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)

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

India 101/2   Yuvraj Singh 20* (20b 3x4 1x6)   IG Butler 4.4-0-37-1

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

India 130/2   Yuvraj Singh 41* (40b 6x4 2x6)   TG Southee 4.5-0-31-0

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

India 145/2   Yuvraj Singh 51* (42b 7x4 3x6)   JD Ryder 0.4-0-11-0

Southee to Tendulkar, SIX, this a run-fest., full on leg stump, Tendulkar bends down and paddles it over the fine-leg boundary, beautifully struck, Southee, it seems, will be taken off soon

India 159/2   SR Tendulkar 73* (74b 8x4 1x6)   TG Southee 5.5-0-46-0

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

India 165/2   Yuvraj Singh 62* (46b 8x4 4x6)   JD Ryder 1.1-0-19-0

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

India 182/2   Yuvraj Singh 70* (49b 8x4 5x6)   JDP Oram 6.1-1-25-0

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

India 203/2   Yuvraj Singh 87* (59b 10x4 6x6)   GD Elliott 1.1-0-11-0

Elliott to Tendulkar, SIX, sweetly struck, he's into the 90's now, was not to the pitch there, bowled on a good length outside off, he made room and lofted it cleanly over the long-off boundary, went through with the shot, had made up his mind early

India 223/3   SR Tendulkar 94* (91b 10x4 2x6)   GD Elliott 2.5-0-26-1

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

India 237/3   MS Dhoni 21* (19b 2x4 1x6)   JS Patel 3.1-0-22-0

Patel to Tendulkar, SIX, he's cutting loose now, not there to the pitch, fired in quick on a good length on the off stump, he charges down and smashes it over long-off, played with a slightly open face there, still managed to clear the ropes

India 252/3   SR Tendulkar 107* (103b 10x4 3x6)   JS Patel 4.3-0-33-0

Elliott to Tendulkar, SIX, reaches another landmark here, but an outstanding shot, fullish on the off stump, makes room and lofts it cleanly over a widish long-off

India 317/3   SR Tendulkar 151* (127b 15x4 4x6)   GD Elliott 6.3-0-49-1

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)   GD Elliott 7-0-60-1

Ryder to Tendulkar, SIX, what a shot! Battling through pain and still manages to clear the boundary, overpitched outside off and that's dismissed over the deep-cover boundary, felt his ribs immediately after playing that, he's in some trouble here

India 337/3   SR Tendulkar 162* (132b 16x4 5x6)   JD Ryder 3.4-0-46-0

Southee to Raina, SIX, not there to hit but still manages to clear the boundary, bowled on a good length outside off and just heaves it over midwicket for a big one

India 350/3   SK Raina 7* (3b 1x6)   TG Southee 8.5-0-81-0

Southee to Raina, SIX, goodness gracious, another one, full on middle, gets under it and dismisses it over the deep-midwicket boundary

India 356/3   SK Raina 13* (4b 2x6)   TG Southee 9-0-87-0

Southee to Raina, SIX, overpitched again, on middle stump, Raina gets under it and smashes it straight over the bowler's head

India 370/3   SK Raina 21* (7b 3x6)   TG Southee 9.2-0-94-0

Southee to Raina, SIX, brings up Southee's century, with the ball, full outside off, makes room and lofts it cleanly over extra cover

India 376/3   SK Raina 27* (8b 4x6)   TG Southee 9.3-0-100-0

Ryder to Raina, SIX, dreadful stuff from Ryder, full toss outside off and Raina slashes it over deep point for one of the flattest sixes you'll ever see

India 391/4   SK Raina 37* (15b 5x6)   JD Ryder 4.3-0-55-0





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