New Zealand tour of India [Nov 2010], 2nd ODI: India v New Zealand at Jaipur, Dec 1, 2010
India won by 8 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
1 December 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)

Okay, time for the start. The New Zealand openers are out in the middle, so are the Indian fielders. Ashish Nehra will kick things off. Two slips in place

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2pm So, will New Zealand be able to put up a fight? It's time for the toss. Gambhir has won the toss and decided to bowl, saying dew is a big factor. India are sticking to the same side that won in Guwahati. Brendon McCullum is out. Tim Southee comes in for Tuffey, and Vettori replaces Grant Elliott.

1.50pm local Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second ODI between India and New Zealand in Jaipur. India have gone 1-0 up, thanks to that Virat Kohli century, and on a bright and sunny day in Jaipur there is some mixed news for New Zealand. Daniel Vettori is likely to play, McCullum is unlikely and Daryl Tuffey has been ruled out of the series.

0.1

Nehra to Guptill, FOUR, nipping back in and he's glanced it comfortably down to the fine-leg boundary, rocked back and closed the face to work it really fine, the fielder in the deep was a little square and four's the result

0.2

Nehra to Guptill, no run, pushes it a little wide this time, no movement, holds its line and it's just the single

0.3

Nehra to Guptill, FOUR, full and wide, hit me ball, too wide actually and he reaches for it to smash it through the covers for another four

0.4

Nehra to Guptill, no run, down the leg side, did the clip the pads, missed opportunity there, a hint of swing there for Nehra but it was misdirected, should have glanced it fine again but missed out

0.5

Nehra to Guptill, no run, gets across to a straighter delivery this time, just a hint of swing into the batsman again, driven towards midwicket

0.6

Nehra to Guptill, no run, length delivery, almost pitched up on the off, driven firmly back to the bowler

End of over 1 (8 runs) New Zealand 8/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • MJ Guptill 8 (6b 2x4)
    • JM How 0 (0b)
    • A Nehra 1-0-8-0

Ash: "Why isn't Franklin playing? They should have dropped Southee and chosen Franklin. Franklin has been hitting some good runs for Gloucesteshire and he deserves a spot in the playing 11."

1.1

Sreesanth to How, FOUR, Sreesanth gets welcomed with a boundary as well, poor delivery first up, short and wide and How cracks it hard between point and cover for four

1.2

Sreesanth to How, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, rocks onto the back foot, didn't bounce as much as he expected, rocked back and pushed it back to the bowler

One slip

1.3

Sreesanth to How, no run, pushes it on a good length, gets a stride out and defends him towards point

1.4

Sreesanth to How, no run, slightly short of a good length on the off, gets easily on the back foot and defends it into the off side

1.5

Sreesanth to How, no run, fullish outside off, reaches forward and drives it towards mid-off

1.6

Sreesanth to How, 1 run, full and wide, reaches forward to crack it hard through cover, gets a thick outside edge towards third man, just the single

End of over 2 (5 runs) New Zealand 13/0 (RR: 6.50)

    • JM How 5 (6b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 8 (6b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-5-0
    • A Nehra 1-0-8-0
2.1

Nehra to How, no run, appeal for lbw, close call, landed around leg stump and moved towards middle to rap him on the pads as he walked across to flick it through the leg side, looked out but th eumpire thought it pitched outside, lucky escape for the batsman, Hazare the umpire

2.2

Nehra to How, no run

2.3

Nehra to How, no run, left him this time, fullish outside off and he shoulders arms to leave that be

2.4

Nehra to How, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and defends it towards mid-on

2.5

Nehra to How, 1 leg bye, fullish on the pads, tries to flick it square but is struck on the pads, they steal a leg bye

2.6

Nehra to Guptill, no run, full on the off, lands full and it's driven straight to mid-off, nicely timed but straight to the fielder

End of over 3 (1 run, maiden) New Zealand 14/0 (RR: 4.66)

    • MJ Guptill 8 (7b 2x4)
    • JM How 5 (11b 1x4)
    • A Nehra 2-1-8-0
    • S Sreesanth 1-0-5-0
3.1

Sreesanth to How, no run, just short of a good length on the off, gets back and pushes it towards cover

3.2

Sreesanth to How, OUT, given out caught-behind, fullish delivery outside off, How drove at it inside the line, it moved away just a hint right at the last moment, a faint nick and Nigel Llong, the umpire, had no doubts whatsoever, India strike early

JM How c †Saha b Sreesanth 5 (15m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 38.46

Phil, a long-time contributor to our commentary feedback, says hi from Essex: "Greetings from a snow clad Essex." Greetings

3.3

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, fullish outside off again, almost identical delivery to the previous one, like How Williamson didn't push at it, just played forward and it just escaped the outside edge

3.4

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, pushes it on a good length, defended calmly into the off side

3.5

Sreesanth to Williamson, 1 run, shortish on the off, just opens the face a hint and guides it down to third man for a single

3.6

Sreesanth to Guptill, no run, back of a length on the off, gets back, is nicely behind it, and drops it into the off side

End of over 4 (1 run) New Zealand 15/1 (RR: 3.75)

    • MJ Guptill 8 (8b 2x4)
    • KS Williamson 1 (3b)
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-6-1
    • A Nehra 2-1-8-0
4.1

Nehra to Williamson, no run, lands on a good lenght on the off, played it towards cover

4.2

Nehra to Williamson, 2 runs, just eased through the off side between cover and mid-off for a couple of runs

4.3

Nehra to Williamson, no run, short of a good length and out comes his favourite back-foot punch, straight to extra cover though

4.4

Nehra to Williamson, FOUR, attempted bouncer gone bad, short on middle and Williamson deals with it with ease, rocks back and pulls it away through square leg for a handsome boundary

4.5

Nehra to Williamson, no run, trying to tempt him with a bit of width, holds its line this time, leaves it alone

4.6

Nehra to Williamson, 1 run, short ball outside leg stump, mistimes a pull down to fine leg, Sreesanth fumbles but just the single there

End of over 5 (7 runs) New Zealand 22/1 (RR: 4.40)

    • KS Williamson 8 (9b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 8 (8b 2x4)
    • A Nehra 3-1-15-0
    • S Sreesanth 2-0-6-1
5.1

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, good length ball on middle and it's driven back stylishly to the bowler

5.2

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, fullish this time, presents the full face while driving it to Gambhir at mid-off

5.3

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, swing, a little bit of swing, hits a length just outside off and he shoulders arms to leave it alone

