ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

West Indies vs New Zealand - Match 9

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

Date & Time: 28 May 2019

New Zealand 330/10

RR: 6.97 | West Indies beat New Zealand by 91 runs

commentary

So that is it from here. We are done with the warm-ups. Now it is time for the big event. We have a day's rest and we will meet on 30th May, 2019 for Match 1 between England and South Africa at The Oval, London at 1030 local (0930 GMT). For now, goodbye.

Windies skipper, Jason Holder, says it is a good win and he hopes it is building towards something special in the World Cup. Mentions Gayle gave them the impetus they needed at the start and the rest did exceptionally well. Further adds he is pleased with the bowlers and how they stuck to the plans. States there were a few blunders towards the end in the field but overall they had a good game. Tells they need to pay more attention to their fielding. Ends by saying they just want to enjoy their cricket in the World Cup and see where it takes them.

New Zealand, Kane Williamson, he thought the exercise today was outstanding, they know what the Windies are capable of and they showed their power today. Mentions they expect their bowling attack to be under pressure throughout the tournament and today was a good learning curve but not everyday can be their day. Credits Tom Blundell for the way he played, it was a knock under pressure and he did really well. States he can't reveal the information of whether they will play Blundell in the first game or not but he is happy with how he played.

Tom Blundell who is up for an interview, says he feels very good, it was a great day for him and he is happy he got a ton. States he is happy to spend some time out in the middle. Further adds the last few days have been good, they have had two good games and they are looking forward to the game against Lanka. Mentions he just backed his ability and he is confident when he goes out to bat. He is hopeful of getting a chance in the World Cup. Tells he has still no idea about his inclusion in the XI for the first game but he is happy if he plays or not. Ends by saying the target was always going to be a tough one and he is pleased with how they finished in the end.

The Windies bowling was very good to begin with. Till the time the ball was new, Cottrell, Thomas and Holder, all did a good job. However, once the ball got soft, their bowlers did take a pounding. Only Nurse was able to bowl a good spell during the middle overs. Carlos Brathwaite though finished as the pick of the bowlers as he ended with a three-fer.

A comfortable win for the Windies! An absolute morale boosting one for them. After Shai Hope's ton and handy innings from Lewis and Russell, they posted a massive 422. In reply, New Zealand needed a powerful start but they did not get it. They lost three even before they got to 50. Williamson and Blundell then steadied the ship. The two added a 120-run stand but just as they started to get going, the skipper got run out. Blundell then came out of his shell though, he started playing lovely shots, smashed the bowlers out of the park and got to a ton. However, the task was too much of an ask and once he fell, it was all about playing out the 50 overs for the Kiwis which they did.

47.2
0
F Allen to Ish Sodhi, OUT! STUMPED! Sodhi's luck runs out and that is the end of the New Zealand innings. Ish comes down the track and Allen fires it outside off. The batter looks to put bat on ball but misses. Hope does the rest. WEST INDIES WON BY 91 RUNS!
47.1
1
F Allen to L Ferguson, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.
46.6
4
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi, FOUR! Good shot. Full on off, Sodhi hits it over covers for a boundary.
46.5
1
C Brathwaite to L Ferguson, IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Brathwaite bowls a good short ball, Ferguson looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards mid-wicket where Holder goes for the catch but sees Shai Hope coming and decides against it. In the end, Shai Hope runs to take the catch but it falls safely in no man's land.
46.4
0
C Brathwaite to L Ferguson, The batsman goes for the pull but misses it completely.
46.3
1
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
46.2
6
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi,SIX! Sodhi lofts this over the covers for a biggie. It's hit high and over the fence. Some late hitting from the lower order.
46.1
2
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi, DROPPED! Nurse drops another one. This was in the arc of the batsman and he obliges by lofting it straight up and high towards cover-point. There is no elevation to it means it won't clear the fence. The fielder runs towards the direction of the ball but cannot hold on to it as the ball was swirling a bit. Sodhi gets a life.
45.6
0
F Allen to L Ferguson, Floated delivery on off, Ferguson defends it off the front foot. 6 runs and a wicket from the over.

Lockie Ferguson is the new batsman in.

45.5
0
F Allen to M Henry, OUT! New Zealand are falling like nine pins here. Flighted delivery on leg, Henry comes down the track and looks to go big but misses it. Matt Henry gets stumped as Shai Hope quickly takes the bails off.
45.4
1
F Allen to Ish Sodhi, Tossed up on middle, Sodhi comes down the track and nudges it towards the leg side for a single.
45.3
4
F Allen to Ish Sodhi, FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Sodhi pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
45.2
1
F Allen to M Henry, Flighted delivery on middle, Henry comes down the track and plays it towards mid-wicket for a run.
45.1
0
F Allen to M Henry, Tossed up on middle, Henry makes room and plays it towards covers for a single.
44.6
4
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi, FOUR. sodhi flicks this length ball through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.
44.5
0
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi, Carlos bowls a yorker outside off. The batsman fails to jam, it out.
44.4
6
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi, SIX! Sodhi Flicks this length ball up and over mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
44.3
2
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi, Sodhi also can bat he drives this length ball pitching outside off through covers for a couple.

Matt Henry is the new man in!

