Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
28 | 5 Runs | NZ: 162/9 (54 runs required, RR: 5.78)

  • 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.

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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

END OF OVER:
27 | 15 Runs | NZ: 157/9 (59 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.81, RRR: 59.00)

  • DL Vettori22 (12b)
  • IE O'Brien2 (5b)
  • Yuvraj Singh6-0-42-1
  • Harbhajan Singh3-0-22-3
26.6
1
Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, driven to long-on for a single
26.5
4
Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, FOUR runs, short outside off, comes down the track and slaps it wide of Yuvraj, and down the ground for a boundary, he's doing a good job boosting his overall strike rate here
26.4
2
Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, 2 runs, very slow through the air, is into the slog sweep a little too early, ends up getting an inside edge through the keeper for a couple wide of short fine
26.3
4
Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, FOUR runs, full toss on leg stump, swept away over square leg for a one bounce four, some lusty blows, but of little consequence
26.2
4
Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, FOUR runs, flat on middle and off, gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps it over midwicket, well struck
26.1
0
Yuvraj Singh to Vettori, no run, full on middle, almost yorked himself there, dug out back to Yuvraj

74 needed off 12, the rain surely hasn't helped New Zealand's cause. Yuvraj to bowl

END OF OVER:
26 | 8 Runs | NZ: 142/9 (74 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 5.46, RRR: 37.00)

  • DL Vettori7 (6b)
  • IE O'Brien2 (5b)
  • Harbhajan Singh3-0-22-3
  • Z Khan6-1-19-1
25.6
3
Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, 3 runs, well played, an arm ball bowled short outside off, cuts it away off the back foot between cover and point for three more
25.5
1
Harbhajan Singh to O'Brien, 1 run, tossed up outside off, lands on a good length, O'Brien tries to dismiss it to the deep-midwicket boundary, gets an inside edge wide of short fine for a single
25.4
1
Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, 1 run, on and outside off, makes room and chops it behind point for a single
25.3
0
Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, no run, short outside off, quicker delivery, attempts a similar shot but misses
25.2
2
Harbhajan Singh to Vettori, 2 runs, short and wide, dabs it off the back foot wide of slip, Zaheer slips as he tries to stop that and the batsmen manage a couple
25.1
1
Harbhajan Singh to O'Brien, 1 run, tossed up outside off, reaches forward and chips it just over Harbhajan for a single

END OF OVER:
25 | 2 Runs 1 Wkt | NZ: 134/9 (82 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 5.36, RRR: 27.33)

  • IE O'Brien0 (3b)
  • DL Vettori1 (2b)
  • Z Khan6-1-19-1
  • Harbhajan Singh2-0-14-3
24.6
1lb
Khan to O'Brien, 1 leg bye, full on leg stump and sliding down further, tries to clip it off his pads, misses but settles for a leg bye
24.5
0
Khan to O'Brien, no run, full and wide, drives hard at it from the crease, misses again
24.4
0
Khan to O'Brien, no run, full on leg stump, tries to flick it away fine, misses and is rapped on the pads
24.3
1
Khan to Vettori, 1 run,

New Zealand 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0BB McCullumJD Ryder
2nd23JD RyderMJ Guptill
3rd58LRPL TaylorMJ Guptill
4th30GD ElliottMJ Guptill
5th0JDP OramMJ Guptill
6th21NT BroomMJ Guptill
7th0IG ButlerNT Broom
8th0KD MillsIG Butler
9th0DL VettoriIG Butler
10th30DL VettoriIE O'Brien