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)

All set for the New Zealand run-chase. Ryder to face Zaheer Khan. Two slips and a gully

0.1

Khan to Ryder, no run, good length outside off, tries to slash it away through point, misses

0.2

Khan to Ryder, no run, full outside off stump, tries to drive it to cover, gets an inside edge onto his pads

0.3

Khan to Ryder, no run, bowled on a length on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

0.4

Khan to Ryder, FOUR, erring in length there, bowled short on middle, pulled away behind square, fine leg had no chance

0.5

Khan to Ryder, 1 run, yorker length on the off stump, dug out wide of mid-off for a quick single

McCullum facing now. He's the key man for New Zealand here

0.6

Khan to McCullum, no run, full delivery on the off stump, driven on the front foot to mid-off

End of over 1 (5 runs) New Zealand 5/0 (388 runs required from 49 overs, RR: 5.00, RRR: 7.91)

    • BB McCullum 0 (1b)
    • JD Ryder 5 (5b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 1-0-5-0

Praveen Kumar to share the new ball. Has two slips in place

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

The slips have been taken off now

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

End of over 2 (7 runs) New Zealand 12/0 (381 runs required from 48 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 7.93)

    • BB McCullum 6 (6b 1x4)
    • JD Ryder 6 (6b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 1-0-7-0
    • Z Khan 1-0-5-0

Tendulkar is not on the field. Rohit Sharma is the substitute fielder

2.1

Khan to Ryder, no run, good length on the off stump and moving away, Ryder pushes at it, left alone

2.2

Khan to Ryder, no run, full on leg stump and would have slid down further, Ryder tries to flick it away but is hit on the pads

2.3

Khan to Ryder, no run, good length on the off stump, defended solidly to cover off the front foot

2.4

Khan to Ryder, FOUR, thrashed, bowled on a good length outside off, there's enough width for Ryder to free his arms and he creams that through the covers

2.5

Khan to Ryder, FOUR, misfield by Yuvraj, full outside off, sliced away towards him at point, he got a bad bounce there and missed it completely

2.6

Khan to Ryder, no run, on middle and leg, defended into the leg side towards midwicket

End of over 3 (8 runs) New Zealand 20/0 (373 runs required from 47 overs, RR: 6.66, RRR: 7.93)

    • JD Ryder 14 (12b 3x4)
    • BB McCullum 6 (6b 1x4)
    • Z Khan 2-0-13-0
    • P Kumar 1-0-7-0

I'm repeating this- Tendulkar is not on the field. Rohit Sharma is the substitute fielder

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

End of over 4 (4 runs) New Zealand 24/0 (369 runs required from 46 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.02)

    • BB McCullum 10 (12b 2x4)
    • JD Ryder 14 (12b 3x4)
    • P Kumar 2-0-11-0
    • Z Khan 2-0-13-0
4.1

Khan to Ryder, no run, perfect, bowled on a yorker length on middle, dug out to mid-off

One slip in place for Ryder

4.2

Khan to Ryder, no run, bowled on a good length on middle and leg, turned away to midwicket

4.3

Khan to Ryder, no run

4.4

Khan to Ryder, FOUR, in the slot outside off stump and Ruder goes for it, gets forward and drives it elegantly wide of cover

4.5

Khan to Ryder, 2 runs, flicked away this time, full on middle, clips it wide of midwicket, deep square leg runs to his right and drags it back in

4.6

Khan to Ryder, FOUR, excellent stuff, full outside off, makes room and plays a delightful steer between cover and point, he's got into his groove now

End of over 5 (10 runs) New Zealand 34/0 (359 runs required from 45 overs, RR: 6.80, RRR: 7.97)

    • JD Ryder 24 (18b 5x4)
    • BB McCullum 10 (12b 2x4)
    • Z Khan 3-0-23-0
    • 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

End of over 6 (7 runs) New Zealand 41/0 (352 runs required from 44 overs, RR: 6.83, RRR: 8.00)

    • JD Ryder 30 (20b 5x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 11 (16b 2x4)
    • P Kumar 3-0-18-0
    • Z Khan 3-0-23-0

Munaf Patel replaces Zaheer

6.1

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length on the off stump bowled at 131 kmph, guided off the back foot to third man

6.2

Patel to Ryder, no run, short of a length outside off, cut away to point

6.3

Patel to Ryder, no run, fuller outside off, driven off the front foot to cover-point

A short cover and a short midwicket in place

6.4

Patel to Ryder, no run, slower ball bowled on a good length outside off, defended to short cover

6.5

Patel to Ryder, FOUR, too much width there, Ryder waits for it and smashes between short cover and cover-point for a boundary

6.6

Patel to Ryder, no run, short and wide, there to cut, he does so but straight to point, missed opportunity

End of over 7 (5 runs) New Zealand 46/0 (347 runs required from 43 overs, RR: 6.57, RRR: 8.06)

    • JD Ryder 34 (25b 6x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 12 (17b 2x4)
    • MM Patel 1-0-5-0
    • P Kumar 3-0-18-0

Two close-in catchers for McCullum on the off side. Two short covers

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

End of over 8 (2 runs) New Zealand 48/0 (345 runs required from 42 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 8.21)

    • BB McCullum 13 (20b 2x4)
    • JD Ryder 35 (28b 6x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 4-0-20-0
    • MM Patel 1-0-5-0

Siva: "Seems NZ openers have a split strategy for every over. First three balls they have consistently watched and movement and line. Last three balls they are going after it. And the strategy has been working so far to keep the run rate healthy."

