India in New Zealand ODI Series - 3rd ODI

New Zealand v India

India won by 58 runs

1.1

Kumar to Ryder, 1 run, short outside off stump, bad start, pulled away in front of square towards deep midwicket for a couple

1.2

Kumar to McCullum, no run, chance at the non-striker's end, bowled short outside off, tries to cut it past point, mistimes it and Virender Sehwag has a shy at the stumps but Ryder has just made it back

1.3

Kumar to McCullum, 2 runs, three consecutive short balls, this one's cut away to point who misfields to allow the batsmen get a couple

1.4

Kumar to McCullum, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

1.5

Kumar to McCullum, no run, fuller outside off, pushed off the back foot to cover

1.6

Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, sweetly timed, fraction short and he just punches it wide of cover, sound start by McCullum

New Zealand 12/0   P Kumar 1-0-7-0

3.1

Kumar to McCullum, no run, back of a length on the off stump, bowled at 132 kmph, defended off the back foot towards mid-off

3.2

Kumar to McCullum, no run, short of a good length on the off stump, plays it with an angled bat to point

3.3

Kumar to McCullum, no run, short of a length on the off stump, mistimes a pull to midwicket

3.4

Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, another misfield, struck firmly off the back foot to Raina at cover who fails to get his body behind that one, eight runs already leaked as a result of poor fielding

3.5

Kumar to McCullum, no run, good length on the off stump, pushed off the front foot

3.6

Kumar to McCullum, no run, short and wide, kept really low, McCullum slashed hard but the ball zipped under him, got to the keeper on the second bounce

New Zealand 24/0   P Kumar 2-0-11-0

5.1

Kumar to McCullum, no run, back of a length on middle, pushed back to the bowler

5.2

Kumar to McCullum, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets on the back foot and dabs it to cover

5.3

Kumar to McCullum, no run, short of a good length outside off, chopped down to point

5.4

Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, moved back in off the pitch, landed short on middle and moved into McCullum, he makes room to push that wide of mid-off but ends up getting a thick inside edge towards mid-on

5.5

Kumar to Ryder, no run, slower ball bowled at 111.1 kmph, defended off the front foot back to the bowler

5.6

Kumar to Ryder, SIX, dismissed, just marginally short on middle and Ryder heaves it over the deep square-leg boundary, first six of the New Zealand innings

New Zealand 41/0   P Kumar 3-0-18-0

7.1

Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, pushed off the back foot right through them wide of mid-off for a single

7.2

Kumar to Ryder, no run, back of a length outside off, keeps low as Ryder tries to slog that over midwicket

7.3

Kumar to Ryder, no run, fuller outside off and tries to smash this over the bowlers head, fails to make contact yet again

7.4

Kumar to Ryder, 1 run, slower ball bowled full on the pads from round the wicket, Ryder tries to work it away behind square, is struck on the pads but that was clearly sliding down

7.5

Kumar to McCullum, no run, short of a good length on middle, turned away to square leg

7.6

Kumar to McCullum, no run, they've done a good job keeping McCullum quiet here, stump-to-stump, on middle, gets on the back foot and punches it to cover

New Zealand 48/0   P Kumar 4-0-20-0

9.1

Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum into the act now, just a fraction short on middle, comes down the track while simultaneously making room and punches it crisply between point and cover

9.2

Kumar to McCullum, no run, bowled short of a length on middle and off, pushed back to Praveen

9.3

Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, needs to get his length right, short outside off and McCullum just slaps it from the crease past the bowler for a boundary

9.4

Kumar to McCullum, no run, better, much fuller, on middle stump, pushed back to the bowler off the back foot

9.5

Kumar to McCullum, no run, short of a length outside off, chops it down to point who's standing much closer to the batsman than normal

9.6

Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, pushed to a deepish mid-on for an easy single

New Zealand 67/0   P Kumar 5-0-29-0

36.1

Kumar to Butler, FOUR, short of a length outside off, makes room and punishes him by bludgeoning it through the covers for a boundary

36.2

Kumar to Butler, no run, short of a length on middle, pushed back to the bowler

36.3

Kumar to Butler, 1 run, driven down the ground off the back foot towards long-on for a single

36.4

Kumar to Mills, 1 run, makes some room and pushes it through the covers for a single

36.5

Kumar to Butler, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven through the line towards long-off

36.6

Kumar to Mills, 1 run, in the blockhole outside leg stump, digs it out in front of cover for a run

New Zealand 234/7   P Kumar 6-0-37-0

38.1

Kumar to Mills, no run, good length on middle and off, defended on the back foot

38.2

Kumar to Mills, 1 run, eased into the off side for a single

38.3

Kumar to Southee, 1 wide, wide down the leg side, given

38.3

Kumar to Southee, FOUR, excellent shot, just a fraction short on middle, he picks the length early and pulls it away wide of deep square leg

38.4

Kumar to Southee, no run, good length on middle and off, pushed back into the leg side

38.5

Kumar to Southee, SIX, some meaty hitting this, short on the off stump and he strikes that cleanly over Sehwag at long-on for a six, it seemed as he though he didn't have enough on it but as it turns out, it was pretty well hit

38.6

Kumar to Southee, 1 run, on the pads, worked away through square leg for a single

New Zealand 264/8   P Kumar 7-0-50-0

43.1

Kumar to Southee, no run, short outside off, mistimes a pull straight to midwicket

43.2

Kumar to Southee, FOUR, follows up one short ball with another, makes room and slams it over midwicket, can they pull off a miracle?

43.3

Kumar to Southee, no run, full outside leg, in the slot but he misses an attempted slog

43.4

Kumar to Southee, 1 run, full on middle and leg, glanced down to short fine for a single

43.5

Kumar to Mills, 1 run, in the blockhole on leg stump, dug out well to cover

43.6

Kumar to Southee, FOUR, straying on the pads again an Southee works it away, plays a delectable leg glance to beat short fine, what a fightback

New Zealand 322/8   P Kumar 8-0-60-0

45.1

Kumar to Southee, OUT, short of a length on middle, tries to pull it away, gets a top edge and Praveen takes a comfortable catch running forward

TG Southee c & b Kumar 32 (36m 20b 3x4 2x6) SR: 160.00

New Zealand 334/10   P Kumar 8.1-0-60-1
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Photos

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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