Live Updates

  • 2:12 AM IST

    THIS IS HEARTBREAKING! THIS IS SO VERY HEARTBREAKING IF YOU ARE A WEST INDIES FAN! Carlos Brathwaite takes this so close, so agonisingly close! What an innings Brathwaite has played! New Zealand beat West Indies.

  • 2:04 AM IST

    FOUR! Top edge. My word. Brathwaite will take it, West Indies will take it. Matt Henry has gone for 24 in 5 balls. This is brilliant.

  • 2:03 AM IST

    SIX! This is unbelievable, this is brilliant. Brathwaite going big. West Indies 13 off 14 balls now.

  • 2:01 AM IST

    TWO SIXES! Brathwaite is at it. He is taking West Indies closer. Excellent knock. New Zealand under pressure.

  • 1:49 AM IST

    OUT! Ferguson disturbs the timber. Sheldon Cottrell’s stay in the middle comes to an end.

  • 1:39 AM IST

    TWO FOURS! Cottrell gets two in a row. West Indies’ hopes live on. Neesham is not too pleased, West Indies, meanwhile, have moved past 240.

  • 1:30 AM IST

    FIFTY! Well played, Carlos Brathwaite! Fifty in 52 balls.

  • 1:23 AM IST

    EIGHT DOWN! Matt Henry ends Kemar Roach’s stay in the middle as New Zealand move closer to victory.

  • 1:04 AM IST

    FOUR! 200 UP for West Indies. Carlos Brathwaite keeping the West Indian hopes alive.

  • 12:34 AM IST

    OUT! It has been a remarkable collapse, says Ian Bishop. Evin Lewis departs for zero. West Indies seven down.

  • 12:30 AM IST

    WICKET! Boult returns into the attack and Nurse returns to the dressing room. Third wicket for the New Zealand pacer.

  • 12:19 AM IST

    OUT! Big wicket! de Grandhomme has a knack to get big wickets. And he has done it again. Gayle goes aerial and gets caught at long-on. He departs for 87.

  • 12:10 AM IST

    OUT! Two in a row for Ferguson. Holder edges one to the wicketkeeper.

  • 12:10 AM IST

    WICKET! Ferguson breaks the Gayle-Hetmyer partnership. Slower ball does the trick.

  • 12:07 AM IST

    FOUR! Four dot balls in a row and then a four through the covers for Gayle. Width on offer from de Grandhomme and Gayle obliges.

  • 12:00 AM IST

    SIX! Dismissed from its presence. Hetmyer reaches his second World Cup 2019 fifty with a powerful pull.

  • 11:56 PM IST

    ANOTHER SIX! Matt Henry will be hurting with every run that Gayle scores. Another big hit over long on.

  • 11:56 PM IST

    SIX! Somewhere far in the stands! Santer bowls full and Gayle hits a 97-metre six.

  • 11:51 PM IST

    SIX and FOUR! Gayle is turning it on now. Goes after Santer as West Indies move past hundred. Add to it, he was dropped twice in that over.

  • 11:36 PM IST

    FIFTY! Neesham goes short and wide and Gayle reaches his half-century in 51 balls with a four.

  • 11:29 PM IST

    NZ vs WI live score: West Indies 78/2 after 15 overs, chasing 292, versus New Zealand: After Boult’s twin strikes, Chris Gayle and Shimron Hetmyer have counterattacked, scoring at brisk pace.

  • 10:56 PM IST

    WICKET! Second wicket for Boult and New Zealand as Pooran departs for 1.

  • 10:51 PM IST

    23 balls without a big hit and then a four and a six! Chris Gayle gets going.

  • 10:42 PM IST

    West Indies have lost Shai Hope in chase as Trent Boult strikes.

  • 10:33 PM IST

    West Indies chase begins with a maiden!

  • 10:18 PM IST

    Will West Indies manage to hand New Zealand their first defeat in World Cup 2019?

  • 10:16 PM IST

    Sheldon Cottrell: I enjoy to the fullest every time I step onto the field. I was surprised myself with the way it was swinging earlier. I just bowled full and did my best. I am a bowler and when it’s swinging, I think I am very dangerous. We’re genuinely good as a fielding unit, we work hard in the training and just try to enjoy. It’s a reasonable score but we have to be careful. We need to get a start and take it from there.

  • 10:03 PM IST

    Sheldon Cottrell scalps four wickets but Kane Williamson’s 148 and Ross Taylor’s 69 have guided New Zealand to 291/8 against West Indies

  • 9:47 PM IST

    Grandhomme is cutting loose, moves to 16 off 6 balls.

Match highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 29: New Zealand overcome Carlos Brathwaite heroics to beat West Indies

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 29 of ICC Cricket Cup 2019 between New Zealand and West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester on Saturday.

The moment of truth is here for the West Indies. They are wounded and low on confidence. Following their seven-wicket loss to Bangladesh, a glum Jason Holder admitted West Indies face a tough task to reach the semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2019 as they need to win all their remaining games to stay alive. With three losses, it is a slim chance, but an opportunity none the less.

What a start it was for the West Indies, with their fast bowlers flooring Pakistan for 105, setting the base for a comfortable seven-wicket win. But ever since, they haven’t been able to replicate that performance, despite scoring 321 for 8 against Bangladesh. West Indies are a far better unit that this. They have a fresh, promising bowling attack and an equally fearful batting line-up. But somehow, both haven’t clicked together.