New Zealand vs India
Over 41.3 - Ind 277/9 (I Sharma 1, Shami 1)
Last over, WICKET! Kumar goes for the big hit and ends up top edging it to point. Nathan McCullum takes the catch, India 9 down. Rain interrupts play and then umpires signal the end of the game. New Zealand win by 15 runs using the D/L method and lead the series 2-0.
Over 41 - Ind 275/8 (B Kumar 11, Shami 0)
India need 37 from 2 overs, Kumar takes a single from the first ball to bring Ashwin on strike to Southee. Ashwin clears his front leg and clobbers Southee for four through long on. WICKET! Ashwin drives the ball to midwicket and Guptill takes the catch, India losing their way with the constantly climbing run rate. A short ball from Southee to Kumar, the umpire gives it a wide for height. Four, Kumar hits a boundary over extra cover to keep the dream alive. A single to end the over, India need 22 from the last over.
Over 40 - Ind 260/7 (B Kumar 1, Ashwin 1)
WICKET! Dhoni falls, tries to hit Anderson for a six, ends up giving a catch to backward point. Good innings from the captain, can Jadeja and Ashwin take India over the line. Jadeja takes a single to bring Ashwin on strike. Ashwin hits it over extra cover for a single. WICKET! Double strike from Anderson, Jadeja is bowled for 12, India need 38 more runs. Bhuvi comes out to bat, takes a single from the first ball. Three runs and two wickets from the over, good work from Anderson.
Over 39 - Ind 257/5 (Jadeja 11, Dhoni 56)
Four overs to go, 50 runs needed. Southee comes back into the attack, he dropped Dhoni on the boundary in the last over. Jadeja takes a single from the first ball to bring Dhoni on strike. Dhoni swings at a length ball outside off and misses. He takes a single to bring Jadeja on strike. Another single from Jadeja, Dhoni has two balls left in this over as India reach 250. Six, Dhoni hits the 5th ball of the over for a six, it goes over extra cover for six and Dhoni gets his 52nd 50 in ODIs. A single to end the over, India need 40 from 18 balls.
Over 38 - Ind 247/5 (Jadeja 9, Dhoni 48)
Anderson comes back into the attack, will they target him for one big over or will they take this to the end. 61 runs needed from 30 balls, over 12 runs per over required. Jadeja takes a single from the first ball to give the strike to Dhoni. Four, Dhoni hits it high in the air, Southee drops him on the boundary and it goes for four. Four more, Dhoni gets an outside edge on it and it goes past the keeper for four, another lucky boundary. A couple of singles make it 11 runs from the over.
Over 37 - Ind 236/5 (Jadeja 7, Dhoni 39)
WICKET! Good bowling from Mills is rewarded, Raina hits the fuller ball on the leg side, in the air and Southee takes a good catch at midwicket. Jadeja walks out to bat. Jadeja needs to support Dhoni in this chase. Dhoni is on strike as they crossed before the catch was taken. Dhoni forces one away on the leg side for a single. Six, Jadeja starts his innings by hitting Mills out of the park over long on, hit with force. Then he takes a single to bring Dhoni on strike. Dhoni asks for a change of bats, a couple of runs to end the over, 10 runs from it.
Over 36 - Ind 226/4 (Raina 35, Dhoni 36)
McClenaghan starts his 8th over, Dhoni clips the second ball away for four through fine leg, poor bowl from McClenaghan, drifting on the pads. A leg bye to Dhoni, drifting on the pads again, this time it crashes on the thigh pad. Another ball on middle and leg and Raina hits it over cow corner for four, much needed boundary for India. 10 runs from the over, India keeping the high run rate in check.
Over 35 - Ind 216/4 (Raina 30, Dhoni 32)
Mills starts his 8th over, India need around 11 runs per over from here on. Dhoni takes a single on the leg side to bring Raina on strike. Raina digs out a yorker and gets a single to long off. Another single, Dhoni pushes it on the leg side and wants two, but Raina sends him back as Guptill attacks the ball and throws it back. A couple of runs to end the tidy over from Mills, just five from it.
Over 34 - Ind 211/4 (Raina 27, Dhoni 30)
India need 97 from 9 overs at 10.77 runs per over. McClenaghan comes back into the attack. McClenaghan has been effective today, but India need to take him on. Dhoni pulls it away to the fine leg boundary, hit very fine to beat the fielder. Dhoni pulls the short ball on the leg side for a single, wants the second but Raina sends him back. Raina takes a single, and Dhoni takes another single. Raina is able to find the boundary from the last ball, he clubs it over long on for four. 11 runs from the over, India 211 for 4.
Over 33 - Ind 200/4 (Raina 22, Dhoni 24)
Mills comes back into the attack, bowls a full toss outside off to Raina who puts it away for four through long off. Another four, Raina puts the short ball away through fine leg for four, there is no deep fine leg fielder. Then he takes the single to bring Dhoni on strike, India move on to 199. Dhoni takes a single to fine leg to bring up India's 200. 10 runs from the over.
