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West Indies vs New Zealand Ball by Ball Commentary

15 Aug, 2022 00:00 (IST)

Result

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

New Zealand

145/7

20.0 overs
vs

West Indies

150/2

19.0 overs
West Indies beat New Zealand by 8 wickets

Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica

Kane Williamson is handed the trophy and now the other players join him as they pose for the cameras. Right then! Done and dusted with the T20Is and New Zealand take the series home. It's time for the 3-match ODI series! The first match will be played on 17th August at 11.30 pm IST (6 pm GMT). Do join us early for the build up as well. Cheers!
Glenn Phillips is the PLAYER OF THE SERIES for his 134 runs at an average of 44 and a strike rate of 171. He says it feels good to come to Sabina Park and play well in front of an amazing crowd and amazing people. Says that they don’t know what the situation is and he backs his skill set and if the ball is to be put away he makes the most of it. Claims that they have a strong batting line up and with Neesham coming in towards the end he knows he can play freely. Goes on to mention that the bowlers have been the icing on the cake and have been doing well recently. Believes that they will come back strongly.
Brandon King is the PLAYER OF THE MATCH (53 runs off 35 balls). He says it is very special to do this at home in front of the supporters and his family was also present.  Mentions that consistency is the key and he wants to give the team a good start. Credits the bowlers by saying that they did an excellent job and made their job easier. Claims that his plan is the same no matter the total and that is to get a good start and set a platform. Adds that Brooks played excellently and understood the game. He didn’t take any risk and they batted well together. Admits that it is good to win leading to the World Cup and feels that they played well all around.
Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand starts by congratulating the Windies for the win. Says West Indies executed the plans well and outplayed them. Adds there is excitement while playing with this group. Mentions it's good to see the team progress and the focus has been always there. Shares that the World Cup is on the back of their mind but they keep thinking of the series and now they look forward to the ODI series.
Rovman Powell, the skipper of West Indies, says it is a dream to play for West Indies and captain in front of the crowd. Adds last night he asked the players for the support and they gave him. Shares that they talked about changing the bowlers and not loading them with 2-3 overs on a trot. It helps to keep them fresh. Thanks the crowd for their support. Applauds the effort of King, he says he played well and Brooks complimented him very well.
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New Zealand had something to bowl at but the bowlers were not up to the mark, the spinners especially. Kane Williamson will feel they could have taken the game deeper if the bowlers kept it tight. They were either too short or too full and were taken to the cleaners. Not the best of performance from the Kiwis but this shows there is still room for improvement. Earlier, New Zealand posted a par total. Only Glenn Phillips made a significant effort with the bat while the others struggled. Credit to the Windies bowlers who were tight and chipped in with wickets at regular intervals. It turned out to be an easy chase as the Kiwis found it hard to get the opening wicket and that took the game away.
A thumping win for West Indies! They have done well to avoid the whitewash. West Indies will have something to cherish and now will head into the ODI series with a positive mindset. It felt like West Indies could find it hard to bat on this sluggish pitch but the openers were absolutely brilliant getting a century partnership. Brandon King was the aggressor while Shamarh Brooks played the second fiddle. Both hit the loose balls and kept the required run rate in check. King fell after his fifty but by then they required a run-a-ball. Rovman Powell and Shamarh Brooks, in the end, chased down the target with ease.

Score after 19 overs : 150/2

Runs Scored

11 Runs

R Powell

27 (15)

S Brooks

56 (59)

J Neesham

1-0-11-0

18.6 6

SIX! The stand-in skipper hits the winning runs! Short of a length and on middle. Powell hangs back and pulls it over deep square leg for a biggie. West Indies win by 8 wickets.

18.5 0

Short in length and on middle. Powell looks to pull but misses.

18.4 2

On a good length and outside off, Rovman Powell cuts this to the right of backward point fielder who gets a hand to it and they get a couple of runs.

18.3 0

Full once again and in line with the stumps, Rovman Powell clips this to deep mid-wicket for a single.

18.2 1

A fraction full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks strokes this towards deep cover for a single.

18.1 2

James Neesham begins with a short ball wide outside off, Shamarh Brooks slashes this wide of deep cover and takes a couple of runs.

James Neesham to bowl now.

Score after 18 overs : 139/2

Runs Scored

9 Runs

S Brooks

53 (57)

R Powell

19 (11)

T Southee

4-0-37-1

17.6 1

Short and wide outside off, Shamarh Brooks stands tall and pulls this towards deep mid-wicket.

17.5 1

Full delivery served on middle and leg, Rovman Powell clips this towards mid-wicket for a single.

17.4 6

SIX! What a hit! Tim Southee bowls this full and in line with the stumps, Rovman Powell shows immense power to just flick this over deep mid-wicket for a massive hit. Just 9 runs needed now.

17.3 1

Serves this one full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks knocks this to long off for a run.

17.2 0

Tim Southee serves this on a good length and angling into the pads, Shamarh Brooks looks to heave this leg side and misses. hits him high on his pad.

17.1 0

Tim Southee bowls this on a good length but angling down leg, Shamarh Brooks comes across to clip this but just misses the leg stump.

Score after 17 overs : 130/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

S Brooks

51 (53)

R Powell

12 (9)

I Sodhi

4-0-36-1

16.6 1

Bowls this full as well and just outside off, Shamarh Brooks works this to long on for a run.

16.5 1

Ish Sodhi flights this on full outside off, Rovman Powell sweeps this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

16.4 4

FOUR! Rovman Powell plays a nice inside-out shot! Ish Sodhi flights this one full and outside off, Rovman Powell has room to lift this towards wide long on for four runs.

