India tour of New Zealand, 1st Test: New Zealand v India at Hamilton, Mar 18-21, 2009
India won by 10 wickets
18,19,20,21 March 2009 (5-day match)
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Khan to Guptill, OUT, and it's first blood to India! Zaheer lands it on a good length on the middle stump and gets slight movement off the pitch, Guptill wants to defend but gets a thick outside edge, Dravid falls to his left at third slip, fumbles with it initially but takes it in the end in front of second slip

MJ Guptill c Dravid b Khan 14 (28m 20b 2x4 0x6) SR: 70.00

New Zealand 17/1   TG McIntosh 3* (21b)   Z Khan 3.5-2-3-1

Khan to Flynn, OUT, nice reflexes from Dhoni, Zaheer slides it just wide of the legstump and Flynn can't resist the temptation to work it down to fine leg, he gets a lot of wood on it and it's obvious to Taufel as he lifts his finger straightaway, Dhoni follows the movement early and gloves it easily

DR Flynn c †Dhoni b Khan 0 (7m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 17/2   TG McIntosh 3* (27b)   Z Khan 4.2-2-3-2

Sharma to McIntosh, OUT, that's the third catch behind the wicket this morning, Ishant bowls it much fuller and gets it to angle across the left hander, McIntosh had to play at it but he fails to cover the line and the thick edge goes low to Sehwag at gully, he cups it with both hands comfortably in front of his body and makes up for his lapse early on

TG McIntosh c Sehwag b Sharma 12 (75m 52b 1x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

New Zealand 40/3   LRPL Taylor 13* (23b 2x4)   I Sharma 5.2-3-14-1

Sharma to Taylor, OUT, India are on the kill this morning, Ishant squares him up with the same inward movement and this one jags back in off the pitch, Taylor gets across to cover the movement but the ball skids through off a fullish length, clips his pads and flattens the offstump

LRPL Taylor b Sharma 18 (58m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.64

New Zealand 51/4   JD Ryder 6* (12b 1x4)   I Sharma 7.4-3-20-2

Sharma to Franklin, OUT, very unfortunate for Franklin and he can blame the umpiring for that, Ishant angles the ball across him and he tries to get his bat across to defend and there's a sound before reaching the keeper, the decision is give and Franklin doesn't look too happy with Taufel's verdict, Hot Spot shows the ball clipping the pad and not the bat

JEC Franklin c †Dhoni b Sharma 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 51/5   JD Ryder 6* (12b 1x4)   I Sharma 8-4-20-3

Patel to McCullum, OUT, and NZ slide further! McCullum has himself to blame for a wrong choice of shot, he pushes hard at a delivery angling away from him off a good length and gives Laxman catching practice at second slip, now all seamers are among the wickets

BB McCullum c Laxman b Patel 3 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 37.50

New Zealand 60/6   JD Ryder 12* (17b 2x4)   MM Patel 6.1-1-12-1

Patel to Vettori, OUT, gone, relief for India but the end of an excellent innings, slightly short on middle, jagged back in just a touch, Vettori tried to dab that into the leg side, got a faint inside edge and Dhoni dived full length to his right to snap a sharp catch

DL Vettori c †Dhoni b Patel 118 (196m 164b 14x4 2x6) SR: 71.95

New Zealand 246/7   JD Ryder 77* (139b 10x4)   MM Patel 15.2-3-49-2

Patel to Mills, OUT, timber! A lethal yorker bowled at 140 kmph on the off and Mills fails to bring his bat down in time, he didn't expect that first up and can only watch the stumps take a battering

KD Mills b Patel 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

New Zealand 246/8   JD Ryder 77* (139b 10x4)   MM Patel 15.3-3-49-3

Harbhajan Singh to O'Brien, OUT, not the smartest thing to do with your partner on 98, he suddenly decides to give the bowler the charge and Harbhajan drops the ball short, he then hangs his bat out to defend but the ball beats him and Dhoni does the rest, O'Brien will probably hide in a dark room somewhere...why? Because the next man in is Chris Martin. Can't wait to hear Iain's description of this wicket! Blog on....

IE O'Brien st †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 8 (29m 19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 42.10

New Zealand 275/9   JD Ryder 98* (160b 13x4)   Harbhajan Singh 21.1-6-57-1

Sharma to Ryder, OUT, tries to repeat the pull but he fails to get on top of the bounce and ends up tamely top edging it to Laxman at mid-on, no elevation in that shot

JD Ryder c Laxman b Sharma 102 (269m 162b 14x4 0x6) SR: 62.96

New Zealand 279/10   CS Martin 0* (5b)   I Sharma 19.2-4-73-4
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