44.2
0
C Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, OUT! Carlos bowls a length ball outside off, Colin looks to smash it through the off side, but ends up slicing it towards deep point. Nurse makes a lot of ground to his left and takes a very nice catch.
44.1
4
C Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Colin smashes this through the covers for a boundary. New Zealand are not going down with out a fight.
43.6
1
F Allen to de Grandhomme, DROPPED! Allen bowls it short on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it over mid-wicket where Ashley Nurse goes for the catch but spills it. Nurse drops a sitter there. The batsmen take a single.
43.5
1
F Allen to Ish Sodhi, Flighted delivery on middle, Sodhi flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
43.4
6
F Allen to Ish Sodhi, SIX! Amazing shot. Short delivery on middle, Sodhi comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a biggie.
43.3
0
F Allen to Ish Sodhi, Flighted delivery on off, Sodhi defends it off the back foot.
43.2
1
F Allen to de Grandhomme, Floated on off, de Grandhomme drives it towards covers for a run.
43.1
1
F Allen to Ish Sodhi, Tossed up delivery on middle, Sodhi looks to flick but gets an inside edge. It goes towards the leg side for a run.
42.6
1
C Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi, Sodhi looks to flick this length ball towards leg side but gets a leading edge towards off side. A run added to the total.

Ish Sodhi is the new batsman in.

42.5
0
C Brathwaite to M Santner, OUT! New Zealand loose their seventh wicket. Santner pulls this slower short delivery but gets hit high on the bat and it lobs to backward square leg where Nurse takes it. West Indies are making a statement to other teams what they can bring to this World Cup.
42.4
2
C Brathwaite to M Santner, Santner plays the pulls shot to mid-wicket for a couple.
42.3
2
C Brathwaite to M Santner, Santner flicks this off his pads to mid-wicket for a brace.
42.2
4
C Brathwaite to M Santner, FOUR! Santner looks to flick it towards the leg side. But gets an inside edge to the fine leg fence for a boundary.
42.1
2
C Brathwaite to M Santner, Length delivery outside off, Santner pulls it to mid-wicket for a couple.
41.6
1
A Nurse to M Santner, Short delivery on middle, Santner pulls it towards mid-wicket for a run. 10 runs have come from the over.
41.5
4
A Nurse to M Santner, FOUR! Short and outside off, Santner looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
41.4
0
A Nurse to M Santner, Play and a miss! Short and outside off, Santner looks to cut but misses it.
41.3
4
A Nurse to M Santner, FOUR! Nice shot. Short and outside off, Santner slaps it through covers for a boundary.
41.2
0
A Nurse to M Santner, Tossed up on middle, Santner plays it back towards the bowler.
41.1
1
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Short delivery on middle, de Grandhomme pulls it over mid-wicket for a single.
40.6
0
C Brathwaite to M Santner, BOUNCER! Carlos bowls a well directed bumper, Santner ducks under it.
40.5
0
C Brathwaite to M Santner, Short of length ball, Santner looks to pull it through mid-wicket but gets hit on the pads.
40.4
0
C Brathwaite to M Santner, Santner punches this length delivery outside off to the off side.
40.3
0
C Brathwaite to M Santner, Santner defends this length ball off the back foot towards mid off.
40.3
0
C Brathwaite to M Santner, WIDE! Carlos sprays one down the line to Santner. Wide signaled.

Mitchell Santner is the new man in.

40.2
0
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, OUT! Tom Blundell plays the same shot again but this time he hits it to the keeper. Brathwaite bowls it on a length and outside off, it is the slower one so Blundell has to generate all the power. He fails to do so and Shai Hope takes an easy catch. Nevertheless, end of a brilliant innings from him. He has probably booked his spot in the XI with this innings for the first game of the World Cup.
40.1
4
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, FOUR! Nice improvisation from Tom Blundell. Length delivery outside off, Blundell plays a scoop over the keeper's head for a boundary.

Powerplay 3! 5 fielders allowed outside the inner circle till the end of the innings.

39.6
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Tossed up on middle, Blundell flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
39.5
1
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Full on middle, Colin drives it towards mid on for a run.
39.4
0
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Flighted delivery on leg, de Grandhomme looks to pull but gets hit on the pads.
39.3
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Tossed up on middle, Tom punches it towards mid on for a run.
39.2
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Floated delivery on middle, Tom plays it to mid-wicket.
39.1
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Tossed up on middle, Blundell comes down the track and flicks it to mid-wicket.
38.6
0
C Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, Carlos is making sure he doesn't bowl in the arc of the batsman. he bowls this delivery outside off, Colin leaves it after covering his off stump.
38.5
1
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, 100 for Tom Blundell! Let me remind you, he has not played a single ODI yet but has a ton in the warm ups. What a statement he has made and New Zealand will be pretty pleased with the youngster. He gets there by pushing this down to long on for a single.
38.4
1
C Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, Colin drives this delivery to mid off for a single.
38.4
0
C Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, WIDE! Carlos looks to bowl wide of off stump but bowls one way outside the tramline. The umpire says it's a wide.
38.3
0
C Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, Colin drives this length delivery outside off to mid off.
38.2
0
C Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, BEATEN! Colin looks to go downtown on this length ball but cannot connect it.
38.1
0
C Brathwaite to de Grandhomme, Fuller one outside off, Colin looks to jam that out but could not lay bat on ball.
37.6
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Floated delivery on middle, Blundell looks to defend but gets a bottom edge on this one.
37.5
1
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Loopy delivery on middle, de Grandhomme flicks it over mid-wicket for a single.
37.4
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Flighted delivery on middle, Blundell comes down the track and flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. Tom moves to 99.
37.3
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Tossed up delivery on leg, Tom looks to flick but gets hit low on the pads.
37.2
4
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, FOUR! Tom Blundell moves to 98. Flighted delivery on leg, Blundell nudges it towards fine leg for a boundary.
37.1
1
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Tossed up on middle, Colin drives it to long on for a run.
36.6
1
J Holder to de Grandhomme, Length delivery on middle, de Grandhomme looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the leg side for a run.
36.5
4
J Holder to de Grandhomme, FOUR! Brilliant shot. Full on leg, de Grandhomme flicks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
36.4
0
J Holder to de Grandhomme, BEATEN! Bowls a yorker outside off, de Grandhomme looks to dig it out but misses it.
36.3
2
J Holder to de Grandhomme, Full and outside off, Colin drives it hard through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
36.2
1
J Holder to Tom Blundell, Length delivery on off, Blundell comes to the pitch of the ball and drives it through mid off for a single.
36.1
1
J Holder to de Grandhomme, Full and wide outside off, de Grandhomme drives it towards covers where the fielder dives and does well to stop it. The batsmen still take a run.
35.6
1
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Colin works it to the leg side for a single.
35.5
0
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads.
35.4
2
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Colin lofts this tossed up ball on the pads uppishly, towards deep mid-wicket for a couple.
35.3
0
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Colin looks to flick this flatter one on the pads towards mid-wicket but misses it and gets hit on the pads. There is an appeal from the bowler and the fielders but the umpire thinks otherwise. Remember West Indies do not have any reviews left.
35.2
0
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Colin flicks this tossed up ball on the pads to mid-wicket.
35.1
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Fired on the pads, Blundell flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
34.6
0
J Holder to de Grandhomme, On a good length on leg, Colin looks to flick but gets hit low on the pads. New Zealand need 191 runs in 90 balls.
34.5
0
J Holder to de Grandhomme, On a good length on off, de Grandhomme defends it off the front foot.
34.4
1
J Holder to Tom Blundell, Length delivery on middle, Blundell comes down the track and plays it towards the off side for a run.
34.3
0
J Holder to Tom Blundell, Length delivery on off, Blundell plays it to point.
34.2
6
J Holder to Tom Blundell, SIX! THAT IS WHACKED AWAY! Length delivery on off, Blundell comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum. Tom moves into the 90s.
34.1
0
J Holder to Tom Blundell, Bowls a wide yorker outside off, Blundell looks to dig it out but misses it.
33.6
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks this tossed up delivery to mid-wicket and a run is added to the New Zealand's total.
33.5
1
A Nurse to de Grandhomme, Colin flicks this to mid-wicket to get off the mark.

Colin de Grandhomme is the new batsman in.

33.4
0
A Nurse to J Neesham, OUT! STUMPED! New Zealand lose their fifth wicket. Neesham skips down the track, on seeing this Nurse drags his length back. Neesham could not adjust to the change and goes on with his shot. The ball beats him through to the keeper, who flicks the bails off. A stand which was starting New Zealand believe, has been broken.
33.3
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks this flatter one to fine leg just for a run.
33.2
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks this tossed up delivery on the pads towards mid-wicket.
33.1
1
A Nurse to J Neesham, Neesham slogs this tossed up delivery to deep mid-wicket for a run.
32.6
0
J Holder to Tom Blundell, Good length delivery on off, Tom defends it off the back foot. 9 runs from the over.
32.5
0
J Holder to Tom Blundell, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Blundell looks to defend but misses it due to the away swing on this one.
32.4
4
J Holder to Tom Blundell, FOUR! Nice shot. Length delivery outside off, Blundell comes down the track and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
32.3
0
J Holder to Tom Blundell, Full on middle, Blundell drives it to mid on.
32.2
1
J Holder to J Neesham, Length delivery on off, Neesham defends it towards point for a single.
32.1
4
J Holder to J Neesham, FOUR! Amazing shot. Full on middle, Neesham lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
31.6
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Flatter one outside off, Blundell looks to flick it towards mid-wicket but gets hit low on the pads. There is an appeal from the bowler but the impact is outside off and so the umpire says NOT OUT.
31.5
1
A Nurse to J Neesham, Neesham pulls this shorter one to mid-wicket for a run.
31.4
4
A Nurse to J Neesham, FOUR! Neesham plays the slog sweep. He gets down on one knee and slog sweeps this tossed up delivery over mid-wicket for a boundary.
31.3
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks this tossed up ball to mid-wicket for run.
31.2
1
A Nurse to J Neesham, Neesham drags one to long on for a single.
31.1
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Blundell skips down to this tossed up delivery and flicks it to long on for a run.
30.6
0
J Holder to J Neesham, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Neesham looks to cut but misses it due to the seam movement on this one. New Zealand need 219 runs in 114 balls.
30.5
1
J Holder to Tom Blundell, 50 partnership between James Neesham and Tom Blundell. Length delivery on off, Blundell plays it towards point for a single.
30.4
4
J Holder to Tom Blundell, FOUR! 200 up for New Zealand. Excellent shot. Short and outside off, Blundell comes down the track and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
30.3
1
J Holder to J Neesham, Length delivery outside off, Neesham dabs it towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
30.2
1
J Holder to Tom Blundell, Full toss outside off, Blundell looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a run.
30.1
1
J Holder to J Neesham, Full on leg, Neesham flicks it to fine leg.

Jason Holder is back into the attack.

29.6
1
A Nurse to J Neesham, Neesham plays this one to the mid-wicket region for a run.
29.5
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks this tossed up ball on the pads to long on for a run.
29.4
1
A Nurse to J Neesham, Neesham clubs this flatter one to long off for a run.
29.3
0
A Nurse to J Neesham, Neesham defends it off the back foot towards this on side.
29.2
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks this tossed up ball to mid-wicket for a run.
29.1
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Flatter on the stumps, flicked straight to mid-wicket.

DRINKS!

28.6
4
O Thomas to J Neesham, FOUR! Free Hit continues. Nice shot. Full on middle, Neesham lofts it over mid on for a boundary. 23 runs have come from the over. New Zealand need 231 runs in 126 balls.
28.6
0
O Thomas to J Neesham, FREE HIT! WIDE! Bowls it wide and outside off, Neesham offers no shot.
28.6
1
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, NO BALL! Oshane Thomas oversteps! Full on middle, Blundell drives it through mid on for a single.
28.5
4
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, FOUR! Excellent shot. Short delivery on middle, Blundell pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
28.4
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Length delivery on middle, Blundell flicks it to mid-wicket.
28.3
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Full on middle, Blundell drives it to mid on.
28.2
6
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, SIX! Consecutive sixes for Tom Blundell. Full again on middle, Blundell flicks it over mid-wicket for a biggie. This is good batting from Tom.
28.1
6
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, SIX! Amazing shot. Full on middle, Blundell lofts it over long on for a maximum.
27.6
0
A Nurse to J Neesham, BEATEN! Short on off, Neesham looks to cut but misses it.
27.5
0
A Nurse to J Neesham, Floated on off, Neesham defends it out.
27.4
0
A Nurse to J Neesham, Full on off, Neesham drives it to mid off.
27.3
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Short delivery on middle, Blundell pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
27.2
2
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, 50 for Tom Blundell. It has been a fine innings from him. Flighted delivery on middle, Blundell flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.
27.1
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Tossed up on middle, Blundell nudges it to leg side.
26.6
0
O Thomas to J Neesham, Neesham looks to lay bat on ball on this length delivery but can only connect with thin air.
26.5
0
O Thomas to J Neesham, Neesham looks to defend this length delivery outside off but gets a bottom edge to the keeper.
26.4
0
O Thomas to J Neesham, Neesham guide this length ball to short third man.
26.3
1
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, FREE HIT! Blundell Slices this length ball outside off towards the sweeper cover just for a single. Blundell fails to capitalise on the free hit.
26.3
6
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, No Ball! SIX! Thomas oversteps and the um[pire signals no ball. A length ball on the pads, Blundell lofts it up and over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum.
26.2
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Blundell drives this lewngth ball down the ground to mid on.
26.1
4
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, FOUR! A long half volley outside off, Blundell drives this through the covers for a magnificent boundary.

Jimmy Neesham is the next man in.

25.6
2
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, OUT! RUN OUT! The last thing New Zealand would have wanted at the moment, that too, it is their skipper who is taking the long walk back. The partnership had started to get going and a mix-up spoils it. First, Blundell plays a lovely dab down towards third man. Allen from short third man hares after it. The batsmen take two. Blundell is charging for the first and second run but Williamson is seen jogging. Allen in the meantime, pushes the ball back in play before it crosses the ropes. Williamson then senses an opportunity for the third and goes for it. Blundell too goes for it but Kane then realizes he is in trouble and stops, so does Tom but then Williamson continues. Till then, the ball gets to the keeper who collects it and whips the bails off. KW is well short. There always going to be a run out when the batsmen hesitated in the middle but it was Williamson who sacrificed his wicket. A fine innings by Kane comes to an end. Hats off to Williamson though! He could have easily turned around and gone back to his end which means Blundell would have been the one to have got out. But he knew it was his mistake and he did not want TB to pay the price. Speaks volumes about the captaincy quotient and teammate quotient in that man.
25.5
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, On the pads again and Blundell works it short fine leg.
25.4
0
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, NOT OUT! Missing the leg pole. A waste of a review to be honest. This is tossed up on off, TB dances down the track and looks to flick with the turn. He misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Windies take it upstairs and Hawk Eye shows it to be missing.

An appeal for an LBW has been turned down! Windies have reviewed. Do not think this will be overturned.

