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NZ VS SCO Cricket Commentary

Super 12 - Match 3203-Nov-2021

172/520.0 oversRun rate: 8.6
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156/520.0 oversRun rate: 7.8
New Zealand beat Scotland by 16 runs
Scotland First innings
Chris Greaves8 | 10)*
Michael Leask(42 | 20)
Adam Milne4|1|36|0
119.619.6: Adam Milne to Chris Greaves, Length ball, around off. Chris Greaves stays back and drives it to mid off. Tim Southee runs across to his right and keeps it to just one. NEW ZEALAND WIN THE MATCH BY 16 RUNS!
119.519.5: Adam Milne to Michael Leask, A low full toss, around leg. Michael Leask shuffles across and drills it to long on. The batters manage only a single.
419.419.4: Adam Milne to Michael Leask, FOUR! Lovely shot! Length ball, around off, Michael Leask stays back and lofts it over mid off to collect a boundary. This has been a brilliant innings from Leask!
219.319.3: Adam Milne to Michael Leask, Length ball, outside off. Michael Leask drags it to wide of long on for a couple of runs.
019.219.2: Adam Milne to Michael Leask, Well bowled! Milne sees Leask making room to the leg side, he follows him and bowls a full one. Leask misses his heave. 25 runs needed from 4 balls now!
119.119.1: Adam Milne to Chris Greaves, Full ball, around leg. Chris Greaves drills it to long on for a run.
19 Overs | Runs : 147/5 | Run rate : 7.74
618.818.6: Tim Southee to Michael Leask, SIX! TOP SHOT! Too little, too late for Scotland though! Another slower ball, into the pitch, around off. Michael Leask skips down and tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie! 26 runs needed off 6 balls!
118.718.5: Tim Southee to Chris Greaves, Change of pace from Southee! Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Chris Greaves looks to cut but it takes the underedge and goes to the keeper on the bounce.
118.618.4: Tim Southee to Michael Leask, Short of a length, around off. Michael Leask heaves it towards deep mid-wicket for one.
018.518.3: Tim Southee to Chris Greaves, Leg bye! Southee bangs it into the deck, around leg. Chris Greaves misses his heave and gets hit on his pad. The ball rolls away for a leg bye!
118.418.2: Tim Southee to Michael Leask, Short of a length, down leg. Michael Leask is early into his pull and the ball goes towards deep square leg. The batters cross for a run.
018.318.2: Tim Southee to Michael Leask, Wide! Another ball, way outside off. Michael Leask leaves it alone this time. Wided!
018.218.2: Tim Southee to Michael Leask, Wide! Southee goes for the knuckle ball but errs in line as he bowls it way outside off. Michael Leask misses his slog. Wide called.
118.118.1: Tim Southee to Chris Greaves, Back of a length, around middle and leg. Chris Greaves heaves it along the ground towards deep square leg. A single taken.
18 Overs | Runs : 134/5 | Run rate : 7.44
417.617.6: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, FOUR! Two in a row! Michael Leask giving some hiccups to New Zealand! Short again, outside off. Easy for Michael Leask as he thumps it wide of long on for another boundary. 17 coming of this over.
417.517.5: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, FOUR! Hammered! Short ball, outside off. Leask skips down and pulls it down to long on for a boundary. 
617.417.4: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, SIX! Freebie and it has been dispatched! A low full toss, on middle. Leask gets low and powers it over square leg for a maximum. 
217.317.3: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, In the air but safe! A full ball, on middle. Leask again tries to heave it but does not middle it. Hits it straight down the ground and the ball drops safe. Two taken.
017.217.2: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, A flatter ball way outside off. Michael Leask dances down the track and tries to heave it. he under edges it back on the deck. 
117.117.1: Ish Sodhi to Chris Greaves, A full ball, outside off. Chris Greaves reverse hits it to point and scampers across for a quick single. 
17 Overs | Runs : 117/5 | Run rate : 6.88
016.616.6: Trent Boult to Michael Leask, Play and a miss! Lovely chance of pace from Boult! An off-cutter, on a length, outside off. Michael Leask moves across to heave it away but he fails to get any bat on it.
616.516.5: Trent Boult to Michael Leask, SIX! BANG! Slower ball, into the pitch, around middle. Michael Leask stays back, clears his front leg and smokes it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie!
116.416.4: Trent Boult to Chris Greaves, Another low full toss, on off. Chris Greaves drives it hard towards mid off and manages only a single.
016.316.3: Trent Boult to Chris Greaves, Slower ball, on a length, outside off. Chris Greaves shuffles across and looks to paddle it behind square on the leg side but he misses.
116.216.2: Trent Boult to Michael Leask, A low full toss, around off. Michael Leask drills it to long on for a run.
116.116.1: Trent Boult to Chris Greaves, Length ball, on off. Chris Greaves pushes it to mid off for a quick single.
16 Overs | Runs : 108/5 | Run rate : 6.75
115.615.6: Ish Sodhi to Chris Greaves, Full and way outside off. Chris Greaves drags it to deep square leg for a single. 65 needed in 24 balls.
115.515.5: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, Short again, on middle, pulled away to square leg for a single.
015.415.4: Ish Sodhi to Richie Berrington, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Sodhi gets the set batsman and New Zealand are in a pole position now. A short ball, on middle. Richie Berrington advances down the track and tries to pull. It takes the leading edge, high in the air and towards the keeper, where, Conway settles under it and pouches it nicely. 