16.3 1

Continues bowling short and wide outside off, Shamarh Brooks cuts this to deep point for a single. Shamarh Brooks gets to his half-century. The slowest for West Indies in T20I but an important one nonetheless.

16.2 0

Short once again and outside off, Shamarh Brooks looks to cut this but misses.

16.1 1

Short and wide outside off, Rovman Powell pulls this towards long on for a single

Score after 16 overs : 122/2

Runs Scored

8 Runs

R Powell

6 (6)

S Brooks

49 (50)

L Ferguson

4-0-16-0

15.6 1

On a good length and outside off, Rovman Powell works this towards third man to take a single and keep the strike.

15.5 0

Lockie Ferguson goes full and outside the off pole. Rovman Powell fends this towards point.

15.4 1

Back-of-a-length delivery outside the off stump, Shamarh Brooks gets on his toes and knocks it towards deep cover for a run.

15.3 1

This is on a good length and outside off, Rovman Powell guides this towards third man and takes a single.

15.2 4

FOUR! This has been thumped away! Lockie Ferguson goes full and outside off, Rovman Powell finds the gap between cover and mid off and the ball runs away to the deep cover fence for four runs.

15.1 lb 1

Lockie Ferguson serves this on a good length and angling down leg, Shamarh Brooks looks to clip this and misses. The ball rolls to short fine leg and they take a leg bye.

Lockie Ferguson is back into the attack.

Score after 15 overs : 114/2

Runs Scored

5 Runs

R Powell

0 (2)

S Brooks

48 (48)

I Sodhi

3-0-28-1

14.6 0

This is very full and outside off. Powell prods and drives it to covers. 32 needed in 30 runs.

14.5 0

This one lands outside off and turns away sharply. Powell leans and looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

14.4 1

On middle, pushed down to long on for a single.

The skipper Rovman Powell makes his way out to the middle.
14.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Thomas goes and New Zealand have two wickets in two overs! Sodhi floats one full and outside off. Thomas tries to slog-sweep but gets a top edge to deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips takes it. He tries to clear the longer side of the ground and also hit against the wind.

14.2 0

On a length and around off. Thomas dabs it to point.

14.1 4

FOUR! Drops it too short and on middle. Thomas pulls it in the air bt in the gap towards mid-wicket for a boundary.

Ish Sodhi has been given the ball once more. He has conceded 23 runs in his 2 overs.

Score after 14 overs : 109/1

Runs Scored

7 Runs

D Thomas

1 (2)

S Brooks

47 (47)

T Southee

3-0-28-1

13.6 1

Around off. Thomas punches off the back foot through covers for a single.

13.5 0

On middle. Blocked back to the bowler.

13.4 1

On the pads, it is flicked through mid-wicket for a single.

13.4 wd 1

Wide! A length ball, down the leg side. Brooks makes room to flick but misses. A wide is given.

13.3 0

On a length and around off. Brooks turns it to mid on.

13.2 4

FOUR! Stylish! Short of a length and outside off. Brooks swivels and pulls it to deep square leg for four.

Devon Thomas walks out to the middle.
13.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! The magnificent partnership is finally broken! This is short and outside off. King looks to pull but gets a top edge to deep square leg. Martin Guptill there takes the skier. Brandon King goes after a superb knock. A bit too late with the wicket but another one can help New Zealand put some pressure.

Tim Southee comes back into the attack. He has conceded 21 runs in his 2 overs.

Score after 13 overs : 102/0

Runs Scored

6 Runs

S Brooks

42 (44)

B King

53 (34)

M Santner

4-0-30-0

12.6 0

Tossed up on off, pushed to covers.

12.5 1

Floated ball on middle, King forces it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

12.4 3

Three runs! A loopy ball, outside off, width is given there. Brooks chips it over the point fielder. The man from covers in deep runs across and dives to make a solid stop. He did really well to save a single. 100 up!

12.3 1

Tossed up on middle. King flicks it through square leg for a single.

12.2 1

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

12.1 0

Flatter and outside off, it turns away and bounces. Brooks looks to cut but misses.

Mitchell Santner comes in to bowl his last over.

Score after 12 overs : 96/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Brooks

38 (40)

B King

51 (32)

L Ferguson

3-0-9-0

11.6 1

Angles it on the hips, it is bunted behind square leg for a single.

11.5 1

Shorter and around off, pulled to long on for a single.

11.4 0

Short of a length and outside off. King slashes and misses.

11.3 1

Uppish but safe! Full ball, outside off. Brooks drives it on the up and to the left of covers for one.

11.2 0

Length ball, outside off. Kept out.

11.1 1

A full ball on off. King pushes it to mid off and takes a quick single. With that single, King brings up his fifty. His 5th in T20I. What a knock in front of his home crowd.

Score after 11 overs : 92/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

B King

49 (29)

S Brooks

36 (37)

M Bracewell

2-0-14-0

10.6 1

Goes full this time and well outside off, Brandon King strokes this towards deep cover and takes another single.

10.5 1

A fraction short and outside off, Shamarh Brooks goes on the back foot and works the ball to deep mid-wicket for a run.

10.4 2

Michael Bracewell bowls this full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks goes for a reverse sweep and gets an inside edge through the keeper's legs for a couple of runs.

10.3 1

Michael Bracewell bowls this full as well and in line with the stumps, Brandon King works this towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single.

10.2 1

Michael Bracewell bowls this full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks drills this to the right of the bowler and a good stop at long on keeps them to a single.

10.1 1

Michael Bracewell bowls this full and angling into the pads, Brandon King works this towards short fine leg for a single.

Drinks break! A solid opening stand for West Indies have made them the favorites to win the game. Still, 61 runs needed in 60 balls and New Zealand will be aware of the fragile batting of the Windies. They need a couple of wickets to put pressure on them. Also, Michael Bracewell is back on.

