Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JEC Franklin
98(69) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 4 12 16 5
YK Pathan
123(96) 7x4 - 7x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 0 7 1 14 18

Best performances - Bowlers

NL McCullum
O7.5
M0
R38
W2
Eco4.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O9.0
M0
R49
W3
Eco5.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

With those endearing Yusuf quotes, we come to the end of the coverage for this exhilarating match. Thanks for joining us. Cheers

Presentation Anil Kumble is on the presentation party. Nice to see

Yusuf Pathan is the MoM He says, "This is very special for me. Whenever I have played any good innings, they have been something special. We were talking we need to take the game till the end. We needed some runs because we were behind on D/L, but the ball came on well. When me and Rohit were playing, we were saying once of us has to stay till the end of the 50th over. This innings could be the turning point for my life and my career" As it turned out, the game didn't even go into the 50th over. good on ya, Yousuf

Gautam Gambhir "I have never seen something like this. I have always said Yusuf can finish games on his own, and that's what he did today. I always felt till the time Yusuf was there we would win the game." [Yusuf can't stop smiling as Gautam praises him]. Nice moment there

Daniel Vettori "It's a great game of cricket. We were in the game, but Yusuf Pathan was pretty amazing. James played exceptionally well too to give us a formidable total, but like I said Yusuf took the game away. That break should have favoured us actually, but it didn't work out that way. The outfield wasn't that bad after that rain. We just didn't get it right."

And Pathan has single-handedly stolen this from New Zealand, who will be wondering what they need to do to win a damn game. They last won on August 10 in Dambulla. India, meanwhile, keep their unbeaten home season intact.

Pathan clinches his fist as he walks off. What an innings he played. More than the monstrous sixes he hit, his response to the short balls will stand out. He patiently ducked under them, not doing anything silly, but punished New Zealand every time they pitched it on a length. Spare a thought, too, for Franklin, who - like Pathan - got himself his personal best today

48.5
6
McCullum to Tiwary, SIX runs, and Tiwary finishes this off with a six to long-on and walks into a hug with Pathan
48.4
1
McCullum to Pathan, 1 run, and he is not tempted to finish it with a six, draws the scores level with a bunted single into the off side. Clenches the fist as he finishes the single
48.3
1
McCullum to Tiwary, 1 run, full and flat, pushed to long-off for one
48.2
0
McCullum to Tiwary, no run, full ball, on the pads, hit to midwicket
48.1
1
McCullum to Pathan, 1 run, Pathan pushes this into the covers for one

McCullum to bowl

END OF OVER:
48 | 15 Runs | INDIA: 312/5

  • SS Tiwary30 (36b)
  • YK Pathan121 (94b)
  • TG Southee10-0-64-1
  • DL Vettori10-0-57-0
47.6
4
Southee to Tiwary, FOUR runs, slower ball, driven past mid-off, strong hit again, and India are one hit away now. What a turnaround

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JEC Franklin
98(69) 12x4 - 3x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 1 4 12 16 5
YK Pathan
123(96) 7x4 - 7x6
Control %72%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 1 0 7 1 14 18

Best performances - Bowlers

NL McCullum
O7.5
M0
R38
W2
Eco4.85
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O9.0
M0
R49
W3
Eco5.44
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF