New Zealand tour of India, 1st Test: India v New Zealand at Kanpur, Sep 22-26, 2016
India won by 197 runs
Played at Green Park, Kanpur
22,23,24,25,26 September 2016 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KL Rahul c †Watling b Santner 32 47 39 4 1 82.05
10.6 superb catch from Watling! A little quicker through the air, a little puff of dust off the pitch, the ball jerks away - it's allowed to do so because Rahul was so far back in his crease, playing for the trajectory. He prods at it, the edge is taken and umpire Rod Tucker says off you go 42/1
View dismissal M Vijay c †Watling b Sodhi 65 235 170 8 0 38.23
58.1 he's walking! This was the wicket they dearly wanted, well they'd have accepted as many as they could get, but to have the second set batsman walking off just before tea would be just about perfect for them after the morning they had. It's only slightly short, and skids through after pitching, straight on. Vijay goes back to cut, feathers an edge to Watling who is again superb behind the stumps. Stays low, stays safe 185/4
View dismissal CA Pujara c & b Santner 62 146 109 8 0 56.88
48.4 he's popped it back to the bowler! It was pushed through on middle and leg, Pujara wanted to play it as straight as possibly and ends up paying for it. Jams his bat down on his pad with an anger not often associated with him. Shows you how much going big meant to him in this innings. New Zealand have broken through, by playing patiently. Stringing enough good balls in and waiting for the mistake. Great stuff. 154/2
View dismissal V Kohli* c Sodhi b Wagner 9 12 10 2 0 90.00
51.3 perishes to the bouncer! Wagner had moved over the wicket, the ball goes up looking for his nose. No room to work with, too much height to control the pull. Gets a top edge and it becomes a simple catch to Sodhi. Good cricket from New Zealand. They first session went away from them, but they've not wilted. Kohli's a brilliant puller of the ball, but Wagner was, if you'll believe it on this slow pitch, just a bit too quick for him 167/3
View dismissal AM Rahane c Latham b Craig 18 49 36 2 0 50.00
63.6 Craig's persistence pays off, he's got Rahane at short leg! Beautiful bowling there - he kept tossing them outside off, and this time the ball had that length to turn enough before reaching Rahane to take the edge and lob up for short leg. It was neither short enough to go back, not full enough for him to lunge forward 209/5
View dismissal RG Sharma c Sodhi b Santner 35 96 67 3 1 52.23
82.6 Rohit has given it away, again! Chips it to mid-on. Wanted to go over him, and hit it a lot straighter too, but the ball dipped on him and cramped him a touch as well, not allowed him to play the shot as he wanted 261/6
View dismissal R Ashwin c Taylor b Boult 40 91 76 7 0 52.63
85.5 taken at gully! Brilliant work from Boult. This was the cross-seamer angled in and pitched up so Ashwin had to play. It gripped the dry pitch, held its line, took the edge and is then safely held by Ross Taylor. 273/8
View dismissal WP Saha b Boult 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
83.5 tip your hat to the bowler and head off for a cup of tea, because that was unplayable. An inswinger that defies the docile pitch for the quicks and the lack of atmospheric help. It's that SG seam. So prominent. So useful in the hands of a good bowler. Boult pitches it on middle and off and jerks it in through the gap between bat and pad. Saha was in no position to keep it out and the ball kicks the leg bail off its perch with the other bail firmly in place. B-e-a-utiful! 262/7
RA Jadeja not out 42 59 44 7 1 95.45
View dismissal Mohammed Shami b Boult 0 8 2 0 0 0.00
87.1 through him! Inswing too good for a No. 10. It was pitched in line with off stump, then yanked through the gap between bat and pad as Shami sought to defend and unseats the off bail. 277/9
View dismissal UT Yadav c †Watling b Wagner 9 38 27 2 0 33.33
96.6 has he gloved it to the keeper? Umpire Tucker says yes. Short ball again, angled into the body, cramping him, making him worry for his safety. Yadav, instinctively tried to fend it, then he realised he shouldn't bring his bat in line with the ball. But by the time he tried to take it away, it kissed the glove, glanced off his side and through to Watling 318/10
Extras (b 5, lb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 97 overs; 397 mins) 318 (3.27 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
View wickets TA Boult 20 3 67 3 3.35 94 13 0
83.5 to Saha, tip your hat to the bowler and head off for a cup of tea, because that was unplayable. An inswinger that defies the docile pitch for the quicks and the lack of atmospheric help. It's that SG seam. So prominent. So useful in the hands of a good bowler. Boult pitches it on middle and off and jerks it in through the gap between bat and pad. Saha was in no position to keep it out and the ball kicks the leg bail off its perch with the other bail firmly in place. B-e-a-utiful! 262/7
85.5 to Ashwin, taken at gully! Brilliant work from Boult. This was the cross-seamer angled in and pitched up so Ashwin had to play. It gripped the dry pitch, held its line, took the edge and is then safely held by Ross Taylor. 273/8
87.1 to Mohammed Shami, through him! Inswing too good for a No. 10. It was pitched in line with off stump, then yanked through the gap between bat and pad as Shami sought to defend and unseats the off bail. 277/9
View wickets N Wagner 15 4 42 2 2.80 72 7 0
51.3 to Kohli, perishes to the bouncer! Wagner had moved over the wicket, the ball goes up looking for his nose. No room to work with, too much height to control the pull. Gets a top edge and it becomes a simple catch to Sodhi. Good cricket from New Zealand. They first session went away from them, but they've not wilted. Kohli's a brilliant puller of the ball, but Wagner was, if you'll believe it on this slow pitch, just a bit too quick for him 167/3
96.6 to Yadav, has he gloved it to the keeper? Umpire Tucker says yes. Short ball again, angled into the body, cramping him, making him worry for his safety. Yadav, instinctively tried to fend it, then he realised he shouldn't bring his bat in line with the ball. But by the time he tried to take it away, it kissed the glove, glanced off his side and through to Watling 318/10
View wickets MJ Santner 23 2 94 3 4.08 93 10 2
10.6 to Rahul, superb catch from Watling! A little quicker through the air, a little puff of dust off the pitch, the ball jerks away - it's allowed to do so because Rahul was so far back in his crease, playing for the trajectory. He prods at it, the edge is taken and umpire Rod Tucker says off you go 42/1
48.4 to Pujara, he's popped it back to the bowler! It was pushed through on middle and leg, Pujara wanted to play it as straight as possibly and ends up paying for it. Jams his bat down on his pad with an anger not often associated with him. Shows you how much going big meant to him in this innings. New Zealand have broken through, by playing patiently. Stringing enough good balls in and waiting for the mistake. Great stuff. 154/2
82.6 to Sharma, Rohit has given it away, again! Chips it to mid-on. Wanted to go over him, and hit it a lot straighter too, but the ball dipped on him and cramped him a touch as well, not allowed him to play the shot as he wanted 261/6
View wicket MD Craig 24 6 59 1 2.45 106 6 0
63.6 to Rahane, Craig's persistence pays off, he's got Rahane at short leg! Beautiful bowling there - he kept tossing them outside off, and this time the ball had that length to turn enough before reaching Rahane to take the edge and lob up for short leg. It was neither short enough to go back, not full enough for him to lunge forward 209/5
View wicket IS Sodhi 15 3 50 1 3.33 69 7 1
58.1 to Vijay, he's walking! This was the wicket they dearly wanted, well they'd have accepted as many as they could get, but to have the second set batsman walking off just before tea would be just about perfect for them after the morning they had. It's only slightly short, and skids through after pitching, straight on. Vijay goes back to cut, feathers an edge to Watling who is again superb behind the stumps. Stays low, stays safe 185/4
  New Zealand 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal MJ Guptill lbw b Yadav 21 30 31 3 0 67.74
9.3 87.4 mph, trapped in front! Swing. Inswing. Careens into the pads, slipping Guptill's defences. He fell over again, the front leg planted on middle and off stump. And from that position it is very hard to handle a very quick, full ball darting back into you 35/1
View dismissal TWM Latham lbw b Ashwin 58 220 151 5 0 38.41
51.5 56.1 mph, goes straight on! These aren't tricks, folks. This is pure skill from Ashwin. Putting a lot more body into his action, which helps him drift the ball into the left-hander from around the stumps. And that drift happens late. Latham is prodding forward, defending outside the line and his front pad is ripe for attack 159/2
View dismissal KS Williamson* b Ashwin 75 197 137 7 0 54.74
55.4 52.9 mph, he makes sure it needs a bit of magic to get him out, and Ashwin has produced it. You little beauty! He had to go back, because the length was a touch short. It was quite a distance outside off too, so he wouldn't have expected to be bowled. Williamson was shaping to pat it through cover, but Ashwin has given this so much rip and the pitch gives it a bit of love too. As good a dismissal as an offspinner can hope 170/4
View dismissal LRPL Taylor lbw b Jadeja 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
52.3 59.1 mph, happens all the time in India. All it takes is one strike. Jadeja sneaks in the slider, the news has not reached Taylor's front pad. He was defending around it, which is never good. At first, it seemed like it may have slid down leg. Off was visible, so was a slight bit of middle. Umpire Kettleborough is confident enough to give him. Then again, it might end up as umpire's call if DRS was in play 160/3
View dismissal L Ronchi lbw b Jadeja 38 93 83 6 0 45.78
79.1 58.4 mph, ooof, that looked bad. I was convinced it had hit Ronchi on the full, while he was sweeping a ball that was in line with the stumps. Misses it completely - his shot selection was poor. Umpire Tucker sends him on his way, but it is later that I, at least, realise the ball was not a full toss hitting him on the front pad. It dipped and turned. Hit Ronch on the back pad after turning quite a bit. May well have missed off stump 219/5
View dismissal MJ Santner c †Saha b Ashwin 32 130 107 5 0 29.90
91.1 49.2 mph, gets him first ball after lunch! Seems harsh to call it a mistake, but Santner was never going to reach the pitch of this good length ball so him going forward and prodding at it was a low-percentage shot. Made worse by the turn off the pitch. Kisses the outside edge and Saha takes an outstanding catch, staying low and moving to his left 255/6
View dismissal BJ Watling c & b Ashwin 21 70 54 4 0 38.88
95.5 49.5 mph, caught and bowled! Kanpur roars. Four wickets in 10 balls for India's super spinners. Slowed it down beautifully. Watling was coming down the pitch, and yet the ball dipped on him. The cover drive took the inside edge and popped back to the bowler. Ashwin dives to his right and takes it well 262/10
View dismissal MD Craig lbw b Jadeja 2 9 8 0 0 25.00
94.2 57.6 mph, traps him in front of middle and off! Given by umpire Kettleborough and he's bang on. The ball is quite full, and it may have stayed a touch low as well. Craig was trying ot flick, and with a closed face of his bat, he hasn't given himself a chance. Exemplifies the threat Jadeja poses. With his accuracy, all it takes is one ball to misbehave 258/7
View dismissal IS Sodhi lbw b Jadeja 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
94.3 56.9 mph, two in two! Another quicker delivery, strikes Sodhi in front of leg stump, and he wasn't entirely forward either. It may just have straightened enough. 258/8
View dismissal TA Boult c Sharma b Jadeja 0 4 3 0 0 0.00
94.6 tries to defend, without coming forward, and the ball has popped up to silly point - off his own boot, India reckon. The third umpire is called to adjudicate the catch. The no-ball is out of the way. Right onto the toe, and Rohit was alert enough to dive forward, reach with his right hand and pluck a stunning catch. That's five for Jadeja, his third in three first-class innings and his fifth in Test cricket. And a triple-wicket maiden! 258/9
N Wagner not out 0 3 0 0 0 -
Extras (b 8, lb 5, nb 2) 15
  Total (all out; 95.5 overs; 389 mins) 262 (2.73 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Mohammed Shami 11 1 35 0 3.18 50 6 0
View wicket UT Yadav 15 5 33 1 2.20 72 4 0
9.3 to Guptill, 87.4 mph, trapped in front! Swing. Inswing. Careens into the pads, slipping Guptill's defences. He fell over again, the front leg planted on middle and off stump. And from that position it is very hard to handle a very quick, full ball darting back into you 35/1
View wickets RA Jadeja 34 7 73 5 2.14 163 8 0 (2nb)
52.3 to Taylor, 59.1 mph, happens all the time in India. All it takes is one strike. Jadeja sneaks in the slider, the news has not reached Taylor's front pad. He was defending around it, which is never good. At first, it seemed like it may have slid down leg. Off was visible, so was a slight bit of middle. Umpire Kettleborough is confident enough to give him. Then again, it might end up as umpire's call if DRS was in play 160/3
