New Zealand in India ODI Series - 5th ODI

India v New Zealand

India won by 8 wickets (with 173 balls remaining)

Banish all rainy thoughts for the moment. Play is about to start. Praveen Kumar has the new ball

Aniket: "Karthik's right- I saw the 2nd raindrop, less than 5 kms from the stadium." I still want to know where he saw the first one.

Ramesh the keen bird-watcher: "i think rain is on the way. Birds are returning early to their nests."

Karthik: "i have seen the first raindrop.. oh my god.." Where?

Vasa has hopes as well: "Thankfully it hasnt rained much for 3 days now in Chennai after the steady downpour before that. Hope the dark clouds hovering around can hold on to those raindrops for 7-8 hours."

Dave: "I sincerely hope that NZ bat first today. I then hope that BMac will come to the party and really explodes. Lastly, I am currently praying that NZ bowlers will contain the mighty Indians. Amen." Well, not a bad start. Your first wish has come true.

New Zealand have won the toss and will bat first. Grant Elliott comes in for Andy McKay. Daniel Vettori wants his bowlers to step up to the task.

Gautam Gambhir says if India want to be the top side in the world, they cannot afford to take any game lightly. Munaf Patel comes in for Zaheer Khan.

Gaps have been made in the stands at the Chepauk to let the sea breeze blow across the ground. That will be a huge change in conditions for the greenhouse that the stadium becomes in the hot and humid Chennai weather

Simon Doull doing the pitch report on air under overcast skies says it looks like a bat-first pitch, but he wouldn't be surprised if the side winning the toss opts to field. Rain is forecast later for the evening.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the fifth and final ODI between India and New Zealand in Chennai. India are eyeing what would be their second 5-0 sweep after winning by the same margin against England in 2008. That one was originally slated to be a seven-match series before it was cut short by the Mumbai attacks of 26/11. Here is a list of India's clean sweeps.

New Zealand are hoping they improve upon their worst showing in India when they lost 4-0 in 1988.

Meanwhile, Australia have dropped Marcus North for the Perth Test and Chris Tremlett has returned to England's limited-overs squad. Catch up on all this and more news on our Twitter handle @ESPNcricinfo.

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

How comes in

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

End of over 1 (wicket maiden) New Zealand 0/1 (RR: 0.00)
JM How    0* (2b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-1
BB McCullum    0* (0b)     

Nehra to share the new ball, runs all the way to the crease and pulls out at the last instant

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

End of over 2 (13 runs) New Zealand 13/1 (RR: 6.50)
BB McCullum    13* (6b 3x4)      A Nehra    1-0-13-0
JM How    0* (2b)      P Kumar    1-1-0-1

Parthiv is standing up to PK

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

two slips in for How

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

End of over 3 (1 run) New Zealand 14/1 (RR: 4.66)
JM How    0* (7b)      P Kumar    2-1-1-1
BB McCullum    14* (7b 3x4)      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

Ross Taylor walks out to the middle

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

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 18/2 (RR: 4.50)
LRPL Taylor    4* (3b 1x4)      A Nehra    2-0-17-1
JM How    0* (7b)      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

End of over 5 (6 runs) New Zealand 24/2 (RR: 4.80)
JM How    5* (11b 1x4)      P Kumar    3-1-7-1
LRPL Taylor    5* (5b 1x4)      A Nehra    2-0-17-1

Nehra is now the 11th India bowler to take 150 ODI wickets, though only 149 of them were for India. The other one came in the Afro-Asia Cup. Here's the full list

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

Styris walks in

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

End of over 6 (4 runs) New Zealand 28/3 (RR: 4.66)
SB Styris    0* (2b)      A Nehra    3-0-21-2
JM How    5* (11b 1x4)      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

End of over 7 (4 runs) New Zealand 32/3 (RR: 4.57)
JM How    9* (17b 2x4)      P Kumar    4-1-11-1
SB Styris    0* (2b)      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

End of over 8 (5 runs) New Zealand 37/3 (RR: 4.62)
SB Styris    5* (8b 1x4)      A Nehra    4-0-26-2
JM How    9* (17b 2x4)      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

End of over 9 (2 runs) New Zealand 39/3 (RR: 4.33)
JM How    9* (18b 2x4)      P Kumar    5-1-13-1
SB Styris    6* (13b 1x4)      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

End of over 10 (8 runs) New Zealand 47/3 (RR: 4.70)
JM How    13* (20b 3x4)      A Nehra    5-0-34-2
SB Styris    9* (17b 1x4)      P Kumar    5-1-13-1

Bhagyanath: "Vettori & team in a hurry to rush home?" It's been a long tour

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

End of over 11 (7 runs) New Zealand 54/3 (RR: 4.90)
JM How    17* (22b 4x4)      P Kumar    6-1-20-1
SB Styris    12* (21b 1x4)      A Nehra    5-0-34-2

Munaf comes on to have a bowl

11.1

MM Patel to Styris, no run, bowls a loosener outside off, but Styris misses out, hitting it to extra cover

11.2

MM Patel to Styris, FOUR, there's no missing out this time, as this overpitched ball is crashed just to the left of Rohit at cover, he was late to get down, and by the time he did, the ball had crossed the boundary

and straight away a deep cover comes in

11.3

MM Patel to Styris, 1 run, and is in business right away as Styris drives this one to him

11.4

MM Patel to How, no run, better from Munaf, back of a length in the channel outside off, left alone

11.5

MM Patel to How, no run, punched off the back foot, Yuvraj gets to his right from extra cover and fields

11.6

MM Patel to How, no run, watches this one outside off stump closely, and leaves it alone in the end

End of over 12 (5 runs) New Zealand 59/3 (RR: 4.91)
JM How    17* (25b 4x4)      MM Patel    1-0-5-0
SB Styris    17* (24b 2x4)      P Kumar    6-1-20-1

Ashwin comes on with a slip and leg slip

12.1

Ashwin to Styris, no run, flights it on the off stump, gets some turn, off the pads and rolls away in the leg side

12.2

Ashwin to Styris, no run, turns into the batsman from off again, played down near leg slip

12.3

Ashwin to Styris, no run, gets forward and plays with the turn to midwicket

12.4

Ashwin to Styris, no run, sharp turn for Ashwin, they appeal for the catch as it lobs up to leg slip, but it came off the pads

12.5

Ashwin to Styris, no run, pushed back to the bowler

12.6

Ashwin to Styris, no run, he is having some issues with the turn, lunges forward and is hit on the body as it comes in from outside off, good start from Ashwin

End of over 13 (maiden) New Zealand 59/3 (RR: 4.53)
SB Styris    17* (30b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-1-0-0
JM How    17* (25b 4x4)      MM Patel    1-0-5-0

13.1

MM Patel to How, no run, driven powerfully off the front foot, but straight to mid off

13.2

MM Patel to How, no run, touch shorter from Munaf, head on top of the ball as he defends

13.3

MM Patel to How, no run, creamed on one knee but cannot beat Kohli at backward point, he is striking them crisply

13.4

MM Patel to How, no run, gets forward and drives to Rohit at short extra cover this time

13.5

MM Patel to How, no run, straightens a touch from just around off stump, he goes back to defend

13.6

MM Patel to How, 2 runs, drives in the gap this time, but there is the man on the sweeper boundary and he keeps them to a couple

End of over 14 (2 runs) New Zealand 61/3 (RR: 4.35)
JM How    19* (31b 4x4)      MM Patel    2-0-7-0
SB Styris    17* (30b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-1-0-0

14.1

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, sweeps from way outside off stump, gets a top edge that falls well short of the man at deep square leg

14.2

Ashwin to How, no run, reaches out and defends back to Ashwin

14.3

Ashwin to How, 1 run, sweeps again, along the ground this time to deep square

14.4

Ashwin to Styris, 2 runs, drives with the turn wide of Tiwary at long on for a couple, neatly done

14.5

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, turns in sharply from around off stump, worked away down to fine leg

14.6

Ashwin to How, no run, the carrom ball arrives, and produces a leading edge as it turns away a touch from leg stump, but the ball falls well short of extra cover, he was playing for the turn

End of over 15 (5 runs) New Zealand 66/3 (RR: 4.40)
JM How    20* (34b 4x4)      R Ashwin    2-1-5-0
SB Styris    21* (33b 2x4)      MM Patel    2-0-7-0

15.1

MM Patel to Styris, 1 run, Munaf sprays it wide outside off and is cut away to the sweeper for a single

