ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

West Indies vs New Zealand - Match 29

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Date & Time: 22 June 2019

West Indies 286/10

RR: 5.83 | New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 runs

commentary

Right then! Another double header comes to an end. Two thrillers to boot. India beat Afghanistan at Southampton while New Zealand managed to shake off a powerful West Indian resurgence. The caravan moves to Lord's next where Pakistan take on South Africa in match 30 at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson, admits that Trent Boult took a wonderful catch to seal the game but also admits that there were a few dropped catches today. Analyses the game as a brilliant one, with sixes bringing the run rate required down, then wickets pushing it back up before more sixes rained in. Praises his bowlers for their performance and just credits the West Indies batsmen as well for clean striking. Puts down this match as a massive learning experience. Kane says that such matches are very important as they help you learn and when such things happen against quality sides, you use that experience to end up on the right side of the result. Summarizes that from such matches, some things need to be learnt and taken forward while some need to be moved on from. On the possible team changes for the upcoming fixtures, Williamson says that the unit is fresh and because every team is so good, it becomes all the more important to try and win as many games as possible.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says that he is disappointed with the result but is proud of his team. Praises Chris Gayle for setting the tone. On the game overall, Holder is proud of the fight shown but also believes that one or two moments in the game could have been seized properly and the game could have been won. Blames the collapse in the middle order for the slipping of the momentum. Praises Roach and the tail for fighting hard. On the upcoming games, Jason wants to win all the matches and play for pride.

KANE WILLIAMSON HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. Smiles on being asked about his heart rate and says that the West Indies are an unbelievable side. Admits that the Kiwis did not get the best of starts with the bat, crediting the Windies bowling but then believes that himself and Ross Taylor stitched a partnership. Is happy to finish on the right side. On the pitches in this tournament, Williamson says that from where they started, the tracks have got a lot slower and it feels nice to be adapting to the conditions. On his own innings and consistency, Kane says that his aim is only to contribute and every day is a fresh one, but his thoughts are more or less the same.

Full marks to the Kiwi bowlers. For doing well under pressure. Boult rocked the Windies early but then the Caribbeans launched into a counter-attack. Being under the pump, the Black Caps found a way to come back again with wickets of the middle order. Then once again, the game felt like going away before they held their nerve at the very end. Trent Boult was back at his best, with 4/30 in his 10 overs while Lockie Ferguson took 3. Matt Henry took a pounding and he will be thanking his stars that his batsmen managed to get those 5 runs more than the Windies. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

Once the penultimate wicket fell, the big man took it upon himself to close the game. He started playing his shots but the killer blow came in the 48th over. Matt Henry was taken to the cleaners and he ended up conceding 25 and at that stage, it looked like the tables had turned. However, in the final moments, the big man could not quite take his team over the line.

Enter Carlos Brathwaite. Begin the fight. The never-say-die spirited man believed in himself and transferred the same onto his mates. First, he found an able partner in Kemar Roach, adding 47 for the 8th wicket, then got another 34 for the 9th, forming an alliance with Sheldon Cottrell.

When 292 was set as the target, not many gave the Windies a chance. And when they were reduced to 20/2, those chances went even down further. But Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer stitched a 122-run stand for the third wicket and that revived the hopes. However, a collapse from 142/2 to 164/7, all but sealed the deal. Or did it?

Spare a thought for Carlos Brathwaite. He is on his knees in disappointment, thinking what could have, what might have happened, had he got an extra metre on that shot. He slowly gets up now and starts shaking hands. What a game of cricket. What a day of cricket. A thriller at Southampton between India and Afghanistan and a thriller here. Wow. Just wow.

Unbelievable scenes at Manchester. How sporty are the Kiwis? They are not even celebrating. Kane Williamson and Jimmy Neesham are having a word with Brathwaite, consoling him. Well played, Brathwaite. But what a gesture by New Zealand. Hats off.

48.6
0
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, SIX? NO! OUT! YES! Caught! Oh dear me! I don't know what to tell you! Boult has stunned the crowd here. Neesham bowls a slower bouncer outside off, Brathwaite looks to pull. It looks like, this is the end. It looks like West Indies have sealed the deal but NO! TRENT BOULT! He holds his nerve, keeps his calm and considering the situation takes a blinder at long on. He takes a very good catch just, just before the ropes. Brathwaite cannot believe it. He is down in disbelief. The Kiwi players are riding with joy. NEW ZEALAND WIN BY 5 RUNS!
48.5
0
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, Slower ball outside off, Brathwaite looks to play it and then decides to leave it thinking it will be wided but it has not been.
48.4
2
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, 100 FOR CARLOS BRATHWAITE! What an innings this has been! His maiden one in ODIs but he knows the job is not done. Back of a length ball on off, Carlos pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes a couple to bring up his century. The hero of the 2016 T20 World Cup might be the hero here as well.
48.3
0
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, Three dots in a row and now something has to give. Another bouncer outside off, Carlos misses his pull once again.
48.2
0
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, Bouncer! It is away from Brathwaite. He looks to pull but misses. 8 off 10 needed.
48.1
0
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, Good length ball outside off, Brathwaite punches it to cover.

Jimmy Neesham to bowl the 49th over. 5-0-33-0 so far. Will there be a 50th? Will Carlos Brathwaite finish it off in this over itself? A century is there for the taking!

47.6
1
M Henry to C Brathwaite, Smart batting. Back of a length ball on off, Brathwaite hits it over point and gets a single. 25, I repeat 25 runs have come off this over. 8 off the last 12 needed. Out of nowhere West Indies are in the driver's seat now.
47.5
4
M Henry to C Brathwaite, FOUR! Edged! But who cares? 24 runs off the over. Henry bangs it in short, Carlos goes for the pull but top edges it over the keeper's head for a boundary.
47.4
6
M Henry to C Brathwaite, SIX! Not full, but a full toss! Brathwaite is becoming the hero but dear me! Henry is becoming a villain here. He bowls a full toss on off, Brathwaite smokes it over long off for a maximum.

There is a mini-conference going on out there. Henry, Williamson, Boult and Santner are involved. Henry looks under immense pressure. Williamson is doing really well not to show any nerves. Just two men in the deep on the off side. Fine leg and third man are up. Will Henry bowl it full?

47.3
6
M Henry to C Brathwaite, SIX! Fasten your seat belt, Brathwaite is on a mission here. Full toss wide of him, Brathwaite slices it over backward point for another maximum. 19 needed of 15 balls. With West Indies you just don't know what's going to happen. Even New Zealand. They have provided a lot of thrillers.
47.2
6
M Henry to C Brathwaite, SIX! Can Brathwaite take his side home? Back of a length ball on off, Carlos flat bats it like a bullet over long on for a maximum.
47.1
2
M Henry to C Brathwaite, In the air...but safe. Short on off, Brathwaite looks to pull but does not time it well. It goes towards backward square leg. The fielder from mid-wicket cleans it up but they take a couple.
46.6
0
L Ferguson to O Thomas, Full toss on off, Thomas takes no risk and just taps it back to the bowler. Sensible thought this. He does not need to be a hero here.
46.5
1
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Short in length, Brathwaite pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes a run. One ball for Thomas to negotiate.
46.4
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, On off, Brathwaite cuts it but straight to point.
46.3
6
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, SIX! Connects and connects well this time. Full on off, in the slot for Brathwaite. He takes full toll of it and smokes it over long off for a maximum.
46.2
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Good ball. Nice change of pace. It is on a length, Brathwaite swings his bat at it but misses.
46.1
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Refuses to take a single. Full on middle and leg, Brathwaite hits it to long on but does not run.
45.6
0
T Boult to O Thomas, Thomas survives. Full on middle and leg, Thomas hits it straight to mid on. Boult finishes off with the figures of 10-1-30-4. He has had a brilliant day.
45.5
0
T Boult to O Thomas, Yorker! It is on off, Thomas does exceedingly well to get his bat down. Now he just has to bat one ball to get through the over.
45.4
0
T Boult to O Thomas, Well done. Good length ball on off, Thomas does well to defend it.
45.3
1
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Superb stop by Williamson! But should Brathwaite have taken that single? Full and outside off, Carlos looks to go over mid off but mistimes. Kane Williamson at mid off sprawls forward but cannot get to the ball. But manages to prevent it from going behind. Just a single.
45.2
2
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Short again, pulled through mid-wicket, this time for a couple. 250 UP FOR WEST INDIES!
45.1
4
T Boult to C Brathwaite, FOUR! SMASH! Brathwaite has decided to free his arms now. He has to! A length ball outside off, Carlos clubs it via a pull, past the bowler, down the ground and to the long off fence!

Oshane Thomas walks out at number 11. Can he hang in there and support Brathwaite?

44.6
0
L Ferguson to S Cottrell, OUT! Bowled! Full and straight on off, Cottrell looks to hit it but the ball goes between his bat and pad onto the off pole. The end looks near for West Indies. He hung in there well with Brathwaite. Can't criticize him but credit him for the fight he has shown.
44.5
0
L Ferguson to S Cottrell, Full on the pads, Cottrell looks to flick but it goes off his pad. Latham once again dives to his left and stops the ball.
44.4
1
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Outside off on a length, Brathwaite strokes it to point and takes a single.
44.3
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Full on off, CB looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
44.2
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Play and a miss. Good length ball outside off. It comes in after going past the stumps. Latham dives to his left and takes it on the full. There is a stifled appeal but the umpire is not interested.
44.1
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Good length ball outside off, Brathwaite looks to hit but misses due to the slowness of the delivery.

Lockie Ferguson is back on! 8-0-51-2 so far.

43.6
0
T Boult to S Cottrell, Outside off on a length, Cottrell looks to run it down towards third man but misses.
43.5
0
T Boult to S Cottrell, Slower ball on off, Cottrell defends it off the front foot.
43.4
0
T Boult to S Cottrell, Back of a length ball on off, Cottrell taps it towards point and looks for a risky run but Brathwiate rightfully sends him back.
43.3
0
T Boult to S Cottrell, Slower ball on off, Sheldon does well to defend it.
43.2
0
T Boult to S Cottrell, Short on the body, Cottrell jumps and does well to block it.
43.1
1
T Boult to C Brathwaite, On the pads, Brathwaite flicks it to square leg for a single.

Trent Boult returns. Williamson needs him to strike desperately. Can he finish things off? 8-1-22-4 so far.

42.6
0
J Neesham to S Cottrell, Good length ball on off, Cottrell hits it to the man at point. 49 needed off 42. With the way Cottrell is batting, this match is not over yet, folks.
42.5
0
J Neesham to S Cottrell, Bouncer! It is right on the body, Sheldon does well to defend it.
42.4
4
J Neesham to S Cottrell, FOUR! This looks to be Cottrell's day. A length ball outside off, Sheldon smartly guides it past the diving keeper, through the vacant slip cordon, towards the third man region for a boundary!
42.3
4
J Neesham to S Cottrell, FOUR! Very poor from Neesham. He bowls it on the pads to the number 10, Cottrell flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
42.2
0
J Neesham to S Cottrell, Short ball on off, Cottrell leaves it alone.
42.1
0
J Neesham to S Cottrell, Full on off, Cottrell pushes it to the man at cover.
41.6
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, On the stumps, Brathwaite defends it and looks for a quick single but Sheldon sends him back.
41.5
2
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Flatter on off, Brathwaite punches it wide of deep mid-wicket and gets a couple. The fielder shoots at the bowler's end but Cottrell was well in.
41.4
1
M Santner to S Cottrell, In the air but safe. Flighted outside off, Sheldon looks to smack it over covers but gets a big outside edge. The ball though falls short and wide of Boult at short third man. He does well to stop the ball as it was spinning away from him.
41.3
0
M Santner to S Cottrell, Floated on the stumps, Cottrell defends it with a straight bat.
41.2
1
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Follows it up with a single towards cover.
41.1
4
M Santner to C Brathwaite, FOUR! Cut and cut fine. Short around off, Brathwaite cuts it past the diving point fielder for a boundary. Do not count West Indies out of this one.
40.6
1
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, Keeps the strike with a single down to third man.
40.5
2
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, FIFTY FOR CARLOS BRATHWAITE! He is fighting a solo battle here. His 2nd in ODIs. He gets there courtesy an overthrow. Carlos strokes it towards cover and takes a single. The fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end allowing them to take the second and Brathwaite to reach his fifty. Are West Indies still alive?
40.4
1
J Neesham to S Cottrell, Little bit of football action here. Good length ball on off, Cottrell defends it with soft hands towards the side of the pitch. He goes for a quick run. Santner from cover and Neesham, the bowler go for the ball. Santner takes down Jimmy with a sliding tackle. That would have been a red card in football.
40.3
0
J Neesham to S Cottrell, Back of a length ball. It is slightly slow, Cottrell gets on top of the bounce and defends it towards cover.
40.2
0
J Neesham to S Cottrell, Full on off, Cottrell drives it but finds the cover fielder.
40.1
1
J Neesham to C Brathwaite, Around off, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

Powerplay 3 signalled. Now 5 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle. Don't think this match will last till the 50th over.

39.6
1
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Driven through mid off by the batsman. They pick up a single. Ironically, New Zealand were 199/3 at this stage. West Indies are 23 runs ahead but 5 wickets behind.
39.5
1
M Santner to S Cottrell, Tossed up on middle, Cottrell looks to drive it on the off side but it goes towards deep mid-wicket off the inside edge and they take a single.
39.4
0
M Santner to S Cottrell, On off, Cottrell pushes it to the man at cover.
39.3
0
M Santner to S Cottrell, Flighted on off, Cottrell taps it back to the bowler.
39.2
2
M Santner to S Cottrell, Sharp away spinner pitching on middle and leg, Sheldon looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards the vacant gully region. The man from slip cleans it up and they take a couple.
39.1
0
M Santner to S Cottrell, Flighted on off, Cottrell defends it off the front foot.
38.6
4
M Henry to C Brathwaite, FOUR! Good length ball on off, Brathwaite looks to defend but it goes off the outside edge towards the third man fence for a boundary.
38.5
1
M Henry to S Cottrell, Length delivery outside off, Cottrell guides it down to third man for a single.
38.4
1
M Henry to C Brathwaite, Good length ball on off, Brathwaite milks it towards mid off for a single.
38.3
1
M Henry to S Cottrell, Back of a length ball on off, Sheldon defends it off the back foot.
38.2
0
M Henry to S Cottrell, Fuller on off, Cottrell blocks it off the front foot.

Sheldon Cottrell is the new man in. He was terrific with the ball but can he deliver with the bat now?

38.1
0
M Henry to K Roach, OUT! Caught! Finally something to relish for Henry. He has not had a good day in the field but he gets into the wicket column. Length delivery outside off, Roach looks to cut but gets an outside edge. Latham behind takes a regulation catch and Kemar's fighting innings comes to an end. The 47-run stand comes to an end.
37.6
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Short on off, Carlos defends it off the back foot.
37.5
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Shorter on off, Brathwaite looks to hit it past short third man but cannot do so.
37.4
1
M Santner to K Roach, Shorter on off, Roach guides it down third man for a single.
37.3
0
M Santner to K Roach, Floated on off, defended with authority by Roach.
37.2
0
M Santner to K Roach, Slower through the air on middle and leg, Roach defends it with a straight bat.
37.1
1
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Tossed up on off, Brathwaite strokes it towards cover and gets one.

Mitchell Santner is back for another go.

36.6
0
M Henry to K Roach, Full on off and middle, Roach strokes it towards mid-wicket.
36.5
0
M Henry to K Roach, Short ball which rises onto Kemar. He does well to defend it.
36.4
0
M Henry to K Roach, Bouncer! Roach ducks under it.
36.3
0
M Henry to K Roach, Back of a length ball on off, Roach blocks it.
36.2
1
M Henry to C Brathwaite, Brathwaite stands tall and punches it wide of cover for one.
36.1
0
M Henry to C Brathwaite, Good length ball on off, Brathwaite defends it off the back foot.

Matt Henry is back! Has not had the best of days so far both with the ball and in the field. 6-0-43-0 his figures.

35.6
0
L Ferguson to K Roach, Good length ball on the stumps, Kemar defends it to see off the over.
35.5
0
L Ferguson to K Roach, On off, Roach cuts it to the man at point.
35.4
0
L Ferguson to K Roach, Full on off, Roach drives it beautifully but straight to Santner at cover.
35.3
1
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Good length ball on the pads, Brathwaite flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets a single.
35.2
1
L Ferguson to K Roach, Good length ball on off, Roach defends it towards cover and takes a quick single. Santner gets to the ball and looks to have a quick shy at the stumps but he fails to gather the ball.
35.1
0
L Ferguson to K Roach, On the stumps, Roach defends it off the front foot.
34.6
4
de Grandhomme to C Brathwaite, FOUR! The over started with a bad delivery and it ends with a bad one as well. Once again de Grandhomme bowls it on the pads, Brathwaite flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary. 10 runs off the over. West Indies still in it.
34.5
0
de Grandhomme to C Brathwaite, Full on off, Brathwaite drives it straight back to the bowler.
34.4
1
de Grandhomme to K Roach, Length ball on the pads, Roach flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
34.3
0
de Grandhomme to K Roach, On the stumps, Roach defends it off the front foot.
34.2
1
de Grandhomme to C Brathwaite, Follows it up with a single wide of cover for a single.
34.1
4
de Grandhomme to C Brathwaite, FOUR! The required run rate falls under 6. It is a poor ball as it is on the pads, Brathwaite flicks it down the fine leg region for a boundary. 92 needed off 95 now.
33.6
1
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Outside off, Carlos guides it down to third man and keeps the strike.
33.5
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Back of a length ball on off, Brathwaite defends it off the back foot.
33.4
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Good length ball outside off, Carlos looks to cut but misses.
33.4
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, 5 WIDES! The bouncer bounces and goes over the batsman as well as the keeper. Latham puts in a full stretch but just cannot jump high.
33.3
1
L Ferguson to K Roach, Good length ball outside off, Roach guides it down to third man for a single.
33.2
1
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, On the pads, Brathwaite flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
33.1
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Almost a run out. Full ball on off, Brathwaite drives it towards mid off and admires his shot. Roach was out for a single but Carlos sends him back. Williamson gets to the ball quickly and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Had he hit, Roach was gone for all money.
32.6
0
de Grandhomme to K Roach, On the stumps, Roach keeps it out.
32.5
0
de Grandhomme to K Roach, On the stumps, defended off the front foot by Roach.
32.4
1
de Grandhomme to C Brathwaite, Good length delivery on off, Brathwaite strokes it towards mid off and gets to the other end.
32.3
0
de Grandhomme to K Roach, On the pads, Roach looks to flick but it rolls off his pads towards square leg. They take a leg bye.
32.2
0
de Grandhomme to K Roach, Length ball on off and middle, it keeps low a bit. Roach does well to block it.
32.1
1
de Grandhomme to C Brathwaite, Good length ball on middle, Carlos defends it towards square leg and gets a single.

Colin de Grandhomme is back! 2-0-10-1 his figures so far.

DRINKS BREAK. What a farce. From being fierce competitors at the 15th over, the Windies are going down very quickly. Just looks like a matter of time before the Kiwis wrap this up. This could end up improving their net run rate by leaps and bounds.

31.6
1
M Santner to C Brathwaite, On middle, Brathwaite nudges it down to long on and keeps the strike.
31.5
1
M Santner to K Roach, Flighted on off, Roach milks it to long off for one.
31.4
6
M Santner to K Roach, SIX! Roach has joined the party now. Flighted on off, Roach smashes it over long off for a six. Second one of the over.
31.3
0
M Santner to K Roach, Floated on the stumps, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.
31.2
1
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Follows it up with a single towards mid off.
31.1
6
M Santner to C Brathwaite, SIX! That was six the moment it left the bat. Tossed up on off, Brathwaite smokes it over the long on fence for a massive 96m hit.
30.6
1
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Good length ball on off, Brathwaite guides it down to third man for a single.
30.5
0
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Full now on off, Brathwaite strokes it to mid off.
30.4
0
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Short. It is on middle, Carlos sways away from it.
30.3
0
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Fuller on off, CB looks to drive but gets an inside edge onto his pad.
30.2
0
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Back of a length ball on off, Brathwaite defends it off the back foot.
30.1
1
T Boult to K Roach, Good length ball on off, Roach strokes it to sweeper cover for a single.
29.6
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Floated on off, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.
29.5
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Spin and bounce on this one. Short and pitching on off, it spins away from Brathwaite who looks to play but misses.
29.4
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Flighted on off, Brathwaite pushes it back to the bowler.
29.3
1
M Santner to K Roach, Flighted on middle, Roach nudges it to long on and gets to the other end.
29.2
0
M Santner to K Roach, Play and a miss. Floated outside off, Roach looks to sweep but misses.
29.1
0
M Santner to K Roach, Shorter on off, Roach defends it to point.
28.6
1
T Boult to K Roach, Back of a length ball on off, Roach does well to nudge it to sweeper cover and take one.
28.5
1
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Full on off, Carlos nudges it wide of mid off and takes a quick single.
28.4
0
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Back of a length ball on off, Carlos defends it towards cover.
28.3
0
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Full on middle, Brathwaite pushes it to mid on.
28.2
0
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Good length ball on off, Brathwaite defends it off the front foot.
28.1
0
T Boult to C Brathwaite, Very nice bouncer. It is on the body, Brathwaite looks to defend but gets hit on the glove.
27.6
0
M Santner to K Roach, On the stumps again, defended off the front foot by Roach.
27.5
0
M Santner to K Roach, Flatter on the stumps, Roach defends it off the front foot.
27.4
1
M Santner to C Brathwaite, On off, Brathwaite strokes it towards sweeper cover for a single.
27.3
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Floated on the stumps, Carlos defends it off the front foot.
27.2
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Beautiful ball this. On off and spinning away, Brathwaite looks to drive but misses. Latham behind cannot collect it.
27.1
0
M Santner to C Brathwaite, Shorter on off, Brathwaite punches it to the man at mid on.
26.6
0
T Boult to K Roach, Full and outside off, pushed straight to point. 2 runs and 2 wickets from that over, Boult's figures read 6-1-18-4.

Kemar Roach walks in next.

26.5
0
T Boult to E Lewis, OUT! Caught! Straight to the man. Lewis comes and goes. Another double-wicket over. A short ball, outside off, Evin swivels and pulls it. But straight to deep mid-wicket where Jimmy Neesham takes it easily. Lewis trudges back and New Zealand are on their way to a massive win.
26.4
0
T Boult to E Lewis, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
26.3
0
T Boult to E Lewis, Outside off, Evin looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on the bounce to the keeper.
26.3
0
T Boult to E Lewis, WIDE. A full toss, down the leg side, Lewis misses his flick.

He is finally here. Evin Lewis trudges out to the middle. How is his hamstring? Can he run properly?

26.2
0
T Boult to A Nurse, OUT! Gloved down the leg side! Boult strikes now. The wickets are falling like ninepins. What a collapse. 4/21 in 26 balls. A short ball, down the leg side, Nurse looks to pull but is cramped for room. He gets a glove onto the ball and Tom Latham dives to his left to complete the formalities.
26.1
1
T Boult to C Brathwaite, On middle, pushed through mid-wicket for a single.

Trent Boult is back into the attack.

25.6
0
M Santner to A Nurse, Full and around off, watchfully blocked out.
25.5
0
M Santner to A Nurse, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
25.4
0
M Santner to A Nurse, Full and around off, watchfully blocked out.
25.3
0
M Santner to A Nurse, Full and around off, Ashley looks to sweep but the ball goes off the inner half towards square leg.
25.2
0
M Santner to A Nurse, Full and outside off, watchfully blocked out.
25.1
0
M Santner to A Nurse, The arm ball, around off, Nurse is hurried into the shot as he looks to defend. The ball goes off the inside edge towards short fine leg.

Mitchell Santner is back into the attack. He has been unlucky and expensive. 3-0-30-0 so far his figures.

24.6
1
L Ferguson to A Nurse, On the pads, Nurse flicks it towards mid-wicket and gets off the mark. He will keep the strike.
24.5
1
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Back of a length ball on off, Brathwaite punches it towards cover and takes one.
24.4
4
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, FOUR! Another beautiful shot from Carlos. Full outside off, Brathwaite drives it crisply through cover-point for a boundary. Only the third man in this innings to get to double figures.
24.3
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Short on middle, Brathwaite looks to defend but the ball rises onto him and hits his glove.
24.2
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Back of a length ball on off, Brathwaite defends it off the back foot.
24.1
4
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, FOUR! Gorgeous! Full on off, Brathwaite drives it effortlessly through covers for a boundary.

Ashley Nurse walks out to bat now. There is no news on Evin Lewis. Apparently he pulled his hamstring but as of now we have no news yet.

23.6
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, OUT! Gayle holes out! West Indies, West Indies, West Indies. What is happening? From 142/2 they are now 152/5. De Grandhomme bowls it full on middle, Gayle looks to smoke it over long on. He gets a lot of height but not the distance. It goes straight to Trent Boult there. Unlike his pace bowling partner Henry, he holds onto the catch. From being on top of this game they now once again find themselves falling behind. This was the same issue against Australia and it is turning out to be the same against the other team from Down Under.
23.5
2
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Back of a length ball on the body, Gayle pulls it towards backward square leg and gets a couple.
23.4
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Good length ball outside off, Gayle guides it towards third man. Lockie dives to his left and stops the ball from going to the fence.
23.3
4
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, FOUR! Smart batting. De Grandhomme overpitches it on off, Gayle lofts it over mid off. Santner runs to his right and puts in a dive but cannot stop the ball from going to the fence.
23.2
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Full on off, Gayle strokes it towards cover.
23.1
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Good length ball outside off, Gayle cuts it to the man at point.
22.6
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Outside off on a length, Brathwaite cuts it to the man at point.
22.5
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, Back of a length ball on off, Carlos defends it off the back foot.
22.4
4
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, EDGE AND FOUR! This is another peach of a delivery here. Good length ball on off, the ball moves away after pitching. Brathwaite looks to defend but gets an outside edge. The ball falls short of Taylor at first slip.
22.3
0
L Ferguson to C Brathwaite, No hat-trick but what a ball this is. Bouncer right on the body, Brathwaite looks to defend but gets hit on the glove.

Carlos Brathwaite walks out to face the hat-trick ball. We have seen a hat-trick today in the game between Afghanistan and India. Are we about to witness the other one now?

22.2
0
L Ferguson to J Holder, OUT! Caught! Two in two now and Ferguson is on a hat-trick. Ferguson bowls it full and fast outside off, Holder looks to drive but gets a feather on it behind to the keeper. Latham dives in front and takes a very good low catch. Is this the turning point in this game? West Indies were cruising but now are in trouble.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder walks out to the middle now.

22.1
0
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, OUT! Bowled! Slower one has done the trick here. It is on a length on middle and leg, Hetmyer goes for a big heave on the leg side. He gets outfoxed by the slowness of the delivery and misses. The ball goes to hit the top of middle and off. Once again Hetmyer gets a start and fails to convert it. He will be disappointed.
21.6
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Good length ball on top of off, Gayle defends it off the front foot. 4 runs off de Grandhomme's first.
21.5
4
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, FOUR! The new bat is inaugurated with a boundary. Length ball outside off, Gayle cuts it through point for a boundary.

Change of bats for Chris Gayle. The previous one has done its job.

21.4
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Full on off, Gayle hits it back towards the bowler off the toe end of the bat.
21.3
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Once again the length is the same, this time Gayle hits it to point.
21.2
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Length ball on off, Gayle punches it to cover.
21.1
0
de Grandhomme to C Gayle, Good length ball on off, Gayle defends it back to the bowler.

Colin de Grandhomme is into the attack now. Williamson needs wickets, can CdG provide that? The keeper is up for him.

20.6
0
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Outside off, Hetmyer punches it to point.
20.5
1
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Good length ball around off, Gayle punches it wide of cover and takes one.
20.4
0
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Slower bouncer on the body, Gayle was planning to leave it but then defends it. The ball falls on the side of the pitch.
20.3
1
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, On the pads, Hetmyer nudges it down the leg side for a single.
20.2
6
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, SIX! Hetmyer brings his fifty in style. Consecutive fifties for him. Lockie bangs it in short, Hetmyer picks it up early and deposits it over the mid-wicket fence for a maximum. His 4th in ODIs.
20.1
0
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Yorker on middle and leg, Hetmyer jams it out. The ball hits his bat and then the pad.

Lockie Ferguson comes back on. 3-0-19-0 so far.