25.3
1
A Nurse to K Williamson, Nine now from the first three balls as this is eased down to long on for one.
25.2
4
A Nurse to K Williamson, FOUR! Deft! Williamson showing his class here! He uses the slightest of width on offer, waits for it and then guides it past short third man. 150 up for New Zealand. 8 from the first two balls. Can they make this a big over?
25.1
4
A Nurse to K Williamson, FOUR! Easy pickings! Short and down the leg side, Williamson goes back and pulls it hard through square leg for a boundary.
24.6
4
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, FOUR! That is off the middle and the last two balls accounts for 10 runs! Short again and Blundell may have been expecting it. He is on the back foot early and pulls it through square leg.
24.5
6
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, TOP EDGE AND SIX! Brings up the 100-run stand in style! Thomas goes short again on middle, Tom looks to pull but gets a top edge which flies over the keeper's head and over the ropes.
24.5
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Short and down the leg side, Blundell looks to pull but misses. It has been wided.
24.4
1
O Thomas to K Williamson, This is angled into the pads, Williamson works it through square leg and a single is taken.
24.3
2
O Thomas to K Williamson, Shorter and on middle, Williamson goes for the pull but is hurried into the shot. He still gets it away from the fielder in the deep for a couple.
24.2
1
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total.
24.1
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, This is fuller and on middle, Tom flicks it but straight to mid-wicket.
23.6
0
A Nurse to K Williamson, Williamson defend this off the back foot to the off side.
23.5
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks this fired up delivery on the pads, to long on for a run.
23.4
1
A Nurse to K Williamson, Williamson punches this flatter one through the off side for a single.
23.3
1
A Nurse to T Blundell, Blundell also flicked this tossed up ball to mid on and crosses over for a run.
23.2
1
A Nurse to Tom Blundell, Tossed up delivery on pads, Blundell flicks it to wide of long on fielder for a brace.
23.1
1
A Nurse to K Williamson, Flatter on the pads, driven to long on for a run.

Ashley Nurse comes on to bowl.

22.6
0
K Roach to Tom Blundell, A confident punch but for no runs! Back of a length on off, Blundell stands tall and pushes it to covers.
22.5
1
K Roach to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson would feel he missed out there as he only gets a single off it by flicking it to fine leg.
22.4
0
K Roach to K Williamson, A good bumper outside off, Williamson may not have been expecting it so he does well to evade it.
22.3
1
K Roach to Tom Blundell, Misfield and a run! Shortish and on off, Blundell stands tall and punches it towards cover. The fielder lets it through and it goes towards mid off for a single.
22.2
1
K Roach to K Williamson, On the pads, Williamson clips it nicely but only for a single to deep square leg.
22.1
2
K Roach to K Williamson, A couple to begin this over! Length ball on off, Williamson pushes it on the up towards mid off. The fielder there dives to his right and makes a half stop.
21.6
1
F Allen to K Williamson, Three singles from the last three balls! Still a good over for the Kiwis. Williamson uses his feet but Allen shortens his length. KW adjusts and works it through square leg.
21.5
1
F Allen to Tom Blundell, Another single as Blundell works it through mid-wicket.
21.4
1
F Allen to K Williamson, A quick single! This is guided towards short third man. Tom calls for a run, Williamson responds late. The fielder throws it to the bowler who fails to collect it.
21.3
2
F Allen to K Williamson, Now a couple! Good placement! Leans into it and strokes it through covers and takes two. 10 from the first three balls, need to make this over count now.
21.2
4
F Allen to K Williamson, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! Allen overcompensates and bangs this short and outside off, Williamson goes back and cuts it through point for a boundary. They need to keep going here.
21.1
4
F Allen to K Williamson, FOUR! Raining boundaries here now! Williamson picks his spot to perfection. Knew mid off was in the ring so just chipped it over him and provides the ideal start to the over.
20.6
1
K Roach to K Williamson, A single to end! Williamson strokes it towards wide mid on and keeps strike. 7 from the over. Runs needed per over has touched 11 now.
20.5
4
K Roach to K Williamson, FOUR! That went to the fence like a tracer bullet! Shortish and outside off, Williamson slaps it past sweeper cover and into the fence. The fielder in the deep did not have a lot to move but he stood no chance.
20.4
0
K Roach to K Williamson, The effort ball! It is short and on off, Williamson hops and defends it onto the ground.
20.3
0
K Roach to K Williamson, On the middle pole, Williamson pushes it to mid on.
20.2
1
K Roach to Tom Blundell, Nicely clipped off the pads but towards the fielder at deep square leg. Only a run.

Kemar Roach is back into the attack.

20.1
0
K Roach to K Williamson, Works it with the angle towards mid-wicket for one.
19.6
1
F Allen to K Williamson, Fifty up for the Kiwi skipper, he has showed great form in both the warm up games. Excellent signs for New Zealand heading into the World Cup. He gets there by pushing it through covers for a single.
19.5
1
F Allen to Tom Blundell, Shortish and outside off, Blundell goes back and slaps it through covers for a single.
19.4
0
F Allen to Tom Blundell, TB dances down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He works it to mid-wicket.
19.3
0
F Allen to Tom Blundell, An appeal but turned down! This is fired on the pads, Tom looks to flick but misses to get hit on it. It is slipping down with the angle.

The physio is out in the middle. Williamson is getting attention. He sips a drink and looks to be ok.

