India tour of New Zealand, 2nd T20I: New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 27, 2009
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
27 February 2009 - night match (20-over match)
1.2

O'Brien to Sehwag, 2 runs, invites the uppish drive over the covers by pitching it full and Sehwag goes for the shot but the timing isn't perfect

1.3

O'Brien to Sehwag, FOUR, now the timing's perfect, half volley asking to be slammed over mid-off and Sehwag gets the elevation and the ball zooms through the air

1.4

O'Brien to Sehwag, no run, good comeback as he fires it on the blockhole, he digs it out to mid-off

1.5

O'Brien to Sehwag, FOUR, holds the length back but it doesn't help the bowler as Sehwag plays a tennis-like forehand over mid-off, in fact it was wide of the fielder comfortably, not the best shot but effective enough

1.6

O'Brien to Sehwag, 1 run, fires it full and he pushes it just wide of mid-off

India 14/0   V Sehwag 11* (5b 2x4)
2.1

Southee to Sehwag, 1 run, strays on the pads and he shuffles across and glances it fine

2.3

Southee to Sehwag, FOUR, goes for a wild flat-batted whack and the elevation is just enough to beat Vettori at mid-off who leaps up to pull off a one-handed blinder, looked like Sehwag was trying to swat a mosquito

2.4

Southee to Sehwag, no run, good comeback, he fires in a bouncer and keeps the batsman quiet

2.5

Southee to Sehwag, FOUR, directs a short of a length ball on the body and he whips it high over square leg, fine leg runs across in despair

2.6

Southee to Sehwag, FOUR, take that! He seizes another short ball and pulls this with more control, the ball lands just inches short of the deep square-leg rope

India 28/0   V Sehwag 24* (10b 5x4)
3.3

O'Brien to Sehwag, OUT, Sehwag's fun ends! O'Brien delivers from wide of the crease and pitches it up, Sehwag goes for the bait but his bat turns at the point of contact and as a result he ends up splicing it to Vettori at mid-off, for more description wait for O'Brien's blog later today

V Sehwag c Vettori b O'Brien 24 (15m 11b 5x4 0x6) SR: 218.18

India 29/1   V Sehwag 24 (11b 5x4)
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