Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
108(64) 11x4 - 3x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BB McCullum
58(54) 7x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O10.0
M1
R67
W2
Eco6.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That's it from us then. Keep tuning in as the tournament gets underway for all the coverage. Till then on behalf of my colleagues Sriram Veera, Nitin Sundar and Sanjay Murari, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers!

Dhoni: "Difficult wicket to rotate strike. We have hitters down the order, and were able to achieve a total that was above par on this track. In the past few games I have been in a hurry, but my game is different. I take my time, and then like to stay till the end for the slog overs. You have got to remind yourself of your strengths. Good to see most of the batsmen getting runs. Crucial for the part-time spinners to bowl well when you go with only four bowlers. We have asked our seamers to not go all out, and save themselves for the main games. May be that is what is reflecting in their performances. But hopefully, they will do well once the tournament starts."

Ross Taylor: "Got to give credit to Dhoni, he took the game away from us. We got a good start but need to work on some things. Spinners are going to be a big part of the World Cup, and we have got to improve against them. We haven't played well over the last 6-7 months. Our game against Kenya will be at the same ground, and will be a day game, so hopefully we can do well."

kamal: "You have to adjust either Sree's stare or Nehra's smile... Nevertheless both will leak a lot of runs... Both together would be the worst thing.."

kgopinath: "i think indian bowling selection becomes easier after watching the seamers getting whipped around.."

India win their second warm-up game. Bowling worries for New Zealand. And some in batting too. For India, Dhoni hit a furious hundred, and Gambhir and Raina hit fifties. The spinners dominated but the seamers continued to disappoint.

Hang on for quotes from the post-match ceremony.

43.1
W
Nehra to Mills, OUT, he moved outside leg, Nehra followed him with a slower one, Mills ends up stabbing at it and the ball bounds off the pad to the stumps. All over.

END OF OVER:
43 | 10 Runs | NZ: 243/9

  • NL McCullum29 (18b)
  • KD Mills2 (5b)
  • S Sreesanth5-0-38-0
  • A Nehra7-0-55-1
42.6
0
Sreesanth to McCullum, no run, in the channel outside off, beaten, trying to push it to the off
42.5
6
Sreesanth to McCullum, SIX runs, Big thump! He cleared the front foot and flat-batted a good-length delivery over long-off! Massive!
42.4
0
Sreesanth to McCullum, no run, in the channel outside off stump, goes for the cut but doesn't connect
42.3
4
Sreesanth to McCullum, FOUR runs, goes for the yorker, ends as a low full toss, Nathan went for the big hit again and edges it to the third man boundary
42.2
0
Sreesanth to McCullum, no run, moves outside leg and goes for a big slog. No wood on leather, though

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
108(64) 11x4 - 3x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
BB McCullum
58(54) 7x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R17
W2
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
TG Southee
O10.0
M1
R67
W2
Eco6.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF