India tour of New Zealand, 1st ODI: New Zealand v India at Napier, Mar 3, 2009
India won by 53 runs (D/L method)
03 March 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Butler to Tendulkar, OUT, edged and taken! A nothing shot from Tendulkar, looking to steer that away behind square on the off side but the length ball sits up a touch more than anticipated and he feathers a regulation edge through to McCullum, and thats immediate success for Butler on ODI comeback

SR Tendulkar c †McCullum b Butler 20 (43m 23b 2x4 0x6) SR: 86.95

India 69/1   V Sehwag 48* (36b 7x4 1x6)   IG Butler 0.4-0-3-1

Vettori to Sehwag, OUT, stunning catch! Well held, Taylor! Sehwag skips down and absolutely smacks the ball hard and flat but Taylor dives to his left, superbly balanced, and plucks off a two-handed blinder at extra cover, you are not going to see much better than that in terms of reflex and composure

V Sehwag c Taylor b Vettori 77 (79m 56b 11x4 1x6) SR: 137.50

India 121/2   MS Dhoni 22* (32b 2x4)   DL Vettori 2.2-0-11-1

Vettori to Dhoni, 1 run, OUT, the hesitation does him in! Dhoni skips down and collects on the full, clipping past midwicket, there is hesitation on the second run and Yuvraj cannot make it back, beaten by a terrific flat throw on the bounce from Guptill to Vettori

Yuvraj Singh run out 2 (17m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 15.38

India 131/3   MS Dhoni 30* (45b 2x4)   DL Vettori 4.4-0-18-1

Elliott to Raina, OUT, he's gone now, but what a contribution! Raina clears the front leg and gets underneath the ball, slogging it up into the evening sky and O'Brien settles underneath it on the off side

SK Raina c O'Brien b Elliott 66 (49m 39b 5x4 4x6) SR: 169.23

India 241/4   MS Dhoni 73* (81b 6x4)   GD Elliott 1-0-7-1





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