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212/10 (48.2)
161/10 (35.3)
NZ won by 50 runs (D/L Method).
Player of the match: Finn Allen
 
Alright! New Zealand were down after posting a below-par total but they were never out of this contest. Southee and Boult demolished the West Indies batting inside the powerplay and the hosts didn't recover from the early setback. This series is nicely poised and we will wait and watch what we have in store for the decider on Sunday. Until then, this is Pragadeesh and Lavil signing off. See yaa
Tom Latham (New Zealand Captain): It was a fantastic performance. Finn played an exceptional innings. We have two world class fast bowlers and the way they bowled in the powerplay with a bit of help from the wicket was terrific. When Trent gone down, it was difficult when you are a bowler short. We certainly know what sort of power they possess at the back end, but we got rewarded for some good bowling performance. Allen is a powerful batter, so devastating on his day but the maturity he showed was too good and that turned out to be the difference. We want to build partnership low down the order and try to bat 50 overs. This is something we will obviously work on.
Nicholas Pooran (West Indies Captain): Very pleased. Very happy with the bowling performance as they were so disciplined. It's a disappointing performance with the bat. Yannik and Alzarri played beautifully and that partnership was really good to watch. We have to work very hard as New Zealand are not going to give anything easily. Yannik has been working very hard in the first-class cricket and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands
Finn Allen is the player of the match for his innings of 96(117b)

Finn Allen: 
It was nice to get to the team to the competitive total. We felt that had we batted 10 more overs we could've added more runs. Mitchell and I thought that it was a tough period and realised to bat through the innings. He was a calming influence and helped me bat better. It is nice to take confidence from the fact that I could help my team in a tough situation. West Indies bowled well. These are tough conditions and challenging to bat and I have enjoyed it so far
New Zealand beat West Indies by 50 runs (D/L method)
Finn Allen 96(117) | Yannik Cariah 52(84)
Kevin Sinclair 4-41(8.2) | Tim Southee 4-22(7)

It was a scintillating win for the visitors as they kept their batting let-off aside and bundled West Indies out for 161 runs. When you have Trent Boult and Tim Southee in the opposition bowling attack, you can't take any total for granted. The West Indies batters learnt that in a hard way.

The deadly duo produced a menacing bowling display with the new ball and in a blink of an eye, the wickets kept tumbling for the hosts. They were reduced to 27-6 inside the powerplay. West Indies batters have to blame themselves for this batting failiure as they played some loose drives while trying to chase the deliveries outside off-stump and paid the price.

There was another rain interruption in the middle for 53 minutes, but once the match restarted, Alzarri Joseph showed his batting prowess by smacking the New Zealand spinners all over the park. Trent Boult didn't take the field due to injury and that proved to be a headache for Tom Latham as he stuck with Glenn Phillips. 

Joseph went into a rampage mode and nearly got his maiden ODI half-century but Tim Southee knocked him over to give his team a huge relief. Yannic Cariah, on the other hand, showed enough maturity with the bat and scored his maiden half-century but he ran out of partners at the other end
It's deemed as a perfect catch by Finn Allen and it's all over now. Should've been over a long back but that knock from Alzarri Joseph and fighting innings from Yannic Cariah only helped West Indies to reduce the deficit of the defeat
35.3 Mitchell Santner to Yannic Cariah, CAUGHT! NEW ZEALAND WIN AND LEVEL THE SERIES! Full-length delivery outside the off stump, Cariah looked to go inside out towards deep extra cover and connects it well. He, however, doesn't get enough connection and Finn Allen at the boundary ropes takes an amazing running catch. The umpires decide to go upstairs and check whether it is a fair catch and the umpire decides to stay with the on-field decision. New Zealand win by 50 runs (DLS) and level the series 1-1

Yannic Cariah c Finn Allen b Mitchell Santner 52 (114m 84b 2x4 1x6)
35.2 Mitchell Santner to Kevin Sinclair, length delivery outside the off stump. Sinclair taps that one towards covers and gets a single
35.1 Mitchell Santner to Kevin Sinclair, length delivery on the line of the middle stump. Sinclair taps that one on the legside for a dot ball
35
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160 /9 score
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cricket bat icon Yannic Cariah
52 (83)
cricket bat icon Kevin Sinclair *
2 (2)
cricket ball icon Tim Southee
4 /22
34.6 Tim Southee to Kevin Sinclair, length delivery outside the off stump. Sinclair taps that one towards covers and gets a single to end the over
34.5 Tim Southee to Yannic Cariah, length delivery outside the off stump. Cariah plays that one towards deep third man and gets a single
34.4 Tim Southee to Yannic Cariah, length delivery outside the off stump. Cariah, looking to cut that one away, has a play and a miss. No run
34.3 Tim Southee to Kevin Sinclair, length delivery outside the off stump. Sinclair guides that one towards point for a single
Kevin Sinclair, RHB, walks in at no.11

Look at the disappointment in Joseph's face. He dragged his team back into the contest out of nowhere and due to the lack of bounce, the ball goes underneath his bat to knock the stumps. A huge sigh of relief for the visitors as Joseph's entertaining knock comes to an end
34.2 Tim Southee to Alzarri Joseph, BOWLED HIM! SOUTHEE GETS THE 9TH On a length, quick and straight from Southee, Joseph was a touch late to get his bat down on that occasion and has his stumps in a mess. Joy for New Zealand as they inch closer to victory and a terrible heartache for Alzarri Joseph as not only has he missed out on a maiden ODI half-century but also missed out on a chance of taking his side over the line

Alzarri Joseph b Tim Southee 49 (50m 31b 5x4 2x6)
34.2 Tim Southee to Alzarri Joseph, another length delivery going down the legside. Southee once again errs with his line and concedes a wide
34.2 Tim Southee to Alzarri Joseph, full length delivery going down the legside. Southee looked to take pace off and bowl towards the bigger part of the ground but errs in execution and concedes a wide
34.1 Tim Southee to Alzarri Joseph, FOUR! Length delivery on the line of the off stump, Joseph drives that one down the ground and the ball is looked to be stopped by the fielder but he misses and concedes a boundary
Tim Southee (6-1-13-3) comes back into the attack

It's a tidy over from Santner. Much needed from New Zealand's point of view