8.1

Patel to Ryder, 1 run, misfield again, low full toss on the off stump, driven straight to cover who fumbles

8.2

Patel to McCullum, no run, bowled on a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

8.3

Patel to McCullum, FOUR, full on middle and off, just chipped over Harbhajan at mid-off for a boundary, well timed in the end

8.4

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, bowled on a good length on the off stump, opens the face to guide it to third man for a single

8.5

Patel to Ryder, no run, goodish length outside off, gets forward and forces it to mid-on

8.6

Patel to Ryder, FOUR, in the slot, overpitched outside off, gets forward and caresses it between cover and mid-off, raced along this lush outfield

End of over 9 (10 runs) New Zealand 58/0 (335 runs required from 41 overs, RR: 6.44, RRR: 8.17)

    • JD Ryder 40 (31b 7x4 1x6)
    • BB McCullum 18 (23b 3x4)
    • MM Patel 2-0-15-0
    • 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

Dhoni is standing up now

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

End of over 10 (9 runs) New Zealand 67/0 (326 runs required from 40 overs, RR: 6.70, RRR: 8.15)

    • BB McCullum 27 (29b 5x4)
    • JD Ryder 40 (31b 7x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 5-0-29-0
    • MM Patel 2-0-15-0

Karthikeyan: "Munaf Patel's line to the left hander ha been too wide. He is letting Jesse Ryder free his arms too much. His line to the right hander is pretty okay though. Maybe he neednt get so close to the stumps while bowling to Jesse?"

India have taken the second powerplay now

10.1

Patel to McCullum, no run, short of a good length outside off, cut away to point off the back foot

10.2

Patel to McCullum, no run, on the stumps this time, bowled much fuller, pushed uppishly to cover off the front foot

10.3

Patel to McCullum, no run, low full toss on the off stump, McCullum walks across and drives it straight to extra cover

10.4

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, good length on the off stump, guided wide of point towards deep cover for a single

10.5

Patel to Ryder, 1 run, fullish length outside off, steered to third man for a single

10.6

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, gives him the charge but Munaf fires it on middle, McCullu pushes it wide of mid-on for a single

End of over 11 (3 runs) New Zealand 70/0 (323 runs required from 39 overs, RR: 6.36, RRR: 8.28)

    • BB McCullum 29 (34b 5x4)
    • JD Ryder 41 (32b 7x4 1x6)
    • MM Patel 3-0-18-0
    • P Kumar 5-0-29-0

Amey: "I think this match is gonna be a last over thriller.The small boundaries,batsmen friendly pitch and the way the NZ batmen are batting its gonna be one hell of a match !!!"

Zaheer back into the attack, change of ends

11.1

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, bowled short outside off and moved further away, McCullum reached for it and chopped it wide of cover for a single

11.2

Khan to Ryder, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, pushed gently to mid-on for a single

11.3

Khan to McCullum, no run, full outside off, induces him into playing the drive, the ball moves away off the pitch to beat the outside edge

11.4

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, good length on middle and off, tries to defend on the front foot, the bat turns in his hand and the ball ends up at fine leg

11.5

Khan to Ryder, 1 run, on middle and leg, flicked away to Harbhajan at fine leg who does well to keep the batsmen down to just one

11.6

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, full on middle and off, dabbed towards mid-off and they set off for an easy single

End of over 12 (5 runs) New Zealand 75/0 (318 runs required from 38 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 8.36)

    • BB McCullum 32 (38b 5x4)
    • JD Ryder 43 (34b 7x4 1x6)
    • Z Khan 4-0-28-0
    • MM Patel 3-0-18-0

A solid start by the hosts but they need to step up from here on

12.1

Patel to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum does exactly that, short of a length outside off, makes room and slashes it over point

12.2

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, pressure on Yuvraj who fumbles, fraction short and he pushes it straight to him, had he gathered it cleanly and thrown down the stumps at either end, things would have been interesting

12.3

Patel to Ryder, 2 runs, dropped, a sitter, good length outside off, Ryder tries to run it down to third man, gets a thick edge to Dhoni who fails to hold on to a dolly

12.4

Patel to Ryder, SIX, and Ryder makes him pay, full outside off, makes room and slices it just over deep cover, who's already over the ropes as he tries to catch it, didn't hold on anyway, brings up his fifty!

12.5

Patel to Ryder, no run, good length on middle and off, driven uppishly, falls just short of extra cover

12.6

Patel to Ryder, FOUR, rubbish, short outside off and Ryder has no trouble pulling this over midwicket

India now badly need a wicket, though the asking rate is still over eight

End of over 13 (17 runs) New Zealand 92/0 (301 runs required from 37 overs, RR: 7.07, RRR: 8.13)

    • JD Ryder 55 (38b 8x4 2x6)
    • BB McCullum 37 (40b 6x4)
    • MM Patel 4-0-35-0
    • Z Khan 4-0-28-0
13.1

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, good length on middle and off, moved away, McCullum tried to play it to the leg side but ended up getting a leading edge towards mid-off

13.2

Khan to Ryder, no run, full on the off stump, driven straight to mid-off

13.3

Khan to Ryder, 1 run, short of a length on middle and leg, turned away to deep square leg

13.4

Khan to McCullum, 2 runs, dropped, McCullum gets a life this time, banged in short outside off, he charges down the track and slashes it straight to Yusuf Pathan at deep point, positioned exactly for that shot. It was sharp chance, came quickly at him but he didn't have to move much there, should have been snapped

13.5

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, pushed off the back foot to Yusuf again

13.6

Khan to Ryder, 1 run, full on middle and off, played off the front foot wide of mid-off for a single

End of over 14 (6 runs) New Zealand 98/0 (295 runs required from 36 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 8.19)

    • JD Ryder 57 (41b 8x4 2x6)
    • BB McCullum 41 (43b 6x4)
    • Z Khan 5-0-34-0
    • MM Patel 4-0-35-0
14.1

Patel to Ryder, FOUR, Ryder is in prime form here, bowled full on the off stump, lofted cleanly over mid-off for a one bounce four, easily done, brings up the century stand

14.2

Patel to Ryder, 1 run, swung across the line there, good length outside off and heaves it wide of Rohit Sharma at midwicket where he dives well to his left to keep the batsmen down to one

14.3

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, short of a length on the off stump, dabbed into the leg side for a single, giving the more flamboyant - at least in this innings - Ryder the strike

14.4

Patel to Ryder, 1 run, full outside off, driven off the front foot to long-off

14.5

Patel to McCullum, no run, beaten, landed full outside off and moved away just as McCulum tried to play an off drive

14.6

Patel to McCullum, 1 run, on the off stump, opens the face to run it down to third man for a single

Excellent stand this, they've given their team the ideal start and laid a solid platform for a fighting run-chase

End of over 15 (8 runs) New Zealand 106/0 (287 runs required from 35 overs, RR: 7.06, RRR: 8.20)

    • BB McCullum 43 (46b 6x4)
    • JD Ryder 63 (44b 9x4 2x6)
    • MM Patel 5-0-43-0
    • Z Khan 5-0-34-0

Spin being brought in now, Yuvraj into the attack

15.1

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, no run, tossed up outside off, lands full, pushed to point

15.2

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 1 run, short of a length on middle, punched off the back foot towards deep midwicket

15.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, no run, shortish outside off, punched back to Yuvraj

15.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, no run, quicker through the air, bowled flat on the off stump, pushed to cover

15.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, no run, low full toss on the off stump, pushed back to the bowler

15.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut away off the back foot to deep point, decent start by the part-timer

End of over 16 (2 runs) New Zealand 108/0 (285 runs required from 34 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 8.38)

    • JD Ryder 64 (48b 9x4 2x6)
    • BB McCullum 44 (48b 6x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-0
    • MM Patel 5-0-43-0

Earl: "Note to Amey: Not withstanding the accuracy of your observations, I think that the 'last over thriller' thing is just wishful thinking. But this is cricket, so we'll see. "

Harbhajan into the attack now

16.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 1 run

16.2

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, tossed up outside off, spinning in, guided to point for a single

16.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, SIX, terrible bowling, rank long hop on the off stump and spinning away, Ryder transfers his weight on the back foot and smashes that over deep midwicket

16.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, SIX, short again, quicker through the air but Ryder was quick on his feet, rocked back and pulled it away over the deep midwicket fielder, only just, for another six

16.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, no run, full on middle and off, pushed off the front foot to cover

16.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, FOUR, frees his arms this time, it's overpitched outside off, he makes room and carts that over extra cover for a boundary, India under pressure here

End of over 17 (18 runs) New Zealand 126/0 (267 runs required from 33 overs, RR: 7.41, RRR: 8.09)

    • JD Ryder 81 (53b 10x4 4x6)
    • BB McCullum 45 (49b 6x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-18-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-0
17.1

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 2 runs, flat outside off, slices it wide of a diving point for a couple

17.2

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, no run, flighted on middle and off, pushed off the front foot to cover

17.3

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, SIX, India are bleeding runs here, bangs it in short on middle, McCullum smashes that into the stands over deep square leg to bring up his half-century

17.4

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, no run, pushed off the front foot back to the bowler

17.5

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

17.6

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to point for a single

The openers have set up this game beautifully here. With the likes of Oram and Taylor to follow, a nail-biter simply cannot be ruled out. The Indians, on their part, have been awful in the field, dropping two easy chances to allow New Zealand reach the position they are in.

End of over 18 (9 runs) New Zealand 135/0 (258 runs required from 32 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 8.06)

    • BB McCullum 54 (55b 6x4 1x6)
    • JD Ryder 81 (53b 10x4 4x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-11-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 1-0-18-0

Harbhajan to continue

18.1

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, bowled on a good length on middle and leg, worked away wide of midwicket for a single

18.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, no run, short of a length outside off, pushed off the back foot to extra cover

18.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, FOUR, Ryder plays an imperious drive over the covers to an overpitched ball that deserved the treatment

18.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 2 runs, short of a good length outside off, cut away towards deep point for a couple

18.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, FOUR, too full again, he stays his ground and lofts it cleanly over extra cover for another four, India's premier offspinner is being carted all around here

18.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, no run, tossed up on middle and off, pushed back to Harbhajan who'll be happy the over has ended

End of over 19 (11 runs) New Zealand 146/0 (247 runs required from 31 overs, RR: 7.68, RRR: 7.96)

    • JD Ryder 91 (58b 12x4 4x6)
    • BB McCullum 55 (56b 6x4 1x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-29-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 2-0-11-0
19.1

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 1 run, good length on middle and leg, dabbed into the leg side for a single

19.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, swatted down the ground to long-on for a single

19.3

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, no run, short outside off, cut away straight to short third