015.315.3: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, NOT OUT! A googly from Sodhi, flatter and on middle and leg. Leask fails to read it as he tries to sweep it. He gets rapped on the pads. An appeal for LBW but not given. Williamson takes the review. UltraEdge shows no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows the ball goes onto miss the top of the leg pole and the on-field decision stays. Leask survives. A leg bye taken in the process.
215.215.2: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, Sodhi slows it down as he sees Leask walk down the track. Leask manages an inside edge to the fine leg region. A couple. 
015.115.1: Ish Sodhi to Michael Leask, Flatter ball, on off. Leask hits it to covers.
15 Overs | Runs : 103/4 | Run rate : 6.87
114.614.6: Trent Boult to Michael Leask, Short and on middle. Leask pulls it to square leg for a single. 70 runs needed in 30 balls.
014.514.5: Trent Boult to Calum MacLeod, OUT! TIMBER! Calum MacLeod's struggling innings ends as he walks back for a timid score. A full ball, very full and pacy, on middle. Calum MacLeod walks across and tries to paddle scoop it. You miss, I hit stuff, as once MacLeod failed to connect it, the stumps were disturbed behind. 
114.414.4: Trent Boult to Richie Berrington, In the air but safe! A full ball, on middle. Richie Berrington heaves it to long on for a single. 
114.314.3: Trent Boult to Calum MacLeod, A length ball, on off. Calum MacLeod chops it to point who has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. A single. 
014.214.2: Trent Boult to Calum MacLeod, A full ball, slanting outside off. Calum MacLeod under edges it to the keeper.
014.114.1: Trent Boult to Calum MacLeod, Just wide of Trent Boult! A short ball, on middle. Calum MacLeod is late on his pull shot. He mistimes it to the right of the bowler. Boult stretches his right arm out but fails to catch it. Hard chance. 
14 Overs | Runs : 100/3 | Run rate : 7.14
613.613.6: Mitchell Santner to Richie Berrington, SIX! Maximum to finish the over and 13 coming off it! A full ball, angling on middle. Richie Berrington slogs it high and over mid-wicket for a biggie. 
113.513.5: Mitchell Santner to Calum MacLeod, Full ball, on off, worked to mid-wicket for a single. 
213.413.4: Mitchell Santner to Calum MacLeod, Short and on middle, pulled wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace. Glenn Phillips dives to his right and does well this time to stop it. 
113.313.3: Mitchell Santner to Richie Berrington, A flatter ball, on middle. Richie Berrington backs away and lofts it over covers for a single. 
113.213.2: Mitchell Santner to Calum MacLeod, Full and on off. Calum MacLeod mistimes his reverse sweep to backward point. A single. 
213.113.1: Mitchell Santner to Calum MacLeod, Slight misfield from Glenn Phillips! A full ball, on middle. Calum MacLeod slips as he tries to sweep it to the right of deep mid-wicket where Glenn Phillips fumbles. A couple. 
13 Overs | Runs : 87/3 | Run rate : 6.69
012.612.6: Adam Milne to Richie Berrington, Excellent stop at backward point! A length ball, outside off. Richie Berrington cuts it to the left of Martin Guptill who dives and stops it. 86 needed in 42 balls. 
112.512.5: Adam Milne to Calum MacLeod, Short of a length, outside off. Calum MacLeod waits and ramps it towards third man for a single.
112.412.4: Adam Milne to Richie Berrington, Again pulls it but straight to deep mid-wicket. A single. 
412.312.3: Adam Milne to Richie Berrington, FOUR! Punished! Short in length, on middle. Richie Berrington stays back and pulls it wide of deep square leg for a boundary. 
012.212.2: Adam Milne to Richie Berrington, Full and on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
112.112.1: Adam Milne to Calum MacLeod, A length ball, nipping back in, on middle, tucked to square leg for a single.
12 Overs | Runs : 80/3 | Run rate : 6.67
011.611.6: Mitchell Santner to Richie Berrington, Short and quicker, following the batter, as he had moved to the leg side. Richie Berrington punches this but only to the cover fielder. 3 off this one. 93 needed in 48 balls! 
111.511.5: Mitchell Santner to Calum MacLeod, Calum MacLeod goes back and works this through mid-wicket to hand the strike back to Richie. 
011.411.4: Mitchell Santner to Calum MacLeod, Around off, gently defended out to the cover region. 
111.311.3: Mitchell Santner to Richie Berrington, Flatter, quicker, on middle, punched through covers for one. 
111.211.2: Mitchell Santner to Calum MacLeod, On middle, Calum MacLeod steps across and nudges this to fine leg for one. 
011.111.1: Mitchell Santner to Calum MacLeod, Floated on off, pushed back to the bowler. 
11 Overs | Runs : 77/3 | Run rate : 7
110.610.6: Tim Southee to Calum MacLeod, Around off, on a length, driven through point for a single and Calum MacLeod gets off the mark on ball one. A wonderful over by Tim Southee as he takes a wicket and concedes just a run. 
010.510.5: Tim Southee to Matthew Cross, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Tim Southee has completely done him! The pressure was building with the dot balls and Southee breaks the deadlock. Scotland were going along nicely and now, their momentum has been halted. Tim Southee serves this delivery on a length, around off, the ball hits the deck and seams in beautifully, which goes through the attempted flick shot of Cross, to clip the top of the middle pole. 97 more needed in 55 balls! 
010.410.4: Tim Southee to Matthew Cross, Four dots on the trot now! On a length around off, Cross looks to push but gets an inside edge, back onto his pad. 
