Compaq Cup - 2nd match

India v New Zealand

India won by 6 wickets (with 57 balls remaining)

D Karthik and Sachin Tendulkar walk out

0.1

Mills to Karthik, no run, length delivery outside off stump, shapes away, left alone.

0.2

Mills to Karthik, no run, around the off stump, Karthik leans across to defend it to the off side. TEndulkar does some gardening down the track

0.3

Mills to Karthik, no run, short in length, bouncing outside off, guided to point

0.4

Mills to Karthik, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

0.5

Mills to Karthik, no run, lands on a length outside off and stays in that region, Karthik stretches across, covers his off stump and shoulders arms

0.6

Mills to Karthik, 1 run, curving away from the off stump, run down to third man

End of over 1 (1 run) India 1/0 (155 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 1.00, RRR: 3.16)
KD Karthik    1* (6b)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0
SR Tendulkar    0* (0b)     

1.1

Bond to Karthik, 2 runs, bangs it short of length, Karthik reaches out to punch it through point region where Guptill dives but gets an awkward bounce and he is unable to stop it cleanly

1.2

Bond to Karthik, 1 wide

1.2

Bond to Karthik, 1 run, just outside off stump, steered to third man for a single

1.3

Bond to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short and wide, Tendulkar reaches out to cut it through covers. He makes contact with the bottom half of his bat

1.4

Bond to Tendulkar, no run, gets across, gets close to the line of the short-of-length delivery outside off and guides it to point

1.5

Bond to Tendulkar, no run, lifting delivery around the off stump, Tendulkar hops to defend it down to the on side

1.6

Bond to Tendulkar, no run, a touch slower, short in length again, guided down to backward point

End of over 2 (6 runs) India 7/0 (149 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 3.10)
SR Tendulkar    2* (4b)      SE Bond    1-0-6-0
KD Karthik    4* (8b)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mills to Karthik, no run, length delivery curving away from the off stump, left alone

2.2

Mills to Karthik, no run, back of length delivery just outside off stump, holds its line, Karthik leans across and has a waft at it.

2.3

Mills to Karthik, OUT, Got him! It landed on a length just outside off and moved in to hit him on the middle and leg line. It would have missed the leg stump but that's that. New Zealand taste some early success.

KD Karthik lbw b Mills 4 (8m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

2.4

Mills to Dravid, no run, just short of length, outside off, Dravid, on his comeback, moves back to punch it to short cover

2.5

Mills to Dravid, no run, holds its line outside off, Dravid square drives it to point

2.6

Mills to Dravid, no run, fuller, just outside off stump, rushes on straight, Dravid pushes at it, bat away from the body, and is beaten

End of over 3 (wicket maiden) India 7/1 (149 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 2.33, RRR: 3.17)
R Dravid    0* (3b)      KD Mills    2-1-1-1
SR Tendulkar    2* (4b)      SE Bond    1-0-6-0

3.1

Bond to Tendulkar, no run, length delivery just outside off stump, Tendulkar goes back and across to punch it to covers

3.2

Bond to Tendulkar, no run, 139.1 kmph short of length delivery that bounces outside off stump, Tendulkar goes back to punch it to backward point

3.3

Bond to Tendulkar, no run, goes back and across to punch it to covers

3.4

Bond to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle stump line, Tendulkar expected it to bounce a bit more than it did, crouches at the last minute to turn it to the on side

3.5

Bond to Tendulkar, no run, just outside off stump, from back of length, Tendulkar punches it off the back foot but can't pierce the off-side field again

3.6

Bond to Tendulkar, 1 run, short in length outside off, mistimes the cut to covers

End of over 4 (1 run) India 8/1 (148 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 3.21)
SR Tendulkar    3* (10b)      SE Bond    2-0-7-0
R Dravid    0* (3b)      KD Mills    2-1-1-1

4.1

Mills to Tendulkar, 3 runs, full pitched outside off, hint of away swing but Tendulkar leaned across, covered the swing and caressed it through covers

4.2

Mills to Dravid, no run, on the middle, tilting in, full in length, flicked away to midwicket

4.3

Mills to Dravid, no run, on the off and middle stump line, worked to square-leg

4.4

Mills to Dravid, 1 run, on the middle stump line, on a length, worked wide of mid-on for a single

4.5

Mills to Tendulkar, 1 run, short in length and outside off, opens the bat-face to run it down to third man

4.6

Mills to Dravid, 3 runs, fullish, on the middle, trying to get the lbw, Dravid was on the front foot, gets the foot out of the way and whips the ball through midwicket

End of over 5 (8 runs) India 16/1 (140 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 3.20, RRR: 3.11)
R Dravid    4* (7b)      KD Mills    3-1-9-1
SR Tendulkar    7* (12b)      SE Bond    2-0-7-0