Shishank: "I think Sreesanth should not be playing in this one day series.India can do without him in the one dayers.He should rather be made to play in the Ranji trophy.Since he is certain to play in the test series in SA,i dont want him to be bowling in the one day mode there"

5.4

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, square-driven but straight to point, pitching it up and opens the face just slightly while playing it

5.5

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, angling it in towards middle this time, pushed it towards mid-on

5.6

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, full on the off, driving length and he does what the ball demands, but straight to mid-off again

End of over 6 (maiden) New Zealand 22/1 (RR: 3.66)

    • KS Williamson 8 (15b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 8 (8b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 3-1-6-1
    • A Nehra 3-1-15-0
6.1

Nehra to Guptill, no run, pitched up on middle and leg, moves across and defends it towards midwicket

6.2

Nehra to Guptill, no run, bowls it on a good length on the off, gets across just a hint and taps it in front of cover

6.3

Nehra to Guptill, no run, slides it wide of off stump, good length and angling away, leaves it alone

6.4

Nehra to Guptill, 1 run, run-out appeal, defended into the off side and Guptill is determined to steal a single, Raina picks it up from cover, dives forward and lets out an accurate throw but Guptill was well in

6.5

Nehra to Williamson, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone to the keeper

6.6

Nehra to Williamson, no run, short of a good length, punched off the back foot to mid-off

End of over 7 (1 run) New Zealand 23/1 (RR: 3.28)

    • KS Williamson 8 (17b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 9 (12b 2x4)
    • A Nehra 4-1-16-0
    • S Sreesanth 3-1-6-1

Peter Lowe: "As a kiwi supporter all I want is to see our lads fit. I wan to see McCullam and Ryder opening, I wanted to see Shane Bond opening the bowling every game, I wanted to see Chris Cairns reaching potential etc.. consistently putting out "some of our best" cricketers in each match will never see us be more than mediocre... Shane Bond hit the nail on the head with his book, the focus of club cricket in NZ was the after match function, rather than keeping the body in good nick."

7.1

Sreesanth to Guptill, no run, back of a length on middle, gets back and bunts it into the leg side

7.2

Sreesanth to Guptill, 1 run, angling in and he closes the face a touch too early, gets the outside edge to third man, Sreesanth has something to say to his opponent

7.3

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, stood on the crease, stood tall and punched it towards cover

7.4

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, fullish on the off, pushed it towards cover with a big stride

7.5

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, gets half-forward and punches it towards mid-off, thinks of a single but it's not there

7.6

Sreesanth to Williamson, no run, moved well across, Sreesanth thought he missed out on something there, was a straight ball that was driven comfortably to mid-on

Quietish progress from New Zealand after the fall of How

End of over 8 (1 run) New Zealand 24/1 (RR: 3.00)

    • KS Williamson 8 (21b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 10 (14b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 4-1-7-1
    • A Nehra 4-1-16-0
8.1

Nehra to Guptill, 1 run, bowling it on the pads and it's turned to square leg where there is a misfield and a resultant run

8.2

Nehra to Williamson, no run, short of a good length on the off, rocks back and pats it back towards the bowler

8.3

Nehra to Williamson, FOUR, valiant effort by Sreesanth in the deep but it yields nothing, short and Kane Williamson, on the front foot, jabs it past square leg, Ashwin gives chase, Sreesanth runs from fine leg, neither can get to it

8.4

Nehra to Williamson, no run, nipped back in from a good length on middle, tried to play it into the leg side, was struck on the thighs, an appeal from Nehra but it was too high

8.5

Nehra to Williamson, FOUR, the outfield is pacy, came onto him nicely, punched it firmly past mid-on with a slight leap and it had enough to roll over the boundary, nicely timed

8.6

Nehra to Williamson, no run, short of a good length outside off, cracked straight to point

End of over 9 (9 runs) New Zealand 33/1 (RR: 3.66)

    • KS Williamson 16 (26b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 11 (15b 2x4)
    • A Nehra 5-1-25-0
    • S Sreesanth 4-1-7-1

Vishal about Sreesanth: "No I don't think so. He is not bowling that well to facilitate himself to ask for a break. He should practice more and more and nothing is as competitive and challenging as One-dayers.."

9.1

Sreesanth to Guptill, no run, Munaf does well, pitched up and it's driven hard down the ground, he dives full length to his left at mid-on to save a few runs, not quite a Ben Johnson is Munaf but he did well there

9.2

Sreesanth to Guptill, no run, back of a length, rocks back and pushes it into the off side

9.3

Sreesanth to Guptill, no run, good length on the off, defended towards cover

A silly mid-off comes in

9.4

Sreesanth to Guptill, 2 runs, lucky again is Mr Guptill, pitched up and he took the aerial route, trying to clear mid-on, managed to do so but only just, took the bottom of the bat and just evaded Munaf

9.5

Sreesanth to Guptill, 2 runs, slower one on middle and leg, turns the face and plays it wide of square leg into the deep for a couple of runs

9.6

Sreesanth to Guptill, 3 runs, the ball stopped on him there and moved away, Guptill was flummoxed and almost paid the price, pushed it at, it came off the high end of the blade and lobbed up just wide of the diving Yusuf Pathan at mid-off, three more lucky runs

End of over 10 (7 runs) New Zealand 40/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • MJ Guptill 18 (21b 2x4)
    • KS Williamson 16 (26b 3x4)
    • S Sreesanth 5-1-14-1
    • A Nehra 5-1-25-0

PJ: "Williamson is a great prospect for NZ but he needs to get his strike rate up. I can see why they've put him at first drop, he's a time player, but modern ODI cricket demands a fast start."

Munaf to bowl now. Powerplay has been taken

10.1

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, long-off in place, fullish and it';s driven to that man for a single

10.2

Patel to Williamson, 1 run, a bit of width and slashes it down to third man for a single

Guptill has gone past 1000 runs in ODIs, so well done to him. And thanks guys for pointing it out

10.3

Patel to Guptill, no run, played away into the off side towards cover

10.4

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, pushed in front of mid-off to complete another quick single

10.5

Patel to Williamson, no run, short and he'll feel he missed out there, dragged it straight to midwicket

10.6

Patel to Williamson, 1 run, good lenght on middle, turned past midwicket for another quick single

End of over 11 (4 runs) New Zealand 44/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • KS Williamson 18 (29b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 20 (24b 2x4)
    • MM Patel 1-0-4-0
    • S Sreesanth 5-1-14-1
11.1

Sreesanth to Williamson, 1 run, angling it on middle, full, pushed wide of mid-on for a single

11.2

Sreesanth to Guptill, no run, struck hard back towards the bowler, Sreesanth tries to stop it and hurts his right hand, nothing serious

11.3

Sreesanth to Guptill, 1 run, shortish on middle, opens the face and taps it wide of point for one more

11.4

Sreesanth to Williamson, 1 run, short outside off and it's pulled straight towards deep square leg, did a good job keeping it down

11.5

Sreesanth to Guptill, 1 run, another slower one, just 61.8mph this time, tickled behind square leg for a single, back of the hand ball that

11.6

Sreesanth to Williamson, FOUR, beautifully driven, lovely timing, pitched up on middle and he presents the full face to beat the bowler and the two fielders in the V, elegantly done

End of over 12 (8 runs) New Zealand 52/1 (RR: 4.33)

    • KS Williamson 24 (32b 4x4)
    • MJ Guptill 22 (27b 2x4)
    • S Sreesanth 6-1-22-1
    • MM Patel 1-0-4-0
12.1

Patel to Guptill, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed off the back foot just wide of extra cover, Raina does well diving to his right to prevent the single

12.2

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, run-out chance, Yusuf misses one, got to him at a good height at mid-on and they were trying a single, he took aim and didn't miss by much, Williamson survives

12.3

Patel to Williamson, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

12.4

Patel to Williamson, no run, again, it's pushed back to the bowler off the back foot

12.5

Patel to Williamson, no run, eased into the off side towards cover

12.6

Patel to Williamson, no run

End of over 13 (1 run) New Zealand 53/1 (RR: 4.07)

    • KS Williamson 24 (36b 4x4)
    • MJ Guptill 23 (29b 2x4)
    • MM Patel 2-0-5-0
    • S Sreesanth 6-1-22-1

Ashwin into the attack now to bowl his offies

13.1

Ashwin to Guptill, no run

13.2

Ashwin to Guptill, 1 run, pushed away into the leg side off the back foot

13.3

Ashwin to Williamson, 1 run, bowls it flat in towards middle and leg, whipped away behind square for one more

13.4

Ashwin to Guptill, 1 run, fullish on the off, driven down towards long-on for a single

13.5

Ashwin to Williamson, no run, tosses it up, draws him forward, leans forward and plays it back to Ashwin

13.6

Ashwin to Williamson, 1 wide, lands short on leg stump and turns down, it's a wide down the leg side

13.6

Ashwin to Williamson, 1 run, pitched up on the off, drilled down the ground towards long-on for a single

End of over 14 (5 runs) New Zealand 58/1 (RR: 4.14)

    • KS Williamson 26 (39b 4x4)
    • MJ Guptill 25 (32b 2x4)
    • R Ashwin 1-0-5-0
    • MM Patel 2-0-5-0
14.1

Patel to Williamson, 1 run, sliding on the pads there, it's flicked down towards fine leg for just one

Biswa: ""Guptill has gone past 1000 runs in ODIs". Is it worth mentioning? Well then, Williamson will reach to the tremendous record of getting past 200 ODI runs if he scores 30 more runs"

1000 is a decent landmark

14.2

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punched towards long-off for a single

14.3

Patel to Williamson, no run, driven with a full face towards mid-on, off the meat but to the fielder again

14.4

Patel to Williamson, no run, punched in the direction of mid-off again, off the back foot but can't quite beat the infield

14.5

Patel to Williamson, 1 run, drove it much straighter this time, full on middle, mid-on does well, yusuf it is, diving full length to his left to prevent a couple of runs

14.6

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, full outsid off, driven towards long-off for a single to keep strike

End of over 15 (4 runs) New Zealand 62/1 (RR: 4.13)

    • MJ Guptill 27 (34b 2x4)
    • KS Williamson 28 (43b 4x4)
    • MM Patel 3-0-9-0
    • R Ashwin 1-0-5-0
15.1

Ashwin to Guptill, no run, tosses it up and draws him forward, plays it back to the bowler

15.2

Ashwin to Guptill, no run, slightly short on middle, punched off the back foot to midwicket

15.3

Ashwin to Guptill, no run, good amount of turn for the bowler, turning in from outside off, defended on the pitch

15.4

Ashwin to Guptill, 1 run, fullish delivery on the pads, tickled down towards deep backward square leg for a single

15.5

Ashwin to Williamson, no run, flighted on the off, steps forward to the pitch and plays it back to the bowler

15.6

Ashwin to Williamson, 1 run, pitched up and it's driven down to long-on to raise the 50-stand

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 64/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • KS Williamson 29 (45b 4x4)
    • MJ Guptill 28 (38b 2x4)
    • R Ashwin 2-0-7-0
    • MM Patel 3-0-9-0
16.1

Patel to Williamson, OUT, it's bowled him, nipped back in and got him through the gate, landed on a good length, Williamson was drawn forward and he tried to drive it on the up, missed and it came back in to knock off the bail on the off stump, superb stuff

KS Williamson b Patel 29 (56m 46b 4x4 0x6) SR: 63.04

Mandeep: "I am very impressed with Munaf's consistency in line and length. Only if he can improve his fitness to last 5 days of a test, I think the best attack in SA will be Zaheer,Ishant and Munaf. Sreesanth, although has done good in patches like today, but is th emost un reliable bowler in the probable line up."

Nevertheless, that was a beauty to get rid of a set batsman.

And out comes a random comment from Prashanth. Always nice to go out on a tangent sometimes. Too much is being made of player burnout that some of the fuss is ridiculous. "A professional basketballer would have to strain more in a single season than a cricketer in his entire career!"

Ross Taylor comes in

16.2

Patel to Taylor, no run, lands on a good length, pushes it firmly to mid-off

16.3

Patel to Taylor, no run, gets front and across and defends it to mid-off

16.4

Patel to Taylor, no run, fullish on the off, pushes it towards mid-off again

16.5

Patel to Taylor, 1 run, bowls it on a good length, gets well across and turns it past midwicket for a single

16.6

Patel to Guptill, 1 wide, slides it down the leg side this time, tries to get his bat to it but cannot connect

16.6

Patel to Guptill, no run, slower delivery and doesn't bounce at all, he tries to cut but that zips under his bat to the keeper on the third bounce

End of over 17 (2 runs) New Zealand 66/2 (RR: 3.88)

    • MJ Guptill 28 (39b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 1 (4b)
    • MM Patel 4-0-11-1
    • R Ashwin 2-0-7-0

Paritosh: "Regarding Munaf's consistency in line and length .. he would be ideal in test as a 3rd seamer .. was useful in NZ .. but needs to up the speed gun .. to around 135 to 140 k/hr.. like he was when he burst on the screen against england .. in 2004-2005"

