New Zealand vs India
New Zealand win by 40 runs
New Zealand have won the first test by 40 runs, but it was a lot close than the final score suggests. India looked like their could chase the big total down, they had the momentum after bowling New Zealand out cheaply, but timely strikes from Wagner and Southee brought them back in the game. New Zealand lead the series 1-0.
Over 96.3 - Ind 366/10 (Shami 0)
Four, Ishant smashes the first ball down the ground for a four. WICKET! Boult has the last laugh, Ishant is caught behind and New Zealand win a thrilling test match. It is all over for India who fought back in the second innings, but the first innings lead just put New Zealand in front. Both teams fought well, but New Zealand win by 40 runs.
Over 96 - Ind 362/9 (Shami 0, I Sharma 0)
Good bowling from Wagner, he is keeping New Zealand in the game. The field stays back for the fifth ball and Dhoni hits it for four towards wide long-off. WICKET! Wagner gets the crucial wicket of Dhoni, could this be the end of the match. Brilliant bowling from Wagner, lots of discipline and a big heart.
Over 95 - Ind 358/8 (Dhoni 35, I Sharma 0)
Dhoni starts the over with a four, hits Boult straight down the ground for four. A sharp bouncer from Boult, it hits Dhoni's helmet and goes for four. A risky single to end the over, nine runs from it, India need 49 to win.
Over 94 - Ind 349/8 (Dhoni 30, I Sharma 0)
Three singles from the start of the over and then, WICKET! Zaheer backs away to the short ball and edges it to first slip. India need 61 runs with 2 wickets in hand.
Over 93 - Ind 347/7 (Dhoni 28, Z Khan 16)
A couple of singles from the Boult over and a leg bye. India need 61 to win.
Over 92 - Ind 343/7 (Dhoni 27, Z Khan 15)
A single to start the over, Zaheer drives it awkwardly through cover for a couple of runs. A couple more as Zaheer clips a full toss through midwicket.
Over 91 - Ind 338/7 (Dhoni 25, Z Khan 11)
Boult bowls a maiden, Khan keeps it out.
Over 90 - Ind 338/7 (Dhoni 25, Z Khan 11)
A single from the first ball to Dhoni and then Khan upper cuts Southee for a six to deep point, a single to end the over. India need 69 more to win
Over 89 - Ind 329/7 (Dhoni 24, Z Khan 4)
Dhoni takes a single from the first ball and Khan plays out the rest of the over.
Over 88 - Ind 329/7 (Dhoni 24, Z Khan 4)
Dhoni takes a single from the first ball, showing confidence in Khan. Zaheer swings his bat, upper cuts it for four. The decision seems to be to keep Dhoni till the end while others swing and score quickly. Five from the over, India need another 78 to win.
Over 87 - Ind 324/7 (Dhoni 23, Z Khan 0)
New Zealand trying to slow things down here, India are flying away with this game. Jadeja pulls the first ball away for a single. Boult oversteps, called a no ball, three runs from the first two balls. Six, Jadeja wants to finish this early, stands tall and swings his bat at the bouncer, hitting it straight down and out of the ground. WICKET! The party is over, Jadeja hits one mid-on and Sodhi takes the catch. India lose their 7th wicket.
Over 86 - Ind 315/6 (Dhoni 22, Jadeja 19)
Dhoni takes a single from the first ball and then Southee comes in round the stumps to Jadeja. A good bouncer from Southee, it rises out of nowhere, but unfortunately goes over the keeper's head for four byes. Jadeja comes down the wicket and hits it straight back for four, the umpire does well to get out of the way of this rocket. Four more to India, a couple of leg byes and a single to end the over, India need 92 more to win.
Over 85 - Ind 303/6 (Dhoni 21, Jadeja 14)
Dhoni comes down the wicket to Boult and hits him through wide mid-on for four. A couple of runs and more aggressive running between the wickets from this pair, Dhoni gets two to fine leg. Four more, the on-the-walk drive from Dhoni through bowler and mid-off for four. A single to end the over, making it 11 runs from the over. India race past 300, need 104 runs to win.
Over 84 - Ind 292/6 (Dhoni 10, Jadeja 14)
Southee runs in with the new ball and Jadeja joins the action with Dhoni. Four, it was a length ball and it was swinging into him but Jadeja attacks it and drives it through long-on for four. Four more, this time it is the upper cut, hits it with both feet in the air, clears gully for four. Jadeja opens the face of the bat and guides the ball past cover for a couple of runs. 10 from the over.
Over 83 - Ind 282/6 (Dhoni 10, Jadeja 4)
Boult bowls it too full and Dhoni drives it through mid-off for four to start the over. Four more, this time it is short of a length, Dhoni goes after it, hits it in the air through the gully region for four.
Over 82 - Ind 274/6 (Dhoni 2, Jadeja 4)
After tea, WICKET! Rohit falls first ball, this game going to a nail biting finish. Southee swings the ball past the outside edge, Rohit obliges and gives an easy catch to Watling. India 6 down for 270. Jadeja walks out to bat. Four, a lovely off drive to get off the mark for Jadeja.
Over 81 - Ind 270/5 (Dhoni 2, R Sharma 19)
The new ball has been taken and India need 139 runs to win, the game is in the balance. WICKET! Boult swings it in New Zealand's favour, umpire gives it out lbw, Rahane thinks he has hit that. Replays show that Rahane had edged it so it was not out lbw, but no DRS means Rahane falls. Dhoni walks out to the crease. A couple of runs for him to get off the mark.
Over 80 - Ind 268/4 (Rahane 18, R Sharma 19)
Eight minutes to go to tea and Sodhi comes into the attack. A long hop from the spinner and Rahane does not miss out, hits it for a four through fine leg. A single makes it five runs from the over.
Over 75 - Ind 253/4 (Rahane 5, R Sharma 17)
WICKET! Dhawan falls, Wagner bounces him, Dhawan has to play at it and he tries to pull it, fails to get bat on it and gloves it to the keeper for a catch. Unnecessary from India's perspective, but they lose another wicket, Dhawan goes for 115.
- 5th - 9th Feb 2014
- India won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Eden Park, Auckland
- S J Davis, R A Kettleborough
- TV Umpire
- G A V Baxter
- Match Referee
- R S Madugalle
- Reserve Umpire
- B F Bowden
india BATTING CARD
|M. Vijay||c Watling b Southee||13|
|S. Dhawan||c Watling b Wagner||115|
|C.A. Pujara||c Watling b Southee||23|
|V. Kohli||c Watling b Wagner||67|
|R.G. Sharma||c Watling b Southee||19|
|A.M. Rahane||lbw Boult||18|
|M.S. Dhoni||b Wagner||39|
|R.A. Jadeja||c Sodhi b Boult||26|
|Z. Khan||c Taylor b Wagner||17|
|I. Sharma||c Watling b Boult||4|
|Extras||4nb, 2w, 12b, 7lb||25|
|Total||All Out, 96.3 Overs||366|