5.1

Bond to Dravid, no run, ooh .. nasty little bouncer on this slow track, Dravid was on the hop, realised the ball was climbing higher than he thought it would, manages to drop his wrists and get the bat out of the way. Gem from Bondy

5.2

Bond to Dravid, no run, full pitched delivery this time, dug out to covers

5.3

Bond to Dravid, no run, full in length, outside off, around 139 kmph, Dravid edges the off drive to the on side .. good bowling this

5.4

Bond to Dravid, no run, aha! the slower one this time, ends up as a dipping full toss outside off, Dravid kills his initial thought to drive and pushes it out to the off side

5.5

Bond to Dravid, no run, short in length outside off, guided to backward point

5.6

Bond to Dravid, no run, bursts from short of length outside off, Dravid looks to defend and gets a bottom edge on it. He swings around, worried whether the ball would run back to the stumps but the ball rolls outside off

End of over 6 (maiden) India 16/1 (140 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 2.66, RRR: 3.18)
R Dravid    4* (13b)      SE Bond    3-1-7-0
SR Tendulkar    7* (12b)      KD Mills    3-1-9-1

6.1

Mills to Tendulkar, FOUR, Mills errs by bowling it towards the middle and leg line and Tendulkar wrists it through midwicket to pick up a boundary

6.2

Mills to Tendulkar, no run, stays back to punch the back-of-length delivery to mid-on

6.3

Mills to Tendulkar, 1 run, around 132 kmph, fullish, on the middle, Tendulkar is late in getting forward, eventually does so to pick up a single with a push to the left of mid-on

6.4

Mills to Dravid, 1 run, fires in a bouncer, Dravid mistimes the pull down to long-leg. He didn't connect well.

6.5

Mills to Tendulkar, 1 run, full pitched around off and middle, Tendulkar works it to midwicket region

6.6

Mills to Dravid, 1 leg bye, short in length, slower one, moves in, gets past the prod and clips the pad

End of over 7 (8 runs) India 24/1 (132 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 3.42, RRR: 3.06)
R Dravid    5* (15b)      KD Mills    4-1-16-1
SR Tendulkar    13* (16b 1x4)      SE Bond    3-1-7-0

7.1

Bond to Dravid, no run, from wide of the crease, 143.2 kmph length delivery tilting in towards middle and off, Dravid gets behind the line to nudge it to the on side

7.2

Bond to Dravid, no run, 143.1 bouncing delivery from short of length, lovely delivery, Dravid does well to get on top of the bounce and punches it away to backward point.

7.3

Bond to Dravid, no run, 139.1 kmph fuller delivery, well outside off , Dravid tries to reach out and gets a inner nick but falls well short of the keeper

7.4

Bond to Dravid, no run, short and wide, slapped hard but can't beat cover point.

7.5

Bond to Dravid, no run, a sharp bouncer on the middle, Dravid shapes to pull but ducks at the end. Wonder how the likes of Raina and co would have handled this hostile spell from Bond.

7.6

Bond to Dravid, no run, gets forward and behind the line of a fast length delivery to defend it to the off side

End of over 8 (maiden) India 24/1 (132 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 3.00, RRR: 3.14)
R Dravid    5* (21b)      SE Bond    4-2-7-0
SR Tendulkar    13* (16b 1x4)      KD Mills    4-1-16-1

8.1

Mills to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward to push it past the bowler

8.2

Mills to Tendulkar, no run, length delivery on the middle stump, Tendulkar gets forward, shows the full face of the bat - his newly sponsored one, the MRF days are over, Adidas time now - to push the ball back down the pitch

8.3

Mills to Tendulkar, no run, moves forward to push the ball towards mid-off

8.4

Mills to Tendulkar, FOUR, 134.5 kmph short delivery around off stump, comes on slowly, Tendulkar pulls it through wide midwicket

8.5

Mills to Tendulkar, 2 runs, ah! It was the slower bouncer, around 114 kmph, on the middle, Tendulkar was cramped for room but managed to arch back and upper cut it down to third man

8.6

Mills to Tendulkar, no run, another slower one, around the off stump line, Tendulkar eases it to the off side

End of over 9 (6 runs) India 30/1 (126 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 3.07)
SR Tendulkar    19* (22b 2x4)      KD Mills    5-1-22-1
R Dravid    5* (21b)      SE Bond    4-2-7-0

9.1

Bond to Dravid, no run, 123.5 slower one, fullish,. Dravid tries to adjust to the lack of pace by wristing it but mistimes it towards mid-off

9.2

Bond to Dravid, no run, 136.4 kmph short of length delivery bouncing in towards the off stump - he has bowled really really good on this slow track - Dravid gets behind the line to defend it to the on side. Dravid has played him very well too.

9.3

Bond to Dravid, no run, full pitched outside off, Dravid walks across to drive it hard, well timed shot, but can't beat the cover-point fielder

9.4

Bond to Dravid, no run, length delivery homing in on the off stump, around 140 kmph, Dravid gets solidly behind the line to defend

9.5

Bond to Dravid, no run, the bouncer arrives and Dravid allows it to pass over him.

9.6

Bond to Dravid, FOUR, ooh unlucky Bond. It was the slower one and he lured Dravid into the drive early but Dravid got an inside edge that took the ball past the stumps and to the fine-leg boundary. Lovely contest between the two.

End of over 10 (4 runs) India 34/1 (122 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 3.05)
R Dravid    9* (27b 1x4)      SE Bond    5-2-11-0
SR Tendulkar    19* (22b 2x4)      KD Mills    5-1-22-1

A change in bowling. Ian Butler's into the attack now

10.1

Butler to Tendulkar, no run, starts well, gets some movement straightaway, nips back in sharply from short of a length outside off, fends it away into the leg side from the crease

A stray dog watches the proceedings from outside the 30-yard cricle

10.2

Butler to Tendulkar, FOUR, and he/she watches Tendulkar smack that between point and cover for a boundary, short and wide, he rocked back and gave it the treatment

10.3

Butler to Tendulkar, no run, looking very confident is Tendulkar here, shortish outside off, rocks back and punches it sweetly to cover

10.4

Butler to Tendulkar, no run, forces it off the back foot to cover, just opened the face a touch, it's coming on nicely

10.5

Butler to Tendulkar, FOUR, whips it away stylishly off the back foot, bang on middle, slightly short, moves back, captures the length early and swipes it through square leg for four more. Awesomely skillful shot

Vettori needs to bring himself on sometime soon

10.6

Butler to Tendulkar, 3 runs, Butler's been smacked around, lands on a good length outside off, drives it elegantly between cover and cover point, the early indications were that the ball would roll over the ropes comfortably but the outfield slows it down

End of over 11 (11 runs) India 45/1 (111 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 4.09, RRR: 2.84)
SR Tendulkar    30* (28b 4x4)      IG Butler    1-0-11-0
R Dravid    9* (27b 1x4)      SE Bond    5-2-11-0

Powerplay taken in the 11th over

11.1

Vettori to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly short and cut down to sweeper cover

11.2

Vettori to Dravid, 1 run, flighted on the middle and off, opens the bat-face to steer it to cover point for a single

11.3

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, lovely turning delivery, Tendulkar was shaping to defend and the ball spun past his bat

11.4

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, loud loud shout for lbw as Dan drifts in a delivery that goes on straight on the off and middle line , Tendulkar presses forward to defend and it hit the pad first before hitting the bat. It was almost simultaneous and you can see why it wasn;t given out. Oohs and aahs from Andy Moles from the dressing room.

11.5

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend it to the off side

11.6

Vettori to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly short in length ,cut away to sweeper cover

End of over 12 (3 runs) India 48/1 (108 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 2.84)
SR Tendulkar    32* (33b 4x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-3-0
R Dravid    10* (28b 1x4)      IG Butler    1-0-11-0

12.1

Butler to Tendulkar, no run, cutting in to Sachin who plays it with the inner half of the bat to the on side

12.2

Butler to Tendulkar, FOUR, drags it short and Tendulkar swivels off the front foot to pull it to left of deep backward square-leg where Elliot tumbles over the ball!

12.3

Butler to Tendulkar, no run, bouncing from short of length, Tendulkar stands on his toes to defend it to the on side

12.4

Butler to Tendulkar, 1 run, short in length, tucked to Elliot who mops up

12.5

Butler to Dravid, 1 run

12.6

Butler to Tendulkar, no run, full in length outside off, Tendulkar mistimes his on-the-up drive towards mid-off

End of over 13 (6 runs) India 54/1 (102 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 4.15, RRR: 2.75)
SR Tendulkar    37* (38b 5x4)      IG Butler    2-0-17-0
R Dravid    11* (29b 1x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-3-0

13.1

Vettori to Dravid, 1 run, another one going on straight from Dan, slightly short, Dravid backed away to cut it from the off and middle line to deep cover

13.2

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend it to the on side

13.3

Vettori to Tendulkar, 1 run, around the off stump, pushed away to cover point off the back foot

13.4

Vettori to Dravid, no run, slower, drifts in towards the pads, Dravid thinks about turning it to the leg side before allowing it to hit the pad

13.5

Vettori to Dravid, 1 leg bye, floated across on the middle and leg line, flicked past square-leg.

13.6

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward, takes care not to get his front foot across and pushes the ball to the off side

End of over 14 (3 runs) India 57/1 (99 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 4.07, RRR: 2.75)
SR Tendulkar    38* (41b 5x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-5-0
R Dravid    12* (32b 1x4)      IG Butler    2-0-17-0

14.1

Oram to Dravid, no run, just outside off stump, guided to backward point

14.2

Oram to Dravid, no run, just outside off stump, pushed down to point

14.3

Oram to Dravid, no run, leans forward to defend the length delivery to point

14.4

Oram to Dravid, no run, fullish on the middle, leans across to whip it to midwicket

14.5

Oram to Dravid, no run, the slower one, off cutter, played out to the off side.

14.6

Oram to Dravid, no run, gets behind the line to defend it to the off side

Math freak: "Tendulkar has now faced just over 19500 balls in One-Day Internationals, also when he gets 43 runs today, he would have scored 29500 runs in International Cricket, 500 short of 30,000. The vast amount of those numbers is amazing .."

End of over 15 (maiden) India 57/1 (99 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 3.80, RRR: 2.82)
R Dravid    12* (38b 1x4)      JDP Oram    1-1-0-0
SR Tendulkar    38* (41b 5x4)      DL Vettori    2-0-5-0

Mradul: "Thats one big reason why India need Dravid in the ODIs too. On a tough batting pitch like this one and with Bond bowling in full flow it was him who stood there and did let Bond go through to our middle order. "

Phil: "If OZ had someone like Dravid, they wouldn't have lost the Ashes."

15.1

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on the leg and middle line, Tendulkar tries to work it across the line and gets a leading edge to the off side

15.2

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, goes for the sweep from outside off but misses it completely

15.3

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, Dan's Hanky falls off as he was about to delivery and Tendulkar jabs it away and signals that the hanky incident upset his concentration.

15.4

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run

15.5

Vettori to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans forward to work the ball to the on side for a single

15.6

Vettori to Dravid, no run, flighted on the middle, Dravid gets forward, gets his bat ahead of the pad to defend

End of over 16 (1 run) India 58/1 (98 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 3.62, RRR: 2.88)
R Dravid    12* (39b 1x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-6-0
SR Tendulkar    39* (46b 5x4)      JDP Oram    1-1-0-0

16.1

Oram to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle stump line, clipped to deep backward square-leg for a single

16.2

Oram to Dravid, no run, just outside off stump, dabs it to Ryder at backward point

16.3

Oram to Dravid, no run, length delivery on the middle and off line, pushed down to the on side

16.4

Oram to Dravid, no run, fuller, around the off stump line, on driven to mid-on

16.5

Oram to Dravid, 1 run, short in length on the middle, tilting towards middle and leg, glanced away for a single

16.6

Oram to Tendulkar, 1 run, length delivery outside off stump, Tendulkar was looking to square drive on the up, takes the bottom-hand off the handle and squirts the ball past backward point. he has a close look at the bottom of his bat

Drinks break

End of over 17 (3 runs) India 61/1 (95 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 3.58, RRR: 2.87)
SR Tendulkar    41* (48b 5x4)      JDP Oram    2-1-3-0
R Dravid    13* (43b 1x4)      DL Vettori    3-0-6-0

Sidharth: "To the Math Freak's comment about Sachin's international runs, if you count his 10 runs in the only T20 International he has played, he's past the 29,500 total even before reaching 43 today."

17.1

Vettori to Tendulkar, FOUR, Bosh! Vettori dragged it short and Tendulkar went back to pull it to wide long-on boundary

17.2

Vettori to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets forward to drive the fuller delivery to long-off

17.3

Vettori to Dravid, 1 run, goes down on his knee to sweep it from the off stump

17.4

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, just outside off stump, goes on almost straight, cut to point

17.5

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, flighted full on the middle and leg, tickled to short fine-leg

17.6

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, quicker, around off stump line, pushed away to cover

End of over 18 (6 runs) India 67/1 (89 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 3.72, RRR: 2.78)
SR Tendulkar    46* (53b 6x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-12-0
R Dravid    14* (44b 1x4)      JDP Oram    2-1-3-0

18.1

Oram to Dravid, OUT, trapped in front. Fullish, straight on the middle and leg line, Dravid shuffled across to flick it across the line, misses and it would have crashed into the leg stump. Dharmasena makes the correct decision.

R Dravid lbw b Oram 14 (65m 45b 1x4 0x6) SR: 31.11

18.2

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full and straight, defended back down the pitch

18.3

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, edged but no slips to make use of it. IT was a length delivery around off stump, Yuvraj has a poke at it and gets a thick edge. The keeper too was standing up to the stumps.

18.4

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run

18.5

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, defended to cover

18.6

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lands on a length outside off and McCullum, standing up to the stumps, gathers it

End of over 19 (4 runs) India 71/2 (85 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 3.73, RRR: 2.74)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (5b 1x4)      JDP Oram    3-1-7-1
SR Tendulkar    46* (53b 6x4)      DL Vettori    4-0-12-0

19.1

Vettori to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on the leg and middle, again SRT takes care not to get that front foot across and risk the lbw and works the ball to the on side

19.2

Vettori to Tendulkar, OUT, Oh my ... what a soft dismissal! The ball stopped a touch on Tendulkar who was on the back foot and he ended up chipping it straight to cover. Tame way to get out. Vettori can't believe his luck.