010.310.3: Tim Southee to Matthew Cross, Short of a length, around off, knocked down to the mid-wicket fielder again. 
010.210.2: Tim Southee to Matthew Cross, On middle, the flick finds the mid-wicket fielder. 
010.110.1: Tim Southee to Matthew Cross, Around off on a length, it lands and shapes away this time, Matthew Cross looks to push this through the off side but the ball evades his blade, to the keeper. An appeal for caught behind by Southee but no one else joins him in support and the umpire does not move too. 
10 Overs | Runs : 76/2 | Run rate : 7.6
09.69.6: Ish Sodhi to Richie Berrington, Around off, pushed to covers. 97 needed from 60 balls for the Scots! 
29.59.5: Ish Sodhi to Richie Berrington, In the air...lands safe! Not the best shot from Richie but it does not result in his dismissal. Fuller, floated, outside off, Richie Berrington makes room and looks to loft it over covers but only chips this one over extra cover. Luckily for him, it lands in no man's land for a couple. 
19.49.4: Ish Sodhi to Matthew Cross, Short again, on middle, Cross hangs back and punches this to long on. Rotates the strike. 
19.39.3: Ish Sodhi to Richie Berrington, On middle and leg, nudged gently to the leg side for a single. 
19.29.2: Ish Sodhi to Matthew Cross, Shorter and quicker around the leg pole, Matthew Cross shuffles and powers this behind square on the leg side for a run. 
09.19.1: Ish Sodhi to Matthew Cross, Flighted around off, lands and turns away slightly as Cross pushes this to covers. 
9 Overs | Runs : 71/2 | Run rate : 7.89
18.68.6: Mitchell Santner to Matthew Cross, Quicker this time, fuller on middle, Matthew Cross steps out and works this through mid-wicket for one. A good over by Santner, just 4 off this one. 
18.58.5: Mitchell Santner to Richie Berrington, Shorter, on off, punched through mid off for one. 
08.48.4: Mitchell Santner to Richie Berrington, Fuller around off, pushed straight to the fielder at covers. 
18.38.3: Mitchell Santner to Matthew Cross, Skips out to this full ball outside off and bunts it to the left of the long off fielder for a single. 
08.28.2: Mitchell Santner to Matthew Cross, On middle, pushed back to the bowler. 
18.18.1: Mitchell Santner to Richie Berrington, Floats it up, on middle, eased nicely through mid off for a run. 
8 Overs | Runs : 67/2 | Run rate : 8.38
17.77.6: Ish Sodhi to Richie Berrington, Another low full toss, outside off. Richie Berrington eases it to long off to get off the mark with a run!
07.67.5: Ish Sodhi to George Munsey, OUT! TAKEN! Ish Sodhi has the last laugh! A low full toss, on middle and leg. George Munsey looks to go downtown but it takes the bottom half of the bat and goes to the right of the long on fielder. Tim Southee at long on runs there and puts in a slide to take a very good catch. George Munsey is gutted with himself as he has missed out on a full toss! Scotland lose their second wicket as Munsey walks back to the hut.
07.57.5: Ish Sodhi to George Munsey, Wide! Fuller in length but way outside off. George Munsey reaches out to cut it but he misses. Wide called by the umpire.
67.47.4: Ish Sodhi to George Munsey, SIX! BACK-TO-BACK SIXES! George Munsey is on a roll! Tossed up, around middle. Munsey clears his front leg and plays a massive slog over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!
67.37.3: Ish Sodhi to George Munsey, SIX! WHACKED! Sodhi errs in his line and hurls it around leg. George Munsey gets low and slog-sweeps it way, way over deep square leg for a biggie!
17.27.2: Ish Sodhi to Matthew Cross, A half-tracker, around middle. Matthew Cross rocks back but gets the toe end as he looks to pull it to deep mid-wicket. A single taken!
17.17.1: Ish Sodhi to George Munsey, Flatter ball, darted on the pads. George Munsey stays back and works it to the leg side for a run.
7 Overs | Runs : 51/1 | Run rate : 7.29
06.66.6: Mitchell Santner to Matthew Cross, Flatter ball, around off. Matthew Cross gets behind the line to block this one. Just 3 runs off the over!
06.56.5: Mitchell Santner to Matthew Cross, Floated, outside off. Matthew Cross prods and works it to point. Mark Watt there dives and stops the single.
06.46.4: Mitchell Santner to Matthew Cross, An appeal for LBW but turned down! Tossed up, outside off. Matthew Cross looks for a sweep but the ball brushes his glove before hitting him on the pad.
16.36.3: Mitchell Santner to George Munsey, Quicker ball, outside off. George Munsey rocks back and punches it to point for a quick run.
16.26.2: Mitchell Santner to Matthew Cross, Tossed up, outside off. Matthew Cross blocks it to the off side and takes a single.
16.16.1: Mitchell Santner to George Munsey, Flatter ball, on middle. George Munsey pushes it to the leg side for a run.
6 Overs | Runs : 48/1 | Run rate : 8
05.65.6: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, Short of a length, outside off. Matthew Cross looks to heave it away but he gets an inside edge onto his pad. 20 runs off the over! At the end of the Powerplay, Scotland are 48/1.
45.55.5: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, FOUR! Glorious! This is some serious ball-striking from Matthew Cross! Good-length ball, outside off. Cross stands tall and drives on the up. The ball flies over the point fielder and goes into the fence. 5 boundaries in a row!
