12 Jul 2012

Hopes for ODI series win for Black Caps

6:56 pm on 12 July 2012

The New Zealand cricketers remain hopeful they can win their five-match one day series in the West Indies, following a superb effort in the field that's kept the series alive.

After being sent in to bat in Thursday's must-win third ODI at St Kitts, the Black Caps made 249 for nine from their 50 overs and all rounder Nathan McCullum says they knew if they could claim Chris Gayle's wicket cheaply they'd be in with a chance.

And that's exactly what happened with the superstar batsman Gayle out for 11.

The Windies wickets then continued to tumble with the home side all out for 161.

McCullum's hoping they can get Gayle out cheaply again and put more pressure on the rest of the Windies batting lineup.

Wicketkeeper BJ Watling is in doubt for Sunday's fourth ODI after straining his left quadricep running between the wickets while on just five runs. Watling battled on and made a crucial 40 before he was dismissed.