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66
Rance to Nurse, 1 run

advances down the track and drills a fuller ball to long-on

Rance to Nurse, FOUR runs

shot. Is that the shot of the innings? It's a pity it's coming this late. Really full outside off, carves it away late, just opens the face enough to beat point diving to his left

Rance to Badree, 1 run

fullish on off, drilled into the midwicket area off the inside of the bat

Rance to Badree, 1 wide

short ball, deemed too high as it gets well over the batsman

Rance to Nurse, 1 run

backs away to a short ball that follows him and pulls it to square leg. Santner sprints to his right, gets down, tidies up and fires a good long throw to the keeper

Rance to Badree, 1 run

full on the pads, clipped to square leg

end of over 1814 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 131/9CRR: 7.27 RRR: 28.50
Ashley Nurse14 (6)
Tim Southee 4-0-36-3
Seth Rance 3-0-21-2
Southee to Taylor, OUT

and finally he is caught. Southee persists with the short stuff. Just that instead of rushing the batsman for pace, he drags it back with a legcutter. Gets Taylor to drag a pull high in the air. Completely messes up his timing and he can only get it as far as the midwicket fielder

Jerome Taylor c Bruce b Southee 20 (12m 10b 3x4 1x6) SR: 200
Southee to Taylor, FOUR runs

a repeat of the previous boundary. Again skews it in the air and behind the stumps off the top-edge. Unable to deal with the bounce but getting the runs somehow

Southee to Nurse, 1 run

throws hard hands at a short ball and flays a pull to deep midwicket

Southee to Nurse, FOUR runs

slower full ball. Really no pace as it comes on at 102.2kmph. Lofts it over long-off and the fielder runs back but the ball gets past him, drops well short and runs away to the boundary

Southee to Taylor, 1 leg bye

back of a length, angled in at his body as he backs away. Gets hit on the inner part of the back thigh as the ball runs away into the off side

Southee to Taylor, FOUR runs

over the top of the keeper and away to the boundary. A top-edge on a hook that gets well past Phillips and trickles away

Caleb: "Feel sorry for Brathwaite. Couple of wickets with the ball, outstanding in the field, and the short cameo shows he was good enough to get his team home if they were only needing say 12 per over. His team has really let him down here, which I guess is pretty similar to what happens to Holder in the tests and ODIs sometimes. "

end of over 178 runs
WI: 117/8CRR: 6.88 RRR: 23.66
Jerome Taylor12 (6)
Ashley Nurse9 (4)
Seth Rance 3-0-21-2
Mitchell Santner 4-0-21-1
Rance to Taylor, 1 run

fuller on middle, swipes hard and gets it away to deep midwicket off the inside of the bat

Rance to Taylor, FOUR runs

pitched up outside off, driven straight down the ground for a neat boundary

Rance to Nurse, 1 run

in the air and Southee is all confused. Doesn't get to it. A loft over mid-off off the toe end of the bat. Three fielders try to come around it. Southee is running back, does circles as he gets near the ball and ends up nowhere close to it. Completely loses it

Rance to Taylor, 1 run

dipping fuller ball on off, driven to sweeper cover

Rance to Taylor, no run

short of a length on off, punched into the covers

Rance to Nurse, 1 run

gets an inside edge on this blind swipe across the line and the ball trickles away to midwicket

end of over 168 runs • 1 wicket
WI: 109/8CRR: 6.81 RRR: 19.75
Jerome Taylor6 (2)
Ashley Nurse7 (2)
Mitchell Santner 4-0-21-1
Tim Southee 3-0-23-2
Santner to Taylor, SIX runs

what an effort! Jeez, that's a stunning save. Hang on! Could it just have been a six? Taylor lofts this fuller delivery. Bracewell at long-off defies gravity as he runs to his right and leaps full-length over. Catches the ball and then just about releases it as the backfoot lands flush on the boundary ropes. Question is if he has managed to release it before making contact with the ropes. it's all a matter of a split-second really. The third umpire decides it's a six. Really, really close, though

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