45.45.4: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, FOUR! Streaky, but Matthew Cross and Scotland will take that! Milne bangs it into the deck, around off. Cross looks to pull but it takes the top edge and the ball flies over the keeper for yet another boundary.
45.35.3: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, FOUR! Make that three in a row! Length ball, outside off. Matthew Cross prods and carves it past cover for a boundary. Kane Williamson gives it a chase but the ball wins.
45.25.2: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, FOUR! AND AGAIN! Just wide of the fine leg fielder! Milne bangs it into the deck, around middle. Matthew Cross swivels and hooks it to the left of the diving fine leg fielder to collect another boundary.
45.15.1: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, FOUR! SHOT! Back of a length, around off. Matthew Cross stays back and pulls it in front of square for a boundary.
5 Overs | Runs : 28/1 | Run rate : 5.6
04.74.6: Tim Southee to George Munsey, SWING AND A MISS! A full ball, just around off. Munsey swings across the line and fails to connect any bat on it. 
04.64.5: Tim Southee to George Munsey, Short of a length, on off, it nips back in. Munsey ends up working it to covers.
14.54.4: Tim Southee to Matthew Cross, A length ball, on off. Cross drives it wide of mid off and collects a single. 
04.44.4: Tim Southee to Matthew Cross, WIDE! Short ball, rising high off the deck. Cross misses his pull. Wided.
14.34.3: Tim Southee to George Munsey, Short in length, on off. Munsey pushes it to point and calls for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Would have been a tight call. 
04.24.2: Tim Southee to George Munsey, Full and on off, driven down to mid off.
04.14.1: Tim Southee to George Munsey, Short of a length, outside off. Munsey knocks it to point. 
4 Overs | Runs : 25/1 | Run rate : 6.25
03.63.6: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, Maiden over! Short of a length, outside off. Cross fails to get any bat on it again as he tries to play it on the off side. Terrific over from Milne. 
03.53.5: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, A length ball, outside off. Cross is again beaten on the outside edge as he tries to drive. 
03.43.4: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, Short in length, on middle. Cross goes for the pull but ends up defending on the leg side. 
03.33.3: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, Slightly short, angling on the pads. Cross tries to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. The ball lobs and goes to the first slip who dives forward to complete the catch. An appeal follows but the umpire is not interested. 
03.23.2: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, BEATEN! A length ball, outside off. Cross looks to defend inside the line of the ball but gets beaten on the outside edge. 
03.13.1: Adam Milne to Matthew Cross, A length ball, on off. Defended to covers.
3 Overs | Runs : 25/1 | Run rate : 8.33
42.62.6: Trent Boult to George Munsey, FOUR! Straight like an arrow! A full ball, on middle. George Munsey steps across and drives it straight back past the bowler for a boundary. 
02.52.5: Trent Boult to George Munsey, BEATEN! A length ball, outside off, it lands and swings away from the left-hander. Munsey looks to drive but gets beaten on the outside edge. 
02.42.4: Trent Boult to Kyle Coetzer, OUT! TAKEN! New Zealand find the breakthrough! The slower ball does the trick for Boult. A length ball, on middle. Kyle Coetzer is too early as he tries to lift it. Ends up chipping it high in the air and towards mid on where Tim Southee takes a good catch. 
02.32.3: Trent Boult to Kyle Coetzer, Now serves a short ball, on middle. Kyle Coetzer sways away from it. 
42.22.2: Trent Boult to Kyle Coetzer, FOUR! This time he finds the gap! A length ball, around off. Kyle Coetzer punches it and beats the diving cover fielder for a boundary. 
02.12.1: Trent Boult to Kyle Coetzer, A length ball, on middle. Kyle Coetzer stands tall and punches it straight to the cover fielder.
2 Overs | Runs : 17/0 | Run rate : 8.5
01.81.6: Tim Southee to George Munsey, Length and on off, pushed to covers.
01.71.5: Tim Southee to George Munsey, This one swings back in after landing, Short and around off. Munsey gets cramped for room as he tries to cut. 
11.61.4: Tim Southee to Kyle Coetzer, Darted on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
01.51.4: Tim Southee to Kyle Coetzer, WIDE! Full and way down the leg side. Kyle Coetzer misses his flick. Wided.
01.41.3: Tim Southee to Kyle Coetzer, On middle. Kyle Coetzer flicks it back on the pads and the ball rolls away to covers.
01.31.3: Tim Southee to Kyle Coetzer, WIDE! Spills a bouncer, on middle. Left alone for a wide. 
41.21.2: Tim Southee to Kyle Coetzer, FOUR! Finds the gap! A length ball, on off. Kyle Coetzer drives it through covers. The fielder tries to chase it down but to no avail as the ball wins the race. 
11.11.1: Tim Southee to George Munsey, A length ball, on off. Munsey stays back and punches it to covers.
1 Overs | Runs : 9/0 | Run rate : 9
40.60.6: Trent Boult to Kyle Coetzer, FOUR! Good shot! A full ball, very full, on middle. Kyle Coetzer tucks it past mid on and the ball races away to the fence.
00.50.5: Trent Boult to Kyle Coetzer, Short of a length, on off, punched to point.
00.40.4: Trent Boult to Kyle Coetzer, Full ball, swinging in on the pads. Kyle Coetzer misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
40.30.3: Trent Boult to Kyle Coetzer, FOUR! Nicely done! Back of a length, outside off. Kyle Coetzer hangs back and punches it through covers. Kane Williamson gives it a chase, he puts in a dive but the ball wins.
