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

Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) - 5th match

India v New Zealand

New Zealand won by 67 runs

Match State: Match start at 04:00 GMT (10:00 local time) Hello and welcome to the R Premadasa Stadium at Colombo for this crucial clash between India and New Zealand This match is a vital clash for the two teams as India have no points in the tourney thus far, while New Zealand has just 2 points Sri Lanka have screamed away to a lead winning all three of their matches and gathering 6 points With plenty of cricket to come however, the tournament is still sufficiently wide open to hold every team's interest The Kiwi's lost a blinder to the hosts yesterday, having victory snatched from them by some brilliant Lankan cricket. After being 4 wickets down for 27 runs the Lankans successfully chased 236 Then again, the Kiwi's would like to put the heroics of Russel Arnold and Suresh Perera behind them and concentrate on the game at hand India for its part have not been at their best in this tourney Hindered by the absence of Sachin Tendulkar, the Indians have struggled, trying out various combinations Yuvraj Singh, Amay Khurasiya and Virender Sehwag have been a bit of a disappointment thus far. Ajit Agarkar is still injured and this does not leave the Indians with much choice The New Zealanders too have been hampered by niggling problems - skipper Stephen Fleming and bowling all rounder Dion Nash were indisposed with stomach trouble for the game against Lanka For today however, Dion Nash comes back in to the New Zeland side, replacing Bradburn who had an ordinary match against the Lankans The conditions here are wet and a bit damp, as a result of this the start is going to be a bit delayed. The umpires will hvae a look at the wicket at 10.15 local time or 0945 India time, which is 0415 GMT It is likely that the players would be out on the field at around 1100 local time, that is about an hour from now The teams for today are as follows: India: *SC Ganguly, R Dravid, VVS Laxman, HK Badani, Yuvraj Singh, V Sehwag, +SS Dighe, RS Sodhi, Harbhajan Singh, Z Khan, A Nehra. 12th man : AR Khurasiya New Zealand: MS Sinclair, NJ Astle, *CD McMillan, L Vincent, CZ Harris, +AC Parore, DJ Nash, DL Vettori, KD Mills, DR Tuffey, JDP Oram, 12th man: GE Bradburn Match State: Delay - Inspection at 04:15 GMT (10:15 local time) Things here are a bit wet at the moment The pitch looks quite damnp and there are a couple of spots that particularly worry the umpires This should make an already slow wicket even more slow One would have thought this would lead to the teams picking more slow bowlers. As it happens, India have left out Mohanty and brought back the left armer Nehra New Zealand, not surprisingly have brought back Dion Nash in place of Bradburn who did not distinguish himself in the last game It's still a bit cloudy here, although there's just enough sunshine to help things dry up The umpires for this match, Peter Manuel and Gamini Silva are out in the middle right now, having a look at the pitch and the surroundings of the wicket We'll have to wait and see what they decide They seem to be spenfing quite a bit of time out there. Justifyably so. After all, the team batting first would have a distinct disadvantage in these conditions The umpires have decided that the match can start at 1100 local time (1030 IST, 0500 GMT). As a result of the time lost, the game will be a 48 overs a side affair Match State: Match start Match will start at 05:00 GMT (11:00 local time) There is no news about the toss yet, stay with us and we'll bring you all the actions as and when it happens Match State: Match start at 05:00 GMT (11:00 local time) The news is just in, India have won the toss. Given the conditions Sourav Ganguly has decided to put the opposition in. India will field first. Play will start soon, till then you can check out our extensive coverage of the tour with reports, exclusive interviews, photos, features you name it it's there at: http://www.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/2001/OD_TOURNEYS/CCC-SL/ The umpires are out onto the field now The New Zealand openers are out, it will be Matthew Sinclair to take strike, Zaheer Khan is the bowler

0.1

Khan to Sinclair, FOUR, full and on the off, perhaps a bit too full, Sinclair sees it early and drives fluently through the covers, cracking start for New Zealand

0.2

Khan to Sinclair, 2 runs, back of a length this time and on the pads, clipped away nicely off the pads to the midwickiet region

0.3

Khan to Sinclair, no run, full and on the off, driven to mi off

0.4

Khan to Sinclair, no run, and again Zaheer keepsz it full and Sinclair drives to the off side with the full face of the bat

0.5

Khan to Sinclair, no run

0.6

Khan to Sinclair, no run

End of over 1 (6 runs) New Zealand 6/0
MS Sinclair    6* (6b 1x4)      Z Khan    1-0-6-0
NJ Astle    0* (0b)     

1.1

Nehra to Astle, 1 run, full to begin with and a touch of late inswing,stroked to mid off with soft hands

1.2

Nehra to Sinclair, no run, full and on the off, driven nicely but straight to the man at mid off

1.3

Nehra to Sinclair, no run, just a touch shorter, back of a length and outside the off, punched nicely from the crease, straight to te man at covers

1.4

Nehra to Sinclair, no run, back of a length a good deal more pace as well, Sinclair flays at that one outside the off and misses, loss of concentration here from the Kiwi opener

1.5

Nehra to Sinclair, no run, back of a length, straighter and shaping in to the pads, played down the wicket with the siftest of hands, Nehra collects in his follow through

1.6

Nehra to Sinclair, 1 run, back of a length and a touch too straight, picked away off the pads past square leg, Badani gives change and slides and fields, keeping the batsmen down to one

End of over 2 (2 runs) New Zealand 8/0
MS Sinclair    7* (11b 1x4)      A Nehra    1-0-2-0
NJ Astle    1* (1b)     

2.1

Khan to Sinclair, no run, quicker one outside the off, the ball is full and slants away from the right hander, Sinclair drives but is not to th pitch of the ball, played at and missed

2.2

Khan to Sinclair, 1 wide, just short of a length and outside the off, the ball misses the flailing bat, called a wide there, that is a bit hard on the bowler, cracker of a ball

2.2

Khan to Sinclair, no run, just a touch shotr and on the off, a bit slower than the previous ball, stroked nicely to the man at covers, Sodhi fields

2.3

Khan to Sinclair, FOUR, overpitched and on the pads, clipped away ever so efficiently, the ball races past the slow turf at midwicket, the fielder givves chase but can't run full tilt in the wet conditions, the ball reaches the ropes

2.4

Khan to Sinclair, FOUR, Zaheer doesn't learn from his mistake, repeat of the previous ball, full and on the pads, flicked away ever so easily, the timing is sublime this time, the ball screams across the turf to the fence

2.5

Khan to Sinclair, no run, on the off and full, played and missed, rapped on the pads

2.6

Khan to Sinclair, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, quicker and a good seam on theone, the ball beats the poking bat, good comeback from Zaheer after being taken for 9 runs that over

End of over 3 (9 runs) New Zealand 17/0
MS Sinclair    15* (17b 3x4)      Z Khan    2-0-15-0
NJ Astle    1* (1b)     

3.1

Nehra to Astle, FOUR, just back of a length and outside the off, a touch of inswing, Astle cuts despite it being too close for the shot, the ball goes off the inside edge, narrowly misses the stumps and runs away to the fine leg fence

3.2

Nehra to Astle, OUT, slightly shorter in length, on the off, slanting away beautifully, a bit of extra bounce too, Astle has an optimistic poke at it and edges the ball to the keeper, Dige pouches the catch and that is the first New Zealand wicket down

NJ Astle c †Dighe b Nehra 5 (15m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

Oram is the new batsman

3.3

Nehra to Oram, no run, back of a length and outside the off, shaping away from the left hander, tentative poke, the ball slides past the outside edge

3.4

Nehra to Oram, no run

3.5

Nehra to Oram, no run, back of a length a bit slower and outside the off, the ball hits a spot and keeps a touch low, left alone, through to the keeper

3.6

Nehra to Oram, no run, back of a length a bit more, good pace and bounce, played at and missed, the ball flies past the outside edge once more, great over this from Nehra

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 21/1
JDP Oram    0* (4b)      A Nehra    2-0-6-1
MS Sinclair    15* (17b 3x4)     

4.1

Khan to Sinclair, no run, back of a length and outside the off, quicker one, played at and missed, through to the waiting gloves of Dighe

4.2

Khan to Sinclair, no run, slower one just outside the off, left well alone

4.3

Khan to Sinclair, no run, straighter ball on the off, Zaheer pushing it through nicely with a good seam action, driven with bat and pad close together to Sodhi at covers

4.4

Khan to Sinclair, no run, a bit more width, but still just as full, Sinclair leans into the line of the ball, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to point with soft hands

4.5

Khan to Sinclair, no run, once again Zaheer drifts onto the pads, full there, Sinclair tries to whip the ball to the on side and misses, rapped on the pads, appeal for lbw, pitched outside leg, not out

4.6

Khan to Sinclair, 1 run, once again on the pads, Sinclair is a bit late on it ir is a bit late on it and flicks to deep fine leg

End of over 5 (1 run) New Zealand 22/1
MS Sinclair    16* (23b 3x4)      Z Khan    3-0-16-0
JDP Oram    0* (4b)     

5.1

Nehra to Sinclair, no run

5.2

Nehra to Sinclair, 1 no ball, back of a length and on the off, driven nicely but straight to the man at covers

5.2

Nehra to Sinclair, 1 wide, back of a length and down the leg side, appeal foe a cuaght behind to distract the umpire, it doesn't work, wide called

5.2

Nehra to Sinclair, no run, fuller and outside the off, quick one too, Sinclair takes the bait and edges the ball, straight to Sehwag at second slip, a dolly goes abegging there, bad miss by Sehwag

5.3

Nehra to Sinclair, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, crashed through to point, Yuvraj Singh flies across to his right and pulls off a giod stop, saved a certain boundary there

5.4

Nehra to Oram, no run, full and on the off, driven back down the wicket

5.5

Nehra to Oram, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, Oram drives beautifully, flicked away off the pads to the midwicket fence

5.6

Nehra to Oram, FOUR, full and outside the off, driven hard at, the ball goes off the edge to the third man fence

End of over 6 (11 runs) New Zealand 33/1
JDP Oram    8* (7b 2x4)      A Nehra    3-0-17-1
MS Sinclair    17* (27b 3x4)     

6.1

Khan to Sinclair, no run, back of a length and outside the off, played at and missed, lucky not to edge that

6.2

Khan to Sinclair, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, steered to third man for a single

6.3

Khan to Oram, no run, full, quick and outside the off, driven hard at and missed, through to the keeper, not that much bounce on that one

6.4

Khan to Oram, no run, quicker one, full and on the off, angled in to the left hander from over the wicket, played back to the bowler, Zaheer bends low and fields in his ollowthrough

6.5

Khan to Oram, 3 runs, just back of a length and drifting ontside the off, driven nicely through the covers, Sodhi gives chase and pulls the ball back at the ropes

6.6

Khan to Sinclair, 2 runs, back fo a length and on the pads this time, clipped away nicely past the man at square leg for a Brace

End of over 7 (6 runs) New Zealand 39/1
MS Sinclair    20* (30b 3x4)      Z Khan    4-0-22-0
JDP Oram    11* (10b 2x4)     

7.1

Nehra to Oram, no run, full and on the off, driven nicely to mid off

7.2

Nehra to Oram, no run, back of a length and on the pads, flick played and missed, off the pads to the on side

7.3

Nehra to Oram, no run, quicker one and a bit fuller too, just outside the off, Oram straddles the crease and pokes at the ball, just past the outside edge

7.4

Nehra to Oram, 1 wide, fuller and on the pads, down the leg side, played at and missed, big wide and called as such

7.4

Nehra to Oram, no run, back of a length and outside the off, stroked carefully to the off side with the f\ull face of the bat

7.5

Nehra to Oram, FOUR, back of a length and on the off, Oram comes down the track and clubs that with a flat bat, the ball screams past the bowler, brutal shot that!

7.6

Nehra to Oram, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, a delicate touch to follow the butchery, angled away to third man for a single

End of over 8 (6 runs) New Zealand 45/1
JDP Oram    16* (16b 3x4)      A Nehra    4-0-23-1
MS Sinclair    20* (30b 3x4)     

8.1

Khan to Oram, 2 runs, just back of a length, quick and outside the off, played at, the ball goies off the edge, falls short of Dravid at slip, off the slip fielder's hand to third man

8.2

Khan to Oram, 1 run

8.3

Khan to Sinclair, no run, full and on the off, stroked to covers

8.4

Khan to Sinclair, no run, once again full and on the off, driven nicely to covers

8.5

Khan to Sinclair, 3 runs, full and on the off, stroked past the bowler nicely, the batsmen get back for three

8.6

Khan to Oram, FOUR, back of a length and on the pads, flicked to the on side

End of over 9 (10 runs) New Zealand 55/1
JDP Oram    23* (19b 4x4)      Z Khan    5-0-32-0
MS Sinclair    23* (33b 3x4)     

9.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run

9.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, well flighted and on the off, spinning in, rapped on the pads, stifled appeal for lbw

9.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, flatter and on a leg stump line, clipped to the ono side

9.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, well flighted, full and on the off, played away to the on side with care

9.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, back of a length and on the off, big spin to the right hander, clipped to the man under the helmet on the leg side

9.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, a bit slower and on the off, big spin, extra pace and bounce off the wicket, defended to the on side, Harbhajan Singh begins with a maiden over

End of over 10 (maiden) New Zealand 55/1
MS Sinclair    23* (39b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-1-0-0
JDP Oram    23* (19b 4x4)     

10.1

Nehra to Oram, no run, full and on the off, driven back past the bowler to the on side

10.2

Nehra to Oram, 1 run, full and on the off, driven back past the bowler to the on side

10.3

Nehra to Sinclair, no run, fullr and on the off, this one leaves the right hander, played at and missed, well bowled

10.4

Nehra to Sinclair, no run

10.5

Nehra to Sinclair, no run

10.6

Nehra to Sinclair, 1 no ball

10.6

Nehra to Sinclair, no run

End of over 11 (2 runs) New Zealand 57/1
MS Sinclair    23* (44b 3x4)      A Nehra    5-0-25-1
JDP Oram    24* (21b 4x4)     

11.1

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, 1 run, flat, quick and on the pads, tapped to square leg for a single

11.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, 1 run, well flighted and on the off, Sinclair leans across and flicks past square leg

11.3

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, FOUR, a bit more air and outside the off, Oram sees it early and reverse sweeps superbly to the third man fence, all along the ground that

11.4

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, no run, well flighted and on the off, this time the conventional sweep attempted and missed, rapped on the pads, shout for lbw turned down

11.5

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, no run

11.6

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, SIX, a bit of extra air on that one, Oram sees it very early, gets his weight behind the ball and sends it high wide and handsome over the on side, straight into the stands at midwicket that, cracking shot

End of over 12 (12 runs) New Zealand 69/1
JDP Oram    35* (26b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    2-1-12-0
MS Sinclair    24* (45b 3x4)     

12.1

Nehra to Sinclair, 1 run

12.2

Nehra to Oram, no run

12.3

Nehra to Oram, 1 run

12.4

Nehra to Sinclair, 2 runs, back of a length and outside the off, the ballgoes off the inside edge to fine leg, that was close ti the stumps

12.5

Nehra to Sinclair, no run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped to the on side

12.6

Nehra to Sinclair, 1 run, back of a length and a bit of width too, cut away nicely past a diving point fielder, the sweeper on the fence will pick that one up, just a single

End of over 13 (5 runs) New Zealand 74/1
MS Sinclair    28* (49b 3x4)      A Nehra    6-0-30-1
JDP Oram    36* (28b 5x4 1x6)     

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, well flighted and on the off, played down to the off side with soft hands

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, just back of a length and outside the of, the ball spins in beats the bat and raps the pad

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, swept away nicely to the on side

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, no run

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, 1 leg bye, full toss on the pads, sweep played and missed, off the pads to fine leg

End of over 14 (2 runs) New Zealand 76/1
JDP Oram    36* (30b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    3-1-13-0
MS Sinclair    29* (53b 3x4)     

14.1

Nehra to Oram, no run, back of a length and on the off, noyt much bounce on that one, played away to the off side with an angled bat

14.2

Nehra to Oram, no run, quicker one, straighter too, played at and issed, rapped on the pads, loud shout for lbw, going down leg, not out, says the umpire

14.3

Nehra to Oram, 2 runs, fuller and on the off, picked up nicely and whipped over square leg, neat shot that, well fielded at the fence too

14.4

Nehra to Oram, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, Oram in position quickly whips the ball away off his hips to the man at deep backward square

14.5

Nehra to Sinclair, 3 runs, overpitched and on the off, Siclair gets in place nicely and flicks the ball to the on side

14.6

Nehra to Oram, no run

End of over 15 (6 runs) New Zealand 82/1
JDP Oram    39* (35b 5x4 1x6)      A Nehra    7-0-36-1
MS Sinclair    32* (54b 3x4)     

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, well flighted, slow and outside the off, pinnin in, tapped to short fine leg

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, 1 run, flatter and on the pads, flicked away nicely to deep fine leg

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, 1 run, full and on the off, driven to long off with the full face of the bat, good single

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run, well flighted and outside the off, Sinclai\r comes down the track and defends

15.5

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, 1 run, well flighted and on the off, spinning in to the right hander, worked away to deep midwicket

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, OUT, ell flighted and outside the off, Oram unveils the reverse sweep, the ball goes off the face of the bat towards slip, Dravid dives across nicely and pulls of a sharp reflex catch, well taken that

JDP Oram c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 40 (59m 37b 5x4 1x6) SR: 108.10

The Indian skipper brings himself into the attack

End of over 16 (3 runs) New Zealand 85/2
     Harbhajan Singh    4-1-16-1
MS Sinclair    34* (58b 3x4)     

16.1

Ganguly to Sinclair, 1 run

16.2

Ganguly to McMillan, no run, back of a length and on the off, slow as well, defended back down the wicket

16.3

Ganguly to McMillan, no run, fuller and on the off, stroked with the full face of the bat to the man at mid off

16.4

Ganguly to McMillan, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, the ball comes in a touch beats the bat and raps the pad, off towards third man

16.5

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run

16.6

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run, fuller and on the off, down the track comes the batsman, played at and missed, through to the keeper

End of over 17 (2 runs) New Zealand 87/2
MS Sinclair    35* (61b 3x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-2-0
CD McMillan    1* (3b)     

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, well flighted and o8utside the off, this one went away from ther right hander, left alone, lovely ball that

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, another straight one from Harbhajan Singh, played back to the bowler

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, more air and on the off, big spin on the ball this time, off the pads to the on side

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, and another straighter one, tapped to the on side

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, FOUR, fuller, flat and on the pads, McMillan sweeps beatifully, this one goes fine and beats the fielders, first boundary for the Kiwi skipper

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, fuller and on the off, spin again for Harbhajan Singh, tapped away to the on side, te batsmen think about a single and decide against it

End of over 18 (4 runs) New Zealand 91/2
CD McMillan    5* (9b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-1-20-1
MS Sinclair    35* (61b 3x4)     

18.1

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run

18.2

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run, full and on the off, played nicely to mid off

18.3

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run, back of a length and outside the off, played with an angled bat to the off side, Yuvaj Singhswoops in from point and keeps the batsmen at bay

18.4

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run

18.5

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run, just short of a length and outside the off, played to the on side

18.6

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run, fuller and on the off, clipped to the on side, fielded at midwicket, ends a tidy maiden over from the Indian captain

End of over 19 (maiden) New Zealand 91/2
MS Sinclair    35* (67b 3x4)      SC Ganguly    2-1-2-0
CD McMillan    5* (9b 1x4)     

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, FOUR, well flighted and on the off, McMillan comes down the track and heaves the ball over mid on, not quite struck off the meat of the bat but enough on it to reach the fence

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, straight one back of a length on the off, played back to the bowler

19.3

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, no run, flatter one on the off, McMillan comes down the track and defends

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to McMillan, 1 run, full and on the pads, whipped away to the on side for a single

19.5

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

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Sinclair, no run

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand 96/2
MS Sinclair    35* (69b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-1-25-1
CD McMillan    10* (13b 2x4)     

20.1

Ganguly to McMillan, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, down the track comes McMillan, tapped to mid off, quick single stolen

20.2

Ganguly to Sinclair, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, clipped away to deep fine leg

20.3

Ganguly to McMillan, 1 run

20.4

Ganguly to Sinclair, no run

20.5

Ganguly to Sinclair, OUT, full and on the off, flicked straight to Dravid at midwicket, that is the third Kiwi wicket to fall

MS Sinclair c Dravid b Ganguly 36 (96m 72b 3x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

20.6

Ganguly to Vincent, no run, full and on the pads, rapped on the pads, shout for lbw turned down

End of over 21 (3 runs) New Zealand 99/3
L Vincent    0* (1b)      SC Ganguly    3-1-5-1
CD McMillan    12* (15b 2x4)     

21.1

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, 1 run

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run, back of a length and on the off, big heave played and missed, loud shout for lbw turned down, rightly so, would have missed the off stump

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

End of over 22 (1 run) New Zealand 100/3
L Vincent    0* (6b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-1-0
CD McMillan    13* (16b 2x4)     

22.1

Ganguly to McMillan, 1 run, full and on the off, driven just wide of mid off with an angled bat, good single taken

22.2

Ganguly to Vincent, no run, full and on the off once more, tapped to the man at mid off

22.3

Ganguly to Vincent, no run, back of a length and on the off, played back down the wicket to mid off

22.4

Ganguly to Vincent, 3 runs

22.5

Ganguly to McMillan, no run

22.6

Ganguly to McMillan, 1 run

End of over 23 (5 runs) New Zealand 105/3
CD McMillan    15* (19b 2x4)      SC Ganguly    4-1-10-1
L Vincent    3* (9b)     

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, 1 run

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to McMillan, 1 run

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

End of over 24 (3 runs) New Zealand 108/3
L Vincent    4* (13b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-4-0
CD McMillan    17* (21b 2x4)     

24.1

Ganguly to McMillan, no run

24.2

Ganguly to McMillan, OUT, just back of a length and on the off, down the track, heaved to the on side, straight to Badani at midwicket, that is the end of the Kiwi skipper

CD McMillan c Badani b Ganguly 17 (32m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.91

24.3

Ganguly to Harris, 1 run, full and on the pads, tapped to the on side

24.4

Ganguly to Vincent, no run

24.5

Ganguly to Vincent, 1 no ball

24.5

Ganguly to Vincent, no run

24.6

Ganguly to Vincent, 1 run

End of over 25 (3 runs) New Zealand 111/4
L Vincent    5* (17b)      SC Ganguly    5-1-13-2
CZ Harris    1* (1b)     

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run, quicker one fired in on the poads, tapped to the on side

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, no run

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vincent, 1 run

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run

End of over 26 (1 run) New Zealand 112/4
CZ Harris    1* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-5-0
L Vincent    6* (22b)     

26.1

Ganguly to Vincent, 2 runs

26.2

Ganguly to Vincent, 1 wide

26.2

Ganguly to Vincent, no run

26.3

Ganguly to Vincent, no run

26.4

Ganguly to Vincent, 2 runs

26.5

Ganguly to Vincent, no run

26.6

Ganguly to Vincent, no run

End of over 27 (5 runs) New Zealand 117/4
L Vincent    10* (28b)      SC Ganguly    6-1-18-2
CZ Harris    1* (2b)     

27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, back of a length and on the off, tapped to point

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, flatter and on the off, tapped to the on side, no chance of a single

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, fuller and on the pads, clipped to midwicket once more

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, fired in down the leg side, sweep played and missed

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, 2 runs, overpitched and on the pads, tucked away to long on for a brace

End of over 28 (2 runs) New Zealand 119/4
CZ Harris    3* (8b)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-7-0
L Vincent    10* (28b)     

28.1

Ganguly to Vincent, no run, back of a length and on the pads, the ball bounces off to the off side off the pads

28.2

Ganguly to Vincent, 2 runs, back of a length and on the pads, clipped away to deep backward square

28.3

Ganguly to Vincent, FOUR, pitched up and outside the off, driven on the up through the covers in fine style, great time perfect placement and that races to the copver fence

28.4

Ganguly to Vincent, no run, back of a length and outside the off, cut to point

28.5

Ganguly to Vincent, OUT, just short of a length and on the off, driven hard on the up again, this time straight to the man at mid off, that is the 5th New Zealand wicket down

L Vincent c Laxman b Ganguly 16 (33m 33b 1x4 0x6) SR: 48.48

Match State: Drinks

28.6

Ganguly to Parore, no run

End of over 29 (6 runs) New Zealand 125/5
AC Parore    0* (1b)      SC Ganguly    7-1-24-3
CZ Harris    3* (8b)     

29.1

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run

29.2

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run

29.3

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tucked away to the on side

29.4

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, no run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped away to the man at short fine leg

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, no run, fuller and on the off, driven to covers

29.6

Yuvraj Singh to Parore, OUT, quicker one on the stumps, Parore leans back to cut, too close to cut that, inside edge rockets onto the stumps, and another keyNew Zealand wicket falls

AC Parore b Yuvraj Singh 0 (4m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 30 (1 run) New Zealand 126/6
     Yuvraj Singh    5-0-8-1
CZ Harris    4* (11b)     

30.1

Ganguly to Harris, 1 run, overpitched and on the off, driven nicely to the man on the fence at covers

30.2

Ganguly to Nash, no run, back of a length, slower and on the of, defended to the man at mid off

30.3

Ganguly to Nash, no run, fuller, a bit of width and on the off, hit with an angfled bat to the man at point

30.4

Ganguly to Nash, no run, overpitched and on the off, driven with the full face of the bat to covers

30.5

Ganguly to Nash, no run, full again and on the off, tapped to the on side

30.6

Ganguly to Nash, no run, back of a length and outside the off, left alone

End of over 31 (1 run) New Zealand 127/6
DJ Nash    0* (5b)      SC Ganguly    8-1-25-3
CZ Harris    5* (12b)     

31.1

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, clipped away to deep fine leg for a single

31.2

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run, well flighted and on the off a bit of spin too, defended to the off side

31.3

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, 1 run, flatter and outside the off, stroked to long off with the full face of the bat

31.4

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run

31.5

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, back of a length and outside the off, cut played and missed

31.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, fuller and on the off, flat too, sweep played and missed, rapped on the pads

End of over 32 (2 runs) New Zealand 129/6
CZ Harris    6* (16b)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-10-1
DJ Nash    1* (7b)     

32.1

Ganguly to Nash, 1 run, full and on the off, flicked just wide of midwicket

32.2

Ganguly to Harris, no run, full and on the off, driven to covers

32.3

Ganguly to Harris, FOUR, full and wide outside the off stump, Harris drives that one nicely on the up through the covers, the placement is good too, four from the moment it left the bat

32.4

Ganguly to Harris, no run, fuller, a bit closer to the off, played back to the bowler

32.5

Ganguly to Harris, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, square driven past the man at point

32.6

Ganguly to Nash, 1 run, back of a length and on the pads, tapped to the on side

End of over 33 (7 runs) New Zealand 136/6
DJ Nash    3* (9b)      SC Ganguly    9-1-32-3
CZ Harris    11* (20b 1x4)     

33.1

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run, well flighted and on the off, tapped to the off side

33.2

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run, once again short of a length and on the off tapped to covers