SR Tendulkar c Guptill b Vettori 46 (81m 55b 6x4 0x6) SR: 83.63

19.3

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, just outside off stump, pushed down to mid-off

19.4

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, loopy flighted delivery around off stump, lunges forward to push it to cover

19.5

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, fuller, on the middle, defended to covers

19.6

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, stretches forward to turn it to square-leg region

End of over 20 (1 run) India 72/3 (84 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 2.80)
MS Dhoni    1* (4b)      DL Vettori    5-0-13-1
Yuvraj Singh    4* (5b 1x4)      JDP Oram    3-1-7-1

Rahul Oak: "One side scoring 155 and the other taking their time getting there! There couldn't have been a more exciting start to the 'Who Cares Cup'."

20.1

Oram to Dhoni, no run, fullish, on the middle, pushed down to mid-on

20.2

Oram to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to drive through covers, goes too hard with his shot and gets an inside edge on this slow track and the ball hits his pad

20.3

Oram to Dhoni, no run, length delivery just outside off stump, defended to the off side

20.4

Oram to Dhoni, no run, on the middle, Dhoni gets the bat in front of the pad to play it towards mid-on

20.5

Oram to Dhoni, 1 run, length delivery on the middle and leg, turned right of midwicket for a quick single

20.6

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length, driven to mid-off

End of over 21 (1 run) India 73/3 (83 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 3.47, RRR: 2.86)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (6b 1x4)      JDP Oram    4-1-8-1
MS Dhoni    2* (9b)      DL Vettori    5-0-13-1

21.1

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, loud shout for lbw as Dhoni is hit on the pad by a delivery drifting to the leg and middle line. Dhoni had got a inside edge to his pad

21.2

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, just outside off, left alone

21.3

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, quicker, on the off stump, Dhoni gets forward to push it to cover

21.4

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, stretches really forward to defend it to the on side

21.5

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted on the off stump line, steered to cover point

21.6

Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yuvraj steps down the track, Vettori pushes it outside off stump and Yuvraj lets it go as he quickly gets back inside the crease.

End of over 22 (1 run) India 74/3 (82 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 3.36, RRR: 2.92)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (7b 1x4)      DL Vettori    6-0-14-1
MS Dhoni    3* (14b)      JDP Oram    4-1-8-1

22.1

Oram to Dhoni, no run, cuts in from the off stump, Dhoni stabs it to his pad. Another lbw shout. Big inside edge, though.

22.2

Oram to Dhoni, no run, outside off stump, holds its line, pushed out to cover

22.3

Oram to Dhoni, FOUR, Top shot. Dhoni stretched forward to punch a length delivery on the up through extra cover. Not a easy task on this slow track.

22.4

Oram to Dhoni, no run, tries to repeat the shot and this time misses it completely ... McCullum, standing up to the stumps, collects

22.5

Oram to Dhoni, 1 run, slower, around the off stump, guided down to third man

22.6

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the off stump line, full in length and straight, Yuvraj leans forward to dead bat it

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 79/3 (77 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 3.43, RRR: 2.85)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (8b 1x4)      JDP Oram    5-1-13-1
MS Dhoni    8* (19b 1x4)      DL Vettori    6-0-14-1

23.1

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle and off line, lunges out to push it to cover point for a single.

23.2

Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, no run, flighted full outside off, dragged hard to midwicket

23.3

Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, no run, allows it to turn before deflecting it to softly to midwicket

23.4

Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, That signature slog sweep is out now. He stretched forward, picked the ball from outside off and swept it to the midwicket boundary

23.5

Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, no run, quicker one, straight on the middle, Yuvraj crouches to defend it to the on side

23.6

Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Dan the man strikes. He flighted this one outside off, slowed up the pace and got it to drift away, Yuvraj tried to repeat his slog sweep but only skied the ball to midwicket. Lovely clever bowling this

Yuvraj Singh c Guptill b Vettori 8 (22m 13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 61.53

End of over 24 (5 runs) India 84/4 (72 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 2.76)
     DL Vettori    7-0-19-2
MS Dhoni    9* (20b 1x4)      JDP Oram    5-1-13-1

Chas: "Hi - as a Kiwi I'm probably watching my team lose (I'm used to it!) but I find this cricket fascinating. This is a proper contest between bat and ball. Much better than mindless 20/20 baseball."