Score after 10 overs : 85/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Brooks

32 (34)

B King

46 (26)

L Ferguson

2-0-5-0

9.6 0

A yorker now, outside off. Brooks fails to drive it away. 61 runs needed in 60 balls.

9.5 0

That was quick! A bouncer at 142 clicks on middle. Brooks ducks under it.

9.4 0

Touch fuller and outside off. Brooks chops it to backward point.

9.3 2

On a length and on middle and leg. Brooks tucks it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. A fumble allows them to take it with ease.

9.2 1

Outside off, dabbed to third man for one more.

9.1 1

On a length and outside off, Brooks punches it to covers for a single.

Lockie Ferguson is back on.

Score after 9 overs : 81/0

Runs Scored

19 Runs

B King

45 (25)

S Brooks

29 (29)

I Sodhi

2-0-23-0

8.6 6

SIX! Make that three sixes in the over! This time from the blade of Brandon King. Ish Sodhi flights this one full outside off, Brandon King hits this well and gets the ball flying over the long on fence for a big hit. 19 runs from the over and this now looks easy for West Indies. They need 65 runs more to win.

8.5 0

Much better from Ish Sodhi as he bowls this a fraction short and outside off, Brandon King looks to slash at this and misses.

8.4 1

Ish Sodhi goes short once again and outside off, Shamarh Brooks pulls this to deep mid-wicket for a single.

8.3 6

SIX! Two in a row! Ish Sodhi compensates by going full and serves this outside off, Shamarh Brooks swings and lifts this over long on for another maximum. Shamarh Brooks is picking up his strike rate here.

8.2 6

SIX! BOOM! Shamarh Brooks wants to join the party! Ish Sodhi Bowls this short and in line with the stumps, Shamarh Brooks goes back in the crease and pulls this over the deep backward square leg fence for a huge hit.

8.1 0

Ish Sodhi serves this full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks gets a leading edge towards cover.

Score after 8 overs : 62/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Brooks

16 (25)

B King

39 (23)

M Santner

3-0-24-0

7.6 1

Loopy delivery served full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks knocks this to long on for a run.

7.5 0

Flights this one full and outside off, Shamarh Brooks gets a thick outside edge towards short third man.

7.4 1

An arm ball, slower and full on middle. King works it to mid-wicket for a single.

7.3 1

A loopy ball, outside off. Brooks punches it through covers for a single.

7.2 1

Shorter and outside off. King plays it late and delicately past short third man for a single.

7.1 6

SIX! Freebie for King and he makes the most of it! This is short and slanting on middle. King opens his body and pulls it over mid-wicket for a biggie.

Score after 7 overs : 52/0

Runs Scored

4 Runs

S Brooks

14 (22)

B King

31 (20)

I Sodhi

1-0-4-0

6.6 0

Flights this full outside off, Shamarh Brooks knocks this back to the bowler.

6.5 1

Bowls this short and serves a googly. Shamarh Brooks pulls this one to deep mid-wicket as well and takes a run.

6.4 1

Serves this one short and outside the off stump, Shamarh Brooks mistimes his pull to long on for a single.

6.3 1

Short once gain and outside off, Brandon King pulls this towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

6.2 1

Ish Sodhi bowls this short and wide outside off, Shamarh Brooks slaps this to deep cover for a single.

6.1 0

Ish Sodhi starts with a googly angling into the pads, Shamarh Brooks looks to clip this leg side and misses. Hits his pad down leg side.

Score after 6 overs : 48/0

Runs Scored

16 Runs

S Brooks

12 (18)

B King

29 (18)

T Southee

2-0-21-0

5.6 1

Full once again and angling into the stumps, Shamarh Brooks clips thisi to deep mid-wicket for a single.

5.5 1

Goes a fraction full and in line with the stumps, Brandon King clips this towards deep sqaure leg for a single.

5.4 0

Bowls this on a good length as well and outside off, Brandon King looks to cut and misses as the ball is too close.

5.3 4

FOUR! 14 runs from the first three balls! Tim Southee bowls this on a good length but wide outside off, Brandon King slashes at this and gets it through the gap as the ball flies towards the deep backward point fence for four more runs!

5.2 4

FOUR! This has been slapped away! Brandon King adjusts his length and goes short outside off, Brandon King pulls this towards deep square leg and collects four more runs.

5.1 6

SIX! BANG! Brandon King has got a hold of this one! Tim Southee serves this full and in line with the stumps, Brandon King clears the front leg out of the way and thumps this over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. Brandon King wants to get going here.

Tim Southee is back on. Went for 5 runs in his first over.

Score after 5 overs : 32/0

Runs Scored

11 Runs

B King

14 (13)

S Brooks

11 (17)

M Santner

2-0-14-0

4.6 1

Another single as King fends this full ball to mid-wicket. 114 needed in 90 balls.

4.5 1

Around off, worked through covers for a single.

4.4 0

Santner serves an arm ball, short and makes it to straighten up on middle. Brooks was trying to pull but misses and gets hit right on the box. An appeal for LBW but the finger stays down. New Zealand take the review. UltraEdge shows no bat. The Ball Tracking shows the ball lobs over the middle pole. Not out.

4.3 1

Slower and on middle, it is flicked through square leg for a single.

4.2 4

FOUR MORE! Tossed up, outside off. King comes down the track and smashes it over the bowler's head for another four.

4.1 4

FOUR! King breaks the shackles! Flatter ball, angling on middle. King makes room and slaps it through covers, finds the gap for four.

Mitchell Santner has been brought into the attack. He conceded just three runs in his first over.

Score after 4 overs : 21/0

Runs Scored

1 Runs

S Brooks

10 (15)

B King

4 (9)

L Ferguson

1-0-1-0

3.6 0

On a length and on middle. Brooks keeps it out. Excellent start by Lockie, just one runs off it.

3.5 0

Ferguson goes short now, outside off. Brooks leaps but fails to get his bat on it.

3.4 0

On a length and around middle, nips in. Brooks gets on his toes as he tries to play on the leg side but gets hit on the pads. An appeal but that was going down.

3.3 0

Short of a length and around off. Brooks gets inside the line of the ball and nudges but finds short fine leg.

3.2 1

On a length and around off. King knocks it to mid off and scampers across for a quick single.

3.1 0

On a length and on middle, extra bounce. King looks to flick it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads.

Lockie Ferguson has been given the ball now. New Zealand trying different bowlers every over.

Score after 3 overs : 20/0

Runs Scored

10 Runs

S Brooks

10 (11)

B King

3 (7)

T Southee

1-0-5-0

2.6 0

On a length and around leg. Brooks steps across as he tries to tuck it away but misses.

2.5 1

On a length and outside off, slapped to sweeper cover for a single.

2.4 lb 1

On the hips, nudged to square leg for a single.

2.3 lb 4

FOUR LEG BYES! A huge appeal for LBW but clearly angling down! This is on a length and angling down the leg side. Brooks looks to flick but misses and it brushes his pads before rolling away from the keeper and to the fine leg fence.

2.2 4

FOUR! Finds the gap! On a length and outside off. Brooks opens the face of the bat in the last moment and dabs it away past backward point for a boundary. Right through the gap!

2.1 0

Starts with a fuller ball, around off. Brooks drives it to mid off.

Tim Southee has been brought into the attack now.

Score after 2 overs : 10/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

B King

2 (6)

S Brooks

6 (6)

M Santner

1-0-3-0

1.6 0

An arm ball, full and on off. King punches it to covers.

1.5 0

Full and on off, kept out.

1.4 0

On a length and outside off, pushed to covers.

1.3 0

Tossed up, outside off, spinning away. King tries to slog-sweep but miscues it to covers. He tried to play against the spins there.

1.3 wd 2

Two wides! Tries to serve it quicker but does so down the leg side. Brooks fails to get his bat on it. The keeper fails to collect and the batters take a single.

1.2 0

Slides a full ball, quicker and on the pads. Brooks misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.

1.1 1

Fraction short and outside off. King works it to long off for one.

Spinner from the other end as well. Mitchell Santner will share the new ball.

Score after 1 overs : 7/0

Runs Scored

7 Runs

S Brooks

6 (5)

B King

1 (1)

M Bracewell

1-0-7-0

0.6 2

Tossed up on middle, swept to short fine leg where Sodhi dives and gets a hand to it. It still rolls behind for a couple of runs.

0.5 0

Flatter ball, outside off. Brooks dabs it to backward point where Neesham makes a good stop.

0.4 4

FOUR! First boundary of the chase! This is too short and on middle. Brooks rocks back and pulls it past short fine leg for a boundary.

0.3 0

Slightly shorter and outside off. Brooks punches off the back foot but straight to covers.

0.2 0

Flatter and around off. Brooks gets behind the line and blocks it.

0.1 1

Shorter and on middle. King pulls it to deep square leg to get off the mark with a single.

New Zealand have been outstanding in white-ball cricket this year. They are unbeaten in the 16 games they have played out of which they have played 9 T20Is. They will be eager to continue this run past the upcoming World Cup. They seem to have a balanced squad at their disposal and will go into the tournament as one of the favorites.

We are back for the run chase. The New Zealand players make their way out to the middle. Shamarh Brooks and Brandon King will open the innings for West Indies. New Zealand will begin with spin as Michael Bracewell has been given the ball here.
... RUN CHASE ...
Right then, West Indies have an opportunity here to get a much-needed win under their belt. New Zealand will be looking to take wickets early to build some pressure. We are in for an exciting second half to the game.
Akeal Hosein walks up for a quick word. He says he would have taken this bowling performance at the start of the day but feels he has given 7-8 runs more. Adds that he just tries to be clear and execute his plan. Shares that in the Powerplay they might get hit but he just thinks about the next ball. He continues to say that building partnerships will be the key for the Windies to win.
West Indies started this game completely contrary to their performance in the first two games. They bowled with great control and were really disciplined all innings. They built up the pressure and never let the New Zealand batters get going. Dominic Drakes has justified his selection in the team with an outstanding performance bowling at the start and towards the death. He ended up conceding just 19 runs in his 4 overs and taking a wicket. The spinners bowled well with Akeal Hosein picking up two crucial wickets and Hayden Walsh chipping in with one. Odean Smith was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets for 29 runs. They will now look to come out and perform with the bat.
New Zealand got off to a really watchful start and were looking to rotate the strike rather than go for boundaries. They seemed to be trying to analyze the wicket but the slow nature of the pitch never allowed them to get any sort of momentum. All the batters got off to starts but never look settled at the wicket. Glenn Phillips was the only one who showed any sort of intent in the game and scored 41 runs of 26 deliveries to keep the scoreboard moving. The strong middle order did not click and could not provide their team with a much-needed impetus towards the end of the innings. In the end, there were unable to cross the 150 mark.
This does not look like a hefty total with 145 on the board and New Zealand will definitely feel they are a few runs short here. However, the pitch seems to be a little slow and we may not be surprised if West Indies have a tough time getting runs too. This is a good opportunity for the Windies to seal a consolation win but New Zealand will know that their opponents have not been in good batting form.

