India tour of New Zealand, 3rd ODI: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Mar 8, 2009
India won by 58 runs
08 March 2009 - day/night match (50-over match)

Mills to Tendulkar, FOUR, gets it right this time, juicy, overpitched ball outside off stump, makes room and steers it beautifully through the point region for a boundary, he's actually overstepped again but the umpire didn't spot it

India 9/0   SR Tendulkar 6* (3b 1x4)   KD Mills 0.2-0-9-0

Southee to Tendulkar, FOUR, short of a length outside off and Tendulkar cashes in, gets back and cuts it away fiercely between point and cover

India 20/1   SR Tendulkar 13* (15b 2x4)   TG Southee 1.3-0-7-0

Mills to Tendulkar, FOUR, superbly timed, slightly short on middle, gets back and flicks it away through square leg, raced off the bat and beat a diving Butler to the boundary. He dived full stretch to drag that back in, but made contact with the ropes

India 25/1   SR Tendulkar 18* (19b 3x4)   KD Mills 2.1-0-17-1

Southee to Tendulkar, FOUR, poor ball, meaty length ball on the pads and Tendulkar just flicks it away in front of square, came off the middle as hot-spot indicates

India 34/1   SR Tendulkar 25* (26b 4x4)   TG Southee 2.4-0-13-0

Southee to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir into the act now, fraction full outside off, he gets front and across and turns it away wristily wide of square leg

India 39/1   G Gambhir 6* (5b 1x4)   TG Southee 3-0-18-0

Mills to Tendulkar, FOUR, that's a slog, slower ball bowled full outside off, he picked it, got down on one knee and dismissed it for a one bounce four towards deep midwicket

India 54/1   SR Tendulkar 35* (35b 5x4)   KD Mills 4.4-0-32-1

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

India 69/2   Yuvraj Singh 4* (1b 1x4)   IG Butler 1.5-0-9-1

Butler to Tendulkar, FOUR, a pressure relieving boundary that, bowled full outside off, gets forward and smashes it through the covers, powerfully struck

India 76/2   SR Tendulkar 45* (55b 6x4)   IG Butler 2.4-0-16-1

Butler to Tendulkar, FOUR, reaches his 92nd ODI half-century with a glance down to the fine-leg boundary, bowled quick on the leg stump and he helps it on its way, a steady innings by the master

India 84/2   SR Tendulkar 52* (59b 7x4)   IG Butler 3.1-0-21-1

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

India 89/2   Yuvraj Singh 10* (11b 2x4)   IG Butler 3.5-0-26-1

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

India 95/2   Yuvraj Singh 14* (18b 3x4)   IG Butler 4.2-0-31-1

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

India 112/2   Yuvraj Singh 25* (30b 4x4 1x6)   JS Patel 0.5-0-7-0

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

India 117/2   Yuvraj Singh 30* (32b 5x4 1x6)   JDP Oram 5.1-1-15-0

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

India 121/2   Yuvraj Singh 34* (33b 6x4 1x6)   JDP Oram 5.2-1-19-0

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)   TG Southee 5-0-35-0

Ryder to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot of the day! The third man is up and there's a narrow gap between him and point, bowled full on the off stump, Tendulkar waits for it and opens the face to beat those two fielders, delicately done

India 138/2   SR Tendulkar 64* (69b 8x4)   JD Ryder 0.2-0-4-0

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

India 152/2   Yuvraj Singh 56* (44b 8x4 3x6)   TG Southee 5.3-0-40-0

Ryder to Tendulkar, FOUR, dreadful bowling, full toss on middle, Tendulkar paddles it away, helping it to the fine-leg boundary, you can't bowl like that with a short fine in place

India 172/2   SR Tendulkar 78* (77b 9x4 1x6)   JD Ryder 1.5-0-26-0

Ryder to Tendulkar, FOUR, carnage! Full on middle and he whips it away through square leg, India coasting along now

India 176/2   SR Tendulkar 82* (78b 10x4 1x6)   JD Ryder 2-0-30-0

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

India 186/2   Yuvraj Singh 74* (53b 9x4 5x6)   JDP Oram 6.5-1-29-0

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)   JDP Oram 7-1-33-0

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

India 211/3   MS Dhoni 5* (6b 1x4)   JS Patel 1.4-0-13-0

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

India 216/3   MS Dhoni 9* (9b 2x4)   GD Elliott 2.3-0-19-1

Patel to Tendulkar, FOUR, classy, low full toss outside off, he makes room and slices it away over point, delightful batting this

India 256/3   SR Tendulkar 111* (104b 11x4 3x6)   JS Patel 4.4-0-37-0

Mills to Tendulkar, FOUR, abysmal bowling from Mills, bowls a full toss on middle, Tendulkar gets across and paddles it over short fine for a one bounce four

India 272/3   SR Tendulkar 120* (111b 12x4 3x6)   KD Mills 6.5-0-43-1

Southee to Tendulkar, FOUR, picked it up beautifully, full on middle, gets under it and strikes it cleanly over midwicket

India 283/3   SR Tendulkar 129* (116b 13x4 3x6)   TG Southee 7-0-56-0

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

India 292/3   MS Dhoni 41* (38b 3x4 1x6)   TG Southee 7.1-0-60-0

Southee to Tendulkar, FOUR, stellar shot, length ball again but they have to be dealt with, he's done it superbly here, makes room and just jabs it wide of cover, no effort there, just timing

India 299/3   SR Tendulkar 137* (121b 14x4 3x6)   TG Southee 7.4-0-67-0

Ryder to Tendulkar, FOUR, atrocious bowling, full toss on leg stump and Tendulkar glances it down fine, a gift really, hands this pair a century partnership

India 306/3   SR Tendulkar 142* (123b 15x4 3x6)   JD Ryder 2.2-0-35-0

Elliott to Tendulkar, FOUR, smashed through the cover region, overpitched again and he caresses that between long-off and deep cover

India 321/3   SR Tendulkar 155* (128b 16x4 4x6)   GD Elliott 6.4-0-53-1

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

India 343/3   MS Dhoni 57* (49b 4x4 2x6)   TG Southee 8.2-0-74-0

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

India 381/3   MS Dhoni 68* (56b 5x4 2x6)   TG Southee 9.5-0-105-0





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