10.20.2: Trent Boult to George Munsey, Edged, but safe! Length ball, outside off, shaping away late. Munsey looks to drive on the up but it takes the outside edge towards third man. George Munsey and Scotland are up and running!
00.10.1: Trent Boult to George Munsey, Back of a length, around off. George Munsey blocks it off the back foot.
New Zealand First innings
219.819.6: Safyaan Sharif to James Neesham, Full ball, around leg. James Neesham digs it out to the leg side and comes back for the second run. NEW ZEALAND END ON 172/5! 
019.719.6: Safyaan Sharif to Mitchell Santner, NOT OUT! TWO WIDES! Full ball, down leg. Mitchell Santner misses his flick and the umpire calls it a wide. James Neesham at the non-striker's end looks to steal a bye! The keeper collects the ball and throws it back to Sharif. He catches it and runs to whip the bails off at the non-striker's end. Mitchell Santner puts in a dive and he is well inside the crease.
119.619.5: Safyaan Sharif to James Neesham, Another yorker, just outside off. James Neesham squeezes it out to wide of cover for one. Can Safyaan Sharif end well here?
019.519.4: Safyaan Sharif to James Neesham, Excellent delivery! Sharif hurls a pin-point yorker, on the pads. James Neesham digs it out back to the bowler.
219.419.3: Safyaan Sharif to James Neesham, A yorker, around middle and leg. James Neesham squeezes it out towards mid-wicket and takes a couple of runs.
019.319.3: Safyaan Sharif to James Neesham, Wide! Sharif spills this one down leg. James Neesham misses his whip and the umpire calls it a wide.
119.219.2: Safyaan Sharif to Mitchell Santner, Short of a length, outside off. Mitchell Santner stays back and punches it to cover for a run.
019.119.1: Safyaan Sharif to Mitchell Santner, BEATEN! Full ball, just outside off. Mitchell Santner looks to drive but he misses.
19 Overs | Runs : 163/5 | Run rate : 8.58
418.618.6: Brad Wheal to James Neesham, FOUR! That spoils a good over! Wheal bangs it into the deck, around off. Neesham stays back and pumps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
118.518.5: Brad Wheal to Mitchell Santner, Well bowled! A well-directed yorker, outside off. Mitchell Santner digs it out and the batters take a run.
118.418.4: Brad Wheal to James Neesham, A low full toss, outside off. James Neesham pushes it to long off for a single.
018.318.3: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, OUT! CAUGHT! This is a huge wicket for Scotland as Martin Guptill falls 7 runs short of his hundred!  Length ball, on middle. Guptill looks to clear long on but it takes the toe end and the ball goes straight to Calum MacLeod at long on who gulps it down. That brings an end to a fine innings from Guptill! Brad Wheal is on a hat-trick now!
018.218.2: Brad Wheal to Glenn Phillips, OUT! TAKEN! Glenn Phillips holes out and his struggle in the middle comes to an end. Wheal hurls a slower ball, into the pitch, around middle. Phillips looks to pull hard but he only manages a top edge and the ball loops up in the air towards deep mid-wicket. Chris Greaves there settles under it and takes a good catch.
018.118.1: Brad Wheal to Glenn Phillips, TWO LEG BYES! Full ball, darted on the pads. Phillips misses his heave and gets hit on the pad. The ball rolls away behind square on the leg side for a couple of leg byes!
18 Overs | Runs : 157/3 | Run rate : 8.72
117.617.6: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, A single to end the over! Watt hurls a quicker ball, fuller in length, around off. Guptill squeezes it out to long off for a run.
017.517.5: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, Leg bye! Watt fires in a quicker ball, on the pads. Guptill misses his slog-sweep and gets hit on the pad. The ball rolls away for a leg bye!
117.417.4: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Quicker ball, outside off. Glenn Phillips digs it out to backward point. The fielder there fumbles and concedes a single.
117.317.3: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, Another ball, fuller in length, way outside off. Martin Guptill reaches out and carves it to deep cover for one.
117.217.2: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Full ball, outside off. Glenn Phillips drills it to long off for a single.
017.117.1: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Watt fires in a yorker, around leg. Glenn Phillips misses his heave. That is an excellent take from Matthew Cross behind the sticks.
17 Overs | Runs : 150/3 | Run rate : 8.82
116.816.6: Alasdair Evans to Glenn Phillips, Full ball, around off. Glenn Phillips looks to heave it away but it goes off the bottom half towards long on for a run. 13 runs off the over!
116.716.5: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Another slower ball, fuller in length, around middle and leg. Martin Guptill gets low and sweeps it to deep square leg. The batters cross for a single.
216.616.4: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, A low full toss, around leg. Guptill stays low and whips it behind square on the leg side for a couple of runs.
616.516.3: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, SIX! BANG! Slower ball, into the pitch, on middle. Guptill stays back and tonks it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum!
016.416.3: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Wide! Evans bangs it into the deck, outside off. Martin Guptill looks to cut it over the keeper but he misses. Wide called by the umpire.
016.316.3: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Wide! Evans errs in his line and spills this one way down leg. Martin Guptill misses his flick. Wided!
016.216.2: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Slower ball, fuller in length, outside off. Martin Guptill drives but straight to the cover fielder.
116.116.1: Alasdair Evans to Glenn Phillips, Back of a length, around off. Glenn Phillips stays back and heaves it to deep square leg for a single.
16 Overs | Runs : 137/3 | Run rate : 8.56
615.615.6: Safyaan Sharif to Martin Guptill, SIX! You do not serve such deliveries to Martin! A juicy full toss, around middle, Martin Guptill does not need another invitation to smack this. He hammers this one well over deep mid-wicket. 17 off this over! 
215.515.5: Safyaan Sharif to Martin Guptill, Good length on off, Martin Guptill lofts this over covers and the long off fielder runs to his left and cuts this one out. Two taken. 
615.415.4: Safyaan Sharif to Martin Guptill, SIX! Well hit by Guppy! It was the slower one, shorter too, but the Kiwi batter judged this well. It is around off, Martin hangs back and pumps this one over deep mid-wicket. An 82m hit from him! 
115.315.3: Safyaan Sharif to Glenn Phillips, One more run as this is hit down to long on. 
115.215.2: Safyaan Sharif to Martin Guptill, A low full toss, around off, heaved to deep mid-wicket for one. 
115.115.1: Safyaan Sharif to Glenn Phillips, Around off, powered hard, but only to the long on fielder for one. 
15 Overs | Runs : 120/3 | Run rate : 8
014.614.6: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, Excellent yorker. Right in the blockhole, Guptill only jams this one out. 
114.514.5: Brad Wheal to Glenn Phillips, On middle, pulled to deep square leg for one. 
214.414.4: Brad Wheal to Glenn Phillips, Slower, shorter, on off, Glenn Phillips mistimes his pull towards mid on. They scamper back for the second run. The direct hit is scored at the non-striker's end by the fielder but Guptill was well in. Two, in the end. 
014.314.3: Brad Wheal to Glenn Phillips, Good-length ball on off, punched to covers. 
114.214.2: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, Around off, heaved towards long on, on the bounce, for a single. 
614.114.1: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, SIX! Martin Guptill is on the charge here! A touch shorter, around off this time, Martin Guptill stands tall and heaves it towards deep square leg. It hangs around in the air for a long time and it goes just past the ropes in the deep. 
14 Overs | Runs : 110/3 | Run rate : 7.86
113.713.6: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, A really good over by Watt! Around off, fuller, punched down to long off for one. 
013.613.6: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, WIDE. Just outside the tramline on the off side, left alone. 
013.513.5: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, Full and fast around off, MG only pushes it back to the bowler. 
113.413.4: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Fuller outside off, worked through covers for a run. 
013.313.3: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Pushed straight to the fielder at covers. 
113.213.2: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, This full toss is bunted down to long off for an easy single. 
013.113.1: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, Darted on the pad, Martin misses his flick and gets pinged on his pad. 
13 Overs | Runs : 106/3 | Run rate : 8.15
212.612.6: Chris Greaves to Glenn Phillips, DROPPED! Michael Leask is the culprit and Glenn Phillips is handed a life! Chris Greaves floats this one up, lands it around off, Glenn Phillips whips this one aerially towards deep mid-wicket, but he has not timed this one well. Michael Leask runs to his left, keeps his eyes up, but with the sun beating down, he seems to not judge it properly and the ball pops out of his hands. Two taken. 
112.512.5: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Knocked down towards long on for a single. 
412.412.4: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Well played. 100 up for the Kiwis! On middle, fuller, Martin Guptill gets low and sweeps this one hard to the deep square leg fence. 
012.312.3: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Around off, pushed to covers. 
612.212.2: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, SIX! Fifty for Martin Guptill too! What a cracking shot to get to your fifty! That went miles in the air and deep into the stands. Fuller, tossed up, around off, Martin Guptill gets low and mows a slog-sweep well over the deep mid-wicket fence. Guppy will be looking to continue! 
112.112.1: Chris Greaves to Glenn Phillips, Tossed up, around off, nudged through mid-wicket for one. 
12 Overs | Runs : 92/3 | Run rate : 7.67
111.611.6: Alasdair Evans to Glenn Phillips, A length ball, on middle. Glenn Phillips whips it to deep square leg where the fielder overcooks it but does enough to keep it away from the fence. A single. 
111.511.5: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, On middle, drilled down to long on for a single.
611.411.4: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, SIX! Runs coming nicely for New Zealand! A length ball, angling on middle. Martin Guptill plays the pick up shot perfectly as he hits it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 
111.311.3: Alasdair Evans to Glenn Phillips, Short in length, on middle. Glenn Phillips pulls it to deep square leg for one.
011.211.2: Alasdair Evans to Glenn Phillips, Length and on middle. Blocked out.
111.111.1: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, In the air but safe! A length ball, on middle, was a cross-seamer. Martin Guptill closes the face of the bat too early as he looks to flick, gets a leading edge towards the vacant mid on region for a single.
11 Overs | Runs : 82/3 | Run rate : 7.45
110.610.6: Michael Leask to Martin Guptill, Now pulls it nicely but finds the deep square leg fielder. A single.
110.510.5: Michael Leask to Glenn Phillips, Short and on middle. Phillips mistimes his pull to square leg for a single.
610.410.4: Michael Leask to Glenn Phillips, SIX! Maximum! Nice shot! Full and on off. Phillips gets on his knee and slog-sweeps it over mid-wicket for a biggie. New ball, please!
010.310.3: Michael Leask to Glenn Phillips, Angles it on the pads, kept out. 
