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NZ ousted by Windies in Super Over

UPDATED 12 February, 2013 3:51PM AEST | by Omnisport

New Zealand crashed out of the World Twenty20 after a nail-biting Super Over defeat to the West Indies, who have booked their spot in the semi-finals of the competition.

Both teams were tied at 139 in Pallekele, forcing the Super Eight clash into the Super Over.

New Zealand posted a respectable 17 runs off their six deliveries, but bowed out of the tournament as the Windies chased down the target with a delivery to spare.

The result ousted New Zealand with three losses from as many Super Eight matches.

The West Indies, with two wins from three Super Eight matches, advanced to the semi-finals of the competition following England's elimination by Sri Lanka.

Earlier sent into bat, the West Indies were bowled out for 139 in the 20th over.

Chris Gayle blasted 30 off 14 balls, including two sixes and three fours, while Kieron Pollard (28) and Marlon Samuels (24) also proved valuable.

New Zealand seamers Tim Southee (3-21) and Doug Bracewell (3-31) led the charge with the ball, with further wickets from Nathan McCullum (2-19), Jacob Oram (1-17) and Ronnie Hira (1-24).

In reply, skipper Ross Taylor starred with an unbeaten 62 as New Zealand finished on 7-139.

Brendon McCullum (22) and Martin Guptill (21) added runs, though it was West Indies spinner Sunil Narine (3-20) who caused the most damage.

Narine bowled 10 dot balls in a dazzling display and restricted the Black Caps to just 2-5 from his last two overs.

Needing two runs off the final delivery, Bracewell (one not out) flicked the ball from Samuels (1-13) towards deep square leg but was run out while taking a second run.

Despite the form of Narine, Samuels was handed the ball for the Super Over and performed admirably against the combination of McCullum and Taylor.

Southee was given the responsibility with the ball for New Zealand but crucially overstepped the mark with his first delivery, which Gayle dispatched for six, handing the West Indies a free hit.

Samuel secured the memorable victory with a six that sailed over Guptill at deep midwicket.

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First Posted 02 October, 2012 8:27AM AEST

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