19.2
1
F Allen to K Williamson, That could have hurt Williamson! He drops it towards point and gets to the other end. The fielder picks the ball up and fires it at the non-striker's end but the ball hits the helmet of Williamson. The umpire has a check if the Kiwi skipper is fine.
19.1
4
F Allen to K Williamson, FOUR! Williamson seems to have stepped on the gas here! Starts this over with a boundary. Once again the key here was he stays leg side to the delivery, waits for it to come to him and then guides it past point.
18.6
1
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Keeps strike for the next over by working it down to long on. 11 from the over, they need to keep going at this rate, if they are to chase this down.
18.5
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Brathwaite bowls another yorker on middle, all Williamson can do is, jam it out back to the bowler.
18.4
4
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, FOUR! Through covers! Full again on middle, Williamson makes room and drills it through the off side. No one in the deep so it is a boundary. This is turning out to be a very good over for the Kiwis.
18.3
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Good comeback by the bowler! Bowls a yorker on off, Williamson manages to jam it out.
18.2
6
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, SIX! All the way! What a shot that is! Slightly fuller on off, Williamson lofts it with ease over the long off fence. They need one in every over.
18.1
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Goes wide of the crease and angles it into the batsman, Williamson keeps it out.
17.6
1
F Allen to K Williamson, Willisamson plays one down to point and gets a single. 6 singles coming in the over. West Indies won't mind it.
17.5
1
F Allen to Tom Blundell, Blundell drives this tossed up delivery down to mid on for a run.
17.4
1
F Allen to K Williamson, Williamson pushes this flatter delivery towards covers for a single.
17.3
1
F Allen to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks it to the mid-wicket region for a single.
17.2
1
F Allen to K Williamson, Williamson flicks this flatter delivery off his pads to the leg side and they pick a single.
17.1
1
F Allen to Tom Blundell, Tosssed up on the pads, Blundell flicks it to mid-wicket for a run.
16.6
6
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, SIX! Excellent shot. Short delivery, Williamson latches onto it and pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum.
16.5
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Length delivery on middle, the skipper flicks it to leg side.
16.4
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Length delivery on off, Williamson plays it to point.
16.3
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Good length delivery on off, the skipper defends it off the back foot.
16.2
1
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, Length delivery on middle, Blundell nudges it towards square leg for a run.
16.1
0
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, Good length delivery outside off, Blundell shoulders his arms to this one.
15.6
1
F Allen to Tom Blundell, Short delivery on middle, Blundell pulls it towards mid-wicket for a run. Just 4 runs from the over.
15.5
1
F Allen to K Williamson, Full on off, Williamson plays it towards covers for a run.
15.4
1
F Allen to Tom Blundell, Length delivery on middle, Blundell nudges it towards square leg for a run.
15.3
0
F Allen to Tom Blundell, On a good length on leg, Blundell looks to defend but gets hit low on the pads. Allen appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
15.2
1
F Allen to K Williamson, Short and outside off, Williamson cuts it through point for a single.
15.1
0
F Allen to K Williamson, Tossed up on middle, Williamson plays it to mid on.

Fabian Allen is into the attack.

14.6
1
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
14.5
1
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. One run added to the total.
14.4
0
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, Tom again defends it off the back foot to off side.
14.3
0
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, Again a length ball on pads, flicked away to mid-wicket again.
14.2
0
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, Blundell flicks this length ball off his pads to mid-wicket. The fielder there fields and throws it directly towards the non striker. Had he hit Williamson would have walked back to the pavilion, as he was backing up too much.
14.1
0
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, Length ball on the stumps, Blundell flicks it straight to the man at mid-wicket.
13.6
4
O Thomas to K Williamson, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for the skipper. Length delivery on middle, Williamson flicks it through square leg for a boundary. 9 runs have come from the over. New Zealand need big overs from here.
13.5
4
O Thomas to K Williamson, FOUR! THAT IS SMASHED! Short of a length delivery, Williamson pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
13.4
0
O Thomas to K Williamson, On a good length on middle, Williamson defends it off the back foot.
13.3
0
O Thomas to K Williamson, Good length delivery on off, Kane defends it out.
13.2
1
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Length delivery on middle, Blundell flicks it towards square leg for a run.
13.1
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, On a good length on off, Blundell defends it off the back foot.
12.6
4
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, FOUR! Handsomely pulled by Williamson. Carlos bowls this short and Williamson pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for one bounce into the fence.
12.5
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Pitching outside off, Williamson plays this with an angled bat towards short third man.
12.4
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Williamson defends this good length ball towards the off side.
12.3
1
C Brathwaite to Tom Blundell, Length ball pitching outside off, Blundell crisply drives it through covers but the fielder from mid off comes over and just a single results.
12.2
1
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Williamson flicks this length ball off his pads to mid-wicket for a single.
12.1
0
C Brathwaite to K Williamson, Lands it on a full length, Williamson dead bats it off the front foot.
11.6
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Play and a miss! Thomas bowls it on a good length and outside off, Blundell looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
11.5
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Good length delivery outside off, Blundell looks to pull but misses it.
11.4
1
O Thomas to K Williamson, Length delivery on middle, the skipper flicks it towards mid-wicket for a run.
11.3
1
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Short delivery on middle, Blundell pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
11.2
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Good length delivery on off, Blundell defends it out.
11.1
4
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, FOUR! Excellent shot. Short and outside off, Blundell cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
10.6
0
K Roach to K Williamson, Length delivery on off, Kane plays it to point.
10.5
0
K Roach to K Williamson, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
10.4
1
K Roach to Tom Blundell, Length delivery on middle, Blundell flicks it towards square leg for a run.
10.3
0
K Roach to Tom Blundell, Good length delivery on off, Tom defends it off the front foot.
10.2
0
K Roach to Tom Blundell, Play and a miss! On a good length on middle, Blundell looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one. Roach appeals for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head.
10.1
2
K Roach to Tom Blundell, FREE HIT! Tom Blundell does not make use of the Free Hit. Full delivery outside off, Blundell lofts it over covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
10.1
1
K Roach to K Williamson, NO BALL! Kemar Roach oversteps! On a good length and outside off, Williamson plays it towards point for a run.