79.1 to Ronchi, 58.4 mph, ooof, that looked bad. I was convinced it had hit Ronchi on the full, while he was sweeping a ball that was in line with the stumps. Misses it completely - his shot selection was poor. Umpire Tucker sends him on his way, but it is later that I, at least, realise the ball was not a full toss hitting him on the front pad. It dipped and turned. Hit Ronch on the back pad after turning quite a bit. May well have missed off stump 219/5
94.2 to Craig, 57.6 mph, traps him in front of middle and off! Given by umpire Kettleborough and he's bang on. The ball is quite full, and it may have stayed a touch low as well. Craig was trying ot flick, and with a closed face of his bat, he hasn't given himself a chance. Exemplifies the threat Jadeja poses. With his accuracy, all it takes is one ball to misbehave 258/7
94.3 to Sodhi, 56.9 mph, two in two! Another quicker delivery, strikes Sodhi in front of leg stump, and he wasn't entirely forward either. It may just have straightened enough. 258/8
94.6 to Boult, tries to defend, without coming forward, and the ball has popped up to silly point - off his own boot, India reckon. The third umpire is called to adjudicate the catch. The no-ball is out of the way. Right onto the toe, and Rohit was alert enough to dive forward, reach with his right hand and pluck a stunning catch. That's five for Jadeja, his third in three first-class innings and his fifth in Test cricket. And a triple-wicket maiden! 258/9
View wickets R Ashwin 30.5 7 93 4 3.01 133 10 0
51.5 to Latham, 56.1 mph, goes straight on! These aren't tricks, folks. This is pure skill from Ashwin. Putting a lot more body into his action, which helps him drift the ball into the left-hander from around the stumps. And that drift happens late. Latham is prodding forward, defending outside the line and his front pad is ripe for attack 159/2
55.4 to Williamson, 52.9 mph, he makes sure it needs a bit of magic to get him out, and Ashwin has produced it. You little beauty! He had to go back, because the length was a touch short. It was quite a distance outside off too, so he wouldn't have expected to be bowled. Williamson was shaping to pat it through cover, but Ashwin has given this so much rip and the pitch gives it a bit of love too. As good a dismissal as an offspinner can hope 170/4
91.1 to Santner, 49.2 mph, gets him first ball after lunch! Seems harsh to call it a mistake, but Santner was never going to reach the pitch of this good length ball so him going forward and prodding at it was a low-percentage shot. Made worse by the turn off the pitch. Kisses the outside edge and Saha takes an outstanding catch, staying low and moving to his left 255/6
95.5 to Watling, 49.5 mph, caught and bowled! Kanpur roars. Four wickets in 10 balls for India's super spinners. Slowed it down beautifully. Watling was coming down the pitch, and yet the ball dipped on him. The cover drive took the inside edge and popped back to the bowler. Ashwin dives to his right and takes it well 262/10
  M Vijay 4 0 10 0 2.50 17 1 0
  RG Sharma 1 0 5 0 5.00 4 1 0
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal KL Rahul c Taylor b Sodhi 38 73 50 8 0 76.00
18.1 50.9 mph, he's cut it straight to slip! That's rather anti-climactic. Sodhi delivers one of those weird ones that only a legspinner can take a wicket out of. Short, spinning away, good enough to hammer through point. Rahul though plays it late. A bit too late, really. And the ball glances off the high part of the bat and Taylor at slip takes an outstanding catch, low to his left 52/1
View dismissal M Vijay lbw b Santner 76 229 170 8 1 44.70
56.2 53.9 mph, slider knocks him over! Vijay is quite reluctant to leave the field though. He thinks there was some bat and he's right - there is, but it comes after the good length ball had pinned his front pad right in front of off stump. Made the mistake of playing for turn - and the last ball did turn. Could very well have been set up. Top decision from umpire Tucker too! 185/2
View dismissal CA Pujara c Taylor b Sodhi 78 219 152 10 0 51.31
70.3 52.5 mph, you little beauty! Pujara, for once, doesn't get as far forward as he should have and plonked the bat in front of his pad. The ball turns sharply from well outside leg, takes the outside edge and Taylor takes a fine catch, low to his left 228/4
View dismissal V Kohli* c Sodhi b Craig 18 45 40 3 0 45.00
67.3 52.9 mph, spurt of aggression from Kohli and it doesn't serve him well. When you play the sweep, you have to be looming over the ball. He knows he didn't. He knew he had ended up reaching for the ball, not the best line to sweep. Knew it the minute he top-edged the ball with deep midwicket lurking. Impatience gets the better of a batsman who can be very good if he just trusts his defence more. Craig's 50th Test wicket 214/3
View dismissal AM Rahane c Taylor b Santner 40 85 81 4 0 49.38
88.5 53.7 mph, superb catch from Taylor at slip, diving quite a distance to his right. Had Rahane coming forward and defending a little bit away from his body. That's what New Zealand didn't do enough yesterday. A little bit of turn helps Santner take the outside edge. It was a fairly thick one too, heading towards gully. But Taylor, having watched the ball carefully, was able to move quickly 277/5
RG Sharma not out 68 156 93 8 0 73.11
RA Jadeja not out 50 87 58 2 3 86.20
Extras (b 1, lb 8) 9
  Total (5 wickets dec; 107.2 overs; 449 mins) 377 (3.51 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s
  TA Boult 9 0 34 0 3.77 35 5 0
View wickets MJ Santner 32.2 11 79 2 2.44 149 9 0
56.2 to Vijay, 53.9 mph, slider knocks him over! Vijay is quite reluctant to leave the field though. He thinks there was some bat and he's right - there is, but it comes after the good length ball had pinned his front pad right in front of off stump. Made the mistake of playing for turn - and the last ball did turn. Could very well have been set up. Top decision from umpire Tucker too! 185/2
88.5 to Rahane, 53.7 mph, superb catch from Taylor at slip, diving quite a distance to his right. Had Rahane coming forward and defending a little bit away from his body. That's what New Zealand didn't do enough yesterday. A little bit of turn helps Santner take the outside edge. It was a fairly thick one too, heading towards gully. But Taylor, having watched the ball carefully, was able to move quickly 277/5
View wicket MD Craig 23 3 80 1 3.47 97 11 1
67.3 to Kohli, 52.9 mph, spurt of aggression from Kohli and it doesn't serve him well. When you play the sweep, you have to be looming over the ball. He knows he didn't. He knew he had ended up reaching for the ball, not the best line to sweep. Knew it the minute he top-edged the ball with deep midwicket lurking. Impatience gets the better of a batsman who can be very good if he just trusts his defence more. Craig's 50th Test wicket 214/3
  N Wagner 16 5 52 0 3.25 67 7 0
View wickets IS Sodhi 20 2 99 2 4.95 73 10 3
18.1 to Rahul, 50.9 mph, he's cut it straight to slip! That's rather anti-climactic. Sodhi delivers one of those weird ones that only a legspinner can take a wicket out of. Short, spinning away, good enough to hammer through point. Rahul though plays it late. A bit too late, really. And the ball glances off the high part of the bat and Taylor at slip takes an outstanding catch, low to his left 52/1
70.3 to Pujara, 52.5 mph, you little beauty! Pujara, for once, doesn't get as far forward as he should have and plonked the bat in front of his pad. The ball turns sharply from well outside leg, takes the outside edge and Taylor takes a fine catch, low to his left 228/4
  MJ Guptill 4 0 17 0 4.25 11 1 0
  KS Williamson 3 0 7 0 2.33 11 0 0
  New Zealand 2nd innings (target: 434 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal TWM Latham lbw b Ashwin 2 19 15 0 0 13.33
3.5 54.9 mph, beautiful bowling! He spoke about how he had seen NZ left-handers plonking their front foot straight down the pitch. And Latham's front leg - on middle and off - is put under siege. Hit in line with off stump, would take out middle. Great skill from Ashwin. Looked like the off break that didn't turn. Latham was playing for the ball to pitch on a good length and veer away. 3/2
View dismissal MJ Guptill c Vijay b Ashwin 0 15 5 0 0 0.00
3.1 52.1 mph, goes to sweep, but I think an inside edge has lobbed off his pads to silly point. Umpire Kettleborough takes his time to decide, and makes a superb call as the replays indicate. Guptill had seen wide open spaces deep on the leg side and looked to target them. But he didn't quite have the room as Ashwin tossed this delivery up around the fifth stump. And he was a little too close to the ball to pull off a shot that needs room 2/1
View dismissal KS Williamson* lbw b Ashwin 25 61 59 3 0 42.37
17.5 50.7 mph, does him in! That's Ashwin's 200th, second fastest in Test history. It's quick. It turns. It strikes Williamson on the move as he goes back and in line with off stump. The NZ captain was attempting a flick, but the deviation off the pitch is too quick for him. 43/3
View dismissal LRPL Taylor run out (Yadav) 17 71 36 2 0 47.22
21.3 Ashwin to Ronchi, direct hit and is Taylor's bat in the air?! Good grief, he has reached safety but has failed to ground his bat! Yadav cannot stop smiling after nailing the stumps from deep midwicket. He has caught a very experienced batsman doing something school boys wouldn't. Two was always on after the ball went off the inside edge as Ronchi attempted a drive through cover. But Taylor should really be more careful. Seventh run-out of his career 56/4
View dismissal L Ronchi c Ashwin b Jadeja 80 138 120 9 1 66.66
57.4 that's poor. He was not to the pitch of the flatter delivery on middle and off. But he was hitting against the turn. Slogging against it, really, looking to deposit it over wide long-on. Gets a leading edge that pops to point. Had a look of, 'fiddlesticks [Closest PG word I could think of], did I really do that' on his face the minute the ball leapt up off his outside edge 158/5
View dismissal MJ Santner c Sharma b Ashwin 71 208 179 7 2 39.66
79.2 53.1 mph, unplayable! Honestly. It pitched more than a set of stumps outside leg. Then it leaps up at the batsman like a scary little terrier. Santner was squared up by the turn, surprised by the bounce. The outside edge from the shoulder of the bat is safely pouched at silly point. Santner stood where he was and smiled in bemused fashion, wondering if physics should have allowed such a thing to happen. 223/8
View dismissal BJ Watling lbw b Mohammed Shami 18 38 30 4 0 60.00
67.6 given! Watling has been trapped in front. Pad first, then bat. Shami gets one to jag back in prodigiously. Fuller than a good length - an ideal length. The ball comes back in and strikes Watling in front of leg, bringing his bat down way too late. Umpire Kettleborough raises the finger to add to NZ's misery. Big wicket this, Watling has one of NZ's staunchest defences 194/6
View dismissal MD Craig b Mohammed Shami 1 6 2 0 0 50.00
69.1 87.6 mph, straight through and Shami strikes again. Beautiful display of reverse swing bowling. The ball darts back in from a full length, moves in the air and sneaks through a massive gap between bat and pad. Craig's feet are nowhere, plausibly to avoid the lbw but the stumps are exposed and Shami finds a way through. Started that nice and wide outside off to create doubt. Lovely bowling this from Shami 196/7
View dismissal IS Sodhi b Ashwin 17 50 38 2 1 44.73
83.3 57.8 mph, moved too far across to play a flick and a ball he flicks out of the front of his hand, and yet the seam is bolt upright pointing to slip, pitches on leg stump, straightens and topples it! Sticks his tongue out and wags his forefinger at the batsman, not unlike a cheeky professor telling his students off. He likes the new ball. He hates the old one because it goes soft and doesn't turn as quickly. That's Ashwin's 19th five-for in only 37Tests 236/9
TA Boult not out 2 22 30 0 0 6.66
View dismissal N Wagner lbw b Ashwin 0 9 12 0 0 0.00
87.3 53.3 mph, pins him in front and Ashwin wraps up the 500th Test for India with his fifth ten-wicket haul as well. Sneaks in the carrom ball, pitches it on off stump, veers it into the left-hander. Wagner had no clue about the variation. He was playing for off stump and was a dead duck 236/10
Extras (lb 2, nb 1) 3
  Total (all out; 87.3 overs; 323 mins) 236 (2.69 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Mohammed Shami 8 2 18 2 2.25 39 3 0
67.6 to Watling, given! Watling has been trapped in front. Pad first, then bat. Shami gets one to jag back in prodigiously. Fuller than a good length - an ideal length. The ball comes back in and strikes Watling in front of leg, bringing his bat down way too late. Umpire Kettleborough raises the finger to add to NZ's misery. Big wicket this, Watling has one of NZ's staunchest defences 194/6
69.1 to Craig, 87.6 mph, straight through and Shami strikes again. Beautiful display of reverse swing bowling. The ball darts back in from a full length, moves in the air and sneaks through a massive gap between bat and pad. Craig's feet are nowhere, plausibly to avoid the lbw but the stumps are exposed and Shami finds a way through. Started that nice and wide outside off to create doubt. Lovely bowling this from Shami 196/7
View wickets R Ashwin 35.3 5 132 6 3.71 153 14 3
3.1 to Guptill, 52.1 mph, goes to sweep, but I think an inside edge has lobbed off his pads to silly point. Umpire Kettleborough takes his time to decide, and makes a superb call as the replays indicate. Guptill had seen wide open spaces deep on the leg side and looked to target them. But he didn't quite have the room as Ashwin tossed this delivery up around the fifth stump. And he was a little too close to the ball to pull off a shot that needs room 2/1