24.1

Oram to Raina, no run, length delivery on the middle and off line, defended to the on side

24.2

Oram to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend the length delivery back to the bowler

24.3

Oram to Raina, 1 run, short in length, outside off stump, shoveled uppishly past backward point for a signle

24.4

Oram to Dhoni, no run

24.5

Oram to Dhoni, no run, low full toss on the middle, pushed straight to mid-on

24.6

Oram to Dhoni, no run, full in length, on the off stump, defended towards mid-off

End of over 25 (1 run) India 85/4 (71 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 3.40, RRR: 2.84)
MS Dhoni    9* (23b 1x4)      JDP Oram    6-1-14-1
SK Raina    1* (3b)      DL Vettori    7-0-19-2

25.1

Vettori to Raina, no run, tossed up full outside off, Raina reaches out to drive it to cover

25.2

Vettori to Raina, no run, turns in to the middle, jabbed off the inner edge to short leg

25.3

Vettori to Raina, no run, spins in from outside off, defended on the front foot

25.4

Vettori to Raina, no run, goes right back to push it to point region

25.5

Vettori to Raina, SIX, Dan tries to tempt him with a flighted delivery outside off, Raina took up the challenge and slog swept it from well outside off over deep midwicket.

25.6

Vettori to Raina, 3 runs, leans across to drive through the off side; well-timed shot for they will get three for it

End of over 26 (9 runs) India 94/4 (62 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 3.61, RRR: 2.58)
SK Raina    10* (9b 1x6)      DL Vettori    8-0-28-2
MS Dhoni    9* (23b 1x4)      JDP Oram    6-1-14-1

26.1

Oram to Raina, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off side

26.2

Oram to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend the length delivery to short cover

26.3

Oram to Raina, 3 runs, full in length outside off stump, Raina leans forward to time it superbly through covers

26.4

Oram to Dhoni, no run, on the middle stump line, Dhoni carefully pushes it to mid-on

26.5

Oram to Dhoni, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle and leg, whipped to deep square-leg for couple of runs

26.6

Oram to Dhoni, no run, on the off stump line, punched off the back foot to cover

End of over 27 (5 runs) India 99/4 (57 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 2.47)
MS Dhoni    11* (26b 1x4)      JDP Oram    7-1-19-1
SK Raina    13* (12b 1x6)      DL Vettori    8-0-28-2

Bond returns.

27.1

Bond to Raina, no run, goes back to defend a 130 kmph length delivery back to the bowler

27.2

Bond to Raina, no run, hops up but that wasn't a real short-pitched delivery and he pushes the ball to the off side.. hmmm

27.3

Bond to Raina, no run, 126.6 kph high bouncer on the leg stump line, Raina allows it to pass over him

27.4

Bond to Raina, no run, 121.5 kmph slower length delivery, turned to the on side

27.5

Bond to Raina, no run, 129.7 kmph back-of-length delivery on the middle, Raina gets well back to defend it to the on side

27.6

Bond to Raina, no run, 131.4 kmph full length delivery and Raina, perhaps expecting a short one, goes back rather than getting forward, tries to work it to the on side and gets a leading edge to cover

End of over 28 (maiden) India 99/4 (57 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 3.53, RRR: 2.59)
SK Raina    13* (18b 1x6)      SE Bond    6-3-11-0
MS Dhoni    11* (26b 1x4)      JDP Oram    7-1-19-1

28.1

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, 118.7 kmph length delivery outside off, square driven to point

28.2

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, fuller, on the middle, turned to midwicket where Oram makes a tumbling stop

28.3

Elliott to Dhoni, 2 runs, on the pads, tucked away to deep backward square-leg region for couple of runs. 100 up.

28.4

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, just outside off stump, guided to backward point

28.5

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, aha! a lovely little slow leg cutter that bounced high, left alone by Dhoni and McCullum collects it and chuckles

28.6

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, leans forward to turn it behind square-leg

End of over 29 (3 runs) India 102/4 (54 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 3.51, RRR: 2.57)
MS Dhoni    14* (32b 1x4)      GD Elliott    1-0-3-0
SK Raina    13* (18b 1x6)      SE Bond    6-3-11-0

29.1

Bond to Dhoni, no run, slower one, full outside off, Dhoni checks his shot and rolls his wrist over to push the ball back to the bowler

29.2

Bond to Dhoni, FOUR, overpitched outside off and Dhoni lunges out to drive it to the cover boundary ...

29.3

Bond to Dhoni, no run, he almost walks out while playing this cover drive

29.4

Bond to Dhoni, 1 run, another slower one, just outside off, Bond looks clearly tired after his sharp opening spell, run down to third man.