19.6
1
M Santner to S Hetmyer, In the air...but safe. Tossed up on middle, Hetmyer looks to sweep but gets a top edge on it. It falls in no man's land at mid-wicket. Matt Henry had no interest going for the catch. 15 from the over!
19.5
1
M Santner to C Gayle, Tossed up on middle and leg, Gayle milks it to long on for one.
19.4
0
M Santner to C Gayle, On the pads, Gayle flicks it but finds mid-wicket.
19.3
6
M Santner to C Gayle, SIX! Back-to-back sixes. Santner bowls it short, Gayle gets on his back foot and smashes it over long on once again for a maximum.
19.2
6
M Santner to C Gayle, SIX! Henry hide your face because Gayle is unleashing the beast here. Tossed up on off, Gayle demolishes it over the long on fence for a mammoth six.
19.1
1
M Santner to S Hetmyer, Short on the body, Hetmyer pulls it to square leg for a single.
18.6
0
M Henry to C Gayle, The batsman works it down the leg side.
18.5
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Full on middle, pushed towards mid on.
18.4
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Outside off, driven straight to cover this time.
18.3
1
M Henry to S Hetmyer, Full and outside off, driven through the covers for a single.
18.2
0
M Henry to S Hetmyer, The batsman has driven it straight down the ground.
18.1
0
M Henry to S Hetmyer, Outside off, punched straight to point.
17.6
4
M Santner to C Gayle, IN THE AIR...AND DROPPED AGAIN. This time, Colin Munro is the guilty party. Tossed up on off, Gayle heaves it wide of deep mid-wicket. Munro moves onto that side and looks to take it with a slide. He gets his hand to it but cannot hold onto it. The ball then bounces before the ropes and goes away for a boundary.
17.5
0
M Santner to C Gayle, Floated on off, Gayle defends it off the front foot.
17.4
1
M Santner to S Hetmyer, Floated on off, Hetmyer punches it towards cover for a single.
17.3
1
M Santner to C Gayle, DROPPED! Henry might have dropped the game here. Full toss on the pads, Gayle looks to hit it over square leg but does not get enough on it. Henry stationed there gets to the ball but misses a dolly. The batsmen take a single.
17.2
6
M Santner to C Gayle, SIX! Gayle is ready to bring the Gayle storm. Tossed up on middle and leg, Gayle smacks it over mid-wicket fence. Munro puts a brilliant dive outside the rope to pull it back but misses.
17.1
0
M Santner to C Gayle, Short on off, Gayle taps it back to the bowler.
16.6
1
M Henry to C Gayle, Good length ball around off, Gayle punches it with minimal foot movement wide of cover for a single. 10 off Henry's comeback over.
16.5
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Outside off, Gayle leaves it alone.
16.4
1
M Henry to S Hetmyer, Now punches it wide of cover and gets a single.
16.3
4
M Henry to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Make it 26 off 8 balls now off Henry's. Good length ball on middle and off, Hetmyer pulls it viciously through square leg now. 100 comes up with the boundary.
16.2
4
M Henry to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Pulled with venom. 22 runs off Henry's last 7 balls. Back of a length ball on off, Hetmyer pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.1
0
M Henry to S Hetmyer, Good length ball on middle, Shimron taps it back to Henry.

DRINKS BREAK. The run rate has been pulled back a little by New Zealand but West Indies are going along nicely. Shimron Hetmyer has come out with a hit-out-or-get-out approach. Gayle though is batting sensibly. Matt Henry returns to bowl now. 4-0-32-0 so far.

15.6
1
M Santner to S Hetmyer, Straighter one but it is once again on the pads, Shimron nudges it towards fine leg for a single. West Indies need 200 off 204 balls.
15.5
1
M Santner to C Gayle, On the pads once again, Gayle glances it to the on side and rotates the strike.
15.4
0
M Santner to C Gayle, Flighted on off, Gayle defends it towards point
15.3
0
M Santner to C Gayle, Yorker from Santner. Yes he bowls a yorker on middle. Gayle jams it out.
15.2
0
M Santner to C Gayle, Floated on the pads, Gayle defends it back to the bowler.
15.1
1
M Santner to S Hetmyer, Tosses it up on leg, Hetmyer flicks it towards mid-wicket for one.

Spinner into the attack. Mitchell Santner is into the attack now.

14.6
0
J Neesham to C Gayle, Now calmly leaves this ball.
14.5
4
J Neesham to C Gayle, FOUR! Gayle gets to his fifty in style. Length ball outside off, Gayle likes the width on offer. There is no one at deep point so he smashes it over point for a boundary to bring up his 53rd ODI fifty.
14.4
0
J Neesham to C Gayle, Slower ball over middle and leg, Gayle looks to pull but misses it due to the lack of pace in it.
14.3
0
J Neesham to C Gayle, Outside off, Gayle lets it carry to the keeper.
14.2
1
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, Back of a length on off, Hetmyer pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
14.1
0
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, Good length ball outside off, Hetmyer for a change leaves it alone.
13.6
1
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Full now from Lockie. It is on the pads, Hetmyer flicks it towards deep square leg and gets a single. He will keep the strike.
13.5
4
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, FOUR! That is hit with brute power. Short on off, Hetmyer clears his front leg and smacks it flat-bat over mid off for a boundary.
13.4
1
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Back of a length ball on off, Gayle punches it wide of cover and takes one.
13.3
0
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Good length ball on the pads, Gayle flicks it to mid-wicket.
13.2
0
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Bouncer again. This one is on off, Gayle leaves it away.
13.1
0
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Bouncer! It is on the body, Gayle sits under it. He expected it to be wided but it is not.
12.6
0
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, Good length ball on off, Hetmyer pulls it obnoxiously towards mid on.
12.5
0
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, Full on off, Shimron drives it straight to mid off.
12.4
1
J Neesham to C Gayle, On a length around off, Gayle punches it wide of cover for one.
12.3
1
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, Cut hard but fielded well as well. Good length ball outside off, Hetmyer cuts it with power to the right of point. Guptill there dives on that side and saves a certain boundary. Just a run taken.
12.2
1
J Neesham to C Gayle, Good length ball and once again away from Gayle. He late cuts it towards third man for one.
12.1
0
J Neesham to C Gayle, Smart bowling this. Full and away from Gayle's body. Chris leaves it alone.
11.6
0
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Fuller now outside off, Shimron swings his bat but misses. Latham dives to his left and does well.
11.5
0
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Good length ball outside off, Hetmyer cuts it but finds point.
11.4
1
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Back of a length ball on off, CG punches it wide of cover and takes a single.
11.4
0
L Ferguson to C Gayle, WIDE! Ferguson bowls it down the leg side. Gayle misses his flick and it has been wided.
11.3
1
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Short on the body, Hetmyer pulls it to fine leg for a single.
11.2
1
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Good running. Yes, Gayle has run very nicely here. Good length ball on off, Gayle defends it with soft hands towards cover and takes a quick single.
11.1
0
L Ferguson to C Gayle, Back of a length ball outside off, Gayle looks to hit it but then decides to not tease it.
10.6
4
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, FOUR! This is the best of the lot. Neesham goes full on off, Hetmyer gets on his front foot and plays a delicious cover drive for a boundary.
10.5
4
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Another brilliant pull. Neesham bowls it short, Hetmyer picks the length early and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
10.4
0
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, Back of a length ball on off, Hetmyer defends it off the back foot.
10.3
0
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, Length delivery on off, Shimron defends it to follow the boundary.
10.2
4
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Pulled with venom. Back of a length ball on off, Hetmyer pulls it over and wide of deep mid-wicket. Colin de Grandhomme gives it a chase but always knew he was going to come second best.
10.1
0
J Neesham to S Hetmyer, Starts with a good length ball on the stumps, Hetmyer blocks it.

Jimmy Neesham is into the attack.

Powerplay 2 time! Now maximum of 4-fielders can be outside the 30-yard circle.

9.6
4
L Ferguson to C Gayle, FOUR! Not a bad ball this but luck is in Universe Boss' favour. Ferguson bowls it very full on leg, Gayle turns it behind square on the leg side for a boundary. 59/2 in Powerplay 1 for the Windies, way better than the Kiwis' 30/2.
9.5
1
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, In the air but safe. Back of a length ball on off, Hetmyer looks to pull but is early onto it. He top edges it but it falls in no man's land at long on. Santner runs in from mid on but cannot get there. Single taken.
9.4
4
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Pulled and pulled hard. Back of a length ball on off, Hetmyer picks the length early and pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
9.3
0
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Very full on off and middle, Hetmyer taps it back to the bowler off the toe end of his bat.
9.2
0
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Pulls his length back slightly on off, Hetmyer defends it off the front foot.
9.1
0
L Ferguson to S Hetmyer, Starts with a full ball on off, Hetmyer defends it off the front foot.

First bowling change. Lockie Ferguson is been brought into the attack. He too has been amongst the wickets in this tournament.

8.6
1
T Boult to S Hetmyer, Full on off, Hetmyer drives it wide of mid off and keeps the strike.

WORLD CUP UPDATE - In an unexpected thriller in Southampton, Afghanistan have run India close, losing by just 11 runs. India defended 224 and won the game but Afghanistan won hearts.

8.5
0
T Boult to S Hetmyer, Outside off and on a length, Hetmyer taps it to point.
8.4
1
T Boult to C Gayle, Length ball outside off, Gayle guides it wide of short third man and gets a single.
8.3
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Full on middle and off, Gayle strokes it to cover.
8.2
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Back of a length ball on off, Gayle defends it off the back foot.
8.1
4
T Boult to C Gayle, FOUR! This is just so, so harsh on the bowler. He bowls a perfect inswinging yorker on leg, Gayle looks to get his bat down but he is late. He takes off his back leg and the ball goes towards the fine leg region for a boundary.
7.6
0
M Henry to S Hetmyer, Good length ball on the stumps, Hetmyer calmly defends it. Massive over this. 18 runs off it.
7.5
1
M Henry to C Gayle, Now bowls a good length ball on off, Gayle punches it towards cover-point and takes a single.
7.5
0
M Henry to C Gayle, WIDE! Bouncer bounces too high. It goes over Gayle's head and it has been wided. Pressure on Henry here.
7.4
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Once again it is a back of a length ball, Gayle pulls it but finds mid-wicket.
7.3
6
M Henry to C Gayle, SIX! Back to back sixes for the Universe Boss. Short around the body, Gayle hooks it this time over the square leg fence for a biggie.
7.2
6
M Henry to C Gayle, SIX! Dropped is followed by a six. This is a cruel game for the bowler. Short again, this time Gayle picks it and deposits it over the long on fence for a mammoth six.
7.1
4
M Henry to C Gayle, IN THE AIR...DROPPED AND FOUR. Henry bowls it back of a length, Gayle looks to pull but gets a top edge. It flies to the right of fine leg towards backward square leg. Boult runs behind and towards his left. He puts in a dive to take the catch. He gets his finger tips on it but cannot hold onto it. He then tries to stop the boundary with another dive but misses.
6.6
0
T Boult to S Hetmyer, Dot to end the over. Good length ball on top of off and middle, Shimron defends it with a straight bat. 6 runs and a wicket off this one.
6.5
2
T Boult to S Hetmyer, On middle and full, this time Hetmyer does not time his flick. He ends up hitting it uppishly over square leg for a couple.
6.4
4
T Boult to S Hetmyer, FOUR! Crispy way to get off the mark. Full on off, it is overpitched by Boult. Hetmyer flicks it stylishly through mid-wicket for a boundary.
6.3
0
T Boult to S Hetmyer, Full on middle and leg, Hetmyer tucks it towards mid-wicket.