Score after 20 overs : 145/7

Runs Scored

9 Runs

I Sodhi

6 (2)

M Bracewell

3 (2)

O Smith

4-0-29-3

19.6 2

Two runs to end the innings! Short of a length and on middle. Sodhi pulls it to mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs. New Zealand end with 145/7.

19.5 4

FOUR! Crucial runs! A length ball, outside off. Sodhi swings his bat and does enough to clear the mid off fielder.

Ish Sodhi makes his way out to the middle.
19.4 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! West Indies are doing well to not let New Zealand finish on a high! This is full and on middle. Mitchell swings his bat across but mistimes his shot completely. Dominic Drakes at mid off takes a simple catch.

19.3 3

Length ball, on the pads. Michael Bracewell flicks it to deep square leg. Shimron Hetmyer runs to his left, dives and saves a run for his team.

19.2 0

Angling way outside off, fuller ball. Bracewell fails to drive it away.

Michael Bracewell is the new batter at the crease.
19.1 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Smith serves a widish full ball, angling way outside off. Neesham throws the kitchen sink at it but only manages to get a faint edge on it. A caught behind appeal but the umpire signals a wide! There was definitely a noise! UltraEdge shows a spike and Neesham goes back without making a big impact this time.

Score after 19 overs : 136/5

Runs Scored

10 Runs

J Neesham

6 (5)

D Mitchell

14 (15)

D Drakes

4-0-19-1

18.6 1

A slower length ball, around middle, it is pulled to deep square leg for one.

Odean Smith has been asked to bowl the last over.
18.6 wd 1

Wide! This is way down the leg side. Neesham leaves it alone for a wide.

18.5 2

Two runs! On a length and on middle. Neesham works it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.

18.5 wd 1

Wide! First extra off the innings! Bangs a bouncer on middle. Neesham lets it through.

18.4 1

Another inch perfect yorker from Drakes on middle. Mitchell digs it out back to the bowler who fails to stop and it rolls to long on for one.

18.3 1

Short in length and on middle. Neesham pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

18.2 1

Nails the yorker, on middle. Mitchell somehow squeezes it away to covers for a single.

18.1 2

A full toss outside off. Mitchell smacks it to long off for a single. The batters see a fumble by the fielder and runs across for the second run.

Dominic Drakes has been brought back into the attack. He has been outstanding today bowling 3 overs for just 9 runs and taking a wicket.

Score after 18 overs : 126/5

Runs Scored

5 Runs

D Mitchell

10 (12)

J Neesham

2 (2)

A Joseph

4-0-35-0

17.6 1

Just five off the over! Excellent from Joseph! This is around off. Mitchell inner edges his drive to short fine leg for a single.

17.5 1

A single as this is hit through point.

17.4 1

Very full and on middle. Mitchell whacks it to deep square leg for a single.

17.3 0

On a length and outside off. Mitchell shuffles across and tries to paddle it away but mistimes it to the left of the keeper who does well to get a big hand on it.

17.2 1

On a length and outside off. Neesham chops it to backward point for a single.

17.1 1

Short of a length and on middle, bunted to deep square leg for a single.

Score after 17 overs : 121/5

Runs Scored

5 Runs

G Phillips

41 (26)

D Mitchell

7 (8)

O Smith

3-0-20-1

16.6 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! A very good innings from Phillips comes to an end! Smith serves a low full toss, outside off from around the wicket. Phillips pre-meditated as he saw third man up. He tried to reverse paddle it but mistimes and Brandon King at short third man takes it. James Neesham in the new batter that makes his way out to the middle. He has been playing the finishers role to perfection so far and New Zealand will hope he takes them to a reasonable score.

16.5 1

Well bowled! A widish yorker, outside off. Daryl throws his bat and works it through point for a single.

16.4 1

Touch fuller and outside off. Phillips punches it to covers for a single.

16.3 0

An effort ball from Smith! On a length and outside off. Phillips looks to cut it away but misses.

16.2 1

On middle, Daryl Mitchell works it to long on and gets to the other end.

16.1 2

On a length and outside off. Mitchell smacks it to long off for an easy couple.

Odean Smith has been brought into the attack. He has conceded 15 runs in his two overs.

Score after 16 overs : 116/4

Runs Scored

10 Runs

D Mitchell

3 (5)

G Phillips

40 (23)

A Hosein

4-0-28-2

15.6 1

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

15.5 0

Full and on middle. Mitchell reverse sweeps it but finds point.

15.4 1

Tossed up on middle,it skids through, eased down to long on for a single.

15.3 6

SIX! Powered! Hosein errs in line as he bowls it short and way down the leg side. Phillips uses the depth of the crease as he rocks back and pulls it to square leg for a six.

15.2 1

Tossed up, around middle and leg. Mitchell tucks it to the vacant mid-wicket region for a single.

15.1 1

Darted on the pads. Phillips flicks it to deep square leg for a single.

Score after 15 overs : 106/4

Runs Scored

2 Runs

G Phillips

32 (20)

D Mitchell

1 (2)

D Drakes

3-0-9-1

14.6 1

Bowls this on a good length and outside off, Glenn Phillips goes for the pull but is not short enough and mistimes his shot towards deep square leg for a single.

14.5 0

Dominic Drakes goes full and wide outside off, Glenn Phillips mistimes his shot towards cover.

14.4 1

Serves this on a good length as well and in line with the stumps, Daryl Mitchell clips the ball to deep square leg for a single.

14.3 0

Dominic Drakes bowls this on a good length and outside off, Daryl Mitchell knocks this towards point.

Daryl Mitchell walks out.
14.2 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT! Kane Williamson's labored innnings comes to an end! Dominic Drakes bowls a good length delivery angling away from outside off, Kane Williamson charges down the wicket and looks to slash this over the offside field. Does not get the b est of connection and the ball goes straight into the hands of Akeal Hosein at cover. Kane Williamson just did not seem comfortable in this game.