Powerplay 2 has been signaled. Four fielders will be outside the circle till the 40th over.

9.6
0
O Thomas to Tom Blundell, Blundell just leaves this length ball outside off, without any fuss.

Tom Blundell is the new batsman in.

9.5
0
O Thomas to R Taylor, OUT! Thomas bowls a Jaffa! He bowls a short of a good length delivery outside off. Taylor looks to defend but the ball takes off after pitching. Nothing Taylor could do after that, the ball hits the glove and lobs to backward point for the fielder to pouch an easy catch.
9.4
0
O Thomas to R Taylor, Crunched but finds point! Short and outside off, Taylor slashes but straight to point.
9.3
0
O Thomas to R Taylor, Good pace! Full and fast outside off, Taylor looks to drive but misses.
9.2
0
O Thomas to R Taylor, Shortish and a little closer to the off pole. Taylor looks to cut but ends up chopping it to point.
9.1
1
O Thomas to K Williamson, Williamson Drives this length delivery down the ground. Thomas gets a hand on the ball in his followthrough and the fielder from mid off does the rest. A run added to the total.

Oshane Thomas to bowl now!

8.6
0
K Roach to R Taylor, Good length delivery on off, Taylor defends it off the front foot. Just 2 runs from the over. New Zealand need more big overs.
8.5
0
K Roach to R Taylor, Bowls short of a length delivery outside off, Taylor looks to pull but misses it. It goes to the keeper on one bounce.
8.4
1
K Roach to K Williamson, Roach bowls it on a good length on off, Williamson plays it towards mid off for a single.
8.3
1
K Roach to R Taylor, Full on off, Taylor drives it towards mid off for a run.
8.2
0
K Roach to R Taylor, Good length delivery on middle, Ross defends it off the back foot.
8.1
0
K Roach to R Taylor, On a good length on off, Taylor defends it off the front foot.
7.6
1
J Holder to R Taylor, Taylor finally drives one to mid off and takes a quick single. Just 2 runs from the over.
7.6
0
J Holder to R Taylor, WIDE! Holder after bowling good length deliveries bowls one down the leg side. Wide called by the umpire.
7.5
0
J Holder to R Taylor, Taylor defends to the off side this time, this length ball from Holder.
7.4
0
J Holder to R Taylor, Another length ball and this time Taylor flicks it to the leg side.
7.3
0
J Holder to R Taylor, Taylor is playing a defensive game. He has defended all the 3 balls he has played in this over from Holder.
7.2
0
J Holder to R Taylor, Good length delivery coming in towards the stumps, Taylor does well to keep it out to mid on.
7.1
0
J Holder to R Taylor, Taylor display a solid front foot defense to this length ball from Holder.
6.6
0
K Roach to K Williamson, Length delivery on off, Williamson plays it to point. Wicket maiden over from Kemar Roach. This is excellent bowling from him.
6.5
0
K Roach to K Williamson, On a good length on middle, Kane defends it out.
6.4
0
K Roach to K Williamson, Good length delivery on off, the skipper defends it off the front foot.
6.3
0
K Roach to K Williamson, BEATEN! On a good length and outside off, Williamson looks to defend but misses it due to the away movement on this one.

Ross Taylor is the new man in!

6.2
0
K Roach to H Nicholls, OUT! New Zealand lose their second wicket and are in deep trouble now. Roach bowls a good short ball, Nicholls looks to pull but gets a top edge. Henry wanted to drag it. It goes towards Holder who runs from mid on and takes a comfortable catch. West Indies are right in the game now.
6.1
0
K Roach to H Nicholls, APPEAL FOR LBW! NOT OUT! On a good length on leg, Nicholls looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head.

Kemar Roach is on!

5.6
0
J Holder to K Williamson, Williamson leaves this length ball outside off easily for the keeper.
5.5
0
J Holder to K Williamson, Kane defends this outside off delivery off the back foot near the pitch on the off side.
5.4
1
J Holder to H Nicholls, Henry Plays this good length delivery outside off with an open face towards point. Where the fielder makes a half stop and the batsman sneak in a single.
5.3
0
J Holder to H Nicholls, Henry defends this length ball pitching outside off towards point.
5.2
0
J Holder to H Nicholls, Henry defends this good length ball back to bowler off the back foot.
5.1
0
J Holder to H Nicholls, Length delivery on pads, flicked straight to mid-wicket fielder.
4.6
4
S Cottrell to K Williamson, FOUR! Excellent shot from the skipper. Short and outside off, Williamson cuts it through point for a boundary. 7 runs and a wicket from the over. The West Indies have got the crucial wicket of Martin Guptill.
4.5
1
S Cottrell to H Nicholls, On a length on leg, Nicholls nudges it towards square leg for a run.
4.4
2
S Cottrell to H Nicholls, Length delivery on middle, Nicholls flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs.

