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)

Southee to Gambhir, 1 wide, messes it up completely by spraying it really wide of the off stump, too wide for him to chase


Southee to Gambhir, no run, pitches it up outside and Gambhir nearly spoons it on the full to short cover


Southee to Gambhir, no run, driven firmly on the front foot and Nathan McCullum is absolutely brilliant at backward point


Southee to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir steps down the track and goes for broke but Southee pitches it shorter and the shot only meets thin air


Southee to Gambhir, no run, fires it full on the off stump and a booming straight drive finds mid-off


Southee to Gambhir, no run, pace and bounce and excellent carry, clearly the pace was a bit too much for Gambhir as he tried to angle it away to the off side, the outside edge wasn't too far


Southee to Gambhir, 1 run, taps it in front of the crease and Sehwag hurries him to go for the single, nice end to the over after the wide ball at the start

India 2/0   TG Southee 1-0-2-0

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


Southee to Gambhir, 1 run, tip and run, good thinking by Gambhir as he sets off for a quick single to the off side


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


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


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


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   TG Southee 2-0-16-0

Southee to Jadeja, SIX, overpitched on the off stump and he stays at the crease and scoops him just over long-off, Guptill flings himself backwards but the ball beats him


Southee to Jadeja, 1 run, comes back well with a yorker and Jadeja does well enough to dig it out to the off side


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


Southee to Jadeja, FOUR, gets a half volley on the off stump and Jadeja does well to make enough room and slay it over deep point, he plays with an angled bat and gets the elevation


Southee to Jadeja, OUT, Jadeja tries to take him downtown again but the loft it mistimed, he doesn't get the desired elevation and Guptill has a fairly easy take at long-off

RA Jadeja c Guptill b Southee 19 (14m 16b 1x4 1x6) SR: 118.75


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

India 122/6   TG Southee 3-0-29-1

Southee to IK Pathan, 1 run, makes room and pushes him down to long-off


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


Southee to IK Pathan, 2 runs, keeps it on the blockhole but he does much better to get underneath it and push it hard down to deep cover


Southee to IK Pathan, 1 run, full on the pads and worked to the on side


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


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   TG Southee 4-0-36-1





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