Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
105(104) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 5 0 0 5 3
LRPL Taylor
66(69) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 5 6 1 0 0 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

S Sreesanth
O5.2
M0
R30
W3
Eco5.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AJ McKay
O10.0
M1
R62
W4
Eco6.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

New Zealand were 169 for 8 and it looked all but over. The Indians were waiting for the end, some of us had started to discuss Ajit Agarkar, some even were thinking about Justin Green but Kyle Mills and McCullum took NZ to 236. And just when you think you had a game on, as it often happens, the tail froze. Game over. The highlight of the game was Virat Kohli's hundred.

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Taylor: " You wanted some early wickets but Vijay and Gambhir batted well. Also Virat Kohli. We couldn't take early wickets as they did to us. Disappointing result. Martin Guptill batted well but we lost 3-4 wickets. Kyle Mills and Nathan McCullum got us close but Virat had played well and I think took the game away from us.Hopefully we can pick ourselves up and play well in the next game."

Gambhir: "Leading the first side and to get the first win under your belt is very satisfying. Everyone chipped in and Virat went on to score a big one. I am happy with the team's effort. We also would have bowled first on this wicket as there was a lot for the bowlers. So the game plan was to just stay there and try not to lose too many in the first ten overs. As a captain, I am taking one game per time. I would like to say that Ashwin bowled brilliantly. Nehra and other bowlers too bowled well. "

Man of the match is Virat Kohli: " It feels good. I went out there and continue my form . HOpefully I can continue in the next few games. I had a kind of a lean patch in Sri Lanka recently; the team-mates and coach backed me. I would like to thank them. I try to probably stop myself if I feel like playing a big shot and enjoy the singles. I have been lucky that we have had strike players in the other end. My role is to bat long and put the team in a good position."

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck.

45.2
W
Sreesanth to Mills, OUT, And India have won. It was the short delivery and Mills top edged the pull. It climbed ever so high until gravity started to drag it down. And Saha collects that. Game over.
45.1
W
Sreesanth to McCullum, OUT, What a catch from the captain! McCullum carved it over covers - he didn't quite connect it but it still seemed he had cleared the field .. Gautam dashed back from cover and lunged forward to take the ball dropping in from over his shoulder. A youtube moment. Reminds me of Roshan Mahanama. Fine innings but its over now

END OF OVER:
45 | 7 Runs | NZ: 236/8

  • KD Mills32 (27b)
  • NL McCullum35 (34b)
  • A Nehra9-0-44-1
  • MM Patel8-0-39-0
44.6
0
Nehra to Mills, no run, full and straight, pushed back to the bowler
44.5
4
Nehra to Mills, FOUR runs, They keep coming. NZ stay in the game. This was a full toss outside off and Mills gets a fat edge on the drive down to third man boundary
44.4
0
Nehra to Mills, no run, fullish around off, squeezed back to the bowler
44.3
2
Nehra to Mills, 2 runs, leans forward to flick it past square-leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
105(104) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 5 0 0 5 3
LRPL Taylor
66(69) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 5 6 1 0 0 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

S Sreesanth
O5.2
M0
R30
W3
Eco5.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AJ McKay
O10.0
M1
R62
W4
Eco6.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF