Compaq Cup - 2nd match

India v New Zealand

India won by 6 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)

9.1

Sharma to Guptill, no run, Two slips watch as IShant bowls a full delivery on the off stump line, defended towards the off side.

9.2

Sharma to Guptill, no run, full in length again , pushed to mid-on. He usually hits the short of length but has suffered in the limited overs cricket in the recent months. He has started by hitting the full length here.

9.3

Sharma to Guptill, no run, back of length, just outside off, holds its line, left alone

9.4

Sharma to Guptill, no run, 130.8 kmph, full length delivery outside off stump, straightens outside off, left alone

9.5

Sharma to Guptill, no run, leans forward, gets behind the line to defend the length delivery to off side.

9.6

Sharma to Guptill, no run, full in length, just outside off stump, stays in that region, left alone and Dhoni collects

New Zealand 30/3   I Sharma 1-1-0-0

11.1

Sharma to Elliott, no run, fullish, just outside off, driven to mid-off

11.2

Sharma to Elliott, no run, full in length, moves in towards off and middle, driven to mid-on

11.3

Sharma to Elliott, 3 runs, on the middle stump line, whipped through midwicket. RP gives the chase but can't prevent them from taking three runs.

11.4

Sharma to Guptill, 1 run, just outside off stump, holds its line, squeezed down to third-man region

11.5

Sharma to Elliott, no run, banged in short, on the middle stump line, Grant Elliott is surprised and fends it in the air but well short of the short midwicket.

11.6

Sharma to Elliott, 1 run, fuller, just outside off, pushed towards extra-cover for a quick single

New Zealand 38/3   I Sharma 2-1-5-0

13.1

Sharma to Guptill, FOUR, overpitched on the middle, Guptill leans forward to ease it past the diving mid-on fielder.

13.2

Sharma to Guptill, no run, hits the length this time, just outside off stump, steered to backward point

13.3

Sharma to Guptill, no run, short in length, around the off stump, defended to the off side

13.4

Sharma to Guptill, FOUR, Edged but well clear of the lone slip fielder in Tendulkar. It straightened outside off stump, off the good length, stabbed off the outer edge and it runs down to the boundary.

13.5

Sharma to Guptill, no run, even fuller, around the off and middle line - clearly Ishant has changed his natural length for this pitch - driven to cover

13.6

Sharma to Guptill, no run, short in length, homing in on the off stump, defended compactly out to the off side

New Zealand 48/3   I Sharma 3-1-13-0

15.1

Sharma to Elliott, no run, length delivery outside off, edges the defensive prod to left of second slip where Virat Kohli, subbing for Sachin, fields

15.2

Sharma to Elliott, no run, leans forward to defend the length delivery outside off stump

15.3

Sharma to Elliott, no run, slower one, around 109 kmph, full and on the middle, defended to the on side

15.4

Sharma to Elliott, no run, short in length, moving in a touch, tapped close on the off side

15.5

Sharma to Elliott, 1 run, banged in short, it climbs ever so slowly on this sluggish track, swatted to deep backward square-leg

15.6

Sharma to Oram, no run, lifting delivery angling away from Oram who sways away from the line

New Zealand 52/4   I Sharma 4-1-14-0

26.1

Sharma to Oram, no run, short in length, angling away, mistimes the cut to cover

26.2

Sharma to Oram, 2 leg byes, lands outside leg, rolls off the pad to fine-leg region. Dhoni rushes after the ball.

26.3

Sharma to Oram, no run, on the off stump line, dabbed to the off side

26.4

Sharma to Oram, no run, short in length, moving towards middle stump, defended back down the pitch

26.5

Sharma to Oram, no run, stays back to defend the back-of-length delivery back to Ishant

26.6

Sharma to Oram, no run, short in length, around the off stump, bunted to cover

New Zealand 93/5   I Sharma 5-2-14-0

28.1

Sharma to Oram, OUT, Done in by the slower one. It was around 114 kmph, on a length, Oram checked his shot and ended up chipping it straight back to Ishant

