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)

Southee to Gambhir, no run, starts off with a length ball outside off, Gambhir takes a couple of paces down the track as he pushes it towards cover


Southee to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir walks across the stumps and punches it to point, no run again


Southee to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir tries to get his first run with a big heave over long-on, gets a bottom edge onto his pads, and the batsmen scamper through for a single, that ball swung in a touch


Southee to Sehwag, SIX, Shot! that's amazing, first ball in an international match in the tour for Sehwag, it's short and he pulls it over deep backward square leg for six, typical Sehwag


Southee to Sehwag, SIX, another six from Sehwag, it's a short boundary square on the side, it's a touch short again and Sehwag crashes it over midwicket, he picked that up from middle and leg


Southee to Sehwag, SIX, wow, what a start from Sehwag, yet another six, this time to square leg, hardly any effort behind that shot as he launched that off his pads

India 19/0   TG Southee 1-0-19-0

Southee to Raina, no run, length ball outside off, pokes towards point by Raina for a single


Southee to Raina, 1 leg bye, stifled appeal for lbw from the bowler, that was pitching outside leg, the ball trickles towards the offside and the batsmen scamper a single


Southee to RG Sharma, no run, length ball on off, Rohit mistimes his drive towards extra cover, he's yet to get off the mark


Southee to RG Sharma, no run, goes for a booming drive, doesn't make contact and it goes through to the keeper


Southee to RG Sharma, 1 run, gets his first run with a punch to mid-off, Vettori return hits Southee rather painfully on the knee


Southee to Raina, SIX, terrible delivery to end the over, high full toss outside off, Raina clubs that over point for a six, it had been a superb over till then

India 48/2   TG Southee 2-0-26-0

Southee to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Southee takes a leaf out of the Butler handbook, he also keeps it full on middle and off, Harbhajan swipes it to midwicket


Southee to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, similar ball again, Harbhajan manages to get his placement better this time, Oram has to make good ground to cut it off at the midwicket boundary


Southee to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, yorker on middle this time, Harbhajan gets an inside edge to short fine leg


Southee to Raina, 1 run, overpitched on off, Raina leans across to work it towards midwicket


Southee to Harbhajan Singh, no run, full and down the legside, following Harbhajan who was making room, doesn't make contact with the ball though


Southee to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Southee ends a great over with an overpitched ball on offstump, Harbhajan backs away and carves it to cover

India 133/7   TG Southee 3-0-31-0

Southee to Raina, 1 run, full toss, Raina mishits it down the ground, it bounces a couple of times before going to the fielder at long-off


Southee to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, Harbhajan does a trademark swing to the legside, gets it to deep backward square


Southee to Raina, 1 run, good ball that, full and angling into the batsman, Raina can only push it to long-off


Southee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, smart work from Harbhajan, he walks across the stumps and paddles it fine, fine enough to beat the short fine leg and run away for four


Southee to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, this was much shorter from Southee, Harbhajan thrashes that past midwicket to get himself consecutive boundaries


Southee to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, bowled him, Harbhajan tries a cute paddle again but he's undone by an on-target yorker from Southee, middle stump is left lying on the ground

Harbhajan Singh b Southee 21 (25m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 95.45

India 162/8   TG Southee 4-0-42-1





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