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West Indies vs New Zealand Ball by Ball Commentary

10 Aug, 2022 13:30 (IST)

Result

New Zealand in West Indies, 3 T20I Series, 2022- Match

New Zealand

185/5

20.0 overs
vs

West Indies

172/7

20.0 overs
New Zealand beat West Indies by 13 runs

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Right then! That is it from this match. West Indies have a chance to level up the series. The second T20I is on Saturday, 13th August at 12 am IST (6.30 pm GMT, previous day). Join us for the build up as well. Goodbye!
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand says that it is nice to get a win and he is pleased with the performance of the team. Says that he is well aware of the hitting ability of the West Indies batters and that they are capable of amazing things. He states that is happy that they managed to secure the win. Says that everyone has a role to play in the team and is happy that he was able to contribute. Says that the cameos towards the end helped them put up a challenging total and the bowlers did well to stay calm and execute their plans well.
Nicholas Pooran, the skipper of West Indies. He says they did well to take the game till the last over. Says the last over took the game away while Neesham was batting. Says that if they could have restricted them to 175 they were in the game. Says in hindsight it was not an easy pitch as Mitchell Santner and Ish Sodhi bowled really well and there was turn on this wicket. Credits the middle order batter for playing well and getting them close to the total. Mentions Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith for the hitting ability and for keeping them in the game. Once again mentions that had they restricted the opponents to 175 they may have been able to achieve the target. Says the batters made some mistakes and gives Shimron Hetmyer as an example saying that he hit the ball in the air and next time he would probably play along the ground. Continues to say that batters will keep getting better and they are quite confident that things will improve.
Mitchell Santner is the MAN OF THE MATCH. He says it was a good wicket as there was some spin on offer. As a unit, they picked up wickets at regular intervals and that was key. Adds that he played a lot of cricket here, in the Caribbean Premier League at Trinidad and that gives an idea of what kind of length works. Shares that it was key to pick up wickets at regular intervals. On Kane Williamson, it is massive to have him back. He controlled the innings well. Applauds James Neesham's innings as well.
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New Zealand will not be that disappointed. Although they were some fireworks going on in the final phase. New Zealand kept their cool and executed their plans. They did well to pick wickets at regular intervals and even Kane Williamson used his five bowlers really well. Mitchell Santner was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped three wickets. They too just like West Indies put in some wonderful effort on the field. Earlier, New Zealand scored a decent total on a good pitch. Thanks to the innings from Devon Conway and Kane Williamson. The late flourish from James Neesham proved to be the potential match-winning one as they scored 34 in the last two overs. The bowlers were consistent in their lines and did well to not allow any partnerships apart from the last one.
West Indies will feel they left a bit too much for the all-rounders to finish the game. They are still not able to find the best place for their big-hitters. They keep chopping and changing just like we saw them do against India. There is no clear role for the batters other than to go out and go big, which isn't working for them right now. It was something similar in this match, they bat deep and the likes of Jason Holder. Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd and Odean Smith showed that they have the capabilities. However, in the end it was just too much for the finishers to breach the target.
New Zealand would have had their heart in the mouth looking at the way Odean Smith and Romario Shepherd were batting. The result could have gone either way right till the end. However, the bowlers have done the job and New Zealand lead the 3-match T20I series as they go 1-0 up.

Score after 20 overs : 172/7

Runs Scored

12 Runs

O Smith

27 (12)

R Shepherd

31 (16)

T Southee

4-0-46-1

19.6 1

Tim Southee bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Odean Smith works this towards mid-wicket for a single. New Zealand have won this game by 13 runs and go 1-0 up in the series.

19.5 1

James Neesham with some brilliant fielding! Saved his team five runs! Pitched up, on off. Romario Shepherd swings his blade and connected it well. It goes to deep mid-wicket where James Neesham stands at the edge of the ropes and times his jump to pull it back inside the ground. Terrific from James Neesham.

19.4 2

Just two! A slower ball, length and on off. Romario Shepherd again swings across but gets a top egde and over short third man. Lockie Ferguson runs back and does ever so well to keep the ball away from the ropes. Two runs.

19.3 6

SIX! BANG! There is the first one! On a length and on middle. Romario Shepherd clears his front leg and thumps it over long on for a biggie.

19.2 1

Fuller ball, in the slot on off. Smith lost his shape as he swings across and it rolls to long on for a single. 24 needed now.

19.1 1

On a length and on middle. Romario Shepherd looks to pull but gets cramped for room and will only get a single as it rolls to mid-wicket.

Score after 19 overs : 160/7

Runs Scored

17 Runs

O Smith

25 (10)

R Shepherd

21 (12)

L Ferguson

4-0-33-1

18.6 4

FOUR! West Indies still have a small chance! Too full and outside off. Smith powers it through covers and the long off fielder runs across but fails to stop it.

18.5 2

A length ball, outside off. Odean Smith slashes at it but misses. He gets a thick outside edge over backward point but Ish Sodhi does well to track back and keep it down to two.

18.4 6

SIX! West Indies are going down fighting! Lockie Ferguson  bangs this in short and angling into the batter, Odean Smith pulls this wide of deep square leg and deposits this onto the roof!

18.3 0

Short ball outside off bowled slower in the air, Odean Smith looks to pull but gets beaten by the pace.

18.2 4

FOUR! This one reaches the boundary! Another attempted yorker not finding the mark as this is a full toss outside off, Odean Smith thumps this towards deep cover for a boundary.

18.1 1

On a good length and outside off, Romario Shepherd slaps this wide of long on. Mitchell Santner slides and stops the boundary. They get a single.

Score after 18 overs : 143/7

Runs Scored

19 Runs

R Shepherd

20 (11)

O Smith

9 (5)

T Boult

4-0-36-1

17.6 lb 1

Straying onto the pads on a fuller length. Hits the pads and rolls towards short fine leg for a leg bye.

17.5 6

SIX! This is proving to be a massive over! Trent Boult goes full and wide outside the off pole. Romario Shepherd reaches for it and swings, loses balance but manages to clear the long off fence by a distance! What hitting from Romario Shepherd!

17.4 0

Slower delivery bowled a fraction short and outside off, Romario Shepherd shapes up for a pull and leaves it at the last moment.

17.3 2

This is full on middle, Romario Shepherd heaves leg side and gets an inside edge towards deep sqaure leg for a brace.

17.2 4

FOUR! This one has edged but gets West Indies another boundary! Trent Boult attempts a yorker but serves a full toss instead. Romario Shepherd swings and gets a thick outside edge that flies to the thrd man fence for a boundary.

17.1 6

SIX! This has been dismissed! Trent Boult serves this a fraction short and outside off, Romario Shepherd swings his arms and hits this straight back over the sight screen for a biggie!

Score after 17 overs : 124/7

Runs Scored

10 Runs

R Shepherd

2 (5)

O Smith

9 (5)

L Ferguson

3-0-16-1

16.6 1

Lockie Ferguson goes full and in line with the stumps, Romario Shepherd clips this towards mid-wicket and takes a run to keep strike.

16.5 1

A fraction short and outside off, Odean Smith mistimes his pull towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

16.4 0

Slower delivery bowled on a length and outside off, Odean Smith swings and misses.

16.3 4

FOUR! Edged and boundary! Lockie Ferguson bowls this almost on a yorker length and angling into the stumps, Odean Smith gets his bat down in time and gets an outside edge that runs to the third man fence for a boundary.

16.2 0

Short and wide outside off. This is bowled slower in the air and Odean Smith leaves this alone. Just inside the tram line.

16.1 4

FOUR! Odean Smith gets off the mark with a boundary! Lockie Ferguson serves this full and outside off, Odean Smith has room to swing his arms and hits this over the mid off fielder. The ball runs to the long off fence for a boundary.

Score after 16 overs : 114/7

Runs Scored

6 Runs

R Shepherd

1 (4)

O Smith

0 (0)

T Boult

3-0-18-1

15.6 0

Yorker this time wide outside off, Romario Shepherd looks to dig this out but misses as the ball goes through to the keeper.

15.5 0

Goes full and just outside off, Romario Shepherd fends this back towards the bowler.

Odean Smith is the new batter in.
15.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Another one bites the dust! Trent Boult bangs this one in short and outside off, Jason Holder goes for the pull and does not time this at all. Gets a top edge that flies towards the fielder at deep mid-wicket. Glenn Phillips takes an easy catch and Jason Holder has to make the long walk back. West Indies are now seven down.

15.3 1

This is full as well and in line with the stumps, Romario Shepherd powers this towards long on and gets a single.

15.2 1

This is full and wide outside off, Jason Holder strokes this towards the cover fielder and they take a quick single.

15.1 4

FOUR! A boundary to start the over! Trent Boult starts with a full toss wide outside off, Jason Holder gets bat to it and works this towards deep point for a boundary.

Trent Boult comes back into the attack.

Score after 15 overs : 108/6

Runs Scored

9 Runs

R Shepherd

0 (1)

J Holder

20 (16)

I Sodhi

4-0-34-1

14.6 0

Tossed up, outside off. Romario Shepherd pushes it to covers. Good stop here. West Indies need 78 more runs in 30 balls.

14.5 1

Around off, pushed through covers for a single.

Romario Shepherd walks out to the middle.
14.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! James Neesham gives his name for the contender for the best catch in this match. Sodhi serves it full and way outside off, slows it up. Powell gets on his knee and tries to slog-sweep it but gets a top edge and goes high over point. James Neesham tracks back and has to cover a lot of ground. He keeps his eyes on the ball and takes a superb tumbling catch.

14.3 1

Dropped! Hard one though! Floated ball, full and outside off. Holder uses his feet and tries to go inside-out over covers. Daryl Mitchell runs forward, dives and takes it but spills as he meets the ground. Tries to take on the second attempt but fails so.

14.2 1

Flatter ball, way outside off. Powell cuts it to deep point for a single.

14.1 6

SIX! WOW! MASSIVE! Too full, in the slot and Powell slog-sweeps it over cow corner for a biggie. 100 up for the Windies.

Score after 14 overs : 99/5

Runs Scored

9 Runs

R Powell

11 (9)

J Holder

18 (14)

T Southee

3-0-34-1

13.6 1

A quick single to end the over. Good comeback from Southee after going for a six. Length ball around off. Powell works it to point for one.

13.5 0

On a length and outside off, cut to point. James Neesham dives to his right and saves a certain boundary.

13.4 0

Around off on a length. Powell drops it to point.

13.3 1

Around off, tucked to mid-wicket. Jason Holder called for two runs but Powell denied the second wisely.

13.2 1

A slower one on a length and on off. Powell tries to nudge it away but gets a leading edge to point for one.

13.1 6

SIX! That is powered away! A length ball, outside off. Powell sees the ball is in his arc and pulls it over square leg for a biggie.

Tim Southee has been handed the ball now. He did take a wicket in his first over but was expensive in his next.

Score after 13 overs : 90/5

Runs Scored

9 Runs

J Holder

17 (13)

R Powell

3 (4)

I Sodhi

3-0-25-0

12.6 0

A googly, quicker and on leg. Kept out.

12.5 4

FOUR! Elusive! This is full and outside off. Holder comes down the track and goes inside out over covers for four runs. Need more from Holder.

12.4 2

Short and on the pads. Holder opens his body and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

12.3 1

A googly, flatter and on middle, nudged to square leg for a single.

12.2 1

Fuller ball on middle. Holder eases it to long on for a single.

12.1 1

Flighted full ball, outside off, dragged to deep mid-wicket for one.

Ish Sodhi (2-0-16-0) has been brought back into the attack.

Score after 12 overs : 81/5

Runs Scored

10 Runs

R Powell

1 (2)

J Holder

10 (9)

M Santner

4-0-19-3

11.6 1

Touch short and on middle. Powell pulls it to deep square leg for a single. A fantastic innings from Mitchell Santner comes to an end.

11.5 0

On middle. Blocked back to the bowler.

11.5 wd 1

Wide! Angles one down the leg side. Powell misses his flick. Mitchell Santner was interested for a while there.

11.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Shamarh Brooks struggling innings comes to an end! Santner serves it short and around off, it holds onto the surface. Brooks looks to pull but mistimes it to long on where Daryl Mitchell runs forward and kneels to take it.

Rovman Powell is the new batter out in the middle. He has his work cut out here.
11.4 wd 1

Wide! Flatter and angling outside off but spinning away. Left alone.

11.3 6

SIX! West Indies need more of this from Brooks! Tossed up, around off. Brooks comes down the track and thumps it high and to long on for a biggie. Got good height but enough distance.

11.2 0

This is full and outside off, spinning away. Brooks has a wild swing across but misses. He is struggling a bit.

11.1 1

This one holds on the surface. On the shorter side and outside off, turning away. Holder looks to pull but miscues it completely to long on who runs forward but collects on a bounce.

Score after 11 overs : 71/4

Runs Scored

3 Runs

S Brooks

36 (40)

J Holder

9 (8)

L Ferguson

2-0-6-1

10.6 0

Lockie Ferguson serves this full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks goes for the expansive drive and gets beaten on the outside edge.

10.5 0

On a length and around off. Brooks looks to drive to covers but mistimes it back to the bowler.

