Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka), 2001 / Commentary

Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) - 2nd match

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 84 runs

Match State: Match start scheduled to start at 0830 GMT (1430 local time) Match State: Match start s at 0830 GMT (1430 local time) Match State: Match start scheduled at 0830 GMT (1430 local time) Good Afternoon! Welcome to CricInfo's exclusive Live Coverage of the second match in the triangular ODI series for the Coca-Cola Cup. The day/night match features India and New Zealand trying to prove a point or two. The Kiwis having lost their first match to Sri Lanka will go all out for a victory. India is playing its first match in this ODI series. The Indians will do well to remember that the last time they met New Zealand in an ODI, it was in the final of the ICC KnockOut played at Nairobi, on the 15th October 2000. New Zealand won the ICC KnockOut Trophy, beating India by four wickets. Sourav Ganguly (117) and Sachin Tendulkar (69) shared a big first wicket partnership of 141 runs. It was Chris Cairns who came in at #5, who smashed an unbeaten 102 to take New Zealand past the India's score of 264. That was the most memorable moment of New Zealand cricket in One-Day Internationals. Today Chris Cairns and Sachin Tendulkar will be sorely missed. Both the players are nursing injuries. To date India and New Zealand have met in 58 ODIs. India holds the advantage 33-22 Today is a new day and India might just have the faintest of upperhand going into the match. The umpires for the day/night encounter are Gamini Silva and DN Pathirana. The weather is excellent and it should last through to the finish of the match, even though this is Monsoon time! The Big News here is that New Zealand have won the toss and has elected to bat first. Dion Nash replaces Jacob Oram. The Teams are as follows: India: *SC Ganguly, R Dravid, VVS Laxman, HK Badani, Yuvraj Singh, V Sehwag, RS Sodhi, +SS Dighe, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, A Nehra. 12th man: RL Sanghvi New Zealand:MS Sinclair, NJ Astle, *SP Fleming, CD McMillan, L Vincent, CZ Harris, +AC Parore, DJ Nash, DL Vettori, KD Mills, DR Tuffey. 12th man: Jacob Oram We are all ready to start. Sinclair will take first strike Zaheer Khan to bowl

0.1

Khan to Sinclair, OUT, good length delivery, pitched on off stump, bowling left-arm over the wicket, Sinclair plays down the wrong line, ball comes back sharply, rapped on the pads, big shout... OUT! lbw, wicket of the very first ball

MS Sinclair lbw b Khan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.2

Khan to Fleming, no run, full in length, fired in on the off stump, forward in defense goes the new batsman Fleming

0.3

Khan to Fleming, no run, goes forward in defense again, just outside the line of the off stump

0.4

Khan to Fleming, no run, bowled well up to the batsman, on and about the off stump, forward in defense

0.5

Khan to Fleming, no run, angling in to the batsman, from outside the off,forward in defense

0.6

Khan to Fleming, no run, pitched outside the off, seaming away a shade, more or less holding the line, left through to Dighe, end of a wicket maiden over from Zaheer Khan

Ashish Nehra will share the new ball. Nathan Astle to take strike. Astle is one batsman who can really go on the offensive and score runs quickly

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 0/1
SP Fleming    0* (5b)      Z Khan    1-1-0-1
NJ Astle    0* (0b)     

1.1

Nehra to Astle, 1 wide, down the leg side, called wide

1.1

Nehra to Astle, (no ball) FOUR, short, outside the off. punished, cut away for four

1.1

Nehra to Astle, no run

1.2

Nehra to Astle, no run

1.3

Nehra to Astle, no run

1.4

Nehra to Astle, no run

1.5

Nehra to Astle, no run, short of a length, played firmly to covers

1.6

Nehra to Astle, no run, short of a length, rising, gets right behind and fends it down

There was some action in the third ball of the over, Astle got an inside edge and the ball rolled on to the stumps, hit the stumps, but did not disturb the bails!

