New Zealand in India ODI Series - 1st ODI

India v New Zealand

India won by 40 runs

Welcome to the first ODI between India and New Zealand.

Interesting pitch report from Simon Doul, who reckons that the pitch will be tough to bat on initially and is likely to get better later on. So he says win toss, bowl first. Let's see what the captains do.

Toss: Ross Taylor is going to bowl: "We will bowl first as there might be something in for the seamers. And we will try to tackle the Indian spin later. Vettori has a bit of a niggle after bowling 200-odd overs in the Tests. "

Gambhir: "It will be just a matter of seeing the first 6-7 overs and then build a total." Who are the players are out? " We have Ravindra Jadeja, Vinay Kumar and one more .. !" This is of course Gambhir's first ODI as a captain.

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0.1

Mills to Vijay, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone and Hopkins, the keeper, gathers it

0.2

Mills to Vijay, no run, short in length outside off stump, punched out to cover

0.3

Mills to Vijay, no run, stays on the back foot and taps it to the off side

0.4

Mills to Vijay, 1 run, edged past the second slip. This was fuller in length and Vijay leaned forward, and searched for the ball .. bat away from the body

0.5

Mills to Gambhir, no run, in the zone outside off stump and Gambhir is beaten, pushing inside the line. the ball rolls to Hopkins.

0.6

Mills to Gambhir, no run, Beaten again. Gambhir goes for a flamboyant on-the-up off drive but the ball seams back in and goes through the bat and pad gap ... between the off stump and the bat

End of over 1 (1 run) India 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
G Gambhir    0* (2b)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0
M Vijay    1* (4b)     

1.1

Tuffey to Vijay, 1 wide, starts off with a wide down the leg side

1.1

Tuffey to Vijay, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to the off side

1.2

Tuffey to Vijay, no run, in the zone outside off and Vijay shoulders arms

1.3

Tuffey to Vijay, 1 run, gets forward to tap it slightly wide of Guptill at short midwicket for a single

1.4

Tuffey to Gambhir, 1 wide, length delivery down the leg side and the keeper collects

1.4

Tuffey to Gambhir, no run, beaten again. Gambhir has a tentative poke at a delivery leaving him and the ball rushes past the edge

1.5

Tuffey to Gambhir, 1 run, tip and run .. pushes it to the off side and rushes for a quick single

1.6

Tuffey to Vijay, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

End of over 2 (4 runs) India 5/0 (RR: 2.50)
M Vijay    2* (8b)      DR Tuffey    1-0-4-0
G Gambhir    1* (4b)      KD Mills    1-0-1-0

2.1

Mills to Gambhir, 1 run, lands on a length on the off and middle and moves back in .. Gambhir taps it close on the leg side, towards square-leg, and they get across for a quick single

2.2

Mills to Vijay, no run, seams away from the off stump line, pushed out to the off

2.3

Mills to Vijay, no run, leans forward to punch this to mid-off

2.4

Mills to Vijay, no run, on the middle stump line, Vijay leans across and works it to square-leg fielder

2.5

Mills to Vijay, no run, shout for lbw ... high .i guess .It cut in from outside off and Vijay was caught on the walk forward ...it looked high

2.6

Mills to Vijay, 3 runs, clips this one through wide mid-on region and pushes hard to come for the third run

End of over 3 (4 runs) India 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
M Vijay    5* (13b)      KD Mills    2-0-5-0
G Gambhir    2* (5b)      DR Tuffey    1-0-4-0

3.1

Tuffey to Vijay, no run, full in length outside off stump, pushed out to cover

3.2

Tuffey to Vijay, no run, leans forward to defend to the off

3.3

Tuffey to Vijay, (no ball) FOUR, Shot! He leans well forward to drive the short-of-length delivery on the up and in style through covers

That didn't look a no ball. Free hit coming up, though

3.3

Tuffey to Vijay, FOUR, Slog! He cleared the front foot and smashed the short of length delivery to the square-leg boundary

3.4

Tuffey to Vijay, no run, leans forward to defend and is hit on the pad outside off stump. And the ball bounds off to Hopkins. No bat involved, though.

3.5

Tuffey to Vijay, 1 run, gets forward to mistime the drive to left of mid-on

3.6

Tuffey to Gambhir, no run, full in length outside off stump, pushed out to cover

End of over 4 (10 runs) India 19/0 (RR: 4.75)
G Gambhir    2* (6b)      DR Tuffey    2-0-14-0
M Vijay    14* (19b 2x4)      KD Mills    2-0-5-0

4.1

Mills to Vijay, no run, leans back and shapes for the pull but edges it to his back pad

4.2

Mills to Vijay, no run, from wide of the crease, moves in towards the middle, worked to short midwicket

4.3

Mills to Vijay, FOUR, Fab timing. It was a length delivery on the middle and Vijay just leaned forward and seemed to just push at it. Gorgeous piece of timing and the ball ran away between the umpire and Gambhir.

4.4

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

4.5

Mills to Vijay, FOUR, Stylish. A touch of VVS. He glided forward, picked the length delivery from the off stump line and wristed it through midwicket

4.6

Mills to Vijay, no run, taps this length delivery to point

End of over 5 (8 runs) India 27/0 (RR: 5.40)
M Vijay    22* (25b 4x4)      KD Mills    3-0-13-0
G Gambhir    2* (6b)      DR Tuffey    2-0-14-0

5.1

Tuffey to Gambhir, no run, length delivery around the off, Gambhir pushes it to cover

5.2

Tuffey to Gambhir, FOUR, He rushed down the track, got outside leg in the process and smashed this one over cover

5.3

Tuffey to Gambhir, 1 run, on the hips, tucked down to fine-leg for a single

5.4

Tuffey to Vijay, 1 run, fullish, outside off, driven neatly to right of mid-off where Kane Williamson makes a diving half-stop

5.5

Tuffey to Gambhir, no run, on a length around the off, pushed out to the off side

5.6

Tuffey to Gambhir, FOUR, moves down the track, again gets outside leg in the process, and flays a short-of-length delivery through extra cover.

End of over 6 (10 runs) India 37/0 (RR: 6.16)
G Gambhir    11* (11b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    3-0-24-0
M Vijay    23* (26b 4x4)      KD Mills    3-0-13-0

6.1

Mills to Vijay, no run, stays back to punch a length delivery to cover

6.2

Mills to Vijay, FOUR, Crunched! It was slightly shortish and Vijay jumped at the opportunity and unfurled a nonchalant pull shot

6.3

Mills to Vijay, no run, short again, at the body, pulled away again but this time straight to short fine-leg fielder

6.4

Mills to Vijay, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, Vijay gets a leading edge towards mid-off

6.5

Mills to Gambhir, 1 run, around the off stump line, run down to third man

6.6

Mills to Vijay, 1 run, full in length, on the off, pushed to right of mid-on

End of over 7 (7 runs) India 44/0 (RR: 6.28)
M Vijay    29* (31b 5x4)      KD Mills    4-0-20-0
G Gambhir    12* (12b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    3-0-24-0

7.1

Tuffey to Vijay, OUT, Adrenalin rush takes him out. Vijay walked down the track and went for the big lofted hit over midwicket and it flew high and behind the keeper! Hopkins turned and ran back to collect a good catch

M Vijay c †Hopkins b Tuffey 29 (36m 32b 5x4 0x6) SR: 90.62

7.2

Tuffey to Gambhir, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone

7.3

Tuffey to Gambhir, no run, fullish, straight, on driven to mid-on

7.4

Tuffey to Gambhir, FOUR, sprays to the pads and Gambhir whip-flicks it to the boundary. Easy pickings

7.5

Tuffey to Gambhir, no run, on a length around off, Gambhir edges the drive to his pad

7.6

Tuffey to Gambhir, 1 run, drives to left of mid-off for a single

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 49/1 (RR: 6.12)
G Gambhir    17* (17b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    4-0-29-1
V Kohli    0* (0b)      KD Mills    4-0-20-0

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8.1

Mills to Gambhir, 1 run, moves away from Gautam who runs it down to third man for a single

8.2

Mills to Kohli, no run, on a length around off, pushed to cover

8.3

Mills to Kohli, no run, on the middle stump line, defended to the on side

8.4

Mills to Kohli, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out to point

8.5

Mills to Kohli, no run, shout for a catch behind and the bowler looks mighty pissed off .. It cut in from outside off stump and moved past the inner edge and flew through the bat and pad gap .. There was some noise, no visible deflection,though, on the replays. Hopkins did well to lunge to his left to take it

8.6

Mills to Kohli, no run, leans forward to push this to the on side

End of over 9 (1 run) India 50/1 (RR: 5.55)
V Kohli    0* (5b)      KD Mills    5-0-21-0
G Gambhir    18* (18b 3x4)      DR Tuffey    4-0-29-1

9.1

Tuffey to Gambhir, FOUR, moves down the track, gets outside leg and carves the length delivery over point

9.2

Tuffey to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to work this to square-leg

9.3

Tuffey to Kohli, no run, fullish outside off, driven to mid-off

9.4

Tuffey to Kohli, no run, full in length around off, on driven to mid-on

9.5

Tuffey to Kohli, 3 runs, length delivery and some width outside off, square driven for three runs.. Gambhir dives to get back inside the line. Just in time.

9.6

Tuffey to Gambhir, no run, short in length, tapped to right of gully

End of over 10 (8 runs) India 58/1 (RR: 5.80)
G Gambhir    23* (21b 4x4)      DR Tuffey    5-0-37-1
V Kohli    3* (8b)      KD Mills    5-0-21-0

Powerplay taken

10.1

Mills to Kohli, 1 run, works this behind square-leg for a single

10.2

Mills to Gambhir, 2 runs, on the pads, tucked behind square-leg

10.3

Mills to Gambhir, no run, length delivery outside off, tapped to gully

10.4

Mills to Gambhir, no run, And again

10.5

Mills to Gambhir, no run, walks down the track and stabs a off cutter to gully

10.6

Mills to Gambhir, no run, gets forward to steer it to point

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End of over 11 (3 runs) India 61/1 (RR: 5.54)
G Gambhir    25* (26b 4x4)      KD Mills    5-0-24-0
V Kohli    4* (9b)      DR Tuffey    5-0-37-1

Andy McKay being introduced

11.1

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, starts off full and wide, and is driven away for one

11.2

McKay to Gambhir, 1 run, tucked away into the leg side for one

11.3

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, driven past cover for another single

11.4

McKay to Gambhir, 1 run, flicked into the leg side, from off and around, and rushes through for a quick single to midwicket

11.5

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, short and wide, punched away to sweeper-cover

11.6

McKay to Gambhir, 1 wide, sees him walk down the track and digs it in short, angled down the leg side, and is called a wide. Pretty harsh this, because it would have missed the leg-side line only by inches

11.6

McKay to Gambhir, FOUR, and the extra ball is flicked away for four, in the air all right, but wide enough of the flying mid-on

End of over 12 (10 runs) India 71/1 (RR: 5.91)
G Gambhir    31* (29b 5x4)      AJ McKay    1-0-10-0
V Kohli    7* (12b)      KD Mills    5-0-24-0

Grant Elliot to bowl military mediums now

12.1

Elliott to Kohli, 1 run, wristy, flicked away from wide outside off, to square leg for one

round the wicket to Gambhir

12.2

Elliott to Gambhir, no run, oh what was that? It just kicked out of nowhere. Was bowled at a gentle pace of 111ks, but it rose head-high from a short of a length, getting Gambhir is the glove but it lobs safely towards cover

12.3

Elliott to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller, clipped away off the pads for one

12.4

Elliott to Kohli, 2 runs, quick running here, guiding this fine of fine leg and rushing back for the second

12.5

Elliott to Kohli, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended

12.6

Elliott to Kohli, FOUR, short and wide, and Kohli gives it the treatment, cutting it between point and cover-point

End of over 13 (8 runs) India 79/1 (RR: 6.07)
V Kohli    14* (16b 1x4)      GD Elliott    1-0-8-0
G Gambhir    32* (31b 5x4)      AJ McKay    1-0-10-0

13.1

McKay to Gambhir, 1 run, short outside off, runs this to third man for one

13.2

McKay to Kohli, 1 wide, too wide outside off, and this call is not harsh at all

13.2

McKay to Kohli, no run, punched away square, Gauptill makes a dive at point and saves one run

13.3

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, moves across to get inside the line of this, and clips it away for one

13.4

McKay to Gambhir, no run, angling into the pads, turned away to square leg

13.5

McKay to Gambhir, no run, length ball, around off, defended to leg

13.6

McKay to Gambhir, FOUR, again he walks at the bowler, turning this length ball into a half-volley, and driving it square for four

End of over 14 (7 runs) India 86/1 (RR: 6.14)
G Gambhir    37* (35b 6x4)      AJ McKay    2-0-17-0
V Kohli    15* (18b 1x4)      GD Elliott    1-0-8-0

14.1

Elliott to Kohli, no run, dabs this to the on side

14.2

Elliott to Kohli, 2 runs, works this behind square-leg for couple of runs

14.3

Elliott to Kohli, 1 run, short in length on the off and middle, worked to deep midwicket

14.4

Elliott to Gambhir, 1 run, leans forward to square drive this for a single

14.5

Elliott to Kohli, no run, fuller, straighter, worked to short midwicket

14.6

Elliott to Kohli, no run, around the off stump line, defended to the off

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 90/1 (RR: 6.00)
V Kohli    18* (23b 1x4)      GD Elliott    2-0-12-0
G Gambhir    38* (36b 6x4)      AJ McKay    2-0-17-0

15.1

McKay to Gambhir, 1 wide

15.1

McKay to Gambhir, 1 wide, sprays this one down the leg side. He had bowled a probing spell to Gambhir in the third Test

15.1

McKay to Gambhir, no run, fullish, on the middle, pushed out to the off

15.2

McKay to Gambhir, OUT, what a soft dismissal. It was wide outside the off stump and Gambhir reached out to carve it tamely to point. Gone!

G Gambhir c How b McKay 38 (78m 38b 6x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.3

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, serves a bouncer first-up to Yuvraj who sways away

15.4

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Yet another bouncer and this time, Yuvraj ducks

15.5

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just outside off stump, pushed out to cover

15.6

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, shortish, chopped down to cover point

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 92/2 (RR: 5.75)
Yuvraj Singh    0* (4b)      AJ McKay    3-0-19-1
V Kohli    18* (23b 1x4)      GD Elliott    2-0-12-0

16.1

Elliott to Kohli, no run, leans forward to tap it back down the track

16.2

Elliott to Kohli, no run, dabs this to short midwicket

16.3

Elliott to Kohli, 1 run, full in length, eased towards long-on

16.4

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, stays back to punch it through wide mid-off

16.5

Elliott to Kohli, 1 run

16.6

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off

End of over 17 (3 runs) India 95/2 (RR: 5.58)
Yuvraj Singh    1* (6b)      GD Elliott    3-0-15-0
V Kohli    20* (27b 1x4)      AJ McKay    3-0-19-1

17.1

McKay to Kohli, no run, stays back to dab this to the leg side

17.2

McKay to Kohli, no run, gets behind the line to push it back to McKay

17.3

McKay to Kohli, no run, and this time he eases it to mid-off

17.4

McKay to Kohli, FOUR, slower one, off cutter but its short in length and sits up outside off, Kohli reaches out and drags it through midwicket

17.5

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, clips this through midwicket for a single

17.6

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets back to push it towards mid-on

End of over 18 (5 runs) India 100/2 (RR: 5.55)
Yuvraj Singh    1* (7b)      AJ McKay    4-0-24-1
V Kohli    25* (32b 2x4)      GD Elliott    3-0-15-0

18.1

McCullum to Kohli, 1 wide, spins down the leg side

18.1

McCullum to Kohli, no run

18.2

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, pushes this to point for a quick single

18.3

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the pads, turned to backward square-leg fielder

18.4

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans well forward to defend to the on side

18.5

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, edged but flies safely over the bowler .. Yuvraj was trying to flick it to the on side - it landed outside leg and turned in to clip the leading edge and flew high over the bowler

18.6

McCullum to Kohli, no run, goes back to dab it to square-leg

End of over 19 (3 runs) India 103/2 (RR: 5.42)
V Kohli    26* (35b 2x4)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0
Yuvraj Singh    2* (10b)      AJ McKay    4-0-24-1

19.1

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans well forward to nudge to short midwicket

19.2

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to push-drive this to the off

19.3

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, on drives this to long-on for a single

19.4

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads, flicked past square-leg for a single

19.5

Styris to Kohli, no run, leans well forward to tap this to the on side

19.6

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, on driven to long-on

End of over 20 (4 runs) India 107/2 (RR: 5.35)
V Kohli    28* (38b 2x4)      SB Styris    1-0-4-0
Yuvraj Singh    4* (13b)      NL McCullum    1-0-3-0

20.1

McCullum to Kohli, no run, flicks this to square-leg

20.2

McCullum to Kohli, no run, goes back to defend this turning off break to short midwicket

20.3

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, generous turn there, worked behind square-leg

20.4

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, turns away from a full length, for some reason Yuvraj shapes to cut and is beaten

20.5

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lands outside leg and turns in to hit the pad

20.6

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, goes back to punch to short extra cover

End of over 21 (1 run) India 108/2 (RR: 5.14)
Yuvraj Singh    4* (16b)      NL McCullum    2-0-4-0
V Kohli    29* (41b 2x4)      SB Styris    1-0-4-0

21.1

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, just outside off, pushed to point for a single

21.2

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, no run, off cutter around the off, edged to short third man

sightscreen issues

21.3

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, no run, around the off stump, pushed to point

21.4

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, punched down to long-on

21.5

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, leans across to deflect it past square-leg

21.6

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fullish, on the middle, tapped to short cover

End of over 22 (3 runs) India 111/2 (RR: 5.04)
Yuvraj Singh    5* (20b)      SB Styris    2-0-7-0
V Kohli    31* (43b 2x4)      NL McCullum    2-0-4-0

Raamz: "I wonder which is the test and which one is ODI...Cook racing to get his hundred done before lunch...Kohli and Yuvraj are playing @ 3 an over...rather dull singles..no signs of aggression!"

22.1

McCullum to Kohli, no run, turns in to the middle and off, defended on the back foot

22.2

McCullum to Kohli, no run, And again.

22.3

McCullum to Kohli, 3 runs, fullish outside off, leans forward to drive to wide of sweeper cover

22.4

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend it to the off

22.5

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, just outside off, turning away, steered to short third man

22.6

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, pushes this to short extra cover

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 114/2 (RR: 4.95)
Yuvraj Singh    5* (23b)      NL McCullum    3-0-7-0
V Kohli    34* (46b 2x4)      SB Styris    2-0-7-0

Kamal: "Pressure to perform is clearly seen in yuvraj's inning . "

23.1

Styris to Kohli, no run, stays back to push to the off

23.2

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, off cutter outside off, pushed through point for a single

23.3

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish, on the middle, flicked through midwicket

23.4

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, gets back to clip it past midwicket for a single

23.5

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, no run, cuts away from Yuvraj who is beaten, trying to steer it

23.6

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend down the track.

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 117/2 (RR: 4.87)
Yuvraj Singh    6* (26b)      SB Styris    3-0-10-0
V Kohli    36* (49b 2x4)      NL McCullum    3-0-7-0

24.1

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, goes back to clip it to midwicket

24.2

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans well forward to defend to the on

24.3

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, sweeps this to square-leg for a single

24.4

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, spins down the leg side,, Kohli goes for the big pull shot but the ball stops on him and bounds off the glove to the on side

24.5

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, plays another sweep to get off strike. Whoa! he has struck it really neatly. .. The ball races away to the fien-leg boundary. I thought .. there we go .. just a single .. but he had placed it really well.

24.6

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Punched! He has woken up all right. He cleared the front foot and heaved this one to the wide midwicket boundary

An anecdote on slow batting extracted from Ram Guha's piece: "Hanif Mohammed batted for 970 minutes to score 337 and save a Test at Bridgetown. It is said that early in his innings a Bajan boy watching the match from a palm tree lost his balance and fell down, head first. He was taken to the hospital with a bad case of concussion.

When he came to, forty-eight hours later, the brat's first word were, ''Is Hanif still batting?''

He was!"

End of over 25 (11 runs) India 128/2 (RR: 5.12)
Yuvraj Singh    15* (30b 2x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-18-0
V Kohli    38* (51b 2x4)      SB Styris    3-0-10-0

25.1

Styris to Kohli, no run

25.2

Styris to Kohli, 2 runs, on the middle stump line, tickled down to fine-leg region

25.3

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, short in length on the middle and leg , dragged down to fine-leg region

25.4

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish, on driven to long-on

25.5

Styris to Kohli, 1 run

25.6

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to drive to cover

End of over 26 (5 runs) India 133/2 (RR: 5.11)
Yuvraj Singh    16* (32b 2x4)      SB Styris    4-0-15-0
V Kohli    42* (55b 2x4)      NL McCullum    4-0-18-0

26.1

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, gets back, clears front foot and forces it through the on side for a single

26.2

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, stretches well forward to nudge this to the on side

26.3

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to drive to cover

26.4

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, full delivery outside off and Yuvraj Singh crashes it to the cover boundary

26.5

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, floated full outside off stump, .. Yuvraj leaned forward to defend and at the last second, opened the bat-face and ran the ball through vacant slips!

26.6

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full outside off, taken on the pad

End of over 27 (9 runs) India 142/2 (RR: 5.25)
Yuvraj Singh    24* (37b 4x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-27-0
V Kohli    43* (56b 2x4)      SB Styris    4-0-15-0

27.1

Styris to Kohli, no run, gets back and punches this to short midwicket

27.2

Styris to Kohli, no run, on the middle stump, keeps a touch low, worked to short midwicket

27.3

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, on the middle and off line, worked behind square-leg

27.4

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, lapped around the corner! It was a short of length delivery on the off and middle, Yuvjraj bent his knees and short-arm pulled it .. sort of a lapped it around the corner, to the square-leg boundary

27.5

Styris to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, leans forward to drive to the off

27.6

Styris to Kohli, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to square-leg

End of over 28 (6 runs) India 148/2 (RR: 5.28)
V Kohli    44* (60b 2x4)      SB Styris    5-0-21-0
Yuvraj Singh    29* (39b 5x4)      NL McCullum    5-0-27-0

28.1

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward to drive to short extra cover

28.2

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, lets Hopkins collect this one

28.3

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Gets down on his knee and sweeps this one really hard to the square-leg boundary. Walloped.

28.4

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, turns away from Yuvraj who punches it to cover

28.5

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

28.6

McCullum to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, gets forward to on drive it to long-on

End of over 29 (5 runs) India 153/2 (RR: 5.27)
Yuvraj Singh    34* (45b 6x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-32-0
V Kohli    44* (60b 2x4)      SB Styris    5-0-21-0

29.1

Williamson to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend it back down the track

29.2

Williamson to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the leg stump line, swept down to deep backward square-leg

29.3

Williamson to Kohli, FOUR, shortish, Virat opens up his stance by clearing the front foot and pulls it hard to the square-leg boundary. NZ had two chances to stop it but both square-leg fielder and deep midwicket make a mess of it

29.4

Williamson to Kohli, no run

29.5

Williamson to Kohli, 2 runs, turns down to the pads, Virat presses back and glances it to the fine-leg region. 50 up for Virat. His 9th ODI fifty.

29.6

Williamson to Kohli, FOUR, stretches forward and across and drives to the cover boundary. Styris throws in a dive but is unable to stop it India charge on to a great position here.

End of over 30 (11 runs) India 164/2 (RR: 5.46)
V Kohli    54* (64b 4x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-11-0
Yuvraj Singh    35* (47b 6x4)      NL McCullum    6-0-32-0

Chatur: "Yuvraj is doing a great job out there.. he kept his cool, tried not to play stupid shots, took some time to understand pitch and bowling attack and once settled, he started playing his shots ... I'm glad he didn't try to hit a boundary for first 20 balls ... "

30.1

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to defend to cover

30.2

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, no run, And again. This time of the back foot

30.3

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, short in length on the off, punched back to the bowler who makes a half-stop-

30.4

Elliott to Kohli, 1 run, length delivery outside off, eased down to long-off

30.5

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, width offered outside off, flashed to sweeper cover

30.6

Elliott to Kohli, 1 run, on the middle stump line, driven past the bowler

End of over 31 (4 runs) India 168/2 (RR: 5.41)
V Kohli    56* (66b 4x4)      GD Elliott    4-0-19-0
Yuvraj Singh    37* (51b 6x4)      KS Williamson    1-0-11-0

31.1

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, from round the stumps, shortish delivery, tucked down to fine-leg region

31.2

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full in length around off, jabbed out to the off

31.3

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on the pads, rolls away towards short midwicket

31.4

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, cuts in from outside off, dabbed towards backward point

Vijay Kumar is bored: "wat would hav happened if yuvraj was out on the 21st ball he faced?" The next batsman would have walked in to bat na

31.5

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, punches this to mid-off

31.6

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, mistimes this drive to cover

End of over 32 (1 run) India 169/2 (RR: 5.28)
Yuvraj Singh    37* (56b 6x4)      AJ McKay    5-0-25-1
V Kohli    57* (67b 4x4)      GD Elliott    4-0-19-0

D Ramapriya: "With decent domestic form going for him, the dasher Uthappa deserved to have been retried as an ideal sub to Dhoni at #7"

Nithin: "the likes of Raina , kholi and Vijay making runs consistently at highest lvel will keep Yuvi in pressure to perform or else slectors can axe him . Good to see healthy competition"

32.1

Elliott to Kohli, 1 run, on a length outside off, punched to sweeper cover

32.2

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, no run, around the off, steered to backward point

32.3

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, Thwack! Shortish delivery that sits up to be punished. A pretty masochistic delivery. Yuvraj puts it out of its misery with a thumping pull to wide long-on boundary

32.4

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, no run, gets forward to tap this to the off

32.5

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on a length around off, steered to backward point

32.6

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, no run, leans forward to drive back to the bowler

End of over 33 (5 runs) India 174/2 (RR: 5.27)
Yuvraj Singh    41* (61b 7x4)      GD Elliott    5-0-24-0
V Kohli    58* (68b 4x4)      AJ McKay    5-0-25-1

33.1

McKay to Kohli, no run, leans forward to defend solidly to cover

33.2

McKay to Kohli, 2 runs, from round the stumps, tapped wide of short midwicket .. Nathan puts in a slide and lets the ball slip from his hands as he was about to throw .. one extra run

33.3

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, wristed to right of midwicket for a single

33.4

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, no run, Ouch. Hit on the body by the bouncer. He tried to sway away from it but the ball kept coming in and hit his chest.

33.5

McKay to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, cuts this past backward point for a single

33.6

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, on the pads, clipped away for a single

End of over 34 (5 runs) India 179/2 (RR: 5.26)
V Kohli    62* (72b 4x4)      AJ McKay    6-0-30-1
Yuvraj Singh    42* (63b 7x4)      GD Elliott    5-0-24-0

34.1

Tuffey to Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven to deep cover

Davis: "clearly Yuvraj hasnt been at his best, despite the 7 boundaries. He hasnt rotated the strike as well Kohli. He has scored 28 runs from 7 deliveries (boundaries), while his remaining 13 runs have come off 55 deliveries, mighty slow if u ask...he needs 2 rotate the strike more often. At the same time Kohli has scored only 16 runs from boundaries, but still manages a far better strike rate and rotation of strike."

34.2

Tuffey to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Full in length, in the zone outside off and inviting a drive; Yuvraj obliges but drives inside the line and gets the edge.

Yuvraj Singh c †Hopkins b Tuffey 42 (77m 64b 7x4 0x6) SR: 65.62

34.3

Tuffey to Raina, no run, fullish around off, driven to mid-off

34.4

Tuffey to Raina, FOUR, overpitched on the middle and Raina whips it away elegantly well to the left of mid-on

34.5

Tuffey to Raina, no run, on a length outside off, jabbed away to the off

34.6

Tuffey to Raina, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone

End of over 35 (5 runs) India 184/3 (RR: 5.25)
SK Raina    4* (4b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    6-0-42-2
V Kohli    63* (73b 4x4)      AJ McKay    6-0-30-1

35.1

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, gets forward to ping long-on

35.2

McCullum to Raina, no run, leans across to push to cover

35.3

McCullum to Raina, 1 run, turns away from the off, forced to sweeper cover

35.4

McCullum to Kohli, no run, leans forward to flick to square-leg

35.5

McCullum to Kohli, no run, gets on the back foot to punch to short midwicket

35.6

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, on the back foot, pushed to point

End of over 36 (3 runs) India 187/3 (RR: 5.19)
V Kohli    65* (77b 4x4)      NL McCullum    7-0-35-0
SK Raina    5* (6b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    6-0-42-2

36.1

Tuffey to Kohli, 3 runs, on the middle stump line, flicked away to deep square-leg ... Guptill slides and pushes it towards his partner .. well .. slightly wide of Styris who stops and turns ... extra runs

36.2

Tuffey to Raina, no run, around the off stump, pushed to point

36.3

Tuffey to Raina, 1 run, leans forward to tap it towards mid-on and runs with the stroke

36.4

Tuffey to Kohli, FOUR, bangs it in short and Virat plays a stylish pull to the wide midwicket boundary

36.5

Tuffey to Kohli, no run, leans forward to drive to cover

36.6

Tuffey to Kohli, no run, slower off cutter, worked to short midwicket

End of over 37 (8 runs) India 195/3 (RR: 5.27)
V Kohli    72* (81b 5x4)      DR Tuffey    7-0-50-2
SK Raina    6* (8b 1x4)      NL McCullum    7-0-35-0

37.1

McCullum to Raina, 1 run, leans forward to drive to long-off

37.2

McCullum to Kohli, 2 runs, on the pads ,clipped to deep square-leg for couple of runs

37.3

McCullum to Kohli, no run, leans forward to ease it back to the bowler

37.4

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, floated outside off stump line, dragged down to long-on

37.5

McCullum to Raina, 1 run, leans across to steer it past point

37.6

McCullum to Kohli, 2 runs, shortish, spins down the leg side, Virat goes for the pull but the turn and the line meant he ended up dragging it to fine-leg region

End of over 38 (7 runs) India 202/3 (RR: 5.31)
V Kohli    77* (85b 5x4)      NL McCullum    8-0-42-0
SK Raina    8* (10b 1x4)      DR Tuffey    7-0-50-2

38.1

Styris to Raina, 1 run, around the off stump line, punched to long-off

38.2

Styris to Kohli, no run, works this one to short midwicket

38.3

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven to left of long-off

38.4

Styris to Raina, 1 run, on the pads, turned behind square-leg for a single

38.5

Styris to Kohli, 1 run, leans forward to drag this to long-on

38.6

Styris to Raina, 1 run, around the off stump line, steered to short third man for a single

End of over 39 (5 runs) India 207/3 (RR: 5.30)
SK Raina    11* (13b 1x4)      SB Styris    6-0-26-0
V Kohli    79* (88b 5x4)      NL McCullum    8-0-42-0

39.1

McCullum to Raina, 1 run, outside off stump, short in length, forced to sweeper cover

39.2

McCullum to Kohli, FOUR, Wallop! Slightly short and that's all the invitation Kohli needs. He cleared the front foot, went back and pulled it superbly to the wide midwicket boundary

39.3

McCullum to Kohli, 1 run, leans forward to ease it down to long-on

39.4

McCullum to Raina, 1 run, steered to right of short third man

39.5

McCullum to Kohli, no run, leans forward to work it from outside off to short midwicket

39.6

McCullum to Kohli, FOUR, presses back to square cut this to the point boundary. Again,he was quick to move as soon as he picked the length. blink. back foot. Cut.

End of over 40 (11 runs) India 218/3 (RR: 5.45)
V Kohli    88* (92b 7x4)      NL McCullum    9-0-53-0
SK Raina    13* (15b 1x4)      SB Styris    6-0-26-0

Batting Powerplay taken

40.1

Mills to Raina, no run, backs away from the stumps and has a swing and a miss

Virat hit 118 against Australia in his last ODI.

40.2

Mills to Raina, 1 bye, Another slog and a miss. This time the ball bounces over the middle stump. Raina reaches the other end and smiles

40.3

Mills to Kohli, 1 run, punches this towards mid-on for a single

40.4

Mills to Raina, OUT, backs away from the stumps and tries to smash through the line and on the up. No luck. He ends up skiing it to long-off.

SK Raina c How b Mills 13 (26m 18b 1x4 0x6) SR: 72.22

40.5

Mills to Kohli, 1 run, works this through midwicket for a single

Virat had a slightly lean patch before that hundred against Aussies: 11,18,10,28,0,8,37

40.6

Mills to Pathan, no run, No time wasted in bouncing at Yusuf Pathan who hopped to stab at it in an ungainly manner and was hit on the shoulder of the bat. Hmmm. Here we go

End of over 41 (3 runs) India 221/4 (RR: 5.39)
YK Pathan    0* (1b)      KD Mills    6-0-26-1
V Kohli    90* (94b 7x4)      NL McCullum    9-0-53-0

41.1

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, from round the stumps, on the middle, punched to long-on

41.2

McKay to Pathan, FOUR, short delivery that doesn't climb that much, Yusuf shuffles across to lap it around the corner .. fine-leg was up in the circle and he will pick up a boundary

41.3

McKay to Pathan, no run, A beauty! It was full in length from round the wicket and left Yusuf late. Very late. He was squared-up in defense and the ball rushed past the outside edge

41.4

McKay to Pathan, no run, More trouble. Another short delivery, this time just outside off and he is beaten, trying to glide it through slips

41.5

McKay to Pathan, 1 run, fuller, on the middle stump, swat-flicked to deep square-leg

41.6

McKay to Kohli, 1 wide, the slower one, banged in short,, well outside off and Virat can't reach it

41.6

McKay to Kohli, 1 run, fullish, on the pads, flicked away to deep square-leg region

End of over 42 (8 runs) India 229/4 (RR: 5.45)
V Kohli    92* (96b 7x4)      AJ McKay    7-0-38-1
YK Pathan    5* (5b 1x4)      KD Mills    6-0-26-1

42.1

Mills to Kohli, 1 leg bye, moves to the pad and rolls to short fine-leg for a leg bye

42.2

Mills to Pathan, 1 run, almost caught by Eliott at deep backward square-leg. It was the slower one .. flicked uppishly towards Elliot who ran forward and lunged out but couldn't hold on

42.3

Mills to Kohli, FOUR, backs away from the stumps and pulls the short-of-length delivery to wide long-on boundary. Crunched.

42.4

Mills to Kohli, 1 run, pushed to covers for a single

42.5

Mills to Pathan, 1 run, short in length, on the middle, worked to the leg side for a single

42.6

Mills to Kohli, FOUR, a pump of the fist, a jump for joy, and a big smile at the end of it. It was the shortish delivery outside off and Virat guides it to the third man boundary. Second hundred in a row.

End of over 43 (12 runs) India 241/4 (RR: 5.60)
V Kohli    101* (100b 9x4)      KD Mills    7-0-37-1
YK Pathan    7* (7b 1x4)      AJ McKay    7-0-38-1

43.1

McKay to Pathan, FOUR, overpitched delivery outside off and Yusuf crashes it to the cover boundary

43.2

McKay to Pathan, 1 run, banged in short this time and Yusuf mistimes a pull.. the ball rolls behind square-leg

43.3

McKay to Kohli, no run, leans forward to drive to cover

43.4

McKay to Kohli, no run, the slow bouncer outside off and Virat is too early with his pull .. the ball bounces once before it reaches the keeper

43.5

McKay to Kohli, FOUR, Bosh. He knifed this one .. It was short in length and he short-arm pulled it through wide mid-on region

43.6

McKay to Kohli, OUT, Virat falls after another big innings. Short and wide; the slower bouncer, he reached out to tamely tap it to cover! A highest of 37 in seven games but he has changed things around now with two consecutive hundreds.

V Kohli c How b McKay 105 (162m 104b 10x4 0x6) SR: 100.96

End of over 44 (9 runs) India 250/5 (RR: 5.68)
     AJ McKay    8-0-47-2
YK Pathan    12* (9b 2x4)      KD Mills    7-0-37-1

44.1

Tuffey to Pathan, 1 run, short in length outside off, pushed to mid-off for a single

44.2

Tuffey to Saha, 1 run, leans forward to push it to point .. Yusuf slips while turning back and the throw comes to his end .. overthrows ..

44.3

Tuffey to Pathan, 1 run, the slower one, dragged dangerously past short fine-leg fielder

44.4

Tuffey to Saha, 2 runs, leans forward to drive through covers

44.5

Tuffey to Saha, no run, gets forward and across to drive it to short cover

44.6

Tuffey to Saha, 1 run, short in length around off, gets an inside edge to short fine-leg

End of over 45 (6 runs) India 256/5 (RR: 5.68)
WP Saha    4* (4b)      DR Tuffey    8-0-56-2
YK Pathan    14* (11b 2x4)      AJ McKay    8-0-47-2

45.1

McKay to Saha, OUT, In the channel outside off, from round the wicket, Saha stabs away from the body and gets a thin edge through to the keeper.

WP Saha c †Hopkins b McKay 4 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

45.2

McKay to Ashwin, no run, around the off stump line. pushed out to point

45.3

McKay to Ashwin, OUT, Andy McKay is on a roll here. A well-directed bouncer has Ashwin playing a lame pull. He was so late on it. The ball just goes straight up and McKay himself gets under it,. It was a surprise that McKay played just one Test in the recent series.

R Ashwin c & b McKay 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

45.4

McKay to Nehra, no run, nearly another one. This one landed around off and left Nehra late .. It whooshed past the edge

45.5

McKay to Nehra, no run, fuller, outside off and Nehra stabs inside the line and is beaten

45.6

McKay to Nehra, no run, And again. Action replay and all that. McKay shuts his eyes as he throws his head back in disbelief

End of over 46 (wicket maiden) India 256/7 (RR: 5.56)
A Nehra    0* (3b)      AJ McKay    9-1-47-4
YK Pathan    14* (11b 2x4)      DR Tuffey    8-0-56-2

46.1

Mills to Pathan, 1 run, goes for the big swing over the on side but ends up dragging it past square-leg

46.2

Mills to Nehra, no run, leans forward to defend to the off

46.3

Mills to Nehra, no run, short in length outside off, tapped to point

46.4

Mills to Nehra, OUT, Nehra is run out. He went back to tap it towards short cover for a quick single. Taylor rushed in, picked up, turned around and fired a direct hit at the non-striker's end

A Nehra run out 0 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

46.5

Mills to Pathan, no run

46.6

Mills to Pathan, 1 run, yorker length, well nearly, dug out towards mid-on

End of over 47 (2 runs) India 258/8 (RR: 5.48)
YK Pathan    16* (14b 2x4)      KD Mills    8-0-39-1
S Sreesanth    0* (0b)      AJ McKay    9-1-47-4

47.1

McKay to Pathan, SIX, Whack. It was a short delivery, not quite a bouncer, below chest-high, and Yusuf pulls it over midwicket boundary

47.2

McKay to Pathan, FOUR, Bosh. short in length and Yusuf smashes it on the up and over mid-off. Neatly done.

47.3

McKay to Pathan, 1 run, fine fielding effort from Guptill. It was the short pitched delivery and Yusuf flat batted it high towards long-on. Guptill jumped back to "catch" it and realised that he was going to fall beyond the boundary and some how managed to release the ball just in time. Stunning effort. Catch it on the youtube. Yusuf was so confident that it would be a six (or he thought he was out!) and didn't run till Guptill flicked the ball back into play

47.4

McKay to Sreesanth, no run, leans forward to defend it back down the track

47.5

McKay to Sreesanth, FOUR, edged Fullish delivery outside off and Sreesanth edges it to third man boundary ..

47.6

McKay to Sreesanth, no run, in the zone outside off and Sreesanth is beaten, driving inside the line

End of over 48 (15 runs) India 273/8 (RR: 5.68)
S Sreesanth    4* (3b 1x4)      AJ McKay    10-1-62-4
YK Pathan    27* (17b 3x4 1x6)      KD Mills    8-0-39-1

48.1

Mills to Pathan, 2 runs, What a drop from Guptill What a clanger. What an effort in the last over and what a mess now! It was swung straight to him at deep midwicket and he has put it down! Too many what a ... in that line eh!

48.2

Mills to Pathan, OUT, Full toss. Blink. Caught at cover. Yusuf falls after a 19-ball 29. He made contact with the bottom of the bat on this occasion.

YK Pathan c Taylor b Mills 29 (42m 19b 3x4 1x6) SR: 152.63

48.3

Mills to Patel, 1 run, fullish, pushed away for a single

48.4

Mills to Sreesanth, no run, bouncer that flies over the flashing blade

48.5

Mills to Sreesanth, no run, goes down the track and bottom-edges an intended flat-batted whack

48.6

Mills to Sreesanth, OUT, moves down the track and mows it straight down wide long-on throat. And India all out 276

S Sreesanth c How b Mills 4 (12m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

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End of over 49 (3 runs) India 276/10 (RR: 5.63)
     KD Mills    9-0-42-3
MM Patel    1* (1b)      AJ McKay    10-1-62-4
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Nov 28, 2010

Yuvraj Singh picked up three quick wickets in the middle of New Zealand's innings, India v New Zealand, 1st ODI, Guwahati, November 28, 2010

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