Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
79(73) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 0 1 0 4 4 8 12
LRPL Taylor
112(127) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 0 4 1 1 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

VR Aaron
O6.1
M0
R51
W1
Eco8.27
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O10.0
M1
R36
W2
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

9.50 pm Well, that's all we have for you. There's one more stop for this caravan - Wellington on Friday. The series is dead, but India have some pride on the line and New Zealand could win the series 4-0 if they take that game. So we hope for your company then. For now, this is Alagappan Muthu and scorer Sanjay Murari saying sayonara

9.45 pm "Struggled at the top, I think last game we got some kind of start going," says Dhoni. "We tried to hit that slightly back of a length and bowl in that channel which their bowlers did. We lost a few wickets early, but we did get some kind of partnership going late in the day but we were 20-30 runs short. Bowling was a quite disappointing and we often complain about the five fielders outside the circle, when you bowl short and wide it doesn't matter. We'll take it one game at a time, most of our batsmen have got starts but they were not able to push on. They'd need a bit of luck too"

"Tough conditions tonight," says Brendon McCullum "Conditions suited India more than us and we lost to toss and gave them a few too many runs in the end. We knew someone had to bat well and get a big hundred and Rosco did that. Mills is outstanding, it was good to give someone else an oppportunity on a horses for courses thing on a quicker wicket and Neesham has also learned a lot today as well. The blueprint of the batting shouldn't change. Williamson and Taylor have done that very well to set things up and it was great Rosco got a match-winning hundred and we're very happy. Yep, we are going to enjoy this one and you don't blank the No.1 team too often and we will look to do that"

"Just training. Bit of nets and throwdowns and it was nice to go out there and put that hard work to good use. I've been known as a bottom hand player and it was good to show this side of my game too," says Ross Taylor the Man of the Match. "Kane's been brilliant, to get four fifties on the trot. Yeah, hopefully the baby can hold up for a while and I can finish the one-day series before the birth"

9.25 pm Ross Taylor gets to lead the players off the field, what an incredible innings he played. Negotiated a tricky period against the two India spinners, and even then he did not look out of place. He was in his element against the quicks, who were a touch profligate with short and wide deliveries. It was a tough chase, but his partnership with Kane Williamson set the base and Brendon McCullum set the fire at the other end, but without Taylor's innings this chase would not have been as effortless as it has been in hindsight. Ravindra Jadeja has earned some major points, many did not think he would fare as well as he has overseas, but he helped India put up a good, fighting total and was the only bowler who looked threatening enough. Presentation in a few minutes' time, do stay tuned

Mark: "@Rohan, stop moaning, it's not about Dhoni, it is about a great innings from Taylor."

JD: "Huge and deserved win from NZ, congratulations."

farhan khaliq: "What a come back for McCullum he scored only 3 from his first 13 balls and after that scored 46 runs on just 23 balls with a strike rate of 200.What a player he is......."

Rohan: "So what is on Dhoni's excuse list this time (pulls out a book as thick as the almanack): 30 runs short, seamers need to improve, middle order needs to score and stay. Bye!" Heh, so much for the presentation.

48.1
6
Aaron to McCullum, SIX runs, 142 kph, how emphatic is that?! Length ball just outside off as Baz slaps it over long-off and seals this series in a blaze of glory!

END OF OVER:
48 | 13 Runs | NZ: 274/3

  • LRPL Taylor112 (127b)
  • BB McCullum43 (35b)
  • Mohammed Shami8-0-61-1
  • RA Jadeja10-2-33-0
47.6
0
Mohammed Shami to Taylor, no run, back of a length on and around off stump as he gets in line and defends
47.5
1
Mohammed Shami to McCullum, 1 run, three men circle this skier and Rayudu had it in his hand, when Jaddu bumps into him and the ball slips out! Did not time this at all as this went straight up. Jaddu was at mid-on and he runs rushes forward to catch it, but Rayudu also came into the picture and that was a poor drop
47.4
4
Mohammed Shami to McCullum, FOUR runs, strides down the track and even if he drags the ball short, he is in such a good position to pull the ball and the man in the deep misfields horribly at square leg
47.4
1w
Mohammed Shami to McCullum, 1 wide, full toss down the leg side as Baz looks to picked it away through long leg, misses
47.3
4
Mohammed Shami to McCullum, FOUR runs, this time he gets the ball on the full and beats mid-off at his left. Excellent use of the feet as he pierces the gap and strikes a boundary that might well snuff out the contest in this chase

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
79(73) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
4 0 1 0 4 4 8 12
LRPL Taylor
112(127) 15x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
3 0 0 4 1 1 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

VR Aaron
O6.1
M0
R51
W1
Eco8.27
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O10.0
M1
R36
W2
Eco3.60
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF