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WI286(49.0ov)NZ291/8(50.0ov)

New Zealand beat West Indies by 5 runs
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Kane Williamson

48.6Neesham to Brathwaite

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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!

48.5Neesham to Brathwaite

0
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.

48.4Neesham to Brathwaite

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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.

48.3Neesham to Brathwaite

0
Three dots in a row and now something has to give. Another bouncer outside off, Carlos misses his pull once again.

48.2Neesham to Brathwaite

0
Bouncer! It is away from Brathwaite. He looks to pull but misses. 8 off 10 needed.

48.1Neesham to Brathwaite

0
Good length ball outside off, Brathwaite punches it to cover.

47.6Henry to Brathwaite

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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.

47.5Henry to Brathwaite

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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.

47.4Henry to Brathwaite

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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.

47.3Henry to Brathwaite

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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.

47.2Henry to Brathwaite

6
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.

47.1Henry to Brathwaite

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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.

46.6Ferguson to Thomas

0
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.

46.5Ferguson to Brathwaite

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Short in length, Brathwaite pulls it to deep mid-wicket and takes a run. One ball for Thomas to negotiate.

46.4Ferguson to Brathwaite

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On off, Brathwaite cuts it but straight to point.

46.3Ferguson to Brathwaite

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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.

46.2Ferguson to Brathwaite

0
Good ball. Nice change of pace. It is on a length, Brathwaite swings his bat at it but misses.

46.1Ferguson to Brathwaite

0
Refuses to take a single. Full on middle and leg, Brathwaite hits it to long on but does not run.

45.6Boult to Thomas

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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.

45.5Boult to Thomas

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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.

45.4Boult to Thomas

0
Well done. Good length ball on off, Thomas does well to defend it.

45.3Boult to Brathwaite

1
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.

45.2Boult to Brathwaite

2
Short again, pulled through mid-wicket, this time for a couple. 250 UP FOR WEST INDIES!

45.1Boult to Brathwaite

4
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!

44.6Ferguson to Cottrell

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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.

44.5Ferguson to Cottrell

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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.

44.4Ferguson to Brathwaite

1
Outside off on a length, Brathwaite strokes it to point and takes a single.

44.3Ferguson to Brathwaite

0
Full on off, CB looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pad.

44.2Ferguson to Brathwaite

0
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.

44.1Ferguson to Brathwaite

0
Good length ball outside off, Brathwaite looks to hit but misses due to the slowness of the delivery.

43.6Boult to Cottrell

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Outside off on a length, Cottrell looks to run it down towards third man but misses.

43.5Boult to Cottrell

0
Slower ball on off, Cottrell defends it off the front foot.

43.4Boult to Cottrell

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Back of a length ball on off, Cottrell taps it towards point and looks for a risky run but Brathwiate rightfully sends him back.

43.3Boult to Cottrell

0
Slower ball on off, Sheldon does well to defend it.

43.2Boult to Cottrell

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Short on the body, Cottrell jumps and does well to block it.

43.1Boult to Brathwaite

1
On the pads, Brathwaite flicks it to square leg for a single.

42.6Neesham to Cottrell

0
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.

42.5Neesham to Cottrell

0
Bouncer! It is right on the body, Sheldon does well to defend it.

42.4Neesham to Cottrell

4
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!

42.3Neesham to Cottrell

4
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.

42.2Neesham to Cottrell

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Short ball on off, Cottrell leaves it alone.

42.1Neesham to Cottrell

0
Full on off, Cottrell pushes it to the man at cover.

41.6Santner to Brathwaite

0
On the stumps, Brathwaite defends it and looks for a quick single but Sheldon sends him back.

41.5Santner to Brathwaite

2
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.

41.4Santner to Cottrell

1
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.