End of over 2 (6 runs) New Zealand 6/1
NJ Astle    4* (7b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-6-0
SP Fleming    0* (5b)     

2.1

Khan to Fleming, no run, good length ball, outside the off, seaming away, beaten as Fleming goes on the front foot, searching for the ball

2.2

Khan to Fleming, no run, outside the of stump, Fleming doesnt fall for the trap, lets it alone

2.3

Khan to Fleming, no run, pitches the ball up to the batsman, on off stump, trying to get some swing with the new ball, driven straight to Sodhi at covers

2.4

Khan to Fleming, 1 wide, outside the off, swinging away a bit too much, called wide

2.4

Khan to Fleming, no run, on the pads, angling in , played to the man at square leg

2.5

Khan to Fleming, no run, pitched outside the off, pushed to mid-off

2.6

Khan to Fleming, no run, angling in to the batsman, slower too, comes forward and knocks it to mid-on

End of over 3 (1 run) New Zealand 7/1
SP Fleming    0* (11b)      Z Khan    2-1-1-1
NJ Astle    4* (7b 1x4)     

3.1

Nehra to Astle, no run, bowled well up to the batsman, trying to get some swing here, played to mid-on

3.2

Nehra to Astle, 1 run, outside the off, goes for the flashy square drive, gets the ball down to third-man, Harbhajan makes a good stop and denies the second run

3.3

Nehra to Fleming, no run, pitched up on the of, driven to Ganguly at mid-off

3.4

Nehra to Fleming, no run, faster delivery, getting the ball to bounce too, too close to the body to play the cut shot, beaten

3.5

Nehra to Fleming, 1 run, outside the off stump, chopped wide of point and takes his first run

3.6

Nehra to Astle, no run, big shout for lbw, umpire wouldn't have anything of that, ball clearly pitchin outside the line of leg stump, can't give those out

End of over 4 (2 runs) New Zealand 9/1
NJ Astle    5* (10b 1x4)      A Nehra    2-0-8-0
SP Fleming    1* (14b)     

4.1

Khan to Fleming, 1 run, full and on the off stump, driven towards mid-off, mistimes the stroke, gets single

4.2

Khan to Astle, no run, angling away, pitched on leg stump, Astle plays it on the off side, not a convincing shot by any means

4.3

Khan to Astle, 1 leg bye, on the leg stump, rising, tries to play it down to fine leg, hits the thigh pads and goes down to long leg

4.4

Khan to Fleming, 2 runs, a half volley outside the off stump, puts his feet forward and smacks it through the off side, ganguly does well to retieve the ball, poor running here, just the two, there should have been three for that

4.5

Khan to Fleming, no run, outside the off stump, left through to the keeper

4.6

Khan to Fleming, 1 wide, well wide of the off stump, left alone, called wide

4.6

Khan to Fleming, no run, again, outside the off stump, left through to the keeper

End of over 5 (5 runs) New Zealand 14/1
SP Fleming    4* (18b)      Z Khan    3-1-5-1
NJ Astle    5* (12b 1x4)     

5.1

Nehra to Astle, no run, big shout for lbw, ball pitchin goutside the line of the leg stump

5.2

Nehra to Astle, no run, full in length, played to mid-on

5.3

Nehra to Astle, FOUR, short of a length, goes back quickly and plays a good square cut, four runs all the way

5.4

Nehra to Astle, 1 run, short and rising, goes right up on his toes and knocks it down on the leg side, takes a quick single

5.5

Nehra to Fleming, no run

5.6

Nehra to Fleming, no run, coming sharply in to the bat, inside edge on to the pads

End of over 6 (5 runs) New Zealand 19/1
SP Fleming    4* (20b)      A Nehra    3-0-13-0
NJ Astle    10* (16b 2x4)     

6.1

Khan to Astle, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, hits the pads and goes down to long leg

6.2

Khan to Fleming, 1 run, full in length, pushed firmly to mid-on

6.3

Khan to Astle, 1 wide, down the leg and called wide

6.3

Khan to Astle, 2 runs, full in length, good piece of timing, pushed past the bowler for a couple of runs

6.4

Khan to Astle, 3 runs, driven square of the wicket, through covers, hit on the rise, Sodhi makes a good diving stop to prevent the ball from going over the rops, three runs is the result

6.5

Khan to Fleming, no run, outside the off, pushed firmly to covers

6.6

Khan to Fleming, FOUR, outside the off stump, Fleming opens the face of the bat and plays it wide of point, ball races past the ropes for four

End of over 7 (12 runs) New Zealand 31/1
SP Fleming    9* (23b 1x4)      Z Khan    4-1-16-1
NJ Astle    15* (19b 2x4)     

7.1

Nehra to Astle, no run, short, on the middle and leg, gets right behind and fends it down

7.2

Nehra to Astle, no run, hit on the pads, ball pitched outside the line of leg, no appeal this time, Astle having difficulty in picking up the line and length

7.3

Nehra to Astle, no run, outside the off stump, Astle stands there and plays it very late, back to the bowler

7.4

Nehra to Astle, no run, tries to smash it through extra cover, mistimes the stroke completely

7.5

Nehra to Astle, no run, gets more wood on the same shot this time, driven firmly straight to Laxman at mid-off

7.6

Nehra to Astle, FOUR, short of a length, Astle quick to latch on to it, pulls it through mid-wicket for four, more of a short arm jab that!

End of over 8 (4 runs) New Zealand 35/1
NJ Astle    19* (25b 3x4)      A Nehra    4-0-17-0
SP Fleming    9* (23b 1x4)     

8.1

Khan to Fleming, FOUR, digs it short, swung high over mid-wicket, couple of bounces and into the fence

8.2

Khan to Fleming, no run, Fleming has had a good feel about the bounce and pace on this pitch, goes right forward and tries to smash it through covers, manages to get a thick edge

8.3

Khan to Fleming, no run, plays it back to the bowler

8.4

Khan to Fleming, no run, full, on middle and off, played in defense

8.5

Khan to Fleming, FOUR, short and wide outside the of stump, cracking square drive for four! what a glorious stroke

8.6

Khan to Fleming, no run, outside the off, gets right behind and plays it down to the bowler

End of over 9 (8 runs) New Zealand 43/1
SP Fleming    17* (29b 3x4)      Z Khan    5-1-24-1
NJ Astle    19* (25b 3x4)     

9.1

Nehra to Astle, no run, played defensively to the covers

9.2

Nehra to Astle, no run, played to Ganguly at mid-wicket

9.3

Nehra to Astle, no run, driven firmly to Sodhi in the covers

9.4

Nehra to Astle, 1 no ball, outside the off stump, driven firmly to the covers, just cannot find the gaps

9.4

Nehra to Astle, FOUR, short and wide of the off stump, thank you very much, smacked square of the wicket, past point, four runs written on it the moment it left the bat

9.5

Nehra to Astle, 1 run, driven square of the wicket again, Dravid at sweeper cover, makes the stop

9.6

Nehra to Fleming, no run, goes pushing at it, just outside the off stump, beaten completely

Sodhi comes in to bowl, Dighe standing up to the stumps

End of over 10 (6 runs) New Zealand 49/1
SP Fleming    17* (30b 3x4)      A Nehra    5-0-23-0
NJ Astle    24* (31b 4x4)     

10.1

Sodhi to Astle, no run, outside the off, through to the keeper

10.2

Sodhi to Astle, 1 run, cut hard to the man at sweeper cover, just the single

10.3

Sodhi to Fleming, no run, good bounce on that ball, Fleming tries to guide it down to third-man, beaten

10.4

Sodhi to Fleming, 1 run, thick edge and goes down to third-man for a single

10.5

Sodhi to Astle, 1 run, full in length, driven to mid0of, diving stop, cannot stop the single

10.6

Sodhi to Fleming, FOUR, offers a free hit to Fleming, thank you, on the pads, harmless ball, flicked away with so much of ease, four runs!

End of over 11 (7 runs) New Zealand 56/1
SP Fleming    22* (33b 4x4)      RS Sodhi    1-0-7-0
NJ Astle    26* (34b 4x4)     

11.1

Nehra to Astle, 3 runs, driven firmly past the stumps, down to long -off, takes three runs

11.2

Nehra to Fleming, 1 run, pushes forward in defense, takes a quick run, Sodhi hits the stumps, no damage done

11.3

Nehra to Astle, no run, smacked straight to Yuvraj Singh at point

11.4

Nehra to Astle, no run, outside the off stump, pushed to covers

11.5

Nehra to Astle, no run, defended towards mid-off

11.6

Nehra to Astle, 1 run, pushed firmly past the stumps, Astle has been playing some shots, with a straight bat, gets one

Harbhajan Singh to replace RS Sodhi. We will have spin for the first time today

End of over 12 (5 runs) New Zealand 61/1
NJ Astle    30* (39b 4x4)      A Nehra    6-0-28-0
SP Fleming    23* (34b 4x4)     

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 wide, starts off with a wide, ball spinning sharply down the leg side

12.1

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, forward in defense, hits the pad instead

12.2

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, on the pads, played to Sodhi at mid-wicket

12.3

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, pitched outside the off stump, played to Sodhi again

12.4

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 run, eased behind square on the leg side, takes the single

12.5

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, 1 run, bowling around the stumps to the left-hander, swept down to long leg

12.6

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, clips the pads and goes down to short fine leg

Sehwag brought in to bowl his off breaks

End of over 13 (3 runs) New Zealand 64/1
NJ Astle    31* (44b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-3-0
SP Fleming    24* (35b 4x4)     

13.1

Sehwag to Fleming, no run, bowling around the stumps, pitched on the off and turning away, goes for the sweep, beaten. Hit on the BOX, Fleming in considerable pain. Drinks being taken

Match State: Drinks

13.2

Sehwag to Fleming, no run, fuller and on the off, defended carefully to the off side with the full face of the bat

13.3

Sehwag to Fleming, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, swept to deep backward square, off the top edge but in no nam's land

13.4

Sehwag to Astle, no run, flatter and on the off, driven to the on side

13.5

Sehwag to Astle, no run, back of a length and on the pads, glanced to shoty fine leg

13.6

Sehwag to Astle, FOUR, a bit more air and Astle frees his arms, thumped back over the bowler's head for a boundary

End of over 14 (5 runs) New Zealand 69/1
NJ Astle    35* (47b 5x4)      V Sehwag    1-0-5-0
SP Fleming    25* (38b 4x4)     

14.1

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped to short fine leg

14.2

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run

14.3

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run, flat and on the off, from around the wicket, driven back to the bowler

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, 1 wide, quicker one fired in down the leg side, called a wide

14.4

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run, full and on the off, defended carefulyl with soft hands and an angled bat

14.5

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run

14.6

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run

End of over 15 (1 run) New Zealand 70/1
SP Fleming    25* (44b 4x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-4-0
NJ Astle    35* (47b 5x4)     

15.1

Sehwag to Astle, no run

15.2

Sehwag to Astle, no run

15.3

Sehwag to Astle, no run

15.4

Sehwag to Astle, no run

15.5

Sehwag to Astle, no run

15.6

Sehwag to Astle, no run

End of over 16 (maiden) New Zealand 70/1
NJ Astle    35* (53b 5x4)      V Sehwag    2-1-5-0
SP Fleming    25* (44b 4x4)     

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, no run

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to Fleming, OUT, well flighted and ouytside the off, Fleming lunges at it and drives hard, the ball flies off the edge to Sehwag at slip

SP Fleming c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 25 (77m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 54.34

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run

End of over 17 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 70/2
CD McMillan    0* (4b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-1-4-1
NJ Astle    35* (53b 5x4)     

17.1

Sehwag to Astle, 1 run

17.2

Sehwag to McMillan, no run

17.3

Sehwag to McMillan, no run

17.4

Sehwag to McMillan, no run

17.5

Sehwag to McMillan, no run

17.6

Sehwag to McMillan, no run

End of over 18 (1 run) New Zealand 71/2
CD McMillan    0* (9b)      V Sehwag    3-1-6-0
NJ Astle    36* (54b 5x4)     

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 run

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 2 runs

End of over 19 (3 runs) New Zealand 74/2
CD McMillan    2* (14b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-1-7-1
NJ Astle    37* (55b 5x4)     

19.1

Sehwag to Astle, 1 run

19.2

Sehwag to McMillan, no run

19.3

Sehwag to McMillan, no run

19.4

Sehwag to McMillan, no run

19.5

Sehwag to McMillan, 1 run

19.6

Sehwag to Astle, no run

End of over 20 (2 runs) New Zealand 76/2
NJ Astle    38* (57b 5x4)      V Sehwag    4-1-8-0
CD McMillan    3* (18b)     

20.1

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 2 runs, full and on the pads, whipped away to deep midwicket

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 1 run, full and on the pads, swept away to deep fine leg

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 wide

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, full and on the off, whipped to midwicket wristily

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, back of a length and outside the off, sharp turn in, cut to point

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, full and on the off, played back past the bowler

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 run, full and on the pads, whipped away to the on side

End of over 21 (5 runs) New Zealand 81/2
NJ Astle    39* (61b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-12-1
CD McMillan    6* (20b)     

21.1

Sehwag to Astle, no run, on the pads, tries to flick it around, misses

21.2

Sehwag to Astle, 2 runs, on the pads and tucked around the corner

21.3

Sehwag to Astle, 1 run, on the pads again, milking runs in ones and twos here, played down to long leg

21.4

Sehwag to McMillan, FOUR, short of a length, swung high over square leg, one bounce and into the fence for four

21.5

Sehwag to McMillan, 1 run

21.6

Sehwag to Astle, no run, plays it defensively to covers

End of over 22 (8 runs) New Zealand 89/2
NJ Astle    42* (65b 5x4)      V Sehwag    5-1-16-0
CD McMillan    11* (22b 1x4)     

22.1

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, pushed to mid-wicket

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, ball goes straight through to the keeper, loud shout, ball missed the bat by a whisker

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 run, steals a quick single to mid-wicket

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 1 run, played down to long leg for yet another single

Yuvraj Singh brought into the attack

End of over 23 (3 runs) New Zealand 92/2
CD McMillan    13* (25b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-1-15-1
NJ Astle    43* (68b 5x4)     

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 2 runs, played neatly behind point, takes two more runs

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run, outside the off, driven square on the off side

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run, beaten as he goes for the big square drive

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run, played behind point for another single

Hemang Badani will have a bowl now

End of over 24 (4 runs) New Zealand 96/2
NJ Astle    46* (73b 5x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-4-0
CD McMillan    14* (26b 1x4)     

24.1

Badani to Astle, FOUR, short and outside the leg stump, goes back and pulls it past a diving Zaheer Khan for four

24.2

Badani to Astle, 1 run, played to the covers and takes the single

This has been a wonderful innings by Astle so far, a good half century too

24.3

Badani to McMillan, no run, beats McMillan with one that turns away

24.4

Badani to McMillan, 1 run, swept down to long leg for a single

24.5

Badani to Astle, 1 run, on middle and leg, a bit short in length, played down to long leg

24.6

Badani to McMillan, 2 runs, spinning away, good ball this, takes a thick outside edge and flies past Dhige, first slip would have taken that, no slip in place, batsmen run two

End of over 25 (9 runs) New Zealand 105/2
CD McMillan    17* (29b 1x4)      HK Badani    1-0-9-0
NJ Astle    52* (76b 6x4)     

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run, played down to third-man

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, no run, pushed firmly to covers

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, OUT, flighted, McMillan comes down the track, misses the ball completely, Dighe does the stumping, McMillan cannot get back in time, has to make the long slow walk back to the pavilion.

CD McMillan st †Dighe b Yuvraj Singh 17 (29m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 54.83

Lou Vincent is the new batsman in the middle. Will be interesting to see how he tackles the spin

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run, goes on the sweep straight away, rapped on the pads, big appeal, turned down

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run, pushes it firmly to covers straight to Sodhi

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run, goes back and cracks the ball powerfully to Sodhi in the covers

End of over 26 (1 run) New Zealand 106/3
L Vincent    0* (3b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-5-1
NJ Astle    53* (77b 6x4)     

26.1

Badani to Astle, 1 run, swept fine down to deep fine leg for a single

26.2

Badani to Vincent, no run, sharp turn away from the bat, beaten

26.3

Badani to Vincent, 1 run, tucks it neatly to mid-wicket for a single

26.4

Badani to Astle, 1 run, swept down to long leg

26.5

Badani to Vincent, 1 run, pulled away, to deep mid-wicket

26.6

Badani to Astle, no run, played straight to point

End of over 27 (4 runs) New Zealand 110/3
NJ Astle    55* (80b 6x4)      HK Badani    2-0-13-0
L Vincent    2* (6b)     

27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run, worked away on the on side, takes a quickie

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run, played behind point for an easy single

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run, rapped on the pad, big appeal, not out

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run, played to long off for an easy single

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, SIX, oh ho, Astle gives that ball a big whack, straight over long off, SIX all the way!

End of over 28 (9 runs) New Zealand 119/3
NJ Astle    62* (82b 6x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-14-1
L Vincent    4* (10b)     

28.1

Badani to Vincent, no run, outside the off, forward in defense

28.2

Badani to Vincent, 1 run, played firmly through covers, the sweeper has to do the rest

28.3

Badani to Astle, 1 run, eases the ball towards point, just a gentle push, fielders caught napping

28.4

Badani to Vincent, 1 run, played through the gap between point and cover, takes one

28.5

Badani to Astle, no run, faster ball, outside the off stump, punched hard to point, Yuvraj does the fielding

28.6

Badani to Astle, no run

End of over 29 (3 runs) New Zealand 122/3
NJ Astle    63* (85b 6x4 1x6)      HK Badani    3-0-16-0
L Vincent    6* (13b)     

29.1

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

29.2

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 3 runs, cut past Ganguly, Dravid does the chasing, saves one

29.3

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run

29.4

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run, cuts! cuts hard to the sweeper at covers

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 wide

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

29.6

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 2 runs

End of over 30 (9 runs) New Zealand 131/3
L Vincent    10* (17b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-23-1
NJ Astle    67* (87b 6x4 1x6)     

30.1

Sehwag to Astle, 2 runs

30.2

Sehwag to Astle, 1 run

30.3

Sehwag to Vincent, no run

30.4

Sehwag to Vincent, 1 run

30.5

Sehwag to Astle, 2 runs

30.6

Sehwag to Astle, 1 run

End of over 31 (16 runs) New Zealand 138/3
NJ Astle    73* (91b 6x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    6-1-23-0
L Vincent    11* (19b)     

31.1

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run

31.2

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run

31.3

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

31.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

31.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run

31.6

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run

End of over 32 (2 runs) New Zealand 140/3
NJ Astle    74* (94b 6x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-25-1
L Vincent    12* (22b)     

32.1

Sehwag to Vincent, no run

32.2

Sehwag to Vincent, 1 run

32.3

Sehwag to Astle, no run

32.4

Sehwag to Astle, no run

32.5

Sehwag to Astle, 1 run

32.6

Sehwag to Vincent, 1 run

End of over 33 (3 runs) New Zealand 143/3
L Vincent    14* (25b)      V Sehwag    7-1-26-0
NJ Astle    75* (97b 6x4 1x6)     

33.1

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run

33.2

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run

33.3

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

33.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run

33.5

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run

33.6

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 3 runs

End of over 34 (6 runs) New Zealand 149/3
NJ Astle    79* (100b 6x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-31-1
L Vincent    16* (28b)     

34.1

Sehwag to Astle, no run

34.2

Sehwag to Astle, no run

34.3

Sehwag to Astle, FOUR

34.4

Sehwag to Astle, no run

34.5

Sehwag to Astle, no run

34.6

Sehwag to Astle, 1 run

End of over 35 (5 runs) New Zealand 154/3
NJ Astle    84* (106b 7x4 1x6)      V Sehwag    8-1-31-0
L Vincent    16* (28b)     

35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run

35.2

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 2 runs

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

End of over 36 (3 runs) New Zealand 157/3
L Vincent    16* (31b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-34-1
NJ Astle    87* (109b 7x4 1x6)     

36.1

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 run

36.2

Harbhajan Singh to Vincent, no run

36.3

Harbhajan Singh to Vincent, OUT, goes for the sweep, gets the top rdge, goes up in the air, Yuvraj Singh comes around and takes the catch at short fine leg

L Vincent c Yuvraj Singh b Harbhajan Singh 16 (36m 33b 0x4 0x6) SR: 48.48

Chris Harris is the new batsman in

36.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, no run, quicker one, drifting in, rapped on the pads

36.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, no run, driven firmly to Sodhi in the covers

36.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, no run, on the pads, played to mid-wicket

End of over 37 (1 run) New Zealand 158/4
CZ Harris    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-1-16-2
NJ Astle    88* (110b 7x4 1x6)     

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run, on the off, played to the covers and takes one

