Match Over - New Zealand won by 5 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 22 Jun 2019, 14:30 SAST
  • Winner: New Zealand
  • Man of the Match: KS Williamson


  • Umpire1: IJ Gould
  • Umpire2: RSA Palliyaguruge
  • Third Umpire: NJ Llong



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

New Zealand



Overs: 49.0 / 50.0

West Indies

10.00pm: Right, we're still catching our breaths after that one, but we'll do it offline now. It's a wrap for this game - the best one of the World Cup so far. Join us tomorrow for more.

Jason Holder: Tough game at the very end but I"m proud of the guys, especially Carlos. Having said that, still a lot of positives. You can probably pinpoint one or two areas where we fell down. We brought ourselves back a long way back into the game, I don't think you can fault the efforts. We lost wickets at crucial stages. We lost Hetty at a bad time. We've still got a lot to play for, we've got our pride to play for. We can still finish the tournament on a high.

Kane Williamson: (Boult) has got very good hands. We put a few down in the field today, but I suppose it all made for a fantastic finish. A bit too close for comfort. I thought the guys did an outstanding job in the roles they were given. You bring guys back to try and pick up wickets when required. Some of the striking from the West Indians is unrivalled so it really does put you under pressure. Any experience that you have that you can learn from is a good one. We've got a couple of tight games, but against strong opposition. Some things to learn from, some things to improve on. Every game is a tough one here and you want to be moving forward as a unit. We've made small steps but there is still a long way to go.

Kane Williamson is the Man of the Match."The West Indies side is incredibly dangerous. The power they pack through the order, we saw it today. [Earlier] They bowled really really well. They got the ball swinging and they hit the area fairly well on that surface. I was looking to play the merit of the ball, and make the best possible decisions."

Rajat: "New Zealand win by 5 inches!!! "

Soumith Potturi: "That catch is Boult's 5th wicket "

Gangnam: "Any fingernails left in the WI dugout? Sending my cardiac bill to Brathwaite. "

Brendan : "There's your match of the World Cup. "

Mr D: "Brathwaite you legend. I'm still here dejected and sad for brathwaite. Its 2.15AM here and I dont care. Carlos Brathwaite, Remember the name. "

9:44pm We know by now to remember the name. He doesn't let us forget. What a game. Brathwaite as hauled his team out of a collapse that read 5 for 22, and he's made them dream. In a swift moment, Boult has taken that dream away too. You can see it on their faces. Dejected to elated to dejected. That has been the story in that dressing room tonight. New Zealand vault to the top of the table and remain unbeaten. But they have got a jolt and they'll be grateful it has come reasonably early in the tournament.

48.6JDS Neesham to CR Brathwaite, OUT, No run, has he done it? No! Boult plucks it at long-on! Two drops for Boult since the last game, but he's held on when it's mattered! They're checking for's well behind the line. This is heartbreak for Brathwaite. So close. Short ball at middle, he pulled it, but slightly from under again. Ended up slicing it, with no room. It was to Boult's right. He leaped, he held on, he balanced on his right foot. That is solid work under pressure. Both batsmen on their knees, and then Brathwaite gets up with a smile. He did his all, and then some. But it was always unlikely. And you feel like he knows that. Smiles from his opponents as they offer their commiserations. It's all shakes. It could have so easily been the other way round....
48.5JDS Neesham to CR Brathwaite, No run, legcutter, short and spinning past off stump as he shapes to pull and is deceived again. Beaten. This is a great over from Neesham.
48.4JDS Neesham to CR Brathwaite, 2 runs, pulls out to deep midwicket and comes back for the second! What. An. Innings. He doesn't get to do a lot very often, down at No. 8. But every time he finds himself in this situation, he shines through. A maiden ODI hundred. An unlikely win in sight. Takes his helmet off, blows a kiss. Back to it..

Point, cover comes in, extra cover, mid-off in

48.3JDS Neesham to CR Brathwaite, No run, beaten again. Short and wide outside off. Once again he's gone for the pull. Misses again.

Surely he's thinking 8 off 4

48.2JDS Neesham to CR Brathwaite, No run, beaten! Whew. Short and wide outside off. Backs away and has a swipe but it some distance away from connection.
48.1JDS Neesham to CR Brathwaite, No run, short of a length outside off, watchfully tapped to extra cover.
End of over 48. 25 runs this over. 284/9 after 288 balls.
CR Brathwaite 99 (76b 9x4 5x6 ) MJ Henry 9-0-76-1
O Thomas 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Wow. How does he keep finding himself in these situations? 25 off the over. Eight required off two overs. He's on 99. Will it be CDG or Neesham for the 49th?

Ohhh boy! Conference - four man conference. New Zealand are feeling this. Matt Henry is feeling this. He began this England tour conceding 107 in the first warm-up game. He's been here - West Indies taking him apart. It's happening again. Can he hold his nerve?

End of over 47. 7 runs this over. 259/9 after 282 balls.
O Thomas 0 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 10-0-59-3
CR Brathwaite 74 (70b 8x4 2x6 ) more

This is some composure from the lower order. But this is arguably still very much in New Zealand's favour. Matt Henry now with the ball.

End of over 46. 7 runs this over. 252/9 after 276 balls.
O Thomas 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 10-1-30-4
CR Brathwaite 67 (65b 8x4 1x6 ) more

Sudarshan: "Brathwaite made Cottrell face 26 out of the 35 balls in the partnership. That's a masterclass on how not to play with a #10. " --- If a No. 10 is capable of seeing out the majority of a partnership, does your argument hold?

End of over 45. 1 runs this over. 245/9 after 270 balls.
SS Cottrell 15 (26b 2x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 9-0-52-3
CR Brathwaite 60 (62b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 44. 1 runs this over. 244/8 after 264 balls.
SS Cottrell 15 (24b 2x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 9-1-23-4
CR Brathwaite 59 (58b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 43. 8 runs this over. 243/8 after 258 balls.
SS Cottrell 15 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) JDS Neesham 5-0-33-0
CR Brathwaite 58 (57b 7x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 42. 8 runs this over. 235/8 after 252 balls.
CR Brathwaite 58 (57b 7x4 1x6 ) MJ Santner 10-1-61-0
SS Cottrell 7 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Sara Batool: "Braithwaite is doing what Stokes did last night .. May he gets the positive result. The 2nd round of world cup is becoming very interesting."

Nelson : "I don't understand what KW is saving Boult for. NZ need to go for the kill now otherwise the game can slip away from them."

End of over 41. 5 runs this over. 227/8 after 246 balls.
CR Brathwaite 51 (53b 6x4 1x6 ) JDS Neesham 4-0-25-0
SS Cottrell 6 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 4 runs this over. 222/8 after 240 balls.
CR Brathwaite 47 (50b 6x4 1x6 ) MJ Santner 9-1-53-0
SS Cottrell 5 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 7 runs this over. 218/8 after 234 balls.
CR Brathwaite 46 (49b 6x4 1x6 ) MJ Henry 8-0-51-1
SS Cottrell 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 2 runs this over. 211/7 after 228 balls.
CR Brathwaite 41 (47b 5x4 1x6 ) MJ Santner 8-1-49-0
KAJ Roach 14 (30b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 37. 1 runs this over. 209/7 after 222 balls.
KAJ Roach 13 (27b 0x4 1x6 ) MJ Henry 7-0-44-0
CR Brathwaite 40 (44b 5x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 36. 2 runs this over. 208/7 after 216 balls.
KAJ Roach 13 (23b 0x4 1x6 ) LH Ferguson 8-0-51-2
CR Brathwaite 39 (42b 5x4 1x6 ) more

CJ: "Everyone acting as though NZ will win this easy noe. 90 runs with three wickets is still possible. As a kiwi I'm still nervous about the next ten overs"

End of over 35. 10 runs this over. 206/7 after 210 balls.
CR Brathwaite 38 (41b 5x4 1x6 ) C de Grandhomme 4-0-22-1
KAJ Roach 12 (18b 0x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 34. 7 runs this over. 195/7 after 203 balls.
CR Brathwaite 28 (36b 3x4 1x6 ) LH Ferguson 7-0-48-2
KAJ Roach 11 (16b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Sarah : "It seems as though West Indies can't please anyone! Last game we were a bowler short so that's apparently why we lost, now we're a batsman short. But we played an extra bowler to answer all the questions asked last game. So what pray tell, is the winning formula? "

Abbas: "Look at the scoreboard... 3 1's and two ducks and blaming the one who scored half century and that's why the RRR is still manageable... blaming hetmyer is utterly ridiculous... boy did his part others didn't... SIMPLE "

End of over 33. 3 runs this over. 188/7 after 198 balls.
KAJ Roach 10 (15b 0x4 1x6 ) C de Grandhomme 3-0-12-1
CR Brathwaite 27 (32b 3x4 1x6 ) more

Andrew : "Why is it when WI lose they always blame Hetmyer? The kid did his job scored a match winning half century not his fault the others didn't chip in and they're a batsman short by not playing Bravo!"

End of over 32. 15 runs this over. 185/7 after 192 balls.
CR Brathwaite 25 (30b 3x4 1x6 ) MJ Santner 7-1-47-0
KAJ Roach 10 (11b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Priyank: "Wonder if Hetmyer and Co. think about their approach sitting in the team dug out seeing no 8 & 9 easily taking singles down the ground. Stuart Law did great things with this bunch, only if he could have had continued..."

Thanks, Saurabh, for that most cynical handover.

And it's Varun back at the controls till the bitter end of this game.

End of over 31. 2 runs this over. 170/7 after 186 balls.
CR Brathwaite 17 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 8-1-22-4
KAJ Roach 3 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 1 runs this over. 168/7 after 180 balls.
CR Brathwaite 16 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 6-1-32-0
KAJ Roach 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 2 runs this over. 167/7 after 174 balls.
KAJ Roach 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 7-1-20-4
CR Brathwaite 16 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 1 runs this over. 165/7 after 168 balls.
KAJ Roach 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 5-1-31-0
CR Brathwaite 15 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 27. 2 runs this over. 164/7 after 161 balls.
E Lewis 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 6-1-18-4
CR Brathwaite 14 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 26.  A maiden over! 162/5 after 156 balls.
AR Nurse 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 4-1-30-0
CR Brathwaite 13 (9b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 10 runs this over. 162/5 after 150 balls.
AR Nurse 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 6-0-41-2
CR Brathwaite 13 (9b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 6 runs this over. 152/5 after 144 balls.
CH Gayle 87 (84b 8x4 6x6 ) C de Grandhomme 2-0-10-1
CR Brathwaite 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 4 runs this over. 146/4 after 138 balls.
CR Brathwaite 4 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 5-0-31-2
CH Gayle 81 (78b 7x4 6x6 ) more
End of over 22. 4 runs this over. 142/2 after 132 balls.
CH Gayle 81 (78b 7x4 6x6 ) C de Grandhomme 1-0-4-0
SO Hetmyer 54 (44b 8x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 21. 8 runs this over. 138/2 after 126 balls.
SO Hetmyer 54 (44b 8x4 1x6 ) LH Ferguson 4-0-27-0
CH Gayle 77 (72b 6x4 6x6 ) more
End of over 20. 15 runs this over. 130/2 after 120 balls.
SO Hetmyer 47 (40b 8x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 3-0-30-0
CH Gayle 76 (70b 6x4 6x6 ) more
End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 115/2 after 114 balls.
CH Gayle 63 (66b 6x4 4x6 ) MJ Henry 6-0-43-0
SO Hetmyer 45 (38b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 12 runs this over. 114/2 after 108 balls.
CH Gayle 63 (63b 6x4 4x6 ) MJ Santner 2-0-15-0
SO Hetmyer 44 (35b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 10 runs this over. 102/2 after 102 balls.
CH Gayle 52 (58b 5x4 3x6 ) MJ Henry 5-0-42-0
SO Hetmyer 43 (34b 8x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 92/2 after 96 balls.
SO Hetmyer 34 (30b 6x4 0x6 ) MJ Santner 1-0-3-0
CH Gayle 51 (56b 5x4 3x6 ) more

That is drinks. Here is Saurabh.

Mudasir: "Good poin made by Gautam about the selection of Raston Chase. But how can we forget Kieron Pollard, would have been a better option than that of Braithwaite."

He's around the wicket, by the way

M.: "To be fair, Umar Akmal didn't take the chances given to him either. Latest reminder: PakVsEng series before the WC. True to his past, he never really clicked."

