Kiwis go 2-1 up with 58 run D/L win
 

By CMC.

NELSON, New Zealand – New Zealand beat West Indies by 58 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method to win the fourth One Day International (ODI) here at Saxton Oval and take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Rain shortened play during the West Indies’ reply to New Zealand’s 285 for six off their 50 overs. West Indies were 134 for five in the 34th over when play was officially called off.

West Indies struggled from the start, losing both openers – Chadwick Walton (0) and Johnson Charles (0).

Kirk Edwards and Lendl Simmons stabilised the innings before Edwards was run out by Brendon McCullum for 24 and Simmons was caught on the boundary for 43 off 48 balls.

When the rain came, Dwayne Bravo (43) and Denesh Ramdin (17) were at the wickets but still short of the run equation.

Earlier, opener Martin Guptill set the stage for New Zealand with a knock of 81. Ross Taylor (49), and 47 each from Jesse Ryder and Kane Williamson ensured a challenging target for the West Indies.

Bravo finished with two for 35 and a wicket each for Sunil Narine, Jason Holder and Tino Best.

Best was the most expensive of the bowlers, conceding 22 runs off his final over to end with one for 70 off nine overs.

West Indies were down to 12 fit players after pacer Ravi Rampaul suffered an injured finger while batting the nets on Friday. This followed injuries to Marlon Samuels and Darren Sammy and the withdrawal of Darren Bravo due to personal reasons.

 

The fifth and final ODI will be played in Hamilton on Wednesday (Tuesday afternoon Caribbean time). The two teams will also contest two Twenty20 matches.

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New Zealand Innings: 285/6 (50 Overs). Martin Guptill 81, Ross Taylor 49, Jesse Ryder 47, Kane Williamson 47; Dwayne Bravo 7-0-35-2, Sunil Narine 10-0-47-1, Jason Holder 10-2-58-1, Tino Best 9-0-70-1.

West Indies Innings: 134/5 (33.4 Overs). Dwayne Bravo 43*, Lendl Simmons 43, Kirk Edwards 24, Denesh Ramdin 17*; Nathan McCullum 10-0-30-1, Kane Williamson 8-0-30-1, Mitchell McClenaghan 6.4-1-30-1, Tim Southee 5-1-21-0.

New Zealand won by 58 runs D/L (Series: NZ 2-1 WI)

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West Indies Starting XI: Johnson Charles, Lendl Simmons, Kirk Edwards, Dwayne Bravo*, Narsingh Deonarine, Chadwick Walton, Denesh Ramdin+, Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Tino Best.

New Zealand Starting XI: Martin Guptill, Jesse Ryder, Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Brendan McCullum*, Corey Anderson, Luke Ronchi+, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.

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New Zealand

M Guptill c Bravo b Holder 81

J Ryder c Ramdin b Bravo 47

K Williamson c Ramdin b Best 47

R Taylor run out (Holder/Narine) 49

Brendan McCullum c Bravo b Narine 14

C Anderson not out 17

L Ronchi b Bravo 9

Nathan McCullum not out 9

Total: 285/6 (50 Overs)

Extras: (5LB, 6WD, 1NB) 12

Did Not Bat: Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Mitchell McClenaghan.

Fall of Wickets: 1-56 (Ryder, 14.2 ov), 2-144 (Williamson, 31.4 ov), 3-203 (Guptill, 41.4 ov), 4-232 (BB McCullum, 44.2 ov), 5-253 (Taylor, 46.5 ov), 6-267 (Ronchi, 48.5 ov)

West Indies Bowling: J Holder 10-2-58-1, T Best 9-0-70-1, Dwayne Bravo 7-0-35-2, N Miller 10-0-47-0, S Narine 10-0-47-1, N Deonarine 4-0-23-0.

West Indies (Target; 286)

C Walton run out (Williamson/Ronchi) 0

J Charles c Southee b McClenaghan 0

K Edwards run out (B McCullum/Ronchi) 24

L Simmons c Guptill b Williamson 43

Dwayne Bravo not out 43

N Deonarine c Mills b N McCullum 3

D Ramdin not out 17

Total: 134/5 (33.4 Overs)

Extras: (3LB, 1WD) 4

Did Not Bat: Sunil Narine, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Tino Best.

Fall of Wickets: 1-0 (Walton, 0.4 ov), 2-2 (Charles, 3.4 ov), 3-62 (Edwards, 14.3 ov), 4-83 (Simmons, 21.4 ov), 5-92 (Deonarine, 24.5 ov)

New Zealand Bowling: T Southee 5-1-21-0, M McClenaghan 6.4-1-30-1, K Mills 2-0-10-0, C Anderson 2-0-10-0, Nathan McCullum 10-0-30-1, K Williamson 8-0-30-1.

Toss: New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat

Man of the Match: To be announced

Umpires: Billy Bowden & Ian Gould (England)

TV Umpire: Ranmore Martinesz (Sri Lanka)

Match Referee: Chris Broad (England)

Reserve Umpire: Chris Gaffaney

By CMC.

Date: 
Fri, 01/03/2014 - 13:21