Aug 23Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan

1st ODI at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota

Pak won by 4 wkts (D/L method)

Aug 22West Indies vs. Bangladesh

2nd ODI at National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

Aug 21Zimbabwe vs. South Africa

3rd ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Aug 20West Indies vs. Bangladesh

1st ODI at National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

Aug 19Zimbabwe vs. South Africa

2nd ODI at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

Aug 15England vs. India

5th Test at Kennington Oval, London

England won by an innings and 244 runs

Aug 25 13:00Zimbabwe vs. Australia

1st Match at Harare

Aug 25 15:00England vs. India

1st ODI at Bristol

Aug 25 00:00West Indies vs. Bangladesh

3rd ODI at Basseterre, St Kitts

Aug 26 14:30Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan

2nd ODI at Hambantota

Aug 27 13:00Australia vs. South Africa

2nd Match at Harare

Aug 27 15:00England vs. India

2nd ODI at Cardiff

Highlights

New Zealand Tour of West Indies, 2014

West Indies vs. New Zealand, 3rd Test

Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados, Jun 26, 2014

Batting: New Zealand

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
0.1FOURJerome Taylor to Latham, FOUR, gentle loosener from Taylor, half volley outside off, Latham gets right to the pitch of the ball and creams the drive to sweeper cover, Holder gives chase but comes second4/0
2.4FOURJerome Taylor to Latham, FOUR, tries to make the batsman play and drifts it on the pads, Latham tickles it to the fine leg fence13/0
4OUTRoach to Rutherford, out Caught by Chanderpaul!! West Indies strike early and New Zealand once again lose their first wicket cheaply. This full and swings back into the batsman, Rutherford goes for the on-drive, he checks his shot and lobs it towards mid-on where Chanderpaul takes a good low catch. The late inswing from Roach did him in. Rutherford c Chanderpaul b Roach 4(12)17/1
5.4FOURRoach to Williamson, FOUR, poor delivery from Roach, the length was right but the line was down leg, Williamson glances it to fine leg, the fielder was very square and had no chance of stopping that21/1
8OTHERRoach to Latham, no run, full and tails back in sharply, Latham is late on the flick and is struck on the pads, Roach went up straightaway and umpire Illingworth obliged by raising his finger, but Latham discussed with Williamson and went for the review, the replays showed that the ball pitched outside leg. Good use of the DRS by the New Zealand batsmen24/1
9.3FOURRoach to Latham, FOUR, touch short and on the fourth stump line, Latham waits for the ball to come to him, then plays a late cut to the right of backward point, the timing takes it to the fence28/1
9.5OUTRoach to Latham, out Lbw!! Roach strikes again! West Indies are on top at the moment. Latham knew he was a dead duck. A sharp inswinger that came back in late, Latham was late to get his bat down, the ball goes onto hit the back pad, everyone on the ground knew it was out, umpire Illingworth had to make an easy decision. Latham didn't even bother to ask Williamson whether he had to review it. The ball would have gone onto hit middle-stump. Latham lbw b Roach 14(32) [4s-3]28/2
12.5FOURJ Holder to Williamson, FOUR, the first loosener that Holder has bowled all morning, full and slanting onto the pads, Williamson leans forward and clips it in the air to the deep mid wicket fence36/2
13.2FOURJerome Taylor to Ross Taylor, FOUR, on a length just outside off, Taylor does not get to the pitch of the ball but still drives it on the up, the rich timing takes the ball past the mid-off fielder40/2
15.1FOURJerome Taylor to Ross Taylor, FOUR, short and wide outside off, a real hit-me-ball, Taylor rocks back and cuts it powerfully to the deep backward point fence48/2
16.4FOURJ Holder to Ross Taylor, FOUR, excellent shot! This has to be the shot of the morning, overpitched on off and middle, Taylor presents the full face of the bat and drives it straight back down the ground, the timing too was superb55/2
17.3FOURJerome Taylor to Williamson, FOUR, Jerome Taylor is looking out of sorts in his second spell, too straight on middle and leg, Williamson leans forward and flicks it beautifully to the deep mid wicket fence59/2
17.4FOURJerome Taylor to Williamson, FOUR, back to back boundaries, short of length just outside off, Williamson gets on top of the bounce and punches it handsomely to deep extra cover, the timing takes it to the fence63/2
18.4FOURBenn to Ross Taylor, FOUR, poor effort from Edwards, Benn does not like it, short and well wide of off, Taylor goes back and cuts it to backward point, Edwards dives over the ball and allows it to go to the fence67/2
21.4FOURS Shillingford to Ross Taylor, FOUR, too full and outside off, Taylor squeezes the drive to deep backward point, there was no one in the deep on the off-side and the ball raced away. Ramdin did not like that delivery from Shillingford76/2
22.2FOURBenn to Williamson, FOUR, a real long hop from Benn, Williamson rocks back quickly and pulls it away with utter disdain to the deep mid wicket fence82/2
22.5FOURBenn to Williamson, FOUR, half volley on the stumps, Williamson gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it past the bowler, the timing also beats the fielder at mid-on and the ball rolls away to the fence86/2
23.3FOURS Shillingford to Ross Taylor, FOUR, good counter-attack from Rosco, floated up close to off, Taylor gets to the pitch of the ball and heaves it away to the deep mid wicket fence90/2
24.5FOURBenn to Williamson, FOUR, super improvisation, flighted outside off, Williamson bends his knees and paddles it to the fine leg fence, he picked his spot to perfection as there was no one there94/2
28.2OUTBenn to Williamson, out Caught by Darren Bravo!! Benn has struck immediately after lunch, this one gripped, turned away with an extra bounce, Williamson was drawn into the shot, but the extra bounce takes the outside edge to Bravo at first slip, big wicket for West Indies and New Zealand is in some trouble. Williamson c Darren Bravo b Benn 43(68) [4s-7]102/3
30FOURRoach to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Roach has been excellent today, another wonderful delivery from him, lands it on a length just outside off and gets it to shape away from the right hander, McCullum was forced to play at it and edges it towards first slip, but it fell just in front of Gayle and raced away to third man107/3
30.3FOURBenn to Ross Taylor, FOUR, he's got hold of that on this occasion, short and wide outside off, Taylor latches onto in a flash and cuts it fiercely to third man fence111/3
31.4OUTRoach to Ross Taylor, out Caught by Benn!! Another stunner from Benn, but this time not off his own bowling, this one kicked off from the length, Taylor was camping on the back foot and was surprised by the extra bounce, he fended at it awkwardly and the ball went off the shoulder of the bat towards gully, where Benn dives to his right and clings onto a blinder, remember he landed awkwardly, but still managed to hold onto it. Ross Taylor c Benn b Roach 45(71) [4s-7]114/4
32.4FOURBenn to Neesham, FOUR, no second slip and it has gone through, fullish outside off, Neesham drives at it away from the body and edges it past the vacant second slip region to third man119/4
33.1FOURRoach to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, flashing shot, short and wide from Roach, McCullum gets on top of it nicely and flays it on the up to square third man123/4
33.4FOURRoach to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, quick hands from McCullum, that was short and in the slot just outside off, McCullum latches onto it in a flash and cuts it fiercely to deep backward point fence, that went at the rate of knots!129/4
33.5FOURRoach to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, Roach is trying too much here, too full and straight on the pads, easy pickings for McCullum and he whips it off his pads to backward square leg133/4
35.5FOURRoach to Neesham, FOUR, he's leaking too many boundaries at the moment, too full and straight on the pads, Neesham neatly clips it off his pads to deep mid wicket fence140/4
37.3FOURRoach to Neesham, byes, FOUR, the extra swing has bluffed the keeper and it raced away to the fence, the ball hits the seam and swung back in sharly, Neesham shoulders arms, but Ramdin dived in vain as the ball went past him148/4
37.4FOURRoach to Neesham, FOUR, controlled shot from Neesham, it was short and angling in, Neesham swivels and pulls it away to backward square leg152/4
38.5FOURBenn to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, another mishit has gone to the boundary, fullish delivery on middle and leg, McCullum gets down to sweep and top edge it to fine leg158/4
39.2FOURJerome Taylor to Neesham, FOUR, 50 stand it up between these two at a faster pace, the change of bowling also is not working for West Indies, it was a length delivery angled across him, Neesham plays well with an angled bat past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man164/4
39.5FOURJerome Taylor to Neesham, FOUR, he didn't move an inch, overpitched and in the slot, Neesham reaches to the pitch of the ball and drills it all along the ground to long off168/4
40.1OUTBenn to Brendon McCullum, out Caught by Darren Bravo!! He's thrown it away, Benn gets an extra bounce like always just outside off, McCullum got into a tangle and couldn't know what to do in the end, he goes for the pull shot, but the extra bounce did him in and it went off the top edge and looped up in the air towards first slip, where Bravo takes a simple catch, outrageous shot from Baz as New Zealand were cruising along at a good rate. Brendon McCullum c Darren Bravo b Benn 31(30) [4s-5]168/5
42.5OUTBenn to Watling, out Caught by Gayle!! Extra turn and bounce has done the trick again, it was well bowled from Benn, pitched just outside off and turning away with an extra bounce, Watling was drawn forward, but the extra bounce takes the edge towards first slip, it was dying on Gayle and he did well to bend forward and takes it inches from the ground. Watling c Gayle b Benn 1(14)172/6
43.4DROPPEDJerome Taylor to Southee, no run, it was pitched up and in the slot, Southee goes for a loose drive away from the body and gets an inside edge, it went low towards the keeper and Ramdin does well to dive to his left and takes it just inches from the ground, the umpires checked whether it had carried to him cleanly, but replays suggest the ball hits the ground and Ramdin took it on a half volley, the umpire reverses the decision and Southee lives to fight another day173/6
44SIXJerome Taylor to Neesham, SIX, first maximum off the innings, full and on middle, right in the slot for the swing, Neesham picks it and sends it packing over deep mid wicket, that easily cleared some 10 rows back in the stands180/6
45.4FOURJerome Taylor to Neesham, FOUR, another outside edge, full and wide outside off, Neesham drives at it loosely and the ball flies off the outside edge to third man188/6
48.3OUTBenn to Southee, out Bowled!! He's gone through his defenses, it was speared in full from wide of the crease, no change in his action, but he slips in an accurate yorker on off, Southee had no answer to that and was bit late to get his bat down, the ball crept under his bat to hit the base of the off stump. Southee b Benn 6(15)194/7
49OTHERBenn to Craig, no run, oh he is bowling beautifully today, floated up outside off and this one turns in with an extra bounce, Craig was completely beaten in the flight and was hit on the back leg, but height was the issue and it might go over the stumps, waste of a review from West Indies and Craig survives, the original decision stays194/7
49.3FOURS Shillingford to Craig, FOUR, fired in full on the pads, Craig clips it neatly off his pads to deep mid wicket fence, the deep fielder didn't attempt to stop it and the ball just makes it to the fence199/7
50.3DROPPEDBenn to Craig, 1 run, he had taken a superb return catch in the last match, but couldn't hold onto it this time, tossed up delivery on off, Craig smashes it straight back towards the bowler, he got both hands to it, but it went through it201/7
50.4FOURBenn to Neesham, FOUR, superb pick up shot from Neesham, bit too full from Benn, Neesham kneels down and slog sweeps it away to deep square leg205/7
51OTHERBenn to Neesham, 3 runs, he gets to his 3rd fifty plus score in Tests, it was shorter and flatter outside off, Neesham cuts it away to third man, Gayle chases it and fields it208/7
53.1FOURRoach to Craig, FOUR, West Indies are leaking too many runs at the moment, short and wide outside off, Craig stands tall and flays it on the up to sweeper cover, that raced away to the fence217/7
57.5FOURS Shillingford to Craig, FOUR, gives this bit more air outside off, Craig drives it in the air over the man at short extra cover, he just about manages to evade the outstretched hands of the fielder227/7
58.1FOURBenn to Neesham, FOUR, overpitched outside off, Neesham gets to the pitch of the ball and caresses the drive to deep extra cover, the timing takes it all the way to the fence231/7
61.5FOURS Shillingford to Neesham, FOUR, lovely shot! Well tossed up delivery on off, Neesham uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball, he then places it beautifully between extra cover and mid-off244/7
63.1FOURS Shillingford to Neesham, FOUR, bit too full and on the stumps, Neesham kneels down and sweeps it handsomely to the backward square leg fence, had he missed that then it would have been close248/7
64.3FOURJ Holder to Craig, FOUR, length delivery outside off, Craig slashes hard and gets a thick edge past the backward point fielder, these bonus runs will be hurting the West Indians254/7
65.5OUTS Shillingford to Neesham, out Neesham Run Out!! Finally, West Indies have broken through this dangerous looking partnership. Neesham goes after a well played innings. Flighted delivery on off, Neesham taps it towards backward point and sets off for a risky single, Brathwaite gets to the ball and lets it go quickly to the bowler's end, Shillingford takes the bails off and Neesham is just short of the crease. Neesham run out (Kraigg Brathwaite/S Shillingford) 78(91) [4s-10 6s-1]258/8
67.3SIXS Shillingford to Craig, SIX, mighty hit! This was tossed up and in the slot, Craig goes on his knees and slog sweeps it over the deep mid wicket fence for a maximum268/8
73.2OUTRoach to Wagner, out Caught by Ramdin!! Wagner walked immediately, it was a poor delivery angling down the leg side, Wagner was looking to work it away to the leg side, but feathers a slight nick towards the keeper, who dives to his right and takes a sharp catch. Wagner c Ramdin b Roach 2(26)277/9
76.3SIXBenn to Boult, SIX, he's hit that a long away, well tossed up outside off, Boult gets under it nicely and lofts it through the line over long on for half a dozen285/9
77.3FOURRoach to Boult, FOUR, he's blasted it between extra cover and long off, it was short and outside off, Boult makes room and slaps it past the fielder for a boundary292/9
78.2OUTBenn to Boult, out Stumped!! Five for Benn for the 4th time in Tests, he has bowled wonderfully today, another well tossed up delivery outside off and it turned away sharply, Boult came down the track and was beaten in the flight, couldn't get back in time and Ramdin whipped the bails in a flash. Boult st Ramdin b Benn 12(21) [4s-1 6s-1]293/10

