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    5.2 and his torturous vigil at the crease comes to an end as he is suckered into playing a hook shot which is hit straight to the man placed at deep fine leg, who takes a comfortable catch. Really silly shot from Rohit as he must have been aware of the fielder in the deep 15/1
    18.1 and Anderson has struck soon after the drinks break as he gets Dhawan to spoon a pull shot straight up over the leg side, with Ross Taylor getting under it to take the catch. Big blow for India as Dhawan as looking to build from this platform he had laid 73/2
    44.2 full toss outside off and out of all the deliveries to get him out, this turns out to be the one as he just lasers this to Ryder, who won't make the same mistake twice, as he takes this rather nonchalantly, while the rest of Napier erupts. The Napier crowd is good enough to stand up and applaud this sterling effort from the Delhi lad 237/7
    20.6 McCullum pulls out a corker of a catch to remove Rahane as he lofts this one in the air towards mid-off, with McCullum running to his right before launching at the correct moment to get his right hand under the ball before it grazes the grass. What a stunner from NZ, who continue to exhibit solid skills in the fielding department 84/3
    28.2 140 kph, you just knew in the back of your mind that it was only a matter of time as Milne gets Raina to play the pull, but hits it a bit too fine as deep fine leg takes a good catch in the deep to remove the left-hander. So ends Raina's little stay the crease 129/4
    42.3 and Mitchell strikes for New Zealand as he fires in a bouncer which Dhoni seems to be late on as he gets an edge on it before the ball loops over to Ronchi, who takes a good low catch. Dhoni walks off straightaway, and New Zealand's spirits are lifted in turn 224/5
    42.6 short of a length and McClenaghan may have turned the tide of this match with this over as Jadeja feeds a simple outside edge to Ronchi, who probably can't believe how easy that turned out to be. Jadeja storms off after a three-ball duck 224/6
    47.2 Ashwin baited to try the stroke, and he goes for it, as he lifts Williamson in that direction again, but this time Southee is able to lurch forward to take an excellent diving catch. Nine down now and India will feel their chances have been nullified 259/9
    45.1 looks to squirt this one away behind point, but hits it a bit too well as backward point is quick to pounce on it before throwing this to the keeper who whips off the bails in time before Bhuvi could make his ground. India slowly slipping away in this run chase 244/8
    48.4 and Southee bowls a lovely yorker on middle to get Ishant as he plays all around this one 268/10
    not out
    15 (lb 3, w 12)
    268 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 5.50)
    Fall of wickets: 1-15 (RG Sharma, 5.2 ov), 2-73 (S Dhawan, 18.1 ov), 3-84 (AM Rahane, 20.6 ov), 4-129 (SK Raina, 28.2 ov), 5-224 (MS Dhoni, 42.3 ov), 6-224 (RA Jadeja, 42.6 ov), 7-237 (V Kohli, 44.2 ov), 8-244 (B Kumar, 45.1 ov), 9-259 (R Ashwin, 47.2 ov), 10-268 (I Sharma, 48.4 ov)
    TG Southee9.424314.44365020
    MJ McClenaghan10.006846.80318140
    AF Milne7.304015.33234030
    CJ Anderson10.005125.10312110
    NL McCullum10.005405.40261310
    KS Williamson1.30916.0020010

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