New Zealand A tour of India and Sri Lanka, 2013/14 / Commentary

New Zealand A in India unofficial ODI Series - 1st unofficial ODI

India A v New Zealand A

India A won by 6 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)

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Toss - New Zealand A have won the toss and will bat first.

0.1

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, no run, probing line outside off, well left

0.2

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, no run, touch fuller on off stump and pushed to mid-off

0.3

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, 1 run, first runs on the board, length delivery, fends to point and scampered for a quick single

0.4

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, no run, nips back in, kept a bit low too, Ronchi on the the pull but missed it

0.5

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, 1 run, on the pads and nicely worked to on side

0.6

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, no run, solid front foot push to mid-off

End of over 1 (2 runs) New Zealand A 2/0
AP Devcich    1* (4b)      Sandeep Sharma    1-0-2-0
L Ronchi    1* (2b)     

Kulkarni from Subba Roa end

1.1

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, decent start on off stump, hint of a away movement and well left

1.2

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, good length delivery on off stump and left alone

1.3

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, fuller delivery this time and least bother to prod at that

1.4

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, off stump line and left alone

1.5

Kulkarni to Ronchi, 3 runs, width offered and slashed hard between point and cover

1.6

Kulkarni to Devcich, no run, on middle and leg, touch extra bounce and defended to on side

End of over 2 (3 runs) New Zealand A 5/0
AP Devcich    1* (5b)      DS Kulkarni    1-0-3-0
L Ronchi    4* (7b)      Sandeep Sharma    1-0-2-0

2.1

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, no run, good solid strike and hits it straight, Sharma on his follow through makes a good stop

2.2

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, no run, fuller on off stump and nicely driven to cover but finds the sweeper

2.3

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, 3 runs, poor delivery, on the pads and turned away for three runs

2.4

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, no run, play and a miss, length deliver and angling away from the leftie

2.5

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, 2 runs, on off stump, fuller too and nicely driven on the up for a couple

2.6

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, no run, good length delivery on off stump and fends from the crease

End of over 3 (5 runs) New Zealand A 10/0
AP Devcich    3* (8b)      Sandeep Sharma    2-0-7-0
L Ronchi    7* (10b)      DS Kulkarni    1-0-3-0

3.1

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, fuller and pushed to mid-on

3.2

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, solid back foot defence to off side

3.3

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, slower delivery and angled in, left alone

3.4

Kulkarni to Ronchi, 1 run, width offered outside off and slashed hard, on the bounce to the third man

3.5

Kulkarni to Devcich, FOUR, take that!! full, wide and in his arc, swings his bat and in the gap too

3.6

Kulkarni to Devcich, no run, play and a miss, poking at the away going delivery

End of over 4 (5 runs) New Zealand A 15/0
AP Devcich    7* (10b 1x4)      DS Kulkarni    2-0-8-0
L Ronchi    8* (14b)      Sandeep Sharma    2-0-7-0

4.1

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, no run, length delivery and fends it from the crease

4.2

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, 2 leg byes, length delivery on leg stump, tried to heave it towards fine leg but brushed his pad on its way

4.3

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, 1 run, dabs to third man for a single

4.4

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, FOUR, fuller and whacked straight past the bowler

4.5

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, 1 run, fends to off side and scampered for a quick single

4.6

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, no run, fuller on middle and leg, tried to whip across the line and rapped his pad, ambitious appeal for leg before but turned down

End of over 5 (8 runs) New Zealand A 23/0
L Ronchi    9* (18b)      Sandeep Sharma    3-0-13-0
AP Devcich    12* (12b 2x4)      DS Kulkarni    2-0-8-0

5.1

Kulkarni to Devcich, FOUR, on the pads and nicely clipped of his legs, nice wrists by Devcich

5.2

Kulkarni to Devcich, 1 run, length delivery on off stump, waits and dabs to third man region for a single

5.3

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, back of a length delivery and under cuts to the keeper

5.4

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, good line on off stump and left alone

5.5

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, probing line on off stump but left alone

Agam: "Unmukt Chand has been given an extended rope by Indian selectors by constantly featuring him in India A tours in a hope that he turns to be another Kohli. About time he takes these opportunities seriously and deliver results.

5.6

Kulkarni to Ronchi, 1 run, angled in and guided to third man for a single and retains the strike

End of over 6 (6 runs) New Zealand A 29/0
L Ronchi    10* (22b)      DS Kulkarni    3-0-14-0
AP Devcich    17* (14b 3x4)      Sandeep Sharma    3-0-13-0

6.1

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, no run, turned to on side and finds short mid-wicket

6.2

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, no run, touch slower on off stump, play and a miss again

6.3

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, no run, good delivery, cramping him for room and pushed to covers

6.4

Sandeep Sharma to Ronchi, 1 run, on middle and off, played with gentle hands to mid-off and sprints for a quick single

6.5

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, no run, angled away and leaves it to the keeper

6.6

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, no run, jags back in and gets a healthy inside edge on to the pads

