New Zealand in India ODI Series - 5th ODI

India v New Zealand

India won by 8 wickets (with 173 balls remaining)

0.1

Kumar to Guptill, no run, right on target on a length, comes slowly off the pitch, defended down the track

0.2

Kumar to Guptill, no run, gets some away shape from around off, he goes back to push it out

0.3

Kumar to Guptill, no run, now this one tails in a bit from just around off, he pats it back to PK

0.4

Kumar to Guptill, OUT, and this one goes away from off and gets the edge, beautiful control from PK, making the ball dart around, Guptill had a nervous poke at it from the crease and Parthiv made the easiest of takes, India strike early

MJ Guptill c †PA Patel b Kumar 0 (2m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.5

Kumar to How, no run, gets across and tucks this incoming delivery towards midwicket

0.6

Kumar to How, no run, pitches it fuller and strikes him on the pads with the angle as he misses the attempted flick, but that was sliding down leg

New Zealand 0/1   P Kumar 1-1-0-1

2.1

Kumar to BB McCullum, 1 run, steers it wristily late down to third man

2.2

Kumar to How, no run, straight as you get, in the channel close to off, goes back and plays it to PK

2.3

Kumar to How, no run, now How looks to give the charge, PK is wise to it, shortens the length considerably, he can only push it back down the track

2.4

Kumar to How, no run, the one that zips away from around off, but a touch short this time, he goes on the back foot and plays it out to mid off

2.5

Kumar to How, no run, pegging him on the back foot with that short of a good length on the stumps, defended down the pitch

2.6

Kumar to How, no run, on middle and leg this time, played out to midwicket to end another tight over from PK

New Zealand 14/1   P Kumar 2-1-1-1

4.1

Kumar to How, no run, good control from PK, pitches it full around off stump, How gets right forward to defend

4.2

Kumar to How, 1 run, squares him up with a length delivery that straightens, but the leading edge goes into the gap at covers

4.3

Kumar to Taylor, no run, no room to work with, bang on off stump, blocked down the track

4.4

Kumar to Taylor, 1 run, PK now gets this one to come in, How had his front foot planted down the track, and got his bat around it just in time to work it to midwicket for a single, that could have been close had he missed

4.5

Kumar to How, FOUR, gets some rare width now, and cuts into the gap between cover and point for a boundary

4.6

Kumar to How, no run, PK goes back to the wicket-to-wicket stuff, and How pushes it back off the front foot

New Zealand 24/2   P Kumar 3-1-7-1

6.1

Kumar to How, no run, PK continues to give nothing away, as another one in the corridor outside off is pushed down to mid on

6.2

Kumar to How, no run, good bowling, pitches it further up looking for the swing, he gets forward and drives to mid off

6.3

Kumar to How, no run, goes shortish this time, punched off the back foot towards mid off

6.4

Kumar to How, FOUR, rare bad delivery from PK, on the pads, and clipped away in a flash in front of square for a boundary

6.5

Kumar to How, no run, PK goes back to the nagging line around off stump, he gets right forward and defends

6.6

Kumar to How, no run, coming in with the angle on middle stump, pushed down to mid on off the back foot

New Zealand 32/3   P Kumar 4-1-11-1

8.1

Kumar to Styris, no run, PK has hardly given anything away here, and he continues to peg away around off stump, Styris goes back to defend

8.2

Kumar to Styris, no run, drives hard but cannot beat Tiwary at mid off who runs across and fields

8.3

Kumar to Styris, no run, looking for the leg before with the one that comes in with the angle, drives it down to mid on

8.4

Kumar to Styris, no run, steady stuff from just back of a length this time, played out to short extra cover off the back foot

8.5

Kumar to Styris, 1 run, gets the front foot across and works this one away to fine leg

8.6

Kumar to How, 1 wide, PK strays down the leg side looking for that angle in to the batsman

8.6

Kumar to How, no run, watchfully forward in defence is How, and short extra cover fields

New Zealand 39/3   P Kumar 5-1-13-1

10.1

Kumar to Styris, no run, driven down to mid off

10.2

Kumar to Styris, no run, driven again off the back foot but straight to extra cover

10.3

Kumar to Styris, no run, PK bangs it in short, Styris weaves out of the pull as it goes just over his head, not called a wide

10.4

Kumar to Styris, 3 runs, swatted away to the deep midwicket boundary, where Vijay dives and half-stops it, then dives again and stops it fully as it rolls away almost into the ropes

10.5

Kumar to How, FOUR, PK bowls another short one, and he goes for the pull, and gets it behind deep square for a boundary

10.6

Kumar to How, no run, better stuff from PK, on the stumps, defended off the back foot

New Zealand 54/3   P Kumar 6-1-20-1
Series Results
India v New Zealand at Chennai - Dec 10, 2010
India won by 8 wickets (with 173 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Bangalore - Dec 7, 2010
India won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Vadodara - Dec 4, 2010
India won by 9 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Jaipur - Dec 1, 2010
India won by 8 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Guwahati - Nov 28, 2010
India won by 40 runs
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Dec 10, 2010

India are all smiles after making a clean sweep, India v New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chennai, December 10, 2010

India are all smiles after making a clean sweep

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Dec 10, 2010

India celebrates their 5-0 victory in the ODI series against New Zealand, 5th ODI, Chennai, December 10, 2010

India celebrates their 5-0 victory in the ODI series against New Zealand

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