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West Indies vs New Zealand Ball by Ball Commentary

19 Aug, 2022 23:30 (IST)

Result

New Zealand in West Indies, 3 ODI Series, 2022- Match

New Zealand

212/10

48.2 overs
vs

West Indies

161/10

35.3 overs
New Zealand beat West Indies by 50 runs (D/L method)

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados

Right then, that is it from this game where New Zealand have fought back and thumped  West Indies to level the three-match series 1-1. It will be all to play for in the final ODI that will take place on Sunday, 21st August and the match will begin at 11.30 pm IST (6 pm GMT). The build-up though will begin much earlier so do join us for that. Goodbye and cheers!
Tom Latham the victorious captain shares a word. He says that it is a fantastic victory for them. He says that they have two world-class swing bowlers and they can make any target look big. He adds that they were worried a bit at the last but he had the faith in the quality of his bowlers. He praises Finn Allen for his innings and says he will take a lot of confidence from this and continue in the future. He says that they haven't been able to build many partnerships in the middle and that is something to improve on. He ends by saying it is nice to get the victory without playing a perfect game.
Nicholas Pooran the captain of West Indies is up for a chat. He says it is very pleasing to see the bowlers perform well and keep the discipline going. Admits that it is good to have options in the bowling department and mentions that when left-handers come to bat he brings on Akeal Hosein. Claims that he is very disappointed with the batting effort and they need to earn their runs and build lots of partnerships. Adds that he is looking forward to coming back stronger on Sunday after they have had time to reflect and they hope to grab the opportunity with both hands. Hopes that this loss will help them learn and bring maturity into their game.
Finn Allen is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his 96 from 107 deliveries. He says that it was nice to get the team to what was a competitive total. Claims that it was a tough period to get through initially but informs that he decided to build a partnership with Daryl Mitchell, stay calm and see how to bat. Mentions that he knew he always had it in him but never did perform and it will be good to take this confidence forward. Credits the West Indies bowlers for bowling well on top and exploiting the bowling-friendly wickets but adds that he enjoys the challenge.
Time for the presentation ceremony...
Earlier, West Indies put on a good bowling performance to restrict New Zealand to a reasonable total with Kevin Sinclair picking up four wickets in just his second ODI and Jason Holder chipping in with three. New Zealand were propelled to their total by what ended up being a match-winning knock from Finn Allen. He missed out on his maiden ODI century but will be thrilled that the bowlers were able to defend the total and register a win.
The Kiwis did come out with their tails up and the opening fast bowling pair of Trent Boult and Tim Southee created havoc taking three wickets a piece. Both of them bowled six-over spells at the start and pretty much secured the win for New Zealand. The frontline spinners proved to be quite ineffective after that as they were unable to clean up the tail but did bowl economically. Glenn Phillips was given the ball to bowl a few overs and even though he picked up a wicket, he helped West Indies to gather some momentum with some loose bowling. The reintroduction of Tim Southee yielded a wicket immediately and the partnership between Yannic Cariah and Alzarri Joseph was broken, making us wonder why he was not brought back into the attack earlier. That said, New Zealand have done exceedingly well to defend a low total and have drawn level in the series.
There is not much to talk about West Indies' top-order batting effort as they found themselves 6 down with just 27 runs on the board at the end of the first Powerplay. Keacy Carty and Yannic Cariah tried to stabilize the innings but the former was run out and West Indies were staring at a demoralizing defeat. They went into the rain break with nothing to look forward to. However, Yannic Cariah and Alzarri Joseph were not going to roll over without a fight. The former got to his maiden fifty and it was the first time he batted for West Indies. He put on an 85-run partnership with Alzarri Joseph who fell one short of his half-century and they kept West Indies in the hunt. This was the highest ninth-wicket partnership for West Indies ever and brought some respectably to their score. In the end, the hosts were well short of the total and will be ruing this wasted opportunity to seal the series.
The West Indies innings has finally been wrapped up! Just before this innings started we were expecting the Windies to seal this series and we were proved completely wrong! New Zealand trumped their opponent's bowling effort with an outstanding display of their own. They have secured a 50-run win under the DLS method to level the series. There is now all to play for in the final ODI as the hosts will look to recover from this drubbing. The Kiwis will feel normalcy has been restored as they get back to winning ways.
35.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Yannic Cariah's brilliant innings comes to end and West Indies have let this game got away from them. Mitchell Santner tosses it up, full and around off, Yannic Cariah makes room and lofts it towards the deep point fence. It looks like it has enough power to go over but Finn Allen there runs towards his right and grabs it but he realises that he is going over the ropes, so he flicks the ball up in the air and then comes back in to complete the catch. The umpires wants to check if the catch is clean or not and sends it upstairs. The replays show that Allen has done well and that is the end of the West Indies innings. New Zealand win by 50 runs (D/L Method) and level the series 1-1.

35.2 1

Tossed up, full and on off, Kevin Sinclair drives it towards long off for a single.

35.1 0

Floated and down the leg, Kevin Sinclair knocks it to the leg side. He wants the run but his partner sends him back.

Score after 35 overs : 160/9

Runs Scored

9 Runs

K Sinclair

2 (2)

Y Cariah

52 (83)

T Southee

7-1-22-4

34.6 1

On a length and on off, Kevin Sinclair defends it to point for one more.

34.5 1

Fuller and on off, this is guided to point for one more.

34.4 0

Play and a miss. On a length and outside off, Yannic Cariah looks to play at it but misses.

34.3 1

On a length and on off, Kevin eases it to point for one.

34.2 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Touch fuller and down the middle, keeps a bit low. Alzarri Joseph looks to block it but is a bit too late in putting down his bat. The ball goes through and shatters the stumps. Alzarri Joseph is furious but he has to walk back after a brilliant knock. New Zealand finally have a sigh of relief. They are now one wicket away from victory.

Kevin Sinclair is the last man in for West Indies.
34.2 wd 1

Wide! Outside leg again, Alzarri Joseph leaves it.

34.2 wd 1

Wide! Bowls it outside leg, Alzarri Joseph leaves it alone.

34.1 4

FOUR! Fuller and on middle, Alzarri Joseph lofts it straight down the ground for a one bounce boundary! Excellent timing!

Now Tim Southee (6-1-13-3) is back on the attack.

Score after 34 overs : 151/8

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Y Cariah

51 (81)

A Joseph

45 (29)

M Santner

7-0-20-0

33.6 0

On middle and fuller in length, Yannic Cariah gently flicks it to square leg for one.

33.5 1

Slightly shorter and on off, Alzarri Joseph punches it to covers for one more.

33.4 0

Fuller and on off, Alzarri Joseph drives it to covers for one.

33.3 lb 1

Bowls it down the leg side, Yannic Cariah looks to flick it but gets his pads. They cross for a leg bye.

33.2 0

Tosed up, around middle, defended.

33.1 0

Flatter and on off, blocked out.

Mitchell Santner has been brought back into the attack. There was a long discussion in the middle and it looked like Tim Southee took off his cap to bowl but Tom Latham decided to go with the spinner instead.

Score after 33 overs : 149/8

Runs Scored

12 Runs

A Joseph

44 (27)

Y Cariah

51 (77)

G Phillips

3-0-34-1

32.6 6

SIX! Fuller one and on middle, Alzarri Joseph lofts it over long on for a maximum! Alzarri Joseph is on a fire.

32.6 wd 1

Wide! Bowls it outside leg, Alzarri Joseph leaves it alone.

32.5 0

Bowls it outside off this time, Alzarri Joseph eases t to covers.

32.4 4

FOUR! Fuller and on middle, Alzarri Joseph lofts it towards long on for a one bounce boundary.

32.3 0

Flighted up, around middle and leg, Alzarri Joseph flicks it to square leg for one.

32.2 1

Tossed up, around off, Yannic Cariah pushes it to covers for one.

32.1 0

Fuller and on middle, defended.

Score after 32 overs : 137/8

Runs Scored

11 Runs

Y Cariah

50 (75)

A Joseph

34 (23)

M Bracewell

7-0-33-0

31.6 1

Fifty up for Yannic Cariah. Fuller and on off, this is driven to covers for one. This is his first innings in ODI cricket and he has shown his quality with this fighting knock. He knows that the job is not done yet. Can he take his side to victory now?

31.5 1

Fuller again, around off, Alzarri Joseph flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

31.4 1

Outside off, Yannic Cariah pushes it to covers for one.

31.3 6

SIX! This is magnificent. Fuller and on off, Yannic Cariah smashes it over deep extra covers for a maximum!

31.2 0

On middle, defended out.

31.1 2

Bowls it on leg, Yannic Cariah gets an inside edge towards backward square leg for a brace.

Score after 31 overs : 126/8

Runs Scored

13 Runs

A Joseph

33 (22)

Y Cariah

40 (70)

G Phillips

2-0-22-1

30.6 4

FOUR! On middle, Alzarri Joseph lofts it straight down the ground for a boundary!

30.5 2

Fuller again, around off, Alzarri Joseph caresses it to backward point for a brace.

30.4 4

FOUR! Flighted up on middle, Alzarri Joseph drills it over mid-wicket for a one bounce boundary.

30.3 1

On off again, this is flicked to mid-wicket for one.

30.2 1

Flatter and on middle, Alzarri Joseph flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

30.1 1

Glenn Phillips comes back into the attack and starts with a fuller one and outside off, Yannic Cariah eases it to covers for one.

Score after 30 overs : 113/8

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Y Cariah

38 (68)

A Joseph

22 (18)

M Bracewell

6-0-22-0

29.6 1

Michael Bracewell floats this one full and outside off, Yannic Cariah strokes this to deep point for a single.

29.5 0

This one is full and going down leg, Yannic Cariah looks to sweep this fine but does not connect. Umpire does not call this wide as it has clipped the pads.

29.4 0

Michael Bracewell bowls this full and on middle, Yannic Cariah flicks this uppishly towards mid-wicket.

29.3 4

FOUR! This has been put away! Michael Bracewell bowls a loopy delivery outside off, Yannic Cariah is down the wicket as he looks to play this aerially over the off side.He slices this to deep backward point and collects four runs nonetheless.

29.2 0

A touch fuller and bowled outside off, Yannic Cariah blocks this towards point.

29.1 1

Michael Bracewell bowls this short and outside off, Alzarri Joseph pulls this to deep mid-wicket and finds the fielder. They have to settle for a single.

Michael Bracewell comes back into the attack now. Can he provide the breakthrough?

Score after 29 overs : 107/8

Runs Scored

7 Runs

A Joseph

21 (17)

Y Cariah

33 (63)

J Neesham

5-0-31-0

28.6 1

This is on a good length as well and just outside off, Alzarri Joseph looks to play this straight and gets it on the inside half of his bat towards mid-wicket for a single.

28.5 0

Bowls a slower delivery on a good length and outside off, Alzarri Joseph goes to drive but is beaten by the pace.

28.4 0

James Neesham serves this on a good length and outside the off pole. Alzarri Joseph defends this towards cover.

28.3 0

Bangs this is short and outside off, Alzarri Joseph goes for the pull shot and is beaten.

