India tour of New Zealand, 1st T20I: New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 25, 2009
New Zealand won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
25 February 2009 - night match (20-over match)

Butler to Sehwag, no run, first ball is a touch overpitched outside off, Sehwag punches it to cover


Butler to Sehwag, SIX, massive massive six, Sehwag doesn't really care who the bowler is, it's overpitched, Sehwag doesn't bother with footwork, he launches it high over the long-off boundary, that's way back into the crowd


Butler to Sehwag, no run, goes for a big swipe over midwicket, doesn't connect with the ball this time


Butler to Sehwag, 1 run, superb ball from Butler, a yorker just outside off, even Sehwag in his murderous mood can't do much about that, he inside edges it towards short fine leg


Butler to Raina, no run, played with soft hands towards short midwicket, Sehwag wanted a single but Rain a screams "No, no, no"


Butler to Raina, no run, good looking shot from Raina, slightly wide and Raina carves it towards cover, no run though

India 32/1   IG Butler 1-0-7-0

Butler to RG Sharma, SIX, Rohit gets his first six, a nonchalant flick off his pads, that brings up India's fifty, this really is a tiny ground


Butler to RG Sharma, OUT, Rohit's gone, tries to play across the line, gets a leading edge which balloons in the air, Brendon McCullum calls for the catch, he has plenty of time to position himself to take a comfortable catch near gully

RG Sharma c †BB McCullum b Butler 7 (9m 7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00


Butler to Raina, no run, Raina pushes the ball to point


Butler to Raina, no run, back of a length on off, played with soft hands towards cover, Raina shouts "No" early


Butler to Raina, 1 run, overpitched on middle, Raina pushes it towards mid-off for a single


Butler to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, on the pads, Yuvraj nudges it to square leg for a single

India 56/3   IG Butler 2-0-15-1

Butler to Raina, 1 run, carved to deep square leg by Raina, Oram's there at the boundary to cut it off


Butler to Dhoni, no run, angling into the pads, Dhoni tries to whip it to midwicket, doesn't make contact with the ball


Butler to Dhoni, 1 run, turned to square leg by Dhoni, a single to him


Butler to Raina, 1 run, overpitched on middle and off, Raina pushes it to long-off, a bit too firmly to come back for a second


Butler to Dhoni, OUT, Dhoni's bowled! India are in trouble here, a hint of inward movement from a back of a length ball, Dhoni jumped and tried to defend but that kept lower than he expected and his offstump is rocked back

MS Dhoni b Butler 2 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33


Butler to YK Pathan, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, Yusuf nudges it to short fine leg to get off the mark

India 62/5   IG Butler 3-0-19-2

Butler to Raina, 1 run, full toss outside off, Raina thrashes it towards deep cover


Butler to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, good yorker outside off, Harbhajan does well to run it down to third man


Butler to Raina, 1 run, another yorker from Butler, chopped to point by Raina, chance of a run-out at the keeper's end but the throw is wide


Butler to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, another full ball, Harbhajan swats it to midwicket, the batsmen get a couple


Butler to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, Harbhajan tries to give himself room, Butler follows him and sends down a superb yorker, Harbhajan somehow gets that away towards point


Butler to Raina, 1 wide, Butler has been very accurate this over so far but this was too wide outside off


Butler to Raina, FOUR, french cut from Raina, it was overpitched and just outside off, Raina went for the booming drive, gets a thick inside edge and it races past the keeper for a welcome boundary for India

India 128/7   IG Butler 4-0-29-2





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