Over 32 - Ind 190/4 (Raina 13, Dhoni 23)
Dhoni takes a single from the first ball, he hits it through point. Poor short ball from Southee and Raina hits it through fine leg for a one bounce four. Raina squeezes this away on the off side for a single. Dhoni drives it through midwicket for a single. Eight runs from the over, India need 107 from the last 10 overs to win this game.
Over 31 - Ind 182/4 (Raina 7, Dhoni 21)
India need Dhoni to stay out there for them to win this match, they need around 11 runs per over from here on. Dhoni takes a single to fine leg from the first ball. A wide down leg from Anderson to Raina. Raina makes room for himself and hits it through backward point to the third man boundary, good shot. Then he takes a single to bring Dhoni on strike. Four more, Dhoni ramps it over to the third man boundary, too easy for him. Another boundary, Dhoni hits it through fine leg for four, beating the fielder with ease. Big over for India, 16 runs from it.
Over 30 - Ind 166/4 (Raina 2, Dhoni 12)
India take the batting powerplay and Brendon McCullum turns to Southee to bowl. Kohli takes a single on the leg side to start the power play. Dhoni changes his bat, choosing the correct one from four that have been brought out for him. Dhoni takes a single from the short ball to bring Kohli on strike. A slower ball outside off from Southee and Kohli is waiting for it, he thumps it through the midwicket region for four. WICKET! the powerplay brings a wicket and Kohli is gone. He tries to hit Southee through the midwicket region and the substitute fielder takes a good low catch. Big wicket for New Zealand, Kohli goes for 78. Raina comes out to bat.
Over 29 - Ind 158/3 (Kohli 73, Dhoni 11)
Anderson comes back into the attack and Kohli hits the first ball for a six, his favourite wristy shot over midwicket. Kohli then drives on square of the wicket to sweeper cover for a couple more, this pair is fast between the wickets. A single to end the over, good comeback from Anderson.
Over 28 - Ind 149/3 (Kohli 64, Dhoni 11)
Kohli pushes the first ball from McClenaghan on to the leg side for a single. Dhoni pushes the next ball to mid off for a single. Three singles from the first three balls. Just three from the over, India 149 for 3.
Over 27 - Ind 146/3 (Kohli 62, Dhoni 10)
McCullum bowls it outside off and Dhoni clubs this down the ground for four, much needed boundary for India. Eight runs from the over in the end, India need 151 more runs to win.
Over 26 - Ind 138/3 (Kohli 61, Dhoni 3)
McClenaghan starts his fifth over, Kohli takes a single to deep midwicket. Dhoni takes a single to fine leg, Kohli works the ball to long on for a couple more. Kohli gets a boundary from the last ball, eight runs from the over in total. India need just under 10 runs per over to win.
Over 25 - Ind 130/3 (Kohli 54, Dhoni 2)
Dhoni takes a single to give the strike to Kohli, McCullum starts his 7th over in a row. Two singles from the over, the required rate is around 9.8 per over now.
Over 24 - Ind 128/3 (Kohli 53, Dhoni 1)
McClenaghan comes back into the attack, this could be a test for Kohli and Rahane. Rahane takes a single from the first ball, Kohli takes another single to square leg. WICKET! The bowling change has worked for New Zealand, Rahane edges it to the keeper and Ronchi takes a good catch. India lose a wicket at a crucial stage. Dhoni has promoted himself up the order, he joins Kohli to chase this big total down. A single to end the over, Dhoni gets off the mark.
Over 23 - Ind 125/2 (Kohli 52, Rahane 35)
20 overs to go, 177 runs needed, this will be interesting. Rahane takes a single to bring Kohli on strike, he is on 49. Kohli gets the single and gets to his 50, brilliant knock from him, under pressure again. Rahane takes a single to Guptill who came in from deep midwicket, Kohli picks up a couple of runs making is 5 from the over. Another good over from McCullum.
- 22nd Jan 2014
- India won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Seddon Park
- C B Gaffaney, R J Tucker
- TV Umpire
- G A V Baxter
- Match Referee
- D C Boon
- Reserve Umpire
- D J Walker
india BATTING CARD
|S. Dhawan||b Southee||12|
|R.G. Sharma||c Ronchi b Southee||20|
|V. Kohli||c sub b Southee||78|
|A.M. Rahane||c Ronchi b McClenaghan||36|
|M.S. Dhoni||c Williamson b Anderson||56|
|S.K. Raina||c Southee b Mills||35|
|R.A. Jadeja||b Anderson||12|
|R. Ashwin||c Guptill b Southee||5|
|B. Kumar||c McCullum b Anderson||11|
|M.S. Ahmed||Not out||1|
|I. Sharma||Not out||1|
|Total||41.3 Overs||277 - 9|