28.2 0

James Neesham goes full this time and outside off, Alzarri Joseph strokes this to cover. Looking more like a top-order batter right now.

28.1 6

SIX! This has gone all the way! Alzarri Joseph has wanted to attack since he came out. James Neesham bangs this in short and angling down leg, Alzarri Joseph goes leg side and pulls this over fine leg for a biggie!

Score after 28 overs : 100/8

Runs Scored

6 Runs

A Joseph

14 (11)

Y Cariah

33 (63)

M Santner

6-0-19-0

27.6 1

Mitchell Santner bowls this quicker into the pads from a shorter length, Alzarri Joseph makes room and tucks this to deep square leg for a single. Brings the 100 up for West Indies!

27.5 2

Bowls this short and outside off, Alzarri Joseph rocks back and thumps this to deep cover for a couple of runs

27.4 1

Mitchell Santner flights this one full and into the pads, Yannic Cariah clips this to mid-wicket and a misfield by Daryl Mitchell allows them to take a run.

The umpires are having a look at the ball right now. They have decided to change it and asks for the briefcase. They have picked up the suitable new ball and we are ready to continue.
27.3 1

This is a touch short and outside off, Alzarri Joseph strokes this off the back foot towards long off for one.

27.2 1

Fires this one full and into the pads, Yannic Cariah clips this to fine leg for a single.

27.1 0

Mitchell Santner bowls this full and outside off, Yannic Cariah fends this back to the bowler's left.

Score after 27 overs : 94/8

Runs Scored

8 Runs

Y Cariah

31 (60)

A Joseph

10 (8)

J Neesham

4-0-24-0

26.6 1

James Neesham bowls this on a good length on middle and off, Yannic Cariah gets across to the off side and clips the ball towards fine leg for single.

26.5 4

FOUR! This is slashed away! James Neesham goes wide outside off on a shorter length once again. Yannic Cariah connects well and thumps it to deep point for a boundary!

26.4 0

Bowls this short and wide outside off, Yannic Cariah taps this towards point.

26.3 1

James Neesham serves this one full and outside off, Alzarri Joseph miscues his short to long on for another run.

26.2 1

James Neesham goes 'round the wicket to the southpaw and bangs this in short. Yannic Cariah goes for the pull and the ball hits his gloves and lobs to short fine leg. They take a single as the keeper runs across to collect.

26.1 1

James Neesham bowls this on a little full and outside off, Alzarri Joseph looks to heave this leg side and mistimes his shot towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 26 overs : 86/8

Runs Scored

4 Runs

Y Cariah

25 (56)

A Joseph

8 (6)

M Santner

5-0-13-0

25.6 2

Mitchell Santner fires one into the pads on a fuller length, Yannic Cariah clips this to fine leg for a couple of runs.

25.5 0

This is a fraction short and just outside off. Yannic Cariah flicks this towards mid-wicket.

25.4 0

Mitchell Santner serves this full and well and in line with the stumps, Yannic Cariah defends this back down the pitch.

25.3 0

Goes full outside off, Yannic Cariah plays this with soft hands towards cover.

25.2 1

Mitchell Santner bowls this short and wide. Alzarri Joseph cuts this to deep point fr a single.

25.1 1

Mitchell Santner sees the batter come down the wicket and bowls this short and cramps him for room. Yannic Cariah tucks this to deep square leg for a run.

Mitchell Santner replaces Glenn Phillips after just one over.

Score after 25 overs : 82/8

Runs Scored

9 Runs

A Joseph

7 (5)

Y Cariah

22 (51)

J Neesham

3-0-16-0

24.6 4

FOUR! Slapped away by Alzarri Joseph! James Neesham bowls this a touch short and outside off, Alzarri Joseph manages to clear mid-wicket and getting the ball to deep mid-wicket for four runs.

24.6 wd 1

WIDE! James Neesham goes really full and going down leg. The umpire indicates that this is wide.

24.5 1

Straying onto the pads on a fuller length, Yannic Cariah clips this to deep square leg for a single.

24.4 0

Angling into the left-hander from a good length, Yannic Cariah nudges this to mid-wicket.

24.3 1

James Neesham bowls this a fraction short and outside off, Alzarri Joseph works this to deep point for a single.

24.2 lb 1

This is full and angling into the legs. The ball hits the pad and rolls to square leg for a leg bye.

24.1 1

James Neesham begins with a full delivery outside off, Alzarri Joseph plays this towards mid on and takes a run.

James Neesham comes back into the attack.

Score after 24 overs : 73/8

Runs Scored

9 Runs

A Joseph

1 (2)

Y Cariah

21 (48)

G Phillips

1-0-9-1

23.6 1

Delivers this a fraction short and angling into the stumps, Alzarri Joseph goes on the back foot and knocks the ball to long on for a single and will keep strike.

23.5 0

Glenn Phillips bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Alzarri Joseph defends this ball towards mid-wicket.

Alzarri Joseph makes his way to the crease.
23.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Glenn Phillips strikes in his very first over. This is a juicy full toss and on off, Akeal Hosein makes room to loft it over the mid off fielder but does not get the right elevation and hits it straight to Tim Southee who takes a nice catch moving to his right. Phillips cannot believe his luck as this delivery on any other day would have gone to the fence but not today. West Indies eight down and staring down the barrel now.

23.3 1

Quicker one, lands full and on leg, Yannic Cariah drives it towards long on for another run.

23.2 1

Darts this one full and on leg, Akeal Hosein works it towards long on for a single.

23.1 6

SIX! Akeal Hosein welcomes Glenn Phillips with a maximum! This is tossed up, full and on off, Akeal Hosein holds his position and smokes it over the long off fence for a biggie.

Glenn Phillips has been brought into the attack. New Zealand want to try out their backup bowlers.

Score after 23 overs : 64/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

A Hosein

4 (8)

Y Cariah

20 (47)

M Bracewell

5-0-16-0

22.6 1

Goes short and outside off, Akeal Hosein cuts it of his back foot towards deep point for a single.

22.5 0

Starts with a flighted delivery after the delay, full and on off, Akeal Hosein blocks it out.

We are all set to resume after another rain stoppage. West Indies need to get to 212 runs in 41 overs. This Powerplay will last till the 33rd over. One bowler can bowl 9 overs while the others have to bowl a maximum of 8. Yannic Cariah and Akeal Hosein will resume their partnership. Michael Bracewell will continue his over. Lets go..
UPDATE - 7.15 am IST (1.45 am GMT) - Good news folks! The rain has stopped and the covers are being removed by the groundstaff. The umpires are out in the middle and are slightly unhappy with the condition of the outfield. There is no time set for resumption of play but it will definitely be a shorter game. Stay tuned for more updates. The umpires decide that they can start by 7.30 am IST (2.00 am GMT).
UPDATE - 6.53 am IST (1.23 am GMT) - The rain has gotten heavier and overs are starting to get deducted now. The par score after 22.4 overs is 168 and West Indies are short by 105 runs. Let's hope we get some action and West Indies have something achievable to target.
UPDATE - 6.39 am IST (1.09 am GMT) - Oh no, it has started to drizzle again and the umpires have called for covers for the second time in the game. Let us hope that this is just a passing shower and we will have some cricket soon. If the game doesn't continue New Zealand will win by the DLS method.
22.4 1

Tossed up, full and on off, Yannic Cariah comes down the track and hits it to long off for a single.

22.3 0

Floated, short and on off, Yannic Cariah punches it but straight to covers.

22.2 0

Quicker one, short and on middle, Yannic Cariah makes room and guides it towards point.

22.1 1

Flighted delivery, full and on leg, Akeal Hosein drives it down to long on for a single.

Score after 22 overs : 61/7

Runs Scored

3 Runs

Y Cariah

19 (44)

A Hosein

2 (5)

M Santner

4-0-9-0

21.6 0

Floated, full and around off, Yannic Cariah leans on and blocks it out.

21.5 2

Goes short and outside off, Yannic Cariah makes room and punches it towards sweeper cover for a brace.

21.4 0

Looped up and on off, Yannic Cariah is solid in his defense again.

21.3 0

On middle, blocked out.

21.2 1

A bit short and on middle, Akeal Hosein forces it towards long on for a run.

21.1 0

Tossed up, full and on off, Akeal Hosein leans on to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

Score after 21 overs : 58/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Y Cariah

17 (40)

A Hosein

1 (3)

M Bracewell

4-0-13-0

20.6 0

Short again and on middle, Yannic Cariah pulls it hard but straight to mid-wicket. He is not happy with himself.

20.5 0

Brilliant fielding again! This is short and on off, Yannic Cariah stays back and crunches it towards covers where the fielder dives to his right and stops it.

20.4 0

Almost on a yorker length and around off, Yannic Cariah digs it towards point.

20.3 0

Fuller and on middle, slower too, Yannic Cariah defends it solidly.

20.2 1

A low full toss on middle, this is knocked to long on for one.

20.1 1

Flatter and around off, Yannic Cariah drives it to covers for one.

Score after 20 overs : 56/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

A Hosein

0 (2)

Y Cariah

16 (35)

M Santner

3-0-6-0

19.6 0

Flatter and on middle, defended out.

19.5 0

Goes fuller and down the middle, Akeal Hosein blocks it back towards the bowler.

19.4 1

Fuller and on middle, Yannic Cariah knocks it to long on for one.

Akeal Hosein walks in.
19.3 W 0

OUT! RUN OUT! Martin Guptill redeems himself after letting a couple of runs in the previous over. This is tossed up, full and on off, Yannic Cariah tucks it towards short mid-wicket and sets off for the run and his partner Keacy Carty responds too. However, he asks his partner to go back leaving him in no man's land. Martin Guptill there is quick to pick up the ball and release the throw while being in mid air and hits the bullseye at the non striker's end. The replays show that Keacy Carty is well short of his crease and has to go back. He is dissappointed and Windies lose their seventh.

19.2 0

Quicker again, on off, turning a bit, Yannic Cariah looks to block it but gets beaten on the outside edge.

19.1 1

Darts this one, full and on off, Keacy Carty eases it towards long off for a single.

Score after 19 overs : 54/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Carty

15 (29)

Y Cariah

15 (32)

M Bracewell

3-0-11-0

18.6 1

Floated, full and on off, Keacy Carty pushes it through covers for one.

18.5 0

Sliding this one on middle, Keacy Carty guides it towards point.

18.4 0

Quicker one, short and on middle, Keacy Carty knocks it to the leg side.

18.3 1

Flighted, full and on off, Yannic Cariah drives it through covers for a single.

18.2 0

Short and around off, Yannic Cariah dabs it towards point.

18.1 2

Tossed up, full and outside off, Yannic Cariah drives it towards point where Martin Guptill lets it through. Two runs taken.

Score after 18 overs : 50/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Y Cariah

12 (29)

K Carty

14 (26)

M Santner

2-0-4-0

17.6 1

A bit short and on middle, Yannic Cariah works it through sqaure leg for a run.

17.5 0

Full and on the leg stump, Yannic Cariah tucks it towards mid-wicket.

17.4 0

On middle, blocked back to the bowler.

17.3 1

Full and on off, Keacy Carty drives it towards deep point for one.

17.2 0

Darts this one, full and on leg, angling in, Keacy Carty misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

17.1 0

Floated, short and on off, Keacy Carty knocks it towards covers.

Score after 17 overs : 48/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Y Cariah

11 (26)

K Carty

13 (23)

M Bracewell

2-0-7-0

16.6 0

Shortish and on off, Yannic Cariah pushes it towards the bowler.

16.5 0

Goes a bit short and around off, Yannic Cariah stays back and punches it towards point. He denies for the single.

16.4 1

Tossed up, full and on off, Keacy Carty drills it through covers for a single.

16.3 0

A bit short and on middle, Keacy Carty knocks it off his back foot towards mid-wicket.

16.2 1

Floated full and on the leg stump, Yannic Cariah flicks it through mid-wicket for one.

16.1 0

A low full toss and on middle, Yannic Cariah drives firmly towards covers.

The spin bowlers are going to fire through their overs but New Zealand need wickets. Will it be more advisable to stick to their pace bowlers? Or will spin be the one to weave its magic now?

Score after 16 overs : 46/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Carty

12 (21)

Y Cariah

10 (22)

M Santner

1-0-2-0

15.6 0

Tossed up, short and on off, turning away, Keacy Carty leaves it alone.

15.5 0

Quicker one, short and on middle, Keacy Carty stays back and bunts it onto the pitch.

15.4 1

Looped up, lands full and on middle, Yannic Cariah moves across and tucks it down to long on for one.

15.3 1

Tossed up, full and around off Keacy Carty drives it towards long off for a single.

15.2 0

Full again and on middle, Keacy Carty is solid in his defence.

15.1 0

Mitchell Santner starts with a floated delivery, full and on middle, Keacy Carty blocks it out.

DRINKS! We shall have a short water break. West Indies have not really got going here and New Zealand didn't seem to break a sweat claiming the six wickets, so not sure if this break is required. Nonetheless is protocol and West Indies have a huge mountain to climb. New Zealand have bowled just one over of spin so far and they will probably take over now. Just as expected... Mitchell Santner has been brought into the attack.

Score after 15 overs : 44/6

Runs Scored

2 Runs

Y Cariah

9 (21)

K Carty

11 (16)

J Neesham

2-0-8-0

14.6 0

Shorter one on off, Yannic Cariah leaves it alone.

14.5 0

On a length and on off, defended to mid on.

14.4 1

Goes fuller and on middle, Keacy Carty flicks it to square leg for one more.

14.3 1

Slightly shorter, outside off, Yannic Cariah slaps it towards backward point for one.

14.2 0

On a length outside off, left alone.

14.1 0

Bangs a shorter one on leg, Yannic Cariah ducks under it.

Score after 14 overs : 42/6

Runs Scored

5 Runs

Y Cariah

8 (16)

K Carty

10 (15)

M Bracewell

1-0-5-0

13.6 1

Darts it on middle, Yannic Cariah knocks it to long on for one.

13.5 2

Flatter and on off, Yannic Cariah drives it to extra covers for a brace.

13.4 1

Flicks a fuller one towards mid-wicket for one more.

13.3 1

Goes fuller and on off, Yannic Cariah flicks it to mid on for one.

13.2 0

Flatter and around off, Yannic Cariah defends it to mid off.

13.1 0

Fuller and on middle, blocked.

Spin for the first time this innings. Michael Bracewell will now have an opportunity to roll his arm.

Score after 13 overs : 37/6

Runs Scored

6 Runs

Y Cariah

4 (11)

K Carty

9 (14)

J Neesham

1-0-6-0

12.6 3

Fuller and on middle, Yannic Cariah flicks it to square leg. The fielder chases it. They take three runs.

12.5 1

Slightly shorter on middle, Keacy Carty pulls it to square leg for one.

12.4 1

Shorter one on middle, Yannic Cariah fends it to mid on for one.

12.3 1

Fuller and on middle, Carty flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

12.2 0

On a length and on middle, this is defended back towards the bowler.

12.1 0

Starts with a length ball down the leg side, Keacy Carty flicks it to mid-wicket.

Finally a change in bowling as James Neesham is now brought into the attack.

Score after 12 overs : 31/6

Runs Scored

0 Runs

Y Cariah

0 (9)

K Carty

7 (10)

T Southee

6-1-13-3

11.6 0

On a length outside off, Yannic Cariah leaves it alone.

11.5 0

Shorter and on middle, Yannic Cariah ducks under it.

11.4 0

Fuller again, around off, Yannic Cariah flicks it to mid-wicket for one.

11.3 0

Shorter and on middle, Yannic Cariah ducks underneath it.

11.2 0

Good length on off again, Yannic Cariah defends it back towards the bowler.

11.1 0

Delivers a fuller one and down the leg side, Yannic Cariah eases it towards the mid on region.

Score after 11 overs : 31/6

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Carty

7 (10)

Y Cariah

0 (3)

T Boult

6-1-18-3

10.6 0

Bowls it fuller again, Keacy Carty blocks it out solidly.

10.5 4

FOUR! Shorter one on middle, Keacy Carty pulls it through square leg for a boundary. West Indies need more of these.

10.4 0

Slightly shorter and on off, Keacy Carty defends it away.

10.3 0

On a length and outside off again, Keacy Carty leaves it alone.

10.2 0

Goes fuller and outside off, Keacy Carty leaves it alone.

10.1 0

On a length and outside off, defended towards the off side.

That is the end of Powerplay 1. 6 wickets have fallen with just 27 on the board. New Zealand can put four fielders on the boundary now but can not see why they would want to do that.

Score after 10 overs : 27/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

Y Cariah

0 (3)

K Carty

3 (4)

T Southee

5-0-13-3

9.6 0

On a length and down the leg side, Yannic Cariah defends it back towards the bowler.

9.5 0

Fuller again, outside off, defended to mid off.

9.4 0

Fuller and outside off, Yannic Cariah defends it to covers. Dot.

Yannic Cariah makes his way out to the middle with West Indies in complete disarray!
9.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Jason Holder departs on a golden duck! Tim Southee is matching Trent Boult's wicket-for-wicket! He serves this back of a length and outside off, Jason Holder looks to drive but the ball rises a bit too much. Takes an outside edge and flies to the only slip fielder at second slip. Martin Guptill gets hold of this and just can not believe that it can be so easy! West Indies are now six down and this batting performance is proving to be an absolute disaster.

9.2 1

Fuller again, this is flicked towards mid-wicket. The ball goes over mid-wicket and they cross.

9.1 0

Fuller and on off, blocked.

Score after 9 overs : 26/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

N Pooran

2 (5)

K Carty

2 (2)

T Boult

5-1-14-3

8.6 W 0

OUT! BOWLED! On a length and outside off, Nicholas Pooran looks to drive it but gets a thick inside edge as the ball hits back the stumps. What a performance from the New Zealand duo here. West Indies are 26/5 inside 10 overs. Jason Holder makes his way out to the middle much earlier than he would have hoped for.

8.5 2

Fuller and outside off, Pooran flicks it to mid-wicket for a brace.

8.4 0

Shorter one and on middle, Nicholas Pooran gets in two minds but gets his shoulder on the way. The umpire raises his finger thinking it was his glove. Pooran goes upstairs and Ultra Edge shows that it was his shoulder.

8.3 0

On a length and on off, Nicholas Pooran eases it to point.

8.3 wd 1

Wide! This one lands wide outside off, Pooran leaves it alone.

8.2 0

Fuller and on off, this is defended solidly.

The skipper Nicholas Pooran makes his way out to the crease. They need him to play a captain's knock if they are to get over the finish line.
8.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! The Boult-Southee duo is doing all the work for New Zealand here. On a length nad on off, Shai Hope looks to drive it but gets an outside edge as the ball carries towards backward point. Finn Allen there takes a brilliant catch and West Indies are now four down!

Score after 8 overs : 23/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Carty

2 (2)

S Hope

16 (28)

T Southee

4-0-12-2

7.6 2

Touch fuller this time, Carty flicks it to square leg for a brace.

7.5 0

Fuller and outside off, this is defended solidly.

Keacy Carty makes his way out to the middle with his team in deep trouble.
7.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! That is a brilliant catch to get rid of King. This is fuller and on middle, Brandon King flicks it uppishly towards mid-on. The ball carries a bit and towards Michael Bracewell who judges the flight perfectly and takes a terrific diving catch to his right with both hands. West Indies are now three down!

7.3 0

Outside off, defended.

7.2 0

Slightly shorter and on off, King plays it to short covers. The ball carries a bit towards the fielder who makes a diving effort to his left but couldn't grab it.

7.1 0

On off, defended out.

Score after 7 overs : 21/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Hope

16 (28)

B King

2 (3)

T Boult

4-1-11-1

6.6 0

Fuller one this time, Hope guides it to covers.

6.5 0

Slightly shorter and on middle, Hope defends it to point.

6.4 1

Outside off this time, King taps it to point for one more.

6.3 1

On a length and outside leg, Shai Hope gently flicks it to fine leg for one.

6.2 0

Shorter and on off, Shai Hope looks to play at it but misses.

6.1 0

Comes 'round the wicket and bowls it on off, Hopes punches it to mid off.

Score after 6 overs : 19/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Hope

15 (23)

B King

1 (2)

T Southee

3-0-10-1

5.6 1

On a length and down the leg side, Shai Hope flicks it to backward square leg for one.

5.5 0

Slightly shorter again, this time it is outside off, Shai Hope looks to slap it but misses.

5.4 0

Slightly shorter and around off, Hope punches it to covers.

5.3 0

Outside off this time, Shai Hope guides it to point.

5.2 0

Fuller and on leg, Shai Hope looks to flick it but misses. Dot.

5.1 1

This one lands on a length and on middle, Brandon King gently flicks it to square leg for one,

Score after 5 overs : 17/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Hope

14 (18)

B King

0 (1)

T Boult

3-1-9-1

4.6 2

Outside off, driven to covers for a brace.

4.5 2

Dropped! On a length and outside off, Shai Hope looks to drive it but gets a thick outside edge. The ball carries towards Daryl Mitchell at slips who drops it. They collect two. Hope gets a lifeline.

4.4 2

Bowls it on a good length, Hope opens the face of the bat and knocks it to long off. They collect two.

4.3 0

Shorter one on middle, Hope looks to pull it but misses.

4.2 0

Serves a fuller one on middle, Shai Hope eases it towards mid off.

4.1 0

On a length and outside off, defended to point.

Score after 4 overs : 11/2

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B King

0 (1)

S Hope

8 (12)

T Southee

2-0-8-1

3.6 0

Fuller and down the middle, King drills it towards the fielder at mid off.

Brandon King comes out to the middle now.
3.5 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! Tim Southee gets into the act now. He bowls this a touch fuller and on off which nips back in sharply, Shamarh Brooks looks to block it but plays down the wrong line and misses as the ball goes through the gap between his bat and the pads and knocks over the off pole. New Zealand have two early wickets in the game. The Windies need a partnership now.

3.4 0

Bowls it down the middle, Shamarh Brooks blocks it solidly.

