New Zealand in India ODI Series - 5th ODI

India v New Zealand

India won by 8 wickets (with 173 balls remaining)

1.1

Nehra to BB McCullum, FOUR, bangs it in short, Brendon goes for the pull, and gets it high and over midwicket and it falls short just inside the ropes and rolls into the boundary

1.2

Nehra to BB McCullum, no run, worked away to square leg

1.3

Nehra to BB McCullum, FOUR, take that! Brendon gets some width outside off, and cuts it in a flash through point for another boundary

1.4

Nehra to BB McCullum, no run, Nehra shortens the length now, gets some inward shape off the seam, Brendon tucks it in to the leg side

1.5

Nehra to BB McCullum, FOUR, down the track comes Brendon, and hammers this length delivery over extra cover, and it screams to the boundary, no one moved

1.6

Nehra to BB McCullum, 1 run, walks across and works this one into the gap at midwicket to retain the strike

New Zealand 13/1   A Nehra 1-0-13-0

3.1

Nehra to BB McCullum, no run, better start from Nehra, angles it across Brendon on a length, he pushes it out to point

3.2

Nehra to BB McCullum, no run, excellent line, even closer to off stump, and an even better leave from Brendon who shoulders arms at the lastest possible instant

3.3

Nehra to BB McCullum, OUT, Nehra gets the big wicket! Brendon walked across his stumps and tried to work this length ball down to fine leg, missed and was hit flush in front, and the finger went up straight away, 150th wicket for Ashish in ODIs, the openers are gone, India on top at the moment

BB McCullum lbw b Nehra 14 (16m 10b 3x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

3.4

Nehra to Taylor, no run, he is settling into a nice rhythm here, in the corridor outside off stump, Taylor leaves it alone

3.5

Nehra to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor leans into this length ball going across him and sends it into the gap between mid off and extra cover all along the ground, classy shot

3.6

Nehra to Taylor, no run, too close for comfort to leave around off stump, but Taylor shows good judgment in letting it go

New Zealand 18/2   A Nehra 2-0-17-1

5.1

Nehra to Taylor, no run, punched off the back foot to short extra cover

5.2

Nehra to Taylor, FOUR, another lovely drive from Taylor, gets to the pitch of this fullish ball and pings the gap between short extra cover and mid off, as smooth as it gets

5.3

Nehra to Taylor, no run, Nehra pitches it a touch short, and he goes back to work it to cover

5.4

Nehra to Taylor, OUT, and another one goes! Taylor went for the pull to a surprise short delivery that climbed high over him, and got it off the glove for Parthiv to take another easy catch, now Nehra has 150 wickets for India, he is shaking his head as he walks back, Ross

LRPL Taylor c †PA Patel b Nehra 9 (10m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

5.5

Nehra to Styris, no run, shortish and going across Scott, who shoulders arms

5.6

Nehra to Styris, no run, goes for the square drive but doesn't get the timing right, Kohli runs in from backward point and fields

New Zealand 28/3   A Nehra 3-0-21-2

7.1

Nehra to Styris, no run, worked away to midwicket off the back foot, it was in the air for a while

7.2

Nehra to Styris, FOUR, in the slot, and put away in style in the gap at extra cover and mid off for a boundary, got right to the pitch and held the pose for effect

7.3

Nehra to Styris, no run, played back to the bowler

7.4

Nehra to Styris, no run, gets outside off and drives this fullish ball to point, didn't get the timing on that one

7.5

Nehra to Styris, no run, on middle and leg, tucked away to mid wicket

7.6

Nehra to Styris, 1 run, stays back and opens the bat face to run down this length delivery to third man

New Zealand 37/3   A Nehra 4-0-26-2

9.1

Nehra to Styris, no run, punches this back of a length delivery but not much power in the shot, and cover runs around and fields

9.2

Nehra to Styris, no run, dropped Yusuf went low down to his right at short extra cover to a back foot punch from Styris, but just about manages to get a hand to it, that would have been a stunner had he taken it

9.3

Nehra to Styris, 2 runs, driven airily down to Gautam at mid off who misfields and lets a couple of runs

9.4

Nehra to Styris, 1 run, worked to midwicket for a single off the back foot

9.5

Nehra to How, no run, bows it fuller outside off stump, he gets forward and defends

9.6

Nehra to How, 1 wide, Nehra tries to do a Taylor on How, but gets the short delivery too far down leg even as Jamie misses on the pull, don't ask me how

9.6

Nehra to How, FOUR, elegant on drive from How, and the overpitched delivery races away through midwicket for a boundary all along the carpet

New Zealand 47/3   A Nehra 5-0-34-2
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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