New Zealand vs India
So the match is a tie, and the Black Caps will be gutted as they looked certain for a three-nil series lead. Next stop: Hamilton, on the 28th.
Over 50 - Ind 314/9 (Jadeja 65, Aaron 2)
Anderson takes the final set of deliveries, and Jadeja smacks the first one for four over deep midwicket. A wide then helps the visiting cause, but the spare ball is a dot. Jadeja can't score off the next ball either, leaving 13 needed off three. And then, another wide! A four follows, making it 8 needed off 2. And then SIX! Two off the last... Jadeja gets a single and it's a tie!
Over 49 - Ind 297/9 (Jadeja 51, Aaron 2)
McClenaghan takes the penultimate over, and Jadeja promptly smashes him for six, and then adds a single to bring up his half century. That single also sees Bennett drop Jadeja, as he loses the ball in the lights. McClenaghan then gifts India with an extra delivery courtesy of a wide. The final ball is a dot so India need 18 off the last over.
Over 48 - Ind 286/9 (Jadeja 43, Aaron 0)
Anderson comes back into the attack, replacing Nathan McCullum. Shami takes a single from the third ball, Jadeja takes a single, India need 29 from 14 balls. WICKET! India lose their 9th wicket, Anderson gets another crucial wicket, finishes his five-for. Varun Aaron comes out to bat. India need 29 from 12 balls.
Over 47 - Ind 284/8 (Jadeja 42, Shami 1)
Jadeja takes a single to start the over, McClenaghan back into the attack. Shami brings Jadeja back on strike with a single. Jadeja hits a six, it is in the block hole and Jadeja gets under it and hits a si over long on. Eight runs from the over, India need 31 from 18 balls.
Over 46 - Ind 276/8 (Jadeja 35, Shami 0)
A leg bye from the first ball brings Bhuvi on strike. It was short and outside off and Bhuvi hits it through third man for four, India need 40 from 27 balls. WICKET! Bennett gets Bhuvi, who spoons it over mid on and Nathan McCullum takes the catch, India 8 wickets down. Shami comes in to bat. Jadeja takes a single to get off strike. Shami to face the last ball and he plays out a dot.
Over 45 - Ind 271/7 (Jadeja 34, B Kumar 0)
Ashwin walks out of his crease and hits Nathan over the top and out of the park for a six, follows it up with a sensible single. Jadeja takes another single to bring Ashwin back on strike. WICKET! Crucial wicket for New Zealand, Ashwin hits it to Guptill who takes a brilliant catch. Guptill comes out of no where and takes the catch, flicks the ball back as he goes over the ropes, and comes back and completes the catch. Jadeja takes a single to bring Bhuvi on strike.
Over 44 - Ind 261/6 (Jadeja 32, Ashwin 58)
Bennett comes back into the attack, New Zealand need to get a wicket to come back into this game. Jadeja gets under the short ball and ramps it up through third man for four. A single from Jadeja brings Ashwin on strike. Another wide from New Zealand, 11 wides in total so far. Seven runs from the over, India need 54 more from 36 balls.
Over 43 - Ind 254/6 (Jadeja 27, Ashwin 57)
A couple of singles to start Nathan's over, Jadeja takes a single to long on, Southee drops an easy catch. Ashwin gets a bye, Ashwin comes down the track and misses it, Ronchi misses the stumping. Five singles from the over.
Over 42 - Ind 249/6 (Jadeja 24, Ashwin 56)
A couple of runs to start the over Jadeja pushes it to mid off for a couple. A single brings Ashwin on strike. Southee bowls it outside off and umpire Bowden gets it a wide. Southee bowls outside off again and Ashwin cuts it past the keeper for four. Ashwin clips a low full toss away for a single to deep midwicket. 10 runs from the over, India need 66 from 48 balls.
Over 41 - Ind 239/6 (Jadeja 20, Ashwin 51)
10 overs to go, three singles from the over and this partnership is now 50 from 30 balls. Four singles and then a boundary to end the over, Ashwin reaches his 50, India 239 for 6 after 41 overs.
Over 40 - Ind 231/6 (Jadeja 18, Ashwin 45)
A single to start the over, Southee comes back into the attack. A full toss and Jadeja hits it to deep midwicket for a single. Four, Southee goes for the short ball again and Ashwin picks it up and hits it to fine leg for four. Ashwin takes a single to square leg to bring Jadeja on strike. Six, Jadeja ends the over with a six, 13 runs from the over, good acceleration from India.
Over 39 - Ind 218/6 (Jadeja 11, Ashwin 39)
McClenaghan starts his 8th over, Ashwin starts the over with a boundary, edges it past slip and gets a lucky four. A wide from McClenaghan, down the leg side. Ashwin drives it through the covers for three runs, good shot to the extra cover boundary. Four, a short ball from McClenaghan and Jadeja picks it up early and hits it through long on and deep midwicket for four. 12 runs from the over.
Over 38 - Ind 206/6 (Jadeja 7, Ashwin 32)
A single to start the over and then Anderson bowls one down leg, called a wide. Another wide from Anderson, a single to Jadeja and then Ashwin hits a boundary. Ashwin gets it to backward square leg for four, a single to follow. Four, Jadeja finishes the over with another boundary, 13 runs from the over.
Over 37 - Ind 194/6 (Jadeja 2, Ashwin 26)
McClenaghan starts his third spell, Ashwin punches it behind point for four to third man. Ashwin takes a single to bring Jadeja on strike. Seven runs from the over.
Over 36 - Ind 186/6 (Jadeja 1, Ashwin 20)
Anderson comes back into the attack and Ashwin takes a single to start the over. Dhoni lifts this effortlessly over long off for a six, brings up his 50 in style. WICKET! Anderson claims another crucial wicket, Dhoni goes for 50, India's chase struggling. Jadeja is the new man in, he takes a single to get off the mark. Eight runs from the over, India 186 for 6.
Over 35 - Ind 177/5 (Dhoni 44, Ashwin 18)
Ashwin takes a single from the first ball to long on. Dhoni takes another single behind square. Three singles from the over.
Over 34 - Ind 174/5 (Dhoni 43, Ashwin 16)
Bennett bowls it on the pads and Ashwin flicks it to the deep midwicket boundary for four. More runs on the leg side, Ashwin gets a single to square leg. Five runs from the over, India 174 for 5.
Over 33 - Ind 169/5 (Dhoni 43, Ashwin 11)
A couple of runs to Dhoni who works Nathan around the corner on the leg side, then Dhoni takes a single to square leg. Ashwin takes a single to long on to bring Dhoni back on strike. Four runs from the over, the required rate has climbed to 8.58.
Over 32 - Ind 165/5 (Dhoni 40, Ashwin 10)
Bennett comes back into the attack, Dhoni takes a single, plays the flick off the back foot to fine leg. Ashwin takes a single to mid on, India move on to 164 for 5. Three singles from the over, New Zealand doing a good job of stopping the runs.
- 25th Jan 2014
- India won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Eden Park, Auckland
- B F Bowden, R J Tucker
- TV Umpire
- D J Walker
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- G A V Baxter
india BATTING CARD
|R.G. Sharma||c Bennett b Anderson||39|
|S. Dhawan||c Guptill b Anderson||28|
|V. Kohli||c Ronchi b Bennett||6|
|A.M. Rahane||c Ronchi b Anderson||3|
|S.K. Raina||c Ronchi b Southee||31|
|M.S. Dhoni||c Southee b Anderson||50|
|R. Ashwin||c Guptill b McCullum||65|
|R.A. Jadeja||Not out||66|
|B. Kumar||c McCullum b Bennett||4|
|M.S. Ahmed||c Williamson b Anderson||2|
|V.R. Aaron||Not out||2|
|Extras||14w, 1b, 3lb||18|
|Total||50.0 Overs||314 - 9|