10.4 0

Lockie Ferguson bowls a wide yorker and takes some pace off the ball. Shamarh Brooks looks to get bat on this but misses.

10.3 1

Continues bowling back of a length and outside off, Jason Holder mistimes his pull towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

10.2 1

Back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Shamarh Brooks guides this towards third man and takes a single.

10.2 wd 1

WIDE! This is short and angling down leg, Shamarh Brooks looks to pull and misses. The umpire calls this wide.

10.1 0

Off-pace delivery, outside off. Brooks looks to push but misses.

Drinks! West Indies are struggling to build a partnership. The required run rate has already crossed 10 and they need these two to score some quick runs. There is no doubt they bat deep but West Indies need someone to take the game till the end. New Zealand will hope to chip in with wickets and keep this game under control.

Score after 10 overs : 68/4

Runs Scored

8 Runs

J Holder

8 (7)

S Brooks

35 (35)

I Sodhi

2-0-16-0

9.6 4

FOUR! Jason Holder has thumped this one away! Ish Sodhi flights this one once again and temots the batter wide outside off on a fuller length. Jason Holder oblidges and lofts this over the infield as the ball flies towards the deep cover boundary for a much-needed boundary.

9.5 1

Flights this one full and just outside off, Shamarh Brooks goes for a slog and gets an inside edge towards deep square leg for a single.

9.4 1

This is wide outside off and on a fuller length. Jason Holder mistimes his shot towards cover but a misfield from the fielder allows the batters to take a single.

9.3 1

Ish Sodhi flights this one full outside off, Shamarh Brooks gets this to deep cover and takes a run.

9.2 1

Ish Sodhi bowls this short and in line with the stumps, Jason Holder pulls this to deep backward square leg for a single.

9.1 0

Full and outside off, Jason Holder finds the cover fielder with his shot.

Score after 9 overs : 60/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Brooks

33 (33)

J Holder

2 (3)

M Santner

3-0-9-2

8.6 0

Short and wide outside the off pole. Shamarh Brooks cuts and finds the point fielder this time. Just 2 runs of the over.

8.5 0

Quicker delivery, skid off the surface from a fuller length. Shamarh Brooks gets his bat down in time and fends the ball back to the bowler.

8.4 2

Mitchell Santner serves this short as well and outside off, Shamarh Brooks gets this to deep cover-point and takes a couple of runs.

8.3 0

This is short as well and outside off, Shamarh Brooks strokes this straight to the cover fielder.

8.2 0

This is a fraction short and outside off, Shamarh Brooks looks to work this leg side and gets a leading edge towards point.

8.1 0

Mitchell Santner flights the ball full and way outside off, Shamarh Brooks swings and is beaten on the outside edge.

Score after 8 overs : 58/4

Runs Scored

8 Runs

J Holder

2 (3)

S Brooks

31 (27)

I Sodhi

1-0-8-0

7.6 0

Another wrong 'un to end the over. Serves this full and outside off, Jason Holder defends this back to the bowler.

7.5 1

Flights this one full and outside off stump, Shamarh Brooks heaves towards the offside but manages to slice it towards deep cover-point for a single.

7.4 0

Ish Sodhi fires in a quick googly full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks looks to swing and misses.

7.3 0

Excellent review from Brooks! Sodhi serves it short and angling around leg but the ball doesn't bounce at all and hits Brooks low on the front pad as he was shaping for a big heave across the line. A huge appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Brooks reviews it. He looks confident. No bat there. Ball Tracking shows wickets missing.

7.2 6

SIX! Ish Sodhi bowls a full toss and it gets the full treatment! Flights this one and Shamarh Brooks catches the ball well to deposit this over the long on fence for a maximum! West Indies need many more of these.

7.1 1

Ish Sodhi begins with a googly angling into the stumps, Jason Holder hits the ball towards long on for a single.

Ish Sodhi is into the attack

Score after 7 overs : 50/4

Runs Scored

5 Runs

J Holder

1 (1)

S Brooks

24 (23)

M Santner

2-0-7-2

6.6 1

Serves this full and in line with the stumps, Jason Holder clips the ball towards square leg and gets off the mark with a single.

Jason Holder comes in.
6.5 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! West Indies are digging themselves in a ditch here! Mitchell Santner flights this full outside off, Shimron Hetmyer goes for the lofted sweep but does not get a hold of it. James Neesham at deep backward square leg is perfectly positioned to pouch this. West Indies seem to be losing their way here. Mitchell Santner has his second.

6.4 1

This is full and in line with the stumps, Shamarh Brooks works this wide of long on takes a single.

6.3 2

Mitchell Santner bowls this short and wide outside off, Shamarh Brooks hits this uppishly towards deep cover-point and takes a couple of runs.

6.2 0

Serves this full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks works this towards point.

6.1 1

Mitchell Santner serves this a fraction short and angling into the left-hander. Shimron Hetmyer clips this towards deep square leg for a single.

Score after 6 overs : 45/3

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Brooks

21 (20)

S Hetmyer

1 (1)

L Ferguson

1-0-3-1

5.6 0

Dropped! But that was an amazing effort from Ish Sodhi! Lockie Ferguson bangs this in a fraction short and angling down leg. Shamarh Brooks pulls this to the left of short fine leg. Ish Sodhi put his hand out while diving and manages to stop the ball that looked like it had gone past him. He can not hold on to it but has definitely saved a certain boundary.

5.6 wd 1

WIDE! Shorter and bowled down leg once again. The umpire indicates it is wide once again.

5.6 wd 1

WIDE! Lockie Ferguson bowls this on a good length but straying down leg, Shamarh Brooks looks to work this fine and misses. Is called wide by the umpire.

5.5 1

Serves this on a good length and just outside off. Really quick and gets the outside edge of Shimron Hetmyer's bat as it runs away towards third man for a single.

5.4 lb 1

A fraction short once again and angles into the stumps, Shamarh Brooks looks to pull and misses. The ball rolls off the thigh pad towards short fine leg as they take a leg bye.

5.3 0

Back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Shamarh Brooks works this towards point and looks for a single. There is a dive and a stop and Shimron Hetmyer sends him back. The throw is probably at the wrong end as Shamarh Brooks was the one who was in trouble.

5.2 0

Lockie Ferguson serves this full and just outside off, Shamarh Brooks fends this back towards the bowler.

Shimron Hetmyer walks out to the middle.
5.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Just like that West Indies have lost their third! Lockie Ferguson strikes with his first delivery. He bowls this a fraction short and outside off, Devon Thomas looks to pull this and gets a top edge that flies towards fine leg. Ish Sodhi at short fine leg runs back and takes an easy catch. West Indies have been playing around with their batting lineup and it does not seem to be working for them.

Lockie Ferguson has been brought in the attack.

