Match tied, Windies win Super Over; NZ crash out

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Updated: Monday, October 1, 2012, 22:28 [IST]
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Pallekele, Oct 1: West Indies and New Zealand, both scored 139 as the match was tied, as Windies won the one-over eliminator against Kiwis to stay alive in the tournament after the Super Eights clash at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Monday.

Match tied, Windies win Super Over


Highlights: World T20: New Zealand Vs West Indies, Pallekele

In reply, Chris Gayle hit a massive six off a no ball, as as Southee conceded 8 runs off the first ball followed by 1,2, wd1, 6 off the next four balls to win the Super Over as Windies scored 17/0 to win the match and stay alive in the tournament, while New Zealand crashed out of the tournament after losing to West Indies in the one-over eliminator.

Since Windies had scored more boundaries when compared to New Zealand in the innings, West Indies needed just 17 runs off the one-over eliminator to win the match.

For the eighth time in World T20 the match has been tied while New Zealand have been involved in 5 instances so far in T20 internationals including this match, but have registered a win only once.

Earlier Marlon Samuels bowled the last over, as Taylor was beaten off the first ball with 14 needed off 5 balls. With 0,1 wd, 2, 6, 1 to finish with 139/7 in 20 overs as the match was tied which meant a Super Over had to be bowled to decide the winner.

Ross Taylor top scored for New Zealand with 62 runs off 40 balls, which also included 3 boundaries and 3 sixes. For his fabulous bowling 3/20, Sunil Narine was awarded the man of the match award.

WI Innings Report: Having won the toss and elected to field, New Zealand bowlers responded to their captain's call as they bundled out West Indies for 139 in 19.3 overs during a Super Eights clash at Pallekele international Cricket Stadium on Monday.

Asked to bat first, West Indies started off very well as they posted 60/2 in the first 6 overs, while the top order failed miserably after the fall of Chris Gayle in the 7th over, as Southee dismissed him for 30 (14 balls).

As soon as Gayle returned to the pavilion, West Indies parade to the pavilion followed as Samuels (24), Andre Russell (6), Darren Bravo (16), Denesh Ramdin (1), Darren Sammy (11) as all depended on Kieron Pollard to help the team post a decent total.

Kiwis messed up on the field as they started with a no-ball, missed a run-out chance, had they corrected their mistakes, West Indies wouldn't have scored 139 in 20 overs.

Playing XIs

New Zealand: Ross Taylor (capt), Brendon McCullum (wk), Martin Guptill, Rob Nicol, James Franklin, Jacob Oram, Ronnie Hirai, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Doug Bracewell

West Indies: Darren Sammy (capt), Denesh Ramdin (wk), Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Samuel Badree.

Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pakistan) and Asad Rauf (Pakistan)

Third umpire: Simon Taufel (Australia)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (India)


Story first published:  Monday, October 1, 2012, 15:06 [IST]
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