India in New Zealand ODI Series - 3rd ODI

New Zealand v India

India won by 58 runs

29.3

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, beaten first ball, bowled quick on a good length outside off and moved away, Dhoni played inside the line to that one and the ball just evaded the outside edge

29.4

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, turned away in front of midwicket for a single

29.6

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, good length on middle, defended off the front foot to midwicket, end of a successful over for the hosts

India 206/3   MS Dhoni 1* (3b)

30.2

Patel to Dhoni, no run, shortish on middle, pushed to midwicket, Dhoni calls for a single and then decides to send Tendulkar back from halfway down the pitch, no harm done though

30.3

Patel to Dhoni, no run, flighted on middle and leg, defended back to the bowler with a lunge

30.4

Patel to Dhoni, FOUR, short of a length outside off, went straight on, Dhoni pushed at if off the back foot, got a thick outside edge that beat point

30.5

Patel to Dhoni, no run, tossed up on middle, pushed off the front foot to midwicket

30.6

Patel to Dhoni, no run, missed stumping, pushed through quick outside off, comes down the track and then decides to work it away on the leg side, misses and McGlashan makes a mess of it behind the stumps

India 211/3   MS Dhoni 5* (8b 1x4)

31.3

Elliott to Dhoni, FOUR, short of a length outside off, struck powerfully wide of deep cover where Guptill dives full length to his right, manages to drag it back in but then kicks it over the ropes just as he's trying to get back on his feet

31.4

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to Guptill again

India 217/3   MS Dhoni 10* (10b 2x4)

32.1

Patel to Dhoni, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

32.2

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, pushed into the off side wide of cover

32.4

Patel to Dhoni, no run, tossed up outside off, reaches forward to defend

32.5

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, short outside off and spins into Dhoni, he makes room and punches it to deep cover

India 226/3   MS Dhoni 12* (14b 2x4)

33.1

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, good length on middle, gets forward, closes the face and pushes it to mid-on

33.2

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off, driven firmly down the ground to long-off

33.4

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, that fielder's made busy again, struck down the ground straight to him for a single

33.6

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, short on middle, turned away off the back foot to deep midwicket

India 231/3   MS Dhoni 15* (18b 2x4)

34.1

Patel to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni joins the party, flighted outside off, lands full, in the slot, he charges down and pulverizes it over long-on

34.2

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, similar ball but drives it down the ground to long-on

34.5

Patel to Dhoni, no run, short of a length outside off and spins in, played off the back foot to cover

34.6

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, down the track and bunts it to long-off for a single

India 240/3   MS Dhoni 23* (22b 2x4 1x6)

35.1

Elliott to Dhoni, no run, good length on middle and leg, dropped towards midwicket

35.2

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length on leg stump, works it away behind square for a single

35.5

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off, drilled down the ground to mid-off

India 243/3   MS Dhoni 25* (25b 2x4 1x6)

36.2

Patel to Dhoni, 1 run, struck fiercely to cover where a fumble allows them a single

36.6

Patel to Dhoni, no run, quicker ball fired in full on the off stump, dug out to the bowler

India 257/3   MS Dhoni 26* (27b 2x4 1x6)

37.2

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, short outside off, swats it towards long-off

37.4

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, slapped in front of square to deep cover

India 261/3   MS Dhoni 28* (29b 2x4 1x6)

38.1

Mills to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot to deep cover

38.3

Mills to Dhoni, no run, short of a length outside off, opens the face to push it to point

38.4

Mills to Dhoni, 3 runs, full on middle, chipped over midwicket for three runs, straight in the gap between deep midwicket and long-on

India 268/3   MS Dhoni 32* (32b 2x4 1x6)

39.2

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven firmly down the ground to long-on

39.4

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, driven to long-off

India 277/3   MS Dhoni 34* (34b 2x4 1x6)

40.1

Mills to Dhoni, 1 run, good length outside off, pushed firmly to cover who misfields and allows the batsmen to take a single

40.4

Mills to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a length on the off stump, pushed off the back foot through the covers

40.6

Mills to Dhoni, 1 run, good length on middle, much better over, comes down the track and plays it to long-on for a single

India 288/3   MS Dhoni 37* (37b 2x4 1x6)

41.1

Southee to Dhoni, FOUR, smashed, full on middle, Dhoni makes room and drills that down the ground past the bowler, an ankle breaker that, Southie did a good job of evading it

41.2

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, slower ball bowled short outside off, slapped towards deep cover for a single

41.6

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, slapped back past the bowler, another length ball, hit straight to long-off

India 301/3   MS Dhoni 43* (40b 3x4 1x6)

42.1

Ryder to Dhoni, 1 run, full toss on the off stump, driven to long-off for a single

42.4

Ryder to Dhoni, 1 run, another full toss but Dhoni misses out, pulls it away straight to deep midwicket

42.6

Ryder to Dhoni, no run, full outside off, goes for the sweep this time, struck on the pads outside the line

India 309/3   MS Dhoni 45* (43b 3x4 1x6)

43.2

Elliott to Dhoni, 1 run, overpitched on the off stump, driven down to long-off

43.6

Elliott to Dhoni, SIX, Dhoni transports this around 30 rows into the stands over long-on, overpitched on middle and he just jabs it, went off the middle, some timing there

India 328/3   MS Dhoni 52* (45b 3x4 2x6)

44.2

Ryder to Dhoni, no run, yorker length on middle, dig out into the leg side

44.3

Ryder to Dhoni, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off for a single

44.6

Ryder to Dhoni, no run, driven straight to cover off the front foot

SR Tendulkar retired hurt 163 (206m 133b 16x4 5x6) SR: 122.55

India 338/3   MS Dhoni 53* (48b 3x4 2x6)

45.2

Southee to Dhoni, FOUR, the length-ball fest continues, overpitched on middle, Dhoni makes room and slaps it powerfully down the ground, long-on running to his left has no chance

45.3

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker length on the off stump, dug out into the off side for a single

India 344/3   MS Dhoni 58* (50b 4x4 2x6)

46.1

Mills to Dhoni, 1 run, short on middle, pulls it away to deep square leg

46.3

Mills to Dhoni, 2 runs, back of a length on middle, turns it away off the back foot through midwicket for a well-run couple

46.4

Mills to Dhoni, 1 run, short on middle, worked away off the back foot through the same region, but the fielder in the deep is quick on his feet and keeps them to a single

46.6

Mills to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length on the off stump, pushed to mid-off, who's at the edge of the circle, for a single

India 363/3   MS Dhoni 63* (54b 4x4 2x6)

47.1

Southee to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length on the off stump, swatted down the ground for a single, the ball's a fly, and Dhoni's bat the the thing that you swat it with, no idea what it's called

47.5

Southee to Dhoni, FOUR, short and wide, makes room and carts it wide of extra cover to beat long-off and deep cover

47.6

Southee to Dhoni, no run, slower ball bowled full on the off stump, sliced away to extra cover, who's standing on the edge of the circle

India 381/3   MS Dhoni 68* (57b 5x4 2x6)

48.4

Mills to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni goes after an excellent cameo, short on middle, tries to pull it away over deep square leg, gets the top edge and McGlashan runs back to take a well judged catch on the second attempt

MS Dhoni c †McGlashan b Mills 68 (76m 58b 5x4 2x6) SR: 117.24

India 382/4   MS Dhoni 68 (58b 5x4 2x6)
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New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 118 balls remaining)
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New Zealand v India at Napier - Mar 3, 2009
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Mar 8, 2009

Kyle Mills slaps one during his fifty, New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Christchurch, March 8, 2009

Kyle Mills slaps one during his fifty

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Mar 8, 2009

Zaheer Khan celebrates catching Kyle Mills, New Zealand v India, 3rd ODI, Christchurch, March 8, 2009

Zaheer Khan celebrates catching Kyle Mills

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