Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    4.3 oh my, he's given a spot of catching practice to first slip! Taylor's stunned at how easy it all was. Short of a length ball just outside off and he went to guide it to third man, forgetting there are two slips in place. It goes too fine and he succumbs to a catch above shoulder-height 8/1
    9.5 maiden wicket for Henry and it's a pretty good one to as he draws Dhawan's edge and is pouched at second slip. It was back of a length and pushed across the left-hander, who pokes at it with the back foot moving down the leg side and away from the ball. He did try to rein the bat in, but it was too late. 20/2
    36.1 holed out at long-on and is that it for India? Tossed it up on middle and leg as Kohli charged him and lofts over the top. Watches it intently, hoping that it would clear the substitute fielder but no such luck. Fighting innings from Kohli comes to an end 145/5
    13.2 another one for Henry! And Rahane's missed a straight one! He was swinging across the line to a fullish delivery angled in at him. Struck in line with the stumps and would have crashed into middle 30/3
    23.6 gone, caught at gully and that's Henry's third wicket on debut. Made a little room outside leg to slice this full delivery over square on the off side, but Williamsom stretches his hands above his head and picks up a smart catch 78/4
    44.1 Williamson has another as Dhoni charges him and lofts straight down long-off's throat. Got a little too close to that to get enough elevation as this was fired in full on off stump. Big smiles in the New Zealand huddle 181/8
    40.2 makes tons of room for himself and looks to cut, misses the fuller ball altogether and his stumps are disturbed. Williamson's bit for Man of the Series becomes stronger 167/6
    41.5 safe as houses is Guptill at the point boundary. Mills has his second as the batsman charges him and looks to slap him over the top. Had to do that considering the run-rate was north of 14 but doesn't get hold of it at all 174/7
    48.6 four for Henry on debut as he goes for cow corner, but only ends up getting a top-edge which is swallowed by the keeper 215/9
    not out
    49.4 yorker to finish things off and New Zealand have taken this contest, if I can say that, by 87 runs. Middle stump knocked back as Aaron looked to chop the bat down, but is too late. The home side relishes a 4-0 defeat against a side that was No.1 when it came onto their shores 216/10
    6 (lb 1, nb 1, w 4)
    216 all out (49.4 Overs, RR: 4.34)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (RG Sharma, 4.3 ov), 2-20 (S Dhawan, 9.5 ov), 3-30 (AM Rahane, 13.2 ov), 4-78 (AT Rayudu, 23.6 ov), 5-145 (V Kohli, 36.1 ov), 6-167 (R Ashwin, 40.2 ov), 7-174 (RA Jadeja, 41.5 ov), 8-181 (MS Dhoni, 44.1 ov), 9-215 (B Kumar, 48.6 ov), 10-216 (VR Aaron, 49.4 ov)
    KD Mills10.013523.50432110
    MJ McClenaghan10.004504.50333110
    MJ Henry10.013843.80383020
    JDS Neesham5.404517.94155200
    NL McCullum10.013313.30342000
    KS Williamson4.001924.75111001

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