India tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 25, 2009
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
25 February 2009 - night match (20-over match)

O'Brien to Gambhir, OUT, Gambhir's gone, middle stump's on the ground, a bit short again from O'Brien, Gambhir was looking to clobber him over midwicket, the ball doesn't bounce as much as he expects and it hits the top of middle

G Gambhir b O'Brien 6 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

India 25/1   V Sehwag 19* (5b 3x6)   IE O'Brien 1-0-6-1

O'Brien to Sehwag, OUT, Sehwag's gone, O'Brien's on a hat-trick now, big wicket for New Zealand, Sehwag eyes the short square boundary at midwicket again, misses the ball and it crashes into legstump, O'Brien is over the moon and why not

V Sehwag b O'Brien 26 (14m 10b 0x4 4x6) SR: 260.00

India 32/2   SK Raina 0* (2b)   IE O'Brien 1.1-0-6-2

Butler to RG Sharma, OUT, Rohit's gone, tries to play across the line, gets a leading edge which balloons in the air, Brendon McCullum calls for the catch, he has plenty of time to position himself to take a comfortable catch near gully

RG Sharma c †BB McCullum b Butler 7 (9m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

India 54/3   SK Raina 13* (8b 2x6)   IG Butler 1.2-0-13-1

Vettori to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Yuvraj's gone! another big blow, New Zealand have the edge now, a quicker arm ball from Vettori, Yuvraj goes for the sweep, misses and is rapped in front on middle

Yuvraj Singh lbw b Vettori 1 (4m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 56/4   SK Raina 14* (11b 2x6)   DL Vettori 0.2-0-0-1

Butler to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni's bowled! India are in trouble here, a hint of inward movement from a back of a length ball, Dhoni jumped and tried to defend but that kept lower than he expected and his offstump is rocked back

MS Dhoni b Butler 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 61/5   SK Raina 17* (14b 2x6)   IG Butler 2.5-0-18-2

NL McCullum to YK Pathan, OUT, Yusuf's goes, Jacob Oram does a repeat of Adam Voges' fantastic catch to get rid off Brendon McCullum in Sydney, it was wide outside off and fullish, Yusuf powered that to long-on, it rocketed towards the boundary but Oram manages to catch it just inside the boundary rope, he was going to go across, so he tossed the ball in the air, came back into the field of play, steadied himself and completed the ctach

YK Pathan c Oram b NL McCullum 20 (7m 8b 0x4 3x6) SR: 250.00

India 82/6   SK Raina 17* (17b 2x6)   NL McCullum 0.4-0-18-1

Ryder to IK Pathan, OUT, that's the end of Irfan, soft dismissal, Irfan opened the face of the bat to run it down to third man, gets too much off the ball and it flies at a nice, catchable height to Nathan McCullum at backward point

IK Pathan c NL McCullum b Ryder 12 (13m 14b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

India 101/7   SK Raina 23* (26b 2x6)   JD Ryder 0.3-0-1-1

Southee to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, bowled him, Harbhajan tries a cute paddle again but he's undone by an on-target yorker from Southee, middle stump is left lying on the ground

Harbhajan Singh b Southee 21 (25m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 95.45

India 162/8   SK Raina 61* (43b 2x4 5x6)   TG Southee 4-0-42-1





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