19.4

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, SIX, dismissed, not even to the pitch but charges down the track and smashes a good length ball into the stands over long-on for a massive six

19.5

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 1 run, on the front foot, tries to drive to cover, gets an inside edge towards midwicket, they steal a single

19.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, 1 run, tossed up on the off stump, driven down the ground to long-off

End of over 20 (10 runs) New Zealand 156/0 (237 runs required from 30 overs, RR: 7.80, RRR: 7.90)

    • JD Ryder 93 (60b 12x4 4x6)
    • BB McCullum 63 (60b 6x4 2x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-21-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 2-0-29-0
20.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, no run, short and wide, cut away towards Yuvraj at point who does well to stop that diving to his right

20.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, dropped into the leg side for a quick single

20.3

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, no run, the doosra, bowled on a good length outside off, McCullum picked it, guided it to point

20.4

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, no run, the doosra again which McCullum didn't pick this time, played inside the line to that one, just beat the outside edge

20.5

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, no run, gets on the front foot and plays it away straight to point

20.6

Harbhajan Singh to McCullum, 1 run, steers it through the vacant point region for a single

End of over 21 (2 runs) New Zealand 158/0 (235 runs required from 29 overs, RR: 7.52, RRR: 8.10)

    • BB McCullum 64 (64b 6x4 2x6)
    • JD Ryder 94 (62b 12x4 4x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-31-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 3-0-21-0
21.1

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, SIX, long hop, what are the bowlers doing here? McCullum gets back and dispatches it into the stands over deep midwicket, and the ball is lost

Anirudh: "This is anirudh(9 years old) from singapore.Dhoni should surely bring on Yusuf Pathan. He can really slow things down. We saw that in the t20's and ODI's in Srilanka. You can rely on him and Yuvraj to bowl really tight spells."

21.2

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, no run, short of a length outside off, makes room and cuts it straight to point

21.3

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, no run, flighted on the , guided off the front foot to point

21.4

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 1 run, full on the off stump, driven through the line towards deep cover

21.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, no run, short of a length on the off stump, slaps it back to the bowler

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, 1 wide, fired in down the leg side, promptly given a wide

21.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, OUT, run out, excellent fielding by Raina, finally redeems himself, worked away just wide of him at midwicket, he covers good ground running to his left and returns an accurate throw to Dhoni who takes off the bails to find McCullum short of his ground, he's out by miles and India, at last, get a breakthrough

BB McCullum run out 71 (88m 68b 6x4 3x6) SR: 104.41

End of over 22 (8 runs) New Zealand 166/1 (227 runs required from 28 overs, RR: 7.54, RRR: 8.10)

    • JD Ryder 94 (64b 12x4 4x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-29-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 3-0-31-0
22.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, no run, short of a length outside off, spins away as he tries to cut that off the back foot

22.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 2 runs, short outside off, hit firmly wide of deep cover for a couple

22.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 1 run, pushed off the front foot to deep point

Ross Taylor has come in at No.3, on his birthday

22.4

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, no run, tossed up on middle, works it away to short fine

22.5

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, 1 run, short of a length on the off stump, waits for it to spin into him and pushes it off the back foot to long-on

Ryder on 97

22.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, no run, short of a length on and outside off, pushed off the back foot to cover

End of over 23 (4 runs) New Zealand 170/1 (223 runs required from 27 overs, RR: 7.39, RRR: 8.25)

    • JD Ryder 97 (68b 12x4 4x6)
    • LRPL Taylor 1 (2b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-35-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 4-0-29-0

India will be mightily relieved about getting rid of McCullum. But he's done a splendid job to give New Zealand a fitting start in a mammoth run-chase

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, driven off the front foot back to Yuvraj who dives to stop but is unable to prevent a single

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, 1 run, turned away behind square for a single

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, 1 run, driven off the front foot wide of cover for a single

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, no run, shortish delivery on the off stump, mistimes a pull straight to midwicket

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, 1 run, short on middle and leg, whips it away off his pads towards deep square leg

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Taylor, FOUR, Taylor attacks, tossed up outside off, comes down a couple of steps and strikes it cleanly over extra cover to beat the gap between long-off and deep cover, perfectly placed

End of over 24 (8 runs) New Zealand 178/1 (215 runs required from 26 overs, RR: 7.41, RRR: 8.26)

    • LRPL Taylor 7 (5b 1x4)
    • JD Ryder 99 (71b 12x4 4x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-0-37-0
    • Harbhajan Singh 4-0-35-0

Jesse Ryder on 99....on the cusp of a major landmark for him

24.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 1 run, gets it with a gentle dab short of cover, brings up his maiden ODI ton off just 72 balls, superb knock

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Taylor, OUT, run out, short of a length outside off, tries to pull it away, is rapped on the pads as it spins in, huge appeal turned down, the ball rolls to Yuvraj at short fine as Taylor is already out of his crease seeking a single, he rockets in a perfect throw, Dhoni collects it and flicks the ball onto the stumps to find Taylor just short

LRPL Taylor run out 7 (9m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66

Crucial blow. India have earned both their wickets by way of run outs, so they've recovered well in the field after some shockers early on

Guptill, the new batsman

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Guptill, 1 run, turned away off the back foot into the leg side

24.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, no run, tries to cut it past point, mistimes it to cover instead

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 1 run, pushed off the back foot in front of cover for a single

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Guptill, no run, tossed up on middle and off, defended into the leg side

There was some confusion over whether Dhoni took the bails off with his gloves, but front-angle replays confirmed that it was indeed the ball that dislodged the bails

End of over 25 (3 runs) New Zealand 181/2 (212 runs required from 25 overs, RR: 7.24, RRR: 8.48)

    • MJ Guptill 1 (2b)
    • JD Ryder 101 (74b 12x4 4x6)
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-0-38-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 5-0-37-0
25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, 1 run, short of a length outside off, swatted down the ground to long-on

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, no run

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Guptill, OUT, Yuvraj slips in an arm ball that's drifting onto the pads, Guptill tries to work it away off the front foot, misses, is rapped on the pads and the Indians break out into a huge appeal. The umpire Baxter, after giving it some thought, raises his finger though replays indicate the ball may have been sliding down

MJ Guptill lbw b Yuvraj Singh 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Grant Elliot makes his way in

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, no run, good length on the off stump, defended to cover

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, 1 run, pushed off the front foot wide of midwicket to get off the mark

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Ryder, no run, arm ball bowled outside leg, Ryder tries to turn it away behind square, is struck on the pads

New Zealand have lost their way here, losing three wickets for 16. Guptill, though, was a touch unlucky.

End of over 26 (2 runs) New Zealand 183/3 (210 runs required from 24 overs, RR: 7.03, RRR: 8.75)

    • JD Ryder 102 (76b 12x4 4x6)
    • GD Elliott 1 (2b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-0-39-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 5-0-38-0
26.1

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

26.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, no run, short outside off, tries to pull it away over midwicket, hit high on the pads

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 2 runs, full outside off, drive uppishly wide of deep cover for a single, sweetly timed

26.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, 1 run, driven into the off side for a single

26.5

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, 1 run, worked away into the leg side towards midwicket for a single

26.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ryder, OUT, big wicket, bowled flat and full outside off, Ryder just chips it without much effort, he ends up timing it a little too well to find a perfectly positioned Zaheer at long-off who takes it gleefully

JD Ryder c Khan b Harbhajan Singh 105 (108m 80b 12x4 4x6) SR: 131.25

Ryder departs after a stellar innings, but India seem to have struck at the right time. They have fought back well here

End of over 27 (5 runs) New Zealand 188/4 (205 runs required from 23 overs, RR: 6.96, RRR: 8.91)

    • GD Elliott 3 (4b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-0-43-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 6-0-39-1
27.1

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, no run, short of a good length outside off, left alone to the keeper

Ora is the new batsman

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, no run, full on middle and off, defended off the front foot to the bowler

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, 1 run, short on middle and leg, hit through the line to long-on

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, no run, eased through the cover region, fails to find the gap though

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, no run, held it back and pushed through quick, played back to Yuvraj

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, 1 run, kept really low there, almost trapped him in front, got his bat down in time to play it away on the leg side

End of over 28 (2 runs) New Zealand 190/4 (203 runs required from 22 overs, RR: 6.78, RRR: 9.22)

    • GD Elliott 4 (7b)
    • JDP Oram 1 (3b)
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-0-41-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 6-0-43-1
28.1

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, no run, on middle and leg, worked away off the back foot to short fine

28.2

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, no run, short on middle and leg, pushed to midwicket

28.3

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, 1 run, back of a length outside off, punched through the covers for a single

Round the wicket to Oram

28.4

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, 1 run, flighted outside off, gets outside the line, closes the face and pushes it into the leg side for a single

28.5

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, FOUR, poor ball bowled outside leg stump, quicker one, paddles it away to beat the short-fine fielder to the fine-leg boundary, it actually came off his thigh pad

28.6

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, no run, the doosra, Elliot was down the track but picked it, pushing it straight to cover, calls for a single but they don't want a third run out here, Oram wisely sends him back

End of over 29 (6 runs) New Zealand 196/4 (197 runs required from 21 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 9.38)

    • GD Elliott 9 (12b 1x4)
    • JDP Oram 2 (4b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-0-49-1
    • Yuvraj Singh 7-0-41-1
29.1

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, 2 runs, fired in quick down the leg side, glances it down fine toward short fine, a overthrow allows them another run

29.2

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, no run, arm ball bowled short outside off, tries to cut, is beaten by the pace

29.3

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, 1 run

29.4

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, 1 run, pushed off the back foot towards deep cover for a single

29.5

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, no run, beaten again, tossed up, lands on a good length outside off, tries to late-cut it delicately past short third, but misses

29.6

Yuvraj Singh to Oram, 1 run, flighted on middle and off, driven down the ground to long-off

End of over 30 (5 runs) New Zealand 201/4 (192 runs required from 20 overs, RR: 6.70, RRR: 9.60)

    • JDP Oram 6 (9b)
    • GD Elliott 10 (13b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-0-46-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 7-0-49-1
30.1

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, pushed away to deep midwicket for a single

30.2

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, 1 run, short of a length outside off, gets back and bunts it to deep cover

30.3

Harbhajan Singh to Oram, OUT, he's chopped it on! Slightly short outside off, pushed through quick, he went back to cut that towards point, got a thick inside edge straight into the off stump

JDP Oram b Harbhajan Singh 7 (9m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

New Zealand are sliding here. India are now in command.

