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    7.4 and Southee gets him with a yorker on middle and off as the pressure put on these two batsmen have led to this serious error in judgment. Southee gets it in the right place as Dhawan charges him, but is not at all in position to play this as the ball rushes past him to get him bowled 22/1
    9.5 back of a length outside off which Rohit is enticed to have a flash at as the ball catches a faint outside edge to Ronchi, who takes a simple catch. Southee knows it straight away as he appeals, with Rod Tucker showing the dreaded finger. Another wasted start from Rohit as India in a spot of bother at 37 for 2 37/2
    29.4 and Kohli is gone. You read that right. Kohli is out. Once again looking to slam this one through midwicket, but instead lines up long-on quite nicely as the substitute takes a good low catch to remove the cavalier batsman. Ends a sublime innings as he had another hundred for the taking 164/4
    23.4 and McClenaghan does it again as he bowls a shorter one which has Rahane going after it with a pull, but it looks as he gets through his shot a bit too early as he gets a faint outside edge which carries comfortably to Ronchi. Big wicket for New Zealand as these two threatened to take the match from them 127/3
    39.1 and Dhoni tries his luck one more time, but it ceases to come to fruition as he miscues this lofted shot off Anderson, with the ball travelling behind to backward point, where Williamson was able to get under the steepler, and more importantly, hold onto the chance. Ends a spirited innings from the Indian captain 257/6
    36.1 and Mills strikes as Raina is baited to go after a fuller one on leg which is hit higher than father towards midwicket, with Southee getting under it comfortably to take this catch. Big wicket for NZ, but the one they really want is still at the crease 226/5
    39.4 and Jadeja is gone with a swipe to the leg side to this slower ball on off. Is far too early in his shot as the ball goes on to knock down his off peg 259/7
    40.3 Ashwin has a high backlift and is already in position to get under this as he swats this fuller one over midwicket, but straight into the hands of deep midwicket, and it is that man, Guptill, who takes the catch. Just can't keep the NZ opener out of the match 265/8
    41.1 and Kumar, in automatic six-hitting mode, ends up top-edging this length ball straight over to deep point, who takes a good catch to remove Bhuvi 275/9
    not out
    not out
    10 (lb 3, w 7)
    277/9 (41.3 Overs, RR: 6.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-22 (S Dhawan, 7.4 ov), 2-37 (RG Sharma, 9.5 ov), 3-127 (AM Rahane, 23.4 ov), 4-164 (V Kohli, 29.4 ov), 5-226 (SK Raina, 36.1 ov), 6-257 (MS Dhoni, 39.1 ov), 7-259 (RA Jadeja, 39.4 ov), 8-265 (R Ashwin, 40.3 ov), 9-275 (B Kumar, 41.1 ov)
    KD Mills9.015015.55294200
    MJ McClenaghan8.014515.62267010
    TG Southee9.007248.00229210
    NL McCullum8.004005.00233030
    CJ Anderson7.306738.93128120

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Lonwabo Tsotsobe has taken seven four-wicket hauls without taking a five-for in ODIs, the most by a bowler.

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Whenever we have played with four fast bowlers, two things happen. One the captain gets banned, two we lose.

MS Dhoni's reasons for sticking with two spinners overseas