Batting: West Indies

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
1.5FOURSouthee to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, streaky, but he will take it, full outside off and swinging away, Brathwaite reaches out for it and drives hard at it, but the ball goes off the thick outside edge to deep backward point6/0
2.1SIXBoult to Gayle, SIX, fetch that, stand and deliver stuff from the big Jamaican, it was full and in the slot, Gayle frees his arm and launches it straight over the bowler's head over long off12/0
3.4FOURSouthee to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, he's flicked that away, too full and straight on the pads, Brathwaite neatly clips it off his pads to deep midwicket, poor delivery and he doesn't miss out on those18/0
7.3FOURCraig to Gayle, FOUR, he's murdered that, drops it too short outside off, Gayle latches onto in a flash and pulls it with utter disdain to deep mid wicket24/0
7.5FOURCraig to Gayle, FOUR, another rubbish ball from Craig, too short and outside off, Gayle was camping on the back foot and he pulls it away to deep mid wicket28/0
8FOURCraig to Gayle, FOUR, Craig starts off poorly, another rank long hop from him, Gayle doesn't miss out on those and pulls it with minimal effort to deep mid wicket fence32/0
12FOURSouthee to Gayle, FOUR, Southee misses his line and length, he pays the price for it. Full and wide of off-stump, Gayle stands in his crease and drills it powerfully to the left of mid-off39/0
13.1FOURSouthee to Gayle, FOUR, crunched! This was a repeat of the last ball of Southee's previous over, full and outside off, Gayle stands tall and thumps it between extra cover and mid-off43/0
13.2FOURSouthee to Gayle, FOUR, back to the back boundaries for the Jamaican, dug in short and just outside off, Gayle rocks back and pulls it off the toe-end of the bat to deep mid wicket, he had enough bat on that to get it to the boundary47/0
17FOURBoult to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, that should give him lot of confidence, Boult ends an expensive over. This was full and outside off, Brathwaite comes well forward and drives it beautifully past mid-off for a boundary63/0
18.4FOURSouthee to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, nips back in from a length, Brathwaite goes for the drive but gets a thick inside edge, the ball was in the air and just goes past the man at silly mid-on69/0
18.5FOURSouthee to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, much better shot this from Brathwaite, he is showing his range here, overpitched on middle and leg, Brathwaite plays a handsome on-drive, the man at mid-on was too close to the batsman and the ball beats him quite easily73/0
21.5OUTCraig to Gayle, out Caught by Rutherford!! Gayle throws it away! Craig strikes and gives New Zealand a big breakthrough. There was no need of that shot. It was a tossed up delivery outside off, Gayle comes down the track, does not get to the pitch of the ball but still goes through with the loft, he gets it off the toe-end, Rutherford settles under the skier at long on and takes a good catch. Gayle c Rutherford b Craig 42(53) [4s-6 6s-1]79/1
23.4FOURCraig to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, drops it short and turns into the pads, Brathwaite goes deep in the crease and whips it to backward square leg, there was no one in the deep and the ball raced away to the fence89/1
25.2FOURCraig to K Edwards, FOUR, lovely shot! Too full and outside off, Edwards squeezes the drive to deep extra cover, it was just a push and the power behind it took it to the fence96/1
26SIXCraig to K Edwards, SIX, Edwards has decided to take on Craig, this was given bit more flight outside off, Edwards gets under it and lofts it fiercely over the long off fence for a maximum102/1
26.1FOURBoult to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, not a good start for Boult in his second spell, half tracker outside off, Brathwaite goes back and cuts it to square third man, the timing takes it to the fence106/1
26.4FOURBoult to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, poor bowling from Boult, repeats the first delivery of the over, Brathwaite does not miss out as he cuts it handsomely to square third man, he brings up his 5th Test fifty112/1
27.3FOURCraig to K Edwards, FOUR, spins into the pads, Edwards waits for it on the back foot and nudges it to leg slip, the fielder reacts late and lets it go through him, there was no one behind him and the ball raced away to the fence118/1
29FOURBoult to K Edwards, FOUR, banged in mid-way down the wicket, Edwards rocks back and pulls it over the man at mid-wicket, it was really hard and the ball rocketed away to the fence127/1
29.1FOURCraig to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, runs are flowing here, overpitched outside off, Brathwaite gets well forward and drives it between extra cover and mid-off, the 50-run stand comes up as well131/1
30FOURCraig to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, drops it short and on leg-stump, it was a rubbish delivery, Brathwaite goes deep in the crease and puts it away with ease to the backward square leg fence. Craig has been quite expensive today137/1
34FOURWilliamson to K Edwards, FOUR, drops it short and outside off, Edwards waits for it on the back foot and cuts it late to third man, that was really well played as he used the pace of the bowler153/1
34.2OUTWagner to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Caught by Southee!! A very tame dismissal this. Wagner gets an important wicket at the brink of lunch. It was a good length delivery just outside off, Brathwaite reaches out for the drive, he gets there but fails to keep it along the ground, Southee dives forward and takes superb catch. The umpires checked for a no-ball but Wagner was fine. Kraigg Brathwaite c Southee b Wagner 68(116) [4s-10]153/2
39.1FOURCraig to Darren Bravo, FOUR, he's off the mark, fired in full on the pads, easy pickings for Bravo and he neatly clips it off his pads to deep mid wicket164/2
39.2FOURCraig to Darren Bravo, FOUR, back to back boundaries for Bravo, slightly shorter and outside off, Bravo latches onto it in a flash and cuts it away past the fielder to deep backward point168/2
45.3FOURSouthee to Darren Bravo, FOUR, much better from Southee, keeps it in the area of uncertainty, Bravo had to play at it and he gets an outside edge, but because he played it with soft hands the ball rolled paced the slip cordon for a boundary175/2
46.1FOURWagner to Darren Bravo, FOUR, "catch it" was the shout from Wagner, but the drive from Bravo just about evades Southee at cover, it was a fuller length delivery that stopped on the batsman, Bravo checked his shot and just about got lucky180/2
48.1FOURWagner to Darren Bravo, FOUR, Bravo is living dangerously, pitched up outside off, Bravo goes through with the drive, even though there are 3 men at cover, he hits over them and picks up another boundary184/2
49FOURWagner to K Edwards, FOUR, lovely shot! This was full and outside off, Edwards walks across his stumps and clips it to the right of mid-on, the timing on that was excellent as the ball raced away to the fence189/2
51.2FOURBoult to K Edwards, FOUR, fabulous shot! Gets to his 8th Test fifty in style, touch fuller and outside off, Edwards leans forward and pushes it through the cover region, the timing was excellent as the ball kept going away from the chasing fielder197/2
53OUTWagner to Darren Bravo, out Caught by Williamson!! Excellent set-up by Baz and brilliant execution from Wagner. They kept bowling it full asking Bravo to drive, he does and perishes this time. This one swung away and was bowled well wide of off, Bravo reaches for the drive and gets a thick outside edge, the ball flies to Williamson at gully who takes a sharp catch. Much needed wicket for New Zealand. Darren Bravo c Williamson b Wagner 24(58) [4s-5]197/3
55.3OTHERBoult to K Edwards, no run, back of a length delivery, straightens around off, Edwards stays on the back foot and misses the defence, the ball brushes the pads and goes to the keeper, Watling looked confident that there was an inside edge and asked Baz to review it, replays suggest that it was only pad200/3
58.2OUTSouthee to K Edwards, out Caught by Rutherford!! Wicket straightaway after the drinks break. A really bad stroke from Edwards. But once again McCullum should be credited for the wicket. He had 3 men at mid-wicket and asked Edwards to go over them. Southee bowls it on middle and leg, Edwards goes for the pick-up shot over the fielders on the leg-side, he gets a leading edge towards mid-on, Rutherford runs back and completes a good catch. K Edwards c Rutherford b Southee 58(111) [4s-6 6s-1]205/4
64.1FOURBoult to Ramdin, FOUR, full and wide outside off, Ramdin slashes hard and gets a thick edge, the ball goes past the vacant backward point region for a boundary216/4
66.3FOURBoult to Ramdin, FOUR, excellent timing from the skipper, too straight and on the pads, Ramdin flicks it to backward square leg, he beats both the men in the deep to pick up his first boundary222/4
67.2FOURCraig to Chanderpaul, FOUR, a real long hop from Craig, Chanderpaul does not miss out on those, he goes back and pulls it with utter ease to the deep mid wicket fence228/4
68.1FOURWagner to Ramdin, FOUR, half volley outside off, Ramdin leans forward and caresses the drive to deep extra cover, a textbook cover drive from the skipper, the timing was so good that Baz didn't even bother to chase it232/4
68.3FOURWagner to Ramdin, FOUR, another short delivery that has no real pace on it, Ramdin has all the time in the world to rock back and muscle the pull to the deep mid wicket fence236/4
70.4OUTWagner to Chanderpaul, out Caught by Watling!! Wagner strikes again! Picks up his third wicket and that too at the stroke of lunch. This was a short delivery angling down the leg-side, Chanderpaul shuffles across and looks to tickle it away, he gloves it to the keeper, Watling dives to his right and takes a good catch. Chanders didn't even wait for the umpires decision as he walked off as soon as he saw Watling completing the catch. Chanderpaul c Watling b Wagner 15(49) [4s-1]240/5
71.1FOURCraig to Ramdin, FOUR, gentle loosener after lunch, half volley outside off, Ramdin comes on the front foot and creams the drive to sweeper cover, there was no one in the deep and it was easy pickings244/5
72.5FOURWagner to Ramdin, FOUR, not where he intended, but useful runs for West Indies, full and wide outside off, Ramdin drives at it away from the body and the ball flies off the thick outside edge to third man255/5
73.4FOURCraig to Ramdin, FOUR, this is soo much better, quicker and slightly shorter outside off, Ramdin waits for it on the back foot dan late-cuts it away to third man fence262/5
75.4FOURCraig to Ramdin, FOUR, rubbish ball from Craig, rank long hop down the leg side, Ramdin was camping on the back foot and he pulls it effortlessly to backward square leg fence266/5
76.4FOURWagner to J Holder, FOUR, pleasing shot from Holder, it was full and on middle, Holder gets across the stumps, rolls his wrists over it and neatly clips it between midwicket and long on for a boundary272/5
80OTHERNeesham to Ramdin, no run, full and wide outside off, Ramdin drives away from the body and edges it towards first slip276/5
80.3OUTBoult to Ramdin, out Lbw!! The new ball has struck, a big wicket for New Zealand and they are into the tail-enders now, this one tailed in from a length after pitching on the leg stump, Ramdin plays across the line and was hit quite high on the pads, the only thing which might have saved him was whether it pitched outside the leg stump, but replays suggest it pitched in line and was hitting major part of middle and leg stump, Ramdin reviews in vain and New Zealand tighten the grip. Ramdin lbw b Boult 45(70) [4s-8]277/6
82.1OUTBoult to Roach, out Caught by Watling!! Boult is making the new ball talk effectively, but an excellent catch by Watling behind the stumps, another good delivery which swings back in slightly, Roach defended at it with the bat face slightly open, the ball takes the edge and goes low towards the keeper, who dives to his right and takes a one-handed blinder just inches from the ground. Roach c Watling b Boult 0(4)277/7
87.2FOURSouthee to J Holder, FOUR, that is an awesome shot! Pitched up delivery in the slot, Holder reaches out to the pitch of the ball, leans onto it and creams it on the up to deep extra cover, good extension of the arms and it sped away!291/7
88FOURSouthee to S Shillingford, FOUR, West Indies lead by 3 now, he's finally off the mark, but in a streaky fashion, this one moves away from back of a length, Shillingford pokes at it and the outside edge flies past the outstretched hands of the gully fielder to third man296/7
88.1FOURBoult to J Holder, FOUR, Holder is not holding back, another pleasing shot from him, length delivery wide outside off and angled across him, Holder reaches out and with a full extension of the arms, square-drives it to sweeper cover300/7
89.3FOURNeesham to J Holder, FOUR, Holder is having a good time in the middle, short and wide outside off, too much width on offer, Holder stands tall and forces it away off the back foot to sweeper cover305/7
91.5DROPPEDNeesham to S Shillingford, no run, Craig has dropped a dolly at 2nd slip, back of a length and angled across him, Shillingford was squared up and edges it towards 2nd slip, where Craig attempts at it awkwardly and lets it through his hands, woeful bit of catching from him306/7
95.2OUTNeesham to J Holder, out Caught by Watling!! Finally a breakthorugh, well directed short delivery on the stumps, this one hurried off the pitch as Holder shaped in to pull, the ball then brushes the gloves and goes into the safe hands of the keeper, a promising innings on debut comes to an end. J Holder c Watling b Neesham 38(76) [4s-4]313/8
95.5OTHERNeesham to S Shillingford, no run, Shillingford misjudged the length and goes very very low, Neesham banges it short, but it didn't bounce much and is hit on the left arm, loud appeal was turned down, but Baz reviews it and Hawk eye suggest it would have gone over the stumps and New Zealand lose a review314/8
96.3OUTWagner to Benn, out Bowled!! 4th for Wagner and he's been impressive in this innings, that's how you should bowl to a tail-ender, full and tailing into the stumps, Benn plays all over it and misses, the ball brushes his pads and then richochets onto the stumps. Benn b Wagner 1(4)316/9
97.1OUTNeesham to Jerome Taylor, out Bowled!! It's all over, pin-point yorker from Neesham, Taylor had no answer to that one and was late to bring his bat down, the ball crept under his bat and crashes into the base of the leg stump. Jerome Taylor b Neesham 1(2)317/10

Batting: New Zealand

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
2OUTRoach to Latham, out Caught by S Shillingford!! Early breakthrough for the hosts. A very poor shot by Latham, he goes without troubling the scorers. It was banged in short and around off, Latham was in no position to play the pull, but he still goes for it and splices it towards mid-wicket, Shillingford runs forward from mid-on and takes an easy catch. Not the start the Kiwis would have hoped for. Latham c S Shillingford b Roach 0(9)1/1
4FOURRoach to Williamson, FOUR, good length ball close to off-stump, some extra bounce on this occasion, Williamson plays it with soft hands and gets it past the slip cordon, once the ball goes past the in-field it is always going to be four5/1
5.1FOURRoach to Williamson, FOUR, edge found again but it does not carry to the slip cordon, on a length around off, Williamson pushes hard at it and the edge falls well short of Bravo at second slip, he should have stopped that9/1
5.4FOURRoach to Williamson, FOUR, Roach is finding the edge of Williamson's bat quite frequently, back of a length ball shapes away late, Williamson had to play at it and he only manages an edge, the ball goes between keeper and first slip, it was Ramdin's catch as it did carry to Gayle. How costly would this prove to be?15/1
6.2FOURJerome Taylor to Rutherford, FOUR, finally Rutherford finds the gap with the punch, Taylor bowls it short of length outside off, Rutherford stands tall and punches it wide of backward point, Blackwood dives but the ball goes well wide of him24/1
8.5FOURJerome Taylor to Williamson, FOUR, Williamson is living on the knives edge, full and swings away outside off, Williamson goes for the drive and gets an inside edge, the ball goes past the stumps and Ramdin's dives29/1
10.2FOURJerome Taylor to Williamson, FOUR, lovely shot! Nice juicy half volley on off and middle, Williamson drives it with the full face of the bat straight down the ground, the rich timing takes it to the fence37/1
10.3FOURJerome Taylor to Williamson, FOUR, plenty of width on offer and Williamson makes full use of it, he stands tall and cuts it square of the wicket, picks up his second boundary of the over41/1
11.4FOURBenn to Rutherford, byes, FOUR, sharp turn but way down the leg-side, Rutherford lets it go, Ramdin does not gather it and Bravo chases it in vain, Ramdin should have done better45/1
13.1FOURBenn to Rutherford, FOUR, gift from Benn and Rutherford encashes it, full toss outside off, Rutherford gets well forward and drills the drive to the sweeper cover fence53/1
14.3OUTRoach to Rutherford, out Caught by Ramdin!! Roach strikes again! He has always looked like the one to pick up a wicket. This was very well bowled, on a length and in the area of uncertainty, Rutherford does not move his feet and pokes at it lazily, the ball grazes the outside edge and lands safely in Ramdin's gloves. Rutherford c Ramdin b Roach 19(39) [4s-2]56/2
16FOURBenn to Williamson, FOUR, excellent use of the feet, tossed up outside off, Williamson shimmies down the track, converts it into a full toss and clips it handsomely to the deep mid wicket fence60/2
16.1FOURRoach to Ross Taylor, FOUR, Roach is disappointed with himself, drifts it down the leg-side, Taylor glances it to the fine leg fence, he just needed to get some bat on that and he got more than some64/2
18.1OUTJ Holder to Ross Taylor, out Caught by Darren Bravo!! Holder strikes with his first delivery. He gets his first Test wicket and what a time to get it! It has to be said it was a very poor stroke from Rosco. This was a short of length delivery outside off, Taylor could have left it alone, but instead he went chasing after it and edged it to second slip, Bravo shows good reflexes and takes a smart catch as the ball was travelling at a good speed. Ross Taylor c Darren Bravo b J Holder 6(8) [4s-1]68/3
18.4OTHERJ Holder to Brendon McCullum, no run, the New Zealand skipper survives by a close margin, this was the inswinger that nips back in sharply, McCullum comes forward to defend but the bat was behind the pad and was struck on the pads, the impact was just outside off, that was the only thing that saved Baz as the Hawk-Eye showed that the ball was hitting middle-stump68/3
22.4FOURJ Holder to Williamson, FOUR, there's the outside edge, but it has gone through the vacant region, full and wide outside off, this one moves away slightly, Williamson was lured into the shot and he couldn't resist the temptaion and went after it away from the body, but gets an outside edge, which goes above the outstreatched hands of the fielder to third man75/3
25FOURJ Holder to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, that has been thumped away, overpitched and outside off, McCullum reaches to the pitch of the ball and drills it away to deep extra cover fence, that sped away along the turf!80/3
27.5FOURBenn to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, he fetched it from way outside off and has hammered it to deep square leg, pitched outside off and turning away, McCullum kneels down and slog sweeps it away to the vacant region in the deep87/3
28.1FOURS Shillingford to Williamson, byes, FOUR, a stumping chance goes begging, quicker delivery turning down the leg side, Williamson comes down the track and misses it, but Ramdin couldn't collect it, 4 lucky runs for New Zealand91/3
29FOURS Shillingford to Williamson, byes, FOUR, once again he gets some extra turn and bounce, but well down the leg side, Williamson shapes in to pull and misses it, Ramdin also couldn't sight the ball down the leg side95/3
30.2FOURS Shillingford to Williamson, FOUR, oh he's hit just above the fielder, tossed up delivery outside off, Williamson comes down the track and clips it uppishly to deep mid wicket103/3
30.4FOURS Shillingford to Brendon McCullum, FOUR, cheeky and he's earned himself a boundary here, short outside off and turning in, McCullum attempts the reverse sweep, but gets a top edge to third man108/3
32.1DROPPEDS Shillingford to Brendon McCullum, no run, the substitute fielder Blackwood has dropped a sitter at short leg, this one turned in quickly from outside off, McCullum pushes hard at it and the ball goes off the inside edge to short leg, but Blackwood couldn't hold onto it114/3
33.2FOURBenn to Williamson, FOUR, he gets to his 14th Test fifty in style, pushed through quicker and shorter outside off, Williamson was rooted to the back foot and late-cuts it away to third man, his 10th boundary118/3
33.3FOURBenn to Williamson, FOUR, to third man, another boundary, too short and wide from Benn, Williamson will feast on those any time and cuts it away past the fielder to third man122/3
34.3FOURS Shillingford to Williamson, FOUR, positive signs being shown by Williamson, flighted delivery on off, he shimmies down the wicket and whips it between deep mid-wicket and long on for the first runs of the day127/3
35.1FOURRoach to Williamson, FOUR, a loosener from Roach, short and wide outside off, Williamson hangs back and chops the cut to the deep backward point fence, a very good start for Williamson132/3
37.2OUTRoach to Brendon McCullum, out Lbw!! Huge breakthrough for West Indies early in the morning. Roach seems to be pumped up. This was similar to the one that McCullum survived yesterday off Holder but this time the impact was in-line. A good length delivery that nips back in sharply, McCullum comes forward and fails to get bat on ball, the ball strikes him on the pads and would have crashed into middle and leg-stump. Umpire Illingworth got that spot-on and Baz wasted a review. Brendon McCullum lbw b Roach 25(53) [4s-3]135/4
39FOURS Shillingford to Neesham, FOUR, a bad delivery to end the over, full and drifting onto the pads, Neesham comes on the front foot and flicks it to deep mid wicket, Chanders gives chase in vain140/4
40.5SIXS Shillingford to Neesham, SIX, effortless! Tossed up delivery on off, Neesham dances down the wicket and lofts it beautifully straight down the ground, lovely extension of the arms150/4
43SIXS Shillingford to Neesham, SIX, Neesham is going after anything in his zone, floated up close to off, he gets to the pitch of the ball and heaves it powerfully over the long on fence for his second maximum158/4
45.2FOURRoach to Williamson, FOUR, this is poor bowling, but a great shot from Kane, full and sliding into the pads, Williamson allows the ball to come onto him and neatly clips it off his pads to deep mid wicket166/4
47.1FOURBenn to Neesham, FOUR, too full and outside off, Neesham squeezes it out to the third man fence, the ball went off a thickish outside edge171/4
48.4SIXJerome Taylor to Neesham, SIX, where did that come from? Length delivery in the slot, Neesham extends his arms and sends it sailing over the long on fence180/4
53.1SIXBenn to Neesham, SIX, positive start after the break, flighted delivery, Neesham goes on his knees, fetches it from outside off and slog sweeps it over deep mid wicket for a maximum199/4
55.4FOURBenn to Neesham, FOUR, too full and outside off, Neesham squeezes the drive to the third man fence, he did well to open the face of the bat at the last second209/4
56.2FOURJ Holder to Williamson, FOUR, not a boundary deserving delivery, good length ball around off, Williamson plays it with soft hands and opens the face to steer it past the slip and gully fielder, Bravo chases in vain213/4
57.2FOURBenn to Neesham, byes, FOUR, in the blockhole, Neesham fails to get bat on the drive, Ramdin gets up early and does not collect the ball, bonus runs for New Zealand219/4
57.4OTHERBenn to Williamson, 2 runs, Williamson gets to his 7th Test hundred, he takes off his helmet and acknowledges the applause from his team-mates, short and outside off, he cuts it to deep backward point for a couple222/4
58.2OTHERJ Holder to Neesham, 2 runs, Neesham brings up his 2nd Test fifty, drives the full delivery to extra cover, scampers for a quick single, the fielder hits the stumps at the bowler's end and concedes an extra run226/4
58.3OUTJ Holder to Neesham, out Caught by Kraigg Brathwaite!! Neesham has thrown it away after reaching his fifty. This was a good length delivery outside off, Neesham does not move his feet as he looks to drive it on the up, he fails to keep it down and picks out the man at short cover, Brathwaite holds onto a good catch. Neesham c Kraigg Brathwaite b J Holder 51(67) [4s-3 6s-4]226/5
63.2FOURS Shillingford to Watling, FOUR, slightly short and around off, Watling cuts and gets a thickish edge, the ball goes wide of Gayle at slip, Holder runs behind it but can't pull it back238/5
67.3FOURS Shillingford to Williamson, FOUR, rank long hop, Williamson pounces on it by rocking back and pulling it to the deep backward square leg fence253/5
72.4FOURBenn to Williamson, FOUR, good use of the feet from Williamson, tossed up delivery on the stumps, Williamson skips down the track and lofts it through the line to long on, one bounce and into the fence273/5
74FOURS Shillingford to Williamson, FOUR, poor delivery and it has been punished, 50 stand is also up between these two, rank long hop on the stumps, Williamson was waiting on the back foot and pulls it with utter disdain to deep square leg278/5
75.3FOURS Shillingford to Watling, byes, FOUR, he's got the extra bounce and turn down the leg side, Watling misses it and Ramdin also couldn't gather it down the leg side283/5
76.5FOURBenn to Williamson, FOUR, he's equalled his highest Test score now, flatter and quicker outside off, Williamson was camping on the back foot, had enough time to late-cut it down to third man289/5
79.4FOURS Shillingford to Williamson, FOUR, rank long hop and he's latched onto it in a flash, short outside off and turning in, Williamson pulls it in the air to backward square leg, he split the gap between the two fielders302/5
80OTHERS Shillingford to Williamson, no run, turning in from outside off, Williamson defends it to the leg side304/5
81.3OUTRoach to Watling, out Caught by J Holder!! 100th Test wicket for Roach and he's been the lone fighter in this innings, it was a poor delivery from him, short and wide outside off, Watling gets on top of it nicely, but cuts it straight into the hands of Holder at backward point, much needed wicket for West Indies. Watling c J Holder b Roach 29(66) [4s-1]305/6
82.5FOURJerome Taylor to Williamson, FOUR, that's his first 150 plus score in Tests, short and wide outside off, Williamson guides it past the gully fielder to third man312/6
86FOURRoach to Williamson, FOUR, good aggressive intent from Williamson, shortish delivery outside off, Williamson gets into a good position and pulls it in the air to deep mid wicket321/6
88.2OUTJerome Taylor to Southee, out Caught&Bowled!! A soft dismissal in the end, a friendly full-toss from Taylor, Southee was looking to punch it down the ground, but the ball hits the bottom of the bat and he hits it straight back towards the bowler, who accepts it gleefully. Southee c and b Jerome Taylor 7(19)327/7
88.4FOURJerome Taylor to Craig, FOUR, that is a good shot, shortish delivery closer to the off stump, Craig gets on top of it and cuts it past the gully fielder to square third man331/7