Score after 5 overs : 41/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

S Brooks

21 (16)

D Thomas

1 (2)

M Santner

1-0-2-1

4.6 0

On off, defended out on the deck.

4.5 1

Tossed up, on the pads. Thomas tickles it to short fine leg for a quick single.

4.4 0

Tossed up on middle, nudged to square leg.

4.3 1

Angles a length ball on middle, eased down to long on for a single.

4.2 0

Slightly shorter again on middle. Brooks works it to square leg.

Devon Thomas makes his way out to the middle. West Indies need to be careful not to lose too many wickets in their hunt for quick runs.
4.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Pooran will not be happy with this one! It was clearly there to be hit but the extra bounce doesn't help him! Shorter and outside off. Pooran clears his front leg and looks to pull but it goes slightly from the higher part of the blade and to deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips comes forward and takes it. Good start by Mitchell Santner.

Mitchell Santner has been brought into the attack.

Score after 4 overs : 39/1

Runs Scored

19 Runs

S Brooks

20 (13)

N Pooran

15 (7)

T Southee

2-0-25-1

3.6 0

On a length and outside off, slower ball. Brooks looks to push with soft hands but misses.

3.5 6

SIX! BANG! On a length and on middle. Brooks steps across and heaves it high over deep square leg for a biggie.

3.4 2

Short of a length and on off, pulled past mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

3.3 1

On middle. Pooran punches it to mid on and takes a quick single.

3.2 4

FOUR MORE! Too straight this time on the pads. Pooran just helps it away over short fine leg for a boundary.

3.1 6

SIX! Lovely pick up shot! On a length and outside off. Pooran hits it flat to long on and it lands right on the ropes for a six.

Score after 3 overs : 20/1

Runs Scored

2 Runs

N Pooran

4 (4)

S Brooks

12 (10)

T Boult

2-0-12-0

2.6 lb 1

Leg bye! Slanting on the pads. Pooran misses his flick and it rolls to short fine leg for a leg bye.

2.5 0

Full and on off. Blocked to covers.

2.4 1

An in-swinging yorker, outside off. Brooks drives it to mid off. Boult comes in middle of the running Pooran but no harm done in the end.

2.3 0

Tries a bouncer now on middle. Brooks sits under it.

2.2 0

Angles a length ball, outside off. Brooks mistimes his slap to covers.

2.1 0

On a length and on middle. Brooks taps it to covers.

Score after 2 overs : 18/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

N Pooran

4 (2)

S Brooks

11 (6)

T Southee

1-0-6-1

1.6 0

Too full and on off, it is hit to covers.

1.5 4

FOUR! Another inswinger but this is slightly full and on off. Pooran punches it as he shows the full face of the bat, towards mid off for a boundary.

Nicholas Pooran the captain of West Indies makes his way out the middle. It is probably to keep the left-right combination going.
1.4 W 0

OUT! LBW! Mayers goes! Sharp movement for Southee and he gets his reward. This is full and around middle and leg, it lands and swings back into the left-hander. Kyle Mayers is too late as he tries to flick but misses and gets rapped on the pads. An appeal for LBW and up goes the finger. Mayers reviews it though. No bat there. Ball Tracking shows it is umpire's call on wickets hitting.

1.3 1

On a length and outside off, pushed through point for one.

1.2 lb 1

Leg bye! Length ball on middle and swinging on the pads. Mayers looks to flick but gets squared up and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but that was going down. A leg bye.

1.1 0

Length and on top of off, punched to mid off.

1.1 wd 1

Wide! A length ball, down the leg side, gets to swing more away. Mayers looks to pull but misses.

Tim Southee to start from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 11/0

Runs Scored

11 Runs

S Brooks

10 (5)

K Mayers

1 (1)

T Boult

1-0-11-0

0.6 0

Trent Boult serves this full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks solid in defence as he fends the ball towards the cover fielder.

0.5 4

FOUR! Second boundary of the over! Shamarh Brooks goes really full and in line with the stumps, Shamarh Brooks uses his wrists and flicks this uppishly to the left of the divind mid-wicket fielder. He does not get to it and runs away to the deep mid-wicket fence for four more runs.

0.4 0

Trent Boult goes full once again and outside off, Shamarh Brooks strokes this towards cover.

0.3 4

FOUR! This has been out away! Trent Boult pulls his length back once again and serves this outside off, Shamarh Brooks gets on his toes and cuts this past the point fielder. The ball races away to the deep point fence and West Indies get their first boundary.

0.2 2

Trent Boult serves this fuller and outside off, Shamarh Brooks hits this straight over the bowler's head. Trent Boult gets a hand to it and the ball runs past the mid off fielder. Good work from Tim Southee as he gives chase and stops the ball to restrict the batters to a brace.

0.1 1

Trent Boult begins with a back-of-a-length delivery angled into the batter, Kyle Mayers pulls the ball towards deep backward square leg for a single.

West Indies, on the other hand, find themselves racing against the clock to get their team in place and to get all their players back in form. They have shown glimpses of talent and ability, but they lack consistency. They have match-winners throughout their lineup, yet there are days when all of them fail to click. However, if that switch were to come on, this young West Indian side could prove to be devastating in the World Cup. The team banks heavily on their all-rounders and they bat deep. It will be interesting to see how they face up to their newest opponents, after their recent series defeat to India. They favor this format and if a renaissance of West Indian cricket is to be seen, it will most likely start from T20 cricket. It is hot in Sabina Park despite being cloudy and there is always a chance of rain. The only rain we really want to see though is when it is raining boundaries. Stay tuned as we bring you the toss and other updates…

We are back for the chase. The players are out in the middle. Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks are the openers for the Windies. Trent Boult to start with the ball.
...THE CHASE...
Right then, The game is set for the West Indian big-hitters to come and put up a show. This is a high-scoring venue and they will be looking to get the most from this good wicket. New Zealand have their bowling big guns back and will be silently confident that they will be able to defend this target.
Odean Smith is up for a chat. He says apart from the last couple of overs it was good bowling from them. Shares that they had some luck on the field. Informs it is his home ground and he knows the conditions well. On the Hat-trick ball, he says he wanted to go for the yorker but the skipper said no and he then went for a widish delivery. Mentions that this is a high scoring ground and if they set-up properly, and get a good start, they can win.
West Indies bowlers could not get early wickets but they kept working for it. Odean Smith then dismissed the openers in two deliveries and suddenly they seemed to get more control. The break was good as they returned to pick some crucial wickets They would be absolutely thrilled with their catching though. They took quite a few blinders in the field and that was partially the reason for New Zealand not getting out of reach. They will be slightly disappointed with their death bowling as they conceded 34 runs in the last two overs and that took New Zealand to a decent total.
The visitors started well with a 62-run opening partnership. Devon Conway was going well and scored 43 up the order. Once the openers were dismissed in consecutive deliveries, Kane Williamson steadied the innings along with Glenn Phillips. The latter was dismissed right after the break and despite Kane Williamson’s well-made 47, New Zealand could not get ahead of the game as they kept losing wickets. An attacking cameo from James Neesham as he scored 33 of just 15 deliveries, pushed them beyond the 180 mark.
New Zealand will be unsure about the score they have put up here as they have 185 on the board. The pitch looks good to bat on and they would have probably hoped for a bit more. The halt in play seemed to have broken their momentum bit. West Indies will be happy with their bowling effort apart from the last over and will know that they have enough batting to get over the finish line.