Kane Williamson is the new batsman in.

4.3
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, OUT! First breakthrough for West Indies. Cottrell bowls a good short ball on middle, Guptill looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards mid-wicket where Darren Bravo takes a good catch running backwards. Not the start New Zealand would have wanted.
4.2
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Play and a miss! On a good length and outside off, Guptill looks to drive but misses it due to the away swing on this one.
4.1
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Bowls a bouncer on leg, Guptill does well to duck under it.
3.6
0
J Holder to H Nicholls, Nicholls defends this good length delivery to the off side.
3.5
4
J Holder to H Nicholls, FOUR! Length ball outside off, Henry sees the width and cuts it powerfully through square on the off side and the ball races away to the fence in no time.
3.4
1
J Holder to M Guptill, Had the fielder from point hit Henry was a Gonner! Guptill drops this length ball towards point and calls his partner for a quick single. Henry responds to it, the fielder at point dives and fires in a throw at the striker's end but misses it.
3.3
0
J Holder to M Guptill, BEATEN! This time Holder beats the outside edge of Guptill. He bowls a length ball outside off and Guptill looks to defend off the front foot but gets beaten on the outside edge. Guptill living dangerously here.
3.2
0
J Holder to M Guptill, Vicious bounce! Holder makes the ball jump from a length. Guptill was lining to defend it but seeing the ball rise, drops his wrists just in time and sways away from the line of the delivery.
3.1
1
J Holder to H Nicholls, Henry just flicks this length ball on the stumps to the mid-wicket region to bring Guptill on strike.
2.6
4
S Cottrell to M Guptill, FOUR! Excellent shot. Full and outside off, Guptill drives it through wide mid off for a boundary. 6 runs have come from the over.
2.5
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Guptill plays it to off side.
2.4
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, On a good length on off, Martin defends it off the front foot.
2.3
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Well bowled by Sheldon Cottrell. This came back in. Full on middle, Guptill drives it to mid on.
2.2
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Full on middle, Guptill drives it to mid on.
2.1
1
S Cottrell to H Nicholls, Length delivery on off, Nicholls looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards slip where it falls short of the fielder. The batsmen take a run.
2.1
0
S Cottrell to H Nicholls, WIDE! Cottrell has conceded three wides already and this is his fourth. Bowls it wide and outside off, Nicholls lets it go.
1.6
0
J Holder to M Guptill, Guptill defends this length delivery to the off side by coming right behind the ball.
1.5
1
J Holder to H Nicholls, Henry flicks this length delivery to the leg side for a single.
1.4
0
J Holder to H Nicholls, This time Holder corrects his line and bowls a length ball outside off, Henry leaves it for the keeper to do the rest.
1.3
4
J Holder to H Nicholls, FOUR! When the fine leg is up inside the circle, you don't bowl on pads, Holder bowls this delivery on a length and on the pads, Henry flicks it past the short fine leg fielder and here comes the first boundary for New Zealand and Henry.
1.2
0
J Holder to H Nicholls, Henry looks to pull this length ball from holder but gets hit high on the pads off an inside edge.
1.1
0
J Holder to H Nicholls, Holder starts with a length ball on the stumps and Henry plays it down the ground. Stopped by Holder in his followthrough.

Jason Holder to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, On a length on middle, Guptill flicks it to leg side. Good start from West Indies. Just the 3 extras from the over.
0.6
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, WIDE! Bowls it down the leg side, Guptill looks to play at that but misses it.
0.5
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Good length delivery on off, Guptill defends it out.
0.4
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Outside off, Martin shoulders his arms to this one.

The physio is out to have a look! Russell seems to be in a lot of pain. The good news is though, he is fine to continue.

0.3
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Full on off, Guptill drives it to mid off where Russell does well to field it but gets hurt in the process. He is down on the ground and is in pain. He got hurt in the wrist.
0.2
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, NOT OUT! It is going over! Excellent review by Guptill. It would have been a dreadful start for them as Guptill could play a key role in this chase. This is on a length and around off, it comes back in. Guptill defends outside the line and gets hit on the front pad. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Guptill, after a chat with his partner, takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that the ball is going over. The on-field call has to be overturned. Guptill survives to fight another day.

Review time! Guptill has been given out LBW! He has reviewed. Looks out.

0.1
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, Good length delivery outside off, Guptill looks to defend but misses it due to the away movement on this one.
0.1
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, WIDE! Consecutive wides from Sheldon. Bowls it down the leg side, Guptill looks to go after it but misses it.
0.1
0
S Cottrell to M Guptill, WIDE! Cottrell starts with a bouncer, Guptill does well to duck under it. First run for New Zealand and they are off the mark.

The Kiwi Opening pair of Martin Guptill and Henry Nicholls will start the Kiwi chase. Sheldon Cottrell will open the bowling for the West Indies.

Welcome back for the chase. The players and the umpires are out in the middle.