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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
    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
    11 (b 10, lb 1)
    175 all out (51.2 Overs, RR: 3.40, 215 minutes)
    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)
    S Sreesanth7.032503.5700
    I Sharma6.221532.3600
    PP Ojha17.026723.9400
    Harbhajan Singh19.045632.9400
    SK Raina2.01120.5000

Match Details


New Zealand , elected to bat first

Series result

India won the 3-match series 1-0

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

09.00 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.30

Match days

20,21,22,23 November 2010 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Sat, 20 Nov - day 1 - New Zealand 1st innings 148/7 (BB McCullum 34*, TG Southee 7*, 56 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Nov - day 2 - India 1st innings 292/2 (R Dravid 69*, SR Tendulkar 57*, 82 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Nov - day 3 - New Zealand 2nd innings 24/1 (BB McCullum 15*, GJ Hopkins 1*, 11 ov)
  • Tue, 23 Nov - day 4 - New Zealand 2nd innings 175 (51.2 ov) - end of match

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