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, 1 run

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run, played behind point

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 2 runs, on the pads, tucked around the corner, takes two quick runs, good running between the wickets

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run, opens the face of the bat and plays it to point

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 1 run, eases the ball through covers and takes a single

End of over 38 (5 runs) New Zealand 163/4
NJ Astle    92* (115b 7x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-39-1
CZ Harris    1* (4b)     

38.1

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, on middle and leg, tries to whip it away on the leg side, misses

38.2

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, faster one, forward in defense

38.3

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, OUT, plays it behinf point

CZ Harris run out 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Parore to replace Harris in the middle

38.4

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, FOUR, on the pads and neatly turned around the corner, ball wins the race to the fence

38.5

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 run, sharp turn and bounce, plays it to short fine leg and take a single

End of over 39 (5 runs) New Zealand 168/5
NJ Astle    97* (121b 8x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    8-1-21-2
AC Parore    0* (0b)     

39.1

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run

39.2

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run

39.3

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, 2 runs, short and wide outside the off stump, cut away down behind point, Sehwag does well to deny the boundary

39.4

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run, plays the ball in defense

39.5

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run, chops the ball hard on to the off side, looks for the hundred, Parore sends Astle back

39.6

Yuvraj Singh to Astle, no run, cut hard straight to point

End of over 40 (2 runs) New Zealand 170/5
NJ Astle    99* (127b 8x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-41-1
AC Parore    0* (0b)     

40.1

Harbhajan Singh to Parore, no run, fired in at a yorker length, fended back to the bowler

40.2

Harbhajan Singh to Parore, no run, on the pads, played wristily to short fine leg

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to Parore, no run, slower ball, goes for the sweep, mistimes

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Parore, no run, full in length, smacked straight to mid-wicket

40.5

Harbhajan Singh to Parore, no run, mistimes th eon drive, so far five dot balls

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Parore, 1 run, pushes it forward and takes the run, Parore's first

End of over 41 (1 run) New Zealand 171/5
AC Parore    1* (6b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-1-22-2
NJ Astle    99* (127b 8x4 1x6)     

41.1

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, 2 runs, full toss on the pads, swept to deep fine leg

41.2

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, no run, full and on the off, steered to short third man

41.3

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, no run, back of a length and outside the off, cut to point

41.4

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, no run, fuller a bit more air and outside the off, off the edge of the driving bat to short third man

41.5

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, no run, back of a length and wide, vcut away, good diving save by Ganguly

41.6

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, no run

End of over 42 (2 runs) New Zealand 173/5
AC Parore    3* (12b)      Yuvraj Singh    10-0-43-1
NJ Astle    99* (127b 8x4 1x6)     

42.1

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, full and on the off, clipped to the on side

42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, short of a length and a bit slower, sweep played and missed

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, Astle taps the ball to short fine, scampers through and reaches his 10th ODI ton

Well played by Astle who has held this innings together

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Parore, 1 run

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, no run, well flighted and on the off, defended

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Astle, 1 run, full and on the pads, worked to the on side, end of a good spell from Harbhajan Singh

Zaheer Khan back in the attack

End of over 43 (3 runs) New Zealand 176/5
NJ Astle    101* (132b 8x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    10-1-25-2
AC Parore    4* (13b)     

43.1

Khan to Astle, 1 run

43.2

Khan to Parore, no run

43.3

Khan to Parore, 1 leg bye

43.4

Khan to Astle, no run

43.5

Khan to Astle, 1 leg bye

43.6

Khan to Parore, 2 runs

End of over 44 (8 runs) New Zealand 181/5
AC Parore    6* (16b)      Z Khan    6-1-27-1
NJ Astle    102* (135b 8x4 1x6)     

44.1

Badani to Astle, 2 runs

44.2

Badani to Astle, 1 run

44.3

Badani to Parore, 1 run

44.4

Badani to Astle, no run

44.5

Badani to Astle, 1 run

44.6

Badani to Parore, no run

End of over 45 (5 runs) New Zealand 186/5
AC Parore    7* (18b)      HK Badani    4-0-21-0
NJ Astle    106* (139b 8x4 1x6)     