29.5

Bond to Raina, no run, grunts as he releases a short delivery, just around 133 kmph, outside off, sways away

29.6

Bond to Raina, 1 run, lands it outside leg stump, moves to the pads, clipped away behind square-leg

End of over 30 (6 runs) India 108/4 (48 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 3.60, RRR: 2.40)
SK Raina    14* (20b 1x6)      SE Bond    7-3-17-0
MS Dhoni    19* (36b 2x4)      GD Elliott    1-0-3-0

30.1

Elliott to Raina, no run, outside off stump, full in length, steered to short third man

30.2

Elliott to Raina, 1 run, full pitched outside off, lifted in the air to deep cover

30.3

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, on the middle and leg, deflected to midwicket

30.4

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, stays on the back foot to punch it to deep cover

30.5

Elliott to Raina, FOUR, slightly short in length, Raina goes for the pull, mistimes it but it clears mid-on and runs down to the boundary

30.6

Elliott to Raina, no run, on the off and middle line, defended to the off side

End of over 31 (6 runs) India 114/4 (42 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 3.67, RRR: 2.21)
SK Raina    19* (24b 1x4 1x6)      GD Elliott    2-0-9-0
MS Dhoni    20* (38b 2x4)      SE Bond    7-3-17-0

31.1

Guptill to Dhoni, no run, turns in to the off stump line, nudged to the on side

31.2

Guptill to Dhoni, 1 run, on the middle stump line, nudged to backward square-leg

31.3

Guptill to Raina, no run, low full toss, pushed back to the bowler

31.4

Guptill to Raina, 2 runs, floated outside off stump, Raina stretches forward, uses his bottom-hand into play to lift it over extra cover

31.5

Guptill to Raina, no run, pushes this one to the leg side

31.6

Guptill to Raina, no run, he delivers from a slightly round-arm action, floats this one outside off, left alone

End of over 32 (3 runs) India 117/4 (39 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 3.65, RRR: 2.16)
SK Raina    21* (28b 1x4 1x6)      MJ Guptill    1-0-3-0
MS Dhoni    21* (40b 2x4)      GD Elliott    2-0-9-0

32.1

Butler to Dhoni, no run, gets behind the line to defend to cover

32.2

Butler to Dhoni, no run, length delivery on the middle, punched out to the off side

32.3

Butler to Dhoni, FOUR, tries the slow bouncer, doesn't climb all that much and also, ends up just outside leg, Dhoni waits for it to swat it very fine, almost past the keeper

32.4

Butler to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to push it to point

32.5

Butler to Dhoni, no run, full in length, on the middle, defended back down the pitch

32.6

Butler to Dhoni, no run, lands on a length, moves in towards middle stump, punched back to the bowler

End of over 33 (4 runs) India 121/4 (35 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.66, RRR: 2.05)
MS Dhoni    25* (46b 3x4)      IG Butler    3-0-21-0
SK Raina    21* (28b 1x4 1x6)      MJ Guptill    1-0-3-0

33.1

Guptill to Raina, no run, low full toss on the off stump, pushed straight to cover

33.2

Guptill to Raina, 1 run, just outside off stump, tapped wide of backward point

33.3

Guptill to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges out to squeeze it to cover point

33.4

Guptill to Raina, SIX, Shot Raina! He goes down on his knee to slog-sweep it way over the midwicket boundary.

33.5

Guptill to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

33.6

Guptill to Raina, 1 run, fullish, outside off, driven to long-off

Drinks break

End of over 34 (9 runs) India 130/4 (26 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 3.82, RRR: 1.62)
SK Raina    29* (33b 1x4 2x6)      MJ Guptill    2-0-12-0
MS Dhoni    26* (47b 3x4)      IG Butler    3-0-21-0

34.1

Butler to Raina, no run, short in length, outside off stump, left alone, McCullum, standing up to the stumps, pockets that

34.2

Butler to Raina, no run, lands outside leg, moves in, pushed to the off side

34.3

Butler to Raina, no run, fuller, around the off stump, driven to mid-on

34.4

Butler to Raina, FOUR, short in length, gentle medium pace, Raina pulls it to midwicket boundary .. Elliott's feet touches the boundary while trying to pull the ball back in. It was referred upstairs. Four is the verdict. 50 of the partnership up.

34.5

Butler to Raina, no run, short in length on the middle and off, defended to the off side

34.6

Butler to Raina, no run, just outside off stump, punched to point

End of over 35 (4 runs) India 134/4 (22 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 3.82, RRR: 1.46)
SK Raina    33* (39b 2x4 2x6)      IG Butler    4-0-25-0
MS Dhoni    26* (47b 3x4)      MJ Guptill    2-0-12-0

35.1

Bond to Dhoni, no run, slow leg cutter outside off, Dhoni pushes inside the line and is beaten

35.2

Bond to Dhoni, FOUR, another slow outside off stump , Dhoni opens the bat-face and wrists it to third man boundary

35.3

Bond to Dhoni, no run, stays back to punch it to cover

35.4

Bond to Dhoni, no run, fullish, around the off stump, checks his drive and the ball was in the air briefly but clear of Bond

35.5

Bond to Dhoni, 1 run, moves in line to whip it past square-leg

35.6

Bond to Raina, no run, back of length, on the middle, defended solidly back to the bowler