3.5 to Latham, 54.9 mph, beautiful bowling! He spoke about how he had seen NZ left-handers plonking their front foot straight down the pitch. And Latham's front leg - on middle and off - is put under siege. Hit in line with off stump, would take out middle. Great skill from Ashwin. Looked like the off break that didn't turn. Latham was playing for the ball to pitch on a good length and veer away. 3/2
17.5 to Williamson, 50.7 mph, does him in! That's Ashwin's 200th, second fastest in Test history. It's quick. It turns. It strikes Williamson on the move as he goes back and in line with off stump. The NZ captain was attempting a flick, but the deviation off the pitch is too quick for him. 43/3
79.2 to Santner, 53.1 mph, unplayable! Honestly. It pitched more than a set of stumps outside leg. Then it leaps up at the batsman like a scary little terrier. Santner was squared up by the turn, surprised by the bounce. The outside edge from the shoulder of the bat is safely pouched at silly point. Santner stood where he was and smiled in bemused fashion, wondering if physics should have allowed such a thing to happen. 223/8
83.3 to Sodhi, 57.8 mph, moved too far across to play a flick and a ball he flicks out of the front of his hand, and yet the seam is bolt upright pointing to slip, pitches on leg stump, straightens and topples it! Sticks his tongue out and wags his forefinger at the batsman, not unlike a cheeky professor telling his students off. He likes the new ball. He hates the old one because it goes soft and doesn't turn as quickly. That's Ashwin's 19th five-for in only 37Tests 236/9
87.3 to Wagner, 53.3 mph, pins him in front and Ashwin wraps up the 500th Test for India with his fifth ten-wicket haul as well. Sneaks in the carrom ball, pitches it on off stump, veers it into the left-hander. Wagner had no clue about the variation. He was playing for off stump and was a dead duck 236/10
View wicket RA Jadeja 34 17 58 1 1.70 177 7 1 (1nb)
57.4 to Ronchi, that's poor. He was not to the pitch of the flatter delivery on middle and off. But he was hitting against the turn. Slogging against it, really, looking to deposit it over wide long-on. Gets a leading edge that pops to point. Had a look of, 'fiddlesticks [Closest PG word I could think of], did I really do that' on his face the minute the ball leapt up off his outside edge 158/5
  UT Yadav 8 1 23 0 2.87 35 3 0
  M Vijay 2 0 3 0 1.50 9 0 0

Match details


Toss - India
Series - India led the 3-match series 1-0
Player of the match - RA Jadeja (India)
Umpires - RA Kettleborough (England) and RJ Tucker (Australia)
TV umpire - AK Chaudhary
Match referee - DC Boon (Australia)
Reserve umpire - CK Nandan
Close of play
  • Thu, 22 Sep - day 1 - India 1st innings 291/9 (RA Jadeja 16*, UT Yadav 8*, 90 ov)
  • Fri, 23 Sep - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 152/1 (TWM Latham 56*, KS Williamson 65*, 47 ov)
  • Sat, 24 Sep - day 3 - India 2nd innings 159/1 (M Vijay 64*, CA Pujara 50*, 47 ov)
  • Sun, 25 Sep - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 93/4 (L Ronchi 38*, MJ Santner 8*, 37 ov)
  • Mon, 26 Sep - day 5 - New Zealand 2nd innings 236 (87.3 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • India 1st innings
    • India: 50 runs in 12.3 overs (75 balls), Extras 0
    • Drinks: India - 50/1 in 14.0 overs (M Vijay 14, CA Pujara 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (M Vijay 25, CA Pujara 27, Ex 0)
    • India: 100 runs in 29.3 overs (177 balls), Extras 0
    • Lunch: India - 105/1 in 31.0 overs (M Vijay 39, CA Pujara 34)
    • M Vijay: 50 off 119 balls (6 x 4)
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 84 balls (7 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 199 balls (M Vijay 42, CA Pujara 56, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: India - 147/1 in 46.0 overs (M Vijay 52, CA Pujara 59)
    • India: 150 runs in 47.1 overs (283 balls), Extras 5
    • Tea: India - 185/4 in 59.0 overs (AM Rahane 12, RG Sharma 0)
    • India: 200 runs in 62.4 overs (376 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: India - 236/5 in 75.0 overs (RG Sharma 25, R Ashwin 20)
    • India: 250 runs in 78.6 overs (474 balls), Extras 5
    • New ball taken at 80.1 over
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 102 balls (RG Sharma 17, R Ashwin 33, Ex 0)
    • End Of Day: India - 291/9 in 90.0 overs (RA Jadeja 16, UT Yadav 8)
    • India: 300 runs in 92.6 overs (558 balls), Extras 6
    • Innings Break: India - 318/10 in 97.0 overs (RA Jadeja 42)
    • New Zealand 1st innings
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 4
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 71/1 in 21.0 overs (TWM Latham 25, KS Williamson 21)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (TWM Latham 19, KS Williamson 31, Ex 0)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 31.1 overs (188 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 123/1 in 35.0 overs (TWM Latham 46, KS Williamson 47)
    • TWM Latham: 50 off 119 balls (5 x 4)
    • KS Williamson: 50 off 78 balls (5 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 183 balls (TWM Latham 43, KS Williamson 52, Ex 5)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 46.1 overs (278 balls), Extras 10
    • Tea: New Zealand - 152/1 in 47.0 overs (TWM Latham 56, KS Williamson 65)
    • Rain: New Zealand - 152/1 in 47.0 overs (TWM Latham 56, KS Williamson 65)
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 152/1 in 47.0 overs (TWM Latham 56, KS Williamson 65)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 197/4 in 66.0 overs (L Ronchi 24, MJ Santner 9)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 68.2 overs (411 balls), Extras 10
    • New ball taken at 80.1 overs
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 238/5 in 85.0 overs (MJ Santner 28, BJ Watling 3)
    • New Zealand: 250 runs in 88.2 overs (532 balls), Extras 15
    • Innings Break: New Zealand - 262/10 in 95.5 overs (N Wagner 0)
    • India 2nd innings
    • India: 50 runs in 15.4 overs (94 balls), Extras 0
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 94 balls (KL Rahul 37, M Vijay 14, Ex 0)
    • Tea: India - 52/1 in 18.1 overs (M Vijay 14)
    • India: 100 runs in 26.6 overs (162 balls), Extras 0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 53 balls (M Vijay 30, CA Pujara 21, Ex 0)
    • M Vijay: 50 off 106 balls (7 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 124/1 in 33.0 overs (M Vijay 50, CA Pujara 36)
    • India: 150 runs in 43.3 overs (261 balls), Extras 5
    • India: 150 runs in 45.1 overs (271 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 162 balls (M Vijay 48, CA Pujara 46, Ex 7)
    • CA Pujara: 50 off 80 balls (8 x 4)
    • End Of Day: India - 159/1 in 47.0 overs (M Vijay 64, CA Pujara 50)
    • India: 200 runs in 62.2 overs (374 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: India - 209/2 in 65.0 overs (CA Pujara 71, V Kohli 17)
    • India: 250 runs in 77.6 overs (468 balls), Extras 9
    • Lunch: India - 252/4 in 81.0 overs (AM Rahane 21, RG Sharma 12)
    • India: 300 runs in 93.2 overs (560 balls), Extras 9
    • Drinks: India - 318/5 in 97.0 overs (RG Sharma 44, RA Jadeja 15)
    • RG Sharma: 50 off 75 balls (7 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 56 balls (RG Sharma 33, RA Jadeja 17, Ex 0)
    • India: 350 runs in 102.5 overs (617 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: India - 377/5 in 107.2 overs (RG Sharma 68, RA Jadeja 50)
    • Tea: India - 377/5 in 107.2 overs (RG Sharma 68, RA Jadeja 50)
    • RA Jadeja: 50 off 58 balls (2 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 6th Wicket: 100 runs in 111 balls (RG Sharma 50, RA Jadeja 50, Ex 0)
    • New Zealand 2nd innings
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 37/2 in 15.5 overs (KS Williamson 21, LRPL Taylor 13)
    • New Zealand: 50 runs in 19.6 overs (121 balls), Extras 2
    • End Of Day: New Zealand - 93/4 in 37.0 overs (L Ronchi 38, MJ Santner 8)
    • New Zealand: 100 runs in 43.5 overs (264 balls), Extras 3
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 140 balls (L Ronchi 37, MJ Santner 13, Ex 1)
    • L Ronchi: 50 off 83 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 150 runs in 54.2 overs (327 balls), Extras 3
    • 5th Wicket: 100 runs in 207 balls (L Ronchi 70, MJ Santner 31, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: New Zealand - 158/4 in 57.0 overs (L Ronchi 80, MJ Santner 31)
    • MJ Santner: 50 off 149 balls (4 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • New Zealand: 200 runs in 71.3 overs (430 balls), Extras 3
    • Lunch: New Zealand - 205/7 in 73.0 overs (MJ Santner 57, IS Sodhi 2)
    • New ball taken at 82.1 overs
 
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