Calcutta: A match that began with low-grade cricket from both teams ended in a high-intensity tie that was followed by a Super Over in which West Indies knocked New Zealand out of the ICC World Twenty20 2012.
For the second time in the tournament, New Zealand found themselves at the wrong end of a Super Over, and their campaign ended without a single win in the Super Eights.
The action heated up only in the final over of the New Zealand chase, with 14 still needed to reach the 140 needed for victory.
Marlon Samuels, who had not bowled a single over in the game till that point, speared his darts into Ross Taylor’s pads.
After deflecting one to short fine-leg, where it was misfielded by Sunil Narine, and working another through the on-side for a brace, Taylor struck gold, scoop-sweeping Samuels over fine-leg for six. With three needed off two balls, Taylor got off strike with a single, and Doug Bracewell was left to take the final ball.
The field remained well spread, and when Bracewell worked the ball to the on-side, a win seemed to be on the cards.