New Zealand vs. West Indies, 3rd ODI: Scorecard, Report and Records Broken

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJanuary 1, 2014

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 01:  (L-R) Jesse Ryder of New Zealand is congratulated by Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor congratulates Corey Anderson on his world record 100 during game three of the One Day International Series between New Zealand and the West Indies at Queenstown Events Centre on January 1, 2014 in Queenstown, New Zealand.  (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)
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New Zealand had Corey Anderson and Jesse Ryder to thank for a resounding 159-run win in the third one-day international against the West Indies in Queenstown.

Their astonishing assault batting first in a match that had been shortened by weather to 21 overs per side meant that they scored 283 for the loss of four wickets.

New Zealand vs. West Indies, 3rd ODI, Queenstown
New Zealand Innings
BatsmanDismissalRunsMinsBalls
MJ Guptillc †Ramdin b Holder1770
JD Ryderc Miller b Holder104865151
BB McCullum*c Simmons b Narine33161111
LRPL Taylorc Powell b Miller91388
Corey J Andersonnot out13151476
L Ronchi†not out3320
Extras(w 2)2
Total(4 wickets; 21 overs; 90 mins)283(13.47 runs per over)
BowlingOMRWW
SP Narine405011
JO Holder404822
R Rampaul3064021.33
NO Miller404411
DJ Bravo4048012.00
LMP Simmons2029014.50
West Indies Innings
BatsmanDismissalRunsMinsBalls
J Charlesc Neesham b Mills0233
LMP Simmonsc Milne b McClenaghan13141111
CAK Waltonc Milne b Ryder17312323
KOA Powellc Neesham b McClenaghan1433
DJ Bravo*not out5643543
N Deonarinec Milne b Neesham29213030
D Ramdin†not out1520
Extras(lb 5, w 2)7
Total(5 wickets; 21 overs)124(5.90 runs per over)
BowlingOMRWW
KD Mills201111
MJ McClenaghan20722
NL McCullum502705.40
JD Ryder401311
JDS Neesham402111
MJ Guptill201306.50
AF Milne2027013.50
Cricinfo

Anderson broke the record for the fastest century in an international cricket match by completing a ton in 36 deliveries, while Ryder was hardly any slower, notching his ton in 46 balls.

Corey Anderson's 100 in 36 balls also equals the List A record of Graham Rose's 36 ball effort for Somerset v Devon at Torquay, 1990 #NZvWI

— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 1, 2014

Their efforts broke the West Indies' resolve before they had even come into bat—their 124 for five in the same time frame meant they were never close to gathering the runs.

But the statistics told their own stories. As pretty as the batting scorecard looked, the damage done to the bowling was equally brutal. Ravi Rampaul's three overs cost him 64 runs—Nikita Miller going for 11 an over represented the most economical bowling of any player on his team.

Had the Queenstown ODI been a 50 over game & at the current rate New Zealand could have reached 674 runs in 50 overs :) #NZvWI

— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) January 1, 2014

Anderson's innings included 14 sixes, the aerial route pursued time and again with relentless success. The boundaries are small in Queenstown, but such was the clean-hitting and the distance he struck the ball that it could have been the same on just about any ground.

Ryder managed just five sixes in comparison, but was full of fluent strokeplay and boundaries. His first hundred for New Zealand since his comeback would also have been cause for great joy in the Kiwi camp.

On another day Dwayne Bravo's 54-ball 56 might have been just the right innings. But this was no ordinary day. The skipper must have looked around at a dressing room without firepower from the likes of Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard and known that the game was up.

The series is now poised at 1-1 with two games to play, the first of which is in Nelson on January 4.