ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

WI beat NZ by 91 runs | West Indies vs New Zealand Highlights And Cricket Score 9th ODI Match

ICC Cricket World Cup Warm-up Matches, 2019

Date: May 28, 2019 Start Time: 15:00 IST | 09:30 GMT | 10:30 Local
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
WI
421/10 Overs: 49.2
NZ
330/10 Overs: 47.2
West Indies beat New Zealand by 91 runs

West Indies vs New Zealand Highlights And Cricket Score - 9th ODI Match - Summary

End of Over : 47.2 NZ: 330/10

So that is it from here. We are done with the warm-ups. Now it is time for the big event. We have a day's rest and we will meet on 30th May, 2019 for Match 1 between England and South Africa at The Oval, London at 1030 local (0930 GMT). For now, goodbye.

Windies skipper, Jason Holder, says it is a good win and he hopes it is building towards something special in the World Cup. Mentions Gayle gave them the impetus they needed at the start and the rest did exceptionally well. Further adds he is pleased with the bowlers and how they stuck to the plans. States there were a few blunders towards the end in the field but overall they had a good game. Tells they need to pay more attention to their fielding. Ends by saying they just want to enjoy their cricket in the World Cup and see where it takes them.

New Zealand, Kane Williamson, he thought the exercise today was outstanding, they know what the Windies are capable of and they showed their power today. Mentions they expect their bowling attack to be under pressure throughout the tournament and today was a good learning curve but not everyday can be their day. Credits Tom Blundell for the way he played, it was a knock under pressure and he did really well. States he can't reveal the information of whether they will play Blundell in the first game or not but he is happy with how he played.

Tom Blundell who is up for an interview, says he feels very good, it was a great day for him and he is happy he got a ton. States he is happy to spend some time out in the middle. Further adds the last few days have been good, they have had two good games and they are looking forward to the game against Lanka. Mentions he just backed his ability and he is confident when he goes out to bat. He is hopeful of getting a chance in the World Cup. Tells he has still no idea about his inclusion in the XI for the first game but he is happy if he plays or not. Ends by saying the target was always going to be a tough one and he is pleased with how they finished in the end.

The Windies bowling was very good to begin with. Till the time the ball was new, Cottrell, Thomas and Holder, all did a good job. However, once the ball got soft, their bowlers did take a pounding. Only Nurse was able to bowl a good spell during the middle overs. Carlos Brathwaite though finished as the pick of the bowlers as he ended with a three-fer.

A comfortable win for the Windies! An absolute morale boosting one for them. After Shai Hope's ton and handy innings from Lewis and Russell, they posted a massive 422. In reply, New Zealand needed a powerful start but they did not get it. They lost three even before they got to 50. Williamson and Blundell then steadied the ship. The two added a 120-run stand but just as they started to get going, the skipper got run out. Blundell then came out of his shell though, he started playing lovely shots, smashed the bowlers out of the park and got to a ton. However, the task was too much of an ask and once he fell, it was all about playing out the 50 overs for the Kiwis which they did.

47.2 W

Fabian Allen to Ish Sodhi. OUT! STUMPED! Sodhi's luck runs out and that is the end of the New Zealand innings. Ish comes down the track and Allen fires it outside off. The batter looks to put bat on ball but misses. Hope does the rest. WEST INDIES WON BY 91 RUNS!

47.1 1

Fabian Allen to Lockie Ferguson. Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total.

End of Over : 47 14 Runs NZ: 329/9
46.6 4

Carlos Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi. FOUR! Good shot. Full on off, Sodhi hits it over covers for a boundary.

46.5 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Lockie Ferguson. IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Brathwaite bowls a good short ball, Ferguson looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards mid-wicket where Holder goes for the catch but sees Shai Hope coming and decides against it. In the end, Shai Hope runs to take the catch but it falls safely in no man's land.

46.4 0

Carlos Brathwaite to Lockie Ferguson. The batsman goes for the pull but misses it completely.

46.3 1

Carlos Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

46.2 6

Carlos Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi. SIX! Sodhi lofts this over the covers for a biggie. It's hit high and over the fence. Some late hitting from the lower order.

46.1 2

Carlos Brathwaite to Ish Sodhi. DROPPED! Nurse drops another one. This was in the arc of the batsman and he obliges by lofting it straight up and high towards cover-point. There is no elevation to it means it won't clear the fence. The fielder runs towards the direction of the ball but cannot hold on to it as the ball was swirling a bit. Sodhi gets a life.

End of Over : 46 6 Runs NZ: 315/9
45.6 0

Fabian Allen to Lockie Ferguson. Floated delivery on off, Ferguson defends it off the front foot. 6 runs and a wicket from the over.

45.5 W

Fabian Allen to Matt Henry. OUT! New Zealand are falling like nine pins here. Flighted delivery on leg, Henry comes down the track and looks to go big but misses it. Matt Henry gets stumped as Shai Hope quickly takes the bails off.

45.4 1

Fabian Allen to Ish Sodhi. Tossed up on middle, Sodhi comes down the track and nudges it towards the leg side for a single.

45.3 4

Fabian Allen to Ish Sodhi. FOUR! Nice shot. Short delivery on middle, Sodhi pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

45.2 1

Fabian Allen to Matt Henry. Flighted delivery on middle, Henry comes down the track and plays it towards mid-wicket for a run.

Summary

New Zealand face West Indies in the ninth warm-up game of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the County Ground in Bristol on Tuesday. New Zealand beat tournament favourites India in their first warm-up fixture, while West Indies' match against South Africa was washed out due to rain.

 

The West Indies cricket team has been strengthened by the return of two power-houses in Chris Gayle and Andre Russel. The latter won Player of the Tournament in the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, while Gayle has been in sensational form, ever since his return to the national team. Led by all-rounder Jason Holder, West Indies will hope to use their experience of playing in England recently, at CWC 2019.

 

Meanwhile, New Zealand doesn't come with a huge reputation but has a knack of defying their expectations at every ICC tournament. The 2015 finalist began on a high note with a comfortable victory over India and will aim to reach a step higher this year. This will be the final warm-up match of both the teams.

 

New Zealand (From): Martin Guptill, Colin Munro, Kane Williamson(c), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Tom Blundell(w), Colin de Grandhomme, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult, Tim Southee, Ish Sodhi, Tom Latham, Matt Henry.

West Indies (From): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Shai Hope(w), Shimron Hetmyer, Ashley Nurse, Andre Russell, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Oshane Thomas, Shannon Gabriel, Sheldon Cottrell, Kemar Roach, Fabian Allen, Nicholas Pooran.

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