End of over 7 (1 run) New Zealand A 30/0
AP Devcich    17* (16b 3x4)      Sandeep Sharma    4-0-14-0
L Ronchi    11* (26b)      DS Kulkarni    3-0-14-0

7.1

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, length delivery on off and dabs to point

7.2

Kulkarni to Ronchi, 1 leg bye, straying down the line and kissed his boots on its way

7.3

Kulkarni to Devcich, no run, rash shot!! width offered and slashed hard, play and a miss

7.4

Kulkarni to Devcich, 1 run, top edge but safe, on the pads and tried to work it away, gets a top edge and lends safely

7.5

Kulkarni to Ronchi, 1 wide, full and wide, in-fact too wide on off stump

7.5

Kulkarni to Ronchi, no run, on off stump, seamed away, play and a miss

7.6

Kulkarni to Ronchi, 1 run, slightly fuller and driven on the up

End of over 8 (4 runs) New Zealand A 34/0
L Ronchi    12* (30b)      DS Kulkarni    4-0-17-0
AP Devcich    18* (18b 3x4)      Sandeep Sharma    4-0-14-0

Leftie Wagh comes on to bowl

8.1

Wagh to Ronchi, 1 run, fuller on off stump and sliced to third man

8.2

Wagh to Devcich, no run, fends to gully

8.3

Wagh to Devcich, 1 run, dropped!! on middle and off, tried to slog and gets a top edge, Tare calls for the catch and puts it down

8.4

Wagh to Ronchi, no run, fuller and pushed to mid-on

8.5

Wagh to Ronchi, no run, angled away and edged to gully, dropped shot of the fielder

8.6

Wagh to Ronchi, OUT, take that!! what a catch! angled away and induces the drive, gets a thick outside edge and Robin Uthappa dives to his left and takes a jaw dropping catch

L Ronchi c Uthappa b Wagh 13 (38m 34b 0x4 0x6) SR: 38.23

End of over 9 (2 runs) New Zealand A 36/1
     SB Wagh    1-0-2-1
AP Devcich    19* (20b 3x4)      DS Kulkarni    4-0-17-0

9.1

Kulkarni to Devcich, no run, play and a miss

9.2

Kulkarni to Devcich, 1 run, length delivery on off stump and cuts hard towards third man for a single

9.3

Kulkarni to Cachopa, no run, length delivery and shoulder's arm

9.4

Kulkarni to Cachopa, no run, short delivery and ducks down

9.5

Kulkarni to Cachopa, no run, seaming away and leaves to Tare

9.6

Kulkarni to Cachopa, no run, fuller on off stump and driven to mid-off, on the bounce to the fielder who does well to stop the ball

End of over 10 (1 run) New Zealand A 37/1
Carl Cachopa    0* (4b)      DS Kulkarni    5-0-18-0
AP Devcich    20* (22b 3x4)      SB Wagh    1-0-2-1

10.1

Wagh to Devcich, no run, teasing line on off stump and left alone

10.2

Wagh to Devcich, no run, on the pads, sliding down the leg and struck on his pad

10.3

Wagh to Devcich, 2 runs, short and wide on off stump, punched in the gap for a couple

10.4

Wagh to Devcich, no run, dabs to point

10.5

Wagh to Devcich, FOUR, flick of his wrist and dispatched to midwicket fence

10.6

Wagh to Devcich, FOUR, on the pads again and worked away towards fine leg, Rahul Sharma dives but all in vain

End of over 11 (10 runs) New Zealand A 47/1
AP Devcich    30* (28b 5x4)      SB Wagh    2-0-12-1
Carl Cachopa    0* (4b)      DS Kulkarni    5-0-18-0

11.1

Kulkarni to Cachopa, no run, play and a miss again

11.2

Kulkarni to Cachopa, no run, good length delivery on off stump and left alone

11.3

Kulkarni to Cachopa, no run, good sharp bouncer, on to his body and ducks down

11.4

Kulkarni to Cachopa, 1 run, back of length on off stump and climbed on the batsman. Played awkwardly past cover

11.5

Kulkarni to Devcich, no run, width offered and slashed hard, Sachin Baby at point dives to his right and makes a good stop

11.6

Kulkarni to Devcich, 1 wide, short and called wide

11.6

Kulkarni to Devcich, 1 run, touch fuller and fends to off side for a quick single

End of over 12 (3 runs) New Zealand A 50/1
AP Devcich    31* (30b 5x4)      DS Kulkarni    6-0-21-0
Carl Cachopa    1* (8b)      SB Wagh    2-0-12-1

12.1

Wagh to Devcich, no run, good length delivery and left alone

12.2

Wagh to Devcich, no run, fuller on off stump and drives to cover

12.3

Wagh to Devcich, 1 wide, down the leg and died on the turf, on the bounce to the keeper

12.3

Wagh to Devcich, FOUR, punished!! full and wide, leaning on the front foot and smacked hard

Packed off side field now, no slip in place

12.4

Wagh to Devcich, no run, pitched on off and seamed away, play and a miss

12.5

Wagh to Devcich, FOUR, low full toss and sweetly timed past the bowler and into the fence

12.6

Wagh to Devcich, no run, keeps fuller on middle and defended to on side, productive over

End of over 13 (9 runs) New Zealand A 59/1
AP Devcich    39* (36b 7x4)      SB Wagh    3-0-21-1
Carl Cachopa    1* (8b)      DS Kulkarni    6-0-21-0

Sandeep Sharma comes back for his second spell

13.1

Sandeep Sharma to Cachopa, no run, jags back in and cramped him for room, too close to cut

13.2

Sandeep Sharma to Cachopa, FOUR, on the pads and flicked of his boots to fine leg fence, real gift

13.3

Sandeep Sharma to Cachopa, no run, angled in and fends to off side

13.4

Sandeep Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, back of a length delivery and caught on the crease, edged to third man for a single

13.5

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, no run, pitched on leg, hits his pad and a loud cry for leg before wicket, turned down. Was it doing too much?

13.6

Sandeep Sharma to Devcich, 1 run, length delivery on middle and leg, whipped it off his hips for single

End of over 14 (6 runs) New Zealand A 65/1
AP Devcich    40* (38b 7x4)      Sandeep Sharma    5-0-20-0
Carl Cachopa    6* (12b 1x4)      SB Wagh    3-0-21-1

14.1

Wagh to Devcich, 1 run, down the track and gets a thick inside edge to fine leg

14.2

Wagh to Cachopa, no run, solid in defence and played back to the bowler

14.3

Wagh to Cachopa, 1 run, on the charge and nicely worked away to fine leg

14.4

Wagh to Devcich, 1 wide, straying down the leg and called wide

14.4

Wagh to Devcich, 1 run, length delivery and edged to on side for a single

14.5

Wagh to Cachopa, FOUR, makes room and bowled away from him but Cachopa makes a good connection and hits it in the gap

14.6

Wagh to Cachopa, no run, fuller on off stump, play and a miss

End of over 15 (8 runs) New Zealand A 73/1
Carl Cachopa    11* (16b 2x4)      SB Wagh    4-0-29-1
AP Devcich    42* (40b 7x4)      Sandeep Sharma    5-0-20-0

R. Sharma comes on to bowl

15.1

Sharma to Devcich, 1 run, slow through the air and turned to on side

15.2

Sharma to Cachopa, no run, full and straight, played to covers

15.3

Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, quicker delivery and turned to mid wicket region for a single

15.4

Sharma to Devcich, no run, good delivery on off stump and cuts to point

15.5

Sharma to Devcich, 1 run, shuffled across and worked to on side for a single

15.6

Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, fuller on off stump and turned to mid on for a single and retains the strike

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (4 runs) New Zealand A 77/1
Carl Cachopa    13* (19b 2x4)      R Sharma    1-0-4-0
AP Devcich    44* (43b 7x4)      SB Wagh    4-0-29-1

16.1

Wagh to Cachopa, no run, length delivery and cramped him for room, hits his thigh pad

16.2

Wagh to Cachopa, 1 run, defended and scampered for a quick single

16.3

Wagh to Devcich, 2 runs, length delivery and whips off his hips, Maneria dives and makes a good stop

16.4

Wagh to Devcich, 1 run, back of a length delivery and pushed to off side for a quick single

16.5

Wagh to Cachopa, FOUR, whacked!! fuller and smashed straight and into the fence

16.6

Wagh to Cachopa, no run, slower bouncer and left alone

End of over 17 (8 runs) New Zealand A 85/1
Carl Cachopa    18* (23b 3x4)      SB Wagh    5-0-37-1
AP Devcich    47* (45b 7x4)      R Sharma    1-0-4-0

17.1

Sharma to Devcich, 1 run, tossed up and turned to on side for a single

17.2

Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, loopy delivery on off stump and punched to long off

17.3

Sharma to Devcich, OUT, Sharma gets his man, tossed up on off stump, real loopy delivery, goes for the extravagant drive and gets a thick outside edge, its Uthappa again at first slip who takes a good regulation catch

AP Devcich c Uthappa b Sharma 48 (81m 47b 7x4 0x6) SR: 102.12

17.4

Sharma to Latham, no run, solid front push to off side

17.5

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, on the charge and turned to on side for a single

17.6

Sharma to Cachopa, no run, well bowled, on middle and off stump and pushed back to the bowler

End of over 18 (3 runs) New Zealand A 88/2
Carl Cachopa    19* (25b 3x4)      R Sharma    2-0-7-1
TWM Latham    1* (2b)      SB Wagh    5-0-37-1

Captain U.Chand brings himself on to bowl

18.1

Chand to Latham, 1 run, played to backward square leg for a single

18.2

Chand to Cachopa, no run, good delivery and played back to the bowler

18.3

Chand to Cachopa, no run, nicely bowled and defended to on side

18.4

Chand to Cachopa, 2 runs, short on off stump, rocks back and cuts it fine for a couple

18.5

Chand to Cachopa, 1 run, hopping down the track and lofted to long on for a single

18.6

Chand to Latham, no run, angled in and cuts to point

End of over 19 (4 runs) New Zealand A 92/2
TWM Latham    2* (4b)      UBT Chand    1-0-4-0
Carl Cachopa    22* (29b 3x4)      R Sharma    2-0-7-1

19.1

Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, width offered and cuts to off side

19.2

Sharma to Latham, no run, flighted delivery and pushed to covers

19.3

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, quicker delivery and played to covers for a quick single

19.4

Sharma to Cachopa, no run, nicely bowled on off stump and fends to cover

19.5

Sharma to Cachopa, SIX, fuller, in his arc and goes aerial, clears his front leg and smoked over wide long on for a huge hit

19.6

Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, touch short and turned away for a single

End of over 20 (9 runs) New Zealand A 101/2
Carl Cachopa    30* (33b 3x4 1x6)      R Sharma    3-0-16-1
TWM Latham    3* (6b)      UBT Chand    1-0-4-0

20.1

Chand to Cachopa, no run, makes room and cuts to point

20.2

Chand to Cachopa, 1 run, quicker delivery and worked away for a single

20.3

Chand to Latham, 2 runs, short and wide on off stump, poor delivery and smothered to covers

20.4

Chand to Latham, 1 run, fuller and played to long off

20.5

Chand to Cachopa, 1 run, turned to off side

20.6

Chand to Latham, SIX, down the track and hoicked away, huge hit over long on, second six in last seven deliveries

End of over 21 (11 runs) New Zealand A 112/2
TWM Latham    12* (9b 1x6)      UBT Chand    2-0-15-0
Carl Cachopa    32* (36b 3x4 1x6)      R Sharma    3-0-16-1

21.1

Sharma to Cachopa, 3 runs, short and cuts, fell short of the short third man fielder and nice football stuff by Sandeep

21.2

Sharma to Latham, 2 runs, fuller and paddled away for a couple, runs flowing quite easily

21.3

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, down the track and took it on the full, lofted to long on

21.4

Sharma to Cachopa, no run, defended to short mid wicket

21.5

Sharma to Cachopa, no run, quicker delivery and struck on his pad, certainly missing leg

21.6

Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, touch wide and punched to covers for a single and retains the strike

End of over 22 (7 runs) New Zealand A 119/2
Carl Cachopa    36* (40b 3x4 1x6)      R Sharma    4-0-23-1
TWM Latham    15* (11b 1x6)      UBT Chand    2-0-15-0

22.1

Chand to Cachopa, no run, played back to the bowler

22.2

Chand to Cachopa, SIX, on the charge and goes inside out, over extra cover boundary, looking dangerous

22.3

Chand to Cachopa, 1 run, on the pads and turned to on side for a single

22.4

Chand to Latham, no run, angled in and turned to on side

22.5

Chand to Latham, FOUR, beautifully timed!!, down the track and hits it straight, beats the dive at mid-on and into the fence

22.6

Chand to Latham, 1 run, nicely worked through off side for a single

End of over 23 (12 runs) New Zealand A 131/2
TWM Latham    20* (14b 1x4 1x6)      UBT Chand    3-0-27-0
Carl Cachopa    43* (43b 3x4 2x6)      R Sharma    4-0-23-1

23.1

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, tossed up and pushed to long on

23.2

Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, fuller and smacked to long on, sheer power, on the bounce to the fielder

23.3

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, low full toss and smartly driven to long off

23.4

Sharma to Cachopa, 1 run, short again on off stump and cuts to off side

23.5

Sharma to Latham, no run, real teaser, down the track and fends to on side

23.6

Sharma to Latham, no run, fuller and tried to paddle and struck on his front pad. Loud cry for leg before wicket but turned down. Was there a inside edge?

End of over 24 (4 runs) New Zealand A 135/2
TWM Latham    22* (18b 1x4 1x6)      R Sharma    5-0-27-1
Carl Cachopa    45* (45b 3x4 2x6)      UBT Chand    3-0-27-0

24.1

Menaria to Cachopa, no run, angled in and defended from the crease

Mike: "The runs seem to be flowing at a great rate of knots. Is it indicative of the pitch quality? Bowling attack? Batsmen's form? As a Kiwi supporter I get nervous when I see the runs flowing like this as I know New Zealand cricket players seem to favour an aggressive, high risk style of batting which leads to a lot of scores i nteh 40s and 50s but not many big tons. I'd love to see 1 or both of these guys bat some time.

24.2

Menaria to Cachopa, OUT, bowled him!! quicker through the air, came on with the angle and tried to cut from the stump but missed it all together.

Carl Cachopa b Menaria 45 (68m 47b 3x4 2x6) SR: 95.74

24.3

Menaria to Anderson, 1 run, on the pads and flicked to backward square leg

24.4

Menaria to Latham, no run, much slower through the air and defended to on side

24.5

Menaria to Latham, 1 run, length delivery on middle and off, stays back and turned to on side

24.6

Menaria to Anderson, FOUR, fuller on off stump and swept across the line, Sachin Baby dives but could not stop it

End of over 25 (6 runs) New Zealand A 141/3
CJ Anderson    5* (2b 1x4)      AL Menaria    1-0-6-1
TWM Latham    23* (20b 1x4 1x6)      R Sharma    5-0-27-1

25.1

Sharma to Latham, FOUR, short and punished, ample time for the batsman to rock back and smack where ever he wanted, poor bowling

25.2

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, on the charge and pushed through covers

25.3

Sharma to Anderson, no run, tossed up outside off and played along the ground

25.4

Sharma to Anderson, OUT, third one for Robin, tossed up, wrong one too and tried to slog from outside off, gets a top edge and Uthappa back paddle a few steps and takes an easy catch, Kiwis loosing their way

CJ Anderson c Uthappa b Sharma 5 (6m 4b 1x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

25.5

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, loopy delivery on off pushed to covers

25.6

Sharma to Munro, no run, googly again and nicely kept it out

End of over 26 (6 runs) New Zealand A 147/4
C Munro    0* (1b)      R Sharma    6-0-33-2
TWM Latham    29* (23b 2x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    1-0-6-1

26.1

Menaria to Latham, no run, off the crease and fends to off

26.2

Menaria to Latham, 1 run, nice;y tucked away for a single

26.3

Menaria to Munro, no run, length delivery, on middle, goes back and defends

26.4

Menaria to Munro, 1 run, on middle and leg, coming in, pushed off his backfoot to onside

26.5

Menaria to Latham, 1 run, on middle, bends down and sweeps to fine leg for another single

26.6

Menaria to Munro, no run, angled away, play and a miss

End of over 27 (3 runs) New Zealand A 150/4
C Munro    1* (4b)      AL Menaria    2-0-9-1
TWM Latham    31* (26b 2x4 1x6)      R Sharma    6-0-33-2

27.1

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, tossed up and swept again

27.2

Sharma to Munro, no run, quicker delivery and defended to mid wicket

27.3

Sharma to Munro, no run, touch fuller and driven to covers

27.4

Sharma to Munro, no run, low full toss and smothered but fine mid off fielder

27.5

Sharma to Munro, OUT, another one bites the dust!! short and wide, wrong one and tried to cut, gets a thick edge on the way to Uthappa. Fourth catch for Robin and wickets are tumbling down

C Munro c Uthappa b Sharma 1 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50

27.6

Sharma to Mitchell, 1 run, oh good delivery again, had no clue which way it as going and edged to on side

End of over 28 (2 runs) New Zealand A 152/5
DJ Mitchell    1* (1b)      R Sharma    7-0-35-3
TWM Latham    32* (27b 2x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    2-0-9-1

28.1

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, comes on with the angle and defended to off side

28.2

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, angled in and fends to on side

28.3

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, quicker delivery and pushed to short mid wicket

28.4

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, played ton side and Mitchell fancies a single, sent back

28.5

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, defended to off side of the front foot

28.6

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, finally a single of the last ball, on the pads and turned to on side

End of over 29 (1 run) New Zealand A 153/5
DJ Mitchell    2* (7b)      AL Menaria    3-0-10-1
TWM Latham    32* (27b 2x4 1x6)      R Sharma    7-0-35-3

29.1

Sharma to Mitchell, 1 run, short and punched to off side

29.2

Sharma to Latham, no run, on the charge and pushed to cover

29.3

Sharma to Latham, FOUR, short and hammered, rocks back and unleashed a glorious pull, gets the treatment it deserved

29.4

Sharma to Latham, no run, low full toss and driven to cover

29.5

Sharma to Latham, 1 run, loopy delivery outside off and eased through covers for a single

29.6

Sharma to Mitchell, no run, solid in defence

End of over 30 (6 runs) New Zealand A 159/5
DJ Mitchell    3* (9b)      R Sharma    8-0-41-3
TWM Latham    37* (31b 3x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    3-0-10-1

30.1

Menaria to Latham, no run, angled in and turned to onside

30.2

Menaria to Latham, OUT, gone!! on the pads and flicked straight into the hands of short mid wicket

TWM Latham c Chand b Menaria 37 (49m 33b 3x4 1x6) SR: 112.12

30.3

Menaria to Ellis, no run, tossed up and defended of the front foot

30.4

Menaria to Ellis, no run, length delivery and defended to off side

30.5

Menaria to Ellis, no run, angled in and nicely played to covers

30.6

Menaria to Ellis, no run, quicker delivery and pushed to on side

End of over 31 (wicket maiden) New Zealand A 159/6
AM Ellis    0* (4b)      AL Menaria    4-1-10-2
DJ Mitchell    3* (9b)      R Sharma    8-0-41-3

31.1

Sharma to Mitchell, no run, slower through the air and defended to covers

31.2

Sharma to Mitchell, no run, good delivery and fends it of the front foot

31.3

Sharma to Mitchell, 1 run, tossed up and played to on side with soft hands for a quick single

31.4

Sharma to Ellis, 1 run, good running, flighted delivery on off and pushed to point

31.5

Sharma to Mitchell, no run, quicker delivery and turned to on side for a single

31.6

Sharma to Mitchell, no run, length delivery and punched to covers

End of over 32 (2 runs) New Zealand A 161/6
DJ Mitchell    4* (14b)      R Sharma    9-0-43-3
AM Ellis    1* (5b)      AL Menaria    4-1-10-2

32.1

Menaria to Ellis, 1 run, down the track, to the pitch of the ball and played down the ground for a single

32.2

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, turned to on side and scampered for a quick single

32.3

Menaria to Ellis, 1 run, fuller and driven down the ground

32.4

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, fullish delivery and punched to long off

32.5

Menaria to Ellis, 1 run, angled in and turned to side for a quick single

32.6

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, nicely played down the ground

End of over 33 (6 runs) New Zealand A 167/6
DJ Mitchell    7* (17b)      AL Menaria    5-1-16-2
AM Ellis    4* (8b)      R Sharma    9-0-43-3

33.1

Sharma to Mitchell, 1 run, short and cuts to cover

33.2

Sharma to Ellis, no run, leading edge but falls safe, tried to work towards on side but gets a thick edge

33.3

Sharma to Ellis, 1 run, short and cuts to off side

33.4

Sharma to Mitchell, no run, slower delivery and pushed to covers

33.5

Sharma to Mitchell, no run, fuller and played to mid on

33.6

Sharma to Mitchell, no run, full toss but got away from it, inside edge onto his pads and rolled to off side

Match State: Drinks

End of over 34 (2 runs) New Zealand A 169/6
DJ Mitchell    8* (21b)      R Sharma    10-0-45-3
AM Ellis    5* (10b)      AL Menaria    5-1-16-2

34.1

Menaria to Ellis, no run, played along the gound

34.2

Menaria to Ellis, 1 run, fuller and driven to long off

34.3

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, fends and scampered for a quick single

34.4

Menaria to Ellis, no run, touch short and punched to cover

34.5

Menaria to Ellis, 1 run, slower through the air and turned to on side

34.6

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, good delivery and played back to the bowler

End of over 35 (3 runs) New Zealand A 172/6
DJ Mitchell    9* (23b)      AL Menaria    6-1-19-2
AM Ellis    7* (14b)      R Sharma    10-0-45-3

35.1

Sandeep Sharma to Ellis, no run, wide and cuts but finds the point fielder

35.2

Sandeep Sharma to Ellis, FOUR, delicate little dab to third man and into the fence

35.3

Sandeep Sharma to Ellis, no run, good delivery on off stump and defended to cover

35.4

Sandeep Sharma to Ellis, no run, change of pace, touch slower and nicely drives to cover

35.5

Sandeep Sharma to Ellis, 1 run, length delivery on off stump and angled in too, defended and scampered for a quick single

35.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, no run, length delivery and defended back to the bowler

End of over 36 (5 runs) New Zealand A 177/6
DJ Mitchell    9* (24b)      Sandeep Sharma    6-0-25-0
AM Ellis    12* (19b 1x4)      AL Menaria    6-1-19-2

36.1

Kulkarni to Ellis, 2 runs, straying on the pads nicely tucked away for a couple

36.2

Kulkarni to Ellis, 1 run, angled in and guided to third man

36.3

Kulkarni to Mitchell, no run, good delivery on off and fends to off, Ellis scampered for a run a run but sent back

36.4

Kulkarni to Mitchell, 1 run, slower delivery and pulled to on side

36.5

Kulkarni to Ellis, 1 run, slow and short on middle and leg, rolled his wrist and pulled to fine leg

36.6

Kulkarni to Mitchell, no run, edged but fell short of the keeper, good delivery, pitched on off and straightened enough to trouble the batsman

End of over 37 (5 runs) New Zealand A 182/6
DJ Mitchell    10* (27b)      DS Kulkarni    7-0-26-0
AM Ellis    16* (22b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    6-0-25-0

37.1

Sandeep Sharma to Ellis, 1 run, length delivery and dabs to off side

37.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, no run, angled in and defended to off side

37.3

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, no run, good delivery outside off and pushed to point

37.4

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, no run, fuller on off stump, sliced to point and tried to steal a single, Mandeep steams in and throws at the strikers end, Mitchell had already given up

37.5

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, no run, play and a miss again

37.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, no run, length delivery and fends to off side

End of over 38 (1 run) New Zealand A 183/6
DJ Mitchell    10* (32b)      Sandeep Sharma    7-0-26-0
AM Ellis    17* (23b 1x4)      DS Kulkarni    7-0-26-0

Suman Kumar Dubey: "Have anyone noticed over the bowling comparasion between Dhawal Kulkarni & Sandeep Sharma. Both are 7 Overs - No Maiden - 26 Runs, No Wickets & with same economy 3.71 after completion of their 7 Overs respectively."

38.1

Kulkarni to Ellis, no run, on middle and off stump, shuffled across and nudged to on side

38.2

Kulkarni to Ellis, OUT, short and gone!! back of a length delivery and pulled, not much wood on that and Mandeep at short mid wicket takes a good catch to send him back

AM Ellis c Mandeep Singh b Kulkarni 17 (31m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 68.00

38.3

Kulkarni to Sodhi, no run, solid front foot defence to on side

38.4

Kulkarni to Sodhi, no run, good delivery on off stump, keeping it tight and dabs to short third man region

38.5

Kulkarni to Sodhi, no run, fuller and pushed to covers

38.6

Kulkarni to Sodhi, FOUR, poor delivery, on the pads and nicely worked away, beats fine leg and into the fence, welcome boundary

End of over 39 (4 runs) New Zealand A 187/7
IS Sodhi    4* (4b 1x4)      DS Kulkarni    8-0-30-1
DJ Mitchell    10* (32b)      Sandeep Sharma    7-0-26-0

39.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, 1 run, length delivery and punched to on side

39.2

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, no run, good line on and around off stump, pushed to off stump

39.3

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, no run, angled in and played to covers with ease

39.4

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, no run, touch wide and edged to point, good tight bowling from Sharma

39.5

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, no run, on off stump and cramping for room, fends to off side

39.6

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, no run, ripper!! pitched on off and straightened enough to beat the edge

End of over 40 (1 run) New Zealand A 188/7
IS Sodhi    4* (9b 1x4)      Sandeep Sharma    8-0-27-0
DJ Mitchell    11* (33b)      DS Kulkarni    8-0-30-1

40.1

Kulkarni to Mitchell, no run, length delivery on off stump and defended to on side

40.2

Kulkarni to Mitchell, 1 run, fuller and hits it hard towards mid-on for a quick single

40.3

Kulkarni to Sodhi, 1 run, keeping it fuller and nicely driven to mid-off and scampered for a quick single

40.4

Kulkarni to Mitchell, 1 run, slow and short, played all over it and awkwardly pulled to on side

40.5

Kulkarni to Sodhi, no run, good short stuff, goes for the cut but missed it

40.6

Kulkarni to Sodhi, 1 run, back of a length delivery and nudged away for a single

End of over 41 (4 runs) New Zealand A 192/7
IS Sodhi    6* (12b 1x4)      DS Kulkarni    9-0-34-1
DJ Mitchell    13* (36b)      Sandeep Sharma    8-0-27-0

41.1

Wagh to Sodhi, FOUR, length delivery and greets him with a solid boundary over the mid-off fielder

41.2

Wagh to Sodhi, 1 run, cuts to third man for a single, sensible batting

41.3

Wagh to Mitchell, FOUR, fullish delivery on middle and a fine shot down the ground, beats the mid on fielder

41.4

Wagh to Mitchell, no run, angled in and pushed to covers

41.5

Wagh to Mitchell, 1 run, shuffling across and punching all along the ground for a single

41.6

Wagh to Sodhi, 1 run, makes room and followed by the bowler, taps to on side and steals a single

End of over 42 (11 runs) New Zealand A 203/7
IS Sodhi    12* (15b 2x4)      SB Wagh    6-0-48-1
DJ Mitchell    18* (39b 1x4)      DS Kulkarni    9-0-34-1

42.1

Menaria to Sodhi, 1 run, fuller and driven to covers

42.2

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, delicate dab to short third man

42.3

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, angled in from outside off and cuts to point

42.4

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, slower through the air and punched to covers

42.5

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, quicker delivery, touch short too and punched to long on

42.6

Menaria to Sodhi, no run, flighted delivery on off and edged to short third man

End of over 43 (2 runs) New Zealand A 205/7
IS Sodhi    13* (17b 2x4)      AL Menaria    7-1-21-2
DJ Mitchell    19* (43b 1x4)      SB Wagh    6-0-48-1

43.1

Wagh to Mitchell, 1 run, fuller and whacked straight, Wagh gets a finger tip onto that

43.2

Wagh to Sodhi, no run, slower delivery and deceived him completely

43.3

Wagh to Sodhi, no run, shuffled across and defended to point

43.4

Wagh to Sodhi, no run, slow bouncer on off stump, tried to cut but forgot to get wood onto that

43.5

Wagh to Sodhi, 1 run, nicely pushed to long on for a single

43.6

Wagh to Mitchell, SIX, real half-volley on middle and off, rocks back and pulled handsomely over mid wicket fence

End of over 44 (8 runs) New Zealand A 213/7
DJ Mitchell    26* (45b 1x4 1x6)      SB Wagh    7-0-56-1
IS Sodhi    14* (21b 2x4)      AL Menaria    7-1-21-2

44.1

Menaria to Sodhi, no run, edged to off side

44.2

Menaria to Sodhi, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, makes room and whacked to long off

44.3

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, angled in and punched to covers for a single

44.4

Menaria to Sodhi, FOUR, nicely swept across the line, Mandeep sprints from midwicket and dives but couldn't stop it rolling over the fence

44.5

Menaria to Sodhi, 1 run, down the track, not the pitch of the ball and gets a thick outside edge

44.6

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, tossed up and lofted to long off for a single

End of over 45 (8 runs) New Zealand A 221/7
DJ Mitchell    28* (47b 1x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    8-1-29-2
IS Sodhi    20* (25b 3x4)      SB Wagh    7-0-56-1

45.1

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, FOUR, struck firmly over the mid off fielder and into the fence

45.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, 1 leg bye, fuller and tried to scoop, missed and struck on his pad

45.3

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, no run, heave and a miss

45.4

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, 1 run, fuller and slower outside off, squeezed to point for a single

45.5

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, FOUR, good delivery on off stump but picks the length early and smacked it over the infield

45.6

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, 1 run, played to long on for a single and retains the strike

End of over 46 (11 runs) New Zealand A 232/7
DJ Mitchell    37* (51b 3x4 1x6)      Sandeep Sharma    9-0-37-0
IS Sodhi    21* (27b 3x4)      AL Menaria    8-1-29-2

46.1

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, tossed up and tried to slog from outside off, missed everything the bat and the stumps too

46.2

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, punched to ling on for a single

46.3

Menaria to Sodhi, 1 run, arm delivery and dabs to short third man

46.4

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, fullish delivery and played along the ground

46.5

Menaria to Sodhi, 1 run, nicely worked away for a single

46.6

Menaria to Mitchell, no run, good delivery again, makes room but followed him, defended back to the bowler

End of over 47 (4 runs) New Zealand A 236/7
DJ Mitchell    39* (55b 3x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    9-1-33-2
IS Sodhi    23* (29b 3x4)      Sandeep Sharma    9-0-37-0

47.1

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, 1 run, shuffled across and played upishly to off side

47.2

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, 1 run, fuller and hits it straight, presented the full face of the blade

47.3

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, 2 runs, length delivery on off stump, makes room and played past point for a couple

47.4

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, 1 run, slower delivery and slogged across the line for a single

47.5

Sandeep Sharma to Mitchell, 1 run, touch fuller and whacked to long on

47.6

Sandeep Sharma to Sodhi, 1 leg bye, fuller on the pads and kissed his pad on its way

End of over 48 (7 runs) New Zealand A 243/7
IS Sodhi    27* (33b 3x4)      Sandeep Sharma    10-0-43-0
DJ Mitchell    41* (57b 3x4 1x6)      AL Menaria    9-1-33-2

48.1

Menaria to Sodhi, 1 run, down the track and tried to heave, gets a thick outside edge to short third man

48.2

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, flatter trajectory and crunched to long on

48.3

Menaria to Sodhi, 1 run

48.4

Menaria to Mitchell, SIX, down the track and hits it straight, over the long on fence, this is good batting in the business end of an innings

48.5

Menaria to Mitchell, 1 run, fuller and turned to on side for a single, sensible batting

48.6

Menaria to Sodhi, OUT, tossed up and his eyes lit up, slogged across the line, gets a top edge and Mandeep slides and takes a good catch

IS Sodhi c Mandeep Singh b Menaria 29 (44m 36b 3x4 0x6) SR: 80.55

End of over 49 (10 runs) New Zealand A 253/8
     AL Menaria    10-1-43-3
DJ Mitchell    49* (60b 3x4 2x6)      Sandeep Sharma    10-0-43-0

49.1

Kulkarni to Henry, OUT, short and on to his body, tried to pull but gloved it to the keeper

MJ Henry c †Tare b Kulkarni 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

49.2

Kulkarni to Milne, 1 run, short again and pulled to fine leg for a single

49.3

Kulkarni to Mitchell, 1 wide, extra run, courtesy - wide down the leg

49.3

Kulkarni to Mitchell, 2 runs, full and straight, digs it out and scampered for a couple, well played

50 up for Mitchell

49.4

Kulkarni to Mitchell, OUT, fuller and straight, yorker length delivery and knocks the middle stump. Mitchell walks after playing a good knock and also helped to post a challenging target, do join us for the chase.

DJ Mitchell b Kulkarni 51 (91m 62b 3x4 2x6) SR: 82.25

Match State: Innings Break

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Sep 8, 2013

Unmukt Chand and Robin Uthappa shared an opening stand of 178, India A v New Zealand A, 1st unofficial ODI, Visakhapatnam, September 8, 2013

Unmukt Chand and Robin Uthappa shared an opening stand of 178

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Sep 8, 2013

Rahul Sharma bowls against New Zealand A, India A v New Zealand A, 1st unofficial ODI, Visakhapatnam, September 8, 2013

Rahul Sharma bowls against New Zealand A

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