17.1

Ashwin to Taylor, no run, goes for the sweep, didn't turn in much and was struck on the pads but outside the line

17.2

Ashwin to Taylor, no run, fullish on middle, defended it towards midwicket

17.3

Ashwin to Taylor, 1 run, turning in from a good length outside off, drops it into the off side in front of point

17.4

Ashwin to Guptill, no run, pitched up on the off, driven back firmly to the bowler along the pitch

17.5

Ashwin to Guptill, no run, shortish on middle, rocks back and punches it to midwicket

17.6

Ashwin to Guptill, no run, the carrom ball, gets back and plays it towards midwicket again

End of over 18 (1 run) New Zealand 67/2 (RR: 3.72)

    • MJ Guptill 28 (42b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 2 (7b)
    • R Ashwin 3-0-8-0
    • MM Patel 4-0-11-1

Meanwhile, Bangladesh have been beaten in a nail-biter by Zimbabwe

18.1

Patel to Taylor, no run, fullish on the off, defended in the direction of cover

18.2

Patel to Taylor, 1 run, pushed it in the direction of midwicket and scampers for a quick single

18.3

Patel to Guptill, no run, pitched up and it's pushed through into the off side

18.4

Patel to Guptill, no run, lands on a length, dabs it towards extra cover

18.5

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, a thickish outside edge but a safe one, wide of the diving keeper down to third man for a single

18.6

Patel to Taylor, 1 wide, down the leg side this time and it's a free run gifted

18.6

Patel to Taylor, no run, pitched up on the off and he presses it away

End of over 19 (3 runs) New Zealand 70/2 (RR: 3.68)

    • LRPL Taylor 3 (10b)
    • MJ Guptill 29 (45b 2x4)
    • MM Patel 5-0-14-1
    • R Ashwin 3-0-8-0
19.1

Ashwin to Guptill, 2 runs, paddles it fine for a couple of runs, fetched it from the off stump

19.2

Ashwin to Guptill, 1 run, was the carrom ball, waits for it, spots it, dabs it into the off side for a single

19.3

Ashwin to Taylor, no run, fullish on the off, turns it away towards midwicket

19.4

Ashwin to Taylor, no run, short of a good length on middle, turns it into the leg side to square leg

19.5

Ashwin to Taylor, 1 run, an appalling delivery but not dealt with, long hop bowled short on middle, pulled away wide of deep backward square leg

19.6

Ashwin to Guptill, 1 run, waits for it to turn in, plays it to the right of point for a single

End of over 20 (5 runs) New Zealand 75/2 (RR: 3.75)

    • MJ Guptill 33 (48b 2x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 4 (13b)
    • R Ashwin 4-0-13-0
    • MM Patel 5-0-14-1

Mohit Sharma: "Hell yeah, i was in toronto for some time and used to see people playing basketball and thought how hard it would be,as the playing area only seemed to be around 25 by 10 metres,and when i actually played one game,my knees ached for over a week,this despite the fact that i played cricket as a fast bowler and was also good at soccer and 100m dash..."

20.1

Patel to Guptill, no run, short of a good length, plenty of width and Guptill misses out, mistimes one just wide of Raina at extra cover and he does a brilliant job diving to his right and saving any runs

20.2

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, fullish outside off, cracked wide of cover for a single

20.3

Patel to Taylor, 1 run, dropped, lands on a length on middle, gets across and he clips it uppishly, Ashwin is positioned perfectly at deep square leg and Ashwin, running in, fails to latch on, a sitter that

20.4

Patel to Guptill, FOUR, and that must hurt, lovely shot, fullish on middle, driven wide of mid-on and midwicket for a boundary to ease the nerves a little

20.5

Patel to Guptill, no run

20.6

Patel to Guptill, no run, angling in towards middle, pushes it back to the bowler

End of over 21 (6 runs) New Zealand 81/2 (RR: 3.85)

    • MJ Guptill 38 (53b 3x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 5 (14b)
    • MM Patel 6-0-20-1
    • R Ashwin 4-0-13-0

Yuvraj to bowl

21.1

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, short, long hop, pulled away to long leg for a single

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 run, short on the off, slapped off the back foot to long-on for a single

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 wide, angling it down the leg side, called a wide, no turn there for Yuvraj

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, no run, firing it on middle, pushed away to midwicket

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 wide, another wide down the leg side, there have been several of them today, another run given away

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, no run, short on middle, gets back and punches it to midwicket

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, no run, gave it a bit of air, fullish on the off, gets across and pushes it into the leg side

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, SIX, short, too short, and it's dealt with, caught the length early and he rocked back to pull it over deep midwicket for a flat six, the fielder there was several yards in though he would not have been able to get to it even if he'd been all the way back

End of over 22 (10 runs) New Zealand 91/2 (RR: 4.13)

    • LRPL Taylor 12 (19b 1x6)
    • MJ Guptill 39 (54b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-10-0
    • MM Patel 6-0-20-1
22.1

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, pitched up on the off, driven towards long-off for a single

22.2

Patel to Taylor, 1 run, slightly uppish but Munaf can't get to it, lands short as it is played back towards him, he ends up palming it off into the off side, conceding a single

22.3

Patel to Guptill, 1 run, driven on the up through cover into the deep for a single

22.4

Patel to Taylor, 1 run, targeting the pads and it's flicked away to deep square leg for one more

22.5

Patel to Guptill, no run, short of a good length, goes for the cut, gets an inside edge towards the keeper

22.6

Patel to Guptill, no run, lands on a good length, driven on the up but extra cover prevents the single

End of over 23 (4 runs) New Zealand 95/2 (RR: 4.13)

    • MJ Guptill 41 (58b 3x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 14 (21b 1x6)
    • MM Patel 7-0-24-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-10-0
23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, kept a little low and he was all the way back in the crease, turned away past midwicket for a single

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, shortish on middle, gets back and punches it to midwicket

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, tossed up, driven back hard down the pitch and into the stumps at the non-striker's end, no contact made by Yuvraj

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, tossed up, angling in towards middle, defended down the pitch

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot to extra cover

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, flighted on the off, pushed through to extra cover

End of over 24 (1 run) New Zealand 96/2 (RR: 4.00)

    • MJ Guptill 41 (63b 3x4)
    • LRPL Taylor 15 (22b 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-11-0
    • MM Patel 7-0-24-1

Yusuf Pathan to bowl now

24.1

Pathan to Taylor, OUT, and he strikes immediately, pitched up and out comes the slog-sweep, it's clubbed hard but straight into the hands of deep midwicket where Kohli takes it comfortably, that dropped chance didn't really cost much in the end

LRPL Taylor c Kohli b Pathan 15 (29m 23b 0x4 1x6) SR: 65.21

24.2

Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, fullish outside off, reaches for it and guides it past point for a single

Styris to face now

Someone writes in about carrom - Manoj: "Hell yeah, i was in Pune for some time and used to see people playing carom and thought how hard it would be,as the playing area only seemed to be around 1 by 1 meter,and when i actually played one game,my knees did not ache for over a week,this despite the fact that i played cricket as a fast bowler"

24.3

Pathan to Styris, 1 run, pitched up on middle, off the mark, driven to long-on for a single

24.4

Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, fullish on the off, pushed past the bowler to long-on for a single

24.5

Pathan to Styris, 1 run, 100 up for New Zealand, played it past the diving midwicket, one more to long-on

24.6

Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, turning in from a good length, paddles it over the circle, no short fine for a single, hard work for a single that

End of over 25 (5 runs) New Zealand 101/3 (RR: 4.04)

    • MJ Guptill 44 (66b 3x4)
    • SB Styris 2 (2b)
    • YK Pathan 1-0-5-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-11-0

Yogi: "@Prashanth: Don't want to stretch too far, but consider following -

you can burn up to 500 calories each hour you play basketball; but you lose calories when your body is recovering as well about another 50 calories. Total = 550.

Calories burned with Cricket (Batting, Bowling) = 340 calories per hour : Assuming a body weight of: 150 lbs

How can a season worth of Basketball be anywhere near lifetime of a cricker ? total BS"

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, pushed into the off side

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, played back to the bowler

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot and punches it to long-on

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 1 run, flighted on the off, driven down to long-off for one more

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, lands on a good length, presents the full face while playing it to extra cover

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 run, flighted on middle, pitched up, down towards long-on for a single

End of over 26 (3 runs) New Zealand 104/3 (RR: 4.00)

    • MJ Guptill 46 (71b 3x4)
    • SB Styris 3 (3b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-14-0
    • YK Pathan 1-0-5-1
26.1

Pathan to Guptill, no run, tossed up on the off, driven towards midwicket

26.2

Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, short on the off, gets on the back foot and punches it to long-on

26.3

Pathan to Styris, no run, closes the face on that one to play it to square leg

26.4

Pathan to Styris, 1 run, steps down the track, gets to the pitch and plays it to long-on

26.5

Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, kept really low, gets back and knocks it past extra cover for a single

26.6

Pathan to Styris, no run, well done Yusuf, driven back down the pitch and he flings himself to his right to save the single

End of over 27 (3 runs) New Zealand 107/3 (RR: 3.96)

    • SB Styris 4 (6b)
    • MJ Guptill 48 (74b 3x4)
    • YK Pathan 2-0-8-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-14-0
27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, angling in towards middle and leg, defended to extra cover

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 2 leg byes, fires it down the leg side, clips the pads and they get a couple of leg-byes wide of Munaf at deep backward square leg

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, shortish on middle, gets on the back foot to play it to midwicket

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, dabbed to midwicket again off the back foot

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 leg bye, appeal for lbw, angling it on middle and leg, tries to work it into the leg side, didn't turn, struck him on the back pad but it would have been sliding down, they take a run on the overthrow

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, fullish on the off, pushed towards cover

End of over 28 (3 runs, maiden) New Zealand 110/3 (RR: 3.92)

    • SB Styris 4 (7b)
    • MJ Guptill 48 (79b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-1-14-0
    • YK Pathan 2-0-8-1
28.1

Pathan to Guptill, no run, turning in from a good length outside off, punched back to the bowler

28.2

Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, manages to get it past the bowler this time, a single to long-on

28.3

Pathan to Styris, no run, a fraction outside off and he opens the face to play it to short third man

28.4

Pathan to Styris, no run, turns him to catch him high on the pads, lobs up and falls short of the keeper

28.5

Pathan to Styris, no run, offers the straight bat to play it to the bowler

28.6

Pathan to Styris, 1 run, long-on is the favoured region again as they sneak a single, tight stuff from the Indians this

End of over 29 (2 runs) New Zealand 112/3 (RR: 3.86)

    • SB Styris 5 (11b)
    • MJ Guptill 49 (81b 3x4)
    • YK Pathan 3-0-10-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-1-14-0
29.1

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 1 run, shortish on the off, punched off the back foot to deep cover for a single

29.2

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, fires it full on middle, defends it towards midwicket

29.3

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 run, tucks it towards square leg to complete a half-century, a couple of lucky shaves for the man but he's worked hard to get to where he is now, eighth fifty

29.4

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, oooh, kept really low and he tried to cut that, got an inside edge that didn't miss the stumps by much

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, dabs it towards point

29.6

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, the end of another tidy over, pushed back towards the bowler

New Zealand need to up their scoring rate here, they don't want their innings to stagnate here

End of over 30 (2 runs) New Zealand 114/3 (RR: 3.80)

    • SB Styris 6 (15b)
    • MJ Guptill 50 (83b 3x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-1-16-0
    • YK Pathan 3-0-10-1
30.1

Pathan to Guptill, SIX, and Guptill steps up, short, long hop and he rocks back to dispatch it over deep midwicket for a six

30.2

Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, and then pinches a single by punching it down to long-on

30.3

Pathan to Styris, 1 run, fullish on middle, driven down the ground to long-on

30.4

Pathan to Guptill, no run, full outside off, dug out towards extra cover

30.5

Pathan to Guptill, 1 run, a bit of sharp turn there, whipped off the pads behind square for a single

30.6

Pathan to Styris, FOUR, beautifully done by Styris, lovely improvisation, waited for it to turn in, was quicker through the air from Yusuf, Styris opened the face at just the right time to place it behind short third man for a boundary, good pressure-relieving over for New Zealand

End of over 31 (13 runs) New Zealand 127/3 (RR: 4.09)

    • SB Styris 11 (17b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 58 (87b 3x4 1x6)
    • YK Pathan 4-0-23-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-1-16-0
31.1

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, on middle, pushed towards midwicket

31.2

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, gets forward and defends it with bat close to pad

31.3

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 run, full on middle, paddled behind square for a single

31.4

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, fires it short on middle, taps it straight to short midwicket

31.5

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 1 run, short on middle, punched off the back foot to long-off for a single

31.6

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 run, another one through the short-fine region for a single

End of over 32 (3 runs) New Zealand 130/3 (RR: 4.06)

    • MJ Guptill 60 (91b 3x4 1x6)
    • SB Styris 12 (19b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-1-19-0
    • YK Pathan 4-0-23-1

Suresh Raina into the attack

32.1

Raina to Guptill, 1 run, short on the off, swatted down to long-on for a single

32.2

Raina to Styris, no run, short and it's punched back to the bowler

32.3

Raina to Styris, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

32.4

Raina to Guptill, 1 run, shortish on middle, punched to long-on for one more

32.5

Raina to Styris, no run, well fielded by kohli at midwicket, struck hard towards him and he stretches to his left to prevent the single

32.6

Raina to Styris, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to deep point for a single

End of over 33 (4 runs) New Zealand 134/3 (RR: 4.06)

    • SB Styris 14 (23b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 62 (93b 3x4 1x6)
    • SK Raina 1-0-4-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-1-19-0
33.1

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 1 run, quite a few runs scored through that V once the field spread out, one more to long-off

33.2

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run, knocked off the back foot to midwicket

33.3

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 run, plays it down into the leg side in front of square leg for a single

33.4

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, pitched up outside off, gets an inside edge onto his pads

33.5

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, presses it away towards point

33.6

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

End of over 34 (3 runs) New Zealand 137/3 (RR: 4.02)

    • SB Styris 16 (27b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 63 (95b 3x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-1-22-0
    • SK Raina 1-0-4-0

New Zealand need a lift and have taken the batting Powerplay. Ashwin is back.

34.1

Ashwin to Styris, 2 runs, yorker length, quicker through the air, pats it through square leg and does it gently enough to scamper back for the second

34.2

Ashwin to Styris, no run, driven hard but straight to midwicket

34.3

Ashwin to Styris, 2 runs, manages to squeeze it past midwicket and get it wide of long-on for a couple of runs

Round the wicket now

34.4

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, pitched up on leg stump, another single down to long-on

34.5

Ashwin to Guptill, 1 run, and again, fullish on the off and it's worked past the bowler

34.6

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, just around leg stump, tickles it through square leg for a single to keep strike

End of over 35 (7 runs) New Zealand 144/3 (RR: 4.11)

    • SB Styris 22 (32b 1x4)
    • MJ Guptill 64 (96b 3x4 1x6)
    • R Ashwin 5-0-20-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-1-22-0

Nachiket: "Yuvraj is doing really well while bowling. This is what he needs.. being involved in the game. This should reflect in his batting which should come very good. Keep him in the game, that's how you motivate players like him"

Anand: "If calories burned is the only parameter to measure the difficulty of a sport/game, then how easy are chess and golf?"

35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, FOUR, shot, made width even before the ball was delivered, Yuvraj dropped it short on middle and Styris caned it through extra cover

35.2

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 1 run, fires it quick on middle, Nehra at square leg dived well before it got to him but it was effective, kept them down to just a single

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 2 runs, nicely done, dabbed it gently in front of long-on, well paced between the bowler and long-on and they have enough time to come back for the second

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 2 runs, and again, pushed it through the vacant midwicket area, no power in it, a calculated couple again

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, 1 run, pushed off the front foot wide of cover for a single

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 1 wide, well kept by Saha, a horrendous delivery fired down the leg side from yuvraj and Saha did well to get his body behind it, diving to his left

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, FOUR, Styris in attacking mode in the Powerplay, that was much slower, flighted, and full, Styris had to find the gap and he did so, smacking it past the diving cover, through the infield, for a boundary, well done

The over has given the New Zealand innings some impetus, gradually gaining in momentum are hte visitors

End of over 36 (15 runs) New Zealand 159/3 (RR: 4.41)

    • SB Styris 31 (35b 3x4)
    • MJ Guptill 69 (99b 3x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-1-37-0
    • R Ashwin 5-0-20-0
36.1

Ashwin to Guptill, 1 run, pushed into the leg side for a quick single

36.2

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, drilled down the ground to long-on for one more

36.3

Ashwin to Guptill, no run, short on middle, pushed towards mid-off from the crease

36.4

Ashwin to Guptill, OUT, given out caught-behind by Hazare, fires a carrom ball on the off stump and it goes the other way, Guptill tries to crash that through the line, and Saha clasps it, we need to watch the replay again to see if there was an edge but the umpire certainly thought so. In the meantime, Nigel Llong, the leg umpire, has called for the third umpire to adjudicate on an appeal for a stumping but that stands nullified given the main umpire has given it out caught-behind

MJ Guptill c †Saha b Ashwin 70 (145m 102b 3x4 1x6) SR: 68.62

The end of what was developing into a threatening stand. Guptill, after surviving a couple of close calls, is finally dismissed. We need to check again though if there was a deflection.

Vettori to face

36.5

Ashwin to Vettori, no run, fullish on the off, defended to extra cover

36.6

Ashwin to Vettori, 1 run, quicker through the air, turns the face to play it wide of mid-on for a single

End of over 37 (3 runs) New Zealand 162/4 (RR: 4.37)

    • DL Vettori 1 (2b)
    • SB Styris 32 (36b 3x4)
    • R Ashwin 6-0-23-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-1-37-0

Nehra returns

37.1

Nehra to Vettori, no run, lands on a good length, turned away into the leg side

For that Guptill appeal, it's difficult to make out if there was an edge based on the replay. As for the stumping, he was in. Snicko confirms there was a slight edge, or some sound that created that peak on the graph. Very difficult to make out. Marginal call. As for the stumping, he was well in.

37.2

Nehra to Vettori, no run

37.3

Nehra to Vettori, no run

37.4

Nehra to Vettori, 1 run, short of a good length, opens the face to play it to third man for a single

37.5

Nehra to Styris, 1 run, short one on middle and off, punched down the ground to long-on for a single

37.6

Nehra to Vettori, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, tries to whip it square, caught the pad and they sneaked in a run

End of over 38 (3 runs) New Zealand 165/4 (RR: 4.34)

    • DL Vettori 3 (7b)
    • SB Styris 33 (37b 3x4)
    • A Nehra 6-1-28-0
    • R Ashwin 6-0-23-1

More on calories here. Pradeep: "Who said "thought and analysis" process doesn't require calories?? Well, Mohit's perception that an agile player adapted to big ground' outdoor sports doesn't necessarily convert into equally good player on small ground' sports has several missing links. In case of basketball its "CHICKEN RUN".A basketball player is taught this exercise of making quick and sharp turn-arounds while maintaining pace of his run-up.That costs one's muscles energy due to running as well as twists and turns and ofcourse, quick decision-making. And there are more subtleties ...In effect, every sport has got its own 'energy consumption' levels either due to physical or mental work."

