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)

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   JD Ryder 30* (20b 5x4 1x6)   P Kumar 3-0-18-0

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!

New Zealand 88/0   JD Ryder 51* (36b 7x4 2x6)   MM Patel 3.4-0-31-0

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

New Zealand 116/0   JD Ryder 71* (50b 9x4 3x6)   Harbhajan Singh 0.3-0-8-0

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

New Zealand 122/0   JD Ryder 77* (51b 9x4 4x6)   Harbhajan Singh 0.4-0-14-0

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

New Zealand 134/0   BB McCullum 53* (52b 6x4 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 1.3-0-10-0

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

New Zealand 154/0   BB McCullum 62* (59b 6x4 2x6)   Yuvraj Singh 2.4-0-19-0

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

New Zealand 164/0   BB McCullum 70* (65b 6x4 3x6)   Yuvraj Singh 3.1-0-27-0

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

New Zealand 240/7   KD Mills 9* (6b 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 9.1-0-60-1

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

New Zealand 251/7   IG Butler 24* (18b 1x4 1x6)   Yuvraj Singh 9.5-0-71-1

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

New Zealand 263/8   TG Southee 10* (3b 1x4 1x6)   P Kumar 6.5-0-49-0

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

New Zealand 281/8   TG Southee 18* (7b 1x4 2x6)   MM Patel 5.2-0-51-0

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

New Zealand 312/8   KD Mills 45* (24b 6x4 2x6)   MM Patel 6.5-0-68-0

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

New Zealand 328/8   KD Mills 52* (27b 6x4 3x6)   MM Patel 7.1-0-74-0





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