Shimron Hetmyer walks out to bat now. West Indies in deep trouble here.

6.2
0
T Boult to N Pooran, OUT! Caught! Brilliant, brilliant short ball this from Boult. Boult bowls it close to the body. The ball rises onto Pooran. He looks to pull but is late in his shot. He ends up top edging it. The ball goes high in the air but does not go too far. Latham comes running in front and takes a simple catch, just like a high catch practice. Second wicket for Boult. Just like Cottrell in the first innings, he is doing a very similar job here. Maybe even better.
6.1
0
T Boult to N Pooran, Fuller on the pads, Pooran tucks it to the man at mid on.
5.6
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Outside off on a length, Gayle cuts it to the man at point.
5.5
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Smartly bowled. Short again but Henry takes the pace off this one. Gayle is early in his pull and it hits him on his body.
5.4
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Short again, this time Gayle pulls it to mid-wicket.
5.4
0
M Henry to C Gayle, WIDE! Back of a length ball way outside off. It is on the wrong side of the tramline. Latham does really well to dive to his left and stop the ball. It had 5 wides written all over it.
5.3
6
M Henry to C Gayle, SIX! Remember I said he is not looking convincing? Scrap that, he has destroyed this one out of the park. Overpitched on off, Gayle smokes it over the long on fence for a massive six. First one of the innings.
5.2
4
M Henry to C Gayle, FOUR! This is a poor ball from Henry. It is short and on the body, Gayle pulls it behind square on the leg side for a boundary.
5.1
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Another good bouncer! It is very close to the body. This ball has troubled Gayle in the recent past. He does not attempt any shot on this.
4.6
0
T Boult to N Pooran, Full on off, Pooran defends it towards mid on and gets through the over.
4.5
1
T Boult to C Gayle, On off, Gayle taps it down to third man and gets to the other end.
4.4
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Play and a miss. Late and little away swing on this one. It is on a length outside off, Gayle has a poke at it but misses. The Universe Boss has not looked convincing so far.
4.3
1
T Boult to N Pooran, Uppish but safe. This one is bowled outside off, Pooran slashes it hard but there is a man at third man so just a single.
4.2
0
T Boult to N Pooran, Length delivery on top of off, Pooran defends it back to the bowler.
4.1
1
T Boult to C Gayle, Another excellent ball. Inswinging ball full on middle and leg. Gayle does well to flick it to square leg for one.
3.6
1
M Henry to C Gayle, Full toss on off, Gayle does not make the most of it and just milks it towards mid off for one.
3.5
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Cut hard but straight to Santner at point.
3.4
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Short again. It is outside off, Gayle leaves it alone.
3.3
0
M Henry to C Gayle, On the pads, Gayle looks to flick but misses. The ball goes off the pads towards the fine leg region. The fielder mops it and in the meanwhile the batsmen take two. Leg byes signalled by the umpire.
3.2
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Good length ball on off, Gayle pushes it to cover.
3.1
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Short ball around the body, Gayle sits under it.
2.6
0
T Boult to N Pooran, Another good over from Boult. Just a run and more importantly the big wicket of Hope. The last one is on a length on the body, Pooran tucks it to mid-wicket.
2.5
0
T Boult to N Pooran, Pooran starts his innings with a good, solid back foot defense.

Nicholas Pooran walks out at number 3. Just like New Zealand, West Indies number 3 has been called early on in the innings.

2.4
0
T Boult to S Hope, OUT! Chopped on! The anchor of this West Indies innings is out of here. Boult has given his skipper an early breakthrough. Full outside off. This one does not swing at all. Hope looks to hit it on the off side but his feet go nowhere close to the ball and he ends up getting a big inside edge onto the stumps. Big blow this for West Indies. Hope has been one of their consistent and in-form batsman in this tournament.
2.3
0
T Boult to S Hope, Outside off on a length, Hope looks to cut but it comes off the lower half of his bat.
2.2
1
T Boult to C Gayle, Good length ball on off, Gayle defends it with soft hands towards cover and gets to the other end.
2.1
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Boult once again hits the length hard on middle. It swings away a hint. Gayle looks to defend but it goes off the outer half of his bat towards cover.
1.6
1
M Henry to C Gayle, Finally Gayle gets off the mark. Full on off, Gayle taps it towards third man and keeps the strike.
1.5
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Make that 10. Good length ball on off, Gayle pushes it to cover.
1.4
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Short this time. Gayle sways away from it. 9 dots for Gayle.
1.3
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Full now. Once again it is outside off, Chris has nothing to do with it.
1.2
0
M Henry to C Gayle, Good length ball outside off, Gayle shoulders arms to it.
1.1
1
M Henry to S Hope, Finally the chase is off the mark. Hope gets a length ball around off, he guides it down to third man and gets off the mark without wasting any time.

Matt Henry to bowl from the other end with the second new ball.

0.6
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Maiden to begin with. Back of a length ball on off, Gayle defends it with a straight bat to see off the over.
0.5
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Tidy and tight first 5 balls from Boult. It is once again full on the pads, Gayle defends it.
0.4
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Another beautiful ball. It is on a length now around off, Gayle looks to defend but the away swing beats him.
0.3
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Outswinging full ball on the pads, Gayle defends it.
0.2
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Now follows it up with a very well directed short ball. Gayle ducks but it clips his shoulder onto the keeper.
0.1
0
T Boult to C Gayle, Just like Cottrell, Boult too gets swing first up. Bowls a very full ball. Almost a yorker on off, it swings away after pitching.

Welcome back for the run chase. The Kiwis are into a big huddle. Kane Williamson initially comes in but then realizes that the umpires have not arrived. He steps back, allows the Men In Red to step out and then follows them. Out come the West Indian openers - Chis Gayle and Shai Hope. How will they play out the new balls? Two slips in place. Trent Boult will start off proceedings.