3.3 1

This one lands fuller again, Hope works it to mid-wicket for one.

3.2 2

Fuller one around off, Shai Hope drives it to extra covers. The fielder chases it. They collect two.

3.1 0

Fuller one and on middle, Shai Hope defends it to point.

Score after 3 overs : 8/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

S Brooks

0 (6)

S Hope

5 (9)

T Boult

2-1-3-1

2.6 0

A maiden from Trent Boult. This is fuller and outside off, Brooks leaves it alone.

2.5 0

Fuller one this time and on off, Shamarh Brooks drives it towards the fielder at point. Another dot ball.

2.4 0

Outside off, left alone. Four dots in a row now.

2.3 0

Similar to the last delivery, Brooks lets this one go as well.

2.2 0

On a length and outside off again, Shamarh Brooks shoulders arms at it.

2.1 0

Bowls it on a length and outside off, Shamarh Brooks leaves it alone.

Score after 2 overs : 8/1

Runs Scored

5 Runs

S Hope

5 (9)

S Brooks

0 (0)

T Southee

1-0-5-0

1.6 0

An outswinger outside off, Shai Hope lets it go.

1.5 0

Bowls it on a length and around off, Hope defends it solidly.

1.4 0

Touch fuller this time, Hope drives it but finds the fielder at covers.

1.3 0

Shorter and on off, Hope leaves it alone.

1.2 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter in length and on middle, Shai Hope picks up the length and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.

1.2 wd 1

Wide! This one lands outside leg, Shai Hope looks to flick it but misses.

1.1 0

Fuller and on off, defended out.

Shamarh Brooks walks out to bat at number 3. Also, Tim Southee will share the attack with Trent Boult for New Zealand.

Score after 1 overs : 3/1

Runs Scored

3 Runs

K Mayers

0 (3)

S Hope

1 (3)

T Boult

1-0-3-1

0.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! The weakness of Mayers has been exposed again and he has to go back without troubling the scorers. Trent Boult bowls this on a length and outside off, this one nips away from the batter, Kyle Mayers is indecisive and looks to defend it but misses and gets the slightest of the outside edge and Tom Latham behind the stumps does the rest. New Zealand have an early and much needed breakthrough!

0.5 0

Slightly shorter this time, defended.

0.5 wd 1

Wide! Fuller and outside leg again, Kyle Mayers looks to flick it but misses. Wide called.

0.5 wd 1

Wide! Goes outside leg, Kyle Mayers lets it go.

0.4 0

Slightly shorter and on middle, Kyle Mayers fends it to covers.

0.3 1

West Indies are away. Bowls it full again, Shai Hope flicks it to short fine leg for one.

0.2 0

Goes fuller again, Outside off, Shai Hope leaves it through and towards the keeper.

0.1 0

Starts with a fuller one on off, Shai Hope taps it to short covers. Dot.

We have some news coming in from the Blackcaps official Twitter handle. Kane Williamson is set to miss today's game due to a quad injury. Tom Latham will lead the side in his absence.

We are back for the chase after a short break. The players have made their way out to the field. Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers will take the responsibility of opening the innings for West Indies. Trent Boult will begin proceedings with the new ball. Lets go...
... RUN CHASE ...
Right then, we shall return shortly with the run chase. West Indies will take this as an opportunity to build some consistency and get into a winning habit. They would have learned a lot from the game and will look to apply that here. They should be able to achieve this target with the batting lineup they have at their disposal. New Zealand will have to come out with fire and take some early wickets to put the pressure on their opponents. The pitch has a lot of help for the bowlers and they need to be disciplined if they are to exploit it. Will they be able to defend this target and level the series? Or will the hosts seal a rare series win? We will find out soon.
The West Indies pace bowlers were amazing in the Powerplay this time around as Jason Holder picked up two and Alzarri Joseph took one to peg the Kiwis on the back foot right away. The spinners bowled with control but could not take a wicket for a period of time. However, once the partnership between Daryl Mitchell and Finn Allen was broken, the floodgates were opened and wickets began to tumble freely. Kevin Sinclair is proving to be quite a handful and was the pick of the bowlers as he took four wickets for 41 runs. Jason Holder took three crucial wickets and conceded just 24 runs in his 9 overs with Akeal Hosein chipping in with two. They will be slightly disappointed that they did not take the last wicket sooner and close the game out. This should be a routine run chase for the West Indies batters and will look to seal this series with a game to spare.
The visitors got off to a poor start losing Martin Guptill really early and with the dismissal of Devon Conway and Tom Latham soon after, found themselves three-wicket down with just 31 runs on the board. An 84-run partnership between Finn Allen and Daryl Mitchell helped them recover slightly but they lost Mitchell just before rain halted play. The break seemed to have distracted the Kiwis, as they lost 6 wickets for 80 runs and it was the last wicket partnership of 31 between Mitchell Santner and Trent Boult that pushed them beyond the 200-run mark. Daryl Mitchell played well for his 41 but it was Finn Allen’s innings that proved to be the saving grace for the visitors. He fell 4 short of what would have been in his maiden ODI century. The bowlers will have to come out and do better than they did last time if they are to defend an under-par total.
New Zealand have been unable to play out their 50 overs once again! West Indies have put on another fine bowling display and this could well revolutionize cricket for this sport-loving nation! They have had a stranglehold on the visitors through this entire innings and never allowed them to break free. The Kiwis will be really disappointed with their batting effort and this is not a good time for them to lose form with the T20 World Cup just around the corner. They have just 212 on the board and have made the task difficult for their bowlers.
48.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Tossed up, slightly shorter too, Trent Boult comes down the track to loft it but gets a top edge. The ball goes high up in the air and towards Kevin Sinclair was takes a brilliant catch. New Zealand are all out for 212 runs.

48.1 1

Tossed up outside off, Mitchell Santner hits it to covers for one.

Score after 48 overs : 211/9

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Boult

16 (12)

M Santner

25 (26)

J Holder

9-2-24-3

47.6 0

Goes full again and on middle, Trent Boult works it towards mid-wicket. This partnership can hurt the Windies.

47.5 1

Fuller one and on middle, Mitchell Santner drives it towards long on for one.

47.4 4

FOUR! Fine shot! Jason Holder serves this on a length and around off, Mitchell Santner goes on his back foot and punches it towards the deep extra cover fence for a boundary. He is playing a good hand here.

47.3 0

A slower ball, full and on middle, angling in, Mitchell Santner ushes it back to the bowler.

47.2 3

Pulls his length back a bit and there is width on offer, on off, Trent Boult clears his front leg and lofts it towards the vacant deep extra cover region for a triple.

47.1 1

Full and on middle, Mitchell Santner drills it down to long on for a single.

Score after 47 overs : 202/9

Runs Scored

5 Runs

T Boult

13 (10)

M Santner

19 (22)

A Joseph

10-2-47-1

46.6 2

This is almost on a yorker length and outside off, Trent Boult opens the face of his bat and squeezes it towards sweeper cover for a brace.

46.5 0

Another length delivery and on off, Trent Boult dabs it towards point and denies for the run straightaway.

46.4 0

This is on a good length and around off, Trent Boult has a wild swing at it but misses it completely.

46.3 1

In the blockhole and on middle, Mitchell Santner digs it out towards mid off for a quick single. 200 up!

46.2 0

On a length and on off, Mitchell Santner moves across to play it but misses and gets hit on the pads.

46.1 2

This is short and on middle, Mitchell Santner pulls it towards deep mid wicket and calls for two, the fielder there has shy at the bowler's end and hits it. The umpire goes upstairs to check and the replay shows that Boult was well in.

Score after 46 overs : 197/9

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Boult

11 (7)

M Santner

16 (19)

K Sinclair

8-0-40-3

45.6 4

FOUR! Good shot! This is flighted, full and on middle, Trent Boult slogs it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary. They need a lot more of that to get to a decent score.

45.5 1

Tossed up, full and on leg, Mitchell Santner eases it towards long on for one.

45.4 0

Flatter and quciker again, on off, Mitchell Santner tries to cut it but gets beaten by the pace.

45.3 1

Floated, full and on off, Trent Boult drags it towards long on for a single.

45.2 1

Just short! This is tossed up and around off, Mitchell Santner again throws his bat at it but this time gets a thick outside edge towards short third man, the fielder there dives forwards but collects it on the bounce. The umpires goes upstairs to check the catch and the soft signal is not out. The replay confirms that it has indeed fallen short of the fielder.

45.1 0

Quicker one, short and on off, turning away, Mitchell Santner slashes at it but misses it.

Score after 45 overs : 190/9

Runs Scored

7 Runs

T Boult

6 (5)

M Santner

14 (15)

A Joseph

9-2-42-1

44.6 0

This one lands on middle, Trent Boult eases it to mid off.

44.5 4

FOUR! Slightly shorter and on off, Trent Boult plays an upper cut towards third man for a boundary.

44.4 0

On middle, blocked out.

44.3 1

On a length and on off, Mitchell Santner drives it to covers for one.

44.2 1

Fuller again, outside off, Trent Boult drives it to covers. They run for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the non strikers end. A direct hit and Boult was a goner.

44.1 1

Fuller and on middle, Mitchell Santner drills it to long off for one.

Score after 44 overs : 183/9

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Santner

12 (13)

T Boult

1 (1)

K Sinclair

7-0-33-3

43.6 1

This one lands outside off, Mitchell Santner drives it to covers for one.

43.5 1

Fuller and down the middle, Trent Boult plays it to mid off .

Trent Boult is the last batter to make his way out the middle.
43.4 W 0

OUT! BOWLED! Tossed up on middle with a hint of turn, Tim Southee looks to block it but misses. The ball clips over the off pole. New Zealand are now 181/9.

43.3 2

Tossed up on middle, Tim Southee looks to drive it but gets an outside edge as the ball rolls towards the off side. They collect two.

43.2 1

Tossed up, around off, Santner drives it to covers for one.

43.1 0

Slightly shorter and on off, Mitchell Santner punches it to covers for one.

Score after 43 overs : 178/8

Runs Scored

9 Runs

T Southee

2 (4)

M Santner

10 (10)

A Joseph

8-2-35-1

42.6 0

On off, defended out.

42.5 1

Serves it outside off, Santner drives it to long off for one.

42.4 6

SIX! Shorter and down the middle, Santner bangs it over long off for a maximum.

42.3 0

Slightly shorter and on middle, Santner punches it to long on for one.

42.2 1

Fuller and on the stumps, Tim Southee moves to his off side and flicks it to backward square leg for one. Risky shot!

42.1 1

Fuller and on off, Mitchell Santner eases it to mid off for one.

Score after 42 overs : 169/8

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Santner

2 (6)

T Southee

1 (2)

K Sinclair

6-0-28-2

41.6 1

Slightly shorter, around off, Mitchell Santner punches it to id off for one.

41.5 0

Bowls it on middle and fuller in length, Mitchell Santner blocks it back towards the bowler.

41.4 1

This one lands fuller and on off, Tim Southee knocks it to long on for one.

41.3 0

On off, defended out.

Tim Southee makes his way out to the middle and New Zealand may not reach the 200 mark once again.
41.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT-BEHIND! Kevin Sinclair with the dream dismissal for an off spinner. This is tossed up, full and on the fifth stump line, inviting the batter forward. James Neesham obliges and leans on to block it but the turn away takes a thin outside edge, Shai Hope behind the stumps takes a nice catch moving to his left. The break has surely worked for the Windies and they are dictating terms here.

41.1 0

Shorter and outside off, defended.

Score after 41 overs : 167/7

Runs Scored

2 Runs

J Neesham

1 (5)

M Santner

1 (4)

J Holder

8-2-15-3

40.6 1

Fuller and on off, this is guided towards deep point for one.

40.5 1

On a length and outside off, Mitchell Santner cuts it to point for one.

40.4 0

Fuller one on off, this is flicked towards mid-wicket.

40.3 0

Short of a length and on off, Mitchell Santner eases it to mid off. Dot.

40.2 0

On a length and outside off, left alone.

Mitchell Santner is the next batter in for New Zealand.
40.1 W 0

OUT! BOWLED! Jason Holder gets the man in form. Finn Allen misses out on his maiden ODI hundred by a whisker. This one lands outside off, on a length, sticks to the surface a bit. Finn Allen looks to play at it but the ball keeps low and he only manages to get an inside edge as the ball then shatter the stumps. Finn Allen walks out after a brilliant knock! New Zealand are in real trouble now. They will be having flashbacks of the first ODI. Can they go past the 200 mark this time?

Score after 40 overs : 165/6

Runs Scored

1 Runs

J Neesham

0 (4)

F Allen

96 (116)

A Hosein

10-1-51-2

39.6 0

Darts this one on middle, James Neesham uses his feet and yorks himself, he manages to tuck it towards mid-wicket.

39.5 0

Again tries the reverse sweep on this full delivery but finds short third man again.

39.4 0

Floated and on middle, James Neesham reverse sweeps it but straight to the short third man fielder.

39.3 0

Tossed up, full and on off, James Neesham blocks it towards covers.

39.2 1

A bit short and on leg, Finn Allen works this of his inner half towards long on for a single.

39.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Akeal Hosein gets his second wicket. Akeal Hosein bowls it fuller, on middle. Glenn Phillips looks to sweep it but the extra bounce gets the top edge of his willow. The ball goes in the air and carries towards Nicholas Pooran who takes it at covers. Glenn Phillips cannot make the most of his oppurtunity and will be kicking himself. James Neesham comes out to bat now.

Score after 39 overs : 164/5

Runs Scored

0 Runs

F Allen

95 (115)

G Phillips

9 (10)

J Holder

7-2-13-2

38.6 0

Maiden over! This is on a length and on middle, angling in, Finn Allen blocks it out.

38.5 0

UPPISH BUT SAFE! Jason Holder takes the pace out of and bowls this on a good length, Finn Allen goes for the pull but checks his shot at the last moment. The ball takes the top edge but falls short of the mid off fielder.

38.4 0

Jason Holder with the extra bounce again. This is on a hard length and on off, skids through, Finn Allen looks to play at it but gets hit on the shoulder and the ball deflects towards point.

38.3 0

Brilliant fielding! Jason Holder bangs this short and on middle, keeps a bit low, Finn Allen still manags to pull it towards mid-wicket where Shamarh Brooks dives to his left to stop it.

38.2 0

Length again but this time on middle, Finn Allen looks to block it but gets an outside edge towards point.

38.1 0

This is on a hard length and on off, Finn Allen stays back and guides it towards point.

Score after 38 overs : 164/5

Runs Scored

9 Runs

G Phillips

9 (10)

F Allen

95 (109)

A Hosein

9-1-50-1

37.6 0

Floated and around middle, Glenn Phillips pushes this back to the bowler.

37.5 4

FOUR! UP AND OVER! This is again short and on middle, Glenn Phillips goes back and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

37.4 2

Goes short and on off, turning away, Glenn Phillips makes room and cuts it wide of the deep point fielder for a brace.

37.3 1

Another full delivery, on middle, Finn Allen drives it to long on for a single.

37.2 1

Tossed up, full and on middle, Glenn Phillips blocks it out.

37.1 1

Floated, short and outside off, Finn Allen cuts it through cover-point for a single.

Score after 37 overs : 155/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

G Phillips

2 (6)

F Allen

93 (107)

J Holder

6-1-13-2

36.6 0

EXTRA BOUNCE! This is on a hard length and on middle, skids through the surface, Glenn Phillips looks to block it but gets hit on the gloves due to the extra bounce.

36.5 1

Bangs in a short ball and on off, Finn Allen stays back and pulls it away in front of square on the leg side for a run.

36.4 0

Another good-length delivery and this time on middle, Finn Allen knocks it towards mid-wicket with soft hands.

36.3 0

Jason Holder continues bowling on a length and on off, Finn Allen goes back pushes this towards covers.

36.3 wd 1

WIDE! Jason Holder bangs in a bouncer and on middle, Finn Allen ducks under it. It is called a wide for height.

36.2 1

This is on a hard length and around off, Glenn Phillips opens the face of his bat and guides it to third man for a single.

36.1 0

On a length and onto the pads, Glenn Phillips stays back and tucks it towards mid-wicket.

Score after 36 overs : 152/5

Runs Scored

3 Runs

G Phillips

1 (3)

F Allen

92 (104)

A Hosein

8-1-41-1

35.6 1

Short this time and outside off, Glenn Phillips guides this towards third man for a single and will keep strike. End of a successful over from Akeal Hosein!

35.5 0

Flights this one full and outside off, Glenn Phillips blocks this towards cover.

35.4 0

This is a touch short and in line with the stumps, Glenn Phillips goes on the back foot and fends the ball back to the bowler.

35.3 1

Akeal Hosein serves this one full and outside off, Finn Allen places this towards point.

35.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Akeal Hosein gets his first wicket and Michael Bracewell has to depart! Akeal Hosein floats a delivery full and outside off, Michael Bracewell goes for the slog sweep and gets a top edge that flies towards deep square leg. Shamarh Brooks makes the catch look easy and New Zealand have now lost half their side. Akeal Hosein looks thrilled and he should be as he has bowled really well in this game as well.

35.1 1

Akeal Hosein is a fraction short and in line with the stumps, Finn Allen pulls this to deep square leg and they have to settle for a single.

Score after 35 overs : 149/4

Runs Scored

4 Runs

F Allen

90 (102)

M Bracewell

6 (14)

A Joseph

7-2-26-1

34.6 1

Alzarri Joseph is a touch short once again and bowls this outside off, Finn Allen cuts this to deep point and takes a run to keep strike.

34.5 0

This is served on a good length and just outside off, Finn Allen looks to drive on the back foot but gets beaten on the inside edge.

34.4 1

Alzarri Joseph follows up with another short ball angling down leg, Michael Bracewell pulls this toward fine leg and the ball falls just short of the diving fielder. They take a single.

Michael Bracewell gets hit on the helmet. The physios are in for the mandatory concussion check. Everything looks fine now and we are good to go...
34.3 0

Alzarri Joseph bangs this in short and aims for the batter. Michael Bracewell goes for the pull but misses. Michael Bracewell gets hit straight on the helmet. That looked bad and the physios are called out.

34.2 1

This is bowled on a good length and outside off, Finn Allen taps the ball to the off side with soft hands and they rush across for a single. The bowler is not happy.

34.1 1

Alzarri Joseph bowls this into the pads on a good length, Michael Bracewell clips the ball to fine leg for a run.

Score after 34 overs : 145/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

F Allen

88 (99)

M Bracewell

4 (11)

A Hosein

7-1-38-0

33.6 2

This is a touch short and outside off, Finn Allen uses the crease and hits the ball to deep cover. A misfield allows them to take a couple of runs.

33.5 0

Loopy delivery bowled full and straight. Finn Allen gets a stride forward and plays it back to the bowler.

33.4 0

Bowls this on a middle stump line and full, Finn Allen defends this and gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket.

33.3 0

Flights this one full and outside off, Finn Allen knocks the ball to cover.

33.2 2

Bowls this a bit short and in line with the stumps, Finn Allen goes on the back foot and plays this wide of long on for a couple of runs.

33.1 1

Akeal Hosein strays onto the pads on a fuller length, Michael Bracewell clips this to fine leg for a single.

Score after 33 overs : 140/4

Runs Scored

8 Runs

F Allen

84 (94)

M Bracewell

3 (10)

A Joseph

6-2-22-1

32.6 6

SIX! This has been deposited over the boundary! Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a shorter length and in line with the stumps, Finn Allen gets inside the line of the ball and helps it over deep backward square leg for six runs.

32.5 1

Alzarri Joseph goes a touch fuller and outside off, Michael Bracewell gets a thickish outside edge to third man for a single.

32.4 0

What a delivery from Alzarri Joseph! He serves this back of a length and gets the ball to nip back into the batter. Michael Bracewell gets beaten on the inside edge.

32.3 0

Alzarri Joseph goes 'round the wicket to the left-hander and bowls this full and outside off. Michael Bracewell strokes this straight to mid off.

32.2 1

Alzarri Joseph bowls this straight in line with the stumps from a good length, Finn Allen clips this towards fine leg for a single.

32.1 0

Alzarri Joseph bowls this one good length and outside off, Finn Allen defends this towards point.

UPDATE - 2.56 am IST (9.26 pm GMT, previous day) - Finally some good news! The rain seems to have stopped and the dark clouds have drifted away. The sky looks bright now and the covers are coming off. The groundstaff has already begun mopping up the outfield and they are as eager as were are for the game to resume soon. The umpires have completed their inspection and the game is set to resume at 3.20 am IST (9.50 pm GMT, previous day). Do join us soon for the restart.
UPDATE - 2.46 am IST (9.16 pm GMT, previous day) - This has been a considerable delay, and still no good news to share with you folks. Looks like we are headed for a shortened game if this rain persists. The game was moving along nicely till this interruption and let's hope this rain relents. Fingers crossed.
Akeal Hosein had a chat before the game with the broadcasters. He said that his role for the team is to take wickets. He praised the two debutants of the previous game (Yannic Cariah and Kevin Sinclair) for their bowling performance in that match. He added that when the pitch is offering something to the spinners, it is still key to bowl in the right areas and most importantly attack the stumps. He ended by saying that he enjoys bowling in different situations and tries to bowl according to them. That said, he has done well so far in this game and has been disciplined but is yet to take a wicket.
UPDATE - 2.09 am IST (8.39 pm GMT, previous day) - It does not look good as the rain is pouring down now. This will definitely wet the outfield and even if the rain stops soon it may take time to dry the playing area. It has gotten really dark out there and this seems like a considerable delay. We can have 90 minutes of stoppage before overs start to get deducted. Let's hope we get some cricketing action soon.
UPDATE - 1.54 am IST (8.24 pm GMT, previous day) - There is some rain around the ground at the moment. The covers are on and the players are going off. Oh..no! The rain seems to have gotten heavier now. But we hope that it is just a passing shower and it gets clear soon. Stay tuned for further updates.
Drinks! After the start the West Indies got, they could not make the most out of it. Finn Allen ​​​​and Daryl Mitchell built up a nice partnership and took the Kiwis out of trouble. Mitchell was looking good but he got dismissed. Finn Allen, on the other hand has found his touch and got to his half-century after early struggles. West Indies need to get his wicket quickly to put more pressure on them. An exciting session awaits. Wait a moment... The rain gods seem to have made an appearance here.