15.2

MM Patel to How, no run, gets to the pitch of this fuller delivery and drives to short extra cover

15.3

MM Patel to How, no run, lovely delivery, he went for the drive again, but it shaped away off the seam, and beat him completely, Parthiv grimaces

15.4

MM Patel to How, no run, taps it towards mid on and looks for the single, but Nehra is quickly get to the ball, and they decide against the run

15.5

MM Patel to How, 1 run, gets a thick outside edge to third man

15.6

MM Patel to Styris, no run, driven elegantly but without any power to shortish extra cover

Match State: Drinks

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 68/3 (RR: 4.25)
SB Styris    22* (35b 2x4)      MM Patel    3-0-9-0
JM How    21* (38b 4x4)      R Ashwin    2-1-5-0

Dickson is just about managing to restrain himself: "Styris and How might be doing an okay job of rescuing us again, but for crying out loud we look ridiculous. Where is the confidence in this side, are they really this hopeless over there? We butchered Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel when they came to NZ in the ODIs last year, and lately it's like they're too good for us? This is hard to watch without swearing at the screen..."

16.1

Ashwin to How, 1 run, more turn for Ashwin, but too short, and helped away down to fine leg

16.2

Ashwin to Styris, no run, he is getting prodigious turn, and some bounce too this time, loops up in the air, but no one at short leg

16.3

Ashwin to Styris, no run, another one goes in the air in the direction of short leg

16.4

Ashwin to Styris, no run, loud appeal for leg before, but he was struck outside the line of off as he missed out on the sweep

16.5

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

16.6

Ashwin to Styris, no run, bounces big on the batsman who goes across and keeps it down near the stumps

End of over 17 (1 run) New Zealand 69/3 (RR: 4.05)
SB Styris    22* (40b 2x4)      R Ashwin    3-1-6-0
JM How    22* (39b 4x4)      MM Patel    3-0-9-0

Ragha: "Though NZ have recently struggled in the Sub continent, they have an uncanny knack of always doing well in ICC tournaments. Look at their world cup and champions trophy history." True, they step it up for the big ones. Yuvi comes on

17.1

Yuvraj Singh to How, no run, steered to third man off the back foot

17.2

Yuvraj Singh to How, 1 run, nicely flighted but on leg stump, driven down to long on

17.3

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, no run, flat and turning away from middle, played out in front of point off the front foot

17.4

Yuvraj Singh to Styris, 1 run, speared into the pads, tucked away to midwicket for a single

17.5

Yuvraj Singh to How, OUT, he's bowled 'em, it pitched on off stump, he tried to go back and work it on the leg side, it straightened and beat the waft to crash in to the off stump, Yuvraj strikes in his first over, he got in to a very awkward position in the end and was in the air as he played the shot

JM How b Yuvraj Singh 23 (75m 42b 4x4 0x6) SR: 54.76

Franklin in now

17.6

Yuvraj Singh to Franklin, no run, lets this one outside off stump alone, and it turns in sharply but no harm done, this track is assisting the spinners a lot

End of over 18 (2 runs) New Zealand 71/4 (RR: 3.94)
JEC Franklin    0* (1b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-2-1
SB Styris    23* (42b 2x4)      R Ashwin    3-1-6-0

18.1

Ashwin to Styris, 1 run, picked from outside off and driven with the turn to long on

Abhijit: "Why How Why?" Ashwin goes round the stumps to Franklin

18.2

Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run, cut away to the man on the sweeper boundary

goes back to over the wicket to Styris

18.3

Ashwin to Styris, no run, in trouble again with the turn as he presses forward outside off stump and is hit on the body

18.4

Ashwin to Styris, OUT, Ashwin gets one this time! Styris looked to belatedly sweep this fuller one into the leg side, missed the line and was hit bang in front of the stumps, the umpire had not doubt about that one, New Zealand are tottering now

SB Styris lbw b Ashwin 24 (56m 45b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

Anirvan: "Why should you hire Jamie as a coach? Because he has the Know How." Four men around the bat for Elliott

18.5

Ashwin to Elliott, no run, turned in sharply and almost slipped through the gap between bat and pad as Elliott pressed forward outside off stump

18.6

Ashwin to Elliott, no run, gets to the pitch and defends out towards slip this time

End of over 19 (2 runs) New Zealand 73/5 (RR: 3.84)
GD Elliott    0* (2b)      R Ashwin    4-1-8-1
JEC Franklin    1* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-2-1

19.1

Yuvraj Singh to Franklin, 1 run, gets forward to the pitch and drives to long off

19.2

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, no run, paddles this fullish one on middle to square leg

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, no run, spears it in on middle and it turns square wide outside off stump, Elliott could not do anything about it

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, OUT, The Kiwi Kollapse continues, it was the arm ball going straight on with the angle, Elliott pushed forward outside the line playing for the turn, and was hit on the pads, umpire Saheba raised his finger right away, Yuvi picks up another one

GD Elliott lbw b Yuvraj Singh 0 (5m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Vettori is the new batsman

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, no run, gets forward and pushed down the track

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, 2 runs, Dan the nurdler nurdles this one fine on the leg side and is off the mark

End of over 20 (3 runs) New Zealand 76/6 (RR: 3.80)
DL Vettori    2* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-5-2
JEC Franklin    2* (3b)      R Ashwin    4-1-8-1

Karthik: "Jamie,How can you let these people carry on with it when Australia have a Beer in the team?" Beats me how

20.1

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, on off stump, defended off the back foot

20.2

Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run, full toss driven down to long off

20.3

Ashwin to Vettori, no run, Dan goes for the sweep to a fuller one, and the ball rolls away in front of square

20.4

Ashwin to Vettori, 1 run, plays it to the left of mid off and the single is easily taken

20.5

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, excellent seam position and the ball spins away from off stump, lovely delivery

20.6

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, played back to the bowler

End of over 21 (2 runs) New Zealand 78/6 (RR: 3.71)
JEC Franklin    3* (7b)      R Ashwin    5-1-10-1
DL Vettori    3* (4b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-5-2

Sanjeev: "From Chennai: There's disturbance in my DTH, which is always a sign of sure rain!" Yusuf into the attack now

21.1

Pathan to Vettori, 1 run, turning in from outside leg, worked away through midwicket

Sumit: "Vettori is like the lead actor of a typical indian movie who's always got to come save the day when all his companions fail to get the job done."

21.2

Pathan to Franklin, 1 run, turns away from off stump, slapped away to sweeper cover

21.3

Pathan to Vettori, 1 run, worked away down to fine leg off the back foot

21.4

Pathan to Franklin, 1 run, slow turn for Yusuf, punched down to long off for a single

21.5

Pathan to Vettori, no run, on leg stump, played out in the on side, Parthiv runs and fields

21.6

Pathan to Vettori, 1 run, sweeps this full delivery to deep square leg and they trot across for a single

End of over 22 (5 runs) New Zealand 83/6 (RR: 3.77)
DL Vettori    6* (8b)      YK Pathan    1-0-5-0
JEC Franklin    5* (9b)      R Ashwin    5-1-10-1

22.1

Ashwin to Vettori, no run, turning away from round the stumps, hit in the air but wide of the man at forward short leg

22.2

Ashwin to Vettori, 3 runs, goes for a half-hearted sweep and the top edge flies fine down the leg side

22.3

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, nicely flighted around off but he leaves it alone even as it turns away

22.4

Ashwin to Franklin, 2 runs, gets forward and opens the face of the bat to run it past slip, partly intentional that

22.5

Ashwin to Franklin, 2 runs, sweeps in the air just over the man at square leg, Nehra rushes across from fine leg, finds he has overrun the ball, and adjusts awkwardly to stop it near the ropes

22.6

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, turning and bouncing outside off stump, left alone

End of over 23 (7 runs) New Zealand 90/6 (RR: 3.91)
JEC Franklin    9* (13b)      R Ashwin    6-1-17-1
DL Vettori    9* (10b)      YK Pathan    1-0-5-0

23.1

Pathan to Vettori, OUT, Yusuf gets one now! it was fired in on leg stump from round the wicket, Dan pushed forward to cover the turn, but it spun across his bat, produced the edge and Yuvraj did the rest at slip, Yusuf is all smiles, New Zealand are in total disarray

DL Vettori c Yuvraj Singh b Pathan 9 (13m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