Score after 20 overs : 185/5

Runs Scored

23 Runs

J Neesham

33 (15)

M Santner

4 (3)

J Holder

4-0-42-1

19.6 4

FOUR! 23 runs off the last over! 34 off the last two! How costly this could prove to be! Very full and on middle. Neesham sweeps it to deep square leg for a boundary. New Zealand finish with 185/5.

19.5 4

FOUR! make it 19 off the over! Holder not showing his experience and New Zealand are scoring that crucial runs! Fuller ball, outside off. Neesham drives it through point. No chance for Hayden Walsh there for four more.

19.4 4

FOUR! Jason Holder is proving expensive here! This is full and on middle. Neesham whacks it through square leg for a boundary.

19.3 2

DROPPED! A length ball, way outside off. Neesham drags it as he tries to pull and hits it to long on. Romario Shepherd runs to his right and fumbles to complete the catch. Two runs.

19.2 2

A full toss, widish one. Neesham lofts it over cover for a couple of runs. A better throw and there could have been a run out chance.

19.1 6

SIX! POWERED! A length ball, outside off. Neesham stands tall and hammers it over long off for a biggie.

19.1 wd 1

Wide! Serves a length ball, way outside off. Neesham has a wild swing but misses.

Jason Holder comes on to bowl the last over. He has been really good bowling 3 overs for 19 and taking a wicket.

Score after 19 overs : 162/5

Runs Scored

11 Runs

J Neesham

11 (9)

M Santner

4 (3)

O McCoy

4-0-39-1

18.6 1

Very full and angling outside off, worked to deep cover for one.

18.6 wd 1

Wide! Slides a full ball down the leg side. Neesham fails to whip it away.

18.5 6

SIX! New Zealand will take it however it comes! On a length and around off. Again Neesham has a big swing across but gets a leading edge and it goes all the way over third man for six.

18.4 0

Beaten again! This one is short and around off, slower again. Neesham fails to pull it.

18.3 0

Length and outside off at 127 clicks. Neesham is beaten as he tries to pull this.

18.2 1

Short of a length and outside off. Santner mistimes his pull to mid on for a single.

18.1 2

On a length and on off. Santner tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

Score after 18 overs : 151/5

Runs Scored

4 Runs

J Neesham

4 (5)

M Santner

1 (1)

O Smith

4-0-32-3

17.6 0

Serves a widish full delivery. Neesham throws his bat at it but fails to connect. Career best figures for Odean Smith. Did well in the last match against India and follows up with another brilliant figure.

17.5 1

On middle, it is hit to deep square leg for a single.

17.4 1

Length and outside off, punched through covers for a single.

Mitchell Santner walks out to the crease and has some work to do to get New Zealand to a reasonable total.
17.3 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! Hayden Walsh shows brilliance on the field now! West Indies have been top notch on the field! The fielders are supporting the bowlers really well! Smith gets his third and it is all due to some good fielding he has got wickets. Length and on middle. Kane Williamson heaves across to deep mid-wicket. Hayden Walsh there, runs to his left, dives and takes a superb catch. Covered a good amount of distance.

17.2 0

Brave from Smith! This is short and wide outside off. The third man fielder was in but Smith went for it. Kane Williamson swings and misses.

17.2 wd 1

Wide! Shorter but siding down the leg side Kane Williamson misses his pull.

17.1 1

Around off, drilled down to long on for a single.

Odean Smith has come back for his last over. He has conceded 28 runs in his 3 so far but has taken two crucial wickets.

Score after 17 overs : 147/4

Runs Scored

10 Runs

J Neesham

2 (2)

K Williamson

47 (31)

O McCoy

3-0-28-1

16.6 1

Fuller ball, slanting on off, Neesham forces it to deep square leg for one more.

16.5 1

Length ball, outside off. Kane Williamson taps it to deep point for a single.

16.4 1

Length ball, outside off. Neesham works it through square leg for a single.

James Neesham makes his way out to the middle and New Zealand will be hoping for another cameo from their player.
16.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Good comeback from Obed McCoy after getting hit for a six. McCoy angles a slower length ball, across the right-hander. Mitchell swings his bat and tries to go over the leg side but only gets a bottom edge to the keeper. An appeal for caught behind and Daryl Mitchell is given out but he reviews it in the dying seconds. Ultra Edge shows a spike as the ball passes the bat and Mitchell has to walk back. Out it is.

16.2 6

SIX! New Zealand have changed the gears now! On a length and on middle. Daryl Mitchell stays on the back foot and pummels it over long on for six.

16.1 1

QUICK SINGLE! On a length and on off. Kane Williamson guides it to short third man for one.

Score after 16 overs : 137/3

Runs Scored

16 Runs

K Williamson

45 (29)

D Mitchell

10 (10)

R Shepherd

3-0-35-0

15.6 1

Length and outside off, steered to third man for a single. 16 off the over. An expensive from Romario Shepherd and Kane Williamson moves to 45 now.

15.5 6

SIX! This is Kane Williamson at his best! Slightly short and on middle. Kane Williamson hangs back and pulls it well over deep square leg for a biggie.

15.4 0

Slower in pace, length and outside off. Kane Williamson swings and misses.

15.3 4

FOUR! Didn't time it well but still bags a boundary! A full toss on middle. Kane Williamson chips it over the bowler but it was hit right in between the long on and long off fielder.

15.2 4

FOUR! Well played! Too full and around middle. Kane Williamson gets low and whacks it to deep square leg for a boundary.

15.1 1

Fuller ball, outside off, punched through covers for a single.

Score after 15 overs : 121/3

Runs Scored

12 Runs

K Williamson

30 (24)

D Mitchell

9 (9)

O Smith

3-0-28-2

14.6 6

SIX! A good way to end the over! This is full and way outside off. Kane Williamson has the width to free his arms and smash it over long off for a biggie. Kane Williamson looks to be getting into an higher gear now.

14.5 1

This is bowled a fraction short and outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets across and pulls the ball to deep sqaure leg. They look for two but have to settle for a single.

14.4 1

Deceived by the slower delivery once again. Odean Smith serves this full and outside off, Kane Williamson is early into his shot and gets an inside edge onto his pads. the ball rolls towards cover and they take a single.

14.4 wd 1

Wide! Odean Smith bowls a slower yorker but strays down the leg stump. Kane Williamson looks to flick but misses. This is called wide by the umpire.

14.3 0

Odean Smith bowls a slower delivery on a good length and outside off, Kane Williamson mistimes the ball towards cover.

14.2 1

This is bowled on a good length and follows the batter to the leg side, Daryl Mitchell clips this to short fine leg and takes a single.

14.1 2

Odean Smith serves this full on middle and leg, Daryl Mitchell clips this towards the deep square leg fence. Shimron Hetmyer does not read the spin at the boundary but just about manages to stop it. They take two runs.

Score after 14 overs : 109/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Williamson

23 (21)

D Mitchell

5 (6)

J Holder

3-0-19-1

13.6 2

That would have been another blinder! Jason Holder bangs in a slower bouncer and Kane Williamson goes for the pull. Does not get good timing and the ball just goes above the head of short fine leg. Kyle Mayers stretches his arm over his head and gets his hand to it. However, he can not hold on and they take a couple of runs.

13.5 0

Jason Holder bowls an off-cutter full and outside off, Kane Williamson goes for the shot and gets beaten on the inside edge as the ball nips back in.

13.4 1

This is a full toss outside off, Daryl Mitchell knocks this to the right of mid off and takes a single.

13.3 1

Serves this on a good length and just outside off, Kane Williamson punches this to the right of the diving bowler and takes a run as the ball goes to long on.

13.2 1

Jason Holder goes full and in line with the stumps, Daryl Mitchell works this towards long on and takes a single.

13.1 0

Back-of-a-length delivery wide outside off, Daryl Mitchell taps this towards short fine leg.

Score after 13 overs : 104/3

Runs Scored

6 Runs

D Mitchell

3 (3)

K Williamson

20 (18)

H Walsh

4-0-29-0

12.6 1

Bowls this one quicker and fires it full into the stumps, Daryl Mitchell works this towards deep mid-wicket for a single. Six singles in the over and a good one from Hayden Walsh.

12.5 1

This is a fraction short and outside off, Kane Williamson plays this toward backward point and takes a single. There is a half stop and some undecisive running.

12.4 1

Hayden Walsh continues bowling it full outside off, Daryl Mitchell paddles this towards fine leg for another single.

12.3 1

Goes full once again and angles it into the pads, Kane Williamson works this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

12.2 1

That is 100 for New Zealand. This is a loopy delivery bowled full outside off, Daryl Mitchell gets down the wicket and punches it tow long off for a run.

12.1 1

Hayden Walsh flights this full outside off, Kane Williamson knocks the ball to long off for a single.

Daryl Mitchell is the new man in.

Score after 12 overs : 98/3

Runs Scored

7 Runs

G Phillips

17 (11)

K Williamson

17 (15)

J Holder

2-0-14-1

11.6 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Perfect start for West Indies after the rain interval! Jason Holder bangs this  one in short and angles the ball into the batter. Glenn Phillips goes for the pull and gets the ball high on his bat. It lobs up into the air and goes towards short fine leg. Kyle Mayers has an easy catch and Glenn Phillips has to depart. New Zealand have lost their third.

11.5 1

Jason Holder bowls a slower delivery full and just outside off, Kane Williamson works this wide of long on and takes another run.

11.4 1

Goes a fraction full and angles the ball into the pads, Glenn Phillips clips this to the left of short fine leg and takes a run.

11.3 1

Jason Holder begins with a good length delivery outside off, Kane Williamson guides it to third man for a single.

Resumption! A quick mop up is going on as the players take their position. The good thing is no overs are lost. Jason Holder will finish his over.
Update - 2.25 am IST (8.55 pm GMT, previous day) - Finally some really good news! We are going to have some cricket. The umpires are through with their inspection. The game is set to restart at 2.40 am IST (9.10 pm GMT, previous day). Also, no overs lost.
Update - 2.00 am IST (8.30 pm GMT, previous day) - The sun is out and the covers are off! The groundstaff is working hard to dry up the outfield. There will be an inspection at 2.15 am IST (8.45 pm GMT, previous day). We should have some action shortly.
Update - 1.45 am IST (8.15 pm GMT, previous day) - Some good news folks! The rain seems to have subsided and the groundstaff has made their way out to the middle. They will begin mopping up the water and hopefully, the covers will be off to allow play to resume soon. Stay tuned for further updates and the inspection time.
Update - 1.09 am IST (7.39 pm GMT, previous day) - Still no positive updates. In fact, the rain seems to have gotten heavier. The weather has changed all of a sudden and the sky looks really gloomy now. The good news is that 90 minutes can be added to play and there are lights as well that can be used if it gets dark. Stay tuned for further updates.
Update - 12.53 am IST (7.23 pm GMT, previous day) - Play halted! It has started to rain. Thankfully, it is just drizzling but the umpire does not want to waste time and asks the players to walk off. The covers are on. Hopefully, it is just a passing shower and we resume quickly. Stay tuned.
11.2 0

This is slightly back of a length and in line with the stumps, Kane Williamson nudges this towards mid-wicket.

11.1 4

FOUR! Kane Williamson is looking good. Jason Holder bowls this short and wide outside off, Kane Williamson comes down the wicket but has enough room to cut this towards deep point. Kyle Mayers puts in a dive at the boundary but can not stop the ball. That is four more runs for Kane Williamson.

Jason Holder is back on.

Score after 11 overs : 91/2

Runs Scored

13 Runs

K Williamson

11 (11)

G Phillips

16 (9)

H Walsh

3-0-23-0

10.6 3

Hayden Walsh continues bowling short and wide outside off, Kane Williamson stays back and cuts this late towards deep backward point. A good stop from Obed McCoy at the boundary line but the batters are able to take three runs.

10.5 0

Short once again and outside off, Kane Williamson works this towards short third man but does not take a single this time.

10.5 wd 1

WIDE! Flights this full and outside off. This is far from the batter and he leaves it alone. The umpire calls that wide.

10.4 1

This is short and on the pads, Glenn Phillips gets an inside edge to deep square leg as he looks to pull this.

10.3 1

Flights this and bowls it slower in the air. This is full and outside off, Kane Williamson guides it to short third man for a quick single.

10.2 1

Hayden Walsh goes 'round the wicket and fires this one short and outside off, Glenn Phillips slaps this towards deep cover and takes a single.