The wicketkeeper McGlashan comes in

30.4

Harbhajan Singh to McGlashan, no run, flighted on middle, defended back to the bowler

30.5

Harbhajan Singh to McGlashan, no run, straight on middle and off, defended solidly off the front foot

30.6

Harbhajan Singh to McGlashan, no run, short of a length outside off, pushed away to point

The asking rate has now climbed to 10-an-over

End of over 31 (2 runs) New Zealand 203/5 (190 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 6.54, RRR: 10.00)

    • PD McGlashan 0 (3b)
    • GD Elliott 11 (14b 1x4)
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-0-51-2
    • Yuvraj Singh 8-0-46-1
31.1

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, 1 run, short of a length outside off, punched away off the back foot to deep cover

31.2

Yuvraj Singh to McGlashan, 1 run, dropped into the off side short of point for a quick single

31.3

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, 2 runs, gets back and bunts it wide of Praveen Kumar at long-off for a couple

31.4

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, no run, full outside off, driven straight to extra cover

31.5

Yuvraj Singh to Elliott, 1 run, tossed up outside off, slog-swept towards deep midwicket

31.6

Yuvraj Singh to McGlashan, 3 runs, cut away off the back foot in the narrow gap between point and short third, Zaheer Khan there dives rather comically, Yusuf does a pretty good job in the deep running from deep cover to drag it back just inside the ropes

End of over 32 (8 runs) New Zealand 211/5 (182 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 6.59, RRR: 10.11)

    • PD McGlashan 4 (5b)
    • GD Elliott 15 (18b 1x4)
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-0-54-1
    • Harbhajan Singh 8-0-51-2

New Zealand have opted to take their batting powerplay

32.1

Harbhajan Singh to McGlashan, 1 run, drops it short of cover off the back foot for a quick single

32.2

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, no run, short of a length on middle, pushed back to Harbhajan off the back foot

32.3

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, no run, flighted on middle, tries to sweep it fine, gets an inside edge onto his pads

32.4

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, 1 run, full on middle and leg, swept down to fine leg for a single

32.5

Harbhajan Singh to McGlashan, 1 run, good length outside off, tries to reverse sweep that over point, gets an edge onto the pads wide of Dhoni for a quick single

32.6

Harbhajan Singh to Elliott, 1 run, flat and quick outside off, steered to point and they scamper a quick single

End of over 33 (4 runs) New Zealand 215/5 (178 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.51, RRR: 10.47)

    • GD Elliott 17 (22b 1x4)
    • PD McGlashan 6 (7b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-0-55-2
    • Yuvraj Singh 9-0-54-1

Zaheer back into the attack

33.1

Khan to Elliott, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, dropped into the off side on the back foot and steal a quick run

33.2

Khan to McGlashan, 1 run, tucked away in front of square wide of midwicket for a single

33.3

Khan to Elliott, OUT, yorker fired in at 138.1 kmph on the off stump, Elliot is late in bringing his bat down in time, he misses and the stumps take a beating! New Zealand have lost too many wickets for too few runs and the task now is virtually impossible

GD Elliott b Khan 18 (27m 24b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

Ian Butler comes in, with Guptill as runner

33.4

Khan to Butler, 1 run, yorker length on middle and off, dug out into the leg side for a single

33.5

Khan to McGlashan, OUT, bowled'im! Good length on the off stump and held its line, kept a little low but McGlashan didn't have it covered, stayed his ground and pushed at it lazily to be bowled through the gate

PD McGlashan b Khan 7 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

Kyle Mills walks in

33.6

Khan to Mills, no run, full on the off stump, defended off the front foot to point

The over from Zaheer has more or less sealed it for India

End of over 34 (3 runs) New Zealand 218/7 (175 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.41, RRR: 10.93)

    • KD Mills 0 (1b)
    • IG Butler 1 (1b)
    • Z Khan 6-0-37-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 9-0-55-2
34.1

Harbhajan Singh to Butler, no run, pushed through quick on middle and leg, was going down, rapped on the pads as he tries to work it to midwicket

34.2

Harbhajan Singh to Butler, no run, bowled on a good length on middle, pushed back to the bowler

34.3

Harbhajan Singh to Butler, no run, flighted outside off, pushed uppishly off the front foot to cover

34.4

Harbhajan Singh to Butler, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended off the back foot towards midwicket

34.5

Harbhajan Singh to Butler, 1 run, whipped away off his pads towards deep square leg for a single

34.6

Harbhajan Singh to Mills, no run, tossed up on middle and spinning down leg, tries to work it away fine, is hit high on the pads

End of an excellent spell by Harbhajan. He had gone for 31 off his first three overs, but has recovered superbly

End of over 35 (1 run) New Zealand 219/7 (174 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 11.60)

    • KD Mills 0 (2b)
    • IG Butler 2 (6b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-0-56-2
    • Z Khan 6-0-37-2
35.1

Khan to Butler, 2 runs, short of a length on middle, pulled away over midwicket for a couple

35.2

Khan to Butler, no run, fullish outside off, makes room and drives it straight to mid-on

Coming round the wicket now

35.3

Khan to Butler, 1 run, bowled on a good length outside off, tries to heave it away over midwicket, is struck on the thighs but they manage to scamper a quick single

35.4

Khan to Mills, 1 run, fullish outside off, driven straight to mid-off for a single

35.5

Khan to Butler, 2 runs, slower ball bowled full outside off, makes room and lofts it over the infield on the off side, clears cover but is mistimed, get s a couple

35.6

Khan to Butler, 1 run, full on middle, driven off the front foot to long-off for a single

End of over 36 (7 runs) New Zealand 226/7 (167 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.27, RRR: 11.92)