JDP Oram c & b Sharma 24 (52m 45b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

28.2

Sharma to Vettori, no run, pushes it well outside off stump, left alone

28.3

Sharma to Vettori, no run, closer to the off stump, still angling away, Dan lets it go through to Dhoni

28.4

Sharma to Vettori, no run, length delivery in the channel outside off stump, left alone

28.5

Sharma to Vettori, 1 run, bouncer from round the stumps, Dan hops back to push it down to the on side

28.6

Sharma to Broom, no run, just outside off stump, steered to backward point

New Zealand 102/6   I Sharma 6-2-15-1

30.1

Sharma to Vettori, no run, back of a length, around the off line, pushed to long-off

30.2

Sharma to Vettori, no run, looks to turn an in-coming delivery past square leg, but finds the fielder

30.3

Sharma to Vettori, FOUR, that's overpitched, and he uses his wrists to fetch it from outside off to beat mid-on - almost a whip - he uses his wrists to good effect

30.4

Sharma to Vettori, 1 run, short and wide, and cut away, Raina dives to field at cover but can't prevent one

30.5

Sharma to Broom, no run, length ball, shapes up for an off drive but checks the shot at the last moment

30.6

Sharma to Broom, no run, back of a length, outside off, and pushed to cover

New Zealand 112/6   I Sharma 7-2-20-1

40.1

Sharma to Vettori, 1 run, on the off stump line, cramps Dan for room but he manages to chop it to right of backward point

40.2

Sharma to Butler, no run, high bouncer and Butler sways away from the line.

40.3

Sharma to Butler, no run, Butler is standing outside the crease and so, Ishant fires in another short-pitched delivery, swayed away

40.4

Sharma to Butler, no run, full in length, outside off stump, left alone

40.5

Sharma to Butler, no run, full in length, driven to mid-on

40.6

Sharma to Butler, no run, slower one outside off stump, pushed to cover

New Zealand 141/8   I Sharma 8-2-21-1

42.1

Sharma to Vettori, no run, full in length and outside off stump, Dan goes for the drive and is beaten

42.2

Sharma to Vettori, no run, the bouncer on the middle stump line and Dan ducks. Dharmasena signals that's the one bouncer for the over

42.3

Sharma to Vettori, OUT, Clatter! It landed back of a length around off and middle line and shaped in a touch, Vettori went for an on-the-up drive but pushed his bat outside the line and was beaten as the delivery moved in a touch.

DL Vettori b Sharma 25 (66m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 69.44

42.4

Sharma to Bond, 1 run, full in length, outside off, Bond shapes to leave it but is late and the ball runs away off the bat-face to third man

42.5

Sharma to Butler, no run, rushes through the off stump channel, from back of length, tries to guide it to third man but misses it completely

42.6

Sharma to Butler, no run, short in length, cuts back in, runs off the inner edge to left of Dhoni

New Zealand 143/9   I Sharma 9-2-22-2

44.1

Sharma to Butler, 1 run, slower one, fullish, tapped to the off side

44.2

Sharma to Bond, 2 runs, banged in short outside off, pushed away on the hop past backward point. 150 up. It's been one turgid phase of play on a slow track. very unattractive cricket.

44.3

Sharma to Bond, 1 run, a slower one, fullish, on the off, steered to point

44.4

Sharma to Butler, no run, charges down the track and has a big swing but fails to connect

44.5

Sharma to Butler, no run, on a length, on the off stump, pushed towards extra cover

44.6

Sharma to Butler, no run, short in length, just outside off, chopped off the inner edge to the keeper

New Zealand 151/9   I Sharma 10-2-26-2
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Sep 11, 2009

Ashish Nehra was the Man of the Match for his 3 for 24, India v New Zealand, 2nd match, Compaq Cup, Colombo, September 11, 2009

Ashish Nehra was the Man of the Match for his 3 for 24

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Sep 11, 2009

MS Dhoni is presented with the winning team's cheque, India v New Zealand, 2nd match, Compaq Cup, Colombo, September 11, 2009

MS Dhoni is presented with the winning team's cheque

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