10.1 6

SIX! BANG! What a start after the break! Hayden Walsh flights this one full and outside off, Glenn Phillips gets a hold of this one and thumps it straight back over the bowler's head for a maximum! This was huge!

Drinks - New Zealand started in a steady manner and got off to a good start. The openers were looking good and the platform was being set for the hitters to take over. However, both of them departed in consecutive deliveries and allowed the West Indians to claw back into the game. A lot of work for both sides to do after the break.

Score after 10 overs : 78/2

Runs Scored

6 Runs

K Williamson

7 (8)

G Phillips

8 (6)

O Smith

2-0-16-2

9.6 0

A dot to end the over! This is on middle, it is hit to mid-wicket.

9.5 0

Fuller ball and on middle. Kane Williamson bunts it to mid-wicket.

9.4 1

On middle, on a length, nudged to mid-wicket for a single.

9.3 0

Odean Smith is doing well to hit the deck hard and use the surface. This is outside off. Phillips looks to cut at it but misses.

9.2 4

FOUR! Short and outside off. Phillips waits on the back foot and upper cuts it over backward point for a boundary.

9.1 1

Length ball, tailing on the pads, whipped behind square on the leg side for a single.

Score after 9 overs : 72/2

Runs Scored

4 Runs

K Williamson

6 (5)

G Phillips

3 (3)

H Walsh

2-0-10-0

8.6 1

Tossed up, way outside off, worked to deep cover for a single.

8.5 0

A leg-breaker, flatter and outside off. Kane Williamson uses his feet and reaches to the pitch of the ball to block it.

8.4 1

A leggie, full and outside off. Phillips drives it to deep cover for one.

8.3 1

Floated ball, around off, pushed to long off for one.

8.2 0

Flatter, quicker and outside off. Kane Williamson cuts it straight to point.

8.1 1

On middle, pushed to covers for a single.

Score after 8 overs : 68/2

Runs Scored

10 Runs

K Williamson

4 (1)

G Phillips

1 (1)

O Smith

1-0-10-2

7.6 4

FOUR! Great placement from Kane Williamson!  Odean Smith continues bowling short and wide outside off. Kane Williamson gets on his toes and on top of the bounce to work this past the backward point fielder for a boundary. Two wickets and two boundaries in the over.

7.5 1

Odean Smith goes short once again and wide outside off, Glenn Phillips slaps this towards deep point and gets off the mark with a single.

7.5 wd 1

WIDE! Serves this way outside off from a shorter length. Called wide by the umpire. The hat-trick ball is wasted.

Glenn Phillips has made his way out to the crease to face the Hat-trick delivery!
7.4 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Devon Thomas with acrobatic stuff now! West Indies with some brilliance on the field! Smith bowls a slower length ball on middle. Conway looks to pull but gets deceived by the pace of the ball and gets a leading edge. Now, Devon Thomas, the keeper was trying to run on the leg side but had to readjusts quickly as the ball lobed towards him and to his left. He shuffles to that side, dives, and the ball sticks in his left-glove. Odean Smith is on a Hat trick.

The skipper, Kane Williamson makes his way out to the middle.
7.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Outstanding from Hetmyer! Acrobatic stuff in the deep from Shimron Hetmyer! What a catch this is! Smith hits the hard length and serves it outside off. Martin Guptill swings his bat and toe ends his shot to deep point. Shimron Hetmyer there was standing inches away from the ropes but he judged his jump to perfection, jumped and took a one handed-stunner to dismiss Guptill. The ball stuck nicely to his left-hand.

7.2 0

Short again but this time on middle. Guptill tries to ramp it over but misses.

7.1 4

FOUR! Boundary to start the over then! Smith serves a short ball, outside off. Guptill slashes to it, gets a top edge but the ball flies to the vacant third man region for four runs.

Odean Smith has been given the ball now. West Indies will be hoping he gets a breakthrough.

Score after 7 overs : 58/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

D Conway

43 (28)

M Guptill

12 (14)

H Walsh

1-0-6-0

6.6 0

A huge appeal for LBW but not given! Tossed up, full and around leg. Conway tries to reverse sweep it but misses and gets hit on the forearm. it was pitching outside leg.

6.5 0

Shorter, quicker and around leg. Conway tucks it to square leg.

6.4 4

FOUR! Poor delivery! this is full and down the leg side. Conway needs to just get some bat on it and he gets as he tries to sweep this. He gets an inside edge to the fine leg fence.

6.3 0

On a length and on middle. Conway skips down and keeps it out.

6.2 1

Flatter ball, outside off, cut to deep point for a single.

6.1 1

Starts with a fuller ball on the pads, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.

Hayden Walsh has been brought into the attack now that the Powerplay has ended.

Score after 6 overs : 52/0

Runs Scored

14 Runs

D Conway

38 (23)

M Guptill

11 (13)

R Shepherd

2-0-19-0

5.6 1

A single to end the over! 14 runs off the over. On off, pushed to mid off for a single. At the end of the Powerplay, New Zealand are 52/0 with Devon Conway hitting the bulk of runs.

5.5 6

SIX! Fifty up for the Kiwis! Bright start for them! This is short and on leg. Conway looks to pull but gets a top edge and it flies all the way over fine leg for a biggie.

5.4 2

Two again! This is good running! On a length and outside off. Conway punches it to deep cover. A little bit of fumble and it gives a chance for the second run.

5.3 2

Angles a full ball, wide of off. Conway looks to drive but gets a thick outside edge to deep backward point for another couple of runs.

5.2 2

This is on the pads. Conway flicks it square on the leg side for a couple of runs.

5.1 1

On a length and on off. Guptill whips it to deep square leg for a single.

Score after 5 overs : 38/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

D Conway

25 (18)

M Guptill

10 (12)

O McCoy

2-0-18-0

4.6 0

Short ball bowled slow and outside off, Devon Conway goes for the pull and gets beaten by the pace.

4.5 0

Good-length delivery outside off, Devon Conway guides this towards this backward point fielder.

4.4 1

Obed McCoy serves this full and outside off, Martin Guptill hits this towards mid off and takes a quick single.

4.3 0

Obed McCoy goes back to bowling on a good length and takes some pace off the ball. Martin Guptill goes for a similar shot and misses this time.

4.2 6

SIX! Martin Guptill finally gets a shot away! Obed McCoy bowls this a fraction full and outside off, Martin Guptill takes his front foot forward and lofts the ball handsomely over the deep mid-wicket fence for a maximum. This should get Martin Guptill going.

4.1 1

Obed McCoy bowls this on a good length and outside off, Devon Conway charges down the wicket and strokes the ball to mid off. They take a single as the ball is not picked up cleanly by the fielder.

