Mills to Gunasekera,
Ross Taylor is here, Ross Taylor is there, Ross Taylor is almost everywhere. Full delivery, angled across looking for the outside edge that will keep the slips interested, but not this kind of an edge. Ruvindu flashes at it with furious anger and gets the healthiest of outside edges that seems set to take it over the slips and through to third man. Someone forgot to tell Rossco, jumping up with his right hand stretched up. He plucked it at it's peak as if he were reaping mango harvest. Delicious. The timing of the jump was outstanding.
R Gunasekera c Taylor b Mills 2 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
Mills to Surkari,
Mills has another. Catching practice this time for Rossco. Not the first time Surkari has gone fishing outside off stump with an angled bat after getting half across, and that too very late. This angler hooks no salmon, no trout, no sardines, no nothing. Instead he gets Taylor. Easy catch at waist height, taken without any fuss.
ZE Surkari c Taylor b Mills 1 (10m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 9.09
Oram to Patel,
Has he edged it this time? NZ review an appeal for caught behind that's been turned down. Another short one from Oram, this one just outside off and Patel again goes for a vicious pull, despite not having the room. There was a sure noise as the ball passed the bat. No other technology to aid in this review. It's eventually been given out.
H Patel c †BB McCullum b Oram 31 (61m 35b 5x4 1x6) SR: 88.57
NL McCullum to Bagai,
that's the end of a fine innings from Bagai. He's succumbed to the conditions as much as the bowling. He's barely able to stand, and wanted to get to his 100 with big shots. He again backs away to the leg side, looking to whack over the off side. Thin outside edge. Bagai c McCullum b McCullum.
A Bagai c †BB McCullum b NL McCullum 84 (145m 87b 10x4 0x6) SR: 96.55
Oram to Rizwan Cheema,
another one bites the dust. No fireworks from Cheema as he looks to guide a short ball on off stump to third man, and ends up guiding it too fine. Baz dives away to his right and pouches it. Very good catch, that.
Rizwan Cheema c †BB McCullum b Oram 2 (5m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
Oram to Balaji Rao,
Rao's holed out. Slow offcutter banged in short, he looks to biff it over midwicket and ends up playing straight to long on
WD Balaji Rao c NL McCullum b Oram 9 (13m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Oram to Davison,
Davison has run himself out in clumsy fashion as the Royal Canadian Air Farce carries on. He gets a yorker on the pads, glances to the leg side and then trots half the way, before deciding to walk down the pitch. The throw came in from McCullum, on the sly, and broke the stumps before he reached his crease. Sleeping tortoises would have made it. Even if they were walking backwards. Davison keeps walking to the pavilion.
JM Davison run out 15 (37m 21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 71.42
Southee to Baidwan,
Southee finally has a wicket. Rejoice if he's in your Fantasy team. Full toss on off stump, driven cleanly, but straight into mid off's hands
HS Baidwan c Franklin b Southee 8 (14m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33
Ryder to Khurram Chohan,
Chohan's merry ways come to an end as Ryder keeps it slightly short of driving length and Chohan holes out to cover.
Khurram Chohan c Taylor b Ryder 22 (23m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 137.50