Batting: West Indies

Over No.Event TypeEventTeam Score
2.2FOURBoult to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, lovely shot! Overpitched delivery just outside off, Brathwaite comes forward and pushes it past the bowler, Baz dives at mid-off but to no avail7/0
2.3OUTBoult to Kraigg Brathwaite, out Bowled!! Perfect start for New Zealand! Poor judgement from Brathwaite. This is a back of a length delivery that holds its line, Brathwaite stays in the crease and shoulders arms thinking that the ball was angled across him, it was not and it hits the top of off-stump. The whole Kiwi team is ecstatic. Kraigg Brathwaite b Boult 6(8) [4s-1]7/1
3OTHERBoult to K Edwards, no run, another back of a length delivery that shapes back in, Edwards hangs back in his crease and shoulders arms, the ball hits him above the knee roll, umpire Illingworth had no hesitation in giving it out but Edwards was quick to review and he got it right, the ball was going just over the stumps. West Indies batsmen struggling to play Boult's inswingers7/1
5FOURBoult to K Edwards, FOUR, freaky four! This was again the corridor of uncertainty, Edwards sits on the back foot and gets an outside edge which does not carry to the slip cordon, Edwards did well to play it with soft hands17/1
6.3FOURBoult to K Edwards, FOUR, once again Edwards pierce's the slip cordon, on a length close to off, Edwards comes forward and pokes at it, the ball goes between 2nd and 3rd slip, but the ball didn't carry23/1
6.5OUTBoult to K Edwards, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Boult strikes again! This time Edwards picks out the slip fielder and the ball carries as well. Once again Boult hits that area of uncertainty and gets it to shape away, Edwards presses forward and goes hard at it, the ball takes the edge and goes low to first slip, Rosco takes a good catch. K Edwards c Ross Taylor b Boult 10(11) [4s-2]23/2
10OUTSouthee to Gayle, out Bowled!! There he goes! It was just a matter of time before Gayle took him on. This was again a full length delivery close to off, Gayle feels it was in his zone, he goes for the booming drive but the ball swings back in, takes the inside edge and deflects off the pads onto the stumps. West Indies in deep trouble now. Gayle b Southee 11(33)31/3
14.4FOURWagner to Darren Bravo, FOUR, not where he intended but West Indies will take that, banged in short and close to off, Bravo goes for the pull and toe-ends it back past the bowler, he beats the mid-on fielder easily44/3
16.2FOURWagner to Chanderpaul, FOUR, low full toss and Chanders puts it away with ease, he opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of backward point, the timing takes it to the fence49/3
16.3FOURWagner to Chanderpaul, FOUR, too full and outside off, Chanderpaul gets down and squeezes it past gully this time, he used the pace of the bowler and guided it superbly53/3
18.4FOURWagner to Darren Bravo, FOUR, half tracker outside off, Bravo is quick to rock back and cut it fiercely square of the wicket, the ball rockets away to the fence, it sat up nicely for Bravo58/3
23.5FOURCraig to Darren Bravo, FOUR, rank long hop outside off, Bravo rocks back and cuts it to deep extra cover, that was it hard and the ball raced away to the fence, the pressure that was built up was released with this boundary71/3
28.5FOURBoult to Darren Bravo, FOUR, he's punched it through the off side, slightly shorter and outside off, Bravo stands tall and punches it off the back foot to sweeper cover79/3
31.1OUTCraig to Chanderpaul, out Stumped!! Wonderfully bowled from Craig, well tossed up outside off and this one turned and bounced a bit, Chanders came down the track and was beaten by the flight and the extra turn, Watling had to tackle the bounce and he did a pretty good job to whip the bails quickly, Chanders did well to turn back and ground his bat, but he was short by a fraction of a second and the third umpire had no doubt about it, massive wicket for New Zealand and this game is alive and kicking. Chanderpaul st Watling b Craig 25(70) [4s-2]81/4
31.2FOURCraig to Ramdin, FOUR, flatter and shorter outside off, Ramdin was rooted to the back foot and pulls it with utter disdain to backward square leg85/4
33.3SIXCraig to Ramdin, SIX, good counter attack from the skipper, it was well tossed up outside off and turning in, Ramdin gets down and slog sweeps it across the line over deep mid wicket, that went a long way93/4
36FOURCraig to Ramdin, FOUR, fantastic effort in the deep by Boult, tossed up and turning into the pads, Ramdin gets down and sweeps it to fine leg, Boult slided well, but his hand was in contact with the ropes when he hauled it back in, great effort though!105/4
39FOURSouthee to Darren Bravo, FOUR, nicely guided by Bravo, it was full and wide outside off, Bravo reaches out for it and glides it past the diving gully fielder to third man109/4
42.4FOURSouthee to Darren Bravo, FOUR, crunched! Half volley outside off, Bravo puts it away with utter disdain, he comes forward and drills it to deep extra cover, the ball rocketed to the fence119/4
44.2OUTSouthee to Ramdin, out Caught by Ross Taylor!! Huge wicket for New Zealand after a slight rain delay. Once again Ramdin has thrown away a start. This was cleverly bowled, he went wide of the crease and angled it in before shaping it away, Ramdin comes half forward and pushes hard at it, the ball takes the edge and flies towards first slip, Rosco takes a sharp catch to his left. Ramdin c Ross Taylor b Southee 29(47) [4s-2 6s-1]122/5
46FOURCraig to J Holder, FOUR, that is a beautiful shot, well tossed up on off, Holder reaches to the pitch of the ball and drills it all along the ground past the fielder to long off129/5
46.1OUTSouthee to Darren Bravo, out Caught by Williamson!! New Zealand inch closer to a win, length delivery wide outside off, Bravo could have left it alone, but drives at it away from the body, the ball takes the outside edge and flies towards gully, where Williamson pouches it safely. Massive wicket for New Zealand. Darren Bravo c Williamson b Southee 40(98) [4s-6]129/6
48.5FOURSouthee to Roach, FOUR, he comes from round the wicket and slips in a full delivery on the pads, Roach neatly clips it over the short leg fielder to deep square leg fence135/6
51FOURSouthee to Roach, leg byes, FOUR, he slips it down the leg side and Roach misses out on the clip shot, but the ball brushes his pads and goes away to the fence143/6
51.2OUTCraig to Roach, out Caught by Latham!! Beautifully bowled by Craig, well tossed up delivery outside off, this one turned in with some extra bounce, Roach pushes forward to defend, but the ball went off the inside edge towards short leg, where Latham takes a comfortable catch. Roach c Latham b Craig 7(18) [4s-1]144/7
55.1SIXCraig to J Holder, SIX, that is a massive hit, well tossed up again, inviting him for the false shot, Holder gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it through the line over long off, that easily cleared some 10 rows back158/7
61.1FOURWagner to J Holder, FOUR, banged in mid-way down the wicket, the line is outside off, Holder goes back and pulls it between deep mid-wicket and long on, he didn't middle it but had enough to get the ball to the ropes170/7
64.2FOURNeesham to S Shillingford, FOUR, half tracker just outside off, it sat up there to be put away, Shillingford rocks back and pulls it behind square for a boundary182/7
66.2FOURNeesham to S Shillingford, leg byes, FOUR, short delivery that did not rise up, Shillingford misjudged it and took cover by ducking, the ball hits him on the body, umpire Illingworth was not interested but McCullum went for the review and the replays suggest that it was going over, the New Zealand skipper thought that the ball was dipping and hitting the stumps188/7
70FOURCraig to J Holder, no ball, FOUR, spinner overstepping is a sin, flighted outside off, Holder goes for the drive and gets an outside edge, the ball runs down to third man, Taylor stops the ball inside the fence but his boot was in contact with the ropes201/7
70FOURCraig to J Holder, byes, FOUR, goes on with the arm from round the wicket, Holder plays for the spin and is beaten, the ball keeps low and goes through Watling for bonus runs205/7
71.5OTHERCraig to J Holder, 1 run, Holder gets his maiden Test fifty, the local boy gets a huge cheer from the crowd, he tucks this flighted delivery to mid-wicket212/7
73.3OUTCraig to J Holder, out Bowled!! Finally, the Kiwis have broken through this dangerous looking partnership. Holder trudges off slowly. It has been a magnificent effort and the whole team stands up and applauds. Craig switches to round the wicket, bowls it flat and straight, Holder goes back and looks to work it to the on-side, he misses and the ball goes between his legs to hit middle-stump. J Holder b Craig 52(79) [4s-3 6s-1]221/8
74.3FOURWilliamson to Benn, FOUR, Williamson almost had his man there, goes straight on with the angle from round the wicket, Benn is neither forward nor back as he prods and gets an inside edge past the stumps228/8
75FOURWilliamson to Benn, FOUR, drops it short and outside off, Benn makes full use of the loose delivery, he hangs back and cuts it to deep backward point, there was a fielder at sweeper but he couldn't get there. Can they still win the match?232/8
76.3OUTWagner to Benn, out Caught by Southee!! The bowling change has worked. Wagner picks up his first wicket of the innings. This was a full delivery, he rolled his fingers across the ball, Benn goes for the booming drive, he fails to keep it down and hits it straight to cover, Southee takes a sharp catch as the ball was travelling. New Zealand 1 wicket away from a series win. Benn c Southee b Wagner 10(10) [4s-2]232/9
76.5FOURWagner to Jerome Taylor, FOUR, thumped! This is pitched up on middle and leg, Taylor frees his arms and drills it straight down the ground, that was hit hard and with the full face of the bat236/9
78.3OTHERWagner to Jerome Taylor, no run, poor review from Wagner, pad was nowhere close to the ball, it was an inswinging yorker, Taylor jams it out towards gully, Wagner was confident that it was pad first, he did not even wait to ask McCullum he only signalled for the review and the replays showed it was only bat236/9
79FOURWagner to Jerome Taylor, FOUR, length delivery outside off, Taylor extends his arms and lofts it over mid-off, he went through the line and once he cleared the in-field it was always going to be a boundary240/9
79.3FOURCraig to Jerome Taylor, leg byes, FOUR, turning down the leg-side, Taylor fails to get bat on the glance but the ball goes off the thigh pad to the fine leg fence245/9
79.4FOURCraig to Jerome Taylor, FOUR, boundaries are flowing, flighted delivery outside off, Taylor goes for the drive but gets a thick edge, he beats the man at backward point and picks up his third boundary249/9
80OTHERCraig to Jerome Taylor, no run, gives this bit more air, Taylor gets an inside edge but the ball does not carry to FSL249/9
81FOURBoult to S Shillingford, FOUR, McCullum is not happy with the line Boult is bowling, he strays down leg again and pays the price this time, Shillingford gets some bat and the ball races away to the fine leg fence253/9
82.2OUTBoult to Jerome Taylor, out Lbw!! New Zealand win the series 2-1! A perfect ball for the tail-ender. This was the inswinging yorker, Taylor fails to get his bat down and block it, the ball hits him flush on the boot, umpire Illingworth had no hesitation in raising his finger. Taylor reviewed but the Hawk-Eye showed that the ball was hitting the base of middle stump. Jerome Taylor lbw b Boult 12(21) [4s-3]254/10