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NZ edge WI in nail-biter

  • Published at 06:09 pm June 22nd, 2019
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New Zealand's Kane Williamson Reuters

The win moved unbeaten New Zealand to the top of the table with 11 points and left the Windies staring at likely elimination in seventh place with three points

New Zealand moved to the brink of the World Cup semi-final with a thrilling five-run victory over the West Indies Saturday after Carlos Brathwaite's magnificent century almost produced a highly unlikely comeback win for the Caribbean side.

Chasing 292, after skipper Kane Williamson's fine 148 for New Zealand, West Indies were well poised at 130 for two after 20 overs but never recovered from the loss of Shimron Hetmyer (54) and Chris Gayle, who made 87 including six sixes.

The Windies collapsed to 164 for seven and looked out of the game until Brathwaite led a rearguard action, bringing back memories of his sensational performance in the 2016 World T20I final.

Brathwaite's power-hitting, including nine fours and five sixes and a 41-run 24-ball last-wicket partnership with Oshane Thomas who did not score, put the West Indies within five runs of victory.

But on the final ball of the penultimate over, Brathwaite went for the big hit, only for his drive off Jimmy Neesham to find Trent Boult's hands at deep mid-on and the West Indies batsman collapsed to his knees.

The win moved unbeaten New Zealand to the top of the table with 11 points and left the Windies staring at likely elimination in seventh place with three points.

MATCH 29

NEW ZEALAND INNINGS        R    B

Guptill lbw b Cottrell            0    1

Munro b Cottrell            0    1

Williamson c Hope b Cottrell        148    154

Taylor c Holder b Gayle        69    95

Latham c & b Cottrell            12    16

Neesham c Cottrell b Brathwaite    28    23

De Grandhomme run out (Cottrell)    16    6

Santner c Cottrell b Brathwaite    10    5

Henry not out                0    0

Extras (lb 4, nb 1, w 3)            8 

Total (50 Overs)            291/8 

Fall Of Wickets

1-0 (Guptill), 2-7 (Munro), 3-167 (Taylor), 4-210 (Latham), 5-251 (Williamson), 6-270 (De Grandhomme), 7-291 (Santner), 8-291 (Neesham)

Bowling

Cottrell 10-1-56-4, Roach 10-2-38-0, Holder 7-0-42-0, Thomas 6-0-30-0, Brathwaite 6-0-58-2, Nurse 9-0-55-0, Gayle    2-0-8-1

WEST INDIES INNINGS        R    B

Gayle c Boult b De Grandhomme    87    84

Hope b Boult                1    3

Pooran c Latham b Boult        1    7

Hetmyer b Ferguson            54    45

Holder c Latham b Ferguson        0    1

Brathwaite c Boult b Neesham    101    82

Nurse c Latham b Boult        1    8

Lewis c Neesham b Boult        0    3

Roach c Latham b Henry        14    31

Cottrell b Ferguson            15    26

Thomas not out            0    4

Extras (lb 3, w 9)            12 

Total (49 Overs)            286 all out 

Fall Of Wickets

1-3 (Hope), 2-20 (Pooran), 3-142 (Hetmyer), 4-142 (Holder), 5-152 (Gayle), 6-163 (Nurse), 7-164 (Lewis), 8-211 (Roach), 9-245 (Cottrell), 10-286 (Brathwaite)

Bowling

Boult 10-1-30-4, Henry 9-0-76-1, Ferguson 10-0-59-3, Neesham 6-0-35-1, Santner 10-1-61-0, De Grandhomme 4-0-22-1

New Zealand won by five runs

MoM: Kane Williamson

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