23.2

Pathan to NL McCullum, 1 run, gets across and outside off, and chips it in the air towards long on

23.3

Pathan to Franklin, no run, keeps his bat aside pad and pushes this spinning delivery down the track

23.4

Pathan to Franklin, no run, goes back and is squared up, but the edge goes safely backward of point

23.5

Pathan to Franklin, no run, tries to sweep, but the ball rolls away behind Parthiv on the leg side

23.6

Pathan to Franklin, 1 run, goes straight on with the arm, he gets an inside edge down towards fine leg as he pushes forward

End of over 24 (2 runs) New Zealand 92/7 (RR: 3.83)
JEC Franklin    10* (17b)      YK Pathan    2-0-7-1
NL McCullum    1* (1b)      R Ashwin    6-1-17-1

slip and gully in

24.1

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, tosses it up, Franklin defends off the front foot

24.2

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, shorter this time, punched away towards extra cover, and the ball rolls away towards point

24.3

Ashwin to Franklin, SIX, goes for the slog sweep and connects well, all the way over deep midwicket for a six, welcome runs for New Zealand

24.4

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, pushed to point off the front foot

24.5

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, played out off the back foot in to the off side

24.6

Ashwin to Franklin, no run, stays in the crease and steers it to point

End of over 25 (6 runs) New Zealand 98/7 (RR: 3.92)
JEC Franklin    16* (23b 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-1-23-1
NL McCullum    1* (1b)      YK Pathan    2-0-7-1

25.1

Pathan to NL McCullum, no run, goes across and outside off, and whips this fullish delivery to midwicket, Virat fires in the throw, but Franklin had just made his ground at the non-striker's, as replays confirm, sharp work in the field though

25.2

Pathan to NL McCullum, OUT, and another one falls! Nathan went for the sweep, and the ball went up in the air for Yuvi to take a dolly at slip, umpire Saheba thinks thats off the bat, but replays show it came off the forearm, Nathan is not impressed, nothing is going right for New Zealand

NL McCullum c Yuvraj Singh b Pathan 1 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

25.3

Pathan to Mills, no run, bowls it fuller on off stump, pushed back to the bowler

25.4

Pathan to Mills, FOUR, turns in on leg stump, he gets it fine past the diving leg slip fielder for a boundary

25.5

Pathan to Mills, no run, leans forward and plays with the turn to midwicket

25.6

Pathan to Mills, no run, defended solidly off the front foot down the track

End of over 26 (4 runs) New Zealand 102/8 (RR: 3.92)
KD Mills    4* (4b 1x4)      YK Pathan    3-0-11-2
JEC Franklin    16* (23b 1x6)      R Ashwin    7-1-23-1

26.1

Ashwin to Franklin, 1 run, whipped away off the back foot down to long on, he is bowling it a touch short here

26.2

Ashwin to Mills, no run, the carrom ball, turns away and rushes through past the outside edge as he pushes forward outside off stump

26.3

Ashwin to Mills, no run, this one turns in sharply, and he takes it high on the pad

26.4

Ashwin to Mills, OUT, another carrom ball, tossed up for the drive around off stump, Mills does but straight to Tiwary at extra cover, second one for Ashwin

KD Mills c Tiwary b Ashwin 4 (5m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

26.5

Ashwin to Southee, no run, one more carrom ball, bang on middle stump, patted back to the bowler

26.6

Ashwin to Southee, OUT, it's all over for New Zealand, this one was turning in on leg stump, bounced a bit, Southee failed to keep it down, and Rohit at forward short leg took a sharp catch, the Indians are delighted

TG Southee c Sharma b Ashwin 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Matt Geare: "I am genuinely feeling ill about this ... for the last goodness knows how many years we have consoled ourselves with the fact we are a decent ODI Team and here we are like the Emperor, naked and alone."

It has come apart quickly for New Zealand. Guptill went to Praveen in the first over, Brendon and Taylor followed soon, and the spinners turned it on after that, picking up seven wickets for 40 runs between them. The nadir has been reached on a tour that began promisingly for New Zealand, with draws in the first two Tests.

End of over 27 (1 run) New Zealand 103/10 (RR: 3.81)
     R Ashwin    8-1-24-3
JEC Franklin    17* (24b 1x6)      YK Pathan    3-0-11-2
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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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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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