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    8.4 McIntosh is castled, he has a befuddled look after being bowled, seam is upright as Sreesanth fires the ball in, pitched off and middle, close to the off stump, enough movement to take the ball between McIntosh's bat and pad and onto off stump, Sreesanth gets his second, the openers are gone, that was a beauty from Sreesanth 16/2
    6.1 what a delivery from Sreesanth to make the breakthrough, gets his line right, just outside off, and pitches it back of a length , moving away from Guptill, who has to play at it, he nicks it to the keeper, and it isn't a no-ball either, so Guptill's got to go 11/1
    14.5 it seems to have worked, Taylor is gone lbw, Taylor is looking unhappy, not sure why, that looked plumb, the ball jags in after pitching outside off, Taylor is undone by the movement, hit just below the knee roll as he looks to defend, it didn't take long for the umpire to raise his finger 42/3
    47.3 and there's the breakthrough India were looking for, Ryder is gone, Harbhajan has struck, lovely catch from Raina, he has already taken a smart low catch at second slip, this time he scoops another low catch at extra cover after Ryder rocked back and thumped a ball to him, India celebrate, Ryder walks off, he waits at the edge of the boundary to see whether he'll get a reprieve from the third umpire who was asked to check whether Raina collected that one cleanly. The third umpire is satisfied and Ryder has to go. Superb innings from him, much of it played in agony. 124/7
    15.4 a flighted and full delivery from Ojha, Williamson checks his drive, India are celebrating after Williamson the ball spooned towards short cover, Sehwag is pumping his fists, umpire is not sure whether that is a bump ball, third umpire is called for, batsman says he's not sure, replays show the ball was hit after bouncing and went straight to Sehwag, New Zealand are four down and in deep trouble 43/4
    16.6 bowled 'im! not a great shot from Vettori, he is distraught after that, it was short and outside off, an innocuous delivery, Vettori went for the pull and contrived to get an under-edge, the ball rattles into middle stump, India can't believe this gift of a wicket 51/5
    27.6 lovely from Ojha, he ends Hopkins' resistance, loops it up, turns away from the batsman after pitching on a length, Hopkins looks to defend off the front foot, doesn't bargain for the spin, and it takes the outside edge to second slip, Raina is dleighted, as is Ojha 82/6
    59.2 he doesn't escape this time, in the channel outside off, similar length to the previous one, McCullum again looks to force the ball off the back foot, he gets an edge again, it's a thin one this time, Dhoni gobbles up the chance, and India have struck early on Sunday 159/8
    66.3 and looks to repeat the stroke, this time he gets too much elevation, and not enough distance, Sehwag waits an eternity for the ball to come down at mid-on, pouches that one and that's the end of Southee and New Zealand. 193/10
    63.3 that's the end of McKay, a shortish ball from Ishant, no feet movement from McKay, he looks for the drives, the ball beats the bat and crashes into middle and off stump, clearing the stage for Chris Martin 165/9
    not out
    2
    6
    0
    0
    33.33
    Extras
    9 (b 1, nb 3, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    193 all out (66.3 Overs, 312 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    S Sreesanth12.042822.33
    I Sharma18.044342.38
    PP Ojha19.325732.92
    Harbhajan Singh17.025913.47
    Fall of wickets:1-11 (MJ Guptill, 6.1 ov), 2-16 (TG McIntosh, 8.4 ov), 3-42 (LRPL Taylor, 14.5 ov), 4-43 (KS Williamson, 15.4 ov), 5-51 (DL Vettori, 16.6 ov), 6-82 (GJ Hopkins, 27.6 ov), 7-124 (JD Ryder, 47.3 ov), 8-159 (BB McCullum, 59.2 ov), 9-165 (AJ McKay, 63.3 ov), 10-193 (TG Southee, 66.3 ov)
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    44.1 that's the end of Gambhir, another nothing delivery really, Gambhir pokes at a shortish ball outside off, Taylor takes an overhead catch at fourth slip, no footwork at all from Gambhir, who is furious at missing out on a century, 192/2
    23.1 Sehwag is gone, a soft dismissal that, drags his front leg out of the way and looks to hammer that over the off side, ends up smashing it back to Vettori, who pouches the chance, think Vettori has hurt his knee while taking it. A wicket from nowhere for New Zealand 113/1
    158.3 Dravid is gone for 191, there'll be no double-century today, and he stays behind Lara in career runs as well, Dravid charges down the track and lofts the ball, he doesn't get it off the middle of the bat, low on the bat and it swirls towards long-on where he is caught by Guptill, end of a fantastic innings 549/7
    83.3 got 'im, no No. 50 for Tendulkar today, another debutant gets him, short of a length angling across Tendulkar, and rising, he stands tall and looks to defend, feeling for that one and gets an outside edge to the keeper, New Zealand couldn't have asked for a better start, fans making their way to the stadium which is way outside the city won't be too pleased though 296/3
    88.2 Laxman has a how-did-that-happen look on his face after being bowled, inswinger from Martin, length ball from Martin brushes the back pad before knocking legstump, no footwork from Laxman, two big wickets for New Zealand early in the day, Tim spoke too soon 309/4