    • IG Butler 8 (11b)
    • KD Mills 1 (3b)
    • Z Khan 7-0-44-2
    • Harbhajan Singh 10-0-56-2

Praveen Kumar into the attack now

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

End of over 37 (8 runs) New Zealand 234/7 (159 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.32, RRR: 12.23)

    • KD Mills 3 (5b)
    • IG Butler 14 (15b 1x4)
    • P Kumar 6-0-37-0
    • Z Khan 7-0-44-2

Yuvraj to bowl

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Mills, SIX, smack! Fighted on the off stump, lands on a length, makes some room and smashes it over long-off for a massive six

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Mills, 1 run, quicker one bowled short outside off, guided to short third who concedes an overthrow at the non-striker's end

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Butler, 2 runs, short of a length on middle, pulled away over midwicket for a couple, not timed as well as he would have liked

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Butler, 2 runs, arm ball, gets a thick inside edge wide of short fine

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Butler, SIX, big one, in the slot on leg stump, swings it away just over the deep-midwicket fielder for a six, he's going down fighting here

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Butler, OUT, his resistance ends! Bowled quick and flat on the off stump, gets back and looks to swat that over the bowler's head, misses and the off stump is out of the ground

IG Butler b Yuvraj Singh 24 (23m 19b 1x4 1x6) SR: 126.31

End of a decent effort by Yuvraj. He'll take 2-71 after the treatment he received from the openers early on

End of over 38 (17 runs) New Zealand 251/8 (142 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.60, RRR: 11.83)

    • KD Mills 10 (7b 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 10-0-71-2
    • 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

Tim Southee to face. What can he do to make some amends for his century with the ball in the Indian innings?

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

End of over 39 (13 runs) New Zealand 264/8 (129 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 6.76, RRR: 11.72)

    • TG Southee 11 (4b 1x4 1x6)
    • KD Mills 11 (9b 1x6)
    • P Kumar 7-0-50-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 10-0-71-2

Zaheer Khan comes back on

39.1

Khan to Southee, 1 run, on middle and off, dragged off the back foot towards Harbhajan at deep midwicket

39.2

Khan to Mills, FOUR, excellent shot, fires in a full delivery on middle, Mills waits for it, gets under it nicely and lofts it over the bowlers head for crisply hit boundary

39.3

Khan to Mills, no run, yorker length on the off stump, dug out to cover

39.4

Khan to Mills, 1 run, slower ball bowled slightly short outside off, he didn't pick that and was into the shot too early, dragged to midwicket and they steal a quick single

39.5

Khan to Southee, 1 wide, straying down leg, tries to clip it fine, misses, given a wide

39.5

Khan to Southee, 1 leg bye, full outside leg stump, tries to swing that away over deep midwicket, the only contact he makes with the ball is with his pads and they get a leg-bye

39.6

Khan to Mills, 1 run, dropped, short on middle, goes for a mighty pull, gets the top-edge and it takes forever to come down, Raina and Zaheer are calling for it but Raina decides it is his, as it turns out, he's nowhere near the ball, falls forward, rolls over and injures his head, nothing serious

End of over 40 (9 runs) New Zealand 273/8 (120 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.82, RRR: 12.00)

    • KD Mills 17 (13b 1x4 1x6)
    • TG Southee 12 (6b 1x4 1x6)
    • Z Khan 8-0-52-2
    • P Kumar 7-0-50-0

Munaf Patel into the attack

40.1

Patel to Mills, 1 run, low full toss on the off stump, driven to long-off for a single

40.2

Patel to Southee, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump, given

40.2

Patel to Southee, SIX, some good hitting here, length ball outside off, continuing with the tradition left behind by New Zealand earlier, he gets under it nicely and deposits it over the deep midwicket boundary

40.3

Patel to Southee, 1 run, struck powerfully but straight to long-on this time

40.4

Patel to Mills, 1 run, full outside off, sliced away behind point for a single

40.5

Patel to Southee, no run, overpitched outside the off stump, has a wild and blind swing at it, misses

40.6

Patel to Southee, no run, slower ball bowled full outside off, tries to run it down to third man, misses

End of over 41 (10 runs) New Zealand 283/8 (110 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.90, RRR: 12.22)

    • TG Southee 19 (10b 1x4 2x6)
    • KD Mills 19 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • MM Patel 6-0-53-0
    • Z Khan 8-0-52-2
41.1

Khan to Mills, FOUR, full on middle and leg, makes room and drills it through the vacant cover-region, sped off his bat

41.2

Khan to Mills, no run, full outside off and swinging away, tries to smash that over the bowler's head, misses

41.3

Khan to Mills, FOUR, slashed away this time, this pair is showing some spunk, short and wide and he cut it powerfully behind point

41.4

Khan to Mills, FOUR, four more, though a little lucky this time, full on middle and leg, tries to keep it out, gets an inside edge all the way to the fine-leg boundary

41.5

Khan to Mills, 1 leg bye, full outside leg stump, tries to chip that over midwicket, is hit on the pads and the ball rolls over behind point for a single

41.6

Khan to Southee, 1 run, low full toss on middle, pushed back past the bowler towards long-off

End of over 42 (14 runs) New Zealand 297/8 (96 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 7.07, RRR: 12.00)

    • TG Southee 20 (11b 1x4 2x6)
    • KD Mills 31 (20b 4x4 1x6)
    • Z Khan 9-0-65-2
    • MM Patel 6-0-53-0

