It was too close for comfort: Williamson

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West Indies needed eight runs from just 12 balls.

Umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge initially said "not out" but the West Indies successfully reviewed the decision, with replays showing the ball would have hit leg stump.

And so he launched the last ball of the 49th over down toward the long-on boundary hoping, he said, "willing it to go up, and up and up", and over the rope for six runs. Behind India - who are immaculate with their over rates - New Zealand are the most disciplined side in the world when it comes to finishing their overs in the allotted time.

Nobody really gave him a chance of getting so close.

Meanwhile Boult, restricted to 1-63 against South Africa, modestly said of his return against the West Indies: "I'm nearly 30 now, so I'm getting on a bit".

"Luckily he's six foot five".

"He's got his team from so far away to just the very very edge".

That's the thing with this side.

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Naeher hasn't had to stop many shots so far in this tournament but has kept both shots against her out of the back of the net. She replaced Alex Morgan , who was involved in a couple of collisions in the first half and at one point held her right knee.

Neesham took some fearsome punishment at the death during the home summer but kept his cool as they won again with the same XI for all five victories.

"I don't think there's many people in world cricket who you'd want more than a guy like Trent Boult who takes catches for fun".

Brathwaite had to come in and block the hat-trick ball after Lockie Ferguson took two wickets with consecutive deliveries.

However, West Indies do own a warm up game victory over New Zealand to bank on and if they replicate the sort of undeniable batting performance they pulled out on that day, this match promises to be a very intriguing one.

Senior New Zealand player Ross Taylor, captain Kane Williamson, Neesham all walked to Braithwaite and consoled him for his fabulous effort, which is well documented by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in a video posted on their twitter account.

Despite falling short former New Zealand captain Brendan McCullum claimed Brathwaite's innings was one of the great World Cup knocks. Williamson, on the other hand, went on to notch 148 off 154 balls with the help of 14 fours and a six to propel New Zealand to a challenging total of 291/8 in 50 overs.

He has now scored 373 runs, including two hundreds, in four innings this World Cup at an average of 186.5. Set it up in there, a really good foundation.

"There were nice little contributions once again and I don't think we've played the ideal game yet". "Fortunate to have shared a dressing room or play against and socialise with them in franchise tournaments". Although he returned for the game against Australia, his knees didn't make it through his second spell. He made it 51 when he trapped Jos Buttler (10) lbw with a full ball that crashed into the batsman's boot.