India in New Zealand ODI Series - 3rd ODI

New Zealand v India

India won by 58 runs

12.5

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, what a start! Full outside off, there to hit and does so quite beautifully, leans into the drive to bisect the gap between mid-off and cover, a textbook shot that, confidently played

12.6

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended to the bowler on the back foot

India 69/2   Yuvraj Singh 4* (2b 1x4)

14.1

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length on the off stump, Yuvraj stands tall and pushes it wide of the bowler for a single

14.6

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length on the off stump, defended with a lunge towards cover

India 77/2   Yuvraj Singh 5* (4b 1x4)

15.2

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length outside off, held its line, left alone to the keeper

15.3

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, delicately played, short of a good length outside off, late-cuts it to third man, gets only a single for his efforts

15.5

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length on the off stump, defended solidly on the off side

15.6

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bowled at 115 kmph, targeting middle and off, opens the face to dab it to point

India 80/2   Yuvraj Singh 6* (8b 1x4)

16.3

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length on the off stump, defended cautiously to cover off the front foot

16.4

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, no run, back of a length on middle, gets back and pushes it back to Butler

16.5

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, cut away, fraction short and he seizes the length quickly, gets back and bisects the narrow gap between point and backward point

16.6

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length outside off, leans forward and crunches it to cover

India 89/2   Yuvraj Singh 10* (12b 2x4)

17.2

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, marginally short outside off, chops it down to point off the back foot

17.3

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, held it back again, bowled outside off, defended with an open face to point

17.4

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, pushed off the back foot to mid-off

17.5

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and wide, gets on the back foot to cut, misses

17.6

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and wide, bowled at a quicker-than-normal speed of 127 kmph, Yuvraj lets it go this time

India 90/2   Yuvraj Singh 10* (17b 2x4)

18.2

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, just fractionally short outside off, Yuvraj stands tall and pulls it away over midwicket, that's his trademark shot, fiercely struck but he was still disappointed he didn't clear the ropes

18.3

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, punched off the back foot to cover

18.4

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, massive, gets what he wants this time, landed on a good length outside off, he picked the length early and dismisses it over the deep-midwicket boundary, ended up a few rows back in the stands, the first six of the game, also brings the Indian 100

18.5

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, no run, full outside off stump, pushed firmly off the front foot to mid-off

18.6

Butler to Yuvraj Singh, no run, on target, good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

India 101/2   Yuvraj Singh 20* (22b 3x4 1x6)

19.2

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, too close to cut, just slightly outside off and he tries to chop it wide of point, zips from under his bat to the keeper

19.3

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, got some good bounce this tie, leapt up from a good length outside off, guided to point off the back foot

19.4

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short and wide, cut away to point, did so quite gently, wasn't looking for a boundary there

19.5

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, well bowled, good length on the off stump bringing him forward, he defends it straight to mid-off

19.6

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a length outside off, chopped down to point, fails to find the gap, end of another steady over from Oram

India 105/2   Yuvraj Singh 20* (27b 3x4 1x6)

20.2

Patel to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, slightly short outside off, gets back and slaps it to deep cover

20.4

Patel to Yuvraj Singh, no run, bowled flat on the off stump, defended back to the bowler

20.5

Patel to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, tossed up on middle and leg, swept away powerfully behind square, a valiant dive from deep square leg but the ball was hit too well

20.6

Patel to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, flicked away through square leg for a single

India 113/2   Yuvraj Singh 26* (31b 4x4 1x6)

21.1

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, just a fraction full outside off, gets forward and plays a flamboyant drive past the bowler and a diving mid-off, also brings the 50 stand

21.2

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, bowled it too short, enough time for Yuvraj to rock back and pull it over midwicket, the Indians are getting a move-on now

21.3

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length on middle and off, defended off the front foot with bat close to pad

21.4

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, sightly short on middle, Yuvraj presents the full face to push it back to the bowler

21.5

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, erring in length again but gets away with it, short on the off stump, punched to cover

21.6

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, slower ball bowled at 112 kmph/i> on middle and leg, tries to turn it away on the leg side, is too early into the short, gets a leading edge towards point

India 121/2   Yuvraj Singh 34* (37b 6x4 1x6)