210.210.2: Michael Leask to Glenn Phillips, Two again! Hitting to the longer areas and collecting couples with ease! Full on middle, tucked to deep mid-wicket for a brace, 
210.110.1: Michael Leask to Glenn Phillips, Full and on middle. Glenn Phillips wrists it to deep mid-wicket with soft hands and collects a couple.
10 Overs | Runs : 70/3 | Run rate : 7
09.69.6: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Slightly full and on off. Guptill chops it to short third man. 
49.59.5: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Welcome boundary and a much-needed one for New Zealand! A short ball, outside off. Guptill sees the width and cuts it through point for a boundary. 
19.49.4: Chris Greaves to Glenn Phillips, Darted on the pads, flicked to square leg for a single. 
29.39.3: Chris Greaves to Glenn Phillips, A loopy ball, outside off, pushed through covers for a couple. 
09.29.2: Chris Greaves to Glenn Phillips, Quicker one now, full and on the leg pole. Glenn Phillips mistimes his heave back on the deck.
19.19.1: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Flatter and on off. Guptill pushes it wide of long on for a single.
9 Overs | Runs : 62/3 | Run rate : 6.89
18.68.6: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, Tossed up on middle. Guptill works it on the leg side for a single. 
18.58.5: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Short and on middle, pulled to mid-wicket for a single.
08.48.4: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Appeal for LBW but not given! Might be going down the leg side. A full ball, slanting on the pads. Glenn Phillips sits and looks to sweep but misses and gets hit on the pads. 
18.38.3: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, Angles it on the pads, drilled down to long on for one more.
18.28.2: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, A friendly full toss, angling on middle, eased down to long on for a single.
08.18.1: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Full and on off, pushed to covers.
8 Overs | Runs : 58/3 | Run rate : 7.25
07.67.6: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Tossed up, around off. Martin Guptill defends it out off the front foot.
07.57.5: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Flatter ball, outside off, turning in late. Martin Guptill leaves it alone thinking that it is a wide but the ball was well inside the tramline.
17.47.4: Chris Greaves to Glenn Phillips, Just a tad short, outside off. Glenn Phillips punches it to deep cover off the back foot. A single taken.
17.37.3: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Shorter in length, around off. Martin Guptill stays back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a run.
07.27.2: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Tossed up, outside off. Martin Guptill prods to block this one out.
27.17.1: Chris Greaves to Martin Guptill, Greaves starts with a half-tracker, around middle. Guptill rocks back and pulls it wide of deep square leg for a couple.
7 Overs | Runs : 54/3 | Run rate : 7.71
06.66.6: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, A dot to end the over! Quicker ball, outside off. Glenn Phillips pushes it to cover off the back foot.
06.56.5: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Watt fires in a quicker ball, around off, coming in with the angle. Glenn Phillips rocks back and turns it to mid-wicket.
06.46.4: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Flatter ball, coming in with the angle. Glenn Phillips hangs back and tucks it to mid-wicket.
16.36.3: Mark Watt to Martin Guptill, Floated, around middle. Martin Guptill prods and works it to long on for a single.
06.26.2: Mark Watt to Glenn Phillips, Leg bye! Flatter ball, down leg. Glenn Phillips misses his flick and gets hit on the pad. The ball rolls away to the leg side for a leg bye.
06.16.1: Mark Watt to Devon Conway, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Mark Watt strikes on his very first ball and it is Devon Conway who has to walk back to the hut now! Tossed up, outside off. Conway looks to play the reverse sweep but the ball brushes his gloves and goes straight to Matthew Cross behind the sticks who does not make any mistake.
6 Overs | Runs : 52/3 | Run rate : 8.67
15.85.6: Alasdair Evans to Devon Conway, Length ball, around off. Devon Conway pushes it to mid off and scampers through for a single. At the end of the Powerplay, New Zealand are 52/2.
15.75.5: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Good-length ball, darted on the pads. Guptill tickles it to fine leg for a run.
65.65.4: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, SIX! BOOM! Length ball, on the pads. Martin Guptill stays back and whips it behind square on the leg side to collect a maximum! That biggie also brings up 3000 runs in T20Is for Guptill!
05.55.4: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Wide! Another ball, way down leg. Martin Guptill misses his flick. Wide called!
45.45.3: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, FOUR! Not where Martin Guptill intented it to go but he will take that! Banged in short, around off. Guptill looks to pull but it takes the splice of the bat and clears mid on, into the fence on the bounce.
05.35.2: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Good-length ball, angling in from middle. Martin Guptill gets an inside edge onto his pad as he tries to flick it.
05.25.2: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Wide! Full ball but way down leg. Martin Guptill misses his flick. Wided!
25.15.1: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Short of a length, outside off. Martin Guptill punches it past covers and takes a couple of runs.
5 Overs | Runs : 36/2 | Run rate : 7.2
04.74.6: Safyaan Sharif to Devon Conway, Another dot to the end the over! Good-length ball, around off. Devon Conway pushes it back to the bowler. Just 1 run and two wickets off the over!
04.64.6: Safyaan Sharif to Devon Conway, Wide! Sharif spills this one way down leg. Devon Conway misses his nudge. Wide called by the umpire!
04.54.5: Safyaan Sharif to Kane Williamson, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! This is a huge wicket for Scotland as Kane Williamson walks back without troubling the scorers! Williamson would be gutted as he was very unlucky here! Sharif sprays it down leg. Williamson looks to flick but it gets a nick and the ball goes behind to the left of the keeper. Matthew Cross dives there and takes a good catch. Sharif puts in an appeal, the umpire takes his time but raises his finger in the end.