Score after 32 overs : 132/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Bracewell

2 (7)

F Allen

77 (91)

K Sinclair

5-0-26-1

31.6 0

Kevin Sinclair floats this one full and outside the off pole. Michael Bracewell blocks this towards cover. Just two runs of this over!

31.5 0

Kevin Sinclair bowls this a touch short and outside off, Michael Bracewell thumps this straight to covers.

31.4 0

Kevin Sinclair bowls this full once again on middle and off, Michael Bracewell shimmies down the wicket and knocks this back to the bowler.

31.3 0

Bowls this full in line with the stumps, Michael Bracewell defends this back down the pitch.

31.2 0

This is full and on middle, Michael Bracewell clips this to mid-wicket.

31.1 2

Kevin Sinclair fires this on in full and angling into the stumps, Michael Bracewell looks to defend and gets an outside edge to third man for a couple of runs.

Score after 31 overs : 130/4

Runs Scored

11 Runs

F Allen

77 (91)

M Bracewell

0 (1)

A Joseph

5-2-14-1

30.6 4

FOUR! SMASHED! This is agian short and on middle, Finn Allen slaps it in front of square on the leg side for a boundary. A good finish to the over.

30.5 6

SIX! All the way! This is short again and on middle and leg, Finn Allen shuffles across and hooks it over the deep backward square leg for a biggie.

30.4 0

Full and around off, Finn Allen moves across and tucks it to mid-wicket.

30.3 0

Alzarri Joseph bangs this one short and on middle, Finn Allen ducks under it.

30.2 0

Length and on off, Finn Allen bunts it onto the ground.

30.1 lb 1

Alzarri Joseph starts with a hard length delivery and on the leg stump, Michael Bracewell looks to flick it away but gets it of his gloves towards the keeper. Shai Hope is standing a bit too behind and cannot grab it as it just falls short. The batter takes a run as it goes past the keeper. It is given as leg byes.

Alzarri Joseph comes back into the attack.

Score after 30 overs : 119/4

Runs Scored

10 Runs

F Allen

67 (86)

M Bracewell

0 (0)

K Sinclair

4-0-24-1

29.6 4

FOUR! Nice timing! This is just a touch short and on leg, Finn Allen flicks it away towards the deep square leg fence for a boundary. A wicket and two boundaries in this over.

Michael Bracewell comes out to the middle.
29.5 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Kevin Sinclair gets his man! He is thrilled and celebrates with cartwheels and summersaults! He flights this one full and in line with the stumps, Daryl Mitchell charges down the wicket and looks to heave this leg side. He gets an inside edge that flies high towards deep square leg. Akeal Hosein is in position to complete a routine catch and Daryl Mitchell has to make the long walk back. West Indies finally have the breakthrough.

29.4 0

Kevin Sinclair keeps bowling this full and outside off, The reverse sweep finds short third man this time.

29.3 2

Kevin Sinclair floats this one outside off, Daryl Mitchell goes for the reverse sweep once again and this fall just short of cover. He can not stop the ball and the ball goes to the deep as they take two runs.

29.2 0

Floated full outside off, Daryl Mitchell knocks this towards cover.

29.1 4

FOUR! The reverse sweep comes off this time! Kevin Sinclair persists with the full delivery outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets this to the right of short third man and finds the deep backward point fence for four more runs.

Score after 29 overs : 109/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

F Allen

63 (85)

D Mitchell

35 (58)

Y Cariah

7-0-26-0

28.6 4

FOUR! This has been thumped! Yannic Cariah goes full once again and outside off, Finn Allen has room to swing his arms and hits this straight to long off for a boundary. The fielder at long off has no chance to get this as it has been hit with great power.

28.5 0

Yannic Cariah continues to flight this full and this time just outside off, Finn Allen is early into his block and the ball drops into the pitch.

28.4 0

Flights this one full and in line with the stumps, Finn Allen gets his front foot ahead and blocks this to the left of the bowler.

28.3 0

Bowls this a fraction short as well and keeps it straight, Finn Allen defends this back down the pitch towards the leg side.

28.2 2

This is a touch short and in line with the stumps, Finn Allen gets low and pulls this towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.

28.1 1

Yannic Cariah serves this full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell taps this with soft hands towards point and takes a single.

Score after 28 overs : 102/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

D Mitchell

34 (57)

F Allen

57 (80)

K Sinclair

3-0-14-0

27.6 1

Floated, full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell revers sweeps it through point for one.

27.5 0

On off, kept out.

27.4 1

This is tossed up, full and on off, Finn Allen moves across and paddles it away towards fine leg for a single.

27.3 0

Floated, full and on middle, Finn Allen knocks it towards mid-wicket.

27.2 1

Short and around off, Daryl Mitchell stays back and guides it to point for a single.

27.1 1

Fires this one in full and on off, Finn Allen makes room and cuts it past point for a run.

Score after 27 overs : 98/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

D Mitchell

32 (54)

F Allen

55 (77)

Y Cariah

6-0-19-0

26.6 0

A bit short and on leg, Daryl Mitchell comes down the track and tucks it to mid-wicket.

26.5 0

Full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell tries the reverse sweep but misses and gets hit high on his body.

26.4 0

BEATEN! This is slower through the air and on off, turning away, Daryl Mitchell gets beaten on the outside edge as he goes to block it.

26.3 0

This is looped up, on off, Daryl Mitchell knocks it towards point. Finn Allen sets off for the run but Mitchell sends him back midway. Akeal Hosein picks up the ball and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses and Allen gets home.

26.2 1

Floated, full and on off, Finn Allen drives it towards long off for a single.

26.1 2

Flighted delivery and on off, turning away, Finn Allen tries to cut it but gets a bottom edge and the ball goes between the keeper's leg towards the third man region. Two runs taken.

Score after 26 overs : 95/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

F Allen

52 (75)

D Mitchell

32 (50)

K Sinclair

2-0-10-0

25.6 1

Shortish again and down the leg, Finn Allen flicks it towards deep square leg for a single.

25.5 1

Short and on the pads, Daryl Mitchell stays back and works it through square leg for one.

25.4 0

Another full delivery and on off, Daryl Mitchell this time connects his reverse sweep but hits it straight to short third man.

25.3 0

Floated, full and around off, Daryl Mitchell goes for the reverse sweep but cannot connect and gets hit on his body.

25.2 0

Tossed up, full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell tucks it to the leg side.

25.1 1

Flatter and on middle, Finn Allen eases it towards long on for one.

Score after 25 overs : 92/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

F Allen

50 (73)

D Mitchell

31 (46)

Y Cariah

5-0-16-0

24.6 1

That is a well-made half-century by Finn Allen! Yannic Cariah bowls this a touch short and angling into the stumps, Finn Allen works this to deep mid-wicket and takes a single to bring up his fifty. New Zealand will be hoping he carries on to score big.

24.5 1

Flighted delivery bowled full and well outside off, Daryl Mitchell sweeps this towards deep square leg for a single.

24.4 0

Floats this one full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell leaves this one alone.

24.3 1

Yannic Cariah bowls this short and wide outside off, Finn Allen cuts this to deep point for a single.

24.2 1

Yannic Cariah bowls this full on middle and off, Daryl Mitchell knocks this towards long on for a run.

24.1 1

Yannic Cariah begins with a short ball outside off, Finn Allen lobs his pull towards long on and they take a single.

Score after 24 overs : 87/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

F Allen

47 (70)

D Mitchell

29 (43)

K Sinclair

1-0-7-0

23.6 1

Kevin Sinclair bowls a quicker delivery fired into the pads, Finn Allen clips this to deep backward square leg for a single.

23.5 0

Kevin Sinclair bowls this full and really close to off stumps, Finn Allen looks to pull this but the ball stays low and just misses the off pole. That was close.

23.4 1

Third reverse sweep in a row and he hits a full delivery in line with the stumps to deep point for a single.

23.3 2

Kevin Sinclair bowls this full and closer to the stumps, Daryl Mitchell goes for the reverse sweep once again and gets a bottom edge towards fine leg for a brace.

23.2 2

This one is full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell goes for his favored reverse sweep and gets this to the right of short third man for a couple of runs.

23.1 1

Kevin Sinclair starts with a full delivery angling into the pads, Finn Allen works this to deep mid-wicket for a single. That brings up the fifty-run partnership between these two.

Kevin Sinclair replaces Akeal Hosein.

Score after 23 overs : 80/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

D Mitchell

24 (40)

F Allen

45 (67)

Y Cariah

4-0-11-0

22.6 0

Goes a bit short and outside off, Daryl Mitchell mistimes his shot straight to cover and shouts out in diappointment.

22.5 0

Continues bowling full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell defends this solidly to the left of the bowler.

22.4 1

Flighted delivery full and on off, Finn Allen looks to work this towards the leg side but gets a leading edge to deep cover for a single.

22.3 0

Full once again and just outside off, Finn Allen pushes at it and gets an inside edge onto his pads.

22.2 2

Yannic Cariah bowls a loopy delivery outside off, Finn Allen looks to hit this aerially to the offside but slices this towards deep cover-point. They take a couple of runs.

22.1 0

Yannic Cariah gets the ball to come back in sharply from a fuller length and outside off, Finn Allen looks to defend and gets beaten on the inside edge.

Score after 22 overs : 77/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

D Mitchell

24 (38)

F Allen

42 (63)

A Hosein

6-1-33-0

21.6 0

Floated full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets a stride forward and looks to block. Gets beaten on the outside edge.

21.5 1

Akeal Hosein is a touch short but straight. Finn Allen whips this towards deep mid-wicket for single.

21.4 2

This is short and outside off, Finn Allen cuts this to deep backward point and takes two runs.

21.3 4

FOUR! Short this time and swatted away! Akeal Hosein pulls his length back and serves this outside off, Finn Allen uses the depth of the crease and dismisses it towards the deep mid-wicket fence for four useful runs.

21.2 1

This is full as well and in line with the stumps, Daryl Mitchell clips this to long on for a single.

21.1 0

Akeal Hosein flights this one full and just outside  off, Daryl Mitchell pushes at it and gets beaten on the outside edge.

Score after 21 overs : 69/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

D Mitchell

23 (35)

F Allen

35 (60)

Y Cariah

3-0-8-0

20.6 1

Goes short and outside off, Daryl Mitchell cuts this to deep point for a single.

20.5 0

Flighted full and outside off, Daryl Mitchell goes for the reverse sweep once again and finds short third man this time as well.

20.4 0

Floats this one full and outside the off stumps, Daryl Mitchell blocks this towards cover.

20.3 4

FOUR! This as been put away! Yannic Cariah is short this time and outside off, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and pulls this towards deep mid-wicket for a boundary.