22.2

Southee to Yuvraj Singh, no run, astounding fielding, low full toss on the off stump and that went like a rocket to Broom who threw himself to his left at mid-off to prevent a certain four, Tendulkar was halfway down the pitch and Broom threw it back in, though a little too slowly, and the master dived full length at the non-striker's end to make it back. You don;t often see him diving while he's batting

22.3

Southee to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, fullish outside off, pushed wide of Broom this time for a comfortable single

22.5

Southee to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, just a punch and that's landed 10 rows back over the long-on boundary, full toss outside off and it's just a firm push, how did he manage that? There was no follow through there, the ball's lost now

22.6

Southee to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, expensive over, full and wide, Yuvraj makes room and steers it uppishly wide of point, he's looking lethal here

India 134/2   Yuvraj Singh 45* (41b 7x4 2x6)

23.4

Ryder to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, that's disappeared, what a way to bring up his half-century, meaty length ball on middle and off, he stays his ground, gets under it and strikes it cleanly over the long-on boundary

23.5

Ryder to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, overpitched again, slapped down towards long-off

India 146/2   Yuvraj Singh 52* (43b 7x4 3x6)

24.3

Southee to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, sweetly timed, that raced off the bat, overpitched on the off stump, Yuvraj makes room and creams that just a little wide of Guptill at deep cover, it had disappeared over the ropes in a blink

24.4

Southee to Yuvraj Singh, 1 leg bye, bowled short outside leg and nipped back in, struck Yuvraj high on the pads as he tried to turn that away, they get a leg bye

India 153/2   Yuvraj Singh 56* (45b 8x4 3x6)

25.1

Ryder to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, Ruder gets the same treatment, you can't feed the batsmen with length deliveries when they're in such a mood, full on middle and Yuvraj smashes it a mile over deep midwicket

25.2

Ryder to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, almost had him there, a slower yorker that Yuvraj failed to pick, somehow managed to get his bat down at the right time, got an inside edge behind square

25.4

Ryder to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, brilliant fielding by McCullum, driven powerfully wide of him at mid-on and he throws himself to his right to pull off a superb one-handed save

India 168/2   Yuvraj Singh 64* (48b 8x4 4x6)

26.1

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, makes no difference to Yuvraj, another length ball and he dispatches it over long-on, these two have transformed the tempo of this match

26.2

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good comeback, yorker bowled on middle at 126 kmph, dug out back to the bowler

26.3

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, good length a touch too wide outside off, Yuvraj tries to slog it over midwicket, mistimes it, a slower ball that, bowled at113 kmph

26.4

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, we have a broken bat folks, low full toss on leg stump and Yuvraj tries to drill that through mid-on, strikes the bottom of the bat, splitting the surface

26.5

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, the demolition continues, slower ball bowled short outside off, cut away fiercely behind point, a valiant attempt by the fielder in the deep but in vain

26.6

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, FOUR, and again, full on middle and off, Yuvraj strikes it powerfully in the direction of long-off, Broom flings himself to his left to stop that but it's just struck way too hard

India 190/2   Yuvraj Singh 78* (54b 10x4 5x6)

27.2

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, good length on the off stump, bunts it away to deep cover

27.5

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, round the wicket to the left hander, good length on middle and leg, worked away to fine leg

India 194/2   Yuvraj Singh 80* (56b 10x4 5x6)

28.4

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, pushed off the back foot to mid-off

28.5

Oram to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, back of a length on the off stump, punched to long-off

India 197/2   Yuvraj Singh 81* (58b 10x4 5x6)

29.1

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, SIX, another six! Elliot bowls a slow legspinner to Yuvraj, it's a half-tracker and he pulls it away over deep square leg, just above the fielder, for a big one

29.2

Elliott to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, he's gone now! Short of a good length outside off and came back in just a touch, Yuvraj tried to punch that towards mid-off, got a thin inside edge and McGlashan, who's standing up, snapped a sharp chance

Yuvraj Singh c †McGlashan b Elliott 87 (82m 60b 10x4 6x6) SR: 145.00

India 203/3   Yuvraj Singh 87 (60b 10x4 6x6)
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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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