04.44.4: Safyaan Sharif to Kane Williamson, This is excellent stuff from Sharif! Length ball, jagging back in from middle. Kane Williamson blocks it watchfully.
04.34.3: Safyaan Sharif to Kane Williamson, Back of a length, outside off. Kane Williamson punches it off the back foot to cover.
04.24.2: Safyaan Sharif to Kane Williamson, Back of a length, outside off. Kane Williamson hangs back and guides it to the gully fielder.
04.14.1: Safyaan Sharif to Daryl Mitchell, OUT! LBW! Safyaan Sharif strikes and New Zealand lose their first wicket. Sharif hurls a good-length ball, around middle, jagging back in sharply. Daryl Mitchell looks to flick but he misses and gets hit high on his pad. Sharif puts in an appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Mitchell opts for a review but the Ball Tracker shows that the ball would have clipped the leg stump so it is umpire's call.
4 Overs | Runs : 35/1 | Run rate : 8.75
13.73.6: Brad Wheal to Daryl Mitchell, Short on off, pulled to deep mid-wicket for a run. 12 off this one. A decent start by the Black Caps. 
23.63.5: Brad Wheal to Daryl Mitchell, Daryl Mitchell lofts this one over the bowler and they collect a couple before the fielder can cut the ball off this time. 
43.53.4: Brad Wheal to Daryl Mitchell, FOUR! There was power on this shot, no enough timing, but still enough for the ball to run away to the ropes. Around middle and off, Brad Wheal hits the deck hard this time, Daryl Mitchell pumps this one past the mid on fielder for a boundary. 
03.43.4: Brad Wheal to Daryl Mitchell, WIDE. Short and down the leg side, DM leaves it after watching it closely. Wided. 
03.33.3: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, Around middle and leg, the slower one, MG misses his tuck and the ball takes the pad and goes to the off side for a leg bye. 
23.23.2: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, In the air...safe! A touch shorter this time, around middle and leg, Martin Guptill looks to pull but mistimes it behind short fine leg. There is no one in the deep and it lands safe. Two taken. 
13.13.1: Brad Wheal to Daryl Mitchell, Daryl Mitchell pulls this one in between deep square leg and deep mid-wicket for a single run. 
3 Overs | Runs : 23/0 | Run rate : 7.67
02.62.6: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, 9 off this one! On a length on off, defended out to the point region. 
02.52.5: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, Around off, tapped to the off side now. 
42.42.4: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, FOUR! And again! The same delivery as the last one and Guppy dishes the same punishment! Width offered outside off, Martin Guptill smacks this through point again for a boundary. 
42.32.3: Alasdair Evans to Martin Guptill, FOUR! BANG! That is what Guptill was waiting for! The width on offer is what Martin wanted and he got it! Outside off, Martin Guptill frees his arms and slaps this behind point for a boundary. 
12.22.2: Alasdair Evans to Daryl Mitchell, A single now as this is pushed to the mid on region. 
02.12.1: Alasdair Evans to Daryl Mitchell, On a length, around off, slower too, Daryl mistimes his shot, straight to the mid-wicket fielder. 
2 Overs | Runs : 14/0 | Run rate : 7
01.61.6: Safyaan Sharif to Martin Guptill, Just a single off this over! A top start by Sharif. Outside off, on a length, sliced to the man at backward point again. 
01.51.5: Safyaan Sharif to Martin Guptill, No pace on this one, on a length around off, Martin taps this to backward point and looks for one, but is sent back. 
01.41.4: Safyaan Sharif to Martin Guptill, Around off, slashed hard to the man at backward point. 
01.31.3: Safyaan Sharif to Martin Guptill, Back of a length, on the pads, MG looks to tuck but misses and gets hit high on the pad. 
11.21.2: Safyaan Sharif to Daryl Mitchell, Slightly shortish, around off, Daryl Mitchell looks to pull but gets an inside edge, back onto the pad, to the off side. They scamper through for a single. 
01.11.1: Safyaan Sharif to Daryl Mitchell, Good-length ball on off, defended out. 
1 Overs | Runs : 13/0 | Run rate : 13
10.70.6: Brad Wheal to Daryl Mitchell, On middle now, pushed to the mid on region for a quick single. 13 off the first over! 
20.60.5: Brad Wheal to Daryl Mitchell, Around off, on a length, Daryl Mitchell pokes at this but gets an outside edge, which goes down to third man and the batters collect a couple. 
00.50.5: Brad Wheal to Daryl Mitchell, FIVE WIDES. Uh-oh. Went wrong for Wheal there. On a length, but sliding down the leg side, Daryl Mitchell leaves it and the keeper fails to stop it too. Runs away to the fence. 
10.40.4: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, Better length this time. Back of a length, around off and middle, following Martin as he moves to the leg side. He inside-edges this to the leg side for a quick single. 
40.30.3: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, FOUR! New Zealand and Martin Guptill open their account. Brad changes his length and gets punished. A touch too full, around off, shaping away, Martin Guptill makes room and lofts this one over covers for a boundary. 
00.20.2: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, Brad sticks with the same line and length and the ball again bounces slightly more than what Martin expected. It moves away slightly too as the Kiwi makes his second leave on the trot. 
00.10.1: Brad Wheal to Martin Guptill, Brad Wheal starts off with a back-of-a-length delivery, around off, it lands and takes off slightly. Martin Guptill keeps his wits about himself and makes an early leave. 
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