20.2 0

Yannic Cariah goes full this time outside off, Daryl Mitchell reverse sweeps this straight to short third man.

20.1 1

Yannic Cariah bowls this really short and angling into the stumps, Finn Allen misses out as he miscues his pull towards short fine leg takes a single.

Score after 20 overs : 63/3

Runs Scored

9 Runs

D Mitchell

18 (30)

F Allen

34 (59)

A Hosein

5-1-25-0

19.6 0

Slower through the air and on leg, Daryl Mitchell blocks it onto the pitch.

19.5 2

Tossed up, lands short and on off, Daryl Mitchell slaps it wide of long off for a brace.

19.4 1

A bit short and on middle, Finn Allen stays back and clips it towards mid-wicket for one.

19.3 6

SIX! Finn Allen is looking to break the shackles here but Akeal Hosein won't mind that. This is looped up and on middle, Finn Allen skips down the track and lofts it over long off for a biggie.

19.2 0

Floated, short again and on off, Finn Allen punches it towards extra cover.

19.1 0

Short and on off, turning away, Finn Allen goes for the cut but bunts it onto the ground. He is really struggling to score runs here.

Score after 19 overs : 54/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

D Mitchell

16 (28)

F Allen

27 (55)

Y Cariah

2-0-2-0

18.6 0

Fuller one and around off, Daryl Mitchell pushes it towards covers.

18.5 0

BEATEN! This is looped up and outside off, turning away sharply, Daryl Mitchell leans on to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

18.4 0

Floated, full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell blocks it out.

18.3 1

Full and on off, Finn Allen drives it towards long off for one.

18.2 0

An appeal for a catch but turned down. This is tossed up and around middle, Finn Allen goes for the revers sweep but misses and the ball lobs up of his forearm and goes behind the keeper. The slip moves there and takes the catch. They appeal for it but the finger stays down.

18.1 0

Flighted, full and on off, turning away, Finn Allen looks to defend but gets it of his outer half towards point.

Score after 18 overs : 53/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

D Mitchell

16 (25)

F Allen

26 (52)

A Hosein

4-1-16-0

17.6 0

Goes back to bowling full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell happy to defend this back towards the bowler.

17.5 0

Bowls this a fraction short and angling into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell rocks back and guides the ball towards point.

17.4 0

Draws an outside edge. Akeal Hosein serves this full and in line with the stumps, Daryl Mitchell looks to block and gets and thickish edge on the bounce to the right of first slip.

17.3 6

SIX! BANG!  Akeal Hosein loops this one up and bowls this on middle, Daryl Mitchell skips down the track and smashes it over the bowler's head for a maximum.

17.2 0

Tossed up, full and on off, turning away, Daryl Mitchell goes for the sweep but misses. Shai Hope collects and takes the bails off and appeals for the stumping. The umpire sends it upstairs and the replays shows that Daryl Mitchell got his foot back in time. He survives.

17.1 1

Floated, lands short and on middle, Finn Allen tucks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Score after 17 overs : 46/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

F Allen

25 (51)

D Mitchell

10 (20)

Y Cariah

1-0-1-0

16.6 1

A short delivery and outside off, Finn Allen cuts it to deep point for one. No maiden then.

16.5 0

Make that five dots! This is tossed up and on off, Finn Allen goes for the reverse sweep but gets it of his gloves towards the slip.

16.4 0

Four dots on the trot! This is quciker again, on middle, Finn Allen pushes it back to the bowler.

16.3 0

A brilliant stop at covers! This floated and around off, Finn Allen punches it to the right of covers but the fielder dives and stops it. Another dot.

16.2 0

Quicker one, short and on middle, Finn Allen goes for the cut but gets hurried by the pace and gets an inside edge past his stumps.

16.1 0

Yannic Cariah starts with a ripper! This is tossed up, full and on off, turning away a shy bit, Finn Allen leans on to block but gets beaten on the outside edge.

Yannic Cariah has been brought into the attack. It will now most likely be spin from both ends.

Score after 16 overs : 45/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

D Mitchell

10 (20)

F Allen

24 (45)

A Hosein

3-1-9-0

15.6 0

Looped up, full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell knocks it down the pitch.

15.5 1

Flatter and quicker, on off, Finn Allen goes on his back foot and cuts it through cover-point for one.

15.4 0

Flighted delivery, full and on middle, turning a bit, Finn Allen looks to defend it but gets a leading edge towards covers.

15.3 0

Tossed up, full and on middle, Finn Allen leans on and blocks it out.

15.2 1

Short again and on middle, Daryl Mitchell makes room and punches it off the back foot through covers for a run.

15.1 1

A bit short and on off, turning away, Finn Allen stays back slaps it down to long off for a single.

Drinks! This has been a dominating performance by West Indies with the ball! They were finding it difficult to put up a decent bowling performance in the recent past and now they have done so in two consecutive games. New Zealand's batting has been in outstanding form all summer but has failed to take off in this ODI series. They have lost three wickets and have a massive job on their hands here. West Indies will introduce their spinners in the middle overs and the battle is only going to get more intense.

Score after 15 overs : 42/3

Runs Scored

1 Runs

F Allen

22 (41)

D Mitchell

9 (18)

A Joseph

4-2-4-1

14.6 1

Alzarri Joseph bowls this one short and angling into the batter. Finn Allen fends this awkwardly and the ball balloons to the left of the keeper and they take a single. Just one run from this over then. Alzarri Joseph is looking in fine rhythm.

14.5 0

This is a fraction short and outside off, Finn Allen looks to pull but the ball stays a bit low. Gets beaten on the bottom edge and the ball goes through to the keeper.

14.4 0

Goes a touch fuller this time and outside off, Finn Allen strokes this firmly and a good stop by Yannic Cariah at cover prevents a run.

14.3 0

Alzarri Joseph bangs this one in short and bowls this outside off, Finn Allen ducks well under this one.

14.2 0

Alzarri Joseph serves this one wide outside off and on a good length, Finn Allen miscues his shot towards cover.

14.1 0

Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a good length and keeps to the outside off stump line. Finn Allen plays this back towards the bowler.

Score after 14 overs : 41/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

D Mitchell

9 (18)

F Allen

21 (35)

A Hosein

2-1-6-0

13.6 0

Akeal Hosein continues bowling full and just outside off, Daryl Mitchell defends this solidly down the pitch. 5 dot balls and a maximum in this over.

13.5 0

Beaten! Gets the ball to turn sharply after pitching outside off on a fuller length. Daryl Mitchell pushes at the ball and does not get bat on it.

13.4 0

Goes full once again and in line with the stumps, Daryl Mitchell knocks this back to the bowler.

13.3 0

Floated, full and on off, Daryl Mitchell blocks it out towards covers.

13.2 6

SIX! Daryl Mitchell gets his first maximum of the innings! This is tossed up, full and on middle, Daryl Mitchell dances down the track and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie.

13.1 0

Flighted delivery and on off, turning away a bit, Daryl Mitchell leans on and pushes it off the outer half of his bat towards point.

Score after 13 overs : 35/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

F Allen

21 (35)

D Mitchell

3 (12)

A Joseph

3-2-3-1

12.6 0

Goes full on the pads, Finn Allen clips this straight to mid-wicket. End of another good over from Alzarri Joseph as just 3 runs have come off it.

12.5 1

Alzarri Joseph bowls this one slightly short as well and outside off, Daryl Mitchell guides this to deep backward point for a single.

12.4 0

Alzarri Joseph bowls this back of a length and angling down leg, Daryl Mitchell looks to glance this but misses. There is a huge appeal and the umpire does not call this wide so it must have hit something. West Indies decide to review this. UltraEdge shows a spike when the ball passes the bat but the umpire reckons there is a gap between bat and ball. The ball definitely grazes past the body. The on-field decision remains and Daryl Mitchell survives.

12.3 0

Continues bowling on a good length, and just outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets across the stumps and taps the ball back towards the bowler.

12.2 1

This is straying onto the pads from a good length, Finn Allen works this towards wide fine leg and takes one.

12.1 1

The first runs off Alzarri Joseph! He bowls this back of a length and angles into the batter. Daryl Mitchell looks to fend and gets an inside edge towards fine leg for a single.

Score after 12 overs : 32/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

F Allen

20 (33)

D Mitchell

1 (8)

A Hosein

1-1-0-0

11.6 0

Bowls this full and on middle, Finn Allen strokes this back to the bowler. A maiden to start off for Akeal Hosein!

11.5 0

Make that five! Akeal Hosein goes full outside off, Finn Allen finds the cover fielder once again.

11.4 0

Bowls this is line with the stumps and full, Finn Allen knocks this back down the pitch. Four dot balls now.

11.3 0

Full this time and outside off, Finn Allen strokes this straight to short cover.

11.2 0

Bowls this a touch short and in line with the stumps, Finn Allen goes back in the crease and hits this back to the bowler's left.

11.1 0

Akeal Hosein begins with a full delivery angling into the stumps, Finn Allen defends this towards cover.

We will see spin for the first time as Akeal Hosein comes into the attack.

Score after 11 overs : 32/3

Runs Scored

0 Runs

D Mitchell

1 (8)

F Allen

20 (27)

A Joseph

2-2-0-1

10.6 0

Alzarri Joseph bowls this a touch wider outside off on a good length. Daryl Mitchell is watchful as he leaves this one alone as well. Another maiden over from Alzarri Joseph!

10.5 0

Alzarri Joseph serves this one a good length and outside off, Daryl Mitchell is happy to let this one go.

10.4 0

Pulls his length back a fraction, and bowls this just outside off stump, Daryl Mitchell looks to defend and there is some extra bounce. Gets hit high on the bat and the ball rolls to square leg.

10.3 0

Alzarri Joseph bangs this one in short and in line with the stumps, Daryl Mitchell ducks under this one.

10.2 0

Angles this one into the batter from a good length, Daryl Mitchell flicks this towards mid-wicket.

10.1 0

Alzarri Joseph is right on the money bowling this on a good length and just outside off, Daryl Mitchell fends this back down the wicket.

End of Powerplay 1 and now West Indies can keep four fielders outside the inner circle. They will want to keep the pressure on though.

Score after 10 overs : 32/3

Runs Scored

2 Runs

D Mitchell

1 (2)

F Allen

20 (27)

J Holder

5-1-10-2

9.6 1

Another sharp bouncer. Jason Holder lands it short and on off, angling in sharply, Daryl Mitchell gets across to defend it but the ball hits his gloves and goes towards sqaure leg. They cross.

9.5 0

Jason Holder welcomes Daryl Mitchell with a sharp bouncer. This is short and on middle, angling in, Daryl Mitchell ducks under it.

Daryl Mitchell makes his way out to the middle with New Zealand in some serious trouble.
9.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! This is absolutely brilliant captaincy by Nicholas Pooran. He put in 7 fielders on the off side for Latham and that plan has worked. Jason Holder bowls this back of a length and outside off, gets some extra bounce on it as well. Tom Latham looks to steer it but gets a bit surprised by the bounce. As a result, the ball takes the top edge and goes  in the air and straight to Kevin Sinclair at backward point who makes no mistake. Tom Latham has to go back for a duck and West Indies are on top here.