33.3

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, 2 runs, quicker one speared down the leg side, tapped to deep fine leg

33.4

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run, well flighted this time and outside the off, stroked to point

33.5

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run, flat and on the off, played back down the wicket to the bowler

33.6

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, driven to covers, quick single stolen

End of over 34 (3 runs) New Zealand 139/6
DJ Nash    6* (15b)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-13-1
CZ Harris    11* (20b 1x4)     

34.1

Sehwag to Nash, no run, on the pads, played to mid-wicket

34.2

Sehwag to Nash, no run, on middle and leg, pushed to mid-on

34.3

Sehwag to Nash, no run

34.4

Sehwag to Nash, 1 run

34.5

Sehwag to Harris, 1 run

34.6

Sehwag to Nash, 1 run

End of over 35 (3 runs) New Zealand 142/6
DJ Nash    8* (20b)      V Sehwag    1-0-3-0
CZ Harris    12* (21b 1x4)     

35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run

35.2

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, 1 run

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, OUT, drifting into the batsman, Harris comes down the track, plays it in the air to Badani at backward of square leg, easy catch, Badani doesn't mis any of those

CZ Harris c Badani b Yuvraj Singh 12 (47m 23b 1x4 0x6) SR: 52.17

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, no run, stretches forward in defense

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, no run, well flighted on leg and middle, pushed to mid-on

Harbhajan Singh to bowl

End of over 36 (1 run) New Zealand 143/7
DL Vettori    0* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-14-2
DJ Nash    9* (22b)     

36.1

Harbhajan Singh to Nash, no run, well flighted on the off and turning, goes back and across, hit onthe pads

36.2

Harbhajan Singh to Nash, 2 runs, paddles it around, played in the air to fine leg, takes a couple of runs

36.3

Harbhajan Singh to Nash, no run, pushed firmly towards mid-on, Harbhajn moves quickly and makes a slide to stop it

36.4

Harbhajan Singh to Nash, no run, on middle and leg, played to mid-wicket

36.5

Harbhajan Singh to Nash, 1 run, eased through the on side, down to the mid-wicket fence, takes a single

36.6

Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, on middle and leg, played in defense

End of over 37 (3 runs) New Zealand 146/7
DL Vettori    0* (3b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-1-28-1
DJ Nash    12* (27b)     

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, 1 run

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, 1 run, pushed towards long on, look for the second, decide to stay with one.

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, 1 run, cracked through covers for a single

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, 2 runs, driven past the stumps, good timing in the stroke, well placed too, gets a brace for that stroke

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, 1 run, played to mid-wicket, quick single taken

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, 1 run, played behind square on the leg side, easy single. Seven runs off the over

End of over 38 (7 runs) New Zealand 153/7
DJ Nash    15* (30b)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-21-2
DL Vettori    4* (6b)     

38.1

Harbhajan Singh to Nash, 3 runs, played down to third-man, takes three for that

38.2

Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run

38.3

Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, rapped on the pads, Harbhajan Singh goes up with a big appeal, not out

38.4

Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, SIX, good response from Vettori! swings a ball from outside the off, high over mid-wicket for a massive six

38.5

Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, 1 run, played to short third-man, Sehwag lets the ball through

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Nash, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Nash plays it fine towards square third-man, Dravid gives the chase, ball wins! four runs!

End of over 39 (14 runs) New Zealand 167/7
DJ Nash    22* (32b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-1-42-1
DL Vettori    11* (10b 1x6)     

39.1

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, no run

39.2

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, 1 run

39.3

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run

39.4

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run, wide outside the off, lucky not to be called wide

39.5

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, no run

39.6

Yuvraj Singh to Nash, 2 runs, smacked through covers, good shot this, takes a brace for that. End of Yuvraj's spell 10-0-24-2

End of over 40 (3 runs) New Zealand 170/7
DJ Nash    24* (36b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    10-0-24-2
DL Vettori    12* (12b 1x6)     

40.1

Sehwag to Vettori, 1 run

40.2

Sehwag to Nash, no run

40.3

Sehwag to Nash, 1 run

40.4

Sehwag to Vettori, 1 run, cut away, behind point for a single

40.5

Sehwag to Nash, no run

40.6

Sehwag to Nash, FOUR, over confidence from the part of the bowler, pitched onmiddle and leg, short inlength too. Nash is quick to pick the line and length, sweeps it behind square for four

Zaheer Khan back into the attack

End of over 41 (7 runs) New Zealand 177/7
DJ Nash    29* (40b 2x4)      V Sehwag    2-0-10-0
DL Vettori    14* (14b 1x6)     

41.1

Khan to Vettori, no run, full, straight and on the off, played back down the wicket to the bowler

41.2

Khan to Vettori, 1 run, full and on the pads, clipped to deep fine leg

41.3

Khan to Nash, 1 run, overpitched and on the pads, clipped away to deep midwicket

41.4

Khan to Vettori, no run, attempted yorker full and on the off, well dug out to the off side

41.5

Khan to Vettori, 1 run, overpitched and on the off, driven to mid off

41.6

Khan to Nash, 2 runs, another attempted yorker, Nash digs it out superbly to the on side

End of over 42 (5 runs) New Zealand 182/7
DJ Nash    32* (42b 2x4)      Z Khan    6-0-37-0
DL Vettori    16* (18b 1x6)     

42.1

Sehwag to Vettori, 3 runs

42.2

Sehwag to Nash, no run

42.3

Sehwag to Nash, no run

42.4

Sehwag to Nash, no run

42.5

Sehwag to Nash, 1 run

42.6

Sehwag to Vettori, OUT

DL Vettori lbw b Sehwag 19 (27m 20b 0x4 1x6) SR: 95.00

End of over 43 (9 runs) New Zealand 186/8
     V Sehwag    3-0-14-1
DJ Nash    33* (46b 2x4)     

43.1

Khan to Nash, FOUR

43.2

Khan to Nash, no run

43.3

Khan to Nash, 1 run

43.4

Khan to Mills, no run

43.5

Khan to Mills, no run

43.6

Khan to Mills, no run

End of over 44 (5 runs) New Zealand 191/8
KD Mills    0* (3b)      Z Khan    7-0-42-0
DJ Nash    38* (49b 3x4)     

44.1

Sehwag to Nash, 1 run

44.2

Sehwag to Mills, 1 run

44.3

Sehwag to Nash, 1 wide

44.3

Sehwag to Nash, 1 run

44.4

Sehwag to Mills, no run

44.5

Sehwag to Mills, 1 run

44.6

Sehwag to Nash, 1 run, back of a length and outside the off, played to long off

End of over 45 (6 runs) New Zealand 197/8
DJ Nash    41* (52b 3x4)      V Sehwag    4-0-20-1
KD Mills    2* (6b)     

45.1

Khan to Nash, 1 run, back of a length and on the off, played past the bowler to the off side

45.2

Khan to Mills, OUT, back of a length and on the off and middle, quicker one, the bounce surprises Mills, the top edge of the pull balloons in the air, Zaheer Khan steams down the wicket, dives and takes a fabulous catch low down

KD Mills c & b Khan 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

45.3

Khan to Tuffey, 1 run, full, fast and in the block hole, good attempted yorker, well dug out

45.4

Khan to Nash, no run, another quick yorker on the middle and off, dug out by Nash

45.5

Khan to Nash, no run, another quick one right up there in the block hole, not much a batsman can do about that, dug out

45.6

Khan to Nash, no run, just back of a length and outside the off, Nash swings and misses, through to the keeper

End of over 46 (2 runs) New Zealand 199/9
DJ Nash    42* (56b 3x4)      Z Khan    8-0-44-1
DR Tuffey    1* (1b)     

46.1

Sehwag to Tuffey, no run, well flighted and outside the off, swing and a mniss, through to the keeper

46.2

Sehwag to Tuffey, 1 run, quicker and flatter, driven at, off the edge to third man

46.3

Sehwag to Nash, no run, full and on the pads, tucked away to the on side

46.4

Sehwag to Nash, OUT, back of a length on the stumps, Nash tonks it to the on side, Ganguly at midwicket sees it early and pouches the catch

DJ Nash c Ganguly b Sehwag 42 (65m 58b 3x4 0x6) SR: 72.41

That is the end of the New Zealand innings It has been an up and down situation all day The Kiwis got off to a blinder getting to 85/1. After that some disciplined Indian bowling saw the Kiwi's lkose thier way Sourav Ganguly with 3/32 from 10 overs, Yuvraj Singh with 2/24 from his 10 overs knocked the stuffing out of the middle order From 143 for 7 however, the New Zealanders recovered well, with Nash making an invaluable 42. The New Zealand team made it to 200 before being all out India now chase 201 from 48 overs there will be a short break now and India will begin there chase Match State: Innings Break We've heard that the Indians have been docked one over for not completing their 48 overs in time. They will now chase 201 in 47 overs For India it is Ganguly and yes, surprise surprise Virender Sehwag to open the batting! It will be Tuffey to open and Ganguly to take first strike

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Jul 27, 2001

26 July 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 5th Match, India v New Zealand, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

Harbhajan Singh is cleaned up by an off break from Chris Harris

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26 July 2001: Coca-Cola Cup (Sri Lanka) 2001, 5th Match, India v New Zealand, R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo

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