Player of the Match
Player of the Match

20 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 243/5 | RR: 12.15

  • MJ Santner6 (1b)
  • GD Phillips7 (4b)
  • CR Brathwaite4-0-50-2
  • JE Taylor4-0-53-1

8.33pm New Zealand smash 243 runs in 20 overs, their highest T20I total, led by Colin Munro's third T20I hundred, the only batsman to do so. All other New Zealand batsmen contributed, with at least a six as well. New Zealand finished with 17 sixes and a score they will be pleased with. But this total is ideally suited to West Indies' approach, so let's wait and see how they react.

And to think of it, Colin Munro nearly chose to turn freelance after not being picked for the Champions Trophy last year.

Brathwaite to Santner, SIX runs, 134 kph, misses his length, a low full toss, Santner waits for the ball to come to him before nicely chipping a six over long-on. Fine timing

DB: "Stage is set for the Boss of T20 to show why he is the Boss of T20. Hope he gets going today and salvage some pride for WI. "

Brathwaite to Phillips, 1 run, looks for it again, the lap scoop. A slower delivery slightly, toe-ended away towards midwicket
Brathwaite to Phillips, 4 leg byes, four leg byes. Full down leg, Phillips shuffles across, misses a flick, but the ball clips the pad and past the keeper

Manish Vanotra : "Would love to see DJ Bravo back in the team.... Would be very useful during the death overs"

Brathwaite to Phillips, SIX runs, how? These batsmen are so good at this shot. He knows Brathwaite will attempt another yorker, so he walks right across and scoops the ball over the keeper for six. The hand-eye coordination needed for that shot makes it so tough but it's so effective

Max: "Beautiful half century by Jerome Taylor too for New Zealand after Samuel Badree."

Brathwaite to Phillips, no run, 134 kph, terrific wide yorker, creeps underneath the bat

Mitchell Santner

Brathwaite to Munro, OUT, lost some momentum and timing over the last few overs. A low full toss around off, Munro picks his favourite midwicket area but mis-times his checked drive and finds long-on. Another stunning assault from Munro

C Munro c Hetmyer b Brathwaite 104 (88m 53b 3x4 10x6) SR: 196.22

Shai Hope has done some damage to his ligament

19 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 226/4 | RR: 11.89

  • C Munro104 (52b)
  • JE Taylor4-0-53-1
  • RR Emrit4-0-42-1
Taylor to Williamson, OUT, chopped on, a much better delivery, it's a slower delivery on a good length outside off. Williamson tries to force the ball through the leg side, but the ball takes the inside edge and onto leg stump. A more-than-handy cameo

KS Williamson b Taylor 19 (8m 8b 2x4 1x6) SR: 237.50

Taylor to Williamson, FOUR runs, that's a poor ball. Short down leg and Williamson swivels on a pull, big gap behind square for four
Taylor to Williamson, FOUR runs, another terrific shot. Full around off, nailed over the bowler. Fine place to hit the ball, good timing too. New Zealand's highest T20I score
Taylor to Williamson, SIX runs, what a shot. Full and straight from Taylor, Williamson does the Rohit Sharma, just extends his on-drive. And then gets the right follow-through, way over long-on with incredible timing
Taylor to Williamson, no run, 108 kph, an offcutter on middle and leg, Williamson misses a slog sweep, hit on the arm

Abhinav Dhar: "I can't understand why New Zealand won't play Munro at No.5 in Tests? He can play the McCullum role for them. Only the one test. He has performed in FC cricket. Can be a game changer."

Taylor to Munro, 1 run, full outside off, mis-timed to long-on. Losing his shape, understandable with fatigue creeping in

18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 211/3 | RR: 11.72

  • KS Williamson5 (3b)
  • C Munro103 (51b)
  • RR Emrit4-0-42-1
  • AR Nurse4-0-43-0
Emrit to Williamson, 2 runs, badly timed away past midwicket for a couple more. Off the inside half
Emrit to Williamson, 2 runs, out if he hit. Midwicket misses at the batsman's end, and New Zealand get an overthrow. Full outside off, squeezed to midwicket, who runs in and misses
Emrit to Munro, 1 run, a low full toss in the gap at deep midwicket for one. Cottrell runs around to his left to stop one. Losing a bit of momentum

Boyd: "A few more sixes and Monroe could break two more records: Finch's 14 sixes in an innings and Maxwell's highest career strike rate!"

Emrit to Williamson, 1 run, a good yorker, around off, nudged to long-on. Wonder if New Zealand should be going from both ends, with Munro now slightly fatigued.

manan shah: "What would WI be comfortable chasing from here? Chasing 220-230 might be a confidence booster, giving 20 of last 3 overs..."

Emrit to Munro, 1 run, full and wide outside off, sliced to deep point

SquashedPumpkin: "At risk of jinxing Munro here, but if he stays in, he could be a chance of breaking Aaron Finch's highest score."

Emrit to Munro, OUT, Kitchen is sacrificed. That's the first I've seen of that shot. It's a charging scoop, runs at the bowler, looking to generate momentum and take the ball on the full but Munro misses the ball, the ball misses the off stump. Kitchen runs down for one, Fletcher's throw misses at the batsman's end but straight to Emrit who runs back and finds Kitchen half a pitch short

AK Kitchen run out (†Walton/Emrit) 9 (5m 3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300.00

Kumar : "Nikhil, any signs of declaration from NZ dressing room yet?"

17 | 13 Runs | NZ: 204/2 | RR: 12.00

  • C Munro101 (48b)
  • AK Kitchen9 (3b)
  • AR Nurse4-0-43-0
  • CR Brathwaite3-0-37-1
Nurse to Munro, 1 run, this is flat and quick, smeared away to deep midwicket. He has scored 42 runs in that area
Nurse to Kitchen, 1 run, 100 kph, full and straight, skewed to deep midwicket
Nurse to Kitchen, SIX runs, a poor ball. In the slot, full around off and smashed over long-on with immense power
Nurse to Kitchen, 2 runs, a chip away to deep midwicket for a couple, in the gap nicely
Nurse to Munro, 1 run, a low full toss is bunted to long-on. The first batsman to hit three T20I hundreds, and two at the same venue. Loud applause from the crowd, a fistpump from Munro. He's owning this format

Artemis: "@Akshar: In fairness it is only a few players that are consistently getting 100s in T20Is and 200s in ODIs. Rohit Sharma has 3 double hundreds, and only 4 other have even gotten to 200 in ODIs, whereas this could be Munro's 3rd T20I century, and only Gayle, McCullum, and Rohit have 2 each in T20Is. It's basically just the same people. Not all batsman." Helps that they open

Nurse to Munro, 2 runs, flat and wide outside off, sliced away past point for a couple. Onto 99 now

Anaru Kitchen joins Munro, on 97 off just 45

West Indies 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0CH GayleCAK Walton
2nd1CH GayleADS Fletcher
3rd41ADS FletcherR Powell
4th7ADS FletcherSO Hetmyer
5th31ADS FletcherCR Brathwaite
6th12AR NurseCR Brathwaite
7th7RR EmritAR Nurse
8th15JE TaylorAR Nurse
9th10S BadreeAR Nurse