9.3 0

This is again on a length and on off, Tom Latham cuts it from his crease but straight to point.

9.2 lb 1

A bit short and on the leg stump, Finn Allen looks to flick it but misses and the ball defelcts of his thigh pad towards short fine leg. A leg bye taken.

9.1 0

This is on a good length and on middle, keeps a bit low too, Finn Allen does well to put his bat down in time and defend it.

Score after 9 overs : 30/2

Runs Scored

0 Runs

T Latham

0 (1)

F Allen

20 (25)

A Joseph

1-1-0-1

8.6 0

On a length and on off, Tom Latham stays back and blocks it out.

The skipper Tom Latham makes his way to the crease and will be looking to play a Kane Williamson innings and steady the ship here.
8.5 W 0

OUT! DRAGGED ON! Alzarri Joseph gets his 22nd wicket at this venue. This is on a hard length and on the fifth stump line, Devon Conway looks to push it away to the off side but closes the face of his bat a bit too soon. The ball takes the inside edge and crashes onto the stumps. New Zealand lose their second wicket.

8.4 0

This is on length and on middle, Devon Conway gets hurried by the pace and gets hit on his gloves while trying to block it.

8.3 0

Excellent stop by Shai Hope! This is full and outside off, Devon Conway slashes at it but gets an inside edge past his stumps and towards the right of the keeper. Shai Hope dives in that direction and makes a good stop. He certainly saved a boundary there.

8.2 0

Length again and on middle this time, Devon Conway stays there and blocks it onto the pitch.

8.1 0

Alzarri Joseph starts with a good length delivery from 'round the wicket, on off, Devon Conway knocks it towards backward point.

Alzarri Joseph has been brought into the attack. He is the leading wicket-taker at this venue and will be looking take some more here.

Score after 8 overs : 30/1

Runs Scored

1 Runs

F Allen

20 (25)

D Conway

6 (12)

J Holder

4-1-9-1

7.6 0

On a hard length and on middle, Finn Allen tucks it towards sqaure leg.

7.5 0

Pulls his length back a bit and on off, Finn Allen hops up and blocks it out.

7.4 1

Jason Holder goes full again and n off, Devon Conway takes a couple of steps down the track and guides it towards third man for a single.

7.3 0

Full delivery and on off, Devon Conway drives it on the up and the ball goes towards covers on a bounce.

7.2 0

Length again and outside off, Devon Conway offers no shot at it.

7.1 0

This is on a good length and around off, angling away, Devon Conway leaves it alone.

Score after 7 overs : 29/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

D Conway

5 (8)

F Allen

20 (23)

K Mayers

4-0-21-0

6.6 1

Full and on off, Devon Conway knocks it towards mid off and gets across for a quick single.

6.5 0

A good-length delivery and on middle, Devon Conway looks to block it but misses and gets hit on the pads. There is a stiffled appeal for the LBW but turned down. Nicholas Pooran decides against the review.

6.4 1

Overthrows! This is on a length and on off, Finn Allen pushes it to point, the fielder there has a shy at the non-striker's end but there is no one backing up. The batters take a run.

6.3 0

Fullish one and on middle, Finn Allen flicks it uppishly but it falls short of the short mid-wicket fielder.

6.2 0

Full and around off, Finn Allen bunts it onto the ground.

6.1 4

FOUR! Nice shot! This is just a touch short and on middle, Finn Allen gets into position qucikly and pulls it towards the deep sqaure leg fence. Kevin Sinclair there puts in a dive but his knee gets stuck in the ground and the ball goes over the fence for a boundary.

Score after 6 overs : 23/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

F Allen

15 (19)

D Conway

4 (6)

J Holder

3-1-8-1

5.6 1

Full and on middle, Finn Allen tucks it wide of the mid on fielder and takes a single.

5.5 0

A slower one now, on a length and on middle, Finn Allen look to flick it but gets beaten due to the change of pace and gets hit on his thigh pads.

5.4 2

Full again and on middle, Finn Allen works it away through square leg with soft hands and comes back for the second.

5.3 1

Goes a bit full and around off, Devon Conway opens the face of his bat and guides it past point for a single.

5.2 0

Length again and on the fifth stump line, Devon Conway pushes it to the right of the bowler. No run taken.

5.1 0

Jason Holder comes 'round the wicket and bowls a length delivery, on off, Devon Conway stays there and blocks it out.

Score after 5 overs : 19/1

Runs Scored

6 Runs

F Allen

12 (16)

D Conway

3 (3)

K Mayers

3-0-15-0

4.6 0

Kyle Mayers ends with a good-length delivery outside off, Finn Allen defends the ball back to the left of the bowler.

4.5 0

Kyle Mayers goes back to bowling on a good length and angles this into the stumps, Finn Allen clips the ball towards mid-wicket.

4.4 2

This is poor work on the field. Kyle Mayers bowls a fuller delivery in line with the stumps, Finn Allen taps the ball to the right of the bowler with soft hands. Long on is in place and he is slow to come for the ball. They steal a second.

4.3 1

Serves this on a good length and just outside off, Devon Conway gets a thickish outside edge towards deep backward point for a single.

4.2 0

Beaten! Kyle Mayers delivers this on a good length and the ball moves away from the left-hander with the angle after pitching on off. Devon Conway pushes at it and beats his outside edge.

4.1 2

Kyle Mayers bowls this full and onto the pads, Devon Conway clips this towards deep square leg and they take a brace with ease.

It looks like there is some issue with the landing area of the bowler. Kyle Mayers is indicating that his front foot is not landing well. The ground staff is in with a big stone cube to flatten the area. Everthing seems to fine now and we are ready to continue.
4.1 wd 1

WIDE! Kyle Mayers serves this really wide down leg side. Devon Conway does not bother with it and is called wide by the umpire.

Score after 4 overs : 13/1

Runs Scored

0 Runs

F Allen

10 (13)

D Conway

0 (0)

J Holder

2-1-4-1

3.6 0

Bowls this back of a length and serves it outside off, Finn Allen is happy to let this one through to the keeper. A maiden wicket for Jason Holder!

3.5 0

Jason Holder bowls a short delivery and angling down leg, Finn Allen goes to pull but misses.

Devon Conway walks out to bat at number 3.
3.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Good start for West Indies here! They have got the danger man Martin Guptill early! Jason Holder goes full and just outside off, takes some pace of the ball and Martin Guptill is early into his lofted shot. He skies this high into the air towards mid off, Shamarh Brooks back paddles and takes a comfortable catch. Jason Holder draws first blood!

3.3 0

Goes a touch fuller and in line with the stumps, Martin Guptill clips this towards mid-wicket.

3.2 0

This is a touch wider outside off but still on a good length. Martin Guptill taps this towards cover-point.

3.1 0

Jason Holder is bowling good length here and serves this outside off, Martin Guptill knocks this towards cover.

Score after 3 overs : 13/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

F Allen

10 (11)

M Guptill

3 (7)

K Mayers

2-0-9-0

2.6 4

FOUR! Lucky boundary but four nonetheless! Kyle Mayers goes full this time and in line with the stumps, Finn Allen looks to heave this leg side but manages an inside edge that flies towards the deep square leg boundary to add four runs to his kitty.

2.5 0

Goes back to bowling on a good length and outside the off stump. Finn Allen defends this back down the pitch.

2.4 0

Back-of-a-length delivery this time, and outside off, Finn Allen goes for the pull but gets beaten.

2.3 2

Kyle Mayers goes slightly full and outside off, Finn Allen goes to loft this over mid on. He does not get a hold of this but just manages to clear the fielder for a couple of runs.

2.2 0

Bowls this on a good length and angling in from outside off stump, Finn Allen defends this firmly back to the bowler.

2.1 1

Kyle Mayers strays onto the pads from a good length, Martin Guptill clips this towards fine leg and takes an easy single.

Score after 2 overs : 6/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

F Allen

4 (6)

M Guptill

2 (6)

J Holder

1-0-4-0

1.6 0

This is on a good length and outside the off pole. Finn Allen fends this back down the pitch.

1.5 0

Angling into the pads from a good length, Finn Allen misses his flick and the ball hits his pads.

1.4 4

FOUR! New Zealand get their first boundary! Jason Holder bowls this a touch short and gives the batter width. Finn Allen gets on top of the ball and knocks it to deep point for four runs.

1.3 0

A fraction full but still outside off, Finn Allen knocks this towards short cover.

1.2 0

This is wide outside off from a good length, Finn Allen taps this towards backward point.

1.1 0

Jason Holder begins with a good-length delivery just outside off, Finn Allen defends this to the right of the bowler.

Jason Holder will share the attack with Kyle Mayers.

Score after 1 overs : 2/0

Runs Scored

2 Runs

M Guptill

2 (6)

F Allen

0 (0)

K Mayers

1-0-2-0

0.6 0

Pulls his length back a bit and around off, Martin Guptill lets it go to the keeper.

0.5 0

Full again and outside off, Martin Guptill this time leaves it alone.

0.4 0

Full and outside off, Martin Guptill goes for the drive to the off side but inside edges it towards mid on.

0.3 2

Straying onto the pads this time and on a good length, Martin Guptill clips this towards deep square leg and takes a brace.

0.2 0

Continues bowling on a good length but closer to the stumps this time, Martin Guptill clips this towards mid-wicket.

0.1 0

Kyle Mayers bowls this on a good length and outside off, Martin Guptill knocks this towards cover.

We are ready for play! The umpires and the players are out in the middle and the Windies team can be seen in a huddle. The Kiwi opening pair of Finn Allen and Martin Guptill also makes their way to the middle. Kyle Mayers has been handed the new ball and is raring to go. Just before the first ball is bowled, the Windies players take the knee to show their support for the BLM movement.
Tom Latham, the stand-in skipper of New Zealand says that Kane Williamson has little bit of niggle and it is precaution to keep him out today. He says that they need to improve their batting and the key is to build partnerships. Informs that Glenn Phillips replaces Kane Williamson and James Neesham comes in for Lockie Ferguson.
Nicholas Pooran, the skipper of West Indies says they are are going to have a bowl since it is the same wicket today. Claims that they will try to restrict New Zealand to a low score if it is possible. Says that it is about staying in the game as long as possible and winning the key moments. Adds the bowlers have to be discplined and be consistent in bowling in the right areas. Informs that everyone did well in the first game and they will be looking to repeat that effort. Informs that Brandon King is back today in place of Jermaine Blackwood.
New Zealand (Playing XI) - Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Glenn Phillips (In for Kane Williamson), Tom Latham (C) (WK), Daryl Mitchell, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, James Neesham (In for Lockie Ferguson), Trent Boult.
West Indies (Playing XI) - Shai Hope (WK), Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Nicholas Pooran (C), Brandon King (In for Jermaine Blackwood), Jason Holder, Akeal Hosein, Yannic Cariah, Alzarri Joseph, Kevin Sinclair.
TOSS - West Indies have won the toss and they have elected to BOWL first.
We have some news coming in from the Blackcaps official Twitter handle. Kane Williamson is set to miss today's game due to a quad injury. Tom Latham will lead the side in his absence.

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