22nd of June, 2019. The 29th recreation of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
The fixture was a must-win recreation for the West Indies. In the event that they misplaced, then their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs could be carried out and dusted.
However, the Kiwis got here into the sport after a tense recreation one other tense World Cup recreation towards Southern Hemisphere rivals, South Africa.
New Zealand, didn’t lose a recreation heading into the fixture. A win over the Windies would more than likely assure them a spot within the World Cup semi-finals.
The sport was an all-time traditional, that didn’t disappoint the estimated 23, 000 folks in attendance at Previous Trafford, Manchester.
The West Indies received the toss and elected to bowl. They obtained off to a terrific begin by means of the attribute left-arm pacer, Sheldon Cottrell.
Cotrell snared each New Zealand openers for golden geese. He obtained Martin Guptill, leg earlier than off the primary ball of the match and Colin Munro clear bowled off the fifth ball of the primary over.
The New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson was already on the crease within the first over of the match and wanted to drag off a rescue act for the once more Blackcaps. The scorecard learn, 2/10 after the primary over.
New Zealand accrued their option to 50 in 15 overs. With the regular accumulation of runs, star batsman Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor introduced up their fourth 150-run partnership, made off 194 balls.
Concurrently, the pair achieved the world cup document for the best third wicket partnership beating fellow countrymen, Glenn Turner and John Parker’s partnership of 149 towards East Africa within the 1975 World Cup.
Ross Taylor departed for 69 off 95 balls within the 35th over. Chris Gayle picked up the wicket and Jason Holder took the catch. Chris Gayle went previous Courtney Walsh’s document for probably the most wickets by a West Indian bowler towards New Zealand in ODIs.
Kane Williamson continued his chic run within the event notching up his 15th ODI ton and his second of the event. Williamson grew to become the 11th batsman in World Cup historical past to attain back-to-back World Cup a whole bunch, swatting Kemar Roach for 4 down fine-leg for 4. Sheldon Cotrell dismissed the out-of-form Tom Latham for 12.
The accolades saved coming for the Kiwi captain Williamson. He now has the document for many runs in a World Cup with out being dismissed, reaching 333 runs with out having his wicket bothered.
Sheldon added one other wicket to his tally as he ended Williamson’s good innings of 148 off 154 balls.
Cotrell manufactured a run-out and two consecutive catches, finishing a memorable day within the subject. New Zealand completed the innings at 291/eight off their 50 overs, spanking 92 runs off the final 10 overs.
The West Indies wanted 292 off the allotted 50 overs. The boys from the Caribbean required a strong begin and sadly for them, they obtained off to a surprising begin.
Trent Boult dismissed each gifted children, Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran for 1. The West Indies have been 20/2 and New Zealand have been clearly on prime.
Nevertheless, Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer had different concepts. The pair added 122 in speedy time.
Gayle was dropped thrice, and it appeared like New Zealand have been going to get blown away by some wonderful Calypso batting. Hetmyer and Gayle performed some highly effective and flashy pictures. The New Zealand bowlers appeared out of types, particularly Matt Henry.
The preliminary game-changing second got here within the 23rd over, when categorical pacer Lockie Ferguson broke the lethal partnership between Gayle and Hetmyer.
Ferguson dismissed Hetmyer with a slower ball for 54. The West Indies collapsed from 142/2 to 164/7 inside 4 overs.
Jason Holder went for a golden duck when he nicked the ball to Tom Latham. Colin de Grandhomme obtained the large wicket of Chris Gayle. Trent Boult accomplished the catch. Then Trent Boult got here again to eliminate Ashley Nurse and Evin Lewis with bouncers.
The West Indies appeared like they have been going to be dismissed for a rating below 200. That was till Carlos Braithwaite smacked a brutal knock of 101 off 82 balls.
In that knock, Braithwaite hit 9 fours and 5 huge sixes at an astonishing strike charge of 123.17.
The vast majority of the estimated 23, 000 folks in attendance at Previous Trafford have been cheering Braithwaite on. Braithwaite batted rather well with the tail and manufactured three very important partnerships of 47 with Kemar Roach, 34 with Sheldon Cotrell and 41 with Oshane Thomas.
Matt Henry picked up Kemar Roach whereas Lockie Ferguson bowled Sheldon Cotrell. Ferguson elevated his tally to 14 wickets for the event.
The wicket of Roach was the one spotlight for Matt Henry, as he leaked runs at a charge of eight.44 per over. Braithwaite pummelled Henry for 25 runs within the 48th over, leaving New Zealand with eight runs to defend off two overs.
All-rounder James Neesham bowled the 49th over of the West Indies innings. Braithwaite obtained two runs to convey up his maiden ODI century.
Sadly for Braithwaite and the West Indies, they fell quick by simply 5 runs. He went for the glory shot and was caught on the ropes by Trent Boult.
Credit score goes to Neesham for bowling some intelligent quick balls. Scenes of jubilation for the Blackcaps and their supporters, whereas there have been emotions of despair and distress for the Windies and their supporters.
Braithwaite was on his knees feeling dejected. The Kiwi gamers consoled Braithwaite. It was an exquisite sporting gesture by the Kiwis, and the image of that individual gesture has gone viral.
This recreation will go down as one of many best World Cup encounters of all time. As well as, this recreation positively ranks as one of the best recreation of the event until date. The sport featured many nice performances from each side.
Williamson obtained the person of the match for his good ton, however Braithwaite stole the present with some good hitting.
Three thrilling video games in a row on the 12h version of the ICC Cricket World Cup, together with the England-Sr Lanka and the Afghanistan-India video games.
There have been two memorable video games in sooner or later. What else may a cricket fan ask for? Hopefully, there shall be extra traditional World Cup encounters within the coming weeks.