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As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20


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Jul 07, 2014 at 11:54am IST

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As it happened: West Indies vs New Zealand, 2nd Twenty20

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West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell

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New Zealand Playing XI: Kane Williamson, James Neesham, Brendon McCullum(c), Ross Taylor, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi(w), Tom Latham, BJ Watling, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult

Commentary (New Zealand 1st Innings)

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Andre Fletcher receives the Man of the Match and Series award for his exceptional batting. Says that he is very happy with his performance. Adds that the wicket today was much better to bat on and he capitalized on it. Also says that it's a great feeling to hit back to back fifties and wishes that he continues to do well for his team.

Series drawn 1-1! Excellent performance by the host nation to win the last game of the series and thereby salvaging some pride. They posted a challenging total on the board and their bowlers backed it up superbly. Their fielding, too, was of the top notch and it was a complete team effort to outclass the Kiwis. It won't be wrong to write that New Zealand looked a bit complacent with the bat. Anyway, this ends their Caribbean tour where they won the Test series and shared honours in the T20Is. Not at all bad for a touring team!

19.1 S Cottrell to T Boult, OUT! Run out! West Indies win by 39 runs! The crowd is going mad out there. Good length ball outside off, Boult taps it down to point and attempts for a run. Bravo stops the ball and scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. Boult is found well short and the third umpire confirms the same. 126/10

Ish Sodhi is the last man.

18.6 A Russell to Tim Southee, OUT! Length ball on off, Southee shuffles across the stumps to play the paddle scoop but completely mistimes it in the air. A simple catch for Cottrell at short fine leg. 126/9

18.5 A Russell to T Boult, Full on off, driven through covers for a run. 126/8

18.4 A Russell to T Boult, Short delivery outside off, Boult makes room and cuts it just over the point fielder for a couple of runs. 125/8

18.3 A Russell to T Boult, Fullish ball outside off, sliced over point for a couple. 123/8

18.2 A Russell to T Boult, Slower ball around middle and leg, Boult has a play and miss. 121/8

18.1 A Russell to Tim Southee, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 121/8

Trent Boult is the new batsman at number 10. Andre Russell is back on as well.

17.6 S Cottrell to Tom Latham, OUT! Another one bites the dust! Once again a change of pace by Cottrell, completing foxing the batsman, Latham steers it in the air and straight into the hands of Bravo at point. 120/8

17.5 S Cottrell to Tom Latham, Fullish ball on off, Latham slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a couple. 120/7

17.4 S Cottrell to Tom Latham, Play and a miss for Latham. 118/7

17.3 S Cottrell to Tim Southee, Slower delivery on middle, hit to long off for a run. 118/7

17.2 S Cottrell to Tom Latham, Played to the point region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 117/7

Tim Southee in next.

17.1 S Cottrell to C Anderson, OUT! Here goes down New Zealand's last hope! Slower length ball wide outside off, Anderson tries to heave it across the line but ends up dragging it over mid on. Sammy moves swiftly to his right and takes a fine catch by going down. 116/7

16.6 S Narine to Tom Latham, Quicker and shorter around off, cut straight to point where the fielder fumbled but no run conceded. 116/6

Tom Latham comes in next.

16.5 S Narine to B Watling, OUT! Flatter delivery outside off, a carrom ball, Watling pushes it to covers and looks for a run. He is sent back quickly and tries to make it with a dive but the throw comes in before and the keeper takes the bails off in a jiffy. It's referred upstairs and the replays show that Watling was well short. 50 needed off 19! 116/6

Run out appeal against Watling, referred upstairs...

16.4 S Narine to C Anderson, Carrom ball on middle, touch on the shorter side, Anderson pulls it over mid-wicket for one. 116/5

16.3 S Narine to B Watling, Long hop on off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run. 115/5

16.2 S Narine to C Anderson, Played to the point region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 114/5

BJ Watling is in next.

16.1 S Narine to L Ronchi, OUT! Gone! Not the bowler you will want to attack. Floated ball around middle and off, Ronchi tries to hit it out of the park but fails to get any power behind it. Russell takes a simple catch at long off. 113/5

Sunil Narine into his last over. 53 needed off 24 balls!

15.6 K Pollard to L Ronchi, Fails to work it off his pads and crosses for a leg bye. 113/4

15.5 K Pollard to L Ronchi, SIX! High and handsome! Short delivery on off, Ronchi rides on the bounce and pulls it thunderously over mid-wicket for a biggie. 112/4

15.4 K Pollard to L Ronchi, Clever slower delivery, outside off and on a fuller length, Ronchi fails to read it and hence misses. 106/4

15.3 K Pollard to C Anderson, Short again outside off, Anderson tries to pull but it comes off the bottom edge and rolls to point for one. 106/4

15.2 K Pollard to C Anderson, Touch short and wide outside off, Anderson swings and misses. 105/4

15.1 K Pollard to C Anderson, SIX! That's done with utmost ease! Pollard serves a full ball outside off, in the zone for Anderson who sends it packing over long off. 105/4

14.6 D Sammy to L Ronchi, Very full delivery dipping into the batsman, Ronchi works it through square leg and returns for the second run. 99/4

14.5 D Sammy to L Ronchi, Skidding off the surface, short and wide, Ronchi tries to cut but misses. 97/4

14.4 D Sammy to L Ronchi, Good length ball on middle and leg, Ronchi chips it over mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 97/4

14.3 D Sammy to C Anderson, Anderson clears his front leg for a big heave across the line but it takes the inside edge and rolls wide of short fine leg for one. 95/4

14.2 D Sammy to L Ronchi, Angles a length ball back into the batsman, Ronchi pushes it uppishly and wide of Sammy to long on for one. 94/4

14.1 D Sammy to C Anderson, Short delivery around off, Anderson pulls it to deep square leg for a run. 93/4

Darren Sammy is back on.

13.6 K Pollard to C Anderson, Taps it on the off side for one. 92/4

13.5 K Pollard to L Ronchi, Knocks a full ball down to long on for one. 91/4

13.4 K Pollard to C Anderson, In the air but safe! Pollard deceives Anderson with the slower ball who tries to slog it over mid-wicket. Completely mistimes it in the air towards long on where the fielder fails to reach the chance. 90/4

13.3 K Pollard to C Anderson, Zippy delivery this time, wide outside off, Anderson has another play and a miss. 89/4

13.2 K Pollard to C Anderson, Slower bouncer around off, Anderson advances down with the pull shot but fails to connect. 89/4

13.1 K Pollard to C Anderson, Anderson goes for the pull but misses it completely. 89/4

13.1 K Pollard to C Anderson, Wide! Way wide outside off, Anderson leaves it. 89/4

12.6 S Narine to L Ronchi, Full ball around off, Ronchi tries to defend but gets an inside edge. The ball rolls towards short fine leg. 88/4

12.5 S Narine to L Ronchi, Played that off the front foot and into the ground. 88/4

12.4 S Narine to L Ronchi, Knuckle ball outside off, left alone by Ronchi. 88/4

Luke Ronchi is the new batsman.

12.3 S Narine to R Taylor, OUT! Massive wicket for West Indies again! Narine lets out a traditional off-spinner, curving back in with a decent pace, Taylor tries to defend off his front foot but it takes the inside edge and hits the stumps. 78 needed off 45! 88/4

12.2 S Narine to R Taylor, FOUR! Risky shot! Tossed up ball on middle, Taylor gets forward and across to play the paddle shot and does well to guide it down towards fine leg. 88/3

12.1 S Narine to R Taylor, Carrom ball outside off, Taylor taps it to point. 84/3

11.6 K Pollard to C Anderson, Seam up delivery, outside off and on the driving length, Anderson guards his stumps and allows it through. 84/3

11.5 K Pollard to C Anderson, Slower ball, short and wide outside off, Anderson leaves it alone after he shaped up for a pull shot. 84/3

11.4 K Pollard to R Taylor, Fuller length ball on off, Taylor flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 84/3

11.3 K Pollard to C Anderson, Full and angling away from the batsman, Anderson drives it through covers for a run. 83/3

Corey Anderson is the new batsman. 84 needed off 52!

11.2 K Pollard to K Williamson, OUT! Bowled 'em! Pollard delivers an off-cutter, on a length around off and it surprises Williamson by moving back into him. He fails to defend it, gets hit on the thigh pad and the ball rolls onto the stumps. Pollard sets off in celebration and West Indies get a big wicket. 82/3

11.1 K Pollard to K Williamson, Shortish around off, Williamson tries to cut but misses. 82/2

Kieron Pollard is into the attack now.

10.6 S Narine to R Taylor, Bad line again, down the leg side, Taylor eases it to fine leg for a couple. 82/2

10.6 S Narine to R Taylor, Wide! Spinning down the leg side, Taylor leaves. 80/2

10.5 S Narine to R Taylor, Short and cut through the line but straight to point. 79/2

10.4 S Narine to K Williamson, Carrom ball on off, Williamson nudges it to mid-wicket for one. 79/2

10.3 S Narine to R Taylor, Quicker full ball outside off, Taylor plays it wide of short third man for a run. 78/2

10.2 S Narine to K Williamson, Bit short and spinning back in, Williamson stays back and hits it through covers for a run. 77/2

10.1 S Narine to R Taylor, Loopy full ball on middle, knocked down to long on for one. 76/2

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