14.1 0

Dominic Drakes bowls a slow off-cutter, short and outside off, Kane Williamson goes for the pull and misses.

Score after 14 overs : 104/3

Runs Scored

14 Runs

K Williamson

24 (25)

G Phillips

31 (18)

A Joseph

3-0-30-0

13.6 1

Serves this one short and outside off, Kane Williamson pulls this straight to deep mid-wicket and takes a run.

13.5 1

Back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Glenn Phillips works this to deep point for a single.

13.4 6

SIX! What a shot this is! Innovation at its best! Alzarri Joseph goes full and outside off, Glenn Phillips was expecting the ball there. He reverse scoops the ball over the third man fence for a biggie. That shot looks really good!

13.3 4

FOUR! This has been dispatched to add salt to the wound! Alzarri Joseph bowls this short outside off, Glenn Phillips pulls this hard towards the deep square leg fence and gets four runs.

13.2 1

Dropped! Tough chance but that should have been taken! Alzarri Joseph bowls this short and outside off, Kane Williamson goes for the pull and top edges the ball towards fine leg, Akeal Hosein comes running in from the deep and the ball falls in front of him as he dives. He does not hold on to the ball and another dropped catch. They take a single.

13.1 1

Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a good length and outside off, Glenn Phillips strokes this to deep cover for a single.

Score after 13 overs : 90/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

K Williamson

22 (23)

G Phillips

19 (14)

A Hosein

3-0-18-2

12.6 0

Bowls a straight line and on a fuller length, Kane Williamson has to defend this towards cover.

12.5 1

Akeal Hosein flights this one full and outside off, Glenn Phillips gets down the wicket and slices his loft shot towards deep cover. The ball falls short of the fielder and they take a single.

12.4 1

Akeal Hosein pulls his length back as he sees Kane Williamson come down the wicket and serves this outside off, Kane Williamson knocks this towards backward point and takes a run.

12.3 1

A fraction short and in line with the stumps, Glenn Phillips works this towards deep mid-wicket and takes a single.

12.2 1

Flighted full outside off, Kane Williamson knocks this towards cover and takes a single.

12.1 1

Akeal Hosein flights this one full and angling into the pads, Glenn Phillips clips this towards mid-wicket and they take a run.

Score after 12 overs : 85/3

Runs Scored

8 Runs

G Phillips

16 (11)

K Williamson

20 (20)

O Smith

2-0-15-0

11.6 1

This is on a good length and outside off, Glenn Phillips knocks this towards point and takes a quick run.

11.5 1

Odean Smith serves a yorker in line with stumps, Kane Williamson digs the ball out to mid on for a run.

11.4 1

Goes full and outside off, Glenn Phillips strokes this to deep cover for a single.

11.3 0

What a beauty in response to that boundary! Odean Smith cowls this back of a length and angling into the batter. The ball straightens after pitching and Glenn Phillips plays inside the line of the ball. Gets beaten all ends up.

11.2 4

FOUR! Another loose delivery from West Indies and gets the treatment! Odean Smith bangs this in short and wide outside off, Glenn Phillips slashes hard at the ball and gets over short third man as the ball rushes to the third man fence for four more runs.

11.1 1

Odean Smith goes a fraction full and just outside off, Kane Williamson clips the ball towards mid-wicket and takes a run.

Score after 11 overs : 77/3

Runs Scored

13 Runs

K Williamson

18 (18)

G Phillips

10 (7)

H Walsh

2-0-16-1

10.6 3

Hayden Walsh continues bowling short and well outside the off stump, Kane Williamson goes on the back foot and works the ball towards deep cover. There is a misfield and the batters complete three runs.

10.5 1

Short once gain and wide outside off, Glenn Phillips slaps this to deep point for a single.

10.4 4

FOUR! This is a loose delivery from Hayden Walsh! Hayden Walsh bowls a half tracker wide outside off, Glenn Phillips cuts this late towards the deep backward point fence to collect four runs for himself.

10.3 1

Flighted full and outside off, Kane Williamson shimmies down the wicket and clips the ball to deep mid-wicket for a run.

10.2 0

Serves this one a fraction short and wide outside off, Kane Williamson nudges this towards short third man.

10.1 4

FOUR! Kane Williamson starts with a boundary after the break! Hayden Walsh flights this one full and reallyw ide outside off, Kane Williamson strokes this through covers and the ball races away to the deep cover fence for a boundary,

DRINKS! This has been a slow start from New Zealand as they have just not been able to get going. This pitch looks really slow and their timing has been off. West Indies will be happy with the three wickets they have taken. They applied good pressure and did not let New Zealand break the shackles. They will be hoping for the same after the break. New Zealand have a lot of work to do here.

Score after 10 overs : 64/3

Runs Scored

5 Runs

G Phillips

5 (5)

K Williamson

10 (14)

R Shepherd

2-0-18-0

9.6 4

FOUR! Unfortunate for Shepherd! But this is much better over from him than his first one! On a length and outside off, a bit of width and Phillips tries to push. He gets an outside edge to the third man fence.

9.5 0

Another dot! Fourth of the over! Hits the hard length, around off. Phillips works it to covers.

9.4 0

Shepherd continues with the good work! A good length ball, outside off. Phillips looks to push at it but misses.

9.3 1

On middle on a length, nudged to mid-wicket for one more. Better from Shepherd, keeping it tight and not giving anything away.

9.2 0

This one nips back in! Length and around off. Williamson stays back to block it out.

9.1 0

On a length and outside off. Williamson plays it late and straight to point.