This partnership is already worth 46, off just four overs

42.1

Patel to Southee, 1 run, full on the off stump, dragged towards long-on for a single

42.2

Patel to Mills, FOUR, brings the 50 stand and the 300 in style, full outside off, the bowler's simply haven't learnt, carts it over extra cover for a one bounce four

42.3

Patel to Mills, no run, held it back, but only just, swings at it, misses

42.4

Patel to Mills, FOUR, third man is up and Munaf bowls short, Mills slashes hard and the ball flies away over short third for a boundary

42.5

Patel to Mills, SIX, what's happening here, some superb hitting combined with some dreadful bowling, slower ball bowled full on the off stump and Mills slogs it way over the deep-midwicket boundary, if only New Zealand had not lost a flurry of wickets in the middle overs

42.6

Patel to Mills, no run, good length on middle and off, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 43 (15 runs) New Zealand 312/8 (81 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 7.25, RRR: 11.57)

    • KD Mills 45 (25b 6x4 2x6)
    • TG Southee 21 (12b 1x4 2x6)
    • MM Patel 7-0-68-0
    • Z Khan 9-0-65-2

Praveen Kumar comes on

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?

77 needed off 39

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

Indians have been lax in the field for the last few overs and have paid the price. 71 needed off 36 now, doable, though still unlikely

End of over 44 (10 runs) New Zealand 322/8 (71 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 7.31, RRR: 11.83)

    • TG Southee 30 (17b 3x4 2x6)
    • KD Mills 46 (26b 6x4 2x6)
    • P Kumar 8-0-60-0
    • MM Patel 7-0-68-0
44.1

Patel to Mills, SIX, continues to bowl his rubbish, full outside off, a length ball and Mills lofts it powerfully over extra cover for a massive six

44.2

Patel to Mills, (no ball) 1 run, caught off a no ball, waist high full toss on middle, tries to pull it away over deep square, doesn't connect it well enough, goes really high and Yusuf takes a simple catch in the deep. However, the umpires have a consultation and call it a no-ball for height, fair decision

44.2

Patel to Southee, 1 run, in the blockhole on the off stump, dug out wide of the bowler towards long-off

44.3

Patel to Mills, (no ball) 1 run, caught off a no ball again, another one, a beamer, and he's taken off, the attack, caught by Dhoni off an attempted pull but he's bowled two waist high no balls in one over, his painful spell has come to an end

Yusuf Pathan will fill in. The equation is now 61 off 34, and India have themselves to blame for allowing New Zealand pull up so close

44.3

Pathan to Southee, 1 run, short of a length outside off, cut away to deep point off the back foot

44.4

Pathan to Mills, no run, short of a good length on middle and off, tries to chip that over extra cover, gets an inside edge onto his pads

44.5

Pathan to Mills, no run, done a decent job so far, short of a length outside leg stump, struck on the pads as he tries to sweep it fine

44.6

Pathan to Mills, OUT, gone! The Indians are relieved, fullish delivery outside leg stump and he paddles it straight to Zaheer at short fine who takes a sharp, well judged catch

KD Mills c Khan b Pathan 54 (55m 32b 6x4 3x6) SR: 168.75

Zaheer's reaction was a mixture of both relief and frustration there, India should have closed this shut a while back but Mills has done superbly to get his team this far

End of over 45 (12 runs) New Zealand 334/9 (59 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 7.42, RRR: 11.80)

    • TG Southee 32 (19b 3x4 2x6)
    • YK Pathan 0.4-0-1-1
    • P Kumar 8-0-60-0

Praveen Kumar to bowl to Southee

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

The end of a highly entertaining game. India have gone up 2-0, and though the margin of victory - 58 runs - may indicate they won convincingly, New Zealand gave them a serious scare. Ryder and McCullum started off superbly , adding 166 in pretty quick time.

India were poor in the field to start with, dropping the openers and conceding quite a few runs by way of misfields and overthrows. However, Raina sparked somewhat of a revival after running out McCullum and Yuvraj followed suit, getting rid of Ross Taylor.

New Zealand lost eight wickets for 95 runs and that lost the match for them. There was superb resistance towards the end and it seemed at one point that Mills and Southee could make the Indians pay for letting it slip after they had been in command throughout the middle overs.

However, the visitors were just one wicket away from sealing a win, and once Mills was gone, so was the match for the home team. A competitive game nevertheless, and India have ensured they can't lose this series from here on.

McCullum: "We didn't bowl well enough. It was amazing batting from the Indians, but from our point of view we weren't accurate enough. I did enjoy the opportunity of captaining my side, but unfortunately we weren't good enough. The fact that Butler was injured halfway through the spell and that Oram wasn't able to finish his spell did affect us. A good opening stand was the only chance we had, but despite the slide later on, I'm proud of the way we played."

Dhoni: "It's disappointing we dropped those catches early on, the bowling was simply not up to the mark. It was a pleasure to watch Sachin, and Yuvraj, once he gets going, it's hard to stop him, especially on such grounds. Our batting is our strength, and if you post a big total you can put any side under pressure even if you are playing with four bowlers. We were worried about the scares during the opening stand and the late resistance, but it was all a matter of getting wickets which we managed to do"

Sachin Tendulkar is the Man of the Match: "I started off well in Wellington and was able to carry that form into this one. I haven't played as many ODIs in New Zealand as a result of injury, and it feels great to have scored my first century here. The pitch was excellent, so was the ground. You need to get used to the dimensions here and bat accordingly."

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