End of over 15. 5 runs this over. 89/2 after 90 balls.
CH Gayle 50 (52b 5x4 3x6 ) JDS Neesham 3-0-20-0
SO Hetmyer 32 (28b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Rizwan Tahir: "How long before we see Santner? A mouth watering matchup with the left handers" --- Think it'll only be after one of them is gone...but it looks like I'm wrong. Here is Santner.

End of over 14. 6 runs this over. 84/2 after 84 balls.
SO Hetmyer 31 (26b 6x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 3-0-19-0
CH Gayle 46 (48b 4x4 3x6 ) more

Gautam: "As soon as the World Cup is over the West Indies need to make the right selections, Nurse and Brathwaite need to be dropped. I think Roston Chase should have been in the team, he couldn't have done worse than Nurse, and as soon as Narine is fit for ODI he has to come back. West Indies need to develop spinners, maybe they should try Warrican to see what he can do"

End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 78/2 after 78 balls.
SO Hetmyer 26 (24b 5x4 0x6 ) JDS Neesham 2-0-15-0
CH Gayle 45 (44b 4x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 75/2 after 71 balls.
SO Hetmyer 25 (20b 5x4 0x6 ) LH Ferguson 2-0-13-0
CH Gayle 43 (41b 4x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 11. 12 runs this over. 71/2 after 66 balls.
SO Hetmyer 24 (18b 5x4 0x6 ) JDS Neesham 1-0-12-0
CH Gayle 41 (38b 4x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 10. 9 runs this over. 59/2 after 60 balls.
CH Gayle 41 (38b 4x4 3x6 ) LH Ferguson 1-0-9-0
SO Hetmyer 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Tommo: "What's the word on Lewis?" --- No updates since the last one (that he wouldn't take the field)

End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 50/2 after 54 balls.
SO Hetmyer 7 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 5-1-16-2
CH Gayle 37 (37b 3x4 3x6 ) more

Warren : "Varun, you say Boult generally holds on to catches - did you see the shocker he dropped against SA on Wednesday? " --- Yeah but that doesn't suit my Boult propaganda (really, though, he's taken some unbelievable catches)

End of over 8. 18 runs this over. 44/2 after 47 balls.
CH Gayle 32 (33b 2x4 3x6 ) MJ Henry 4-0-32-0
SO Hetmyer 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 6 runs this over. 26/2 after 42 balls.
SO Hetmyer 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 4-1-10-2
CH Gayle 15 (28b 1x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 6. 11 runs this over. 20/1 after 35 balls.
CH Gayle 15 (27b 1x4 1x6 ) MJ Henry 3-0-14-0
N Pooran 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 3 runs this over. 9/1 after 30 balls.
N Pooran 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 3-1-4-1
CH Gayle 5 (22b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 3 runs this over. 6/1 after 24 balls.
CH Gayle 3 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 2-0-3-0
N Pooran 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 1 runs this over. 3/1 after 18 balls.
N Pooran 0 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 2-1-1-1
CH Gayle 2 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 12 balls.
CH Gayle 1 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) MJ Henry 1-0-2-0
SD Hope 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

WATCH - Captain Kane has done it again. Watch his brilliant 148 here (AUS, UK and SEA only)

WATCH - What a day for Sheldon Cottrell! He was involved in seven New Zealand dismissals at Old Trafford (AUS, UK and SEA only

End of over 1.  A maiden over! 0/0 after 6 balls.
CH Gayle 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) TA Boult 1-1-0-0
SD Hope 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
CH GayleC TA Boult B C de Grandhomme871118486103.57
SD HopeB TA Boult11230033.33
N PooranC TWM Latham B TA Boult11770014.29
SO HetmyerB LH Ferguson54724581120
JO HolderC TWM Latham B LH Ferguson02100-
CR BrathwaiteC TA Boult B JDS Neesham1011178295123.17
AR NurseC TWM Latham B TA Boult1980012.5
E LewisC JDS Neesham B TA Boult04300-
KAJ RoachC TWM Latham B MJ Henry1444310145.16
SS CottrellB LH Ferguson1530262057.69
O Thomasnot out 024400-
Total 286/10
TA Boult10.013043
MJ Henry9.007618.44
LH Ferguson10.005935.9
JDS Neesham6.003515.83
MJ Santner10.016106.1
C de Grandhomme4.002215.5