Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
84(89) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 8 0 0 0 9 12
MJ Guptill
64(70) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 5 2 4 4 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GD Elliott
O2.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
28 | 5 Runs | NZ: 162/9

  • DL Vettori26 (15b)
  • IE O'Brien3 (8b)
  • Harbhajan Singh4-0-27-3
  • Yuvraj Singh6-0-42-1

A comfortable victory for India. The only time it seemed New Zealand stood a chance of overhauling their score was when Taylor and Guptill added 58 for the third wicket. The rain interruption really hurt the hosts as they were left with over a 100 to get in less than eight overs. Harbhajan, in particular, had a superb time, taking three wickets in four balls to complete a comprehensive win for the visitors, who go up 1-0 in this five-match series. Stay tuned as we'll bring you some bites from the presentation.

Vettori: "Disappointing result and some serious lack of execution cost us. We bowled pretty poorly and Raina's innings, in particular, took the game away from us. We put ourselves in a difficult situation while batting second and the revised target was never within reach."

Dhoni: "The important thing was to get a good start, and when you manage that you'll often end up setting a good enough target for the bowlers to defend. Raina batted really well, and so did Sehwag. There were times in the Twenty20 games when we went all guns blazing and lost too many wickets doing so, but our overall approach has been very good. Praveen Kumar bowled well too, he's a street smart cricketer, has some good variations and bowls according to the conditions."

Dhoni has been handed the Man-of-the Match award for his unbeaten 84. That's all from here folks, thanks for tuning in and sending us your feedback. Join us for the second ODI in Wellington on the 6th. Until then, it's goodbye from all of us here at Cricinfo.

Do keep track of our live blog to know the latest from the terror attack in Lahore where several members of the Sri Lankan team have been injured.

27.6
1
Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, 1 run, quicker ball bowled full on the off stump, driven down to long-off

Last ball coming up

27.5
2
Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, 2 runs, short and wide, cut away through point, the fielder there fumbles, and they get a couple
27.4
1
Harbhajan Singh to O'Brien, 1 run, full on the pads, turned away wide of short fine for a single
27.3
0
Harbhajan Singh to O'Brien, no run, flighted on middle and off, tries to work it away to midwicket, it's the doosra that zips away to just miss the off stump
27.2
0
Harbhajan Singh to O'Brien, no run, tossed up outside off, pushed off the front foot to cover
27.1
1
Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, 1 run, full toss outside off, swats it to deep cover for a single

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

MS Dhoni
84(89) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 8 0 0 0 9 12
MJ Guptill
64(70) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 0 4 5 2 4 4 11

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R27
W3
Eco6.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
GD Elliott
O2.0
M0
R20
W1
Eco10.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF