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)

O'Brien to Gambhir, no run, overpitched outside off, Gambhir pokes it towards point


O'Brien to Gambhir, 1 run, yorker length from O'Brien, Gambhir tries to make room to work the ball but he can only squeeze it towards extra cover


O'Brien to Sehwag, no run, not a six this time, short of a length, a bit of width, Sehwag thrashes it to the fielder at point


O'Brien to Sehwag, 1 run, tries to flay it over long-on this time, doesn't get hold of it, and the ball rolls towards mid-on for a single


O'Brien to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir gets into the act now, does a trademark shimmy down the track, moving towards the ball, carves it square for a boundary


O'Brien to Gambhir, OUT, Gambhir's gone, middle stump's on the ground, a bit short again from O'Brien, Gambhir was looking to clobber him over midwicket, the ball doesn't bounce as much as he expects and it hits the top of middle

G Gambhir b O'Brien 6 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

India 25/1   IE O'Brien 1-0-6-1

O'Brien to Sehwag, OUT, Sehwag's gone, O'Brien's on a hat-trick now, big wicket for New Zealand, Sehwag eyes the short square boundary at midwicket again, misses the ball and it crashes into legstump, O'Brien is over the moon and why not

V Sehwag b O'Brien 26 (14m 10b 0x4 4x6) SR: 260.00


O'Brien to RG Sharma, 1 leg bye, good ball, short of a length, on middle and leg, Rohit doesn't connect as he looks to work it to the off, batsmen hare through for a leg bye


O'Brien to Raina, no run, superb over so far from O'Brien, a yorker on middle and leg, Raina just about dig it out


O'Brien to Raina, SIX, oh dear, Raina gets his first runs with the biggest six of the game so far, Raina clears his front leg and absolutely smashes that over midwicket


O'Brien to Raina, 1 run, great comeback from O'Brien, yorker on legstump, Raina squeezes it towards point


O'Brien to RG Sharma, no run, back of a length on off this time, Rohit gets on the backfoot and taps it towards the bowler, no run

India 40/2   IE O'Brien 2-0-13-2

O'Brien to IK Pathan, 1 run, starts off with a slower yorker on legstump, Irfan just about manages to dig it out


O'Brien to Raina, 1 run, another single, this time to point, Raina is given width and he helps himself


O'Brien to IK Pathan, 1 run, length ball on offstump, well-timed drive towards wide long-off


O'Brien to Raina, 1 run, low full toss outside off, Raina powers that to long-off


O'Brien to IK Pathan, no run, slower offcutter from O'Brien, surprises Irfan, the batsman was looking to cut the ball but that was too close to the body to be attempting that


O'Brien to IK Pathan, 1 run, yet another single to end the over, Irfan drives an overpitched ball to mid-off

India 92/6   IE O'Brien 3-0-18-2

O'Brien to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, full toss on middle and leg, Harbhajan swipes it to midwicket, but the placement is poor, straight to the fielder and that'll only be a single


O'Brien to Raina, SIX, superb shot from Raina, it was a low full toss from O'Brien, Raina stays on the backfoot to get under it and launch it over long-off


O'Brien to Raina, SIX, Raina brings up his half-century with another six, this was a length ball, Raina mishit it, getting it to go too high, just clear the straight boundary by a yard or so


O'Brien to Raina, no run, wide and full, Raina looks to cut, gets a bottom edge back to the bowler


O'Brien to Raina, FOUR, stunning timing from Raina to bring up the 150, very full and at least a foot outside off, Raina was backing away, he just opened the face of the bat to steer it square of the man at the third man


O'Brien to Raina, 1 run, good yorker to finish, Raina squeezes it to the on side for a single and retain strike

India 151/7   IE O'Brien 4-0-36-2





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