India in New Zealand T20I Series - 2nd T20I

New Zealand v India

New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

6.2

Butler to Dhoni, 1 run, nearly a fourth wicket! Dhoni taps it to mid-off and the non-striker's way out of his crease, he gives up trying to get back but Vettori misses the stumps by a mile, that's a lifeline for Yuvraj, there's an overthrow

India 48/3   MS Dhoni 1* (1b)

7.2

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, steps down the pitch but adjusts his shot and clips it down to short fine-leg

7.6

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, oh well that was close, Dhoni gets a thick inside edge and they pick up a quick single, had the throw gone to the bowler's end Dhoni would have been in lots of trouble

India 59/3   MS Dhoni 3* (3b)

8.1

Ryder to Dhoni, no run, steps down the pitch and nudges it to the on side

8.2

Ryder to Dhoni, 1 run, steps down, checks his shot and slashes it hard down to backward point

8.4

Ryder to Dhoni, no run, tries to drive but misses, McCullum is up to the stumps

8.5

Ryder to Dhoni, no run, beaten on the drive again, Ryder's getting the ball to skid through quickly

8.6

Ryder to Dhoni, no run, fuller in length and Dhoni drives hard towards mid-off

India 61/3   MS Dhoni 4* (8b)

9.3

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, tries to punch it through the off side but the ball skids through and beats him

9.4

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni's struggling to get a measure of this pitch as he makes room to cut and misses

9.5

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, stays back and punches it down to point

India 63/3   MS Dhoni 5* (11b)

10.5

Ryder to Dhoni, 1 run, stays back and punches it to the off side

India 72/3   MS Dhoni 6* (12b)

11.5

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, clips it down the track

11.6

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, pushes it back to the bowler

India 86/3   MS Dhoni 6* (14b)

12.5

O'Brien to Dhoni, 1 run, pushes a full delivery past the bowler

India 93/4   MS Dhoni 7* (15b)

13.1

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 leg bye, nudged off the pads to the on side

13.6

Vettori to Dhoni, no run, the ball skids through and he drives to the off side and struggles to find the gap

India 95/5   MS Dhoni 7* (17b)

14.4

Ryder to Dhoni, 1 run, it's overpitched but Dhoni fails to get underneath the ball to scoop it away, he takes a single to long-off

India 97/5   MS Dhoni 8* (18b)

15.5

Butler to Dhoni, FOUR, and finally Dhoni breaks the shackles, he gets a nice short delivery which sits up and he swings it away past midwicket, that should make him feel a lot better

15.6

Butler to Dhoni, 2 runs, makes room and nearly fetches another boundary, Oram does really well to sprint from long-off and cut it off

India 109/5   MS Dhoni 14* (20b 1x4)

16.3

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off and dug out to the off side

16.6

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off and dug out to the off side

India 122/6   MS Dhoni 16* (22b 1x4)

17.1

Ryder to Dhoni, 1 run, fires it on the blockhole, he makes room and mows it down to long-on

17.4

Ryder to Dhoni, 1 run, tries to slam him down the ground but the timing's all wrong, Dhoni's not quite at his best

India 125/6   MS Dhoni 18* (24b 1x4)

18.2

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, swings it ion late and he makes room and chops him down to point

18.5

Southee to Dhoni, 2 runs, it's a friendly full toss and he can only tamely swing it down to mid-off, the throw is flat and quick but Southee fails to gather it quickly enough to whip off the bails

18.6

Southee to Dhoni, no run, full on the off stump, he pushes it back to the bowler and Irfan is way out of his crease, he scampers back but Southee decides against taking aim at the stumps

India 133/6   MS Dhoni 21* (27b 1x4)

19.2

Butler to Dhoni, 2 runs, fires it on the blockhole and he turns the face of the bat and flicks it down to deep square-leg

19.3

Butler to Dhoni, FOUR, he clubs a full toss off the meat of the bat and the ball travels quickly to deep midwicket, Broom sprints and gets a hand to the ball but he can only palm it away to the rope

19.4

Butler to Dhoni, 1 run, slogs it away to deep midwicket

India 141/6   MS Dhoni 28* (30b 2x4)
Series Results
New Zealand v India at Wellington - Feb 27, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
New Zealand v India at Christchurch - Feb 25, 2009
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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Feb 27, 2009

The Indians complain about crowd trouble, New Zealand v India, 2nd Twenty20 international, Wellington, February 27, 2009

The Indians complain about crowd trouble

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Feb 27, 2009

Brendon McCullum celebrates his half-century, New Zealand v India, 2nd Twenty20 international, Wellington, February 27, 2009

Brendon McCullum celebrates his half-century

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