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    14.3 when you pad up in front of the stumps you're asking for trouble! But I'm not 100% sure that was hitting though, Guptill thrust his pad forward to a fuller delivery and padded it away, they were up in appeal, may have grazed the off stump, Gould was convinced, need to see more replays, the ball spun away slightly but the jury's still out whether that was hitting or not 26/1
    45.1 Umesh has done it, he has ended the stubborn stand, an inside-edge that the umpire Steve Davis has missed, that was tailing in towards off and middle, McCullum looked to defend but edges it on to the pads, huge appeal and the umpire raises the finger, McCullum is furious, shaking his head as he walks off, tosses the bat from one hand to the other, bring on the DRS comments! 98/2
    64.2 gone, Ojha needs just two balls to strike, Williamson's vigil is over, that was a terrific delivery from Ojha, that drifts in towards the stumps and then spins away, bounce as well, Williamson pokes at it and a thick edge carries through to the waiting Sehwag at first slip, lovely to see the trajectory of that ball, a spinner's delight 138/4
    48.3 New Zealand in big trouble now, no DRS doubts over this one, Taylor makes a poor poor decision to leave a delivery from Ashwin, it spins in sharply and takes the top of the off stump, not a replay Taylor will want to see, Ashwin gave that one plenty of air, and got the ball to rip off the track 105/3
    67.2 Flynn goes for the sweep, Flynn gone lbw, no doubts about that one, flighted and that one sneaks under Flynn's bat, hit low on the pad in front of middle and off, Ashwin knew that was gone even as he started to appeal, the umpire agrees, India five wickets away now 142/5
    69.6 sensational catch from Sehwag, terrific delivery from Ashwin to start with, that spun away after drifting in, plenty of bounce as well, too good for Franklin, who nibbles it through, a faint edge past Dhoni, Sehwag launches himself to the right to pluck a low one-handed effort 145/6
    77.2 ten in the game for Ashwin, he loves his home Tests, the carrom ball from Ashwin foxes van Wyk, who went for the reverse-sweep, a shot he used extensively against Narine in the Caribbean, he misses and is struck on the thigh pad, he's gone lbw 160/8
    74.6 there's the wicket, Ojha has been piling on the pressure here, again Ojha flights it and gets it to spin away, outside edge towards gully, Kohli dives low to pick that up and another sharp bit of fielding gets India a breakthrough 148/7
    not out
    79.2 Ashwin finding it all too easy here, Sehwag making slip catching looking easy here as well, he had a shocking time at slip in the recent Sri Lanka series, Ashwin sends in a topspinner, Boult plays down the wrong line, edges it through to slip, Sehwag has to bend low to his right to collect that, makes it seem casual. 138 for 3 to 164 for 9 164/9
    79.5 it's all over, Martin's legendary batting record continues, a pair for him, Ashwin gets his second six-for of the match, this one struck Martin low on the pads in front of the stumps, not too much doubt there, the carrom ball struck him on the back leg, in front of middle and off, a comprehensive win sealed for India 164/10
    11 (b 1, lb 10)
    164 all out (f/o) (79.5 Overs, RR: 2.05, 309 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-26 (MJ Guptill, 14.3 ov), 2-98 (BB McCullum, 45.1 ov), 3-105 (LRPL Taylor, 48.3 ov), 4-138 (KS Williamson, 64.2 ov), 5-142 (DR Flynn, 67.2 ov), 6-145 (JEC Franklin, 69.6 ov), 7-148 (DAJ Bracewell, 74.6 ov), 8-160 (CFK van Wyk, 77.2 ov), 9-164 (TA Boult, 79.2 ov), 10-164 (CS Martin, 79.5 ov)
    PP Ojha28.094831.7100
    Z Khan13.051701.3000
    UT Yadav10.013213.2000
    R Ashwin26.595462.0100
    SK Raina2.01201.0000

Close of Play

  • Thu, 23 Aug - day 1 - India 1st innings 307/5 (CA Pujara 119*, MS Dhoni 29*, 87 ov)
  • Fri, 24 Aug - day 2 - New Zealand 1st innings 106/5 (JEC Franklin 31*, CFK van Wyk 0*, 42 ov)
  • Sat, 25 Aug - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 41/1 (BB McCullum 16*, KS Williamson 3*, 18 ov)
  • Sun, 26 Aug - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 164 (79.5 ov) - end of match

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