38.1

Ashwin to Vettori, no run, floats it on middle and off, defended it back to the bowler

38.2

Ashwin to Vettori, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off for a single

Deep point has been brought in

38.3

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single

38.4

Ashwin to Vettori, 1 run, flighted on middle, swept down to deep square leg for a single

38.5

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, flighted on middle, driven down to long-on for a single

38.6

Ashwin to Vettori, 1 run, on middle and leg, swept towards deep backward square leg for a single

End of over 39 (5 runs) New Zealand 170/4 (RR: 4.35)

    • DL Vettori 6 (11b)
    • SB Styris 35 (39b 3x4)
    • R Ashwin 7-0-28-1
    • A Nehra 6-1-28-0
39.1

Nehra to Vettori, 1 run, Vettori shapes up to play the pull but doesn't time it as well as he would have liked, gets to deep midwicket for a single

39.2

Nehra to Styris, 2 runs, short on middle, pulled away through square leg, Munaf runs across and keeps them down to two, almost conceded four with a fumble but managed to recover

39.3

Nehra to Styris, 1 run, on leg stump, tickled towards fine leg for a single

39.4

Nehra to Vettori, no run, full outside off, moved well across to flick it fine, was struck on the pads but outside the line, and he got an inside edge

39.5

Nehra to Vettori, FOUR, found the gap, attempted that shot the previous delivery and it didn';t come off, it did this time, full on leg stump and it's flicked between fine leg and deep square leg for a boundary

39.6

Nehra to Vettori, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, pushed towards deep midwicket to keep the strike

End of over 40 (9 runs) New Zealand 179/4 (RR: 4.47)

    • DL Vettori 12 (15b 1x4)
    • SB Styris 38 (41b 3x4)
    • A Nehra 7-1-37-0
    • R Ashwin 7-0-28-1

Chandan: "While on 'psycho physical' effects on sports-- there is a scale where'basketball' attains the highest scale of #27 and cricket gets #7.So its for all to decide.And the scale has been designed and accepted by the sports fraternity doctors all over the world." Hmm, have u just made that up?

40.1

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, 1 run, tries the reverse-sweep, is caught on the glove, gets a single behind point

40.2

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, FOUR, fetched it from outside off, was full and he freed his arms, slog-sweeping it wide of long-on, was powerfully struck

40.3

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, shortish outside off and kept a little low as he tried to cut that square

40.4

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, FOUR, attempts the cut again and gets the desired result even though that wasn't the intended direction, gets a thick outside edge behind point for four more

40.5

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 2 runs, slashed through point for a couple of runs into the deep

40.6

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, Raina does brilliantly at extra cover, diving full length to his right to prevent the single

End of over 41 (11 runs) New Zealand 190/4 (RR: 4.63)

    • SB Styris 48 (46b 5x4)
    • DL Vettori 13 (16b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-1-48-0
    • A Nehra 7-1-37-0
41.1

Nehra to Vettori, no run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, taps it back down on the pitch

41.2

Nehra to Vettori, no run, full outside off, pushed back to the bowler

41.3

Nehra to Vettori, 1 run, seized the length early, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single

41.4

Nehra to Styris, no run, shortish on middle, gets back and punches it to extra cover

41.5

Nehra to Styris, 1 run, appeal for lbw, given as runs, slower ball pitching outside leg, Styris wanted to send it into the stands over deep midwicket, got an inside edge onto the pads

41.6

Nehra to Vettori, 1 run, full on the off, dug out to mid-off, quiet over form Nehra, good work in these dying stages of the innings

End of over 42 (3 runs) New Zealand 193/4 (RR: 4.59)

    • DL Vettori 15 (20b 1x4)
    • SB Styris 49 (48b 5x4)
    • A Nehra 8-1-40-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-1-48-0
42.1

Ashwin to Vettori, FOUR, superbly done, found the gap, was tossed up and he charged out to get to the pitch, lofted it between long-off and deep cover for a one bounce four

42.2

Ashwin to Vettori, 1 run, swept square for a single

42.3

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, fifty for Styris, flicked away through square leg, a good fluent innings that has put his team on course for a competitive score here

42.4

Ashwin to Vettori, no run, driven back to the bowler

42.5

Ashwin to Vettori, no run, stopped in his delivery stride just to get an indication of what the batsman was upto and then bowled the conventional offspinner, defended into the off side

42.6

Ashwin to Vettori, 1 run, struck wide of long-off for a single to keep strike and raise the 200

End of over 43 (7 runs) New Zealand 200/4 (RR: 4.65)

    • DL Vettori 21 (25b 2x4)
    • SB Styris 50 (49b 5x4)
    • R Ashwin 8-0-35-1
    • A Nehra 8-1-40-0

This, by the way, is Styris' 26th fifty in ODIs. Munaf to bowl now.

43.1

Patel to Vettori, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, swings hard but misses

43.2

Patel to Vettori, FOUR, Vettori is finding the gaps with ease, slower one again, short outside off and it's pulled away wide of deep midwicket for four more

43.3

Patel to Vettori, FOUR, nicely done, full and wide and instead of playing it in front of the wicket, vettori slyly opens the face to guide it past Saha to the third-man boundary, New Zealand are stepping up well

Third man is still up

43.4

Patel to Vettori, 1 run, eased through the covers in the deep for a single

43.5

Patel to Styris, 1 run, yorker on middle, on of those rare ones today, dug out wide of midwicket for a single

43.6

Patel to Vettori, no run, fullish outside off, mistimes a drive back to the bowler

End of over 44 (10 runs) New Zealand 210/4 (RR: 4.77)

    • DL Vettori 30 (30b 4x4)
    • SB Styris 51 (50b 5x4)
    • MM Patel 8-0-34-1
    • R Ashwin 8-0-35-1

Nithin: "With six wickets in hand and both batsman looking comfortable in middle 260 is expected total which may be difficult to chase under lights , If dew factor doesn't play that much big role then NZ have great chance to end their losing run."

Vettori has also gone past 2000 runs in ODIs, so well done

44.1

Ashwin to Styris, SIX, Styris raises the 50-stand with a powerful swipe over deepmidwicket, charged out of the crease and smashed Ashwin into the crowd

44.2

Ashwin to Styris, no run, played towards point

44.3

Ashwin to Styris, no run, saw him come down and held back the length, turned in and he fended it away into the leg side

44.4

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, short outside off, makes room to crack him over extra cover, gets a thick outside edge in front of point, quick single

44.5

Ashwin to Vettori, 1 run, the reverse sweep but straight to short third man, just the single

44.6

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, slightly short on leg, pushed to midwicket and sneaks a quick single to keep strike

End of over 45 (9 runs) New Zealand 219/4 (RR: 4.86)

    • SB Styris 59 (55b 5x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 31 (31b 4x4)
    • R Ashwin 9-0-44-1
    • MM Patel 8-0-34-1

Sreesanth to bowl now

45.1

Sreesanth to Styris, OUT, strikes immediately, Styris had made his mind up, made room to that ball and tried to swat it over midwicket, miscued it, it took the top edge and Saha took it comfortably after running a few yards to his left

SB Styris c †Saha b Sreesanth 59 (78m 56b 5x4 1x6) SR: 105.35

Styris, though, departs after an entertaining innings. The lower order needs to extend this score to above 260 now

45.2

Sreesanth to Vettori, OUT, He had taken a wicket off the second ball in that game as well and he repeats that feat here, Vettori moves way across to whip that fine, misses and the leg stump takes a hammering

DL Vettori b Sreesanth 31 (40m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 96.87

Sreesanth on a hat-trick now

45.3

Sreesanth to McCullum, 1 run, no damage done, aiming for the blockhole, full on the off, dug out past the bowler towards long-off for a single

45.4

Sreesanth to Hopkins, no run, bowls it on a good lenght on middle, defended cautiously back to the bowler, Sreesanth dives full length to his right

45.5

Sreesanth to Hopkins, 1 run, short of a good lengh, guided to the left of point for a quick single

45.6

Sreesanth to McCullum, no run, short of a good length, the slower one, moves back to dab it past the keeper, misses, the end of an excellent over, plans for 260 could be laid to rest now

End of over 46 (2 runs) New Zealand 221/6 (RR: 4.80)

    • NL McCullum 1 (2b)
    • GJ Hopkins 1 (2b)
    • S Sreesanth 7-1-24-3
    • R Ashwin 9-0-44-1
46.1

Ashwin to Hopkins, no run, tossed up on leg and middle, goes for the sweep, misses, landed outside leg

46.2

Ashwin to Hopkins, FOUR, shortish outside off, moves back and slashes it hard past point, the fielder dives but doesn't stand a chance

46.3

Ashwin to Hopkins, 1 run, low full toss on middle, driven down to long-on for a single

46.4

Ashwin to McCullum, 1 run, worked away wide of midwicket for a single

46.5

Ashwin to Hopkins, no run, another attempt at the sweep, is struck on the pads

46.6

Ashwin to Hopkins, 2 runs, fullish on leg stump, flicked over the infield for a couple into the deep wide of midwicket

End of over 47 (8 runs) New Zealand 229/6 (RR: 4.87)

    • GJ Hopkins 8 (7b 1x4)
    • NL McCullum 2 (3b)
    • R Ashwin 10-0-52-1
    • S Sreesanth 7-1-24-3
47.1

Sreesanth to McCullum, 1 run, quick single as he gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball drops dead into the off side

47.2

Sreesanth to Hopkins, 1 run, chips it into the off side and lands short of long-off, just the single

47.3

Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR, short and that's murdered, stands tall and wallops him over midwicket for a fiery one bounce four, a nod of appreciation from the bowler

47.4

Sreesanth to McCullum, 1 run, dabs it just behind point for a single this time

47.5

Sreesanth to Hopkins, 1 run, yorker just outside off, dug out behind point for a quick single

47.6

Sreesanth to McCullum, 1 run, angling in towards middle, played into the leg side in front of square leg for a single

End of over 48 (9 runs) New Zealand 238/6 (RR: 4.95)

    • NL McCullum 9 (7b 1x4)
    • GJ Hopkins 10 (9b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 8-1-33-3
    • R Ashwin 10-0-52-1
48.1

Nehra to McCullum, 1 leg bye, short delivery on middle, tries to pull it square, is struck in the ribcage, just the single

48.2

Nehra to Hopkins, no run, length delivery outside off and he swings hard but misses

48.3

Nehra to Hopkins, 1 run, full outside off, driven straight to extra cover, it was actually a catch that was dropped, a simple chance put down by Yuvraj, who also missed the run-out

48.4

Nehra to McCullum, 3 runs, full and wide, moves away to smack it over extra cover, Kohli covers good ground to palm it back in but they've taken three in the meantime

48.5

Nehra to Hopkins, OUT, appeal for run-out, swing and a miss, Saha fumbles behind the stumps but recovers well to throw down the stumps at the striker's end and catch the batsman short, Nathan McCullum is gone

NL McCullum run out 12 (18m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

48.6

Nehra to Mills, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, pushed wide of extra cover for a single to keep strike

End of over 49 (6 runs) New Zealand 244/7 (RR: 4.97)

    • KD Mills 1 (1b)
    • GJ Hopkins 11 (12b 1x4)
    • A Nehra 9-1-45-0
    • S Sreesanth 8-1-33-3

Time for the final over. Sreesanth it is

49.1

Sreesanth to Mills, FOUR, gifts him a short ball outside off, Mills makes room and slashes him over point for a boundary

49.2

Sreesanth to Mills, 2 runs, nicely done, full and wide, makes room to steer it wide of third man for two more, 250 up for New Zealand now

49.3

Sreesanth to Mills, no run, full and wide, makes room to squeeze it out into the off side again, misses

49.4

Sreesanth to Mills, SIX, meaty blow, 260 back on the cards, short of a good length, comes down the track a couple of steps and hammers that over long-off for a massive six

49.5

Sreesanth to Mills, OUT, yorker and Sreesanth is obviously quite animated as Mills loses his leg stump, but only after 12 runs have been taken off the over. Referral called by the umpire who isn't sure if that was a no-ball, and replays show Sreesanth, only just about, had a part of his foot behind the line

KD Mills b Sreesanth 13 (3m 6b 1x4 1x6) SR: 216.66

Southee to face

49.6

Sreesanth to Southee, 2 runs, full outside off, makes room to slice it over cover for a couple of runs

So, New Zealand would reckon they have done quite well after the slow bowlers had contained them for a good part of the middle overs. Half-centuries from Guptill and Styris gave the innings some momentum, and there were some handy contributions from Vettori and Mills in the final over to set up a competitive score. India chose to field, given the matter with the dew, and will back themselves to chase this down in conditions they think would be more difficult for the bowlers. There is turn in the track, the ball is keeping low, so we shall see what's in store in the chase. it's 6.05 pm right now, join us at about 6.30pm just befor the chase begins. See you then.

End of over 50 (14 runs) New Zealand 258/8

    • TG Southee 2 (1b)
    • GJ Hopkins 11 (12b 1x4)
    • S Sreesanth 9-1-47-4
    • A Nehra 9-1-45-0
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