45.1

Khan to Astle, no run

45.2

Khan to Astle, no run

45.3

Khan to Astle, 1 run

45.4

Khan to Parore, 1 run

45.5

Khan to Astle, 1 run

45.6

Khan to Parore, 1 run

End of over 46 (4 runs) New Zealand 190/5
AC Parore    9* (20b)      Z Khan    7-1-31-1
NJ Astle    108* (143b 8x4 1x6)     

46.1

Badani to Parore, no run

46.2

Badani to Parore, OUT, well flighted and on the off, Parore comes down the track, plays down the wrong line and is stumped

AC Parore st †Dighe b Badani 9 (29m 22b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.90

46.3

Badani to Nash, 2 runs

46.4

Badani to Nash, 1 run

46.5

Badani to Astle, 1 run

46.6

Badani to Nash, no run

End of over 47 (4 runs) New Zealand 194/6
DJ Nash    3* (3b)      HK Badani    5-0-25-1
NJ Astle    109* (144b 8x4 1x6)     

47.1

Khan to Astle, 1 run

47.2

Khan to Nash, 2 runs

47.3

Khan to Nash, 1 wide, full and down the leg side, played and missed, called a wide

47.3

Khan to Nash, no run, quick yorker on the middle and leg stump, played back to the bowler

47.4

Khan to Nash, OUT, full, quicker and the perfect ball for this time of the innings, Nash is yorked, the middle stump is disturbed, classic yorker that

DJ Nash b Khan 5 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

Vettori is the new man in

47.5

Khan to Vettori, no run, quick and full to Vettori first up, defended back to the bowler

47.6

Khan to Vettori, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, huge slog attempted and missed, that couldn't have been more than a millimeter away from the off stump, an extra coat of varnish on the stumps and Vettori would have been gone

End of over 48 (4 runs) New Zealand 198/7
DL Vettori    0* (2b)      Z Khan    8-1-35-2
NJ Astle    110* (145b 8x4 1x6)     

48.1

Nehra to Astle, FOUR, full and on the off, Astle comes roaring down the track and slams the ball back past the bowler to the long off fence

48.2

Nehra to Astle, no run

48.3

Nehra to Astle, 1 run

48.4

Nehra to Vettori, no run

48.5

Nehra to Vettori, 2 runs

48.6

Nehra to Vettori, no run

End of over 49 (7 runs) New Zealand 205/7
DL Vettori    2* (5b)      A Nehra    7-0-35-0
NJ Astle    115* (148b 9x4 1x6)     

49.1

Khan to Astle, 1 run

49.2

Khan to Vettori, no run, back of a length and on the off, played back to the bowler

49.3

Khan to Vettori, 1 run, full and on the pads, driven at, off the edge to fine leg

49.4

Khan to Astle, 1 run, OUT, full and on the pads, flicked to deep fine leg, good throw in from the deep, the batsmen come across for the second, this is close, third umpire called for

NJ Astle run out 117 (205m 150b 9x4 1x6) SR: 78.00

49.5

Khan to Mills, 1 run, full and outside the off, driven at, the ball goes off the edge to third man

49.6

Khan to Vettori, 2 runs, full and on the off, driven hard past the bowler, that brace brings the New Zealand innings to a close

India have done very well to restrict New Zealand to 211/8 off 50 overs Nathan Astle with 117 was easily the pick of the Kiwi batsmen - Hat's off to hiom on notching up his 10th ODI century Join us again in about half an hour for all the action from the Indian chase Match State: Innings Break Welcome back to the Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The umpires are in the middle, play is about to start, India has to make 212 to win this match. The lights are on and so are the players Yuvraj Singh is the new opening partner for Sourav Ganguly. Tendulkar is back home nursing an injury

End of over 50 (6 runs) New Zealand 211/8
DL Vettori    5* (8b)      Z Khan    9-1-41-2
KD Mills    1* (1b)     
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Sri Lanka won by 121 runs
India v New Zealand at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 2, 2001
India won by 7 wickets (with 26 balls remaining)
Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC) - Aug 1, 2001
India won by 46 runs
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Jul 21, 2001

20 July 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 2nd Match, India v New Zealand, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo (day/night)

Dion Nash has his castle upset by a Zaheer yorker

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Jul 21, 2001

20 July 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 2nd Match, India v New Zealand, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo (day/night)

Zaheer Khan gets into his delivery stride

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