    95.1 and he strikes first ball, pitches on the footmarks outside off, kicks up and turns into Raina, who looks to defend, but gets an inside-edge high on the bat, onto the pads and pops up for a simple catch to Watling at short leg 328/5
    149.4 Dhoni is gone, century No. 5 will have to wait, he can't get anywhere near the pitch and punches the ball back to Vettori, it was a flighted delivery, and Dhoni's innings ends tamely 521/6
    164.1 Harbhajan holes out, he was looking to smash it out of the park, he comes down the pitch and miscues it towards cover, McCullum has a safe pair of hands, he pouches that one 562/8
    not out
    7
    22
    1
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    31.81
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    0
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    Extras
    22 (b 12, w 4, nb 1, lb 5)
    TOTAL
    566/8d (165 Overs, 711 minutes)
    Did not bat: PP Ojha
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    CS Martin28.048222.92
    TG Southee29.059413.24
    AJ McKay31.0512013.87
    DL Vettori58.0717833.06
    KS Williamson11.004514.09
    MJ Guptill7.002703.85
    LRPL Taylor1.00303.00
    Fall of wickets:1-113 (V Sehwag, 23.1 ov), 2-192 (G Gambhir, 44.1 ov), 3-296 (SR Tendulkar, 83.3 ov), 4-309 (VVS Laxman, 88.2 ov), 5-328 (SK Raina, 95.1 ov), 6-521 (MS Dhoni, 149.4 ov), 7-549 (R Dravid, 158.3 ov), 8-562 (Harbhajan Singh, 164.1 ov)
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    8.5 Harbhajan has struck, McIntosh won't be batting anymore in this series, a flatter one from Harbhajan, hurries onto the batsman, who is late to react and is struck on the pads, in front of middle, McIntosh was expecting it to turn umpire raises the finger 18/1
    13.6 a massive wicket for India, McCullum is a goner, plays back to a delivery that was short of length, looks to whip it off his pads off the backfoot, he misses and there's a huge shout for lbw, pitching on middle, hits him on middle and leg on the knee roll, umpire has no doubt, New Zealand's task gets a lot harder 38/2
    20.4 Gambhir takes a superb catch, doesn't seem to be feeling any effects of the at earlier hit from Taylor, flighted delivery from Harbhajan, Hopkins looks to drive, gets an inside-edge onto the pads and the ball pops to Gambhir's right at short leg, Gambhir moves in a flash and latches on to it, end of Hopkins, India on a roll 62/4
    15.1 Ojha's on fire, he's got a second lbw, Taufel look a long time to give Guptill out for a golden duck, this one was pitching around leg, outside leg? woill have to wait for the replays, and turned back and would have gone on to hit middle, Ojha's on a hat-trick. Taufel checked with the third umpire whether that was a no-ball, it wasn't. Guptill has been reprieved once in this series, not this time 38/3
    28.3 Harbhajan gets another wicket, Taylor is gone, that's another umpiring mistake, Taylor was looking to defend that off the front foot, off the pad, there was only a mild appeal from India after Pujara collected the ball at short leg, Llong though there was some inside-edge on that, Taylor grins ruefully at the decision, Guptill can't believe it, half the side dismissed now 93/5
    39.2 oh dear, a tame, tame end to Ryder's innings, nothing special from Raina, pitched up on middle, Ryder comes down the track and lofts the ball, only as far as Ishant at mid-off, another step towards defeat for New Zealand 123/7
    35.5 Ishant strikes, that one kept a touch low, it was a short of length and pitching just outside off, goes on with the angle, Williamson looks to defend, the ball sneaks between bat and pad to crash into middle and off, Williamson was stuck on the crease as he played that one, India coasting to victory here 110/6
    41.4 India's surge continues, Raina gets two, Vettori is lbw, this one doesn't turn much, fullish ball pitching around off, Vettori opts to play off the backfoot, he misses the line and is struck on the knee roll in front of middle, Taufel thinks about it and then lifts his finger, not too long now for this match to be wrapped up 124/8
    51.1 and he strikes straight away, Southee's fun innings comes to an end, Chris Martin is all that stands between New Zealand and defeat, it was a short of length ball, Southee as usual charges out of the crease, looks to swipe this towards midwicket, he misses, the ball hits the top of middle and off 175/9
    not out
    20
    39
    2
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    51.28
    51.2 no he can't, he's gone for a golden duck, bowled after he doesn't move his feet and pokes at a short of length ball, Ishant gets two in two and an utterly comprehensive win for India is wrapped up 175/10
    Extras
    11 (b 10, lb 1)
    TOTAL
    175 all out (51.2 Overs, 215 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEcon
    S Sreesanth7.032503.57
    I Sharma6.221532.36
    PP Ojha17.026723.94
    Harbhajan Singh19.045632.94
    SK Raina2.01120.50
    Fall of wickets:1-18 (TG McIntosh, 8.5 ov), 2-38 (BB McCullum, 13.6 ov), 3-38 (MJ Guptill, 15.1 ov), 4-62 (GJ Hopkins, 20.4 ov), 5-93 (LRPL Taylor, 28.3 ov), 6-110 (KS Williamson, 35.5 ov), 7-123 (JD Ryder, 39.2 ov), 8-124 (DL Vettori, 41.4 ov), 9-175 (TG Southee, 51.1 ov), 10-175 (CS Martin, 51.2 ov)