West Indies vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 Highlights: Williamson, Boult guide NZ to thrilling win
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Highlights: New Zealand held off a late batting onslaught from Carlos Brathwaite to beat the West Indies by five runs and move atop the standings in the ICC World Cup 2019.Brathwaite blazed 101 from 82 balls as the last three West Indies wickets combined for 122 runs and got within one shot of a spectacular comeback victory. For New Zealand, Trent Boult took four wickets. Earlier, Kane Williamson’s 148 and 160-run partnership with Ross Taylor helped New Zealand rally to 291-8.
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NZ win by 5 runs
Century for Carlos Brathwaite but he was caught in the deep off Jimmy Neesham as New Zealand are victorious by 5 runs! What an encounter!
8 runs off 12 balls
25 off the over from Matt Henry! West Indies 284/9, need 8 runs to win from 2 overs!
Two sixes from Carlos Brathwaite off Matt Henry! West Indies need 19 runs to win off 15 balls.
Massive six for Carlos Brathwaite and looks like West Indies still have some hope in this game! WI need need 34 runs to win from 20 balls.
Lockie Ferguson strikes as Sheldon Cottrell is castled for 15. New Zealand are just one wicket away from victory as West Indies are 245 for the loss of nine wickets.
Fifty for Brathwaite
This is 2nd half century of his career.
His 1st Half century against New Zealand in ODIs
His 2nd Half century in the year 2019
His 1st Half century in the World Cup.
He has now equaled his previous individual high score in ODIs.
(His previous individual high score in ODIs is 50 against ENG in 2019)
Stat Attack: Roach
K Roach departs for 14
He along with C Brathwaite put up 47 runs together for 8th wicket.
This is now the highest 8th wicket stand for West Indies in World Cup
Kemar Roach’s resilient innings comes to an end on 14 as he is caught behind off the bowling of Matt Henry. New Zealand are just two wickets away from victory as West Indies are 211/8
Brathwaite fight back
It is not game over, it seems! Carlos Brathwaite has calmed down and he is looking to keep the scorecard ticking with sensible cricket. He is scoring consistently and against Colin De Grandhomme, he got a welcome boundary through fine leg. West Indies 201/7
This has been a dramatic collapse for West Indies. Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer were looking quite good but Boult’s 4-wicket haul has destroyed all of their plans. It looks like game over for West Indies as they are 176/7 in 32.1 overs
Fourth for Boult
Fourth wicket for Trent Boult as Evin Lewis departs, West Indies 164/7. Everybody knew that he will not be doing a lot of running and he mistimed his shot as he was caught in the deep by Jimmy Neesham.
Boult strikes again
Trent Boult strikes once again as Ashley Nurse departs, West Indies 163/6. He was foxed by the extra bounce and he ended up nicking it to Tom Latham behind the stumps. Evin Lewis is the new batsman and considering his injury, it is interesting to see his approach.
Stat Attack: Gayle
Chris Gayle departs for 87
This is his highest score while chasing in World Cups.
He becomes 2nd West Indian player to complete 1000 runs against New Zealand in ODIs after B Lara.
Colin De Grandhomme strikes as Chris Gayle is caught in the end for 87, West Indies 152/5. Another needless shot from the West Indies batsmen and Trent Boult completed the catch to hand New Zealand a crucial breakthrough.
Two wickets in two balls!
Lockie Fergsuon tried to pull a slow one from Lockie Ferguson, went a little too early into the shot and the ball went through the gates. NZ 142/3.
Jason Holder has been caught behind for a duck in the next ball. Ferguson is on a hat-trick. NZ 142/4 in 22.2 overs
Shimron Hetmyer slams a six and brings up his half century in just 42 balls. West Indies are on the move - WI 136/2 in 20.2 overs
Two back-to-back sixes from Chris Gayle. Pitched short by Santner and Gayle goes boom, boom to long-off. Same place. Same result. Gayle is in the mood tonight.
Gayle survives - twice
Chris Gayle has hit Mitchell Santner twice towards midwicket and he has been dropped by Trent Boult and Colin Munro in the same over. Lifeline’s plenty for Gayle. WI 114/2 in 32 overs
Hetmyer on fire
Matt Henry introduced into the attack and his short pitch bowling is not helping New Zealand. Two identical deliveries and on both occasions, Shimron Hetmyer dispatched him to the boundary. NZ 100/2
Fifty for Gayle
This is 52nd Half Century of his career for West Indies.(His 1 half century for ICC World XI is not included)
His 5th Half century against New Zealand in ODIs
His 2nd Half century against New Zealand in World Cup.
His 6th Half century in the World Cup.
His 2nd Half century in World Cup 2019.
His 4th Half century in the year 2019
Stat Attack: Gayle-Hetmyer
50 runs partnership between Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer
3rd 50+ partnership between this duo in ODIs.
Hetmyer joins the party
Shimron Hetmyer is not going to wait on the other end as he has joined the party along with Chris Gayle. Two boundaries on the leg side and one of the off side as he scored 12 runs off Jimmy Neesham. West Indies 71/2
Gayle on fire
Two sixes and a four off Matt Henry followed by a boundary off Trent Boult - It is Chris Gayle at his best! He started slowly but his strike rate is once again over 100 and West Indies are 49/2 after 9 overs.
Stat Attack: Pooran Out
Nicholas Pooran departs for 1
This is his 2nd lowest score of his career.
5/6 innings that he has played he has been caught out in his ODI career.
Another wicket for Trent Boult! Nicholas Pooran top edged the quick delivery from the fast bowler and it was an easy catch for wicket-keeper Tom Lathan. West Indies 24 for the loss of 2 wickets.
A four and a six - Chris Gayle is finally going for the big shorts as West Indies recover from the loss of Shai Hope. 6 overs gone, West Indies are 20 for the loss of one wicket.
Stat Attack: Shai Hope
Shai Hope dismissed for 1
His 2nd single digit score in 2019
His lowest score of 2019.
5/49 times that he has been dismissed is out bowled.
Trent Boult strikes as Shai Hope is castled for 1, West Indies 3/1. Hope played it onto his middle stump and this is the perfect start for New Zealand!
Chris Gayle and Shai Hope are opening the batting for West Indies with Trent Boult bowling the first over. This will be an interesting contest!
Kane Williamson’s second straight World Cup century helped New Zealand set West Indies a target of 292.
West Indies made an impressive start after captain Jason Holder put the Black Caps in to bat with left-armer Sheldon Cottrell removed both openers in his first over -- trapping Martin Guptill lbw after review with the first ball of the day and clean bowling Colin Munro.
But the classy Williamson set about constructing a patient 160-run partnership with Ross Taylor (69) with the New Zealand skipper bringing up his second successive World Cup ton, in 124 balls, with a well-placed four of a long hop from Kemar Roach.
Kane Williamson scored a brilliant century as New Zealand post 291/8 against West Indies. Carlos Brathwaite struck with the last two balls of the innings but this is still a great total for the Kiwis and West Indies will have an issue chasing this total.
NZ lose 6th wicket
Brilliant pick up and throw by Cottrell and Colin De Grandhomme is run out for 16, New Zealand 270/6. It was a slow start for the Kiwis but now, they are looking quite comfortable in this encounter.
250 comes up for New Zealand in the 46th over. Carlos Brathwaite started the over well but Jimmy Neesham was able to hit him around including a six over mid-wicket. Four overs left in the innings and the Kiwis are 250/4.
Williamson living dangerously
A close run out call and a failed catch appeal - Things are going Kane Williamson’s way. The New Zealand skipper has played brilliantly today and he has been handed a lifeline with 6 overs to go. NZ 228/4
Stat Attack: Tom Latham
Tom Latham Departs for 12 runs
In 8 Innings that he has played against West Indies 6 times he has been caught out in ODIs (Inclusive this innings)
He has been caught out in his last 4/5 innings in ODIs
Third wicket for Sheldon Cottrell as Tom Latham departs for 12, New Zealand 210/4. A top edge from Neesham and it was an easy catch for the bowler off his own bowling.
200 up for NZ
200 comes up for New Zealand in the 41st over and Kane Williamson is looking to add more runs to his tally. With 9 overs left, he is already batting on 121 and this can be a huge century for the Kiwi captain.
Century for Williamson
This is 13th century of his career.
His 1st century against West Indies in ODIs
His 2nd century in the year 2019
His 2nd century in the World Cups.
Chris Gayle is now the leading wicket-taker for West Indies against New Zealand in ODIs. He has more wickets than Courtney Walsh and even Sunil Narine!
Chris Gayle strikes for West Indies as Ross Taylor departs for 69. It was a loose shot from the set batsman and Jason Holder completed the catch easily at mid-off. New Zealand 167/3
150 Runs Partnership comes up between Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson. This is now the Highest Partnership by runs for the 3rd wicket by New Zealand in World Cups by Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson.
This is now the Highest partnership by runs for any wicket by New Zealand against West Indies in World Cup by Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson. This has been a truly special show by the duo as the Kiwis are 153/2 after 32 overs.
Elsewhere, the marvellous Kane Williamson heads towards another century, rescuing NZ (with Taylor) from a troubling 7-2...— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) June 22, 2019
NZ having it easy
28 overs gone. New Zealand are 129 for the loss of two wickets. The bowlers are not bothering Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor anymore and this is getting easier for the Kiwis. They are averaging at least one boundary every two overs and they can be looking at a competitive total at the moment.
Stat Attack: Taylor-Williamson
100 Runs Partnership comes up between Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson
14th 100+ run partnership by runs between this Duo in ODIs
This is the highest partnership by runs between this duo against West Indies
2nd 100 runs partnership in between this duo in World Cup.
105 runs is the previous highest partnership between this duo in World Cup matches for any wicket.
Fifty for Ross Taylor
Ross Taylor scores a Half century
This is 49th Half Century of his career.
His 4th Half century against West Indies in ODIs
His 6th Half century in the year 2019
His 5th Half century in the World Cup.
His 1st Half century against West Indies in World Cup.
Fifty for Williamson
Kane Williamson Scores a Half Century
This is 39th half century of his career.
His 3rd Half century against West Indies in ODIs
His 6th Half century in the year 2019
His 3rd Half century in the World Cup.
His 1st Half century against West Indies in World Cup
NZ going strong
Both Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are approaching their fifties and this partnership has put them on course to a good total. After the first two wickets, this is a great turnaround and after 19 overs, the Kiwis are 76/2.
Stat Attack: Partnership
50 run Partnership comes up between Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson
28th 50+ partnership between this duo in ODIs
26th 50+ partnership for 3rd wicket in ODIs
4th 50+ partnership between this duo in World Cup
16 overs gone. New Zealand are 59/2. This has been an effective ploy by Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor as they have steadied the innings well and he can now look to accelerate a bit.
Finally a boundary
Finally a boundary for New Zealand! Short and wide from Oshane Thomas and Kane Williamson slashed it to the boundary through the gully region. New Zealand 48 for the loss of 2 wickets after 14 overs.
The West Indies were seventh in the 10-team round-robin group table before the start of Saturday’s matches and struggling to qualify for the semi-finals after losing to Bangladesh last time out.
It has been a one-dimensional attack from West Indies with all the bowlers looking to bowl short. It has worked on occasions but the New Zealand batsmen are willing to let them go and after 12 overs, the Kiwis are
Evin Lewis Update
#WIvNZ West Indies opener Evin Lewis is currently being assessed by physio due to a pain in his right hamstring received while fielding. Fabian Allen is on as substitute.— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) June 22, 2019
Stay tuned for further updates 🙏. #CWC19 #MenInMaroon #ItsOurGame
India 224/8 in 50 overs
Opting to bat, India made a modest 224 for eight against Afghanistan.
Brief Scores: India 224 for eight in 50 overs (Virat Kohli 67, Kedar Jadhav 52; Mohammad Nabi 2/33).
Bad news for NZ
Both openers out for golden ducks:
Zim v WI Georgetown 2006
SL v Afg Dunedin 2015
NZ v WI Manchester 2019*
The Old Trafford pitch has been quite tricky for the batsmen till now. The ball is stopping on its way and even a batsman of Kane Williamson’s quality is finding it really hard to pick the deliveries. NZ 25/2
Williamson, Taylor key
5 overs gone. New Zealand are for the loss of two wickets. This has been a dream start for West Indies with both quick wickets and the Kiwi batsmen are looking extremely cautious at the moment. However, Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are still out in the middle and New Zealand will be hoping for a quick recovery.
Stat Attack: Colin Munro
Collin Munro departs for 0 as well
His first 0 in 2019
7th of his ODI career.
This is his 1st duck of the World Cup .
This is the 6th time New Zealand openers have put 0 runs for 1st wicket
Stat Attack: Guptill
Martin Guptill departs for 0
This is his 2nd duck in WOrld Cup 2019.
2nd duck against West Indies in ODI
15th duck of his career.
Sheldon Cottrell has cleaned up Colin Munro with a fantastic yorker and he has been dismissed first ball. Right into the blockhole, that is a gorgeous delivery. NZ 7/2
Martin Guptill has been trapped on the second ball from Sheldon Cottrell. Guptill reviewed but all three reds and he has to walk back. NZ 0/1
Perfect conditions for cricket
Michael Atherton and Brendon McCullum tell the official broadcasters that the pitch is likely to be the best of the tournament so far. The warm conditions of Manchester also makes it perfect for cricket today.
275: Average 1st innings score extrapolated over last 5 completed 1st Innings.
4/5: New Zealand has won last 4/5 head to head matches against West Indies in ODIs
58: Martin Guptill needs 58 runs to complete 1000 world cup runs for New Zealand. If he does so, he would become the 2nd player to complete 1000 runs in World Cup for New Zealand after Stephen Fleming (1075)
134: Martin Guptill (942) needs 134 runs to surpass Stephen Fleming (1075) and become the leading run scorer in World Cups for New Zealand.
130: Chris Gayle (939) needs 130 runs to surpass Brian Lara (1068) and become the leading run scorer against New Zealand in ODIs for West Indies. He would become the 2nd West Indian player to complete 1000 runs against New Zealand in ODIs after Brian Lara if he does so.
21: Chris Gayle is the joint-highest wicket taker for West Indies against New Zealand in ODIs along with Courtney Walsh. He needs 1 wicket to become the leading wicket taker for West Indies against New Zealand in ODIs.
1: Ashley Nurse needs 1 more wicket to complete 50 wickets for West Indies in ODIs.
7/7: New Zealand have won their last 7/7 ODI matches.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham(w), James Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach, Sheldon Cottrell
West Indies have won the toss and they have elected to bowl first against West Indies. Andre Russell has been ruled out of the match due to injury and Carlos Brathwaite comes into the side for Windies.
What they said
Lockie Ferguson: “It’s no secret that the West Indies have a powerful (batting) lineup all the way through. And as a bowling unit we need to learn, if they get on a roll, to shut down areas and build up pressure again and hopefully take wickets.”
Jason Holder: “I think we still have a possible chance to qualify for the semi-finals, but we’ve just got to take it game by game. This encounter with New Zealand is very important. We all know what’s at stake and we just have to come and bring our ‘A’ game. It’s as simple as that.”
Top player battles
Kane Williamson vs Ashley Nurse: Skipper Kane Williamson has been leading from the front and has been responsible to taking the team on the verge of securing a place in the final four. Windies are likely to bring in Ashley Nurse to keep Williamson quiet and he holds a decent record against him as well. Off 22 Nurse deliveries, Williamson has scored 22 runs but to his credit, he hasn’t been dismissed by the spinner yet in ODIs.
Chris Gayle vs Trent Boult: If opener Chris Gayle gets going early on, expect Windies to post a huge total on the board. The job of sending him back with fall to Trent Boult, who has managed to keep him in shackles in the past. Boult has bowled 37 deliveries to Gayle in the past and has conceded just 36 runs including 24 dots.
New Zealand: Colin Munro, Martin Guptill, Kane Williamson (c), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (wk), Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santer, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Trent Boult
West Indies: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Darren Bravo, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
In their last match against South Africa, skipper Kane Williamson played a match-winning knock of 106 not out to guide New Zealand home in a tense final over finish while chasing a modest 242-run target. Colin de Grandhomme, who made 60 off 47 besides bowling an economical spell of 1/33, also played a vital role along side Williamson in that victory.
Kiwis on course of last four
The Kiwis, on the other hand, are sitting pretty at the second spot with nine points, which includes four wins out of five games with the match against India being washed out. New Zealand have so far defeated Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and South Africa but their real test starts now as after West Indies, they will have three tough encounters against Pakistan, Australia and England.
Out-of-sort star players
Barring Chris Gayle, the West Indies’ batting has started clicking but the performance of their bowlers would be a major cause of concern for skipper Jason Holder. While Evin Lewis, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer and Holder have been holding the fort with the bat, Gayle and Andre Russell have let down the team badly. On the bowling front, all the West Indian bowlers looked ordinary and leaked runs against Bangladesh. And the likes of Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel and Oshane Thomas need to pull up their socks before it is too late.
WI poor form
Windies started their World Cup campaign with a bang, demolishing Pakistan by seven wickets. But since then, things have gone from bad to worse for the Caribbeans and they have suffered three defeats (against Australia, England and Bangladesh) while the game against South Africa was washed out.
Hello and welcome
A very warm welcome to the live blog of the ICC World Cup 2019 match between West Indies and New Zealand. The two teams have been enjoying different fortunes in the tournament with New Zealand being unbeaten and Windies winning just one.