End of over 36 (5 runs) India 139/4 (17 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 3.86, RRR: 1.21)
SK Raina    33* (40b 2x4 2x6)      SE Bond    8-3-22-0
MS Dhoni    31* (52b 4x4)      IG Butler    4-0-25-0

36.1

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, tossed up full, pushed back to Dan

36.2

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

36.3

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, tries to come forward, decides to go back but is caught at the crease and is beaten on the cut shot

36.4

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off, skids on, flashed away to deep point

36.5

Vettori to Raina, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

36.6

Vettori to Raina, no run, stretches across to drive to mid-off

End of over 37 (1 run) India 140/4 (16 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 3.78, RRR: 1.23)
SK Raina    33* (42b 2x4 2x6)      DL Vettori    9-0-29-2
MS Dhoni    32* (56b 4x4)      SE Bond    8-3-22-0

37.1

Bond to Dhoni, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, pushed to left of mid-off for a single

37.2

Bond to Raina, no run, from round the stumps, 129.3 kmph length delivery moving in to middle and off line, defended to the off side

37.3

Bond to Raina, no run, 124.5 kmph bouncer from round the stumps, Raina goes for the pull but gets in a bit of bother; his head is yanked up, eyes looking away and he is too early into the shot .. done in by the slow pace .. the ball bounces over the blade and goes to the keeper

37.4

Bond to Raina, 1 run, pushed towards mid-on and he rushes across for a quick single. There is a direct hit from Dan but Raina is home

37.5

Bond to Dhoni, no run

37.6

Bond to Dhoni, no run, full in length, on the middle and off, driven to midoff

End of over 38 (2 runs) India 142/4 (14 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.73, RRR: 1.16)
MS Dhoni    33* (59b 4x4)      SE Bond    9-3-24-0
SK Raina    34* (45b 2x4 2x6)      DL Vettori    9-0-29-2

38.1

Vettori to Raina, no run, takes a couple of steps forward and defends

38.2

Vettori to Raina, 2 runs, flighted full outside off, raina stretches across to ease it through covers ... he loves that shot and plays it very well too

38.3

Vettori to Raina, 1 run, chips down the track and drives to left of mid-off

38.4

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, on the off stump line, defended to the off side

38.5

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, on the middle and off, pushed to point

38.6

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, lunges out to push it uppishly towards cover point

End of over 39 (4 runs) India 146/4 (10 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.74, RRR: 0.90)
MS Dhoni    34* (62b 4x4)      DL Vettori    10-0-33-2
SK Raina    37* (48b 2x4 2x6)      SE Bond    9-3-24-0

39.1

Bond to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, shuffles across, tries to clip the ball off the hips and the ball rolls away to backward square-leg

39.2

Bond to Raina, no run, from round the stumps, short in length, just outside off, goes for the cut but is beaten as he was cramped for the room there

39.3

Bond to Raina, no run, 128.4 shortish delivery, backs away and ends up swatting it weakly towards mid-on

39.4

Bond to Raina, no run, 118.1 kmph slow bouncer, Raina drops his wrists and sways away

39.5

Bond to Raina, 2 runs, another slower one, fullish, turned behind square-leg

39.6

Bond to Raina, FOUR, drops it short, Raina opens his stance up and lifts it over wide mid-on region... thumped away

End of over 40 (7 runs) India 153/4 (3 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.82, RRR: 0.30)
SK Raina    43* (53b 3x4 2x6)      SE Bond    10-3-30-0
MS Dhoni    34* (63b 4x4)      DL Vettori    10-0-33-2

40.1

Mills to Dhoni, no run, leans forward to steer it to point

40.2

Mills to Dhoni, 1 run, jumps down the track to drive to mid-on

40.3

Mills to Raina, 2 runs, the slower one, shorter in length, swatted to deep square-leg region. India push New Zealand out of the tournament.

Vettori: "When you win the toss here you want to put up a competitive total. The wickets gets easier when you have played yourself in; I found it that my self. Dhoni and Raina showed it as well. Some of our boys would be disappointed. It wasn't a bad fight back from us; we put them under some pressure. You can't expect to play on good decks all the time, when you come across deck like this you need to adapt."

Dhoni: "We wanted to get them out as cheap as possible. Nehra did well and then Yuvraj singh, our new find with the ball, did a good job. Sachin gave us a good start ... Raina also batted well with me. Every body was slightly tensed at the start of the game [as India are playing after a break]... the bowlers bowled really well. If there was one more spinner like Yuvi in their side, we would have been under more pressure. [on no 1] Frankly we are not thinking about it. We are just concentrating on what we do in the field. If we play good cricket, we eventually would be no 1 team in the world."

Man of the Match: Nehra : "I was struggling because of the injuries but I am back on track for the last 6-7 months. I wasn't too nervous today. I have been bowling well in the recent months and I just want to concentrate on line and length. The important thing was to pick up early wickets."

Stylish player of the day Tendulkar wins a bike.

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck.

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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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