Score after 4 overs : 30/0

Runs Scored

5 Runs

M Guptill

3 (9)

D Conway

24 (15)

R Shepherd

1-0-5-0

3.6 0

Romario Shepherd bowls a slower delivery full and outside off, Martin Guptill swings across the line and misses once again.

3.5 0

Romario Shepherd goes full and outside off, Martin Guptill is not connecting well as he mistimes his shot towards cover.

3.4 1

This is short and wide outside off, Devon Conway slaps this towards deep point and takes a single.

3.3 4

FOUR! That is a smart short! Romario Shepherd continues bowling on a good length and this a fraction outside off, Devon Conway moves across the stumps and paddles the ball really fine. Goes to the right of the keeper and runs away to the fine leg fence.

3.2 0

Beaten! This is bowled on a good length and shaping away outside off, Devon Conway pushes at it and gets beaten on the outside edge.

3.1 0

Romario Shepherd begins with a full delivery outside off, Devon Conway strokes this straight to cover.

Romario Shepherd is into the attack.

Score after 3 overs : 25/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

M Guptill

3 (7)

D Conway

19 (11)

O McCoy

1-0-10-0

2.6 0

Obed McCoy serves this on a good length once again, and just outside off, Martin Guptill charges down the wicket and swings. Gets no connection as it goes through to the keeper.

2.5 1

Obed McCoy goes slightly short and outside off, Devon Conway slashes at this towards backward point. Hayden Walsh dives to his left and stops well to restrict the batters to just a single.

2.4 2

This is angling into the pads from a good length, Devon Conway flicks this towards deep backward square leg for a brace.

2.3 4

FOUR! A lucky boundary for Devon Conway but they all count! Obed McCoy bowls this on a good length and outside off, Devon Conway pushes at the ball and gets an inside edge that flies past the stumps towards the fine leg fence for four runs.

2.2 1

On a good length and in line with the stumps, Martin Guptill clips this towards deep square leg for a single.

2.1 0

The is full as well and just outside off, Martin Guptill hits this hard towards the cover fielder.

2.1 wd 1

WIDE! Goes wide outside off this time on a fuller length. The umpire raises his arms to call wide once again.

2.1 wd 1

Obed McCoy begins with a loosener angling down leg stump from a good length. Martin Guptill leaves this alone and the umpire indicates it is wide..

Score after 2 overs : 15/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

D Conway

12 (8)

M Guptill

2 (4)

J Holder

1-0-7-0

1.6 4

FOUR! Another good over ends with a boundary! Jason Holder goes full and right under the bat outside off, Devon Conway strokes this elegantly through covers for a boundary. The ball races away to the deep cover fence for four more runs.

1.5 0

Jason Holder goes for the yorker and wide outside off, Devon Conway tries to get bat on it and misses. Goes through to the keeper.

1.4 2

Jason Holder serves a full toss outside off, Devon Conway is down the wicket and has to adjust his shot as he guides it towards deep backward point for a brace.

1.3 0

Goes a fraction full and outside off, Devon Conway knocks this straight to cover.

1.2 0

On a good length once again and just outside off, Devon Conway fends this into pitch, and the ball rolls towards the keeper.

1.1 1

Jason Holder starts with a good-length delivery but angling into the pads. Martin Guptill clips this towards deep backward square leg for a single.

Score after 1 overs : 8/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

D Conway

6 (3)

M Guptill

1 (3)

K Mayers

1-0-8-0

0.6 6

SIX! That has gone all the way! Kyle Mayers continues bowling full and wide outside off, Devon Conway gets a stride forward and hits through the line. Gets the ball well over the deep cover fence for a biggie. That is the first boundary for New Zealand.

Jason Holder to start from the other end.
0.6 wd 1

WIDE! Bowls this full and really wide outside off. Devon Conway leaves this alone and is called wide by the umpire.

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Devon Conway showing some aggression. Kyle Mayers serves this on a good length and outside off. Devon Conway charges down the wicket and slaps it to mid off.

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A fraction full and angling away from the left-hander. Devon Conway fends this back to the bowler.

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Goes full once again outside off, Martin Guptill shuffles forward and goes for the booming drive. Gets an inside edge to fine leg for a single.

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This is on a good length and angling into the stumps, Martin Guptill flicks this towards square leg.

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Kyle Mayers begins with a full delivery pitching outside off, Martin Guptill strokes this straight to mid off.

We are all set for the action. The players are out in the middle. The Windies players take the knee to support the 'BLM' movement. Martin Guptill and Devon Conway are the openers for New Zealand. Kyle Mayers to start with the ball. Here we go...
Phil Simmons is up for a chat. He says they need to recognize how they want to play. Adds that there is a lot of pressure on Nicholas Pooran after the India series but he is learning quickly. Shares that they are working on how to play the middle phase and there will be bounce here so they hope to do better. Admits the pace bowlers need to play with pressure. It was hard against India but they need to do better against the Kiwis.
PITCH REPORT - Daren Ganga is pitchside. He says it is dry and hard. Not a lot of green grass and expect there to bounce. The average score here is 134. Expects an even contest between bat and ball.
Kane Williamson, the skipper of New Zealand. He says it is important to get balance and break as all the players are in different stages of their life. It was nice to be at home and get some break. Informs there are few changes from the game they had against Netherlands.
Nicholas Pooran, the captain of West Indies. He says they will bowl first as the conditions are new for them. Says it is different from Miami and the conditions suit the seamers more so they want to capitalize on that by bowling first. Says that they have been playing a lot of cricket and some of the guys are rested. Continues to say that they have a lot of reserve players and they can put together a good composition and guys are eager to take the opportunity. Says that the team spoke about building partnerships, winning crucial moments and says most importantly it is an opportunity for the young players to gain knowledge and experience. About the team he says that there is one spinner and he can not recall the whole team.
New Zealand (Playing XI) - Martin Guptill, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult.
West Indies (Playing XI) - Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks, Devon Thomas (WK), Nicholas Pooran (C), Shimron Hetmyer, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh.
TOSS - West Indies have won the toss and will BOWL first!
West Indies, on the other hand, find themselves racing against the clock to get their team in place and to get all their players back in form. They have shown glimpses of talent and ability, but they lack consistency. They have match-winners throughout their lineup, yet there are days when all of them fail to click. However, if that switch were to come on, this young West Indian side could prove to be devastating in the World Cup. The team banks heavily on their all-rounders and they bat deep. It will be interesting to see how they face up to their newest opponents, after their recent series defeat to India. They favor this format and if a renaissance of West Indian cricket is to be seen, it will most likely start from T20 cricket. It is hot in Sabina Park despite being cloudy and there is always a chance of rain. The only rain we really want to see though is when it is raining boundaries. Stay tuned as we bring you the toss and other updates…

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