Romario Shepherd has been brought back into the attack. He has been expensive so far conceding 13 runs in his first over.

Score after 9 overs : 59/3

Runs Scored

3 Runs

G Phillips

1 (2)

K Williamson

9 (11)

H Walsh

1-0-3-1

8.6 0

A googly, full and outside off, worked to point.

8.5 1

Touch short and outside off. Williamson cuts it to deep point for a run.

8.4 1

Full and outside off, driven through covers for a single.

The impressive Glenn Phillips has made his way out to the crease.
8.3 W 0

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Brilliant review from West Indies as they get rid of Conway! Not a wicket-taking delivery but Walsh gets his man! This is tossed up, full and down the leg side. Conway looks to sweep but seems to miss it. An appeal for caught behind but nothing from the umpire. Devon Thomas, the keeper and Walsh look confident. They take it upstairs. UltraEdge shows a spike as the ball passes the gloves. The on-field decision needs to be changed. Out it is!

8.2 1

On middle, tucked to square leg for a single.

8.1 0

Walsh starts with a short ball, outside off. Williamson fails to cut it away.

Hayden Walsh has been given the ball now.

Score after 8 overs : 56/2

Runs Scored

7 Runs

D Conway

21 (16)

K Williamson

7 (8)

O Smith

1-0-7-0

7.6 0

This is full and wide of off. Conway leans and drives but cannot pierce it past the man at cover.

7.5 1

Short of a length and on middle. Williamson bunts it to deep square leg for a single.

7.4 1

On the pads, it is flicked to deep square leg for a run.

7.3 1

Touch fuller and around off. Williamson drops it in front of point for a single.

7.2 4

FOUR! Finds the fence! This one rises! Shorter and outside off. Williamson gets on his toes and cuts it aerially past point for a boundary.

7.1 0

Fuller ball on off. Williamson works it straight to mid on.

Odean Smith has been brought into the attack.

Score after 7 overs : 49/2

Runs Scored

2 Runs

K Williamson

1 (4)

D Conway

20 (14)

A Hosein

2-0-13-2

6.6 1

Tossed up on middle. Williamson plays it gently to mid-wicket and gets off the mark with a single.

6.5 0

Third dot in a row! Shorter, and angling on middle. Williamson keeps it out.

6.4 0

Flatter and on middle. Williamson pushes it to mid-wicket.

6.3 0

Tossed up on middle. Blocked out.

Kane Williamson the skipper of New Zealand makes his way out to the middle.
6.2 W 0

OUT! TAKEN! This time Santner goes! Akeal Hosein gets his second wicket! Good bowling this from Hosein! Serves it slightly short but quicker and on leg. Santner clears his front leg and tries to clear long but doesn't get much elevation. Rovman Powell there gets low and reverse-cups it.

6.1 1

Drops it short and quicker on middle. Conway pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Akeal Hosein has been brought into the attack. He has bowled one over for eleven runs but has taken a wicket.

Score after 6 overs : 47/1

Runs Scored

13 Runs

D Conway

19 (13)

M Santner

13 (10)

R Shepherd

1-0-13-0

5.6 1

An easy single as Conway dabs this length ball to third man. New Zealand are 47 for 1, at the end of the Powerplay.

5.5 1

On a length and outside off, angling on. Santner looks to drive but gets an inside edge behind square leg for a single.

5.4 0

On a length and outside off, cut hard but straight to point.

5.3 1

On a length and on off. Conway gets inside the line and chops it to point. One.

5.2 4

FOUR MORE! Too easy for Conway! A length ball, way outside off. Conway slaps it through point for a boundary.

5.1 6

SIX! BANG! On a length and on the pads. Conway just stays back and swings across over deep square leg for a biggie.

Score after 5 overs : 34/1

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Santner

12 (8)

D Conway

7 (9)

A Joseph

2-0-16-0

4.6 0

DROPPED! A chance goes begging for West Indies! Alzarri Joseph bangs this one in short and outside off, Mitchell Santner goes for the pull shot once again and gets a top edge high towards mid-wicket. Odean Smith hovers under the ball but the sun is straight in his eyes. He loses the ball and he just gets some fingers to it. Mitchell Santner is living on the edge here.

4.5 1

Alzarri Joseph serves this on a good length and in line with the stumps, Devon Conway makes room on the leg side and knocks the ball to deep cover for a single.

4.4 1

This is on a good length as well but on the pads, Mitchell Santner clips this towards deep square leg and takes a single.

4.3 1

On a good length and just outside off, Devon Conway gets an inside edge into the pitch and takes a single as the ball rolls towards the keeper. Good awareness from the batters.

4.2 1

Falls right in the gap! Alzarri Joseph bangs this one in short and outside off, Mitchell Santner top edges his pull and the ball lands between mid on and mid-wicket. Mitchell Santner is really lucky and they take a single.

4.1 4

FOUR! What a nice-looking shot! Alzarri Joseph serves this on a good length and in line with the stumps, Mitchell Santner hits this straight over the bowler's head and gets a boundary to long on.

Score after 4 overs : 26/1

Runs Scored

4 Runs

M Santner

6 (4)

D Conway

5 (7)

D Drakes

2-0-7-0

3.6 1

Another mistimed shot for the New Zealand batters. Back-of-a-length delivery outside off, Mitchell Santner gets a single to mid off.

3.5 1

This is even shorter and outside off, Devon Conway cuts this hard towards deep point and takes a run.

3.4 0

On a shorter length and outside off, Devon Conway pulls this straight to the fielder at mid-wicket.

3.3 1

Slightly short once again and angling into the batter, Mitchell Santner looks to pull and inside edges the ball to deep square leg for a single.

3.2 0

Pulls his length back a fraction and serves this outside off, Mitchell Santner fends this back to the right of the bowler.

3.1 1

Dominic Drakes begins with a short delivery wide outside off, Devon Conway reaches for it and hits it uppishly towards deep point for a single.

Score after 3 overs : 22/1

Runs Scored

11 Runs

M Santner

4 (1)

D Conway

3 (4)

A Hosein

1-0-11-1

2.6 4

FOUR! Mitchell Santner is off the mark with a boundary! Akeal Hosein bowls this short and angling into the pads, Mitchell Santner clips this past short fine leg as the ball rushes towards the deep backwards square leg for four runs.

Mitchell Santner is the new man in.
2.5 W 0

OUT! TIMBER! What a comeback from Akeal Hosein! He is brave enough to flight this one full and in line with the stumps. Martin Guptill goes to sweep this across the line but the ball creeps in between bat and pads to shatter the stumps. West Indies have drawn first blood and Martin Guptill has to depart.

2.4 6

SIX! BANG! Martin Guptill is down the wicket to a full delivery outside off. He lifts this high over the long off fence for a biggie. That should release some pressure as New Zealand will look to go after the spinner.

2.3 0

Flights this one full and angling into the batter, Martin Guptill defends this back towards the left of the bowler.

2.2 0

Serves this one full and outside off, Martin Guptill pushes at this and gets an outside edge towards point.

2.1 1

Akeal Hosein starts off with a short ball in line with the stumps, Devon Conway goes back in the crease and pulls the ball towards deep square leg for a single.

Score after 2 overs : 11/0

Runs Scored

8 Runs

M Guptill

9 (9)

D Conway

2 (3)

A Joseph

1-0-8-0

1.6 0

Goes full and angling into the pads, Martin Guptill flicks this straight to mid-wicket.

1.5 2

Martin Guptill is looking to attack here. Alzarri Joseph serves this on a good length and angling into the pads, Martin Guptill mistimes his shot just over the mid on fielder for a brace.

1.4 4

FOUR! First boundary for New Zealand! Alzarri Joseph goes full and wide outside off, Martin Guptill has room to free his arms and slices this over point and gets the boundary as the ball runs away to the deep point fence. With that four, Martin Guptill goes past Rohit Sharma as highest run scorer in T20I.

1.3 0

On a good length this time and outside off, Martin Guptill guides this towards backward point.

1.2 1

Goes a fraction full and outside off, Devon Conway plays this wide of mid off and takes a run.

1.1 1

Alzarri Joseph bowls this on a good length but angling down leg, Martin Guptill flicks this to the left of fine leg and takes a single.

Alzarri Joseph to bowl from the other end.

Score after 1 overs : 3/0

Runs Scored

3 Runs

M Guptill

2 (4)

D Conway

1 (2)

D Drakes

1-0-3-0

0.6 1

A fraction fuller now and in line with the stumps, Martin Guptill clips this to deep square leg and takes a single. Good over from Dominic Drakes to start the innings. Just 3 runs from it.

0.5 0

Dominic Drakes continues bowling on a good length and outside the off pole. Martin Guptill fends this towards cover.

0.4 1

Good-length delivery once gain outside off, Devon Conway knocks this towards point and takes off for a run. Martin Guptill commits and would have been shot if there was a direct hit.

0.3 0

What a beauty! Dominic Drakes serves this on a good length and outside off, gets the ball to shape away. Devon Conway feels for the ball and gets beaten on the outside edge.

0.2 1

Bowls this on a good length as well and outside off, Martin Guptill taps this with soft hands towards point and takes a quick single to get off the mark.

0.1 0

Dominic Drakes begins with a good-length delivery just outside off, Martin Guptill fends this towards cover-point.

We are all set for the action. The Windies players are out in the middle. Martin Guptill and Devon Conway are the openers for New Zealand. West Indies players take the knee in support of the 'BLM' movement. Dominic Drakes to start with the ball.
Samuel Badree is pitchside. He says that the sky is clear and there is a gentle cool breeze blowing across the stadium. He says it is the same surface as the previous two games. Adds the pitch is quite dry and there are cracks, the spinners will have an impact and so will the slower balls. Says the batters can score runs freely too and he expects a good encounter between bat and ball.
Rovman Powell will captain the West Indies today and he says playing for the West Indies is a dream but captaining the team in front of the home crowd is also a dream come true. Informs there are four changes. Admits it is difficult to lose the previous two games but it gives an opportunity to improve. Shares that the Kiwis batted well but they gave too many freebies in the last game. Hopes the guys can rectify things.
Kane Williamson the captain of New Zealand says they will have a bat. Explains that the condition is good and the surface is the same as the last game hence they chose to bat first. Says that they have a good team but it is about improving and adjusting which enables them to keep playing better cricket. Confirms that they have one change as Lockie Ferguson comes in for Trent Boult.
West Indies (Playing XI) - Brandon King (In place of Kyle Mayers), Shamarh Brooks, Devon Thomas (WK), Shimron Hetmyer, Dominic Drakes (in place of Nicholas Pooran), Rovman Powell (C), Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Akeal Hosein (In place of Jason Holder), Alzarri Joseph (In place of Obed McCoy), Hayden Walsh.
New Zealand (Playing XI) - Martin Guptill, Devon Conway (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Lockie Ferguson (In place of Trent Boult).
TOSS - The coin goes up and lands in favor of New Zealand. They have elected to BAT first.
New Zealand have been outstanding in white-ball cricket this year. They are unbeaten in the 16 games they have played out of which they have played 9 T20Is. They will be eager to continue this run past the upcoming World Cup. They seem to have a balanced squad at their disposal and will go into the tournament as one of the favorites.

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