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)

O'Brien to Gambhir, 1 run, comes round the wicket, he goes for a powerful drive and gets a thick inside edge onto the pads


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


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


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


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


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

India 14/0   IE O'Brien 1-0-12-0

O'Brien to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir tries to whack that into the pacific ocean, makes room to swing and misses it completely


O'Brien to Gambhir, 1 run, pushes it to the off side


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


O'Brien to Raina, no run, digs out a yorker to mid-off


O'Brien to Raina, no run, taps it to the packed off side field, Vettori's attacking


O'Brien to Raina, no run, just holds the length back on the off stump and he mistimes the punch back to the bowler

India 29/1   IE O'Brien 2-0-13-1

O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, no run, comes over the wicket and bends his back, the ball fizzes past Yuvraj as he tries to pull


O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, simply exquisite, Yuvraj stays at the crease and effortlessly scoops a half volley over mid-off, the follow through was excellent


O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, no run, holds the length back and he taps it back down the pitch


O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, no run, keeps it straight on the off stump, he pushes it back to the bowler


O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, toys with the bowler by giving himself room before delivery, O'Brien errs by following him and pitching it up, enough for Yuvraj to mow it past mid-on


O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, 2 runs, false shot but safe, he stays at the crease and tries to swing him for a six over long-on but he mis-hits it, the ball lands safe on the outfield and Oram does his best to get to it

India 47/2   IE O'Brien 3-0-23-1

O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fires it wide outside off and he digs it out


O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Yuvraj brings up his fifty with a blast! O'Brien bowls him a friendly full toss on the off stump and he swings him high over wide long-on, everyone take cover


O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, no run, fires it full outside off and keeps him quiet this time


O'Brien to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, Oram pulls it off just before the rope, O'Brien fires it outside off from wide of the crease and Yuvraj plays a front foot scoop over extra cover, Oram's there and he looks back to see it he's safe from the rope

Yuvraj Singh c Oram b O'Brien 50 (33m 34b 3x4 4x6) SR: 147.05


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


O'Brien to YK Pathan, no run, the extra bounce catches Yusuf by surprise but he does well to fend it off

India 93/4   IE O'Brien 4-0-30-2





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